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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News1 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

JONES CUP: Matty Ice wins it for Ateneo against Chinese Taipei

Because of a questionable call, Ateneo de Manila University found itself trailing by two to Chinese Taipei with 3.1 ticks to go in their matchup in the 2018 William Jones Cup. And so, for their final play, the Blue Eagles left no doubt as Matt Nieto coolly converted the game-winning triple that took down the host country, 77-76, on Saturday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taiwan. Nieto ended with 13 points, none bigger than the triple with a defender draped all over him in the dying moments. This, coming from the other end where Thirdy Ravena appeared to have tipped the ball loose from Ying Chung-Chen, but was instead called for a foul. Chen made good on his two free throws, putting Chinese Taipei Blue up, 76-74, with 3.1 seconds remaining. Head coach Tab Baldwin had the perfect play, however, as the ball was inbounded to Ravena who then found Nieto for the big-time trey that silenced the home crowd and bolstered the young UAAP champions’ bid for a podium finish in the regional tournament. William Navarro impressed for the second straight game with 11 points and six rebounds while Angelo Kouame and Tyler Tio also chipped in eight markers each. Ravena turned in his worst scoring output in the tournament with just seven points, but made his presence felt elsewhere with five rebounds and four assists. Still, the hero is Nieto who let the Philippines stayed alive for a podium finish. Ateneo, 5-2, tries to claim its place there up against Iran B on Sunday. BOX SCORES ATENEO PILIPINAS 77 - Nieto Ma. 13, Navarro 11, Tio 8, Kouame 8, Ravena 7, Mamuyac 7, Wong 6, Verano 6,  Nieto Mi. 4, Go 4, Maagdenberg 3, Mendoza 0. CHINESE TAIPEI BLUE 76 - Liu 24, Chen Y 17, Chou Y 12, Hu 9, Chou P 6, Chen G 6, Douglas 2, Peng 0, Chang 0, Lin 0, Zhen 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-18, 36-35, 57-56, 77-76. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Brownlee can’t be stopped as Ginebra closes in on Finals

Ginebra’s tidal wave in the first half proved to be more than enough to move it one win away from the Finals of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Justin Brownlee was a man on a mission from the get-go and spearheaded the Gin Kings’ wire-to-wire 75-72 win over Rain or Shine on Saturday at the MOA Arena. The American reinforcement dropped 44 points to go along with 16 rebounds, six assists, and five steals and was an unsolvable riddle for all of Gabe Norwood, Ed Daquioag, and Maverick Ahanmisi. Just in 23 minutes in the first half, he already had 25 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. By himself, he outscored the Elasto Painters who could only muster 23 points as a team. Still, Rain or Shine put up a last stand with Beau Belga’s long-range missile and Reggie Johnson’s short stab pulling them to within 72-74 with 9.8 ticks to go, but LA Tenorio’s split from the stripe coupled with James Yap’s missed triple tries closed the door on them for good. “What a brilliant comeback by Rain or Shine. We played a pretty game in the first half and then we made a bunch of mental mistakes (in the second half),” head coach Tim Cone said. “We just held on by our fingernails.” In the end, Ginebra’s lead that was once at 25 points proved to be more than enough for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals. Tenorio was the only other Gin King in double-digits with 13 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists. “We got a little bit too Justin-reliant. We have to be better at responding to what happened in the second half,” Cone said. They try to close out the Elasto Painters and claim the first Finals berth in the tournament in Game 4 on Monday at the Araneta Coliseum. Reggie Johnson paced Rain or Shine with 13 points and 22 rebounds while Raymond Almazan also contributed 12 markers and nine boards. BOX SCORES GINEBRA 75 – Brownlee 44, Tenorio 13, Slaughter 8, Chan 3, Ferrer 3, Aguilar 2, Devance 2, Thompson 0, Caguioa 0, Mercado 0, Cruz 0 RAIN OR SHINE 72 – Johnson 13, Almazan 12, Daquioag 11, Yap 9, Nambatac 6, Belga 6, Tiu 6, Ahanmisi 5, Norwood 2, Washington 2, Borboran 0, Ponferada 0, Torres 0 QUARTER SCORES: 24-10, 46-23, 61-41, 75-72 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Coach Tim says Ginebra cannot be too reliant on Justin Brownlee

