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Ex-teammates Compton, Victolero vie for first PBA title as coaches

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The two mentors formed a formidable backcourt pair for the Manila Metrostars in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association 20 years ago

FIRST. Alaska's Alex Compton (left) and Magnolia's Chito Victolero will need to outsmart each other to win their first championship as head coach. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska boots out Meralco for first finals in two years

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

The Aces set up a finals date with Magnolia, which ended Barangay Ginebra's reign in the Governors' Cup

END OF THE ROAD. Allen Durham falls short in his bid to lead the Meralco Bolts to a third straight finals appearance in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska import Mike Harris treats kids to fastfood joint

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The American reinforcement brings with him some 10 kids and bought them each meals

GOOD HEART. Mike Harris gives back by treating kids to meals. Screenshot from Alma Agravante Pangaibat

Alaska's Mike Harris all respect for Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The Aces import tips his hat to the 40-year-old veteran for his clutch play for the Bolts in their semifinals duel

NOTHING BUT LOVE. Meralco's Reynel Hugnatan (back) earns the respect of Alaska import Mike Harris. Photo from PBA Images

Harris gets last laugh vs Durham as Alaska nears finals

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Aces go up 2-1 against the Meralco Bolts in their best-of-five semifinals affair

ONE WIN AWAY. Mike Harris delivers a near-triple-double outing as Alaska set one foot on the door to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Enciso proves doubters wrong by sparking Alaska to semis-tying win

Nov 13, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The spitfire guard compensates for his dismal Game 1 performance with a sudden eruption in their Game 2 triumph over Meralco

BOUNCE BACK. Simon Enciso steers the Alaska Aces in their rebound win over the Meralco Bolts. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska halts Meralco's streak to even semis series

Nov 13, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Aces almost squander a 20-point lead but regain their bearings when it mattered most to pull off the win

ON EQUAL GROUNDS. Vic Manuel and the Alaska Aces avoid teetering on the brink of elimination. Photo from PBA Images

Banchero promises Alaska fightback in Game 2

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:02 PM

The Aces seek to avoid going down 0-2 in their best-of-five semifinals series against Meralco

FROM THE GET-GO. Chris Banchero warns that Alaska couldn't afford another flat start against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Red-hot Meralco stuns Alaska, takes semis opener

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The seventh-seeded Bolts stretch their winning streak to 7 games behind Allen Durham's herculean effort

TAKING OVER. Allen Durham leads Meralco to its seventh straight win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Jeron Teng 'not contented' with eliminating San Miguel

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:06 AM

Alaska rookie Jeron Teng plans to step up again in his second PBA semifinals appearance

PIVOTAL. Rookie Jeron Teng helps the Alaska Aces punch a semifinals ticket in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group.

Alaska boots out San Miguel, nails semis berth

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Aces exact revenge on the Beermen to advance to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Mike Harris could not be stopped as he leads the Alaska Aces to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group.

Vic Manuel warns early exit if lackluster Alaska play continues

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:07 PM

The star forward says the Aces should rediscover the teamwork they had in the first 7 games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Vic Manuel highlighted a need for a better execution in their upcoming playoffs campaign. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska rides on late surge vs NorthPort to book twice-to-beat edge

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Aces notch their eighth win in 11 games for a sure spot within the Top 4, which affords them a win-once incentive in the quarterfinals

MACHINE. Mike Harris' 20-20 powers Alaska to its eighth win in 11 games. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX rides Fuller's 40-20 night to edge Alaska

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The Road Warriors regain their bearings just in time to put one foot in the quarterfinals door with a 5-5 card

MONSTER. Aaron Fuller delivers the goods with 42 points and 22 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images

PBA's top assist man Chris Banchero displays scoring prowess

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:08 AM

The 29-year-old proves he's more than just his passing genius as Alaska claims a share of No. 1 in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

HOT HAND. Chris Banchero notches a career-high in points for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska claims share of No. 1 behind Harris, Banchero

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mike Harris and Chris Banchero combine for 66 points to lead the Aces to their seventh win in 9 games for a three-way tie on top

CONSISTENT. Mike Harris delivers his usual numbers to power Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

It's PBA title over Best Import plum for Alaska's Mike Harris

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The former NBA player, though, is one of the strong contenders for the award with averages of 28.5 points, 21.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 blocks

GREATER CAUSE. With Father Time creeping up on him, Mike Harris wants to win more titles than individual awards. Photo from PBA Images

