Basketball

PBA

BACK on track.

SAN Miguel Beer reclaimed sole possession of first place as it bounced back with a cruising 114-108 beatdown of dysfunctional NLEX to boost its bid further in the resumption of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

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THE Philippines once again punctuated its standing as king of Southeast Asian basketball as Gilas Pilipinas topped the 2017 SEABA Men’s Championship by beating Indonesia, 97-64, in the de facto finals last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

A battle of unbeaten teams in the marquee regional basketball tournament, the Philippines stamped its class on an Indonesian side which created waves during the week-long tournament.

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THE unstoppable machine that is Gilas Pilipinas churned out another easy win in the Southeast Asian Basketball (SEABA) Men’s Championship last night, casting aside Vietnam, 107-52.

The win was the fifth in as many games for the Philippine men’s basketball team and kept it on track of winning the regional title with one more day of competition left.

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Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Dorian Peña was arrested Wednesday along with two companions during a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) entrapment operation in Mandaluyong City.

The 39-year-old Peña, who played for several PBA teams, was taken to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for inquest proceedings along with Ledy Mae Vilchez and Jose Paolo Ampeso yesterday.

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GLOBALPORT Batang Pier, parading a new import and local players, fashioned out an afternoon upset yesterday, taking down top-echelon team Meralco Bolts, 94-86, in Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup action at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Now bannered by Justin Harper and featuring Sean Anthony, Jonathan Grey and Bradwyn Guinto in its fold, GlobalPort played with added bounce to infuse some spark to its “timid” campaign in the mid-season PBA tournament while halting erstwhile on-a-roll Meralco.

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