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MERCADO TO GLOBAL PORT; AGUILAR FOR AL-HUSSAINI

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PBA Commissioner Chito Salud, in between a PBA Board’s planning session in Singapore Thursday, approved two separate trade deals which he both described as good for the league and the players and teams involved. The first trade involved a one-on-one trade with Talk ‘N Text and Globalport swapping Japeth Aguilar and Rabeh Al-Hussaini, respectively, the […]

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PBA LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED IN HELPING GILAS PILIPINAS

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SINGAPORE – Less than a week after their regular monthly powwow, PBA officials are back in a meeting, continuing to explore the best way that they can help the best Gilas Pilipinas in its coming campaign in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship on Aug. 1-11 at the MOA Arena. PBA commissioner Chito Salud is again […]

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RATRAT AGAD – GINEBRA COACH ALFRANCIS

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“Maikli lang yung next conference kaya kailangan, ratrat agad.” Ganyan ipaliwanag ni Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Coach Alfrancis Chua ang magiging istorya ng elimination phase ng PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Gaya ng nakasanayan, single round robin lang ang preliminaries kung saan tig-si-siyam na laro lamang ang bawat team. Sa format ng second conference ang dalawang lowest […]

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YU UMAASA SA MAGANDANG COMM’S CUP SHOWING NG E-PAINTERS

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Ilang araw bago ang pagbubukas ng PBA Commissioner’s Cup, naniniwala si Rain or Shine team owner Raymund Yu na labis silang makikinabang sa format ng papasok na kumperensya. Sa panayam ng FROST BYTE, ibinunyag ni Yu na labis na nilang nasolusyunan ang matagal nang problema sa length ng Elasto Painters. “Kumpleto na kami eh. Back […]

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HAND IN HAND IN TRUE PARTNERSHIP

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud and national coach Chot Reyes met Tuesday and discussed various matters concerning Gilas Pilipinas and how the league can best help the team and the successful hosting of the FIBA Asia men’s championship in August. “Maganda ang kinalabasan ng meeting,” said Salud. “We’re working for one cause here. From the PBA […]

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BOLTS HAVE A WINNER IN DAWSON

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Meralco achieved its highest-placing ever in the Philippine Basketball Association by finishing fifth in the recent Philippine Cup. Anything lower than that in the coming tournament would be a disappointment for coach Ryan Gregorio and his troops. That’s why Gregorio brought in an import who understands what winning is all about – Eric Dawson. The […]

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NO WASTED OPPORTUNITY FOR CRUZ, JAZUL

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Jervy Cruz and RJ Jazul have paid their dues. After  starting their respective PBA careers languishing on the bench and fighting for limited playing time, the two players finally got their breakout performance in the just concluded Philippine Cup. Cruz, the former king Tiger of University of Santo Tomas, worked his way to emerge as […]

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MORE PLAYERS, TIME GIVEN TO GILAS PILIPINAS FOR FIBA ASIA JOUST

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The Philippine Basketball Association has given national coach Chot Reyes elbow room to improve the composition of Gilas Pilipinas, and at the same time decided to further shorten the season-ending Governors’ Cup to give way to the Nationals’ buildup for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship set Aug. 1-11 at the MOA Arena. The league’s Board […]

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COFFEE MIXERS START COMM’S CUP DEFENSE ON OPENING NIGHT

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San Mig Coffee, with import Matt Rogers and three new local acquisitions, opens its title defense in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup versus Barako Bull on Feb. 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Mixers and the Energy Cola clash at 7:30 p.m. after the 5:15 p.m. curtainraiser between Globalport and Petron Blaze on opening day […]

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TUBID TAOS-PUSO ANG PASASALAMAT SA BARAKO BULL

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Aminado si Ronald Tubid na isa sa pinakamapanubok na yugto ng kanyang karir ay ang paglalaro sa Barako Bull Energy Cola. Ayon 29-year-old former UE Red Warrior, sa uniporme ng Barako Bull tunay na nabigyan siya ng break sa playing time. “Hindi ko rin makakalimutan ang experience ko sa Barako. Madami akong natutunan dun,” wika […]

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FIBA ASIA CONCERNS TOPBILL PBA BOARD MEETING

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The PBA Board of Governors tackles important matters regarding the national team as it convenes in a meeting at the league’s office in Libis, Quezon City Thursday noon. How would they go about lending players to the national team, the schedule of practices and the need to revise their third conference format and schedule are […]

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ESPINAS, ABUEVA SA PAGLALARO SA IBANG LIGA AT ANG TUGON NI COMM. SALUD

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Sumulat si Gabby Espinas ng Alaska Aces kay PBA Commissioner Chito Salud tungkol sa kanyang paglalaro sa isang liga sa Bulacan. Ang sumusunod ay ang nilalaman ng kanyang liham: “Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin sa aking paglalaro sa isang liga sa Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Inimbitahan po ako ni Calvin Abueva na maglaro at magbigay kasiyahan […]

