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Gilas women poised to reach FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup quarterfinals

May 24, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Philippines absorbs its first loss of the tournament at the hands of Japan before venting its frustrations on Sri Lanka in the pool round

NOT THE END. The Gilas Pilipinas women's team are in a good position to avoid elimination. Photo from FIBA


Gilas bows out as Perlas sweeps FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short despite stringing up two wins as Perlas advances to the main draw with a 3-0 slate

Photo from FIBA

Gilas flunks as Perlas sets record-setting debut in 3x3 Asia Cup

May 22, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Gilas absorbs a huge blow with the injury of Ricci Rivero while Perlas sets the record for the largest margin of victory

HARD LUCK. Gilas Pilipinas vies for a breakthrough win even minus injured star Ricci Rivero. File photo from FIBA

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


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

PH climbs in FIBA 3X3 world rankings

Apr 21, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The country seeks to end up inside the top 24 by November to qualify for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

BALLIN'.Taylor Statham becomes the country's best 3X3 player. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Pasig, Balanga bow out of 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

Apr 20, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The title hopes of two Philippine 3x3 club teams come to an end in the quarterfinals

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks put up a gallant stand in the 3x3 world stage.

Pro Pinoy dunker David Carlos ready to soar in Doha

Apr 19, 2019 - 4:42 PM

'Hopefully, ma-inspire ko yung mga bata na there are other avenues to make your mark sa basketball,' says the 5-foot-9 Filipino dunk king

HIGH FLYER. David Carlos shoots for another slamdunk crown in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters. Photo release

WATCH: Pasig Chooks stuns world No. 1 Liman in 3x3 World Tour

Apr 19, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Two Philippine club teams complete a sweep of the preliminaries of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

PILLAR. Fil-Am star Taylor Statham (left) fuels Pasig Chooks’ strong start to the tournament. Photo release

Balanga Chooks shocks world No. 3 Latvia in 3x3 World Tour return

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:03 PM

Travis Franklin comes through the clutch as the Philippine club team gets its campaign off to a rousing start

STUNNER. Alvin Pasaol and Travis Franklin celebrate Balanga Chooks’ upset win right in the opener. Photo release

Chooks 3x3 gunning for upsets in World Tour return

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The Philippines returns to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters after 4 years with two teams vying to pull off shockers in Doha

Bataan books 3x3 World Tour berth despite Super Quest blunder

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Just a point away from victory, Bataan suffers from a late-game meltdown as Tokyo captures the 3x3 crown

SO CLOSE. Alvin Pasaol (right) and the Bataan Risers absorb a heartbreaking loss to Tokyo Dime in the finals. Photo release

PH teams Pasig, Bataan clinch Chooks 3x3 Super Quest playoffs

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Pasig Grindhouse and Bataan finish in the top 2 of their respective groups to advance to the next round of 3x3 basketball action

SENSATIONAL. Fil-Am forward Taylor Statham drops 10 points to lift Pasig Grindhouse to the playoff round. Photo release

2 PH teams vie for 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest crown

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings and 1Bataan Risers mix it up with top 3x3 Asian basketball club teams

ALL SET. Alvin Pasaol’s 1Bataan Risers and Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings believe they’re ready to lead the Philippines’ 3x3 campaign. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Powerhouses Mongolia, China join PH in 1st Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 02, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The inaugural Chooks-to-Go 3X3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest will kick off on Saturday, April 6

INTERNATIONAL. Joshua Munzon takes his talents against international powerhouses. Photo from release.

Munzon raring for international play in Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Filipino-American guard Joshua Munzon will represent the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific Super Quest, where top 3X3 countries Mongolia and China will also see action

BIG DREAMS. Joshua Munzon says the ultimate goal for the Philippines is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Pasig routs rival Bataan to bag 3x3 crown, P1 million prize

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Joshua Munzon powers Pasig Grindhouse to the inaugural crown of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 basketball tournament

TOP RANKED. Pasig stalwart Joshua Munzon cops the tournament’s best player plum. Photo release

Taylor Statham wills Pasig to FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings earn the right to represent the Philippines in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings slip past Mac Cardona’s San Juan Knights in a grueling semis encounter. Photo release

Pasig, Bataan tinker squads for P1M, 3x3 World Tour spots

Mar 30, 2019 - 6:21 PM

League-leading Pasig targets a top 3 finish in the final leg to bag the P1 million prize and book a ticket to the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

SIDELINED. Former PBA player Dylan Ababou will watch Pasig Grindhouse from the sidelines as he nurses a right calf injury prior to the Chooks 3x3 grand finals. Photo release

Joshua Munzon hailed as PH's top 3x3 player

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The 6-foot-4 swingman beats Pasig-Grindhouse Kings teammates Taylor Statham and Troy Rike for the top spot

