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  1. Shanghai Sharks pull away late to send winless NLEX-SCTEX on verge of Merlion Cup elimination

    09.21 / 16:29 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    NLEX-SCTEX held its own for the most part before bowing to defending champions Shanghai Sharks, 79-65, in the Merlion Cup at the OCBC Arena in Singapore on Thursday.  It was a tight match early in the fourth period, before the Chinese squad, which is playing without star and former NBA player Jimmer Fredette, turned a 63-gridlock into a breakaway. NLEX-SCTEX reeled to 0-2 record in Group A, putting itself on the brink of elimination in t…
  2. Renzo Navarro says confidence boost from Stags coach Macaraya led to improved shooting, defense

    09.21 / 14:26 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    SLOWLY but surely, Renzo Navarro is showing the fruits of his labor under the tutelage of San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.  That was most evident in the Stags’ 73-61 win over College of St. Benilde on Thursday as he showed off his much improved shooting down the stretch.  Navarro drained four threes in a killer fourth quarter as they finally broke the game wide open for good. The returning guard, who had a short stint with La Salle, lo…
  3. Genesis Servania earns shot at world title with bout vs WBO featherweight king Oscar Valdez

    09.21 / 13:26 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    GENESIS Servania’s biggest career break could also be his toughest fight. The 26-year-old pride of Bacolod, Negros Occidental challenges for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight championship against reigning, defending champion Oscar Valdez of Mexico this weekend in Tucson, Arizona. The 12-round fight Saturday (Manila time) at the Convention Center marks the first time Servania will fight for an official world title, a…
  4. Powerlifter Dumapong-Ancheta leads five-gold haul to hike PH golden tally to 16 in Asean Para Games

    09.21 / 13:26 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines, headed by teenage sprint phenom Cielo Honasan and seasoned powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, rode on its eight-gold haul the day before by raking in five more on Thursday in the ninth ASEAN Para Games here. Honasan, 15, blitzed her way to the 400m gold for T44 and T45 combined in 63.35 seconds to add to her mints in the 100m and 200m the previous days that underscored her status as the games’ queen of th…
  5. Egay Macaraya glad to see star Michael Calisaan's hustle, energy rub off on Stags

    09.21 / 13:26 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    MICHAEL Calisaan appreciated the gesture of San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya in defending him from the controversial comments made by San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez last week. Macaraya stood up for Calisaan when Fernandez insinuated that the San Sebastian star is a ‘dirty player’ following the game between the two teams on Friday. "Para sa akin, malaking bagay 'yun. Hindi na ako natatakot kasi nakasuporta lagi si coach sa akin," said Ca…
  6. TNT stays mum on talks of tapping Dondon Hontiveros for playoff run in Governors Cup

    09.21 / 12:27 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    TNT Katropa remained mum about talks that veteran gunner Dondon Hontiveros is likely to join the ballclub heading to the playoffs of the PBA Governors Cup. No one among TnT management and officials have answered queries by SPIN.ph about the buzz that spread out a day after Hontiveros, 40, played his final game for Alaska. The 'Cebuano Hotshot' was no longer renewed by the Aces after five seasons playing for the franchise. Hontiveros and …
  7. PBA insists teams not compelled to release players as Champions Cup not part of deal with SBP

    09.21 / 12:27 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    THE FIBA Asia Champions Cup is not part of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) had with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), and therefore, the league couldn’t be compelled to lend players for the club championship meet in Chenzhou, China. League external affairs and communications head Willie Marcial stressed this point after the PBA came under fire again in the wake of the non-inclusion o…
  8. Twins JV and JC Marcelino vow to work doubly hard as semis-bound Pirates set sights on loftier goals

    09.21 / 12:27 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    MAKING an immediate impact, rookies JV and JC Marcelino have helped tow Lyceum to the NCAA Final Four, and Topex Robinson and Pirates main man CJ Perez are very grateful. With the twins, the Pirates got an added dimension and completed the final pieces for the fast-paced offense that Robinson wanted to run.  "It's their strength … kahit ako naguguluhan pag andoon sa loob 'yung dalawa. Medyo challenging for me, but we have to honor them f…
  9. ROS coach defends limited role for slumping James Yap: ‘Sometimes, you have to sacrifice’

    09.21 / 11:28 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    ROS coach on limited role for slumping James Yap: ‘You have to s…
  10. Lyceum reaches NCAA milestone but Topex Robinson putting celebration off until Pirates achieve ultimate goal

    09.21 / 11:28 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    LYCEUM coach Topex Robinson doesn't want his players to get carried away by the historic feat of clinching a Final Four berth in the NCAA on Thursday. The Pirates beat Perpetual Help, 94-83, to go 13-0 in the season and seal their place in the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history, but Robinson says work doesn’t stop there. "We have a vision to go to," said Robinson. That ultimate goal is the championship which LPU has o…
  11. Sonny Thoss, Jvee Casio sign new contracts with Alaska Aces

    09.21 / 10:30 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    JUST before its season ended, the Mutt and Jeff duo of Sonny Thoss and JVee Casio was quick to reconnect with Alaska. The veteran center and point guard were signed to new fresh deal by Aces management just days before the team concluded its PBA Governors Cup campaign with a 112-82 rout at the hands of Rain or Shine in Antipolo City on Wednesday. Terms of the new contracts, signed in the presence of team manager Dickie Bachmann, were as…
  12. San Sebastian Stags level record and move to joint fourth with huge win over St. Benilde Blazers

    09.21 / 10:30 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    SAN Sebastian forged a triple tie at fourth spot in the NCAA Season 93 after blasting College of St. Benilde 73-61 on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. The victory moved the Stags to 6-6, joining Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College for the final spot in the semis picture. With the Blazers gamely hanging around after three quarters, the Stags went on a three-point shooting spree in the final period to take the fight out…
  13. Pressure mounting after back-to-back missed cuts for Alaska but Alex Compton is staying positive

    09.21 / 09:32 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    ALASKA coach Alex Compton is leaving his fate to team owner Wilfred Uytengsu after the end of a disappointing PBA season for the perennial-contending franchise. The Aces failed to sustain their late push in the Governors’ Cup after losing their last two games, the last a 112-82 beating at the hands of Rain or Shine on Wednesday night in Antipolo, to finish with just three wins in 11 games and bow out of contention. And the second most s…
  14. Lyceum Pirates stretch unbeaten run to 13 and advance to NCAA semifinals for the first time

    09.21 / 08:35 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    Lyceum Pirates stretch unbeaten run to 13 and advance to NCAA semifinals for the first…
  15. St. Clare Saints down RTU Blue Thunder to gain twice-to-beat advantage in NAASCU quarters

    09.21 / 08:35 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    St. Clare Saints down RTU Blue Thunder to gain twice-to-beat advantage in Naascu…
  16. A hundred protesters led by former PSC chief Perry Mequi call on Peping Cojuangco to resign

    09.21 / 07:38 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    A GROUP calling for the ouster of Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose 'Peping' Cojuangco held a protest at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, confident it can sway other officials in the national Olympic body to join their call. At least 100 persons joined the protest rally led by disgruntled officials Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) president Edgardo 'Boy' Cantada and Philippine Swimming League (PSL) chairman…
  17. Two trophies, $10 million bonus on the line as PGA Tour season ends at East Lake

    09.21 / 06:41 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    Two trophies, $10 million bonus on the line as PGA Tour season ends at East…
  18. Joel Embiid still not cleared for 5-on-5 drills six months after minor surgery on injured knee

    09.21 / 05:44 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has not been cleared for 5-on-5 drills and the team will take a cautious approach in his return from his injured left knee. Embiid's career has been riddled with injuries dating to his college career at Kansas and all three seasons with the Sixers. Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft, played only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in h…
  19. Ben Mbala approached by NBA scouts at Fiba Afrobasket but says his focus is on UAAP stint with La Salle

    09.21 / 05:44 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    BEN Mbala said NBA scouts approached him while on international duty for Cameroon in the FIba Afrobasket but said his commitment is still with La Salle in the UAAP. "Like I told everyone, my focus is on the UAAP and finishing with the team. That's the only thing I have in my mind right now." Mbala refused to mention which NBA teams the scouts were working for. "I would like it to be low key right now," said Mbala, who missed two games…
  20. Skipper Bjorn Borg says there's good chance Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal will plays as doubles partners

    09.21 / 05:44 spin.ph Spin.ph - Internet
    PRAGUE — With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup team tennis tournament, expectations are running high about the chance of seeing the two as doubles partners. The three-day competition at the O2 Arena in Prague starts on Friday, pitting a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world. No ATP rankings points will be awarded. Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych …