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TRILLO TO COACH PBA SELECT 5 IN ALL-STAR GAME

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It won’t be a long wait for Alaska Aces head coach Luigi Trillo to get an All-Star coach badge. In only his sophomore season as PBA bench chieftain, Trillo gets the honor of becoming part of the annual spectacle, calling the shots for the PBA selection against the national team in the 2013 PBA All-Star […]

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ALASKA STAKES UNBLEMISHED SLATE VS POWERHOUSE TALK N TEXT

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The PBA Philippine Cup three-peat champs that they are, the Talk n Text Tropang Texters have good reasons to be wary of the Alaska Aces. Alaska happens to be the team that gave Talk n Text the toughest challenge in the last tourney, and the Aces have improved even more, zooming to a 4-0 start […]

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BOOSTERS TEST POISE ON EXPRESS

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ITS last time out, Petron Blaze barely escaped with the skin of its teeth. Now comes a dangerous Air21 squad the Boosters must hurdle Friday to assume at least solo second-running spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. A fourth straight victory by Petron in the 5:15 p.m. match would give […]

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Barako Bull 72, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 93 — February 27, 2013

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BARANGAY GINEBRA FINALLY NAILS ONE

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Barangay Ginebra ended its chase for an elusive first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night via a huge rout of Barako Bull at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Finally pulling a solid game, the Kings zapped the Energy Cola, 93-72, for the team’s first victory under coach Alfrancis Chua and the club’s first since […]

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RAIN OR SHINE SURVIVES AIR21 SCARE

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MOST of what Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao feared came true. Good thing he was able to realize the desired result. The Elasto Painters banked on two crucial plays, one on each side of the court inside the last minute to carve a hard-earned 99-97 win over the Air21 Express Wednesday in the […]

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Air21 97, Rain or Shine 99 — February 27, 2013

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SALVACION, URBIZTONDO, BOWLES HEED CALL FOR HEROES

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In this week’s edition of Hits & Misses, two teams continued their surge in the team standings. A veteran player made his mark on a perfect day while the Philippine Cup’s best player remained a steady presence on both ends of the court. HITS Alaska, Petron – Alaska has remained perfect after four games. The […]

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PBA NAGBIGAY SAYA SA MGA BATANG MAY KARAMDAMAN

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Matagumpay na nabigyang saya ng PBA ang may dalawang daang bata na matapang na nakikipaglaban sa sakit na cancer. Sa pamamagitan ng isang SM Cinema IMAX Theater treat, nahumaling sa state of the art movie experience ang mga cancer patients ng Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). Matagal nang binibigyan ng aruga ng PBA ang Cancer […]

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INSPIRED ENERGY COLA HOPING TO KEEP KINGS WINLESS

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Winless in four games, the Barangay Ginebra Kings have deviated from their regular rituals still in hope of solving their woes. They cut their video showing and sat together in a long serious talk in preparation for an all-out battle against the Barako Bull Energy Cola in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Smart […]

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EXPRESS SNIPERS, DUNIGAN WORRY E-PAINTERS, GUIAO

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COACH Yeng Guiao knows his Rain or Shine team got a couple of breaks their last time out. Things could be drastically different Wednesday when the Elasto Painters tangle with Air21 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. A win by Rain or Shine in the 5:15 p.m. encounter would follow up […]

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HE’S BACK!

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It took only two games for Denzel Bowles to get himself back in the groove of things. After a forgettable game in his first PBA game since his return against Rain or Shine Friday night, the reigning Best Import of the Commissioner’s Cup vowed to play much better and he did just that Sunday against […]

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SUNDAY IS WEEK’S BEST

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TRUST a veteran to step up when his team needs it most. Sunday Salvacion epitomized the time-tested adage anew when he capped a fiery performance with the game-winner that stirred Meralco back to life in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Utilized for the first time in the conference last Sunday the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of […]

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SUPER BOWLES

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Denzel Bowles as monster import came back, helping San Mig Coffee finally break from a slumber. Bowles collected 29 points and 23 rebounds after a poor 12-point PBA comeback Friday, electrifying the Mixers as they outlasted the Talk n Text Tropang Texters, 90-82, in a battle Sunday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the […]

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Talk ‘N Text 82, San Mig Coffee 90 — February 24, 2013

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SUNDAY HERO FROM OUT OF NOWHERE

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SUNDAY Salvacion could not exactly remember when he last sank a game-winner. “Nasa Ginebra pa ako noon, 2008, against Alaska,” was all he could offer. It doesn’t really matter. Salvacion has a very fresh one to show after booming in a buzzer-beating triple and lifting Meralco over GlobalPort, 90-89, Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup […]

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Meralco 90, Globalport 89 — February 24, 2013

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 69, Alaska 84 (TUBOD game) — February 23, 2013

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ALASKA STAYS UNBEATEN, KEEPS GINEBRA WINLESS

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TUBOD, Lanao del Norte — Alaska Milk kept its hot, unbeaten run while Barangay Ginebra stayed on a rut despite the arrival of a new import. The Aces came out well prepared against the Kings and high-touted new reinforcement Vernon Macklin, hacking out an 84-69 victory in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup road game at the […]

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TNT LOOKS TO ADD TO SAN MIG COFFEE’S WOES

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PBA Commissioner’s Cup titleholder San Mig Coffee didn’t envision to be where it is now. The Mixers didn’t foresee themselves still working to get their game going, a little over two weeks into the conference and facing a tough opponent in Philippine Cup three-peat champs the Talk n Text Tropang Texters. At 0-3, they hardly […]

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GETTING BACK ON TRACK

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AFTER opening up the conference on a very bright note GlobalPort and Meralco are seeing their respective campaigns taking unwanted turns. Which team negotiates another curve better or goes the wrong way anew should be known Sunday when the Batang Pier and Bolts tangle in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. A […]

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BOWLES RETURNS BUT RAIN OR SHINE STILL ROUTS SAN MIG COFFEE

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IT took a while before Rain or Shine noticed San Mig Coffee balik-import Denzel Bowles was not his usual self. Once the realization set in, however, the Elasto Painters fully went all out in fashioning a 93-65 rout of the skidding defending champion Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the SM Mall of Asia […]

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San Mig Coffee 65, Rain or Shine 93 — February 22, 2013

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URBIZTONDO HEROICS LIFT BARAKO BULL TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER AIR21

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Sometimes, people forget how streaky a scorer Josh Urbiztondo could be. He made them remember again in a big way Friday. Urbiztondo sizzled for 13 of Barako Bull’s last 25 points to his team to a 91-86 victory and into a share of second-running spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the SM Mall of […]

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Barako Bull 91, Air21 86 — February 22, 2013

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LEAGUE-LEADING ALASKA TESTS GINEBRA WITH NEW IMPORT MACKLIN

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HAD the PBA Commissioner’s Cup stuck to its old format of a single round eliminations, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel would have been in dire straits at this point having suffered three successive losses from Air 21 (74-70), Global Port (89-80) and Petron Blaze (105-90). With the elimination round stretched to 14 games instead of the […]

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TONY DELA CRUZ, THE PLAYER, THE PHILANTROPIST

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Alam niyo ba na bahagi ng kinikita ni Alaska Aces star Tony Dela Cruz ay napupunta sa charity? Taliwas sa kaalaman ng marami, mismong si De la Cruz pa ang malimit na mag-abot ng personal ng kanyang tseke sa Philippine Children’s Medical Center sa Quezon City. “It’s so hard to see kids like that. Knowing […]

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BOWLES BACK AS HARDLUCK COFFEE MIXERS BATTLE TOUGH E-PAINTERS

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With Denzel Bowles back, San Mig Coffee is practically starting the conference all over again, and the Mixers look forward to hit the road running. Bowles is reunited with the Mixers as they tangle with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay Friday […]

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WINDING UP

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THEIR last time out, Barako Bull and Air21 failed to close out the game and dearly paid for it. Which of the teams has learned its lesson would be known Friday when they collide in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Gametime is at 5:15 p.m. A win by the […]

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PETRON ESCAPES WITH SCARY WIN OVER MERALCO

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Petron Blaze established a huge 22-point bulge through the first three quarters versus Meralco then stopped playing and needed a defensive stoppage in the dying seconds to squeeze through in the end. As in their last game against the Barangay Ginebra Kings, it was good that the Boosters had had a big cushion, enough for […]

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Petron Blaze 88, Meralco 86 — February 20, 2013

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TALK ‘N TEXT PUTS CUFFS ON AGUILAR, GLOBALPORT FOR 2ND STRAIGHT WIN

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Talk ‘N Text stepped up its defense especially on a former player and the result was a ghastly 99-79 rout of Globalport Wednesday for its second straight win in the PBA COmmissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. In a much-anticipated first game against former player Japeth Aguilar who had requested for a trade prior […]

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Talk ‘N Text 99, Globalport 79 — February 20, 2013

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Top Players in FT% – through Mar. 20 games

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Top Players in 2-Point FG% – through Mar. 20 games

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Top Players in 3-Point FG% – through Mar. 20 games

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Top Players in FG% – through Mar. 17 games

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Shotblocks Leaders – through Mar. 20 games

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Steals Leaders – through Mar. 20 games

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2013 Commissioner’s Cup Top Players in Assists – through Mar. 20 games

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