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List of PBA players for Gilas Pilipinas Pool

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The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has sent the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a list of players Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin has requested to be part of the national team pool. “In our desire to form the best national team for the Fiba Asia in September, The PBA is endorsing to SBP an […]

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Manila North bows to Novi Sad in Fiba 3×3 Manila Masters; Romeo named MVP

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Manila North’s run in the Fiba 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters came to an end with a 21-14 loss to defending world champion Novisad Alwahda of United Arab Emirates in the final Sunday at Robinson’s Place Manila. Novisad withstood Manila North’s physical brand of basketball and had the advantage in outside shooting with Dusan Domovic […]

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Fiba 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters


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Rey Guevarra soars high for Fiba 3×3 Dunk Contest title


Manila West’s Rey Guevarra came away with the Smart Slam Dunk Contest title after slipping past Porter Maberry by a point in the 2015 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters at Robinsons Ermita on Sunday.

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Manila teams West, North enter Fiba 3×3 playoffs

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Filipinos had plenty to cheer about after both Manila North and Manila West, bannered by PBA standouts, made the quarterfinals of the Fiba 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters. Using contrasting styles, Manila North, lead by PBA bruisers Calvin Abueva and Vic Manuel, outmuscled the opposition to go 2-0 while Manila West also stayed undefeated in […]

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FIBA 3×3 Manila Masters kicks off

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With the top three teams in the world, expect things to get tough as Manila West starts its title-retention bid in the Manila Masters of the FIBA World 3×3 Saturday at the Orosa Atrium of Robinson’s Place in Ermita, Manila. Terrence Romeo, the ace shooting guard of Globalport, will return to action for Manila West […]

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The Top 5 Point Guards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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The 2014-2015 season was a great year for point guards in the PBA. Gilas boys Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, and LA Tenorio were all impressive, while a couple of names rose from the roster of rookies. Veterans like Alex Cabagnot, Mark Barroca, and JV Casio also did well, while returnee LA Revilla made waves. Clearly, […]

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NCAA MVP wants to try his luck in the PBA


Even before his duties for Perpetual Help in NCAA season 91 ends, Scottie Thompson could be drafted into the PBA. But the reigning NCAA MVP is not even sure he would get picked. “I can’t say I’m ready, I think there’s a very small chance of getting drafted. Nothing is certain,” Thompson said. READ: Talk […]

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Gilas mainstays lead low-key training Wednesday night


Old Gilas Pilipinas mainstays Jayson Castro, Ranidel de Ocampo and Gary David led a handful of players who showed up in a workout with national coach Tab Baldwin Wednesday night at the Meralco Gym, ahead of the supposed formal announcement of the makeup of the national pool on Monday. Alaska players Sonny Thoss and Dondon Hontiveros, Globalport’s Terrence Romeo, […]

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Rookie hopeful Art Dela Cruz out to prove he can also deliver in PBA

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He is one of the many second-generation players who are taking their shot at the PBA. For Art dela Cruz, it’s also chance of prove that he can also deliver in the pros like what he did in the collegiate ranks. “All I want is to prove that I deserve whatever spot I get picked. […]

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Work, play for players during PBA off-season


The PBA offseason presents an interesting set of days for the players who are all recovering from a tiring season that was. For June Mar Fajardo, who is fresh from winning his second MVP and title with San Miguel, it’s a chance to get some well-needed rest and family time. “Nasa Cebu ako. Busy pa […]

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Tenorio begs off from nat’l team duties due to fatigue, injury


Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio has begged off from joining the national team to the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Hunan, China, citing fatigue, injury and age as reasons. After consultations with his family and close friends, Tenorio said he has decided to focus his attention on his PBA mother ball club. “Leave of absence lang […]

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The Top 5 Shooting Guards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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Terrence Romeo had a coming out party in the 2014-2015 PBA season, emerging as one of the league’s best all-around scorers. Was it enough to propel him to the top as the country’s best shooting guard, though? We’ll see as old-timers like James Yap, Gary David, and Mark Caguioa may have something to say about […]

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Rosario, Vosotros, Thompson apply for 2015 PBA Rookie Draft


Three more Gilas cadets have signified their intention to go to the pros as Troy Rosario, Scottie Thompson, and Almond Vosotros have applied for the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft.

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The Top 5 Centers of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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The PBA has long been dominated by guards. From 2006-2012, all but one season MVP were guards (James Yap – twice, Willie Miller, Jayjay Helterbrand, Jimmy Alapag, and Mark Caguioa). Kelly Williams was the only exception, bagging the season MVP in 2008. In the past three seasons, however, big men have ruled, with Arwind Santos […]

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Can Cone replicate previous success with Ginebra?

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Probably in the biggest challenge of his coaching career, Tim Cone will now be the one counted on to end the suffering for the Ginebra fans. But will his success follow him there?

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The Top 5 Small Forwards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season


The small forward spot has been quite an interesting position to watch this past season in the PBA. It remains to be populated by some of the most versatile players in the country — from do-it-all players and sharpshooters to high-flyers and defensive specialists. Gone are the days, too, when 6’0-6’2 guys played swingman. In […]

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Ginebra’s Tim Cone era begins

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Tim Cone coaching the Bgy. Ginebra Gin Kings is no longer just a pipe dream. It will no longer be talked about in hypothetical scenarios, but, rather, as a reality that diehards of Ginebra and diehards of Purefoods/Star, the team he left behind, will have to live with. The PBA’s winningest coach, the only coach […]

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New Ginebra coach Tim Cone ‘excited’ to know Mark Caguioa


Getting to know Ginebra’s top dog Mark Caguioa is high on Tim Cone’s to-do list as he takes over the coaching duties for Ginebra.

