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MECQ delays pro leagues’ return to training

MECQ delays pro leagues’ return to training

  BY JONAS TERRADO     The planned return of teams’ practices in the professional level suffered a setback after the government decided to re-impose a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Metro Manila and nearby provinces beginning Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday approved the recommendation of the Department of Health and Inter-Agency Task […]

Coach Alas looking  for a tamer  ‘The Beast’

  BY WAYLON GALVEZ      Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters coach Louie Alas said that if and when Calvin Abueva gets reinstated, he still wants to see the same ‘do-it-all’ kind of game from the player who is fondly called “The Beast.” Alas, however, wants to see a more ‘controlled’ and matured Abueva. “Calvin being […]

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GAB chairman at PSA Forum webcast

      GAMES and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham ‘Baham’ Mitra will be the special guest in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum webcast edition on Tuesday. Mitra will discuss various issues involving the resumption of pro sports in the country, which has been delayed anew after the National Capital Region (NCR) was reverted back […]

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PBA swab testing to go on as schedule

By Waylon Galvez         PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday that swab testing of players and personnel would be done on a per team basis on August 6 and 7 by the Makati Medical Center. “Per team ang swab testing, hindi siya by batches of 10, 20… kada team ang gagawin,” said […]

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Toyota emerges as first PBA champion 45 years ago

By JONAS TERRADO         The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Asia’s first pay-for-play league, opened shop in 1975. On July 31 of that same year saw the newly-formed professional league crown its first champion when Toyota beat Crispa handily before a big crowd at the Araneta Coliseum. Toyota prevailed, 117-94, to complete a […]

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Resumption of practices in pro leagues depends on quarantine measure

By JONAS TERRADO       Team practices in the professional ranks could be put on hold if plans of stricter community quarantine measure would be enforced in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces starting Aug. 1. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque had earlier hinted that new measures may be announced by President Duterte after COVID-19 cases […]

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