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Pringle, Ginebra na; Mercado, Ferrer, Cruz, pinamigay

PBA – Maglalaro na sa Barangay Ginebra Kings si Stanley Pringle matapos i-trade ng NorthPort Batang Pier kapalit ng 3 player. Ipinamigay ng defending champion ang 3 nilang manlalaro na sina forward Jervy Cruz, guard Sol Mercado at wingman Kevin Ferrer kapalit ng NorthPort guard. Sinelyuhan na rin ng  PBA Commissioner’s Office ang nasabing trade. […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

NorthPort trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra

MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort traded injured star guard Stanley Pringle to Barangay Ginebra as head coach Pido Jarencio looks to reunite with his former UST players.  The Batang Pier acquired Solomon Mercado, Jervy Cruz, and Kevin Ferrer from the Gin Kings in a deal that has been approved by ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Northport trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra

Cebu City, Philippines—The PBA announced on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, that Stanley Pringle has been dealt by the NorthPort Batang Pier to the Barangay Ginebra Kings in a four-player trade. The Kings, the defending PBA Commissioner’s Cup champions, traded away forward Jervy Cruz, guard Sol Mercado, and wingman Kevin Ferrer in exchange for the high […] The post Northport trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Caidic, Abarrientos shine in Legends tilt

Caidic was at his usual fiery self, knocking down 9 triples in leading the Beermen to a 135-107 win over the Ginebra San Miguel Kings while Abarrientos dazzled his way to 25 points in the Milkmen’s 92-70 drubbing of the Purefoods Hotdogs. #UNTVCupPBALegends.....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2019Related News

Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot s Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Gold's Gym-Pasig Kings remain the gold standard in Philippine 3x3 basketball. The quartet of Taylor Statham, Joshua Munzon, Dylan Ababou, and Nikola Pavlovic ended the dream start of Phenom-Basilan Steel, picking up a 21-15 win with 2:08 to spare, in the finals of the 1st leg ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2019Related News

SMB’s Alapag honored to rep country in NBA Summer League with Kings

Jimmy Alapag is going all in on this whole coaching thing. Alapag currently serves as head coach of San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas in the ABL and is also an assistant for San Miguel Beer in the PBA. Soon, coach Jimmy will take his act to the NBA. NBA Summer League that is. Alapag is set to join the staff of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings for the 2019 Summer League in Las Vegas. “As a coach, it’s important to continue to grow and learn,” Alapag said of his golden opportunity in an Instagram post. Coach Jimmy got the invite from Hall of Famer Vlade Divac, who is Sacramento’s President of  Basketball Operations as well as the Chairman of the FIBA Players’ Commission in which Alapag is a part of. The two got in touch and Alapag took the offer easily. “So thankful to Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings to join their Summer League staff this year,” Alapag said. “Looking forward to the experience [and] always an honor to represent Philippine basketball,” he added.   —   Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 15th, 2019Related News

