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    Egay Macaraya suspended one game for unsportsmanlike conduct

    Aug 6, 2019

    SAN Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya has been slapped with a one-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct during a timeout in a game against Lyceum two weeks ago.

    The NCAA Management Committee (Mancom) handed the penalty on Tuesday after a review of the tapes in the Golden Stags' tiff against Lyceum Pirates on July 23.

    NCAA issued a statement but did not provide details of Macaraya's violation in the game won by the Pirates, 80-69. Macaraya was caught on video during the huddle telling a San Sebastian player to slap the hand of Lyceum center Mike Nzeusseu, who had missed several games due to a hand injury.

    "Macaraya was meted a 1 game suspension, he is also to make a public apology and community service," the NCAA said in the statement.

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    On top of his one-game ban, Macaraya is also required to issue a public apology and take part in a community service.

    The outspoken San Sebastian bench tactician is set to serve his suspension on Friday against Emilio Aguinaldo College, with his side looking to halt a three-game losing skid with its 2-3 win-loss card.

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