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Pascua, Garma show way

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ON an emotional day marked by the sudden withdrawal of defending champion GM Rogelio Antonio Jr., GM-candidate Haridas Pascua and IM Chito Garma pulled off similar impressive victories to grab a share of the lead in the 2017 Battle of…

AU faces big test

REIGNING NCAA champion Arellano University faces its first major test when it plays Adamson in Group B, while Ateneo and Far Eastern University dispute the Group A lead today in the PVL Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre.…

It’s go for Quattra, Akomo as UAAP cage ‘wars’ erupt

THE UAAP yesterday gave University of the Philippines’ Republic of Mali center Ibrahim Ouattara and University of Santo Tomas’ Cameroonian slotman Steve Akomo the green light to play in the men’s basketball tournament which opens shop today. The league’s Board…

Pirates go 11-0

LYCEUM of the Philippines University streaked to its 11th straight win, while titleholder San Beda, bucking the absence of two key players and coach Boyet Fernandez, stayed within reach of the undefeated leader yesterday in the NCAA seniors basketball tournament…

Kings take on surging elite

EVERYBODY is now taking notice of Blackwater. Why not? After all, the Elite have won four of their last five outings in the PBA Governors’ Cup in their best showing thus far in franchise history. Even Barangay Ginebra coach Tim…

Garma stuns Antonio, Secopito wins

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VETERAN IM Chito Garma dealt defending champion GM Rogelio Antonio, Jr. a second straight setback to assume the solo lead in the 2017 Battle of GMs-National Chess Championships at Alphaland Makati Place Mall in Ayala Ave. Garma, one of the…

DPS, Mary the Queen shine in YBC tourney

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DILIMAN Preparatory School, Mary the Queen and Power hurdled their respective rivals in the 17 years old and under category in the Youth Basketball Cup Next Level basketball tournament at the DPS covered court in Commonwealth Ave, Quezon City last…

De Ocampo, St. Francis prevail

DE OCAMPO Memorial College went to Igi Boy Sabasaje and Dahrrel Caranguian to subdue New Era University, 69-65, to remain as one of only two unbeaten teams in the NAASCU Season 17 basketball tournament at the RTU gym. Sabasaje scattered…

PH jins bag gold, silver in World Cadet

TWO 13-year-old girls boosted the Philippines’ international sports image anew by winning two medals -- a gold and a silver -- in the recent World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Sharme El Sheikh, Egypt. Mary Angeline Alcantara demolished five opponents in…

Altas get back at Knights in OT

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Dalta and Arellano University, hoping to move on with all the first round struggles, opened their second round campaign with overtime wins in the NCAA seniors basketball tournament yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.…

Archers to trek a road filled with landmines

Last of 2 parts UNLIKE its dominant 16-1 championship run last season, La Salle is bracing for a bumpy ride this time when the UAAP men’s basketball tournament opens this weekend. The Green Archers’ character will be tested this early,…

TNT bounces back

Games tomorrow (Mall of Asia Arena) 4:15 p.m. -- Alaska vs. Globalport 7 p.m. -- Ginebra vs. Blackwater TALK N Text got back to its winning ways last night as it turned back Meralco, 113-107 in the PBA Governors’ Cup…

Pascua, Jota in upset wins

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UPSETS rocked the opening day of the Battle of GMs-National Chess Championships with IM Haridas Pascua and little-known Jonathan Jota pulling off stunning victories over their higher-rated opponents at the Alphaland Makati. Pascua, who is hoping to become the country’s…

Bombers, Knights picked

Games today: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 2 p.m. -- Letran vs. Perpetual Help (S) 4 p.m. -- Jose Rizal vs. Arellano (S) JOSE Rizal University and Letran seek to strenghten their hold of No. 3 and 4 spots as they…

Venus beats Kvitova to advance

NEW YORK -- Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams became the oldest semi-finalist in US Open history at age 37 on Tuesday by defeating two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2). US ninth seed Williams, seeking her third…
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