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For flashing a dirty finger twice, Calvin Abueva of the Phoenix Fuel Masters (pictured) was slapped with fines but escaped suspension. MANILA – Calvin Abueva of the Phoenix Fuel Masters flashed a “dirty finger” during their past two matches in the 2018 Governors’ Cup – prompting the PBA Commissioner’s Office to slap him with P10,000 in fines.The former Gilas Pilipinas mainstay did this during the Fuel Masters’ 123-97 win over NLEX Road Warriors on Oct. 10. That cost him a P4,000 fine, the league said in a statement.“The Beast” did this again when they lost to San Miguel Beermen 100-117 on Oct. 12. The 30-year-old Abueva was slapped with a P6,000 fine for this but escaped suspension.Meanwhile Michael Miranda, a reserve forward for the Road Warriors, was slapped with a one-game suspension and a P20,000 fine after getting tagged with a disqualifying foul on Fuel Masters import Eugene Phelps. It was already Miranda’s second flagrant foul penalty 2 this season; hence, the suspension, Commissioner Willie Marcial said.As of this writing the league has yet to disclose the punishment on Beermen reinforcement Kevin Murphy, who got into a heated exchange with Abueva during the Beermen-Fuel Masters game.Murphy was called for a flagrant foul penalty 1 as he was caught head-locking Abueva as they fell at the baseline railing in front of the Phoenix bench in the fourth quarter./PN
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