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BEERMEN INK NJ NETS STARTER BOONE; DOLLARD TO BARAKO BULL

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Former NBA starter Josh Boone is bringing his act to the local pro loop, reinforcing the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup which fires off March 5. Boone, listed in the NBA as a 6-foot-10 player, started for the New Jersey Nets at center spot in the 2007-08 NBA season where he averaged 8.2 […]

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CONE

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Tim Cone has added one more thing to his legacy with San Mig Coffee’s historic title-clinching win last night — he’s surpassed Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan as the Philippine Basketball Association as its winningest coach with 16 conference championships. Like one of his coaching ‘idols’ in Phil Jackson, he’s won all his championships with two teams […]

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PARTIAL WALKOUT COSTS RAIN OR SHINE P2M

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For walking off the hardcourt early in the second quarter of the PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup Finals last Wednesday, Rain or Shine was fined P2 million by the PBA Commissioner’s Office. The Elasto Painters top brass led by sportsmen team owners Terry Que and Raymond Yu attended the conference called by commissioner Chito Salud. […]

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BABY, ELY & THE MIXERS’ AMAZING RIDE TO THE TOP

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ALTHOUGH he has already etched his name among the icons in the team now known as San Mig Super Coffee, Tim Cone is not remiss in acknowledging those who came before him. Foremost among those Cone paid tribute to was the legendary Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, who Cone just passed as the winningest coach in PBA […]

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2014 PBA ROOKIE LADDER AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2014

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The Mixers won Game 6. They have annexed the sixth All-Filipino title in franchise history. In the process, Tim Cone became the winningest coach (in terms of titles) in PBA history, and Mark Barroca was named Finals MVP. SMC rookies Ian Sangalang and Justin Melton had hefty contributions in the Mixers’ campaign, providing hustle and […]

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GIVING HIS ALL

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Game 6 of the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup Finals was a game you never want to miss. From the sense of urgency, to the in-game drama with potential walkouts and sustained injuries, it had all the makings of a climactic run to the finish. But in the end, the biggest man in the series was […]

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SAN MIG COFFEE BAGS PHILIPPINE CUP

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Rain or Shine staged a dramatic walkout and returned to wage a mighty comeback but there’s no stopping the San Mig Coffee journey all the way to dreamland. The San Mig Coffee Mixers completed one of the most unforgettable championship rides in PBA history as they conquered the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 93-87, in […]

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Rain or Shine 87, San Mig Coffee 93 – Feb. 26, 2014 (Finals Game 6)

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AFTER 16 SEASONS, PEEK HANGS UP SNEAKERS

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After 16 seasons, Talk ‘N Text center Ali Peek has decided to hang up his sneakers for good. “Today, I retire from professional basketball. I thank my family, loved ones, friends, team, coaches, management, and God. What a ride!,” Peek announced Wednesday on his Twitter account @mtnpeek. “I also want to thank all of you! […]

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GAME 6 COULD DRAG BOTH TEAMS AT DEATH’S DOOR FROM FATIGUE

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EVERYBODY seems tired at this point in the PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup Finals. The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers say they are tired, especially after a demanding semifinal series and five exhausting final games.  The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters claim as much: they too are tired – of hearing about it. As things are, […]

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PEERS SALUTE CAPACIO

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Tributes of praises and salutes continued to pour in for the late former PBA chairman Eliezer “Ely” Capacio two days after his passing. Among the most glowing testimonials came from his peers from the PBA Board of Governors whose lives he had touched with his huge presence – literally and figuratively. “Ely Capacio was my […]

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CASTRO, FAJARDO, TENORIO BANNER PHIL CUP STATS CHAMPS

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With the PBA Philippine Cup Finals winding to a close, Talk n Text’s Jason Castro, Petron’s June Mar Fajardo and Ginebra’s LA Tenorio are sure to be the Scoring King, Rebounding Champ and Mr. Assist Man, respectively, in the season-opening all-Filipino tourney. The remaining games in the Rain or Shine-San Mig Coffee finale aren’t likely […]

