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Ginebra out to bolster playoff bid, takes on Star

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Barangay Ginebra, back on the winning track after a 101-87 spanking of Rain or Shine the last time out, seeks to go on a run again as it squares off with the back-to-the-wall Star squad in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Gin Kings and the Hotshots clash in their […]

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Blackwater, Alaska chase crucial win

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The clock is ticking for Alaska and Blackwater . Stuck in the bottom four of the standings, both teams are in danger of missing the playoffs in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But on Sunday, only one team will buck that trend as the Aces and the Elite clash at Smart Araneta Coliseum at4 p.m. […]

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Batang Pier withstand E-Painters for 3rd straight win

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LEGAZPI, Albay – Globalport finally nailed a first-ever win on the road and closed in further on the frontrunners in the PBA Governors Cup with a 101-99 nail-biter over Rain or Shine in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Ibalong Centrum here. Terrence Romeo exploded for 33 points while Jay Washington made a huge […]

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Phoenix escapes NLEX in OT

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Phoenix overcame NLEX, 95-91, to move up to seventh place in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.          Eugene Phelps worked on a huge double-double with 29 points and 26 rebounds while Cyrus Baguio and Mark Borboran had their crucial exploits in the clutch as the Fuel Masters notched a third win against […]

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Rain or Shine, GlobalPort in crucial clash

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On-and-off Rain or Shine and a resurgent GlobalPort squad square off in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special in Legazpi, Albay, both out to improve their position in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. The Elasto Painters and the Batang Pier are barely in the middle of the chart as they at 5 p.m. at the Ibalong Centrum.          ROS head coach […]

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Uichico shrugs off first TNT loss: ‘A learning lesson’

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TNT had the start worthy of envy in the PBA Governors’ Cup when the KaTropa won six straight right off the gate. On Friday, however, everything fell to the ground when the upstart Mahindra gave TNT its first taste of defeat in a 107-104 squeaker Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. TNT is still atop the standings […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: John Basil Tiballa

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Name: John Basil Tiballa Age: 17 Hails from: Caloocan Favorite team: NLEX Road Warriors Favorite player: Asi Taulava How long have you been a fan: More than five years. Air21 days pa. Why are you a fan of NLEX: Dahil po kay Asi, nakaka-inspire siya maglaro

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PBA Fan of the Day: Siren Boson

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Name: Siren Boson Age: 22 Hails from: Navotas Favorite Team: TNT KaTropa Favorite Player: RDO How long have you been a fan: More than five years Team ng idol ko

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Mahindra snaps TNT’s unbeaten run

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Mahindra’s sharp axe claimed the scalp of another usual league heavyweight and brought in a cherished bounty in the process. James White was his usual reliable self with 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Enforcer’s bench rose to the occasion, resulting in a 107-104 victory over erstwhile unbeaten TNT KaTropa Friday in the 2016 PBA Governors […]

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League leader TNT take on Mahindra

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UNBEATEN leader TNT KaTropa and Mahindra test each other’s mettle when they collide Friday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Texters are gunning for a seventh straight win while the Enforcer are eyeing to bolster their newfound billing as a contender and, at the same time, move out of their […]

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Road Warriors, Fuel Masters out to improve standings

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Barely inside the Top Eight, the NLEX Road Warriors and the Phoenix Fuel Masters face each other Friday as both try to improve their playoff chances in the PBA Governors Cup. Both had picked up some rhythm, winning back-to-back games before losing their last outing. The Road Warriors were stopped by the Meralco Bolts, 95-101, […]

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Road Warriors rally behind Cardona

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Mac Cardona may be fighting his own battle, but his team is with him every step of the way. Asi Taulava and the rest of the NLEX Road Warriors reaffirmed their support to Cardona. “We’re all praying for him that he pushes through, it’s a tough time for him but you know, we will support […]

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Urged by mentor Alapag, Amer delivers for Meralco

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Meralco rookie Baser Amer missed his first six shots, but his early struggles didn’t keep him from stepping up when it mattered most. It also helps that he has one of greatest PBA point guards in Jimmy Alapag as his mentor. “Before kasi ng game nalaman namin na hindi maglalaro si Jimmy, so kami ni […]

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Even sans Reid, Beermen pin loss on Aces

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With import Arizona Reid confined behind the SMB bench, June Mar Fajardo and his teammate kept their mastery of the Alaska Milk Aces. Fajardo carried much of the load as the San Miguel Beermen overcame the absence of Reid and a 12-point deficit late in the third, repulsing the Aces, 106-103, to regain a piece […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Anjo de Mesa

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Name: Anjo de Mesa Age: 25 From where: Alaminos, Laguna Favorite team: San Miguel Beermen Favorite player: June Mar Fajardo How long have you been a fan: Recently. Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Magagaling sila.”

