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Tuesday, Apr 16

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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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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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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…

06

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…

04

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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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…

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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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NBA: Steve Clifford ends tenure as Hornets’ winningest coach

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CLEVELAND — Steve Clifford ended his Charlotte coaching tenure on Sunday as the winningest coach in NBA franchise history. Clifford expects to remain with the franchise as an advisor. He announced in early April this season would be his…

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NBA: Warriors defeat Jazz, wind up 10th in West

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SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Kerr firmly believes his team still has a shot to make a splash this postseason — facing a familiar foe to start the uphill quest. Klay Thompson scored 25 points with six 3-pointers, Andrew Wiggins added 19 points,…

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NBA: Suns top Timberwolves as both teams set up first round clash

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MINNEAPOLIS — Bradley Beal scored 36 points on 6-for-6 shooting from 3-point range and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-106 on Sunday to stay out of the play-in tournament and set up a rematch in the first round of the…

NBA: Jalen Brunson carries Knicks into No. 2 in East

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NEW YORK — Jalen Brunson didn’t know where things stood around the NBA as the Knicks were deep into their final game of the regular season. A win meant the No. 2 seed and a loss was going to keep them at No. 3. But Tom Thibodeau’s team…

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Defending NBA champion Nuggets finish second in West

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and the defending champion Denver Nuggets secured the No. 2 seed in the NBA Western Conference with a 126-111 victory over the Memphis…

Thunder rout Mavericks for top spot in NBA Western Conference

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OKLAHOMA CITY — With about 90 seconds remaining, Oklahoma City’s fans stood in unison and began chanting. O-K-C! O-K-C! As the final moments wound down in a 135-86 win over the Dallas Mavericks, the still-standing Thunder fans celebrated a…

NBA: LeBron James’ lifts Lakers over Pelicans to claim 8th seed

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NEW ORLEANS — LeBron James closed out his 21st NBA regular season looking invigorated, formidable on both ends of the court and ready to produce in the postseason. James had 28 points, 17 assists, 11 rebounds and five steals, and the Los…

Sunday, Apr 14

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UAAP: Race for top two gets tighter after NU finally beats La Salle

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National U finally put one up over La Salle on Sunday night, with a 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-22 victory not only ending a run of heartaches dating back to last season but also putting the Lady Bulldogs well in the race for a top two berth…

Even with first win streak, Victolero reminds Hotshots to keep working hard

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Magnolia coach Chito Victolero is hopeful that their first winning streak is a sign that a difficult start to their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup campaign is finally behind his Hotshots. And what he wants from his…

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UAAP: Bella Belen plays through back injury in NU win over La Salle

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MANILA, Philippines—It’s mind over matter for Bella Belen, who still played a crucial role in National University’s win over La Salle on Sunday in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament despite nursing a back injury. Belen said…

Ginebra wins but loses Jamie Malonzo to injury in final seconds

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MANILA, Philippines—Just as Barangay Ginebra appeared to be getting into its groove, the Gin Kings have been dealt with another injury to one of their key cogs in Jamie Malonzo. Malonzo got injured with only a couple of seconds left in…

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Vanessa Bryant gifts exclusive Kobe sneakers to Dodgers on Mamba Day

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LOS ANGELES — Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers received some special footwear Saturday, courtesy of Kobe Bryant’s widow. On the eighth anniversary of Bryant’s last NBA game, Vanessa Bryant gave members of the Dodgers exclusive…

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PBA: Magnolia tightens defense in 2nd half for back-to-back wins

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MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia showed its teeth on defense in the second half to stifle Phoenix on Sunday, 107-93, in the PBA Philippine Cup. The Hotshots held the FuelMasters to just 36 points in the final two quarters to claim their third…