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    DANNY I POWERS SAN MIGUEL TO 5TH CONSECUTIVE WIN

    Red Bull drops to 4th; Villanueva follows RP-SMC 5 to Iran

    Saturday, 12 May 2007


    CEBU – Danny Ildefonso gate-crashed and spoiled Red Bull’s sendoff party for FIBA-Asia Champions Cup-bound Enrico Villanueva Saturday night here.

    Ildefonso frolicked in the fourth quarter and fuelled San Miguel Beer’s decisive charge en route to a 98-93 spanking of Red Bull in a 2007 Talk N Text PBA Fiesta Conference road game at the New Cebu City Coliseum.
    Ildefonso and the Beermen outmaneuvered Red Bull at crunch time, sustaining their searing run to draw closer to the teams in the upper half of the chart.

    The Beermen shrugged off a listless start, fought the Barakos toe-to-toe in the two middle quarters before picking up the momentum in the final period to stretch their streak to five games.

    Keeping their hot run going, the Beermen, now at 6-7, drew within a game of the fifth running Talk N Text (7-6).

    Red Bull, notwithstanding James Penny’s 30-point explosion, slid to fourth place at 9-5.

    It was a sorry loss for the Bulls, who were hoping to jack up their record as they’re to lose the services of Villanueva in their next game. Right after their game versus San Miguel, Villanueva left for Manila to catch the 12:20 a.m. Air Emirates flight for Dubai en route to joining the RP team in the FIBA-Asia Champions Cup in Tehran, Iran.

    Villanueva scored six points in the contest.

    Ildefonso personally spoiled Red Bull’s sendoff party for Villanueva as he sizzled in the fourth quarter, carrying the Beermen to the five-point win.

    The two-time MVP winner scattered 11 of his 20 points in the payoff period.

    The two teams ended the first half tied at 48-all with Red Bull taking control in the opening quarter and San Miguel making a wild chase in the second period.

    The Barakos closed out the opening canto with an 11-to-nothing run while the Beermen drew level with an 11-2 attack to end the second quarter.

    Olsen Racela fired two triples and totaled 12 points in the second period with Dorian Pena adding 11. (NC)

    The scores:

    San Miguel 98 – Ildefonso 20, Pena 17, Young 15, Racela 12, Adriano 8, Wilson 8, Gonzales 5, Tenorio 5, Calaguio 4, Cablay 2, Adducul 2, Espino 0.

    Red Bull 93 – Penny 30, Cruz 11, Fonacier 11, Baguio 10, Najorda 10, Alvarez 7, Villanueva 6, Sharma 6, Bugia 2, Yvanez 0, Membrere 0, Hrabak 0.

    Quarterscores: 17-28, 48-48, 75-77, 98-93
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    TIGERS STUN ACES WITH COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN

    Cool Whip spoils return of Cool Cat


    Sunday, 13 May 2007

    The Coca-Cola Tigers made sure this one wouldn't slip away.



    Jeff Varem scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and Alex Cabagnot had nine assist as the Tigers rallied from a 14-point deficit and dealt the Alaska Aces a 94-90 decision Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum.


    The Tigers capped their amazing comeback with a 12-2 run in a span of two minutes in the fourth period which turned an 81-83 deficit into an eight-point lead that held on to the end.



    "This is a great win for us. We hit some good shots in the end and we hung tough with our defense,

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    HARDLUCK GIANTS FINALLY NAIL BIG W OVER KINGS

    Simon, Yap, Chandler preside over furious offensive onslaught


    Sunday, 13 May 2007

    Purefoods put up a monstrous game and got away with a convincing triumph after letting three straight pulsating contests slip away.

    Drawing 30-point games from three players, the Giants built a 25-point halftime lead and held off the Barangay Ginebra Kings' determined chase in the final half for a 117-105 win Sunday night in the 2007 Talk N Text PBA Fiesta Conference at the Araneta Coliseum.
    Peter June Simon fired 31 points while Marquin Chandler and James Yap poured in 30 apiece for the Giants who played with a sense of urgency to check their slump.

    "We badly needed that win because we're fighting for survival. We're not yet out of the woods but we're out of that 10th spot at least at the moment," said Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio.

