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Beermen win 3rd straight PH Cup crown, beat Gin Kings

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San Miguel Beer held off Barangay Ginebra, 91-85, in Game 5 of their best-of-seven championship series to win its third straight PBA Philippine Cup title Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos each scored 21 points while Chris Ross was again spectacular on both ends of the floor […]

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Ross, SMB no letup in Game 7 win over TNT

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Heading into Game 7 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against TNT, San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross had no intentions of taking a breather, not even for a second. It’s do-or-die and Ross doesn’t plan on having an early vacation. “It’s Game 7. It’s Game 7. You gotta keep your horses out there. I […]

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Alaska, Ginebra in do-or-die for last semis slot

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Barangay Ginebra and Alaska Milk slug it out for one last time at Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night, both determined to step up their game even more to have a chance at winning what could well be a slam-bang KO setto.         The two teams are expected to go hammer and tongs at each other in their 7 p.m. do-or-die […]

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Compton expects Alaska to be in ‘real battle’ vs Ginebra

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Both sides foresee a tough battle but are also excited to take on the challenge. The Alaska Aces and the Barangay Ginebra Kings collide in what’s easily the most exciting matchup in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals – a duel pitting the 2016 Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup runners-up and the 2016 Governors Cup titlists. […]

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Phoenix books quarterfinals ticket, beats Ginebra

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Phoenix Petroleum has flanked two cracks at seizing solo second place. The Fuel Masters succeeded in their third try versus a Japeth Aguilar-less Barangay Ginebra side. With a methodical defense and a steady offense, the Fuel Masters rolled past the Gin Kings, 79-73, to virtually clinch a quarterfinals spot in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in […]

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Belo, dela Cruz to go all out for playoff-seeking Elite

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With the way Blackwater started the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, Mac Belo and Art dela Cruz agree that it would definitely be a disappointment if the team misses out on the quarterfinals. And that’s the reason why the Elite will be coming into their next game more focused as they eye to secure a seat […]

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Phoenix, Ginebra hope to stay in twice-to-beat race

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Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix Petroleum clash Sunday night in one of the key matches in the homestretch of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round, each one fighting to stay in the race for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.        Both in a heavy pack behind runaway leader San Miguel Beer, the Gin Kings and […]

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Thompson, Gin Kings down skidding Bolts

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ILOILO CITY – Joe Devance achieved a personal milestone and the whole Barangay Ginebra team celebrated a crucial win over Meralco that got the team back in the thick of the fight for the playoffs in the PBA Philippine Cup at the University of San Agustin Gym here Saturday night. Devance, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson […]

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Abueva, Alaska show no letup in big win over Ginebra

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Alaska has made a name for itself as one of the best teams in the league at pulling off comebacks. The Aces did that a couple of seasons ago winning more than a dozen games after trailing by more than 20 points, and on Wednesday they stunned Meralco 81-79 after falling by as much as […]

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Ferrer shrugs off career-high in Ginebra loss to Alaska

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Kevin Ferrer may have found his stride against Calvin Abueva and Alaska, but overall, Barangay Ginebra’s offense was nowhere to be seen. Alaska was hellbent on dealing Ginebra a nice Christmas present in the form of a 101-86 beating, and the rookie Ferrer was in no mood to celebrate his new career-high of 19 points.  […]

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Alaska routs Ginebra for 3rd straight win

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Alaska rode the momentum of its back-to-back wins over GlobalPort and Meralco, stretching its run to three games with a 101-86 rout of Barangay Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. The Aces dished out an impeccable game and thoroughly dominated the Gin Kings to move up to joint third place with Blackwater, Rain […]

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Ginebra dealt with ‘frustrating loss’ by GlobalPort

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Still on a high after last week’s 81-74 victory over Rain or Shine, Ginebra was brought back down to earth with a 91-84 loss to GlobalPort on Sunday. And the Gin Kings didn’t fail to recognize the reality check they were dealt with as they suffered their second defeat in three games. “Coach Tim (Cone) told […]

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Urbiztondo happy to be back in PBA with GlobalPort

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Left unsigned in the offseason, Josh Urbiztondo faced a familiar scenario. After all, he went undrafted in the 2009 PBA Draft. But it didn’t take long as GlobalPort came calling two weeks ago and wanted the 33-year-old to report to practice. Without any assurance of being fielded, Urbiztondo went. And on Sunday, he made his PBA […]

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Tenorio on Romeo: ‘He’s hard to stop’

