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Santos, Abueva among PBA All-Star reserves named to play Gilas

Arwind Santos of Petron (light) vs ryan Arana of Rain or Shine (dark). FILE PHOTO

The PBA All-Star reserves, who will join starters Greg Slaugter, Chris Ellis and Mac Baracael of Barangay Ginebra and Mark Barroca and James Yap of San Mig Coffee in an exhibition game against Gilas Pilipinas as the highlight of the league’s annual festivities, have been named.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Section | Read More »

Thoss out; Chot wants Abueva

Calvin Abueva  PBA IMAGE / Nuki Sabio

Gilas-Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes just lost another member of his national pool with Sonny Thoss of Alaska scheduled to have his injured back treated in China.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Trillo on Thoss: ‘He makes his game do the talking’

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Alaska’s game plan against Petron Blaze was simple: dump the ball down to Sonny Thoss and let the big man go to work.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Dangerous precedent


SOMEBODY ought to extend some kind of assistance to former PBA cager Dennis Espino, who is currently locked up in the San Fernando provincial jail for illegally detaining his secretary Mildred Eiman at his Northline Farm in Arayat, Pampanga, in 2011.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Commentary,Editors' Picks,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,PBA,Section | Read More »

Ginebra brings back Chris Alexander, battles Petron Blaze

Alaska's Bonbon Custodio hangs as he shoots over Barako Bull's Wynne Arboleda during their game Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. ROMY HOMILLADA

Barangay Ginebra has brought an old hand back for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, believing that he can weave the same magic for the most popular ballclub in the league.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

PBA: Alaska Aces dodge upset axe

PBA Image/ Nuki Sabio

Alaska coach Joel Banal shivered at the thought of winless Shopinas.com pulling off a breakthrough win at his Aces’ expense.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Yap, Barroca help B-Meg duplicate over Alaska


James Yap found his range when B-Meg Derby Ace needed it, carrying the Llamados to an energy-sapping 92-89 double overtime win against the Alaska Aces Sunday night in the 2011 PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The two-time MVP drilled in all of his four attempts from the field in the second extension period while rookie Mark Barroca had several brilliant moments of his own, filling in the shoes of Peter June Simon on helping the Llamados duplicate over the Aces.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Basketball,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Alaska Aces checks slide, spills Barako Bull Energy

Sonny Thoss of Alaska squeezes his way in during the Aces game against B-Meg. Thos fired a career-best 27 points Wednesday to help Alaska notch its first win in six games at the expense of Barako Bull. PBA IMAGE/Nuki Sabio

Coach Joel Banal felt relieved at the rare experience of a post-game interview after five years.

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Petron Blaze’s Arwind Santos leads Best Player race


Arwind Santos, after several near-misses, is again in contention for a first-ever Player of the Conference award.

Posted: August 8th, 2011 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

‘Sloppy’ and ‘stupid’ seize early PBA lead

MANILA—Tim Cone described his team’s game as sloppy. Chot Reyes called his squad’s performance stupid.   And these were the winning coaches.   Alaska and Talk ‘N Text carved out similar victories—in that both their coaches were ranting afterwards—to gain a share of the PBA Philippine Cup lead Friday night at the Cuneta Astrodome in [...]

Posted: October 15th, 2010 in PBA | Read More »

Aces gain share of lead; Chan saves Painters

MANILA—Joe Devance scored 24 points and four others tossed in 10 or more for Alaska, which kept defending PBA Philippine Cup champion Derby Ace winless with a 92-87 victory at the Cuneta Astrodome Wednesday night.   Devance scored 12 of those points in the third period before Bonbon Custodio and LA Tenorio hit some crucial [...]

Posted: October 13th, 2010 in PBA | Read More »

Long road to glory for Alaska

Alaska may have made it look easy, ending the quest for its 13th title in Game 6 of the PBA Fiesta Conference against powerhouse defending champion San Miguel Beer in Game 6. But the route to glory ran parallel with the highway to hell, and even coach Tim Cone described the championship as one of [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2010 in PBA | Read More »



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