With the Raptors, a global game now has a truly global champion

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish. Every team that wins an NBA title calls itself “world champions.” These Toronto Raptors might actually be worthy of such a moniker. The new kings of NBA basketball are the first outside the U.S. to wear the crown. And they come from all corners of the globe. Team President Masai Ujiri was born in England and raised in Nigeria. Serge Ibaka is from the Congo. Gasol will play again for his native Spain this summer in the FIBA World Cup. Coach Nick Nurse won his first championship in Britain, where reserve OG Anunoby comes from. Even the team’s superfan, Nav Bhatia, comes from India. It’s a global game. It’s a global team. They’re the global champions. “It meant a lot, just having guys from different countries and speaking different languages,” Siakam said. “I think it kind of got us closer together. And you kind of have all those little kinds of friendship with guys that you can speak the same language with, and from Spanish to French to English, different cultures. I think kind of it represents Toronto in general, having that diversity.” He doesn’t even have the whole list. Jeremy Lin, an Asian-American, speaks Mandarin. The assistants on Nurse’s staff have backgrounds from stints as players or coaches in France, England, Germany, Italy, Australia, Israel and more. The director of sports science is Scottish. The head trainer is from Ontario. Jamaal Magloire, who has been on the staff since his playing days ended, is a Toronto native. “It means a lot,” Magloire said as he watched champagne spray all over the locker room. “Canada and Toronto especially are very diverse places. And this team, all the diversity that we have, it served us well.” There’s a parade — Ujiri said it was scheduled for Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), though he also wasn’t exactly certain at the time — coming to Toronto. The red and white flag with the giant maple leaf will wave. There will be plenty of other flags there as well. And more than a few proud Americans will be on that route as well, like NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and the longest-tenured Raptors player, Kyle Lowry. “I’m very happy for them,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said, tipping his cap to the Raptors. “Winning a championship is the ultimate in this league, and they have got a lot of guys who have earned this. So congrats to Toronto, to their organization, to their fans. They are a worthy champion.” At NBA headquarters in New York, they truly didn’t care who won the series. That doesn’t mean they don’t realize the Raptors’ title is a good thing for the league’s future. Basketball Without Borders is the vehicle that basically helped Siakam start his journey to the league seven or so years ago. There are NBA academies popping up in Africa and Asia. The league is helping to establish a new pro league in Africa that’s set to begin play early next year. The sport takes every opportunity it gets to promote what it bills as the Jr. NBA Global Championship, a tournament for kids. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said before the series that the league is aware of 700 million cellphones being in use in Africa, more than half of those being smartphones. The NBA wants people watching on those phones, and the infrastructure is such now in many places that it is actually possible. “It’s been revolutionary in terms of the people of Africa’s ability to watch our games in real time on hand-held devices,” Silver said. “So we see enormous growth opportunities both in terms of players and for participation and ultimately an interest for the league.” Having champions from Cameroon and the Congo, having the executive who gets credited for putting it all together being from Nigeria ... it’s not going to hurt the game in Africa one bit. The NBA champions are, indeed, champions of the world. “As a kid, I didn’t have the opportunity to dream about this moment,” Siakam said. “I didn’t think I could make it. I didn’t think this was possible as a kid. And I think a lot of kids don’t think that it’s possible. Just me being able to be here today and telling them that, ’Hey, look at me, I was a little scrawny kid from Cameroon ... but here I am, as a champion.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 14th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Helterbrand never says die as career continues now in Imus Bandera

Jayjay Helterbrand was nearly two years into his retirement from professional basketball. The keyword being, was. That's because the Ginebra franchise icon has decided to play ball once more, this time in the MPBL with the Imus Bandera. And those about to enjoy watching "The Fast" back in the basketball court can thank the UNTV Legends Cup for this development. "I was playing with the legends group and I think that got my juices flowing," he told reporters in the MPBL Lakan Cup's opener last Wednesday. "That made me think I can play again." Indeed, judging from what he has been doing with the Ginebra Legends, Helterbrand still got game. In fact, he even put up a triple-double in their rivalry game opposite the Purefoods Legends last February. The now 42-year-old made it clear, however, that he has never lost his love for basketball. "Actually, I still got the passion for the game. Just to make it simple and sweet, I just miss playing," he said, talking about his decision to suit up yet again. Helterbrand also made it clear, though, that of course, he is far from 100 percent just yet. "As of now, I've only had one practice under my belt. This ain't no joke because you're going to be running up and down the court so there's no way I can be able to keep up after two years," he shared. He then continued, "But it's a long season so hopefully, I can get in shape slowly and surely." Yes, make no mistake about it, the Gin Kings' legend is in Imus to stay. "I'm here for the long haul," he expressed. And he is nothing but grateful for the Cavite-based team for this brand new opportunity. "They were all very supportive. They welcomed me with arms wide open so I'm really excited to play and be part of Imus," he said. For that, Helterbrand promises to do nothing but repay the Bandera's trust. "I told the other guys that I'm just here to help the younger guys. I just want to be a good example to them and guide them," he said. He then continued, "Whatever I can add on the court itself is just a bonus." Jayjay Helterbrands makes his MPBL debut later at 9:00 p.m. against the Caloocan Supremos. Kapamilyas all over the world will be able to witness it on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, and iWant. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 13th, 2019Related News

PBA: Nambatac shoots way to PoW citation

Rey Nambatac is fast becoming one of Rain or Shine’s reliable players this season as he continues to step up for the team in the mid-season PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The wily guard was big for the Elasto Painters in their back-to-back victories over Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix, allowing the team to recover from a slow start and even its record at 2-2. Nambatac had a career-game of 30 points including 7-of-11 from three-point range in Rain or Shine’s 104-81 blowout of the Kings, and then followed up his heroics by coming through in the clutch as the Elasto Painters rallied back to upstage the Fuel Masters, 89-82. The 25-year-old former Letran standout averaged 20.5 points in his team’s last two games, earning for him a first ever PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week honor from June 3-9. Nambatac, picked seventh overall by the Elasto Painters in the 2017 draft, beat out eight other candidates for the weekly citation handed out by the men and women covering the PBA beat. Others who vied for the honor included Nambatac’s teammate Javee Mocon, Chris Banchero and Jeron Teng of Alaska, the TnT Katropa trio of Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy, NorthPort’s Robert Bolick, and Blackwater rookie Bobby Ray Parks. After their twin victories, the Elasto Painters won’t return to action until June 19 when they clash with co-league leader NorthPort at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 13th, 2019Related News

LA Tenorio admits hitting Terrence Jones, but says he didn t start it

MANILA, Philippines – LA Tenorio said he was hit first by Terrence Jones before he retaliated in Barangay Ginebra's 96-104 loss to TNT in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday, June 12. The Gin Kings guard was caught on camera hitting the KaTropa import in the stomach midway ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2019Related News

Mistakenly arrested columnist Valle mulling raps vs cops

"We are looking at the possibility of filing... charges to give a lesson to our cops that we will not allow them to play as kings.".....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2019Related News

PBA: Jones’ KaTropa test their mettle vs. champion Ginebra

Brgy. Ginebra’s title defense is off to a rough start. The Gin Kings are 2-2 in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and one might say that they’re pretty lucky to be at .500 early in the tournament. Without super import Justin Brownlee doing the heavy lifting, Ginebra could be easily at 1-3 right now, or worse, winless after four games. Still, Ginebra is a 2-2 and the champs can start correcting their early-conference struggles by picking up a nice win Wednesday at the Big Dome. However, that’s harder than it sounds as the Gin Kings meet TNT, one of the hotter teams in the tournament so far. Led by another super import in Terrence Jones, the KaTropa enter this 7:00 p.m. showdown tied for second place with a 4-1 mark after back-to-back lopsided wins over Phoenix and San Miguel. Before TNT and Ginebra take the court though, Northport and Magnolia clash for the first 4:30 p.m. game. The Batang Pier share second place with TNT while the Hotshots are at 0-1 entering the Wednesday.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 11th, 2019Related News

