SMB, new-look Star open 2017 PBA Season

first_imgShanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESDefending champion San Miguel begins its bid for a third straight Philippine Cup when it opens the 2017 PBA Season against Star on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The league released its full schedule on Monday prior to the preseason press conference at Makati Shangri-La.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK The tournament will also see six out-of-town games with Antipolo, Lanao del Norte, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Cebu, and Angeles City serving as hosts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The tiff between the retooled Beermen and the new-look Hotshots will be the lone game in the season-opener, eith the opening ceremonies to start at 4 p.m.It will also feature Paul Lee’s debut with Star as goes it up against three-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and the powerhouse Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentMac Belo will make his PBA debut for Blackwater against fellow rookie Matthew Wright and Phoenix while rebuilding contenders Rain or Shine and TNT face off on Nov. 23.Mahindra takes on GlobalPort and Alaska go up against NLEX on Nov. 25, while Governors’ Cup finalists Ginebra and Meralco make their season debuts on Sunday, Nov. 27 to complete the opening week, all to be played at the Big Dome. Ginebra and Star renew their rivalry on Christmas Day while San Miguel takes its crack at Ginebra on Jan. 8.James Yap will also face his team for 12 years when Star takes on Rain or Shine on Dec. 18.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao also meets his former stud Paul Lee on December 7, while the fiery mentor prepares for Rain or Shine on Dec. 23.Old rivalries will be renewed when last year’s Philippine Cup finalists San Miguel and Alaska cross paths on Dec. 3 at Araneta Coliseum.Alaska wages war against Commissioner’s Cup champion Rain or Shine on Jan. 4, while Ginebra and Meralco take on each other on Jan. 14 in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise NBA: Cavaliers’ three-point barrage helps cool off hot Hornets View commentslast_img

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