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San Miguel rides Cabagnot's hot hands to thwart Alaska

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:00 PM

San Miguel redeems itself from a heartbreaking overtime loss to Barangay Ginebra for its second win in 5 games

BACK ON TRACK. Alex Cabagnot and San Miguel return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Out for months, Vic Manuel fine with playing beyond minutes restriction

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Alaska coach Alex Compton compares prized forward Vic Manuel to PBA great Allan Caidic for immediately making his presence felt

BUCKET GETTER. Playing in just his second PBA game of the season, Vic Manuel is back getting buckets. Photo from PBA Images

Banchero, Manuel conspire as Alaska halts Meralco streak

Jun 09, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The Alaska Aces prove the steadier team down the stretch to extend their winning run to 3 games

LOSING TRACK. Meralco sees its winning streak come to an end at the hands of Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel returns as Alaska spoils Magnolia debut

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The Aces bank on 4 players breaching double figures to improve to 3-2

OUTSIDE THREAT. Chris Daniels shoots the lights out from deep. Photo from PBA Images

Teng steps up as Alaska halts skid vs winless NLEX

May 29, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Aces clinch their second win in 4 games and hand the Road Warriors their third straight loss

RISING TO OCCASION. Jeron Teng puts up team-highs in points and rebounds for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Jones drops another 40-point game as TNT topples Alaska

May 25, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The former NBA player flashes all facets of his game to catapult the KaTropa to their second straight win

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to impress for the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

No Pringle, no problem as NorthPort pummels Alaska for 1st win

May 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Batang Pier rely on a balanced attack to notch their conference debut in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Mo Tautuaa submits all-around numbers for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska thwarts Columbian behind Daniels, Banchero

May 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Alaska Aces storm back from a near-double-digit deficit to end their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut in the winning column

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEMS. Chris Daniels frolicks in the paint for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska's thaw threatens prehistoric sites once frozen in time

May 11, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Hundreds of objects – baskets, finely carved harpoon shafts, lip plugs, wooden dolls, ivory tattoo needles – emerged from the earth as melting permafrost and erosion driven by climate change revealed a Yupik Eskimo settlement dating back to the 1600s

Archaeologist Rick Knecht (R) shows local children Yupik Eskimo artifacts found by him and his team at the excavation site beside the Bering Sea, near the town of Quinhagak on the Yukon Delta in Alaska on April 13, 2019. Knecht for the past 10 years has led a team racing to save as many items as possible at the excavation site located about three miles (4.8 kms) from Quinhagak and dubbed Nunalleq, which means Old Village in the Yupik language. Mark RALSTON / AFP

Perkins career-high lifts Phoenix to first ever semis

Apr 07, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Jason Perkins erupts for a career-high 31 points as No. 1 Phoenix routs Alaska to clinch its first playoff win

Alaska trips NLEX to book last playoff ticket

Apr 05, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The Aces arrange a quarterfinal duel with the top-seeded Phoenix Fuel Masters

Photo from PBA Images

NorthPort turns back Alaska to prop up playoff bid

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The Batang Pier notch their second straight win and narrow the race for the last two quarterfinals berths to 3 teams

JUST IN TIME. Sean Anthony delivers in crunchtime for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

Cabagnot on fire as San Miguel turns back Alaska

Mar 24, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The Beermen vent their frustrations on the Aces after they were denied of a shot at the twice-to-beat quarterfinal bonus

SCORING MACHINE. Alex Cabagnot scores at will for the playoff-bound San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska keeps playoff hunt going, virtually eliminates Meralco

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:27 PM

The Aces bank on a balanced scoring attack to snap a three-game skid

TAKING CHARGE. Jeron Teng continues to impress for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

TNT rolls to its 4th straight win as Alaska freefall continues

Mar 15, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The KaTropa remain in contention for a top 2 finish that merits a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals

STREAKING. TNT claims another victim in Alaska to keep its hot streak alive. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX trounces Alaska despite Guiao's early ejection

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Road Warriors snap a two-game losing streak to keep their playoff hopes alive

SKID ENDED. Poy Erram and the NLEX Road Warriors return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia rediscovers winning groove in romp of Alaska

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee conspire for 44 points, 22 rebounds and 10 assists as the Hotshots bag their second victory

SPARKPLUG. Paul Lee thrives off the bench for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