    Dealing the Kings their first back-to-back defeats in the tourney, the Giants improved to 5-10, two wins ahead of the cellardweller Welcoat Dragons at 3-10.

    "Tinangal ko na ang pressure sa team. We're no longer looking for the top two nor the top five. We're just looking to survive and make the wildcard. Our sights are now set on that," said Gregorio.

    The Kings suffered back-to-back losses to the Alaska Aces and the Giants but remained in the lead at 10-4, half a game in front of the Air21 Express

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    HARDLUCK GIANTS FINALLY NAIL BIG W OVER KINGS

    Simon, Yap, Chandler preside over furious offensive onslaught


    Sunday, 13 May 2007

    Purefoods put up a monstrous game and got away with a convincing triumph after letting three straight pulsating contests slip away.

    Drawing 30-point games from three players, the Giants built a 25-point halftime lead and held off the Barangay Ginebra Kings' determined chase in the final half for a 117-105 win Sunday night in the 2007 Talk N Text PBA Fiesta Conference at the Araneta Coliseum.
    Peter June Simon fired 31 points while Marquin Chandler and James Yap poured in 30 apiece for the Giants who played with a sense of urgency to check their slump.

    "We badly needed that win because we're fighting for survival. We're not yet out of the woods but we're out of that 10th spot at least at the moment," said Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio.

    Dealing the Kings their first back-to-back defeats in the tourney, the Giants improved to 5-10, two wins ahead of the cellardweller Welcoat Dragons at 3-10.

    "Tinangal ko na ang pressure sa team. We're no longer looking for the top two nor the top five. We're just looking to survive and make the wildcard. Our sights are now set on that," said Gregorio.

    The Kings suffered back-to-back losses to the Alaska Aces and the Giants but remained in the lead at 10-4, half a game in front of the Air21 Express

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    The entire buzz around the NBA Playoffs is taking out the interest in the PBA. So what better way to stir reaction than to cash in with the PBA’s resident crowd pleasers!

    (Surely this should land me some kind of fanbase too, hehe
    ! ANYWAY!)

    Since 1979, the Baranggay Ginebra Kings is undoubtedly the premiere crowd drawer of the league. Superstars like Allan Caidic, Paul Alvarez, Johnny Abarrientos, and Freddie Hubalde suited for the squad at one point of their careers. Powerhouse Benjie Paras tried desperately to opt out of his Shell contract when the Gins called for his services. For budding superstars, if you want to become a great star and have a huge fan following, then Ginebra is your best option.

    Gilbey’s Gin started in the PBA with Willie Tanduyan and Willie Generalao leading the charge. Then the team’s fate dramatically changed. As the Toyota franchise disbanded in 1984, most of its players were “sold” to the Beerhausen franchise. Ramon Fernandez was one of the players included in the transfer. However, Robert Jaworski resisted and stated that they were not for sale and they were not “pieces of meat”. This also further exposed the rift involving Jawo and The Franchise. When Ginebra came to the picture, “Jawo”, Arnie Tuadles, and Francis Arnaiz joined the Kings. They also brought the then-Toyota fans to the once talent-plagued squad to further strengthen this budding basketball institution.

    Ginebra produced, developed, and created a slew of stars that the fans cheered throughout their Ginebra tenure. Here are the players that best described the celebrated franchise.

    Before the list we should mention that Rudy Hatfield, Ronald Tubid, Rafi Reavis, and Billy Mamaril are not included for the reasons that they have yet to have a complete season with the Kings. Special mention from this list were the other players in the 80’s like Cayetano Salazar, Ed Ducut, and Mukesh Advani, 90’s players like Elmer Lago, Mike Orquillas, Macky de Joya, and Dodot Jaworski, and other players like Joey Marquez, Dennis Roldan, Terry Saldana, Willie Generalao, Pongkie Alolor, Bennett Palad, and Ronald Magtulis.

    MY TOP 30 (Criteria: Popularity, Stats, and Tenure as a GIN)

    30) Wilmer Ong – Long before Junthy Valenzuela, Ong was the most recognized hitman during the 90’s. Whenever Jawo wants a person taken out, Ong will viciously bump and ravage his opponent until he gets pissed with Ong and challenges him to a brawl. He had a long tenure as a King.

