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Phoenix import sets goal: win championship, be best player

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Kenny Adeleke is tasked to be the bastion of hope as Phoenix begins its PBA journey in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Standing at 6-foot-9, the Nigerian big man is expected to compliment the bevy of playmakers and wing guys for the Fuel Masters. And this early, Adeleke is optimistic with what he’s seeing from […]

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De Ocampo makes immediate impact for TNT in return from injury

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It only took Ranidel de Ocampo 23 seconds into the new conference to remind TNT of what it had missed when a freak gym accident ended his Philippine Cup stint. De Ocampo scored the first basket of the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup and went on to finish with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting in his first […]

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PBA teams up with Tag Heuer

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The Philippine Basketball Association and Tag Heuer formally announced its partnership in style at Privé Luxury Club at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The PBA and Tag Heuer, one of the world’s finest luxury watchmakers, came together with big plans ahead as the Asia’s pioneering professional basketball league enters its second conference. “It’s very exciting […]

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Erram takes hard fall, brought to hospital for evaluation

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Blackwater is keeping its hopes up that center JP Erram sustained no serious injury after a hard landing early in the Elite’s conference-opening game against TNT on Wednesday. With Blackwater leading 17-11 at the 5:59 mark of the first quarter, Erram went up and blocked Ranidel de Ocampo’s lay-up attempt. However, his landing went awry […]

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Bolts beat Hotshots anew

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Without the benefit of a single practice session with Meralco, Arinze Onuaku made a solid debut with the team, leading the Bolts to a 90-86 drubbing of the Star Hotshots on opening night of the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Lastimosa’s career-high effort all for naught after Blackwater loss

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Carlo Lastimosa is emerging to be a go-to guy for Blackwater. Known as a deadly slasher, the former St. Benilde standout once again lit up the scoreboard, finishing with a career-high 39 points that went with four rebounds and four assists. However, those were all for naught as Blackwater dropped its opening game against an undermanned […]

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PBA Fans of the Day: Myka Navarrete, Michael Angelo Adigue

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Name: Myka Navarrete and Michael Angelo Adigue Age: 28 and 23 Hails from: Pasig and Taguig Favorite PBA team: Meralco Bolts How long have you been supporting the team: Simula ng pumasok si Gary sa Meralco Favorite PBA player: Gary David Why are you a fan of Meralco: “Humble sila at welcome na welcome kami sa […]

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Shorthanded TNT survives Lastimosa-led Blackwater

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Without an import and a prized rookie defending champion Tropang TNT looked like easy picking for Blackwater. Wrong. With Jayson Castro and the comebacking Ranidel de Ocampo doing the most damage the Texters pulled off a 108-102 victory over the Elite Wednesday at the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. […]

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Newcomer Phoenix ‘committed’ to doing best for team, PBA, fans

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Phoenix’s PBA dream has finally come true. Entering Asia’s oldest basketball league starting this 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Phoenix president and CEO Dennis Uy sees the jump as a milestone for the Davao-based fuel company. “It has always been a dream to me to be a part of this league,” he said during the team’s […]

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Hotshots, Bolts clash as highly-touted imports face off

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The Star Hotshots and the Meralco Bolts, with their marquee reinforcements, could well provide an explosive start in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup that fires off Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots and the Bolts clash at 7 p.m. in an exciting matchup featuring highly touted imports Denzel Bowles and Arinze Onuaku. Bowles […]

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TNT kicks off Comm’s Cup title defense vs Blackwater; De Ocampo set to return

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One key player would be making a return, but another would have to sit it out when Talk N Text takes on Blackwater Wednesday at the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ranidel de Ocampo would be suiting up for only the second time this season for the Tropang Texters, […]

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Guiao banking on Rain or Shine’s familiarity with Chism

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Just like last conference, Rain or Shine will once again begin its campaign with a depleted roster. But coach Yeng Guiao and his wards remain motivated to make a run for the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship nonetheless. “We will certainly use everything that can motivate us. It’s in our heads. We know we’re good enough to […]

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SMB gives back to fans at victory party: ‘We couldn’t have done this without you’

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The fans, San Miguel Beer’s sixth man who were one of the team’s driving forces behind its historic finals comeback, got up close and personal with their basketball heroes on Tuesday during a meet and greet at Robinsons Galleria Activity Area in Pasig City.

