ALASKA AIMS TO SEIZE 2-0 LEAD
THE Alaska Aces are poised to take a commanding 2-0 lead when it clash anew against the Gin Kings in Game 2 of the best-of-five titular series of the 38th Philippine Basketbal Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
PBA COMMISSIONER’S CUP BEST-OF-FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Games on Friday (Mall of Asia Arena)
7:30 p.m. Barangay Ginebra vs Alaska Aces (Game 2)
Game 1: Alaska-87 Ginebra-70
(Alaska leads series, 1-0)
Game 3: May 19 (Araneta Coliseum)
Game 4: May 22 (Araneta Coliseum)
Game 5: May 24 (Araneta Coliseum)
NU NIPS ADAMSON IN SHAKEY’S V-LEAGUE SEMIFINALS
National University made sure there will be no fifth melt down when they beat Adamson University, 20-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 15-12, in the semifinals of the Shakey’s V-League Season 10 First Conference at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday.
NADAL EASES IN ROME
ROME: Madrid Masters champion Rafael Nadal who began laying the groundwork for a dream seventh Rome title, hammered Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-3, at the Rome Masters. The Spaniard, who has now won his 32nd match of the season against two defeats, will next play Ernests Gulbis, a winner over Serb Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-1.Nadal owns five titles since making his return after seven months out with a knee injury.
SINGAPORE’S NG POISED TO CHALLENGE FOR IOC
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Ng Ser Miang looked set to challenge to become the new president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, with officials saying an announcement was imminent. Ng, a vice-president of the world body and of Singapore’s National Olympic Council, will reveal his intentions in Paris on Thursday after holding talks with Jacques Rogge, the current Olympic chief.
SINGAPORE’S DURIC FIRES MATCH-FIXING WARNING
SINGAPORE: Singapore legend Aleksandar Duric has warned match-fixing poses a major threat to the development of Asian football as he prepares to wrap up one of the sport’s most extraordinary and prolific careers. The 42-year-old striker, a former Olympic kayaker who travelled from war-torn Bosnia to score nearly 400 goals in Singapore’s S-League, said Asia’s rise was being compromised by corruption. Singapore’s long association with match-fixing dates back to the early 1990s, and Interpol has blamed Singaporean criminals for orchestrating an international network responsible for rigging hundreds of games worldwide.