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Unloads a career best 32 pts King Japeth deals Star royal bashing


By Nelson Beltran (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 27, 2016 - 12:00am
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Japeth Aguilar
MANILA, Philippines - For all his wondrous shooting touch, behemoth Japeth Aguilar is actually being developed to be Barangay Ginebra’s pillar of defense.

But Sunday night at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, Aguilar lit up the showdown with Star with tremendous offensive thrust, going 5-of-5 from the long range and finishing with a career-best 32 points as the Gin Kings toppled the Hotshots, 86-79, in the PBA Philippine Cup.

“I was surprised my offense came along. To be honest, I was focused on defense as I was instructed by coach Tim (Cone),” said Aguilar.

“One of those moments in my basketball career that I never expected to happen – five out of five from the three-point line,” he added.

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But Ginebra coach Tim Cone insisted he wasn’t a bit surprised by Aguilar’s three-point shooting, saying they’ve long been urging their athletic center to take the shots from the long range.

“If you remember, I coached his dad Peter. And Peter was like the best shooting big man I’ve ever seen. So when I first saw Japeth, he looked exactly the same, same form, everything,” said Cone. “Japeth has great form and great ability to be that kind of player that can shoot shots like that. So I’m not surprised by it. Hopefully, we don’t live by it, but that is a nice weapon to keep.”

Alyssa Valdez to suit up for Thai squad


(philstar.com) | Updated December 25, 2016 - 3:37pm
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Bureau of Customs Transformers and former Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagle Alyssa Valdez | Shakey's V-League Photo
MANILA, Philippines — Volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez will kick off the new year in a new uniform.

This after Thai Volleyball club 3BB Nakornnont announced on Christmas Eve that they’ve snared the services of the former Ateneo de Manila University ace for two leagues.

Through their Facebook page, 3BB Nakornnont indicated that Valdez will be lending her talents to the club for the Thailand League and the Thai-Denmark Super League. It said the Filipina’s edge lies in her offensive game.



Valdez is no stranger to the team as she is set to rejoin her Shakey’s V-League teammates in Bureau of Customs, Nic Jaisaen and Som Kuthaisong. The trio propelled the Transformers to the tournament Finals where they fell short against Pocari Sweat.

The news was first broken by ABS-CBN Sports. But according to Fox Sports PH editor-in-chief Josiah Albelda, who is also a close friend of the decorated athlete, nothing is final as of now.
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.@AlyssaValdez2 herself talks about her possible stint with 3BB in Thailand.http://www.foxsportsasia.com/en-ph/news/ph-superstar-alyssa-valdez-excited-possible-thailand-stint/ … pic.twitter.com/NhCWgEaPQl
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And while a Facebook post by 3BB reportedly said they have acquired her, Valdez clarified nothing is final and official just yet.
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Valdez, regarded as one of the faces of Philippine volleyball, was once the amateur arena’s decorated queen. A three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player, she led Ateneo to back-to-back UAAP titles in 2012 and 2013.

The 23-year-old has also suited up for various national contingents in the international arena.
 

Roach wants Pacquiao to fight Crawford at 140


By Dino Maragay (philstar.com) | Updated December 24, 2016 - 3:34pm
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Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford
MANILA, Philippines – Stressing that his ward doesn’t back down from challenges, Freddie Roach has welcomed a showdown between Manny Pacquiao and undefeated rising star Terence Crawford.

Speaking to Ryan Burton of boxingscene.com, Roach said Pacquiao – who currently campaigns at the welterweight division (147 pounds) – can slide back to junior welterweight (140 pounds) to make the fight happen.

And Crawford, who holds the WBC and WBO junior welterweight championships, is considered the best fighter in the division.

“I like the fight at 140 but he (Pacquiao) hasn't fought at 140 in a long time. I think he will be a bit quicker and a bigger puncher but he's been at 147 for so long so we will see,” said Roach.

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