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PBA Fan of the Day: Karen Barnes

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Name: Karen Barnes Age: 50 From where: United States Favorite PBA team: NLEX Road Warriors Favorite PBA player: Henry Walker How long have you been a fan: Two years. Why are you a fan of (team): “They have a wide variety of players, skills level and age wise. They’re a pretty solid team for me […]

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Meralco boosts playoff chances, clips NLEX

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THE teammanship Meralco coach Norman Black stresses to his charges continues to bear delectable fruits. Allen Durham scattered 31 points, but his less heralded teammates shared the limelight after helping the Bolts squeak past the NLEX Road Warriors 101-95 Wednesday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Baser Amer, on-court in the […]

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Tough battle ahead as Beermen, Aces mix it up

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San Miguel Beer tries to solidify its spot in the Top Four while Alaska Milk seeks to cling on a position in the Top Eight as the old foes clash in another expected tough battle in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. The Beermen and the Aces mix it up at […]

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Must win NLEX, Meralco face off

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WHATEVER affinity sister teams Meralco and NLEX may have for each other would be thrown out the window on this one. The Bolts and Road Warriors clash Wednesday as they gear up for what should be a tough stretch run in the PBA Governors Cup eliminations at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The winner cements its […]

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2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Preview: Alaska Aces vs San Miguel Beermen

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ALA may seem ready to move up after winning against STA this past weekend, but they’ll need to hurdle the mighty San Miguel Beermen if they want to put back-to-back wins together for the first time this conference. SMB, meanwhile, is going to begin a tough stretch of games starting with this one against ALA, […]

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2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Preview: NLEX Road Warriors vs Meralco Bolts

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NLX and MER are sister teams, but with both of them mired in the middle of the team standings, they cannot afford to give way in this match up. Walang hating kapatid dito, lalo na’t gusto ng parehong koponang maka-angat at makapasok sa quarterfinals. A win here will enable MER to remain in the top […]

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Pacquiao, Mahindra eye Govs’ Cup title

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Mahindra is on track to make its first appearance in the playoffs after improving to 5-2 with a win over Blackwater on Sunday. But for Enforcer playing-coach Manny Pacquiao said the team won’t be contented by just making the playoffs. “Hindi lang sa playoffs, siyempre ang goal namin is mag champion,” said Pacquiao after Mahindra’s […]

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Struggling Painters have no chemistry, says Guiao

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Rain or Shine is not the premier model of consistency in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. And after a disappointing 101-87 loss to Barangay Ginebra on Sunday, Elasto Painters head coach Yeng Guiao seemed to have had enough of his team’s inconsistent showing. “I’m a little worried because it’s our sixth game in the eliminations […]

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Asi extends playing career, signs 2-year deal to stay with NLEX

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Proving that age is just a number, Asi Taulava struck a fresh two-year deal on Monday to stay with the NLEX Road Warriors. The 43-year-old Taulava broke the news through his social media account, posting a photo of himself signing the contract with team manager Ronald Dulatre on his Instagram. “Thank you Heavenly Father! Just […]

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Cone on Dalupan: He’s the guy I like to emulate

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Tim Cone and Baby Dalupan have always been in the discussion as the greatest ever to coach in the PBA. Dalupan is the archetype of a successful coach winning 15 PBA titles while Cone is deemed as the successor to the throne after winning 18.  Cone, however, said Dalupan will always be the one that […]

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Player of the Week: Pringle leading GlobalPort’s resurgence

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Stanley Pringle bagged his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the Governors Cup after playing a huge role in Glob alPort’s huge 98-92 upset over defending champion San Miguel Beer last Friday. The six-foot Fil-American guard was at his element against the Beermen, pumping in a team-high 25 points, four assists […]

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Kings bounce back, rip Painters

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An over-the-hump game. Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone made this description as to what they achieved in a battle with Rain or Shine Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Gin Kings sprang back good enough from a double-overtime loss to San Miguel Beer, beating out Rain or Shine, 101-87, to enhance its PBA Governors Cup playoff aspiration. […]

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PBA rings final buzzer as tribute to Dalupan

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The final buzzer has sounded for the greatest coach in Philippine basketball history. The PBA on Sunday paid homage to the legendary Baby Dalupan with league commissioner Chito Narvasa sounding the ceremonial buzzer at center court of Smart Araneta Coliseum just before the game between Barangay Ginebra and Rain or Shine. Dalupan’s former players Allan […]

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Co: Crispa was more than a team under Dalupan

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There are coaches and there’s Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan. The man who is referred to as the greatest Philippine basketball coach of all time was also a father to his players. Atoy Co, who played under Dalupan basically for his whole career, said he won’t forget the first time the legendary coach gave him an earful. […]

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Enforcer back on track with win over Elite

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Mahindra snapped its two-game losing skid after a 97-88 rout of Blackwater in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. James White had 23 points and 19 rebounds for the Enforcer, who improved to 5-2 following losses to the Phoenix Fuel Masters and NLEX Road Warriors. Enforcers assistant coach Chris Gavina said his team […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Gabby Pacleb

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Name: Gabby Pacleb Age: 18 From where: Quezon City Favorite PBA team: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Favorite player: LA Tenorio How long have you been a fan: Just recently Why are you a fan of the team: Because of their history

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PBA Fan of the Day: May Ipanag

Name: May Ipanag Age: 21 From where: Makati City Favorite PBA team: Blackwater Elite Favorite player: Carlo Lastimosa How long have you been a fan: Just this year Why are you a fan of Blackwater: They’re not leading pero they always give their best.

