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EASTER RESURRECTION

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Either the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters or the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings will experience a sort of resurrection on the Easter Sunday presentation of the PLDT HomeTVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup. They battle in a crucial match at 5:15 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, both looking to salvage a spot in the best-of-three quarterfinals. It’s a virtual [...]

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STREAKING ACES SHOOT FOR NO. 3

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“The thing we have to understand is it’s gonna get tougher from here.” Alaska coach Luigi Trillo kept his team’s confidence in check as the Aces try to stretch their winning run to five at the end of their elimination campaign in the 2014 PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Gunning [...]

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SOAKING IT ALL IN

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It’s very rare that one can get to play under Yeng Guiao and at the same time go under the wings of Chot Reyes. But for Rain or Shine’s Paul Lee, the experience is just one of those learning curves he is proud to be a part of. “Nakatulong sa akin ng malaki yung selection [...]

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TIME FOR REFLECTION

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The Lenten season is that time of the year when everyone is expected to reflect on their lives and reconnect with their spiritual side. And your favorite PBA stars have their own Lenten rituals to speak of. Said Alaska guard JVee Casio: “Holy Week means it’s time to reflect, to just be with the family [...]

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RIDING THE WAVE

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They say being called up to the national team rejuvenates one’s competitive fire, and for some, ups their level of play. Count Meralco’s Jared Dillinger among them. A former member of Powerade Team Pilipinas back in 2009, the Daredevil was given another chance to don the national tri-colors this year by coach Chot Reyes by [...]

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BUILDING MOMENTUM

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With little room for error in this short second conference, Rain or Shine has done a tremendous job of keeping itself afloat, bucking an import replacement to place in the middle of the pack at a 4-4 record. And after its most recent conquest, an 87-82 win over Air21 on Monday, Gabe Norwood believes that the [...]

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SMB SECURES QUARTERS BONUS

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San Miguel Beer made an amazing effort to dig out of a deep 18-point hole in the fourth quarter, carving out a stirring 93-85 victory over Air21 to clinch second spot in the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Kevin Jones, June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter and [...]

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FREEMAN IN TOWN TO REVIVE KINGS

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Gabe Freeman is now in the country in a bid to revive the struggling campaign of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Team sources told pba.ph that Freeman arrived 3:40 AM Wednesday, and immediately joined the Kings’ 8-10:30 morning practice at the Green Meadows gym. The high scoring American then went to work on his immigration and Games and Amusement Board [...]

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BEERMEN HOPING TO PUT LOCK ON NO. 2

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San Miguel Beer goes for a closing 7-2 win-loss card in the eliminations and the second seeding in the playoffs as the Beermen tangle with the Air21 Express in the penultimate playdate of the PLDT Home TVolution PBA Commissioner’s Cup pre-playoffs at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. Odds are heavy on San Miguel’s side as [...]

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CHANCE TO SHINE

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It’s quite surprising for some, but for Eliud Poligrates, his fourth quarter outburst in Air21′s close 82-87 defeat against Rain or Shine on Monday is more of a reintroduction of himself. Considering his last relevant appearance was way back in the season opener in Cebu, right in front of his provincemates when he was still [...]

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