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Ateneo puts clamps on San Beda to claim back-to-back PCCL crowns

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Ateneo Blue Eagles limit the San Beda Red Lions to a measly 5 points in the final quarter to capture the PCCL championship

CLUTCH. SJ Belangel delivers when it matters most. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Beda punches PCCL finals ticket after surviving gutsy UP

Mar 07, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Calvin Oftana and San Beda set up a PCCL finals date with Ateneo

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR. Ricci Rivero and UP fall short against San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Nelle misses Beda practices amid La Salle transfer rumors

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:06 PM

Months after losing the NCAA crown to Letran, the San Beda Red Lions might also lose a key cog in Evan Nelle

QUESTION MARK. Talks of Even Nelle’s jump from San Beda to La Salle continue to swirl. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

U.S. aviation chief says Boeing 737 MAX won't be recertified until 2020

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:05 PM

The MAX has been grounded since March following the second of two crashes that killed a total of 346 people

Back on top: Twitter revels in Letran Knights' magical run

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:57 PM

After ruling a title series to remember, the Letran Knights go all out to party in Intramuros tonight

Letran ends San Beda reign, captures NCAA crown

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Behind Jerrick Balanza, the Letran Knights spoil the San Beda Red Lions' bid for a fourth straight crown to rule NCAA Season 95 men's basketball

NCAA95 Finals Game 3 on November 19, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 3

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Expect the San Beda Red Lions and the Letran Knights to come out swinging as the two fierce rivals fight for the NCAA crown in the do-or-die Game 3

Letran's Batiller blames self for missed championship-winning layup

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Letran sees its chance to pull off a stunning finals sweep against San Beda figuratively and literally slip away as the ball slides off Bonbon Batiller's hands

BOUNCE BACK. Despite the slip up, Bonbon Batiller feels blessed as his teammates did not blame him. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


MVP Oftana lets loose in clutch bounce-back

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Even in the face of riotous cheering and booing, Calvin Oftana knocks in the game’s biggest shot to lead San Beda’s Game 2 escape versus Letran

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda squeaks past Letran, forces do-or-die Game 3

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Red Lions keep their title defense alive after fending off the Knights' huge challenge

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 2

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:43 PM

As the Letran Knights go for an unlikely NCAA championship, the shell-shocked San Beda Red Lions hope to keep their four-peat bid alive


Balanza carries infectious energy to Letran finals upset over San Beda

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Jerrick Balanza's belief in the team becomes a factor in Letran's huge upset over San Beda

BELIEF. Jerrick Balanza knows that Letran can deal three-time defending champion San Beda its first loss in 15 months. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran stuns rival San Beda to draw first blood in NCAA finals

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:22 PM

There's no season sweep for the San Beda Red Lions as the Letran Knights pull off a massive upset in Game 1 of the NCAA title series

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:31 PM

History-seeking San Beda and upset-minded Letran clash in Game 1 on Tuesday, November 12, at the Mall of Asia Arena


Oftana cruises to NCAA MVP award, Tankoua named best foreigner

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:24 PM

San Beda stalwarts Calvin Oftana and Donald Tankoua lead this NCAA season's top performers

LEADING THE WAY. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions make up the bulk of this season’s awardees.

Mass prayer at sea on 1st anniversary of Indonesia jet crash

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:21 PM

The ceremony is closed to media, but video footage supplied by relatives shows victims' family members praying and casting flowers into the Java Sea where the plane dived moments after takeoff from Jakarta

ONE YEAR AFTER. Yoda prays for his best friend who died in the Lion Air plane crash in 2018, at a cemetery in Jakarta October 29, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Boeing design flaw a factor in Lion Air crash – Indonesian probe

Oct 25, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says there are flaws in Boeing's design of the anti-stall mechanism and of its certification by US regulators

BLAMING DESIGN. This picture taken at the Tanjung Priok Jakarta port on October 30, 2018, shows two Indonesian policemen examining debris of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 in Jakarta. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Lion Air crash report due with Boeing jet flight-controls in spotlight

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Material shown to families – which may only include parts of the report's findings – highlight the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System as a 'contributing factor' in the Lion Air crash

INVESTIGATION. In this file photo taken on November 07, 2018 investigators examine engine parts from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 at a port in Jakarta after they were recovered from the bottom of the Java sea. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

NCAA: San Beda completes elims sweep for outright title berth

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

San Beda drubs Lyceum to complete a perfect 18-0 elimination run and book its 14th straight finals berth

POWERHOUSE. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions steamroll the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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


San Beda on brink of elims sweep; Mapua secures much-needed win

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Defending champion San Beda picks up its 17th straight win while Mapua keeps its Final Four bid alive

SIZZLING. Calvin Oftana erupts for a career-high 29 points to power the Red Lions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hong Kong supporters removed from 76ers-Guangzhou game

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Two fans get escorted out during the preseason game of the Philadelphia 76ers and the Guangzhou Lions for yelling and flashing 'Free Hong Kong' signs

PRESEASON. Shake Milton and the Sixers overpower the Guangzhou Lions in an exhibition match. Photo from Philadelphia 76ers

San Beda puts lock on No. 1 spot; Lyceum clinches Final Four berth

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Defending champion San Beda keeps its bid for an outright title berth alive as Lyceum also advances to the semifinals

NCAA95 SBU vs MU Sept 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda 3rd quarter rally buries rival Letran, Lyceum cools down Mapua

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:49 PM

NCAA defending champion San Beda remains undefeated with 15 straight wins

MVP CANDIDATE. Calvin Oftana leads San Beda with 20 points over Letran. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mapua nets winning record, Lions sweep Altas

Sep 26, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Defending champion San Beda just keeps rolling as Mapua sustains its surprise playoff push

TIGHT. Mapua pulls off a key win over JRU to sustain its surprise playoff push. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda stays unblemished as Letran, Mapua extend win streak

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Defending champion San Beda cruises to its 13th straight win of NCAA Season 95 basketball

FIREPOWER. James Canlas flashes a perfect 5-of-5 shooting in the 1st half and finishes with 20 points, 4 boards and 5 dimes. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Indonesia blames 737 MAX design for Lion Air crash – report

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:06 AM

The report into the crash, which will be formally released in early November, also blames pilot error and maintenance issues for the crash, which killed 189 people in 2018

BLAMING DESIGN. This picture taken at the Tanjung Priok Jakarta port on October 30, 2018 shows two Indonesian policemen examining debris of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 in Jakarta. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

San Beda drubs JRU for 12th straight win; Arellano trips Perpetual

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:19 PM

James Canlas and San Beda stay undefeated while Kent Salado lifts Arellano past Perpetual

TOP GUN. James Canlas continues to lead the Red Lions' perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hong Kong hills shine with protest lights in festival-themed rally

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Activists use the night as a way to keep their movement buoyant with no signs of protests abating

SHINE. Pro-democracy demonstrators use the torch lights of their phones and hold lanterns while forming a human chain on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong on September 13, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical lion goes on display in Paris

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The lion, which is two meters high and 3 meters long and made of wood with a metal mechanism, is a reconstruction based on a rudimentary sketch left by Da Vinci

AUTOMATON. A picture taken on September 11, 2019 shows a mechanical lion that has been recreated 500 years after its invention by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

San Beda overwhelms EAC as Lyceum, Letran cop 7th wins

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM

San Beda secures its 10th straight victory, while Lyceum and Letran start their 2nd round campaign on a high note

KEY COG. Evan Nelle directs San Beda's offense with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda drubs LPU in finals rematch, Stags deny Knights in OT

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The San Beda Red Lions continue to have the upper hand over rivals Lyceum Pirates

EFFICIENT. Calvin Oftana (#7) soars above the rest in San Beda's blowout over LPU with a career-high 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda pounds Perpetual by 46; Lyceum deals Benilde its first loss

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Red Lions stretch their perfect NCAA run to 6 games as the Pirates stay within striking distance at 6-1

SPOILER. Jayvee Marcelino and the Pirates halt the Blazers' hot start. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda tops Letran to stay perfect

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Defending champion San Beda stretches its unbeaten run to 5 as Mapua also scores a breakthrough victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Our results suggest that young children must learn the principle of direct reciprocity in order to apply it

CHILDHOOD LESSONS. Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair. Natalia Lebedinskaia/Shutterstock.com

NCAA postpones August 6, 2019 games

Aug 06, 2019 - 10:53 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by Letran and St Benilde clash

RESCHEDULED. St. Benilde's Justin Gutang makes his way past his defenders.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA postpones August 2, 2019 games

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:16 AM

The league reschedules the men’s basketball triple-header headlined by the San Beda-St Benilde clash due to bad weather

DERAILED. James Canlas and the San Beda Red Lions won’t get a shot just yet against surprise co-leader St Benilde. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda rallies late to down Baste; Chiefs score breakthrough

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Defending three-peat champion San Beda continues to lead the NCAA pack with a spotless 4-0 slate

CRUISING. James Canlas and the Red Lions blow past the Stags to keep the solo lead. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Disney's 'Lion King' roars as James Cameron salutes new 'Avengers' record

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:11 AM

'Congratulations to 'Avengers Endgame' on becoming the new box-office king' says James Cameron

‘The Lion King’ review: Bloated, unnecessary spectacle

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The Lion King' is all shine but no spirit

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:29 AM

'The Lion King: The Gift' is meant to be a 'sister piece' album to her new film and 'a love letter to Africa', the singer says

San Beda routs EAC for 3rd straight win

Jul 18, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The defending champions sustain their hot start behind James Canlas and Evan Nelle

SBU (15) James Canlas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Disney's 3D 'Lion King' sends animation roaring forward

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Expectations are sky-high for the film about young lion cub Simba avenging his father's death to emulate the commercial success of 'The Jungle Book', 'Beauty and the Beast', and 'Aladdin'

EAC scores massive upset over LPU, Balanza takes over for Letran

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Jethro Mendoza comes through the clutch as the EAC Generals pull off the biggest upset yet over the Lyceum Pirates early in the NCAA tournament

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda clamps down on Arellano to start 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kicking off their title defense in style, the Red Lions make sure there are no surprises against the Chiefs

Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda to 'fill shoes' left by Bolick, Mocon amid 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Head coach Boyet Fernandez is tasked to develop a contender without trusty stars Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon

4-PEAT. The San Beda Red Lions aim for a 4-peat championship in the NCAA. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Boeing to give $100 million to 737 MAX crash victims' families, communities

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:14 AM

Boeing says it will work with local governments and non-profit organizations to provide 'hardship and living expenses' and boost economic development in regions affected by the two crashes

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

Rebuilding San Beda still coaches' team to beat in NCAA Season 95

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The San Beda Red Lions are gunning for a fourth straight NCAA crown

TEAM TO BEAT. Evan Nelle and the San Beda Red Lions will have targets on their backs in their title-retention bid. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler