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Manny wants toughness

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DISPERSAL drafts in the PBA never generated much attention and media interest in the past until world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao got involved in the process.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Commentary,Featured Columns,In Huddle | Read More »

Blackwater scoops up Danny Ildefonso from PBA Expansion Draft

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Leo Isaac. NOY MORCOSO lll/INQUIRER.net

It’s official, the Philippine Basketball Association is up to a dozen teams and one veteran is smack in the middle of things.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Pacquiao officially enters PBA Rookie Draft

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Manny Pacquiao (left) addresses the media after being named head coach of Kia Monday in a press conference. MARK GIONGCO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

It’s official, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao could put on new kicks for the parquet floor instead of the squared ring.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Basketball,PBA,Section | Read More »

KG, Abueva lead 2 PBA 3×3 teams

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KG Canaleta and Calvin Abueva will power the two Philippine Basketball Association teams in the 2014 Fiba 3×3 World Tour Manila-Masters starting tomorrow at Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Paul Lee sparks big Gilas Fiba Asia Cup start

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Paul Lee, long regarded as the finest player never to make a national team before, showed he is up to the task.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

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 »

San Mig Coffee outlasts Rain or Shine to win Grand Slam

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Congratulations San Mig Coffee

San Mig Coffee survived Rain or Shine in a fitting finale 92-89 to pull off a historic Grand Slam and a fourth straight championship in the 2014 Governors’ Cup before a raucous Smart Araneta Coliseum crowd Wednesday night.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

NLEX eyes Abueva, other former players

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Calvin Abueva. RODEL ROTONI

Hoping to rise quickly in the pro league, NLEX tries to assemble the core of the Air21 franchise along with its stars from the amateur ranks when it debuts in the 40th PBA season in October.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Odds even in San Mig-Rain or Shine duel

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ARE THE San Mig Coffee Mixers ready to win their first Grand Slam and gift coach Tim Cone an unprecedented second title sweep—and 18th PBA championship overall?

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

PBA expecting huge turnout in San Mig-ROS Game 5 clash

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PBA Commissioner Chito Salud. FILE PHOTO

It’s only fitting that the 39th Season of the PBA will go down to the last game of the finals series between rivals San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

2 crack Fil-Ams set to join PBA

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Talented Filipino-American point guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero beat the deadline for foreign applicants with Filipino roots in the PBA Draft and loom as the top choices for the No. 1 pick when the league chooses its new set of rookies on Aug. 19.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Pacquiao scores ahead of 1st KIA game in PBA

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DOUBTERS and detractors indeed outnumber those who believe Manny Pacquiao can score impressively in the new PBA season which starts next October.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Locals back up Reid as Rain or Shine extends finals series with San Mig Coffee

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Az Reid of Rain or Shine (light) vs MArc Pingris of San Mig (dark). PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao called out his locals for not showing up in Game 3. And clearly, the message was sent.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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