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Blake Griffin retires after high-flying NBA career

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Blake Griffin announced his retirement Tuesday after a 14-year NBA career that included six All-Star selections, Rookie of the Year honors and a dunk contest victory. Griffin said in a social media post that he’s “thankful for every single…

NBA: LeBron James, Lakers get 7th seed with win over Pelicans

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NEW ORLEANS — LeBron James had 23 points, nine assists and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured a playoff berth with a 110-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference play-in tournament on Tuesday night…

USA Basketball fills 12 available slots for Paris Olympics roster

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LeBron James plans to go back to the Olympics. Stephen Curry is planning on going for the first time. Kevin Durant will go there with his eye on history. And they’re just part of a star-studded roster the Americans have assembled for the…

Tuesday, Apr 16

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PVL: Petro Gazz hopes to clinch semis spot as schedule eases up

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Petro Gazz can somehow breathe a little better after surviving most of the biggest contenders in the Premier Volleyball League. “Our road leading to the semifinals is becoming clearer,” Angels captain Remy Palma said in Filipino after…

As Sangalang rediscovers form, Hotshots look to continue roll

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Slowly but surely, Magnolia is getting Ian Sangalang back in the form the team is used to seeing from him. Sangalang had 23 points, nine rebounds, five assists as the Hotshots dumped the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 107-93, last Sunday, a…

La Salle enters key stretch in top two bid against Adamson

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Three schools are obviously going to try to avoid finishing the elimination round of the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament at this spot: No. 3. For La Salle, it is that number of wins the Lady Spikers need to close out…

Eyeing lucrative pro opportunities, Diouf gets career reboot in Macau

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Now back in the pink of health, former University of the Philippines star Malick Diouf is looking to use his stint with the Zamboanga Valientes to open new doors for his basketball career. “I’m in shape right now and I’m ready to go play…

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Lyceum makes it three in a row in NCAA women’s volleyball

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MANILA, Philippines—Lyceum made it three straight wins in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament after dispatching Arellano, 25-15, 22-25, 25-11, 27-25, at San Juan Arena on Tuesday. The victory sent the Lady Pirates into a tie…

PVL: Eya Laure, Chery Tiggo stretch win streak to five

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MANILA, Philippines–Eya Laure led Chery Tiggo’s complete dismantling of PLDT, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, on Tuesday night, to further complicate the semifinal race in the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. The power-smashing…

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PBA: Ginebra starting to click but facing injury woes

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MANILA, Philippines—Ginebra coach Tim Cone didn’t seem too happy even when the Gin Kings are starting to hit their stride following a victory over NorthPort on Sunday. Ginebra moved to third on the standings with a 5-3 card after an up-and…

PVL: Petro Gazz boosts semis bid with win over Cignal

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MANILA, Philippines–Jonah Sabete fueled Petro Gazz’s semifinal bid in a 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 triumph over Cignal on Tuesday at the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. Sabete injected 16 points that came from 13 attacks, two…

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LeBron, Lakers take on Pelicans as NBA play-in tips off

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LeBron James will be out to extend his 21st NBA campaign on Tuesday when his Los Angeles Lakers open the NBA play-in tournament against the New Orleans Pelicans, the winner booking a playoff meeting with the defending champion Denver…

NBA: Trae Young says he feels better ahead of play-in vs Bulls

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ATLANTA — A healthy Trae Young gives the Atlanta Hawks’ their best hope for overcoming season-long injury woes and advancing past the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. Young hopes he can provide his normal…

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UAAP: FEU’s Bakanke, La Salle’s Kampton rise at crucial time

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MANILA, Philippines — Both FEU’s Faida Bakanke and La Salle’s Noel Kampton delivered when it mattered the most to help put their teams firmly in the playoff picture of the UAAP Season 86 volleyball tournament. Bakanke led the Lady Tamaraws…

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NBA: LaMelo Ball again considering braces due to ankle issues

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — LaMelo Ball is once again contemplating wearing ankle braces if it means staying on the court. Ball has been limited to 58 games the past two seasons because of ankle issues and hasn’t played for the Charlotte…

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Zion Williamson finally set to suit up in NBA postseason

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NEW ORLEANS — It’s been nearly five years since Pelicans fans packing a downtown block party erupted as New Orleans officially selected Zion Williamson first overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. On Tuesday night, Williamson is slated to play in…

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NBA Playoffs: The play-in arrives and drama awaits

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After 1,230 games, here’s where things stand: 12 teams are in the NBA playoffs, 10 teams are done and eight teams are about to fight for the final four postseason spots. The NBA’s play-in tournament starts Tuesday with the Western…

WNBA fashionistas showcase styles at draft

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Caitlin Clark. Cameron Brink. Kamilla Cardoso. Angel Reese. All stepped into the glaring spotlight of Monday night’s WNBA’s draft having faced the challenge essentially every woman can identify with: wearing just the right outfit for a…

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Caitlin Clark taken No. 1 in WNBA draft by Indiana Fever

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NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark admitted she was a bit nervous before being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever, even though it was no surprise. “I dreamed of this moment since I was in second grade, and it’s taken a…

Monday, Apr 15

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UAAP: UST, NU, La Salle make last push for Final Four incentive

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University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) hopes in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament was always going to run through La Salle. But, no doubt, it was a stunning upset to Far Eastern University (FEU) last Saturday that rocked the…

Cone looks to Cu, next man as injury bug bites Kings anew

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Can’t blame Barangay Ginebra if scraping past a hard-fighting NorthPort squad on Sunday night hardly felt like a win. The crowd darlings pulled out a 95-88 win in a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup showdown at Ninoy…

PLDT hopes to make record legit with hellish 3-game windup

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The worst is yet to come for PLDT, whose coach thinks the team’s current standing is a “scam” and that the team’s true worth in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) will be revealed during “hell week.” “Our 7-1 [win-loss record] is sort of…

PH golden girl isn’t done yet, despite missing Paris ticket

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Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo, the country’s first and only Olympic gold medalist, is far from done. Despite missing the cut in the coming Paris Olympics recently, Diaz-Naranjo isn’t discounting the possibility of competing in the Southeast Asian …

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Barcelona hopes young blood can overcome old ghosts in Europe

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Barcelona hosts Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday hoping their young stars can help them vanquish the ghosts of the past and return the five-time winners to the Champions League elite. The Catalans’ dramatic 3-2 quarterfinal first leg victory…

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PBA: Jason Perkins sneaker switch briefly gives Phoenix good luck

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MANILA, Philippines—Call him superstitious but Phoenix forward Jason Perkins opted to wear a different sneaker on Friday in hopes of changing the Fuel Masters fortunes in the PBA Philippine Cup. And somehow, switching to the Nike Sabrina…

Mbappe, PSG face fight to keep Champions League dream alive

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The specter of another disappointing exit from the Champions League hangs over Paris Saint-Germain after a 3-2 first-leg defeat at home left them with a fight to turn around their quarterfinal tie against Barcelona in Tuesday’s return. At…

Caitlin Clark makes surprise appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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NEW YORK — Live from New York, it’s Caitlin Clark! The Iowa star made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” during the show’s “ Weekend Update” segment. She said she first heard about the possibility at the Final Four although…

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NBA: Pritchard scores career-high 38 in Celtics win over Wizards

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BOSTON — Payton Pritchard scored a career-high 38 points and the NBA-best Boston Celtics rested their entire starting lineup in a 132-122 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday in the teams’ regular-season finale. Svi Mykhailiuk…

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Beijing half marathon probes ’embarrassing’ win by Chinese runner

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Beijing half marathon organizers said Monday they were investigating after footage shared widely online appeared to show three African runners deliberately allowing China’s He Jie to win. Video clips of Sunday’s race showed the Kenyans…

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Spikers’ Turf: Bagunas shows mettle to spearhead Cignal comeback

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MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Cignal and newcomer Criss Cross ignited a new rivalry in men’s club volleyball following a thrilling encounter in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference before a record crowd Sunday evening at the…