Harris shows way for Alaska vs hapless Columbian

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Aces improve to 6-2 to claim a share of third place as the battle for the twice-to-beat incentives intensifies

HEAVY LIFTING. Mike Harris flexes his muscles with a 40-20 performance. Photo from PBA Images

Red-hot Magnolia downs Alaska to remain No. 1

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The Hotshots roll on to their fifth straight win to hike their record to 7-1

PREDATORS. Paul Lee and Magnolia add Alaska to their growing list of victims. Photo from PBA Images

Surging Alaska adds to San Miguel’s woes

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The Aces climb to a share of second while pinning on the Beermen their third straight loss

RESILIENT. Chris Banchero and the Alaska Aces manage to scoot past the 45-point explosion of San Miguel's Kevin Murphy. Photo from PBA Images

Harris dominates as Alaska keeps Rain or Shine winless

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) The Aces bounce back from their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup to improve to 4-1 while the Elasto Painters slump to 0-3

DOING IT ALL. Mike Harris delivers a herculean double-double as Alaska rebounds from its first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee works magic as Ginebra hands Alaska its first loss

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The do-it-all import messes with a triple-double as the Gin Kings remain undefeated in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee drops 45 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel shrugs off Abueva antics, says friendship remains intact

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Friends for almost five years, Manuel knows too well how Abueva gets under his opponents' skin

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Vic Manuel (left) gets the last laugh against former teammate and good friend Calvin Abueva as Alaska tops Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Nonoy Baclao plays best Alaska game exactly 8 years since draft

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The defensive-minded slotman shows flashes of the form that made him the No. 1 overall pick in 2010

QUALITY MINUTES. Nonoy Baclao has been a key cog for Alaska's perfect start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska gets last laugh vs Abueva, Phoenix

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Aces clinch solo first place after keeping their record spotless at 3-0

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Former teammates and good friends Vic Manuel (87) and Calvin Abueva (88) lock horns. Photo from PBA Images

Nothing personal for Abueva in first game vs ex-team Alaska

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:29 PM

'The Beast' will share the same floor with the Aces for the first time in three months – but he'll be right on the other side

KEY COG. Calvin Abueva has been an important cog for Phoenix's 2-0 start in the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Enciso rains 3s as Alaska whacks TNT

Aug 26, 2018 - 7:16 PM

The Aces remain undefeated in two games while the KaTropa crash to their third loss in four outings

SHARPSHOOTER. Simon Enciso sinks a franchise record among locals 9 triples. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Banchero returns to Alaska with aplomb

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:09 AM

Missing the entirety of the Aces' semifinals clash against San Miguel in the Commissioner's Cup, the Filipino-Italian makes up for lost time

RETURN. Chris Banchero plays his first official PBA game in more than a month. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska begins post-Abueva era with gutsy win over Meralco

Aug 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Debuting import Mike Harris registers 23 points on top of 15 rebounds and 3 assists in the come-from-behind win

MUSCLEMAN. Vic Manuel is one of the 4 Alaska players in double digits with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska Aces trade Calvin Abueva to Phoenix

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The 30-year-old was previously suspended by the Aces for his habitual absences in practices and in a game

FAREWELL. Calvin Abueva ends his 6-year stint with the Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel satisfied with or without Best Player award

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

'The Muscleman' trails June Mar Fajardo for the Best Player of the Conference award in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

END OF THE ROAD. Vic Manuel and the Alaska Aces see their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign end at the hands of the San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images

Cabagnot proves clutch as San Miguel punches finals ticket vs Alaska

Jul 22, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Beermen march into the PBA championship round for the 40th time in franchise history

ON TO THE NEXT. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen will defend their Commissioner's Cup title after dispatching the Alaska Aces in 4 games in their best-of-5 semifinals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Vic Manuel, Arwind Santos welcome potential Gilas call-up

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas needs to overhaul its lineup for the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers following the FIBA suspension of its 10 players

FAN FAVORITES. Vic Manuel and Arwind Santos are among the fan favorites to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos from PBA Images

Manuel regains hot hand as Alaska destroys San Miguel in Game 3

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:47 PM

The Aces avoid a semifinals sweep to trim the best-of-5 series deficit to 1-2

HOT HAND. Vic Manuel powers the Alaska Aces in Game 3 of the semifinals against the San Miguel Beermen with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Photo from PBA Images

PBA title hopes help Jeron Teng move past stabbing incident

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The Alaska Aces must sweep their remaining games against the San Miguel Beermen to clinch a title berth

SILVER LINING. Jeron Teng has been one of the bright spots in Alaska Aces' Game 2 loss to the San Miguel Beermen in their best-of-5 semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo apologetic for burst of emotion in San Miguel's Game 2 win

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:25 AM

The reigning 4-time league MVP's last notable technical foul was in 2014 when he lost his cool against former Rain or Shine Elasto Painter Larry Rodriguez

COMPENSATE. June Mar Fajardo makes up for his technical foul by finishing with 21 points and 18 rebounds as the San Miguel Beermen take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-5 semifinals duel against the Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA Images

Balkman dominates vs Alaska as San Miguel inches closer to finals

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The Beermen overcome a 16-point deficit to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 semifinals series against the Aces

UNSTOPPABLE. Renaldo Balkman finishes with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists as the San Miguel Beermen move one win within reaching the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska's David vs San Miguel's Goliath: Compton remains a believer

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Aces are seeking to equalize the best-of-5 semifinals series after absorbing a 79-92 Game 1 loss to the Beermen

BELIEVER. The odds are stacked against Alaska in its semifinals duel with the San Miguel Beermen, but Aces head coach Alex Compton says he will cling even to a .0001 chance of winning the series. Photo from PBA Images

Fitting birthday gift for Balkman as San Miguel draws first blood vs Alaska

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:39 PM

The Beermen pull off a 92-79 win over the Aces in Game 1 of their best-of-5 semifinals series on the day Renaldo Balkman turned 34

BIRTHDAY BOY. Renaldo Balkman has a double celebration in San Miguel's 92-79 Game 1 win over Alaska in their best-of-5 semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel exacts revenge on Alaska to take Game 1 of semis clash

Jul 14, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Six players finish in double figures for the Beermen while only two breach double digits for the Aces

Santos glad not to face Abueva in semis, turns focus on Manuel

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces figure in a best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

RELIEVED. Arwind Santos admits he does not want to play against Calvin Abueva, knowing what the Alaska Aces forward brings to the table. File photo from PBA Images

Manuel stars anew as Alaska repulses Magnolia to punch semis ticket

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vic Manuel scores 22 points to go with 9 rebounds for the Aces

STREAK. Vic Manuel extends his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 11 games. File photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel leads Best Player race, June Mar Fajardo lurks at 2nd place

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Muscleman' leads the Alaska Aces to an 8-3 card and the twice-to-beat advantage heading into the quarterfinals to boot

SCORER. Vic Manuel averaged a local-leading 24.2 points per game after the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Jeron Teng returns to PBA, says stabbing incident a 'learning experience'

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The rookie admits his timing still feels a bit off but says he is just glad to return sooner than people expected

RETURN. Jeron Teng returns for the Alaska Aces after missing 4 games this conference due to multiple stab wounds he sustained in a brawl. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska destroys Phoenix to seal twice-to-beat bonus

Jul 06, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The Aces secure the number two spot while eliminating the Fuel Masters from playoff contention in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

CONSISTENT FORCE. Vic Manuel scores at least 20 points for the 10th straight game. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra played so well it left coach Tim Cone 'surprised'

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:57 PM

The PBA's winningest coach is left in awe as the Gin Kings dispatch the Alaska Aces in dominating fashion for their 4th straight win

ON THE BRINK. The Gin Kings are a win away from a quarterfinals slot. Photo from PBA Images

Calvin Abueva gets his salary despite suspension, coach Compton clarifies

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The energetic Alaska forward misses his 5th game as he serves the penalty for his unexplained absences

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva has been sidelined for more than 3 weeks now. File photo from PBA Images

Ginebra breezes past Alaska for 4th straight win

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Gin Kings improve to 5-5 to gain a share of 6th place with the GlobalPort Batang Pier

STAT-STUFFER. Justin Brownlee registers a near-triple-double for the Gin Kings. Photo from PBA Images

Best Player of the Conference award not Vic Manuel's priority

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

'The Muscle Man' is the highest scoring local in the Commissioner's Cup with 24.2 points despite norming just 22.2 minutes per game

CONSISTENT. Vic Manuel extends his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 8 straight games. File photo from PBA Images

Meralco hands Alaska first loss in almost two months

Jun 17, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The Aces see their 7-game winning streak come to an end as the Bolts hold them to a conference-low in scoring

TOP SCORER. Chris Newsome paces the Meralco Bolts with 18 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler