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Injured Pringle proud of how GlobalPort fought vs Bolts

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GlobalPort sorely missed the services of its injured point guard Stanley Pringle as it fell to league-leading Meralco on Sunday. Without the reigning Rookie of the Year, the up-and-coming Batang Pier had to rely heavily on Terrence Romeo in scoring and in orchestrating the offense at the same time. But the way Pringle’s injury is […]

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Webb stays positive despite latest Star loss

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Star Hotshots vs Barangay Ginebra

Star Hotshots head coach Jason Webb assessed his team’s current situation following another loss on Sunday. Webb didn’t mince his words, didn’t sugarcoat anything and he fully understands that the Hotshots’ playoff chances are bleak. The rookie coach is also not counting out his team even though the odds are stacked against the Hotshots, who […]

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Player of the Week: Abueva in early beast mode for Aces

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Calvin Abueva capped Alaska’s tough two-game stretch for the week with solid plays to capture his first Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Nicknamed the “Beast”, the undersized Alaska forward provided the hustle he was known for since his college days that enabled the Aces to secure […]

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Bolts ‘mean business,’ says Newsome

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Being the only undefeated team so far in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Meralco sure is riding at an all-time high after its fifth win, a 96-88 conquest of GlobalPort on Sunday. And for Chris Newsome, the win is another step for the Bolts in erasing the bitter memories of last conference. “It’s a big boost […]

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Clutch Tenorio shrugs off game winner, praises Kings’ willingness to defend

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For the second straight time, Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio delivered the biggest basket to beat Star. Last conference on Christmas Day, Tenorio buried the buzzer-beating triple to lift the Kings over the Hotshots in overtime and on Sunday night, the veteran sank the go-ahead jumper with only 28.8 seconds in a 92-87 thriller. “It’s […]

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Barroca’s fiery 3rd period not enough for Star in loss to Ginebra

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Mark Barroca was at a loss for words after Star fell to Ginebra, 92-87 on Sunday. “Di ako nanghihinayang sa game ko. Nanghihinayang ako kasi di kami nanalo,” he said. Despite his superb third quarter, the Hotshots still found themselves on the losing end of Manila Clasico, their fourth overall in five games. “Gusto rin namin […]

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Tenorio heroic anew as Ginebra beats Star

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Barangay Ginebra outmaneuvered Star at the finish, and the Gin Kings made it two in a row in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 92-87 decision over the Hotshots Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Greg Slaughter and LA Tenorio combined in a decisive seven-to-nothing run in the final minute as the Gin Kings scored a […]

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Romeo struggles minus Pringle in loss to Meralco

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Even Terrence Romeo admits he’s still looking for the right words after GlobalPort lost to Meralco on Sunday. “Medyo lost din ako (I’m a bit lost as well),” he said. The super scorer struggled from the field without his backcourt mate Stanley Pringle and finished with just 18 points. “Sobrang hirap (It was really hard),” […]

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Feb 28 : Barangay Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

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Bolts stretch perfect start, beat Batang Pier

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Meralco stretched their winning run after nosing out a shorthanded GlobalPort side, 96-88 Sunday in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts matched the franchise’s best start at 5-0, a feat they also achieved in the same conference last season. “It’s a good feeling to keep the train rolling. We understand the format […]

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Feb 28 : GlobalPort Batang Pier vs Meralco Bolts

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Wright’s improved numbers not enough for Guiao after another ROS loss

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After two games, Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao admits the Elasto Painers are still gauging what Antoine Wright can do for the team in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Though the NBA veteran has had his numbers, that couldn’t stop the Elasto Painters from falling to their third straight loss, a 128-102 defeat […]

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Banal has high praise for new import despite Phoenix’s loss to TNT

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Koy Banal is keeping an optimistic look with Phoenix’s recent change of import. “I want to be positive about that decision,” he said. Replacing Kenny Adeleke with Kevinn Pinkney, the Fuel Masters are hoping to add more firepower to its lineup. Unfortunately, three practices didn’t do it as they fell to TNT, 108-96 on Saturday. […]

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Ginebra, Star clash in Manila Classico

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Barangay Ginebra and Star have both just checked their losing skids and each one is looking to build momentum as they face off in a key matchup in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. Both teams snapped out of a slump from last conference the last time out with the […]

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Meralco guns for 5th win vs GlobalPort

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What a difference a conference makes for Meralco. After a woeful first conference, the Bolts have rebounded this 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after racking up four straight victories behind import Arinze Onuaku. Meralco guns for win number five against GlobalPort at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. Tip off is at 3 p.m. Coach Norman Black […]

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Thoss nails first triple in five seasons: ‘I’m happy with that’

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With Alaska firing on all cylinders on Saturday, even Sonny Thoss wasn’t spared from the three-point bug. When he was left open beyond the arc at the 4:42 mark of the third quarter, he didn’t hesitate to fire a long bomb. To everyone, and even Thoss’ surprise, the ball met the bottom of the net. […]

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David Simon focused on delivering TNT’s needs

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David Simon finally got a win under his belt. Replacing banned reinforcement Ivan Johnson for TNT, the 33-year-old admitted that a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders after the Tropa scored a 108-96 victory over Phoenix on Saturday. “It’s big. I know before I got here, they lost a couple of games. When […]

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Abueva, Edwards star as Aces dismantle E-Painters

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Alaska Milk has gone 2-0 with import sub Shane Edwards and the Aces are now among the frontrunners in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Aces raised the level of their game notches higher in their second game with Edwards in tow, blasting the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 128-102, in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special […]

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SMB’s Wilkerson downplays 50-point night: ‘I just came to play’

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The addition of Tyler Wilkerson just made San Miguel an even more formidable team. That was in full display when the Marshall University stud went for 52 points, powered a 7-of-11 shooting from threes, and the Beermen brought down GlobalPort, 120-109, on Friday for the team’s first win in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Ivan Angelo Ilustre

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Name: Ivan Angelo Ilustre Age: 31 From where: Las Pinas Favorite PBA team: Alaska Aces How long have you been supporting the team: since 1990s Favorite PBA player: Calvin Abueva Why are you a fan of Alaska: “Great team, may teamwork sila talaga.”

