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Sultan, Marcial back ZC Valientes in PBA 3x3
by Roy Luarca - November 20, 2021 - 11:36am
Both Marcial and Sultan hail from Zamboanga and cross-trained with the Valientes before their successful stints in Tokyo and New York City, respectively.
Sultan arrives in New York, gains NorthPort support
by Roy Luarca - October 27, 2021 - 2:02pm
Jonas Sultan arrived in New York City, ready for battle against Puerto Rican Carlos Caraballo at the Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden.
Manila rules Chooks-to-Go 3x3 cagefest as Tallo sparkles
by Roy Luarca - October 21, 2021 - 1:27pm
What was projected to be a tight title fight for the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Invitational turned out to be a masterclass for Hei Hei Manila.
Mandaluyong joins Manila, Bocaue, Pasig in Chooks to Go quarterfinals
by Roy Luarca - October 20, 2021 - 6:32pm
Mandaluyong Amacor came from behind to stun Essen Immunoboost Sarangani, 21-20, on Wednesday and match the sweeps posted by Manila Hei Hei, Homegrown Grains Bocaue, and the Pasig Kingpins.
Pacquiao: MPBL opening depends on COVID-19 situation
by Roy Luarca - August 4, 2021 - 9:42am
The opening of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League's fourth season will be dependent upon the country's COVID-19 situation.
Marcial inspires Zamboanga to VisMin semifinals victory
by Roy Luarca - August 2, 2021 - 6:07pm
Seeing Eumir Marcial knock out Armenian Arman Darchinyan in the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday inspired JPS Zamboanga no end.
MLV Group backs Zamboanga Valientes' sports programs
by Roy Luarca - July 12, 2021 - 2:37pm
The Zamboanga Valientes' sports program in the Philippines gained momentum with the support of MLV Group of Mike Venezuela.
MPBL mulls closed-circuit setup, wants participants vaccinated
by Roy Luarca - May 28, 2021 - 5:20pm
The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League will have all its players, team owners and staff fully vaccinated before it opens its fourth season either late August or early September.
Bataan lauded after land donation for Philippine Sports Training Center
by Roy Luarca - May 24, 2021 - 11:14am
The multi-billion Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC) will soon rise in Bagac, Bataan.
19 teams commit to join MPBL's 4th season, says Duremdes
by Roy Luarca - May 11, 2021 - 3:08pm
At least 19 teams will be joining the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) fourth season targeted to open on June 12.
Valientes back Marcial's bid for country's 1st Olympic gold
by Roy Luarca - May 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
After a successful pro debut and training in the United States, Marcial returned to his hometown on Tuesday to gear up for the imposing task of giving the Philippines its first Olympic gold medal.
Negros Muscuvados fielding homegrown talents in MPBL
by Roy Luarca - April 4, 2021 - 4:26pm
According to team owner John Gilbor, ten Negrenses have been signed up while negotiations are ongoing for ten more players to beef up the roster aiming to make the playoffs in their initial stint in the country's...
Zamboanga Valientes to test mettle in PBA 3x3 League
by Roy Luarca - March 26, 2021 - 11:56am
Zamboanga City Valientes MLV is joining the inaugural 3x3 season of Asia's first pro league.
Zamboanguenos want to see RJ Argamino in PBA
by Roy Luarca - March 25, 2021 - 11:09am
The prospect of losing key players RR De Leon, Med Salim and RJ Argamino to the PBA doesn't bother Zamboanga Valientes MLV.
Wilson named MPBL Lakan Season MVP
by Roy Luarca - March 21, 2021 - 4:37pm
The 6-foot-2 Wilson, former star of the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, piled averages of 19.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to lead the Knights to the North Division crown and the National Finals against...
Knights, Tigers start MPBL Lakan finals
by Roy Luarca - March 16, 2021 - 3:05pm
The best of the North against the beast of the South.
Basilan's fate hangs after 2nd COVID-19 tests
by Roy Luarca - March 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
The Basilan Steel have to hurdle two major obstacles in their drive toward the Chooks-to-Go MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) National Finals.
Valientes celebrate in Balesin; Lingganay, Jumao-as join team
by Roy Luarca - March 14, 2021 - 1:45pm
The Valientes clinched four straight titles in the Champions League Basketball (CLB) 3x3 and they want to bag a local jewel in 5x5 as well.
Pacquiao grateful to Makati 5 for completing MPBL North finals
by Roy Luarca - March 12, 2021 - 12:22pm
"Sen. Pacquiao watched the game and he was grateful for what you have done. Despite the odds you fought with your heart out."
Knights gear up for MPBL Lakan national title chase
by Roy Luarca - March 11, 2021 - 4:12pm
They have won half of the battle but the San Juan Knights are not about to celebrate yet. They want the whole package — the Chooks-to-Go MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Lakan Season national ...
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