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  • Did you know that Tim Cone took BCAP to Supreme Court back in the 90s?
    Tim Cone himself knows how it’s like being in the crosshairs of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines. The coaches’ group has long been against the practice of PBA teams hiring foreigners as head coach, and the American — who has spent almost his entire life in the Philippines… Read more »
  • Is Greg Slaughter trying out for G League?
    Tim Cone feels ‘uncertain’ about the Barangay Ginebra team that will return when the 45th season of the PBA resumes. Having not played a single game, the decorated mentor how the Gin Kings will perform when they play first game without 7-foot big man Greg Slaughter. “Definitely uncertain,” he said during Thursday’s… Read more »
  • PBA summons Aguilar, Wong, Go for playing in 5-on-5 practice
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    The PBA Commissioner’s Office is set to summon some of its players amid concerns that they took part in a 5-on-5 game, which is in violation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) guidelines enforced by the Inter-Agency Task Force against Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID). The Inquirer reported Tuesday that Commissioner… Read more »
  • SMC helps out stranded seafarers
    Starting early this week, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has volunteered to provide hundreds of maritime workers – camped out and locally stranded at the Manila North Harbor as they await clearance to return to their provinces – free meals three times a day and financial assistance, from its feeding center… Read more »
  • Ravena bros look back on day Thirdy ‘lost a year’
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    There have been many accounts about Thirdy Ravena’s lost year. There was the story of how Thirdy used this as the inflection point of both his academic and sporting life. Or how Tab Baldwin worked on Thirdy during that year. There was also Kiefer airing his frustrations over what had… Read more »
  • Despite playing in NZ NBL, PBA remains end goal for Ken Tuffin
    Ken Tuffin feels thrilled after finally realizing his childhood dream of playing in New Zealand. The Fil-Kiwi forward is now seeing action in the NZ NBL with Taranaki, who took him in the seventh round of the league’s draft weeks ago. “It was a dream growing up for me to… Read more »
  • TIP’s stretch forward Warren Calara commits to La Salle
    Another former TIP Engineer has found a new home. Six-foot-five forward Warren Calara has committed to De La Salle University. This was confirmed by multiple sources closely monitoring the situation and Calara himself. Calara almost did not join the Green Archers, however, since he and fellow Engineer Ximone Sandagon had… Read more »
  • Jack Animam joins Shih Hsin University as FSA
    Hitting two birds with one stone Jack Animam will do just that when she plays as a foreign student-athlete while taking up a master’s degree at Taiwanese school Shih Hsin University. The interest between SHU and the five-time UAAP champion began last August during the closing stages of the NU… Read more »
  • Tuffin, Taranaki snap skid, blast Otago during NZ-NBL Filipino Heritage night
    Ken Tuffin and Taranaki ended their two-game skid, romping Otago, 107-81, during the 2020 Sal’s NZ-NBL Showdown’s Filipino Heritage Night at the Trusts Arena in Auckland. Down seven heading into the second half, the Mountainairs unleashed a 37-point blitz to blow the Nuggets out of the building. Tuffin, an FEU… Read more »
  • Ricky Vargas believes foreign leagues not threat to PBA: ‘Mas may security sa min’
    PBA chairman Ricky Vargas said that the league isn’t threatened with foreign ball clubs recruiting Filipino players.  This, following top prospect Thirdy Ravena’s recent decision to take his act to the Japan B.League. “Hindi naman,” the amiable executive said in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum, powered by Smart and presented by San… Read more »
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  • MVP looks to leave lasting legacy in sports
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    By Nick Giongco Telecommunications tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan An alliance involving business conglomerates, the government and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is in the offing as it aims to uplift the country’s sporting affairs. POC chairman Ricky Vargas said during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum webcast yesterday that the establishment… Read more »
  • Vargas: Baldwin apology a little bit ‘insincere’
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    By Jonas Terrado TNT Katropa Gov. Ricky Vargas PBA chairman Ricky Vargas of TNT KaTropa accepted the apology of its former assistant coach Tab Baldwin for comments that caused stir among members of the local basketball community more than two weeks ago. Vargas, however, admitted that he felt that Baldwin’s… Read more »
  • Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier backs NBA safety plans despite virus surge
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    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Orlando Magic star Evan Fournier is confident that it will be safe to play when the NBA season resumes in Florida next month despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the region. Florida has emerged as one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic in the… Read more »
  • PBA: Ranidel de Ocampo returns to TNT KaTropa as part of coaching staff
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    By Jonas Terrado Ranidel de Ocampo will make his return at TNT KaTropa under a different role as one of the team’s assistant coaches. Ranidel de Ocampo during his playing days with TNT KaTropa. (PBA Images) Team manager Gabby Cui confirmed the appointment of De Ocampo, who two months ago… Read more »
  • UAAP: Kenneth Tuffin’s New Zealand stint boosts Tamaraws’ campaign next season
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    By Jonas Terrado Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela said the stint of forward Kenneth Tuffin in New Zealand’s National Basketball League will be beneficial in the Tamaraws’ campaign in the 83rd UAAP season which could start in early 2021. FEU Tamaraws coach Olsen Racela and Kenneth Tuffin, who plays… Read more »
  • PBA legend Johnny Abarrientos rooting for Kai Sotto
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    By Jonas Terrado PBA legend and Magnolia assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos is pulling for 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto to finally fulfill the country’s dream of seeing a homegrown Filipino play in the NBA. PBA legend and Magnolia assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos (MB File Photo) “Pine-pray natin na sana bigyan siya ng… Read more »
  • Rain or Shine star James Yap awaits PBA call, celebrates daughter’s 2nd birthday
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    By Waylon Galvez Simple. Memorable. That was how Rain or Shine superstar James Yap described how his family celebrated the birthday of daughter Francesca Michelle last Friday in Milano Marittima, Italy. Rain or Shine gunner James Yap spends time with daughter Francesca Michelle, who turned 2 last June 27. (Photo… Read more »
  • UAAP: FEU star Kenneth Tuffin makes waves in New Zealand pro league
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    By Jonas Terrado Far Eastern University mainstay Kenneth Tuffin is off to a good start in New Zealand where he suits up for the Taranaki Mountain Airs of the National Basketball League. FEU star Kenneth Tuffin sports his Taranaki Mountain Airs jersey in a recent photoshoot Through two games, the… Read more »
  • Jamie Malonzo rules stay-at-home dunk contest
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    By Jan Carlo Anolin Former La Salle forward Jamie Malonzo ruled the first stay-at-home dunk contest Saturday after topping former Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena and Juan Gomez de Liaño of University of the Philippines. Former La Salle forward Jamie Malonzo rules the first stay-at-home dunk contest, a COVID-19 fundraiser organized… Read more »
  • PBA: Calvin Abueva to follow Thirdy Ravena’s lead in Japan?
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    By Jonas Terrado Calvin Abueva bared Saturday an offer to play in Japan’s B.League, the same league that recently welcomed to its fold ex-Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena. Phoenix’s Calvin Abueva celebrates with teammate Jason Perkins (MB photo) The suspended star of Phoenix Super LPG sparked intrigue on social media by… Read more »
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