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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, June 5, 2013

ButtonThree-way tie in Balbina Cup 2001
ButtonFIBA-Asia grouping known today
ButtonDeding’s Eatery, NBG set eyes on semis seat

Himamaylan pug Bautista to
join South China tourney

Emerging top amateur boxer Ian Clark Bautista will join Mark Barriga, Mario Fernandez, and Jonel Cantancio in representing the country in the another traditional boxing tournament scheduled June 16 in Southern China.

Bautista will fight in the flyweight division, Barriga would be the representative for the light flyweight, Fernandez for the bantamweight and Cantancio for the lightweight category.

The 18-year-old boxer from Himamaylan made waves two years ago when he beat older and higher-ranked opponents during the 21st President’s Cup in Jakarta.

FIBA-Asia grouping
known today

MANILA - Avoiding clashing with the big guns in the elimination round and escape early elimination will be the host Philippines’ target in today’s drawing of lots for the FIBA-Asia groupings in the tournament to be held Aug. 1-11 in Manila.

FIBA Asia Secretary-General Hagop Khajirian of Lebanon, along with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president and Local Organizing Committee chair Manny V. Pangilinan, will preside over the proceedings at the Manila Hotel.

The 16-team cast, representing Asia’s six zones -- defending champion China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei from East Asia;

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