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Dwyane Wade set to retire next season

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The Miami Heat legend chooses to end his career where it all started

FAREWELL SEASON. Miami star Dwyane Wade returns for a one-year deal before retiring. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Brownlee's naturalization in the works with filing of House bill

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:39 PM

House Bill No. 8106 endorses the Barangay Ginebra import to become a naturalized Filipino

PINOY AT HEART. Justin Brownlee had previously expressed his desire to become a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images

Guiao: Even sans Clarkson, PH 'ready' vs Kazakhstan

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Bunched with powerhouse China in Group D, the winner between the Filipinos and the Kazakhs will likely determine who will advance into the quarterfinals

WAITING GAME. Filipinos will have to wait for a few more days to witness NBA player Jordan Clarkson make his Philippine team debut. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After Jordan Clarkson saga, ’bigger’ challenge ahead

Aug 15, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The men's basketball team kicks off the Philippines' campaign in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Thursday, August 16

ALL SET. Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson is set to lead the Philippine delegation as flag-bearer. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: NBA grants Jordan Clarkson 'one-time exception'

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:13 AM

It’s final: The Filipino-American player will see action in the 2018 Asian Games after clearing final NBA hurdle

Jordan Clarkson to Filipinos: See you all very soon

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:48 AM

The Filipino-American can't wait to suit up for the Philippine men's basketball team in the 2018 Asian Games

WAITING GAME. If the stars align, Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson can see action with the Philippine team in the 2018 Asian Games. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Clutch rookie Jielo Razon earns Frankie Lim's approval

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The sweet-shooting rookie dashes JRU's hopes for a maiden win after 6 straight losses

RISING STAR. Jielo Razon comes off the bench to finishe with 18 points, 6 boards and 5 assists. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Perpetual downs win-starved JRU in thriller

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:10 PM

CSB Blazers avoid dropping to the lower rungs with a much-needed win

HOT HAND. Hotshot guard Edgar Charcos leads the Altas anew with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson to be PH 2018 Asian Games flag-bearer

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The NBA player will lead the Philippine delegation in the Asiad opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 18

FLAG-BEARER. Jordan Clarkson will be leading the Philippine delegation in the opening ceremonies on Saturday, August 18. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Immature' CSB needs consistency, says Coach Tang

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Tyrone Tang gives constructive criticism to the Blazers who are on a 3-4 record

CONSISTENT. Returning Blazer Yankie Haruna has been a force off the bench, averaging a team-high 13.2 points in 6 games. But Coach Tang wants more. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson cleared for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) The NBA gives the Filipino-American player the go signal to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games

North Luzon teams qualify for NBA 3X Philippines 2018 Finals

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Expected highlights of the playoffs include the presence of an NBA player and an NBA legend

MANILA-BOUND. One team from each age group qualifies for the NBA 3X Playoffs to be held in the Metro Manila. Photo from press release

Philippine Olympic Committee: Why 2 NBA players in China team?

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:11 AM

POC president Ricky Vargas and vice president Bambol Tolentino seek clarification following reports that China will field 2 NBA players in the 2018 Asian Games

QUESTIONABLE. Zhou Qi (left) of the Houston Rockets and Ding Yanyuhang (right) of the Dallas Mavericks will be suiting up for China in the Asian Games. Photos by FIBA (Zhou Qi and Ding) and Photo by AFP (Clarkson)

Carmelo Anthony joins Rockets

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:21 AM

This is the forward's fourth NBA team in 13 months

OFFICIAL. Carmelo Anthony moves to the Houston Rockets from Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Trollano replaces Clarkson in final lineup for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:25 AM

The TNT KaTropa keeps his Gilas Pilipinas spot after the Cleveland Cavalier failed to get the go signal from the NBA

DREAM COME TRUE. TNT KaTropa's Don Trollano will see action in the Asian Games in his first tour of duty for the national team. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel boss Ang to sponsor Brownlee's naturalization

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Winning his third PBA title in the two years he has been in the Philippines, the American import has expressed his desire to be a Filipino

DEEP LOVE FOR THE COUNTRY. American import Justin Brownlee wants to be a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images

Bolick catches 'Scottie Rebound' fever, Finals MVP Thompson responds

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:18 PM

The Red Lion emulates the Gin Kings guard with a near-triple-double performance

DO-IT-ALL. San Beda's Robert Bolick (left) tried to do his best Scottie Thompson impression. Bolick photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Thompson photo from PBA Images

New year, new mission: How Tab Baldwin is keeping Ateneo grounded

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:55 PM

From a scale of 0 to 10, the 60-year-old tactician rates the Blue Eagles as a 2 heading into UAAP Season 81

WINNING CULTURE. Tab Baldwin led the Blue Eagles to their first UAAP championship since 2012. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Napa wants Letran to scale NCAA's San Bedan 'Everest'

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:32 PM

'Letran, andito na. Humanda na kayo,' Napa warns the rest of the NCAA

TO THE LIMIT. The Letran Knights fell short of securing solo second spot after losing to the San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson disappointed over NBA thumbs down

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:48 AM

The Filipino-American NBA player expresses his disappointment in a statement online

DISAPPOINTED. Jordan Clarkson was denied by the NBA to participate in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Justin Brownlee wants to be a naturalized Filipino

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:38 PM

'I wish I could live here year-round,' says Ginebra's popular import

SECOND HOME. Justin Brownlee sees himself living in the Philippines even after his basketball career is over. Photo from PBA Images

Belga keen on proving worth for Asiad squad

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Twice cut from the national team, the Rain or Shine forward knows work is far from done even after securing his spot in the squad this time

REUNITED. Beau Belga reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao in the Philippine team. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Ginebra fans brave rains for championship celebration

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Instead of the usual meet-and-greet, Ginebra players get up close and personal with the fans

CELEBRATION. The Gin Kings join their die-hard supporters in a victory party.

POC: NBA 'broke the hearts of 100 million Filipinos'

Aug 12, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'We were one clearance away,' says POC official Patrick Gregorio after the NBA turned down the country's request to line up Jordan Clarkson in the Asian Games

NO GO. Philippine sports officials said they 'worked round the clock' to get Jordan Clarkson only to be denied by the NBA. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson out for Asian Games

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The NBA turns down the Filipino-American player's request to represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games

DENIED. Jordan Clarkson will not be able to represent the Philippines this time around. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Dream come true: Another PH stint for Pringle

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The Filipino-American point guard gets another chance to represent the Philippines this year

NBA champ Steph Curry finishes last in golf event

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors star places a whopping 33 shots behind the 36-hole leader Alex Prugh

AMATEUR. Stephen Curry, playing as an amateur, tees off on the 17th hole during round 2 of the Ellie Mae Classic. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Neon nation no more for GlobalPort

Aug 11, 2018 - 4:59 PM

The Batang Pier will carry a different name and don new colors for the PBA Governors' Cup

CHANGE. GlobalPort changes name to NorthPort Batang Pier. Photo from PBA Images

China exacts revenge on Batang Gilas to take bronze

Aug 11, 2018 - 4:22 PM

Despite the loss, the Philippines is headed to the 2019 World Cup U19 for finishing in the top 4

FOURTH-BEST. Kai Sotto and Batang Gilas missed out on the podium. Photo from FIBA

No hard feelings: Trollano gives up spot for Jordan Clarkson

Aug 11, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The TNT KaTropa gets bumped off from the final Asian Games lineup as the Fil-Am NBA player takes the last spot

MOVING ON. Don Trollano says he has no hard feelings after being left out of the 12-man Philippine team for the Asiad. Photo from PBA Images

LeBron set for Lakers home debut vs Rockets

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar debuts on the road against Portland on October 18 before playing his first home game against Houston two days later

NEW HOME. LeBron James returns to Cleveland for his lone game against the Cavaliers on November 21. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers Facebook account

Guiao: Ricci Rivero can dominate college basketball

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The University of the Philippines standout impresses coach Yeng Guiao during the national team's practice

OUT. Ricci Rivero gets cut from the Philippine men's basketball team set to compete in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Guiao: Jordan Clarkson poses 'good problem' for Asiad team

Aug 11, 2018 - 12:28 AM

The Cleveland Cavalier has less than a week to assimilate himself with the Philippine team before its first game

LINED UP. Jordan Clarkson completes the 12-man Philippine team for the Asian Games. Photo from AFP

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: LeBron shows off in first Lakers practice

Aug 10, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The 33-year-old superstar dazzles in purple and gold

CORNERSTONE. LeBron James hopes to snap the Lakers five-year playoff drought. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers Facebook account

Australia knocks out Batang Gilas from U18 title contention

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The Philippine basketball youth team absorbs its first loss in the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship

FIRST SETBACK. Australia proved too strong for AJ Edu and Batang Gilas. Photo from FIBA

San Beda drops rival Letran in OT thriller

Aug 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The defending champion Red Lions get the better of fierce rival Knights in their first NCAA showdown this season

UNSTOPPABLE. San Beda's Robert Bolick wriggles past the defense of Letran's Bonbon Batiller. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Two months after trade, Jeff Chan is PBA champion anew

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The veteran sharpshooter was bound to miss the playoffs for the 3rd straight conference until he was shipped to Barangay Ginebra

LUCKY BREAK. Jeff Chan bags his 3rd championship less than two months since his trade to Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

NBA star Steph Curry shoots 71 in golf event

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors star trails by 8 strokes in the opening round of the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic

CROSSOVER. NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lines up a putt on the 9th hole during round 1 of the Ellie Mae Classic. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Austria: San Miguel's finals loss a long time coming

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:22 PM

After an impressive 6-of-6 in the last 10 PBA conference finals, the Beermen tasted their first championship defeat in 5 years

CLEAN SLATE. In order to revive their winning ways, Leo Austria suggests San Miguel returns to square one. Photo from PBA Images

Batang Gilas vs Australia: No kiddie punches, please

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Fans remind the young players that there should be no repeat of the embarrassing ‘basketbrawl’

SOLID SHOWDOWN. Batang Gilas, already assured of a World Cup berth, vies for a title slot against fellow unbeaten team Australia. Photo credit from FIBA

LOOK: NBA Stores to close down by end of August

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:02 PM

It's time to say goodbye to the NBA Stores across the country

CLOSED. The NBA has opted to scatter back its merchandise across local sports stores. Photo from NBA Store PH Instagram account

Jeff Viernes lifts Che’lu in Game 1 stunner

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Revellers fight back from a double-digit deficit to shock the favored Scratchers in the PBA D-League finals opener

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Prince Eze tip-in seals Perpetual thriller

Aug 09, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Perpetual Help rallies from 19 points down to stun San Sebastian in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

CONSISTENT. Edgar Charcos continues to impress as the new Altas recruit tallies 18 points. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Batang Gilas nails World Cup berth

Aug 09, 2018 - 3:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine basketball youth team books a trip to the FIBA U19 World Cup with rout of Bahrain

For Arwind, there's silver lining in San Miguel's finals loss

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:24 PM

It has been so long since the Beermen lost a finals series that they still had a different name when it happened

MOVING FORWARD. Arwind Santos says San Miguel needs to go back to where it started as it begins its next title quest. Photo from PBA Images

2018 Asian Games: Jordan Clarkson to fight for Gilas spot

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The SBP continues to hold out hope that the Filipino-American NBA player can join the Philippine men's basketball team

PH BOUND? Jordan Clarkson will be trying to secure clearances to play in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from AFP

Finals MVP Scottie epitome of Never Say Die, says Cone

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The winningest PBA tactician believes the 25-year-old could wind up as one of the league's true greats

STANDING TALL. Scottie Thompson takes home the Finals Most Valuable Player award as Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel as the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:54 AM

The do-it-all import has now won 3 PBA championships in 4 conferences

WINNING CULTURE. Justin Brownlee steers Barangay Ginebra to the team's 3rd championship in the last 6 conferences. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years