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Chism eager to work with Guiao once more

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For the fourth time in his career, Wayne Chism will be working with head coach Yeng Guiao. The two’s partnership started in 2014 when the former Tennessee Volunteer was hired as Rain or Shine’s import and now that he’ll be back as Guiao’s foreign reinforcement, Chism said nothing’s changed since the first time he’s worked […]

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‘Focused’ Ferrer shrugs off brush with Santos

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Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer would rather focus on his role rather than dwell on his brush with San Miguel forward Arwind Santos in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Friday. Santos threw the ball at Ferrer’s head as he tried to save the ball out of bounds and later blocked the […]

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San Miguel can’t be complacent despite 3-1 lead, says Fajardo

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San Miguel just notched a 3-1 series lead against Ginebra in the Philippine Cup Finals, but three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo knows they can never be complacent as they get closer to the championship. “Yes, it’s just one more game but we can’t relax,” said Fajardo Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We’ll let our guards […]

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Despite big win, there’s room for improvement for Beermen

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San Miguel swingman Marcio Lassiter can see things the final score doesn’t show. Despite the Beermen bludgeoning Barangay San Miguel into submission, 109-82, in the Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Friday, Lassiter said there are still things they have to improve on. READ: San Miguel crushes Ginebra to draw first blood in […]

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Ginebra can’t waste opportunity, says Tenorio

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Barangay Ginebra has went through hell and back just to reach the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. But facing two-time defending champion San Miguel could just mean the Gin Kings just entered a deeper circle. The crowd darlings faced four do-or-die games en route to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals and LA Tenorio knows they’ve come […]

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Tubid: My heart is still Ginebra but San Miguel is my home

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Ronald Tubid is in an awkward situation. For one he’s been an integral part of San Miguel’s current dominance in the PBA Philippine Cup, and another he’s been part of the Ginebra squad that last won a Philippine Cup. But Tubid knows his allegiance is with the Beermen but his five years as a Gin […]

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San Miguel, Ginebra promises ‘tough battle’ in PBA Finals

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Both teams are attached by name and have established a defining mystique. San Miguel is the winningest team in PBA history with 22 titles and while Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s nine championships pale in comparison, it has the captured the hearts of the Filipino masses with its “never-say-die” spirit. And on Friday the sister teams will […]

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Tenorio understands Cone’s 4th quarter benching

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With Ginebra staring at a big lead coming into the fourth quarter, head coach Tim Cone did something out of the ordinary—-he benched his starting five. The team’s starters are usually expected to also be the closers with only one or two guys from the bench replacing some, but Cone’s tactics didn’t seem to puzzle […]

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Tenorio: We were not there mentally

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Just like that Ginebra’s momentum in its semifinal series against Star came to a halt. After two straight wins to even the series, the Gin Kings faltered, 89-80, allowing the Hotshots to take 3-2 series lead and point guard LA Tenorio knows just what happened. “We were there physically but not mentally,” said Tenorio Friday […]

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Star takes pivotal Game 5 from Ginebra

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Star broke the series deadlock with an 89-80 victory over Ginebra Game 5 of its semifinal series in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Hotshots are now on the cusp of clinching a Finals berth with a 3-2 lead after the Gin Kings won back-to-back to tie the series at […]

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Maliksi, Hotshots doubling efforts amid tight playoff race

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Star has found itself in a situation where one slip could prove fatal. The Hotshots may look safe at 5-4, but considering the tight playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup with only San Miguel being the lone team with a cushion, one loss could mean a playoff spot or a spectator’s seat. The Hotshots […]

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Star stays alive in playoff hunt, dumps Blackwater

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Star kept its flames alive and stayed in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs in the PBA Philippine Cup after humbling Blackwater, 119-95, Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome. The Hotshots improved to 5-4 after a second straight win, joining Alaska, TNT, Globalport, and Rain or Shine at third seed, while while Blackwater slipped to […]

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Lee wants no letup from Hotshots

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Star couldn’t have landed in a more complicated spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup standings. After a resounding 88-77 victory over TNT Sunday, the Hotshots lodged themselves in a five-way tie with Ginebra, Alaska, Phoenix, and the KaTropa, who all have 4-4 records. And to get out of the logjam, shooting guard Paul Lee […]

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Jalalon embraces challenge playing vs ‘idol’ Castro

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Idol or not, Jio Jalalon isn’t backing down from Jayson Castro. In his fist matchup against Asia’s best point guard, Jalalon managed to stand his ground and eventually helped Star get an 88-77 win over TNT in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jalalon had nine points and four rebounds in […]

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‘Careless’ Aces shot self in foot with 26 turnovers in loss to Elite

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It wasn’t the best of Sundays for Alaska head coach Alex Compton.  He walked in the hallway of Smart Araneta Coliseum with his lovely wife and two young boys, but there was no cause for celebration after another sorry loss. Alaska blew a chance, and it proved costly. The Aces were on the verge of […]

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Fajardo focused on winning, not BPC award

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June Mar Fajardo has extended his PBA reign into the new year as he is on his way to winning another Best Player of the Conference award. But the three-time MVP said his focus is solely on winning games for San Miguel Beer, which is currently on top of the standings midway through the 2017 […]

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San Miguel’s Fajardo leads BPC race

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June Mar Fajardo is primed for another historic year as 2017 begins. The three-time MVP is on the right track to win his fifth Best Player of the Conference as he leads all players in Statistical Points midway through the Philippine Cup. Fajardo needs only one more Best Player of the Conference plum to match his […]

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Streaking Beermen still not in peak form, says Chris Ross

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Defending champion San Miguel is primed, yet again, for another title run in the PBA Philippine Cup as evident by its four-game win streak, which right now is the longest one in the league. The Beermen’s 5-1 record is also the best in the league with TNT and Rain or Shine both a game behind […]

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Newsome hopes to limit errors after committing 11 turnovers in loss to SMB

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Chris Newsome, the PBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year, had a line to forget in Meralco’s 101-86 loss to defending Philippine Cup champions San Miguel as he put up a triple-double with one glaring statistical anomaly. He had 16 points, 12 rebounds, but turned the ball over 11 times as the Bolts dropped their third […]

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Black sees no positives in Bolts loss to Beermen

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Meralco head coach Norman Black wasn’t in the mood to look at any bright moments in his team’s 101-86 loss to defending champion San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.  “Bad game, that’s all I can really tell you,” said Black as the Bolts dropped to 2-4 and absorbed their third straight […]

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GlobalPort deputy on meltdown: ‘We stopped playing defense’

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Christmas may be over but GlobalPort experienced what it’s like getting a visit from the Grinch.  On Wednesday, the Batang Pier was having their way against Phoenix but nothing would have prepared them against the Fuel Masters’ furious fourth-quarter fightback. Globalport assistant coach Cholo Villanueva said it was his team’s lackadaisical defensive effort in the […]

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Cabagnot taken to hospital with apparent broken nose

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San Miguel rolled to its fifth victory on Wednesday but it wasn’t all fun and games when its starting point guard Alex Cabagnot had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a broken nose following the Beermen’s win over the Meralco Bolts. Cabagnot suffered the injury after colliding with Meralco forward Cliff Hodge at […]

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Fajardo not concerned over lack of production with SMB winning

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June Mar Fajardo has been the PBA’s consistent dominant force, but the gentle giant of San Miguel doesn’t mind playing a lesser role especially with his team chalking up wins. In the Beermen’s convincing 101-86 drubbing of Meralco, Fajardo produced pedestrian numbers by his standards with an 11-point, 14-rebound line as Marcio Lassiter and Alex […]

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Borboran in right place at right time for game-winning tip

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When Phoenix needed a hero in its late-game rally against GlobalPort, one unassuming veteran stepped up from seemingly out of nowhere. Mark Borboran, has never been the guy to stand out in a PBA game, but on Wednesday he made sure his presence, though quiet, would ring out in the Fuel Masters’ 101-99 victory over […]

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Communication vital in Phoenix comeback win, says Baguio

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With Phoenix once again on the verge of a humiliating defeat, a veteran voice made sure the Fuel Masters would not go down as afterthoughts. Cyrus Baguio, despite playing horribly in the first three quarters, played a huge role not only on the stat sheets but also in the Fuel Masters’ intangibles in their 101-99 […]

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Abueva, Alaska show no letup in big win over Ginebra

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Alaska has made a name for itself as one of the best teams in the league at pulling off comebacks. The Aces did that a couple of seasons ago winning more than a dozen games after trailing by more than 20 points, and on Wednesday they stunned Meralco 81-79 after falling by as much as […]

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Ferrer shrugs off career-high in Ginebra loss to Alaska

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Kevin Ferrer may have found his stride against Calvin Abueva and Alaska, but overall, Barangay Ginebra’s offense was nowhere to be seen. Alaska was hellbent on dealing Ginebra a nice Christmas present in the form of a 101-86 beating, and the rookie Ferrer was in no mood to celebrate his new career-high of 19 points.  […]

