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INJURY-FREE CONFERENCE HANGAD NG COFFEE MIXERS

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Umaasa ang San Mig Coffee Mixers ng isa na namang banner campaign sa bubuksang PBA Governors’ Cup sa August 14. Ayon kay team governor Rene Pardo, importante para sa kanila ang maging healthy ang kanilang mga players. “The long break is really good for us, we were able to rest our players,” wika ni Pardo, […]

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PBA, TV5 AGREE TO OBSERVE TERMS OF TV CONTRACT

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There may not have been a final decision on the matter of the PBA’s carrying TV station, but the most important thing is that both sides have agreed to abide by the terms and conditions of the current TV contract. In Thursday’s PBA Board of Governors meeting attended by new TV5 head Noel Lorenzana and […]

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GREEN LIGHT FOR SMC COACHING CAROUSEL

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Finally, the long-rumored San Miguel Corp. coaching merry-go-round has been effected. No less than 11 personalities were involved in the revamp that the giant diversified corporation undertook a little less than two months before the start of the 2013 PBA Governors’ Cup. Headlining the rigodon is Gelacio “Gee” Abanilla, who was appointed to take over […]

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FIBA ASIA DAY 1: GILAS PIL VS. SAUDI, CHINA VS. KOREA

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Host team Gilas Pilipinas tangles with Saudi Arabia on Aug. 1 to start its campaign in the 27th FIBA Asia Championship. The Phl quintet mixes it up with the Saudi side at 8:30 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, headlining the opening eight-game bill in the Asian World Cup qualifier. The other […]

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BOLTS ADD GILAS CADETS IN JAPAN GAMES

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With their Fil-Am players out on vacation or injury, the Meralco Bolts will be forced to tap players from the Gilas Pilipinas cadet pool when they play against candidates of Japan’s national team in Sendai, Japan. Meralco team manager Butch Antonio told pba.ph that the Bolts, along with some of the members of the cadet […]

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CHARGES FILED AGAINST GULF AIR

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The players and staff of the Talk N’ Text basketball team owned by Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company filed charges Monday against Gulf Air which cancelled their confirmed tickets from Dubai to Manila without any notice. PBA Commissioner Atty. Chito Salud filed the case on behalf of the Talk N’ Text team, according to […]

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FRESH IMPORT, RETURNING BIG MAN GIVE BOOSTERS NEW HOPE

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A versatile import. A returning healthy old reliable. A brand new conference. For Petron Blaze coach Olsen Racela, it always gives a good feeling having a fresh start. “We’re doing good. We’ve worked on our skills training and will start our five-on-five sessions by July. By that time, everyone should be on board,” Racela told […]

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AIR21 EXCITED TO HAVE DOUBLE-BARRELED ARTILLERY

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Air21 made waves in the recent Commissioner’s Cup, beating powerhouse teams such as Alaska, San Mig Coffee and Petron Blaze among others and making it to the playoff round. That gives the team enough reason to be more excited in the season-ending PBA Governors’ Cup as the Express will bring back the high-scoring Zach Graham […]

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HOTSHOT SCORER INILALAKO NA

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Naaalala niyo pa ba yung istorya natin tungkol sa isang player na ating tinawag na ‘ticking time bomb?’ Inialok na pala ang player na ito kamakailan ng kanyang koponan sa isang team na ngayon ay mainit na pinag-uusapan ng mga PBA insiders at fans. Ayon sa aming kuliglig, papaanurin na ng kanyang mother ballclub ang […]

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HEAT OR SPURS ? PBA COACHES, PLAYERS TAKE THEIR PICK

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PBA coaches and players have their eyes glued on the ongoing NBA Finals being contested by the defending champs Miami Heat and sentimental favorites San Antonio Spurs. And it’s going to be Game 7 Friday for all the marbles. Wise money bettors believe the Heat are the odds-on picks, especially after pulling of a dramatic […]

