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Nets beat Lakers to bring merciful end to tense China tour

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:40 AM

As the NBA's controversial preseason China tour wraps up, it leaves behind questions over the future of a key market

STILL POPULAR. On court, Chinese fans continue to cheer for NBA superstars like LeBron James. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Southern California wildfires burning unchecked

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

A red flag warning of critical fire danger – strong winds and very low humidity – has been extended into the weekend

Angeles City shuts down Chinese-operated POGO firm

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes

PAGE 2019 (the Phil-Asian Gaming Expo) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. Photo by Rappler

NBA cancels all Lakers-Nets press events in China

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The NBA says the China row has put the players in a 'complicated and unprecedented situation'

NO MORE QUESTIONS. Visiting NBA players like Lakers superstar LeBron James and the Nets' DeAndre Jordan will just let their games do the talking. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hail King James: NBA reigns for a night in China game

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The preseason Shanghai clash between the Lakers and the Nets shows it will be difficult to shake the NBA's huge following among passionate Chinese fans

MAIN DRAW. LeBron James mesmerizes Chinese fans even as the Lakers bow to the Nets. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:38 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets in a Shanghai preseason game amid a controversial pro-democracy tweet that has angered China

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Shanghai cancels NBA fan event over 'inappropriate' HK comments

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:36 PM

China calls off an NBA fan night on the eve of a preseason game pitting the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

HEATED. The NBA and China row continues even as several NBA players like LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain in Shanghai for the Los Angeles Lakers’ scheduled events with the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis powers Lakers past Warriors in NBA preseason opener

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:13 AM

LeBron James and his new sidekick Anthony Davis shine as the Los Angeles Lakers roll over the Golden State Warriors

SUPER DUO. LeBron James (left) welcomes Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers to form a formidable pair. Photo from the Lakers Twitter

Creamline snaps Choco Mucho streak

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jema Galanza and Michele Gumabao propel Creamline to its 12th straight win as Petro Gazz extends its own run to 8 games

File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Choco Mucho shuts down Motolite, Petro Gazz blanks Chef’s Classics

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Bang Pineda's phenomenal floor defense keeps Choco Mucho's streak alive, while Petro Gazz secures its 8th win of the conference

SAVING GRACE. Bang Pineda's excellent floor defense lifts Choco Mucho to its fourth straight win in the 2019 PVL Open Conference. Photo from release

Paul Pierce says the Clippers are the 'team to beat'

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Right now, I have to say the Clippers are the team to beat,' says 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce

FOR THE CLIPPERS. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce puts his bet on the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA title. File photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

How Elizabeth Banks brought a new 'Charlie's Angels' to life

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:42 AM

The film continues the tradition of depicting female power on the big screen

DIRECTOR. Elizabeth Banks behind-the-scenes of 'Charlie's' Angels.' Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Gov't doctors, nurses in Angeles City not observing work hours dared to resign

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr says if the city health employees cannot comply with the mandatory working hours, they should quit their jobs

QUIET. A generic file photo of a rural health unit. Shutterstock.com

George won't make Clippers debut in October

Sep 30, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Paul George says he would miss the entire pre-season and at least the first 10 days of the upcoming NBA season

WAITING GAME. Paul George teaming up with Kawhi Leonard in an official NBA game will have to wait a little bit longer. Photo from Instagram/@ygtrece


Angel Locsin will take a short break after 'The General's Daughter'

Sep 29, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Angel prepares for her wedding to fiance Neil Arce – and other future projects as well

Los Angeles police to boost visibility during 'Joker' opening

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Due to 'heightened fears' over the film's violent content, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to increase their visibility around movie theaters during the 'Joker' premiere

LeBron bullish on new Lakers teammate Davis

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:35 AM

'It's exciting to have such a beautiful young mind, a beautiful player but also a great leader as well,' LeBron James says of fellow superstar Anthony Davis

POWER PAIR. LeBron James and Anthony Davis hope to lead the Los Angeles Lakers deep into the NBA playoffs this season. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Lakers star Kuzma sidelined indefinitely with foot injury

