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The three-time defending All-Filipino champion Beermen will open the 2018 semifinals against the Gin Kings Friday at the Big Dome For the fourth time in the last five PBA conferences,

The best-of-7 series is a rematch from last year's Finals, where San Miguel handily beat Ginebra in five games to capture the Perpetual trophy. It's the only series win by the Beermen over the Gin Kings in the last five conferences as Ginebra hold a 2-1 edge since the 2016 Governors' Cup.

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by ANNA MAE AREJA
Newly elected Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas said this yesterday after he officially took office following a quick turnover ceremony with outgoing POC chief Jose “Peping” Cojaungco Jr.

Giving up his post as PBA chairman, which Vargas serves for the 2017-2018 season, will help him focus on the POC job at hand.

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Meralco and Magnolia will try to bounce back from their previous losses as they collide with separate opponents on today in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Bolts, who lost to reigning champion San Miguel Beer (97-103) last December 27, are gunning for their second victory as they battle winless Alaska in the second game at 7 p.m. The Hotshots, on the other hand, will face Kia in the first game at 4:30 p.m.

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TWENTY-FIVE years ago, a young Bong Ravena was drafted by Swift head coach Yeng Guiao in 1992 in the Philippine Basketball Association as he felt the youthful do-it-all wingman can do wonders.

True enough, Ravena made his presence felt immediately as he won Rookie of the Year honors and had a fruitful and lengthy PBA career.

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THE stay of Chito Narvasa as Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner is now over after a majority of league board members moved not to endorse and support the extension of his term.

In a special board meeting held yesterday at the PBA office in Libis, Quezon City, seven present board members, citing primarily “loss of confidence,” all voted not to back Mr. Narvasa’s retention as league commissioner.

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THE San Miguel Beermen get to parade their version of the twin towers while the NLEX Road Warriors were able to pluck arguably the best homegrown talent there is in a while. This, after the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) held its annual rookie draft yesterday.

Held at the Robinsons Place Manila, San Miguel and NLEX, which selected first and second, respectively, as expected chose Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena in the first two picks.

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THERE were plenty of heroes in Barangay Ginebra’s title conquest.

None stood taller than the smallest man on the court in LA Tenorio who put off surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow to lead his team to back-to-back victories as Ginebra retained the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup crown.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE championship for the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup gets settled once and for all today as protagonists Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Meralco Bolts tangle in a winner-take-all Game Seven at the Philippine Arena.

Set up after the Bolts showcased a gutsy performance in Game Six on Wednesday to stave off elimination, 98-91, the two teams now go at it for all the marbles in the scheduled 7 p.m. encounter at the Bocaue, Bulacan, arena that attracted humongous crowd in Games 5 and 6.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

THE championship of the season-ending Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup is going the full route of seven games after the Meralco Bolts staved off defeat last night in Game Six, beating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 98-91, to force a sudden death.

In front of yet another mammoth crowd at the Philippine Arena of 53,642, the Bolts kept their title hopes alive with a gutsy showing against a determined champions Kings who were eager to finish the affair.

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