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San Miguel relishes championship pressure, says Austria

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With 22 titles, San Miguel has become synonymous with success in the PBA and as the league’s winningest franchise, pressure is something inevitable and a natural occurrence the Beermen just enjoy. Beermen head coach Leo Austria said Friday the team knows the public always expects greatness out of San Miguel and he and his players […]

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PBA Women’s 3×3 Baller Hotties: Ayra Hufanda

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Not only are the ballers of the PBA women’s 3×3 women’s tournament fierce on the court, they are also charmers outside of it. Get to know more of these ladies in this series of features about the Baller Hotties. Ayra Hufanda Ayra Hufanda is more than just a pretty face. This Quezon City native got […]

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Gilas to name Final 12 Sunday

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Sunday will be D-Day for the Gilas 14 vying for the Gilas Pilipinas 12 that take a shot at getting the country back in the Olympics for the first time in over four decades. The national hopefuls have the two-day pocket tournament in Bologna as their final reckoning before Gilas coach Tab Baldwin makes the […]

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Scottie Thompson, the teleserye fan

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Scottie Thompson wakes up around 6 in the morning to get to Ginebra’s 10 a.m. practice in Pasig. Coming from Las Pinas, he usually doesn’t have enough time to have breakfast at home and that’s where drive-thrus come in handy. Other than his morning routine, there are a lot more things that most don’t know […]

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WATCH: Buhay PBA Episode 1 with Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson

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In the pilot episode of Buhay PBA, watch as we follow a typical day in the life of the young Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson—from the time he prepares for the Kings’ practice until he slows down after a day of hard work to watch his favorite teleserye Dolce Amore.

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PBA Women’s 3×3 Baller Hotties: Tanya Dela Merced

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Not only are the ballers of the PBA women’s 3×3 women’s tournament fierce on the court, they are also charmers outside of it. Get to know more of these ladies in this series of features about the Baller Hotties. Tanya dela Merced Meralco has made quite a splash in the PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament. And […]

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PBA Run for a Cause 7

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Run, get fit and help save lives with your favorite PBA Stars! Register now at selected Chris Sports outlets and at PBA Office in Libis. Choose from 3KM, 5KM, 10KM, 15KM or Pet run category. Medals and loot bags await all finishers. Exciting prizes await our Top finishers. Don’t wait for the last two minutes. […]

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Phoenix fails to get former Kentucky U standout as import

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The Phoenix Fuel Masters have failed to seal a deal with DeAndre Liggins and thus remain without a regular import for the PBA Governors Cup that fires off on July 15.          “We still don’t have an import as Liggins said ‘no,’” said new Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia on their failed bid to bring over to their […]

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Mahindra interim coach Gavina wants a defensive-minded team

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They’re called the Enforcers and their new coach wants them to assert that authority on the defensive end. Chris Gavina, the interim coach of Mahindra, said Friday at Arellano University the Enforcers will be known as a defensive-minded team come the PBA Governors’ Cup, a change in identity after it finished ninth in the league […]

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Soon-to-be wed Paul Harris ‘humbled’ to be in Ginebra

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Before Paul Harris dons his red-and-white Barangay Ginebra jersey, he must first sport a classy tuxedo. Harris, Ginebra’s import for the PBA Governors’ Cup, will go back to the United States for a few days in July to celebrate an important day in his life—his wedding. “It should be special, I haven’t seen my family […]

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PBA Fan Blog: PBA as my inspiration

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Are you a big PBA fan? Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player? Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (MAXIMUM 900 words) along with a photo of support to: [email protected] Best entries will be appear on PBA.ph and […]

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Palestine’s Qahwash to boost Elite

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Imad Qahwash, a shifty guard who terribly outplayed his Gilas Pilipinas counterparts in Palestine’s shocking upset of Team Phl in the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship, is suiting up as Blackwater’s Asian import in the coming PBA Governors Cup. Qahwash is teaming up with regular import Eric Dawson as they try to help the Blackwater Elite […]

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Thompson to take over starting point guard duties for Ginebra

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There will be a changing of the guard in the halls of the PBA’s most famous franchise. Rookie point guard Scottie Thompson will be a starter for Barangay Ginebra for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup taking the duties from established veterans LA Tenorio and one-time Jayjay Helterbrand. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone on Friday compared […]

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Durham, Jamshidi add depth to Bolts

