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Davao City to formalize bid to host 2019 Palarong Pambansa

DAVAO CITY — The Davao City government will formalize its bid for the hosting of Palarong Pambansa in 2019. The formal bid will be submitted to the Department of Education (Deped) Palarong Pambansa Board after the city is through with its hosting of the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meer which opens on Sunday. City …

Magnolia snaps skid with rout of GlobalPort

MANILA — Magnolia snapped its two-game slide in style, blasting GlobalPort, 96-81, in the main game of the Chinese New Year offering of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Friday night. Slowed down by the Batang Pier in the first half, the Hotshots got their rhythm going in the third …

Martinez falls short in Winter Olympics stint

MANILA — Michael Martinez put up a good fight in the Winter Olympics men’s skating short program event, but failed to enter the second round of the competition. Martinez, who had a flawless performance in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, finished 28th out of 30 skaters with 55.56 points. However, with only 24 skaters entering the …

Lyceum avenges NCAA Finals loss to San Beda, claims PCCL crown

MANILA — Revenge is sweet for Lyceum. The Pirates dethroned the San Beda Red Lions as PCCL champions with a 70-66 win in the national final at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Thursday night. It was a tale of odd and even as Lyceum and San Beda split the odd and …

Jericho Cruz traded to TNT; ROS gets promising rookie Onwubere

MANILA — Jericho Cruz is leaving Rain Or Shine. The combo guard, who reportedly expressed his desire to be traded recently, finds himself in TNT after a swap with ROS was approved by Commissioner Willie Marcial on Thursday. In exchange, the Elasto Painters got seldom-used players Sidney Onwubere and Kris Rosales from the KaTropa. The E-Painters …

Harden, Rockets win 10th straight, topping Kings

HOUSTON — James Harden had 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets held on for their 10th straight victory, 100-91 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Rockets are 44-13 entering the All-Star break after winning 17 of their last 19 games. Houston led by as many as 17, but …

GlobalPort, TNT slug it out for survival

MANILA— TNT, who has become a PBA powerhouse in recent years, is in a tough situation nine games into the Philippine Cup. The KaTropa, who are usually inside the Top 6 at this juncture, are currently eighth in the standings at 4-5, putting them in danger of either going to the quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat disadvantage …

Gilas’ February pool finally complete in practice

MANILA — The Gilas Pilipinas pool to the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers February window is finally in full force. All the 15 members of the national team pool that will be the basis of the lineup for the games against Australia and Japan on Feb. 22 and 25 respectively showed up during the daily practice …

Mental toughness key to winning as Lyceum, San Beda go for PCCL title

MANILA — The Lyceum Pirates and the defending champions San Beda Red Lions will square off on Thursday night for the right to be named the national collegiate champions at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The said showdown scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off happens to be a rematch of their …

ARMM athletic meet opens

NORTH UPI, Maguindanao – Some 5,000 student-athletes, education and technical officials gathered here for the conduct of the week-long Palarong ARMMAA (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association) 2018, which opened Monday. The regional Palaro runs from Feb. 12 to 16 at the sprawling grounds of the Nuro Central Elementary School here. Rasol Y. Mitmug …

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