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Armageddon kings Laguna stun Manila in Wesley So Cup semis
by Rick Olivares - July 26, 2021 - 3:54pm
With their backs against the wall, the Laguna Heroes dug deep into their reservoir of resiliency and late-game heroics to stun the Manila Indios Bravos, 2-1, in Armageddon in the semifinals of the Northern Division...
San Juan-Laguna Part II in Div Finals of Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 25, 2021 - 11:28am
A resounding victory by San Juan over Antipolo sent the former into the Northern Division finals against a familiar foe — the Laguna Heroes. 
Wesley So Cup semis: Cordova, Antipolo look to continue giant-killing ways
by Rick Olivares - July 24, 2021 - 2:32pm
The Wesley So Cup is down to the last four teams for each of the two competing divisions.
Manila survives Isabela ambush in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 23, 2021 - 3:20pm
No one expected the Isabela Knight Raiders to give the Manila Indios Bravos trouble in the quarterfinal battle of the Wesley So Cup.
Antipolo ousts Caloocan in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 22, 2021 - 2:36pm
The Antipolo Cobras struck and their venom took down the mighty Caloocan Loadmanna Knights in the very first major upset of the ongoing playoffs of the Wesley So Cup.
Tidbits from the Milwaukee Bucks' 1971 and 2021 NBA championship seasons
by Rick Olivares - July 22, 2021 - 12:48pm
Interestingly, there are nice oddities to glean from when comparing the Milwaukee Bucks' championship seasons in 1971 and 2021.
Win or go home time in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 21, 2021 - 12:36pm
After a little over two grueling months of elimination round chess among 24 teams and a play-in to give some life to the bottom seeds a lifeline, the Wesley So Cup of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines...
Cavite Spartans slay Cagayan Kings to enter Wesley So Cup playoffs
by Rick Olivares - July 20, 2021 - 12:55pm
The Cavite Spartans swung the upset axe and toppled the Cagayan Kings.
Mindoro ousts Palawan from Wesley So Cup playoffs
by Rick Olivares - July 19, 2021 - 12:19pm
The Mindoro Tamaraws won two of the biggest games in their young history when they shocked the Palawan Queen’s Gambit, which owned a twice-to-beat advantage in the play-in matches of the Wesley So Cup last...
San Juan, Cordova shoot for best records as Wesley So Cup wraps up elims
by Rick Olivares - July 14, 2021 - 1:03pm
San Juan shoots for the best elimination round record in PCAP’s young two-conference history when the Predators take on the Cagayan Kings in the final match of the Wesley So Cup, Wednesday, July 14, before...
Palawan Queen's Gambit enters Wesley So Cup playoffs
by Rick Olivares - July 12, 2021 - 12:17pm
The Palawan Queen’s Gambit formalized their entry into the playoffs of the Southern Division of the Wesley So Cup
Manila Indios Bravos score big in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 12, 2021 - 11:36am
The Manila Indios Bravos sent a message to the San Juan Predators last night following their 2-1 win in Armageddon — “we’re right behind you.”
Camarines faces stern test in Wesley So Cup as playoffs loom
by Rick Olivares - July 10, 2021 - 11:14am
The Camarines Soaring Eagles’ title aspirations will be tested this Saturday, July 10, when they face off with divisional rivals, Cordova and Iloilo in the penultimate elimination round playdate of the Wesley...
San Juan Predators go for kill in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 9, 2021 - 10:02am
Now that it is within grasp, the San Juan Predators are looking to wrap up the elimination round of the Wesley So Cup by bagging the best record in the tournament, including the previous All-Filipino Cup. 
Olongapo takes huge 1st win in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 8, 2021 - 1:04pm
Even in the waning days of the elimination round of the Wesley So Cup, there are still plenty of surprises.
A return to volleyball for former UP, national player Mike Verano
by Rick Olivares - July 8, 2021 - 12:59pm
After packing his bags and living a new life in the United States, Verano finds himself back in the game and in the Philippines for the nonce as team manager of the Men’s National Team.
Iloilo, Negros clash in Wesley So Cup's version of 'Battle of Guimaras Strait'
by Rick Olivares - July 7, 2021 - 10:26am
Iloilo and Negros. Two of the most progressive cities in the south. Two provinces with their own bountiful harvests of contributions to Philippine culture, arts, the economy and sports.
How Futsal is playing a positive force for Gawad Kalinga communities this pandemic
by Rick Olivares - July 6, 2021 - 5:27pm
While most sports aren’t played yet in this pandemic, the futsal program of Gawad Kalinga is keeping many kids all over the country in good health and in good spirits.
Camarines holds off Cordova in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 6, 2021 - 2:24pm
With few playdates left in the elimination round of the ongoing Wesley So Cup of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, the battle for the top spot of the Southern Division is red hot.
San Juan squeaks past Caloocan in Wesley So Cup
by Rick Olivares - July 4, 2021 - 12:23pm
In a closely fought match between the San Juan Predators and the Caloocan LoadManna Knights, the former came away with a squeaker of a win, 12-9, in the nightcap of the Saturday matches in the Wesley So Cup.
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