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Fajardo hopes Beermen will win more titles with Standhardinger

June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net June Mar Fajardo may have only played a couple of minutes together with No. 1 overall pick Christian Standhardinger in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, but he’s convinced that his fellow Gilas Pilipinas...

Mitchell scores career-high 22, Jazz beat Lakers

Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) and Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, battle for the ball in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE...

Phoenix rookie Perkins thinks he can matchup with PBA giants Fajardo, Slaughter

Jason Perkins was picked fourth by Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft has been a long time coming for Jason Perkins, and on Sunday, he finally became and official...

Sliding to fifth, Teng grateful to get picked by Alaska

Jeron Teng was picked fifth by Alaska in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net Jeron Teng falling to fifth in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft may have come as a surprise to some, but that’s the...

Standhardinger, Ravena ink max rookie contracts

Top picks Standhardinger (left) and Ravena are instant millionaires after getting juicy contracts.—SHERWIN VARDELEON While Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena cornered maximum, multiyear deals with the PBA teams that selected them 1-2 in the Draft on Sunday, the next three...

Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) HOUSTON—-Ben Simmons had 24 points, nine assists...

Austria ‘willing to wait’ for SMB top pick Standhardinger

San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net San Miguel head coach Leo Austria said picking Christian Standhardinger first in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft will be worth the wait. “I think I’ve said it before that for...

Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis (5) handles the ball...

Marvin Lee ‘frustrated, pressured’ as UST nears winless season

Marvin Lee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net University of Santo Tomas is two games away from a possible 0-14 finish in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and no one feels the pressure more to avoid such embarrassment than captain...

Jayjay Helterbrand announces retirement

LA Tenorio hugs Jayjay Helterbrand after Ginebra won the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net After 17 seasons, Jayjay Helterbrand is finally hanging up his sneakers for good. The Ginebra playmaker announced his retirement in an interview with...
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