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Pasig Chooks eliminated early in Kunshan Challengers 2019

May 19, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine squad suffers back-to-back losses to Russian club Sosnovy Bor and Serbian team Liman

BOUNCE BACK. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks can still come back from the early exit in other 3x3 tournaments. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


WATCH: Kerr says Draymond 'like a wrecking ball' after triple-double

May 19, 2019 - 11:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors move one win away from the NBA Finals after gaining a commanding 3-0 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, thanks to their do-it-all forward

ACROSS THE BOARD. Draymond Green notches his seventh career playoff triple-double. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors bury the Portland Trail Blazers in a 3-0 series hole, a deficit no team in NBA playoff history has ever come back from

WEST GIANTS. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


Graduating Rondina tells Tigresses: 'Love UST the way I love UST'

May 19, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Although UST suffered another UAAP finals heartbreak, high-leaping star Sisi Rondina says the Tigresses should stay the course

LEAVING A LEGEND. Sisi Rondina leaves a big imprint on the UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Alaska thwarts Columbian behind Daniels, Banchero

May 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Alaska Aces storm back from a near-double-digit deficit to end their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut in the winning column

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEMS. Chris Daniels frolicks in the paint for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Parks debuts in PBA as Blackwater escapes Meralco in OT

May 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

The Blackwater Elite open the Commissioner's Cup on the right note behind second overall pick Ray Parks and import Alex Stepheson

BATTLE-SCARRED. Ray Parks impresses in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images


Kat Tolentino 'signing off' from Ateneo after winning first title

May 19, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The 6-foot-3 Filipino-Canadian still has one playing year left with the Ateneo Lady Eagles, but it seems like she is not returning for another season

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. If ever, Kat Tolentino will leave the UAAP proud as a champion. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Search for next Filipino ring superstar intensifies in Ultimate Boxing Series

May 19, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Most of them unbeaten, 10 flyweights and 10 bantamweights will see action in the reality series

NEXT BOXING STAR. Gerry Pens Promotions and ESPN5 team up for the Ultimate Boxing Series. Photo by Roy Luarca/Rappler


Donaire agrees he'll be up against a monster in Inoue

May 19, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The two champions will vie for supremacy as they meet in the World Boxing Super Series final

SLUGGERS. Nonito Donaire looks to include Naoya Inoue in his list of victims. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

UST coach sees silver lining despite UAAP volleyball finals heartbreak

May 19, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Improving from 7th to 2nd place, the UST Golden Tigresses have accomplished so much in Season 81

PASSING THE TORCH. Eye Laure is expected to lead the UST Golden Tigresses as Sisi Rondina graduates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Djokovic to meet Nadal for 54th time with Italian Open title at stake

May 19, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The Serbian world No. 1 says 'it's the ultimate challenge' of playing the Spanish great

SETTLE THE SCORE. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are 2-2 in their previous 4 meetings. File Photo by Nic Bothma/AFP


Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal 1st round KO

May 19, 2019 - 1:17 PM

The undefeated champion decks challenger Dominic Breazeale for his ninth successful title defense

STILL SPOTLESS. Deontay Wilder notches his 41st win. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP


Warriors push Blazers to brink, inch closer to NBA Finals

May 19, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Still without Kevin Durant, Golden State banks on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson to gain a commanding 3-0 lead over Portland

TOP DOGS. Steph Curry outduels Damian Lillard as the Warriors turn back the Trail Blazers anew. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Finals MVP Bea de Leon completes redemption with a crown

May 18, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ateneo's chest-pounding captain feels glad that she decided to play one more year for the Lady Eagles

RIDING HIGH. The Lady Eagles give Bea de Leon a victory ride after the Ateneo captain bagged the Finals MVP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo gets last laugh after title win: 'People counted us out'

May 18, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Looking back, Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro says the Lady Eagles needed the Game 1 loss and the warranted doubt to push their title drive

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 18, 2019 - 7:36 PM

MVP bet Giannis Antetokounmpo sets the tone early as the Bucks crush the Raptors for a 2-0 East finals lead

UNSTOPPABLE. Giannis Antetokounmpo drops a huge double-double in the Bucks' blowout win. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

