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Factors to decide close Alaska-Star series

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So much can be written on the rivalry of Alaska and Star.

And its latest installment promises to live up to the teams’ past duels, as the two sides are set to meet again in the semifinals of the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup.

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BATANG GLOBALPORT—ANTIPOLO COPS BATANG PBA 9-12 TITLE

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Batang GlobalPort – Antipolo asserted its strength on all fronts, crushing Batang Talk n Text – Quezon City in the Finals, 65-24, to bag the 2015 Batang PBA Summer League 9-12 age group championship last week at the Cuneta Astrodome. Diethird Torres was named MVP of the tournament while James Ison was named to the […]

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ROS – GINEBRA GAME SITUATION EXPLAINED; REF SANCTIONED

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Despite the absence of a formal protest, The Office of the Commissioner reviewed the steal made by Rain or Shine’s Jeff Chan on Ginebra San Miguel’s Michael Dunigan in the 8.7 mark of the 4th quarter with the 24-second shot clock winding down. A closer look at the play shows that Jeff Chan tapped the […]

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PBA PRESS CORPS JOURN SEMINAR SET

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THE PBA Press Corps will be holding its second Journalism seminar and workshop in partnership with Talk ‘N Text Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Seminar Hall, (Tech Services Bldg), Meralco compound, Ortigas Ave., in Pasig City. Sixty delegates from Polytechnic University of The Philippines-Sta.Mesa will be taking part in the initial staging of the day-long […]

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PUREFOODS HONORS CODIÑERA, EVANGELISTA

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After reverting to their old name this season, Purefoods decided to give another look back to its glorious past, retiring the jersey numbers of legends Jerry Codiñera and Rey Evangelista Sunday before the first Manila Clasico of the season. The former cogs of Purefoods’ glorious past were presented with replicas of Codiñera’s no. 44 jersey, […]

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UMUUSOK NA SI COACH

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Madalas mag-init ngayon ang ulo ng isang head coach dahil sa tila pasaway umanong pag-uugali ng kanyang mga players. Ibang iba kasi ang takbo ng team ngayon na tila nangangapuhap ng porma kahit sa mga karibal na dapat ay yakang-yakang nila. Ayon sa aming kuliglig, lagi umanong mainit ang ulo ng coach na ito na […]

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ISA PANG COACH PAPALITAN?

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Isang coaching change ang posibleng maganap na naman sa PBA kung patuloy na hindi magpapakita ng pangil ang isang batang koponan. Kahapon ay nakita sa EDSA Shang ng ating kuliglig na nakikipagpulong sa isang multi-titled coach ang management ng team na kino-coach ngayon ng dati niyang karibal sa UAAP. Hindi batid kung ano ang laman […]

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NAKAIPON PA SANA; TICKETS SA OPENING LABAS NA SA OCT. 4

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Matindi pala ang agent ng isang player na ito, dahil hindi lang career kundi pati bank account ng kanyang alaga ay kontrolado nito. Hindi matiyak kung bakit hinahayaan ng pobreng player ang kanyang agent na humawak ng kanyang checking account sa Allied Bank. Buti na lamang umano at bahagi ng isang nagpapanalong team si player […]

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DI PA TAPOS ANG MGA GALAWAN

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Problemado ngayon ang isang hard ball player sa kanyang career. Ang siste, nagmatigas kasi ang player na ito na humingi ng P720,000 a month na sweldo sa kanyang team, bagay na hindi naman ibinigay ng matapang nilang team owner. Ang problema ng bata, nag-ikot siya sa ibang mga koponan pero tila walang may gustong kumuha […]

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2014 PBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT RESULTS

1ST ROUND 1 CAGAYAN VALLEY RISING SUNS MOALA TAUTTUAA 2 TANDUAY LIGHT CHRIS NEWSOME 3 CAFÉ FRANCE – CEU ARNOLD VAN OPSTAL 4 CEBUANA LHUILLIER NORBERT TORRES 5 JUMBO PLASTIC KRIS ROSALES 6 M BUILDERS – FEU ANTHONY HARGROVE 7 WANGS BASKETBALL ROB HAINGA 8 RACAL – ST. CLAIRE FABREN REDOH 9 HAPEE – SAN […]

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MGA PROBLEMA SA NEGOTIATING TABLE

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Mas malamang ay humingi ng tulong sa PBA ang tatlong koponang nagkakaproblema ngayon sa mga players na kanilang kinakausap. Ayon sa impormasyon na nakuha ng Frostbyte, humihingi ng mga extra incentives ang mga players, bagay na wala sa batas na pinapahintulutan ng liga. Ang isang player ay sinasabing nagyayabang ng monthly salary na hindi naman […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS FIBA WORLD CUP GAMES TV AIRING SCHEDULE

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Saturday, August 30 6:30 p.m.               Gilas Pilipinas vs. Croatia (Live on TV5) Replay on Aug. 31 9:00 p.m. on Aksyon TV; Sept. 1 1:30 p.m. on TV5 Monday, September 1 2:00 a.m.               Gilas Pilipinas vs. Greece (Live on TV5) Replay on Sept. 1 9:00 p.m. on Aksyon TV; Sept. 2 7:00 p.m. on TV5 […]

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HUMIHIRIT NG MALAKI

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Isang beteranong player ang tila nagiging sakit ng ulo ng kanyang team ngayon. Nagpaparinig kasi ang naturang cager ng malaking paycheck gayung alam naman ng lahat na hindi na ganun kakinang ang kanyang pangalan at lalong wala na halos asim ang kanyang laro. Sinasabing galing 175 thousand pesos a month na paycheck ang manlalaro, bagay […]

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2014 PBA DRAFT RESULTS

DATE: August 24, 2014 PLACE: Midtown Robinsons Place Manila                                      TIME:  4 p.m. DRAFTING ORDER (1st Round)   1. GlobalPort Batang Pier Stanley Pringle   2. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Kevin Alas   3. San Miguel Beermen Ronald Pascual   4. NLEX Road Warriors Matthew Ganuelas   5. Alaska Aces Chris Banchero   6. […]

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FINAL LIST OF 2014 GATORADE PBA DRAFT APPLICANTS

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  1. Jeffrey ACAIN 45. Kenneth IGHALO   2. Rocky ACIDRE 46. Vincent IMPORTANTE   3. Michael ACUÑA 47. John Dexter MAIQUEZ   4. Kristofferson ALAS 48. Mark MENDOZA   5. Kevin Louie ALAS 49. Gryann MENDOZA   6. Raymond ALCASABAS 50. Jeff MONTEMAYOR   7. Evan George ALLEN 51. John MONTEMAYOR   8. Harold […]

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2014 GATORADE PBA DRAFT APPLICANTS

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NAME SCHOOL B-DAY Place of Birth Height Weight League(s) Played Position 1. ACAIN, Jeffrey, Nellas DLSU – Dasma Sep 12, 1989 Pagadian City 6’-3” 165 NAASCU G/F 2. ACIDRE, Rocky, Baluyot Arellano Dec 12, 1988 Pasay City 5’-11 173 D-League G 3. ACUÑA, Michael, Salditos Perpetual Help Dec 2, 1984 Makati City 6’-2” 180 MBL […]

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MONEY MATTERS

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Now that the contracts of some players are expiring this coming August 31, fans can’t help but ask what are the maximum allowable contracts for each blue chip cager. Well, it’s been well publicized that a player can only receive as much as 420,000 pesos monthly salary. The minimum salary cap is 50,000 pesos. But […]

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MOORE, STILL AND ENGELLAND CHERISH DAYS IN PHL

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Before the naturalization of Marcus Douthit and later on, Andray Blatche, a group of American athletes were naturalized during the mid-1980s, among them Chip Engelland, Jeff Moore and Dennis Still, who played for the Philippine men’s basketball squad backed by Northern Consolidated of Amb. Danding Cojuangco. Moore and Still were part of the last Philippine […]

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VERSATILE PLAYER INAALOK SA IBA

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Balisa ngayon ang isang player matapos makarating sa kanyang kaaalaman na may ilang buwan na pala siyang inaalok ng kanyang koponan sa ibang teams. Pero payo nga sa kanya ng mga kaibigan, pag-igihan ang paglalaro sa bagong hamon ng kanyang karir upang tumaas ang kanyang stock. Hindi malayong ma-trade ang player na ito dahil may […]