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KUKUNIN NAMIN YAN, KAHIT GANO KAHIRAP – PINGRIS

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Despite doctors’ orders, Marc Pingris went out of his way and tropped onto the court for their potential title-clinching Game 5 against Rain or Shine. Pingris, who had an abrasion in his right cornea in their last game against the E-Painters, tallied a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds, but his efforts went for […]

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KEEPING THE FAITH

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With Rain or Shine’s back against the wall, Jeff Chan went bonkers in the second half, scoring 23 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, and most importantly, drained 14 markers in the fourth, which gave the E-Painters a new lease on life Sunday. “Attack mode lang ako kasi ayokong i-give up yung […]

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RAIN OR SHINE STRIKES BACK

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Jeff Chan found his shooting touch after the halftime break, firing away 23 points in the second half as Rain or Shine tripped San Mig Coffee, 81-74, Sunday night to extend the PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup finale to a Game Six Wednesday. Paul Lee and Gabe Norwood contributed clutch shots inside the last three […]

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COMM SALUD ON GOV. CAPACIO’S DEATH

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Ely, you will be missed. Your PBA family condoles with your wife vicky and your children on your passing. You have touched and enriched our lives as a great basketball player, a champion coach, a top corporate executive and a dynamic former chairman of the PBA Board of Governors. Join our Creator in peace. Farewell, […]

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San Mig Coffee 74, Rain or Shine 81 – Feb. 23, 2014 (Finals Game 5)

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FAREWELL, “FATHER” ELY

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PBA Board Vice Chairman Eliezer “Ely” Capacio, representing Petron Blaze, passed away early Sunday morning at the Asian Hospital, less than a day after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. He was 58. Capacio is the only PBA league personality to have risen from the ranks of player to become assistant coach, champion PBA head coach, team […]

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ONE WILL STEP UP

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After losing Game 4 last Friday to San Mig Coffee, 90-93, Rain or Shine is now faced with the daunting task of digging itself up from a 1-3 deficit in the 2014 PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup Finals. For Air21 coach Franz Pumaren, the challenge is a tough one, but it is not something insurmountable. […]

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YOUNG GUNS STEP UP

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The absence of San Mig Coffee’s defensive anchor Marc Pingris for the last 17 minutes of Game 4 could have changed the landscape of the series in a big way for coach Tim Cone. But two young guns answered the call for a savior. Third-year point guard Mark Barroca and rookie Ian Sangalang proved to be […]

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REVERSAL OF FORTUNES

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The shoe is on the other foot – and Rain or Shine has two chances to jam it in. Two years ago, San Mig Super Coffee, then known as the B-Meg Llamados, fell behind, 3-1, to the Elasto Painters in a tumultuous PBA Governors’ Cup Finals only to win the next two games and force […]

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EXPLOSIVE COMM’S CUP OPENING WEEK

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Two of the teams involved in the most recent blockbuster trade will unveil their new recruits when the eliminations of the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup rolls off March 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Fresh acquisition Jonas Villanueva will make his debut for Air21 together with import Herve Lamizana, a product from Rutgers University […]

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SAN MIG DOCTOR ASSURES PINGRIS WILL BE OK

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San Mig Coffee Planet drew a collective gasp when Marc Pingris went down midway through the third quarter of Game 4 of their title series against Rain or Shine. Video replay showed that JR Quinahan inadvertedly poked Pingris in the eye in a rebound play, sending the Gilas mainstay writhing in pain along the San […]

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GOOD ENOUGH FOR GILAS: PAUL LEE

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2014 is going to be a BIG year for Philippine basketball. This year will mark the first time two of our Philippine National Teams (Men’s and U17) will march onto the world stage and compete at the highest level of international hoops. Our very own Gilas Pilipinas squad will go to Spain and play in […]

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Rain or Shine 90, San Mig Coffee 93 – Feb. 21, 2014 (Finals Game 4)

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SAN MIG COFFEE IN COMMAND

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Marc Pingris had been carrying much load for San Mig Super Coffee. With one good eye on the bench, he saw his teammates take over as the Mixers made it three in a row over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in their title collision Friday night. The Mixers bucked the loss of Pingris due […]

