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NorthPort is on the cusp of enhancing what is already a franchise-best performance in the PBA, but coach Pido Jarencio has no time to comb through records. Jarencio and his gang can shoot for No. 1 ranking after securing the club’s first twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs when the Batang Pier clashes with Meralco to end their elimination round schedule Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay. But even that difference

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MANILA — Columbian Dyip heaped on hot performances from Lester Prosper and CJ Perez to stun San Miguel Beermen in overtime, 134-132, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night. Prosper fell 40 points, while Perez added a career-high 34 for the Dyip, who prevailed in a neck-to-neck battle in the extra five minutes with the Beermen which came back from 14

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Stanley Pringle enthralled defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and its fans in his debut during Sunday’s 100-85 win over NLEX in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Batangas City Coliseum. Pringle, attained from NorthPort in a trade last Tuesday, finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals as Ginebra won its second in a row to 4-3 for fifth place in the standings. Coach Tim Cone

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MANILA, Philippiines –Sweet-shooting big man Isaac Go has been awarded the conference Most Valuable Player award on Thursday, June 20 for helping lead Cignal-Ateneo to the top spot in the 2019 PBA D-League. The 6-foot-8 slotman bested teammate Thirdy Ravena, St. Clare-Virtual Reality’s Junjie Hallare and Joshua Fontanilla, and the Valencia-San Sebastian star duo of RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi to win MVP honors. Go averaged 9.8 points, 4.9 rebounds

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Ginebra gets their new star guard, Sol Mercado and Northport gets to reunite two Growling Tigers with their old head coach. Sol Mercado gets the opportunity to be a player that deals with the business of the game. Mercado, who dealt to Northport Tuesday as part of the three-player package that allowed Ginebra to land Stanley Pringle from the Batang Pier. After finding a home in Ginebra as a beloved

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San Miguel Beer successfully scored a breakthrough in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup by pulling to pieces a short-staffed Blackwater, 127-106, on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Charles Rhodes made 32 points, 19 rebounds, 6 blocks, and 3 assists for San Miguel. Marcio Lassiter waxed hot from the perimeter, connecting 9 triples to finish with a conference-high 29 points making the Beermen’s first win in 3 games. Ray Parks

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MANILA, Philippines — Taking advantage of on its match-fitness, Alaska Milk seized on the rusty Magnolia side, 103-80, for its third victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup last Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Aces had heroics from JVee Casio, Jeron Teng and Chris Banchero, who backed up import Chris Daniels’ 23-point, seven-rebound performance, in streaking to back-to-back triumphs and 3-2 overall at the expense of a Magnolia team

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Chris Daniels, import of the Alaska Aces was quite frank to admit that his performance is crucial to Aces campaign in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Daniels presented his playing assessment after scoring just 17 points on a doleful 3-of-15 shooting in Alaska’s 100-87 win over the NLEX Road Warriors Wednesday that cracked a two-game losing streak. “I need to improve,” Daniels exclaimed. “If I improve, the team will improve.” The

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NorthPort took on a crucial second half to upset Alaska, 103-81, in the Wednesday’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup held at Ynares Center. Robert Bolick and import Prince Ibeh wound up an already hot first-half game to help the Batang Pier hike their first win of the conference even without baller Stanley Pringle. Coach Pido Jarencio stated, “We usually just do well until for three quarters. Come fourth, we’re no longer executing,

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Sports personalities were some of the contenders in this year’s midterm polls yet some have failed to win the elections The Winners: Francis Zamora, a former basketball player earned the mayoral post in San Juan City, ending the Estrada family’s five-decade hold of the business district. Zamora garnered 35,060 votes while his rival Janella Estrada, the daughter of plunder-accused senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada and granddaughter of former president and incumbent