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Paris Saint-Germain has launched a dedicated website, allowing the club’s fans around the world to follow its tour in the USA. As well as featuring previously unpublished photos and videos of the players taken by the club’s media team, the page will live stream press conferences and provide pre-recorded coverage of matches followed by match summaries and reaction. 



ICC - Paris Saint-Germain vs Benfica Lisboa in Toronto on July 18
ICC – Paris Saint-Germain vs Fiorentina in New York on July 21
ICC - Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea in Charlotte on July 25
ICC – Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United in Chicago on July 29
LFP Champions Trophy – Paris Saint-Germain vs Olympique Lyonnais in Montreal on August 1st


For the whole tour, Paris Saint Germain will stay and train at the Pingry High School grounds in New Jersey.

My Sister's Independent Study Project and Blog

As many of you know, I started this blog in 2010 during my Independent Study Project.  At my high school (Pingry, seen in picture above from school website), all seniors finished classes at the end of April and got to pursue an independent project during the month of May.  The project could really be anything – some students took cooking classes, others went on various hikes, some planned a walkathon event, one person built a robot, and the list goes on (as you can imagine, a lot of people goofed off when given this much freedom).  I decided to intern at Estee Lauder and volunteer at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.

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Aces eyes 2-0 lead, ready for Hotshots comeback in game 2

Unwittingly, Alaska Milk coach Alex Compton has given away what they intend to do for the rest of the series after their come-from-behind victory Wednesday night.

“Kung pwede ko lang hindi sabihin, but what we really have to do is just to be ourselves. It’s about being who we are, playing to our identity,” said Compton.

In doing that in the second half Wednesday, the Alaska Milk Aces fought back from the depths of an 18-point deficit and stunned the Star Hotshots, 97-91, in the opener of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

READ: Aces rally past ‘kuya’ Hotshots for Game 1 win

“We’ll lose some and we’ll win some but we have to play who we are,” Compton insists, hinting at continuing to be assertive and aggressive as they try to make it two in a row versus the Hotshots at the resumption of their Final Four duel Friday also at the Big Dome.

Game time is at 7 p.m. with the Hotshots expected to wage a fightback to get back in the series.

The Hotshots, certainly, can’t be counted out just at 0-1.

They have twice overcome a tough adversity in the tournament, rallying from a 1-4 start then hurdling the Globalport Batang Pier with their twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

“I’m sure Purefoods (Star) will come back and we have to be ready,” said Compton.

Star forward Marc Pingris said they have to check their attitude towards the game before thinking of getting even in Game Two.

He thought they self-destructed in Game One as they didn’t stick together as a team as the Aces pressed their own bid from the halftime break.

READ: ‘Inter-barangay teams can beat us,’ says Pingris after Star loss

“Kapag kami nagkanya-kanya, kahit sino, kahit inter-barangay tatalunin kami,” rued Pingris. “Nasa sa amin rin kasi yun, kapag kami willing maglaro, yung disiplina namin andun, mahirap kami talunin.

“Nawala talaga yung focus namin, nawala yung disiplina namin. Kailangan dapat kung humahabol man sila o kami yung lamang, kailangan kalma lang,” Pingris pointed out.

“Ang nangyayari kasi kapag nakakahabol na sila, gusto namin bawiin agad. Hindi dapat ganun. Kailangan hindi kami nagkakanya-kanya. Lima pa rin yung naglalaro dapat.”

The Hotshots led by 18 at 41-23 in the second quarter and sat on a 51-36 cushion at the half.

The Aces, however, erased their deficit virtually in a huff in the second half.

The playoff top seeds ride the momentum of back-to-back come-from-behind victories in going for a 2-0 series lead versus the Hotshots. (SB)

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i know a lot of people like to make art and original Humor Blog Style Content ™ but if you’re not good with that then just reblogging other people’s posts and adding support in the tags/comments is a good way to get into the fandom  

you can always ask allegra tally-hall-of-shame to add you to her blog list so you can get with the in crowd too!! she is one of the Pioneers in the 2k14-15 fandom revival tbh


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hi ate this is so random but based from your tweets you're a pba fan po so I want to ask who your crushes are, from the whole pba universe! hahaha ok bye have a nice night lol

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Sina Marc Pingris, PJ Simon, Alex Mallari, David Semerad, JJ Helterbrand & Jeric Teng!!!!!!!!

Star Hotshots may have lost in their last game, making the Alaska Aces lead the semifinals series of the Governor’s Cup 2015 in 2-0, I know and I still do believe they can make it. How many times have they proven themselves? It’s countless, I guess. I know that they will strive harder and do their best bestest to be able to defend the last crown they have since they won grandslam.