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PAGBAGO NG GOVS’ CUP SKED POSIBLENG MATALAKAY

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Ano mang araw ngayong linggo ay magpupulong sina PBA Commissioner Chito Salud, Board of Governors at mga opisyales ng Gilas Pilipinas. Ayon kay PBA Media Bureau chief Willie Marcial, mismong si Smart Communications Sports and Marketing Head Patrick Gregorio ang nagsusulong nito para talakayin ang plano para sa nalalapit na 2013 FIBA Asia Championships. “Wala […]

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5-TEAM, 10-PLAYER RIGODON APPROVED

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After a through evaluation, PBA Commissioner Chito Salud approved four trades involving 10 players and five teams on Tuesday, the biggest player movement in league history as far as number of teams involved in a single day. Petron Blaze improved its wing firepower, San Mig Coffee beefed up its backcourt, Barako Bull infused young blood […]

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NBA VETS STRUT WARES IN COMMISSIONER’S CUP

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Almost all imports set to see action in the coming PBA Commissioner’s Cup are in town, including San Mig Coffee’s Matt Rogers who flew in Monday morning. A high bar among imports was set last year that not a single team is fielding a PBA returnee. All teams are after a better import. Aside from […]

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GUNIGAN: PAMBATONG IMPORT NG AIR21

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Umaasa ang Air21 Express na magpapatuloy ang kanilang pag-angat ngayong 2012-13 season ng PBA. Galing sa isang breakthrough quarterfinals appearance sa nakaraang Philippine Cup, buo ang kumpiyansa ni head coach Franz Pumaren na ang kanilang reinforcement na si Michael Dunigan ang magiging susi sa kanilang ambisyong higitan pa ang performance nila sa nakaraang conference. Isa […]

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TOP 5 PLAYS (Quarterfinals)

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ABUEVA, ESPINAS IPINAGPAPALIWANAG SA PAGLARO SA IBANG LIGA

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Pinadalhan na ng memo ni PBA Commissioner Chito Salud ang dalawang kontrobersyal na players ng Alaska Aces na lumaro sa isang hindi otorisadong liga sa Bulacan. Ipinagpapaliwanag ni Salud sina Calvin Abueva at Gabby Espinas sa loob ng 24 oras pagkatapos matanggap ang memo kung bakit sila naglaro sa labas ng PBA, na isang paglabag […]

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PHL CUP CHAMP TEXTERS SUSUBUKAN SI BENSON

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Darating na sa Biyernes ng umaga ang import ng Talk n’ Text Tropang Texters na si Keith Benson. Ayon kay Assistant Coach Josh Reyes, isa talaga sa top 3 choices nila ang dating Golden State Warrior. May height na 6-11, umaasa ang Manny V. Pangilinan franchise na magagampanan ni Benson ang butas sa gitna ng […]

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LOSS COULD BE BALM OR BANE FOR E-PAINTERS

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A VERY bitter loss is a hard pill to swallow, but one that must be taken. Just ask Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s how you will face the adversity,” stated Guiao moments after his Elasto Painters’ 82-105 loss to Talk N Text last Wednesday that capped the Tropang Texters’ four-game sweep of their […]

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Talk ‘N Text 105, Rain or Shine 82 (Finals Game 4) – January 16, 2013

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TALK ‘N TEXT BAGS PHILIPPINE CUP WITH 4-0 SHUTOUT

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And they secured their place among the league’s immortals. Unrelenting and unstoppable, the Talk n Text Tropang Texters broke new ground as they swept away the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to stretch their PBA Philippine Cup reign to three seasons before a cheering crowd of over 17,000 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. […]

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‘THE BLUR’ NAMED CONFERENCE MVP

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THE door to limitless possibilities has just been opened for Jayson Castro. Talk ‘N Text’s speedy point guard bagged the 2012-13 PBA Philippine Cup’s Best Player of the Conference award and now has a clear shot at more honors, including the season Most Valuable Player plum. The third overall pick in the 2008 draft, who […]

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E-PAINTERS TRY TO DODGE TEXTERS’ BROOM

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COACH Yeng Guiao is steeped enough in PBA history to know his Rain or Shine squad is on an impossible mission in the remainder of its Philippine Cup title duel with Talk N Text. That explains why a very unique niche in the record books is the last thing on his mind when asked if […]

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1 PLAYER PER TEAM TO GILAS PILIPINAS PROPOSAL UP

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In the spirit of unity and broad representation, PBA commissioner Chito Salud is proposing for Gilas Pilipinas to get at least one player each from the 10 PBA ball clubs in forming the national roster for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship slated Aug. 1-11 in the country. “That’s my proposal as far as it’s practicable,” […]

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BOWLES AYAW I-RELEASE SA CHINA, SAN MIG COFFEE SUSUBUKAN MUNA SI ROGERS

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Bukod sa pagpapalit ng import choice, wala nang iba pang movement na dapat asahan sa San Mig Coffe Mixers. Ito ang tiniyak ni team governor Rene Pardo, na nag-anunsiyong si Matt Rogers na ang ipaparada nilang import sa asam na maidepensa ang kanilang PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown. Giit ni Pardo nais nilang i-maintain ang kanilang […]

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COHESION IS KEY IN TITLE SERIES

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Fans have been comparing the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to the Alaska Aces in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Many observers think that Alaska matched well with Talk n’ Text, tying the series twice before losing Games 5 and 6 of the best-of-7 semis. In fact, many pundits claim that Alaska played better […]

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Rain or Shine 80, Talk ‘N Text 89 (Finals Game 3) – January 13, 2013

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NO STOPPING TALK N TEXT

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The Talk n Text Tropang Texters are 48 minutes away from celebrating a feat done in the league three decades ago. And a sweet sweep could be their cherry on the cake. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters put their toughest stand but the Texters still hung tough, hacking out an 89-80 victory that gave […]

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INDEFATIGABLE TEXTERS GO FOR 3-0

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TALK ‘N Text coach Norman Black, the Philippine Basketball Association’s version of Mr. Cool in the press room, bared a fang and let slip a barely audible growl during the post-game interview after Game 2 Friday night. Black probably couldn’t help it. After all, anybody who takes a 2-0 lead over Yeng Guiao and Rain […]

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KAILANGANG MANIWALA ANG PLAYERS NA KAYA NAMING TALUNIN ANG TALK N TEXT – YU

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“We lost to the better team twice in the Finals.” Ito ang walang kagatol-gatol na pahayag ni Rain or Shine Elasto Painters co-team owner Raymund Yu nang hingan ng Frost Byte ng pahayag ukol sa dalawang masaklap na kabiguan ng team sa kamay ng Talk n’ Text Tropang Texters sa umiinit na PBA Philippine Cup […]

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Talk ‘N Text 89, Rain or Shine 81 (Finals Game 2) – January 11, 2013

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DE OCAMPO POWERS TALK ‘N TEXT TO 2-0 LEAD

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Talk n Text beat Rain or Shine in an up-tempo battle for the second straight night, and coach Norman Black later expressed confidence they won’t lose this kind of duel in the series. “I still expect them to come up with a lot of energy and push the pace. I’m sure they’re going to continue […]

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PBA FULLY BEHIND 2013 FIBA-ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP HOSTING

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PBA board chairman Robert Non vowed the league’s full support to Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas as it hosts the 27th FIBA Asia Championship at the MOA Arena Aug. 1-11. “It’s a great honor and a rare opportunity for our country to host this year’s FIBA Asia Championship. The PBA will extend all possible support to […]

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BAGONG COACH, BAGONG PAG-ASA SA BARANGAY?

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Puno ng pag-asa ang mga fans ng Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sa papasok na PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Ito ay dahil sa bagong kabanata ang sisimulang isulat ng team. Sa pagpasok ng bagong mentor na si Coach Alfrancis Chua, maging ang mga players ng team ay umaasang may mas magandang kapalaran ang naghihintay sa mga kabarangay. […]

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MONKEY OFF HIS BACK, GUIAO ZEROES IN ON ELUSIVE ALL-PINOY CROWN

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Finally, Yeng Guiao puts one over a team owned by the old Purefoods franchise in an All-Filipino playoff series. Guiao’s Rain or Shine Elasto Painters defeated the San Mig Coffee Mixers, 4-2, in their Philippine Cup semifinal series, marking the first time the fiery mentor has won over a team that has a rich All-Filipino […]

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YEO-TUBID DEAL NAKAKASA NA?

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Marahil ay alam na niyo ang planong trade para kina Ronald Tubid ng Barako Bull Energy Cola at Petron Blaze Boosters’ Joseph Yeo. May ilang linggo na ring umiikot ang trade rumors ukol dito. Kung pag-aaralang mabuti, parehong kailangang-kailangan ngayon ng mga teams na naghahabol sa kanila ang dalawang sikat na wingmen. Si Tubid na […]

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STILL HOPEFUL

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Of the top 5 contenders for the Best Player of the Conference award, ironically, pace-setter Arwind Santos is said to be the long shot to cop the coveted plum. In the statistical points standings as of the end of the Philippine Cup semis, Santos lords it over the field with his 35.1 statistical points per […]

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CRUCIAL TIME FOR TEXTERS, E-PAINTERS

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TALK N Text may have jumped the gun on Rain or Shine in their PBA Philippine Cup championship series and now has history on its side. But Tropang Texters coach Norman Black is not dwelling on those facts too much. Instead, his focus has already shifted to Game 2 Friday of the best-of-seven duel at […]

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Rain or Shine 81, Talk ‘N Text 87 (Finals Game 1) – January 9, 2013

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