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Austria makes use of deeper rotation in win over NLEX

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San Miguel head coach Leo Austria has often been criticized for not using his deep lineup to its maximum capacity, well on Saturday he did just that. With an early offensive onslaught, Austria was able to build a stable lead and allowed him to stretch his rotation to 14 men. Austria often employs a 10-man […]

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Ferrer not stopping until he earns Cone’s full trust

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Kevin Ferrer had a field day when Ginebra head coach Tim Cone gave him and the other youngsters the chance to play closer for the Gin Kings in their game against Mahindra Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ferrer had his best offensive night in a Ginebra uniform putting up 12 points, all coming from distance, […]

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Racela’s trust helping Williams’ confidence

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If “mini resurgence” is such a thing, TNT forward Kelly Williams is having it. Williams is having his best two-game swing this early in the PBA Philippine Cup and it’s no surprise it’s happening under the watchful eyes of new KaTropa head coach Nash Racela. Racela coached his first PBA game on Dec. 9 in […]

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Baguio hopes Phoenix wakes up from ’embarrassing’ skid

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There’s no denying it, Phoenix has had the worst two-game swing in the early stages of the PBA Philippine Cup. The Fuel Masters, 2-3, lost two straight games in a fashion where pride is hard to be found. First it was Star who razed the Fuel Masters, 123-79, in the biggest margin this season and […]

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KaTropa committed to Racela’s vision, says De Ocampo

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Nash Racela is just getting his feet wet as a head coach in the PBA, but his wards in TNT are ready to stick with him come hell or high water. Veteran KaTropa forward Ranidel De Ocampo on Friday said the team is “fully committed” with Racela, who took over the team after Jong Uichico […]

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TNT crushes Phoenix for third win

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TNT got its groove early and never looked back, decimating Phoenix, 117-98 Friday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. KaTropa showed how lethal they can be, with Kelly Williams leading the fort with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Jayson Castro coming off the bench to also unleash 18 markers in […]

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Vanguardia takes blame for Phoenix’s 44-point loss to Star

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Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia took responsibility for his team’s embarrassing 123-79 loss to Star Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I take full responsibility on this loss,” said Vanguardia whose team slipped to a 2-2 record.  “I think we over-prepared so whatever did in our preparation didn’t work.” Phoenix was riding the momentum of a two-game […]

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Lee believes Rain or Shine still tough ‘whatever happens’

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If James Yap is feeling a little nostalgic ahead of his first game against former team Star, Paul Lee would like to differ. Lee and Yap swapped places during the offseason and on Dec. 18 the two stars would face their former teams. Yap said it will “big deal” for him going up against the […]

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Garcia rues ROS’ lack of ball movement in loss to Ginebra

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When it came down to winning time, Rain or Shine just didn’t have it.  Rain or Shine held a 74-70 lead over Barangay Ginebra late in the fourth quarter before the Gin Kings raced to an 11-0 run to take the game, 81-74, and ruin the Elasto Painters’ perfect record. ROS head coach Caloy Garcia […]

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Tenorio takes blame for offensive struggles

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LA Tenorio had a night to forget offensively in Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s win over Rain or Shine, 81-74, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena in the PBA Philippine Cup. Tenorio missed all his field goal attempts but still finished with four points, five rebounds, and six assists  “Offensively, you can say I really struggled and I […]

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Cone still ‘shocked’ to see former player Yap playing for ROS

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James Yap may be in tuned with his new team, but some people are still in shock the former Star player is now wearing another uniform. Take Ginebra head coach Tim Cone for instance. Cone was Yap’s coach when they won the Grand Slam back in 2014 and even though it’s been almost two years […]

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Gavina gives Mahindra leadership roles to Revilla, Araña, Mallari

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It seems Mahindra coach Chris Gavina has found the three men who will lead his ragtag troop.  After a heartbreaking 114-104 loss to Phoenix in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, Gavina said mainstay LA Revilla, and newly-acquired veterans Alex Mallari and Ryan Araña have to become his team’s leaders. Gavina added his team has enjoyed […]

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Used to winning, Araña and Mallari keep patience as Mahindra looks for 1st win

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Alex Mallari and Ryan Araña are no strangers to winning. Araña is a two-time champion, and his last title was with San Miguel in the 2016 Philippine Cup. Mallari, meanwhile, won four straight championships with the Purefoods franchise as a vital part of the San Mig Coffee Mixers’ Grand Slam team. But that was before […]

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