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Dehesa feeling good with new team: ‘They just want me to play my game’

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Every guard in the PBA would probably mention either Terrence Romeo or Stanley Pringle as one of the toughest players to defend. Karl Dehesa, playfully, is somehow relieved he doesn’t have that defensive assignment anymore after he was traded to join GlobalPort’s bevy backcourt led by Pringle and Romeo. “I’m glad I don’t have to […]

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PBA Campus Tour : Meralco Bolts vs GlobalPort Batang Pier

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Intal seeks non-surgical treatment in KL

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FIBA Asia veteran and Phoenix Petroleum main man JC Intal left for Malaysia Wednesday to try a non-surgical treatment on bone spurs on his right ankle. Intal is to try other forms of treatment to avoid surgery that would cause him to sit out the first few weeks of the PBA Governors Cup that is […]

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Title-hungry Aces hopeful heading into the new conference

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After falling short in the last three Finals, Alaska remains driven by hunger and heartaches as it hopes to end its three-year title drought. And deputy coach Louie Alas could see it from his wards, as the morale in the team’s offseason practices is definitely on a high. “Kung gagawing basis ang practice, feeling ko […]

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Vanguardia: Phoenix has versatile import in Simmons

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Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia doesn’t want to look too far ahead heading into 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. “Honestly, we’re not thinking of the end result yet. We are focusing on the our daily practices and laying down the foundation of the team,” he said. Though already carrying a solid core, Vanguardia will also bank on the cohesion of […]

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2016 Manila FIBA OQT Scouting Report: The Lions of Senegal

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The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that will be held here in Manila is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get a better of feel of each of the teams taking part and playing for one of three remaining wild card tickets to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de […]

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2016 Manila FIBA OQT Scouting Report: The Road Warriors of Canada

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The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that will be held here in Manila is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get a better of feel of each of the teams taking part and playing for one of three remaining wild card tickets to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de […]

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2016 Manila FIBA OQT Scouting Report: The 12 Giant Men of Turkey

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The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that will be held here in Manila is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get a better of feel of each of the teams taking part and playing for one of three remaining wild card tickets to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de […]

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Gilas names final 12; Tenorio, Abueva out

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Tropang TNT, Rain or Shine, San Miguel Beer, Star, Barangay Ginebra and Globalport are six PBA teams with representation in the Gilas Pilipinas final roster named for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at Mall of Asia Arena on July 5-10.          The Texters have the most number of players in the team with four, followed by the […]

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2016 Manila FIBA OQT Scouting Report: The Blues of France

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The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that will be held here in Manila is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get a better of feel of each of the teams taking part and playing for one of three remaining wild card tickets to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de […]

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2016 Manila FIBA OQT Scouting Report: The Tall Blacks of New Zealand

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The 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that will be held here in Manila is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to get a better of feel of each of the teams taking part and playing for one of three remaining wild card tickets to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de […]

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TNT taps Mario Little as import; Madanly looks ‘stronger’

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Michael Madanly, the scoring champ in the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship from Syria, is bringing his act to Tropang TNT from NLEX in the coming PBA Governors Cup. “Mukhang mas lumakas,” said TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio of Madanly whom they acquired as Asian reinforcement after the NLEX Road Warriors opted to sign up Lebanese […]

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PBA Campus Tour : NLEX vs Tropang TNT

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Gilas Pilipinas 4.0 Final 12 presscon

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San Miguel relishes championship pressure, says Austria

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With 22 titles, San Miguel has become synonymous with success in the PBA and as the league’s winningest franchise, pressure is something inevitable and a natural occurrence the Beermen just enjoy. Beermen head coach Leo Austria said Friday the team knows the public always expects greatness out of San Miguel and he and his players […]

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PBA Women’s 3×3 Baller Hotties: Ayra Hufanda

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Not only are the ballers of the PBA women’s 3×3 women’s tournament fierce on the court, they are also charmers outside of it. Get to know more of these ladies in this series of features about the Baller Hotties. Ayra Hufanda Ayra Hufanda is more than just a pretty face. This Quezon City native got […]

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Gilas to name Final 12 Sunday

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Sunday will be D-Day for the Gilas 14 vying for the Gilas Pilipinas 12 that take a shot at getting the country back in the Olympics for the first time in over four decades. The national hopefuls have the two-day pocket tournament in Bologna as their final reckoning before Gilas coach Tab Baldwin makes the […]

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Scottie Thompson, the teleserye fan

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Scottie Thompson wakes up around 6 in the morning to get to Ginebra’s 10 a.m. practice in Pasig. Coming from Las Pinas, he usually doesn’t have enough time to have breakfast at home and that’s where drive-thrus come in handy. Other than his morning routine, there are a lot more things that most don’t know […]

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PBA Campus Tour : Phoenix Fuel Masters vs Star Hotshots

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WATCH: Buhay PBA Episode 1 with Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson

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In the pilot episode of Buhay PBA, watch as we follow a typical day in the life of the young Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson—from the time he prepares for the Kings’ practice until he slows down after a day of hard work to watch his favorite teleserye Dolce Amore.

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PBA Women’s 3×3 Baller Hotties: Tanya Dela Merced

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Not only are the ballers of the PBA women’s 3×3 women’s tournament fierce on the court, they are also charmers outside of it. Get to know more of these ladies in this series of features about the Baller Hotties. Tanya dela Merced Meralco has made quite a splash in the PBA Women’s 3×3 Tournament. And […]

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PBA Run for a Cause 7

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Run, get fit and help save lives with your favorite PBA Stars! Register now at selected Chris Sports outlets and at PBA Office in Libis. Choose from 3KM, 5KM, 10KM, 15KM or Pet run category. Medals and loot bags await all finishers. Exciting prizes await our Top finishers. Don’t wait for the last two minutes. […]

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Phoenix fails to get former Kentucky U standout as import

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The Phoenix Fuel Masters have failed to seal a deal with DeAndre Liggins and thus remain without a regular import for the PBA Governors Cup that fires off on July 15.          “We still don’t have an import as Liggins said ‘no,’” said new Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia on their failed bid to bring over to their […]

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Mahindra interim coach Gavina wants a defensive-minded team

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They’re called the Enforcers and their new coach wants them to assert that authority on the defensive end. Chris Gavina, the interim coach of Mahindra, said Friday at Arellano University the Enforcers will be known as a defensive-minded team come the PBA Governors’ Cup, a change in identity after it finished ninth in the league […]

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Soon-to-be wed Paul Harris ‘humbled’ to be in Ginebra

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Before Paul Harris dons his red-and-white Barangay Ginebra jersey, he must first sport a classy tuxedo. Harris, Ginebra’s import for the PBA Governors’ Cup, will go back to the United States for a few days in July to celebrate an important day in his life—his wedding. “It should be special, I haven’t seen my family […]

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PBA Fan Blog: PBA as my inspiration

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Are you a big PBA fan? Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player? Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (MAXIMUM 900 words) along with a photo of support to: pba@inquirer.net. Best entries will be appear on PBA.ph and […]

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Palestine’s Qahwash to boost Elite

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Imad Qahwash, a shifty guard who terribly outplayed his Gilas Pilipinas counterparts in Palestine’s shocking upset of Team Phl in the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship, is suiting up as Blackwater’s Asian import in the coming PBA Governors Cup. Qahwash is teaming up with regular import Eric Dawson as they try to help the Blackwater Elite […]

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Thompson to take over starting point guard duties for Ginebra

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There will be a changing of the guard in the halls of the PBA’s most famous franchise. Rookie point guard Scottie Thompson will be a starter for Barangay Ginebra for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup taking the duties from established veterans LA Tenorio and one-time Jayjay Helterbrand. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone on Friday compared […]

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Durham, Jamshidi add depth to Bolts

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Meralco wanted to add more depth and versatility coming into the 2016 Governors’ Cup, knowing those areas of the game are things that make a championship team. The Bolts believe they were able to satisfy those needs by bringing in Allen Durham and Mohammad Jamshidi. Meralco sees Durham having the same impact as its former […]

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Health a priority for Webb, Hotshots

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Star coach Jason Webb puts premium on health as the Hotshots begin their grind for the season-ending 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. “I want them to stay healthy. I think people tend to forget that the number one talent is availability. I want to make sure that my guys are available, not just not but for […]

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PBA Campus Tour : Barangay Ginebra vs Mahindra Enforcer

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TNT first-choice import Maxiell goes over the height limit

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Former NBA center Jason Maxiell won’t be able to suit up for Tropang TNT this 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The hulking reinforcement, who previously played for Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Charlotte Hornets in the NBA, went over the height limit as he was measured 6-foot-5 11/16 on Friday at the PBA office in Libis. […]

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Ginebra, Mahindra kick off PBA Campus Tour

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The Philippine Basketball Association is reviving the PBA Campus Tour as part of its outreach program, bringing Barangay Ginebra and Mahindra at the Arellano University in Manila Friday to start the jaunt. The Gin Kings and the Enforcers face off in a tune-up match at 1 p.m., kicking off a six-leg series with other stops […]

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‘Durham can do what Arinze does’

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Meralco had its best conference yet with import Arinze Onuaku leading the Bolts to one win away from what would’ve been the franchise’s first ever Finals appearance. And with Onuaku, the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Best Import, ineligible to play in the Governors’ Cup due to height restrictions the Bolts knew they would have to bring […]

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PBA Fan Blog: Finding forever as a true-blooded Alaska Fan

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Are you a big PBA fan? Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player? Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (MAXIMUM 900 words) along with a photo of support to: pba@inquirer.net. Best entries will be appear on PBA.ph and […]

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Gilas ‘impressive’ so far in Europe camp

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Halfway through their boot camp in Karpenisi, Greece, Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin expressed satisfaction on their accomplishments, all geared towards being at their best during the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the MOA Arena on July 5-10. They sweat it out with morning and afternoon sessions for five more days before breaking camp in […]

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Johnedel Cardel likely to coach GlobalPort, Pumaren as consultant

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Johnedel Cardel oversees the GlobalPort Batang Pier training and is likely to call the shots for the team in the coming PBA Governors Cup, backed by Franz Pumaren as consultant. GlobalPort top official Erick Arejola said they’re negotiating with Pumaren for the latter to come on board and be part of the think tank of […]

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Alaska signs up prolific scorer LaDontae Henton

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Spanish league mainstay LaDontae Henton is Alaska Milk’s choice as import in the PBA Governors Cup tentatively set to open on July 15. Henton, a Big East All-Rookie Team awardee in 2012 and All Big East First Team member in 2015 while with the Providence Friars, is to arrive early morning on June 20, the […]

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Guiao: Lowhorn a better version of Henderson-Niles

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For Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, his incoming import Dior Lowhorn reminds him a lot of his former reinforcement Pierre Henderson-Niles. The Elasto Painters won the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown despite Henderson-Niles becoming the lowest-scoring import in PBA history. Lowhorn and Henderson-Niles may be similar in terms of what they can offer being an […]

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Maxiell, Madanly beef up TNT

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Hoping to break out of its recent struggles, TNT is going all-out this Governors’ Cup as it brings in former NBA veteran Jason Maxiell as its import. The 33-year-old big man known during his days with the Detroit Pistons from 2005 to 2013, before seeing action for the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Hornets in […]

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