Justin Brownlee was two points shy of his career-high on Saturday. Scoring 46 points built on eight triples, Brownlee was the reason Ginebra was able to hold off Rain or Shine and hang onto a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series. By his lonesome, in fact, he outscored Rain or Shine in the first half, 25-23, and behind his scorching start, the Gin Kings had a lead of as much as 25. “It was definitely unexpected, but I just wanted to keep staying aggressive,” he told reporters post-game. He then continued, “Every time I shot, I felt it was going in so whenever I feel like that, I just want to stay aggressive and help the team win.” For head coach Tim Cone, though, a bit more balance also would have been a bit better. “I think we got a little bit too Justin-reliant. In that first half, he had 25 points and we just thought it was going to continue to be like that, but they (Rain or Shine) picked up the defense and the physicality and we struggled with it,” he said. Indeed, the lead Brownlee built was almost not enough as the Elasto Painters battled back to as close as two points before time ran out on them. In the second half, the American had 19 of the crowd favorites’ 29 points and LA Tenorio and Greg Slaughter were the only other players to contribute in the scoring column. And in the end, Tenorio was the only other Ginebra player in double-digits. As they try to wrap up the series two days from now, coach Tim is challenging his other guys to step up – especially in the face of a battle-tested Rain or Shine side. “If we don’t come out with a bit more poise and a bit more fight, they’re gonna come out and get Game 4 easy,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: James Yap on botched game-tying triple: Nasa huli ang pagsisisi

"Hindi naman araw-araw Pasko." That's how veteran gunner James Yap described his two missed opportunities to tie the game at 75 to force overtime against the Brgy. Ginebra Gin Kings in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semis at the Mall of Asia Arena, Saturday. Yap, who had buried a dagger three from way beyond just two days before, did not enjoy the same fate this time around as he could not attempt a better shot against the defending Scottie Thompson. Had it gone in, the Elasto Painters could have made things more interesting, considering they had been down by 25, 43-18, in the late stages of the first half.  The two-time MVP, who had been the hero in so many occasions before, said that he realized in the locker room that he should have created more room with a smaller player guarding him. "Wala eh. Nasa huli ang pagsisisi. Dapat ginitigit ko muna. Binaba ko muna. Pero instinct na eh. Tsk. Sayang. Straight na sana eh, short lang. Nangyayari talaga yun. Ganoon talaga. Move on," Yap lamented after the game. His former coach Tim Cone even thought in the post-game presser that his two muffed shots were very makeable, as they were nearer compared to the 35-foot bomb that he successfully launched in Game 3. "James got two cracks at it and he usually makes that shot. I know him. We’re very, very fortunate that he missed that shot. Scottie did a good job in pushing him out a bit farther than where he likes to shoot it, but I’ve seen James take and make shots from that spot at the end of the game all the time. He makes more than he misses." Since missing the shot, 'Big Game' James assured that he had moved on, as he doesn't want to interfere with his thoughts for their do-or-die game against the Gin Kings on Monday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.  The guard also expressed disappointment at the team's early deficit, which they had tried so hard to claw back from, which came as close to two, 74-72, with 9.8 seconds left following a quick field goal by Reggie Johnson. "Hopefully sa next game, di na mangyayari yun kasi ang layo ng hinabol namin, sobrang laki. So, muntikan pa, muntikan pa kami tumabla. Dapat hindi na mangyayari dapat yung ganoon. Bounce back na lang."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

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PBA: Coach Tim: ‘We’re very fortunate James missed that shot’

