PBA MVP race
Four players are in the race for the MVP award.
Barangay Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson, the Best Player and Finals MVP of the Governors’ Cup, is vying for the top award along with Mikey Williams, TNT’s 30-year-old guard who has a chance to become Rookie-MVP for the first time since Benjie Paras in 1989. Williams was named Finals MVP of the Philippine Cup.
Also in the running are Magnolia's Calvin Abueva, named Best Player of the Philippine Cup, and NorthPort's Robert Bolick, who consistently led the league in statistics the past season.
SEA Games enters final stretch
Hidilyn Diaz wins again.
The 31-year-old Diaz won a battle of Olympic gold medalists, defeating Thailand’s Tanasan Sanikun, 27, in the women's -55 kilogram division with a 206 kilogram total.
Tanasan, winner in the 48 kg class at the 2016 Rio Olympics where Diaz bagged silver in the 53 kg class, lifted a total of 203.
Sibol delivered anew, topping the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang for its second gold in Hanoi, while Shugen Nakano retained the title in the judo men’s -66 kilogram division, beating Hoang Phuc Truong of Vietnam in the final.
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