PBA: Maverick Ahanmisi relishes first ‘Manila Clasico’ despite Ginebra loss

Ginebra’s Maverick Ahanmisi is being guarded by his younger brother Jerrick during a game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.–PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—Despite Ginebra’s close loss to Magnolia on Sunday, new Gin King Maverick Ahanmisi still enjoyed his first taste of “Manila Clasico.” Finishing with a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds, Ahanmisi flourished playing…

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PVL: Erika Raagas relishes playing in front of family in homecoming game

Erika Raagas was given an award as PVL visited her hometown Cagayan de Oro for the first time. –PVL PHOTO CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Erika Raagas’ homecoming game turned into a family reunion as over 80 of her relatives were among the ecstatic 9,000 fans in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) on Tour match here.…

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PBA: Rey Suerte relishes Blackwater’s morale-boosting win

Blackwater guard Rey Suerte. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—Blackwater is building up its morale early in the the PBA Commissioners’ Cup tournament with a statement season-opening win against Converge. The Bossing’s 103-84 victory at Philsports Arena on Wednesday was fueled by Rey Suerte, who finished with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists. “Of course, this…

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PVL: Alyssa Valdez relishes homecoming game in Batangas

Alyssa Valdez during Creamline’s game against Cignal in the PVL All-Filipino Conference in Batangas.–PVL PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Alyssa Valdez relished in her homecoming game in Batangas despite only playing in the second set as Creamline remained unbeaten in two games in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference. “It humbles me every time…

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PVL: Faith Nisperos relishes teaming up with former rivals at Akari

Akari Chargers’ Faith Nisperos. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Faith Nisperos is teaming up with former college rivals Fifi Sharma and Justine Jazareno in Akari’s campaign in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference. From playing against each other in the past three UAAP seasons, the ex-Ateneo star and a pair of champion players…

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UAAP: Kevin Quiambao relishes showdown with OJ Ojarikre

La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao vs Adamson’s OJ Ojarikre. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao enjoyed his matchup against Adamson’s OJ Ojarikre in their first round duel of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday. Quiambao and the Green Archers came away with the 71-58 victory against the…

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Jonas Valanciunas relishes Lithuania’s first win over Team USA since 2004 – rezal404

Lithuania’s Jonas Valanciunas. –FIBA BASKETBALL MANILA, Philippines–Jonas Valanciunas hailed the performance put up by Lithuania in scoring a massive win over the United States at the conclusion of the Fiba World Cup’s second round action on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Lithuanians prevailed 110-104, much to the astonishment of a predominantly pro-Team USA…

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AJ Edu relishes playing with Kai Sotto in Fiba World Cup – rezal404

Gilas Pilipinas’ AJ Edu against Italy in the Fiba World Cup. -MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Suiting up for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup alone is already a big feat for AJ Edu. Playing with Kai Sotto again after five years—on international basketball’s biggest stage—made it more special for Edu. “I love playing with Kai.…

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AJ Edu relishes challenge of playing vs marquee bigs – rezal404

Gilas Pilipinas center AJ Edu during a Fiba World Cup game between Gilas Pilipinas and Dominican Republic. –Marlo Cueto/INQUIRER.net BOCAUE — AJ Edu, who has been big in Gilas Pilipinas’ preparatory games, came up big Friday night in the team’s loss to the Dominican Republic in the Fiba World Cup’s opening night at Philippine Arena.…

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St. Benilde relishes ‘favorable challenge’ en route to NCAA Seasons 99 and 100 – rezal404

FILE–St Benilde Blazers coach Charles Tiu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—As early as now, College of St. Benilde is already facing a challenge not just for NCAA Season 99 but also for Season 100. However, it’s a good type of challenge. The Blazers, who fell short of taking the Season 98 crown last year,…

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