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Alaska beats Globalport

“I agree to what the observers are saying, we’re the underdogs here,” said RoS mentor Yeng Guiao. “Even if we beat them the first time we met, it’s going to be a challenge, it’s going to be hard beating them. The only way beating them in a best-of-seven series is to play consistently,” added Guiao.

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PBA: Texters to tap champion import

Talk ’N Text is still in the negotiating process for its import in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup and in the mix of possible reinforcement is Ivan Johnson, TNT coach Jong Uichico said yesterday.

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PBA: B. Pier, Aces start semis

Armed with two important skirmishes in the playoffs, Globalport steps into the big stage today when it challenges the multi-titled Alaska Aces, last season’s Game 7 heartbreak kids, in a full-scale war at the start of the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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PBA: Fajardo gears up for E-Painters’ own giants

Now on his fourth season in the PBA, San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo knows one important thing for the Beermen to do when they face the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in a semifinal series that starts Tuesday.

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PBA semis on daily grind

Starting tomorrow for the next eight days, the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup best-of-7 semifinals will be played alternately through Games 1 to 4, with Alaska facing Globalport on Jan. 4 for the opener and defending champion San Miguel Beer taking on Rain or Shine on Jan. 5.

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PBA: Aces awed by Terrence & Co.

Count the Alaska Aces mentor Alex Compton as among those who marvels at Globalport’s dynamic backcourt tandem of third year guard Terrence Romeo and sophomore Stanley Pringle.

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