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Herculean task

The task of mentoring 7-foot rookie Greg Slaughter on the not-too-subtle ways of the Philippine Basketball Association has been assigned to four-time All-Defensive team member and 12-year pro veteran Freddie Abuda.

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Slaughter, Sangalang, Almazan go 1-2-3

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel formally welcomed Greg Slaughter yesterday as the Kings made the 7-foot center the top overall pick in a PBA Rookie Draft marked by the wheeling-and-dealing from several teams at Robinson’s Place in Ermita.

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PBA D-League: Parks Jr. in debut

Blackwater Sports’ bid for a back-to-back championship will be put to a test when it battles dangerous Boracay Rum even as two-time UAAP MVP winner Bobby Parks makes his debut for BDO today in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

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Vintage Pacquiao on Nov. 24

At high noon Nov. 24 in Macau, what Brandon Rios expects to see in the ring is the Manny Pacquiao that bedazzled Oscar De La Hoya, toppled the mighty Ricky Hatton and slayed the giant Antonio Margarito.

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PBA: Teng tabbed at No. 12

Many were surprised when Jeric Teng’s name was not called in the first round of the PBA Rookie Draft yesterday.

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PBA: Globalport is biggest draft winner

Globalport was the biggest winner in yesterday’s PBA draft, grabbing three of the top 10 picks and then got No. 11, too, as Barako Bull, as expected, gave away its picks then mysteriously took the 14th pick.

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