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San Miguel blasts Blackwater for 1st win behind Rhodes, Lassiter

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Charles Rhodes dominates the import-less Elite, while Marcio Lassiter catches fire late as the Beermen bounce back from back-to-back losses

BIG PROBLEM. Charles Rhodes flexes his muscles for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Parks not surprised by Blackwater turnaround

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:55 PM

From finishing the Philippine Cup at the cellar, the Elite have turned the tides by leading the pack in the Commissioner's Cup

GAME CHANGER. Ray Parks fuels Blackwater's resurgent run. Photo from PBA Images

Parks chalks up new career-high as Blackwater keeps NLEX winless

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The Elite claim solo lead in the standings by claiming their fifth win in 6 games

SHOWING UP. Ray Parks continues to live up to the billing. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater hangs on as Rain or Shine stays winless

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Elite almost squander an 18-point lead but rely on their free throw shooting down the stretch to return to the winning track

CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. Denzel Bowles is still winless as a Rain or Shine player. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix arrests meltdown, hands Blackwater 1st loss

May 31, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Fuel Masters buck a late collapse to stain the immaculate Elite record

FIERY START. Phoenix kicks off its campaign in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup on a high note. Photo from PBA Images

Ray Parks says Blackwater 'for real' after unbeaten start

May 26, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Mired at the bottom last conference, the Elite get off to a hot start for a surprise early lead in the Commissioner's Cup

LIVING UP TO THE BILLING. Ray Parks has been tearing it up for the Blackwater Elite, averaging 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 steals in his first 3 PBA games. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater still spotless, keeps Columbian winless

May 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Alex Stepheson and Ray Parks deliver the one-two punch as the Elite claim an early lead in the standings

BIG PROBLEM. Alex Stepheson dominates on both ends of the floor for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images

Parks takes spotlight in rousing win vs Ginebra: 'I love playing big games'

May 25, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The second overall pick shows up against the crowd darlings as Blackwater survives a second straight overtime game

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Ray Parks proves he is clutch for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images

Parks delivers at crunchtime as Blackwater noses out Ginebra in OT

May 24, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The rookie shows no jitters by taking over in the extra period to help the Elite remain unbeaten

BIG ADDITION. Ray Parks proves to be worth the wait for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images

Parks debuts in PBA as Blackwater escapes Meralco in OT

May 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

The Blackwater Elite open the Commissioner's Cup on the right note behind second overall pick Ray Parks and import Alex Stepheson

BATTLE-SCARRED. Ray Parks impresses in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images

Ray Parks Jr signs rest-of-season contract with Blackwater

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Ray Parks is finally suiting up for the PBA!

FINALLY. Ray Parks can now focus on the PBA. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PBA-bound Ray Parks says farewell to Alab Pilipinas

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After wrapping up his three-year stint with Alab Pilipinas, Ray Parks gears up for his long-awaited PBA debut

MOVING FORWARD. Ray Parks looks to deliver the same stellar performances in the local pro league.  File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bong Ramos resigns as Blackwater coach

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Aris Dimaunahan takes over as interim coach for the Elite

FAREWELL. After 3 PBA conferences, Bong Ramos parts ways with Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

Parks might have made a difference for Blackwater, says Ramos

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The Elite end the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the bottom of the standings, winning only two of their 11 games

DIFFERENT LEAGUE. Ray Parks is still honoring his commitments to Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from ABL

Magnolia quashes Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The Hotshots lock in on solo 6th place as the Elite end their horrendous campaign at the bottom of the standings

CARRYING THE LOAD. Ian Sangalang puts up another double-double for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX steamrolls past Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The Road Warriors book their second straight win to improve to 7th place

OUT. NLEX officially eliminates Blackwater from playoff contention. Photo from PBA Images

Records set as TNT rips Blackwater apart

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The KaTropa now hold the longest unanswered run to start a quarter in PBA history

EASY WIN. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa make easy work of the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images

TNT deals Blackwater 38-point beatdown for 3rd straight win

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The KaTropa clinch their third straight triumph and push the Elite on the brink of elimination

IMMEDIATE IMPACT. Roger Pogoy makes up for lost time for the TNT KaTropa off a one-game absence. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater escapes Columbian to stop 4-game slide