At one point on Saturday, Ginebra had a 25-point lead over Rain or Shine. That didn’t hold, however, as the Gin Kings witnessed the Elasto Painters battle back to just within 72-74 with 9.8 ticks to go. After LA Tenorio’s split from the stripe, Rain or Shine even had a golden opportunity to force overtime, but James Yap's triple try fell short. Import Reggie Johnson got the offensive rebound and passed the ball back to Yap, but time ran out before he could launch another triple try that fell short. In the eyes of Ginebra head coach Tim Cone, that shot looked all too familiar. As he put it, “James got two cracks at it, I don’t know if the second would have counted, and he usually makes that shot. I know him. We’re very, very fortunate that he missed that shot.” Coach Tim and Yap spent years together back in their days in Purefoods/San Mig Coffee. Perhaps, that is the reason why Scottie Thompson’s challenge of the shot proved to be more effective than usual. “Scottie did a good job in pushing him out a bit farther than where he likes to shoot it, but I’ve seen James take and make shots from that spot at the end of the game all the time,” the multi-titled mentor said. He then continued, “He makes more than he misses.” Indeed, Yap missed and his former coach got away with a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinals series. That doesn’t take away the fact that the Elasto Painters didn’t go down without a fight and even came oh so close to causing heartbreak for the crowd favorites. “Yeah, (we’re) a win away, but obviously, we’re coming away from this game with a lot of concerns. They played down the stretch really well, they’re very poised, and they’re a veteran team,” coach Tim said. He then continued, “There’s a reason why they’re the number one seed. Looking at that, we’re happy to be up 2-1.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Could we see a Yeng Guiao-Caloy Garcia reunion at the Asiad?

Caloy Garcia and Yeng Guiao may have been coaching their respective teams since 2016, but we may see them back together at the sidelines at the Asian Games in Indonesia late next month. If everything pushes through that Rain or Shine's core will be chosen to represent the country in the quadriennial meet, the Elasto Painters management decided to tap the fiery Guiao to head them once again. Of course, the veteran coach had led the national team before as the mentor for Powerade Team Pilipinas, steering them to an 8th-place finish at the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship in Tianjin, China. For Garcia, he doesn't mind the thought of a reunion with his old partner, even endorsing him for the job if it does happen. "Kung sakali ngang totoo yung mangyayari na kukuha ng mga players sa'min, I think boss Raymond [Yu] wants coach Yeng to call the shots kasi internationally I never handled a team. So it's better to get somebody who has the experience." "Mas gusto ko siya na lang para magkabalikan kami." As for their 75-72 loss against Ginebra that had pushed the top-seeded Elasto Painters to the brink of elimination, the way they had bounced back after digging themselves in a 25-point hole boosted their confidence heading to the do-or-die Game 4,. The Elasto Painters are hoping to force a rubber match for a spot in the Finals against either San Miguel or Alaska. Garcia also praised Ginebra's do-it-all import Justin Brownlee for his efficient game,  scoring 44-points, just two shy of his PBA career high, adding 15 rebounds, six steals and a blocked shot on a scintillating 14/19 shooting clip. "That's the story of the game. Brownlee was on fire today." As for the last play, Garcia explained, that a flare screen was supposed to be set by Reggie Johnson but if James Yap decided that he was open enough to launch it from downtown, he was given the green light to do so. With the past three games exhibiting bad starts for the number-one regular season team, Garcia only could hope that they take the driver's seat as early as tipoff next time. "But really, medyo masama lang loob ko kasi three games na kaming bad start. I think we have to find a way to start better, to keep us in the game earlier, and -- maybe -- have a chance." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

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Brownlee explodes for 44 points as Gin Kings near PBA Finals

Justin Brownlee erupted for 44 points to help Barangay Ginebra deny a fightback from Rain or Shine, 75-72, and push the Gin Kings at the brink of securing a Finals berth in Game Three of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semis, Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

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Gin Kings move one win closer to finals

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel foiled Rain or Shine’s endgame rally and escaped with a 75-72 win in Game 3 of their best-of-five semifinals matchup in Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday. The Gin Kings almost lost the game after squandering a 20-point lead, [...] The post Gin Kings move one win closer to finals appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PVL: Adamson off to strong start, routs Perpetual

  Adamson made quick work of Perpetual Help, 25-19, 25-18, 25-16, in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference women's openeron Saturdayat Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down 10-12 in the third set, the Lady Falcons uncorked a 15-4 bomb to seal the result. "Our game was sloppy and messy. Our defense and first ball was all over the place," Adamson head coach Airess Padda said. Three straight errors from the Lady Altas gave Adamson the second frame. The Lady Falcons had 12 blocks while Perpetual only had four. Eli Soyud delivered 17 points for Adamson while Chiara Permentilla added 13. Maria Tripoli had 12 for the Lady Altas. Justin Robert Vale...Keep on reading: PVL: Adamson off to strong start, routs Perpetual.....»»

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Ginebra averts meltdown, beats Rain or Shine to close in on finals spot

Barangay Ginebra blew a big lead before holding off Rain or Shine, 75-72, to take a 2-1 lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena. The Gin Kings let a 25-point lead slip away as the top-seeded Elasto Painters came to within two, 74-72, after a quick basket by Reggie Johnson off a baseline inbound pass with 9.8 seconds left. Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio had the chance to put the game out of reach but he uncharacteristically split his free throws, leaving the door open for Rain or Shine but James Yap missed two deep 3-pointers before time ran out. "What a brilliant comeback by Rain or Shine. Coach Caloy (Garcia) got them ready at h...Keep on reading: Ginebra averts meltdown, beats Rain or Shine to close in on finals spot.....»»

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NLEX misses out on Super 8 final, falls short against Guangzhou

MACAU---NLEX's fell short in the most crucial of times as it fizzled out against Guangzhou, 75-63, Saturday and failed to move on to the finalof the Asia League Super 8 at Macau East Asian Games Dome here. The Road Warriors were down 46-34 at the half but put on an inspired third quarter run and outscored the Long Lions, 16-8, to close the gap to just four, 54-50, at the start of the fourth. Guangzhou, however, managed to pull away midway through the fourth quarter going on a 15-5 run for 73-59edge after Ju Mingxin's layup with 2:04 left in the game. Shirelijian Muxtar then hit a dagger of afallaway jumper with 1:21 left. Muxtar had a game-high 21 points to lead the Long ...Keep on reading: NLEX misses out on Super 8 final, falls short against Guangzhou.....»»

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Jones Cup: Ateneo stuns Chinese Taipei on Nieto game-winner

Ateneo isn't messing around and Chinese Taipei-A, the country's national team, found that out too on Saturday night. The Blue Eagles cut another giant down to size in dramatic fashion after a last-second triple by Matt Nieto stunned the host Taiwanese, 77-76, in the 2018 William Jones Cup at Xinzhuang Gymnasium. With Ateneo down two, Nieto buried the clutch 3-pointer off a well-designed sideline inbound play by head coach Tab Baldwin with 0.3 tenths of a second left. Nieto finished with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field to lead the Blue Eagles, who rolled to their fourth straight victory after a 1-2 start. Liu Cheng and Chen Ying-Chun carried much of the offensive load fo...Keep on reading: Jones Cup: Ateneo stuns Chinese Taipei on Nieto game-winner.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising a fist or kneeling during the anthem as "conduct detrimental to the club." That gave them the right to punish a player with a fine or up to a four-game suspension — one game more than Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston got when he was accused of groping an Uber driver. Hours after The Associated Press reported on Miami's rules, the NFL and the players union issued a joint statement saying they were putting any anthem conduct policy on hold to see if they could come up with a compromise. But the owners aren't left with many good options to diffuse the controversy, especially with President Donald Trump eager to fan the flames. Here's a look at some of them: LEAVE IT TO THE TEAMS The Plan: The league's solution, which the NFL Players Association challenged, was to allow each team to determine whether to punish its own players for protesting during the anthem. The policy adopted in May by team owners subjected clubs to fines and required players to stand if they are on the field during "The Star-Spangled Banner," though it allowed players to stay in the locker room if they wished. This would have given hard-line owners in conservative regions a chance to clamp down while allowing teams in more liberal areas to let their players have their say. As it turned out, all it did was punt the ball down the road. The Winners: None. With players punished in some cities and protesting freely in others, there would always be plenty to complain about for those inclined to do so. And everyone seems inclined to do so these days. The Losers: NFL owners. Any punishment is destined to divide the locker room and the fandom; should a team actually suspend a significant contributor, it would only be hurting itself. And the guarantee of unequal treatment between and within teams would surely keep the issue in the news for yet another season. GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY The Plan: Ask players to stand at attention during the national anthem, and hope that they do. The Winners: Players, who would retain the ability to call attention to causes they believe in, namely racial inequality and police brutality . And President Trump, who gets applause any time he attacks the protesting players as he stumps for Republicans in the November midterm elections. The Losers: NFL owners, or at least those like Houston's Bob McNair who have chafed at the notion of the "inmates running the prison." They lose control and remain a subject of Trump's ridicule. KEEP PLAYERS IN THE LOCKER ROOM DURING THE ANTHEM The Plan: Players can't protest during the anthem if they aren't on the field during the anthem. Or so the theory goes. But the demonstrations were never about the anthem itself; it started as a way for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial inequality and expanded into a league-wide us-vs.-them after Trump's hollered at one rally: "Get that son of a bitch off the field." The Winners: Fans who were triggered by the sight of players kneeling during the song. And players, who could surely find another forum for their protests. The Losers: NFL owners. The president has already said this isn't patriotic enough for him, so there's little hope of him easing up on his criticism. And it would cost them the connection to the flag and country they have worked hard to cultivate. COMPROMISE The Plan: Other sports worked with their players so that they didn't have to protest to be heard. Maybe the owners make a donation to the players' pet projects, play a video on the scoreboard, or otherwise give them a forum for their concerns. The Winners: Players. It's not about the protest, it's about the cause. The Losers: NFL owners. Even if they could stomach the loss of control, the political intrusion on the sport is bound to alienate some fans. STOP PLAYING THE ANTHEM BEFORE GAMES The Plan: Join almost every other country in the world and skip the forced display of patriotism that demands players stand at attention while fans check their phones, finish their hot dogs or take the opportunity to visit the bathroom. If teams want to honor the military or local first-responders, let them do so free from marketing deals. The Winners: Fans who don't consider the anthem an integral part of the sports experience, giving them another 90 seconds in to spend in game day traffic without missing anything. The Losers. NFL owners. Concessionaires. And a whole generation of American Idol also-rans......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports13 hr. 49 min. ago Related News

