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Meralco stuns No. 1 Magnolia for 2nd straight win

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Bolts bank on a balanced scoring attack with 5 players breaching double figures as it won back-to-back games for the first time

STAYING ALIVE. Baser Amer continues to fill up the stats sheet as Meralco remains alive in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine's woes

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might also lose the burly forward due to a foot injury

SIDELINED. There's a chance Beau Belga may miss time for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters due to a suspected plantar fasciitis. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian reasserts mastery over Rain or Shine for 1st win

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Losing 25 straight games in the Governors' Cup since 2016, the Dyip stamp their class against the Elasto Painters squad they have beaten thrice this season

FIRST WIN. Akeem Wright leads the way for Columbian as it barges into the winning of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Kobe Paras calls out UAAP for Thirdy Ravena disqualification

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Ravena, a Mythical Five member in the past two seasons, won't be taking home an individual award after he was suspended by the league

IN DEFENSE. Kobe Paras (right) comes into Thirdy Ravena's defense following his one-game suspension in the UAAP. File photos by Czeasar Dancel (Ravena) and Jerrick Reymarc (Paras)

Topex Robinson inks 5-year extension with Lyceum

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sustaining his impressive run with the Pirates, coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Monster dunks – and more – in LeBron's Lakers debut

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:59 PM

There's no winning start for LeBron James but he still lives up to the hype

HYPE. LeBron James suffers a loss in his first regular season game as a Los Angeles Laker. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Blazers spoil LeBron’s Lakers debut

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:23 PM

(UPDATED) Damian Lilllard and the Portland Blazers finish strong against LeBron James and the Lakers

BLAZING START. Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers steals the ball – and the game – from LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

A duel of Eastern Conference All-Stars: Kemba vs Giannis

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The 'Greek Freak' has been the favorite top East player since LeBron James left for the Western Conference and the LA Lakers

ALL AROUND. Giannis Antetokounmpo collects 25 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists as the Milwaukee Bucks open their campaign with a win over the Charlotte Hornets. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

WATCH: Clippers' Boban Marjanovic breaks rim with no-jump dunks

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:23 AM

Standing at 7-foot-3, the Serbian giant doesn't even need to jump to slam it home

BEHEMOTH. Boban Marjanovic proves why he is a crowd favorite with back-to-back no-jump dunks in the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA season-opener. Photo from Los Angeles Clippers' official Facebook account


San Beda exacts revenge on Lyceum, clinches top seed

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Robert Bolick and James Canlas lead the San Beda charge as the Red Lions put a lock on the No. 1 spot in the Final Four

TOP SPOT. Robert Bolick and the Red Lions got their way this time against the Pirates to claim the No. 1 seed. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Charlotte Hornets go retro with Classic Night

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:45 PM

As the Hornets celebrate their 30th year in the league, former NBA stars Muggsy Bogues and Glen Rice will be among the legends the team will honor this season

OPENING NIGHT. New Charlotte guard Tony Parker impresses in his debut but the Hornets fall short by the slimmest of margins against the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-112. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets, Kawhi debuts in Toronto

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:57 PM

MVP James Harden flirts with a triple-double but it isn't enough to get the Houston Rockets past the New Orleans Pelicans

SOLID DEBUT. Kawhi Leonard drops 24 points in his first game with the Toronto Raptors. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Garcia hopes Almazan returns 'ready to play as a professional'

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:33 AM

The two-time All-Star has already missed 4 straight games for Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup after going AWOL

BOOST. Raymond Almazan's potential return could help the Elasto Painters' bid for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images


Tiu scorches hot in Rain or Shine's romp of NorthPort

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The six-year veteran fires a career-high 23 points to power the Elasto Painters to their second straight win following a four-game skid

HOT HAND. Chris Tiu fires from all cylinders as Rain or Shine wins back-to-back games for the first time in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. 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


UE's Alvin Pasaol on UAAP MVP bid: 'Wala sa ’kin yun'

Oct 17, 2018 - 8:53 PM

MVP or not, Alvin Pasaol is ready to ride the tough times with the UE Red Warriors

 Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Resurgent Adamson looks to solidify hold of top spot

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons aim to build on their dominant second round opening win

LEAGUE LEADERS. Jerrick Ahanmisi impresses as he topscores for Adamson while making no fouls and turnovers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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


Adamson vents frustration on NU, regains share of lead

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Falcons weather the Bulldogs' comeback attempts to recover from back-to-back losses

Isa Gaye and the NU Bulldogs stumble against a back-in-form Adamson side. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle's Andrei Caracut settles into leadership role

Oct 17, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Veteran guard Andrei Caracut finally flashes his confidence on court

NEW ROLE. Andrei Caracut is in the process of adjusting to his leadership role in the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Warriors present first reversible championship ring

Oct 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Winning a third NBA title in the last 4 season, Golden State takes it up a notch with its newest championship ring

SPECTACULAR. The Golden State Warriors' ring is one of a kind. Photo from Warriors' Twitter account (@warriors)

La Salle rides third-quarter surge to dispatch UE

Oct 17, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Green Archers drub the Red Warriors to pick up their fifth UAAP victory and grab a share of third place

ONE-SIDED. La Salle's Andrei Caracut scoops up a shot against UE's Shannon Gagate in a match the Green Archers dominated all the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson Soaring Falcons vs NU Bulldogs - UAAP Season 81

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The Soaring Falcons eye to end a two-game skid while the Bulldogs seek for a second straight win

BOUNCE BACK. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the rest of the Soaring Falcons are aching to get back on the winning track. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UP’s Javi Gomez de Liaño slapped with one-game suspension

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Maroons forward will sit out versus UE on Sunday

SUSPENDED. Javi Gomez de Liaño won’t be around to help the UP Maroons halt a two-game slide. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Warriors hold off Westbrook-less Thunder

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:24 PM

(UPDATED) Steph Curry erupts for 32 points as the Golden State Warriors open their three-peat quest with a win over the OKC Thunder

OKC's Paul George drives with the ball against Golden State's Stephen Curry during their NBA opening night showdown. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: DLSU Green Archers vs UE Red Warriors - UAAP Season 81

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The Green Archers shoot for a share of third place versus the skidding Red Warriors

HEIGHT BATTLE. Justine Baltazar will clash with Alvin Pasaol in their second round opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena, Arvin Tolentino suspended in Ateneo-FEU clash

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM

The UAAP slaps both team stars with game suspensions for unsportsmanlike acts

SUSPENDED. Thirdy Ravena will miss the Ateneo-FEU second round matchup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Celtics deck Sixers in NBA season opener

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics kick off their campaign with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

SEASON KICKOFF. Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes makes it tough for Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons to get his shot off during the first game of the 2018-19 NBA season. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Faster, bigger: Alab Pilipinas raring to start ABL title defense

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Two-time reigning local MVP Ray Parks is set to return with the squad along with Defensive Player of the Year and former NBA player Renaldo Balkman

KEY PLAYER. 8th ASEAN Basketball League Defensive Player of the Year Renaldo Balkman returns to reinforce the squad. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU veterans glue team together for 2nd round charge

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The NU Bulldogs aim to continue rising from the 5-game skid they suffered from the first round of eliminations

FINAL YEAR. Dave Yu hopes that the National University Bulldogs will give a fight in the this second round. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kerr prepared for slow start as Warriors tip-off

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:19 AM

Injuries and inconsistent defensive displays in the preseason show that there is still plenty of work to be done by the defending NBA champs

SLOW START. Steve Kerr is expected to make adjustments to the Warriors lackluster preseason. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Calvin Abueva fined for flashing dirty finger

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The PBA slaps P10,000 penalty on the Phoenix forward after he flashed his middle finger for back-to-back games

PENALIZED. Calvin Abueva didn't go scot-free from his in-game antics. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page


UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño negative of dengue

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The shifty guard experienced body soreness and a high fever that went up to 39.5 degrees Celsius

SCARE. Losing Juan Gomez de Liaño would deal a huge blow to UP's Final 4 aspirations. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.


Arvin Tolentino questions 'unfair' treatment on disqualifying fouls

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:13 PM

For the second straight game, the stretch forward is ejected after being whistled for a disqualifying foul

MISSING ACTION. Arvin Tolentino will be suspended for the second straight time. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UAAP: Nabalan shines as NU Lady Bulldogs sweep 1st round

Oct 15, 2018 - 1:11 PM

National University stars in women's basketball and 4 other sports on the week of October 8 to 14

Warriors seek more NBA glory as title-hungry rivals lurk

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Steph Curry says it's 'fun' wearing the target for rival NBA teams aching to dethrone Golden State

PILING IT UP. The Golden State Warriors eye a fourth NBA title in 5 years. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/AFP


76ers, Muscala apologize for offensive tweets by player's dad

Oct 15, 2018 - 10:50 AM

The 27-year-old denounce the posts of his father, Bob, directed at Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler

DENOUNCE. Mike Muscala calls his father's comments as 'uncalled for' and 'inappropriate'. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP


Nothing but 'fun' for Travis in first game vs ex-team Alaska

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:16 AM

The former Best Import says he had no worry getting hurt knowing he has a good relationship with his former teammates

STEADY FORCE. Romeo Travis leads the Magnolia Hotshots to their fifth straight win and the top spot. Photo from PBA Images


Minus Nieto twins, Ateneo still too much for UP

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena's season-best performance couldn't be any more timely as backup guard Tyler Tio also came through

STEPPING UP. Ateneo's Tyler Tio (right) proves his worth against UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Baser Amer comes to the rescue for embattled Meralco

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:54 PM

The Bolts halt their longest skid in franchise history and nail their first win in two months thanks to the 26-year-old's heroics

HERO. After going scoreless in the last game, Baser Amer delivers in crunch time to power Meralco back into the winning track. 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


FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann dead at 51

Oct 14, 2018 - 7:44 PM

'Basketball has lost a leader, an advocate and a friend'

FAREWELL. Patrick Baumann was known as a tireless worker in international basketball. Photo from FIBA

Amer, Durham star as Meralco snaps franchise's longest losing streak

Oct 14, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The two combine for 33 points in the final frame alone to electrify the Bolts to a come-from-behind win over NLEX

LEADING THE CHARGE. Allen Durham flexes his muscles with another all-around effort to lead Meralco to its first win in almost two months. Photo from PBA Images


Back on top: Blue Eagles blast Maroons, grab solo lead

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Even minus hotshot Matt Nieto, defending champion Ateneo drubs UP to claim the UAAP top spot at 6-2

SWEET REPEAT. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles scoot past the UP Maroons for the second time this season.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Tigers tear down Tams in repeat UAAP upset

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The UST Tigers complete a surprise elimination sweep of the powerhouse FEU Tamaraws

FACE OFF. Just like in the first round, Alec Stockton and the FEU Tamaraws tangle in a close battle against CJ Cansino and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cavaliers bullish on future without LeBron James

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:14 PM

After losing the 'best player in the world,' Kevin Love thinks the Cleveland Cavaliers are all set for a fresh start

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 06: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers runs down court against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks waive Noah to make French center's departure official

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year hasn't been with the New York Knicks since engaging in a heated exchange with ex-coach Jeff Hornaceck

OUT. Joakim Noah (left) will become an unrestricted free agent. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Can LeBron, Lakers deliver Hollywood ending?

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:11 AM

'We've got a long way to go to get to Golden State,' says LeBron James. 'We're picking up from scratch'

GETTING BETTER. Amid the hype, LeBron James knows that the Los Angeles Lakers remain a work in progress. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP