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The Top 5 Point Guards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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The 2014-2015 season was a great year for point guards in the PBA. Gilas boys Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, and LA Tenorio were all impressive, while a couple of names rose from the roster of rookies. Veterans like Alex Cabagnot, Mark Barroca, and JV Casio also did well, while returnee LA Revilla made waves. Clearly, […]

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NCAA MVP wants to try his luck in the PBA

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Even before his duties for Perpetual Help in NCAA season 91 ends, Scottie Thompson could be drafted into the PBA. But the reigning NCAA MVP is not even sure he would get picked. “I can’t say I’m ready, I think there’s a very small chance of getting drafted. Nothing is certain,” Thompson said. READ: Talk […]

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Rookie hopeful Art Dela Cruz out to prove he can also deliver in PBA

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He is one of the many second-generation players who are taking their shot at the PBA. For Art dela Cruz, it’s also chance of prove that he can also deliver in the pros like what he did in the collegiate ranks. “All I want is to prove that I deserve whatever spot I get picked. […]

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The Top 5 Shooting Guards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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Terrence Romeo had a coming out party in the 2014-2015 PBA season, emerging as one of the league’s best all-around scorers. Was it enough to propel him to the top as the country’s best shooting guard, though? We’ll see as old-timers like James Yap, Gary David, and Mark Caguioa may have something to say about […]

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The Top 5 Centers of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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The PBA has long been dominated by guards. From 2006-2012, all but one season MVP were guards (James Yap – twice, Willie Miller, Jayjay Helterbrand, Jimmy Alapag, and Mark Caguioa). Kelly Williams was the only exception, bagging the season MVP in 2008. In the past three seasons, however, big men have ruled, with Arwind Santos […]

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Can Cone replicate previous success with Ginebra?

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Probably in the biggest challenge of his coaching career, Tim Cone will now be the one counted on to end the suffering for the Ginebra fans. But will his success follow him there?

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The Top 5 Small Forwards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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The small forward spot has been quite an interesting position to watch this past season in the PBA. It remains to be populated by some of the most versatile players in the country — from do-it-all players and sharpshooters to high-flyers and defensive specialists. Gone are the days, too, when 6’0-6’2 guys played swingman. In […]

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Ginebra’s Tim Cone era begins

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Tim Cone coaching the Bgy. Ginebra Gin Kings is no longer just a pipe dream. It will no longer be talked about in hypothetical scenarios, but, rather, as a reality that diehards of Ginebra and diehards of Purefoods/Star, the team he left behind, will have to live with. The PBA’s winningest coach, the only coach […]

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The top 5 power forwards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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Many of today’s great players are power forwards, which explains why this is one of the most crowded positions in the league. One interesting thing about PBA PFs, though, is that there are very different kinds out there. We have classic bruisers like Marc Pingris, Reynel Hugnatan, and Gabby Espinas — guys who score off […]

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Defense, coaching factors in Alaska-San Miguel finals series

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After early exits in the Commissioner’s Cup that foiled any chance of them meeting again in the finals, Alaska and San Miguel finally get the chance to go for an encore, this time for the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup crown.

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Imports and all, Abueva and Fajardo will be Finals factors

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Basketball may be a five-a-side game but you can count on two players to define how the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals will play out when San Miguel Beer and Alaska battle for the season-ending crown.

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#PBA2015 SEMIS PREVIEW: SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN vs RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS – WAR IN GAME FOUR!

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  – It has been a rock ‘em, sock ‘em awesome series so far, and Game 4 shouldn’t be any different in terms of excitement and intensity. An average of just 5 points decides every game in this series so far, so this one should prove to be a humdinger as well. – The Beermen […]

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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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