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'Fired up' by accidental hit, McDaniels keeps TNT spotless

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM

KJ McDaniels erupts for 16 points right after he was inadvertently hit in the face by Kevin Racal as TNT extends its unbeaten run in the PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. KJ McDaniels leads TNT to a 7-0 record – the first time in franchise history since the PBA expanded to 12 teams. Photo from PBA Images


Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

McDaniels delivers in endgame as perfect TNT escapes Alaska in OT

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:53 PM

TNT gets off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the PBA expanded to 12 teams

SUPER IMPORT. KJ McDaniels proves to be a cut above the rest. Photo from PBA Images


Wizards ink All-Star guard Beal to two-year extension

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Washington Wizards lock in Bradley Beal as the NBA All-Star guard enters the 'prime of his career'

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Parks' scoring dip not cause for worry, says Blackwater coach

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Ray Parks fails to breach the 20-point mark in back-to-back outings after averaging 27.3 points in his first 4 games in the PBA Governors' Cup

ALL-AROUND. Ray Parks has compensated for his drop in scoring by facilitating for his teammates. Photo from PBA Images


Ex-NBA star OJ Mayo signs with ABL’s Fubon Braves

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Former NBA standout OJ Mayo teams up with Jeremy Lin’s brother Joseph in leading the debuting Taiwanese club

BIG BOOST. The Fubon Braves build their team around OJ Mayo. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Meralco back on track with convincing win over Blackwater

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Allen Durham, Raymond Almazan, and Baser Amer star as Meralco bounces back to improve to solo 4th place

NO STREAK. Allen Durham and Meralco deny Blackwater back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images


China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:14 PM

A foreign ministry official denies NBA commissioner Adam Silver's claims that China asked the league to fire a controversial Rockets executive

Photo by Hector Retamal AFP

NBA general managers pick Clippers to win title in survey

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Just days before the new NBA season fires off, league executives expect Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers to win the crown

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA draft pick Williamson to miss Pelicans' final preseason game

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Rookie Zion Williamson, who averages 23.3 points on an astonishing 71% shooting clip, gets sidelined due to a sore knee

PHENOMENAL. Zion Williamson has been pumping in incredible numbers for the Pelicans. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

What the Abando situation means for UST and the UAAP

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:40 AM

For another team to make an offer to a rising star in the middle of the UAAP elimination round is brazen and problematic

FIRESTORM. UST standout Rhenz Abando gets entangled in controversy right in his debut season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NBA boss Silver says losses in China row 'substantial'

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Commissioner Adam Silver reveals the Chinese government and business officials want Rockets executive Daryl Morey fired for expressing his opinion

CRISIS. NBA admits much of the cultural ties it has built with China has been lost. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Abando reaffirms commitment to UST amid transfer rumors

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:04 PM

After rumors swirled that Rhenz Abando has been lured by another school, the UST rookie sensation vows to stay with the Tigers

TIGERS' LAIR. Expect Rhenz Abando to see action again for the UST Tigers this weekend. Photo release

Blakely relieved as Blackwater finally sorts out import situation

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:48 AM

Marqus Blakely says it will be a 'little bit of easy sleeping at night' knowing Blackwater has decided to stick with him for the rest of the PBA Governors' Cup

TO THE RESCUE. Marqus Blakely powers Blackwater to its second win in his return. Photo from PBA Images


Blakely returns as Blackwater sends import-less Magnolia skidding

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Blackwater settles its import situation as Marqus Blakely helps the Elite nail their second win in 5 games

ALL-AROUND. Marqus Blakely makes his presence felt on both ends for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Abando, Ayo remain mum on unexplained benching versus UP

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The UST Tigers can't quite explain why the team had to to sit out rookie sensation Rhenz Abando in a crucial match against the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NLEX benefits from Ravena referral of Harris

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Former teammates in the NBA G League, Manny Harris messages Kiefer Ravena if he knew a PBA team in need of an import

ROUSING PBA DEBUT. Manny Harris announces his arrival in the PBA with a bang for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Subido hopes ‘biggest shot of career’ turns UST’s fortunes around

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

'I keep telling my teammates that whatever happens, this game will decide the outcome of our season,' says Renzo Subido as UST pulls off a thrilling win over UP

GAME HERO. UST veteran Renzo Subido delivers the dagger triple. Photo release

Harris erupts for 45 as NLEX tops Columbian for 5th win

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Former NBA player Manny Harris makes sure NLEX doesn't regret its decision to replace former import Olu Ashaolu

UPPER ECHELON. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX climb to solo second in the team standings. Photo from PBA Images


UST survives UP in injury-plagued thriller

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Renzo Subido and Brent Paraiso come through the clutch as the UST Tigers complete an elimination-round sweep of the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Still perfect: Ateneo clamps down FEU in steady comeback win

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ateneo gets flustered by a driven FEU squad, but the unbeaten Blue Eagles regain their bearings to complete a come-from-behind win

HUGE CHALLENGE. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles survive the Tamaraw threat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Baltazar drops 23-12 in flu game as ailments ravage La Salle

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:22 PM

A flu outbreak hits La Salle but Justine Baltazar still takes over with a monster double-double

NO EXCUSE. Justine Baltazar suits up despite not feeling a hundred percent. Photo release

Alforque, Gonzales happy to see Baby Tams’ connection live on

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

It's all business for former high school teammates Royce Alforque and L-Jay Gonzales as the Tamaraws fight to keep their Final Four bid alive

TOPNOTCH TANDEM. FEU guards L-Jay Gonzales and Royce Alforque hope their chemistry helps boost the Tams' bid.

