Dead even

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Beach volley in spotlight

Sisi Rondina will be reunited with Bernadeth Pons in the four-day tournament organized by the Beach Volleyball Republic, which also includes other Filipina pairs Dij Rodriguez and Bea Tan, Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, and Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain in the main draw.

4 more clubs take a bow

The good news for the Aces though is that the Batang Pier are likely to play without Pringle, and two others – Garvo Lanete and Bradwyn Guinto – because on injuries. Jarencio confirmed that Pringle is down with foot injury, Lanete is nursing a sprained ankle and Guinto has just undergone knee surgery.

Grand slam is far from Leo's mind right now

Coach Leo Austria stressed during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila on Tuesday that focus of the team right now is to regain the Commissioner’s Cup crown which the Beermen lost to the Barangay Ginebra Kings last year rather than think about going for a three-conference sweep of the entire season.

Revellers stay alive

CHE’LU Bar and Grill held FamilyMart-Enderun scoreless in the final 2:57 to fashion out a 77-72 victory and keep its playoff hopes alive in the PBA D-League yesterday at the JCSGO Gym.

Clawing back

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Kawhi Leonard scored eight of his 36 points in the second overtime period Sunday to lead the Toronto Raptors to a gritty 118-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Patrombon, Capadocia keep Brookside Open crowns

Jeson Patrombon battled back from a set down and pounced on fellow Davis Cup veteran Johnny Arcilla’s poor condition in the decider to fashion out a 4-6, 7-5, 3-0(ret.) win while Marian Capadocia survived Clarice Patrimonio, 6-3, 7-6(5), as they kept their singles crowns in the PPS-PEPP Brookside Hills Open Tennis Championships at the Brookside Hills Tennis Club in Cainta, Rizal last Sunday.