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Ginebra escapes in OT to frustrate San Miguel

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Justin Brownlee plays all 53 minutes and delivers across the board as the Gin Kings even their record after back-to-back losses

IRON MAN. Justin Brownlee displays his impressive endurance. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia wins back-to-back as Columbian crashes anew

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The trio of Ian Sangalang, James Farr, and Paul Lee combine for 65 points to power the Magnolia Hotshots to a winning streak

LETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee comes off the bench and delivers on the offensive end. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Jones resets career-high as TNT zaps Meralco for solo lead

Jun 15, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Terrence Jones explodes for a new PBA career-high in points to power a KaTropa side missing star guard Jayson Castro

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones delivers the goods for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia cracks winning column against struggling NLEX

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Jericho Cruz debuts as Yeng Guiao returns for the Road Warriors, but the Hotshots still prevail

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. James Farr frolicks in the paint for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


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


Pogoy puts on three-point clinic as TNT thwarts Ginebra

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Roger Pogoy buries 10 triples, becoming only the fourth local in PBA history to achieve such feat

SNIPER. Roger Pogoy waxes hot from deep for a new career-high in points. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort claims piece of lead with escape over winless Magnolia

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The Batang Pier puff enough gas in the endgame to clinch their fifth win in 6 games

CLUTCH. Sean Anthony delivers down the stretch as NorthPort wins again. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles takes over to propel Rain or Shine over struggling Phoenix

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:41 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters come from behind for their second straight win after dropping their first two games of the conference

BACK-TO-BACK. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine go on a winning run. Photo from PBA Images


Banchero, Manuel conspire as Alaska halts Meralco streak

Jun 09, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The Alaska Aces prove the steadier team down the stretch to extend their winning run to 3 games

LOSING TRACK. Meralco sees its winning streak come to an end at the hands of Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Jones flexes muscles as TNT buries winless San Miguel

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The KaTropa run roughshod over the Beermen and spoil Von Pessumal's historic performance

RACKING IT UP. Terrence Jones and TNT pick up their fourth win in 5 games. 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


Rain or Shine stalls Ginebra from reaching 1000th win

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Rey Nambatac fires a career-high in points, while Denzel Bowles bags his first win as an Elasto Painter at the expense of former coach Tim Cone

MAIDEN. James Yap and Rain or Shine stop a two-game skid for their first win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps Abueva-less Phoenix for back-to-back wins

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Bolts bank on the trio of Gani Lawal, Baser Amer, and Chris Newsome to pick up their third win in 5 games

ALL-AROUND. Chris Newsome puts up a solid performance across the board for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Rhodes says no need to panic for San Miguel

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:02 AM

The Beermen absorb a backbreaking 33-point loss as they kick off their campaign to reclaim the Commissioner's Cup crown

BETTER SHOWING. Charles Rhodes says San Miguel should show some pride in its next game. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort gives San Miguel dose of reality in blowout win

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Riding high on a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup crown, the Beermen are sent crashing back to earth as the Batang Pier rebound from a loss

SERVICEABLE IMPORT. Prince Ibeh holds the fort for NorthPort against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Manuel returns as Alaska spoils Magnolia debut

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The Aces bank on 4 players breaching double figures to improve to 3-2

OUTSIDE THREAT. Chris Daniels shoots the lights out from deep. Photo from PBA Images


TNT blasts Phoenix in game marred by 6 ejections

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Two coaches and 4 players get tossed out in the highly charged match

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones scores 40 points anew. 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


Brownlee delivers in clutch as Ginebra deals NorthPort maiden loss

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The Gin Kings pick up their second straight win as the Batang Pier see their three-game winning streak snapped

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee puts up all-around numbers for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Perez fires career-high as Columbian ends drought vs hapless NLEX

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Dyip notch their first win after 3 losses with the first overall pick showing the way

CANT' MISS. CJ Perez just scores a career-high in points efficiently. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco spoils Bowles' PBA return with win over Rain or Shine

May 31, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Bolts pick up their second win in 4 games with a strong second-half showing against the debuting Elasto Painters

SPOILED. Denzel Bowles issues a stellar game for Rain or Shine, but Meralco still comes out on top. 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


Teng steps up as Alaska halts skid vs winless NLEX

May 29, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Aces clinch their second win in 4 games and hand the Road Warriors their third straight loss

RISING TO OCCASION. Jeron Teng puts up team-highs in points and rebounds for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort puts shackles on Jones, TNT to stay unbeaten

May 29, 2019 - 6:59 PM

It's not just on defense the Batang Pier thrived as 6 of their players breached double figures

LIMITED. Terrence Jones is contained after running roughshod over his opponents in his first two PBA games. Photo from PBA Images


