Teams that made the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup are taking advantage of the Holy Week break to either give their players time to rest or sharpen their skills in time for the big battles ahead.
Half of the eight playoff teams will have practice today (Maundy Thursday) and tomorrow (Good Friday). Others will resume training on Saturday.
One of the teams that will train during the PBA break is defending champion Alaska whose players rested Tuesday and Wednesday. Aces coach Luigi Trillo called for morning practice starting today instead of their usual 1 p.m. schedule at the Hoops gym in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.
“We gave days off yesterday and today, then we’ll have practice Wednesday straight,” said Trillo....
He already has a jersey number picked out. “No. 17,” revealed the global boxing icon and congressman. Pacquiao’s birthday is Dec. 17.
“I might play in the PBA with Kia,” Pacquiao told Filipino sportswriters, confirming a story that came out in a news outlet that one of the three expansion teams accepted by the PBA would hire him....
Even with Richard Howell in street clothes, the Talk N' Text Tropang Texters kept their record immaculate after a 92-91 nail-biter over GlobalPort Batang Pier, Friday, to wrap up their elimination round in the 2014 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Talk N' Text (9-0) clinched the number one seed in the postseason at the expense of winless GlobalPort (0-7).
The Texters' frontcourt managed just fine, as Ranidel De Ocampo and Kelly Williams combined for 19 of their 29 points in the final quarter to subdue a frenzied comeback from Alex Cabagnot and the rest of Batang Pier....
Las Vegas — Manny Pacquiao is truly full of surprises. In an announcement that caught the Filipino press contingent here by, what else, surprise, Pacquiao said on Thursday that he is going to suit up for Kia Motors when the new ballclub plays in the PBA in October.
Kia was one of three teams accepted as new member of the PBA the other day.
Pacquiao, who faces Tim Bradley in a rematch this Saturday at the MGM Grand, did not disclose the details about his PBA debut but expressed excitement over the prospects of donning the jersey of the Columbian Auto-owned franchise....
Through the years, Ever Bilena owner Dioceldo Sy carved out a reputation as a sports patron.
The cosmetics giant bankrolled teams in the Philippine Basketball League and the PBA D-League, with Sy even serving as chairman of the PBL.
On Thursday, Sy’s application to join the country’s top sports competition was approved, paving the way for his Blackwater Sports squad to enter the PBA....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||9||0||1.000|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||9||8||0.529||5th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||9th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||4th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||21||4||0.840||Champions|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||8||6||0.571||4th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||13||8||0.619||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||19||8||0.704||Champions|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|2010-2011 Commissioners' Cup||15||3||0.833||Champions|