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Narvasa aims to bridge gap between teams, referees

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PBA fans can look forward to more exciting games with emphasis given to talent and strategy when the league opens its 41st season on Oct. 18.

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Paul Lee cheering for ‘all out’ Gilas Pilipinas

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Though unable to play with Gilas Pilipinas in the ongoing 2015 Fiba Asia Championship, Paul Lee is still keeping a close eye on the progress of the national team. And he joined the whole country in jubilation as Gilas swept Group E in the second round to take the top spot, putting itself on a […]

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Rain or Shine takes training camp to Kuwait, Bahrain

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Rain or Shine is headed to the Middle East for a a week-long trip in the hopes of finetuning its line-up with less than a month left before the opening of the 41st PBA season. The Elasto Painters, who had several off-season moves, will go up against club teams in Kuwait and Bahrain according to deputies […]

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Gilas Pilipinas pulls away in the fourth to crush India

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Gilas Pilipinas needed a frenetic fourth quarter run to pull away from India, 99-65, and complete a sweep of the second round in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship Tuesday in Changhsa, China.

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Belga on Rain or Shine rookie Ahanmisi: ‘He’s a fighter’

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Though many were caught by surprise when Rain or Shine picked Maverick Ahanmisi as the third overall pick in last month’s draft, he is showing in practices that he deserves to be in the position he’s in.

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Joe Devance reunites with Tim Cone in Ginebra

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Four teams continue to rebuild, acquiring key players in the latest deals that should help prop up their chances in the coming 2016 PBA season.

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Fiba Asia: Gilas Pilipinas topples defending champion Iran

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Gilas Pilipinas had finally figured out Iran, taking down the defending champion, 87-73, on Monday in the second round of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, China.

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Fiba Asia: Blatche plays through pain, tows Gilas past Japan

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Naturalized big man Andray Blatche played through an ankle injury to drag Gilas Pilipinas past Japan, 73-66, in the second round of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, China.

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‘Fulfilled’ Araña bids emotional farewell to Rain or Shine

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Ryan Araña may be donning the colors of San Miguel Beer when the new PBA season comes off wraps next month, but the rugged guard knows he wouldn’t be in the position he’s in if not for the only team he’s played for in his first eight years in the league.

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PBA launches Women’s 3×3 invitational tournament

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Constantly working to the expand the game, the Philippine Basketball Association is bringing women’s basketball to the league.

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Gilas to face Japan, Iran, India in Fiba Asia 2nd round

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Done with the first round, Gilas Pilipinas is now bracing for tougher battles versus Iran, Japan and India in the next round of the preliminaries of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship here.

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Baldwin: Gilas still playing ‘erratic’

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Despite picking up its game in its last two assignments, head coach Tab Baldwin admits Gilas Pilipinas is playing “erratic” basketball.

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Gilas dumps Kuwait for a 2-1 record in Fiba Asia

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Gilas Pilipinas finished the preliminary round with a destruction of Kuwait, 110-64, in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Friday at CSWC Dayun in Changsha, China.

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Blatche: We played with more heart today

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CHANGSHA – Gilas Pilipinas recovered quickly from the shock and trauma of its upset loss to Palestine Wednesday, dishing out a sterling effort all game long to clobber Hong Kong, 101-50, in Day Two of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship at the Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium here Thursday. The Nationals punished the Hong Kong […]

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Clarification of the ban on Snow Badua

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The Philippine Basketball Association imposed a ban on contributing writer Snow Badua following his series of malicious and unfounded reports against the league’s member ballclubs and its officials. The sanction means all privileges provided to him by the league as an accredited media practitioner has been revoked. The accreditation issued by the league is a […]

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Gilas Pilipinas vents ire on Hong Kong with 51-point win

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Gilas Pilipinas avenged its opening day loss and dumped Hong Kong, 101-50, Thursday in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsa, China. Dondon Hontiveros gave the Filipinos a 45-point, 78-33, lead in the third quarter that put the game beyond reach for Hong Kong. Jayson Castro led the Filipinos with 21 points, five rebounds and […]

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RoS trades Araña for 2016 2nd round pick

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Rain or Shine has traded guard Ryan Araña in exchange for a second round pick in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft.

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Baldwin: Palestine loss not a statement game on who Gilas is

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CHANGSHA – Palestine, a nation struggling for territory and political rights, made a mark in its FIBA Asia Championship debut, scoring a shocking 75-73 reversal of Gilas Pilipinas at the Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium here Wednesday night. Jamal Abu Shamala, a late addition to the Palestine team, frolicked with three triples highlighting an endgame […]

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Gilas loses Fiba Asia opener to newcomer Palestine

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What was expected to be a rude welcoming by Gilas Pilipinas turned into an opening day shocker for newcomer Palestine. Gilas Pilipinas blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and lost to tournament first-timer Palestine, 75-73, at the start of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship Wednesday in Changsha, China. READ: Gilas Pilipinas 2015 Fiba […]

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#FIBAAsia2015 Micro-Preview: Group D

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With the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship just a day away, and the time is ripe to preview each of the sixteen teams who will vie for the lone outright Asian slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Teams are divided into four groups and will play each other team in a single round-robin format in […]

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#FIBAAsia2015 Micro-Preview: Group C

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  With the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship just a day away, and the time is ripe to preview each of the sixteen teams who will vie for the lone outright Asian slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Teams are divided into four groups and will play each other team in a single round-robin format […]

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#FIBAAsia2015 Micro-Preview: Group B

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With the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship just a day away, and the time is ripe to preview each of the sixteen teams who will vie for the lone outright Asian slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Teams are divided into four groups and will play each other team in a single round-robin format in […]

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#FIBAAsia2015 Micro-Preview: Group A

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With the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship just a day away, and the time is ripe to preview each of the sixteen teams who will vie for the lone outright Asian slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Teams are divided into four groups and will play each other team in a single round-robin format in […]

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Pennisi returns to Barako Bull

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Barako Bull reacquired the services of veteran big man Mick Pennisi from Star. The PBA Commissioner’s Office approved the trade on September 17. The Energy shipped their 2017 second rounder to Star to secure the services of the 6-foot-11 former national team member. The Hotshots traded for Pennisi last year in exchange of Ronnie Matias […]

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House passes coach Yeng Guiao’s ‘Samboy Lim’ Bill

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The Committee on Basic Education of the House of Representatives has approved House Bill 5891, authored by Pampanga 1st Dist. Representative and Rain or Shine head coach Joseller “Yeng” M. Guiao, seeking to require students in both private and public schools to undergo Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Training at least once prior to graduation. Guiao, who […]

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Gilas opens Fiba Asia bid vs first-timer Palestine

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CHANGSHA – With sights set on an Olympic comeback, Gilas Pilipinas opens its 2015 FIBA Asia Championship campaign versus the lowly regarded Palestine side Wednesday morning here. The Nationals are raring to come out strong to set in motion a bid to improve on a second-place finish the last time in Manila and finally reclaim […]

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Alas using his injury as motivation in his return to NLEX

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Kevin Alas had his rookie year in the PBA cut short with an ankle injury that forced him to miss the entire PBA Governors’ Cup.

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Leo Isaac hopes the Elite’s growing pains are behind them

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After a forgettable maiden season in the PBA, Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac hopes the Elite’s offseason haul will be enough to propel the team to a better year.

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Globalport guard Pringle excited to team up with Romeo again

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Stanley Pringle can’t wait to share the court again with Globalport teammate and national team star Terrence Romeo.

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Non says PBA could expand to 14 teams in the future

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Incoming PBA chairman Robert Non hinted at the possibility of adding two more teams in the future as the league readies itself for the opening of its 41st season next month.

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‘Olympics or nothing’ for China-bound Gilas Pilipinas

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With the backing of the entire nation, Gilas Pilipinas flew out for China Monday, determined to end the country’s long absence in the Olympic basketball competition.

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From the PBA Office of the CEO on Badua ban

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I believe the Commissioner issued the subject order upon a determination that it falls within his office’s prerogative and after weighing various considerations.

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Brian Heruela to play a different role with Beermen, says Austria

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Heavily relied on as Blackwater’s chief playmaker, Brian Heruela doesn’t need to do as much as a member of powerhouse San Miguel Beer.

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Cone able to keep track of Thompson with Racela watching over Ginebra rookie

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Scottie Thompson has yet to practice with Barangay Ginebra with the NCAA still ongoing.

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Reporter Snow Badua banned from all PBA activities

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Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Chito Narvasa banned reporter Snow Badua from all of the league’s activities, including covering the games, for making incessant and baseless attack against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel governor Alfrancis Chua.

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Pacquiao excited for new faces in Mahindra

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Mahindra head coach Manny Pacquiao is excited for the new faces, especially the big men, in the Enforcers side. The expansion team formerly known as Kia tabbed San Sebastian center Bradwyn Guinto in the second round of the 2015 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft. “Excited kami kasi we have good players that we got, young players,” […]

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Narvasa: PBA Commissioner’s Office will care for you

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PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa promises to look after the welfare of the league as the newest commissioner for the Philippine Basketball Association.

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2015 PBA Press Corps Awards Night

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2015 PBA Press Corps Awards night at Century Park Hotel. Photos by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

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‘Eat-letic’ Beau Belga ready to battle new, athletic big men

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With the entry of Talk N’ Text twin towers Troy Rosario and Moala Tautuaa, expect the battle down low in the PBA to be a little more tougher. But Rain or Shine bruiser Beau Belga is unfazed with the arrival of PBA’s new frontcourt threats. “Wala namang problema sa amin yun,” said Belga. “Kahit sino […]

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Salud: PBA will continue supporting Gilas

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PBA president Chito Salud reiterated the league’s support for the national team program.

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