Rematch between Ravena brothers in B.League called off

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 23:20:22 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The rematch between the Ravena brothers will have to wait for another time after Japan’s B.League postponed this weekend’s two-game series between the Shiga Lakestars and San-En Neophoenix due to COVID-19. Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena and their teams were supposed to meet on Jan. 22 and 23 at the San-En’s homecourt in […]

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PBA Govs’ Cup fate up in next week’s board meeting

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:01:32 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The PBA has scheduled a board meeting next week to decide the fate of the season-ending Governors’ Cup which is currently on hold due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases. Commissioner Willie Marcial said the meeting which was called by league chairman Ricky Vargas will determine if or when the conference […]

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Interest in EASL gains ground – Beyer

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 07:44:41 +0000

It has yet to formally take off, but interest on the East Asia Super League (EASL) is fast gaining ground around the region. Inquiries about the fledgling league set for an early October launch have been non-stop since its formation was first unveiled in December of last year. EASL CEO and co-founder Matt Beyer admitted […]

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Kiefer, Thirdy dream of playing in one PBA team

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:20:49 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena are hoping to one day get a chance to go back and play together in the PBA. The brothers said Friday, Jan. 15 that seeing themselves in the same league where their father Bong Ravena once played is a dream they would like to fulfill in the near […]

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PBA begs off from joining Dubai Expo due to Covid-19 surge

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:11:28 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The PBA said it was invited to hold several games this month in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Dubai Expo 2020. A story on the league’s website disclosed that the PBA had to decline the offer of Expo organizers, especially after games of the Governors’ Cup were suspended indefinitely […]

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PBA agent to players: Know your value first before testing free agency

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:39:03 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO PBA players are advised to do more soul-searching before opting to invoke the league’s new rule that allows some to become unrestricted free agents. Player agent Marvin Espiritu said those who would want to test the waters will have to be aware if there are plenty of options available in order to […]

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Allow Blatche, Douthit to play as locals, says PBA chairman

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 08:36:10 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO PBA Chairman Ricky Vargas believes that naturalized players should be given the opportunity to play as locals. Vargas made this sentiment weeks after former Gilas Pilipinas mainstays Andray Blatche and Marcus Douthit expressed their desire to play in the league. Though agreeing with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial that the proposal is something […]

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NorthPort’s Robert Bolick early frontrunner in Govs’ Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 08:20:37 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO NorthPort’s Robert Bolick emerged as the leader of two statistical categories among locals before the PBA Governors’ Cup went on an indefinite break due to the COVID-19 surge. The third-year guard continued to show why he has become one of the league’s rising stars, leading the season-ending tournament in scoring at 20.5 […]

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New homes, new hope for Brondial, Pinto

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 05:18:01 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Two players will be playing for different teams by the time the PBA Governors’ Cup resumes after taking advantage of the league’s new unrestricted free agent rule that took effect at the start of the year. Rodney Brondial took the initial route, leaving the Alaska Aces less than a month into the […]

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PBA games suspended indefinitely; B.League All-Star cancelled

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2022 07:35:43 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The PBA said it will wait for the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases to subside before action in the season-ending Governors’ Cup can resume. Members of the league’s Board of Governors approved the decision of the PBA Commissioner’s Office to extend the earlier decision of postponing this week’s games in light of […]

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