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D-LEAGUE: JUMBO TRIES TO STICK CLOSE TO LEADERS

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Jumbo Plastic looks to score a third straight W when they face the Racal Motors on Monday in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao, Quezon City. The Giants (4-1) are coming off back-to-back wins against Wangs Basketball and MP Hotel since losing to the Café France Bakers last Nov. 13. […]

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IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

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With GlobalPort looking for a spark to turn their fortunes around late in the elimination phase of the Philippine Cup, the Batang Pier reshuffled their personnel on the bench and appointed little-known Eric Gonzales to take over the helm in their game against Barangay Ginebra. And how did that plan turn out? How about a […]

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RAIN OR SHINE ON A ROLL

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With just 10 healthy players, Rain or Shine outshone Purefoods Star, 83-74, and stayed in the thick of the fight for an outright semifinal entry in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. TY Tang and Jonathan Uyloan made their presence felt playing on borrowed time, striking with much hustle efforts […]

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GLOBALPORT SURPRISES GINEBRA

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IN THIS instance, a coaching change produced instant results for GlobalPort. Interim head coach Eric Gonzales made a rousing debut in steering the Batang Pier to a 98-77 victory over the skidding Barangay Ginebra Kings Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Terrence Romeo bounced back from a seven-point performance the […]

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STRETCH OR SNAP

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Rain or Shine and Purefoods Star continue to jockey for position in the Top Six as they face off in a crucial game in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Elasto Painters pursue their bid for an outright semifinal entry while the Hotshots try to secure a twice-to-beat advantage in […]

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KINGS START PLAYOFFS MODE VS. BATANG PIER

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ONE would think Barangay Ginebra San Miguel  would be down following back-to-back losses. Far from it. In fact, coach Jeffrey Cariaso remains upbeat going to his Kings’ clash with GlobalPort 3 p.m. Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “For us, the playoffs start tomorrow,” stated Cariaso on the eve of […]

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NO LETUP

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With two games left in their schedule, San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos reminded his teammates to stay on their feet and not be overconfident. Seemingly learning the lessons of the past, the 2013 PBA MVP said that the Beermen’s 8-1 record is still not something to brag about. “Stay hungry lang kami kasi nag-uumpisa […]

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BLACKWATER VS. TALK ‘N TEXT – NOV. 29, 2014

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TNT STILL IN RUNNING FOR TOP 2

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BIÑAN, Laguna — Talk n Text hung on the battle for the Top Two in the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round after chalking up back-to-back wins at the Alonte Sports Arena here. The Tropang Texters walloped the Barako Bull Energy, 122-106, on Nov. 23 then subdued the hard-fighting Blackwater Elite, 90-80, six days later in […]

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NEWS ON SAMBOY STUNS FORMER TEAMMATES

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The Philippine basketball scene was shocked when the news of PBA legend Samboy Lim collapsing during a charity basketball game made rounds in social media on Friday night. As of press time, Lim, 52, is still in the ICU of Medical City in Ortigas in what many deem was a heart attack during a Legends’ […]

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TEXTERS AIM TO USE ELITE AS STEPPING STONE

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TALK N Text is eyeing a big finish in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations and Blackwater should help. The Tropang Texters resume their quest for an automatic semifinals slot when they take on the eliminated Elite Saturday in a Petron Blaze-sponsored match at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna. Should TNT win as expected, then they […]

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NEW SYSTEM WORKING WONDERS FOR ACES

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Despite his hot 5-of-9 shooting from three-point land in their game against NLEX, Dondon Hontiveros shunned the credit and said that a part of Alaska’s success this season is because of Calvin Abueva’s infectious energy. “Yung energy ni Calvin, dun nakadepende yung team,” the Cebuano Hotshot said. Alaska battled back from being down by 15 […]

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BEERMEN NEAR OUTRIGHT SEMIS ENTRY

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Perhaps, the sad news of Samboy Lim’s collapse in an exhibition game nearby was the bigger mental stress faced by the San Miguel Beer team in this evening. The Beermen stayed fluid and sharp as they closed in on an outright semifinal passage in the PBA Philippine Cup with a relatively easy 88-77 win over […]

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SAN MIGUEL BEER VS. MERALCO BOLTS – NOV. 28, 2014

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OUTRIGHT SEMIS BERTH WITHIN REACH FOR ALASKA

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Alaska moved closer to an outright semifinal berth by notching an eighth win in come-from-behind fashion 90-84 over NLEX Friday in the 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Dondon Hontiveros waxed hot in the fourth quarter, scoring 12 of his 21 in the period on a 5-of-9 shooting from rainbow country while Calvin Abueva got […]

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NLEX ROAD WARRIORS VS. ALASKA ACES – NOV. 28, 2014

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BEERMEN TRY TO BREAK AWAY FROM PACK CHASING TOP 2 SPOTS

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San Miguel Beer tries to inch closer to an outright semifinals entry as it shoots for a fifth straight win in tangling with on-and-off Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday. The Beermen and the Bolts face off at 7 p.m. with the former out to build more gap between […]

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ACES, ROAD WARRIORS EXPECT TITANIC STRUGGLE

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COACH Boyet Fernandez is hoping his NLEX squad has learned its lessons from a recent collapse, more so now that it has a crucial meeting with Alaska 4:15 p.m. Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Aces are out for their eighth win in nine games, which should at least keep them […]

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THE UPSIDE FOR KIA

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At the end of the day, it’s a 77-88 loss to the Purefoods Star Hotshots but for the KIA Sorentos, they can take away some positives from this game. For the first time, since their Opening Day win over BlackWater Elite, the Sorentos played tough like a veteran PBA side and not an expansion club. […]

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D-LEAGUE: 8-MAN HAPEE STILL TOO MUCH FOR CEBUANA LHUILLIER

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Undermanned, but never overmatched. Hapee stayed undefeated in the 2015 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup after surviving the tough Cebuana Lhuillier squad in a close 72-66 affair Thursday at the TIP Gym in Manila. Without key players from San Beda who were playing in the PCCL Finala, coach Ronnie Magsanoc had to rely on his eight-man […]

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BIG GAME JAMES ON KIA GAME: “PINAKAMAHIRAP NAMIN THIS CONFERENCE”

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A rare scene occurred at the end of the Purefoods-Kia game as Sorento playing coach Manny Pacquiao and Hotshots ace James Yap shared a light moment on the sidelines. Although Pacquiao did not play in the game, his presence was definitely felt on the floor as Kia gave Purefoods a scare for three quarters before […]

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PACQUIAO BACK, PROVIDES SORENTO INVALUABLE INSPIRATION

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Kia almost pulling off the rug from under Purefoods Star Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo? Credit goes to playing coach Manny Pacquiao for that. The Sorento played inspired ball with their world boxing champion playing coach around, giving the Hotshots quite a scare. Three days separated from his emphatic win over Chris Algieri […]

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SEIZING THE CHANCE TO SHINE

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It’s quite unfortunate, really, that a career game from rookie Brian Heruela wasn’t enough to tow Blackwater to the new franchise’s first-ever victory in the PBA. But the heady guard from University of Cebu understands that all of these are just growing pains in the Elite’s initial conference in the pro league. “We’re a work […]

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D-LEAGUE: HAPEE, SANS RED LIONS, HOPING TO KEEP SLATE CLEAN

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Off to a good start, Hapee tries to continue its winning streak when the Fresh Fighters face the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems on Thursday in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the TIP Gym in Manila. The Fresh Fighters are off to a 4-0 start and currently tied for the lead with the idle Cagayan Valley Rising Suns, […]

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FIVE IMPACT PLAYERS SO FAR IN THE #PBA2015 SEASON

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One glance at the current PBA standings will reveal an interesting and surprising fact — Alaska is the league’s best team right now. And the biggest reason for that? Calvin Abueva. We’ll talk about him here, of course, but he’s not the only one who’s made a really big impact on his team early this […]

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PUREFOODS STAR HOTSHOTS VS. KIA SORENTO – NOV. 26, 2014

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PUREFOODS SPOILS PACQUIAO RETURN

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ANTIPOLO – Three days after his fight in Macau, Manny Pacquiao showed up as promised here and turned a non-event to a big event. Pacquiao’s presence electrified the crowd at the Ynares Sport Center and had the Kia Sorento playing an inspired game, dragging the reigning four-peat champs Purefoods Star Hotshots to a battle for […]

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BARAKO BULL ERASES BLACKWATER FROM PLAYOFFS PICTURE

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BARAKO Bull is bent on making the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs and has its best game of the conference yet to back it up. With the Energy playing excellently on both ends of the court there was nothing Blackwater could do in preventing the former’s 97-82 victory Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. RR […]

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BARAKO BULL VS. BLACKWATER – NOV. 26, 2014

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RAIN OR SHINE VS. NLEX – NOV. 25, 2014

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LOOKING FOR A STRONG FINISH

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At 6-2, Rain or Shine is on a four-game winning run, with its latest victim being the NLEX Road Warriors on Tuesday. Even coach Yeng Guiao is proud of what his team has accomplished after a bad start to their season. However, the job is not yet done. “We’re still on our winning run. We […]

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UP TO THE CHALLENGE

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Infusing a new system and flawlessly running it doesn’t happen overnight. For NLEX, even five weeks isn’t enough. Jonas Villanueva explained that the root cause for their inconsistencies and struggles can still be attributed to the players not knowing the system that well. “If you have a system and you believe in it, talagang mas […]

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WORKING TO EARN COACH’S TRUST

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When you are picked third overall in the PBA Draft, pressure is sure to come with it. And Ronald Pascual knows it. The former San Sebastian Stag struggled to find his niche in the San Miguel lineup in his first games, but in their past few outings, Pascual has won coach Leo Austria’s trust, earning […]

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PACMAN BACK AS SKIDDING SORENTO TACKLE PEAKING HOTSHOTS

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Hardly damaged or hurt in his fight versus Chris Algieri Sunday, Manny Pacquiao wears his basketball uniform and shows up with the Kia Sorento in their important matchup with the Purefoods Star Hotshots in the PBA Philippine Cup in Antipolo Wednesday. Pacquiao is not just showing up but playing in the 7 p.m. match, according to Kia team manager […]

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VIRTUAL LAST STAND FOR ENERGY, ELITE

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BY ITS own admission, Barako Bull has been brought crashing back from cloud nine in a very big way. How the Energy rebound would be the biggest question when they tangle with Blackwater Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. A win by Barako would greatly enhance its chances of being […]

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E-PAINTERS PULL ESCAPE ACT VS. ROAD WARRIORS

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Great escape. Rain or Shine pulled one to stretch its streak to four games as the Elasto Painters regrouped after falling in a seven-point hole in the last two minutes of play and salvaged a 95-93 nail-biter over the badly stunned NLEX side in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night. […]

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SAN MIGUEL BEER ROUTS GLOBALPORT, RECLAIMS SHARE OF LEAD

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San Miguel Beer extended its winning run to four with a 95-69 victory against GlobalPort on Tuesday in the 2014-2015 PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The win improved the Beermen’s record to 7-1, allowing them to grab a share of first place in the standings with Alaska. Arwind Santos anchored San Miguel Beer’s breakaway when […]

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GLOBALPORT VS. SAN MIGUEL BEER – NOV. 25, 2014

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ON-FIRE E-PAINTERS SHOOT FOR 4TH STRAIGHT W

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Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao believes their performance against NLEX Tuesday can be the foretelling of what they can do in their killer homestretch facing Purefoods, Alaska and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. The Elasto Painters try to stick close to the leaders while the Road Warriors hope to formalize entry into the playoffs as they clash […]

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FRONTCOURT-HEAVY BEERMEN BATTLE BACKCOURT-LOADED BATANG PIER

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Reigning league MVP June Mar Fajardo made mincemeat of San Miguel Beer’s opponent the last time. The Kraken recorded a career-high 36 points, hauled down 17 boards, and even made a three-pointer to cap his dominating performance against Kia. Through seven games, this has been the story for San Miguel Beer, their plays revolving around […]

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