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AGUILAR ITCHING TO GET BACK IN ACTION

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Just a day after suffering an injury and then being told to rest for four weeks, Japeth Aguilar is already expressing his desire to get back on the hardcourt. “I hope to be back in two weeks. Hopefully, I will just need two weeks,” said the 6-9 high flying Barangay Ginebra San Miguel young star. […]

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BIG WINDUP GIVES PETRON 4TH STRAIGHT ‘W’, SOLO LEAD

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Winding up with a flurry, Petron Blaze shoved aside San Mig Coffee, 89-83, to gain solo lead halfway through its ride in the elimination round of the PBA Governors Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Saturday night. Elijah Millsap, Ronald Tubid, Chris Lutz and Junmar Fajardo worked on a 17-12 closing […]

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ACES NOT TAKING UNDERMANNED KINGS LIGHTLY

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Luigi Trillo is well aware of the manpower problem of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel but the Alaska Aces coach is the last person who would take the Kings for granted in their grudge match Sunday. “No matter what’s the circumstance, you just can’t count them out. They’re really a fighting team,” said Trillo. The Kings […]

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TEXTERS TRY TO GET ON TRACK ANEW, BATANG PIER AIM FOR LANDMARK “W”

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ITS current campaign has not been been going as planned for Talk N Text. Yet the Tropang Texters cannot do anything but try to pull their acts together, hopefully against GlobalPort Sunday in another crucial PBA Governors’ Cup match for the two at the Mall of Asia Arena. “We need a win so we will […]

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San Mig Coffee 83, Petron Blaze 89 – Aug. 31, 2013

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RAIN OR SHINE BEATS AIR21 TO GET BACK IN THE GROOVE

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Paul Lee came back from a one-game absence due to a right ankle sprain to masterfully lead defending champion Rain or Shine’s return from a two-game slide via an easy 109-95 of Air21 Saturday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. Last year’s Rookie of the Year finished with 19 points, […]

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Rain or Shine 109, Air21 95 – Aug. 31, 2013

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JAPETH KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED

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The status of Japeth Aguilar’s injury remains a mystery until noted ortho-surgeon Raul Canlas gives his assessment on the result of the MRI scan done on the 6-9 behemoth late Friday night. The Gilas Pilipinas high flyer had an awkward fall while attempting a baseline dunk during the early goings of the Barangay Ginebra-Barako Bull […]

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PBA Top Plays of the week (August 3rd week)

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STREAKING BOOSTERS TAKE ON REJUVENATED COFFEE MIXERS

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On a three-game roll, Petron coach Gie Abanilla is convinced they can still do better, hoping they can live up to their potential in an anticipated battle with San Mig Coffee. Both teams are aching to march on as they clash at 6 p.m. Saturday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. […]

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WANTED: SLUMP-STOPPER

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AFTER opening up the PBA Governors’ Cup on a very bright note Rain or Shine has suddenly taken back-to-back hits. It’s now time for the Elasto Painters to dig deep within themselves and recover their winning mind-set when they tackle fellow freefaller Air21 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Express have also lost […]

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BARAKO BULL GRABS SHARE OF LEAD

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Import Michael Singletary and rookie guard Eman Monfort continued to do wonders for Barako Bull. With yet another superb efforts from the two, the Energy Cola streaked to a third straight win, drubbing the Barangay Ginebra Kings, 104-91, in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Singletary collected 38 points and […]

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Barako Bull 104, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 91 – Aug. 30, 2013

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WEST’S 47 POWERS MERALCO PAST TALK ‘N TEXT

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MARIO West bounced back strong and towed Meralco out of an alarming funk. West scattered 47 points and anchored the stretch defense on Tony Mitchell in leading the Bolts over favored Talk ‘N Text, 92-86, Friday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Held down to only 21 points in an 85-98 loss to […]

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Meralco 92, Talk ‘N Text 86 – Aug. 30, 2013

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AIR21 SOBRANG BUSY SA TRADING FLOOR

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Dalawang trade deals ang inaasikaso ngayon ng Air21 Express. Sa kasalukuyang Governors’ Cup, isa ang Bert Lina franchise sa mga nangangapuhap ng porma habang ang isa sa kanilang kausap na Meralco Bolts ay isa rin sa mga nasa ibaba ng team standings. Ayon sa aming kuliglig, malapit-lapit na umanong maikasa ng Air21 ang trade sa […]

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BARAKO BULL BATTLES GINEBRA WITH EYE ON SHARE OF LEAD

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Barako Bull tries to regain a piece of the lead while Barangay Ginebra aims to stay right off the pace as they meet in a crucial tiff in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday. The Energy will be out to sustain the momentum of their strongest start in a tourney in a […]

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THREE GILAS STARS BEEF UP TEXTERS VS. BOLTS

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A SPLIT was all Talk N Text could come up with in its first two PBA Governors’ Cup games without four Tropang Texters who were resting following their Gilas Pilipinas stint. Ranidel de Ocampo, Jayson Castro and Larry Fonacier are fit and ready to suit up and that should only spell bad news for skidding […]

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LA, BARAKO BULL SHARE SPOTLIGHT

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A point guard who is fresh from a stint with World Cup-bound Gilas Pilipinas came through with his finest performance ever in the PBA. A team which created a stir this season picked up its second straight win under a new coach while another squad with a rather so-so showing the past two conferences is […]

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PBA THANKS PSC FOR USE OF PHILSPORTS FLOOR

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No, nothing was wrong with your TV sets Wednesday evening. Those who tuned in to the PBA Governors’ Cup games on IBC were surprised to see the Philippine Sports Commission logo on center circle and name on the baselines of the hardcourt. But weren’t the games played at the Mall of Asia Arena? Yes, it […]

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ALASKA GETS BACK ON TRACK

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Alaska made good use of its fresh, healthy bodies as it overpowered an off-form Rain or Shine side, 94-79, for its first win in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Wednesday night. Playing only their second game in the tourney and first in five days, the Aces, led by […]

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Alaska 94, Rain or Shine 79 – Aug. 28, 2013

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PETRON BLAZE ROUTS AIR21 FOR THIRD WIN IN A ROW

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PETRON Blaze head coach Gee Abanilla is far from completely satisfied despite his team notching a second straight cruising win, and third overall. Whatever his qualms they are easily soothed by the fact his Boosters’ 112-86 drubbing of Air21 Wednesday gave them at least a share of the PBA Governors Cup lead at the Mall of Asia […]

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Petron Blaze 112, Air21 86 – Aug. 28, 2013

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ACHING TO BOUNCE BACK

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Losing some ground with a setback to Petron Blaze the last time, Rain or Shine looks to get going again and create distance from the rest of the field in tangling with Alaska in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Wednesday. Coach Yeng Guiao is hopeful they can do […]

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BOOSTERS GUN FOR THIRD STRAIGHT ‘W’

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PETRON Blaze already looked impressive in its last two games, but coach Gee Abanilla still issued a statement which could well spell alarm for the rest of the PBA Governors’ Cup field. “We are still a work in progress,” said Abanilla on the eve of his Boosters’ match with Air21 Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. […]

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TENORIO UNLEASHED

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RELATIVE unfamiliarity with a new coach’s system would not prevent LA Tenorio from producing a career game. Barangay Ginebra’s prized playmaker took charge in the stretches that mattered most, leading the Kings to a much-needed win while earning for himself the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period Aug. 19 to 25. […]

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SAN MIG COFFEE ON TARGET AT LAST

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There’s just no stopping San Mig Coffee from nailing its first win in the PBA Governors Cup Sunday night. “We just caught Talk n Text at a real good time. Bad for them,” said coach Tim Cone as they got a big relief, checking a two-game slump with a 118-99 rout of Talk n Text at […]

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San Mig Coffee 118, Talk ‘N Text 99 – Aug. 25, 2013

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SINGLETARY’S 41 POWERS BARAKO BULL TO SECOND STRAIGHT WIN

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MIKE Singletary’s monster game was complemented by Barako Bull’s locals in the stretch, resulting in a 103-94 victory over Air21 Sunday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. Singletary scored 41 points and also had a game-high 12 rebounds, but the clutch plays by Keith Jensen and Eman Monfort down the stretch enabled […]

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Air21 94, Barako Bull 103 – Aug. 25, 2013

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KEEP CLEAN SLATE OR END MISERY

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Getting extended rest with the postponement of their respective games Wednesday, Talk n Text and San Mig Coffee face each other in returning to action in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena Sunday. The Tropang Texters seek a second straight win while the Mixers look to end a two-game misery as they tangle […]

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

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BY taking care of their end of the bargain, Barako Bull and Air21 managed to barge into the win column their last time out in the PBA Governors’ Cup. Which among the two can score a fitting follow-up would be known Sunday when they tangle at the Mall of Asia Arena at 4:15 p.m.. A second straight […]

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TENORIO’S 34-PT ERUPTION POWERS GINEBRA PAST MERALCO

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LA Tenorio isn’t yet ready to relax after his triumphant journey with Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian joust. The 5-foot-8 guard stayed businesslike in his return to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, exploding for a career-high 34 points to power the Kings to a 98-85 win over the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors’ Cup at […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 98, Meralco 85 – Aug. 24, 2013

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PBA D-LEAGUE ROOKIE DRAFT SET

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The PBA Developmental League will now require new players to apply for the Rookie Draft to be eligible to play for the 2014 season set to start on October 24 at the Ynares Sports Arena. Rickie Santos, the PBA’s director for operations, said the PBA D-League will start accepting applications on Tuesday (August 27) until September 12 for […]

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KINGS, BOLTS BRISTLING FOR REBOUND

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COACH  Ato Agustin is not one to dwell for too long on a blown opportunity to notch his first win at the helm of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Following a spoiled debut, Agustin immediately focused on his Kings’ collision with Meralco 5 p.m. Saturday in a lone PBA Governors’ Cup offering at the Cuneta Astrodome. […]

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PETRON BRINGS DOWN RAIN OR SHINE

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With unhampered preparation even at the height of the storm-enhanced monsoon rains, Petron Blaze was impressive in pulling off a dominant win over reigning champ Rain or Shine in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. The Boosters outworked and outplayed the Elasto Painters from the get-go to the finish, hacking […]

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Rain or Shine 84, Petron Blaze 99 – Aug. 23, 2013

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GLOBALPORT BOUNCES BACK, STUNS ALASKA

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COMING off a 20-point blowout loss in its last assignment, Globalport turned to its veterans at the crunch and got amply rewarded with a 91-88 victory over Alaska Friday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Markeith Cummings notched 28 points and also had nine rebounds, but it was the likes of two-time MVP […]

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