Fifi Sharma dreaming bigger after first Alas Pilipinas stint

Alas Pilipinas’ Fifi Sharma and Eya Laure celebrate a point during their game against Australia in thw AVC Challenge Cup 2024. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIREr.net MANILA, Philippines — Fifi Sharma continues to dream big after her Alas Pilipinas debut ended with a historic bronze medal in the AVC Challenge Cup. “Honestly, mas tumaas pa lalo yung pangarap…

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Discipline, respect among things Canino will pack for PH stint

Angel Canino believes it takes more than skills to represent either school or country. —PVL IMAGES Being under the wings of Ramil de Jesus, De La Salle University’s Angel Canino has learned two important virtues, among other things: Discipline and respect. “We have to bring [those] because [if] not … [how can] you [represent] the…

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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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NU coach Norman Miguel always grateful for UST stint

NU Lady Bulldogs coach Norman Miguel during a UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball Final Four game against FEU Lady Tamaraws. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — National University coach Norman Miguel will have a special first UAAP finals appearance as he faces the school where his coaching career started. When University of Santo Tomas last won…

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Diouf yearns for PBA stint

Malick Diouf —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Malick Diouf, a former UAAP Most Valuable Player (MVP) awardee who helped University of the Philippines to three Finals appearances and one title, isn’t closing the door on reinforcing a club in the place that has been his home for years. “Everybody who played in college here (in the Philippines) hopes…

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Cliff Hodge wants first PBA All-Star stint to matter

Meralco Bolts forward Cliff Hodge is participating in the PBA All-Star for the first time. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net BACOLOD CITY—Cliff Hodge has made the PBA’s Defensive Team twice, and yet, making the All-Star Team—a far easier milestone to notch—has been much more slippery for the Meralco forward. That will finally change on Sunday night when he…

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After Gilas ‘stint,’ Cu, Gumaru boost Kings options

Ralph Cu is on the rise. —PBA IMAGES The spotlight falls bright on superstar players, so coach Tim Cone made sure the efforts of Ralph Cu and Donald Gumaru wouldn’t go unnoticed. The two Barangay Ginebra reserves were practice players for Gilas Pilipinas in the recent window of the 2025 Fiba (International Basketball Federation) Asia…

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Jamil Wilson recalls ‘wonderful’ stint with Converge

Former PBA import Jamil Wilson of Converge now playing for Anyang in the Korean Basketball League. –EASL PHOTO LAPU-LAPU CITY—Anyang Jung Kwan Jang’s Jamil Wilson described his time with Converge as a “wonderful experience” despite the struggles they endured in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Wilson is back in the country for the second time since…

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Paris 2024 or LA 2028, Tim Cone wants Olympic stint for Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone during a press conference on Monday.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—The vision is crystal clear for Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone. Back as the national team coach this time permanently, Cone said he has one goal in mind for Gilas. “I’ve said this before. I think I’ve said this during the Asian…

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Sergio Veloso eyes Final Four stint for Ateneo in his UAAP debut

Ateneo coach Sergio Veloso during the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball press conference. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Despite fielding a rebuilding roster, new Ateneo coach Sergio Veloso is determined to bring back the Blue Eagles to the Final Four in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament. “It’s my first season and I introduced…

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