For the love of Durant

Durant, the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, sat out a month with a right calf injury before making a return in game five Monday only to go down with a right Achilles tendon injury, needing help to leave the court and crutches to exit the arena.

Long Pagbilao-Daet stage to spell difference

Marcelo Felipe, who recently topped the PRURide Philippines 2019 Stage Race in Subic, also shared the same belief as the two other Filipino riders, although he did not discount the possibility either of the opening stage playing a crucial role in deciding this year’s champion.

Just like old times for Allan

Former MVP Allan Caidic recalled the form that had made him the deadliest shooters of his era, burying five triples in leading San Miguel Beer to a 76-61 drubbing of Alaska in the UNTV Cup PBA Legends Faceoff on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Aces whip Bolts

The Bolts threatened for the last time at 92-89 on Gani Lawal’s basket, before Enciso came up with a free throw to give Alaska a 93-89 lead. The Bolts still had 24 seconds to work out a play a quick play, but were unfortunate to connect in the ensuing play.

Coming home for a tour of duty

"Sa States, talagang nag-fofocus sila sa individual skills. Iba kumpara dito kasi dito kasama ko yung buong team. Doon naman talagang nagfo-focus sila sa akin," said Sotto after the youth team's practice held at Ultra, Pasig. "Iba rin yung competitiveness ng mga kasama ko doon lalo na kung naglaro na ng five-on-five. Sobrang intense nila doon. Ako naman, siyempre bago ako doon, hindi ako magpapatalo sa kanila."

Sweep by Angels

PETROGAZZ completed a first round sweep but not without surviving a valiant fight put up by Pacifictown-Army in the second set, while Creamline gave coach Tai Bundit a successful return yesterday in the PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre.