THREE-TIME SEA Games champion and beauty queen Gretchen Malalad (second from left) calls for unity in karate to focus on the athletes training and preparation for the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in December in Manila. Also in photo (from right) karate coach Reiner de Leon, TOPS president Ed Andaya and Community Basketball Association (CBA) operation director Robert dela Rosa during the TOPS ‘Usapang Sports’ on Thursday at the National Press Club.

Malalad calls unity in Karate

This was stressed by three-time SEA Games gold medalist Gretchen Malalad during her appearance in the 20th “Usapang Sports” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) at the National Press Club in Intramuros.

Jayjay Alejandro of the Bataan Risers (photo from MPBL Faccebook)

MPBL: Capitals face dangerous Risers

IN its first home game nearly a month ago, Quezon City was able to pull off a tough win over Gen San. This time, the Black Mamba-backed Capitals face another acid test when they take on the streaking Bataan Risers in the main game of the MPBL Datu Cup at the Blue Eagle Gym.

Prince Rivero of Team Coco in action

12 teams vie for last VIVO Hoop Battle slots

Twelve squads gear up for a battle royale at the Fairview Terraces in Novaliches, Quezon City tomorrow (Sunday, July 22) as they clash for the last two slots in the final stop of the four-leg eliminations leading to the VIVO Hoop Battle Championship Philippines Finals.