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Foton, Petron kick off 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

PSL action will commence on Saturday, October 21

9 TEAM RECORD. The 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix will the biggest one to date. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Meralco draws strength from Durham to zap Ginebra in Game 3

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Meralco extends the series by giving Ginebra its first loss in their 2017 PBA Governors Cup finals

THE SAVIOR. Allen Durham's perfromance prevents Meralco from dropping to 0-3 record in the best-of-seven finals series. Photo by PBA Images.

Blue Eagles' 4th quarter heroics over NU keep unbeaten record alive

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:35 PM

J-jay Alejandro sparks a scare that the Blue Eagles fend off in the final frame

ALIVE. The Blue Eagles's undefeated record is still alive and well. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on sweeping big bro Derrick in Season 80: 'Siya na magbo-blowout ngayon'

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Wednesday's game result decides who would be buying dinner in the Pumaren family

SWEEP. The Adamson Falcons sweep the UE Red Warriors in both rounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dynamite puncher Reymart Gaballo makes U.S. debut on November 15

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Gaballo will try to prove his punching power works overseas when he faces Mexico's Ernesto Guerrero in Honolulu, Hawaii

US DEBUT. Reymart Gaballo will face Mexican journyeman Ernesto Guerrero in a 10-round bantamweight bout. Photo from Sanman Promotions

Arthur Villanueva to face bantamweight champ Luis Nery in non-title fight

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The Filipino boxer will face WBC bantamweight champ-in-limbo Luis Nery on November 4 in Tijuana, Mexico

OVERSEAS. Bago City's Arthur Villanueva will face one of the top bantamweights in the world in a non-title fight. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Adamson ends UE's two-game winning streak

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The Adamson Falcons' balanced team effort overpowers the UE Red Warriors

COMEBACK. The Adamson Falcons bounce back from Ateneo loss to take the win from the Red Warriors. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Nick Young has 'Swaggy' Golden State debut despite opening loss

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:59 PM

A team lacking nothing in offensive firepower got a boost from Swaggy P

SWAGGED OUT. Nick Young showed just how fast he can heat up, scoring 20 points in the first half in his Golden State Warriors debut. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Hayward's horrifying broken ankle overshadows Cavs' win

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:25 AM

The gruesome injury of Hayward takes the spotlight from the pre-game hype of Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas

OVERSHADOWED. The Utah Jazz star receives a standing ovation while being stretchered out of the court. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Mirotic out indefinitely after altercation with Bulls teammate Portis

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis got into a physical altercation in training

INDEFINITE. Mirotic will be undergoing surgery for his fractures, while Portis will be suspended. Photo from AFP.

LIVE UPDATES: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 3

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Get updates here for Game 3 of the PBA Finals on Wednesday, October 18, 7 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum

Black remains upbeat despite Meralco's 0-2 deficit in PBA finals

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

It may look daunting, but Norman Black believes Meralco can overcome its 0-2 deficit to Ginebra in the PBA finals series. 'We saw San Miguel do it,' he said.

ON PACE. The Meralco Bolts were close to equalizing the score but misses on charities costed them the chance. Photo by PBA Images.

Former Alaska Ace Dondon Hontiveros returns, suits up for Alab

Oct 17, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The 'Cebuano Hotshot' will not retire his basketball sneakers after all

Eala, Llamas start campaign in 2017 WTA Future Stars in Singapore

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Champions of the 2nd Cebuana Lhuillier WTA Future Stars qualifying tournament advance to the Asia-Pacific level

TOP OF THE LINE. UTP is sending their best players, Eala and Llamas, to the 4th WTA Future Stars tournament in Singapore. Photo from Unified Tennis Philippines.

Laurente conquers bad boy image to become CESAFI Junior MVP

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:17 PM

From troublemaker on the court to MVP on the podium

LESSONS LEARNED. Laurente makes the most of out of this season after his punishment-filled run last year. Photo by PJ Estan.

Olympic champion Ervin kneels during U.S. anthem

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Veteran US national swimmer Anthony Ervin took a knee after anchoring the team in the mixed 200m medley relay

ANCHOR'S PROTEST. Mixed medly relay anchor Anthony Ervin is the first swimmer to kneel down during the U.S. national anthem. Photo from Facebook.

Hard-punching Alvarado will be IBF champ Melindo's no. 1 contender

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Alvarado earns the number one ranking in the IBF by destroying Teeraphong Utaida, a fighter Melindo had gone the distance against

MANDATORY CHALLENGER. "Melindo should prepare. My heart beats to become champion," says Felix Alvarado. Photo from Alvarado's Facebook

'Alay PARA Atleta' digital fundraiser launched to fund paralympic athletes

Oct 16, 2017 - 7:33 PM

A mobile donation platform will be used to raise public awareness for para athletes and implement a grassroots development program.

