Frank Lao sticks familiar basketball brand on new volleyball squad

FILE–Gerflor Defenders wrap up their PVL All-Filipino campaign. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net The savior that came to the rescue of Gerflor in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) has finally named its newest squad—and it has quite a familiar ring to it. Businessman Frank Lao announced on Saturday that the new team will carry the Strong Group Athletics…

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Gin Kings, a familiar fixture on Dec. 25 games, have serious business in this latest outing vs TNT

Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson. –PBA IMAGES Tim Cone has always acknowledged the difficulty of having to work on Christmas Day, even if Barangay Ginebra has been almost an annual fixture on such special occasion. “It’s difficult with all the distractions, but it’s also an honor,” said Cone as the Gin Kings face the TNT Tropang…

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PBA: Fran Yu excited to see familiar faces at Northport

2023 PBA Draft fourth round pick Fran Yu. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Excitement filled Fran Yu after being selected by Northport in the 2023 PBA Draft on Sunday. But it wasn’t just because he was selected as the fourth round’s fifth pick, it was also because his fellow Letran alumni Brent Paraiso was also chosen earlier…

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Sisi Rondina relishes teaming up with familiar names at Choco Mucho – rezal404

Sisi Rondina joins Choco Mucho in her PVL debut. – CHOCO MUCH PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Sisi Rondina felt like she was joining the “Redeem Team” as she teams up with her former UAAP rivals at the Choco Mucho Flying Titans. In joining her first professional team after a four year absence in the indoor…

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Familiar World Cup group a double edged sword for Gilas, says Chot Reyes – rezal404

Gilas Pilipinas coaches Chot Reyes before the Fiba World Cup 2023 draw. – MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes isn’t too fond of playing familiar opponents in the Fiba World Cup. And rightly so. “It goes both ways. We know them and they know us as well, so there’s going to…

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