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NBA stars help banish ‘Yolanda’ memory

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NBA CLINIC  James Harden and coach John Lucas watch as Gabriel Hatton (No. 60) shoots the ball during the NBA clinic at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Tuesday.  AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Sometimes, reality can far exceed even the wildest dreams. This was proven true by three elementary school children left severely traumatized by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” last year—they received a much-needed boost on Tuesday when they got to play with National Basketball Association players, led by NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard of the champion San Antonio Spurs.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

All show, no play: ‘We never said there was a game’

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(From left to right) Kyle Lowry , Kawhi Leonard , Damian Lillard , Brandon Jennings,James Harden, Demar Derozan  and Terrence Ross at the NBA Cafe in SM Aura during a press conference on July 21, 2014. What was initially scheduled as a match between the Gilas Pilipinas basketball squad and a group of NBA All Stars turned into a glorified training camp after the visiting players were barred from suiting up. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZ

The Last Home Stand All-Star Charity event took on a disastrous twist Tuesday night when what was initially scheduled as a match between the Gilas Pilipinas basketball squad and a group of NBA All Stars turned into a glorified training camp after the visiting players were barred from suiting up.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Blue Eagles, Bulldogs picked over UAAP rivals

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Hoping to build on early shockers, Ateneo and National University vie to stay on top against separate opponents in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament Wednesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,UAAP | Read More »

Kobe Paras joins Fiba Asia U18 Nationals

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The Philippine Under-18 team just got a big boost as teen slam dunk champion Kobe Paras committed to suit up for the squad in the Fiba Asia U18 from Aug. 19 to 28 in Doha, Qatar.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

NBA stars miss Griffin, George in Gilas game

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DAMIAN Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers (left) gives a young trainee pointers on dribbling techniques in yesterday’s clinic at Smart Araneta Coliseum. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Blake Griffin, the slam-dunking star of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Indiana Pacers main man Paul George begged off from the two-day Last Home Stand All-Star Charity event at Smart Araneta Coliseum, organizers said in a statement Tuesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Surging Altas eye 4th straight win vs Bombers

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Perpetual Help guns for a fourth straight victory even as San Sebastian and Arellano U break their tie at third spot in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,NCAA | Read More »

Manny Pangilinan assures refund for Last Home Stand, apologizes to fans

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Manny V. Pangilinan. FILE PHOTO

Gilas Pilipinas’ Last Home Stand wasn’t the kind of send-off the Fiba World Cup-bound Philippine team had expected.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Fans asking for refund after organizers of Last Home Stand cancel game

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Fans paid to see an exhibition game between NBA All-Stars and Gilas Pilipinas but they were left asking for a refund.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Blake Griffin, Paul George back out from Last Home Stand

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Blake Griffin and Paul George  AP/AFP FILE PHOTOS

Two of the biggest draws in the Gilas Last Home Stand charity event Blake Griffin and Paul George had to beg off due to “urgent personal matters.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA stars happy to experience basketball culture in Manila

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Basketball is far from just being a sport for Filipinos.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

LeBron James begins tour of China

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LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA stars test World Cup-bound Gilas

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NBA STARS IN TOWN  What would Kyle Lowry do if pitted against world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao? The NBA star shows off his move during a press conference at NBA Cafe at the SM Aura in Taguig City on Monday. With Lowry are (from left) NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard, PLDT EVP and head of Home business Ariel P. Fermin, Brandon Jennings, Demar Derozan  and James Harden  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

More than a month before the Philippines plays against some of the best in the globe in the Fiba World Cup, some of the best in the world have come to invade this basketball-crazed nation.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Chaos mars launch of ‘Last Home Stand’ event

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Twelve National Basketball Association stars are in the country to give Gilas Pilipinas a taste of world-class basketball in charity games dubbed “Gilas Last Home Stand” today and tomorrow at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

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