SUPER 8: Inside the Asia League s grand basketball plans for the region

MACAU --- The Summer Super 8 is just the beginning. The Asia League may only have eight teams, including two Pinoy teams, in its tournaments now with the Super 8, but the FIBA-recognized offseason competition platform for club basketball is targeting bigger and better things. All for the continued development of basketball, particularly in this part of Asia. Matt Beyer, CEO of the Asia League, noticed a couple of years back that there's pretty much no international club-to-club basketball competitions in Asia so he made some things happen. While football has tournaments like the UEFA Champions League, basketball has no such thing. There's the FIBA Champions Cup, but that includes all of Asia. What the Asia League tries to focus on is the East Asia and Southeast Asian territory, where top teams from China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines can go after each other in high-level tournaments. "I just think there's a huge lack in international club-to-club basketball competition in Asia," Beyer said. "And if you look at China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, if you add the population of these geographies, it's over 2 billion people. So there's a lot of fans but no high level club-to-club competition. That's the reason this was created," he added. For Beyer, Macau seems to be the perfect setting to stage such tournaments and for the Summer Super 8, he's looking at it as something that could become Asia's version of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League. Asia League has eight teams competing for the Super 8 this year with two teams each from China, Korea, and the Philippines plus one each from Japan and Taipei. Next year, the Super 8 may no longer be as the plan is to have 16 teams see action. "What we're aiming for is to become the East Asian version of the Las Vegas summer league," Beyer said. "Our July events, we will expand the scale of the teams. The eight teams this year, I wanna have 16 next year and that means more PBA teams if that's logistically possible," he added. Speaking of the PBA, the Asia League is aggressive is trying to work with getting Filipino teams to its events. Why? Pinoy teams attract crowds and they generally perform well with these kind of tournaments. For the ongoing Super 8, both NLEX and Blackwater ended up with identical 2-1 records. The Road Warriors are in the semifinals and the Elite missed the playoffs by one basket and ended up with an inferior quotient. And despite group play being played on weekdays, a decent Filipino crowd have showed up to watch the action at the East Asian Games Dome. "We started the dialogue with the PBA and Commissioner Willie (Marcial)," Beyer said. "We're trying to coordinate being able to make things work with the schedule and have teams released for the tournaments or just fit into the windows where they're available. I think we can work it out long term and I think this is good for the PBA and to the teams to play against different types of teams for a technical perspective and it should help to get the news out about PBA teams in other markets," he added. Aside from the Super 8 this year, the Asia League also has the Terrific 12 coming up in September. More than the number of teams involved, that tournament should be fiercer with club teams being allowed to have imports. Beyer ideally wants to have the PBA participate in that as well but with the Governors' Cup ongoing at that time, it might be difficult at least for this year. Still, the Asia League wants Pinoy teams, but not just any Pinoy teams. That's why Alab Pilipinas has been in consideration to compete in September though it's yet to be seen if Jimmy Alapag's crew can join. Ultimately, Beyer's goal is to have the Asia League be a hub for teams across Asia to compete with one another in such a way that their own mother leagues aren't being disrupted. The Asia League wants its July event to be the premier offseason joust. "The ideal situation that I look at is the July event be the summer league and expand it to 32 teams in three years. And that becomes the premier offseason forum just like the Las Vegas summer league is