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Aces or Painters

Game today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 7 p.m. -- Alaska vs. Rain or Shine IT’S a showdown between two hungry teams both longing to end their string of heartaches and bridesmaid tags. Alaska is looking to clinch its first title after…

In the hunt

COULD this be the time of the ‘The Beast?’ Calvin Abueva, nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his daring plays that easily rub off on his teammates, has suddenly become a strong contender for the Best Player of the Conference award for…

No tomorrow

THROW the first four games out of the window. It will all boil down to this one final duel. Alaska and Meralco clash for one more time this conference in a rubber match determining which of them will face Rain…

Can the Painters go all the way?

TOO many trips to the finals but with no success. That has been the situation in the PBA for Rain or Shine, which managed to land four times in the finals in the last nine conferences in the pro league.…

‘Rain’ in finals

Game today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 7 p.m. -- Alaska vs. Meralco RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao was right, after all. Saying that the Elasto Painters’ heartbreaking Game 3 loss was just a detour in their march to the finals,…

Teng explodes for 30 as Archers beat Falcons

JERON Teng fired 30 points as La Salle opened the Aldin Ayo era with a 98-88 win over Adamson yesterday in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. While Ayo had a winning start, the loss spoiled new Falcons mentor Franz…

Reid hopes to rescue San Miguel

ARIZONA Reid is suiting up for a San Miguel Beer team that’s looking to draw level today against Rain or Shine, the very same team where the explosive import had played for prior to joining the SMB side. Reid led…

PCU outplays Jamfy, secures No. 2 seed

FORMER NCAA champion Philippine Christian University-Lilac Experience showed too much class in beating Jamfy-Secret Spices, 108-76, to clinch the second outright semis berth in the 2016 MBL Open basketball championship at the Rizal Coliseum. Led by the high-leaping Jack Corpuz…

Adamson, Lyceum keep share of lead

ADAMSON and Lyceum kept their share of the lead in the 9th Philippine Chinese Amateur Basketball League Freego Cup by pulling off contrasting wins at the Philippine Buddhacare Academy gym in Quezon City. The Baby Falcons rode on a torrid…

Elasto Painters try again

SAN Miguel Beer is trailing Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after three games in the best-of-5 semifinal series -- a situation similar to their semis battle in the last Philippine Cup. The only difference is that in…

Focus on defense

Game today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) Game 3, best-of-5 semifinal 7 p.m. -- Meralco vs. Alaska DEFENSE will continue to be the name of the game as Meralco and Alaska break their deadlock today in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series.…

PCU, Jamfy dispute No. 2

Game today: (Rizal Coliseum) 8 p.m. -- PCU vs. Jamfy PHILIPPINE Christian University-Lilac Experience and Jamfy-Secret Spices dispute the second outright semis berth in the 2016 MBL Open basketball championship at the Rizal Coliseum. Game time is 8 p.m. with…

Painters seek semis sweep

Game today (Philsports Arena) Game 3, best-of-5 semifinals series 7 p.m. -- Rain or Shine vs. San Miguel THERE might be nothing memorable for Rain or Shine at the Philsports Arena, but for coach Yeng Guiao, the Pasig hardcourt is…

Aces seek no.2

Game today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) Game 2, best-of-five semifinal 7 p.m. --Alaska vs. Meralco IT’S been four years since Alaska made the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals. Now, the Aces could get closer to making a return trip to the midseason…

Painters target 2nd win

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao is now talking with some degree of confidence, having seen what he called positive signs after the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters took Game 1 of their semifinal series with San Miguel Beer in…
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