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Alex Compton says Calvin Abueva’s suspension remains indefinite as Alaska keeps winning

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alex Compton says Calvin Abueva’s suspension remains indefinite as Alaska keeps winning

CALVIN Abueva’s standing at Alaska remains status quo. Coach Alex Compton remains clueless on when star player Calvin Abueva will rejoin the team, pointing out he defers to management as far as decisions on the fate of the controversial 30-year-old forward is concerned. “If you were to go to Roget’s Thesaurus which I used a lot growing up, indefinite remains indefinite,” said the Alaska mentor in his post-game interview after the Aces booked their seventh straight win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday following a 120-111 drubbing of the...

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Campbell-Manuel combo adds to NLEX woes as Alaska grabs share of top spot

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Campbell-Manuel combo adds to NLEX woes as Alaska grabs share of top spot

ALASKA continued to roll in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, cruising to its seventh straight victory with a 120-111 win over NLEX Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. Antonio Campbell fired 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, as Vic Manuel was a perfect dance partner anew with his double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Aces grabbed a share of the top spot with Rain or Shine at 7-1. More importantly, Alaska finally got over the hump that was NLEX, winning its first after losing its last six duels in their head-to-head matchup. However,...

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First it’s June Mar. Now it’s Manuel. Everything Danny I touches these days is turning into gold

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

First it’s June Mar. Now it’s Manuel. Everything Danny I touches these days is turning into gold

IT is no coincidence that Vic Manuel’s game took off the moment Danny Ildefonso joined the Alaska coaching staff. Apparently, anything – or anyone – Ildefonso touches these days turns into gold. First it was San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, a former understudy and now a four-time MVP. Now it’s Manuel. So far, the 31-year old banger is putting up unbelievable averages of 24.8 points on 60-percent shooting to lead all locals in scoring on the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Manuel is so hot these days he has reset his career high...

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Tony dela Cruz joins elite list as Alaska honors ‘smart, blue-collar player’

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Tony dela Cruz joins elite list as Alaska honors ‘smart, blue-collar player’

The Fil-Am forward was given tribute by the Aces for his long service for the team – first as a player beginning in 2005 and now as part of the team’s coaching staff under Alex Compton. Dela Cruz joined fellow retirees Eric Menk and Dondon Hontiveros among the recent players also given recognition by the team. No less than team owner Wlifred S. Uytengsu was at hand during the brief special ceremony held at halftime of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup game between Alaska and Magnolia at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Longtime Alaska sports...

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Abueva-less Alaska relies on beast of a performance from Vic Manuel to outlast Magnolia

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Abueva-less Alaska relies on beast of a performance from Vic Manuel to outlast Magnolia

VIC Manuel continued his amazing form in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup as he led Alaska to a pulsating 103-99 victory over the Magnolia on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Manuel was close to unstoppable in the final quarter, scoring 17 of his 35 points in that stretch to lead an Aces left without suspended forward Calvin Abueva to a sixth straight win after a loss in its opener. It marked the fourth time in seven games that the vastly improved Manuel has either equalled, or surpassed, his career-high, according to PBA chief...

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Alaska eyes sixth straight win as Magnolia tries to end two-game slide in Commissioner’s Cup

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alaska eyes sixth straight win as Magnolia tries to end two-game slide in Commissioner’s Cup

ALASKA looks to continue its winning streak when it faces Magnolia on Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The Aces are in third place with a 5-1 win-loss slate entering their 6:50 p.m. match against the Hotshots. Alaska looks to extend the streak even as it deals with some issues, including the Calvin Abueva sabbatical and injuries sustained by Jeron Teng in a parking lot melee. Abueva has been suspended indefinitely by the team. Hours after their win over Globalport last week, rookie Jeron Teng along with Rain...

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Compton says Abueva understands Alaska decision to suspend him indefinitely

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Compton says Abueva understands Alaska decision to suspend him indefinitely

CALVIN Abueva didn’t show up for Alaska practice on Saturday after management announced its decision to suspend the enigmatic forward indefinitely because of his ‘unexplained absence.’ Alaska coach Alex Compton confirmed Abueva was once again a no-show on Saturday, but said the decision to suspend him indefinitely has already been relayed to the Alaska star prior to the public announcement by management. On Friday night, Abueva’s closest adviser told SPIN.ph he was reporting for Alaska practice on Saturday after a week of...

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PBA decision to overturn Balkman life ban ‘ridiculous,’ says Alaska owner Uytengsu

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

PBA decision to overturn Balkman life ban ‘ridiculous,’ says Alaska owner Uytengsu

THE PBA’s decision to overturn the lifetime ban on Renaldo Balkman didn’t sit well with Wilfred Uytengsu. The outspoken Alaska team owner on Wednesday branded as ‘ridiculous’ the decision to allow the temperamental import to play again, five years after he was banned for life from the pro league for choking a teammate during a game. “The commissioner’s decision to overturn the lifetime ban on Balkman is ridiculous,” Uytengsu told SPIN.ph on Tuesday. “What good are sentences if they are simply...

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Campbell believes Manuel, like teammate Abueva, deserving of ‘The Beast’ label

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Campbell believes Manuel, like teammate Abueva, deserving of ‘The Beast’ label

ANTIPOLO – Another Alaska player is challenging Calvin Abueva for ‘The Beast’ label. Tony Campbell believes Vic Manuel is also worthy of Abueva’s famous moniker for his efficient play that has led the Aces to three straight wins after starting the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a loss. Manuel continued to live up to being the Aces’ Sixth Man on Sunday, putting up 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting, 12 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in less than 26 minutes on the court to lead the Aces to a 110-100 win over TNT KaTropa. “Vic’s...

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Alaska sustains dominance on both ends of floor to hand TNT KaTropa’s first loss

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Alaska, News | 0 comments

Alaska sustains dominance on both ends of floor to hand TNT KaTropa’s first loss

ANTIPOLO – Alaska sustained its dominance on both ends, sending TNT KaTropa back to earth with a 110-100 decision in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup matchup on Sunday at the Ynares Center. Sticking to its trademark stingy defense that translated into transition baskets, the Aces established an early lead and never let up to coast to their straight blowout victory in a heated matchup involving several personalities. Vic Manuel continued his efficient play with 29 points and 12 boards in less than 25 minutes off the bench, while Tony Campbell did...

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