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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Finals Game 7 Preview: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

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Having Game 7 alone is enough for any basketball fan to be extremely excited, but this Game 7 is going to be one for the books. The Alaska Aces have never won the Philippine Cup since 2000, have never won it since coach Tim Cone bolted for B-Meg years ago. They have a chance to […]

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Fan slips, injures knee but promises to still watch finals Game 6

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Just like his favorite team, John-John Aragones refused to go down without a fight. Aragones, 29, is the the San Miguel booster who hurt his knee while cheering for Beermen in the intense overtime period Wednesday night. Watching from the Upper Box A area of Smart Araneta Coliseum, the super fan was dancing on the […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Finals G5 Preview: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

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The San Miguel Beermen looked dead in the water after trailing by 11 points with less than 4 minutes to go in Game 4, but they somehow found a way to rally, force overtime, trail again in the extra period, and rally again to finally put Alaska’s brooms back in the closet and push the […]

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Cone enjoys TV analyst gig, but admits it’s something he’s not very good at

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Don’t expect coach Tim Cone to make the trade from the sidelines to the broadcast panel anytime soon. Taking part as a TV analyst in Game 2 of the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals between Alaska and San Miguel on Tuesday, the winningest coach couldn’t help but admit that talking on TV not one of […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Finals Preview: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces – War of the Winningest

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The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces aren’t just the two best, winningest teams this conference. They are the two winningest franchises in PBA history. Oh, and let’s not forget that they fought a 7-game classic in last year’s PHL Cup Finals, where the Beermen prevailed by the skin of their teeth in Game […]

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X-Factors in San Miguel-Alaska All-Filipino finals rematch

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THE PBA Philippine Cup should be a thrill to basketball fans whose interest in the league was fanned in the 1990s. After all, it features two of the more successful franchises that flourished during the years when Gilas Pilipinas and lopsided trades weren’t yet the vogue. It’s Alaska vs San Miguel Beer in an era […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Semis Preview: GlobalPort Batang Pier vs Alaska Aces – ON THE VERGE!

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The Alaska Aces made short work of GlobalPort in Game 3, leading wire to wire and effectively exploiting the Batang Pier’s collective inexperience. Alaska is now on the verge of returning to the Philippine Cup Finals, where they narrowly lost to San Miguel Beer last season in seven hard-fought games. Without a doubt, the Aces […]

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The Best of the PBA in 2015

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Let’s start the new year right. Let’s start it by giving thanks for a wonderful 2015 that was chock-full of topnotch hoops action. Let’s go position-by-position and look at the best of 2015 in PBA basketball. In this post, I will talk about the guys who did really well in the Philippine Basketball Association. Perhaps […]

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2015-16 PH Cup Semis Preview: GlobalPort Batang Pier vs Alaska Aces—The Hunger Games

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GlobalPort and Alaska are two of the hungriest teams in the league right now. The Batang Pier have never been able to advance past the quarterfinals, and this is a huge milestone in their young franchise’s history. On the other hand, the Alaska Aces, despite being among the league’s perennial contenders, have not won a […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: From quitting bad habits to spending more time with family

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Another year comes to a close and everyone gets a chance for a fresh start. And what better way to start 2016 than by making a list of New Year’s resolutions. For many, leaving all the bad habits behind would be a good change and these PBA players are no exception. Mac Baracael, admitting his […]

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2015-16 PH Cup Playoff Preview: Barangay Ginebra Kings vs Star Hotshots

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If memory serves, this will be the first time ever that these two storied teams will meet on Christmas Day in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals. It’s awesome enough that when these two meet, they draw the crowds in and always put up an amazing show, but now that the stakes are much higher than before, […]

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2015-16 PH Cup Playoff Preview: GlobalPort Batang Pier vs Barako Bull Energy

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GlobalPort and Barako Bull aren’t exactly top of mind when it comes to PBA title contenders, but both teams have certainly turned a lot of heads and have had their moments in the spotlight this season so far. GlobalPort has been consistently among the top 4 teams in the league before slipping to 5th spot […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Meralco Bolts vs Rain or Shine E-Painters

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Spoil or Soar? Meralco and Rain or Shine are currently on opposite ends of the team standings, with the Bolts all but ousted from the race to the quarterfinals (they lost to both Blackwater and Mahindra, who are at 10th & 11th) with a 1-9 slate and the Painters still in contention for an outright semifinals berth at […]

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‘Ultimate’ Christmas gift for PBA players: from ‘wheelboard’ to PBA championship

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Christmas has long been associated with sharing and gift giving, and naturally, some of us have a “wishlist.” When asked what would be the “ultimate” gift they would want to receive this Holiday season, these PBA players provided a variety of thoughtful, interesting, and some hilarious answers. Good health for themselves, their families and their […]

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Find out what ‘YouTube Cook’ Alex Mallari’s Christmas dinner specialty is

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There’s one dish that won’t be missing from Alex Mallari’s Noche Buena spread.

Especially since he’s in charge of making it.

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Alaska Aces vs Meralco Bolts

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On paper, both Meralco and Alaska should be among the stronger teams in the league, but in reality they cannot be any more different with the Bolts unable to meet their potential and the Aces reeling in wins in 6 of their 7 assignments. They are on opposite ends of the spectrum right now, but today these opposites will attract and collide.

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Barako Bull Energy vs TNT Tropang Texters

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Although both teams are coming from contrasting results, they are both looking to reenergize their campaigns in the Philippine Cup.

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Seven observations of the 2015-2016 PBA Philippine Cup so far

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More than a month into the 2015-2016 PBA Philippine Cup, things are starting to shape up. The better teams are starting to build a little bit of distance while the others continue their decline in the standings with all squads having played at least five games so far. Here are the seven things we have […]

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2015-16 PH Cup Preview: Alaska Aces vs Star Hotshots

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Star and Alaska are two of the most storied franchises in PBA history. They have had some memorable battles in the past and both have been coached by Tim Cone. Now, they find themselves on different planes as the Hotshots are struggling in the bottom half of the standings, while the Aces are at the top with a 4-1 slate.

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2015-16 PH Cup Preview: Meralco Bolts vs NLEX Road Warriors

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Both NLEX and Meralco are coming off huge breakthrough wins to prop up their chances of contending for a quarterfinal slot. The best way to do that, of course, is continue their breakthrough run beginning with a victory here.

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Barangay Ginebra Kings vs Meralco Bolts

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Both Ginebra and Meralco are coming off losses this past week and are currently mired at the bottom of the team standings. Without a doubt, both teams will be aiming for victories on Tuesday to stay within striking distance of those in the top half of the table and avoid remaining in the cellar. Ginebra couldn’t match […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Barako Bull Energy vs Mahindra Enforcers

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Both Barako Bull and Mahindra are coming off important wins, and both are certainly gunning to win again to sustain the momentum they have gained and move up in the team standings. Barako Bull had to rally in the final quarter and had to withstand the 40 points of Gary David to book their second […]

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Alaska fetes 30 greatest players of all time

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The starting unit of the ’96 Alaska Milk grand slam team, two MVP winners and five champion imports were among those honored as Alaska’s 30 greatest players of all time during the franchise’s 30th anniversary bash at Endurun College at McKinley Hill in Taguig Thursday night. Jojo Lastimosa, Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Poch Juinio and […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Barangay Ginebra vs Alaska Aces

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In playing cards, a King can never trump an Ace, and it seems the same has been true in the PBA as the Alaska Aces have won their last three games against the Ginebra Gin Kings. Alaska beat Ginebra, 104-98, in the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup elims, 108-99 in the 2015 Govs’ Cup elims, and they […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Mahindra Enforcers vs Alaska Aces

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The top team in the standings meets the team at the very bottom. The Alaska Aces have won their first two assignments, while the Mahindra Enforcers have struggled so far, losing back-to-back games to kickstart their season. It’s a battle of contrasts here, but it is by no means a foregone conclusion. Even if Alaska […]

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PBA Seven Questions: Terrence Romeo

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Watch as the the Batang Pier star answers some curious questions in this edition of the PBA 7 Questions video series.

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PBA Seven Questions: Chris Banchero

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What are two things Chris Banchero is really afraid of? Where is his dream destination? The Aces guard provides the answers to some curious questions the fans would love to know as Banchero shares a lighter side of him in this edition PBA 7 Questions.

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Young basketball fans rock best Halloween costume for PBA Trick or Treat

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Young basketball fans were treated to a unique Halloween experience this year as they enjoyed the PBA games.

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: NLEX Road Warriors vs Barako Bull Energy

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DUEL OF THE DARK HORSES Niether NLEX nor Barako Bull is considered a title favorite or even promising contender to win any title this season, but, given the right opportunity and a little bit of luck, both clubs are capable of springing an upset here and there. This time, however, these dark horse teams will […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Preview: Meralco Bolts vs San Miguel Beermen

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GAME STORY: ARE YOU BIG ENOUGH? Meralco added a few pieces in the off-season to address its biggest weakness — size. The Bolts got 6’6 Bryan Faundo and 6’7 Kelly Nabong in the off-season while also luring back former Rookie of the Year 6’7 Rabeh Al-Hussaini to add much needed ceiling to their squad. With […]

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Meet Star Hotshots’ muses for PBA Season 41

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Not one, not two, not three but 14 beauty queens will parade with Star Hotshots in the much anticipated PBA Season 41 opening ceremonies. The Hotshots will walk with the Miss Global International 2015 candidates on the parquet floor on Sunday, adding more glitz and glamour to an already-stunning line-up of muses for Sunday’s event. […]

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2015-16 PBA Season Preview: San Miguel Beermen

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Winning two of the three titles up for grabs last season, San Miguel knows that it’s coming into PBA Season 41 with a big bullseye on its back.

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Meet Barako Bull Energy’s muse for PBA Season 41

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Another volleybelle will add flare to the PBA Season 41 opening ceremonies.

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2015-16 PBA Season Preview: Alaska Aces

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After two bridesmaid finishes last season, Alaska must be entering this season hungrier than ever.

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Meet NLEX Road Warriors’ muse for PBA Season 41

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Ann Lorraine Colis, Bb Pilipinas Tourism 2015, will be parading as the NLEX Road Warriors’ muse in the opening ceremonies of the 2015-16 PBA Season on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

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Meet Blackwater Elite’s muse for PBA Season 41

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The Blackwater Elite will be parading their newest endorser, Kapuso star Max Collins, as their muse for the PBA Season 41 opening ceremonies.

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2015-16 PBA Season Preview: GlobalPort Batang Pier

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When talking about GlobalPort, the conversation always revolved around its dynamic backcourt duo of Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo.

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Meet San Miguel Beermen’s muses for PBA Season 41

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San Miguel will have stunning volleybelles to hold its red-and-black banner with June Mar Fajardo for the PBA Season 41 opening ceremonies.

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2015-16 PBA Season Preview: Mahindra Enforcers

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Will a new name, new players, and new management bring different results?

This season, Mahindra hopes just that.

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Meet Meralco Bolts’ muse for PBA Season 41

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A fresh, young face will walk alongside the Meralco Bolts for the much-awaited PBA Season 41 opening ceremonies.

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