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Last Home Stand: Stop the Flip Flopping

It was a July 21 Monday night US Pacific Standard Time when i remembered that a basketball event will happen between the Gilas National Team against a selection of NBA superstars.

I was curious.  ’So the NBA …

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NBA Offseason Predictions: Melo’s next journey, will it be another NYK tour?

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The Knicks’ 2014 Season aftermath 

The Knicks ended their 68th regular season in the NBA with a 37-45 mark finishing third in the Atlantic Division 11 games behind division champion Toronto and …

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NBA Offseason Predictions: Will Lebron remain in South Beach?

Photo: Mark Runyon |

We had high expectations that the 2014 NBA Finals would go the distance.  It was close in game 1 with that memorable Lebroning memes.

In Game 2, we glimpses of …

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Watch the 2014 NBA Finals live at NBA Cafe Manila

Will the San Antonio Spurs get their revenge or will the Miami Heat score a Three-Peat?

Watch the 2014 NBA Finals from “ringside” at NBA Cafe Manila at SM Aura in Taguig City — the …

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Reboot Blue Eagles: An Overture

The rebuilding process has officially started.  The Blue Eagles are a work in progress but things are quite falling into place.

The build up is so massive that it’s no secret that Ateneo is gearing up for another crack at a UAAP …

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Two Dynasties in Champions for A Cause for Yolanda Victims

Two dynasties. Two storied basketball teams.  Two current champions of the country’s top collegiate leagues will clash for a common goal as NCAA 5-time champion and UAAP 8-time champion, the De La Salle Green Archers and …

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NCAA 89: The long, tough road to four

This is the 3rd time …

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NCAA 89 Finals Preview: San Beda Red Lions vs. Letran Knights

Another classic college basketball game will unfold on November 11, as two of the winningest members of the country’s oldest collegiate basketball league will face off for the 2nd straight season in a championship series.

The San Beda Red Lions will go …

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NCAA 89 Final Four: San Beda Red Lions & Perpetual Help Altas with Koga Issue Rapid Reax

The Final Four cast is complete and this is a repeat of last season’s 1 vs. 4 match up.

Interesting to note, San Beda prevailed in both encounters but both were close encounters, lets recap.  In their first meeting, Baser Amer singlehandedly carried the load for …

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NCAA 89 Final Four: Letran Knights & San Sebastian Golden Stags

This is it.  We are finally at the tail end of a very long NCAA Season.  The Final Four of the oldest collegiate league is upon us.  It’s a reboot of last year’s semifinals.

In a phone conversation with both coaches as they contemplate on their …

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Ban That

Sam Ekwe - NCAA Season 82 MVP and ROY

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UAAP 76 Finals Series: A Classic and a Fallen Tiger

So we have a UAAP …

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NBA Global Games: “We are a Team First Team” – Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel


We are a “Team First Team”, Indiana Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel declared during Media Day and at a few days before the start of the NBA Global Games in the Philippines to be held on …

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NBA Global Games: Indiana Pacers Practice Session at the MOA Arena









Video by Jan Dizon

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UST-DLSU UAAP 76 Game 2: Growling Tigers alive but Green Archers gain momentum

This has gone the distance. As predicted, this will be a classic finish. Fans fro both teams have been treated to a balanced diet of unadulterated, palatable basketball that is exciting and thrilling. The coliseum is sacred ground worthy of the spirit and pride that …

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