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Coach Tim Cone is here to stay

Despite being American-born, Cone grew up in the Philippines and has long been a household name in the country's basketball scene and plans to stay that way......»»

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Mighty Sports reels as Jones Cup called off

Mighty Sports Philippines was set to defend its crown in this year's edition of the Cup while also gunning for their seventh overall title......»»

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Azkals Manager Palami on his bucket list and the legacy of 2010

There have been massive highs and some lows in this past decade, but the future is glittering. And the once seemingly impossible high point on Palami's "bucket list" could be checked. .....»»

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NBA s Heat close practice facility as second player contracts coronavirus

Before the Heat, other teams like the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers also shut down their facilities after positive COVID-19 tests......»»

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Training soon to resume for Philippine Olympic hopefuls

Philippine Sports Commission officer-in-charge and commissioner Ramon Fernandez on Saturday said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) had already given national athletes who already made the Olympic cut and with chances to qualify the green light to resume training in areas like the General Community Quarantine (GCQ)......»»

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Carlos Yulo seen as Philippines brightest hope for elusive Olympic gold

The 65-year-old Keon, who is currently Mayor of Laoag City, also sees a strong potential in ending that gold medal-drought in the quadrennial summer games in boxing as well as other martial arts sports and weightlifting......»»

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Pacers Oladipo opts out of NBA restart for health reasons

However, Oladipo will still travel to Orlando with the Pacers to support his team in the sidelines......»»

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Philippine volleyball makes case for IATF resumption nod

Equally eager to return like the said sports, volleyball also bats for return sooner than later according to the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc., (LVPI)......»»

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Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

Chris Kirk, Webb Simpson share Rocket Mortgage Classic lead.....»»

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Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis.....»»

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Pacers Oladipo to sit out restart of season

By The Associated Press The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was still debating whether to join his teammates in Orlando. “We totally respect and understand Victor’s decision to not play in the restart of the NBA’s season,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said Friday in a statement. “The first priority for our players is, and always will be, their health, whether that be physical or mental health. Victor has looked great in workouts, but the timing of the restart and lack of 5-on-5 activity makes it difficult to for him to commit to playing at the high level he expects with regards to further injury.” On Wednesday, coach Nate McMillan said he anticipated having Oladipo in the NBA’s “bubble,” working out with his teammates and a final decision would be made at a later date. But Oladipo didn’t wait that long. After spending almost a full year rehabbing his right quadriceps tendon, the guard returned to the court Jan. 29. Oladipo played in 13 games before the season was suspended by the COVID-19 pandemic. He was averaging 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 39.1%, and appeared to be rounding into form. His contract expires after next season. “His future health is the No. 1 priority and we look forward to having him back at full strength for the 2020-21 season,” Pritchard said. “This is not a unique situation for our team, playing without key players like Victor and Jeremy Lamb. This team has shown great resolve in responding to adversity and we fully expect this will be no different. We remain excited about what they can accomplish in Orlando.".....»»

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Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust, be healthy for playoffs

Bucks, Lakers look to shed rust, be healthy for playoffs.....»»

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UST welcomes its PG of the future in Cebu Jrs. MVP LA Casinillo

University of Sto. Tomas is going out of its way to make sure it remains in contention from now until the foreseeable future. With that, the Espana-based schools is getting its hands on a combo guard who won MVP in the CESAFI Jrs. in the form of LA Casinillo. Last year, the 6-foot-1 playmaker led Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu all the way to its first title since 2016. Now, he is all set to join forces with Jacob Cortez in leading the Tiger Cubs into continued contention starting UAAP Season 83. "I promise UST that I will give my very best. Hopefully, I will bring out the leadership and the skills I've learned in SHS-Ateneo," he said. Just 17-years-old, Casinillo is a promising prospect who, for UST head coach Aldin Ayo, will be key to the entire program's future. He will be following in the footsteps of Mark Nonoy who starred for the Tiger Cubs before making an immediate impact as Rookie of the Year with the Growling Tigers. For the Bacolod native, coach Aldin - now the overseer of the black and gold's Srs. and Jrs. programs - is the first and foremost reason why he's taking his talents to UST. "I chose UST because I feel that I'm in good hands with coach Aldin Ayo," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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CSB puts recruitment on hold; prioritizes 250 active student-athletes

There will be no new student-athletes coming College of St. Benilde's way. The Taft-based school has decided to do away with recruitment for the time being in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. However, the green and white institution has pledged its commitment to the 250 student-athletes who are already part of its varsity teams. "We made a commitment to our student-athletes and their families and we remain true to our mission of faith, service, and communion," Center for Sports Development Director Stephen Fernandez said. That means that their players in badminton, basketball, chess, football, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, and volleyball could rest assured that they would remain Blazers. Not only that, they also remain entitled to their Athletic Recruit Grants. CSB has been home to several national team athletes in Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting) as well as Southeast Asian Games double-gold medalist Agatha Wong (wushu) and silver winner Johnvic De Guzman (volleyball). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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The NBA’s hard choice

“We are left with no choice but to learn to live with this virus. No options are risk-free right now... Yet we can’t sit on the sidelines indefinitely, and we must adapt.”.....»»

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Pinoy tapped to handle UC Riverside Highlanders

Another Filipino blazed a trail overseas as Mike Magpayo became the newest head coach of University of California Riverside in US college basketball......»»

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Mitra seeks clarity on boxing restart

There appears to be some confusion on whether boxing was approved among the contact sports to restart by the IATF during a zoom meeting last Thursday......»»

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Medina a heartbeat away from Tokyo joust

Josephine Medina, 2016 Paralympics table tennis bronze medalist, is one step closer to joining swimmer Ernie Gawilan in Tokyo next year......»»

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Pro sports training is back

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Coach Tab expects Dwight Ramos to make his presence felt all over for Ateneo

Ateneo de Manila University will not have a big chunk of its championship core for UAAP 83. Gone are Isaac Go, Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt and the Blue Eagles will head into battle spearheaded by the likes of SJ Belangel, Ange Kouame, and Gian Mamuyac. That doesn't mean, however, that the light on the blue and white will be dimming anytime soon as reinforcement has also come in the form of Filipino-American Dwight Ramos. And even now, head coach Tab Baldwin has no doubt about the splash the 6-foot-5 wing will make come Ateneo's title defense. "I think Dwight has a chance to make a significant impact," he said in  the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered. According to the brilliant tactician, Ramos' impact will not necessarily seen by the naked eye as it will be spread out all over the floor. As he put it, "Dwight's the kind of player who has across-the-board impact in a game. He's a very intellectual player. He's not just a great athlete because he also has good skills." He then continued, "He impacts court spacing by how he plays offensively and defensively. He's very, very unselfish. He can play multiple positions." In the end, Coach Tab reiterated that there's a reason why the faithful over at Katipunan is looking forward to the debut of their brand new Blue Eagle. "His impact, I think, is going to be significant, but again, it's not going to be a huge statistical impact as some people might expect or want to see," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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