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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. […]

NLEX crushes Magnolia Pambansang Manok; evens series at 2-2

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Rookie phenom Kiefer Ravena came off the bench and scored a game-high 20 points and dished out 5 assists to lead the NLEX Road Warriors to a 91-79 demolition of the Magnolia Pambansang Manok at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The series is now tied at 2-2 and will now head to a crucial Game 5 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City on Sunday. The […]

Dominant San Miguel routs Ginebra to take 3-1 series lead

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Six players scored in double figures for the defending 3-time Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen as SMB steamrolled Barangay Ginebra with an emphatic 102-81 victory at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Beermen now have a commanding 3-1 semifinals series lead to put crowd favorites Ginebra in the brink of elimination. San Miguel is just a win away from securing their fourth straight All-Filipino […]

SMB, Ginebra to clash in crucial Game 4 tonight

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service All eyes will be at the Mall of Asia Arena tonight for a crucial Game 4 of the semifinals series between SMC sister teams San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel at 7:00 p.m. Reigning 4-time MVP Junemar Fajardo will try to lead a star-studded Beermen squad to a commanding 3-1 series lead and inch closer to a fourth straight Phillipine Cup Finals appearance. But they might have […]

Hobbled Magnolia grabs 2-1 semis lead with win over NLEX

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Injury-ridden Magnolia Pambansang Manok relied on their young guns to claim a 106-99 win over a determined NLEX Road Warriors and take a 2-1 series lead in their semifinals matchup at the Araneta Coliseum. Magnolia entered the game without two of their veteran players, with veteran big-man Marc PingrisĀ  missing at least 6 months after suffering an ACL tear during Game 1 against NLEX, and guardĀ  Justin Melton suffering […]

NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum returns to UP

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Former UP Integrated School standout and reigning NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum has decided to return to UP after leading the Mapua Red Robins to a championship and a runner-up finish the past two seasons. This was announced by the UP Men’s Basketball team through their Twitter account which was later confirmed by head coach Bo Perasol. Gozum played the last two seasons for the Mapua Red Robins after […]

Paul Lee-less Magnolia survives late Blackwater rally

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The Magnolia Hotshots bid for the top spot in the standings and a twice-to-beat advantage remains alive after surviving a late furious rally by the Blackwater Elite with a 78-72 win at the Mall of Asia Arena. Missing the services of star guard Paul Lee due to an ankle injury he sustained against TNT Katropa, Magnolia seemed to be cruising to an easy victory, racing to a big lead […]

Paghahanda sa Palarong Pambansa 2018 sa Ilocos Sur, sinisimulan na

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Inihahanda na ang Palarong Pambansa 2018, matapos lagdaan ng Department of Education (DepEd) at lalawigan ng Ilocos Sur ang hosting agreement. Gagawin ang Palarong Pambansa sa Vigan Convention Center mula Abril 16 hanggang Abril 20 batay sa calendar of activities ng ahensya. Noong Setyembre, opisyal nang inanunsyo ni Secretary Leonor Briones na ang Ilocos Sur ang napiling host ng palaro at naungusan ang Marikina , Baguio City, Iligan City sa […]

Dominant Rain-or-Shine blitzes skidding NLEX

The Rain-or-Shine Elasto Painters returned to their winning ways with an impressive 97-86 win over the struggling NLEX Road Warriors at the Araneta Coliseum. Coming off a stinging and upset loss against the unheralded Kia Picanto on their last game, the Painters went to work immediately, zooming to a quick 6-0 run to start the ballgame. Coach Yeng Guiao and NLEX simply had no answer against his former team. The Road Warriors defense allowed four […]

Willie Marcial named new PBA Commissioner

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The Philippine Basketball Association on Thursday announced the appointment of former media bureau chief and officer-in-charge Willie Marcial as the new PBA commissioner . PBA Chairman and TNT Katropa Governor Ricky Vargas officially announced Marcial’s appointment via the league’s social media live broadcast. Vargas also said that all the 12 PBA teams voted unanimously in favor of Marcial, who will hold the post on a 3-year term.