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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UAAP 80: Men's Basketball Stats

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:28 PM

Up-to-date statistics for the UAAP season 80 men's basketball tournament

Sweet-shooting Jaboneta leads UP’s 'Cebuano Connection' in close win against UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Jaboneta tallies his career-high of 12 points in 18 minutes with a perfect 4/4 from beyond the arc

THANKFUL. Jaboneta thanks Coach Bo Perasol for a chance to start for the first time in the UAAP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers pull off another escape over Tamaraws

Oct 11, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Ricci Rivero's charities salvage the triumph for La Salle

SURVIVAL. Ricci Rivero's charities save the Green Archers from losing to the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP breaks 3-game losing streak vs winless UST

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Jun Manzo splits his charities to win the game for the Fighting Maroons with a two-point lead

VICTORY. The UP Fighting Maroons break their 3-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, La Salle on a collision course for another finals showdown

Oct 10, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The classic matchup between both teams shows that Ateneo and La Salle are on a different level compared to the rest of the UAAP

CLASSIC. The final frame of the Ateneo vs La Salle game has shown people that the rivalry is on another level. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 80 men's basketball second round

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:32 PM

The second round tips off on Wednesday, October 11

Gian Mamuyac, the Steph Curry stopper, saves Ateneo in his first game vs La Salle

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The former Batang Gilas player shows hustle on the court, helping his college team beat their arch-rivals

EFFICIENT. Gian Mamuyac made the most of his 8 minutes on the court against La Salle. Photo from Mamuyac's Twitter

New hairdos can't stop UP Fighting Maroons downward spiral

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:36 PM

From ranking as high as second place, the UP Fighting Maroons have dipped to sixth place

LOSING STREAK. The UP Fighting Maroons had fewer bright spots than Paul Desiderio's hair in their loss to the NU Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles remain unbeaten, defeat La Salle on late free throws

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Blue Eagles break free from the free throw shootout that closed out the game

UNDEFEATED. Blue Eagles survive a second half comeback by the Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Bulldogs rally back to beat UP Maroons, snap 3-game losing streak

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:57 PM

A Manzo-less UP rotation in the second half saw the Bulldogs emerge with a comeback victory.

DAGGER THREE. Matt Salem with the last play to seal the win for the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 80 men's basketball round one

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Tune in here for live updates of the Ateneo vs La Salle round one game

Adamson Falcons end FEU's 3-game winning streak

Oct 07, 2017 - 7:02 PM

The Soaring Falcons ended the first elimination round with a 5-2 record, while the Tamaraws fall to a 4-3 record.

THIRD. The Adamson Falcons lock themselves in the third spot of the first round rankings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After near upset of DLSU, the UE Red Warriors walk with a winning swagger

Oct 07, 2017 - 6:46 PM

'Maybe if were blown out then by La Salle, we would have also lost today,' says Alvin Pasaol

RED HOT. Philip Manalang scored a career-high 20 points in the win over UST as the UE Red Warriors continue riding high off the momentum of their near-upset of La Salle. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UE Red Warriors nab first victory at UST's expense in battle of winless

Oct 07, 2017 - 4:31 PM

The Red Warriors beat the Growling Tigers to nab their first win this season in their final game of the first round.

FIRST WIN. The Red Warriors escape the tight final quarter to nab their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The day Alvin Pasaol scored 49 points

Oct 05, 2017 - 6:53 AM

Alvin Pasaol turned what was supposed to be a throwaway match into the game of his life

CAREER GAME. Even in defeat, Alvin Pasaol's 49-point ouput against La Salle had him feeling like a winner. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Franz Pumaren on Adamson’s 73-71 thriller over UP: 'No easy games'

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Jerrick Ahanmisi waxes hot to lead the Soaring Falcons to a come-from-behind win

NO EASY GAME. Adamson rallies back from a first half deficit to win the thriller versus UP. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers earn 2nd straight win over Pasaol-led Red Warriors

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Despite the loss, Alvin Pasaol breaks Jeff Napa's record of 43 points in one game with 49 points of his own

DOMINANCE. The Green Archers earn another win against another bottom-ranked UAAP team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sean Manganti's bucket allows Adamson to escape UP

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:36 PM

A last-second shot from Manganti propels the Adamson Soaring Falcons to victory over the UP Fighting Maroons

CLUTCH. Manganti earned the win for Adamson at the 10th lead change of the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aljun Melecio to sit out of DLSU-UE game

Oct 04, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Melecio waits for his doctor's clearance to play, hopefully he makes it in La Salle's against Ateneo

RECOVERY. Aljun Melecio to focus on recovering from his illness as he skips out of the UE game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Weekly wRap – Ateneo’s Ikeh, La Salle show off ahead of anticipated clash

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Blue Eagle Ikeh and the Green Archers are last week's UAAP studs

2/2 THREES. Ikeh had a stunning performance in Ateneo's game against NU highlighted by his 100% 3-pt shooting. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Soaring Falcons earn first double-digit win against Red Warriors

Oct 01, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The UE Red Warriors remain winless with a 0-5 record

DOMINATION. The Soaring Falcons' early 11-0 run in the first period set the tone of the game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Desiderio stopper’ Dennison: ‘Kanina umaarte na naman siya, pero di ko siya pinagbigyan’

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Ron Dennison gets a measure of revenge after he was suspended last season for a blow to Paul Desiderio's midsection which may or may not have made contact

SHUT HIM DOWN. FEU's Ron Dennison limited UP team captain Paul Desiderio to just 9 points in a blowout win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Tamaraws earn third consecutive win, breaks UP's streak

Oct 01, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Another blowout first game win this weekend as FEU's 16-0 run in the 4th sealed the win

BLOWOUT. Tamaraws blow out the Fighting Maroons after UP's victory over the defending champions.

