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PBA eyeing to play more games overseas

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PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa promises to hold games abroad as much as the league can after experiencing first hand the warm reception of OFWs in the most recent visit by the PBA in Dubai.

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No excuses for Taulava after hard fall, loss vs Aces

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Asi Taulava

Asi Taulava saw Eric Menk giving everything he could despite having a broken nose. Menk, the Alaska veteran, banged up and all, still came away with nine points and six rebounds.

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Team play, defense key to GlobalPort’s success, says Romeo

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GlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo found himself in a virtual shootout with Blackwater Carlo Lastimosa on Sunday.

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Slaughter praises ROS teamwork: ‘That’s what we need to be’

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In some ways, Rain or Shine is what Ginebra aspires to become.

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Barangay Ginebra vs Rain or Shine – Nov 29

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PBA Fan of the day: Thadeo Santos

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Name: Thadeo Santos Age: 5 Hails from: Marikina Favorite PBA team: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters How long have you been supporting the team: since four years old Favorite PBA player: Beau Belga Why are you a fan of Rain or Shine: I like the way how Belga shoots and plays.

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Rain or Shine extends run, snaps Ginebra’s streak

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Rain or Shine assured itself of at least a quarterfinals slot after an impressive 94-86 win over Barangay Ginebra Sunday in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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GlobalPort rolls over Blackwater

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GlobalPort outlasted Blackwater in a shootout 120-115 Sunday to finally get the momentum it wants in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Blackwater Elite vs GlobalPort Batang Pier – Nov 29

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PBA Press Corps Induction

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Rain or Shine shoots for QF berth vs surging Ginebra

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Rain or Shine tries to formalize Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup playoff passage in taking on the tall, surging Barangay Ginebra team just 48 hours after hurdling Barako Bull and its gunners. Coach Yeng Guiao said they’re in a tricky situation considering the Gin Kings and the Energy are totally different teams. “We have a day […]

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GlobalPort, Blackwater seek to end skids

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Two skidding teams hope to get back on track when they clash on Sunday in the 2016 Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup. GlobalPort eyes to end its two-game slump as it goes up against Blackwater on Sunday. Game time is at 3 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Falling to Alaska and Ginebra, the Batang Pier’s meteoric […]

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Star’s turnaround a ‘matter of time,’ says SMB coach Austria

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San MiguelBeermen vs Star Hotshots

Star may be sinking even further in the 2016 Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup, but one person believes it’s not a lost season yet for the Hotshots. That’s San Miguel head coach Leo Austria. “It’s just a matter of time,” Austria said of the Hotshots’ potential turnaround. “The fluidity of their plays look so good.” Austria […]

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Alapag: Meralco hasn’t played complete game as a team

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Jimmy Alapag has had success in the PBA as individual and as part of a team. But he’s not having much victories lately in his return to the league as his Meralco Bolts sit at the bottom of the standings at 1-6. It’s a combination of many things but overall, the Bolts haven’t played as […]

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PBA Fan of the day: Peter Concepcion

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Name: Peter Concepcion Hails from: Makati Favorite PBA Team: Star Hotshots Favorite PBA players: Marc Pingris and James Yao Why is he a fan of Star: “Lahat sila magaling at may chemisty. Si Ping magaling sa rebound at puso, si James magaling mag score.”

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Beermen cruise past skidding Hotshots, clinch playoff berth

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San MiguelBeermen vs Star Hotshots

Except for one anxious moment in the third quarter, the San Miguel Beermen had a good, relaxed ride versus the Star Hotshots leading to an automatic playoff passage in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup. The Beermen and their fans faced some scare as Fajardo went down the floor after an accidental hard bump on […]

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Cone impressed by Thompson’s game: ‘There’s no doubt he’s a special player’

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It didn’t take long for coach Tim Cone to gush over his prized rookie Earl Scottie Thompson. With an array of mind-boggling passes, the former Perpetual star need not to score much and his playmaking alone is enough earn the two-time Grand Slam-winning coach’s admiration. “I think I did a lot of that with Johnny,” […]

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Dela Cruz taking advantage of extended minutes with Blackwater

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Though Blackwater is still finding its footing in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup, the team has been getting huge contributions from its hungry rookies, especially from its first pick in the recent draft, Art dela Cruz. After a stellar career with San Beda in the collegiate ranks, the 23-year-old admits it needs a […]

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San Miguel Beermen vs Star Hotshots – Nov 28

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Revilla, Mahindra snap four-game lose streak, downs Meralco

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Mahindra Enforcer vs Meralco Bolts

With 2.2 seconds remaining, LA Revilla met Jimmy Alapag and denied the legend on a three-point attempt to preserve Mahindra’s 86-83 scoreline against Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. It was also Revilla who put the Enforcers up six, 82-76, with a sneaky layup coming off a Kyle Pascual […]

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Mahindra Enforcer vs Meralco Bolts – Nov 28

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Mahindra Enforcer vs Meralco Bolts

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Beermen shoot for playoff berth; Hotshots hope to end slide

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For San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria, their last game against Barako Bull is a good reminder heading to their showdown with the Star Hotshots Saturday. They faced a big scare and barely escaped past the Energy, 106-105, on a last-second heroic of Arwind Santos. “It’s a reminder for us na talagang hindi pwedeng pa-relax-relax […]

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Must-win clash for bottom squads Mahindra, Meralco

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Both Meralco and Mahindra have had their share of heart-breaking losses and they figure enough is enough, especially in this most crucial juncture in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup. That’s why the Bolts and Enforcers, each in a must-win situation, are expected to go all-out when they tangle Saturday in a Petron-sponsored offering at Mall […]

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Blackwater escapes Barako; NLEX wins anew in PBA Women’s 3-on-3

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Allana Lim took charge late to give Blackwater another win, this time over Barako Bull, 11-8, Friday in the PBA Dickies Women’s 3-on-3 Tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Lim scored four of the Elite’s final six points to put the Energy to sleep and finished with six markers in the process. France Mae Cabinbin added […]

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PBA Fan of the day: Rey Bahinting

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Name: Rey Bahinting Age: 43 Hails from:  Vito Cruz, Malate Favorite PBA team: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters How long have you been supporting the team: since PBL Favorite PBA player: JR Quinahan, Jeff Chan, and Paul Lee Why are you a fan of Rain or Shine: “Mabait lahat ng players at ang management sa […]

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Rain or Shine waxes hot, drubs Barako Bull

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Rain or Shine dominated inside in the first half then struck heavily from afar in the second half as the Elasto Painters drubbed the Barako Bull Energy, 110-104, to inch closer to the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup playoff play Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Frontliners Jewel Ponferrada and Beau Belga led the way early […]

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Rain or Shine vs Barako Bull – Nov 27

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PBA Dickies Women’s 3-on-3 (Nov 25)

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Alaska holds off NLEX, nabs q’finals berth

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Alaska booked the first quarterfinals seat in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup, holding off NLEX, 89-81, at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday. The Aces lead by as much as 20, 62-42, late in the third quarter but NLEX made a spirited run in the fourth behind Sean Anthony and closed the gap to […]

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Alaska Aces vs NLEX Road Warriors – Nov 27

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Alaska Aces vs NLEX - Nov 27

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Webb: I have to do a better job preparing the Hotshots

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Star coach Jason Webb took full responsibility of his team’s three-game slide, saying that he hasn’t been doing a fast enough job getting everyone on board with the new system. “I just got to do a better job,” he said on the heels of Star’s 107-102 defeat to Alaska on Tuesday. “In the end, we’re […]

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Caguioa lives up to Cone’s challenge to play defense: ‘There’s no off-night on defense, I’m trying to do that’

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Barangay Ginebra vs Mahindra Enforcer

For someone more known for his offensive prowess, Mark Caguioa caught coach Tim Cone by surprise with a commendable defensive effort down in Ginebra’s 85-70 win over GlobalPort on Wednesday. Cone admitted that he sat the veteran guard during a crucial stretch in one of the Kings’ games because he didn’t full trust Caguioa on […]

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More than just chasing a milestone, Hontiveros focused on defense to help Aces

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He may have failed to inch closer to a milestone last Tuesday, but expect veteran Dondon Hontiveros to get his 500th steal soon enough with how he is putting focus on his defense this 2015-2016 PBA Philippine Cup. The Cebuano shooter is just few steals short of reaching the 500-steals club, and that’s something that […]

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Rain or Shine wary of gritty Barako Bull

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With San Miguel Beer barely escaping past Barako Bull on a last-second heroic of Arwind Santos, who wouldn’t be wary of the Energy? Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao expressed much concern against Barako Bull ahead of their 7 p.m. tiff Friday in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “They […]

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NLEX looks to snap Alaska’s streak

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Like the rest of the field, NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez has always kept close tabs on the opposition and he is especially wary of Alaska. The reason is because Fernandez knows his Road Warriors have their work cut out for them when they tangle with the fully-charged Aces Friday in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup […]

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Seven observations of the 2015-2016 PBA Philippine Cup so far

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More than a month into the 2015-2016 PBA Philippine Cup, things are starting to shape up. The better teams are starting to build a little bit of distance while the others continue their decline in the standings with all squads having played at least five games so far. Here are the seven things we have […]

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Caguioa, Tenorio spark Ginebra’s rout of GlobalPort

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Mark Caguioa and LA Tenorio came out of their shells, holding their own against Globalport’s highly touted guards as the Barangay Ginebra Kings stretched their winning streak to three games with an 85-70 spanking of the Batang Pier at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. Caguioa and Tenorio produced personal season-best numbers, striking hardest in the […]

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PBA Fan of the day: Vhel Ventura

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Name: Vhel Ventura Age: 49 From where: Kamuning, Quezon City Favorite PBA team: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel How long have you been supporting the team: since Jaworksi days Favorite PBA player: Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, Japeth Aguilar, and Greg Slaughter Why are you a fan of Ginebra: “Crowd favorite kasi sila tsaka never-say-die talaga.”

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GlobalPort batang Pier vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel – Nov 25

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PBA Dickies Women’s 3-on-3 (Nov 25)

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