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BLAKELY LEADS IMPORTS CAST IN SEASON-ENDING GOVERNORS’ CUP

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Feeling the pain of Purefoods Star’s semifinal loss in the Commissioner’s Cup, Marqus Blakely said he’ll be doubly motivated as he tries to lead the Hotshots to a “three-peat” in the coming PBA Governors Cup. Blakely said the team’s bitter losses in the first two conferences will inspire them to work harder in a bid […]

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FACEOFF FOR 2-1 SERIES LEAD

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Ending a long losing spell versus Talk n Text Friday, Rain or Shine hopes to ride the momentum of that breakthrough triumph in tangling with the Tropang Texters in Game Three of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-seven title duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. Rain or Shine avoided a potential back-breaker in Game Two, salvaging a […]

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CHINESE-TAIPEI GUNNER JOINS KIA

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Kia is positioning itself for the third conference playoffs and the Carnival will get help from Taiwanese slasher Chang Tsung-Hsien. Chang, also known in the United States as Jet Chang when he played for Brigham Young University – Hawaii in his collegiate years, was named as the Most Outstanding Player in the Seasiders’ runner-up finish […]

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SIMPLY PUT, ROS MADE MORE SHOTS – COACH JONG

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Left to rue the aftermath of their 17-point meltdown, Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico offered no excuses as Rain or Shine equalized the Finals Friday. “We lost it,” he quipped. “It doesn’t mean that when you’re up by so many points in the first half, generally you can duplicate that in the second half. […]

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BREAKING DOWN GAME 2 OF THE COMMISSIONER’S CUP FINALS

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Rain or Shine evened up the finals series with Talk ‘N Text at one game apiece. And here are my thoughts about how the game went. RoS survived an incredible shooting display by Jayson Castro in the second period. They overhauled an 18-point second quarter deficit. I won’t say much about that unless that was […]

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CHISM FINALLY NAILS ONE OVER TEXTERS

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Talk about weathering the storm. Against Jayson Castro’s 27-point first half explosion, which ended  with a career-high 44-point game, as well as Talk ‘N Text building a lead as big as 17, Rain or Shine turned the tide and gritted its way to tie the Finals at one game apiece on Friday. Spearheading the third quarter […]

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ALL EVEN

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Not even a super storm produced by Jayson Castro could stop Rain or Shine from finally pulling one over Talk n Text in playoff matches in the last two years. With their unwavering spirit, the Elasto Painters overcame Castro’s 44-point explosion and a 17-point first-half deficit in pulling off a stirring 116-108 win in Game […]

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ALASKA TAPS LEBRON BUDDY

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Alaska ha tapped the services of 30-year-old Romeo Travis to be its reinforcement in the Governors’ Cup. Travis suited up for the famed St. Vincent – St. Mary’s Irish with teammate and childhood friend LeBron James back in Akron, Ohio. After going undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft, Travis embarked on an international career which […]

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SOBRA NAMAN

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Isang dating PBA import ang kinukuha sana ng isang na PBA ballclub. Ang problema, nabwisit maging ang head coach ng team na mismong may kursunada sa American cager na kilala sa kanyang versatility at pagiging high scoring. Alam niyo ba kung magkano raw ang hinihinging sweldo ng nasabing import? $55,000 o tumataginting na 2,420,000 pesos […]

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SHORTLIST FOR COMMISSIONER DOWN TO 4

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From six to four. After a two-hour special Board meeting on Thursday, PBA chairman Patrick Gregorio announced that Dr. Ernesto Jay Adalem, Vince Hizon, Rickie Santos, and Chito Narvasa are the final four names in contention to be the next league commissioner. “We convened the Board again in our third special Board meeting just to ensure […]

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