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Guiao’s Samboy Lim Bill on Basic Life Support Training now a law

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ANTIPOLO—A republic act in honor of PBA great Samboy Lim is now official. Former Pampanga Representative Yeng Guiao, who is also the head coach of Rain or Shine, on Friday said the his bill has been passed into law on Thursday and is now officially called Republic Act No. 10871 Basic Life Support Training in […]

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Norwood optimistic of Qahwash’s future in PBA

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They may be on opposing sides, but Rain or Shine forward Gabe Norwood sees positive things for Blackwater’s Asian import Imad Qahwash. “It’s nice to come out with the win, I think he’s still adjusting, he’s a solid player, I think he’s going to help Blackwater a lot,” said Norwood after the Elasto Painters fended […]

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Ginebra, Meralco slug it out in Lucena

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After a good, winning stand versus Henry Walker, Justin Brownlee faces another acid test against another tested PBA veteran in Allen Durham. The Brownlee-Durham matchup will be among the focal interests as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco slug it out in a lone match in the Petron Blaze PBA Saturday Special at the Quezon Convention Center […]

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TNT survives Alaska in heart-pounder, gains share of no. 1

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ANTIPOLO—Playing in high altitude requires an even higher fortitude. TNT is sure to be the talk of the town as it survived Alaska, 120-118, for its third straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Center-Antipolo. It’s now a 3-0 record for TNT, tying Mahindra for the top seed. TNT had a 118-112 lead with […]

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Qahwash still adjusting to Blackwater

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Blackwater’s Asian import Imad Qahwash admitted he is still adjusting to his new team after staying with the Elite for less than a month. Qahwash went to China for two weeks due to his duties as a brand ambassador, coming back to the Philippines only around a week before his PBA debut. “It was an adjustment, I was away […]

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Rain or Shine dodges upset, nips Blackwater

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An upset denied. Rain or Shine escaped a persistent Blackwater, 98-92, Friday at Ynares Center-Antipolo to join a three-way logjam at third place of the PBA Governors’ Cup. Blackwater scored five unanswered to cut the Elasto Painters’ 93-86 lead to just three, 93-90, when Carlo Lastimosa broke away for a layup. Raiñ or Shine big […]

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Texters go for 3rd win; Aces eye follow up triumph

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TNT Katropa tries to keep pace with Mahindra while Alaska Milk seeks to forge a heavy logjam at second place as they square off in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup elimination round at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City Friday. The Texters go for a third straight win following back-to-back grind-out triumphs over the […]

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Rain or Shine wary of Blackwater

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RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao has been keeping a close tab on the PBA Governors Cup opposition and has come to the conclusion those underdog tags should all be thrown out. “There are no weak teams anymore in this conference,” noted Guiao on the eve of his squad’s collision with Blackwater Friday at the […]

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Guevarra, Romeo, Fortuna to defend skills titles

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Rey Guevarra, Terrence Romeo, and Jeric Fortuna will all be gunning to defend their skills championship when the 2016 PBA All-Star Friday rolls on at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Guevarra is eyeing his third Slam Dunk Competition trophy after taking home the plum last year in Palawan. However, budding stars are out to push the Bolts […]

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Castro, Lee, Pringle headline All-Star reserves

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Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, and Stanley Pringle fortify the North All-Stars as the complete 2016 PBA All-Star Weekend rosters were released on Thursday. The three guards, along with Alex Cabagnot, Gabe Norwood, and the TNT duo of Ranidel de Ocampo and Troy Rosario, will all play off the bench for the squad which will be […]

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AZ Reid on final possession: What do we need a timeout for?

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With San Miguel Beer down by two, AZ Reid dismissed his coach’s instruction to call a timeout and missed a potential game-winning triple in the Beermen’s 105-103 loss to Mahindra on Wednesday. Despite the outcome, Reid said he’d still refuse to call a timeout and go for the same shot if he finds himself in […]

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Ginebra pulls away to beat NLEX

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BARANGAY Ginebra coach Tim Cone would not say it out loud, but Justin Brownlee has just given him a very pleasant problem. Brownlee showed what he could do with more familiarization to the local conditions by putting up 24 points and 15 rebounds and leading the Kings over the NLEX Road Warriors, 85-72, in the […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Jon Barrios

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Name: Jon Barrios Age: 29 From where: Makati Favorite PBA team: San Miguel How long have you been a fan: More than five years. Favorite PBA player: Marcio Lassiter Why are you a fan of (team): “Magaling yung team work and equal opportunity sa shooters.”

