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PPS-Pulilan age-group netfest gets going

New faces are expected to emerge with the young guns from Pulilan, Bulacan and nearby cities and towns clash in today’s start of the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Pera Padala Pulilan Youth-Bulacan national age group tennis tournament at the Pulilan Tennis Club outdoor tennis courts. Close to 200 entries are all geared …

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Rain slows Djokovic in Cincy, Stephens ousted

CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic’s third-round struggle with defending champion Grigor Dimitrov was halted by rain, forcing the pair to come back on Friday at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters. Officials called a halt to a frustrating day on which Roger Federer was never able to take the court for his third-round match …

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A chance at redemption

Next season, several players in the NBA will have another shot at redemption as they come back from personal injuries, traded to other teams and are basically in career limbo. These are some players with a lot to prove next season: 1) Jahlil Okafor (center, New Orleans Pelicans)—Okafor is just …

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Desiderio saves the day for Go For Gold

Head coach Charles Tiu bet on Paul Desiderio’s prowess and won. Desiderio hit the game-winning basket that lifted Go For Gold to a 98-96 comeback win over Che’lu Bar & Grill, grabbing a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five finals of the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League Foundation Cup finals …

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1954: Unforgettable year for PH basketball

Year 1954 went into the records as the most memorable moment in the history of Philippine basketball. In a span of six months, Filipino basketeers scored a double whammy by, first, retaining the Asian Games crown won by their predecessors four years previous in 1951 before traveling in far away …

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Leutcheu-less Blazers smoke Chiefs

College of St. Benilde (CSB) relied on solid defense as it smothered Arellano University, 70-62, fortifying its hold of the fifth spot in Season 94 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball tournament on Friday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City. Despite the absence of Cameroonian …

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PH bowling team eager for Asiad action

Filipino bowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno, now the head coach of the Philippine Team, is bracing for a tougher grind in the 2018 Asian Games that officially begins on August 22 at the Jakabaring Sports Complex in Palembang, Indonesia. According to the four-time World Cup champion, a total of 19 countries …

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Perpetual Help ascends to solo third past Mapua

University of Perpetual Help System DALTA climbed to solo third after beating Mapua University, 74-68, in Season 94 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball tournament on Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City. Kim Aurin stepped up in crunch time helping the Altas foil the …

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Glove Triangle

Manny Pacquiao’s career received a much-needed shot in the arm when he recently demolished Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds. The victory did not only give Pacquiao a piece of the welterweight throne, it also ended a nine-year knockout drought. Suddenly, Pacquiao is a hot item again and you can readily …

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Pinoys rule Asian Games hoops from 1951 to 1962

In streaking to four straight Asian Games title wins in basketball from 1951 to 1962, the Philippines emerged victors in 23 games and losing only once. The Filipinos had, in fact, emerged triumphant in 14 of their 16 outings in crowning themselves kings of the court in three consecutive times …

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