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Hotshots looks to keep rolling as Bolts try to stay alive

Everything is clicking for the Chito Victolero's Magnolia Hotshots while the Meralco Bolts need to win out to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Tiu steps up for Rain or Shine with Almazan still out

Veteran guard Chris Tiu scored a career-high 23 points in Rain or Shine's win over Northport, while Raymond Almazan has yet to meet with team officials.


Marc Pingris out for the remainder of the season

Marc Pingris is slowly recovering from his knee injury but a return this season won't be happening.

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Alaska claims sixth win, Columbian's skid continues

Mike Harris powered Alaska with 44 points and 27 rebounds as the Aces cruise to their sixth victory and keep the Columbian Dyip winless.

Tiu's outburst gives Rain or Shine second-straight win

Chris Tiu's five-straight points in a crucial fourth-quarter stretch lifts the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters past NorthPort Batang Pier 120-98.

Aces' Mike Harris dominates with 44 points, 27 rebounds

Mike Harris exploded for 44 points and 27 rebounds as Alaska Aces cruise to a sixth victory and keep Columbian Dyip winless.


Elasto Painters rain 3-pointers on NorthPort

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters down NorthPort Batang Pier 120-98 for their second consecutive victory.


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season 81

Falcons tame Bulldogs to get back on track

The Adamson Soaring Falcons returned to the win column by fending off the National University Bulldogs, 69-58, on Wednesday.

Serrano, Caracut step up as La Salle cruises to fifth win

The La Salle Green Archers began their second round campaign with a 79-59 rout over the UE Red Warriors in UAAP Season 81 on Wednesday.

Serrano getting more comfortable with La Salle

After his eight games in the UAAP Seniors Division, La Salle rookie Encho Serrano is finally hitting his stride.

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Asean Basketball League

Whether or not he joins draft, Parks says he's PBA-ready

Will Ray Parks, Jr. enter the PBA? If the Alab Pilipinas does join the draft, he said he is "definitely excited for that level of competition."

Ray Parks not sure of entering PBA

Prospect Ray Parks is undecided on whether to enter the PBA. He will play for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.


New season but same goal for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas is set to defend its ASEAN Basketball League title with Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos leading the charge.

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PBA Weekly Wrap-Up: Magnolia ahead of pack, Phelps drops 51

The Hotshots remain hot and atop the standings while Jio Jalalon, Christian Standhardinger, and Eugene Phelps capped off a big week in the PBA Governors' Cup.

PBA Media Bureau

PBA fines Abueva P10K

Phoenix Fuel Masters forward Calvin Abueva was fined for obscene hand gestures in the last two games.


Raymond Almazan returns

Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan has resurfaced after missing for weeks due to alleged family problems, skipping practices and games.


Jalalon does it all for Magnolia

Jio Jalalon was named PBA Player of the Week after posting his first career triple-double and helping the Magnolia Hotshots hold the top spot in the standings.


Meralco Bolts positive on making playoffs

The Meralco Bolts remain confident of advancing to PBA Governors' Cup playoffs despite being in the bottom half of the standings.


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Magnolia escapes Alaska, tightens grip on top spot

The Magnolia Hotshots notched their seventh win of the PBA Governors' Cup after taking down the Alaska Aces on Sunday.

Durham, Amer come up big as Bolts end six-game slide

The Meralco Bolts put an end to their losing streak by defeating the NLEX Road Warriors behind a huge fourth period from Baser Amer.

Magnolia vs Alaska highlights

The Magnolia Hotshots extended their win streak to five games after downing the Alaska Aces 83-73 to stay atop the conference standings.


NLEX vs Meralco highlights

Allen Durham and Baser Amer steered the Meralco Bolts to a 108-105 come-from-behind victory over the NLEX Road Warriors.


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Ateneo clobbers UP, regains top spot

The Ateneo Blue Eagles ran past the UP Fighting Maroons, 83-66, in UAAP Season 81 action on Sunday.

UAAP weekly Power Rankings

Two UST Tigers make the UAAP Power Rankings.


Growling Tigers continue to roll, halt Tamaraws

The UST Growling Tigers won their third straight game at the expense of the FEU Tamaraws in UAAP Season 81 on Sunday.

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Rain or Shine beats Ginebra in Lucena, finally gets first win

Rain or Shine scored its first win of the conference after beating Ginebra, 104-97, on Saturday in Lucena.

Elasto Painters earn first win in shocking manner

Rain or Shine chalks up its first victory of the conference, stunning Barangay Ginebra, 104-97, in Lucena.


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Critical errors doom Adamson in another loss to La Salle

For the seventh straight time since Season 79, the Adamson Soaring Falcons fell to the De La Salle Green Archers.

Melecio leads Green Archers' attack in OT win vs. Falcons

The De La Salle Green Archers outlasted the erstwhile league-leading Adamson Falcons in overtime, 79-78, on Saturday.

NU breaks out of slump with rout of UE

The NU Bulldogs finally ended their five-game skid in UAAP Season 81 with a 27-point romp of the UE Red Warriors, 88-61, Saturday.

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Motivated by Phelps, Standhardinger and Beermen roar back

Don't tug on Superman's cape. Don't wake a sleeping giant. And don't motivate the Beermen. Eugene Phelps, though, seems to have done just that.

Murphy has different point of view on scuffle with Abueva

Kevin Murphy said he was just holding Calvin Abueva up as the two got tangled up late in Friday's game. Phoenix coach Louie Alas saw things much differently.

San Miguel tops Phoenix in tense battle

Tempers flare between Kevin Murphy and Calvin Abueva in the late stages of the San Miguel Beermen's 117-100 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters.


Pringle, Anthony clutch for NorthPort

Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony nail key baskets as NorthPort sends Meralco to its sixth-straight loss.


Time for NLEX to hit panic button?


DRAFT ruling

No. 1 pick in PBA draft cannot be traded


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Saturday's Matchup

Slaughter and Mercado nearing return for Ginebra

Greg Slaughter and Sol Mercado are set to return to Barangay Ginebra's lineup and could play against Rain or Shine on Saturday.

Raymond Almazan is still missing

Raymond Almazan is still missing and Rain or Shine team officials and the player's agent said they don't know where he is.


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Magnolia improves to 6-1 with 34-point win over Blackwater

Magnolia put up a balanced attack to drub Blackwater, 133-99, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Phoenix gets 51 from Phelps in blowout of NLEX

Behind Eugene Phelps, Phoenix had no problems notching their sixth win in the PBA Governors' Cup on Wednesday.

Eugene Phelps has epic game for Phoenix

Eugene Phelps poured in 51 points and 20 rebounds to power the Phoenix Fuel Masters to a 123-97 rout of NLEX Road Warriors.


Jalalon powers surging Blackwater

Jio Jalalon tallied his first career triple-double as Magnolia Hotshots pummeled Blackwater Elite, 113-99, for their fourth straight win.


Beermen struggling without June Mar Fajardo

The San Miguel Beermen are struggling with June Mar Fajardo out.


Zamar is Player of the Week

Paul Zamar is Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week after leading Blackwater to back-to-back wins over Meralco and Rain or Shine.


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FEU erases double-digit deficit to stun Ateneo

The FEU Tamaraws stunned the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their UAAP Season 81 matchup on Wednesday.

UST posts back-to-back wins after beating UP

Rookie CJ Cansino starred anew as the UST Growling Tigers dominated the UP Fighting Maroons, and secured their first back-to-back victories on Wednesday.

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PBA Weekly Wrap-Up: Zamar's heroics save Blackwater

Paul Zamar saves Blackwater and Rain or Shine continues to spiral in Week 8 of the PBA Governors' Cup.

PBA Media Bureau

Erram struggles in return to Blackwater

JP Erram was back in action on Sunday against Rain or Shine but his timing was still a little off.

Where is Raymond Almazan?

Raymond Almazan has gone missing and Rain or Shine continues to struggle in the PBA Governors' Cup.


Barangay Ginebra atop Governors' Cup standings

The defending champion Barangay Ginebra lead the Governors' Cup at 7-1 after defeating Meralco, 111-105.


Blackwater takes over second in Governors' Cup standings

Blackwater Elite improved to 6-1, good for second place in the Governors' Cup standings.


Columbian and Rain or Shine searching for first win

Columbian Dyip and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters remain winless in the PBA Governors' Cup.


