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PBA summons Abueva

Magnolia striker Calvin Abueva

CALVIN Abueva has been summoned to the PBA commissioner’s office following his ejection from Magnolia’s game against Ginebra on Sunday.

“Pinatawag ko siya,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.

Abueva left the MOA Arena while the Philippine Cup match was still being played, having been sent off after a technical foul for hitting Ginebra’s John Pinto.

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Screenshots of the Instagram story of Abueva challenging the PBA for the second technical foul, which was later deleted, have been circulating on social media.

Gilas will face the French champion

TJ ParkerTJ Parker’s Asvel Lyon will play three games in the Philippines.

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ASVEL Lyon of the French Pro A League will face the Philippines men’s basketball team in an exhibition match in September.

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The team, owned by former NBA and France star Tony Parker, will be in the country from August 29 to September 4.

A 20-time French top division winner, Asval takes on Blackwater in the first of three exhibition matches, then takes on Hong Kong Dragons under Australian national coach Brian Goorjian before capping off the three-day visit with a game against Gilas Pilipinas.

Asvel Lyon, which also has NBA player Nicolas Batum as a shareholder, won the French championship title last year by beating rivals AS Monaco.

Isaac goes under the knife

isaac goIt is uncertain whether Isaac Go can join the Philippines team before the basketball world cup.

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ISAAC Go is due to undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL within a week.

The 6ft 7in Go faces a year out of action after the knee injury suffered in Terrafirma’s Philippine Cup playoff game against Northport last week.

The injury also casts doubt on the Philippines national team big man’s inclusion in the roster for the Fiba Basketball World Cup which runs from August 25 to September 10 next year.

Gilas Pilipinas’ frontcourt also suffered another blow with Ange Kouame out with a partial ACL tear.

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