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FAJARDO NAMED BPC

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In only his second year in the league, June Mar Fajardo has now accomplished what his former mentor Danny Ildefonso only dreamed about before. The 6-foot-10 center of the Petron Blaze Boosters has been hailed as the 2014 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, winning the award in […]

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2014 PBA COMMISSIONER’S CUP ELIMS GAME SCHEDULE

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RISK PAYS OFF

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What do you do when your star player was just whistled for his fourth foul? Most of the coaches sit him, hoping to conserve him up to the end of the game. But San Mig coach Tim Cone is no ordinary coach. With James Yap being whistled for his fourth foul in the third quarter […]

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MATCHUP ADJUSTMENTS KEY FOR ROS – RAMOS

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With San Mig Super Coffee now up in the best-of-seven Finals, 2-1, over Rain or Shine courtesy of a 77-76 Game 3 win, the much talked about chess match between the two bench maestros in Tim Cone and Yeng Guiao now finds itself at the forefront of the pundits’ conversations. And Barako Bull coach Bong […]

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ROOKIE DIARY: CARLO LASTIMOSA

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In my first conference in the PBA… Masaya naman ako. Ang daming experience, especially sa physicality ng game and sa mga adjustments sa play. All in all, ok naman kasi nabigyan ako ng chance ni coach na ipakita na kaya kong maglaro sa PBA. What I proved to myself… Siguro na-prove ko na I can […]

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JAPETH CONTINUES TO WORK ON HIS GAME

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After a promising start to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s campaign in the Philippine Cup, the Kings got stunned in the semis by San Mig Coffee in seven games and got the boot. One of the reasons for that early resurgence was Japeth Aguilar. The second-generation Ginebra star averaged 17.1 points, nine rebounds, and 1.3 assists […]

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EXTRA EFFORT

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SAN Mig Super Coffee is in a very fine position to scale a very high mountain and reap the rewards for being on the apex. The Mixers and Rain or Shine tangle anew 8 p.m. Friday with the former gunning for a third straight win and a very daunting lead in their PLDT myDSL PBA […]

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CABAGNOT KEY TO BATANG PIER’S DEVELOPMENT

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Alex Cabagnot will play an important role in coach Pido Jarencio’s scheme of things at GlobalPort. Team owner Mikee Romero said they acquired Cabagnot and Bonbon Custodio for Sol Mercado and Leo Najorda as they intend to be a run-and-gun team and develop a mean character under Jarencio. “Coach Pido wants to develop a running […]

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SAN MIG COFFEE GRABS UPPERHAND, 2-1

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Joe Devance scored six of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and San Mig Coffee beat Rain or Shine in a gripping defensive battle at the finish, carving out a 77-76 heart-stopper in Game Three of the PLDT MyDSL PBA Philippine Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Devance made San Mig’s […]

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San Mig Coffee 77, Rain or Shine 76 – Feb. 19, 2014 (Finals Game 3)

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PLAYING THROUGH PAIN

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Just before the halftime break of Game 2, Joe Devance landed awkwardly in a rebound play and had to be subbed out of the game. Feeling the pain as he was making his way back, the San Mig Coffee Planet anticipated the worst. But to their surprise, Devance came out, had his legs massaged and […]

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BREAKING THE STANDOFF

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Now, it’s a virtual best-of-five. With San Mig Coffee equalizing the series with an 80-70 win in Game 2, all bets are off as the two remaining teams in the 2014 PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup Finals both get a well-deserved two-day break and battle once more on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. “We went strong, kept […]

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‘BREAKS OF THE GAME LAHAT YAN’ – JARENCIO

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With San Mig Coffee knotting the count in the ongoing PLDT myDSL PBA Philippine Cup Finals at 1-1, the ball is now in the hands of coach Yeng Guiaoto make the adjustments once more. Newly minted GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave his two cents worth on the series, which has now became a race-to-three affair. […]

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COACHES GIVE THUMBS UP ON PLAYER SWAPS

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With Alex Cabagnot and Bonbon Custodio going to GlobalPort after the approval of the trades involving seven players, two draft picks and four teams, Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio can only flash his pearly whites. “Masaya naman ako sa nakuha namin,” he said, as the former UST coach bared that the decision was a combined […]

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