'They will always be my children,' says Jarin of homegrown Blue Eagles

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Jarin coached the Ateneo Blue Eaglets for 13 years, during which he was able to lead the Katipunan-based juniors squad to 12 UAAP finals appearances and 8 titles

FAMILY. Jamike Jarin goes way back with the homegrown Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles survive Bulldogs' pace to stay undefeated

Sep 30, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Ikeh's triple proved to be the dagger to sealing the lead for the Blue Eagles throughout the game

UNDEFEATED. Chibueze Ikeh led the Blue Eagles with 18 points, 11 boards, 1 assist and 3 blocks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mbala says UP loss was a 'wake-up call' for Green Archers

Sep 30, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Cameroonian import Ben Mbala says there's no room for complacency for the DLSU Green Archers

WAKE-UP CALL. Ben Mbala and the defending champion Green Archers took out their frustrations on the listless UST Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers trump winless Growling Tigers

Sep 30, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Green Archers' 29-point victory is the biggest blowout of the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament

BACK TO WINNING WAYS. The defending champions bounce back big time from their lost to UP, pummeling the Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Boy Sablan remains light-hearted amid UST's decade-worst 0-5 start

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM

For Boy Sablan, it all boils down to the single, unifying trait that has made UST what is today, 406 years later: faith.

KEEPING THE FAITH. Despite the losing streak, UST coach Boy Sablan says he's seen significant player development among his young team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles survive UST's threat to remain undefeated

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The Growling Tigers' 0-5 record is the worst start for UST in a decade

CAREER-HIGH. Matt Nieto makes a dagger three and attains his career high of 22 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU main man J-Jay Alejandro laments early collapse in Bulldogs’ loss

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:57 PM

In the last 2 losses, the veteran guard has averaged a stellar 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists on 21/43 (49%) shooting

BULLDOGS' TROUBLE. The lackluster bench scoring of the Bulldogs needs to be improved according to Captain Alejandro. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tolentino leads Tamaraws to their second straight win

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:23 PM

FEU's Arvin Tolentino notches a career-high of 23 points

CAREER-HIGH. Arvin Tolentino leads the FEU Tamaraws and attains his career-high of 23 points.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Weekly wRap – UP stuns champions as UST freefalls anew

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Paul Desiderio and the UP Fighting Maroons are the studs of UAAP this week

STUD. Paul Desiderio establishes a new career-high 30 points on a 6/10 clip from downtown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson bounces back to nab second win over the Bulldogs

Sep 24, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Both teams now hold a 2-2 record in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament.

ESCAPE. Adamson climbed out of the first quarter deadlock to take the game from the Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blue Eagles' balanced team effort garners the win over the Red Warriors

Sep 24, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles are 4-0 in the league, while the Red Warriors fall to 0-4

UNDEFEATED. The Blue Eagles exhibited their deep bench over the winless Red Warriors.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How UP's Rob Ricafort won twice in one game

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:46 AM

Behind a standing ovation from the packed lower boxes, Rob Ricafort entered a UAAP court for the first time.

MAGIC. “When I step on the court, I just try to bring the energy, I try to motivate everybody, especially when we’re going down. I have to tell everybody that we still got this.” Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UPrising: #UPFight tops PH trends as netizens celebrate win over DLSU in UAAP

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Paul Desiderio, WowUP, and DLSU Green Archers also among top 10 trends shortly after the game

UP Fighting Maroons pull off shocking win over the Green Archers

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Fighting Maroons sink 16 triples, the most a team had made since 2010.

STUNNER. The UP Fighting Maroons give the defending champions their first loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU sparks late 3rd quarter comeback to crush Growling Tigers

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:09 PM

A balanced effort by the Tamaraws sparked a 16-2 run, that ultimately sealed the win for the Tamaraws

ESCAPE. The FEU Tamaraws exacted revenge on the Growling Tigers' dominant start.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rob Ricafort to play for UP after court issues TRO on UAAP ruling

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Rob Ricafort will get to play in his first and final season in the collegiate ranks.

ELIGIBLE. Rob Ricafort will get to suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons after initially being deemed ineligible.

'A bad win': Archers struggle mightily in Mbala’s return

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Even Mbala himself, who had a career-high 32 points, 10 boards and 4 blocks, had butterfingers

BAD WIN. “We started strong, but down the stretch, we committed lots of mistakes. The players thought that after the first half, tapos na ‘yung laro.” Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ben Mbala powers DLSU to continue title defense

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Ben Mbala returns to fortify the reigning champions' arsenal with a UAAP career high of 32 points and 10 rebounds in the game.

THE RETURN. Ben Mbala drained a slam and a go-ahead and-1 in the dying minutes of the match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bulldogs secure second win; Growling Tigers remain winless

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Bulldogs survive a third quarter scare by the Growling Tigers led by bench player Regie Basibas

SECOND WIN. The Bulldogs bounce back with the win against the Growling Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler