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Alaska savors victory, braces for huge challenge TNT poses

The Aces pulled together to survive in OT against a Meralco squad that wouldn't quit, but Terrence Jones and the TNT KaTropa loom large in their heads.


Blast from the past: Meralco hopes to bring back import Allen Durham

The Bolts are getting beat up on the boards and coach Norman Black says resident import Allen Durham could help.

Early Manila Clasico in PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs


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Ringside Seat: Will Thurman be too much for Pacquiao at 40?

Here's everything you need to know about the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman title fight in Las Vegas.

'He thrives on this': The adulation that drives Manny Pacquiao

What keeps Manny Pacquiao fighting, even at 40? It's impossible to imagine him giving up the money, the fame or -- least of all -- the attention.

In his fight against Manny Pacquiao, is Keith Thurman the 'American'?

Who does and doesn't represent the U.S. is a vexing question for black boxers.


Past Pacquiao foes sound off ahead of his Thurman bout


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Preview: Who wins the Manila Clasico quarterfinals?

PBA fans will get at least two more Manila Clasico games this conference when Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia face off in their Commissioner's Cup best-of-three quarterfinals.

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Preview: Upstart Blackwater takes on veteran Rain or Shine

The Blackwater Elite are aiming for their first-ever semifinal stint, but they will have to get through the veteran Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.


Big questions for the NBA's new title contender tiers

This is the first year since 2015-16 without an established odds-on favorite.

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Guiao: PBA focus, lack of practice time making World Cup prep hard

With less than two months before the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas players struggle to focus on the national team with PBA playoffs in full swing.


Gilas kicks FIBA World Cup prep into high gear

Twice-a-week practices for Gilas Pilipinas are marked by urgency ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.


Is Gabe Norwood's long Gilas ride nearing the end?

It's been a journey for the Philippines to get to the FIBA World Cup. Gabe Norwood has been there the whole way as Gilas' leader on and off the court.

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