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Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was the only bright star in the Philippine galaxy of 13 athletes at the recent Rio Olympics as nobody else came close to a podium finish. If not for Diaz, the Philippine delegation would’ve returned home with another big, fat egg – a habit from the 2000 Games to the 2012 edition spanning a barren period of over a decade.

The PBA draft is scheduled on Oct. 30 and the plan is to involve the players in the Gilas pool but the process of how to include the eligibles remains an unresolved issue. Also not settled is how many Gilas players will be listed for the draft.

GlobalPort has now won two games in a row in the PBA Governors Cup from a 0-4 start and coaching consultant Franz Pumaren deserves credit for the turnaround except somebody else who’s clearly not calling the shots for the Batang Pier is the wrong man who sits on the victory table to meet the media in the press room.

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz poses with President Duterte during a courtesy call in Davao City on Thursday night. | Ace Morandante/PPD
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz became P2 million richer after President Duterte announced he is giving the weightlifter the said amount for bringing honor to the country.

	Hidilyn Diaz, of the Philipines, competes in the women's 53kg weightlifting competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Diaz won the silver medal. | AP Photo/Mike Groll
 Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz shook up the Philippine sports scene early Monday after winning the country’s first medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Manny Pacquiao works on the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach in this file photo.
Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach cap each mitt workout with a 30-second routine wherein the Filipino icon continuously hits the pads in an effort to boost hand speed and reinforce his upper body.
Manny Pacquiao grants an interview upon landing at the Los Angeles International Airport last weekend to resume his training. | Top Rank photo
Manny Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles over the weekend to resume the rest of his training for his third showdown with Timothy Bradley next month.
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PBA Commissioner's Cup

February 13, 2016 (Saturday)

Game 1: Smart-Araneta Coliseum 3:00 PM


Game 2: Smart-Araneta Coliseum 5:15 PM



 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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