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Meralco wanted to add more depth and versatility coming into the 2016 Governors’ Cup, knowing those areas of the game are things that make a championship team. The Bolts believe they were able to satisfy those needs by bringing in Allen Durham and Mohammad Jamshidi. Meralco sees Durham having the same impact as its former […]

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Health a priority for Webb, Hotshots

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Star coach Jason Webb puts premium on health as the Hotshots begin their grind for the season-ending 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. “I want them to stay healthy. I think people tend to forget that the number one talent is availability. I want to make sure that my guys are available, not just not but for […]

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TNT first-choice import Maxiell goes over the height limit

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Former NBA center Jason Maxiell won’t be able to suit up for Tropang TNT this 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The hulking reinforcement, who previously played for Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Charlotte Hornets in the NBA, went over the height limit as he was measured 6-foot-5 11/16 on Friday at the PBA office in Libis. […]

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Ginebra, Mahindra kick off PBA Campus Tour

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The Philippine Basketball Association is reviving the PBA Campus Tour as part of its outreach program, bringing Barangay Ginebra and Mahindra at the Arellano University in Manila Friday to start the jaunt. The Gin Kings and the Enforcers face off in a tune-up match at 1 p.m., kicking off a six-leg series with other stops […]

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‘Durham can do what Arinze does’

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Meralco had its best conference yet with import Arinze Onuaku leading the Bolts to one win away from what would’ve been the franchise’s first ever Finals appearance. And with Onuaku, the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Best Import, ineligible to play in the Governors’ Cup due to height restrictions the Bolts knew they would have to bring […]

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PBA Fan Blog: Finding forever as a true-blooded Alaska Fan

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Are you a big PBA fan? Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player? Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (MAXIMUM 900 words) along with a photo of support to: [email protected] Best entries will be appear on PBA.ph and […]

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Gilas ‘impressive’ so far in Europe camp

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Halfway through their boot camp in Karpenisi, Greece, Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin expressed satisfaction on their accomplishments, all geared towards being at their best during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the MOA Arena on July 5-10. They sweat it out with morning and afternoon sessions for five more days before breaking camp in […]

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Johnedel Cardel likely to coach GlobalPort, Pumaren as consultant

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Johnedel Cardel oversees the GlobalPort Batang Pier training and is likely to call the shots for the team in the coming PBA Governors Cup, backed by Franz Pumaren as consultant. GlobalPort top official Erick Arejola said they’re negotiating with Pumaren for the latter to come on board and be part of the think tank of […]

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Alaska signs up prolific scorer LaDontae Henton

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Spanish league mainstay LaDontae Henton is Alaska Milk’s choice as import in the PBA Governors Cup tentatively set to open on July 15. Henton, a Big East All-Rookie Team awardee in 2012 and All Big East First Team member in 2015 while with the Providence Friars, is to arrive early morning on June 20, the […]

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Guiao: Lowhorn a better version of Henderson-Niles

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For Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, his incoming import Dior Lowhorn reminds him a lot of his former reinforcement Pierre Henderson-Niles. The Elasto Painters won the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown despite Henderson-Niles becoming the lowest-scoring import in PBA history. Lowhorn and Henderson-Niles may be similar in terms of what they can offer being an […]

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Maxiell, Madanly beef up TNT

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Hoping to break out of its recent struggles, TNT is going all-out this Governors’ Cup as it brings in former NBA veteran Jason Maxiell as its import. The 33-year-old big man known during his days with the Detroit Pistons from 2005 to 2013, before seeing action for the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Hornets in […]

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Elite tap Palestinian guard as Asian import

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In hopes of further stabilizing its backcourt, Blackwater will bring in Palestinian guard Imad Qahwash as its Asian reinforcement for the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, team manager Johnson Martines told INQUIRER.net. Blackwater had sought Qahwash’s services last year before negotiations fell through, as the team opted to field a lone import in Marcus Douthit before […]

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Painters to bring in Lowhorn as Govs Cup import

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Dior Lowhorn will be making another PBA return and this time, he’ll be seeing action for Rain or Shine in the 2016 Governors’ Cup. The 6-foot-5 Lowhorn played for Barangay Ginebra in 2013 before suiting up for Alaska the next year in the same conference. The Elasto Painters are coming off a championship in the […]

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Iran’s Jamshidi makes height limit, joins Meralco as Asian import