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:04 PM

The Elite draw prolific performances from Allein Maliksi and Mac Belo to keep their playoff chances alive

VETERAN. Allein Maliksi shows way as Blackwater returns to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska survives Blackwater scare for 2nd straight win

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The Aces squander a double-digit lead but manage to fend off an Elite squad seeking to end a dry spell

DIME-DROPPING DELIGHT. Chris Banchero dishes out a career-high 16 assists for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Thompson flirts with triple-double as Ginebra quashes Blackwater in Davao

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:47 PM

A native of Digos City, the do-it-all guard impresses before his townsmen to help the Gin Kings bag their second straight win

DO-IT-ALL. Scottie Thompson and Barangay Ginebra cruise to their second straight win. Photo from PBA Images

Returning Cabagnot sparks blowout of Blackwater as San Miguel snaps skid

Feb 06, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The Beermen arrest a two-game losing skid behind June Mar Fajardo's 20-20 performance and Alex Cabagnot's inspired play

BACK WITH A VENGEANCE. Alex Cabagnot immediately makes his presence felt after a four-game absence. Photo from PBA Images

Rookie Desiderio to have long PBA career, says Blackwater coach

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Bong Ramos is impressed with the former UP Fighting Maroon's heart and willingness to play on the defensive end

ROOKIE NERVES. Paul Desiderio is just shy to take his shots, says Blackwater head coach Bong Ramos. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix steamrolls Blackwater to stay perfect

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Calvin Abueva makes an immediate impact off the bench as he leads 7 Fuel Masters players in double figures

THE BEAST. Calvin Abueva puts up a double-double off the bench for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Javier thrives in expanded role for Blackwater

Jan 31, 2019 - 8:09 AM

The former UE Red Warrior has already matched his 35-point output last year in just 3 games this season

RISING TO OCCASION. Chris Javier stands out in Blackwater's first win of the season. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater nabs 1st win vs erstwhile unbeaten Rain or Shine

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Mike Digregorio and Allein Maliksi combine for 50 points as the Elite snap a two-game skid

OFFENSIVE THREAT. Allein Maliksi finishes with 23 points for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images

Rookie Jackson sparks Meralco to 1st win as Blackwater falls anew

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The fifth overall pick knocks down two crucial triples in the 4th quarter en route to finishing with a team-high in points

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Trevis Jackson proves his worth for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Bolick makes rousing debut as NorthPort blasts Blackwater

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Picked third overall in the recent Rookie Draft, the former San Beda standout lives up to the billing

LEADING THE CHARGE. Robert Bolick impresses in his first game in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Ray Parks' Blackwater status still up in air

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:40 AM

The No. 2 overall pick intends to finish his stint with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League and has not signed the max PBA rookie contract offered by the Elite

TITLE-RETENTION. Ray Parks and Alab Pilipinas are determined to defend the ASEAN Basketball League title they won in 2018. Photo from ABL

It's official: NLEX gets Erram in 3-team trade involving Desiderio, Tratter

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Road Warriors get a quality big man who is a consistent double-double machine and a proven two-way player

NEW TEAMS. Paul Desiderio (left) and Abu Tratter (right) have been shipped from NLEX to Blackwater for Poy Erram. Photos from PBA Images

Done deal: Blackwater trades Paul Zamar to San Miguel

Dec 19, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The 31-year-old reunites with father Boycie Zamar, who is a deputy for the Beermen

NEW VENTURE. Paul Zamar ends up in San Miguel after two conferences in Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater ready to give Parks max rookie contract amid trade rumors

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Elite governor Silliman Sy, on the other hand, confirms that team has let go of star center Poy Erram and Paul Zamar

ROOKIE-VET. Considering his experience playing overseas, Ray Parks is expected to make a splash in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia edges Blackwater, advances to the semis

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots eliminate Blackwater Elite in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals

TO THE SEMIS. Magnolia eliminates Blackwater from the quarterfinals and advances to the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup semis. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group

Walker: Blackwater 'wasted 4 months of work' after missing win-once edge

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:23 PM

The Elite are relegated to No. 5 in the playoffs ranking following a sorry loss to Phoenix

BACK TO SQUARE ONE. Henry Walker says the Elite need to do 'some soul-searching' heading into the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix nails twice-to-beat edge, No. 2 ranking vs Blackwater

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:26 PM

The Fuel Masters will see action in the quarterfinals for the first time in a year and the first under head coach Louie Alas

THE BEAST. Calvin Abueva rises to occasion as Phoenix finishes in the Top 4. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater toys with Columbian for piece of 3rd place

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Elite hike their record to 7-3 to forge a three-way logjam at 3rd place with Phoenix and Alaska as the Dyip bow out with a 1-10 card

TOPSCORER. Henry Walker leads 4 other players in twin digits for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska claims share of No. 1 behind Harris, Banchero

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mike Harris and Chris Banchero combine for 66 points to lead the Aces to their seventh win in 9 games for a three-way tie on top

CONSISTENT. Mike Harris delivers his usual numbers to power Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Henry Walker 'had enough' after ejection in blowout Blackwater loss

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The former NBA player gets tossed out for incurring two technical fouls – one for using profane language and one for disrespectfully addressing the official

INFURIATED. Blackwater import Henry Walker loses his cool for what he deems as non-calls. Photo from PBA Images

Jalalon notches first PBA triple-double as Magnolia whips Blackwater

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Hotshots cruise to their fourth straight win and snap the Elite's two-game winning streak

YOUNG GUN. Jio Jalalon leads the charge for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater ties Ginebra on top with win vs Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Elite virtually clinch a quarterfinals berth – their first after missing the playoffs in the last two conferences

DO-IT-ALL. Henry Walker finishes with a triple-double for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

With Blackwater contract expiring, Zamar rises to occasion

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The 30-year-old delivers down the stretch to help the Elite stay in the top two of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

KEY COG. Paul Zamar has been a major contributor in Blackwater's rise to the top. Photo from PBA Images

Zamar game-winner lifts Blackwater past Meralco

Oct 05, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The Elite claim a share of the lead in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup with Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia

CLUTCH. Paul Zamar delivers down the stretch for Blackwater. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Poy Erram a DNP in first Blackwater loss

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Coach Bong Ramos bared that the lanky center was rushed to the hospital the night before the Elite absorbed a 106-124 thrashing from NLEX

TRIUMPHANT. Poy Erram has been averaging 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in the three games he suited up for the Blackwater Elite this conference – all of which ended in victories. Photo from PBA Images

Returning Guiao gets perfect gift as NLEX deals Blackwater first loss

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:53 PM

The Road Warriors snap the Elite's four-game winning streak just as coach Yeng Guiao returns from national team duties

ALL-AROUND. Kenneth Ighalo chips in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

Clutch Paul Zamar downplays role in Ginebra overtime stunner

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The former ABL import has been used to silencing the home crowd with his cold-blooded threes

KEY COG. Paul Zamar proves to be a vital cog in Blackwater’s surprise 4-0 start. Photo from PBA Images

Unbeaten Blackwater deals Ginebra first loss in OT thriller

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Paul Zamar, Mac Belo and Henry Walker deliver in the clutch as the Elite stun the Gin Kings for the solo lead

CLUTCH. Henry Walker caps his huge 39-point outing with a clutch triple. Photo by PBA Images

Erram eyes breakthrough conference after franchise-best start

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Poy Erram and Blackwater hope to get past defending champion Ginebra on Friday to keep its winning streak going

TOP SPOT. Poy Erram's Blackwater Elite and crowd darling Ginebra dispute the solo lead on Friday. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater comeback keeps Northport winless

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Henry Walker unloads a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Elite stretch their unbeaten run to three games

UNBEATEN. Mo Tautuaa and Northport Batang Pier threw everything to stop Blackwater’s Henry Walker, but the undefeated Elite got away with another win. Photo from PBA Images

Erram proves clutch in Blackwater return

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The lanky slotman didn't want to let his team down just as he returned from his Asian Games stint

KEY COG. Poy Erram finishes with a near-double-double of 10 points and 9 rebounds in his return for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

Erram returns as Blackwater escapes Fajardo-less San Miguel

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:23 PM

The Elite open their campaign with back-to-back wins to eclipse their woeful 1-10 record last conference

STAT-STUFFER. Henry Walker paces Blackwater with 35 points, 17 rebounds, 7 steals and 5 assists. Photo from PBA Images