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Dyip underscore need to be on the same page come the...

WHILE they are excited over possibly getting back to action beginning next month, the Terra Firma Dyip recognize that being in the Philippine Basketball Association  (PBA) “bubble” will be a challenge and, thus, the need for them to be on the same page to succeed.

PBA ready for season restart

BELIEVING that the league has done a good job covering all the bases, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) officials said they are ready to resume their currently suspended season when given the go-ahead.

PBA sets key meetings in preparation for possible resumption of 45th...

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has calendared key meetings with stakeholders this week as the league looks to fortify further plans for the resumption of its currently suspended season.

PBA hoping to begin doing 5-on-5 scrimmages next

ITS modified team workouts proving to be a success to date, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)  is now aiming to progress to the next step of its push to return by conducting 5-on-5 scrimmages.

Return of workouts a big first step, says Ginebra Kings’ Cone

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association (PBA) held team workouts for the first time this week after months of on-court inactivity and it was warmly welcomed by stakeholders.

PBA to strictly monitor conduct of team workouts

OFFICIALLY back to doing activities after being inactive for nearly half a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) said it would strictly monitor the teams to make sure that the league’s push to resume is a success.

PBA looking at bubble in tournament return

WITH team workouts resuming on Tuesday, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is mulling its next moves in its return-to-activities, including the possibility of mounting a league bubble that would host the resumption of the currently suspended season.

Alaska Aces ready to buckle down to work and compete

UNABLE to train on-court as a group for the few months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Alaska Aces are girding to begin some training this week as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) makes its long-delayed return to activities.

Philippine Basketball Association preparing for next step to return to activities

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is set to resume team workouts this week after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic. But even before the resumption of activities is to be made formal, the league is already preparing for its next move, particularly holding full contact scrimmages by September.

PBA targeting to have team workouts resume next week

WITH the National Capital Region (NCR) reverting to a more relaxed lockdown setup beginning Wednesday, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is targeting to have its long-delayed return to activities commence at the earliest by Aug. 25.

Return to MECQ forces PBA to adjust return to activities

WITH Metro Manila reverting to a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) setup for the next two weeks to recalibrate efforts in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippine Basketball Association was forced to adjust its push for a return to activities.

Elite new coach Racela confident wards can make things happen

TASKED to help steer the Blackwater Elite to respectability in the Philippine Basketball Association, new coach Nash Racela said he is confident of his wards making things happen but admittedly in a gradual manner.

PBA on-court team training set to be delayed

THE scheduled resumption of on-court team training in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is set to be delayed as the league is still waiting for the administrative order from pertinent government agencies that would green-light the return of activities.

PBA dealing seriously with violations of Blackwater

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)is currently acting on violations of the Blackwater team when apparently the Elite returned to training prematurely.

Blackwater surprises with plan to leave PBA

BLACKWATER ELITE dropped a bombshell late Wednesday when it made known of their intention to exit the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

PBA young gun Paul Desiderio finding his footing in business

RECOGNIZING that basketball is not forever, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) young gun Paul Desiderio is expanding his horizon, dipping his hands in a couple of business ventures which he is happy to share he is having early success in.

PBA girds for return after being shut down by coronavirus crisis

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) takes its initial step for a possible return to action when it begins team individual workouts for players next week, something that the league said it is being thorough and careful with to ensure success.

PBA return push gets further wind

THE Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) push to return to action following months of inactivity because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic got further wind late last week after the league met with team officials and members of the board to discuss the protocols for a possible resumption.

PBA sets meeting with head coaches and team managers to discuss...

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Senior Reporter THE Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) push to return to some activities cranks up further as the league is...

Barangay Ginebra confident of ‘weapons’ available when league action resumes

SURPRISED by the decision of big man Greg Slaughter to “take a break” from the Philippine Basketball Association after helping the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings to the Governors’ Cup title early this year, Coach Tim Cone said the team is still in steady form and that they are confident of the talents they have on hand when the league resumes from the forced hiatus because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Aguilar, Wong fined, told to take swab test after breaking quarantine...

FOUND to have violated government quarantine rules, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) fined veteran Japeth Aguilar and rookie Adrian Wong P20,000 each and told them to take a swab test.

PBA seeks further traction after IATF approval

GOT the breakthrough it was angling for after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) gave its nod for the league to resume practices, the Philippine Basketball Association said it would use the next few weeks building further traction towards a possible resumption of action.

