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    Aug 25, 2022
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    SMB ties title series

    CJ Perez Game Two SMB vs TNT PBA FinalsCJ Perez leads the way for the Beermen.

    THE Philippine Cup title series is tied as San Miguel turned back TNT, 109-100, in Game Two on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.

    CJ Perez scored 23 on 10 for 16 shooting, while Vic Manuel shot 10 for 19 and wound up with 20 points off the bench as the Beermen evened the best-of-five finals, 1-1.


    Marcio Lassiter had 19 points on 8 of 17 shooting, while June Mar Fajardo went 5 for 6 and finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

    Roger Pogoy again led TNT, scoring 28 points, while Game One Jayson Castro continued his fine play and chipped in with 15 points and four assists.

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    Terrence Romeo injury update

    terrence romeoTerrence Romeo says he is doing his best to be ready to go when cleared.


    TERRENCE Romeo says he is now 40 to 50 percent in the recovery from back injury.

    The San Miguel guard has not seen action this season and is not rushing his return.

    “Hindi na siya ganun na sumusumpong, pero nandun pa rin yung injury ko, so kailangan pa rin talaga ng time sa healing,” he said.

    “Pero pag nag-heal naman siya, ang importante, kundisyon pa rin ako, ready pa rin sa paglalaro para hindi ako mahirapan bumalik,” he added. “Hindi ko lang alam kung kalian. I’m sure na makakabalik ako ng mas malakas sa kung ano ako dati.”

    Gilas Youth team falters

    Lebanon vs Gilas Youth Fiba Asia Under 18The Filipinos bow out at the quarterfinal stage.


    THE Philippines’ bid to earn one of the four Asia spots for the 2023 Fiba Under-19 World Cup in Hungary has been dashed by Lebanon.

    Bryan Mansour scored 28, leading four Lebanese players with double-digit scores in a 99-83 victory over Gilas Youth on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIba Under-18 Asian Championship.

    Mason Amos scored 11 points on 3 of 11 shooting, while Kyle Gamber added 10 for the Philippines, who were eliminated just a day after completing a 3-0 sweep of group play.

    Obiena meets qualifying standard for world meet

    EJ ObienaEJ Obiena bags another gold medal.


    EJ OBIENA notched another victory in Europe while matching the standard for next year's World Championship in Hungary.

    The world No. 3 cleared 5.81 meters, beating world No. 2 Chris Nilsen of the US, who logged 5.71. Kurtis Marschall of Australia also cleared 5.71 to take third spot.

    Obiena had earlier wins in Sweden, Italy and another German meet.


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