Durant s return looms large heading into potential clincher

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com TORONTO — Let us dismiss the tasty-yet-faulty comparison folks will try to make regarding Game 5 and Kevin Durant and the fate of the Warriors in these NBA Finals: In 1970, when Knicks center Willis Reed famously limped out of the tunnel at Madison Square Garden for Game 7, he only hit two jumpers and was done, too gimpy to go any further. The Warriors, starved for points against a toothy Raptors defense, will require plenty more than that from Durant before he’s done. Back then, it was winner-take-all, New York vs. L.A. Durant and the Warriors are trailing 3-1 and face elimination at Scotiabank Arena. They’re staring down a far deeper and darker tunnel. This is the stark reality for a would-be savior and his recuperating calf and the desperate two-time defending champions. Durant was upgraded to questionable for Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), which means it's likely he’ll at least be on the floor. Whether he stays long enough to break a sweat or plays well enough to make the Raptors perspire is the real issue. Perhaps never before has an injury to a superstar of this magnitude been this mysterious – and perhaps costly – in the history of The Finals. Remember, with Reed, the Knicks won at the end. Maybe there's more in common with Magic Johnson pulling a hamstring in 1989 during Game 1, but again, Magic was finished for the series, and so were the Lakers, swept by the Pistons. Durant is trying to return and in the process squelch the innuendo swirling about his recovery and also trigger a historic comeback. Can he pull this off after not playing since May 8 (May 9, PHL time), and practicing for the first time only Sunday? It was a practice, but only in the tamest sense. Durant joined his teammates and took part after the media was hustled off the court, leaving no outside witnesses or sneaky TMZ footage. The Warriors, this time of year, only conduct light drills. And it was over within an hour. To recap: Durant is supposed to step into an intense basketball game after missing a month, and battle a Toronto defense led by Kawhi Leonard, and thwart a championship bid by a team and city bracing for a maddening celebration around midnight, and … rescue the Warriors? OK, then. “I think it’s pretty easy to realize we obviously miss him out there and he’s propelled us to two championships in two years,” said Warriors guard Klay Thompson. “So it would be pretty storybook if he could come back and help us do the same.” If it sounds like the Warriors are so stretched for answers and solutions that they’re banking on Durant being close to normal after a lengthy layoff, well … maybe they are. When you’re facing elimination, there’s really no other choice. And the Warriors haven’t been able to solve the Raptors without him. Yet Durant has set himself a high bar. Before his injury, which occurred in the conference semifinals against Houston, he was on another level, nearly galactic. He averaged 34 points, five rebounds and five assists in 11 games and was a finalist for everyone’s “best player in the playoffs" honors with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Since then Leonard, the postseason leader in points, and rebounds, and minutes, has yanked that praise for himself. The Raptors, as a result, are heavy favorites to lift the trophy. Durant may not be 100 percent, leaving what he can possibly do an open question: Will he be more of a decoy than a legitimate offensive threat? And on defense, how can the Warriors cover for him, since the Raptors will surely try to exploit the situation by running Durant through screens? Without Durant, the scoring burden had to be carried by Thompson and Steph Curry, and while both have done fairly well, the Warriors have had little margin for error. Whenever Draymond Green or Andre Iguodala or DeMarcus Cousins failed to lend support for Thompson and Curry, the results have been disastrous for Golden State. Coach Steve Kerr feels Durant’s presence will be enough to cause a ripple effect that influences what both teams do when he’s on the floor. “The game plan changes if Kevin is out there, or if he’s not,” Kerr said. “So you adapt accordingly. It changes matchups, it changes rotations, all that stuff.” It’ll be a surprise if Durant’s return causes issues within the Warriors and the system that was tweaked in his absence. Although they’ve been without him for nine games, he did play three seasons with the club, so there shouldn’t be any adjustment problems. Quite the contrary, says Curry. “We’ll be able to adjust in transition pretty smoothly,” said Curry. “He’s been in plenty of Finals and has played well. No matter what the percentage he’s at, I’m sure he’ll be impactful and effective.” It’s always tricky to play doctor and determine how much time Durant should’ve missed, although that never deters anyone from doing so. Taking it a step further, while none of his teammates or coaches publicly questioned the depths of Durant’s injury, dealing with the daily dose of “is he or isn’t he?” became tiring to some. They all suspect that if Durant could’ve played, he would. What possible motive would encourage him to stay out longer than necessary? To show everyone how much the Warriors need him? That seems a stretch for someone who craves a championship. Possibly not his pending free agency either; if anything Durant would get bonus points for playing through pain and would have all summer to recover in the event of re-injuring the calf, which is not considered career-threatening. Injured players have no obligation to speak to the media, and Durant hasn’t, with his silence only feeding speculation. “I feel for Kevin,” Thompson said. “I know what type of competitor he is and we obviously miss him dearly. But whether it’s tomorrow or Game 6, we just have to do everything in our power to help him get back. He will be very welcome, I’ll say that much. Kevin’s (injury) is serious and I know how badly he wants to be out there. He’s one of the best competitors I’ve been around.” The stretchy shooting range, the high release of a shot that’s nearly impossible to block or discourage, the energy and determination and ability to make plays in tense moments, those are the elements Durant brings and the Warriors have missed in The Finals. They’ll take whatever he can give, whatever that might be.   “I would like to think he would make a difference,” Shaun Livingston said. “Again, it’s just any time a player of that caliber comes back or goes out of the lineup, it’s going to be felt certain ways. We’ll see what happens.” And if Durant is unable to play extended minutes or sputters around the floor, making mistakes and dogged by rust and fatigue and inefficiency? Then it’ll fall on his teammates, a group that couldn’t beat the Raptors in two games at Oracle Arena yet somehow must thrive in a Canadian madhouse that awaits Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). “You’re going to see a resilient Warriors team,” Thompson said. “We’ve had our backs against the wall with this same group. Obviously, it’s a little more daunting being down 3-1 but usually when our backs are against the wall, we respond the best.” Question is, will Durant have their back? Or will he and that wall crumble under pressure from these hungry Raptors and the long odds? Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJun 10th, 2019Related News

Kings, Hotdogs rekindle rivalry in legends duel

Long-time rivals Ginebra and Purefoods eye first win when they rekindle their famed Manila Clasico tale in the resumption of the UNTV Cup PBA Legends Faceoff tournament today at the Pasig Sports Center......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 8th, 2019Related News

Cone upset Ginebra let Nambatac be a Michael Jordan out there

MANILA, Philippines – Tim Cone did not hide his frustrations as Barangay Ginebra failed to remain on the winning track in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup off a lopsided loss to Rain or Shine. Coming off two consecutive victories, the Gin Kings were heavily favored entering the clash against the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2019Related News