La Salle exacts revenge on UE for share of 3rd

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Needing a crucial win, the La Salle Green Archers turn back the UE Red Warriors this time to force a three-way logjam at the 3rd spot

COMPOSURE. Justine Baltazar and the Green Archers show end-game poise to slip past John Apacible and the Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LeBron under fire for comments on NBA-China row

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:58 PM

After criticizing a Rockets executive for angering China with a 'misinformed' tweet, LeBron James draws flak for 'parroting communist propaganda'

EMBATTLED. The outspoken LeBron James gets into trouble for his opinion on the raging NBA controversy. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron blames China mess on Rockets GM's 'misinformed' tweet

Oct 15, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The NBA controversy continues as LeBron James' comments draw praise in China, but harsh criticism in the United States

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Perasol commends Maroons for holding fort in absence

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons after missing two games due to his suspension

BACK AT THE HELM. Bo Perasol says he commends his players for positively responding to the ordeal brought by his suspension. Photo from UAAP


BRT Sumisip-St Clare nips Marinerong Pilipino for PBA D-League crown

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:26 PM

BRT Sumisip-St Clare nails back-to-back wins for the title after dropping Game 1

NEW CHAMPS. BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare gifts coach Steveson Tiu his first PBA D-League title. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


Oftana named Player of the Week as San Beda nears NCAA sweep

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Calvin Oftana wins his second NCAA Player of the Week award, the only player to achieve such a feat in Season 95

FRONTRUNNER. Calvin Oftana continues to make a strong case for the MVP plum. File photo by Josh Albelda


UAAP lifts Perasol suspension for October 16 return

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

After missing two games, Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons' game against the UST Growling Tigers

BACK AT IT. Bo Perasol will call the shots anew for the UP Fighting Maroons after extending his apology to the UAAP. File photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler


UAAP Player of the Week Pesquera wants to start winning culture in UP

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Pat Pesquera drains a miraculous buzzer-beater from half-court as the UP Lady Maroons end a 38-game losing streak

SKID BUSTER. Pat Pesquera becomes the first woman to claim the UAAP Player of the Week award in Season 82. Photo from UAAP


Kai Sotto posterizer AP Manlapaz lifts Adamson with career game

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:05 PM

AP Manlapaz continues to carve his own place in Franz Pumaren's rotation for the Soaring Falcons

DOING THE LITTLE THINGS. AP Manlapaz says he did not expect his breakout streak. Photo from UAAP


Ginebra spoils Wells' 52-point explosion to stun San Miguel

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Justin Brownlee unleashes a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra snaps its skid while pinning a first loss on San Miguel

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Justin Brownlee leads Ginebra past 2019 PBA Commissioners' Cup champion San Miguel. Photo by PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Check out some photos of the rivalry showdown where Ateneo pulls through despite a strong challenge from La Salle

SPARKPLUG. Adrian Wong unloads Ateneo’s first 8 points on the way to finishing a game-high 18 points on a 4-of-7 clip from beyond the arc. Photo release

House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

FEU outguns UST for share of 3rd place

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:21 PM

FEU charges back to Final Four contention as the Tamaraws hack out a crucial win over the UST Tigers

GRIND-OUT. Barkley Ebona and the FEU Tamaraws figure a winning-way out versus the tough UST Tigers. Photo release

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle to clinch Final Four berth

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A machine-like Ateneo squad turns back La Salle to stay unbeaten in 10 games

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

McDaniels erupts for 51 as TNT stays unbeaten

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:22 PM

TNT banks on KJ McDaniels' 51-point explosion to secure their sixth straight victory

Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: UP Maroons carry banged-up Akhuetie after UE win

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Bright Akhuetie usually does the heavy lifting for the Maroons, but this time, his UP teammates make sure to carry him – quite literally

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Manzo thanks Desiderio for heart-to-heart talk before breakout game

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:34 PM

After getting lost in the loaded UP backourt, Jun Manzo regains his old form – thanks to an assist from Mr Atin ‘To

Photo release

NorthPort tops Phoenix to snap skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Mo Tautuaa leads a balanced charge as NorthPort dumps Phoenix to halt its four-game slide

TANGLED. Phoenix import Eugene Phelps and NorthPort counterpart Mhycal Ammons contest the ball. Photo from PBA Images

UP denies UE fightback to snap losing skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Still playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons get back on track after turning back the pesky UE Red Warriors

SLAM. Kobe Paras soars for a dunk, adding another entry to an already impressive highlight reel this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson snaps 4-game skid as NU melts down

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Banking on a huge fourth-quarter run, the Adamson Falcons drub the NU Bulldogs to get back on the winning column

BOUNCE-BACK. Simon Camacho and the Falcons arrest an alarming slide. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP snaps 3-year skid on Pesquera halfcourt buzzer-beater

Oct 12, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Pat Pesquera buries a halfcourt heave as the UP Lady Maroons score a breakthrough win in UAAP women’s basketball

CLUTCH. Pat Pesquera plays hero again for the UP Lady Maroons after 3 years. Photo release

Dave Ildefonso shaping game after 'ninongs' Racela, Seigle

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

As if having a hoops legend for a father wasn’t good enough, NU star Dave Ildefonso also gets to model his game after his elite ‘ninongs’

MATURE. Dave Ildefonso plays like a ‘seasoned player,’ says the sophomore star’s godfather and FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Time out? China's NBA row suddenly cools

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:47 AM

After a week of ferocious attack on the NBA, China's state press and internet now appear to be skirting the issue

TRUCE. The NBA-China feud starts to simmer down. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Paul Lee brushes off losing tooth in Magnolia loss to San Miguel

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:03 AM

A painful faceplant on court leaves Paul Lee losing yet another tooth

PART OF THE GAME. Even after an on-court accident, Magnolia star Paul Lee returns to the floor for the final possession. Photo from PBA Images