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Enforcers stun B-Pier

EXPANSION team Mahindra pulled off a stunning victory last night at the expense of a dangerous Globalport side via a 111-98 victory to open its PBA Commissioners’ Cup campaign in style at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night. The Enforcers…

MBL: Macway, PCU dispute solo lead

MACWAY Travel Club and Philippine Christian University-Naughty Needlez clash today in the battle of opening-day winners in the 2016 MBL Open basketball championship at the Rizal Coliseun. Game time is 3:30 p.m. with the winner taking the early lead in…

Ginebra, NLEX clash

Games today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:15 p.m. -- Mahindra vs. Globalport 7 p.m. -- Ginebra vs. NLEX MAHINDRA, one of two teams eliminated early in the last Philippine Cup, is hoping to gain a headstart in the cutthroat elimination round…

‘Cafe’ whips Caida

Games Monday: (Filoil Flying V Arena) 2 p.m. -- QRS/Jam Liner vs. ZC Mindanao 4 p.m. -- Phoenix vs. Caida CARL Bryan Cruz delivered the key baskets down the stretch as Café France outlasted Caida Tiles, 90-86 to seize the…

Texters in easy win

Games tomorrow (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:15 p.m. -- Globalport vs. Mahindra 7 p.m. -- Ginebra vs. NLEX TALK N Text hardly felt the absence of its import last night and posted a 108-102 victory over expansion team Blackwater to open…

Cafe France, Caida clash

Games today: (Ynares Sports Arena) 2 p.m. -- Tanduay vs. Wang’s 4 p.m. -- Caida vs. Cafe France CAFE France and Caida Tiles clash in a duel of fancied teams today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares…

Texters vs Elite

TALK ‘N Text remains the slight favorite over Blackwater as it launches today its title-retention bid without import Ivan Johnson at the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Johnson is serving a one-game suspension for chasing two Blackwater players --…

Phoenix stops QRS/Jam Liner

PHOENIX Petroleum-FEU bucked another slow start to repulse QRS/Jam Liner, 98-84, and forge a three-way tie for the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup lead yesterday. The Accelerators got their offensive engine going only in the second period, unloading a telling 13-0…

NLEX eyes 'rebound'

DEFENSE will be the main weapon o f NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup as the team sets sights on sustaining a respectable gain last conference. “We still believe that our defense will be a big factor this…

Macway, PCU in big starts

MACWAY Travel Club and Philippine Christian University-Naughty Needlez pulled off similar easy victories over their respective rivals at the start of the 2016 MBL Open basketball championship at the Rizal Coliseum over the weekend. Macway outplayed last year’s runner-up AMA-Wang’s…

Phoenix eyes share of D-L lead

PHOENIX Petroleum-FEU seeks to force a three-way tie on top as it tackles unpredictable QRS/Jam Liner today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup. Accelerators coach Eric Gonzales wants his troops to have a better effort this time in the 2…

‘Strong’ Bolts

Game Wednesday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:15 p.m. -- Talk N Text vs. Blackwater 7 p.m. -- Meralco vs. Star Hotshots MERALCO, a team that languished in the cellar in the last PBA Philippine Cup, maybe a force to reckon with…

UAAP Jrs: Bullpups, Blue Eaglets triumph

NATIONAL University overpowered La Salle-Zobel, 80-57, to clinch the outright championship berth yesterday in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena. Justine Baltazar was his usual best with 18 points and 18 rebounds, his 11th double-double…

Black Mamba 3-on-3 comes off the wraps

THE much-awaited Black Mamba 3x3 Basketball National Championship will finally kick off today (Feb. 7) at Robinsons Place in Malolos, Bulacan. PBA superstar and Black Mamba endorser Marc Pingris will be personally around to watch the competition, which starts at…

Opening salvo: Star-Meralco; Blackwater-TNT

CAN defending champion Talk 'N Text survive in its initial outing in the PBA Commissioner's Cup next week minus its import? The Texters will play without import Ivan Johnson as they take on Blackwater at the start of the mid-season…
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