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Feb 27 – Alaska Aces vs Rain or Shine

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Simon carries TNT past Phoenix to end 3-game losing skid

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Tropang TNT broke out of a three-game losing slide and drubbed Phoenix, 108-96, in Petron Saturday Special of 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena. David Simon got the job done this time out, heading the Tropa with an all-around performance of 33 points, 22 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and three blocks. […]

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Amid import’s stellar play, Santos likens Beermen to Marvel: ‘Maraming hero’

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If Friday was a glimpse of things to come, San Miguel could once again be in the conversation for the title contenders in 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. On target from beyond the arc, the Beermen thrashed GlobalPort en route to a 120-109 victory at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Yung team namin parang Marvel: maraming hero,” said Arwind […]

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Feb 27-Phoenix Fuel Masters vs Tropang TNT

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No fracture, dislocation as Pringle dodges serious injury

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GlobalPort can breathe a sigh of relief. Stanley Pringle escaped any serious injury after he went down on Friday during the Batang Pier’s 120-109 defeat to San Miguel. “No fracture or dislocation based on the x-ray result,” shared GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan, as Pringle spent the night at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon […]

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Rain or Shine, Alaska face off as replacement imports take center stage

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Alaska Milk and Rain or Shine were runners-up to San Miguel Beer in the recent Philippine Cup and they have gone through the same trouble in the initial run of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup – losing their marquee imports. Both will be in their second game with their import replacements as the Aces and the […]

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Phoenix debuts new import against skidding TNT

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PHOENIX coach Koy Banal knows Tropang TNT is at its most dangerous right now, what with the defending champion having lost three straight. That’s why Banal can’t stress enough the need for his Fuelmasters to be on their toes when they tangle with the Tropang Texters Saturday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall […]

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San Miguel crushes GlobalPort, picks up first win

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Behind season-high numbers, reigning two-conference champion San Miguel Beer crushed Globalport, 120-109, for a first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Tyler Wilkerson erupted for 52 points and the Beermen sizzled with 19 three-pointers – both season best – as they bounced back strong from a 96-102 upset […]

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Maturity fuels Mahindra’s strong start

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One of the biggest surprises in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup is definitely Mahindra’s strong start, putting them among the leaders early in conference. LA Revilla believes the Enforcers are just reaping the rewards of the hard work they put in since last season. “We always preach sa team that we want consistency and we […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Marygel Gura

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Name: Marygel Gura Age: 32 From where: Anonas, Quezon Ciry Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Beermen How long have you been supporting the team: Two months Favorite PBA player: Alex Cabagnot Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Kasi malakas sila.”

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Feb 26- San Miguel Beermen vs GlobalPort Batang Pier

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Loss spoils Taulava’s career night in rebounds: ‘It would’ve felt better with a win’

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Asi Taulava would have wanted one more thing to come with his career night of reaching 6,000 in rebounds. “It would’ve felt better with a win,” he said, after NLEX bowed to Mahindra, 106-99 on Friday in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Still, the soon-to-be-43-year-old is thankful to be able to continue doing what he loves. […]

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PBA Women’s 3×3: NLEX, GlobalPort score wins

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NLEX came back from the dead and stunned Mahindra, 12-10, for its second win in PBA Tag Heuer Women’s 3×3 Tournament Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Falling behind early, the Road Warriors staged a comeback behind Katherine Sandel to take a 10-8 lead in the last 29.8 seconds. Jinky Balasta tied the game at 10, […]

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Feb 26 – PBA Women’s 3 on 3 Basketball

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Mahindra takes solo second, downs NLEX

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Mahindra took solo second place in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after slipping past NLEX, 106-99, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, tying the franchise’s best-ever start. Augustus Gilchrist showed the way for the Enforcers, finishing with 30 points on a 12-of-22 shooting from the field that went with 10 rebounds. Nino Canaleta also fired eight […]

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Feb 26 – Mahindra Enforcer vs NLEX Road Warriors

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San Miguel looking to bounce back vs GlobalPort

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Three weeks after ruling the Philippine Cup on a record comeback, the San Miguel Beermen could well be ready to get back to work already. With a wakeup call in the form of a 96-102 upset by the Mahindra Enforcers in Binan, Laguna Saturday, the Beermen are expected to be on their toes as they […]

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Mahindra, NLEX seek share of lead

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With two upset wins under its belt Mahindra has made everybody sit up and take notice. Including NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez, whose Road Warriors have to tackle the Enforcers Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. A second straight win by either NLEX or Mahindra would give it at least a […]

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Uichico not pushing panic button yet over TNT’s 1-3 start

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Tropang TNT’s slow start into the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup doesn’t seem to concern head coach Jong Uichico. Uichico shrugged off TNT’s latest debacle — a 108-100 loss to Alaska on Wednesday night — for their third loss in four games. The game marked the debut of its new import David Simon, who arrived last Monday. […]

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The Top 5 Small Forwards of the PBA 2016 so far

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This season hasn’t been particularly good for PBA small forwards. With the exception of Sean Anthony and Calvin Abueva, no swingmen have really stood out so far this season as the Philippine Cup was dominated by centers and playmakers. When the Commissioner’s Cup underway, however, that should change as the big imports will probably dominate possessions […]

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