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MENTOR VS STUDENT AS MIXERS TAKE ON KINGS

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San Mig Super Coffee’s match with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday will be a proud moment for coach Tim Cone, regardless of its outcome. Yes, it could well be a fierce and furious match – perhaps the most anticipated match-up in the Philippine Basketball Association today. Cone will take pride in being pitted against […]

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NO GIVING UP

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Losing its first four games, Meralco now faces the possibility of being the first casualty in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup. Already missing out some key players, coach Ryan Gregorio has to will the Bolts to carry the fight and at least get a crack at the top eight. Jared Dillinger is […]

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TALK N TEXT MOVES UP

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With two nights of good sleep, Rodney Carney came out to put in a decent job. Carney showed a marked improvement from his lousy 13-point PBA debut, and the Talk n Text ace locals continued to deliver as the Tropang Texters fended off the injury-crippled but fighting San Miguel Beer side, 103-97, in the PBA […]

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Talk ‘N Text 103, San Miguel Beer 97 – May 31, 2014 (Elims)

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RAIN OR SHINE SURVIVES PESKY BARAKO BULL

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Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao wasn’t going to be fooled by Barako Bull’s losing record. And it showed why as his Elasto Painters needed a strong finishing kick to fend off the Energy, 96-93, in the 2014 PBA-PLDT Governors’ CupSaturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Barako Bull has been really tough. …They are 1-4 […]

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Barako Bull 93, Rain or Shine 96 – May 31, 2014 (Elims)

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MIXERS TO BENEFIT FROM GRIND OUT WIN – PJ

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Sluggish from the get-go, San Mig Coffee seemed to be well on its way to a second loss in four outings in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup. Falling behind GlobalPort by as much as 20, 44-24 in the second quarter, and by 17, 51-34 at the half, the Coffee Mixers were far […]

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CARNEY X FACTOR IN TEXTERS – BEERMEN TIFF

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Will Rodney Carney finally come out to bring out the goods expected of him? That’s the question begging for an answer as Carney plays his second game with Talk n Text versus San Miguel Beer in the PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday. His performance – good, decent […]

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VIRTUAL RELEGATION

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TAKING note of his team’s recent struggles, Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao has laid down a simple goal for his team in the PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup. “We’re just trying to avoid early elimination, win muna, then see what happens,” said Guiao.  “For now we cannot be ambitious. Umiwas muna from early […]

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GlobalPort 82, San Mig Coffee 92 – May 30, 2014 (Elims)

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SAN MIG SUPER COFFEE IN HARD-EARNED WIN

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San Mig Super Coffee bounced back from a loss the last time out, and dug out of a deep hole this time. The Mixers made an incredible turnaround from a 20-point deficit, carving out an amazing 92-82 win over the GlobalPort Batang Pier and their new import Dion Lowhorn to regain a piece of second […]

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CARDONA SHINES AS AIR21 GETS BACK ON TRACK

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Mac Cardona came up big in the clutch to help Air21 score a 91-88 win over Alaska Friday in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Known as “Captain Hook,” Cardona drilled nine of his 14 points in the payoff period, including five straight points in the final 1:23 to swing the lead in […]

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Alaska 88, Air21 91 – May 30, 2014 (Elims)

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PINGRIS FINED P40K, ESCAPES SUSPENSION

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Marc Pingris was fined P40,000 for his flagrant infraction against James Sena with 3:15 to go in the first half of the San Mig SupeCoffee – Meralco tussle Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The energetic San Mig forward was spared of suspension, though, making him available for the San Mig Coffee-GlobalPort tiff at 8 […]

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Rain or Shine 81, Talk ‘N Text 83 – May 28, 2014 (Elims)

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San Miguel Beer 115, Barako Bull 112 OT – May 28, 2014 (Elims)

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LOWHORN BEEFS UP BATANG PIER IN CLASH WITH MIXERS

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To fill in a gaping hole in the middle, GlobalPort has signed up former Barangay Ginebra import Dior Lowhorn to take over from Leroy Hickerson. Lowhorn debuts with the Batang Pier as they tangle with the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers in the PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday […]

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EXPRESS TEST METTLE OF COMPTON, ACES

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ALASKA coach Alex Compton is not one to hog the limelight, even if his sudden tenure as Alaska head coach got off on the right foot. “We have a system in place,” said Compton, referring to the style of play instituted by erstwhile head coach Luigi Trillo which he largely credited for the Aces’ win […]

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TNT IN BOUNCE-BACK WIN OVER RAIN OR SHINE

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BINAN, Laguna – Paul Lee misfired a potential game-winning trey at the buzzer, and Talk ‘N Text preserved an 83-81 decision over Rain or Shine in the PBA PLDT Home Telpad Governors Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena here Wednesday night. Talk ‘N Text didn’t score a single point in the last 2:07 of play after stretching a two-point […]

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SMB SCRAPES PAST BARAKO BULL IN OT

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Live and die by the three — that seemed to be the credo San Miguel Beer and Barako Bull lived by when the two teams faced each other Wednesday at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna. But at the end of the day, it was the Beermen who were victorious as they hacked out […]

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MISSING IN ACTION

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Malaki pala ang problema ng isang player na ito sa kanyang coach. Ayon sa aming mga nakausap, matagal nang gustong sumibat ng player na ito sa puder ng kanyang mentor dahil sa hindi umano siya labis na nagagamit nito. Katunayan, ilang ulit na umanong kumakausap ng ibang team ang nasabing manlalaro para magawan siya ng […]