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LA Tenorio admits it’s just hard defending a locked in Terrence Romeo. “It’s hard to stop a scorer who’s already got a rhythm,” Tenorio said as Romeo torched Ginebra with 35 points to lead GlobalPort, 91-84, on Sunday. “From the start of the game, every one of them already has a rhythm. It’s hard to stop […]

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GlobalPort riding on ‘new’ Romeo

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Terrence Romeo said GlobalPort has yet to prove anything even after its impressive victory over Barangay Ginebra, 91-84. The Batang Pier hiked their record to 3-1, joining the San Miguel Beermen and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters atop the standings. “Wala pa kaming napapatunayan. Challenge para sa amin na makita kami ng mga tao […]

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Romeo too much as GlobalPort beats Ginebra

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Terrence Romeo, the PBA scoring champion the last two seasons, was at it Sunday night, firing away a season-high 35 points to power GlobalPort to a 91-84 win over Barangay Ginebra and back to joint lead in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Romeo waxed hottest when needed the most, scattering 15 markers in the fourth quarter after Ginebra […]

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Tenorio takes blame for offensive struggles

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LA Tenorio had a night to forget offensively in Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s win over Rain or Shine, 81-74, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena in the PBA Philippine Cup. Tenorio missed all his field goal attempts but still finished with four points, five rebounds, and six assists  “Offensively, you can say I really struggled and I […]

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With Castro still out, TNT turns to de Ocampo in win over Ginebra

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Without Jayson Castro, the bulk of the load for TNT lied on the broad shoulders of Ranidel de Ocampo. And on Sunday, he proved once again why he is still one of the premier forwards in the league, leading the KaTropa past Barangay Ginebra, 108-103 for their breakthrough win in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. […]

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Ginebra makes season debut vs TNT

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Four weeks after its first title run in eight years, Barangay Ginebra makes its keenly awaited return Sunday, taking on TNT KaTropa to kick off its campaign in the 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup before an expected good crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.          Coach Tim Cone hopes they get over first-game jitters early as […]

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Bolts played bad from opening tip of Game 5, says Black

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For Meralco head coach Norman Black, the Bolts were not able to put themselves in a position to win Sunday night. “It’s not just about the bad start, I thought we played bad the whole game from start to finish,” he said after the Bolts’ 92-81 defeat to Barangay Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2016 […]

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Durham confident Meralco can pull off two straight vs Ginebra

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Allen Durham admitted he was thrown off his game by Ginebra’s defense in Meralco’s 92-81 Game 5 defeat Sunday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals. “They did some different things defensively and they did where they put the ball out of my hands. They haven’t done that the whole series,” he said. Not helping was his […]

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Thompson braces for tough Meralco stand in Game 6

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Scottie Thompson may be a rookie in the PBA but when it comes to pressure, the youngster is well aware of how to push through it.  Ginebra was clinging to an 87-81 lead with less than a minute remaining, and with the shot clock winding down on the Gin Kings’ Thompson made the big basket […]

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Ginebra nears title, holds off Meralco in Game 5

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel withstood a late Meralco charge to win, 92-81, and seize a 3-2 lead in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday night before a boisterous crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Justin Brownlee came up big with 29 points and 10 rebounds two nights after a subpar showing in the Gin Kings’ […]

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PBA Governors’ Cup Game 5 Preview: Danger Zone

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After four amazing games, we’re back in square one, with Ginebra slipping past Meralco in Game 4, 88-86. Much like Game 2, the Kings made the bigger plays down the stretch, though they had to mount one final defensive stand to stave off the Bolts. Chris Newsome was shadowed well by Justin Brownlee in the […]

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Ginebra made the hustle plays in Game 2 win, says Brownlee

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Talk about a change of fortune. A couple of nights after Meralco bullied Ginebra, it was the Gin Kings turn to impose their will on the Bolts in Game 2, beating them to the much-important hustle points as their import Justin Brownlee put it. Ginebra evened the best-of-seven series of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals […]

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Castro wins BPC; Durham is Best Import

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TNT guard Jayson Castro was named Best Player of the Conference in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday before Game 2 of the Finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tipped off at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Castro took home his fourth BPC award. He led all locals with an average Statistical Points of 38.3, edging […]

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Facing elimination, Beermen avoid early vacation

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Barangay Ginebra came into Sunday’s game eyeing to clinch a seat in the finals. San Miguel Beer, however, had other plans in mind and it was certainly not about taking a vacation. “Kailangan talaga manalo, ayaw pa namin mag bakasyon,” said SMB center June Mar Fajardo Sunday after bludgeoning Ginebra, 101-72.  San Miguel was pushed […]

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Cone: ‘We never had an answer’

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San Miguel Beer came out firing on all cylinders from the get-go and Barangay Ginebra didn’t know what hit them. That was how Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone summed up his team’s blowout loss in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinals series on Sunday. “They came out firing and just never let up, we […]

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In-rhythm Lassiter shoots SMB into Game 5

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If there’s one thing Marcio Lassiter did to ease the pain of their Game 3 loss to Ginebra, it was shoot the lights out. Lassiter scored 25 points, a team-high for the Beermen, and 21 of those came from the three-point line as he led San Miguel to a 101-72 win over the Gin Kings […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Jett delos Santos

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Name: Jett delos Santos Age: 38 Hails from: Rizal Favorite team: Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings Favorite player: Mark Caguioa How long have you been a fan of Ginebra: Fan since birth Why are you a fan of Ginebra: Influence ng family. Never say die sila ever since.

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Tenorio doesn’t mind going scoreless as long as Ginebra wins

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LA Tenorio isn’t losing sleep for his scoreless performance against San Miguel on Monday. “Mukha ba akong concerned?” Tenorio said smiling. “Hindi naman ako concerned. It’s not about me, it’s not about our import. it’s about the team.” Following his 32-point performance in Ginebra’s quarterfinal tiff against Alaska, Tenorio went 0-of-9 from the field in […]

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Austria looking to extend Beermen rotation in Game 2

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San Miguel coach Leo Austria admitted it was a miscue on his part that he failed to make the most of his bench. Fielding only eight players on Monday, a fatigued Beermen crew was dragged to a 115-108 defeat at the hands of Ginebra in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2016 […]

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Thompson, Ginebra not satisfied with Game 1 win

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With Ginebra’s three-guard combo terrorizing the open court, Scottie Thompson was once again front and center in the rally, orchestrating the Gin Kings’ huge 115-108 victory over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But the rookie guard shared that just like his head […]

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Millsap takes blame for Beermen loss in Game 1

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Not even a late surge and a triple-double from Elijah Millsap could carry San Miguel past Ginebra in Game 1 of its best-of-five semifinals in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. But the returning import made it clear the Beermen are not pressing the panic button yet. “It’s a series,” he said, as he finished with […]

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Ginebra rallies, beats San Miguel in semis opener

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Barangay Ginebra worked on a wondrous effort versus San Miguel Beer in the opener of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal series, fashioning out a come-from-behind 115-108 win before a good Monday crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.         Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar played solid games all night long while Sol Mercado, Scottie Thompson and Joe Devance […]

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San Miguel, Ginebra begin semis series

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It took San Miguel Beer two extra periods to get past Barangay Ginebra, 111-105, in their elimination round clash. And that could well be an indication on how the two teams will go at each other in their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal showdown beginning Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Both teams brace for a […]

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2016 Govs’ Cup semis begins Monday

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There were no surprises at the end of the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals as the top four teams went on to the next round. And it isn’t a bad thing with each of the semifinal match-ups having the potential to be a classic duel. The Final Four begins on Monday with crowd-drawers San Miguel […]

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Brownlee: ‘TNT had an answer for everything’

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BIÑAN—Everything Barangay Ginebra threw, TNT just knew what to do with it. Ginebra import Justin Brownlee felt the KaTropa were able to match what the Gin Kings gave on Sunday. “Talk ‘N Text, they had an incredible game and they played very well, knocking down shots, and playing hard,” said Brownlee after Ginebra’s 104-92 loss to […]

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TNT routs Ginebra for No. 1 spot

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BIÑAN—TNT KaTropa stopped Barangay Ginebra on its track while keeping the fire of its own rampage to gain top honors at the close of the PBA Governors Cup eliminations at Alonte Sports Arena Sunday here.         The Texters fashioned out a 104-92 rout of the Kings in what was expected to be a fierce, close match – […]

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Cone fears Slaughter injury could be ACL

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Barangay Ginebra is bracing for the worst as Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone fears that Greg Slaughter may have just tore his ACL after sustaining an injury in the fourth quarter of the team’s 93-86 win over Mahindra on Friday. “Greg’s injury, unfortunately, seems to be an ACL tear,” Cone said in a text message Monday afternoon. “We have […]

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