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The Top 5 Shooting Guards of #PBA2016 so far

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Having great shooting guards has always been a hallmark of the PBA, but that has been slowly changing these past few years. With the influx of quality big men and the rise of splendid playmakers, the off guard spot has been relatively quiet. Icons like Mark Caguioa, Gary David, Dondon Hontiveros, and James Yap, who […]

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After several failed bids, Uichico says TNT is ‘focused’ in title defense

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TNT coach Jong Uichico believes returning import Ivan Johnson doesn’t have to change his game to fit in as he makes his second tour of duty for the Tropang Texters. “I don’t think he has to change because of that. He just have to play his game,” Uichico said. “He knows it’s a team game. He has […]

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Fajardo out 2 to 3 weeks to rest

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June Mar Fajardo will finally get the breather he deserves. After his inspiring comeback that fuelled San Miguel Beer’s dramatic Philippine Cup conquest, the two-time MVP was advised to take a rest in the next two to three weeks to better tend to his injured left knee. “I have been advised to take a rest […]

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Returning imports headline 2016 Commissioner’s Cup

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Reigning Best Import Wayne Chism and fierce rival Ivan Johnson banner the stellar cast of reinforcements set to make waves when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Chism will be hoping that the third time’s a charm as he hopes to finally bring a championship to Rain or Shine in […]

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Cone confident Jeffers can bring ‘great versatility’ to Ginebra

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Tim Cone admits Ginebra is still in the middle of the process. But with the first conference out of the way, the two-time Grand Slam-winning coach can say that the Gins Kings have shown significant improvements. “We’re trying to grow from where we ended, not from the start again,” said Cone. “Guys are in shape, […]

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All-Filipino glory still evades Baguio, Hontiveros

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Alaska teammates Cyrus Baguio and Dondon Hontiveros has won every possible title in the PBA. There are six titles between the two wingmen–two Commissioner’s Cups and four Fiesta Cups—but in the near three decades combined they have been in the PBA–16 and 13 years for Hontiveros and Baguio, respectively– neither have won the coveted Philippine […]

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Manuel looks ahead after Game 7 heartbreak: ‘Kalimutan na lang, bubuno uli kami’

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In the middle of Alaska’s “we not me” mantra, one name stood out as the best of the group in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, and it read Vic Manuel. Through Games 1 to 3, it was the “Muscle Man” who steered Alaska as the Aces looked to topple the mighty San Miguel Beermen but […]

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Slaughter could miss Ginebra’s opening game due to measles

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Ginebra center Greg Slaughter could miss his team’s opening game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup against NLEX on Friday due to measles. The Kings’ center, who was diagnosed of the viral infection on Thursday, could also miss their second game depending on his progress, according to Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “He’s out five to […]

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SMB deserved to win title, says Baguio

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Alaska almost had the championship in game 4, which turned out to be the start of the Aces’ downfall. After the heartbreak of losing four straight, not to mention almost closing out the fourth game after his buzzer-beating three to force overtime, Cyrus Baguio said the Beermen deserved the title as a 3-0 start was […]

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Compton admits no game plan for Ross 3-point outburst

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Alex Compton was at it again, PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 7 against the San Miguel Beermen. When Compton thought there was finally a way to slay the red beast, San Miguel and Chris Ross were there to spoil Alaska’s Game 7 plans. “We didn’t have a game plan for Chris Ross hitting four threes […]

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Come-from-behind PH Cup win ‘sweetest’ of all for Santos

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After San Miguel completed the mother of all comebacks on Wednesday, winning the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup in a grueling seven-game series, Arwind Santos still could not believe the way the Finals transpired for the Beermen. “Ito na yung pinakamatamis sa lahat ng bunga na natikman ko mula ng ako’y natuto maglaro ng […]

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Phoenix taps 6’9″ Adeleke

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Phoenix Petroleum is providing a Nigerian flavor in the roster of imports for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, having tapped Lagos native Andrew Kehinde “Kenny” Adeleke as reinforcement for its PBA debut in the mid-season tourney that fires off Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Adeleke, listed as a 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward/center from University of Hartford, […]

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Austria amazed by SMB’s ‘Beeracle’ run to PH Cup crown

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“Miracles are just around the corner.” Coach Leo Austria still could not believe the way things worked out for San Miguel in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Down 0-3 in the series, the Beermen came back from the dead and made history, copping their 22nd franchise title in the most bizarre way […]

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Compton on three early timeouts: I just didn’t feel like playing yet

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Amid a do-or-die game, Alaska head coach Alex Compton committed a move that left onlookers inside Mall of Asia Arena and fans watching from their television sets dumbfounded—-burn three timeouts in the first second of Game 7. A devastated Compton later didn’t disclose the exact reason behind the move, which saw his players just do […]

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Finals MVP Ross on SMB comeback: ‘There was never any doubt’

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When everyone doubted, Chris Ross remained defiant. “There was never any doubt,” he said. “Even when we were down 0-3, I couldn’t picture those guys celebrating the championship, not on our expense. I just knew the type of guys that we have in the locker room that we could win.” Pressed to defend its Philippine […]

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Hontiveros thinking of retiring at the end of 2016 season

