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UP ends 21-year Final Four drought with win over DLSU

The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons finally ended their 21-year Final Four drought with a win over the Dela Salle University Green Archers on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Fighting Maroons were off to a blazing start, following back-to-back threes from the Leano brothers, who made up for a bulk of the 52 Maroon points versus La Salle’s 29 by the end of the first half. The Green Archers flexed their guns in the third, […]

UAAP suspends games scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 16

(Eagle News)–The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) on Saturday, Sept. 15, announced the suspension of UAAP games scheduled on Sunday, Sept. 16. In a social media post, UAAP President Nilo Ocampo said the suspension was due to heavy rains brought about by “Ompong,” which continues to ravage Metro Manila. Ocampo said the games will be reset to another date. “Thank you and stay safe!” he said. Earlier, the UAAP suspended events scheduled on Saturday, […]

UAAP games slated on Saturday, Sept. 15, cancelled

(Eagle News) — The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) on Friday, Sept. 14, announced the suspension of UAAP games scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 15. UAAP Season 81 Nilo Ocampo said the decision to suspend was made “after due consultation and considering what appears to be a severe weather disturbance.” Scheduled on Saturday were the Ateneo vs. FEU and the Adamson vs. La Salle men’s basketball games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. […]

Filipino superfly Nietes risks 14-year unbeaten streak

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Donnie Nietes, who hasn’t lost a fight in 14 years, tries to become a world champion in his fourth different weight class Saturday when he faces fellow Filipino Aston Palicte. Nietes will risk his 33-fight unbeaten streak against hard-hitting 27-year-old Palicte for the vacant World Boxing Organization super flyweight title at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Nietes, 41-1 with four drawn and 23 knockouts, has 30 wins and three […]

NBA star Steph Curry to grace opening of UAAP Season 81

(Eagle News) — NBA star Steph Curry will grace the opening ceremonies of UAAP Season 81. National University, one of the participating teams, said in a Tweet that the Golden State Warriors player would drop by the Mall of Asia Arena, where the ceremonies will be held, to “inspire UAAP athletes and sports fans.” Curry arrived in Manila late Thursday. He is in the country as part of his Asian tour to promote his basketball […]

House bill seeking to naturalize PBA import Justin Brownlee filed

(Eagle News) — Several lawmakers in the House of Representatives have filed a resolution seeking for the naturalization of PBA import Justin Brownlee. In filing House Bill No. 8106, 1Pacman Party List Rep. Mikee Romero, vice chairman of the House Committee on Sports;  Reps. Enrico Pineda; Erico Aristotle Aumentado; and Scott Davies Lanete said Brownlee “has brought enormous pride and joy to the Philippine Basketball Association as well as to all basketball enthusiasts in the country.” […]

NBA dashes Philippines’ Jordan dream at Asiad

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — A Philippines bid to have Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Jordan Clarkson play for their Asian Games team has been dashed after the National Basketball Association refused to release him. Clarkson, who appeared off the bench in two 2018 NBA finals games against repeat champions Golden State Warriors, was included by the basketball-crazy Asian nation in their squad last week as they tried to get his paperwork done on time. However, the […]

PHL to send basketball delegation to Asian Games

(Eagle News)—The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is sending a Philippine team to the Asian Games after all. SBP and Philippine Basketball Association officials confirmed this in a press conference over the weekend. In a statement, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go said the decision was the result of his talks with the PBA and SBP “na kapwa naman maluwag na kinonsidera ang gusto natin na magpadala ng koponan sa nasabing palaro.” “Sayang po kasi […]

Philippines pulls out of Asian Games in row over brawl

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — The Philippines national basketball team said Friday it has pulled out of the Asian Games as it prepares to appeal sanctions handed down over a nasty on-court brawl with Australia at a World Cup qualifier. Basketball’s governing body FIBA suspended 10 players and two coaches from the Philippines national squad over the melee, which saw players and fans exchanging wild punches and flying kicks at the July 2 match in Manila. […]

Barangay Ginebra looking to spoil SMB’s grand slam bid as 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Finals tips off tonight

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The San Miguel Beermen are looking to defend their crown and continue their quest for a rare grand slam as they are set to battle sister team and long-time rivals Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Colisuem tonight at 7:00 p.m. SMB will be banking on their towering center and 4-time defending PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo. […]

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 […]