MOVING FORWARD. PPC-PHILSPADA's newest initiative hopes to help raise the competitiveness of the Philippines in para sports. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Superteams emerge as greatest threat to Golden State dynasty

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:24 PM

The nuclear arms race to build teams that can beat the Warriors creates new challenges for teams that must manage the talent and egos of their players

SUPER FRIENDS. Paul George combined with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony to form a team in Oklahoma City which could challenge the Golden State Warriors out west. Photo by David Mcnew/AFP

Golden State Warriors look formidable as ever as NBA title defense begins

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The Warriors signed their core to new contracts and added free agents Nick Young and Omri Casspi to a formidable lineup

DYNASTY. Golden State seeks a fourth consecutive berth in the NBA Finals and 10th trip overall. Only the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have reached more finals and only they and Michael Jordan's 1990s Chicago Bulls have captured more crowns. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Indonesian goalkeeper dies after mid-game collision

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda collapses after an accidental collision with Brazilian teammate Ramon Rodrigues

TRAGEDY. This picture taken on October 15, 2017 shows goalkeeper Choirul Huda receiving treatment moments after a collision. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO

Injury woes behind him, 76ers' draft stud Ben Simmons set for NBA debut

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Ben Simmons will join Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz as they try to pull the 76ers out of the NBA gutter

DEBUT. Ben Simmons has not played a regular season game since being selected first overall last year. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cone not surprised that LA Tenorio delivered in clutch time again

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Tenorio's success in the postseason has him wondering if he really needs the elbow surgery he has planned for the off-season

CLUTCH. With the game on the line, LA Tenorio delivered once again, scoring 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Jared Dillinger continues to struggle as Meralco Bolts trail 0-2

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

After his magnificent showing in the semifinals, Dillinger's numbers have plunged through two games in the finals. Larger Ginebra defenders are the reason why.

SHORT CIRCUITED. Being guarded by larger men like Japeth Aguilar and Justin Brownlee has worn down Jared Dillinger through two games, leading to a big dip in productivity. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra takes 2-0 lead over Meralco in Govs' Cup finals

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Ginebra strengthens its position in the Governors' Cup finals, burying Meralco in a 2-0 hole in the season-ending conference

COMMANDING LEAD. Barangay Ginebra moved another game closer to repeating as Governors' Cup champions. Photo by PBA Images

In redemption win, 6-foot-7 small forward Mbala shuts down Desiderio

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Ben Mbala has a field day against UP's star player, registering 27 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in just 28 minutes

MISMATCH. Ben Mbala switched to the small forward position to shut down Paul Desiderio, who managed just 7 points on 2-of-13 shooting. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Slaughter earns first BPC award, Durham repeats as Best Import

Oct 15, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Greg Slaughter wins the first Best Player of the Conference award of his 4-year career

BIG MAN. Ginebra's Greg Slaughter clinched the Best Player award, accumulating over 300 stat points more than the runner-up Chris Newsome. Photo by PBA Images

Federer outshines rival Nadal to win Shanghai Masters

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Roger Federer got one over his old rival Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-3

ONE UP. Federer wins his 94th title and closes the gap on world number one Nadal at the top of the rankings as the season reaches its conclusion. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Green Archers exact revenge on Fighting Maroons with blowout win

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM

The DLSU Green Archers get their payback against the UP Fighting Maroons with a 23-point blowout win

BEST SERVED COLD. The Green Archers made sure there would be no shocking upsets today. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maria Sharapova wins first title since doping ban

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Sharapova wins at the Tianjin Open, her first title win since the 2015 Italian Open

CHAMPION AGAIN. Sharapova came from behind in both sets and needed 4 championship points in the tie-breaker before beating the 19-year-old Aryna Sabalenka. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

UV Green Lancers clinch 2017 CESAFI title with Game 3 win over UC

Oct 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The UV Green Lancers are once again CESAFI champions

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. The UV Green Lancers win their second straight CESAFI title, and 12th overall. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

MVP award is nice, but Russell Westbrook really wants a championship

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Now with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George to back him up, Russell Westbrook looks to add NBA champion to his list of achievements

REVAMPED. Russell Westbrook is playing the best basketball of his career, but with a revamped lineup behind him, he hopes to take the Thunder deep into the playoffs. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James and revamped super-team Cavs look to unseat dominant Warriors

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:49 PM

After being overpowered by Golden State last season, the Cavs added Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, among others

NEW AND IMPROVED. After losing to the Warriors in the finals for the second time in 3 seasons, LeBron James and the Cavs have revamped their roster in a big way. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Jeff Horn will face Gary Corcoran, then targets Conor McGregor showdown