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One of the deadliest gunslingers in the league could soon shelve his holster for good. This year could be Dondon Hontiveros’ last after Alaska’s veteran swingman revealed he’s been contemplating retirement at the end of the 2016 PBA Season. “Emotionally, I’m drained,” Hontiveros said on Wednesday night after the Aces lost in Game 7 of […]

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SMB guard Chris Ross named Finals MVP

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Chris Ross, San Miguel Beer’s starting point guard, was named Finals MVP of the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals after leading the Beermen’s historic comeback in becoming the first team in the league to win a best-of-seven series despite losing the first three games. Known for his defense, Ross hit 4-of-6 3-pointers en route to a […]

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Beermen make history, survive Aces in Game 7

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For all their previous championships, the San Miguel Beermen weren’t done breaking new ground. The Beermen wrote a new chapter in PBA history and redefined their legacy with a 96-89 win over the Alaska Milk Aces Wednesday night that completed their epic come-from-behind triumph in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup titular series. June Mar Fajardo […]

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A second into Game 7, Aces call 3 quick timeouts in strange start

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It was one of the most bizarre ways to start the final game of the 2016 Philippine Cup. Alaska head coach Alex Compton burned three timeouts with just a second gone by following the opening tip in Game 7 Wednesday night before a sellout crowd at Mall of Asia Arena. Compton had Cyrus Baguio, Dondon Hontiveros, […]

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‘Motivated’ Hontiveros given another chance to win his 1st PH Cup crown

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Dondon Hontiveros has won a lot of games and earned a handful of awards and trophies throughout his 15-year PBA career. But despite all he has done, he’s never experienced what its like to win the most prestigious of them all.

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Lassiter says pressure, momentum on Beermen

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As San Miguel tries to complete a comeback for the ages, swingman Marcio Lassiter won’t guarantee anything except that the Beermen will leave everything on the floor on Wednesday. The Beermen aim to make history as the first team in the league to come back from a 3-0 deficit and win when they face the […]

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Aces, Beermen clash one last time in Game 7

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After a four-day breather, Alaska and San Miguel Beer clash for one last time in a Game 7 like no other where the winner claims a special place in PBA history.

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Back in full force, TNT ready to defend Commissioner’s Cup crown

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Ranidel de Ocampo has recovered from a spine injury and is now trying to catch up with his TNT teammates in practice, hoping to be back in top shape by the start of the mid-season PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Feb. 10. Meanwhile, Ivan Johnson is back in town, set for another tour of duty with the […]

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2015-16 PBA PH Cup Finals Game 7 Preview: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

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Having Game 7 alone is enough for any basketball fan to be extremely excited, but this Game 7 is going to be one for the books. The Alaska Aces have never won the Philippine Cup since 2000, have never won it since coach Tim Cone bolted for B-Meg years ago. They have a chance to […]

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After losing twice before, Manuel feels it’s Alaska’s time

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Vic Manuel feels Alaska has had enough heartbreaks. From losing a Game 7 on a winning shot in the 2015 Philippine Cup Finals to getting swept two conferences after by the same team, the Aces have gone through so much pain. “Tama na,” the brawny forward Manuel said. “Third time na namin nagharap. Iniisip namin […]

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Meralco rookie Amer aims for better showing in second conference

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After a dismal first conference, Meralco rookie Baser Amer is raring to perform better when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on February 10. “I feel comfortable na this conference. Yung hiya at ilang, wala na,” said Amer, who was picked seventh overall in the Rookie Draft. Amer experienced the worst showing for Meralco with […]

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Compton sees ‘prophetic’ sign ahead of Game 7

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It has been a tough week for Alaska head coach Alex Compton. In just a span of seven days, Compton’s Aces went from a win a way to a championship to one loss shy of completing the biggest collapse in PBA history. And just when it seem that it couldn’t get any worse for Compton, he […]

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GAMES TIME
Mahindra Enforcers VS Global Port Batang Pier 4:15 PM Game #3
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel VS NLEX Road Warriors 7:00 PM Game #4
FRIDAY, FEB 12 SMART-ARANETA COLISEUM
Meralco Bolts VS Talk n Text Tropang Texters 3:00 PM Game #5
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters VS Star Hotshots 5:15 PM Game #6
SATURDAY, FEB 13 PHILSPORTS ARENA
Blackwater Elite VS Mahindra Enforcers 3:00 PM Game #7
Global Port Batang Pier VS Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 5:15 PM Game #8
SUNDAY, FEB 14 SMART-ARANETA COLISEUM
NLEX Road Warriors VS Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters 4:15 PM Game #9
Meralco Bolts VS Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 7:00 PM Game #10
WEDNESDAY, FEB 17 SMART-ARANETA COLISEUM
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