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PBA Fan of the Day: Thea Africa

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Name: Thea Africa Age: 25 From where: Quezon City Favorite PBA team: TNT KaTropa Favorite PBA player: Troy Rosario Why are you a fan of (team): Troy is a friend How long have you been a fan: “Just recently.”

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Decent debut for Singletary as Beermen escape Bolts

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Mike Singletary had a decent debut as an SMB import, June Mar Fajardo had his usual double-double performance and the rest of the San Miguel core players played their part in a key win over Meralco that gave the Beermen automatic playoff passage. Before a good Wednesday crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Beermen […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Jeff Legarda

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Name: Jeff Legarda Age: 22 From where: Quezon City Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Favorite PBA player: Alex Cabagnot How long have you been a fan: Five years. Why are you a fan of (team): “Solid SMB fan talaga.”

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San Miguel Beermen vs Meralco Bolts

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San Miguel stays unscathed in PBA Women’s 3×3

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San Miguel Beer flaunted its strength anew after steamrolling Meralco, 16-8, in the PBA Women’s 3-on-3 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Dianne Ventura showed the way for San Miguel, which remained as the lone undefeated team at 4-0. In the other game, GlobalPort turned back TNT, 15-10, to improve to 2-1. Julie Pear Gula and […]

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Aug 31, 2016 : PBA Women’s 3×3 Basketball

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De Ocampo, Castro lift TNT KaTropa past GlobalPort

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JAYSON Castro can hurt a team in more ways than one and he just proved it again Wednesday. Castro drove hard to draw the defense before kicking out to a wide-open Ranidel de Ocampo for the game-winning basket that enabled TNT KaTropa to escape with a 122-120 win over a gritty GlobalPort squad in the […]

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GlobalPort Batang Pier vs TNT KaTropa

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Import sub Singletary debuts for Beermen vs Bolts

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San Miguel fields in temporary import sub Mike Singletary as the Beermen seek to push their playoff aspiration against the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday. The Beermen and the Bolts square off at 7 p.m. in a duel of teams running neck and neck at fourth and […]

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TNT KaTropa tries to avoid losing skid vs hot GlobalPort

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TNT KaTropa tries to avoid losing skid vs hot GlobalPort A FIRST loss is something TNT KaTropa coach Jong Uichico can easily shrug off. What he can’t tolerate is a second straight defeat. “We need to bounce back,” stressed Uichico on the eve of his Texters’ collision with the surging GlobalPort Batang Pier Wednesday in […]

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Deadlines for PBA Rookie aspirants set

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Deadlines for aspiring PBA rookies are nearing with the league’s 41st season winding down in its third conference. September 2 is the final date for the submission of requirements for the Fil-foreign applicants, with the preliminary list of applicants to be released to member teams on September 9. These applicants will then undergo a contestability […]

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Dela Cruz, Blackwater stay positive amid struggles

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As herculean as Art dela Cruz’ efforts may be, he would be the first to admit that it’s still different having an import around. “Sobrang hirap kasi wala kaming import eh,” dela Cruz said. “Kahit na anong tulak ko sa ilalim, advantage talaga kapag mayroon kang malaki sa loob eh. Walang tutulong sa akin. Kahit […]

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Cruz makes most out of playing time for Ginebra

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If there’s a Mr. Quality Minutes for Ginebra in its huge 116-103 victory over Star on Sunday, no doubt it’s Jervy Cruz. The former UST star made the most of his career playing time, giving starter Japeth Aguilar a breather near the end of the third quarter and igniting the Gin Kings’ breakaway to start […]

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Player of the Week: Fajardo delivers for import-less SMB

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June Mar Fajardo played like a two-time league MVP on the day San Miguel Beer played without an injured AZ Reid against bitter rival Alaska. The 6-foot-10 Cebuano big man was like a man possessed, particularly in the fourth period, banging 16 points, mostly baskets from point blank to help the Beermen complete a 106-103 […]

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Ginebra has to sustain form during long break, says Brownlee

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With the way things are going right now for Ginebra, the Kings are looking like a force to be reckoned with this 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But for Justin Brownlee, there’s no reason for Ginebra to be complacent even though they have already clinched a quarterfinals spot. “We still got to finish the season very […]

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Cone, Ginebra expect Slaughter to return vs Mahindra

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Saddled with an ankle injury for the better part of the conference, Greg Slaughter is about to make his comeback for Ginebra next Friday. Ginebra head coach Tim Cone shared the good news following the Gin Kings’ 116-103 victory over Star on Sunday, giving the team an added boost up front as they eye to stay […]

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Simon: Hotshots not giving up despite latest debacle

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Peter June Simon surrendered to the fact that in front of nearly 17,000 rowdy fans on Sunday, Star was just no match. “Actually, yun talaga ang sixth man ng Ginebra,” he said. “Ever since nandito pa si coach Tim (Cone), napapansin nya rin na sobrang laking tulong ng crowd sa kanila. The best way na […]

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Aces didn’t leave anything to chance in win over import-less Elite

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Losing to an import-less team just five days back, LaDontae Henton made it clear that Alaska learned its lessons. The 24-year-old went on a hot tear and ushered the Aces to an easy 107-87 win over Blackwater on Sunday to notch its third victory in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. Henton exploded for 13 in […]

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Brownlee, Kings rally past Hotshots

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Barangay Ginebra overcame a scrambling start and a 17-point deficit in the second period, making a dramatic turnaround in the final half for a 116-103 win over Star that assured the team of an outright playoff entry in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Hotshots dominated in the first half […]

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Star Hotshots vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

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Blackwater set to replace injured Dawson, says team manager

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The PBA may have seen the last of Blackwater import Eric Dawson this conference. No less than Blackwater team manager Johnson Martines confirmed the development after the 32-year-old big man missed his second straight game due to back spasms. “Based on sa nangyayari, siguro through his injury, he’s not fit to play,” he said, after […]

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Alaska whips Blackwater for 3rd win

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ALASKA’s campaign is admittedly floundering and along came the veritable lifebuoy Blackwater is. The Aces mercilessly pounced on the severely undermanned Elite side for a 107-87 Sunday that fanned their playoffs aspirations in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. LaDontae Henton sat out the final quarter but still did most of the damage with […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Julius Magtibay

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Name: Julius Magtibay Age: 29 Hails from: Batangas City Favorite team: Ginebra Favorite player: Jayjay Helterbrand How long have you been a fan: Since 6 years old Why are you a fan of Ginebra: “Every time may laro ang Ginebra, dalang dala ka. Pakiramdam ko ako nadin yung naglalaro.”

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PBA Fan of the Day: Keshia Pajo

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Name: Keshia Pajo Age: 22 Hails from: Caloocan Favorite team: Star Hotshots Favorite player: James Yap How long have you been a fan: Six years Why are you a fan of Star: “Kasi may teamwork sila. May chemistry.”

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Alaska Aces vs Blackwater Elite

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Ginebra out to bolster playoff bid, takes on Star

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Barangay Ginebra, back on the winning track after a 101-87 spanking of Rain or Shine the last time out, seeks to go on a run again as it squares off with the back-to-the-wall Star squad in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Gin Kings and the Hotshots clash in their […]

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Blackwater, Alaska chase crucial win

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The clock is ticking for Alaska and Blackwater . Stuck in the bottom four of the standings, both teams are in danger of missing the playoffs in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But on Sunday, only one team will buck that trend as the Aces and the Elite clash at Smart Araneta Coliseum at4 p.m. […]

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Batang Pier withstand E-Painters for 3rd straight win

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LEGAZPI, Albay – Globalport finally nailed a first-ever win on the road and closed in further on the frontrunners in the PBA Governors Cup with a 101-99 nail-biter over Rain or Shine in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the Ibalong Centrum here. Terrence Romeo exploded for 33 points while Jay Washington made a huge […]

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Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vs GlobalPort Batang Pier

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Phoenix escapes NLEX in OT

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Phoenix overcame NLEX, 95-91, to move up to seventh place in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.          Eugene Phelps worked on a huge double-double with 29 points and 26 rebounds while Cyrus Baguio and Mark Borboran had their crucial exploits in the clutch as the Fuel Masters notched a third win against […]

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Rain or Shine, GlobalPort in crucial clash

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On-and-off Rain or Shine and a resurgent GlobalPort squad square off in a Petron Blaze Saturday Special in Legazpi, Albay, both out to improve their position in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. The Elasto Painters and the Batang Pier are barely in the middle of the chart as they at 5 p.m. at the Ibalong Centrum.          ROS head coach […]

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Uichico shrugs off first TNT loss: ‘A learning lesson’

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TNT had the start worthy of envy in the PBA Governors’ Cup when the KaTropa won six straight right off the gate. On Friday, however, everything fell to the ground when the upstart Mahindra gave TNT its first taste of defeat in a 107-104 squeaker Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. TNT is still atop the standings […]

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Phoenix Fuel Masters vs NLEX Road Warriors

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PBA Fan of the Day: John Basil Tiballa

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Name: John Basil Tiballa Age: 17 Hails from: Caloocan Favorite team: NLEX Road Warriors Favorite player: Asi Taulava How long have you been a fan: More than five years. Air21 days pa. Why are you a fan of NLEX: Dahil po kay Asi, nakaka-inspire siya maglaro

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Aug 26 : PBA Women’s 3×3 Basketball

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PBA Fan of the Day: Siren Boson

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Name: Siren Boson Age: 22 Hails from: Navotas Favorite Team: TNT KaTropa Favorite Player: RDO How long have you been a fan: More than five years Team ng idol ko

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Mahindra snaps TNT’s unbeaten run

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Mahindra’s sharp axe claimed the scalp of another usual league heavyweight and brought in a cherished bounty in the process. James White was his usual reliable self with 24 points and 10 rebounds and the Enforcer’s bench rose to the occasion, resulting in a 107-104 victory over erstwhile unbeaten TNT KaTropa Friday in the 2016 PBA Governors […]

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Mahindra Enforcer vs TNT KaTropa

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League leader TNT take on Mahindra

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UNBEATEN leader TNT KaTropa and Mahindra test each other’s mettle when they collide Friday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Texters are gunning for a seventh straight win while the Enforcer are eyeing to bolster their newfound billing as a contender and, at the same time, move out of their […]

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Road Warriors, Fuel Masters out to improve standings

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Barely inside the Top Eight, the NLEX Road Warriors and the Phoenix Fuel Masters face each other Friday as both try to improve their playoff chances in the PBA Governors Cup. Both had picked up some rhythm, winning back-to-back games before losing their last outing. The Road Warriors were stopped by the Meralco Bolts, 95-101, […]

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