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RR RARING TO PROVE HIS REAL WORTH IN NEW HOME

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After an uneventful rookie season with GlobalPort, RR Garcia looks forward to new opportunities with Barako Bull. Traded on June 20 in a one-on-one deal for Keith Jensen, the 24-year-old playmaker hopes that he’ll do better in his new home. “Sa akin siguro, dun ako mabibigyan ng break talaga kasi nalipat ako,” he said. “Sa [...]

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THINGS WE LEARNED IN THE 2014 FIBA ASIA CUP – PART 2

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By all intents and purposes, our third place finish in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China was historic. It was the first time a Philippine team finished on the podium in the biennial event, after all. We finished with a 5-1 record, losing only to eventual champions Iran in the semifinals. We swept [...]

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LOOKING AT THE KIA EXPANSION DRAFT

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One of the biggest noisemakers in terms of PBA news (outside the San Mig Coffee Grand Slam) is the entry of KIA Motors in the country’s pro basketball league due to the presence of Manny Pacquiao as its (playing?) coach. With Pacquiao throwing his name into the hat of draft hopefuls, one wonders if anyone [...]

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THINGS WE LEARNED IN THE 2014 FIBA ASIA CUP – PART 1

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By all intents and purposes, our third place finish in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China was historic. It was the first time a Philippine team finished on the podium in the biennial event, after all. We finished with a 5-1 record, losing only to eventual champions Iran in the semifinals. We swept [...]

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LAST CALL FOR PBA D-LEAGUE PARTICIPANTS

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All parties interested in joining the PBA D-League for the coming Aspirants’ Cup only have until Wednesday, July 30, to submit their letters of intent to the PBA Commissioner’s Office. So far, Café France, Racal Motorsales Corp., Wangs Basketball and Jumbo Plastic Linoleum have already confirmed their participation for the league’s first conference which starts [...]

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THE TOP FIVE PBA CENTERS OF THE 2014 SEASON

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There are several good centers in the PBA, but only a select few are in the upper echelon. In fact, there are three centers among the league’s five most efficient players. Naturally, all three are on this list. Strangely enough, though, two of those centers are still among the league’s up-and-coming cagers, while the other [...]

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NLEX STARTS YOUTH MOVEMENT

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On the heels of another busy day for new team NLEX Road Warriors, team consultant Allan Gregorio bared that the trades they made are part of the team’s plan to go younger and prepare for their future as they start their journey in the 40th season of the PBA. NLEX traded starting shooting guard Joseph [...]

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NLEX BUSY ON TRADING FLOOR; YEO TO GINEBRA

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Newcomer NLEX has started laying the groundwork for a more competitive team in the years to come, and perhaps for a faster route to the top. The Road Warriors, six-time PBA D-League champs, shipped veteran slasher Joseph Yeo to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel for the Kings’ 2015 first round Draft pick. Next, they swapped picks [...]

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FONACIER OUT AS GILAS LEAVES FOR MIAMI

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Five weeks before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, Gilas Pilipinas leaves the country Friday, flying to Miami for a four-day boot camp to start the final stage of its buildup for the World meet. Gilas coach Chot Reyes said the team is upbeat though deprived of two good matches on the [...]

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PRINGLE, BANCHERO HEAD FIL-FOREIGN DRAFT HOPEFULS

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Guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero headline the list of Fil-foreigners who have applied for the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft. The 6-foot-1 Pringle is being eyed by GlobalPort as the number one pick in this year’s Draft. A former Penn State University standout, the 27-year-old Pringle has played around the world, having had stints in [...]

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