#LiveTheDreamAteneo trends worldwide as Ateneo captures UAAP volleyball crown

May 18, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Fans also tweet their appreciation for graduating players, including team captain and Finals MVP Bea de Leon

Ateneo breaks UST’s heart, reclaims UAAP volleyball crown

May 18, 2019 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Banking on what they do best, the Ateneo Lady Eagles dominate the UST Golden Tigresses to recapture the title after 4 seasons

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Enes Kanter's NBA dream could trigger diplomatic crisis

May 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The towering Turkish star may be frozen out of the biggest game of his life for geopolitical reason

CRITIC. Enes Kanter may be detained if he leaves the United States on charges of insulting Turkish President Erdogan. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Eustaquio scores comeback victory vs South Korean foe

May 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Team Lakay’s Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio gets back on the winning track after outclassing Kim Kyu Sun

WINNING WAYS. Geje Eustaquio returns to winning form to earn a spot as an alternate in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. File photo

Bucks slaughter Raptors for 2-0 East lead

May 18, 2019 - 11:02 AM

An unforgiving Milwaukee Bucks side rip the Toronto Raptors right from the get-go

BUCKS BLOWOUT. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks cruise to a wire-to-wire win over the Raptors. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks Twitter

Giannis, Harden, George named NBA MVP finalists

May 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Bucks hotshot Giannis Antetokounmpo has been tipped as favorite to win the top individual plum

Pacers' Evans banned from NBA for at least 2 years

May 18, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The league dismisses Tyreke Evans, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, for drug violation

OUT. After serving the ban, Pacers guard Tyreke Evans can apply for reinstatement in the league. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Reavis after Magnolia falls short of crown: 'Calls didn't go our way'

May 17, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The 41-year-old veteran says the referees – not just the players – should bring their A game and a 'sorry' no longer matters when the score is settled

ALAS. Rafi Reavis could have won his 12th PBA championship. Photo from PBA Images


FilOil: Debuting SSC drops UP; Serrano lifts DLSU over CEU

May 17, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Ricci Rivero's game-high 19 points isn't enough to power the UP Maroons past the San Sebastian Stags

UPSET. Ricci Rivero and the Maroons absorbed their second loss in 4 outings in the preseason tourney. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cavs’ Collin Sexton likens workmate Kai Sotto to Dirk Nowitzki

May 17, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Collin Sexton and Kai Sotto train under the same skills coach and the Cavs hotshot says the Filipino teen can definitely ‘shoot it and space the floor’

IMPRESSED. Collin Sexton, who’s in Manila for the Jr NBA, showers the 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto with praise. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao likes underdog label vs Thurman

May 17, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Oddsmakers pick American Keith Thurman as the slight favorite over Manny Pacquiao in their July bout for the WBA welterweight crown

Manny Pacquiao heads back to the gym with trainer Buboy Fernandez for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas. File photo from MP Promotions

FIBA 3x3: Pasig, Liman set to cross paths anew

May 17, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pasig fields an all-Filipino lineup in the FIBA 3x3 Kunshan Challenger as injuries sideline the team's imports

DUTY CALLS. Troy Rike (left) returns to action for the Pasig Chooks 3x3 squad. Photo release

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno wins, joins line of world title aspirants

May 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The pride of Cotabato City's bruising victory over Mexican Juan Antonio Rodriguez is likely to pave the way for a world title crack

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Finals Game 3

May 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the UST Golden Tigresses go at it one last time for the UAAP crown

Warriors weather Blazers storm, take 2-0 series lead

May 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The defending champions gut it out in the endgame against the Trail Blazers to come back from 17 points down

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. 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. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

How does June Mar Fajardo keep his championship hunger?

