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Magnolia sinks NorthPort to 3rd straight loss

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The Hotshots remain undefeated in two games while the Batang Pier have yet to notch a win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ON BOTH ENDS. Mark Barroca finishes with 20 points and 5 steals as Magnolia books its second straight win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


PBA returnee Romeo Travis hopes to erase 3-year sting

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:19 AM

The former Best Import wants to give the Hotshots what he had failed to provide for Alaska

BACK AT IT. Romeo Travis returns to the PBA after 3 years, this time with the Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA Images


Lee-less Magnolia whips erstwhile unbeaten NLEX by 30

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Hotshots barely needed the services of Paul Lee as five players finished in double figures

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Romeo Travis debuts for Magnolia with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. Photo from PBA Images


Arroyo wants House to 'work hand in hand' with Senate for federalism

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:58 PM

'We will be working closely with the Senate and find a common ground to push forward the approval of the federal constitution,' says Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez, relaying what Speaker Gloria Mapacagal-Arroyo told her allies

ARROYO ALLIES. Representatives Magnolia Antonino and Alfredo Benitez call for a press conference after meeting with Speaker Gloria Arroyo on July 31, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Victolero rues multiple change of imports as Magnolia fails to reach semis

Jul 10, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Hotshots played with 4 different reinforcements in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

REDEMPTION. Chito Victolero says the Magnolia Hotshots will bounce back next conference. Photo from PBA Images


Manuel stars anew as Alaska repulses Magnolia to punch semis ticket

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vic Manuel scores 22 points to go with 9 rebounds for the Aces

STREAK. Vic Manuel extends his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 11 games. File photo from PBA Images


Magnolia nips San Miguel but loses quotient game

Jul 07, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The Hotshots fail to achieve their target of pulling off a 14-point win to improve to 6th place

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Ian Sangalang posts a double-double of 14 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and two steals for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images


Impressive Chism debut props up Magnolia playoff hunt

Jul 04, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Wayne Chism makes immediate impact with his all-around game as the Hotshots improve to 5-5

ALL-AROUND. Paul Lee delivers 21 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia changes import anew, taps veteran Wayne Chism

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:24 PM

The Hotshots hope to get it right this time with a 4th reinforcement in their final push for a quarterfinals berth

VETERAN. Wayne Chism will be seeing action in his 5th tour of duty in the PBA. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images


Ginebra annihilates Magnolia for 7th straight Manila Clasico win

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Justin Brownlee's double-double pushes the Gin Kings to their 3rd win in 8 games

SALVAGE. Justin Brownlee saves Barangay Ginebra from being in a tough position with 35 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Magnolia back on winning track after romp past TNT

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The Hotshots snap a 3-game skid thanks to Paul Lee's 25 points and Justin Jackson's near-triple-double of 18 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists

TOPSCORER. Paul Lee scores a game-high 25 points to lead the Hotshots to their 4th win in 8 games. Photo from PBA Images


Manuel posts career-high as Alaska wins 6th straight vs Magnolia

Jun 10, 2018 - 9:59 PM

The Aces secure a seat in the quarterfinals thanks to Vic Manuel's 17-point eruption in the 4th quarter

TAKING OVER. Vic Manuel comes through for the Alaska Aces anew, this time by posting a career-high in points. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia parts ways with Curtis Kelly, brings in Justin Jackson

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The Hotshots hope to return to the winning column after back-to-back losses

AXED. The Hotshots had gone winless with Curtis Kelly in the fold. File photo from PBA Images


Curtis Kelly accepts fate whether Magnolia brings him back or not

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:23 PM

The import committed a late-game blunder that heavily weighed in the Hotshots' 84-86 loss to the previously winless Blackwater

STRUGGLE. The Magnolia Hotshots have gone winless with Curtis Kelly in the fold. Photo from PBA Images


Poy Erram credits Walker's advice for his game-winning output

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The Blackwater center redeems himself after throwing a tantrum in his previous game against NLEX

RENEWED. Poy Erram unleashes a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds to catapult Blackwater Elite to its first win in the conference. Photo by PBA Images

Walker's game-winning dunk lifts Blackwater to first win

Jun 06, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The Hotshots absorb their second straight loss since the departure of import Vernon Macklin

GAME-WINNER. Henry Walker scores just 11 points but makes the biggest basket of the game. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine inches closer to playoff berth with OT win vs Magnolia

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Chris Tiu knocks in the free throws that secured the match for the Elasto Painters

HEAVY LIFTING. Reggie Johnson puts up a double-double for the Elasto Painters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Macklin open to PBA return: 'This place always has a special place in my heart'

May 19, 2018 - 12:25 AM

After playing his last game with Magnolia, the import heads to China's National Basketball League where he secured a guaranteed contract

BROTHERS. Vernon Macklin says its tough to leave the Magnolia Hotshots after building a bond with his teammates despite playing just 4 games. File photo by PBA Images


Macklin leaves lasting mark with clutch FTs as Magnolia edges Meralco

May 18, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The Hotshots notch their 3rd straight win thanks to the 31-year-old import's go-ahead free throws

FAREWELL. Vernon Macklin did not disappoint in his last game for the Magnolia Hotshots with a double-double effort in the win over the Meralco Bolts. Photo by PBA Images


