UP rallies past La Salle to complete perfect Filoil title run

UP Fighting Maroons’ Francis Lopez during the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup. –HANDOUT MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines completed a perfect championship run in the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup after pulling off a come-from-behind 69-66 win over its UAAP tormentor La Salle in a winner-take-all final on Wednesday. The Fighting Maroons needed to recover…

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Irving’s reflective side front and center in run to NBA Finals

Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving answers questions during a news conference after the Mavericks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Krohn) DALLAS — Kyrie Irving directed obscene gestures and profanity at a hostile crowd in Boston the last time…

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Cignal stacks talent fresh off another Spikers’ Turf title run

JM Ronquillo, Owa Retamar and Martin Bugaoan join Cignal HD Spikers’ in Spikers’ Turf.–CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Cignal bolstered its already formidable squad during the mid-year break by signing three UAAP stalwarts who were key players for their respective universities and teams. The HD Spikers have signed setter Joshua Retamar, opposite hitter JM Ronquillo, and middle…

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Unsure of future, Juami trusts team bosses to ‘run it back’

Terrrafirma guard Juami TIongson.–PBA IMAGES Juami Tiongson wants Terrafirma to “run it back” and build on what it was able to do in the PBA Philippine Cup, where it defied traditionally low and came within a win of making the semifinals. Tiongson, who led the Dyip’s Cinderella run that finally struck midnight with a loss…

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Naomi Osaka’s Rome Open run ended by Zheng in last 16

Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her match against China’s Qinwen Zheng at the Women’s WTA Rome Open tennis tournament at Foro Italico in Rome on May 13, 2024. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) Naomi Osaka’s return to the Rome Open ended at the last 16 on Monday after the four-time Grand Slam champion fell…

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Gomez de Liaño hopes playoff run earns Terrafirma respect

Javi Gomez de Liano helps Terrafirma slip past NorthPort and into the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines—Javi Gomez de Liaño is on a mission and it’s not an easy one. After Terrafirma punched a ticket to the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, Gomez de Liaño hopes the the Dyip’s current run to the…

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Close results tell another story behind Beermen’s spotless Philippine Cup run

Enoch Valdez of NLEX tries to defend CJ Perez of San Miguel during the PBA Philippine Cup.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net San Miguel Beer stayed unbeaten in nine games, solidified its leadership of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup, and clinched a twice-to-beat advantage with its 120-103 conquest of undermanned NLEX on Sunday night.And when asked whether…

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San Miguel hikes unbeaten run to 8-0, fends off Magnolia

San Miguel Beermen’s CJ Perez in the PBA Philippine Cup against Magnolia. –PBA IMAGES MANILA, Philippines–At the edge of what looked like its first loss in the PBA Philippine Cup, San Miguel’s top gun in the conference and its veteran playmaker came through down the stretch to seal a 98-91 triumph over corporate sibling but…

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Lassiter says key to unbeaten run is Beermen staying healthy

Marcio Lassiter (right) wants to intensify playoff run. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ Marcio Lassiter has been in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for a long time to know that winning streaks, while pleasant, could also be dangerously intoxicating. That is why on the heels of yet another cutthroat victory, the San Miguel sniper warned about getting…

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UAAP: NU Lady Bulldogs rediscover bite vs UST, look to sustain run

There was something different in National University (NU) when it took on University of Santo Tomas (UST) for the second time around this season of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament. Nine games into Season 86, the Lady Bulldogs have patiently worked on themselves to be the cohesive unit everyone—including themselves—knew they were capable of being

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