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DOUTHIT UPBEAT ON GILAS’ CHANCES

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With the PBA at the helm, the Philippines stands a good chance of finishing in the top 3 of the coming FIBA Asia championships, which will be hosted by the country in August. Naturalized cager Marcus Douthit told pba.ph that the PBA-backed pool is a good mixture of experienced and quality players. “This is the […]

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LA SALLE LOOKING TO MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW AGAINST ATENEO IN ‘DREAM GAME’

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LA Salle is eyeing to make it two in a row against nemesis Ateneo as the rival schools cross paths again Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in the second installment of their annual ‘Dream Game’ exhibition match. The Green Archers were dominant in a 117-104 win over the Eagles during the inaugural staging […]

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NOTHING HAS CHANGED..WE CONTROL OUR DESTINY – COMM. SALUD

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Gilas-Pilipinas will not be defending its crown in the William Jones Cup slated for July 6 to 16 in Taipei after organizers felt they cannot guarantee the safety of the Filipino contingent. While it is a vital part in the preparations of our national team for the FIBA Asia wars in August, skipping the Jones […]

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GILAS NO LONGER INVITED TO JONES CUP

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Concern for the safety of Gilas Pilipinas members prompted the organizing Chinese Taipei Basketball Association Monday night to cancel its invitation to the Philippine national team to defend its crown in the 2013 William Jones Cup in July. “Di maubos ang problema ng Gilas,” rued national coach Chot Reyes, saying their non-participation in the Jones […]

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BLUE UNDERDOGS VS GREEN

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The guys in Blue don’t mind being the underdog against their counterparts in Green in the highly-awaited sequel to their ‘Dream Game’ exhibition showdown this coming June 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena. All the Eagles could guarantee is giving their decades-old rivals one big fight. “Good thing is whenever these two schools battle, […]

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LAGUNA SWEEPS COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS

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Cebu was looking for a different ending. But so was Laguna. Smarting from an earlier setback suffered at the hands of Laguna, Cebu put up a valiant stand for all of two quarters before reeling back against a superior opponent. Gio Calacalsada unloaded 23 points and Most Valuable Player Frederick Tungcab added 15 as Laguna completed a dominant […]

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CORNLEY OUT, REID IN FOR ELASTO PAINTERS’ TITLE DEFENSE

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Rain or Shine ditched Jamelle Cornley in favor of another old import Arizona Reid for the PBA Governors Cup where the Elasto Painters hope to duplicate their breakthrough title run versus the San Mig Coffee Mixers last year. “After we decided not to get Cornley, Arizona (Reid) was on top of our mind. Atty. (Mert) […]

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GOOD TO THE LAST DROP

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We saw the emergence of one team, perhaps creating the dawn of a new era. Veteran players standing out in the final stages of the Commissioner’s Cup and an import who silently but effectively helped his team any way he can. HITS Alaska Milk – Good to the last drop. That’s been the case for […]

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LAGUNA EYES SWEEP OF COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS TOURNEY

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Cebu has 24 hours to turn its fate around and seal its destiny in the 2013 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars National Championship. Or they can have Laguna do it for them. Unless the Cebuanos can unravel the riddle of powerhouse Laguna, they could end up getting walloped again Friday in the all-important final game at the Blue […]

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PBA GRATEFUL, INSPIRED BY COMM’S CUP SUCCESS

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud has promised the league will not rest on its laurels and instead strive harder to continue delivering high-caliber and truly entertaining games in response to the record gate receipts and TV ratings it enjoyed in the just-concluded PBA Commissioner’s Cup. “The PBA is on the upswing because the fans are taking […]

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LAGUNA, CEBU DISPUTE SOLO LEAD IN COCA-COLA PBA YOUNGSTARS CAGEFEST

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Laguna and Cebu, the only undefeated teams in the National Finals of the 2013 Coca-Cola-PBA Youngstars, clash Thursday for sole leadership at the JCSGO gym. Gametime is at 8 a.m. followed by the matches between Cagayan de Oro and KABAKA-Manila at 9:30 a.m. and San Juan versus Pampanga at 11 a.m. Tied with 4-0 slates, Laguna and Cebu had earlier […]

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BLUE CHIP IMPORT FOR NEW CHAMPS

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Having ended a hunt for a first title in three years, Alaska now embarks on a quest for first back-to-back championships in 15 years with the help of import Wendell McKines. The Aces are not settling for a patsy following their successful ride with Robert Dozier sending the Uytengsu back to the top, less than […]