Defending champ Ginebra turns back Meralco for maiden win

May 26, 2019 - 9:43 PM

The Gin Kings find redemption from a shock conference-opening loss by storming back from 15 points down to deck the Bolts

DEFEND THE CROWN. Scottie Thompson and Barangay Ginebra are now on the right track for their title defense. 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


Jones drops another 40-point game as TNT topples Alaska

May 25, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The former NBA player flashes all facets of his game to catapult the KaTropa to their second straight win

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to impress for the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort comes up clutch to survive all-Filipino NLEX

May 25, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Batang Pier improve to 2-0 while handing the Road Warriors their second loss in as many games

SPARKPLUG. Robert Bolick comes off the bench with a team-high in points scored. 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


Lawal a beast inside as Meralco thwarts Columbian for 1st win

May 24, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Bolts arrest a meltdown to improve to 1-1 and keep the Dyip winless in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

TOO STRONG. Gani Lawal records another monster double-double for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Terrence Jones stamps class as TNT crushes NLEX

May 22, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The former NBA player runs roughshod over the defense with a monster double-double performance

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones shows off his scoring chops as TNT kicks off its campaign with a dominant win. Photo from PBA Images


No Pringle, no problem as NorthPort pummels Alaska for 1st win

May 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Batang Pier rely on a balanced attack to notch their conference debut in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Mo Tautuaa submits all-around numbers for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska thwarts Columbian behind Daniels, Banchero

May 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Alaska Aces storm back from a near-double-digit deficit to end their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut in the winning column

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEMS. Chris Daniels frolicks in the paint for Alaska. 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


Ex-Rockets forward Terrence Jones to reinforce TNT in PBA

May 05, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The 6-foot-9 big man looks to help restore the lost glory for the KaTropa, who last reached a PBA finals in 2017

BATTLE TESTED. Terrence Jones played for 3 teams in the NBA and usually put up double digit numbers. Photo from Terrence Jones' Instagram account (@terrencejones1)


Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images


The week in photos: August 4-10, 2018

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Two months after trade, Jeff Chan is PBA champion anew

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The veteran sharpshooter was bound to miss the playoffs for the 3rd straight conference until he was shipped to Barangay Ginebra

LUCKY BREAK. Jeff Chan bags his 3rd championship less than two months since his trade to Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Austria: San Miguel's finals loss a long time coming

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:22 PM

After an impressive 6-of-6 in the last 10 PBA conference finals, the Beermen tasted their first championship defeat in 5 years

CLEAN SLATE. In order to revive their winning ways, Leo Austria suggests San Miguel returns to square one. Photo from PBA Images


For Arwind, there's silver lining in San Miguel's finals loss

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:24 PM

It has been so long since the Beermen lost a finals series that they still had a different name when it happened

MOVING FORWARD. Arwind Santos says San Miguel needs to go back to where it started as it begins its next title quest. Photo from PBA Images


Finals MVP Scottie epitome of Never Say Die, says Cone

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The winningest PBA tactician believes the 25-year-old could wind up as one of the league's true greats

STANDING TALL. Scottie Thompson takes home the Finals Most Valuable Player award as Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel as the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:54 AM

The do-it-all import has now won 3 PBA championships in 4 conferences

WINNING CULTURE. Justin Brownlee steers Barangay Ginebra to the team's 3rd championship in the last 6 conferences. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years

Ginebra finishes off San Miguel for PBA Commissioner's Cup crown

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Trailing 1-2 in the best-of-7 affair, the Gin Kings won the next 3 games for their 3rd PBA championship in the last 6 conferences

CHAMPS. Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel to become the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photos from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 6 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, August 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena

On the verge of losing PBA finals, Santos cites 'Beeracle'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

San Miguel teeters on the brink of losing its first championship series following a perfect 6-of-6 run in the finals of the last 10 conferences

REDEMPTION. Arwind Santos is expecting the Beermen to strike back as they trail 2-3 in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Cone: Scottie Thompson 'reminds me of Westbrook'

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The 3-year guard showcases his scoring prowess as Barangay Ginebra gains a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING CHOPS. Scottie Thompson makes the biggest buckets down the stretch as Ginebra moves a win closer to dethroning San Miguel as Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo from PBA Images


Balkman on Game 5 loss: 'We didn't lose that game'

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:53 AM

San Miguel squandered a 5-point lead down the stretch in Game 5 as Barangay Ginebra seized a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 finals series

NOT OUT YET. Renaldo Balkman says people should not count San Miguel out even with Barangay Ginebra holding a 3-2 lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Thompson proves clutch as Ginebra nips San Miguel in Game 5

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The do-it-all guard finishes with a game-high 20 points and sinks the biggest buckets down the stretch