UAAP Cancelled

The UAAP yesterday announced the postponement of today's doubleheader at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum due to the heavy downpour and massive flooding that hit Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.

League officials added that the matches pitting La Salle and Adamson at 2 p.m. and University of Santo Tomas and University of the East at 4 p.m. will be rescheduled on a later date.

Four juniors' matches scheduled for yesterday at The Arena in San Juan were also postponed as early as Monday evening because of the foul weather.

This is the second postponed playdate of the season after the games scheduled last July 21 at the Mall of Asia Arena were moved to Aug. 15 at the Big Dome due to the same reasons.

Meanwhile, the Energen Pilipinas U-18 team spent the evening at a gym located in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City after flood waters began to rise upon the conclusion of practice.

The team, making its final preparations before heading to Ulan Bataar, Mongolia for the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship on Aug. 17-26, was stranded for almost 18 hours before a rescue boat was able to fetch them in the afternoon.

"Energen Pilipinas out of danger already. Thank you for all your prayers. What an experience for us. Now that's what you call team building!," tweeted coach Olsen Racela after the final batch of the team were rescued to safer ground.

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