    29) Benny Cheng – The former NCAA MVP found his way to the Gins via trade for Manny Victorino. He was the team’s starting forward, providing the hustle and the scrappy plays.

    28) Sunday Salvacion – Another former NCAA MVP, Sweet Glorious Sunday transformed from a collegiate offensive powerhouse to a multi-dimensioned player. His clutch triple bombs have been one of his strong suits.

    27) Willie Tanduyan – Little is known about this player but the former Crispa stalwart was one of Gilbey’s Gin’s first superstars. He was one of the franchise’s pioneers when it debuted in 1979.

    26) Rodney Santos – Another former NCAA MVP, the Slasher found himself as a Gin when he was traded alongside Andy Seigle for Jun Limpot. He quickly became part of Kings’ insanely quick backcourt rotation.

    25) Manny Victorino – One of the finest centers of the PBA during the 80’s, Victorino was taken from Pepsi in exchange for draft pick Victor Pablo. He played in the team during their championship-less years.

    24) Sonny Cabatu – This was his first and only stint as a top guy. Despite playing for a team that desperately needed wins, he was their main man in the paint. He had a double-digit points average while playing as a Gin.

    23) Vergel Meneses – This 1-time MVP was so sought after by the Gins that they had to give up popular Gin King Noli Locsin. But when a rookie named Mark Caguioa started his climb to the top, disemboweling his minutes… especially during fourth quarters, he headed to FedEx afterwards. .

    22) Rey Cuenco – The former first pick overall in the 1986 Draft found was sent to Ginebra by Shell for Romy dela Rosa. He was an exciting scorer but injury-plagued throughout his career. He was best remembered as the person who ignited the Ginebra walkout (called Anejo then, they protested a foul against Cuenco which led to the stiff 550,000 fine they got from their actions).

    21) Joey Loyzaga –He was efficient as a shooter but this wide-bodied talent was also an able defender. He was also part of the Ginebra Bad Boys that shackled every offensive threat that barges in their way. He was also known as a former beau of screen goddess Gretchen Barretto.

    20) Dondon Ampalayo
    – Called the Magic Man, the former Rookie of the Year could play inside and outside. However, his Ginebra stint was short-lived as the management feared of his effectiveness being injury prone and all. He was sent to Alaska in a forgettable trade, with the Kings getting ‘suppossedly” good Stevenson Solomon.

    19) Leo Isaac – If Jawo was Magic Johnson then Isaac was their version of Byron Scott. At that time he was big for his position that on a regular basis, he creates mismatches. He was not much of a speedster but he does what it takes to claim wins. He was part of their championship in ’86.

    18) Philip Cezar – The Scholar played his final years as a pro with the Gins. The Tapal King was still controlling the boards like a youngster though. Aligning himself with the Big J was a tough act – since they’ve possibly swung their fists at each other during the Crispa-Toyota Era. However, this unlikely bond prospered after his playing career as he became Big J’s chief assistant during their 1997 title run.

    17) Mama Mamaril – Current King Billy should learn a thing or two from his father. Despite his reed-thin frame combining with his 6’6 body, “Mama” was fearless. His unwavering defense, whether against locals or imports, proved vital for his lengthy stay in the majors. He also never backed down from a fight. He finished his career alongside Isaac, with their former rival, Shell.

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    16) Rudy Distrito

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    COKE TIGERS GET PAYBACK AGAINST STA. LUCIA

    Cabagnot, Captain Marbel fly high against former team





    Sunday, 20 May 2007






    Kenneth Duremdes and Alex Cabagnot delivered standout performances against their former team as the Coca-Cola Tigers dealt the Sta. Lucia Realtors a 114-95 beating Sunday night in the Talk
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    BARANGAY GINEBRA CROWDS ALASKA, RED BULL AT THE TOP
    Santos provides heroics, Nealy finishing touches as Kings break 3-game slump

    Friday, 25 May 2007


    ANTIPOLO CITY

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    On a lighter note dahil I doubt may silbe to sa main forum ex PBA import Henry James nakasuhan, kawawa naman how the mighty have fallen.

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A former NBA player charged with dealing cocaine while his six young children were with him was sentenced to five years in prison.

    Henry Charles James, 41, of Fort Wayne, pleaded guilty to one charge of distribution of a controlled substance for selling crack cocaine while on probation for marijuana possession. As part of the plea, prosecutors dropped one charge of distribution.
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    James was arrested on Sept. 7 after bringing his six daughters, ages 3 months to 6 years old, to a drug deal, according to police. He sold at least 5 grams of crack cocaine for $400 on two separate occasions, police said.

    In U.S. District Court Wednesday, James apologized and thanked his family, friends, coaches and fans for their support.

    "I'm going to rebound from this, and I'll be back," he said.

    James, a Fort Wayne native and graduate of North Side High School, played professional basketball in the 1990s for several NBA teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks.

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    HOT, HOT BEERMEN WIN AGAIN
    Cablay, Racela lift SMB to 8th win in a row

    Sunday, 27 May 2007


    Brandon Cablay made the most of his rare start and Olsen Racela sank four free throws in the final 30 seconds as the San Miguel Beermen won their eighth straight.

    Cablay had a terrific night, capping it with two key plays in the closing minute to cushion the impact of Barangay Ginebra's desperate rally and led the Beermen to a 101-98 decision over the Kings Sunday in the 2007 Talk N Text PBA Fiesta Conference at the Araneta Coliseum.

    After Rod Nealy split his free throws to tie the count at 95-95 with 1:24 to play, SMB called time before Cablay (9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and an ounce of hustle) scored off Ginebra's reserve center Andy Seigle from the right low block. Then on SMB's next possession, the athletic guard grabbed an offensive rebound that paved the way for Racela's two free throws and a 99-95 lead that held on to the end.

    "This is a big game for us. It

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    JAMES YAP ON FIRE, LIFTS PUREFOODS TO WILDCARD

    League MVP scores career-high 41 as Giants eliminate Dragons


    Friday, 01 June 2007


    ANTIPOLO CITY. -- James Yap erupted for a career-high 41 points and the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants secured their seat in the wildcard first phase of the playoffs with a 109-97 victory over the Welcoat Dragons Friday night in the penultimate playdate of the 2007 Talk

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    [B]TUBID MATCHES CAREER-HIGH AS GINEBRA TRIPS AIR21

    But Kings

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeow2rHTylo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC6sX...elated&search=


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDdAo...elated&search=

    All Filipino Cup



    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2F8zyDjSo...elated&search=

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=m34sFUqmZ...elated&search=

    [color=green]This is the same year your very own Baller became a Brgy. Ginebra fan i was actually a Sunkists Juicer Fanatics because of Vergel Meneses and Boybits Victoria.

    Ginebra might lose the match but this plant the seed of success in the 1997 PBA Season.
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    Mabuhay ang Republika ng Brgy. Ginebra

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    US-HONED REYES 1ST 2007 PBA DRAFT APPLICANT

    Tuesday, 19 June 2007

    STRESSING he's ready for the big league, sleeky guard Ryan Reyes made himself available by becoming the first player to apply in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Draft on August 19 at Market Market in Taguig.

    The 6-foot-2 Reyes, a former high school teammate of NBA three-point champion Jason Kapono of the Miami Heat, is Henkel-Sista's star playmaker in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) where he steered the Super Sealers to a third place finish in the recently-concluded Unity Cup.

    In his stint in the season-ending conference, the 23-year-old Reyes led the Super Sealers in scoring with an average of 11.4 points per game, while shooting 33.3 percent from three-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line.

    Reyes, who played alongside Kapono at Artesian High in California, averaged 2.4 steals a game to pace the league, while being named Fantastic Freshman during the PBL's conference awards.

    Accompanied by his agent Charlie Dy, Reyes personally visited the PBA Office to submit his application and other pertinent papers.

    "Handang-handa na," said the early pro hopeful in straight Filipino. Although raised in the US, Reyes' parents were both still Filipino citizens at the time he was born.

    Prior to his PBL stint, Reyes also saw action in the National Basketball Conference (NBC) and played for the Cebuana Lhuillier sponsored national team in 2005.

    He is actually among the foreign-honed players being eyed by coach Chot Reyes for inclusion in the RP men's training pool.

    As the July 20 deadline for local born players

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    @ Lebron23
    Do you have updates of the Fil-Shams that played in the Philippines. Rob Parker, Sonny Alvarado, Al Segova, Matt Mitchell, Jon Ordonio, and etc.

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