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On leaving and moving on

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The departure last week of Luigi Trillo as Alaska head coach will not be the last coaching change story we will hear or read about.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,One Game at a Time,PBA,Section | Read More »

PBA fines seven players for fighting in practice

Fines totaling P115,000 were slapped by commissioner Chito Salud on seven players, including MVP Arwind Santos of San Miguel Beer, for figuring in fights earlier this week. Santos was fined P20,000. Globalport’s Jondan Salvador was levied the same amount while teammate Mark Yee was penalized P10,000. Meralco’s Danny Ildefonso and Gary David were fined P20,000 while Alaska import Bill Walker was also fined P20,000. Meralco’s Gabby Espinas was penalized P5,000.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA,Section | Read More »

Fajardo slim BPC leader over Aguilar

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FAJARDO (left): Frontrunner   FILE PHOTO

June Mar Fajardo, the well-built and agile Petron Blaze center, finished the year that passed with a double-double average and will take a slim statistical points lead over Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar in PBA 2014. After norming 15.5 points and a league-best 17.3 rebounds, the 6-foot-9 Fajardo is averaging 43.5 points in the SP derby [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

RoS rips Globalport

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TY TANG of Rain or Shine (right) swipes the ball away from Sol Mercado of Globalport in their PBA game yesterday at Ynares Arena in Antipolo.    AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Arizona Reid scored 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Rain or Shine to a 94-74 drubbing of Globalport last night and stay undefeated in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at the Ynares Center here.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

PBA scoring champion a letdown for Gilas so far

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FEARED for his explosive shooting in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Gary David has been firing blanks in the biggest basketball stage in Asia.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Good poll results for many PBA hosts

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ALL WEEK long following the May 13 polls, I spent my time gathering the names of athletes past and present and people connected to sports one way or the other who ran for a post in the just concluded elections.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,PBA,Section | Read More »

Aces seize 2-0 cushion, push Kings to the brink

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GINEBRA’s Josh Urbiztondo tries to dribble past Alaska’s Robert Dozier (left) and  Cyrus Baguio in last night’s Game 2 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Hot start, cold start—it really didn’t matter. Alaska still has complete mastery of Barangay Ginebra. The Aces wiped away an early seven-point deficit with ease and all but crushed the spirits of the Gin Kings with a 104-90 win last night in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup title playoffs at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Alaska books Finals slot; Ginebra, TNT in knockout duel today

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CALVIN Abueva of Alaska (left) soars to thwart a shot by San Mig Coffee’s Mark Barroca.  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

CALVIN Abueva took charge in the fourth quarter, spearheading an Alaska comeback for an 83-78 victory over San Mig Coffee at Smart Araneta Coliseum that dethroned the Mixers and sent the Aces to the Finals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

What goodwill? Visiting Sharks far from friendly

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WHOEVER said that the Shanghai Sharks were here in Manila to spread goodwill and play a couple of friendly games with local teams, didn’t know what he was talking about.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,PBA,Section | Read More »

Ginebra stays alive, survives Talk ‘N Text

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GINEBRA import Vernon Macklin reaches in for a slam over Ranidel De Ocampo and Jayson Castro in last night’s still-unfinished Game 4 of the semifinal series at Smart Araneta Coliseum. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

PLAYING in a do-or-die game for the third time in close to a month, Barangay Ginebra did what it is traditionally very good at: Survive.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Gilas-Pilipinas battles PBA All-Stars today

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RODNEY Santos goes for a layup against Kenneth Duremdes as stars from not so long ago returned to action during the PBA Legends Game, one of the events of this year’s All-Star weekend.  RODEL ROTONI

All for the fans. Gilas-Pilipinas, the national five tasked to take the country back to the World Basketball scene, and a PBA All-Star Selection made up of superstars who are just as talented as the nationals, clash in the centerpiece game of the All-Star Week today at Davao Del Sur Coliseum here.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Rookies Ellis, Tiu steal show

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Chris Ellis, Barangay Ginebra’s creative high-flyer, won the PBA All-Star Week’s Slam Dunk title as expected—but worked hard to pull it off last night.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA,Section | Read More »

Kings crush Texters, seize 1-0 series lead

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MAC Baracael and import Vernon Macklin of Barangay Ginebra battle Talk ‘N Text import Jerome Jordan for position. Both teams were playing at press time. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

COMING out with boundless energy, Barangay Ginebra made Talk ‘N Text look truly ugly on this one. After yielding the first bucket of the game, the Gin Kings dropped one blitzkrieg after another and bombed the Tropang Texters back to the stone age, 104-81, to take a 1-0 lead in their Cebuana Lhuillier PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

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