‘SALUDO KAMI SA ALASKA’ | Star’s Pingris, Blakely express respect for victorious foes:

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For the past three seasons, Marqus Blakely and Marc Pingris have been the picture of hard work and tenacity for the Star Hotshots, with their effort resulting in multiple championships for the old Purefoods franchise.

But in the PBA Governors’ Cup’s best-of-five semifinal series, the Hotshots more than met their match in an Alaska Aces team that similarly thrived on energy and desire.

“Saludo kami sa Alaska. Ginawa naming yung best namin, talagang mas gutom sila. Congrats and good luck,” Pingris said after Alaska completed a three-game sweep of Star on Sunday.

Blakely, too, expressed his respect for the Aces, who advanced into the PBA Finals for a second time this season.

“Alaska had momentum. They’re a good team with a good import. They defended. It’s tough to beat a team that has been No. 1 the whole conference who has momentum and comfort,” Blakely added in an exclusive interview with

“I really thought that tonight, we were kinda breaking their momentum, but we kinda broke down in the end.”

Despite the praise from his team’s opponents, Alaska coach Alex Compton said that they did not expect to be in the title series, focusing only on being consistent from game to game.

“I don’t want to create false expectations, but our aim is always excellence and you can be excellent even if you lose on the court. We want a level of consistency and intensity that we want to be a hallmark in the league,” the coach said.

“We’re shooting for a level of consistency and intensity and be always bring it whether we make our shots or not. I thought the guys defended with that kind of intensity. We don’t aim for the finals, but we aim for excellence.”

‘KAHIT INTER-BARANGAY TATALUNIN KAMI’ | Pingris says Star not hard to beat when it doesn’t play the right way:

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Star forward Marc Pingris had some harsh words for his own team following a second-half collapse against No. 1 seed Alaska in Game One of their PBA Governors’ Cup semifinal series on Wednesday.

“Kapag kami nagkanya-kanya, kahit sino, kahit inter-barangay tatalunin kami,” Pingris told sportswriters right after the Hotshots squandered an 18-point lead in a 97-91 loss to the Aces to open their best-of-five semifinals series.

“Nasa sa amin rin kasi yun, kapag kami willing maglaro, yung disiplina namin andun, mahirap kami talunin.”

Star raced off to a huge lead in the first half, building a 41-23 advantage in the second period and a 51-36 halftime lead.

They seemed to ease off the gas pedal after that, though, allowing a huge Alaska comeback wherein the Aces used their familiar pressure defense that delayed and shackled and the Hotshots’ offense.

By the end of the third, the lead was wiped out entirely and the teams were tied at 70-apiece.

Pingris said that when things got tough, the team veered away from the team’s system and it did not end up well for them.

“Nabanggit sa amin ni Coach Tim yung laban ng Alaska and Ginebra, parang ganito yung nangyari. Nawala talaga yung focus namin, nawala yung disiplina namin. Kailangan dapat kung humahabol man sila o kami yung lamang, kailangan kalma lang,” Pingris said.

“Ang nangyayari kasi kapag nakakahabol na sila, gusto namin bawiin agad. Hindi dapat ganun. Kailangan hindi kami nagkakanya-kanya. Lima pa rin yung naglalaro dapat.”

Star missed out on doing the little things against Alaska in this one, losing the rebounding battle, 53-41. That allowed the Aces to score 23 second chance points, including a couple of big ones in the final minutes of the game.

Star banking on veteran experience against upstart GlobalPort: ‘Iba na yung laro pag playoffs na’:

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The Star Hotshots will be facing a difficult challenge in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals – a young, up-and-coming GlobalPort Batang Pier team armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.

But for a veteran team that has done it all – including win the elusive Grand Slam – they know what it’s going to take if they want to advance from the series.

“Wala munang tawanan sa practice. Talagang paghahandaan namin sila,” veteran forward Marc Pingris told sportswriters after the game. “Basta pagdating sa Friday, it’s Pingris time.”

Another veteran, Peter June Simon, vowed to put on his game face and take the series seriously from the very beginning.

“Sabi nga sa amin ni (coach Tim Cone) medyo tougher yung journey namin ngayon, pero kaya naman daw,” Simon said. “Yung advantage nasa kanila pa rin dahil twice-to-beat sila, pero yung experience nasa amin pa rin. Hopefully, maipakita namin on Friday na right from the start pa lang nasa playoffs mood na kami – katulad nung nagawa namin sa ibang teams before.”

GlobalPort, bannered by talented guards like Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, will be banking on using their speed and their youth to their advantage but Star’s veteran crew will be raring to prove they can still keep pace with their counterparts, if not physically then at least through their experience.