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TOTALLY UNEXPECTED

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ALASKA’s current roster is loaded with tools and has fully embraced and utilized the system put into place by coach Luigi Trillo. But even Trillo was amazed at the quickness in which his Aces won their first PBA championship under him. “I’m just overwhelmed right now,” said Trillo following Alaska’s 104-80 victory over Barangay Ginebra […]

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STREAKING LAGUNA, CEBU SHOOT FOR NO. 3 IN COKE PBA YOUNGSTARS NAT’L FINALS

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Early leaders Laguna and Cebu gun for their third straight wins against separate opponents Tuesday in the National Championships of the 2013 Coca-Cola PBA Youngstars at the JCSGO gym in Cubao, Quezon City. Laguna battles winless San Juan (0-2) at 8 a.m. while Cebu faces KABAKA-Manila (1-1) at 9:30 a.m. Pampanga (1-1) meets hardluck Cagayan de Oro (0-2) at 11 […]

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PBA NOW OWNS TOP 2 RECORD ATTENDANCE AT BIG DOME

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If you were at the Araneta Coliseum to witness Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Alaska, you are now part of history. Araneta Coliseum Officer in Charge Atty. Allan Gabor told pba.ph that the 23,436 fans that trooped to the Big Dome Sunday night is the biggest […]

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TICKING TIME BOMB

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Huwag kayong magtaka kung may isang PBA player ang biglang aalma at manghingi ng trade ano mang araw ngayon. Ayon sa aming kuliglig, pinangakuan diumano ang player na ito ng incentive ng kanyang team owner, subalit hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa rin ito ibinibigay. Ang masakit dito, ang ibang kakampi ng player na napangakuan ay […]

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Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel 80, Alaska 104 — May 19, 2013 (Game 3 of best-of-5 Finals)

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ACES HIGH

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ALASKA is back in a familiar place on the winners’ podium but under some very different circumstances. The Aces got really going as the game progressed, resulting in a 104-80 victory over the Barangay Ginebra Kings Sunday to complete a sweep of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship series before an all-time record crowd of 23,436 […]

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TENORIO IS BPC WINNER; DOZIER CLAIMS BOBBY PARKS TROPHY

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LA Tenorio Best Player of the Conference

LA Tenorio hit another big stride in his personal ride, winning the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference plum. The 5-foot-8 playmaker out of Ateneo, a seven-year PBA veteran, pocketed a first BPC award in his second conference with Barangay Ginebra. He became the fourth Ginebra player to win a BPC trophy […]

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KINGS TRY TO ELUDE ACES’ BROOM

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BARANGAY Ginebra has been in a back-against-the-wall situation before and managed to survive. But this time could be different. The Kings are expected to go all-out Sunday and prevent Alaska from completing a sweep of their Cebuana Lhuillier-sponsored PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ginebra’s never-say-die spirit is sure to surface […]

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ACES STORM TO BRINK OF CROWN

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Alaska Milk stayed perfect at the MOA Arena, kept a clean mark versus Barangay Ginebra in the tourney, and stormed the threshold of a first championship in three years. The Aces shook off the Kings’ strong start and raced ahead then pulled away in the second quarter en route to a 104-90 win pushing Alaska […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS, PBA STARS EMBARK ON NATIONAL TOUR

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A repeat of the Gilas Pilipinas-PBA selection matchup is set. The Philippine Basketball Association presents the two teams in a national tour that serves as the final stage of the national team’s buildup for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship that the country is hosting Aug. 1-11. The Nationals and the PBA stars face off on […]

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ACES BRACE FOR KINGS’ FIGHTBACK

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For Mark Caguioa, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is better off losing the Finals opener Wednesday. He expects his team to gather steam and make a big fightback versus Alaska in Game Two of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-five championship showdown at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay Friday night. “Ako, personally as a player, […]

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SEMIS SPOTLIGHT

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We’re seeing a team on the rise and  another making a miraculous run. A beast was unleashed in the series-clinching win against a powerhouse team while old warriors found their games being resurrected. HITS Barangay Ginebra San Miguel – The return of the Kings to the championship round was surprising indeed. From being the seventh-ranked […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 70, Alaska 87 — May 15, 2013 (Game 1 of best-of-5 Finals)

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HOT START CARRIES ALASKA TO GAME 1 WIN

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ALASKA needed any opening it could get and was inadvertently given one by Barangay Ginebra itself. The Aces were quick in pouncing on the opportunity for an 87-70 victory Wednesday and the headstart in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship duel before a boisterous crowd of 19,678 paying fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ginebra had […]

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TENORIO-ABUEVA, DOZIER-MACKLIN BATTLES FOR TOP PLAYER AWARDS

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The PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference award is a toss-up between Ginebra ace playmaker LA Tenorio and Alaska super rookie Calvin Abueva. Who outperforms who in the first two games of the Ginebra-Alaska finale could be it with Tenorio and Abueva finishing in a dead heat in the stats race through the […]

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TOO CLOSE TO CALL

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THE Barangay Ginebra-Alaska title duel for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup championship should either be a quick kill or an excruciating drawn-out affair. That was the assessment of the competing coaches, maintaining the games could go either way, especially in the opener of the Cebuana Lhuillier-sponsored best-of-five series Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Magkakasukatan na […]

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‘SHOWTIME’ LA ESCORTS GINEBRA TO LAST DANCE

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THEY don’t call LA Tenorio “Showtime” for nothing. The heady point guard was unanimously chosen as the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week after consistently stepping up when needed, enabling Barangay Ginebra to overcome the odds against a very formidable foe and advance to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. In back-to-back wins over Talk […]

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NEVER-SAY-DIE GINEBRA FORGES TITLE SHOWDOWN AGAINST ALASKA

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BARANGAY Ginebra’s indomitable spirit lives on and has just taken it to another height. The Kings bucked another back-against-the-wall situation, beating Talk N Text 111-103 Sunday to advance to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup before close to 22,000 fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It was the fourth do-or-die game survived by Ginebra in the mid-season […]

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Talk ‘N Text 103, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 111 — May 12, 2013 (Game 5 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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CAGUIOA: PHYSICALITY IS PART OF GAME

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“Physicality is part of the game.” This was how Barangay Ginebra San Miguel superstar Mark Caguioa reacted to comments and complaints from their fans after their much-talked about heated semifinal Game 4 against the Talk ‘N Text. “Physicality comes with the game especially now that it’s the playoffs, you need to be tougher even more,” […]

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ALASKA ENTERS FIRST PBA FINALS IN POST-TIM CONE ERA

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This one’s so sweet for Alaska Milk – a first breakthrough in its post-Tim Cone era against their former coach himself. Eric Dozier and Calvin Abueva struggled almost throughout but delivered in the crunch as the Aces outfought the San Mig Coffee Mixers, 83-78, to nail the first berth in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup […]

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Alaska 83, San Mig Coffee 78 — May 11, 2013 (Game 4 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

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BARANGAY Ginebra has gone through three do-or-die games thus far in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup and survived. For coach Alfrancis Chua, nothing has changed for his Kings. “Ganu’n pa rin, buhay pa rin ng team ang nakasalalay,” said Chua, referring to his squad’s deciding match with Talk N Text Sunday for one of the mid-season […]

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EVEN ALL-STAR WEEK HAD SHARE OF HITS AND MISSES

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When the stars of the Philippine Basketball Association gathered to give fans a total treat in the recent PBA All-Star Week in Digos City, there were several stars who shone the brightest. New champions emerged in the three-point shootout and slam dunk contest while an old guard stayed on his throne as the skills king […]

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ACES OUT TO END MIXERS’ TITLE REIGN

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Back on a run, Alaska Milk intends to go on and close out its PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four showdown with defending champion San Mig Coffee. “We will go all out for it in Game Four,” said Alaska coach Luigi Trillo on the eve of the match set Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Alaska […]

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KINGS FORCE DECIDER

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THERE would be no Barangay Ginebra collapse this time and Vernon Macklin made sure of that. Rising above what coach Alfrancis Chua said were “cheap shots” from some Talk N Text players, Macklin scored a career-high 37 points in the fourth quarter and lifted the Kings to a pulsating 104-101 victory Friday that forced a […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 104, Talk ‘N Text 101 — May 10, 2013 (Game 4 of best-of-5 semifinal)

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KABAKA-MANILA WINS METRO MANILA LEG OF COCA-COLA YOUNGSTARS TOURNEY

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Kabaka-Manila won the Metro Manila leg of this year’s Coca-Cola-PBA Young Stars basketball tournament, beating San Juan City 61-48 in the championship game Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Both teams will be representing Metro Manila in the National Finals slated May 19 to 25 in the nation’s capital and will be battling the regional […]

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