Jimmy Alapag: From point guard to coach

ONE of the best point guards to parade his wares in the local basketball scene, Jimmy Alapag is now making a name for himself in coaching, a transition he said was somehow “natural” after all those years he spent as a floor general.

Despite GCQ extension in Metro Manila, PBA remains optimistic; TNT KaTropa’s...

WAITING FOR a breakthrough that would allow it to squeeze in some activities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Basketball Association remains optimistic despite the general community quarantine (GCQ) setting in Metro Manila being extended till the end of the month.

PBA young guns Perez, Bolick still hopeful of league’s return

AMONG the headliners in last year’s season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) because of their stellar plays as rookies, CJ Perez and Robert Bolick lament that they are being made to wait to build on what they had started with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic still a going concern.

Import-less PBA conferences in the immediate future

TOURNAMENTS featuring foreign reinforcements in the Philippine Basketball Association may be sidelined for a while as the league finds its way back from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Despite financial hit, PBA determined to forge ahead

LOSING a conservative estimate of P30 million a month as it continues to be sidelined by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Basketball Association expressed determination to ride things out until it gets back to doing what it does.

PBA hopeful of favorable IATF response to request for return

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association said on Tuesday that it is hopeful of getting a favorable response from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to the league’s request to resume some activities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

PBA sets dialogue with players on possible return of activities

DETERMINED to get back in the grind, the Philippine Basketball Association is expanding its efforts towards a return to action by setting a dialogue with players later this month.

PBA crafts protocols as it looks to squeeze in some activities

FOR THE FIRST TIME in a long while the Philippine Basketball Association Board of Governors met face to face to discuss safety protocols to be implemented as it prepares for a possible resumption of some league activities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Local pro hoops league looking to ease its way back

WITH Metro Manila entering a general community quarantine (GCQ) setup on Monday, the Philippine Basketball Association is hoping that it would pave the way for more opportunities for it to ease its way back to the grind.

PBA set for shortened season

THE Philippine Basketball Association is bracing for a shortened season this year as the country’s battle with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic rages...

The steadfast third player in a ‘two-network town’

Earlier this January, the Asian Television Awards gave TV5 chairman Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) a special award for his Outstanding Contribution to Asian Television....

Barangay Ginebra back as king of the PBA Governors’ Cup

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are once again Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup champions after closing out their best-of-seven finals series with the Meralco Bolts with a 105-93 victory in Game Five on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Meralco ties series with Game Two victory

THE best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals series is now tied at one game apiece after the Meralco Bolts exacted payback on the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, 104-102, in Game Two on Friday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City.

San Miguel goes for twice-to-beat edge; Alaska looks to book QF...

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association Governors’ Cup holds its final matches in the elimination round today with the San Miguel Beermen and Alaska Aces looking to pad their respective quarterfinal thrusts against separate opponents.

Kings oust Hotshots, earn first semis berth

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup title defense of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings is still alive after beating the Magnolia Hotshots Ang Pambansang Manok, 106-80, in Game Two of their best-of-three affair on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to book a spot in the semifinals.

Northport sails to 3-0 record with win vs TNT

THE NORTHPORT Batang Pier sailed to third win in as many games in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup after beating the TNT KaTropa, 110-86, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Blackwater Elite tame San Miguel Beermen

BLACKWATER Elite improved to 2-0 in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup after topping the San Miguel Beermen, 103-100, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

TNT catches a break in battle of striving teams

THE TNT KaTropa caught a break and stopped their losing skein on Sunday, defeating the Columbian Dyip, 118-114, in overtime in their battle of struggling teams in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Defending champs Kings make Governors’ Cup debut

BACK-TO-BACK defending Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings begin their quest for a three-peat today when they make their tournament debut against Columbian Dyip at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

NLEX adds to Columbian’s struggles

THE NLEX Road Warriors returned to winning in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup on Wednesday, defeating Columbian Dyip, 116-104, in the curtain-raiser at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Pacesetters Phoenix, Alaska battle today

EARLY Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup leaders Phoenix Fuel Masters and Alaska Aces collide in the main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in a match that will also see former Aces star Calvin Abueva take on his former team for the first time.

Ynares twin bill opens PBA Governors’ Cup

THE season-ending Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)Governors’ Cup kicks off today with a double-header set at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra jostle for 2-1 finals series lead

TIED at 1-1 in their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup finals series, the defending champions San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings look to go one up over the other in Game Three today the Smart Araneta Coliseum.