“Bata pa naman kami ha,” said Pingris in jest. “May plano si coach diyan, na sinabi nga niya mga bata, takbuhan. Pero sinabi naman ni Marqus (Blakely) sa amin, wala pa silang experience sa mga ganitong klaseng laban, samantalang kami andun na. Kailangan lang namin i-maintain yung laro namin na hindi kami magco-collapse.”

“This is where our veteran leadership comes in,” Blakely said. “Being in the playoffs multiple times, just being comfortable with the situation, but we can’t relax.”

“Iba na talaga yung laro kapag playoffs na. Dito mo na makikita yung totoong game talaga,” added Simon.

And though they recognize GlobalPort as a real threat, the veterans admit that the Batang Pier would be the best matchup for them in the playoffs among the teams in the top four.

“If you had a pick, out of four teams – Alaska, Rain or Shine, San Miguel and GlobalPort – who would you pick? I would pick GlobalPort because we lost to them by two,” Blakely explained. “It’s a close game. They’re very talented, I’m not gonna say they’re not and they can’t beat us, but matchup-wise, I think we can be a little bit better and we can focus more than when we played them in the early part of the conference.”

“I’m excited to see what happens.”

Star’s Marc Pingris, Tim Cone rue missing chance at twice-to-beat despite victory:

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The Star Hotshots admitted that they played their game against Blackwater with heavy hearts after their shot at earning the last twice-to-beat advantage was snatched away by a GlobalPort win in the opening game of Tuesday’s double-header.

Star still had a narrow chance to move into No. 4 heading into the day’s games but needed an Alaska victory over GlobalPort coupled with a win of their own to make it happen.

But with the Aces having already clinched the No. 1 spot last Saturday, they themselves didn’t need the win and that showed when they limited the minutes of several key players, including import Romeo Travis, who sat out the entire second half against the Batang Pier.

“Umpisa pa lang, alam ko kaagad na matatalo yung Alaska kahit lamang sila nung first half,” Star forward Marc Pingris told a group of sportswriters. “Alam ko na yun, non-bearing sa kanila.”

With disappointment from the unfavorable result in the first game creeping in, the Hotshots were unable to stay properly motivated in the early goings of their match against the Elite, coming out flat and trailing by as much as 11 points, 42-31, in the first half.

“Nanghinayang kasi kami kanina nung first game,” admitted Pingris. “Pero lumabas kasi kanina na gusto na naming tapusin yung laro. Nawala yung focus namin. Iniisip namin kayang-kaya namin sila.”

Star head coach Tim Cone echoed Pingris’ feelings about the team losing out on the valuable twice-to-beat advantage.

“Tonight, we just had the opportunity to get the No. 4 and it didn’t happen and we’re disappointed,” Cone said.

Instead, they will be on the wrong end of the advantage when they take on a tough and talented GlobalPort side that can afford to lose once in the quarterfinal and still advance with a victory in a potential second game.

Cone, though, is able to see the bright side of things as his team qualified for the playoffs in decent position despite starting the conference off winning only one of their first five games.

“I guess we finished fifth seed, which if you would ask me three weeks ago or a month ago, I would be really happy with fifth seed,” the coach said.

He already has the matchup with GlobalPort in mind and is wary about Jarrid Famous, who will have the size that could give Star some problems.

“They got some young guards that are very, very good. They got a seven-foot guy. This will be our third game in a row against a seven-foot player — we played (Liam) McMorrow, (Marcus) Cousin and now Jarrid Famous,” he added.

“I guess the only good news is, we had a lot of practice for the moment. But they got a well-balanced team now. They got inside and outside and they got a seven-footer who gives them a really good advantage. So, basically, we just got to go out and win on Friday. That’s what we worry about right now.”

Pingris believes that the Hotshots will have little problem finding motivation against the team that took the No. 4 seed – and the twice-to-beat that goes with it – away from them.

“Oo naman, gusto namin silang bawian, pero one game at a time,” he said.

“Kailangan hindi iisipin mo kaagad yung Sunday na laro. Yung Friday muna. Bukas, mag-i-start kaming mag-practice. Paghahandaan namin sila. Hindi pa kami nananalo na twice-to-beat yung kalaban namin. Malaking challenge sa amin ito,” Pingris added.