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Mahindra stuns San Miguel, zooms to 3-0 lead

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Mahindra’s claim to being a legitimate contender in the PBA Governors Cup has just been proven to be well-founded. James White notched 34 points and 11 rebounds in leading a balanced attack that netted the Enforcer a 105-103 win over defending champion San Miguel Beer Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The victory was the […]

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With Senate session suspended, Pacquiao attends Mahindra game

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It has been a rarity to see Manny Pacquiao in the flesh during a PBA game. Pacquiao, though, surprised PBA fans when he showed up with his wife Jinkee early in the first quarter of Mahindra’s game against reigning Governors’ Cup champion San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday. “Nagkataon lang na ngayon […]

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Gin Kings clash with Road Warriors

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With limited participation in practice in the last two days, will Barangay Ginebra import sub Justin Brownlee be ready for a grind versus NLEX and its tested import Henry Walker? Much attention will be on Brownlee as the Gin Kings and the Road Warriors clash in the PBA Governors Cup Wednesday at the Smart Araneta […]

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Mahindra treating match vs San Miguel as ‘playoff game’

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Mahindra has never been in the playoffs in its young PBA existence, but new coach Chris Gavina is foremost among those expecting his Enforcer to go deep in the Governors Cup and be recognized as a legitimate contender in the process. That explains why Gavina is treating his team’s game against San Miguel Beer Wednesday […]

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PBA Fan Blog: A forever Ginebra fan, through thick and thin

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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 […]

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Kevin Alas, the sneakerhead and candy lover

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There must be a secret for a shooter as sweet as Kevin Alas. And he willingly bared that when he let Buhay PBA raid his condo. “Mahilig ako sa candy kaya puro candy laman ng condo ko,” the NLEX guard shared, showing the jars of sweets that pepper his tabletop. READ: Scottie Thompson, the teleserye fan […]

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After losing in his PBA debut, Henton leads Aces to 1st win

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After failing to lead Alaska in its opener against Meralco last Sunday, LaDontae Henton was motivated to prove that the Aces didn’t make the wrong choice on entrusting him the reins of the team  in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. And the next time he got a chance, he truly showed his worth. The 24-year-old forward […]

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Tenorio has high hopes on Brownlee, rues Kings’ poor FT shooting

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Forced to find a replacement import after Paul Harris’ hand injury, Ginebra coach Tim Cone has been bracing for the worst when he got Justin Brownlee last week. And his fears materialized in the Gin Kings’ game against Alaska on Sunday. The 28-year-old forward suffered from cramps as early as the third quarter, something that […]

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Yap not worried over his lack of playing time

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Should James Yap be concerned of his dwindling minutes for Star? Hotshots head coach Jason Webb doesn’t think he should be. “We are a team of depth,” he said after Star’s 105-102 overtime win against GlobalPort on Sunday. “There are going to be days that James is going to play a little, there are going […]

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Player of the Week: Garcia proving his worth with Star

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RR Garcia’s take-charge role paid dividends for Star, which finally nailed its first win following back-to-back losses to open the PBA Governors Cup. Playing in his fourth PBA team in three years, the 5-foot-10 guard out of Far Eastern University seemed at home now with the Hotshots after leading his team to a 105-102 overtime win […]

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Aces get hot late, edge Kings in OT

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Alaska coach Alex Compton knew his team had to play with great composure against Barangay Ginebra’s pressure. The Aces gave what their coach wanted in overtime and were rewarded with a 109-100 victory Sunday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. LaDontae Henton scored 29 points and joined hands with Jayvee Casio […]

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Romeo upbeat despite GlobalPort’s 0-3 start

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Despite falling for the third straight game, GlobalPort’s star guard Terrence Romeo believes that the team is bound for a breakthrough win sooner than later. And the source of his optimism comes from none other than the Batang Pier’s new import Mike Glover. “Para sa akin, mas nakatulong yung pagpalit ng import namin kasi marami […]

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Embracing the challenge, Garcia holds own vs Romeo

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Challenged by his former backcourt partner, RR Garcia delivered big time for Star, hitting the clutch shots and making the crucial plays to help his team score a 105-102 overtime win on Sunday. “Siyempre masaya ako ngayon sa unang panalo namin. Siguro na-challenge lang ako kasi si Terrence Romeo, talagang scorer yan. Kahit ma-stop mo […]

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Webb hopes OT win over GlobalPort will turn Star’s fortunes around

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Not even a ripped pants can spoil the mood of Star coach Jason Webb as long as his team comes out on top. “Us having a losing streak, I’m going to rip my pants again. Whatever it takes to win,” he said. Webb inadvertently ripped his pants while pleading for a call in the third quarter. Though […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Erika Cano

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Name: Erika Cano Age: 21 From where: Rizal Favorite PBA team: Ginebra Favorite PBA player: Japet Aguilar How long have you been a fan: one year Why are you a fan of Ginebra: Magaling maglaro si Japeth Aguilar

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Garcia lifts Star over GlobalPort in OT

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Ryan Roose Garcia just proved he’s worth whatever Star gave up to get him. Garcia hit the game’s biggest shots to lift the Hotshots over GlobalPort 105-102 in overtime Sunday night in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The high scoring guard acquired from Phoenix for three players before the tournament […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Mark Lopez

