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NBA stars earned $150,000 for 'Last Home Stand' fiasco?

MANILA – The organizers of the botched charity games between several National Basketball Association (NBA) stars and Gilas Pilipinas are expected to take a big financial hit due to the cancellation of the matches.Full article

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Fans demand answers, refund after 'Last Home Stand' fiasco

As of 07/23/2014 1:29 AM
MANILA – (UPDATED) Filipino basketball fans are asking for an explanation - and refunds - following the fiasco that was "The Last Home Stand" at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday. Full article

Algieri tells Pacquiao: I'm no Margarito

As of 07/23/2014 9:52 PM
MANILA – American boxer Chris Algieri brushed aside comparisons between him and “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito, the tall Mexican slugger who was badly beaten by Manny Pacquiao back in 2010. Full article

MVP apologizes anew for 'Last Home Stand' mess

As of 07/23/2014 9:00 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) chairman Manny V. Pangilinan again apologized to local basketball fans over the mess caused by the cancellation of the “Last Home Stand” matches, which were supposed to pit a team of NBA stars against the Gilas Pilipinas pool. Full article

La Salle notches first win at NU's expense

As of 07/23/2014 8:21 PM
Jason Perkins made the big plays in crunch time as the De La Salle University Green Archers labored to their first win of the season by beating the National University (NU) Bulldogs, 57-55, Wednesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Full article

LOOK: Meet DeRozan's half-Pinay girlfriend

As of 07/23/2014 5:03 PM
MANILA – Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan brought along his half-Filipina girlfriend, Kiara Morrison, with him during the now-controversial visit of the National Basketball Association (NBA) stars to the Philippines. Full article

Van Opstal given stern warning by UAAP commissioner

As of 07/23/2014 4:33 PM
De La Salle University center Arnold Van Opstal evaded suspension for his alleged 'punch' against Ateneo counterpart Alfonso Gotladera during their first round game last Sunday, and was instead given by a stern warning by UAAP Commissioner Andy Jao. Full article

Ateneo blasts UP for third straight win

As of 07/23/2014 4:30 PM
MANILA -- (UPDATED) The Ateneo Blue Eagles used a late fourth-quarter burst to put away the UP Fighting Maroons, 86-75, at the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament Wednesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Full article

NBA speaks up on 'Last Home Stand' fiasco

As of 07/23/2014 3:13 PM
MANILA -- The promoters of "The Last Home Stand" charity basketball event failed to meet the requirements set by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the league said in a statement on Wednesday.   Full article

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disappointing 'Last Home Stand'

As of 07/23/2014 1:03 PM
MANILA -- Filipino basketball fans went from confused to disappointed to angry during "The Last Home Stand" Tuesday night at the Araneta Coliseum. Full article

Lillard on fiasco: It was beyond our control

As of 07/23/2014 12:50 PM
MANILA – Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard apologized to basketball fans following the disappointing outcome of "The Last Home Stand" charity basketball event at the Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday night. Full article