May 17, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP adds another glitzy trophy to his ever-growing collection after leading San Miguel to a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup title

RACKING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins his third Finals MVP award as he bags his seventh PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


Gayoso leads Ateneo back to UAAP men’s football throne

May 17, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle to capture its second crown in 3 years

FLYING HIGH. Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso caps another stellar season with a UAAP championship and the MVP plum. Photo release

UAAP: La Salle bags 11th women's football crown

May 16, 2019 - 8:35 PM

MVP Sara Castañeda powers the La Salle Lady Booters to a third straight title romp

CHAMPS AGAIN. La Salle returns to the top after shutting out FEU in the final. Photo release

Leo Austria hails San Miguel players: 'Nagmukha akong magaling na coach'

May 16, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The 61-year-old wins his seventh PBA title as coach and steers the Beermen to a historic run in the Philippine Cup

HIGH FIVE. Leo Austria and San Miguel are new owners of a PBA record with a fifth straight All-Filipino championship. Photo from PBA Images


After historic run, Arwind says San Miguel era not yet over

May 16, 2019 - 5:03 PM

The Beermen are not getting any younger, but the former PBA MVP does not see their dynasty coming to an end anytime soon

SPECIAL PLACE. Arwind Santos (right) and San Miguel cement their legacy in the PBA with a fifth straight Philippine Cup title. Photo from PBA Images


No regrets for MVP Rondina after losing in front of family

May 16, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Sisi Rondina's family finally sees how the UST star gets showered with so much love and support on court, win or lose

GRATEFUL. The Tigresses may have failed to wrap up the title series, but Sisi Rondina still feels grateful that her family from Cebu finally gets to watch her play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Magic and Bird to get joint NBA lifetime honor

May 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The league puts the spotlight on the epic rivalry that helped drive the success of the modern NBA

File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Giannis gets huge lift from Lopez as Bucks escape Raptors

May 16, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Bucks rally from a double-digit deficit against the Raptors as Giannis Antetokounmpo draws help from Brook Lopez’s career-high performance

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball while being guarded by Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Terrence calls out haters after maiden PBA title: 'Mag-ingay'

May 16, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The three-time PBA scoring titlist becomes a part of history by helping San Miguel win the Philippine Cup championship for a fifth straight season

NEWLY MINTED. Terrence Romeo fulfills one of his basketball dreams by winning his first PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images


LIVE UPDATES: Bucks vs Raptors – 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals

May 16, 2019 - 12:21 AM

Top MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks take on Kawhi Leonard's stacked Raptors side for the Eastern Conference crown

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 15, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Steph Curry pumps in 9 triples in a 36-point outburst as the Warriors rip the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the West finals

WEST SIDE. Steph Curry's Warriors draw first blood against Damian Lillard's Trail Blazers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

June Mar Fajardo clinches 3rd Finals MVP plum

May 15, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The reigning five-time MVP helps San Miguel make history with a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo saves his best for last with a masterful performance in San Miguel's Game 7 win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel claims piece of history with 5th straight PH Cup title

May 15, 2019 - 10:07 PM

San Miguel storms back from 17 points down and survives Magnolia by a point in the Game 7 thriller

HISTORIC. San Miguel becomes the only PBA team to win the All-Filipino crown for 5 straight seasons. Photo from PBA's Facebook page


Another Ravena rises as Dani impresses in Ateneo must-win

May 15, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Sophomore libero Dani Ravena steps up big time as Ateneo forces a UAAP championship decider against UST

KEY COG. Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro and the Lady Eagles get a huge boost from Dani Ravena. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo stays alive vs UST, forces title rubbermatch

May 15, 2019 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) Rediscovering their fire, the Ateneo Lady Eagles make sure there’s no championship party yet for the UST Golden Tigresses

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU sweeps FEU for back-to-back men’s volleyball titles

May 15, 2019 - 3:03 PM

MVP Bryan Bagunas ends his UAAP stint in the best way possible after powering the Bulldogs to a second straight championship

STILL ON TOP. Bryan Bagunas and the NU Bulldogs complete a title series sweep of the FEU Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Curry, Warriors torch Blazers in West finals opener

May 15, 2019 - 11:41 AM

(UPDATED) Still playing minus Kevin Durant, the Warriors cruise past the Blazers behind the hot shooting of Steph Curry

SIZZLING. Steph Curry gets off to a hot start to keep the Warriors in full control against the Trail Blazers. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

NBA draft lottery: Pelicans land No. 1 overall pick

May 15, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Pelicans get a shot at picking Duke University superstar Zion Williamson in the June 20 league draft

FRESHMAN SENSATION. Duke University star Zion Williamson is widely predicted to be picked first in the NBA Draft. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP