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    News you need to know: John Amores suspended, Mark Belmonte injured and more

    Jul 27, 2022
    Mikey Williams signs a new contract with TNT; John Amores is suspended indefinitely; Yuri Escueta is officially named Red Lions coach.

    JRU Bomber John Amores suspended

    UCBL fight JRU vs UPUP gets the win after the game was halted in the third period.

    MARK Gil Belmonte of the University of the Philippines suffered a busted lip from a punch by Jose Rizal University player John Amores in a PG Flex Linoleum-UCBL Preseason Tournament game on Tuesday.

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    It was uncertain whether Belmonte would need surgery to repair the injured lower gums and lip.

    Amores, meanwhile, has been suspended indefinitely.

    The two players hit the deck as they battled for a rebound and Amores hit Belmonte, with a little over two minutes left in the third period at the SGS Gym in Quezon City.

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    Officials halted the match, giving UP the victory.

    Mikey Williams inks new deal with TNT

    Mikey Williams Terrafirma vs TNTMikey Williams and the Tropang Giga gear up for the playoffs.

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    MIKEY Williams has signed a three-year contract with TNT Tropang Giga.

    The 30-year-old Williams, who missed the start of the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup as he exercised his option to renegotiate after his first year, reached a new deal with TNT ahead of the quarterfinals.

    Fourth pick in the Season 46 draft behind Joshua Munzon, Jamie Malonzo and Calvin Oftana, the guard out of Cal State had a clause in his contract with TNT that he can negotiate a new deal if he leads the team to a title in his first year.

    TNT topped the Philippine Cup in 2021 with Williams getting the Finals MVP title.

    This conference, TNT finished second in the eliminations and enters the round of eight with a twice-to-beat advantage over new PBA team Converge.

    It’s official: Yuri Escueta named Red Lions coach

    Yuri EscuetaYuri Escueta officially takes over, months after San Beda parted ways with Boyet Fernandez.

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    FORMER Red Cub Yuri Escueta has been officially named head coach of the San Beda Red Lions.

    Already assigned to run Red Lions practices earlier this month, Escuate officially takes over the team for NCAA Season 98.

    Escueta, who played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP, is currently an assistant coach for the TNT Tropang Giga under Chot Reyes.

    San Beda is set to see action in the Filoil Preseason Cup.


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