Basketball

The MPBL Datu Cup best-of-five national finals' series shifts to San Juan for the next two games beginning Tuesday’s pivotal Game 3 at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Expect local fans to drive in full force to pack the venue, much like they did in Game 3 of the semifinal series against Manila. The Knights have a chance to win the series in the next two games as they have an opportunity to return to glory.

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THE stage is set for the world’s first-ever Super Quest, the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 Asia Pacific Super Quest.

At stake in this FIBA 3×3-endorsed regional meet are two tickets for the 2019 FIBA World Tour Masters Doha, a ticket to the FIBA 3×3 Challengers Penang, two tickets to the FIBA 3X3 Challengers Kunshan, and a total of USD 50,000.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE Philippine national men’s basketball team will take on Italy when it begins its campaign at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China in August.

Drawn together in Group D of the tournament, number 31-ranked Gilas Pilipinas takes on number 13 Italy on Game Day 1 of the World Cup on Aug. 31 in a still-to-be announced venue. The Philippines will also take on Serbia (#4) and Angola (#39) in the grouping.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

WITH their spots in the playoffs of the PBA Philippine Cup still anything but assured, the Columbian Dyip and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok enter their 4:30 p.m. encounter today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with much urgency.

Currently sporting middling cards of 4-5 and 2-4, respectively, Columbian and Magnolia try to go for that important win against one another that would give their push in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament a huge boost.

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South Luzon to showcase eight young ballers at the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska National Training Camp

 Nearly 1,000 young basketball players participated in the first Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska at the Manuel Enverga University Foundation in Lucena City on March 9-10.

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Win no. 3 will be at stake when Cignal-Ateneo and University of Santo Tomas clash on Thursday in the 2019 PBA D-League at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The UAAP rivals have been nothing short of impressive in the early goings of the tourney, making this Aspirants Group duel at 2 p.m. the must-see attraction in this loaded triple-header game day.

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