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Painters rip Aces in Hontiveros, dela Cruz farewell

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ANTIPOLO—Rain or Shine put a damper on a couple of retirements after thrashing Alaska, 112-82, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here. The Elasto Painters improved to 6-4 to strengthened their bid for the fourth spot in the standings while the Aces, who saw Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz play their […]

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Gin Kings down Painters, move closer to top four

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Barangay Ginebra regained its winning ways after scraping past Rain or Shine, 89-82, to inch closer to a top four finish in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena. The Gin Kings, again, claimed solo leadership at 8-2 but not after withstanding a fight from the Elasto Painters, who rallied […]

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Victolero liked how Hotshots fought in loss to Painters

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Despite losing for the first time this 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, Star coach Chito Victolero remains upbeat seeing how his team fought back from a large deficit. “We’re okay. You can see that the players gave their best effort. Even if Rain or Shine led by 20, we still came back. It just so happened […]

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Almazan hospitalized due to dehydration after playing through illness

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Not even a bad case of flu could stop Raymond Almazan from playing. Fresh from his Gilas Pilipinas duty in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, the lanky big man gave it his all and delivered for the Elasto Painters in their 92-88 win over Star on Sunday. Almazan overcame his sickness and churned out 13 […]

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Bullock bounces back, leads ROS rout of TNT

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Motivated to rebound from his underwhelming debut, J’Nathan Bullock responded to coach Caloy Garcia’s demands to lead Rain or Shine to a 105-73 blowout of TNT Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The 30-year-old reinforcement made sure the Elasto Painters didn’t make a mistake tapping him as replacement, as he […]

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Rain or Shine trades Chan to Phoenix for Borboran, future pick

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Jeff Chan will be the next player to leave Rain or Shine. Sources bared to the INQUIRER that the Elasto Painters are set to trade the 33-year-old gunslinger to Phoenix in exchange for Mark Borboran and the Fuel Masters’ 2020 second round pick. The trade papers have already been submitted to the Office of the Commissioner […]

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Finally getting his chance, Almazan vows to give best for Gilas

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LUCENA — Raymond Almazan has always been vocal about donning the national colors. Offering his services back then, the lanky big man was content on helping Gilas Pilipinas even just as a practice player. But on Friday, the Rain or Shine center was more than just that as he was tapped in coach Chot Reyes’ […]

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Jefferson says Alaska teammates ‘big part’ of his success

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Cory Jefferson seethed as he air-balled his first three-point attempt early in Alaska’s duel against Rain or Shine on Sunday. Jefferson felt embarrassed and he made it a point to drill his next shots in hopes of maintaining the team’s unbeaten record. And he did, going 5-of-8 from threes, including the go-ahead trey with 30.1 seconds […]

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Beermen make semis, hold off Painters

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ANTIPOLO – RR Garcia waxed hot and carried San Miguel over Rain or Shine, 98-91, to advance to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Sunday at Ynares Center here. The 5-foot-11 guard came off the bench and fired 25 points on  5-of-7 shooting from threes, to go along with four rebounds and three assists as the Beermen […]

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Austria wary of dangerous Rain or Shine

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Despite San Miguel enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals, coach Leo Austria is fully aware that every team in the top eight is capable of upending the higher seeds. “We have the twice-to-beat, but it’s not really a big advantage,” he said. And Austria has every reason to feel so. […]

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Early exit a learning experience for dela Cruz, Elite

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After failing to make the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs following a 103-80 loss to Rain or Shine on Friday, Blackwater still managed to keep its head high. Art dela Cruz said if there’s anything the Elite can take away from this conference, it’s that the team can stand toe-to-toe against fancied foes. “For a […]

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Rain or Shine outclasses Blackwater for last playoff spot

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Rain or Shine just refused to be eliminated as it scored a 103-80 shellacking of Blackwater in a do-or-die duel for the last quarterfinals slot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. The Elasto Painters snapped out of a rut and duplicated their 107-93 drubbing of the Elite last Dec. 9 to gain the […]

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Struggling Rain or Shine gets last crack at playoff spot

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Perennial contender Rain or Shine finds itself on the brink of elimination after ending the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations with a 5-6 card. With the Elasto Painters bowing to Alaska, 94-89, on Wednesday, it’s understandable that the players are now feeling the pressure. “There’s definitely frustration,” said ROS swingman Gabe Norwood. “We struggled to get […]

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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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Quinahan gets win over Belga as former teammates face off

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GlobalPort big man JR Quinahan expected a tough time heading into a duel with Rain or Shine on Sunday. Bracing for a tight battle against his old team, he told his former teammate Beau Belga to take it easy. “Sinabi ko lang kay Beau kanina bago mag-start na dahan-dahan lang,” Quinahan said with a chuckle. […]

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Norwood on guarding Romeo: ‘It’s frustrating’

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Terrence Romeo was so slick on Sunday that he even managed to evade reporters after GlobalPort’s 117-99 win over Rain or Shine. Minutes after setting a career-high 44 points, the super scorer’s impact was still felt inside Cuneta Astrodome. “I can’t lie, It’s frustrating, especially in a game that we need to win and the situation that […]

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GlobalPort makes quarters, downs ROS behind Romeo’s career-high

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Terrence Romeo exploded for a career-high 44 points to carry GlobalPort over Rain or Shine, 117-99, and clinch a seat in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Cuneta Astrodome. The Batang Pier’s super scorer caught fire with a 20-point second quarter. He finished what he started, pouring 19 more points in the payoff period to […]

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Chris Tiu returns from calf injury

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Rain or Shine veteran guard Chris Tiu made his quiet return Sunday night from a calf injury that had sidelined him for more than a month. The 5-foot-11 guard recorded six markers on 50 percent shooting from the field, to go along with two assists in nearly 16 minutes of play.  Though Tiu said he’s still hurting, it […]

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After latest debacle, ROS character put to test

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Paul Lee dragged his heavy legs with his head down as he came out of the losing dugout at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday night. The most coldblooded player in the league has never looked so vulnerable after another jarring loss pushed Rain or Shine to the brink. Lee just had one of his worst […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: JK Casiño

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Name: JK Casiño Age: 22 Hails From: Sampaloc, Manila Favorite Team: Rain of Shine Elasto Painters Favorite Player: Paul Lee Why are you a fan of Rain or Shine: Para sakin maganda yung system ni coach Yeng

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Road Warriors rally past Painters

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Rain or Shine came with a working defensive game plan for prolific NLEX import Henry Walker Sunday. What the Elasto Painters did not see coming were the other Road Warriors, who played big roles in the latter’s come-from-behind 111-99 surprise that fanned their quarterfinals hopes in the PBA Governors Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. […]

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2016 Governors’ Cup Preview: Meralco Bolts vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

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– Meralco started their conference strong with back-to-back wins, but they have since been tripping, losing back-to-back as well to TNT and Ginebra. They have a shot at stopping their slump here as they take on the Painters. ROS, meanwhile, is coming off back-to-back wins over Phoenix and Blackwater. They have the momentum heading into […]

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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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Rain or Shine’s Almazan embraces role as Gilas practice player

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His stay is just temporary and he won’t even make it to the final 12, but for Raymond Almazan, donning the Gilas Pilipinas jersey feels like nothing he ever felt before. “Siyempre sobrang happy,” Almazan, the Rain or Shine center, said on Sunday at Meralco Gym. “Wala akong mapaglagyan ng saya ko kahit na alam ko […]

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Cruz helps Painters win title after getting nearly traded

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Looking back, Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao could only smile as he reminisced what could’ve been had things worked out differently. “During draft day, tine-trade pa namin siya eh,” Guiao said on Cruz, whom the Elasto Painters selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft. “Walang gustong kumuha. Naghahanap kami ng […]

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Fajardo says fatigue a factor as Beermen bow out

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June Mar Fajardo knows that in the end, one team can’t win everything. “Ganun talaga. Gusto rin nila manalo,” the two-time MVP Fajardo said after San Miguel bowed out of the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup following a blowout loss to Rain or Shine on Sunday. “Gusto namin manalo pero ganun talaga, talo eh. Di […]

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Painters go for historic sweep of Beermen in Game 3

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For the second straight conference, San Miguel Beer is determined to rise from the grave. Not if Rain or Shine could help it. Who among the Elasto Painters and Beermen have stronger resolve would be known when they clash for what could be the deciding game Thursday in their Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series at the PhilSports […]

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Beermen, Painters clash in semis Game 1

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Only four teams remain in chase of the coveted PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown.         With a lofty goal of a third straight crown, San Miguel Beer is one of the remaining contenders. Standing on its way to the finals is an old rival that is a tough threat as always.         The Beermen and the Rain or […]

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Rain or Shine sweeps Ginebra for semis berth

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Based on its experience in the series opener Rain or Shine has braced itself for a drawn-out duel with Barangay Ginebra. Jeff Chan and JR Quinahan led a group of Elasto Painters who had other plans. Chan scored 22 points and Quinahan came off the bench to deliver 21 as Rain or Shine pulled off […]

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Rain or Shine comes back to beat Ginebra in quarterfinals opener

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Rain or Shine got its one foot in the semifinals after a pulsating 88-84 win over Ginebra in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals series Sunday at Cuneta Astrodome. Jeff Chan finished with 15 points, including the game’s biggest basket late, and three rebounds for the Elasto Painters. JR Quiñahan led the Elasto Painters with […]

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Rain or Shine rolls past Blackwater for 3rd straight win

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RAIN or Shine mustered one big surge in the stretch to fully quash any Blackwater threat and coast to a 118-107 victory Sunday that put the Elasto Painters right where they wanted in the Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jeff Chan scored seven of his 12 points in that crucial 12-2 run which JR […]

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Paul Lee hurt again in ROS loss to TNT

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Bad news struck Paul Lee anew when he hurt his left knee in Rain or Shine’s game against TNT on Monday. “Just bad luck. My knee got hit when I landed,” he said, as he went down at the 4:02 mark of the second quarter when he challenged TNT guard Ryan Reyes’ three-point attempt. Still, […]

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Injuries take toll on Painters in Game 4; Cruz may return in Game 5

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Rain or Shine can breathe that sigh of relief. Jericho Cruz, who was stretchered off in the waning seconds of Game 3 after hurting his left knee, could suit up on Wednesday in the pivotal Game 5 of the best-of-seven semifinals series between the Elasto Painters and the San Miguel Beermen. “Ready ako next game […]

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Beermen beat Painters in Game 4, level semis series

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Defending champion San Miguel Beer banked on a blistering third quarter run to put away a shorthanded Rain or Shine side, 105-92, and level their 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series at 2-2 Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Believe it or not, June Mar Fajardo, the reigning back-to-back MVP, had his […]

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Pringle rewards GlobalPort coaches and teammates’ trust with game-winner

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In dire need of a basket with the game on the line, GlobalPort went to Stanley Pringle and the third-year guard delivered.

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Rain or Shine beats Star minus Paul Lee in season opener

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Hitting a good rhythm in the second half, Rain or Shine came from behind to repulse Star, 96-87, in the inaugural of PBA Season 41 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Wednesday.

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Traded to San Miguel, Araña finds familiarity with Austria

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Not everything is new for Ryan Araña in his move to San Miguel Beer.

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Matias feels like a rookie all over again in return to Rain or Shine

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Ronnie Matias bounced around from one team to another since being let go by Rain or Shine two years ago.

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Belga on Rain or Shine rookie Ahanmisi: ‘He’s a fighter’

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Though many were caught by surprise when Rain or Shine picked Maverick Ahanmisi as the third overall pick in last month’s draft, he is showing in practices that he deserves to be in the position he’s in.

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‘Fulfilled’ Araña bids emotional farewell to Rain or Shine

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Ryan Araña may be donning the colors of San Miguel Beer when the new PBA season comes off wraps next month, but the rugged guard knows he wouldn’t be in the position he’s in if not for the only team he’s played for in his first eight years in the league.

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