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TNT INCHES CLOSER TO ANOTHER FINALS STINT

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TALK ‘N Text is now on the verge of a third straight PBA Philippine Cup finals appearance. The Tropang Texters hung tough in the face of an Alaska fightback for a 99-95 win Sunday that moved them within another win of wrapping up their semifinals duel at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The Manny […]

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Alaska 95, Talk ‘N Text 99 (Semis Game 5) – December 30, 2012

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NBA VETERANS TO SPICE UP COMMISSIONER’S CUP

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Even with the Philippine Cup playoffs still raging, a number of teams have already locked on to their Commissioner’s Cup reinforcements. Just a win away from their second conference Finals in a row, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have been as busy off the hardcourt, and they have latched on to an import early. […]

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San Mig Coffee 79, Rain or Shine 67 (Semis Game 5) – December 29, 2012

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SAN MIG COFFEE STAYS IN THE HUNT

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SAN Mig Coffee’s life does not depend on James Yap alone. The other key Mixers came up with sterling all-around performances in making up for a dismal performance by Yap and beating Rain or Shine, 79-67, Saturday to at least extend their PBA Philippine Cup duel at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Marc Pingris, […]

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IMPORTS SHINE AFTER PBA TOUR OF DUTY

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“Stint in the PBA made me a better player.” This is what former Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters import Donell Harvey has been bragging about in China, being the CBA’s top rebounder and hustle player. “Playing in the Philippines helped me to be more aggressive and most of all, tough,” said Harvey, who averages 16 […]

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WANTED: INNER STRENGTH

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BY KEEPING its wits about it at the most crucial of times Alaska has managed to turn the tables on Talk N Text their last time out and even up their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal duel at two games apiece. The Tropang Texters hope to return the favor when they square off anew Sunday at […]

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ABAN ALSO SANCTIONED

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Hush now Alaska Aces fans. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud last week slapped a P10,000  fine on Talk n Text Tropang Texters guard Aaron Aban. The former Letran Knight was whistled for a Flagrant Foul Penalty 1 in Game 2 of the TNT-Alaska series for hitting Aces prized rookie Calvin Abueva right smack in the face. […]

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ALASKA LEVELS SERIES, 2-2

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ALASKA showed up with a bit more spunk than Talk N Text to carve out a 104-99 victory Friday and even up their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at two games apiece at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Jayvee Casio, Cyrus Baguio and Calvin Abueva led a determined bunch of Aces who atoned for […]

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Talk ‘N Text 99, Alaska 104 (Semis Game 4) – December 28, 2012

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STERNER STUFF

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NOW is the time to find out the stuff San Mig Coffee is really made of. Ranged against a Rain or Shine crew seemingly on the rampage, the Mixers are set to dig deep within themselves and try to ease the pressure off their backs Saturday in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at the MOA […]

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RAIN OR SHINE NEARS 2ND STRAIGHT FINALS STINT

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ONE facet of its game may be off-and-on but its defensive stance remained constant for Rain or Shine, enabling it to fashion an 83-74 win over San Mig Coffee Thursday to move within another victory of wrapping up their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals duel at the MOA Arena. Gabe Norwood’s 14 points were enough to […]

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

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COMM. SALUD ON FOULS/CONTACTS

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On the firm officiating policy of only clear and obvious contact will be called as permitted by the rule on incidental contact. No ticky tacky fouls. Yes, physicality will be allowed, but within certain parameters only. Tough, honest defense is okay. Non-basketball moves, no. Dirty and rough play will not be condoned and will be […]

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TROPANG TEXTERS EYE 3-1 LEAD

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Jayson Castro escaped any injury while Cyrus Baguio was spared of suspension assuring intact lineups of both Talk n Text and Alaska for Game Four of their PBA Philippine Cup Final Four duel at the MOA Arena in Pasay Friday. If anything, the series only simmers hotter with the Tropang Texters and the Aces facing […]

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ERRING PLAYERS FINED, NO SUSPENSIONS

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The PBA Commissioner’s Office fined Alaska’s Cyrus Baguio P30,000 Thursday for hitting Talk N’ Text guard Jason Castro in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series between the Aces and the Tropang Texters last Wednesday. Castro was on his way to the basket with 5:59 remaining in the fourth quarter when Baguio rushed […]

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HOT THURSDAY EVE AT MOA FOR SURE

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“Pag nairaos pa namin ang Game 4, mahihirapan na sila sa amin!” This is the bold prediction of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Coach Yeng Guiao in the aftermath of Game 3 of the RoS-San Mig Coffee best-of-seven semifinal series. A day after handing the Mixers a 98-72 beating, Guiao is looking at another spectacular performance […]

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Alaska 79, Talk ‘N Text 93 (Semis Game 3) – December 26, 2012

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2-TIME DEFENDING CHAMP TALK N TEXT STILL ON TRACK

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JAYSON Castro was not his usual fiery self Wednesday, yet he played a major part in Talk ‘N Text’s 93-79 victory over Alaska that gave the defending champion the upper hand anew in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal duel at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Kelly Williams and Larry Fonacier led a sustained attack […]

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CHARACTER TEST

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RAIN or Shine’s resilience passed yet another test with flying colors. It’s now San Mig Coffee’s turn to find out if it has what it takes to dig deep within itself and survive another trial by fire Thursday in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The Elasto Painters lead […]

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TNT, ALASKA BREAK STANDOFF

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The PBA Yuletide special presentation continues Wednesday with Talk n Text and Alaska breaking their one-game standoff in the Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. The Tropang Texters remain the odds-on pick although the Aces set out for Game 3 enjoying some momentum and positive vibes brought by their 100-88 […]