in the West," Beyers said. "September, we can't expand it above 12, that might be a little too big but let's see how it goes. That's gonna be the biggest preseason party for teams. We're gonna have the best rosters, tons of media, and broadcast on over 30 platforms all over the world," he added. That seems grand enough for the Asia League but there's more. Soon enough, full integration is going to be Beyer's target. "What we want starting the 2019-2020 season is to have integration into the seasons. What I look at is a pilot project where we take teams that are on the region and put them into two small groups that play home and way through the season, maybe one game per month to start," Beyer said. "And then we do a Final Four event, probably here in Macau to start. And then maybe that Final Four event can be like Euroleague Final Four before it moves around the region at an annual basis. That would be what I like to see. That would require a deep partnership with FIBA and the associations like the PBA," he added. Ultimately, the Asia League would like to stay true its mission to raise the standard of basketball in the region through greater collaboration with different leagues. It helps that for the current Super 8, teams are in it to win it and are taking things seriously. There should be more to come. "This isn't a one off tournament. We want to have a series of events. FIBA's mandate is a little different than ours but I think the goal is the same, we want to develop basketball and make the level of competition better in the region," Beyers said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PVL: NU pulls out of Collegiate Conference

National University pulled out from its participation in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference, according to tournament organizer Sports Vision. The Lady Bulldogs, who ruled last year's contest, were supposed to take on San Beda University in the opening day's main game at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. But Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said he received a phone call from NU head coach Babes Castillo this morning informing him that the school decided to skip this year's edition. NU also announced in its Facebook account of the team's withdrawal......»»

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‘We have another chance’

ANTIPOLO---Doing things right the whole game for the first time this week, Alaska gave its confidence a huge boost and pumped life in its PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign after a 125-104 ripping of defending champion San Miguel Beer in Game 3 of their Final Four series at Ynares Center here. It was the highest scoring game in the series for the Aces, who forged a Game 4 slated Sunday after getting 24 points from the flu-stricken Vic Manuel coming off the bench and 21 points and 13 boards from import Diamon Simpson. "We got one [win] and that's all we needed [coming into this game]. Now we have another chance," Alaska coach Alex Compton said. "Today just kind of felt like our day...Keep on reading: ‘We have another chance’.....»»

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Manuel regains hot hand as Alaska destroys San Miguel in Game 3

ANTIPOLO, Philippines – Vic Manuel displayed his lethal form and Alaska gave San Miguel a 125-104 beating in Game 3 to avoid a sweep in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semis at the Ynares Center here on Friday, July 20. Manuel, kept under 20 points in the past two contests ........»»

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Feature: Army Engineers: The Game-Changer in Marawi

In the Philippines, the Army Engineers have been silent in performing their duties since most battles are guerilla warfare- such as encounters with the New People's Army (NPA) on the mountains. The Ar.....»»

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Feature: Army Engineers: The Game-Changer in Marawi

In the Philippines, the Army Engineers have been silent in performing their duties since most battles are guerilla warfare- such as encounters with the New People's Army (NPA) on the mountains. The Ar.....»»

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