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Rose blooms with game-winner as Timberwolves dim Suns

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The former NBA MVP shows he still has plenty of gas left by powering Minnesota to an enthralling win over Phoenix

TOPSCORER. Derrick Rose finishes with a team-high 31 points for the Timberwolves. Photo from Twitter (@Timberwolves)

Lakers' Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained ankle

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The lanky guard adds to the injury woes of a team still awaiting the return of LeBron James from a groin injury

SIDELINED. An MRI reveals Lonzo Ball injured his left ankle. File photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

NorthPort thrives with Sean Anthony doing it all

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:28 AM

The nine-year veteran has been averaging team-bests of 20.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.5 steals for the Batang Pier

DO-IT-ALL. Sean Anthony proves how valuable he is to a NorthPort squad looking to make a splash in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Terrence Romeo could miss keenly-awaited game vs ex-team TNT

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:29 PM

The former three-time PBA scoring champion is currently nursing a sprained left foot

RECUPERATING. It's an unfortunate start with San Miguel for Terrence Romeo as he goes down with an injury. Photo from PBA Images

Alab Pilipinas bests Mono Vampire in thrilling Finals rematch

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Hell-bent on defending home court, Alab Pilipinas regroups late in the game to edge Thailand in overtime in the ASEAN Basketball League

MASKED MAN. Alab Pilipinas star Ray Parks, who’s wearing a protective face mask due to a recent injury, plays a key role in the final stretch. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Miguel frustrates Ginebra sans Romeo, Cabagnot

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The Beermen notch their first win of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup behind the one-two combo of Christian Standhardinger and Chris Ross

BREAKTHROUGH. Christian Standhardinger leads San Miguel to its first win of the season. Photo from PBA Images

UAAP juniors: Bullpups exact revenge, rout Falcons by 41

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The NU Bullpups get even with the Adamson Baby Falcons who defeated them in the first round

9-1. Terrence Fortea comes off the bench to score 23 points as the Bullpups remain on top of the table.

WATCH: Harden records historic 19th straight game with 30+ points

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:23 PM

'I'm just trying to do whatever it takes to rack up as many wins as we can,' says James Harden

FEAR THE BEARD. James Harden posts another 40-point outing to rally the Houston Rockets back from a 21-point deficit over the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from NBA.

Anthony anchors NorthPort to 2-0 start vs NLEX

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Batang Pier have now matched the number of games they won in the Governors' Cup last season

RACKING IT UP. Stanley Pringle and NorthPort remain unbeaten in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Lonzo Ball cleared of fracture after early exit

Jan 20, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Lakers lose Lonzo Ball to a sprained left ankle in the 3rd quarter, but the x-ray results come out negative for fracture

FRACTURE-FREE. Lonzo Ball exits the game in the third quarter with 8 points and 11 assists. Photo from NBA

Rockets take off in OT as Lakers let game slip away

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:30 PM

James Harden and Eric Gordon deliver the big buckets as the Rockets snatch the game from the Lakers

Pelicans star Anthony Davis out 1-2 weeks

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans' woes continue as Anthony Davis gets sidelined with a sprained finger

Paul George powers Thunder over 76ers in NBA thriller

Jan 20, 2019 - 10:49 AM

The OKC superstar completes a decisive four-point play as the Thunder slip past the Sixers in an emotional contest

Phoenix's Justin Chua saw punch coming from TNT's Mike Miranda

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Chua is on the receiving end of a punch from Miranda in the Fuel Masters' overtime win over the KaTropa

LAST LAUGH. Justin Chua gets the last laugh over Mike Miranda as Phoenix remains unbeaten while TNT slumps to 0-2 start. Photos from PBA Images

LOOK: Paul Desiderio gets his own Chooks-to-go branch

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Despite not winning the UAAP championship, Chooks-to-Go gifts Paul Desiderio a franchise

REWARD. Chooks-to-Go still awards Paul Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. Photo from release

Another OT win for Phoenix as TNT falls

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Fuel Masters bag their second straight overtime triumph to remain unbeaten in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

MAIN MAN. Matthew Wright once again tows Phoenix into victory. Photo from PBA Images

