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In between the PBA first and second conferences, Alaska coach Alex Compton set up language classes for the Aces – English for the homegrown players and Pilipino for the Fil-Ams. Compton said the program is in line with the team’s goal of preparing players to be successful after basketball.

One of my favorite questions to ask PBA players is “What is your earliest memory of basketball?” It provides a non-threatening, disarming way of getting them to open up about how their passion for the game was ignited.

Adamson’s Encho Serrano and Ateneo’s Sam Jose (SJ) Belangel won’t be playing at the fourth annual Slam Rising Stars Classic in the Gatorade Hoops Center on Shaw Boulevard this Sunday but 24 other top high school basketball players are showing up to deliver a strong statement that the country’s junior program continues to get stronger year after year.

Singer Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. | AP Photo/Matt Slocum
Pop super star Lady Gaga took over the stage in the 51st Super Bowl in Houston Sunday (Monday in Manila) and performed some of her greatest hits.

	Kiefer Ravena, who is currently training in the US, recently suited up in the Drew League, a popular pro-am league. | Photo from Drew League's Twitter account
Kiefer Ravena continues to grind it out in practice with the NBA D-League’s Texas Legend, which enlisted him as a “developmental player.”

	Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jessie Vargas face each other during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016., about their WBO welterweight title fight scheduled for November 5. | AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
In a little over a week, Manny Pacquiao is returning to the ring against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.
Manny Pacquiao works the mitts with Freddie Roach in this file photo.
Some may think that Manny Pacquiao has already seen better days. Freddie Roach disagrees.
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Philippine Cup

Feb. 24, 2017 (Friday)

MOA Arena

Finals Game 1 |  7:00 PM

 VS

 

The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles exacted revenge on the Adamson Falcons with a 73-67 win to close out the elimination round and bag the second seed and the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.

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