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MANILA, Philippines — Rey Remogat, a walk-in aspirant in the offseason tryouts, showed a glimpse of what he can do for University of the East after making the most of the opportunity given to him by coach Jack Santiago in their last two games of the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament.

The rookie guard unleashed a career-high 24 points, including a dagger three in overtime, to end UE’s season with a morale-boosting 80-72 victory over La Salle on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Remogat flashed his idol Steph Curry’s “Night Night” celebration after hitting the clutch triple as the Red Warriors finished their stint with a 5-9 record — a big leap from their 0-14 in Season 84.

“When I got the ball, I saw the shot clock with only three seconds remaining. I had no choice but I was confident with every shot I took,” said Remogat in Filipino after catching fire in the second half, where he scored 20 of his 24-point explosion.

“I was hyped up when my shot went in and Steph Curry is my idol so I did his celebration.”

“It feels good to get this kind of win, especially against a big school. Our motivation came from our loss to Ateneo last game. It was a close game but we failed to finish strong. Today, we executed what we wanted to do,” he added.

The seldomly-used Remogat, who scored only a total of 14 points in his first 12 games, introduced himself in the last two games, averaging 22.5 points including a breakout game in a 69-66 overtime loss to Ateneo on Wednesday where he fired 21 points.

Santiago knew that the former Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraw will come out of his shell after being overshadowed by Paranada brothers Nikko and Kyle.

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“He’s been playing well for us in practice. He’s just overshadowed by the Paranada brothers. We all know that they led us to wins in the first round,” said Santiago in Filipino. “He wasn’t even supposed to play against Ateneo as he texted me that he’s not feeling well. But I had a feeling that was his time. So I asked him to go to the game and he was the first player to arrive, showing he was ready and focused. We may have lost but at least he had his breakout game.”

Remogat couldn’t be more grateful to his coach for giving him the opportunity.

“I’m glad because even though we’re out of the Final Four I was able to show my talent. We’re blessed to have a coach like coach Jack, who gives us confidence as long as we stick to the system,” he said.

With Nikko Paranada graduating with Luis Villegas and CJ Payawal, Santiago is counting on Remogat to fill in his position and embrace a bigger role for Season 86 next year.

Set to get a bigger responsibility next season, Remogat is eager to help the Red Warriors make the leap from the dark horse to legit contenders.

“At the start of this season, I was ready. I just waited for my chance. Next season, we are ready. We cannot be contented being named as a dark horse. Our opponents should respect us as a high(level) team,” Remogat said.

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Newcastle United could reportedly be braced for a bid for one of their big-name players.

According to reports in France, Magpies ace Allan Saint-Maximin has emerged as a transfer target for AC Milan, with the Serie A giants holding initial talks with the player’s entourage.

And now a bid could be imminent, according to breaking reports emerging this afternoon, with Milan clearly keen to firm up their interest in Saint-Maximin amid his difficult situation under Eddie Howe at St James’ Park.

The Frenchman has fallen out of favour in recent times, despite showing glimpses of some real talent during his time in the Premier League.

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It could now be wise for Newcastle to let the player go as they enter into advanced talks over a potential replacement.

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THE Victoria Sports Pro Cycling Team is presented before the media and the public during its launch Saturday at the Victoria Sports Tower in Quezon City. (From left) Jay Oconer, Jerry Aquino, Marcio Barbosa, Pedro Paulinho, Andrei Cardoso, Jose Mendes, Daniel Carino, Pako Ochoa, Ean Cajucom, Luis Krog, Kelvin Mendoza,  Micael Isidoro (Sports Director), Jobert Catina (Rider Care and Mechanic), and  Rayzon Galdonez (Asst. Sports Director). –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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THE Victoria Sports Pro Cycling Team is presented before the media and the public during its launch Saturday at the Victoria Sports Tower in Quezon City. (From left) Jay Oconer, Jerry Aquino, Marcio Barbosa, Pedro Paulinho, Andrei Cardoso, Jose Mendes, Daniel Carino, Pako Ochoa, Ean Cajucom, Luis Krog, Kelvin Mendoza,  Micael Isidoro (Sports Director), Jobert Catina (Rider Care and Mechanic), and  Rayzon Galdonez (Asst. Sports Director). –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

THE Victoria Sports Pro Cycling Team is presented before the media and the public during its launch Saturday at Victoria Sports Tower in Quezon City. . –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Looking to make its mark on both local and international stages,  Victoria Sports Cycling Team plans on being an active competitor in major cycling tournaments here and abroad.

Team representative Pako Ochoa said the country’s newest pro cycling team “aims to be the first Philippine team to regularly and actively represent the country in major international cycling tournaments in Asia and countries around the world.”

VSCT–which is bolstered by veteran Portuguese professional cyclists–was officially launched over the weekend with a press conference at Victoria Sports Tower followed by a community ride in Quezon Memorial Circle the day after.

“It is an exciting time for Philippine sports. Our country won its first gold medal in the Olympics two years ago, and this year the country will be represented in both the Fifa Women’s World Cup and the Fiba Basketball World Cup,” said Ochoa.

“We are slowly showing the world that Filipino athletes can be competitive in international sporting competitions, and we will set out to prove that Filipinos have what it takes to excel in cycling as well.”

VSCT is composed of riders Jhay Oconer, Kelvin Mendoza, Márcio Barbosa, Luis Krog, Pedro Paulinho, Ochoa, Ean Cajucom, José Mendes, Daniel Cariño, Jerry Aquino, and André Cardoso.

Mendez is a former World Tour Rider for Bora-Hansgrohe and a two-time national road champion of Portugal while Cardoso is a former World Tour rider for Trek Segafredo.

But competing in  Union Cycliste Internationale races is not the team’s only goal as it also aims to help with “the meteoric rise of the popularity of biking in the Philippines.”

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“We are extremely grateful to all the companies that share our vision,” said Ochoa, “[We] also believe that we can go beyond making cycling more popular–that we can raise the level of cycling and make it a part of our culture, as it is in other parts of the world where the needs and rights of bikers are embraced and respected.” -Celest Flores-Colina

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MANILA, Philippines — Bal David has stepped down as head coach of University of Santo Tomas men’s basketball team, according to multiple reports.

The Varsitarian, the school’s official student publication, reported on Wednesday that David has tendered his resignation after just one season with the Growling Tigers.

UST’s organ also wrote that assistant coach Rodney Santos will stay as part of the coaching staff.

In David’s first year, UST won its opening game against Adamson but lost 13 straight games, reeling to the bottom of the standings of the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament. 

The former PBA star, dubbed “The Flash”, took the coaching reins last July, two months before Season 85.

David, who was part of UST’s back-to-back title runs in 1993 and 94 UAAP seasons under the late Tigers coach Aric del Rosario, only lasted with the Tigers for six months.

After their final game last year, the former Ginebra cager took the blame for their last-place finish and told his players that no one will quit.

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“We had a lot of struggles but I kept telling the kids not to quit. Struggles after struggles, so we have to be in the same direction. No one will quit, no one will give up,” David said in Filipino during the post-game.

He even added that UST won’t have a major revamp and he still prefers the “old school” way of recruiting.

The Tigers will have a different coach for the third straight season, following David’s sudden resignation.

UST had two different coaches in one year with Jinino Manansala taking charge in Season 84 after the infamous “Sorsogon bubble” fiasco that resulted in the exodus of key players and Aldin Ayo’s indefinite ban from coaching in the league.

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