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Jeff Horn hopes will face England's Gary Corcoran next after a rematch with Manny Pacquiao fell through

BOXING VS MMA? Jeff Horn hopes to lure UFC star Conor McGregor to Australia for a fight. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Tamaraws get back on the victory road with domination over UST

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:51 PM

(UPDATED) The Tamaraws blow out the Growling Tigers up with a 26-point lead

BACK TO WINNING WAYS. The Tamaraws end their two-game losing streak with a blowout win over the Growling Tigers. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Great expectations in Lakers' whole new Ball game

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The Lakers have missed the playoffs for the past 4 seasons, but the addition of Lonzo Ball has given fans a reason for hope

FRANCHISE ROOKIE. Lakers fans are hoping Lonzo Ball can return the franchise back to its past glory. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jermell Charlo destroys Lubin in 'KO of the Year' fashion

Oct 15, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Someone's '0' had to go, and it was Erickson Lubin's that disappeared in the first round

DEVASTATION. Jermell Charlo sent shockwaves through the junior middleweight division with his crushing first round knockout of Erickson Lubin. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

By the numbers: Ateneo’s methodical destruction of Adamson

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ateneo remains unbeaten and seemingly unstoppable as the Blue Eagles march through Season 80

DOMINANCE. It isn't just that Ateneo is 8-0; it's how comprehensive their victory over the streaking Soaring Falcons was that made it more impressive. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Bulldogs crowned PVL champs with sweep of Lady Tamaraws

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:49 PM

The NU Lady Bulldogs are champion of the collegiate conference for the third straight year

CHAMPIONS. For the third straight year the Lady Bulldogs win the Collegiate Conference championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Motivated UE Red Warriors find themselves on surprise hot streak

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:46 PM

After Adamson crashed against Ateneo, the 2-6 UE now by default holds the second-hottest winning streak in the UAAP

WINNING STREAK. Mark Olayon was one of 4 Red Warriors who surprisingly scored more than Alvin Pasaol in their win over the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jaja Santiago stands tall in PVL, nabs MVP plum

Oct 14, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Jaja Santiago, who has led the National University Lady Bulldogs to the PVL collegiate conference finals, has been named MVP

STANDING TALL. Jaja Santiago stood above the competition in the collegiate conference, both literally and figuratively. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Chiefs dismantle Lady Falcons to secure bronze in PVL, Ateneo wins men's title

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Arellano closes the conference on a high note with a 4-set victory over Adamson

THIRD PLACE. The Arellano University Lady Chiefs earned bronze in the PVL Collegiate Conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors Cup Finals Game 2

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Get updates here for Game 2 of the PBA Finals on Sunday, October 15, 6:30 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Undefeated Ateneo Blue Eagles end Adamson's 4-game winning streak

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The Blue Eagles emerge victorious again in the battle of the blue birds

BLUE EAGLE THE KING. The Blue Eagles win the second round of the battle of the birds of Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sixers’ Embiid brings the heat against Miami’s Whiteside on social media

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:45 PM

One tweet from a fan sparks the most heated battle of the NBA pre-season

FLAMING THE HEAT. Joel Embiid lives up to his reputation as the unofficial social media king of the NBA. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

June Mar Fajardo on verge of historic 4th straight MVP award

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:24 PM

If Fajardo wins the MVP award this year, he will be in elite company with Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio as the lone players to win the award 4 times

DOMINANT BIG MAN. Despite failing to lead his Beermen to a grand slam this season, June Mar Fajardo leads the league by a big margin in statistical points. Photo by PBA Images

UE Red Warriors topple NU Bulldogs to win second straight

Oct 14, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Five Red Warriors score in double digits as UE strings together back-to-back wins

TEAM EFFORT. The UE Red Warriors now exert a balance team effort to control the game against the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco’s cold-shooting that led to Game 1 loss ‘an anomaly,’ says Tim Cone

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Meralco had a lot of open shots that they failed to sink, and Ginebra coach Tim Cone reminds his team not to expect that to continue

COLD. The Meralco Bolts fail to find their rhythm in offense despite being number one in the league. Photo by PBA Images

RAW Deal: Takeaways from Hell in a Cell 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Sami Zayn was WWE's only remaining inscrutable good guy. That was, until Hell in a Cell 2017

SHOCKER. The heart-stopping Hell in a Cell match between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon gave way to a shocking heel turn from Sami Zayn. Photo from WWE.com

Ginebra blows out Meralco to take Game 1 of Govs' Cup Finals

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Justin Brownlee leads the way for Ginebra, turning in 32 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists

STRONG START. Barangay Ginebra made a strong statement to open the series, blowing out the Meralco Bolts. Photo by PBA Images