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Mon F. backs Sotto, Ravena

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA       PBA legend Mon Fernandez believes that Thirdy Ravena and Kai Sotto made the right decision to play abroad in the early stages of their careers if they are to boost their level of game and confidence. Fernandez, who won a record 19 PBA championships and four Most Valuable Player awards, […]

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Benilde keeps 250 scholar-athletes

By NICK GIONGCO   The 250 scholar-athletes of the College of St. Benilde (CSB) will remain under the wings of the learning institution. Former national athlete Stephen Fernandez, head of the Benilde Center for Sports Development, said that despite the massive downscaling of the proposed NCAA Season 96, the school won’t let go of its scholar-athletes […]

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Giannis ready for ‘toughest’ ever challenge

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo believes winning this season’s NBA crown will be harder than ever, dismissing suggestions a championship victory will be diminished by the coronavirus shutdown. As 22 teams prepare to head for Orlando for the NBA’s restart on July 30, some critics have argued that the four-month […]

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E-Gilas can compete against top guns from US, Europe

    BY WAYLON GALVEZ     E-Gilas Pilipinas team manager Richard Brojan said the national team has what it takes to challenge the so-called top guns from the United and Europe if and when FIBA decides to allow matches of countries from different continents. “From what we saw, I think we have a shot […]

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Silver says NBA ready for ‘longest season’

NEW YORK (AFP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says there are no risk-free options to finishing the season in a coronavirus pandemic but the league’s bubble plan is the safest, most responsible way. In a Time 100 online talk Tuesday, Silver addressed the NBA’s restart plan, with 22 teams playing games without spectators in Orlando […]

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NBA Pelicans have three players test positive

NEW YORK (AFP) – The NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans have had three players test positive for COVID-19 while three members of the Denver Nuggets organization also contracted the virus, according to ESPN reports Tuesday. David Griffin, the Pelicans’ executive vice president of basketball operations, said three players have tested positive but would not identify them. […]

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