first_imgCloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 “Class,” Australian NBA player Andrew Bogut sarcastically tweeted after posting an image of Pingris’ selfie.The game was supposed to provide Fiba a glimpse of the cavernous arena, one of the venues for the Fiba World Cup 2023 which the country is hosting with Indonesia and Japan.Instead, it will now be remembered as the site of one of the worst brawls the sport has witnessed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nine players from the Philippines and four from Australia were ejected in the aftermath of the brawl that could also lead to huge repercussions as Gilas navigates the second round of qualifying.The game was stopped with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter and the Boomers comfortably ahead, 79-48, after some physical play involving RR Pogoy and Chris Goulding.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnother Aussie player, Daniel Kickert, hit Pogoy with an elbow, triggering the free-for-all that also saw Gilas players on the bench Carl Bryan Cruz and Calvin Abueva getting involved.Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo then swarmed at Kickert as the incident worsened when fans hurled chairs at the Aussies. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Pogoy, Blatche, Castro, Romeo, Cruz, Abueva, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright and Japeth Aguilar were ejected, while NBA player Thon Maker, Kickert, Goulding and Nathan Sobey were also slapped with disqualifying fouls.The game resumed with Gilas left with just three players in June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood and Baser Amer.The match ended in the third quarter when the three Filipinos fouled out.While several fans inside the venue were loudly cheering for Gilas following the brawl, the incident was met with disdain and disappointment online, especially after former Gilas player Marc Pingris was captured taking a selfie with the team during a lull following the melee.“Embarassing,” former Gilas captain Jimmy Alapag said on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres widens gap after blanking Stallion Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award BOCAUE, Bulacan—What was supposed to be a showcase of the strides made by Philippine basketball and its national team turned out to be one of its darkest moments on the world stage.In front of a big home crowd, Gilas Pilipinas absorbed a 53-89 loss to Australia in a Fiba World Cup 2019 Qualifiers game following a rumble in the third period in the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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