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San Mig Coffee 72, Rain or Shine 98 (Semis Game 3) – December 25, 2012

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RAIN OR SHINE UP 2-1

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Head coach Yeng Guiao and his Rain or Shine team gave themselves the very gift they wanted so much this Christmas – a 2-1 lead over San Mig Coffee in their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinal showdown. Shunning much Christmas activities in the last three days, the Elasto Painters had a blast Tuesday night with […]

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REYES, BUENAFE, CANALETA BANNER PHL TEAM IN DUBAI MEET

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JayR Reyes, Ronjay Buenafe and KG Canaleta are three PBA players named to head the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team playing in international invitational tourneys in Dubai and Hong Kong in January. Coach Chot Reyes has named 11 players to the team, reserving an open spot for PBA free agent Japeth Aguilar. Meralco’s Reyes and Buenafe […]

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PAMASKO NG PBA

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Starting Christmas Day at the Mall of Asia Arena, your favourite basketball league will be having a “Pasko sa PBA” treat for its fans who’ll be watching the games live. MyPhone cellular phones and Molten basketballs will be raffled off to paying fans everyday until the 30th while the first 100 kids each day will […]

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JARENCIO SET TO ACCEPT PBA HEAD COACHING JOB

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The coaches that faced each other in the last UAAP Finals might cross paths again in the PBA next conference. Ateneo’s 5-peat mentor Norman Black has already been guiding the Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters. And yes, his archrival Pido Jarencio of the UST Tigers is said to be drafting his resignation letter as of […]

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MANNING UP

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JAMES Yap coming up with a big game now and then is expected. Yet when he does it still amazes. Like what he did against Rain or Shine last Friday in leading San Mig Coffee to an equalizing victory in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals duel that earned for him the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of […]

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CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL

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HIS Rain or Shine team may have just lost badly to San Mig Coffee, but coach Yeng Guiao is far from worried. In fact, Guiao is confident his Elasto Painters will do a big rebound and grab the series lead anew when they tangle Tuesday in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal duel at the SM […]

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ANO ANG LATEST KAY GARY DAVID?

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Sa pagsabak sa aksyon sa Dubai International Cup ng Gilas Pilipinas, may isang offensive option na mawawala sa pambansang koponan. Hindi kasi makakasama ng Coach Chot Reyes-mentored squad ang reigning PBA scoring champion na si Gary David. Nakakitaan kasi ng bugbog sa kanyang left ankle ang 34-year-old Dinalupihan, Bataan native. “Mahina yung kaliwang bukong-bukong ko. […]

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LOCKER ROOM HUDDLE AFTER SAN MIG – ROS GAME 2

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For some players and supporters of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, officiating was an issue why they easily allowed semifinals rival San Mig Coffee to tie their best-of-7 semifinal series. But for Coach Yeng Guiao, blame should also be directed to his players. In his after game message to the Elasto Painters, Guiao rid […]

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ALASKA SQUARES SERIES, 1-1

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Barely beaten in the previous game, Alaska Milk worked harder to raise its game and went on to get back at Talk n Text in the second game of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal showdown at the MOA Arena in Pasay City Friday night. The Aces battled the Tropang Texters toe-to-toe in the first three […]

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Talk ‘N Text 88, Alaska 100 (Semis Game 2) – December 21, 2012

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Rain or Shine 82, San Mig Coffee 106 (Semis Game 2) – December 21, 2012

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JAMES YAP ERUPTS FOR 34 AS SAN MIG COFFEE TIES SERIES

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JAMES Yap exploded for a personal season-high 34 points and the fire rubbed off on his teammates as San Mig Coffee fashioned a lopsided 106-82 win over Rain or Shine Friday to even up their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals duel at the Mall of Asia Arena. Yap also had 10 rebounds for his first double-double […]

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WALANG TORN LIGAMENTS SA TUHOD NI JAMES YAP

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Papasok sa Game 2 ng best-of-7 semifinals, napapakamot sa ulo ang coaching staff ng San Mig Coffee dahil sa batbat ng injuries sa key players ang team. Sa series opener kontra Rain or Shine Miyerkules ng gabi ay nagtamo ng hyper-extended knee si James Yap, dahilan kung kaya’t hindi na nito nagawang tapusin ang laro. […]

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TASK AT HAND

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RAIN or Shine outworked San Mig Coffee in the opening game of their PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinal matchup. No less than Elasto Painters coach Yeng Guiao said his charges need to outdo themselves even more Friday at the MOA Arena if they want to continue building on whatever they have so far accomplished. “It’s […]

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WORK CUT OUT FOR TEXTERS AS THEY SEEK 2-0 LEAD

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With his team barely pulling through Wednesday, Talk n Text coach Norman Black has become more concerned they have a job cut out for them versus Alaska. Black is getting ready to burn the midnight oil as he doesn’t expect things to get easier in the next few games. In fact, he was back to […]

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AIR21 WON’T BRING BACK DOUTHIT

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Air21 Express will forego plans to rehire Gilas Pilipinas naturalized cager Marcus Douthit. The workhorse naturalized Pinoy Douthit had a spectacular stint with Air21 in last season’s Commissioner’s Cup. In the said tourney, Douthit a played major role in helping the then-undermanned Express to 3 upset wins, including a huge one against the Talk N’ […]

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San Mig Coffee Mixers 83, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 91 (Semis Game 1) – December 19, 2012

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RAIN OR SHINE TAKES EARLY LEAD

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Jeff Chan broke out from his personal slump and the whole Rain or Shine team kept the sharpness shown in its quarters conquest of Barangay Ginebra as the Elasto Painters drubbed the San Mig Coffee Mixers, 91-83, in the opener of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Chan […]

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