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UAAP to probe Perasol-La Salle fan altercation

UAAP will investigate the altercation that happened between Ateneo head coach Bo Perasol and a La Salle fan after the game between the two bitter rivals, which the Archers won, 66-64, last Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

UAAP league Secretary Ma. Luisa Isip said that the video of exchange of words between Perasol and the fan, who happens to be JJ Atayde, cousin of De La Salle representative Henry Atayde, before deciding on the sanctions.

On Monday, Atayde said that he has vowed that he will no longer attend any of the Archers’ games at least for this season.

In a letter to the UAAP board, Henry Atayde said that his cousin that he was assured that he will be no longer seen in the Archers’ games.

Atayde admitted that he shouted at Perasol, who’s on his way to the Eagles’ dugout, “Perasol, salamat sa pagpapanalo mo sa amin.”

Perasol was angered and then confronted Atayde but was immediately pacified by security and his coaching staff.

The Ateneo head coach also apologized to Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin and patron Manny Pangilinan for his "un-Atenean-like behavior.” Malou R Cabral


Aguilar, Raymundo out Ginebra to reactivate Menk

With Japeth Aguilar out six to eight weeks and Kirby Raymundo still nursing an injury, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is planning to reactivate former PBA Most Valuable Player Eric Menk.

Ginebra head coach Ato Agustin confirmed that the management is discussing the reactivation of Menk from sister team San Miguel Beer.

Agustin admitted that Menk might have a hard time banging bodies with younger players because of age and injuries, but Agustin, a former MVP himself said that it’s the only way they could fill in the gap in the big man department.

In 19 games in the Asean Basketball League, Menk averaged a meek 4.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. (Chris Capulso)


Talk n’ Text ends woes

The Talk n’ Text Tropang Texters ended their two-game losing skid behind the late-game heroics of Jason Castro with a 102-95 triumph over the Global Port Batang Pier in the PBA Governor’s Cup yesterday at the MOA Arena.

Tony Mitchell had a game-high 35 points while Larry Fonacier added 19 to lead the Texters to their second win in four outings.

In the second game, the Alaska Aces evened their win-loss slate after a pulsating 102-99 victory over the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. (Rommel Fuertes)


WBO revives talks of Pacquiao-Marquez 5

The World Boxing Organization revived a possible fifth fight of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and his long-time nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez.

According to WBO President Paco Valcarcel, the fifth fight between the two legends is mandatory should they win both of their fights against different foes.

Marquez will face Timothy Bradley on October 12 for the WBO welterweight title while Pacquiao will battle Brandon Rios on November 24 for the WBO International welterweight crown.

Both Marquez and Bradley handed Pacquiao losses. (Rommel Fuertes)


Tune up games up ahead for Gilas

Tune up matches are arranged for Gilas Pilipinas against several teams they faced in the FIBA Asia Championships.

According to Gilas head coach Chot Reyes, they are now negotiating with Spanish coach Natxo Lezcano for a possible exhibition game as preparations for the FIBA World Cup in Spain 2014.

Reyes is at the Ivory Coast to watch the FIBA Africa to scout the teams they might face in the 2014 World Cup. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


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