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  • Roger Pogoy gets engaged to long-time partner in Cebu
    Roger Pogoy has another source of inspiration.  The TNT Tropang Giga player finally popped the question to his long-time girlfriend, Lovelynn Portes, and got the answer he’s long aspired to hear. “Thank You Lord! She said YES!” Pogoy wrote in the caption of his Instagram post, Monday night, that has… Read more »
  • Aaron Black looks back on welcome to the PBA moment vs Magnolia
    Aaron Black proved that draft positions do not really matter for neophytes like himself as he was crowned the Outstanding Rookie of PBA Season 45 in the virtual Special Awards ceremonies, Sunday night. The son of Bolts head coach Norman Black became the lowest draft pick to ever win top… Read more »
  • Rain or Shine trades Onwubere, Doliguez to NorthPort for Guinto
    Three NCAA products switched homes in the first trade for the 46th season of the PBA. Rain or Shine sent swingmen Sidney Onwubere and Clint Doliguez to NorthPort in exchange for big man Bradwyn Guinto. The development was first reported by SPIN.ph. Onwubere and Doliguez were two first round picks… Read more »
  • Why Parks was not part of PBA Elite Five
    Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. had a monster season inside the PBA bubble. Despite missing the last four games of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, the 6-foot-4 guard put up numbers of 22.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. Definitely, he was the pound-for-pound stats leader for the… Read more »
  • Behind the scenes of PBA’s first-ever online Awards Night
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    Extraordinary was the awards night for the 45th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. Besides not having the traditional Leo Awards, the most festive night of the PBA calendar ended up as an online ceremony. Much coordination from the end of One Sports and Cignal had to be done. Over… Read more »
  • PBA Sportsmanship awardee Scottie Thompson inspired by Gabe Norwood
    One cannot deny how much Gabe Norwood has inspired the younger generation of PBA players to conduct themselves with class and professionalism both on and off the basketball court.  It showed on Sunday, during the virtual Special Awards Night that formally closed the historic Season 45 of Asia’s pioneering pro… Read more »
  • Stanley Pringle lauds Ginebra for PBA BPC: ‘It’s their award too’
    Stanley Pringle simply felt blessed upon being crowned as the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference in the Season 45 Special Awards ceremonies held virtually, Sunday night.  This is the first time that the former scoring king bagged the plum. He is the seventh Gin King to… Read more »
  • Prince Caperal barely edged out Justin Chua for PBA MIP award
    Many had pegged Justin Chua of Phoenix Super LPG to win the PBA Season 45 Most Improved Player award. After all, the seven-year pro had averaged a league-leading 1.73 blocks to go along with 13.18 points, 6.82 rebounds, and 1.82 assists per game inside the PBA bubble. The 6-foot-6 big… Read more »
  • Stanley Pringle caps season as PBA Best Player of the Conference
    Stanley Pringle is the king of the PBA bubble. The 33-year-old was crowned the 2020 Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference in the virtual Special Awards ceremonies, Sunday night. Pringle edged out Phoenix Super LPG main man Matthew Wright in what was the tightest race for the plum since… Read more »
  • Aaron Black makes history as lowest pick to win PBA Outstanding Rookie
    Aaron Black made history as he was heralded as the PBA Season 45’s Outstanding Rookie in the Special Awards rites, Sunday night. PBA SEASON 45 OUTSTANDING ROOKIE NAME STATS MEDIA PLAYERS PBA TOTAL BLACK, Aaron 811 1022 19 150 2,002 TOLENTINO, Arvin 727 575 54 50 1,406 EBONA, Barkley 764… Read more »
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  • Masters look-back: Sam Snead beats Ben Hogan in 18-hole playoff to win in '54
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    A survey of 15 golf writers voted on the top five Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1954 Masters was voted No. 6. The following story moved on April 12, 1954. AUGUSTA, Georgia — Sam… Read more »
  • UP Maroons 'bonfire' team Zoom-ed back in time and it's hilarious
    ANYONE can dream, right? Members of the 2014 University of the Philippines team - remember that ragtag crew which ended a 27-game losing streak and celebrated that win with a bonfire - couldn't help but compare themselves to last year's Maroons side. Mikee Reyes, who hosted a Zoom session that reunited members of that team,… Read more »
  • Uncertainty remains but Nick Nurse, Mike Budenholzer preparing for playoffs
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    WITH NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities — including by coaches around the league. They're preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look like in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Toronto coach… Read more »
  • Blackwater owner urges PBA to go back to two-conference format
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    BLACKWATER team owner Dioceldo Sy urges that now more than ever, this is the proper time for the PBA to consider reverting to a two-conference format for every season. Sy said three conferences per year no longer appear viable especially with the league forced to tweak its schedule from time to… Read more »
  • Is Fajardo already the PBA's GOAT? Let's look at the numbers
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    THE 45th season of the PBA began last March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with the Annual Leo Awards, where San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo won an unprecedented sixth straight MVP award. Fajardo, who received his MVP trophy while on a motorized wheelchair after fracturing his right tibia in preseason practice that… Read more »
  • All the different COVID-19 tests, explained
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    EXTENSIVE testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is beginning to ramp up. By the end of April, the country will be able to conduct 10,000 tests per day, according to Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.  Is this the mass testing that many have been clamoring for?… Read more »
  • NBA won't make any decision on resumption until May at the earliest, says Silver
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    NBA commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time) that he does not expect the league will be able to decide anything until at least May. Silver spoke on the NBA’s Twitter account as… Read more »
  • It's official: Luzon enhanced community quarantine is extended until April 30
    YESTERDAY night, President Duterte said in a press briefing that he was “likely” to extend the Luzon enhanced community quarantine for two more weeks until April 30. In this morning’s Laging Handa press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles of the Inter-agency Task Force made it official: “[E]nhanced community quarantine is… Read more »
  • NBA bans team workouts with draft-eligible players - in person or video - during shutdown
    THE NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league's coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures. Teams also are being prohibited "from watching, requesting, or sharing any video (live or recorded) of a draft-eligible player or prospective early… Read more »
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    THE Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The US Open now is scheduled in September for the first time since amateur Francis Ouimet took down Britain's best at Brookline in 1913 to put golf on the map in America. And the oldest championship… Read more »
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