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This was one of the greatest games in Rockets history

Nothing could have prepared us for this.

The Houston Rockets, who shot terribly in the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs and slumped heading into the playoffs, handed the 61-win San Antonio Spurs probably the biggest ass-whooping a healthy 60-win team has ever received in the NBA Playoffs. James Harden didn’t play in the fourth quarter, and the Rockets won 126-99.

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MMA world champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang has a lot of things in common with Team Lakay comrade Honorio “The Rock” Banario, but one thing in particular has both of their names etched into the pages of history. They are the only two Filipino fighters to win MMA world titles under the ONE Championship banner.

ONE Championship, of course, is today widely regarded as the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia.

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The elections for Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) officials set for today will push through after the temporary restraining order on the polls sought by the camp of disqualified candidate for president Ricky P. Vargas was denied by the Pasig City Regional Trial Court yesterday.

In a three-page decision penned by Presiding Judge Elma M. Rafallo-Lingan, the court ruled that it did not see any reason why the POC elections should not push through.

The order reads in part: “While it is true that this Court has the authority to issue a writ of preliminary injunction or a TRO, the exercise thereof shall always be subject to the test of reasonableness. In addition, while there is no question that the issuance of a TRO is addressed to the sound discretion of the Court, this discretion, however, must be exercised based on the grounds and in accordance with the law and the Rules applicable.”

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AFTER two rounds of elimination play and a complete field of eight, competition in Season 79 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball is down to four teams with the semifinals about to begin this week.

Left standing to further their campaign are the De La Salle Green Archers (13-1), Ateneo Blue Eagles (10-4), Far Eastern University Tamaraws (9-5) and Adamson Soaring Falcons (8-6).

The Archers will face the Falcons while the Eagles battle the Tamaraws in the Final Four with La Salle and Ateneo holding twice-to-beat advantages.

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