UAAP cancels games as nation braces for Typhoon Lando
At no time in its 41-year history has the PBA postponed the opening of its season, but it is in danger of doing so with Typhoon Lando expected to hit Metro Manila and neighboring provinces on Sunday. Jerome Ascano  

THE UAAP has cancelled all its games across all sports scheduled on Sunday as the nation braces for the wrath of Typhoon Lando, which is expected to dump a heavy amount of rain over the next two days.

Will the PBA follow suit?

At no time in its 41-year history has Asia's first professional basketball league postponed the opening of its season, but it is in danger of doing so with Typhoon Lando expected to hit Metro Manila and neighboring provinces on Sunday.

PBA media bureau chief Willy Marcial said it's still green and go for the opening of the 2015-2016 season at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, but added a final decision will be made on Sunday morning.

"It's a go as of now," Marcial told Spin.ph on Saturday night.

On Sunday morning, the pro league decided to cancel its season opener. 

[See PBA makes historic first as league calls off 41st season opener due to Typhoon Lando]

Asked about the chances of the league cancelling its traditional opening rites as well as the opening game between Rain or Shine and Star, Marcial answered, "Kapag malakas talaga ang ulan bukas."

As for the UAAP, it didn't need to wait that long, making the announcement as soon as Pagasa raised typhoon signal No. 2 over Metro Manila on Saturday.

The country's premier college league announced early Saturday that the scheduled Sunday double-header pitting the University of the Philippines Maroons against University of the East and joint leader Far Eastern University against De La Salle have been shelved.

Also postponed to Monday was the finale of the beach volleyball competition starting with the sudden-death match between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the La Salle Lady Spikers.

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