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Heruela gets top assist honors, Lanete best in steals for PBA season 40

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Blackwater rookie Brian Heruela wound up No. 1 in the business of playmaking, Barako Bull’s Chico Lanete emerged top in steals while Junemar Fajardo embellished his MVP season with top honors in rebounds and blocks.

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San Miguel Beermen spend afternoon with fans at meet-and-greet


The glory days of San Miguel Beer are definitely back. And how did the Beermen celebrate their conquest? With their fans, no less. San Miguel diehards trooped to Robinson’s Galleria on Thursday for the Beermen’s meet and greet session with their fans. READ: Beermen give back to fans in victory party for Govs’ Cup championship […]

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PBA Fans Day with San Miguel Beermen at Rob Galleria


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It’s official: Cone to Ginebra, Webb to Star


Tim Cone promised he’ll build a team that the team management and the fans will be proud of as he was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Barangay Ginebra Kings Thursday. Jason Webb, meanwhile, vowed he’ll do his best to be worthy of the trust and confidence by the management after he […]

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The top 5 power forwards of the 2014-2015 PBA Season

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Many of today’s great players are power forwards, which explains why this is one of the most crowded positions in the league. One interesting thing about PBA PFs, though, is that there are very different kinds out there. We have classic bruisers like Marc Pingris, Reynel Hugnatan, and Gabby Espinas — guys who score off […]

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Fajardo still league’s top rebounder

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On the way to back-to-back MVP feat, San Miguel Beer main man Junemar Fajardo also topped the PBA rebounding business for two consecutive seasons. In keeping his dominant presence at the paint, Fajardo remained the league’s barometer in rebounding with a season average of 12.91. Barangay Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter was the only other player to […]

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Romeo emerges as scoring champion for PBA season 40

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Terrence Romeo, Globalport’s young star feared for his scoring prowess from his high school days, claimed top scoring honors in the just concluded PBA Season 40.

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San Miguel Beermen victory party


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Beermen give back to fans in victory party for Govs’ Cup championship

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After their four-game sweep of the Alaska Aces in the 2015 PBA Governor’s Cup, the San Miguel Beermen celebrated their victory with their supporters on Tuesday night. Hundreds of fans freely interacted with their idols during their victory party at the San Miguel Corporation compound in Ortigas  as the Beermen signed autographs and posed for pictures. Loud […]

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Texters likely to pick Tautuaa at no. 1

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After acquiring two prized rookies last year in Kevin Alas and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Talk n Text is bound to get another young, promising talent most probably in the person of Fil-foreign player Moala Tautuaa.

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Fajardo to celebrate his ‘best season’ the only way he knows how—by playing DOTA

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June Mar Fajardo won a second straight season MVP award, took home his second PBA championship and a first Finals MVP among his other accolades as he wrapped up what he described as his “best season so far” in his young PBA career. Fajardo was a man among boys in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup […]

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Beermen sweep Aces, seize Governors’ Cup crown

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San Miguel Beer pulled off a rare four-game sweep after outclassing Alaska, 91-81, in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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June Mar Fajardo wins 2nd straight MVP award

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For the second straight year, June Mar Fajardo bested all his peers to be the biggest toast in the annual PBA Leo Awards.

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San Miguel Beermen go for rare PBA Finals sweep

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Only four ball clubs in the long history of the PBA have scored a 4-0 finals sweep.

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Reid going to war in Game 4

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Though still bummed about losing out in the Best Import race, AZ Reid knows that a bigger prize lies ahead.

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Fajardo hoping for his second title

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Arguably the league’s most dominating big man of his era, June Mar Fajardo has a dream that matches his size.

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‘We’ll give them a hard time in Game 4,’ says Abueva

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For other teams, a 3-0 deficit is like an Everest of insurmountable difficulty.

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Aces won’t give up without a fight–Compton

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Down 0-3 in this best-of-seven PBA Governors’ Cup finals, the statistics don’t favor Alaska.

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Beermen grind past Aces to move within win of PBA Govs’ Cup crown

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Arizona Reid thoroughly dominated Romeo Travis yet again and San Miguel Beer once again whipped Alaska Milk at the finish, carving out a 96-89 victory for a huge 3-0 lead in the PBA Governors Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Reid matched his personal season-best of 41 points, capped by 11 markers […]

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‘June Mar Fajardo show’ at 2015 Leo Awards


For the second straight year, the annual PBA Leo Awards will be a “June Mar Fajardo Show.” Fajardo, the San Miguel Beer prized recruit from down south, is on line for another rich harvest in the PBA season-end awards night, looking cinch to win the coveted Most Valuable Player award and earn spots in the […]

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Alaska in virtual do-or-die as San Miguel seeks 3-0 cushion

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Just how will Alaska Milk be able to stop San Miguel Beer? That’s the million-peso question with the Beermen in the zone and looking fancied to make it three in a row versus the embattled Aces at the resumption of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-seven finals at the Smart Araneta ColiseumWednesday. Just the way they […]

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