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Jones Cup: PH-Mighty Sports faces rough sailing

/ 12:00 AM July 18, 2016

PHILIPPINE representative Mighty Sports Apparels faces a tough opening assignment after being pitted against host Taiwan on Sunday in the 38th William Jones Cup in New Taipei City.

Game is set at 7 p.m. with Mighty Sports team manager Jean Alabanza hoping the presence of Overseas Filipino Workers at the venue will give his boys added motivation.

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Also out to boost the campaign of Mighty Sports are NBA veteran Al Thornton, Fiba Manila Olympic Qualifying veteran Hamady N’Diaye of Senegal and former PBA import Zach Graham.

After Taiwan, Mighty Sports, backed by Scratch It Pera-Pera Agad-Agad! and Symarom, will face South Korea on Monday, a team from the US on Tuesday, Japan on Wednesday and India on Thursday

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Coach Bo Perasol described the team’s first four days as a killer stretch.

“The field is one of the toughest in the league’s history,” said Perasol.

“That’s going to be a crucial stretch for us because certainly it will set the trend,” added Mighty Sports president John Sy.

Mighty Sports faces defending champion Iran, led by NBA veteran Hamed Haddadi, on Friday.

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