SBP, Basketball Australia issue joint apology for brawl


first_imgIn a sign of unity, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Basketball Australia released a joint statement condemning the terrible actions of their respective national teams during the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers last Monday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Fiba U17: Batang Gilas bows to Canada in 40-point thrashing Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding SBP president Al Panlilio and BA president Ned Coten said the two governing bodies “deeply regret the events that took place during the game, the actions displayed have no place on any basketball court.”“We wish to apologize to the entire basketball community worldwide—and in particular to our fantastic fans in the Philippines and Australia—for the behavior displayed by both teams and for bringing the game of basketball into disrepute.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers were playing their second group stage match when uncontrolled physical play boiled over into a free-for-all melee.It all started when Roger Pogoy and Chris Goulding got into each other’s skins with the former eventually pushing the latter to the ground. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Daniel Kickert then threw a forearm to Pogoy’s jaw, resulting in the ugly fight that saw nine players from the Philippines getting ejected and four from Australia tossed.Australia’s Kickert, Goulding, Thon Maker, and Nathan Sobey were ejected while the Philippines lost Andray Blatche, Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, and Carl Bryan Cruz.Only June Mar Fajardo, Baser Amer, and Gabe Norwood were left to play for the Philippines in a game that ended at the 1:57 mark of the third and Australia winning by default, 89-53.“We fully accept our responsibility and are collaborating in the ongoing proceedings to investigate the incidents,” said the two officials. “We will do everything in our power to prevent this from happening again.”“Basketball has a unique power to unite and we look forward to continuing bringing people together in the true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship in future games.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamlast_img

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