Timely call helps Scottie Thompson regain touch for Ginebra

Barangay Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson during Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.–PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—Scottie Thompson got some much-needed boost for Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals from a simple phone call. After the Gin Kings evened their series with the Meralco Bolts via a 90-71 domination on Friday, Thompson revealed…

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PVL: Returning MJ Phillips helps Petro Gazz clinch top spot

Returning Petro Gazz Angels star MJ Phillips in the PVL All-Filipino Conference. –PVL PHOTO MANILA, Philippines—MJ Phillips was victorious in her return to the Premier Volleyball League, helping the Angels to their latest victory in the All-Filipino Conference at Philsports Arena on Saturday. Phillips fueled Petro Gazz’s 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22 victory over Nxled which…

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Mo Tautuaa helps San Miguel escape pesky Terrafirma

San Miguel Beermen’s Mo Tautuaa in the PBA Philippine Cup. —PBA IMAGES Mo Tautuaa scored a season-high 24 points including crucial shots down the stretch as San Miguel Beer survived Terrafirma, 113-110, Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Tautuaa’s three-pointers and a basket in the dying seconds that…

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Calvin Oftana helps TNT slip past Meralco

TNT Tropang Giga’s Calvin Oftana.– PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–TNT escaped Meralco by the skin of its teeth on Sunday afternoon, pocketing a key 92-90 victory over corporate sibling Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup. The Tropang Giga hit some timely shots and then made key stops towards the end of the contest at Ninoy Aquino…

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Joel Embiid returns, helps 76ers top Thunder

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, tries to get past Oklahoma City Thunder’s Jaylin Williams during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid put Philadelphia ahead with four free throws in the final 40 seconds and finished with 24 points in his…

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LeBron James’ triple-double helps Lakers beat Grizzlies

Los Angeles Lakers forwards Rui Hachimura (28) and LeBron James (23) play in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) MEMPHIS, Tennessee — LeBron James had a triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists, Rui Hachimura scored 32…

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Vange Alinsug’s emergence helps NU get back at UST

NU Lady Bulldogs’ Vange Alinsug.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Vange Alinsug’s growth as a more composed and disciplined player has fueled National University’s vengeful win over the University of Santo Tomas in their second-round clash in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament. Alinsug joined hands with Bella Belen and Alyssa Solomon to form a…

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Terry Rozier’s go-ahead 3-pointer helps Heat beat Cavaliers

Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier celebrates after making a three point basket and getting fouled against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) CLEVELAND — Terry Rozier scored nine points in the final 1:24, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 14.5 seconds…

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Calm demeanor helps PLDT avert familiar collapse vs Choco Mucho

PLDT High Speed Hitters.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net It has been months since PLDT lost to Choco Mucho, a bitter reality check that happened early in the last All-Filipino Conference of the Premier Volleyball League. But the lessons the High Speed Hitters learned from that defeat are still fresh in their minds. Faced with the prospects of blowing…

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Pling Baclay aptly fills in as starter, helps UP end slump

Pling Baclay and the UP Fighting Maroons post their first win in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Pling Baclay proved her worth for University of the Philippines with a season-high seven blocks to end the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament first round on a high note. Filling in…

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