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Philippines ends Korea heartbreak, books ticket to FIBA World Cup

By Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net – In what could be one of his final moments donning the country’s colors, Jimmy Alapag saved his best for last. Alapag, the Philippine team captain, hit a huge three late in the fourth quarter as Gilas Pilipinas finally got by South Korea, 86-79, in the Read more »

First NBA Café in Asia to open in Philippines

via philstar.com – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Hoopla Inc. today announced that the first-ever NBA Café in Asia will be coming to Manila at the soon-to-open SM Aura Mall in the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Scheduled to open in September this year, the NBA Café will feature Read more »

PBA bans Petron import for life

By Musong R. Castillo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Renaldo Balkman, Petron Blaze’s talented but temperamental import, has promised to reform himself. But he will have to turn a new leaf on another court, in another country. Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Chito Salud yesterday dropped the axe on the NBA veteran, Read more »

Rockets face Pacers: MOA holds historic NBA pre-season stop

By Joey Villar/The Philippine Star – The NBA will hold a historic first pre-season game in the Philippines with the Houston Rockets, led by All-Star James Harden and Jeremy Lin, and the Indiana Pacers clashing at the MOA Arena in Pasay City in what could well break all turnouts Read more »

Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in 6th round

Referee Kenny Bayless holds back Juan Manuel Marquez (right) as Manny Pacquiao lies face down on the mat after being knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. / JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES LAS VEGAS No need for Juan Read more »

For placing last, PH runner gets 14 minutes of fame

By Artemio T. Engracia Jr. – It was Rene Herrera’s 14 minutes of fame. He performed on the biggest stage in the sporting world and got the biggest ovation he will ever get in his career, all for finishing last. Herrera, one of only two Filipinos left competing in Read more »