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first_imgTop seed Batangas Tanduay and No. 4 Valenzuela Yulz seek to close in on a semifinal clash as they battle separate foes at the start of the MPBL Anta Rajah Cup playoffs on Tuesday at Batangas City Coliseum.The Batangas Athletics, who finished the elimination round with an 8-1 record, are favored against the Bataan BaiShipping Defenders in their best-of-three quarterfinal series.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Polo bets aim for 3 SEAG golds Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Batangas won its only meeting with Bataan, 88-73, at home although David pumped in a conference-high 32 points in the defeat.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenterscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Valenzuela Classic square off with fifth seed Quezon City Royal Manila Capitals in another duel starting at 7 p.m.Batangas coach Mac Tan is wary of No. 8 Bataan, whose veteran gunner Gary David is no stranger at pulling off upsets having carried Powerade past top seed B-Meg in the 2012 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnbeaten in three games at home, the Athletics boast a talented squad led by ex pros Lester Alvarez and Val Acuña and former collegiate star Tey Teodoro.“They are a dangerous team,” said Tan. “We can’t afford to be overconfident.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View commentslast_img

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