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Siakam wins Most Improved Player Award

Siakam’s growth this season was one of the biggest reasons the Raptors won the championship. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) More The NBA Awards show’s worst-kept secret is officially out. Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam is 2018-19’s most improved player, beating out Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell and Sacramento …

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NBA superstar Curry targets Tokyo Olympic challenge

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE June 25, 2019 TOKYO: Three-time NBA champion Steph Curry looks to have his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics— and a gold medal that would complete his career set. The Golden State Warriors sharp-shooter, who has captured world titles with Team USA, pulled out of the 2016 …

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Blue Eagles shoot for D-League crown

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA June 25, 2019 Cignal-Ateneo de Manila University guns for a maiden title when it tries to finish off Centro Escolar University (CEU) in Game Four of the 2019 Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) finals today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. A …

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Davao Tigers down Caloocan Supremos in MPBL

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 DAVAO Occidental Cocolife Tigers flexed its muscles anew, outplaying Caloocan Supremos, 76-69, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup elimination round at the Marist School Gymnasium in Marikina City. Newly acquired shooting guard Yvan Ludovice, who easily jelled with the Tigers’ system, …

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Ray Parks named PBA Rookie of the Month

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 THE impact brought by Bobby Ray Parks was obvious enough the moment he suited up for Blackwater in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The 26-year-old Parks emerged as the Elite’s top gunner and immediately steered the team to victories in their first four outings …

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Reigning champ Petron battles retooled Foton

By THE MANILA TIMES June 25, 2019 An overhauled Foton squad tests the mettle of reigning champion Petron in the main game of another explosive triple-header in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference today at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. Action starts at 7 p.m. with the Tornadoes …

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NBA Free Agency 2019: Top 50 Players Available

Free agency in the NBA technically begins on June 30, though preparations for this summer have been in the works for years. Teams have carefully analyzed their finances and scouted personnel throughout the league with specific goals in mind—all while knowing their best-laid plans could be detonated with a single, …

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