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PBA SEASON 40 CALENDAR BARED

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SEOUL, Korea – With a performance to remember in the World Cup, entry of three new teams and a slew of promising rookies, the Philippine Basketball Association marks a grand milestone – Year 40 – with a fitting season of celebrations starting Oct. 19 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. It’s a 10-month season […]

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PBA EXPLORES TIEUPS WITH KOREAN LEAGUE

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud and board chairman Patrick Gregorio are to meet with their counterparts with the Korean Basketball League Thursday to look for possible areas of cooperation or tie-ups. Salud sought the meeting to make the most of their Seoul visit. “We’re reaching out with our Asian counterparts,” said Gregorio. “The commissioner requested for […]

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PRINGLE WORKING ON HIS RHYTHM

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A month after being drafted first in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, Stanley Pringle seems to have accustomed himself well in the GlobalPort fray. “It’s good. Everything is good. I’m just practicing right now and just getting my rhythm, keep on working hard in the scrimmages,” he said. The 6-foot-1 playmaker said that what […]

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PBA: GILAS MUST DREAM ON

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Convinced that Philippine basketball has its gains in the World Cup and in the Asian Games, PBA Commissioner Chito Salud now hopes the national team builds on these to perform even better in its next international campaigns. After the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, Salud believes the most ideal first move is to “consolidate […]

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AUSTRIA PREACHES DEFENSE TO BEERMEN

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Coach Leo Austria watched from the sidelines as his San Miguel Beermen executed the plays he formulated. Preparing for the 40th season, Austria knows that bringing back the Beermen to thesir glory days might be a tall order, but he’s not saying it’s impossible. And with the team slowly imbibing his system in the offseason, […]

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CONSOLIDATE THE GAINS & CHART A COURSE – COMM. SALUD

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Statement of PBA Commissioner Chito Salud on Gilas Pilipinas: The first order of the day is to sit down with SBP head Manny V. Pangilinan to exchange thoughts on what happened in Spain and Korea. In essence – to conduct a critical analysis. I will then do a round of consultations with our team owners […]

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GILAS WINS BUT FALLS SHORT OF SEMIS SPOT

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Gilas Pilipinas won the battle but lost the war. The national quintet dominated Kazakhstan but settled for a 67-65 victory Sunday that was not enough to carry them to the medal round of the 17th Asian Games men’s basketball competition in Incheon, Korea. Needing an 11-point winning margin to get a shot at the Final […]

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GILAS FALLS TO KOREA

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The Korean curse hit the Philippines yet again. American-South Korean hotshot Moon Tae-Jong scattered 38 points as Korea came charging back from a 16-point deficit and eked out a 97-95 win over Gilas Pilipinas for a guaranteed semifinals entry in the 17th Asian Games men’s basketball competition in Incheon, Korea Saturday. Outshot by the Filipinos […]

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UH-OH…GILAS ON BRINK OF MISSING ASIAD MEDAL PLAY

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Gilas Pilipinas is now in danger of missing the medal round after being torched by Qatar with its torrid three-point shooting at the start of the quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. The Qataris fired 21 unanswered points in the middle quarters and blew past the Filipinos, 77-68, to the disappointment of the […]

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BUSY TRADER TNT SET TO NAB E-PAINTER RODRIGUEZ

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The Talk ‘N Text retooling continues to be in high gear as the Tropang Texters appear set to acquire reliable veteran Larry Rodriguez from Rain or Shine. In trade papers still waiting for the Commissioner’s approval, the 6-foot-4 forward will be dealt by the Elasto Painters in exchange for TNT’s second round pick in the […]

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HAVING ASIAN IMPORTS IN THE PBA CAN BE A GOOD THING

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In a recent online article, it was revealed that the PBA was mulling the possibility of having, among other proposals, Asian imports in one of the reinforced conferences. I, for one, am all for this. At the onset, Asian imports will definitely add a different flavor to the PBA. The league’s millions and millions of fans […]

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ANOTHER ENDGAME BREAKDOWN FOR GILAS

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Gilas Pilipinas led Iran by seven points in the last six minutes of play but scored only three the rest of the way in an endgame fold-up, allowing the Iranians to get away with a 68-63 win at the close of Group E preliminary play in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea Wednesday. Iran thus landed […]

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GILAS TRIES TO SOLVE IRAN PUZZLE ONCE MORE

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Calm before the storm. Gilas Pilipinas and Iran, both having gotten past India, determine their quarterfinal-round groupings in the 17th Asian Games men’s basketball competition as they square off at 2 p.m. (1 p.m. Manila time)Thursday at the Hwaseong Sports Complex in Hwaseong, Korea. Both the Filipinos and the Iranians have booked spots in the quarters as they topped the […]

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CONE’S NEW PROJECT

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It doesn’t stop with the Grand Slam for San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone. “Winning never gets old,” he said. And as they embark on another journey in the 40th season of the PBA, he’s hoping that he could develop young players to positions where they can match up against rivals  in the long run. […]

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KEVIN ALAS LOOKS FORWARD TO PLAYING WITH ROS

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When Kevin Alas was selected by second overall by Rain or Shine during the 2014 Gatorade PBA Draft, it was an instant and mini-reunion with an old chum back from Letran, center Raymond Almazan. Almazan was drafted third overall by the Elasto Painters the previous year. Also on the team were assistant coaches Caloy Garcia […]

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SIZZLING START TOWS GILAS PILIPINAS PAST INDIA IN INCHEON

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LA Tenorio nailed back-to-back treys to spark Gilas Pilipinas’ 16-to-nothing opening run, and the Nationals held sway to the very end, pulling off an 85-76 win over India in their initial assignment in the 17th Asian Games basketball competition in Incheon, Korea Tuesday. Marcus Douthit came through with a double-double game with 14 points and […]

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TEXTERS BAG J-WASH, GANUELAS

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Talk n Text has loaded its arsenal with additional artillery for the coming PBA hardcourt wars. Jay Washington, a Gilas Pilipinas reserve who played his first three PBA seasons with Talk n Text before moving over to San Miguel Beer and then GlobalPort, is back with the Tropang Texters. Tagging along is the high-leaping neophyte […]

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GILAS STARTS ROAD TO THE GOLD IN KOREA

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Eighteen days after its last game in the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas plunges back into action Tuesday versus Kazakhstan or India, starting its gold-medal quest in the 17th Asian Games. After taking world top-ranked opponents to the wire in Spain, expectations are high Gilas Pilipinas will do better in Incheon, Korea with a strong […]

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#PBA 2015 ROOKIE WATCH: STANLEY PRINGLE

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The GlobalPort Batang Pier didn’t exactly have a sterling sophomore campaign in the PBA during the 2013-2014 season. They bid adieu to veterans Gary David, Willie Miller, and Sol Mercado. They had conflicting talents Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia manning the backcourt together with fish-out-of-water old-timers Alex Cabagnot and Jay Washington. They had Richie Ticzon […]

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GILAS KEENLY WATCHING KAZAKHS, INDIANS

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Seeded into the preliminary round with seven other teams, Gilas Pilipinas is taking a close look at potential initial assignment Kazakhstan in the qualifying round of the 2014 Asian Games men’s basketball competition in Incheon, Korea. Gilas also has scouts dissecting the game of the vastly improved Indian squad. Kazakhstan and India whipped Saudi Arabia and […]

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BALLAD OF A JOURNEYMAN

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For Alaska, there was Sonny Thoss, John Ferriols, Reynel Hugnatan, Jun Jun Cabatu, JR Quiñahan, and Poch Juinio. While at San Miguel there was Dorian Peña, Jay Washington, Danny Seigle, Danny Ildefonso, and Samigue Eman. Over at Barako Bull, there was Mark Andaya, Mark Isip, and Mark Yee. Playing for the Coca Cola Tigers, there […]

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PRINGLE CONTINUES TO IMPRESS BATANG PIER COACHES

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Good as advertised. GlobalPort was impressed with the work ethic shown by number one overall pick Stanley Pringle in their practices, saying the Batang Pier got the right man in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. “Ang galing. Ibang iba sya dun sa nakita namin sa (Draft) Combine. Talagang masipag,” said assistant coach Bonnie Tan. […]

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DI PA TAPOS ANG MGA GALAWAN

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Problemado ngayon ang isang hard ball player sa kanyang career. Ang siste, nagmatigas kasi ang player na ito na humingi ng P720,000 a month na sweldo sa kanyang team, bagay na hindi naman ibinigay ng matapang nilang team owner. Ang problema ng bata, nag-ikot siya sa ibang mga koponan pero tila walang may gustong kumuha […]

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PHILIPPINE ARENA GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR OCT. 19 OPENING

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud has declared the 50,000-seater Philippine Arena has a basketball court with right specifications for PBA games. With that, Salud is to announce Monday the opening double-header at the Bocaue, Bulacan playing venue on Oct. 19, pending the finalization of their lease contract. “We are now ironing out the final terms of engagement. But the […]

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BIG MEN, SHOOTERS KEY FOR PHL’S RISE IN WORLD RANKINGS

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud is batting for the development of more big players and the improvement of the skills of our shooters so the country can sustain its rise in the FIBA world rankings. Basketball leaders hailed the country’s continued surge in the world basketball ladder as the Philippines jumped three rungs up to 31st following […]

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BACK HOME

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All’s well that ends well. After months of drama between the two camps, Paul Lee and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have finally solved their dilemma. With all the hullabaloo which surrounded the saga, from the squad’s team owners Raymond Yu and Terry Que, to coach Yeng Guiao, and to Lee’s agent Lawrence Chongson, […]

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PHL ARENA FINAL INSPECTION THURSDAY FOR PBA SEASON OPENER

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud and his team drive to Bocaue, Bulacan Thursday for their final inspection of the Philippine Arena, then will decide if the 50,000-seater venue is fit to host the grand opening of PBA Season 40 on Oct. 19. The league commissioner and new PBA Board chairman Patrick Gregorio actually have had an […]

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NEWCOMER BLACKWATER ELITE TO GIVE RIVALS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY

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This early, Blackwater Elite is gunning for a spot among the PBA’s big guns. After the squad was formally introduced Tuesday afternoon at the Tao Yuan Restaurant in Malate, head coach Leo Isaac admitted that that they are expecting a tough season, but a top eight finish is already a respectable goal for the expansion […]

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TEEN HEARTTHROB DANIEL PADILLA PICKED BY AMA TITANS

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Garnering more fanfare than those which picked ahead of them, the AMA Titans surprised everyone when they tabbed celebrity Daniel Padilla as the final selection in the 2014 PBA D-League Draft, picking the 19-year-old in the 15th round to end the event. Padilla was a protected pick for AMA, with the Titans, a school-based squad, […]

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2014 PBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT RESULTS

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1ST ROUND 1 CAGAYAN VALLEY RISING SUNS MOALA TAUTTUAA 2 TANDUAY LIGHT CHRIS NEWSOME 3 CAFÉ FRANCE – CEU ARNOLD VAN OPSTAL 4 CEBUANA LHUILLIER NORBERT TORRES 5 JUMBO PLASTIC KRIS ROSALES 6 M BUILDERS – FEU ANTHONY HARGROVE 7 WANGS BASKETBALL ROB HAINGA 8 RACAL – ST. CLAIRE FABREN REDOH 9 HAPEE – SAN […]

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HULKING TAUTUAA NO. 1 PICK IN PBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT

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As expected, Moala Tautuaa went to Cagayan Valley as the first pick in the 2014 PBA D-League Draft Monday at the PBA Office in Libis. The 6-foot-7 big man from Chadron State College was the hands down pick for the Rising Suns, as the Westports Malaysia Dragons center’s potential has given the coaching staff a […]

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MVP IN FIBA CENTRAL BOARD

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Manny V. Pangilinan, owner of three PBA teams and president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, has been elected to the Central Board of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Nominated by FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann, Pangilinan accepted the nomination and drew an overwhelming number of votes to become the first Filipino to sit on […]

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SMB NIPS ROS IN HOLCIM LIGA NG BAYAN OPENER

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Marcio Lassiter scored on a drive with 7.1 seconds left to lift San Miguel Beer to a 78-77 nail-biter over Rain or Shine to kick off the 2014 PBA Holcim Liga ng Bayan Preseason Games Friday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena and Cultural Center. Lassiter finished with eight points, none bigger than the […]

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NLEX-BLACKWATER-MERALCO DEAL OK’D

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Newcomer Blackwater Sports jumped onto the trading floor for the first time and emerged with a couple of talents who will beef up its frontcourt when PBA Season 40 opens in five weeks. The Commissioner’s Office approved Friday afternoon the three-team trade involving  newcomers and former PBA D-League archrivals Blackwater Sports and NLEX Road Warriors […]

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DOUTHIT & ALAPAG IN,BLATCHE & CASTRO OUT OF ASIAD ROSTER

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Marcus Douthit is back in the Gilas Pilipinas team while Jimmy Alapag is extending his tour of duty as a national player. And another change in the Gilas lineup could be made before the 2014 Asian Games men’s basketball competition gets going in Incheon, Korea on Sept. 24. This was the compromise reached by the Incheon […]

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PACQUIAO A MARKED MAN ON THE HARDCOURT

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Gilas Pilipinas players intend to go hard on boxing idol Manny Pacquiao to test his competence in their coming PBA encounters. If Pacquiao is not good enough to play pro ball, Gilas players said they would make Pacquiao feel it for his own good. “We have talked a lot about that in Spain. The concession […]

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TALENT-RICH POOL IN PBA D-LEAGUE DRAFT

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Two NBA unrestricted free agents will be among the 155 aspirants wishing for Lady Luck to be on their side when the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League holds its 2014 Rookie Draft on Monday. Moala Tautuaa, an American born Fil-Tongan and Fil-Am guard Jerramy King went undrafted during the  2012 and 2014 NBA Draft, respectively, but […]

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Turnovers

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TURNOVERS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Fajardo, June Mar San Miguel Beer 37 113 3.054 2 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 43 111 2.581 3 Yeo, Joseph Air 21 40 97 2.425 4 Taulava, Asi Air 21 40 94 2.350 5 Lutz, Chris San Miguel Beer 41 93 2.268 6 Ross, Chris […]

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Blocks

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BLOCKS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Fajardo, June Mar San Miguel Beer 37 77 2.081 2 Aguilar, Japeth Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 43 88 2.047 3 Slaughter, Greg Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 43 60 1.395 4 Santos, Arwind San Miguel Beer 42 44 1.048 5 Almazan, Raymond Rain or Shine 60 61 1.017 […]

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Steals

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STEALS Rk Name Team G Total Avg 1 Ross, Chris San Miguel Beer 35 66 1.886 2 Barroca, Mark San Mig Coffee 71 113 1.592 3 Tenorio, LA Brgy Ginebra San Miguel 43 55 1.279 4 Cabagnot, Alex San Miguel Beer 34 43 1.265 5 Washington, Jay Globalport 28 31 1.107 6 Custodio, Bonbon Barako […]

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