TOP PLAYER. Joshua Munzon (center) is the king of 3x3 basketball in the Philippines. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


UAAP plans to make 3x3 a regular event

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:32 PM

'Season 81 3x3 did not lack in star power. The UAAP is definitely looking at making 3x3 a regular event,' says the league's executive director Rebo Saguisag

STAR-STUDDED. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena makes solid impact in the UAAP 3x3 competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pasig downs new finals foe Pasay, reclaims Chooks 3x3 crown

Mar 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

An undermanned Pasig squad outlasts Pasay to capture its second 3x3 leg championship

RULERS ANEW. The Pasig squad of (starting third from left) Troy Rike, Dylan Ababou, Taylor Statham, and Joshua Munzon emerge as fourth-leg champions. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

FIBA 3x3 World Tour berth up for grabs in President's Cup

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The champion of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup gets to represent the Philippines in the biggest 3x3 club tournament in the world

ON TOP. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers hold the inside track after winning two of the first 3 legs. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles, NU Lady Bulldogs reign supreme in UAAP 3x3

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Blue Eagles show their champion mettle anew to capture the UAAP 3x3 men's basketball crown as the Lady Bulldogs rule the women's side

UNSTOPPABLE. Thirdy Ravena powers Ateneo past UST in the title match as the Blue Eagles complete a UAAP 3x3 sweep. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tables turned: Debuting Gerald Anderson 'starstruck' with 3x3 players

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:50 AM

'It’s very surreal that I was able to play in this level,' says actor Gerald Anderson, who saw action in the Chooks 3x3 basketball league

SHOWSTOPPER. Gerald Anderson (right) delivers as his Marikina squad upsets the Bataan squad of former Ateneo standout Anton Asistio in the elimination round. Photo release

Debuting Ricci Rivero stars for UP in UAAP 3x3

Mar 02, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Ricci Rivero and the UP Maroons live up to expectations as Thirdy Ravena and Ateneo also flex their muscles in UAAP 3x3 basketball action

SOLID START. Ricci Rivero (right) and the UP Maroons open their 3x3 campaign with a 3-1 record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, UP pull out all stops in UAAP 3x3 basketball

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:43 PM

The UAAP men's basketball protagonists vie to put up a fight again in 3x3 action this weekend

BACK AT IT. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena and UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño hope to lead their teams to the UAAP 3x3 crown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bataan seizes Chooks 3x3 3rd leg crown from top rival Pasig

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Powered by UAAP standouts, Bataan captures its second leg championship in the 3x3 basketball tournament

CHAMPS AGAIN. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers regain the upperhand in its brewing rivalry against the Pasig Grindhouse Kings. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Revenge-minded Pasig drops Bataan to top Chooks 3x3 2nd leg

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

A Fil-Am crew led by Taylor Statham outlasts the UAAP star core of Bataan in the title round

GETTING EVEN. Taylor Statham and the Pasig Grindhouse Kings avoid another upset loss against against Santi Santillan and Bataan Risers.Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Bataan rules Chooks 3x3 league kickoff

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Risers capture the 3x3 basketball first-leg crown behind UAAP stars Alvin Pasaol, Sean Manganti, Santi Santillan and Anton Asistio

RIVALS TURNED TEAMMATES. These UAAP standouts prove to click as (from left) Adamson's Sean Managanti, La Salle's Santi Santillan, UE's Alvin Pasaol and Ateneo's Anton Asistio bag the 3x3 crown. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Marikina reserves 3x3 slot for Gerald Anderson

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM

With or without the celebrity baller, the Marikina Shoemasters hope to bank on their experience in the 3x3 basketball circuit

KEY ADDITION. The Marikina Shoemasters hope MPBL standout Gerald Anderson can boost their 3x3 campaign. Photo release

PBA legend Dondon Hontiveros set to coach 3x3 Cebu team

Feb 15, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Top Cebuano ballers look to make a splash in the 3x3 basketball President's Cup

PRIDE. Dondon Hontiveros (left), here with Chooks president Ronald Mascariñas, says it will be all about pride as he tries to steer the Cebu team to the 3x3 crown. Photo release

Ababou's Pasig downs Cardona's San Juan in Chooks 3X3 preseason

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Pasig Grindhouse defeats the MPBL's San Juan Knights in the finals of the12-team, single round robin tournament

WINNING CIRCLE. Dylan Ababou's team is composed of ABL veteran Joshua Munzon, ex-NU Bulldog Troy Rike and former Thailand import Taylor Statham. Photo from release

SBP, Chooks await FIBA confirmation for record-setting 3X3 tourney

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The two-day event is set to shatter the FIBA record of most participants in a 3x3 under-18 tournament

