TWO current world champions, a rising gymnast, and the gold medal winners in the 2018 Asian Para Games lead the list of Major Awardees to be honored during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night on Feb. 26 at the Manila Hotel.
In the course of their streak, the Fuel Masters have defeated the three MVP franchises — Meralco (93-92, Jan. 16), Talk ‘N Text (93-84, Jan. 19), and last Friday NLEX (83-82). Their other wins came at the expense of Columbian Dyip whom they demolished, 108-98, last Jan. 23, and Blackwater whom they routed, 114-95, on Feb. 1.
United Volleyball Club (UVC), which used to be known as Cocolife, will display its souped-up roster against two-time Grand Prix champion Foton at 4 p.m. while Generika-Ayala parades its imports from Brazil and Azerbaijan when it clashes with Sta. Lucia in the 6 p.m. main battle.
“Lahat ng players ko wala pang championship experience. Sila meron. Yung team na iyan, ‘di basta-basta magpapatalo iyan kasi champion iyan,” said coach Macky Cariño after the Lady Altas were dragged by the Lady Chiefs to a Game 3 of the NCAA women’s volleyball Finals.
The Junior Altas swept Letran, 25-19, 30-28, 25-17 in Game 2 of their title series to complete a perfect Season 94 while the Senior Altas downed a never-say-die College of Saint Benilde squad to capture the crown, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-23 at The Arena in San Juan City.
NLEX failed to translate in its last two possession and in both occasions, Wright added two freethrows off Philip Paniamogan’s advantage foul before he made another jumper as singlehandedly bailed Phoenix out of trouble in a game of changing fortunes at the Mall of Asia Arena.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates. — Juan Gomez de Liano ended a mild slump as Mighty Sports-Philippines sustained its fine form against Al Nift Oil Sports Club-Iraq, 108-94, on Thursday night to clinch the last semifinal ticket in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championships.
TAGUM CITY – Aaron Gumban of Davao del Norte ruled the 13-15 boys’ 5,0000-meter run, while Rona Bacus of Cagayan de Oro topped the 13-15 girls’ triple jump event as action in a pair of awe-inspiring performances in the athletics competition in the 2019 Batang Pinoy.