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ROOKIE MVP PARAS BANNERS HALL OF FAME NOMINEES

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Two-time MVP winner Benjie Paras, Shell teammates Ronnie Magsanoc and Arnie Tuadles and coach Ed Ocampo lead nine nominees for enshrinement to the 2013 PBA Hall of Fame rites. Pioneer PBA player Lim Eng Beng, ex-Alaska resident import Sean Chambers, longtime league official Elmer Yanga, referee Igmidio Cahanding and media man Fred Luarca also passed […]

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ABANGAN ANG SUSUNOD NA KABANATA

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Sa mga oras na ito… Tahimik na tahimik pa ang trading market. Matapos ang blockbuster player swap na naganap noong nakaraang linggo kung saan nalipat sa Ginebra si Japeth Aguilar, napunta sa GlobalPort si Jay Washington at na-acquire ng Barako Bull si high flying wingman Elmer Espiritu, wala pang bagong transaksyon ang naisasakaturapan. Pero hindi […]

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GUARD WHO CAN SHOOT TOPS BOLTS’ WISH LIST FOR ASI

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The trade that will center on the playing rights of Asi Taulava might start to roll in the next few days. The bullstrong center has long aired his intention to return to Asia’s first play-for-pay league after a successful stint in the ASEAN Basketball League, where he emerged as the season MVP. Barangay Ginebra San […]

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NATIONALS END LITHUANIAN SERIES ON LOSING NOTE

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With a short-handed lineup, Gilas Pilipinas dropped the finale of its seven-game Lithuanian odyssey Saturday night. The Filipinos sorely missed Jayson Castro and Gabe Norwood as they bowed to Birstono Jazz-Diremta, 79-86, in their rematch and thus closed out their Lithuanian tune-up series with a 5-2 win-loss record. “Didnt play Jace (ankle) & Gabe (left […]

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GILAS GETS BACK AT LSU-BALTAI

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Gilas Pilipinas played tough in the crunch and got back at LSU-Baltai, 90-88, in their rematch at the Svyturio Arena in Klaipeda, Lithuania Friday night. “Barely beat d young LSU team playing w/out imports, 90-88. They finished 2nd to last in Lith 1st Div,” said Gilas coach Chot Reyes on his Twitter account. ”Got LSU […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS REPEATS OVER LITHUANIA 20-U SIDE

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At the conclusion of its 10-day clinic under Lithuanian coach Kestutis Kemzura, Gilas Pilipinas humbled the Lithuanian 20-under team, 88-84, one more time Thursday night at Svyturio Arena in Klaipeda City. Gilas overcame the Lithuanian young men’s team in a rugged match for a repeat of the Filipinos’ 83-75 triumph in their previous faceoff Tuesday. […]

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GINEBRA’S LOWHORN LEADS NEW GOVS’ CUP IMPORTS

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Dior Lowhorn has already confirmed his stint as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s next import. In his Facebook account, the former University of San Francisco stalwart posted the message: “See you all in a month! Kabarangay! #july 13th #tminusonemonth #philippinesbound #ginebra #championsgovernorscup #NSD” Lowhorn first came to the awareness of Filipino basketball fans when he played […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS CLIPS EURO 20-U CHAMPS

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Gilas Pilipinas rebounded from a loss the last time out with an 83-75 win over the tough Lithuanian 20-under team nearing the end of the Phl training pool’s Lithuanian buildup Tuesday night. Jayson Castro and Marcus Douthit put in 14 and 12 points, respectively, in a balanced scoring Gilas dished out to best the reigning […]

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NO GO FOR GILAS PILIPINAS IN SEA GAMES

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Don’t expect pros to be in the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar late this year. Just a day after Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia expressed his desire to see Gilas Pilipinas represent the country in the biennial meet, the sport’s leaders said it may be wishful thinking. “I doubt it,” said PBA commissioner Chito […]

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BARANGAY GINEBRA FINALLY LANDS AGUILAR

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is done waiting to get the services of 6-foot-9 center/forward Japeth Aguilar. The Kings have finally acquired the athletic, young behemoth in day which saw four teams swinging deals also involving Jay Washington, Yousef Taha, Jason Deutchman, Elmer Espiritu and three future draft rights. Shelved not a few times, the Aguilar […]

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DILLINGER TO MERALCO IN 3-WAY TRADE; 4 OTHERS IN NEW TEAMS

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In the stillness of the PBA season break, MVP Group teams Talk n Text and Meralco struck a trade deal with Barako Bull involving five players Monday. The Tropang Texters, the Bolts and the Energy Cola agreed on a three-way trade transaction involving Jared Dillinger, Don Allado, Sean Anthony, Ronjay Buenafe and Gilbert Bulawan. The […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS SUFFERS 1ST LOSS IN LITHUANIA

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After two close wins, Gilas Pilipinas suffered a first loss in its Lithuanian tune-up series, beaten by a Lithuanian squad providing a glimpse of the traditional Asian teams. LSU-Baltai punished Gilas Pilipinas with a torrid outside shooting and pulled off an 89-86 win in their match Sunday night at the Svyturio Arena in Klaipeda, Lithuania. […]

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GILAS CHOOSES JORDAN, TAIPEI, SAUDI AS GROUPMATES

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Gilas Pilipinas, as expected, opted to play the lesser lights before taking on the heavyweights in the 27 th FIBA Asia Championship set Aug. 1-11 at the MOA Arena in Pasay and the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Coach Chot Reyes, following the draw proceedings at the Manila Hotel from Lithuania through phone, decided to […]

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DRAW IS GILAS’ FIRST STEP TO SPANISH JAUNT – Barrios

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Officials of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas considers the FIBA Asia draw Thursday as Gilas Pilipinas’ first step in a journey to a possible rendezvous with the world’s best in Spain next year. “Eto ang pinagkagastahan natin – ang advantage sa draw. Ito ang first step para marating natin ang world championship,” said former PBA commissioner […]

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FIBA ASIA DRAW SET THURSDAY

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As host country, the Philippines can circumvent falling early into another disastrous ‘Group of Death’ situation.  But sooner or later, Gilas Pilipinas will have to deal with the big guns of the 27th FIBA Asia Championship set Aug. 1-11 primarily at the SM Mall of Asia Arena with the Ninoy Aquino Stadium as secondary venue. The 16-team Draw […]

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GILAS PILIPINAS STARTS LITHUANIA BOOT CAMP

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Members of Gilas Pilipinas start their twice-a-day, two-week training in Lithuania Tuesday, having settled in their rooms at Hotel Vanagupe in the seaside resort town of Palanga late Monday after a long, tiring 24-hour trip from Manila. They had a good night’s sleep and caught on TV early Tuesday morning (Lithuanian time) Game Seven of […]

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GILAS NEEDS ENFORCER LIKE BELGA

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Rain or Shine team co-owner Raymund Yu believes Beau Belga can be Gilas Pilipinas’ blue collar player. The amiable Asian Coatings franchise big boss has long been egging for the inclusion of Belga to the national team, long before his burly 6-6 forward was given an invitation by coach Chot Reyes. “Matagal ko na talagang […]

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GREEN REPEATS OVER BLUE

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IT was supposed to be a revenge game, but in the end, the Green Team once again had the last laugh. With Don Allado and Mac Cardona once again leading the way, the former La Salle dribblers escaped with a 111-108 win over the Blue Team Sunday night in the PBA Dream Game 2: The […]

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BLUE VS GREEN RIVALRY RAGES ANEW AT MOA ARENA

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OTHER than the perceived firepower of its long-time rival, Ateneo has one more major concern going to its second annual ‘Dream Game’ showdown against La Salle Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. “Well, I don’t know what shape or condition our players are in,” admitted Sandy Arespacochaga, who will be calling the shots for […]

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BELGA IS NOW PART OF GILAS POOL

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After making good impression in the PBA All-Star Game and in the PBA stars’ goodwill game versus the Shanghai Sharks, Beau Belga is now a member of the Gilas Pilipinas training pool with a chance to make the Phl quintet competing in the FIBA Asia Championship at the MOA Arena in Pasay in August. With […]

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