Coming to the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Marc Pingris had a hunch that things won’t go their way. Needing an Alaska win over GlobalPort and Star winning against Blackwater to snatch the twice-to-beat advantage, the high-energy forward knew that they will somehow end at the lower half of the final eight. And true to his instincts, Alaska did lose to GlobalPort to give Batang Pier a place in the top 4. Although the Hotshots’ 87-82 win over the Elite allowed them to go up to 6-5, it was only good for the number five spot, pitting them against GlobalPort in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Pingris admitted that the turn of events just motivates him and the whole team to strive in the playoffs. “Gusto namin sila bawian, pero dapat one game at a time. Di pa kami nananalo sa twice-to-beat kaya malaking challenge sa amin dito. Makapasok kami dito, ok na,” he said. Against Blackwater though, the Hotshots struggled early. “Kanina, wala kaming energy nung simula dahil nanghinayang kami sa (resulta ng) first game. Gusto namin tapusin agad yung laro. Pero di ganun kadali kalaban ang Blackwater. Every game kahit sino ang kalaban mo, dapat irespeto mo pa rin. Para lang din na lumaki yung ulo namin kanina at nagising na lang kami nung second half,” Pingris said. “Sana maging lesson sa amin kasi every game, kailangan namin manalo, kailangan na ilabas lahat.” After a 1-4 start to the conference, Star is happy to make it to the next round. But being the experienced team that they are, the Hotshots want to make a statement that they still can defend the Governors’ Cup title. “Masaya naman pero di pa enough yung pinapakita namin. Mahirap din kalaban ang GlobalPort at yun ang paghahandaan namin. At least, yung depensa namin bumabalik,” Pingris said. And this early, Star is bracing for the youth revolution of GlobalPort. “Mga bata yan, so takbuhan. Pero sabi nga ni Marqus (Blakely), wala pa silang experience. Kami andun na, pero kailangan i-maintain yung laro at wag mag-collapse late sa game. Kaya dapat focus lang sa practice,” said Pingris. “Kailangan makuha namin yung hinihingi ni coach. Wala munang tawanan. Pingris time sa Friday.” (RL)

With Star’s season over, Marc Pingris looking at possible Gilas Pilipinas return:

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His body may be worn down by fatigue and injury brought by a grueling schedule of continuous basketball for the past two years but Star Hotshots defensive ace Marc Pingris is still very much open to returning to duty for the Philippine national men’s basketball team gearing up for the FIBA Asia Championships in September.

“Kapag nag-invite naman sila, it’s an honor yun. Hindi naman natin pwedeng iwasan yan dahil bansa yung pinaguusapan dyan,” Pingris told sportswriters after his PBA club was eliminated from the Governors’ Cup semifinals on Sunday.

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin said that the PBA already has the list of players he hopes will compose the national team pool but the league has yet to officially announce the list on names.

Baldwin has already confirmed naturalized player Andray Blatche and PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo as assured of spots in the pool but Pingris, like many members of the most recent Gilas Pilipinas incarnation, could be in line to receive an invite as well.

Pingris played a crucial role for the team in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championships, where the team was able to earn qualification into the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This time, the team will aiming for the country’s Olympic basketball berth since 1972.

He is more than willing to suit up for flag and country anew, although he admits that being left off from the squad will have a bright side as well.

“Kapag hindi ako na-invite okay lang rin. At least makakapagpahinga,” he said. “More than two years na rin akong naglalaro.”

“Pero kapag tumawag sila or nag-text pupunta ako.”

Alaska’s Calvin Abueva, Star’s Marc Pingris leave animosity on floor: ‘Trabaho lang yan’:

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Hard-nosed players Calvin Abueva and Marc Pingris play their hearts out whenever they are on the floor for their respective teams.

Because of that, the possibility of the two butting heads on the floor really can’t be helped, even when the two maintain a healthy respect off of it.

On Friday’s Game Two of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals, the two seemed to build some animosity after a particularly rough sequence where they jostled for position. Abueva offered his hand to help Pingris up but the latter refused the gesture and simply walked away.

“Wala naman akong magagawa eh. Positioning lang naman yun,” Alaska forward Abueva said after the game of Pingris’ reaction to his offer.

His Star counterpart, Pingris, said that he didn’t take it personally but rebuffed the offer merely to maintain the rivalry that the two have engaged in as they continue to battle from opposite sides in the series.

“Hindi, ayoko,” Pingris told sportswriters in jest when asked about Abueva offering his hand.

He added that he has no problem keeping that on the court and that he and Abueva are fine off of it.

“Wala yun. Laro lang naman eh,” Pingris said. “Kilala niyo naman si Calvin, sa laro ganun lang siya, pero sa labas mabait yan. Ganun lang naman kaming mga player, syempre trabaho namin yan, uunahin namin pamilya namin. Pero sa labas magkakaibigan kami. Trabaho lang yan.”

Abueva picked up four quick fouls in the first half but was able to play through it with untiring effort. He ended up finishing with 11 points for the Aces, who got contributions from several players in the game.

Pingris sparked the Hotshots with seven points and seven boards but the rest of the Star players were simply outmatched in terms of energy as Alaska came away with the win and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.