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:53 AM

Kyle Kuzma won't be suiting up just yet when the Lakers open training camp this weekend

Petro Gazz, Motolite secure 7th win; Choco Mucho blanks BaliPure

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:15 PM

As the Final Four race heats up, Petro Gazz and Motolite punch in key wins as Choco Mucho picks up back-to-back triumphs

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Air Force, Petro Gazz make quick work of PVL foes

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Both riding on a win streak, Air Force and Petro Gazz dump separate opponents in straight sets

TURNAROUND. Dell Palomata and the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers sustain their hot run after a woeful start to the conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Angel Locsin skips ABS-CBN Ball 2019, donates directly to Bantay Bata

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The actress instead directly donates to Bantay Bata 'the amount that [she's] supposed to spend in the ball'

SHARE THE LOVE. Angel Locsin during the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Petro Gazz Angels to represent PH in Taiwan tourney

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference winners hope to bring their champion form in their first international tourney

PROMISING. The Petro Gazz Angels are ready to step into the international stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PetroGazz ends Motolite streak; Air Force nabs first win

Sep 08, 2019 - 9:40 PM

PetroGazz stretches its winning run to 4 as Motolite star player Myla Pablo suffers an injury

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kawhi Leonard's sister charged with murder

Sep 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Kimesha Monae Williams, the older sister of NBA star Kawhi Leonard, has been arrested for robbing and killing an 84-year-old woman at a casino

Kawhi Leonard. Photo from NBA

Creamline sweeps Army; Petro Gazz, BanKo pick up five-setter wins

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez steers the Morado-less Cool Smashers to their seventh straight PVL victory

Photo by Josh Albela/Rappler

Angels pitcher Skaggs had opioids in system when he died

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:02 PM

A toxicology report lists Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death as an 'accident' resulting from a potent cocktail of drugs and alcohol

SHOCK DEATH. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the death of 27-year-old Tyler Skaggs. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Arrest warrant issued for Lakers' Cousins on 'threat' claim

Aug 30, 2019 - 8:52 AM

An Alabama municipal court issues an arrest warrant for Lakers star DeMarcus Cousin over domestic abuse allegations

IN TROUBLE. Just over a moth after signing with the Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins faces more problems. Photo from NBA

Motolite goes 3 in a row; BanKo, PetroGazz roll over foes

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Myla Pablo and Tots Carlos power Motolite to a quick win as BanKo Perlas and PetroGazz also breeze past separate PVL opponents

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lakers’ Cousins allegedly threatened to kill ex-GF before wedding

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Add one more to DeMarcus Cousins’ long list of mishaps as the Lakers probe reports the injured center made violent threats against his ex-girlfriend

EMBATTLED. A leaked audio tape puts Demarcus Cousins in hot water. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

'Angel Has Fallen' rises to top of box office

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:19 PM

The 3rd film of the franchise starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman debuts at the box office with $21.4 million in sales

Creamline still perfect; Choco Mucho back in winning ways

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Creamline dumps PetroGazz in a PVL finals rematch as Choco Mucho rebounds from a first loss

HOT START. Alyssa Valdez and Creamline roll to their fifth straight triumph. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Dwight Howard joining Lakers

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Despite talks that Dwight Howard has always been a negative presence in the locker room, the Lakers want the eight-time NBA All-Star on board

COMEBACK. Dwight Howards returns to the Lakers after 6 years to fill the void left by injured DeMarcus Cousins. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Celebrities cry out against Antonio Sanchez's possible early release

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Several celebrities take to social media to express dismay over the possibility, and recall how they saw the face of evil in former mayor Antonio Sanchez

OUTCRY. Bianca Gonzalez, Angel Locsin, and Bituin Escalante are among the celebrities who cried out against the possible early release of convicted rapist-murderer Antonio Sanchez. Rappler file photos

Injury-hit Lakers to look at Howard, Noah

Aug 21, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Veteran big men Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard get workout invites as the Lakers brace for the absence of DeMarcus Cousins

VETERAN PRESENCE. The Lakers check out if the seasoned duo of Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard can fit in. Photos by AFP

Lakers eye Dwight Howard with Noah also available

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Dwight Howard is set to meet the Los Angeles Lakers, who are seeking a center after DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury

LOCKED ON. Dwight Howard is given a chance to discuss with the Los Angeles Lakers who are missing a center due to DeMarcus Cousins' injury. File photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers' Cousins could miss NBA season with new injury

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Just weeks after joining the Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins suffers a third serious leg injury in 18 months

HARD LUCK. DeMarcus Cousins, who sat out most of last season with the Warriors due to injury, absorbs another blow. Photo from NBA

Creamline sweeps returning Air Force; BanKo downs PetroGazz

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Creamline hacks out a convincing win over Air Force while BanKo stops PetroGazz in the PVL opener

HOT START. Creamline star Alyssa Valdez sails one past Air Force's Wendy Semana in the conference opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NBA Christmas slate to feature Lakers-Clippers

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:58 AM

New Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, fresh off a title run with the Raptors, gets to face LeBron James’ retooled Lakers in the highly anticipated LA battle

FACE-OFF. The LeBron James-Kawhi Leonard showdown headlines the blockbuster holiday duels. Photos by Gregory Shamus and Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. hoops World Cup team loses Drummond and Harrell

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The pullouts from Team USA continue as Pistons center Andre Drummond and Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell beg off from the 2019 FIBA World Cup

OUT. Andre Drummond adds to the growing list of NBA players skipping World Cup action. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

Key figures in the 2015 Iglesia ni Cristo controversy: Where are they now?

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Personalities involved in the 2015 controversy that hit the influential religious group are detained, granted refugee status, or in hiding except for the INC executive minister

WATCH: Kawhi hilariously thanks Raptors, Toronto

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Now a member of the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard looks back at everything the Raptors and the city of Toronto did for him

BOARD MAN. In arguably the most productive one-and-done season in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard leads the Raptors to their maiden title. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:50 AM

'We're not looking at the Battle of LA. We've got bigger goals in mind,' Clippers’ Paul George on his Kawhi Leonard pairing versus the Lakers’ own powerhouse duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis

HOTSHOTS. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George get officially welcomed by the Clippers led by team owner Steve Ballmer (right), coach Doc Rivers (second from left) and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank (left). Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Lakers gain rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Kostas Antetokounmpo, the brother of Bucks star Giannis, joins the Los Angeles Lakers on a waiver claim

CLAIMED. The Los Angeles Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Angel Locsin on marrying fiance Neil Arce: I am ready

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'Reading-ready na ako. Very excited!'

PetroGazz imports give locals taste of championship

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'I know what it’s like to win a championship, the other girls don’t. So I wanted them to experience what I’ve experienced before,' says Finals MVP Janisa Johnson

FINALS MVP. Janisa Johnson's leadership inspires the team to win its first championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PetroGazz dethrones Creamline for first PVL crown

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

League No. 1 PetroGazz Angels outlast the Creamline Cool Smashers in the do-or-die Game 3 to bag the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference title

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Davis confident Lakers roster can go up 'against anybody'

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:32 AM

As Anthony Davis forms a potent strikeforce with LeBron James, the Lakers think they can immediately contend for the NBA championship

GAME CHANGER. The arrival of Anthony Davis is 'history-shifting' for the Lakers, says general manager Rob Pelinka (left) and head coach Frank Vogel (right). Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 3

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers go for another shot at the crown but the PetroGazz Angels vow to sustain their hot run in the winner-take-all showdown on Sunday, July 14

PVL Finals: 'We deserve to win,' says PetroGazz import Johnson

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'We want to prove people wrong. Just because we’re a new team doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to win,' says Janisa Johnson

PROVING THEMSELVES. Janisa Johnson leads PetroGazz down to the wire of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

PetroGazz snaps Creamline win streak, forces do-or-die Game 3

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The No. 1 Angels level the series at 1-1 to keep their title hopes alive in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

STILL IN IT. The Angels rise from a set down to stay alive in the title series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler