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The quotient system doesn’t apply in a best-of-seven series so whether San Miguel Beer or TNT takes a game by two or 14, it counts as just a win. In the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, TNT drew first blood by bagging Game 1, 104-102, last Wednesday.

In the shadow of the rain clouds of opinion on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight with Conor McGregor came the tragic death of Tim Hague.

TNT is one up on San Miguel Beer in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals but while a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series is hardly significant, what makes coach Nash Racela upbeat is the KaTropa’s 104-102 win in last Wednesday’s opener came even with two mainstays Ryan Reyes and Ranidel de Ocampo sitting out the action.

Last October, it was announced that TV5 had been awarded the telecast rights of the coming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur by the POC. The choice wasn’t only logical but also the moral thing to do since TV5 had gone more than the extra mile in covering the previous SEA Games in Singapore, the Sochi Winter Olympics and the last two Summer Olympics. TV5’s partnership with the POC has been more than business-like. It’s been a close, personal relationship.

The noon deadline to replace TNT import Joshua Smith with standby Mike Myers passed without incident so the KaTropa will play the hulking 6-9 1/2 giant at least for Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against San Miguel Beer at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight.

Barangay Ginebra crumbled in the homestretch against TNT in their best-of-five PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series and bowed out of contention after imploding in the final minutes of Game 4 at the Cuneta Astrodome last Saturday.

Yesterday was Father’s Day. What was originally an afterthought that evolved into a commercial event had the unintended effect of actually making Dads feel good about themselves. And even after receiving repeated e-mails and private messages filled with the same generic Talking Tom videos, electronic Simpsons greeting cards and other recycled notes from people who didn’t even create them, the feeling finally sank in.

In Norway, the Armenian world contender, Levon Aronian, ran away with the top prize at the fifth Norway Classic, the world’s strongest chess tournament.

Today, as we celebrate Father’s Day, it’s timely that sports dads reflect on their responsibilities and obligations as the guardians of athletes being recruited to play for collegiate teams.

Okay, the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight is on.