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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, January 12, 2013

ButtonCeres FC vs. Stallion at Panaad tomorrow
ButtonPHL to host FIBA Asia tourney
ButtonTalk ‘N Text registers 2-0 lead in PBA finals

Ceres FC vs. Stallion at
Panaad tomorrow

High-caliber football action returns to Bacolod tomorrow as Negros Occidental’s pride Ceres FC battles against United Football League champion Stallion in the PFF – Smart National Club Championship Round of 16 at the Panaad Stadium. Match will start at 5 p.m.

Ceres head coach Freddie ‘Nene’ Lazarito said his team is ready to face the formidable lineup of Stallion that include Azkals midfielder Jason de Jong, Spanish players Joaquin Garcia and Rufino Sanchez, and a list of highly-skilled players from Iloilo.

Garce and Sanchez, who signed with the Stallion last year, are on loan from Spanish third division side CF Internacional de Madrid.

PHL to host
FIBA Asia tourney

MANILA – The Philippines will host the FIBA Asia championship for the first time in 40 years, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced yesterday.

FIBA Asia transferred the site of the prestigious basketball tournament from Beirut to Manila, in light of the volatile situation in Lebanon which originally won the right to host the tournament this year.

The FIBA Asia championship, which will serve as the qualifying tournament to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid, will be held from August 1 to 11 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Talk ‘N Text registers
2-0 lead in PBA finals

Talk n Text beat Rain or Shine, 89-81, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven final series of the PBA Philippine Cup as the MOA Arena last night,

Leading the surge for the Tropang Texters were Ranidel de Ocampo and Jayson Castro, who combined for 45 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Both players are contenders for the Best Player of the Conference award.

Despite expressing confidence that TNT is establishing a commanding presence in the series, coach Norman Black said Rain or Shine will continue to push the pace.

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