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Sought-after Iranian point guard Mohammad Jamshidi has been cleared to play for Meralco in the PBA Governors’ Cup after barely making the height limit set for continental reinforcements. Jamshidi measured in at 6-foot-2 3/4 just a few scratches below the 6-foot-3, the maximum height the PBA set for Asian imports. “We are pleased to announce […]

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Bill Walker to bring ‘intensity’ to NLEX

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NLEX head coach Boyet Fernandez is not only getting a seasoned NBA veteran in Bill Walker for the 2016 Governors’ Cup, he’ll also get that intensity he wants from his team for the upcoming conference. Walker left a lasting impression on Fernandez’ after versatile forward traded words with equally intense coach Yeng Guiao of Rain […]

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TNT’s Ryan Reyes surprised, honored to crack Gilas final 14

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Tropang TNT’s Ryan Reyes did not expect to make the 24-man national team pool released late last year let alone be part of the Gilas Pilipinas final 14 for the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament next month. His inclusion to the final roster, which was announced early Thursday by Gilas team manager Butch Antonio, came as a surprise […]

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PBA Fan Blog: My PBA Fan story—supporting Kevin Alas

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Are you a big PBA fan? Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player? Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (MAXIMUM 900 words) along with a photo of support to: [email protected] Best entries will be appear on PBA.ph and […]

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NLEX taps Bill Walker, Rodrigue Akl as imports

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NLEX has tapped a familiar name in Bill Walker as its import for the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, as per the Road Warriors head coach Boyet Fernandez. Walker, the former Miami Heat swingman who also suited up for the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics, played for the Alaska Aces two years ago in […]

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Gilas Pilipinas 14-man lineup revealed

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The Philippine men’s national basketball team’s 14-man lineup for the Fiba Olympic qualifying tournament is now set. The 14 players who will be with the team for its three-week training camp in Europe are Jayson Castro, Ranidel de Ocampo, Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes of TNT, Gabe Norwood and Jeff Chan of Rain or Shine, […]

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Gilas fends off late rally from Iran in tune-up match

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Gilas Pilipinas got the challenge it needed, weathering a late rally by Iran, 81-70, in a tuneup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Philippines led majority of the game and even took a 23-point lead in the third quarter before using a 9-0 spurt spearheaded by naturalized center Andray Blatche to close out the […]

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Gilas vets happy to lend a hand as final roster announcement looms

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Any moment now, the final lineup tasked to bring the Philippines back to the Olympic stage since the 1972 Munich Games, will be known. But for the veterans on the team like Star;s Marc Pingris and Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, who could be in their final tour of duty for flag and country, they’re more than […]

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PBA Fan Blog: A diehard San Miguel Beermen fan

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Are you a big PBA fan?  Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player?  Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (min. 8 paragraphs) along with a photo of support to: [email protected] entries will be appear on PBA.ph and […]

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Vanguardia puts premium on hard work as he takes over Phoenix

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On the day news of his hiring as the new head coach of Phoenix broke, Ariel Vanguardia had an intimate talk with each and every player in his team. Vanguardia is taking over the Fuel Masters in the latter part of the season, replacing Koy Banal, and his message was simple: Your hard work will […]

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Baracael, Monfort bolster NLEX rotation, says Fernandez

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Mac Baracael and Emman Monfort won’t play in their first official game as part of NLEX until the new conference tips off on July 15. But Road Warriors Boyet Fernandez already knows what he’s going to get from his new players. “Baracael will fortify our three-four man rotation while Eman will solidify our point-guard rotation,” […]

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Austria hoping break got San Miguel back to full strength

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Injuries to its key players were too much for San Miguel Beer to overcome as it fell short in its campaign in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup. But with an extended break before the new conference starts, the Beermen hope to be at their full strength and rejuvenated in their bid to defend their crown. “I’m […]

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Pampanga rules Cloudfone Batang PBA National Finals

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Mark Adrian Mallari saved his best for last, exploding for 35 points yesterday to power resilient Pampanga past Iloilo, 101-94, in a riveting championship game that concluded the 2016 Cloudfone-Batang PBA National Finals at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. Named Most Valuable Player for his heroics, Mallari stood at the forefront of a mighty […]

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Thompson eager to get back to action as Ginebra resumes practice

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After missing the semifinals in his first two conferences in the PBA, Scottie Thompson admits that he’s been raring to go back to the court. And as Ginebra wrapped up its second day of practice, the rookie is already looking forward to go back in action. “Gigil na gigil,” he said after Friday’s practice. “Kailangan […]

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