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Poligrates sets D-League record of 67 points as Marinero crushes iWalk

Aug 26, 2019 - 7:16 PM

Eloy Poligrates knocks down 11 three-pointers to break James Martinez's 58-point feat recorded two years ago

SCORING MACHINE. Eloy Poligrates is in his bag for Marinerong Pilipino. Photo from PBA Images


Poligrates takes over late for Marinero in 47-point PBA D-League romp

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Marinerong Pilipino opens its campaign in the Foundation Cup by manhandling Hazchem, while debuting Black Mamba turns back Alberei

OBLITERATION. Eloy Poligrates and Marinerong Pilipinas prove too strong for Hazchem. Photo from PBA Images


Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

Despite D-League title romp, Baldwin expects more from Ateneo

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:27 AM

Tab Baldwin says the Ateneo Blue Eagles are far from ready for their three-peat bid in the UAAP

KINGS OF COURT. The Ateneo Blue Eagles capture the 2019 PBA D-League crown. Photo from PBA Images


Cignal-Ateneo buries CEU to win PBA D-League title

Jun 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch their second offseason title since winning their second straight UAAP crown in 2018

NOT GOING THE DISTANCE. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo dispose of CEU in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Kouame cranks up defense in bounce-back win

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Cignal-Ateneo is now one win away from the 2019 PBA D-League crown thanks to Angelo Kouame's 9 blocks

X-FACTOR. Angelo Kouame's dominance in the paint proves to be the key to Cignal-Ateneo's Game 3 win. Photo by PBA Images

Kouame records 9 blocks as Ateneo clamps CEU in Game 3

Jun 20, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Blue Eagles crush the Scorpions to move within a win of capturing the PBA D-League crown

LOCKED IN. The Blue Eagles give the Scorpions no wiggle room in the lopsided Game 3. Photo from PBA Images

Isaac Go named 2019 PBA D-League MVP

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The sweet-shooting big man edges fellow Ateneo stalwart Thirdy Ravena for the top individual plum

BACK ON TOP. Ateneo's Isaac Go bags his second MVP award in 5 months. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: CEU evens finals series over Ateneo

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The CEU Scorpions halt Cignal-Ateneo's 10-game winning streak in the 2019 PBA D-League

DO-OR-DIE. Jerome Santos' double-double 10 of 28 points and 10 rebounds helps the CEU Scorpions even the series at 1-1. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos

D-League: Malick Diouf keeps CEU hopes alive

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Ranged against powerhouse Ateneo, Malick Diouf and the CEU Scorpions still hope to pull off the improbable in the PBA D-League Finals

ALL OUT. Malick Diouf carries the CEU Scorpions on his shoulders in the title series opener. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

Ateneo draws first blood vs CEU in D-League Finals

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Isaac Go and Thirdy Ravena take charge as the Blue Eagles overwhelm the Scorpions in Game 1 of the best-of-five title series

FLYING HIGH. Matt Nieto and the Blue Eagles soar past the Scorpions by 35 points in Game 1 of the title series. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler

CEU continues Cinderella run, marches on to D-League finals

Jun 11, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Despite fielding only 7 players, the CEU Scorpions drub St Clare to advance to the title round

Ateneo books D-League finals berth; St Clare extends semis

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:27 PM

Flashing its champion form, Ateneo blasts San Sebastian to clinch the first title slot

KING EAGLE. Thirdy Ravena leads a balanced charge to power Ateneo to a semifinal sweep of San Sebastian. Photo from PBA Images

Cignal-Ateneo, CEU draw first blood in D-League semis

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Cignal-Ateneo demolishes Valencia-San Sebastian, while CEU pulls off an escape against St. Clare-Virtual Reality

DOMINATION. Thirdy Ravena and Cignal-Ateneo stamp their class over Valencia-San Sebastian. Photo from PBA Images


St Clare boots out San Beda in D-League playoffs as CSB holds on

May 28, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The fatigued San Beda squad fails to overcome St Clare's 3rd quarter surge

CONQUEST. St. Clare- Virtual Reality boots out San Beda in the 2019 PBA D-League playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Cignal-Ateneo, Valencia-San Sebastian to meet in D-League semis

May 27, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Cignal-Ateneo clamps down on the shooters of ChaDao-FEU, while Valencia-San Sebastian survives Che'lu in overtime

RELIABLE. Angelo Kouame continues to be a steady presence inside for Cignal-Ateneo in the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images


Enderun pulls off shocker, kicks UST off D-League playoffs

May 23, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Also-ran Enderun pushes UST to a five-way tie that dropped the Tigers out of playoff contention due to an inferior quotient

GAME HERO. Brandon Chauca erupts for 31 points to power Enderun’s surprise stand against UST. Photo from PBA Images

St Clare, Go for Gold clinch PBA D-League playoff spots

May 21, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Both toting 6-3 slates, St Clare and Go for Gold-CSB hope to carry their winning momentum to the next round

FULL CONTROL. Roosevelt Adams hauls down the rebound in the game that Go for Gold dominated all the way. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Che'lu rallies past Enderun, keeps playoff push alive

May 20, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Jeff Viernes, Alfred Batino, and Rey Suerte conspire as the Revellers pull off a comeback win

VETERAN. Jeff Viernes' experience works wonders for Che'lu. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Baste outlasts rival San Beda in 2OT thriller

May 07, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Behind Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan, San Sebastian rallies from 20 points down to stun San Beda

GUTSY WIN. RK Ilagan (left) and the Stags push past the Red Lions to secure a playoff slot. Photo from PBA Images

Che'Lu pulls plug on UST to keep playoff bid alive in D-League

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Revellers deny the Tigers an early entry to the playoffs

STRUGGLING. Che'Lu hands UST its second loss in the last 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: CSB routs Letran, Diliman College survives Marinero

May 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

St Benilde and Diliman College post contrasting wins in the PBA D-League

Photo from PBA Images

Powerhouses Ateneo, UST make quick work of foes in D-League

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena shows the way for the Blue Eagles while Soulemane Chabi Yo takes charge for the Growling Tigers

PILING IT UP. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles notch their eighth win. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Ateneo clinches playoffs; NU stuns CEU

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Tyler Tio drops 19 points in 19 minutes as the Blue Eagles sustain their dominant run

BLOWOUT. Tyler Tio and the Blue Eagles crush Batangas-EAC by 44 points. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: FEU spoils big game by ex-Tamaraw Tolentino

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The forward faces his former UAAP team for the first time since graduation

OLD FRIENDS. Arvin Tolentino's stellar outing goes for naught against his former FEU team. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: NU scores breakthrough over winless Trinity

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SMDC-NU emerges victorious in the battle of winless teams

D-League: Ateneo deals 75-point beating on McDavid

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The Mighty Ateneo forces McDavid to a league-low of 31 points in a single game

STALWART. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles with 16 points. Photo by PBA Images

D-League: Go for Gold prevents Che'Lu from getting 3rd straight win

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The Go for Gold-CSB Scratchers book their second straight triumph behind Roosevelt Adams and Justin Gutang

ACROSS THE BOARD. Justin Gutang fills up the stats sheet for Go for Gold. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Kouame drops 24 in Ateneo rout of St Clare

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Angelo Kouame puts up another monstrous double-double for Ateneo, as he finishes with 24 points and 29 rebounds

MASSIVE OUTPUT. Angelo Kouame leads the Blue Eagles with 24 points and 29 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

PBA D-League: Ateneo, San Beda coast to easy wins

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Even minus Thirdy Ravena, the Blue Eagles roll past the Knights for their fourth win in 5 outings

BLOWOUT. UE standout Alvin Pasaol reinforces the Letran Knights, but Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles stay in full control. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Santillan erupts for 29-10 in Marinero rout of Trinity

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The former La Salle big man credits his chemistry with a former teammate and a former collegiate rival for his explosive performance

SCORCHING HOT. Santi Santillan frolicks inside the paint for Marinerong Pilipino. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: CEU's Diouf sets rebounding record, UST overpowers CSB

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:11 PM

CEU claims the top spot behind Senegalese big man Malick Diouf's record-setting output

ETCHED. Senegalese big man Malick Diouf makes a mark in the developmental leagues as he set a new rebounding record with 30 boards. Photo by PBA Images

D-League: Letran buries McDavid, St. Clare stays spotless

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:17 PM

The Knights arrest a meltdown for their second win in 3 games

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEM. Jeo Ambohot frolicks in the paint for the Letran Knights. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Ateneo blasts AMA; Tolentino's 32 lifts Wangs

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles rebound with Ange Kouame back on board

BOUNCE-BACK WIN. Thirdy Ravena and the Blue Eagles rebound from a shock loss against a young UST squad. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Che'lu outclasses EAC, Perpetual nets first win

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Sean Manganti overcomes a cold 1st half to emerge as Che'lu's topscorer

COMEBACK. Sean Manganti regains his sweet-shooting momentum in the second half. Photo by PBA Images

UST rookie Mark Nonoy proves he belongs with big boys

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:20 AM

A Mythical Team member during his UAAP juniors stint, the Western Visayas product turns heads in the PBA D-League

BLUE-CHIP TALENT. Mark Nonoy makes an immediate impact for the UST Growling Tigers. Photo from PBA Images


CEU survives late San Beda rally, San Sebastian outguns NU in D-League

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Scorpions nearly squander a 30-point lead as the Red Lions fall short of a monumental comeback

TAKING CHARGE. Judel Fuentes (right) keys CEU to a stunning win over San Beda. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Rookie Mark Nonoy drops 23 as UST blasts Ateneo

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'Our mindset in this game is to gauge where we are,' says UST coach Aldin Ayo as his Tigers stun UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles

PROMISING. UST rookie Mark Nonoy impresses in UST’s preseason campaign. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Balanza topscores as Letran survives Munzon, AMA

Mar 05, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Returning Jerrick Balanza also bounces back with 18 points to lead Letran

COMEBACK. After struggling through his first game back, Jerrick Balanza immediately scorches hot in his second game. Photo from PBA Images

Jerrick Balanza makes emotional return from brain surgery

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Despite the loss, Jerrick Balanza feels he won the moment he stepped back on the court

Photo from PBA Images

CEU blasts Perpetual to seize share of lead in PBA D-League

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Six players breach double figures as CEU joins San Beda and San Sebastian at the top of the standings in the Foundation Group

D-League: Manganti, Che’lu escape Pasaol, Letran in thriller

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:36 PM

Sean Manganti and the Che’lu Revellers spoil new Letran coach Bonnie Tan's debut

NOT ENOUGH. Petron-Letran falls short despite Alvin Pasaol’s huge double-double outing against Che’lu. Photo by PBA Images

D-League: Balanced UST survives Munzon's 46-point explosion

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Mark Nonoy drops 14 points out of UST's 44-point 4th quarter barrage

BALANCED ATTACK. Soulemane Chabi-yo leads UST's attack with 25 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks. Photo by PBA Images

Ravena-less Ateneo coasts past Enderun in PBA D-League

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Tyler Tio and Angelo Kouame combine for 40 points as the Blue Eagles make up for Thirdy Ravena's absence

FORCE TO RECKON WITH. Angelo Kouame dominates down low for Ateneo in the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: Ex-FEU stars carry Wangs; San Beda downs NCAA rival Perpetual

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Arvin Tolentino and Axel Iñigo team up as Wangs Basketball rolls past Trinity University of Asia

NEW TERRITORY. Arvin Tolentino sill continues to control the game even in the PBA D-League scene as he notches a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Top D-League pick Joshua Munzon shows off in AMA debut

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The AMA Online Education Titans get off to a dominant start to their season

TOP PICK. Joshua Munzon contributes a double-double outing of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images.

PBA D-League: Reloaded UST routs Batangas-EAC, FEU dominates NU

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Mark Nonoy lives up to the hype for the Tigers as he forms a one-two combo with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi-Yo

PBA D-League: Ateneo blasts CSB; Baste survives OT thriller

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The shorthanded Blue Eagles pull away early in a solid debut that surprised even Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin

Rivals Manganti, Juan GDL land in Che'lu for PBA D-League

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The Adamson captain and the budding UP star will set aside their UAAP rivalry as they team up in the D-League

FOES TO FRIENDS. UAAP rivals Juan Gomez de Liaño and Sean Manganti will both suit up for Che'lu in the PBA D-League. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Munzon, Santillan go 1-2 in 2019 PBA D-League Draft

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:12 PM

There will be a whopping 20 teams who will be competing for the crown in the D-League

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. All eyes will be on Joshua Munzon as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 PBA D-League Draft. Photo from Power Sport Images