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PINGRIS PINATAWAG

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Ipinatawag ng Huwebes, alas tres ng hapon, ni PBA commissioner Chito Salud si San Mig Coffee Mixers superstar Marc Pingris. Ito ay bunsod nang pagbibitaw ng suntok ng Gilas Pilipinas forward kay Meralco Bolts defender James Sena sa huling bahagi ng second quarter Martes ng gabi sa Smart Araneta Coliseum. Agad na napatawan ng flagrant […]

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TNT PARADES CARNEY VS ROS IN BIÑAN

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Unable to work on Othyus Jeffers’ clearance from the NBA, Talk n Text is forced to bring in a new import in Rodney Carney as the Tropang Texters take on the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna Wednesday. The Texters look […]

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STREAKING BEERMEN UP AGAINST SKIDDING ENERGY

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After a hard earned 92-90 victory over San Mig Super Coffee last Sunday, many people expect San Miguel Beer to finally get its bearings going after its first game hiccup against Alaska. The assumption becomes more of a fact after SMB reinforcement Reggie Williams almost nabbed a triple-double in the victory after posting 29 points, […]

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BIG CONFIDENCE BOOSTER

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With Barangay Ginebra San Miguel clinging on to an 81-76 lead over Air21 in the final minute, Zaccheus Mason was forced to throw up a jumper as the shot clock  expired. The ball hit the board and bounced to the front iron and onto the waiting arms of two purple shirts and a white one […]

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Air21 76, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 84 – May 27, 2014

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GINEBRA STILL UNSCATHED

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After getting past Zaccheus Mason for a tough bucket underneath the basket early in the second period, Dominique Sutton flexed his muscle for everyone to see, flaunting his supposed awesome strength. Mason had other things in mind. The Barangay Ginebra import silently worked for timely hits in the second half, pouring in 15 of his […]

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THE ACCIDENTAL COACH

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Everything happens for a reason. And for new Alaska coach Alex Compton, his life path which shaped and led him to his position right now as the head coach of the Alaska Aces can be summed up in two words. “Absolutely accidental,” he said. With his Dad working in the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction […]

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SAN MIG COFFEE ADDS TO MERALCO’S WOES

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San Mig Coffee rebounded from their Sunday heartbreak with a 108-90 beating of Meralco Tuesday in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The win improved the Coffee Mixers’ standing to 2-1 in this short third conference, and kept the Bolts winless after four games. “It was a great bounce back ability from the […]

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San Mig Coffee 108, Meralco 90 – May 27, 2014

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ONE 0 HAS GOT TO GO

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Resurgent Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and red-hot Air21 face off in an expected grind-out duel Tuesday, fighting for the solo lead in the PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Both try to preserve their clean slates as they slug it out at 8 p.m. The Kings are off to a 2-0 start […]

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ALASKA WELCOMES COMPTON WITH WIN OVER TNT

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Alex Compton’s good breaks didn’t end with just being named the Alaska Aces head coach Sunday. In his coaching debut Monday, they faced a Talk n Text team minus an import with documentation woes. The Aces asserted themselves at the paint against the Othyus Jeffers-less Talk n Text side and hacked out a 103-91 win […]

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MOVING ON

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Defense wins championships, they say. But can it stop a team’s bleeding? That question will be answered when two defensive-minded squads clash on Tuesday in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. San Mig Super Coffee eyes to bounce back from its sorry loss to San Miguel Beer last Sunday, while Meralco […]

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Talk ‘N Text 91, Alaska 103 – May 26, 2014 (Elims)

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IMMOVABLE ROCK

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ASI Taulava is defying Father Time at 41. Two games into the PBA Governors’ Cup, the six-foot-nine Fil-Tongan has played with a youthful zest that enabled Air21 to zoom to a franchise-best 2-0 record. Taking off from where they left off following their recent fourth place finish in the Commissioner’s Cup, another franchise-record in itself, […]

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CEBU CITY BAGS 2014 PBA COCA-COLA YOUNGSTARS TITLE

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For two years running Cebu City has played the role of the bridesmaid, making it as far as the altar but always stepping aside to let somebody else claim the prize. Not this time. Finally the church bells tolled for the long-waiting Cebuanos as they clinched their first PBA Coca-Cola Youngstars championship by whipping Batangas City in the final game, 95-83, […]

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ALL IN A DAY’S WORK

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When you’re the biggest guy on the floor, you’re expected to stamp your class on the hardwood. And even though he faced reigning Governors’ Cup Best Import awardee Marqus Blakely, June Mar Fajardo showed that he is not one of the best young players in the PBA for nothing. The Cebuano behemoth finished with 18 […]

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DOING THE LITTLE THINGS

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For Barangay Ginebra San Miguel import Zaccheus Mason, youth should not be taken as a liability in the game of basketball. On the heels of Ginebra’s 95-82 victory over Meralco last Saturday for the Kings’ second win in the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup, the 23-year-old forward showed that even if he’s pitted […]

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A DANGEROUS MIX

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Barely six days after the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers wrapped up their second conference of the year, they were back on the hard court for a game against Barako Bull Energy, opening day winners over plummeting Meralco. They held off a tough Barako squad, 76-66, for their first win of the season-ending Governors’ Cup. […]

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TEXTERS TEST COMPTON-STEERED ACES

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Two teams undergoing changes square off Monday when the 2014 PLDT Home Telpad PBA Governors’ Cup continues at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Alaska will parade new head coach Alex Compton after the sudden exit of coach Luigi Trillo on Sunday, and hopes to right the Aces’ ship after dropping a 91-95 decision to GlobalPort on Friday. Compton, […]

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