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    Nov 8, 2021
    Rich Alvarez reunites with Chris Gavina; Vic Manuel linked to another transfer; Kaya gets off to a fie start.

    Rich Alvarez joins Rain or Shine staff

    Rich AlvarezRich Alvarez reunites with Chris Gavina.

    RICH Alvarez is back in the PBA, joining Chris Gavina’s coaching staff at Rain or Shine.

    Gavina and Alvarez were part of the Kia coaching staff under Manny Pacquiao.

    Alvarez, 2004 PBA top draft pick and Rookie of the Year, went on to coach the General Santos City Warriors in the MPBL and was also part of the Phoenix Fuel Masters coaching staff.

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    Co-team owner Raymund Yu confirmed the hiring of Alvarez to SPIN.ph.

    Alvarez joins Rain or Shine after the exit of Elasto Painters assistant coach Rob Wainwright.

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    Kaya FC downs Azkals Development team

    Simone Rota and Daizo Horikoshi score the goals for Kaya-FC.Kaya FC is off to a strong start.

    DAIZO Horikoshi and Simone Rota scored as Kaya FC-Iloilo opened the 2021 Copa Paulino Alcantara with a 2-0 win over the Azkals Development Team on Sunday at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

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    Horikoshi found the back of the net in the 54th minute and Rota scored in the 70th.

    Kaya FC-Iloilo, winner of the first edition of the Copa in 2018, looks to sweep Group B when it faces Mendiola FC 1991 on Wednesday.

    Vic Manuel update

    Vic ManuelVic Manuel is back with the franchise that drafted him.

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    VIC Manuel to Northport could end up as a side trip, with an SMC team the actual destination, according to sources.

    Manuel has yet to suit up for San Miguel Corp. team since being drafted by Globalport in 2012. The ninth pick has played for the Meralco Bolts, Air21, Alaska and Phoenix.

    Sources told SPIN.ph that even before Manuel was traded by Alaska to Phoenix last February, the Licab, Nueva Ecija native was already informed of a possible transfer to Magnolia.

    The move, which may not happen immediately, adds a veteran forward to a Hotshots squad led by 2021 Philippine Cup Best Player of Conference the Calvin Abueva, Paul Lee and Ian Sangalang, although sources provided scenarios with Manuel being acquired by Barangay Ginebra or possibly San Miguel.

    Ray Parks, Diamond Dolphins win

    THE Nagoya Diamond Dolphins got back at the Gunma Crane Thunders, 100-90, on Sunday in the Japan B.League. Ray Parks scored 12 points for the Diamond Dolphins.

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    The Chiba Jets completed a weekend sweep over Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakestars with an 89-83 victory. Ravena had a season-high 27 points and made 10 assists.

    Allen Durham had 16 points and 11 rebounds as Ryukyu Golden Kings beat Niigata Albirex BB anew, 71-63. Kobe Paras scored five points on 2-of-7 shooting for Niigata.

    Nick Fazekas scored 36 points as Kawasaki Brave Thunders beat the Toyama Grouses again, 87-74. Dwight Ramos scored eight for Toyama,1-10 for the season.

    The Sun Rockers Shibuya scored a 91-80 victory, sending the San En Neophoenix to their third straight loss. Thirdy Ravena scored 13 for the Neophoenix.


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