PBA: Confident Nambatac lights up Ginebra with career shooting performance

Down 0-2 to start the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Rain or Shine wanted to avoid a 0-3 hole at all costs. Friday against defending champion Ginebra no less, the Elasto Painters did just that and finally got their first win of the mid-season joust with a convincing 23-point win. Import Denzel Bowles did his part, coming through with a strong double-double performance, but it was guard Rey Nambatac who was key for ROS in the victory. Nambatac was hot all game long, firing seven triples on his way to a career-high 30 points. He already had 21 at halftime to help the Elasto Painters weather a strong start from Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar. “Lucky day lang. Kailangang mag step up kasi last two games ang kulang talaga [from] young guns tulad ko,” Nambatac said. “Kasi yung mga veterans namin, especially yung import namin si Denzel, ginagawa nila ng maayos yung roles nila sa team. So kami, parang kami yung nawawala sa team,” he added. With ROS having so many weapons, Nambatac says it’s important to just stay ready. His number will be called and the ball will find its way to him. When that happens, he should be ready to take advantage. Against the Gin Kings, it was Nambatac that got the good looks and he made the most out of all of them. “Tiwala lang sa sarili. Syempre confident lang din ako na pag pinasahan ako, kailangan maisu-shoot ko,” Nambatac said. “Kasi kung ako naman yung nagpasa tapos wide-open shot, talagang nakaka-frustrate yun eh. At ayaw kong mangyari yun sa mga teammates ko na mafrusfrustrate sila. Kasi open shot tapos di masushoot? Kumpyansa lang talaga,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 7th, 2019Related News

Gin Kings face Elasto Painters, shoot for 3rd straight victory

Gin Kings face Elasto Painters, shoot for 3rd straight victory.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJun 6th, 2019Related News

Rolling Ginebra Kings eye third win in a row

DEFENDING Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings go for their third win in a row in the ongoing tournament when they play the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJun 6th, 2019Related News

Philippine Volcanoes retain Asia Rugby Division I Championship

The Philippine Volcanoes remain the kings of Asian Rugby Division I after successfully defending the Asia Rugby Championship Division I title with a 29-21 win over Singapore last June 1st.  The Volcanoes opened the match with 12 quick points to set the tone, before Singapore came roaring back and cut the deficit to 12-7.  With the lead ballooning back up to as much as 29-16, the Singaporean side didn't have much time on their side to mount a comeback and the defending champions held on for the win and back-to-back titles.  The Volcanoes' second title run saw them dispatch the likes of Chinese Taipei, top-seeded Sri Lanka, and Singapore for their .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 4th, 2019Related News

PBA: Brownlee to the rescue as Ginebra escapes Northport

Justin Brownlee to the rescue as always. The league’s reigning Best Import drilled a clutch corner triple in the final 90 seconds and defending champion Brgy. Ginebra escaped Northport Saturday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the MOA Arena, 73-70. Tied at 70, the Gin Kings found Brownlee sitting in the corner and Ginebra’s resident super import calmly drilled the go-ahead triple with 1:29 left. Ginebra then managed to hold on in the final 36 seconds as the Batang Pier missed three attempts from deep that would have sent the game in overtime. “I coached poorly I thought it was a loss,” head coach Tim Cone said. “The zone really bothered us, gave us a hard time finding high-percentage shots. Our defense kept us in the game, we basically survived with our offense,” he added as his Gin Kings climb to 2-1 in the standings. It was a close game throughout with no team having any significant leads. It came down to who made the more timely shots and the Gin Kings did courtesy of Brownlee. Ginebra’s super import finished with 32 points, eight rebounds, and six rebounds. He also had five steals for a true all-around effort. After Brownlee, Greg Slaughter was Ginebra’s top local with 16 points. Northport missed out on solo first with the loss, dropping to 3-1. Mo Tautuaa was the high man for the Batang Pier with 15 points while Sean Anthony was good for 14 markers. The scores: Ginebra 73 - Brownlee 32, Slaughter 16, Thompson 11, Mercado 6, Aguilar 3, Ferrer 3, Mariano 2, Devance 0, Tenorio 0, Teodoro 0. NorthPort 70 - Tautuaa 15, Anthony 14, Grey 9, Lanete 8, Ibeh 8, Pringle 7, Bolick 5, Elorde 4, Flores 0, Gabayni 0. Quarterscores: 13-14, 38-31, 55-54, 73-70.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 1st, 2019Related News