NCAA: CJ Perez says ‘talented’ Lyceum capable of reaching finals

By: Rommel Fuertes Jr. - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—Former Lyceum ace CJ Perez believes the Gilbert Malabanan-mentored Pirates can go as far as the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball Finals. The San Miguel Beer star was in attendance when Lyceum clashed with defending champion Letran and he lauded the much-improved Pirates, who are riding a five-game winning streak. “I believe that they […]

UAAP: Under fire, Kean Baclaan keeps focus on adjusting to NU

By: Lance Agcaoili - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—Rookie Kean Baclaan wants to let his game do the talking after taking flak when he took a U-turn from playing for University of Santo Tomas in the preseason to enrolling at National University two months before the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament. The highly-touted rookie had a fine debut with eight points, […]

NCAA: Lyceum pushes streak to five, stuns Letran

By: Rommel Fuertes Jr. - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—Lyceum mounted a big comeback to shock defending champion Letran, 82-75, in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Sunday. The Pirates (5-1), who continued to cruise with a five-game winning streak, climbed back from a 19-point hole in the second quarter. “This was a very tough game. We […]

UAAP: NU banks on strong 4th quarter to beat UE

By: June Navarro - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines-Jake Figueroa herded National University to a strong finish for a 77-70 thrashing of the University of the East in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Figueroa scattered eight of his 14 points when it mattered most as the Bulldogs pulled away for good after […]

After Manila, home team also gets eliminated in Fiba 3×3 Cebu Masters

By: Rommel Fuertes Jr. - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—Home bet Cebu Chooks also got the boot in the Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3×3 World Tour Cebu Masters at SM Seaside on Saturday. Cebu Chooks faltered against a hot-shooting Omaha 3BALL, 21-17, led by Malik Hluchoweckyj’s nine points. Mike Harry Nzessue’s eight points and six rebounds were not enough to lift Cebu into the knockout […]

Man United facing City, not just Haaland, says Ten Hag

- October 2nd, 2022

Erik ten Hag praised Erling Haaland’s goalscoring instincts but stressed that Manchester United will not focus solely on the Norwegian striker when they take on Manchester City in a Premier League derby clash. Later on Sunday, United will have the formidable task of containing Haaland, who has made a blistering start to his City career […]

F1: Lewis Hamilton allowed to wear piercing but Mercedes cops $24,500 fine

- October 2nd, 2022

Lewis Hamilton will be allowed to keep wearing his nose stud at the Singapore Grand Prix for medical reasons, but his team was fined 25,000 euros ($24,500) on Sunday for failing to notify stewards. Mercedes was slapped with the penalty by Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, for submitting a self-scrutineering form that said the […]

NCAA: Backcourt tandem of Doromal, Menina lead way for Arellano

By: Rommel Fuertes Jr. - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—Arellano head coach Cholo Martin has found his primary and secondary options for the Chiefs moving forward. After his star big man Cade Flores fouled out in the fourth quarter against Mapua on Sunday, Martin relied on Axel Doromal and Shane Menina to close out the game. “They’re really now our 1-2. They can […]

Spikers’ Turf: Best is yet to come for NU-Sta. Elena, says Retamar

By: Lance Agcaoili - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—National University-Sta. Elena may have ruled the 2022 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference after dethroning the top men’s volleyball club, Cignal. But team captain Joshua Retamar believes the best is yet to come for their young squad. The league’s Best Setter said the young Nationals haven’t shown their full potential yet even after a masterful […]

NCAA: Arellano overcomes winless Mapua

By: Rommel Fuertes Jr. - October 2nd, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—Arellano escaped a rugged Mapua side, 64-59, in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Sunday. The Chiefs overcame the absence of Cade Flores, who fouled out in the dying minutes of the game. “Almost all teams [in the NCAA] are physical so my team needed to wake up […]

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