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Unfazed Yap delivers anew, seals 4th Finals MVP and San Mig Grand Slam

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Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA

Tension filled the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. But as the anxiety built throughout the historic dome that saw more than 23,000 hold their breaths as the last game of the finals went down to the last shot, James Yap hardly flinched.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

James Yap hits key shots as San Mig Coffee tabs 1-0 lead

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JAMES Yap (right) of San Mig Coffee tries to drive in last night’s Game 1 of the Governors Cup Finals at Mall of Asia Arena. Both teams were playing at presstime. EDWIN BELLOSILLO

James Yap drained two big-time jumpers in the stretch Tuesday night and San Mig Coffee pulled out a controversial 104-101 decision of Rain or Shine for a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five series for the PBA Governors’ Cup—the last jewel missing in the Mixers’ Grand Slam chase—at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

San Mig Coffee overcomes huge deficit to stun Rain or Shine in Game 1

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James Yap of San Mig (light) vs Ryan Arana of Rain or Shine (dark). PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

San Mig Coffee rose from a commanding deficit to shock Rain or Shine, 104-101, and take Game 1 of their best-of-five Finals series in the 2014 PBA Governors’ Cup Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Blakely-Reid duel top sidelight in Governors’ Cup title series

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For all intents and purposes, the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-five title series is a showdown between imports Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee and Arizona Reid of Rain or Shine.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Big game from James Yap earns him finals MVP plum

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He didn’t produce overwhelming numbers, but James Yap’s contributions in San Mig Coffee’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup conquest were hard to miss.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

San Mig Coffee a win away from title after beating Talk ‘N Text

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James Yap of San Mig (dark) vs Ryan Reyes of Talk N Text (light). PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

James Yap buried the game-winning basket to complete a last-minute San Mig Coffee rally past Talk ‘N Text, 77-75, as the Mixers moved a win away from a third straight championship Tuesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Energy level in Game 3 key

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TALK ‘N Text’s Game 3 main man Jayson Castro yields little space to San Mig Coffee’s Mark Barroca in Sunday’s Game 2. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / NUKI SABIO

This time, it’s Tim Cone who is asking for more effort from his players. With momentum on the side of Talk ‘N Text, Cone wants his San Mig Coffee Mixers to go all out Tuesday when they break their 1-1 tie with the Tropang Texters in the best-of-five title series for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mixers snap Texters’ streak, take 1-0 lead

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San Mig Coffee was supposed to be the tired one going into the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title series with Talk ‘N Text.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

San Mig Coffee ends Talk ‘N Text’s streak to take finals opener

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San Mig Coffee did what had not been done to Talk ‘N Text before Friday night.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

San Mig Coffee, Air21 knock each other out

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With momentum on its side, Air21 battles San Mig Coffee Wednesday looking for that final escape act that would put the Express in unchartered but heady territory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Palaro opens; shot put mark tumbles

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Seventeen-year-old Bryan Pacheco of Region 3 set a new mark in high school boys’ shot put as the Palarong Pambansa 2014 officially kicked off here Monday with a merry mix of politics and show biz glitter.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Fiba wants more 3-on-3s

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We were extremely lucky to have an hour’s chat with SBP (Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas) executive director Sonny Barrios, guest of honor at the opening of the Philippine Basketball Marathon, played at the Meralco Gym this week.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,In Huddle,PBA,Section | Read More »

Fighting first five for PBA Selection

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Two-time MVP James Yap, San Mig Coffee teammate Mark Barroca and No. 1 Draft pick Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra form the nucleus of the PBA Selection that will battle Gilas Pilipinas in this year’s All-Star Game set next month.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

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