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#PBA2015 REVIEW: THE MERALCO BOLTS

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With the 2015 PBA season’s official rosters released, I found it only logical to look at each line-up and see where each team stands. In this series of posts, I’ll be breaking down each team’s bigs, wings, and floor generals while also looking at what kind of damage they’ll do this season.   Let’s look […]

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SANGALANG OUT FOR 6 MONTHS?

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Initial findings on Ian Sangalang’s right knee aren’t good. “Hindi maganda. Dalawang ligament ata ang putol,” said Rene Pardo, Purefoods’ representative to the PBA Board, of the injury that may lead to Sangalang sitting out at least the next six months. “That’s the initial reading on his MRI test. We’re sending the result to our […]

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CHEMISTRY IS COACH BANAL’S NO. 1 GOAL

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If there’s one thing which irked Barako Bull head coach Koy Banal in his PBA coaching debut, it is that he was called for a technical foul. “May buena mano akong technical agad,” he said. “Rookie referee ang tumawag eh. Sabi ko sa kanya, kung kakilala nya lang ako, he can ask (referees) Sherwin (Pineda) […]

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IMPRESSIVE START FOR ALASKA

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Alaska jumpstarted its 2015 PBA Philippine Cup campaign with a 93-73  crushing of grand slam champ Purefoods at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. The Aces broke away from a 16-16 standoff at the end of the first quarter and erected a 43-29 bulge at the half. They never looked back after that, even stretching their […]

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ANOTHER VETERAN WOWS ‘EM

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With a revamped roster and a new coaching staff, old hand Reynel Hugnatan just lurked under the radar. But at the end of their season-opening double overtime victory over the stubborn Barako Bull squad Wednesday,  the grizzled forward  registered a career-high 28 points powered by a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line, including the […]

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CAREER GAME FROM HUGNATAN AS MERALCO WIN DOUBLE OT THRILLER

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Meralco proved to be the steadier team in the clutch as they nipped Barako Bull in double overtime, 112-108, Wednesday night in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Reynel Hugnatan went on a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line, including a pair which put the game away in the second extra […]

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HOPING TO LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS

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Coach Leo Austria is no stranger to coaching in the PBA. Anchoring Shell and Welcoat before, his past experiences have helped him adapt quite quickly to his new job at San Miguel Beer. However, he said that there are tons of difference with his current position to those of the past. “Before, galing sa ibaba […]

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KAYA NAMIN ‘TO, DI KAMI BIBITAW – ROMEO

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For sophomore guard Terrence Romeo, the nightmares of the past are over and it’s a new day for GlobalPort. Despite dropping a heartbreaking first game in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup, the former FEU Tamaraw is still upbeat. “Positive kami papunta sa game na ‘to. Kahit pangit yung record namin last conference, di na namin […]

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HOTSHOTS START QUEST FOR 5TH STRAIGHT TITLE VS ACES

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Forget the name change. This team is the same winning mix that has strung up four straight crowns and is looking well capable of extending its mighty reign. The Purefoods Star Hotshots, the four-peat winner under the San Mig Coffee banner, tangle with the Alaska Aces to start their campaign in the 2015 PBA Philippine […]

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BOLTS, ENERGY DEBUT WITH NEW C0ACHES

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Two teams under new coaches debut on Wednesday in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup, as Meralco takes on Barako Bull at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Norman Black will now take the lead role in the Bolts camp after an uneventful three years under coach Ryan Gregorio. Handling the reins for just three weeks to date […]

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