PBA can start training after quarantine restrictions downgraded

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 07:58:00 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO PBA teams can hold 5-on-5 scrimmages in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces as part of the NCR Plus bubble starting Saturday, May 15, after the government downgraded regulations in the said areas to General Community Quarantine (GCQ). President Duterte approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force to place NCR Plus back […]

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Pinoy cue artists lose to Estonians in quarters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 07:41:36 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Jeff de Luna and Roberto Gomez crashed out of the World Cup of Pool after absorbing a 9-4 loss to Denis Grabe and Mark Magi of Estonia in their quarterfinal match held Thursday local time (Friday Manila time) in Milton Keynes, England. The Filipino pair couldn’t replicate its stunning comeback against the […]

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Salaries of PBA players, coaches, officials to restored soon

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 08:47:51 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The PBA will restore the salaries of players, coaches and staff in full on May 18 when teams are expected to begin holding 5-on-5 scrimmages in areas under General Community Quarantine. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial made that assurance even as he asked for the cooperation of the teams in order for the […]

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Pacquiao, PBA superstars honor ‘ilaw ng tahanan’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 10 May 2021 01:26:28 +0000

By CARLO ANOLINFighting Senator Manny Pacquiao and several PBA stars took to social media their appreciation and gratefulness to the so-called “ilaw ng tahanan” on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9). Pacquiao expressed gratitude to the two women who stood by his side even before he emerged as one of the greatest boxers in history.Taking it […]

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PBA eyes June 15 season opening

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 16:18:04 +0000

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) hopes to start its 46th Season on June 15, according to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel governor Alfrancis Chua. Chua, together with league commissioner Willie Marcial, sat down in a meeting with Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in Malacañang last week, appealing for the PBA to […]

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No more bubble in PBA?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 07:04:28 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The PBA is now lukewarm to the idea of holding another bubble, especially after the government allowed the league to hold 5-on-5 scrimmages in areas under General Community Quarantine. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said another bubble will pose more difficulty for the league, something that the Inter-Agency Task Force may have considered […]

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Fajardo is now ready to play – Leo Austria

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 16:16:45 +0000

SIX-time Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP) June Mar Fajardo is healthy and now ready to play, according to San Miguel Beermen head coach Leo Austria. “[The last] time the whole team held a meeting, he was asked if he’s ready to play, and he said ‘I’m ready.’ He’s eager to play,” Austria […]

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PBA gets OK to start 5-on-5 scrimmages

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 23:43:39 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO PBA teams could be allowed to hold 5-on-5 scrimmages in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting May 18 following the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force. Commissioner Willie Marcial plans to meet with players, coaches and team managers next week to begin the process of ensuring the success of the full […]

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Batangas City to host practices of PBA teams

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sun, 02 May 2021 07:43:25 +0000

Batangas City, through Mayor Beverley Dimacuha and Congressman Marvin Mariño, agreed to host the practice sessions of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) teams, according to league commissioner Wille Marcial. “Mayor Dimacuha and Congressman Marino agreed to host the practices of our teams,” Marcial told The Manila Times on Sunday. “On Friday, I will bring my team […]

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Letting go of Slaughter ‘bittersweet’ for Cone

Credit to Author: Niel Victor C. Masoy| Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2021 16:16:59 +0000

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said it was bittersweet to let go of Greg Slaughter to get his hands on Christian Standhardinger. Last March, Ginebra sent the 7-foot Slaughter to the NorthPort Batang Pier in exchange for the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger. “It’s always bittersweet because Greg Slaughter and I were very close,” Cone said in […]

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