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PROTECT 12 OR 13

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Matagal nang napag-desisyunan ng PBA Board ang pagbibigay ng flexible scheme sa sampung existing teams ng liga ukol sa bilang ng mga players na kanilang po-protektahan. Bagama’t nauna nang lumabas ang katagang ‘protect 12’, sinabi ni PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial na hindi ito ang pinal na napagkasunduan sa loob ng Board room. “Ano […]

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PACMAN SASALI NA SA ROOKIE DRAFT

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Nakatakda nang magsumite ng kanyang aplikasyon sa PBA Rookie Draft si Pinoy ring sensation Manny Pacquiao. Ayon sa team manager ng Kia Motors, kung saan siya ay pinangalanan nang head coach, hinihintay na lamang niya ang hudyat ni Pacman para kanya nang isumite sa PBA Commissioner’s Office sa Libis, Quezon City ang Draft application nito. […]

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PBA D-LEAGUE SEASON 5 ON IBC-13 PRIMETIME

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The PBA Developmental League will have its games televised starting October after league commissioner Chito Salud concluded negotiations with Asian Television Content Corporation and Stoplight Media Group for a two-year coverage contract. Salud sealed the deal with ATC@IBC president Engineer Reynaldo Sanchez and Matthew Yngson, president and CEO of Stoplight Media Group just recently. Salud […]

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2014 ROOKIE DRAFT DEADLINES

July 8, 2014 – Deadline for submission of application and requirements for Fil-foreign applicants. July 11, 2014 – Issuance of preliminary list of prospective Fil-foreign draftees and submission to member-teams. July 14 to August 12, 2014 – Contestability period August 13, 2014 – Deadline for submission of application and requirements for local born applicants  / […]

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MISSING IN ACTION

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Malaki pala ang problema ng isang player na ito sa kanyang coach. Ayon sa aming mga nakausap, matagal nang gustong sumibat ng player na ito sa puder ng kanyang mentor dahil sa hindi umano siya labis na nagagamit nito. Katunayan, ilang ulit na umanong kumakausap ng ibang team ang nasabing manlalaro para magawan siya ng […]

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CEBU CITY BAGS 2014 PBA COCA-COLA YOUNGSTARS TITLE

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For two years running Cebu City has played the role of the bridesmaid, making it as far as the altar but always stepping aside to let somebody else claim the prize. Not this time. Finally the church bells tolled for the long-waiting Cebuanos as they clinched their first PBA Coca-Cola Youngstars championship by whipping Batangas City in the final game, 95-83, […]

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COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS: CEBU STILL UNBEATEN; BATANGAS CITY ON A ROLL

Powerhouse Cebu continued to dominate the first round of the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars National Finals Thursday, allowing its shock troopers to complete a 49-34 demolition of Cagayan de Oro at the JCSGO gym in Cubao. Theo Joshua Flores fired 14 points and Orlan Wamar Jr. added 11 as Cebu, the Visayas qualifier, raced to a 20-6 […]

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COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS: CEBU CITY ROUTS NCR CHAMP VALENZUELA, STAYS UNBEATEN

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Visayas champion Cebu City rolled to two easy victories recently in flexing its might and staying unbeaten in the 2014 PBA Coca-Cola Youngstars National Finals at the JCSGO gym in Cubao. The championship round also saw Batangas, the Southern Luzon qualifier, clinching back-to-back wins and Northern Luzon bet Pampanga getting off the cellar in ending a two-game losing […]

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COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS NATIONAL FINALS UNFOLD

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National Capital Region bets Valenzuela and KABAKA-Manila crushed separate rivals Monday in firing off the Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars National Finals at the JCSGO gym in Cubao. Led by Juan Carlo Garcia, who scored 28 points and Carl  Brian Lacap (18), NCR champion Valenzuela routed Southern Luzon qualifier Batangas, 67-51, opening a 24-14 first quarter advantage and […]

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GOOD START FOR BARAKO BULL

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In a unique reinforced conference which pits NBA veterans, former Best Import awardees, and balik-imports, it was the second-generation one who struck the first gold. Eric Wise, son of former import Francois Wise, drew first blood in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup as he led Barako Bull to a 95-94 win over […]

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COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS: NATIONAL FINALS FIRE OFF MONDAY

Four provincial champions have joined National Capital Region qualifiers Valenzuela and KABAKA-Manila to complete the cast in the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars National Finals starting Monday at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao, Quezon City. Pampanga (Northern Luzon), Batangas (Southern Luzon), Cebu (Visayas) and Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao) advanced, along with the two NCR bets, and […]

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VALENZUELA SWEEPS COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS TOURNEY

Carl Brian Lacap fired 22 points and Juan Carlo Garcia added 12 as undefeated Valenzuela completed a grand sweep of the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars basketball tournament Saturday, crushing KABAKA-Manila, 64-52, in the championship game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Valenzuela, which advanced to the final by beating Taguig, 52-44, in the semis, streaked to […]

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ROOKIE DIARY: JR CAWALING

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In my first year as a pro, I learned… Marami. Kay coach Tim (Cone), maging disiplinado lang sa opensa at depensa. Sa mga teammates ko, lalo na si PJ (Simon), ang daming tinuturo sa akin sa tipo ng laro sa PBA. The difference between the PBA and the other leagues I played in is… Sa […]

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COKE PBA YOUNGSTARS: VALENZUELA, MANILA DISPUTE CHAMPIONSHIP

Revenge is in the air when Valenzuela and KABAKA-Manila clash Friday for the championship of the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Both teams will get to experience the Big Dome atmosphere at 4 p.m., a few hours before undefeated Talk ‘N Text and battle-weary San Mig Super Coffee take […]

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COKE PBA YOUNGSTARS: VALENZUELA, MARIKINA REMAIN UNBEATEN IN ELIMS

Group A leader Valenzuela picked up its fifth straight win Saturday while Group A pacesetter Marikina rolled to its fourth consecutive triumph in the penultimate date of the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars basketball tournament at the San Juan gym. Juan Carlo Garcia had 10 points as Valenzuela rallied from a first quarter deficit to turn […]

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COKE YOUNGSTARS: MARIKINA, PARANAQUE EYE 4TH STRAIGHT

Undefeated Marikina and Paranaque shoot for their fourth straight wins against separate opponents Friday morning at the resumption of the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars Basketball Tournament at the JCSGO gym in Cubao. Marikina takes on Pasig, (2-2) at 10:20 p.m., while Paranaque battles Manila-KABAKA (3-1) at 11:40 a.m. Quezon City (1-2) and San Juan (1-3) meet in the curtainraiser at 9 a.m. Pasig is coming off a 45-39 […]

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COKE-MARIKINA NAILS 3RD STRAIGHT YOUNGSTARS WIN

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Marikina picked up its third straight win Tuesday to pace Group B in the 2014 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars Basketball Tournament at the Ynares Center in Pasig. Alwyn Santos scored 15 points and Adolph Salinas added 14 as Marikina coasted past Quezon City, 62-54, opening a 23-6 first quarter lead and never looking back. QC, led by Earl Salazar with 19 points and […]

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ERRING REFEREES SANCTIONED

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In game 1 of the Talk N’ Text and Rain or Shine Semifinals on April 28, the game officials missed an out-of-bounds violation that should have given ball possession to Rain or Shine at the 22 second mark of the 4th quarter. In game 1 of the San Mig Super Coffee and Air 21 Semifinals […]

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PBA PRESS CORPS SEMINAR AT MERALCO

As part of its give-back program to students, the PBA Press Corps will hold its first-ever Summer Journalism Workshop in partnership with Meralco on Thursday, April 24,  at the Seminar Hall, (Tech Services Bldg), Meralco Compound, Ortigas Ave., in Pasig City. Sixty delegates from three campuses – Polytechnic University of The Philippines-Sta.Mesa, EARIST as well […]

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STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE

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Wayne Chism recording 30 points and 15 rebounds speaks volumes on how well the 6-foot-8 forward has found his bearings with Rain or Shine. “It was a good game for me finally,” Chism said, minutes after the Elasto Painters trumped Ginebra in overtime, 105-101. “Coach talked to me and said we need more on offense […]

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ROOKIE DIARY: GREG SLAUGHTER

Being the first overall pick, I always feel that… There’s always pressure. But wherever there’s an opportunity, there will always be pressure. If you want to do anything worthwhile, there’s always going to be pressure. It’s just how you handle that. For me, I just see the pressure as an opportunity and just try to […]

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