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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 […]

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 […]