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Name: Mark Lopez Age: 29 From where: Novaliches Favorite Team: Star Hotshots Favorite Player: James Yap How long have you been a fan: Since Cap Alvin Patrimonio days pa Why are you a fan of Star: Buong family ko Purefoods talaga ever since

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Vanguardia: Phoenix to evaluate ‘absent’ Simmons

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Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia said import Marcus Simmons will be evaluated after his poor showing that factored into the Fuel Masters’ 0-3 start. Simmons had seven points on 3-of-11 shooting and was in foul trouble majority of Phoenix’s 106-89 loss to Rain or Shine Saturday night. “He was totally absent today,” Vanguardia said. “We […]

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Simmon blames self after Phoenix’s third straight loss

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Marcus Simmons isn’t blaming anything or anyone but himself after Phoenix suffered its third straight loss Saturday night. Simmons had a nightmarish outing, scoring measly seven points on 3-of-11 shooting from the field in a 106-89 setback at the hands of Rain or Shine in a game where the Fuel Masters led by as much […]

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Ginebra brings in import sub vs Alaska

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Barangay Ginebra finally plays with import sub Justin Brownlee Sunday, hoping to sustain the momentum of a stirring win versus Globalport the last time out as the Gin Kings tangle with the Alaska Milk Aces in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Game time is at 6:45 p.m. with the Gin […]

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Skidding GlobalPort, Star face off for first win

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Two teams looking to find their footing in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup clash on Sunday. Skidding Star and GlobalPort face off at Smart Araneta Coliseum, with only one squad coming out with a win to boot at the end of the day. Changes have yet to be felt in the Batang Pier fort and […]

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Learning from the vets, Rosales plays solid back up to Castro

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Playing backup to Jayson Castro at TNT was one of the factors Kris Rosales took into consideration in choosing the team he’ll play for in his second crack at the PBA. For Rosales, who was selected by Barako Bull in the second round of the 2015 PBA Draft but was left unsigned, there was no […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Camille Quiros

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Name: Camille Quiros Age: 19 From where: Commonwealth Favorite PBA team: Phoenix Fuel Masters How long have you been a fan: Since Barako Bulls days Favorite PBA player: RR Garcia and Cyrus Baguio Why are you a fan of (team): “Gusto ko lang talaga sila.”

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Huge 4th quarter run lifts Rain or Shine past pesky Phoenix

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Rain or Shine needed a blistering run in the fourth quarter to beat Phoenix, 106-89, for its first win in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Down nine to start the fourth quarter, the Elasto Painters took less than six minutes to take the lead for good, 88-85, on a […]

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2016 PBA All-Star starters revealed

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The Philippine Basketball Association on Saturday announced its starters for next month’s 2016 All-Star Game which will be held at Smart Araneta Coliseum. June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter were again voted by the fans to form the frontcourt of the South All-Stars while Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva headline the North team for the […]

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Globalport lets Sutton pursue NBA dream, taps Mike Glover

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GlobalPort has granted Dominique Sutton release to allow the athletic forward to pursue his NBA dream. According to Batang Pier team manager Bonnie Tan, Sutton received an offer to workout with the reigning NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers and the team decided to honor his “NBA out clause.” “Sutton was offered by NBA team to work […]

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TNT stays unscathed, hands Meralco its first loss

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TNT escaped Meralco, 98-95, in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Tropa kept their record spotless at 2-0 despite going scoreless in the final three minutes and 22 seconds. “Two games in a row, medyo close, but it’s good that we’re able to hang in there and come up with […]

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SCHEDULES
GAMES TIME
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel VS Meralco Bolts 5:00 PM Game #19
SATURDAY, JUL 30 LUCENA CITY
Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters VS Global Port Batang Pier 4:30 PM Game #20
San Miguel Beermen VS Star Hotshots 6:45 PM Game #21
SUNDAY, JUL 31 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
NLEX Road Warriors VS TNT Ka Tropa 4:15 PM Game #22
Alaska Aces VS Mahindra Enforcers 7:00 PM Game #23
WEDNESDAY, AUG 03 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Meralco Bolts VS Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 4:15 PM Game #24
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel VS Blackwater Elite 7:00 PM Game #25
WEDNESDAY, AUG 10 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
SCHEDULES 3x3
GAMES TIME
Alaska Aces VS Mahindra Enforcers 6:00 PM Game #5
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters VS San Miguel Beermen 6:20 PM Game #6
WEDNESDAY, AUG 03 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Mahindra Enforcers VS Star Hotshots 6:00 PM Game #7
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters VS Meralco Bolts 6:20 PM Game #8
WEDNESDAY, AUG 10 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters VS Mahindra Enforcers 6:00 PM Game #9
Star Hotshots VS NLEX Road Warriors 6:20 PM Game #10
FRIDAY, AUG 12 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
Mahindra Enforcers VS NLEX Road Warriors 6:00 PM Game #11
Meralco Bolts VS Blackwater Elite 6:20 PM Game #12
WEDNESDAY, AUG 17 SMART ARANETA COLISEUM