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After all the hard work to get to top, Slaughter cherishes first PBA title

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BOCAUE —  Greg Slaughter finally know what it feels to win a championship in the PBA. After missing the Kings’ ride to the title last year, Slaughter got his turn this season after Ginebra escaped Meralco with a 101-96 Game 7 thriller to complete a title repeat in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup. “It’s all […]

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Brownlee happy with Ginebra’s aggressive start in PBA Finals

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LUCENA — Justin Brownlee was relieved to get the series opener out of the way and in the bag for Ginebra. He didn’t want a repeat of last year when the Gin Kings trailed 0-1, and later on 1-2 in the series winning the next three games to win the PBA Governors’ Cup championship. “Last […]

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Ginebra routs GlobalPort behind Slaughter, Tenorio

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Greg Slaughter imposed his presence down low and helped Ginebra claim its first victory in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 124-108 hammering of GlobalPort Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Only in his second game since returning from an ACL injury, the Cebuano giant came off the bench and put his foot down in […]

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Clutch Castro carries TNT to tie Finals series at 2-2

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Jayson Castro took matters into his own hands and carried TNT to a 102-97 victory to equalize the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series to two games apiece Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The speedy Kapampangan playmaker scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and got four rebounds, as he spurred the huge […]

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San Miguel bucks slow start, equalizes Finals with TNT demolition

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San Miguel bucked an early attack from TNT and leveled the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals with a dominant 102-88 Game 2 victory Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen weathered an early 17-0 storm from the KaTropa and broke the game wide open in the second half, leading by as much as 23 points, 94-62, […]

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Lassiter: Beermen got good looks, shots just didn’t go in

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It was just one days when the shots weren’t falling. Tested gunslinger Marcio Lassiter is no stranger to off nights but it couldn’t have come at a worse time in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, where he went 0-for-6 from beyond the arc. “Sometimes you make it, sometimes you don’t,” he said, […]

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Smith game-winner lifts TNT past San Miguel for 1-0 lead

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Joshua Smith came up with the game-winning basket despite playing through a foot injury to lift TNT over San Miguel Beer, 104-102, for a 1-0 headstart in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Smith, who was noticeably limping, hit a hook shot over the Beermen’s three-time PBA MVP June […]

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Tenorio says Ginebra played without sense of urgency

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Frustration was evident on the face of LA Tenorio on the heels of Ginebra’s 78-74 loss to Star on Thursday. After turning the ball over from an inbounds pass from Scottie Thompson with 15.7 seconds remaining, the veteran playmaker could only kick the baseline in anger as the Gin Kings dropped Game 1 of their best-of-7 […]

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PhilCup17 – TNT KaTropa vs NLEX Road Warriors

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1-on-1 talks help Cone get Kings on same page ahead of crucial tiff

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Left with only a day to adjust before Game 4 of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals against Meralco, Ginebra coach Tim Cone opted to do a film session and engage his players with walkthroughs. Twice in that Thursday afternoon session, he summoned Justin Brownlee and Sol Mercado to one-on-one sessions as he eyes to […]

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PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 3 Preview: Playing with Fire

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Given the way this series has been played so far, one thing is clear — it’s explosive as hell and both teams are playing with fire. With a pulsating Game 2 win, GIN has managed to tie the series, avoid a 0-2 hole, and bring us all back to square one. Now, it’s all about […]

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Guiao to be given ‘free hand’ in handling NLEX, says team manager

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Yeng Guiao will have the freedom in building the team with NLEX, the same way he was given leeway in his previous coaching stints. That’s the one thing guaranteed by Road Warriors team manager Ronald Dulatre as the crew enters a new era with the multi-titled mentor now at the helm. “I will give him […]

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RoS stews in frustration after 1st playoff miss in 13 conferences

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Streaks are bound to end at some point, but Gabe Norwood wished there could’ve been a better timing for Rain or Shine’s run to hit a wall than on Wednesday night. The Elasto Painters are the league’s model of consistency having made the playoffs the past 12 conferences, including nine consecutive semifinals appearances. But Rain […]

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Cone’s risk pays off as Mariano, Thompson deliver quality numbers

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It was quite an unusual move for coach Tim Cone to field a rookie in his starting lineup, let alone two. But Cone took the risk on Wednesday and added Aljon Mariano to his first five together with Scottie Thompson as the Gin Kings’ tripped Phoenix, 96-87. “I really liked the fact that we started […]

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Player of the Week: Pringle leading GlobalPort’s resurgence

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Stanley Pringle bagged his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award for the Governors Cup after playing a huge role in Glob alPort’s huge 98-92 upset over defending champion San Miguel Beer last Friday. The six-foot Fil-American guard was at his element against the Beermen, pumping in a team-high 25 points, four assists […]

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Players challenge coaches to join dance-off before All-Star game

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One of the most interesting subplots in the 2016 PBA All-Star Weekend is the dance-off between the North and South teams. And this year, it’s no different as the stars come out of their comfort zone and bust their moves before the star-studded exhibition game. Expected to lead for the South is Joe Devance, who’s […]

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Rain or Shine looks to bounce back against Phoenix

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Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao has delivered the wake-up call on his players before they lull into deeper trouble. It took a while before Guiao let the team out of their dugout after their disappointing loss to TNT Katropa Wednesday. The Elasto Painters are now raring to come out, eager to bounce back versus […]

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Meralco stakes clean slate vs TNT

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Surprise leader Meralco takes its unbeaten record to the test against TNT Saturday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Shocking the league with two huge wins in opening weekend, the Bolts’ confidence is on a high after stupendous showing from import Allen Durham. But coach Norman Black’s focus lies on his […]

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Walker’s 40-point outburst carries NLEX past Blackwater

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Henry Walker showed why he is a cut above the rest, anchoring NLEX to a 96-90 victory over Blackwater to start the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. The returning reinforcement exploded for a career-high 44 points, 24 coming from a blazing first quarter showing, to go with six rebounds and two […]

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2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Press Conference

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Player of the Week: Aldrech Ramos’ big game pays off

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Underrated forward Aldrech Ramos moved out of the shadows of his much-heralded teammate Nino “KG” Canaleta after putting on a shooting clinic last week against powerhouse Alaska. Scoreless in the first half, the 6-foot-5 Ramos caught fire in the last two quarters, pouring all 25 of his points on a red-hot 11-of-15 shooting to lead […]

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Star hoping to ride momentum of 3-game streak

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Despite the three-game winning run, Star coach Jason Webb is keeping his wards on their toes going into the homestretch of the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations. “You always have to think that you can get better, and I think we still can on both ends of the floor, make basketball easy for us,” he […]

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Aces, Beermen begin PBA PH Cup title series

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Ahead of the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals, the good news for everybody is that San Miguel Beer main man Junmar Fajardo escaped a major injury in his fall Friday night. But with a swollen left knee, Fajardo is doubtful starter in Game One or in the next. Nevertheless, San Miguel Beer and Alaska […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Selwyn Florano

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Name: Selwyn Florano Age: 20 From where: Caloocan Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Beermen How long have you been supporting the team: 10 years Favorite PBA player: Alex Cabagnot Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Kasi family team at favorite ko talaga yung San Miguel ever since.”

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Alaska, Barako Bull go all out to enhance playoff chances

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One good win deserves a fitting follow-up and both Alaska and Barako Bull know that. In this case, however, much more is at stake so expect the Aces and Energy to go all out and try to outplay each other in their collision Saturday in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. […]

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San Miguel, TNT face off in meeting of champions

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San Miguel Beer and TNT finally meet in a battle of champions Saturday, with both pushing their drive for an outright semifinal entry in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen, the reigning Philippine Cup and Governors Cup champs, and the Tropang Texters, the Commissioner’s Cup titleholders, clash at […]

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Ginebra, Alaska rise in Dickies-PBA Women’s 3-on-3

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Ginebra came alive in the clutch for 15-11 win against GlobalPort in the PBA Dickies Women’s 3-on-3 Tournament Friday at Philsports Arena. Maria Michaela Bautista drained two huge buckets in the final minute while as Angeli Gloriani clinched the game at the free throw line with 2.8 seconds to go for the Gin Kings. Gloriani […]

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PBA Job Postings

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FOR URGENT HIRING: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE PBA Properties, Inc. Requirements: Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s/College degree in Business Administration/Marketing/Communication/Advertising/Multimedia or equivalent. Has previous experience in sales Has a strong command of the English language – both oral and written. Proficient in computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Thorough, detail-oriented, and […]

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CHARACTER TEST

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For Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, Talk n Text is the first real test that could gauge their readiness to contend in the 2014-15 PBA Philippine Cup. The Elasto Painters and the Tropang Texters face off in an interesting match-up in the 5:15 p.m. mainer of the PBA All-Souls Day presentation at the Smart […]

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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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BLOCKS – Philippine Cup

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BLOCKS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Fajardo, June Mar San Miguel Beer 5 14 2.800 2 Aguilar, Japeth Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 5 12 2.400 3 Mamaril, Billy Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 5 11 2.200 4 Erram, John Paul Blackwater 5 9 1.800 Santos, Arwind San Miguel Beer 5 9 1.800 6 Eman, […]

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ACES GUN FOR EARLY SOLO LEAD

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Alaska shoots for the early solo lead as it clashes with GlobalPort on Friday in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Fresh from a 94-87 win over San Miguel Beer last Sunday, the Aces are getting a lot of positives from their import William Henry Walker and locals […]

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EL GRANADA FINALLY FINDS A NEW HOME

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Gary David’s wish to be in new surroundings has been granted. In a deal finalized late Thursday night after the NBA pre-season game at the Mall of Asia Arena, GolbalPort sent David and backup guard AJ Mandani to Meralco in exchange for playmaker Chris Ross, backup Chris Timberlake plus the Bolts’ second round pick in […]

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Assists – Oct 7 2013

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ASSISTS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Tenorio, L.A. Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 11 102 9.273 2 Mercado, Solomon Globalport 10 56 5.600 3 Fells, Courtney Talk N Text 3 16 5.333 4 Millsap, Elijah Petron Blaze 13 67 5.154 5 Castro, Jayson Talk N Text 8 38 4.750 6 Blakely, Marqus San Mig […]

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Rain or Shine 83, San Mig Coffee 74 (Semis Game 4) – December 27, 2012

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