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Rain or Shine, Ginebra square off in crucial tiff

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Rain or Shine has been on an amazing ride, being the only team that has made at least the semifinals of each of the last nine PBA tourneys. ROS coach Yeng Guiao is confident a win against Barangay Ginebra would boost their bid for another Final Four appearance. The Elasto Painters, the Commissioner’s Cup champs, […]

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Mahindra seeks to arrest 2-game slide

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Only in its second season, Mahindra is now starting to turn things around for its franchise. Cellar dwellers for the longest time, the Enforcers have stringed four straight wins before losing their last two. And that was enough to change the league’s views on the team, something which is not lost on coach Chris Gavina. […]

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Ginebra, Cone draw inspiration from Dalupan as they face Rain or Shine

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Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is dedicating the Kings’ game on Sunday to Baby Dalupan, who passed away recently. Philippine sports mourned the passing of Dalupan and Cone was one of those who expressed grief to the one, who, like most refer to as the country’s greatest coach. “I’m truly hoping we can honor […]

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Reid could miss games for SMB with injured Achilles heel

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San Miguel import AZ Reid said on Friday there’s a possibility he will miss future games for the Beermen due to a sore Achilles’ tendon in his right foot. Reid has been playing consistently upwards of 40 minutes per game in each of San Miguel’s six games. “I’m not going to play if I continue […]

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Aces end skid, beat Hotshots

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PANABO, Davao del Norte — The San Miguel Purefoods Corp. franchise has had its share of great foreign talents brought in the PBA with the likes of Ken Redfield, Derrick Brown, Daren Queenan, Marquin Chandler, Denzel Bowles and Marqus Blakely to name some. And in 25 years, they had never had a six-game start in […]

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Hotshots, Aces cross paths in Panabo

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James Yap and the other members of the Star Hotshots team were in their youth when The Maestro handled the team then still under its original franchise name Purefoods. Nonetheless, the Hotshots can look back and draw inspiration from the exploits of coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan as they tangle with the Alaska Milk Aces in […]

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Globalport upsets San Miguel for 2nd straight win

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Globalport landed a big fish in San Miguel Beer after an initial win from a double-overtime duel with Meralco as the Batang Pier moved up to the Top Eight at the midpoint of their elimination-round stint in the PBA Governors Cup. Before a good Friday crowd at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, the Batang […]

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Madanly on 6-0 card: It’s not how you start but how you finish

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ANTIPOLO-—TNT’s 6-0 start in the PBA Governors’ Cup is always a sure cause for celebration, but for Asian import Michael Madanly the Katropa better make it until the finish line. “6-0 is a good number, for sure, it’s getting us good feelings but we should put this number behind and think about the next game,” […]

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SCHEDULES
GAMES TIME
Alaska Aces VS Blackwater Elite 4:30 PM Game #44
Star Hotshots VS Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 6:45 PM Game #45
SUNDAY, AUG 28 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Global Port Batang Pier VS TNT Ka Tropa 4:15 PM Game #46
San Miguel Beermen VS Meralco Bolts 7:00 PM Game #47
WEDNESDAY, AUG 31 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters VS Star Hotshots 4:15 PM Game #48
Mahindra Enforcers VS Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 7:00 PM Game #49
FRIDAY, SEP 02 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
TNT Ka Tropa VS San Miguel Beermen 5:00 PM Game #50
SATURDAY, SEP 03 BATANGAS CITY
SCHEDULES 3x3
GAMES TIME
TNT Ka Tropa VS Global Port Batang Pier 6:00 PM Game #19
San Miguel Beermen VS Meralco Bolts 6:20 PM Game #20
WEDNESDAY, AUG 31 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
TNT Ka Tropa VS San Miguel Beermen 6:00 PM Game #21
Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters VS Star Hotshots 6:20 PM Game #22
FRIDAY, SEP 02 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Alaska Aces VS Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters 6:00 PM Game #23
Global Port Batang Pier VS Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 6:20 PM Game #24
WEDNESDAY, SEP 07 YNARES CENTER ANTIPOLO
Meralco Bolts VS TNT Ka Tropa 6:00 PM Game #25
Mahindra Enforcers VS Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 6:20 PM Game #26
FRIDAY, SEP 09 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM