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Cavs unstoppable at home

WASHINGTON -- LeBron James tallied 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one victory of reaching the NBA finals with a 116-78 blowout home triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. James, who is seeking his sixth straight appearance…

Fajardo injured, too

THEY’RE like tenpin balls falling one after another. That seemed to be what’s happening to the players in the Gilas Pilipinas pool described by national coach Tab Baldwin as a “very limited one.” “You saw today, this is one of…

Guiao optimistic key players will stay

TWEAKING its line-up is the least of concern for newly-crowned Commissioner’s Cup champion Rain or Shine, unless there are available options which , in the word of coach Yeng Guiao, are irresistible. “Mahirap mag-negotiate (with players), dahil medyo emotional ang…

Ateneo, Letran clash in Filoil Premier Cup

CJ PEREZ makes his much-anticipated debut as Ateneo plays reigning NCAA champion Letran today in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. The high-leaping Perez played for San Sebastian for two NCAA seasons before taking his talents to Katipunan. A native…

Lee out, too

After Greg Slaughter and Matt Rosser-Ganuelas, here comes prolific guard Paul Lee begging off for another tour of duty for the National basketball team. The prolific guard playing out of Rain or Shine went to see Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab…

Thunderous

Thunder rout Warriors to grab 2-1 edge WASHINGTON -- Behind 33 points from Kevin Durant and 30 by Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder humbled defending NBA champion Golden State 133-105 Sunday to seize the lead in their playoff series.…

MBL: Macway, PCU reach final

MACWAY Travel Club and Philippine Christian University overcame moments of complacency to subdue their respective opponents and arrange a winner-take-all title showdown in the 2016 MBL Open basketball championship at the Rizal Coliseum. Macway rode on the hot hands of…

Baldwin ready to wait for Lee

PAUL Lee’s knee injury has left him in limbo as to whether he can join the Gilas Pilipinas roster that will vie in the Manila leg of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The swelling on his injured left knee had been…

PBA All-Star venue still on the works

IT seems the PBA is having a hard time looking for suitable venue for its annual All-Star Week which it is likely to hold in the middle of August. According to PBA media bureau head Willie Marcial, the league has…

Gilas now busier than ever

Gilas Pilipinas’ preparation is expected to hit fever pitch this week as it starts to hold a daily workout that will be highlighted with a pair of tune-up games with Iran. Gilas actually got back to business last Wednesday, the…

Generals too strong for Fighting Maroons

EMILIO Aguinaldo College stunned University of the Philippines, 68-59, while Adamson overcame an Allwell Oraeme-less Mapua, 85-81, in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup yesterday. Hamadou Laminou had a monster outing of 23 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks while…

Generals, Builders in semis

EMILIO Aguinaldo College humbled Jamfy-Secret Spices, 99-79, while New San Jose Builders outplayed Our Lady of Lourdes Technological College-Takeshi Motors, 99-71, to clinch the last two semis berths in the 2016 MBL Open basketball championship at the Rizal Coliseum. The…

Chiefs survive Stags

DONALD Gumaru ably filled the void left by Jiovani Jalalon as Arellano University nipped San Sebastian College, 79-78, to regain its winning ways in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup yesterday. Gumaru scored 11 of his 16 points in the…

NCAA approves new numbering system

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EXPECT a lot of players to wear their favorite jersey numbers that can be as high as No. 99 in the NCAA basketball tournament. Starting Season 92, the league will now implement the new numbering system already put in place…

Cash bonanza awaits E-Painters

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters will be rewarded for getting the job done in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship, but the owner has yet to decide whether it will be in cash or in kind. Whatever, RoS co-owner Terry…
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