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House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Manuel, Alaska keeping heads up despite 0-5 start

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:33 PM

Vic Manuel believes Alaska will eventually nail that coveted win after falling short against defending Governors' Cup champion Magnolia

BRIGHT SIDE. Vic Manuel says Alaska remains positive even with its playoff hopes slowly fading after each loss. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia keeps Alaska winless for third straight victory

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:38 PM

In a clash between Governors' Cup finalists, defending champion Magnolia proves the steadier team in the endgame as it staves off a late Alaska rally

WINNING STREAK. Ian Sangalang churns out a double-double for the red-hot Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


House down as Alaska stays in a rut

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:47 AM

Franko House admits he didn't play his 'best game' as Alaska remains at the bottom of the standings at 0-4

DETERMINED. Franko House vows to make the adjustments he needs to help Alaska win. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps new-look Alaska behind Durham, Amer

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Allen Durham flirts with a triple-double while Baser Amer makes it rain from deep as Meralco returns to the winning track

ROMP. Allen Durham and Meralco prove too much for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Mighty San Miguel dominates import-less Alaska for second win

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dez Wells and 5 other players breach double-figures as San Miguel keeps Alaska winless in 3 games

SUPER IMPORT. Dez Wells continues to lead the way for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee dominates as Ginebra steamrolls Alaska

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Barangay Ginebra keeps Alaska out of the winning column with a 19-point romp behind Justin Brownlee

SUPER IMPORT. Barangay Ginebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee proves too good for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Alston steers Columbian past Alaska with monster double-double

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Dyip snap their eight-game skid against the Aces behind Khapri Alston and CJ Perez

WINNING TRACK. Khapri Alston and Columbian open their Governors' Cup campaign on a high note. Photo from PBA Images


After coaching change, Alaska not bringing back Mike Harris

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Mike Harris helped lead Alaska to the finals of the PBA Governors' Cup last year and captured the Best Import of the Conference award

NOT COMING BACK. Mike Harris hopes nothing but the best for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Compton resigns as Alaska coach, Cariaso takes over

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Through 5 years as Alaska head coach spanning 15 conferences, Alex Compton towed the Aces to 5 finals appearances but fell short of the grand prize each time

FAREWELL. Alex Compton ends his coaching stint with Alaska after 5 years. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano, draft pick

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano both bid farewell to the teams that drafted them in the PBA

TRADED. Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano exchange teams. Photos from PBA Images


TNT escapes upset axe from Alaska to reach semis

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Dragged to a do-or-die match by the Aces, the No. 1 KaTropa outlast the pesky 8th seed to arrange a semifinal duel versus defending champion Ginebra

BEAST. Terrence Jones delivers when it mattered most for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz gets under Jones' skin, helps Alaska stay alive vs favored TNT

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz and the Aces limit Terrence Jones to his second lowest scoring and lowest rebounding outputs in the PBA

ALL OUT. With Alaska on the verge of reaching the semifinals, Carl Bryan Cruz says he is willing to give his all. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska shocks TNT with 36-point obliteration, forces do-or-die

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Considered heavy underdogs against the twice-to-beat KaTropa, the Aces prove they are no pushovers to keep their semifinals bid alive

KEY COG. Diamon Simpson continues to be a steady presence for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through

HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the PBA right now, waiting in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska edges out Meralco in OT thriller to seize last playoff berth

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Behind Chris Banchero, Vic Manuel, and Diamon Simpson, Alaska advances to the next round against TNT

END OF THE ROAD. Chris Newsome and Meralco are denied a ticket to the quarterfinals by Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


With Alaska still in control of playoff bid, Compton says 'honor the game'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Alaska still has a shot at reaching the quarterfinals, but it needs to get past Phoenix or Meralco in the playoffs

BREAKTHROUGH. Diamon Simpson seeks for his first win with Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater seals No. 3 seed, denies Alaska playoff seat

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Ray Parks finishes with a near triple-double, while bench guys Roi Sumang and Rabeh Al-Hussaini come up clutch for the Elite

CLUTCH. Roi Sumang delivers anew for Blackwater down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles exits with knee injury, but Rain or Shine escapes Alaska

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Locals step up big for the Elasto Painters as import Denzel Bowles suffers a knee injury in the first half

WIN AGAIN. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra rains 3-pointers late to topple pesky Alaska

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Justin Brownlee, Stanley Pringle, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar all breach the 20-point mark as the Gin Kings bounce back from a loss

ACROSS THE BOARD. Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double in a win for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


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 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


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