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ELITE GUARD MAKING HEADS TURN

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Seeing fellow expansion team Kia climb the standings, Blackwater was deeply motivated to beat the Carnival when they clashed at The Arena in San Juan Saturday. “Definitely it was a motivation for us seeing them with more wins and them being able to beat champion teams, we really wanted to win this game,” said Elite guard […]

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DESPERATE TIMES

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This should have been an elite, blockbuster match-up except that one combatant is now virtually fighting for survival and the other aching to check a sudden slump. Nonetheless, they are expected to figure in a battle especially as they’re in desperate time. The protagonists are the last two teams that reigned supreme in the pro […]

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TEXTERS WARY OF BATANG PIER AS THEY GUN FOR SOLO LEAD

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After being the latest victim to fall victim to Kia Carnival’s upset rampage, Talk ‘N Text coach Jong Uichico sure is aching to get his boys back in action as they gun for the solo lead Sunday in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Though the recent defeat dropped them to their second defeat this conference, the Tropang […]

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BLACKWATER ELITE VS. KIA CARNIVAL – FEB. 28, 2015

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BLACKWATER GETS BACK AT KIA

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The Blackwater Elite extended boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao best wishes in his forthcoming megabuck fight with Floyd Mayweather – but not after spoiling the Kia Carnival’s bid to give their playing coach a triumphant sendoff. Brian Heruela, Sunday Salvacion and Marcus Douthit were among the Blackwater players walking over to the other bench, wishing Pacquiao all the […]

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DAVIS DOESN’T TAKE RESTING TOO WELL

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A week removed from his bad fall in Cagayan de Oro, Meralco import Josh Davis admitted that he’s still playing through pain when the Bolts took on NLEX Friday night. “There’s still some soreness, but it’s not anything that will hinder me, and there’s still some swelling,” he said. Pain or soreness notwithstanding, Davis still […]

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#PBA2015 PREVIEW: KIA CARNIVAL vs BLACKWATER ELITE – THE BIG, THE BAD, AND THE BULLIED

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These two expansion teams have been on contrasting trajectories so far this season. They both struggled big time in the first conference, but now Kia and Blackwater are headed in opposite directions. Kia has been on the rise, riding on the backs of gigantic center PJ Ramos. It seems that winning feeling has rubbed off […]

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PBA GOES TO DUBAI IN MAY

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For the fourth time, the PBA brings Pinoy ball to the Middle East as the league stages two official Governors’ Cup games in May. Rain or Shine will once again be the busiest team in the Middle East trip as the Elasto Painters play back-to-back games at the Al Shabab Al Arabi Club in Dubai, […]

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WELCOME HELP

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Niño Canaleta saw how hard NLEX import Al Thornton has been pushing himself so much in their past games despite the gimpy right knee. So when they went up against Meralco, the former UE Red Warrior took it upon himself to step up and help the cause of the Road Warriors. Thornton and Canaleta starred […]

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CARNIVAL EYE WIN AS SENDOFF GIFT FOR PACQUIAO

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With big wins against three champion teams, this is a game the Kia Carnival shouldn’t lose. For the Blackwater Elite, this is game they should win. Kia and Blackwater meet in this keenly awaited duel between the two expansion teams, clashing at 5 p.m. in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at The Arena in San Juan. This is big […]

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NLEX ROAD WARRIORS VS. MERALCO BOLTS – FEB. 27, 2015

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RAIN OR SHINE E-PAINTERS VS. BARAKO BULL ENERGY – FEB. 27, 2015

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NLEX TOPPLES MERALCO FOR BACK-TO-BACK WINS

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NLEX sustained its resurgence, nailing first back-to-back triumphs before taking a long All-Star break as the Road Warriors tripped the Meralco Bolts, 89-76, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Al Thornton put in another productive performance with 36 points and the whole NLEX team came out well prepared against Josh Davis […]

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CHISM-LED RAIN OR SHINE STREAKS TO THIRD STRAIGHT WIN

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Wayne Chism anchored Rain or Shine to its third straight win as the Elasto Painters grabbed a share of the second place in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, holding off Barako Bull 103-91 Friday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Hitting their long bombs and keeping the game at a fast pace, the Elasto Painters dominated the game […]

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DAVIS IN QUESTION AS LEADING BOLTS TAKE ON ROAD WARRIORS

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Has Josh Davis recovered from the trauma of his bad fall and is he ready to be back in action? For Meralco coach Norman Black, that’s the key question as they look to bounce back from their loss to the San Miguel Beermen the last time out and hang onto the lead when they tangle […]

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GUIAO SEES BIG TROUBLE VS. ENERGY

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BARAKO Bull has been making people sit up and take notice with its recent sterling games and one of those keenly keeping track is Rain or Shine – for a very good reason. One between the Energy and Elasto Painters is sure to move up when they clash Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at […]

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4-MAN SEARCH COMMITTEE FORMED AS LEAGUE SETS RESTRUCTURE

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The Philippine Basketball Association Board of Governors has unanimously agreed to review and reorganize the structure of the PBA even as it conducts a search for a “professional” to help draft the criteria for the next commissioner. In a media briefing, PBA chairman Patrick Gregorio said the Board has decided to add a fourth member […]

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PHIL CUP EXPERIENCE ENOUGH MOTIVATION FOR ELITE

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With Kia winning earlier in the night and upsetting Talk ‘N Text, Blackwater hoped it could likewise pull the rug from under Barangay Ginebra. Trailing by as much as 16, the Elite fought back and did what it could to nail its second franchise win. JP Erram was one of those who helped Blackwater crawl […]

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TENORIO: WE’RE GETTING THERE

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After watching Kia pull the rug from under Talk ‘N Text, the Barangay Ginebra Kings couldn’t avoid being fidgety. They have every reason to. Upsets could be the order of the evening, and they were to face struggling newcomer Blackwater. But just two hours later, Ginebra survived a tough Elite squad, 89-82,nailing its fourth win […]

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HYRAM’S BACK….AND HOW!

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Hyram Bagatsing never imagined that he would still be playing big league ball at the age of 30. Already done with his D-League career two years prior, the former La Salle guard was satisfied playing pickup basketball in BF Homes in Parañaque with his neighbors. Until a certain 5-foot-6 baller with an aura like no […]

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BARANGAY GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL VS. BLACKWATER ELITE – FEB. 25, 2015

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GINEBRA CONTINUES CLIMB

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Going to the All-Star break, the Barangay Ginebra Kings closed in on the leaders in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with an 89-82 drubbing of the Blackwater Elite at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. The Elite kept the game close for as long as they could but just couldn’t shake off the Kings who scored […]

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KIA PULLS OFF ANOTHER KING-SIZED UPSET

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KIA is now living up to the promise playing-coach Manny Pacquiao made. The Carnival pulled off another surprise by pulling the rug from under another giant in Talk ‘N Text, 106-103, Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Peter John Ramos finished with 24 points, 25 rebounds and nine assists to […]

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KIA CARNIVAL VS. TALK ‘N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS – FEB. 25, 2015

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LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

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Barako Bull’s impressive start in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup has certainly caught Energy coach Koy Banal by surprise. “Naniniwala ako na awa ng Diyos yun,” he said moments after the Energy turned back Alaska, 93-91 in overtime. “Kung titignan mo yung lineup namin sa lineup ng ibang teams, malayong malayo yung composition namin. Pero […]

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ALABI’S SIMPLE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

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Barako Bull is really shaping up to be the biggest surprise in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. And one very big reason is the 7-foot-1 Solomon Alabi. With Barako Bull and Alaska figuring in a nip-and-tuck affair that went into overtime Tuesday, it was the towering Alabi who drove the dagger into the hearts of […]

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#PBA2015 PREVIEW: BLACKWATER ELITE vs BGY. GINEBRA KINGS – PAMPAGANA: PABANGO KONTRA ALAK

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Ano ba ang mas maiging pampagana — ang pabango tulad ng Blackwater o ang alak tulad ng Ginebra? Magkakaalaman na! The Elite are coming off a stinging loss to GLO, who manhandled them, 101-78. They weren’t able to contain the shooting of Terrence Romeo and the dominance of Calvin Warner. In this game, they’ll have […]

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KINGS LOOKING TO CONTINUE CLIMB

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Having gathered some steam, Barangay Ginebra hopes to get going, looking to go above the .500 mark as it tangles with cellardweller Blackwater in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. The Kings are optimistic of their chances against the Elite especially as they have won three of their last four games. […]

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#PBA2015 PREVIEW: TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS vs KIA CARNIVAL – NO TEAM IS SAFE

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The Talk N Text Tropang Texters have been great this conference, winning five of their six games so far. With new import Ivan Johnson, they are poised to maybe duplicate or even surpass the success they had in the 2014 Commish Cup. On the other hand, Kia, despite its 2-4 record, has become one of […]

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UPSET-CONSCIOUS CARNIVAL TARGET PACESETTING TEXTERS

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Kia Carnival must be on a high now. Winning two games against two big dogs in San Miguel and Purefoods, the expansion team is telling everyone they really do belong in the PBA. And three days after that monumental upset of the Hotshots, playing coach Manny Pacquiao received a piece of big news of his […]

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WE MUST PLAY COMPLETE GAME, NOT BY HALVES – THORNTON

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In his month-long PBA stint, Al Thornton has been dogged by issues on the safety of his knee brace. And slowly, he has come to cope with the situation. At the same time, he is helping his team compete. “I’m getting used to the second brace that my trainer got me. At the end of […]

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BARAKO BULL OT WINNER AT LAST ON ALABI HEROICS

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From the 2013 PBA Governors’ Cup, the Barako Bull Energy had figured in five overtime plays and won none. The Energy finally ended their losing streak in extra-period battles, banking on the heroics of import Sol Alabi in grinding out a 93-91 win over the Alaska Aces Tuesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Cuneta […]

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BARAKO BULL ENERGY VS. ALASKA ACES – FEB. 24, 2015

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NLEX ROAD WARRIORS VS. SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN – FEB. 24, 2015

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BIG THORN ON SMB’S SIDE

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AL Thornton’s winning attitude must surely be rubbing off on his NLEX teammates. The former NBA first round pick in the scattered half of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Road Warriors to a come-from-behind 100-93 victory over San Miguel Beer Tuesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome. Mark […]

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BOTH DETERMINED

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Barako Bull and Alaska are wary of one another as they face off at the halfway point of their elimination round campaigns in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome Tuesday. Going to the 7 p.m. match, Barako Bull is at sixth place with a 3-2 win-loss card while Alaska is a game behind at 2-3. “The […]

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MUST-WIN MIND-SET FOR BEERMEN, ROAD WARRIORS

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SAN Miguel Beer finally got the breakthrough it sorely wanted. The Beermen now gun for the first of more wins coach Leo Austria fervently wishes for when they clash with NLEX 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome. The two teams are currently tied for 10th and desperate to make it among the […]

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BARANGAY GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL VS. PUREFOODS STAR HOTSHOTS – FEB. 22, 2015

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GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER VS. BLACKWATER ELITE – FEB. 22, 2015

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THE CHALLENGES OF LA REVILLA

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LA Revilla waxed excited about KIA Carnival’s 95-84 win over Purefoods last week. The victory saw some sports analysts hang the tag of “giant killer” to the first year club after it earlier dealt San Miguel an 88-78 defeat. “Sana ngayon, bigyan din kami ng ibang team ng konting respeto,” said the sophomore point guard […]

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