San Miguel nears sweep of Rain or Shine, finals berth

San Miguel Beermen guard CJ Perez.–PBA IMAGES DASMARINAS, Cavite—San Miguel Beer moved on the cusp of sweeping Rain or Shine in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series after securing a 117-107 victory Wednesday at Dasmarinas City Arena here. June Mar Fajardo wasn’t as imposing as he was in the first two games, but the luxury…

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June Mar Fajardo too much for Rain or Shine in Game 2

San Miguel Beermen center June Mar Fajardo.–PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—It was another day at the office for June Mar Fajardo on Sunday in Game 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Like clockwork, Fajardo had a field day in the third quarter where he made his first five attempts in the period and scored 18…

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PBA: San Miguel gets Game 1, but Rain or Shine delivers on vow

June Mar Fajardo leads San Miguel past Rain or Shine for a 1-0 lead in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net San Miguel Beer’s victory to open the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Friday was a validation of its label as heavy favorites to progress past underdog Rain or Shine. But the Beermen’s 101-98…

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Rain or Shine won’t make things easy for San Miguel

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs. –PBA IMAGES Coach Yeng Guiao immediately played down Rain or Shine’s chances of pulling off an upset of mighty San Miguel Beer in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. But Guiao and the Elasto Painters won’t just surrender the best-of-seven series, which starts on…

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Semis stint has Rain or Shine feeling like champions

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs. –PBA IMAGES Coach Yeng Guiao described Rain or Shine’s entry to the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup as a crowning achievement for arguably the league’s true independent team. “In one minds, we feel like we’re already champions,” Guiao said after the Elasto…

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Rain or Shine ousts TNT to set up semis duel vs San Miguel

Rain or Shine Elastopainters Gian Mamuyac during a PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals game against TNT Tropangg Giga. –PBA IMAGES Rain or Shine staved off TNT’s fourth quarter comeback to eke out a 110-109 victory Wednesday and a trip to the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The Elasto Painters will take on the…

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PBA: Rain or Shine bounces back to even series vs TNT

Rain or Shine’s Jhonard Clarito.–PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–With its top gun frosty once again, Rain or Shine on Sunday turned to its youth brigade to slip past TNT, 121-113, and bring their best-of-three PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal race to a decider. Jhonard Clarito set the tone early while Andrei Caracut put the finishing touches on…

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TNT pummels Rain or Shine for 1-0 quarterfinals lead

TNT Tropang Giga’s Calvin Oftana during a PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals game against Rain or Shine. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–TNT cranked things up in the second half on Friday night to spill Rain or Shine, 116-99, and draw first blood in their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals duel. The Tropang Giga leaned on the one-two punch…

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PBA: Old reliable Beau Belga still flourishing for Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga.–PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—Beau Belga has been putting up quite the numbers for Rain or Shine in the PBA Philippine Cup and coach Yeng Guiao is certainly taking notice. After the Elasto Painters’ 120-104 victory over NLEX at Philsports Arena on Friday, Guiao tipped his hat to Belga, who’s…

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County Championship: Surrey thrash Kent as rain denies Nottinghamshire pair chance for 400-run stand | Cricket News

Surrey secured their first victory of the Vitality County Championship Division One season after beating Kent by an innings and 37 runs at Canterbury. The reigning champions dismissed the hosts for 262 in their second innings, with Dan Worrall taking 4-41 and Cameron Steel 3-38, with Steel remaining the leading wicket-taker in the country this…

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