Best of both worlds for Salva as solid outing ends in win

Jan 19, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The former Ateneo standout catches fire in the 4th quarter as Meralco cracks the winning column in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

RELIABLE. Nico Salva continues to prove his worth for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Rookie Jackson sparks Meralco to 1st win as Blackwater falls anew

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The fifth overall pick knocks down two crucial triples in the 4th quarter en route to finishing with a team-high in points

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Trevis Jackson proves his worth for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Chito Victolero to be honored as PBA Coach of the Year

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The Magnolia coach bests San Miguel tactician Leo Austria and Barangay Ginebra mentor Tim Cone

BREAKTHROUGH WIN. Chito Victolero leads Magnolia to the Promised Land for his first PBA championship as head coach. Photo from PBA Images

Cousins scores 14, fouls out in season debut with Warriors

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Cousins gets his 50th foul-out of his career, but takes home his first win with the Golden State Warriors

EARLY EXIT. DeMarcus Cousins fouls out of the game in his season debut with the Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA

Kevin Alas 'like a rookie again' in long-awaited NLEX return

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:06 PM

'I was so excited last night. I was sleepless from excitement, I felt like a rookie again,' says Kevin Alas

NEW BEGINNINGS. Kevin Alas feels like he's starting anew as he gets back on the court after 10 months. Photo by PBA Images

No memo will stop Arwind from doing Spider-Man dunk

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM

'Kapag may chance, gagawin ko pa rin,' says a defiant Arwind Santos

DEFIANCE. Arwind Santos continues to not hold back in every chance he gets to do his 'Spider-man dunk'. Photo by PBA Images

Irving's 38 points propel Celtics past Grizzlies

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Kyrie Irving continues to show his leadership on the court

FLOOR GENERAL. Kyrie Irving averages 32.5 points on a 62.5% shooting in his last two games. Photo from NBA

Russell soars as Nets rally from 21 down to beat Magic

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Russell equals his career high total and buries the clutch three-pointer for the win

Perez not thinking about Bolick rivalry in stellar PBA debut

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Columbian's prized rookie CJ Perez nets a big fish in defending champion San Miguel Beer in his PBA debut

SMOOTH TRANSITION. Columbian’s CJ Perez quickly flashes his dominant form in the pro ranks. Photo from PBA Images

Alab Pilipinas recovers from heartbreak, downs Macau

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Renaldo Balkman takes charge as Alab Pilipinas rebounds from a recent one-point loss in the ABL

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Rain or Shine bests debuting Erram, NLEX

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:35 PM

James Yap delivers a vintage performance as Rain or Shine rains on Poy Erram's welcome parade at NLEX

Photo from PBA Images

Double-whammy as Romeo suffers injury in losing San Miguel debut

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:18 PM

The three-time PBA scoring champion goes down with a left foot injury right on his San Miguel debut

SIDELINED. Terrence Romeo remains doubtful for San Miguel’s Sunday showdown with Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Get study tips from Ateneo's Isaac Go

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Two-time UAAP champion Isaac Go shows us his study habits that helped him nab back-to-back first honors in Ateneo

Columbian stuns loaded San Miguel in PH Cup debut

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Rookie CJ Perez and the Dyip rev up the charge in the closing minutes to shock the defending champion Beermen

STELLAR DEBUT. Top rookie pick CJ Perez makes a splash right on his first pro game. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel slams Compton's 'kawawa ang liga' comment on Romeo's trade

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The Beermen point out that Compton and Alaska traded away 'competent' players like RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva in the past

CONTROVERSIAL. Alaska head coach Alex Compton is quoted saying 'kawawa ang liga' regarding Terrence Romeo's addition to San Miguel. Photos from PBA Images

Siakam hits buzzer-beater to lift Raptors over Suns

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'To be honest I didn't know what I was going to do,' says Pascal Siakam as the Raptors escape the Suns for an 8th straight home win

GAME-WINNER. Toronto’s Pascal Siakam buries the heart-stopping last bucket that bounces off the backboard before going in. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Lakers shock Thunder in dramatic OT win

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Kyle Kuzma leads the young guns as the Lakers record one of their best shooting nights of the season

STEPPING UP. The young Lakers crew pulls off a shocker even minus LeBron James. Photo from NBA Twitter

Injured Embiid shines for Sixers

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Shrugging off a sore back, Sixers star Joel Embiid posts his 38th double-double of the season against the Pacers

ROAD WIN. Joel Embiid helps power the Sixers to a road win against the Pacers for a 30-16 record. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hornets shake off slow start, sting Kings

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Tony Parker provides leadership and a steady presence to lead the Hornets bench against the young Kings

LEADER. Tony Parker finishes in double figures along with 6 other Charlotte players as the Hornets rally past De’Aaron Fox and the Kings. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Pistons' Blake Griffin fined over ref spat

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin gets slapped with a $15,000 fine for 'verbal abuse'

FRUSTRATED. Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons have lost 5 of their last 7 games. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Kanter's assassination fears taken seriously by NBA – Silver

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:15 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he'll do everything in his power to ensure the safety of Knicks star Enes Kanter

TARGET. Turkey-born Enes Kanter believes he has been a target following his controversial feud with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Broner ‘not in awe’ of Pacquiao

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'I'm a one-of-a-kind fighter, too. I've made history in this sport,' boasts Pacquiao's American challenger Adrien Broner

FIRED UP. Adrien Broner unleashes a curse-laced tirade during the final Pacquiao-Broner fight press conference. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Kyrie apologizes to LeBron for behavior as Cavs teammate

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Celtics star Kyrie Irving admits he has now gained perspective on what it's like to be a leader

NEW OUTLOOK. Kyrie Irving looks for a fresh start as the Celtics snap a three-game skid against the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Despite exclusion, Matthew Wright always ready to answer Gilas call-up

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The 27-year-old wishes the team the best in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright remains focused in Phoenix's campaign in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Harden erupts for 58, but Rockets still fall to Nets in OT

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie fires 33 points as the Nets outlast James Harden and the Rockets in overtime

DISAPPOINTED. James Harden says it’s ‘very frustrating’ that the Rockets surrendered a seven-point lead against the Nets in overtime.

Warriors rally past Pelicans in another record-setting night

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Steph Curry becomes the first NBA player to make 8 or more three-pointers in 3 consecutive games

Jason Perkins leads PBA's All-Rookie Team

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

The Phoenix forward will be joined by Jeron Teng, Paul Zamar, Robbie Herndon and Christian Standhardinger in the honor roll

TOP NEOPHYTE. Jason Perkins wins Rookie of the Year in the PBA's 43rd season. Photo from PBA Images

LeBron misses Lakers road trip, to return to practice next week

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Since losing LeBron James to injury, the Lakers' form has nosedived

BACK SOON. The Lakers hope to reignite their playoff bid with the return of LeBron James. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

With family watching, Abueva plays hero for Phoenix

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:38 AM

'The Beast' hints of a new baby coming as he reunites with his wife and children

DRAMATIC FASHION. Calvin Abueva opens the PBA's 44th season with a game-winner. Photo from PBA's website

Abueva game-winner lifts Phoenix over Meralco in OT thriller

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'The Beast' compensates for a horrendous shooting night with his late-game heroics

TO THE RESCUE. Calvin Abueva plays hero as Phoenix opens the season on the winning track. Photo from PBA Images

Pringle says Bolick 'key' to NorthPort's success

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:14 PM

The third overall pick proves the hype surrounding him is no fluke following an impressive debut for the Batang Pier

GETTING BUCKETS. Robert Bolick drops 26 for the highest scoring debut for a rookie since Sol Mercado's 29-point outing in 2009. Photo from PBA's Facebook account

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:01 PM

Watch the Golden State Warriors explode for a league-record 51 points in the 1st quarter plus more thrilling action

UAAP juniors: Ateneo vents ire on UE, NU blasts UST

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The Blue Eaglets snap a two-game skid as the league-leading Bullpups remain as the top dogs in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament

LEAGUE’S BEST. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups strengthen their hold of the solo top spot. Contributed photo

Bolick makes rousing debut as NorthPort blasts Blackwater

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Picked third overall in the recent Rookie Draft, the former San Beda standout lives up to the billing

LEADING THE CHARGE. Robert Bolick impresses in his first game in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images