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PUREFOODS CLIMBS OUT OF CELLAR WITH COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN

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Coach Tim Cone was profuse in apologies to sportswriters after their game against GlobalPort Friday night. He said he’s got used to losing that he forgot to attend  the post-game interview as the winning coach right after the final buzzer. Cone wasn’t impressed as they barely scraped past GlobalPort, 81-75, to finally nail a first […]

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ALASKA DEALS MERALCO 41-POINT BEATING

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TAKE your pick of a scary movie for Halloween: It, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street or Alaska vs. Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup? Good choice. No way, after all, can Jason or Freddie Krueger or Pennywise the Clown compete with last night’s blood-curdling massacre. After scoring the game’s first seven points, the […]

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COMMITTEE TO FINETUNE GILAS PROGRAM

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The minute news broke out that a Selection Committee has been formed to choose the national coach as well as members of the national pool, several quarters came up with their own conclusions regarding the fate of the Gilas program and its key personnel.   To clarify the matter, PBA commissioner Chito Salud said, “The […]

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INSPIRED BATANG PIER TAKE ON INJURY-RIDDLED HOTSHOTS

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GlobalPort faces another tough test with its head coach still under thorough evaluation as the Batang Pier tangle with the Purefoods Star Hotshots in an exciting Halloween presentation of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday. In normal circumstances, Purefoods should’ve been a heavy favorite being a reigning four-peat champ taking on a […]

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TARGET: 3-0 & SOLO LEAD

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It isn’t Friday the 13th but ghosts and goblins will be lurking somewhere nonetheless, looking for an ambitious victim to claim in the PBA Philippine Cup on the eve of Halloween. Before night falls Friday, either the Alaska Aces or the Meralco Bolts, both unbeaten and both eyeing solo leadership, will be lying in ruin, their defeated form […]

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ASIAN REINFORCEMENTS OK’D FOR GOVS’ CUP

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IT’s final. Filipino fans could expect the “invasion” of some of Asia’s best basketball players following the unanimous approval of the Asian reinforcements for this season’s Governors’ Cup. Originally a brainchild of PBA chairman Patrick “Pato” Gregorio, the Asian reinforcements, which is “experimental in nature”, will serve as “second imports” for the 12 teams that […]

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SBP-PBA SELECTION COMMITTEE FORMED FOR TEAM PHL COACH, PLAYERS

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THE recent Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea may prove to be Chot Reyes’ last stint as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas. This came after Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manny V. Pangilinan ordered the formation of a selection committee that will be in charge of “appointing the Gilas team’s new head coach along with […]

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PBA TO HAVE SAY IN NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION

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The Philippine Basketball Association and the PBA Developmental League have been tapped by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to join the national cage federation in a screening committee that will make nominations for the next coach of the elite men’s national team. In a meeting at the Cojuangco Building in Makati Wednesday, the SBP board […]

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GROWING PAINS

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After its breakthrough opening day win over Blackwater, Kia crashed back to earth with a thud, suffering blowouts at the hands of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Rain or Shine. Tough losses indeed, but their 1-2 slate has exceeded assistant coach Glenn Capacio’s expectations. “Ineexpect ko pa nga na di kami mananalo eh, pero at […]

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RIGHT MIX, RIGHT SYSTEM

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With NLEX going toe-to-toe with Ginebra in the first half of their game last Wednesday, it seemed like the loser will be the first one to blink. Mac Cardona would have none of it, as he poured in 16 points in the second half to finish with 25 points alongside six rebounds to steer the […]

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