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HAPEE SECURES D-LEAGUE ASPIRANTS’ CUP SEMIS BERTH

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Hapee will have a happy Christmas break as it clinched an outright semifinals berth Monday in the 2015 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, turning back cellar dweller MP Hotel, 84-63, at the Marikina Sports Center. Bobby Ray Parks once again showed the way for the Fresh Fighters, as he had 18 points and six rebounds, while […]

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FEELS RIGHT AT HOME

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IT only took Alex Cabagnot one week to get himself acclimated with his old team. Reacquired by San Miguel Beer just over a week ago in exchange for Solomon Mercado, the six-foot veteran guard justified his return to the team with his instant impact in the Beermen’s 2-0 PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series lead over […]

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MY EARLY SEASON #PBA2015 MVP IS…

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We’re down to the last four teams in the #PBA2015 Philippine Cup. As of this writing, the Elasto Painters just squared their semis series with the Alaska Aces, and I’ve been impressed with a lot of players stepping up so far. That brings me to an interesting question at this point in the season — […]

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ACES, E-PAINTERS BACK TO SQUARE ONE

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RAIN or Shine has shown it could play Alaska’s pressure game. Which can wear down the other better would be the biggest question when the Aces and Elasto Painters square off anew Monday in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal duel at the Mall of Asia Arena. By forcing Alaska to commit 25 turnovers, Rain or Shine leveled […]

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D-LEAGUE: PACESETTERS OUT TO CONTINUE RAMPAGE

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League leaders Hapee and Cagayan Valley look to stay unbeaten heading into the Christmas break when they face separate opponents on Monday in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Marikina Sports Complex. The Fresh Fighters take on the MP Hotel Warriors at 12 noon while the Rising Suns battle the Racal Motors Alibaba at 2 […]

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SMB IN COMMAND, 2-0

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In a trying time, June Mar Fajardo still found a way to shine. Fajardo broke through Talk n Text’s tough defense in the crunch as the San Miguel Beermen made it two in a row over the Tropang Texters in their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four faceoff with an 87-81 decision at the Mall of […]

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OUTWORKED, OUTHUSTLED

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For a team that is known for its hard work, it’s not every day that you see Alaska outworked in a game. But that was the case on Saturday, as Rain or Shine blew the Aces until a late fightback trimmed the end-game spread to just seven, 102-95, equalizing the series at 1-1 in their […]

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GETTING INTO THE GROOVE

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It was night and day for Jervy Cruz  in Rain or Shine’s first two games against Alaska in the PBA Philippine Cup Final 4. Shooting 3-of-8 in the first game, Cruz wasn’t much of a factor as ROS dropped the series opener. “Nung Game 1, naghehesitate ako tumira kaya yung mga jump shot, di pumapasok,” […]

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BERMEN EYE 2-0

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San Miguel Beer will surely not deviate from its bread-and-butter ploy of putting the ball in the hands of June Mar Fajardo at the post. Will the Beermen continue to make a killing off it or will the Talk n Text Tropang Texters find a way to stop it? This is the question begging for […]

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RAIN OR SHINE PULLS EVEN

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For coach Yeng Guiao, the bigger trouble in this particular day was stress from traffic than strain from a game. Coming in late due to traffic gridlock, Guiao just stayed on the bench and let assistant coach Caloy Garcia and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters complete a good job in Game Two of their […]

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