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Cone excited to coach Yap in Cebu All-Star Game vs Gilas

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Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone has always looked at the All-Star festivities as a rare chance for him to handle interesting talents whom he doesn’t usually coach. Initially, Cone was to coach superstars June Mar Fajardo and Terrence Romeo as part of the Visayas All-Stars until national coach Chot Reyes on Friday announced the […]

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Yap admits he’s still adjusting as ROS looks ahead to next conference

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Disappointing as Rain or Shine’s campaign in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup may have been, James Yap is hopeful that the team has learned its lessons going forward. “Actually, we played well but we just fell short. Here is when we’ll be stronger, when you’re in this situation that you’re out of the conference. Here […]

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Yap still upbeat about ROS’ playoff chances

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James Yap refused to feel down following Rain or Shine’s 94-89 defeat to Alaska on Wednesday. The loss, which was the Elasto Painters’ fourth straight to end the eliminations, has placed his team in an unenviable position in battling Blackwater on Friday for the last quarterfinals slot.  “Well, ganun naman eh. Kailangan tiwala lang sa […]

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Terrence Romeo is the future of PBA, says James Yap

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There’s no doubt in James Yap’s mind that Terrence Romeo is the future of the PBA. “Sa nilalaro ni Terrence ngayon, I think future siya. Alam ko yung feeling na ganoon, na sobrang taas ang kumpiyansa niya,” Yap said. Yap had a first hand look on how deadly the two-time Scoring Champion can be as […]

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Rain or Shine dedicates season to late No. 1 supporter ‘Mommy Yu’

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It has been an emotional holiday season for Rain or Shine, but the team is relieved that somehow, it was able to start the year on the right note with a 97-82 win over Phoenix on Sunday. And the Elasto Painters dedicated the victory to no less than their top supporter Margaret “Mommy” Yu, who […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Gel Magat

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Name: Gel Magat Age: 22 From: Pampanga Fan of which team: Rain or Shone Favorite Player: James Yap How long have you been a fan of the team: Since James Yap transferred to Rain or Shine. Why are you a fan of the team:  He’s a good player.

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Fresh Painters wary of rust vs streaking Fuel Masters

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A well-rested Rain or Shine team and a Phoenix side coming off an epic win collide in what promises to be a very exciting match Sunday in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters are looking to at least keep their share of second-running spot, a position the Fuel Masters also covet. With […]

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Rookies Jalalon, Tolomia share limelight in Star-ROS duel

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While much of the spotlight centered on veterans James Yap and Paul Lee and their keenly-awaited first game against their former teams, prized rookies still found a way to shine on Sunday. Jio Jalalon had an all-around game with 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds for Star while his counterpart Mike Tolomia wasn’t far behind, […]

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Rain or Shine’s Belga expects tougher duels vs Star down the road

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The fans have seen nothing yet. That was Beau Belga’s stern observation after Rain or Shine’s 99-91 loss to Star on Sunday. Though a lot of fans have been on the lookout for the duel, the burly big man said that the rivalry between the two franchises doesn’t end here. “This was an elimination round […]

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Pingris feels ‘awkward’ facing Yap for first time

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After over a decade of playing together, Star’s Marc Pingris admitted he felt “awkward” going up against his longtime buddy James Yap for the first time. “Siyempre I feel awkward ‘di ba kasi 12 years kaming magkakasama,” said Pingris after Star dealt Rain or Shine its second loss in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup with […]

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After slow start, Ramos comes up big late in Star win over ROS

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After struggling in the first three quarters, Aldrech Ramos knew he had to contribute to help Star win. Fortunately for the veteran forward, Paul Lee was there to ease up the pressure and set him up for better shots. “Masama yung first three quarters ko, buti na lang nung fourth, yung mga open shots ko […]

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Yap struggles vs former team Star, lauds Simon’s defense

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James Yap admitted he felt awkward playing against his former team Star for the first time on Sunday. “Nakakapanibago, pero ganoon talaga,” he said. Unfortunately for Yap, the Elasto Painters ended up on the losing end as the Hotshots escaped with a 99-91 win. “Excited ako for this game kaso talo kami. Pero ganoon talaga […]

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Paul Lee helps Star beat former team Rain or Shine

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Paul Lee reminded Rain or Shine what it used to have as he towed Star to a 99-91 victory in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jio Jalalon beat the shot clock to break the 88-all deadlock as Lee followed up with a three and assisted on a pair of long bombs […]

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Cone still ‘shocked’ to see former player Yap playing for ROS

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James Yap may be in tuned with his new team, but some people are still in shock the former Star player is now wearing another uniform. Take Ginebra head coach Tim Cone for instance. Cone was Yap’s coach when they won the Grand Slam back in 2014 and even though it’s been almost two years […]

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Rain or Shine eyes 3-0 start vs Ginebra

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Rain or Shine played a remarkable game in its season debut against TNT KaTropa then played even better in its next game versus Mahindra. Ginebra coach Tim Cone keenly followed those games and was impressed of the Elasto Painters. Cone said they have to get over their championship hangover and get their act together to […]

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TNT rookie Pogoy excited to play against ‘idols’ Yap, Hontiveros

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After fulfilling his PBA dreams, TNT rookie Roger Pogoy couldn’t wait to matchup against his idols. Pogoy said playing against the “man with a million moves” James Yap of Rain or Shine is something he looks forward to. “Idol ko siya dati pa kasi ang dami niyang moves,” Pogoy said.  The young shooting guard added […]

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Yap ready for ‘new beginning’ with Rain or Shine

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Nearing the end of an illustrious career, James Yap is betting on himself as he seeks to make a splash in the next four years. “Sa ngayon, four years ang tinitignan ko,” he said as he contemplates what could be the tailend of his storied professional run. “Malalaman naman natin kung kaya pa o hindi. […]

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Pingris still struggling with loss of Yap

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Returning to practice after a much deserved vacation in Japan, Marc Pingris admits that he truly missed seeing James Yap in Star’s training on Monday. “Parang di kami sanay na wala si James. Mahirap kasi nakasanayan namin na nandito sya,” he said. Yap, the two-time league Most Valuable Player who has also been helmed as […]

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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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Webb: Sluggish Hotshots ‘didn’t deserve to win’ vs Beermen

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Even Star coach Jason Webb admitted he felt his team just wasn’t in it against San Miguel on Sunday. “We didn’t deserve to win today,” he said after the Hotshots’ 109-100 defeat. “We came out there like we were playing back-to-backs. No energy.” Veteran swingman James Yap offered little explanation as he was somewhat at […]

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Yap not worried over his lack of playing time

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Should James Yap be concerned of his dwindling minutes for Star? Hotshots head coach Jason Webb doesn’t think he should be. “We are a team of depth,” he said after Star’s 105-102 overtime win against GlobalPort on Sunday. “There are going to be days that James is going to play a little, there are going […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Mark Lopez

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Name: Mark Lopez Age: 29 From where: Novaliches Favorite Team: Star Hotshots Favorite Player: James Yap How long have you been a fan: Since Cap Alvin Patrimonio days pa Why are you a fan of Star: Buong family ko Purefoods talaga ever since

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Simon recalls Powerade upset, hopes Star can do the same vs SMB

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Without James Yap, Peter June Simon is playing a much bigger role for Star. And on Monday, Simon proved he still has it. Playing for almost 30 minutes, North Cotabato native shone for coach Jason Webb, leading the Hotshots to a 108-99 victory over top seed San Miguel in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals series. […]

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Aces take on Hotshots in Davao

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Alaska Milk tries to hang on in the battle for the Top Two while Star looks to stay within striking distance of the frontrunners as the two teams clash in a crucial Petron Blaze Saturday Special at the USEP Gym in Davao City. The Aces gun for a sixth win in nine outings while the […]

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Hotshots lose Yap in blowout loss to Beermen

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Star was having quite a ride as of late in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a three-game winning streak heading into its matchup against San Miguel. James Yap was having one of those vintage James Yap moments when almost everything he threw from deep went in, making 4-of-6 from the three-point area. But disaster struck […]

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Ginebra, Star clash on Christmas Day

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Dream matchup on Christmas Day. The Philippine Basketball Association has got this to offer in the Barangay Ginebra-Star pairing at the start of the Smart Bro Philippine Cup quarterfinals at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The most followed PBA rivalry in the post Crispa-Toyota era, the Gin Kings and the Hotshots face off […]

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Alaska slips past Star, grabs share of lead

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Alaska Milk outmaneuvered Star in a topsy-turvy finish of a well-fought contest, pulling off a 107-102 victory to regain a piece of the lead in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday.

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Yap, Star give debuting Ginebra a beating

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The Star Hotshots simply refused to bend or yield in their first matchup with former coach Tim Cone and his new team the Barangay Ginebra Kings.

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STANDINGS
GAMES TIME
GlobalPort VS Rain or Shine 04:15 PM
Barangay Ginebra VS Blackwater 07:00 PM
MAY 26 FRIDAY ALONTE SPORTS ARENA
San Miguel Beer VS Alaska 05:15 PM
NLEX VS Phoenix 03:00 PM
MAY 27 SATURDAY YNARES CENTER-ANTIPOLO
Rain or Shine VS TNT KaTropa 04:30 PM
Barangay Ginebra VS Meralco 06:45 PM
MAY 28 SUNDAY YNARES CENTER-ANTIPOLO