Two games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.
The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago.
Though the contract between the league and the Dubai promoters has yet to be signed, a PBA source said the games are “more or less a go.”...
That’s how GlobalPort Batang Pier owner Mikee Romero described snatching former University of the East standout Roi Sumang in the PBA Rookie Draft.
Sumang was one of the talented guards in the draft, but he surprisingly fell to the third round....
MANILA, Philippines – Practically all PBA teams expressed satisfaction on their respective hauls in the 2015 PBA Draft day on Sunday, even Globalport which was the last team to take a pick at No. 28 overall.
“Our prayers were answered,” said Globalport team owner Mikee Romero in tabbing UE chief playmaker Roi Sumang in the third round.
“I’m still dazed and puzzled how we got Roi Sumang at No. 28. Prior to the draft, our management were busy trying to get a first or second-round draft pick to be used at getting Roi Sumang,” Romero pointed out....
Sumang, a former collegiate star for the University of the East (UE), was projected to be a first round pick, but did not hear his name called in the first two rounds of the draft while other lesser known players made their way up the stage.
He was eventually selected by the Batang Pier with the fourth pick of the third round, yet the former King Warrior insists he is not fazed to have fallen so steeply....
The trade was done after the Tropang Texters selected Fil-Tongan big man Moala Tautuaa with the top pick on Sunday in the PBA Rookie Draft.
Washington averaged seven points and 3.87 rebounds last season for Talk ‘N Text which won the Commissioner’s Cup....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||10th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||7th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||5th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||2||12||0.143||10th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||1||13||0.071||10th|