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Kobe Paras receives NCAA scholarship offer

MANILA – Former La Salle Greenhills player Kobe Paras received a scholarship offer from NCAA university UCLA. Paras expressed his excitement and joy after getting the offer from UCLA through his Twitter account. He reposted the tweets of @VerbalCommits, @Compton_Magic, and @Team_Bayless. Los Angeles Times also confirmed the report. Paras used to play for La …

NU sends FEU crashing, forces winner-take-all game 3 duel

MANILA — The National University (NU) Bulldogs forced a deciding third game after clobbering the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 62-47 in Game Two of their Best-Of-3 Finals series on Wednesday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Troy Rosario came up big for NU after his dismal performance in Game One by spearheading his team with …

Tamaraws get first win over Bulldogs

MANILA – Championship is only a game away for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws as they slipped past the National University Bulldogs on Saturday, 75-70, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Mac Belo, Mike Tolomia, Roger Pogo, and Achie Iñigo carried their team during the last two quarters. “Perfect play, perfect timing,” said FEU coach …

BMX rider Caluag ends PH gold drought in 2014 Asian Games

MANILA, Philippines – Rider Daniel Patrick Caluag finally bags first Philippine gold after winning the men’s BMX cycling event on Wednesday at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX 400-meter track during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Sought Korea. The country’s wait for the gold at the Asian Games was over as a Filipino biker clocks 35.489 …

Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest, says he takes ‘full responsibility’

Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The Olympic champion was arrested for the second time on DUI charges early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this year with his sights set on competing at the Rio Games. Phelps …

Gilas scores 67-65 over Kazakstan, officially out of Asian Games

INCHEON, Korea — The national basketball team logged a win it did not wanted and has no use for in another late collapse that has become a patent more than a habit, bringing with it the Philippines’ campaign that got stalled again on other fronts as the days begin to wither in the already cold …

Indian Sikh basketball players break with religious tradition to play in Asian Games

INCHEON, South Korea—Before all the attention generated by the Qatari women’s team withdrawing from the Asian Games basketball competition due to a ban on head coverings in competition, the Indian men’s team faced a similar predicament. Captain Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh had to remove their turbans to play at the Asia Cup in July, …

ASIAD: Gilas Pilipinas bows out to S. Korea, 97-95

INCHEON, Korea — Playing without the benched Marcus Douthit, Gilas Pilipinas’ courageous stand fell short against a hot-shooting Korean team, which came down from as many as 16 points to pull off a 97-95 win that slammed the door shut on the nationals’ campaign in the 17th Asian Games basketball competitions at the Samsan World Gymnasium …

Gilas continues to break hearts, bows to Qatar

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas continues to break a lot of their fans’ hearts after bowing down to Qatar, 77-68, Friday night at Hwaseong Sports Complex gymnasium. The loss of the nationals earned them a must-win game against South Korea who is looking to avenge. Qatar’s Mohd Yousuf Mohamed and Boney Harold Watson lifted the team …

Iran rallies past Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA — Iran managed to lift itself past Gilas Pilipinas to earn the win, 68-63, Thursday afternoon at Hwaseong Sports Complex gymnasium. Despite the loss of the nationals, they are still in the quarterfinal round. “We will beat them when we need to,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. While the highly-physical match is technically …

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