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Daniel Caluag rules BMX to give Philippines first gold medal in 2014 Incheon Asian Games | SPIN.PH

INCHEON, Korea—Daniel Caluag gave the country its first gold medal in the 17th Asian Games. Caluag met expectations on Wednesday when he ruled the men’s BMX race to end the gold-medal drought for the Philippines in this year’s edition of the Asiad at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track located about two hours away from this Korean city. Despite missing UCI-sanctioned events this year to concentrate on his studies, Caluag maintained his excellent form for the Asiad. Caluag timed 35.277 seconds in the...

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First practice in the books for the Bulls

By Adam Fluck | 09.30.2014  And they’re off! The Bulls on Tuesday morning held their first practice of the season, a three-hour session at the Advocate Center as a week of two-a-days gets underway.  “I think it was really good, really positive,” said Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol. “We worked on a lot of things, a lot of the fundamentals and details, and everybody was great. Locked in. We got a good practice in.” 

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Korean War veterans, descendants express gratitude by supporting PH teams in Asian Games | SPIN.PH

INCHEON, Korea - Relatives of veterans who fought in the Korean War came in droves to support the campaign of the Philippine team here in the 17th Asian Games. Hundreds of South Koreans were on hand to watch the Philippine Blu Girls play in their first two games in the softball competitions. The support was specifically to return the favor after Filipino Armymen, known as the Philippine Expeditionary Forces in Korea (Peftok), fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. A few of them held signs...

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Training Camp Notes: Stauskas Still Learning

During Tuesday’s live scrimmage session, rookie Nik Stauskas was the beneficiary of a teaching lesson. Roughly midway through the fourth day of Training Camp, Kings forward Rudy Gay controlled the ball on the wing, shifting the defense to his side. The savvy veteran drove near the baseline before swinging a pass to the top of the arc. Sliding in place to catch that pass was Stauskas, who rose up and nearly pulled the trigger.

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Goyang Orions hand San Mig Coffee third straight loss, but Mixers feel they're getting back into the rthythm | PBA | SPIN.PH

ALTHOUGH San Mig Super Coffee dropped its third straight game after bowing to the Goyang Orions, 67-90, on Tuesday, Fil-Am forward Joe Devance believes the Mixers are slowly getting their rhythm back in their preseason matches against Korean professional teams in Seoul. The Mixers forced a 47-all count at halftime, but the Orions stepped on the gas in the second half, overwhelming the PBA grand slam champions with their size and shooting from there to tear San Mig apart. “We maybe lost the...

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Jeron Teng plays down pressure on champ La Salle ahead of do-or-die game vs FEU | UAAP | SPIN.PH

APPROACHING their do-or-die encounter with Far Eastern University for a berth in the UAAP men’s basketball Finals, La Salle star Jeron Teng admitted there is no pressure on the Green Archers to keep their title. Teng said the Green Archers consider each game in the Final Four as a blessing and that winning back-to-back championships doesn’t weigh down on them. “Laging sinasabi ni coach (Juno Sauler) na we're blessed to have more games lang,” said Teng. “Every game we take it as a blessing na mas...

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Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested for driving while under the influence early Tuesday morning, according to Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Phelps, 29, was also charged with excessive

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Celtics Expect To Play with Pace and Space

WALTHAM, Mass. – Get used to this term: pace and space. Brad Stevens stressed those two words to his team during its first practice of the season and then relayed a similar message to the media this afternoon.

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Slimmer OJ Mayo kicks off season with Bucks

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) O.J. Mayo has very few memories of last season.It's probably a good thing, considering he played in just 52 games - only 23 starts - for the Milwaukee Bucks and finished with...

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Green Lancers win opener of best-of-three series for third place against Jaguars | Cesafi | SPIN.PH

CEBU CITY —  University of the Visayas got back to its winning ways as the Green Lancers slipped past the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars, 67-61, on Tuesday in the opener of the best-of-three series for third place in the Cesafi men’s basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum. Playing with renewed focus after the ugly semifinal loss to University of San Carlos several weeks ago, the Green Lancers pulled away late in the match with an 11-2 run to take a 1-0 series lead. [See Chaotic end...

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Daniel Caluag tops BMX seeding run in Asian Games | SPIN.PH

INCHEON, Korea — Daniel Caluag finished first in the seeding run of the men’s BMX race, solidifying his chance of a gold medal in the Asian Games. Caluag clocked 35.489 seconds in the seeding run to finish first among eight riders on Wednesday morning at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track followed by Masahiro Sampei of Japan (36.286) and Kim Young of Korea (36.399). With the top-seed, Caluag will use Lane 1 in the three runs that will start at 1:10 p.m. (12:10 p.m. Manila time) to determine the gold...

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