SHATTERED. Chooks-to-Go and SBP now await FIBA confirmation for the world record of most number of participants in a 3X3 tournament. (L-R) Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio, Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascarinas, SMS Girlstown Sister Eva Aringo, SM, Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena, UP's Kobe Paras, Batang Gilas team manager Andrew Teh and SMS Athletic Director Van Parmis. Photo from release

Chooks-SBP 3x3 tournament shatters FIBA world records

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:33 PM

The Philippines sets records for most kids playing in a 3x3 basketball game and the most number of simultaneous U18 games played

SBP, Chooks all set to break 3x3 record

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Philippines aims to shatter the world record for most number of participants in a FIBA 3x3 basketball tournament

AMBASSADOR. Former 3x3 youth team players Kobe Paras, flanked by SBP executive director Sonny Barrios (right) and Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas, hopes to inspire more kids to try the sport. Photo release

Collegiate stars join 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:21 PM

UE stalwart Alvin Pasaol, two-time UAAP champions Anton Asistio, and Kib Montalbo banner the country's first-ever 3x3 league

FIREPOWER. Alvin Pasaol looks to continue his scoring prowess on the 3x3 court. Photo from release

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 league boosts PH bid for Olympic berth

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines' inaugural 3x3 league will help the country accumulate much-needed points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

FIRST-EVER. League commissioner Eric Altamirano dreams of the Philippines qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 3x3 event. Photo from release

Calabarzon clinches SBP 3x3 U16 three-peat; N. Mindanao wins girls’ title

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:39 PM

The annual competition continues to scout for up and coming talents in the Philippine 3x3 scene

RJ Abarrientos nabs gold in FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup Shoot-Out Contest

Oct 07, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The FEU Baby Tamaraw serves as the silver lining to the Philippines' early exit from the tournament

CHAMP. The Philippines' RJ Abarrientos eclipses his Russian and German foe to clinch the championship. Photo courtesy of FIBA


PH stuns China but crashes out of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Nationals finish at third place in Group C behind China and Slovenia

IMPROVEMENT. Ricci Rivero and the Philippines end its campaign in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup at third place in Group C. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Ricci Rivero, PH clinch first win in FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The Nationals need to win against world No. 5 China in their final elimination round game to bolster their chances of a quarterfinal berth

WINNING TRACK. Ricci Rivero and the Philippines finally notch a win in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. File photo courtesy of FIBA


Ricci Rivero, PH winless in first day of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Ranked 19th out of the 20 competing teams, the Filipinos fall prey to world No. 1 Serbia and world No. 5 Slovenia

RUDE WELCOME. Ricci Rivero and the Philippine team drop their opening day games in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Brian Scalabrine talks NBA Finals, fantasy Celtics

Aug 25, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The former NBA champion and internet sensation visits Manila for the first time for the NBA 3X event

BOSTON PICKS. Brian Scalabrine picks former Boston teammate Kevin Garnett in his Celtics fantasy team. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA legend Tim Hardaway gets a peek of local hoops

Aug 24, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The original 'Mr. Crossover' checks out the PBA and NCAA action before gracing the NBA 3X event in Manila this weekend

ICON. Five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway catches some local hoops action. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

NBA legend Tim Hardaway, Brian Scalabrine to visit Manila

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Five-time All-Star Tim Hardaway and former league champion Brian Scalabrine banner the NBA 3X Philippines event this August

LEGENDARY. Tim Hardaway averaged 17.7 points in 14 NBA seasons. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Sports bits: PH Para bets get boost, GAB issues licenses to pro 3-point shooters

Jul 28, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Here's some good news from the Philippine Paralympic Committee and other roundup of local sports events

 NEW ALLY. Mighty Sports officials (from left) Gen. Melito Mabilin (ret.), Caesar Angelo Wongchuking, and Dr. John Edwin Sy are shown with PPC executive director Dennis Esta, para athletes Edwin Villanueva, Roland Sabido and RufoTablang during the turnover of cash donation.

PH takes baby steps in world 3x3: ‘No substitute for preparation’

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:40 PM

A dedicated 3x3 basketball team – or even a league – may just help the country's campaign in the world stage

SURPRISE RUN. Christian Standhardinger and the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team still pulled off a couple of upsets despite their limited practice time. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

PH still far behind in world 3x3 basketball, says world no.1 player

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Two-time MVP Dusan Bulut notes the importance of having professional 3x3 players in the tournament

CHAMPION'S ADVICE. World no. 1 3x3 player Dusan Bulut comments that 5-on-5 players will have a hard time excelling in the 3-a-side World Cup. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

5-foot-4 champion Rae D'Alie shares Italy's basketball success story

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:33 PM

The petite Italian recalls that they used to finish 20th in the competition just like the Philippines

CROWD FAVORITE. Rae Lin D'Alie wins the hearts of Filipinos in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler