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Philippine Tennis Association vice president Randy Villanueva said the other day the composition of the traveling team for each franchise in the coming five-leg International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) season will be a critical factor in determining the outcome of every five-set match broken down into men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and men’s legends singles.

Miguel Cotto had a fight plan worked out by master trainer Freddie Roach to beat Saul (Canelo) Alvarez in their 12-round battle for the vacant WBC middleweight crown in Las Vegas last Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time). The gambit was to box Alvarez out of rhythm in the early going, frustrate the Mexican and bombard him with flurries down the stretch to seal the win.

It appears that Filipinos are flexible and malleable in most things they set their minds to, whether it be at work or even in sports, as proven by the experience of tens of millions of overseas Filipino workers. At the Technical Skills Development Authority or TESDA, female welders are becoming one of the country’s largest human exports except to the Middle East.

Despite the loss, the Philippines has still a chance to make it to the Olympics via wildcard games scheduled next year. |
While many Filipino basketball fans blame the referees for Gilas Pilipinas' loss to China in the finals of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, Bballbreakdown’s Coach Nick analyzed the game that led the host team to the crown and the lone ticket to 2016 Rio Olympics that came with it.
NBA superstar Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during his visit here last week. | Asuncion
Watch The STAR's sports columnist Quinito Henson sit down with NBA MVP Steph Curry in this exclusive clip.
Los Angeles Lakers' Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson listens to Gilas assistant coach Alex Compton while he explains the national team's plays. Alder Almo
Everyone, from Gilas players to casual fans to sports journalists who were there in attendance, was up on their feet the moment Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers walked in.
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Star Hotshots forward Marc Pingris admitted that he's happy to be back with Gilas Pilipinas. 
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PBA Governors' Cup Finals

July 17, 2015 (Friday)

Game 4: Smart-Araneta Coliseum | 7:00 PM


SMB leads series 3-0


 It was an incredible 94-90 win by the Letran Knights over the San Beda Red Lions in Game One of the NCAA Season 91 Men’s Basketball Finals.

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