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Prince Eze buzzer-beater tip snaps Lyceum’s 30-game win streak

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Perpetual's Prince Eze highlights his double-double with a game-winner as the Altas stun the Lyceum Pirates

DOMINANT. The Lyceum Pirates couldn't contain Perpetual Help's Prince Eze. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda sweeps EAC, SSC eliminates JRU

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM

Robert Bolick drops 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to power the Red Lions to their 12th victory

UNSTOPPABLE. The EAC Generals couldn't find ways to shackle San Beda star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP, NCAA cancel games due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:58 AM

All affected UAAP and NCAA games will be moved to a later date

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum picks up win No. 12, Mapua snaps skid

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:20 PM

CJ Perez and Mike Nzeusseu take charge as the Pirates extend their winning streak to 12 games in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

HUSTLE. Lyceum's Ralph Tansingco (left) and Jaycee Marcelino harass EAC's Jeric Diego. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Pissed' Boyet Fernandez blasts trigger-happy bench in near-loss to Letran

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:25 PM

For an elite coach like Fernandez, a near-collapse of this magnitude was simply unacceptable

PISSED. Boyet Fernandez is not happy with how the San Beda bench blew a 22-point lead in the 4th quarter. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stags escape from Blazers in thrilling photo finish

Sep 11, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Justin Gutang of CSB races to make a buzzer-beating layup in the dying seconds of the game but his effort falls short

PHOTO FINISH. Michael Calisaan sinks a crucial free throw that solidified the win for the Stags. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda denies late Letran surge, sweeps Knights in rematch

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The Letran Knights spearhead a massive 19-0 run to almost overcome Beda's 22-point lead in the 4th

KEY PLAYER. The San Beda Red Lions slip past Letran's comeback even without star Robert Bolick. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New target: Beef up athletics, aquatics for 2019 SEA Games

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM

After the centerpiece sports failed to produce a medal again in the Asian Games, POC president Ricky Vargas says it shouldn't be the case in next year's SEA Games

2019 COMEBACK. (from left to right) Filipino athletes swimmer Roxanne Yu, hurdler Eric Cray, long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang and pole vaulter EJ Obiena will better their Asiad performances in the Manila SEA Games. Photos by Adrian Portugal/Rappler and Asian Games media pool (Yu)

WATCH: Ayo, UST start tough trek back to UAAP prominence

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:46 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo knows it won't be easy but the former La Salle champion mentor hopes to bring back the Tigers' winning ways

REBUILDING. Renzo Subido and the UST Tigers put their trust on new coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: K-pop singer Minzy, James Reid perform at UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Basketball star Stephen Curry leads the oath of sportsmanship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Steph Curry leads UAAP Season 81 oath of sportsmanship

Sep 08, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The three-time NBA champion surprises fans during the premier league's glittering opening ceremonies

STAR-STUDDED. NBA superstar Steph Curry banners the star-studded UAAP opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Jarin, young NU Bulldogs hope to pull off surprises

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The NU Bulldogs hope to make it to the UAAP Final Four despite fielding a younger lineup

WATCH: UP Maroons ready for the spotlight

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:23 AM

The Fighting Maroons boast a talented big man in former NCAA star Bright Akhuetie

Unbeaten Lyceum fights off late JRU scare

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:35 PM

CJ Perez tows the Lyceum Pirates to their 11th straight victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

WORKHORSE. Lyceum star CJ Perez proves too much again for the JRU Bombers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Returning Renzo Subido believes he’s ready to lead UST

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

After sitting out for a year, Renzo Subido returns to a new-look Tigers team

LEADER. Renzo Subido thinks he's grown into a better player during his time off in the UAAP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pasaol slims down, excited to share scoring responsibility

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:10 AM

Down 10 pounds, UE standout Alvin Pasaol hopes to show more of his skills this UAAP season

STAYING FIT. UE’s Alvin Pasaol says he has turned into a more disciplined player.

Letran dedicates win to ailing birthday boy Jerrick Balanza

Sep 06, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The Knights hope to continue the on-court battle even as Jerrick Balanza fights to recover from a brain tumor

CHEERLEADER. Despite his illness, Jerrick Balanza continues to cheer for the Letran Knights. Photo from Balanza’s Twitter account (@Iamjerrick07)

LOOK: Steph Curry to drop by UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The Golden State Warriors' sharpshooting star will join a star-studded UAAP opening lineup

CURRY IN MANILA. Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry will be lighting up the UAAP Season 81 opening ceremonies too. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Letran scores emotional win over Arellano

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The Knights triumph despite playing with heavy hearts as teammate Jerrick Balanza recently got diagnosed with a brain tumor

TOP KNIGHT. Letran ace Bong Quinto drives past a phalanx of Arellano defenders. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UP drummers out to make some noise

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation releases a nifty video that encourages Pinoys to speak up

LOUD AND PROUD. The UP drummers encourage everyone to make a stand. Screengrab from Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation

WATCH: FEU looks to complete unfinished UAAP business

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:24 PM

A veteran-laden FEU Tamaraws squad sees last season's heartbreak as motivation

LOADED. FEU has has more than enough tools to contend for a UAAP championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Montalbo has 'mixed emotions' as he enters final UAAP season

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Some are saying that the Green Archers might miss the Final Four in the upcoming UAAP season, but the defensive-minded cog doesn't buy into that

SWAN SONG. Kib Montalbo will lead the Green Archers in his final UAAP season. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


FEU’s Arvin Tolentino wants Mamba, Westbrook mentality

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The FEU standout is all set to adapt the mindset of NBA icons Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook in the Tamaraws’ UAAP campaign

INTENSE. FEU’s Arvin Tolentino vows to come out more aggressive this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Brain tumor sidelines Letran player Jerrick Balanza

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Letran starter, who needs to undergo an operation to remove the tumor, will be out for the rest of the season

SAD NEWS. Jerrick Balanza hopes to be back from a brain surgery by November. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Young Joe Silva looks to turn UE program around

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:36 PM

New UE coach Joe Silva may just be the man for the job as the Red Warriors try to rebuild the squad

FRESH START. Philip Manalang and the UE Red Warriors hope to soar with new coach Joe Silva. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

How far will UP go? ‘Champions,’ says Juan Gomez De Liaño

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Expectations are high for the UP Fighting Maroons, who will field their best UAAP lineup in years

CONFIDENT. The UP Maroons led by (from left) Juan Gomez De Liaño, Jun Manzo and Paul Desiderio believe they have the tools to go all the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Is Olsen pressured to win FEU a UAAP title like Nash?

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Olsen Racela knows that coaching FEU comes with championship-heavy expectations

CHASE FOR A CHIP. Just like any coach, FEU head coach Olsen Racela wants to win a championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


New La Salle big Taane Samuel eager to fill void left by Mbala

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The 6-foot-8 recruit racked up consecutive double-double performances during La Salle's preseason games and established himself as one of the team's go-to guys

FILLING IN. Taane Samuel has big shoes to fill for the Green Archers. He welcome the challenge, though. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: Count out La Salle at your own risk

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Despite all the losses they've suffered, the Green Archers don't lack the confidence

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS. Aljun Melecio and the La Salle Green Archers seek to surprise everyone in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Marcelino twins' All-Star dunk featured on 'Bleacher Report'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:59 PM

When a game actually demands for some fun, leave it to Lyceum All-Stars Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino to crank the antics up a notch

VIRAL. Jayvee Marcelino (left) and twin brother Jaycee go viral with their unusual dunk. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Lyceum, San Beda flex muscles to start NCAA 2nd round

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:24 PM

The LPU Pirates and the San Beda Red Lions open the second round by routing their competitors

STAT-STUFFER. CJ Perez paces the Pirates with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: Adamson believes it’s time to take the next step

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The mission has always been clear for coach Franz Pumaren – to deliver Adamson's first UAAP championship in four decades

BIG YEAR. Jerrick Ahanmisi expects a breakthrough season for the Adamson Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marestella Torres Sunang seeks redemption in SEA Games swan song

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Filipina long jumper aims to retire with a gold medal in front of the home crowd

FINAL LEAP. Marestella Torres-Sunang is set to retire in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Photo by Asian Games medial pool

Kiko Pangilinan: Filipina athletes should be respected

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:17 PM

The senator also calls for improvement after the Philippine delegation fails to hit a top 15 finish

SKATE QUEEN. Margielyn Didal, who bagged the Philippines' last gold medal in the women's skate event, leads the delegation as the flag bearer.

Olympian Ian Lariba dies at 23

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:52 AM

The first Filipina table tennis player to qualify for the Olympics was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2017

GONE TOO SOON. Ian Lariba loses her bout against leukemia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

India's 12-toed Asian Games champion to get special footwear

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A company has offered to provide special footwear for Asiad heptathlon gold winner Swapna Barman

CHAMPION. India’s Swapna Barman bags an athletics gold despite the pain caused by ill-fitting shoes. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Eric Cray: 'Worst race in my career'

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Philippine hurdles king has been juggling training and a full-time job in Texas

RACE TO THE TOP. Eric Cray starts anew with his goal to back on top his game. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Pinay athletes deliver 70% of PH medal haul

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:29 AM

POC president Ricky Vargas says he's impressed that 12 of the Philippines' 18 medals came from Filipina athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

GOLDEN GIRLS. Philippines' gold medal haul is led by Yuka Saso, the women's golf team, Margielyn Didal and Hidilyn Diaz. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

NU’s Troy Rike pulled out of UAAP Season 81

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs standout says there were 'factors out of his control'

NO GO. Sources said NU standout Troy Rike failed to complete the required eligibility documents.

San Beda routs JRU by 37, Arellano downs Perpetual

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The Red Lions and the Chiefs close out the first round of the NCAA men's basketball round with contrasting wins

STREAKING. San Beda's Jomari Presbitero and the Red Lions pick up their eighth triumph. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Oldest Asian Games athlete an 85-year-old Filipino

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Filipino-Chinese Kong Te Yang hopes to promote the bridge card game in the Philippines

VETERAN. Kong Te Yang has been playing the bridge card game competitively for 51 years. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Asian Games ban: No boozing in athletes' village

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Organizers remind athletes that drinking and smoking are not allowed in the athletes' village

ASIAD VILLAGE. Indonesian President Joko Widodo (second from left) walks next to Jakarta's Governor Anis Baswedan (left) during their visit to the athletes' village before the Asian Games kickoff. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang falls short

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The veteran Philippine athletics campaigner bows out in what could be her last Asian Games

SENIOR BET. Marestella Torres-Sunang yields to a younger field. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH hurdles king Eric Cray winds up 7th

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The two-time SEA Games champion fails to break the 50-second barrier in the 400m hurdles of the 2018 Asian Games

TOUGH FIELD. Eric Cray competes against a solid field that includes Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, who set a new Asian Games’ record. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Major blow: Athletics medal bet Toledo pulls out of Asiad

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Southeast Asian Games decathlon champion Aries Toledo sustains an elbow injury during the athletics event warmup in the 2018 Asian Games

SETBACK. Top athletics bet Aries Toledo was on track for a podium finish. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Asian marathon field too strong for Tabal

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM

SEA Games champion Mary Joy Tabal finishes 11th overall in the 2018 Asian Games women's marathon event

TOO TOUGH. Mary Joy Tabal also misses her SEA Games mark. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Ahanmisi, Manganti expect Adamson to reach UAAP Finals

Aug 25, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The third-year players think it's high time the Soaring Falcons break through the Final Four barrier and contend for the championship

LOFTY EXPECTATIONS. Having been to the Final Four in the last two seasons of the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi is expecting Adamson to be at the top this year. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival

Aug 25, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Japan's Hiroto Inoue wins by a fraction of a second but Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi says he has been deliberately pushed

CONTROVERSIAL. Japan's Hiroto Inoue (left) and Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi run toward the finish line during the controversial Asiad men's marathon. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Red-hot Robert Bolick erupts for career-high 50 points

Aug 24, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The King Lion's scoring feat comes just days after San Beda absorbed its first loss in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

WINNER. San Beda's Robert Bolick says he draws a lot of inspiration from NBA legends. Photo by Josh Albelda