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Ginebra rolls past Meralco, extends win streak

The Barangay Ginebra Kings hold off the Meralco Bolts, 111-105, on Sunday in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Blackwater deals Rain or Shine fourth straight loss

John Pinto nailed the biggest basket as Blackwater repulsed Rain or Shine, 99-93, on Sunday.

Ginebra vs. Meralco highlights

Defending champions Brgy. Ginebra turned back Meralco Bolts, 111-105 to secure a quarterfinals berth in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


Rain or Shine vs. Blackwater highlights

Blackwater Elite escaped Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 99-93, for their sixth win of the conference.


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SportsCenter's UAAP Power Rankings


FEU gets OT win, halts Adamson's undefeated run

The FEU Tamaraws handed the Adamson Falcons their first loss of UAAP Season 81 on Sunday.

UP survives NU to notch third victory

The Fighting Maroons came away with an 89-88 win over the NU Bulldogs on Sunday.

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Alaska turns back SMB, forges tie for second

The Alaska Aces engage the San Miguel Beermen in a high-scoring affair and come out on top, getting their fifth win against a single loss

NorthPort nails first win at Columbian Dyip's expense

In a battle of winless teams, it was the NorthPort Batang Pier that finally tasted victory in the 2018 Governors' Cup.

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Blue Eagles soar high, outclass Green Archers

The Ateneo Blue Eagles held the DLSU Green Archers to a season low in assists en route to a 16-point pounding.

Growling Tigers wax hot, outshoot Red Warriors

WIth Renzo Subido and CJ Cansino leading the way, the UST Growling Tigers grab the win over the UE Red Warriors.

FIBA 3x3 US23 World Cup

Abarrientos is 3x3 U23 Shoot-Out king


Philippines finishes 9th in 3x3 U23

Team Pilipinas finished ninth among 20 countries in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup, besting its No. 19 ranking.


PH bows out of FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup

Team Pilipinas failed to enter the knockout stage despite winning against Turkmenistan and host China in the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup.


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Ginebra uses strong third period to climb to 6-1

The Barangay Ginebra Kings surged to a 40-point third quarter to cruise past the NLEX Road Warriors, 106-92, and extend their win streak to three games on Friday.

Caguioa thankful to reach another epic milestone

Mark Caguioa on Friday became the 16th PBA player to record 10,000 points and is especially thankful to reach the milestone at the Big Dome.

Zamar powers surging Blackwater

Paul Zamar scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning 3-point shot to lift the Blackwater Elite to a 94-91 victory over the struggling Meralco Bolts.


Paul Zamar is Blackwater's secret weapon

Paul Zamar is averaging a career high 10.3 points and is giving the Blackwater Elite a huge boost in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


Barangay Ginebra powers way to 6-1

Defending champion Barangay Ginebra improved to 6-1 after 106-92 victory over the NLEX Road Warriors


Slaughter, Sangalang, Alas visit with students

Greg Slaughter, Ian Sangalang, and Kevin Alas visited with students at La Immaculada Concepion.


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PH bows out of FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup

Team Pilipinas failed to enter the knockout stage despite winning against Turkmenistan and host China in the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup.


PH downs China to end campaign on winning note

The Philippines made sure to leave a lasting impression on the FIBA 3X3 U23 stage, as they defeated pool leader and host China in their final match in pool play, 21-15.

Governors' Cup

Short-handed Ginebra focused on NLEX

Down yet another key player, Tim Cone said Ginebra will have to find away to defend an efficient NLEX squad.


Blackwater looks to continue its hot start

The Elite are looking to rebound from their lone loss so far in this conference, but will face a formidable stretch that starts with Meralco.

Rain or Shine's outlook remains bleak

Rain or Shine's Raymond Almazan missed Wednesday's game due to an illiness. Rain or Shine remains winless in the PBA Governors' Cup after a 106-89 loss to Alaska.


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PH drops first two games in 3x3 U23 World Cup

The Philippines fell short twice on the opening day of the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup.

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Rosier outlook for UP Fighting Maroons

The UP Fighting Maroons are confident things are looking up now that they are getting help from JJ Atencio.


FEU bounces back, outplays NU

The FEU Tamaraws recover from their embarrassing loss to the UE Warriors with a close victory over the NU Bulldogs.

DLSU hands ex-coach Ayo second straight blowout loss

The DLSU Green Archers faced former coach Aldin Ayo for the first time, and the result was pretty lopsided.

FIBA World Basketball Summit

First FIBA World Basketball Summit

All roads lead to China for the FIBA World Basketball Summit 2018. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executives attended the first ever summit held in the city of Xi'an.


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After 0-2 start, Rain or Shine brings in ex-SMB import to replace Bullock

Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia is hoping an import change can help turn around the Elasto Painters' fortunes in the Governors' Cup.

PBA Weekly Wrap-Up: Prolific Brownlee, vintage Larry, clutch Hotshots

There were two less PBA games last week, but just as much action with Justin Brownlee and Larry Fonacier standing out and two games going down the wire.

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Lee's jumper lifts Magnolia over SMB

Paul Lee's running floater in the final seconds boosted Magnolia to a 109-108 victory over San Miguel. Keith Murphy scored 37 points in his Beermen debut.

TNT KaTropa finishes hot for comeback win

The TNT KaTropa erased a 23-point deficit to stun the NorthPort Batang Pier, 104-102.


Kevin Murphy impressive in San Miguel debut

Former Utah Jazz forward Kevin Murphy was superb in his Beermen debut, posting 37 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.


FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Bolts face tall odds vs. Petrochimi of Iran

The Meralco Bolts are in for a battle in the semifinals of the 2018 FIBA Asian Champions Cup as they face unbeaten Petrochimi of Iran.

Meralco advances to FIBA ACC semis

The Meralco Bolts will face Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC of Iran in the knockout semifinal game of the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.


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UE routs FEU to claim first win

The UE Red Warriors booked their first win of UAAP Season 81 in style, thrashing the favored FEU Tamaraws by 25 points.

UP snaps three-game skid, holds off DLSU

The UP Fighting Maroons avert another end-game collapse to top the DLSU Green Archers and get back on the winning track.

Highlights of the week

Belga and Quiñahan vs. chicken


SC Top 5 Plays

Josh Allen's highlight hurdle, Marqus Blakely's game-winner and more on this week's SC Top 5.


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Brownlee scores 34 as Ginebra snaps Phoenix's win run

The Ginebra Kings escaped the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 101-99, behind Justin Brownlee's 34 points in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday.

Phoenix vs. Ginebra highlights

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel eked out a rousing 101-99 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters to take sole custody of the top spot in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup standings.


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Ateneo races to 4-1 start after dumping UST

Angelo Kouame powered the Ateneo Blue Eagles to an 85-53 demolition of the UST Growling Tigers in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament Saturday

Adamson remains undefeated with 5-0 mark

Adamson Falcons still managed to keep their record unblemished, holding off the NU Bulldogs, 63-58, on Saturday.

Troy Rike detained by Immigration

NU Bulldogs forward Troy Rike was detained for 24 hours by the Bureau of Immigration for alleged illegal alien status.


Troy Rike talks about incident

Gilas Pilipinas Cadet and NU Bulldog Troy Rike walks us through his arrest by the Bureau of Immigration for being an alleged illegal alien.


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Meralco-Pilipinas absorbs another loss at hands of Alvark Tokyo

Meralco-Pilipinas dropped its second game in the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup after losing to Alvark Tokyo, 84-73, on Friday.

Meralco Bolts stumble again at FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Alvark Tokyo hands the Meralco Bolts their second-straight defeat, 84-73, and puts the Bolts on the verge of being eliminated from the FIBA Asia Champions Cup.


SBP asks FIBA to modify Champions Cup eligibility rules

Samahang Basketbol Pilipinas president Al Panlilio had a discussion with FIBA's executive director for Asia Hagop Khajirian about the eligibility rules on Friday.

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SMB import shuffle: Murphy may not be cleared for Sunday

New San Miguel Beermen import Kevin Murphy may not be cleared by the league to play Sunday. But AZ Reid could also still be sidelined with an injury.

Kevin Murphy close to joining San Miguel Beermen

San Miguel coach Leo Austria said NBA veteran Kevin Murphy's PBA Governors' Cup debut this Sunday will depend on how fast he can secure the pieces of documents required by the pro league for new imports.


Rain or Shine weathers rocky start

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters remain optimistic despite a 0-2 start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


NLEX sets franchise record

The NLEX Road Warriors set a franchise record with 20 3-pointers in their win against the Blackwater Elite.


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