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Beermen ties 2-2 series vs. TNT

San Miguel Beermen tied with TNT Katropa, with a 2-2 game in the  best of seven semi-finals after beating TNT Tuesday, 97-86, at the Moa Arena. Chris Ross of Beermen led the game by scoring 31 points while June Mar Fajardo had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter scored 12 points. Beermen had a chance at revenge after winning the game in the series.   Before this, they lost in their two […]

Ginebra finally wins over Star Hotshots in PBA semis over Star, 73-62

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel beat the Star Hotshots on game 3 of the best-of-seven Philippine Cup semi-finals. With a score of 73-62, the Gin Kings broke away from a possible 3-0 HOLE and will continue to fight for their lives as the semis continue on at 2-1. Ginebra dominated from the first quarter, until the Star challenged on the second half. Game 4 is set on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Scores: Ginebra (73): Mercado […]

ONE Championship chairman sees Eduard Folayang as Philippines’ next global sports icon

IF there is one athlete who put the Philippines on the map of the international sporting scene, it is Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao has captured 13 world titles in eight different weight classes and was hailed “Fighter of the Year” three times by both The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). In addition, the BWAA body recognized Pacquiao with the “Fighter of the Decade” citation for the 2000s. Aside […]

Boxing: Pick my opponent, Pacquiao asks fans

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Manny Pacquiao on Monday asked his legions of Twitter followers to choose his opponent after announcing his next world title defence will be in the United Arab Emirates. “See you in UAE for my next fight. #TeamPacquiao” the WBO world welterweight champion tweeted, appearing to scupper reports that he would next fight Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane in April. Pacquiao then posted a poll on his official Twitter feed asking his […]

Star, Ginebra faces off at Game 3

Tonight marks the third game of the semifinals between the Star Hotshots and Barangay Ginebra, and with the latter’s backs against the wall, this promises a grueling match-up to watch out for. The Star Hotshots is at an advantage with a 2-0 lead, but they cannot be complacent as both games were tight. Star won by just 4 points in Game 1 (78-74), and was down by only 2 points in Game 2 (91-89). However, […]

Talk ‘N Text gets semis game 3, sets 2-1 lead over San Miguel Beermen

    After winning Game 1 of the semi-finals, San Miguel Beermen succumbs back-to-back from Tropang TNT as the latter gets Game 2, and just yesterday, the third match of the best-of-seven series, 98-92. Six of the Tropa finished with double-digit points, the highest being veteran Ranidel De Ocampo who drilled 24 points, including crucial free throws at the 8.1 mark of the game, not to mention 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Rookie Roger Pogoy […]

Star Hotshots draws first blood in semis match against Ginebra

Star Hotshots won game 1 of their best-of-seven semi-finals match against Ginebra, 78-74. The Hotshots took home the first win of the series led by the “Angas Ng Tondo” Paul Lee, listing 18 points and five assists, while Mark Barroca scored 17 and Marc Pingris with 12 points and five assists. The game was tight since the first quarter. But the Hotshots lived up to their name and emerged victorious. An expected grueling game 2 […]

Beermen take 1-0 lead against Talk ‘N Text

San Miguel Beermen won over TNT Katropa to take a 1-0 lead in their best of seven semi-finals series in the 2017 PBA Cup with the score 111-98 on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Marcio Lassiter of the Beermen scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and five assists while June Mar Fajardo scored 21 points and 8 rebounds and Alex Cabagnot scored 20 points. Since the first quarter, beermen stood out against the TNT. The […]

MMA: Folayang to choose between Shalorus and Ting

Lightweight champion Eduard Folayang has two fighters to choose from for his upcoming fight, Kamal Shalorus of Iran and Ev Ting of Malaysia. However, “The Landslide” says he will not be the one to pick his opponent, but his promoter. He added that before he fights Shalorus, Shalorus should first beat Ting for the title eliminator. The clash between Ting and Shalorus will be on Friday in Kuala Lumpur.

Gin Kings beats Aces, 108-97

  Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel is now on its way to the Philippine Cup semi-finals after beating the Alaska Aces. L.A Tenorio led the Gin Kings with 31 points, while Aljon Mariano helped out with 20 of his own. The Aces were leading until the first half, but the Gin Kings rallied at the third with an 8-0 run. The win books the team a semi-finals match against the Star Hotshots. In accordance to the […]

Star enters Philippine Cup semi-finals, beats Phoenix, 91-71

The Star Hotshots also barges in to the semi-finals of the PBA Philippine Cup after pulling away big time from the Phoenix Fuelmasters, 91-71. Hotshots coach Chito Victolero also commended his players’ performance upon showing better teamwork. Paul Lee led his team with 17 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds. Helping him out was Marc Pingris, who made 16 points, and Ian Sangalang and Jio Jalalon contributed with 11 each. Scores: Star (91): Lee 17, […]

Talk ‘N Text ends Globalport, faces beermen in the semi-finals

TNT Katropa will face two-time defending champion San Miguel beermen on a best-of-seven semi-finals series after defeating Globalport Batang Pier yesterday, 95-90. TNT coach Nash Racela says that the team should not be complacent, as they all have seen how the beermen play. He adds that TNT has no time to rest, as a well-built San Miguel team will be their opponent. Ranidel de Ocampo stepped into the spotlight after drilling 25 points to lead […]