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Kobe Paras joins UP Fighting Maroons

(Eagle News) — Kobe Paras is now officially a University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon. The men’s basketball team tagged Paras in a Tweet with the message “Welcome home.” In a Twitter post on Wednesday, July 11, Paras said: “Moves had to be made.” Paras joined the team after La Salle Green Archer Ricci Rivero made the same move. Paras’ father, Benjie Paras, led the Maroons to their first UAAP title in 1986.  

Pangulong Duterte, manonood ng laban ni Pacquiao sa Malaysia

(Eagle News) — Nakatakdang magtungo sa Malaysia si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte para panoorin ang laban ni pambansang kamao at Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao. Bukod sa laban ni Pacquiao, nakatakda ring makipagkita si Pangulong Duterte kay Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, July 15 hanggang 16 ang biyahe ng Pangulo sa Malaysia. Paglilinaw ni Roque, pribado at hindi official working visit ang pagbisita ni Pangulong Duterte sa Malaysia. “Sabi ng Pangulo si […]

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after failing drug test — SBP

(Eagle News) — Kiefer Ravena was suspended for 18 months by FIBA after testing positive for prohibited substances. Samahan ng Basketbol ng Pilipinas said on Monday, May 28, that Ravena  failed a drug test conducted by the organization in February, during a World Cup qualifying window. According to SBP President Al Panlilio, Ravena tested positive for 4-methylhexan-2-amine (methylhexaneamine), 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), and higenamine — substances on the 2018 WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. Ravena […]

Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement call

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career. After a one-year hiatus from the ring, the 39-year-old has started training two weeks earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition. “I am not saying it will be the last, but it will be the basis for (me) […]

Pacquiao at iba pang Filipino elite athletes, napiling Go Sports PH Ambassadors

(Eagle News) — Sa darating na laban ni fighting Senator Manny Paquiao kay Lucas Matthysse sa July 15 sa Kuala Lumpur Malaysia hangad aniya nito ang convincing win by knock-out o unanimous decision. Si Pacquiao ang nanguna sa 24 na Sports Ambassadors ng Go Sports PH. Kauna-unahang nailunsad ang Go Sports PH dito sa South East Asian region. Ang French Sports retail giant na ito ay marami nang branches sa Europe. Masaya naman si Pascal […]

MB grabs 3-1 Finals lead after close win over Magnolia

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Alex Cabagnot scored a game-high 27 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen to a tight 84-80 victory over the Magnolia Pambansang Manok in Game 4 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night. With the win, San Miguel is just a win away from an unprecedented 4th straight All-Filipino title. The Beermen will now try to close the series in Game 5 on Friday […]

SMB’s Fajardo bags record-breaking 6th Best Player of the Conference Award

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service San Miguel Beermen center June Mar Fajardo made history once again after grabbing the Best Player of the Conference Award of the 2018 Philippine Cup, his 6th and the most by any player in PBA history. Fajardo received the BPAC plum just before the start of Game 4 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night. Fajardo averaged 22.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 1.8 […]

SMB crushes Magnolia in Game 3 to take 2-1 series lead

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The San Miguel Beermen scored 36 points in the 4th quarter to capture Game 3 of the Philippine Cup Finals with a crushing 111-87 rout of the Magnolia Pambansang Manok at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night. The game was close up until the final quarter. San Miguel led by as much as 13 points in the 1st quarter before Magnolia managed to close the gap to just 7, […]

SMB ties series at 1-1 with dominant Game 2 win over Magnolia

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The San Miguel Beermen did not let their lead wither away this time despite another comeback attempt by the Magnolia Pambansang Manok to cruise to a series tying 92-77 win in Game 2 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night. Magnolia dashed to an early 8-2 lead to start the game but San Miguel managed to steady their defense […]

Magnolia shocks mighty SMB in finals opener

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Magnolia climbed up from a 20-point 2nd half deficit to grab a 105-103 upset victory over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Ian Sangalang led Magnolia in the comeback win with 29 points and 9 rebounds, shocking the heavily-favored San Miguel squad who is gunning for a historic 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Magnolia kept […]

SMB off to fourth straight Philippine Cup Finals stint

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service San Miguel survived a furious Ginebra rally in the 4th quarter to advance to the Philippine Cup Finals with a 100-94 victory to clinch their semifinals series at 4-1. The Beermen will now wait for the winner of the other semis matchup between sister team Magnolia and NLEX which is tied at 2-2. Game 5 of that series will be today, Sunday, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. […]