Compton says quotient reason behind late triple that left Cone fuming

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The Barangay Ginebra coach goes straight into the locker room after Simon Enciso drills in a three-pointer at the buzzer in Alaska's blowout win

NOTHING PERSONAL. Alex Compton (left) says he just doesn't want Alaska to miss the playoffs due to the quotient system after a buzzer-beating triple angered Tim Cone. Photos from PBA Images

Enciso, Banchero lead depleted Alaska's demolition of Ginebra

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Still playing minus some key players, the Aces punch the Gin Kings right in the mouth en route to the blowout win

STAT STUFFER. Simon Enciso fills up the stats sheet as Alaska rebounds from a loss. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix waylays Alaska to claim slice of PBA lead

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright both submit 20-point outings as Phoenix ties Rain or Shine at the top of the standings

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Calvin Abueva frolicks in the paint for the red-hot Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Caidic flaunts timeless range as San Miguel turns back Alaska

Feb 17, 2019 - 7:49 PM

'The Triggerman' catches fire in the payoff period as the Beermen overcome the Milkmen in a PBA legends game

STILL GOT IT. Allan Caidic, 55, shows he still has the shooting touch that made him one of the Philippines' greatest players. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA chairman Vargas 'bothered' by Alaska owner Uytengsu's grievances

Feb 16, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Instead of making public statements, Vargas says Uytengsu should instead voice out his concerns to the PBA board of governors

CLASH. PBA chairman Ricky Vargas (right) says Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu's 'baseless statements' won't help the league 'move forward.' Photos from PBA Images (Uytengsu) and SBP Facebook (Vargas)

Banchero's career-high 16 assists leaves Compton in awe

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:04 PM

The gutsy playmaker steers Alaska to its second straight win in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

TAKING OVER. Chris Banchero steps up in the absence of Alaska's 4 usual starters. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska survives Blackwater scare for 2nd straight win

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The Aces squander a double-digit lead but manage to fend off an Elite squad seeking to end a dry spell

DIME-DROPPING DELIGHT. Chris Banchero dishes out a career-high 16 assists for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Carl Bryan Cruz seizing moment to shine with Alaska stars sidelined

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Usually coming off the bench, the sweet-shooting forward thrives in a starting role as the Aces notch their first win

STEP UP. Carl Bryan Cruz (21) comes up big offensively for a depleted Alaska squad. Photo from PBA Images

Depleted Alaska shreds Columbian to pieces in 1st win

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The Aces still miss the services of usual starters Vic Manuel, Simon Enciso, JVee Casio and Kevin Racal

MAIDEN. The Alaska Aces win their first game of the PBA's 44th season. Photo from PBA Images

Alex Compton 'not worried' amid Alaska exit rumors

Feb 03, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 44-year-old mentor says if he will get fired, he trusts Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu will 'look me in the eye and tell me'

BACK TO WORK. Alex Compton looks to hit the ground running for Alaska just a day after returning from the United States. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine toys with injury-plagued Alaska for 4th win

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The Elasto Painters capitalize against an Aces squad missing 4 of its starters to injuries

ALMOST PERFECT. James Yap and the Elasto Painters clinch their fourth win in 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

'Win with integrity': Alaska owner slams 'underhanded tactics' in PBA

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Aces honcho Wilfred Uytengsu says dubious trades and the practice of not honoring the salary cap create an 'unlevel playing field'

INTEGRITY. Alaska Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu says he and his team hold the responsibility to show the next generation how to do things the right way. Photo from PBA Images

Alex Compton, Alaska fall short once more of grand prize

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The 44-year-old mentor has now lost 5 straight PBA finals, a new PBA record for successive championship defeats

MOVING FORWARD. Alex Compton tries to stick to the positive of having a better campaign this year compared to last season. Photo from PBA Images

3 years since PBA heartbreak, Romeo Travis basks in championship glory

Dec 20, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The 34-year-old completes his redemption campaign by leading Magnolia to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title

REDEMPTION. Romeo Travis gets it done this time after getting swept in the finals in 2015. Photo from PBA Images

Chito Victolero gets Magnolia over the hump for first PBA title

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Groomed by experience in the last two years, the 43-year-old guides the Hotshots to their first championship since 2014

AT LAST. Chito Victolero clinches his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia clobbers Alaska to snap 4-year PBA title drought

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:23 PM

The Hotshots finish off the Aces in 6 games to crown themselves the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup champions

DOMINANT. Magnolia closes out the title series against Alaska in blowout fashion. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Magnolia vs Alaska - PBA Finals 2018 Game 6

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots seek to close out the series, while the Alaska Aces ache to stay alive in Game 6 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Wednesday, December 19, at 7 pm

No pressure for MJ Ayaay as Alaska picks him in 1st round

Dec 17, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The former Lyceum Pirate is one of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft's surprises as the Alaska Aces select him with their 9th overall pick

TAILOR-FIT. MJ Ayaay says he will work hard to earn his spot at Alaska. Photo from Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Chris Banchero fined by PBA for landing elbow on Ian Sangalang's face

Dec 17, 2018 - 2:18 PM

The Alaska guard joins Magnolia's Mark Barroca as the two players fined in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

FINED. Chris Banchero's budget for the holidays has been slashed. Photo from PBA Images

Same spot, same result: Paul Lee breaks Alaska's heart all over again

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The newly crowned Best Player of the Conference hits a game-winner versus the Aces in the PBA finals again two years later

CRUNCHMAN. Paul Lee and Magnolia move on the cusp of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title. Photo from PBA Images

Ian Sangalang finds perfect time for breakout game

Dec 15, 2018 - 11:26 AM

Only one win separates Magnolia from its first PBA title since 2014, thanks largely to the five-year big man's timely offensive eruption

TIMELY. Ian Sangalang carries the scoring cudgels for Magnolia after being relatively quiet in the past 4 finals game. Photo from PBA Images

Battered Travis hopes PBA title makes enduring pain all worth it

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The former Best Import plays through a busted glabella as Magnolia moves on the brink of winning the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup championship

INCHING CLOSER. Romeo Travis is one win away from his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images

Lee hits game-winner as Magnolia moves on cusp of PBA title

Dec 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots gain a 3-2 lead over Alaska in the best-of-seven finals affair

ONE WIN AWAY. Paul Lee proves clutch as Magnolia inches closer to its first championship since 2014. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Magnolia vs Alaska - PBA Finals 2018 Game 5

Dec 13, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The Hotshots and the Aces break a 2-all deadlock in the best-of-seven series at 7 pm on Friday, December 14

Barroca slapped hefty fine for low blow on Banchero

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Magnolia guard, though, evades suspension in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals after hitting the Alaska cog in the groin

NO SUSPENSIONS. Mark Barroca is set to play in Game 5 of the best-of-seven finals series. Photo from PBA Images

Barroca: Banchero punching incident just heat of moment

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The Magnolia guard hit the Alaska standout's groin with a closed fist during Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

NO BAD BLOOD. Mark Barroca (right) says he and Chris Banchero are friends outside the court. Photo from PBA Images

Compton slams 'dirty basketball' as Banchero sustains low blow

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The outspoken mentor says he has a problem with Magnolia players getting away with punches in the PBA title series

LOW BLOW. Alaska's Chris Banchero (left) gets punched in the groin by Magnolia's Mark Barroca. Photo from PBA Images

Harris shows way as Alaska evens PBA finals vs Magnolia

Dec 12, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The Alaska Aces knot the best-of-seven series at 2-all after dropping the first two games

TAKING CHARGE. Mike Harris flexes his muscles as Alaska equalizes in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Mike Harris tops Romeo Travis for Best Import plum

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The 35-year-old reinforcement has stamped his mark this season, leading Alaska to its first PBA finals appearance since 2014

HIGHLIGHTS: Magnolia vs Alaska - PBA Finals 2018 Game 4

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots seek to gain a 3-1 lead while the Alaska Aces look to equalize when they tangle in Game 4 at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 12

Magnolia's Chito Victolero says sorry for confronting Alaska's Mike Harris

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Hotshots import Romeo Travis twists his ankle after he steps on the foot of the Aces reinforcement while backpedaling

SORRY. Chito Victolero says Mike Harris is a 'good guy'. Photos from PBA Images

Patience pays off for Carl Cruz as Alaska fights back in PBA finals

Dec 10, 2018 - 4:39 PM

With an increased playing time, the seldom-used forward delivers for the Aces, who whittle Magnolia's series lead to 1-2

NEXT MAN UP. Despite riding the bench for most of the time, Carl Bryan Cruz says he always stays ready for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images