For family, Vernon Macklin leaves Magnolia to play in Chinese league

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The former NBA player will play his last game for the Hotshots before heading to China for the National Basketball League

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Vernon Macklin (right) is averaging 21.0 points and 12.6 rebounds in his 3 games with the Magnolia Hotshots. File photo by PBA Images


Magnolia bumps Columbian off winning track with 25-point romp

May 16, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The Hotshots bank on a balanced attack with 6 players breaching double figures to bag their second straight win

HOT HANDS. Paul Lee finishes with 17 points and 8 assists for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by PBA Images

Vernon Macklin to play last 2 games for Magnolia before leaving for China

May 15, 2018 - 4:18 PM

The bruising import receives a guaranteed offer in China's National Basketball League

DOMINANT. Vernon Macklin has been a steady force for the Magnolia Hotshots, averaging 22.0 points and 15.0 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images


Sangalang delivers in front of Cabalens as Magnolia bags first win

May 12, 2018 - 7:37 PM

The shifty center finishes with 22 points and 8 rebounds in his province Pampanga

Wright trey tows Phoenix past Magnolia

May 06, 2018 - 7:14 PM

(UPDATED) The Fuel Masters end a 6-game losing streak to the Hotshots

SPOILER. Matthew Wright and the Phoenix Fuel Masters spoil the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut of the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by PBA Images


Magnolia Bakery coming to Manila

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) The famous New York City bakery is opening a branch in BGC

SWEET DREAMS. Magnolia Bakery, the New York bakery known for its cupcakes, may set up shop in Manila soon. Screenshot from Facebook.com/MagnoliaBakery

San Miguel bags 4th straight PH Cup title in double O.T.

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:11 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The San Miguel Beermen become the only team in PBA history to hoist the All-Filipino trophy for 4 straight years


HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 5 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Apr 05, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Friday, April 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena

San Miguel's Arwind Santos itching to end PH Cup finals in Game 5

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:36 AM

'Gusto na naming magpuyat. Ang tagal na naming 'di nakakatikim ng alcohol,' says Arwind Santos about finishing off Magnolia in 5 games

CLOSE OUT. Arwind Santos is looking forward to partying as the San Miguel Beermen seek to beat the Magnolia Hotshots in 5 games and win their 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Photo by PBA Images


San Miguel tops Magnolia in Game 4, inches closer to 4th straight PH Cup title

Apr 04, 2018 - 9:32 PM

(UPDATED) The San Miguel Beermen have now won 3 straight contests after losing Game 1

ALL-FILIPINO KINGS. The San Miguel Beermen are a win away from their 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Photo by PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 4 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, April 4, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

San Miguel bench new puzzle to solve for Magnolia coach Victolero

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:52 PM

'Hindi kami titigil hangga't hindi kami nakakakita ng paraan paano manalo sa series na ito,' says Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero

BENCH WOES. Magnolia Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero has another problem with the emergence of San Miguel Beermen's bench unit in their best-of-7 Philippine Cup finals duel. File photo by PBA Images


San Miguel pulls away late, downs Magnolia for 2-1 lead in PH Cup finals

Apr 01, 2018 - 8:53 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The San Miguel Beermen move within two wins from winning their 4th straight Philippine Cup championship

HOT HAND. Marcio Lassiter fires a game-high 24 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen over the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 3 of the 2018 Philippine Cup finals. Photo by PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 3 - Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Mar 31, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 1, at the Araneta Coliseum

Like life begins at 40, Rafi Reavis chases 11th PBA championship ring

Mar 30, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Rafi Reavis has been in the PBA for so long that Magnolia Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero is barely two years older than him

STILL STRONG. Age is just a number for the 40-year-old Rafi Reavis as he tries to help the Magnolia Hotshots win the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup championship. Photo by PBA Images


Magnolia should stop playing catch-up ball vs San Miguel, says Jalalon

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots fail to mount another come-from-behind win like they did in Game 1 as they surrender Game 2 after trailing by as much as 21 points

LETHARGIC STARTS. Jio Jalalon knows the Magnolia Hotshots can't play continuous games of catch-up basketball, especially against the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Cup finals. File photo by PBA Images


Santos shows he isn't backing down from anyone in Game 2 win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:25 PM

'Kailangan ipakita mo rin na hindi ka masisindak ng kahit sino sa loob,' says Arwind Santos after Game 2 that saw him figure in a verbal tussle with Jio Jalalon

DOING WORK. Arwind Santos provides the offensive firepower and the emotional intensity the San Miguel Beermen needed to overcome the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 2 of the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Miguel avoids meltdown, tops Magnolia in Game 2

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

(UPDATED) The San Miguel Beermen avenge their 103-105 Game 1 loss, which saw them squander a 20-point lead

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 2 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Mar 24, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 25, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Sangalang outduels Fajardo as Magnolia pulls off Game 1 stunner

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Ian Sangalang fires 14 points in the 4th quarter as the Magnolia Hotshots erase a 20-point deficit in the opener of Philippine Cup finals against San Miguel

Magnolia bags Game 1 of PH Cup finals with comeback win vs San Miguel

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The Magnolia Hotshots erase a 20-point deficit to draw first blood in the best-of-7 finals series for the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup championship

COMEBACK. Ian Sangalang gets the last laugh over June Mar Fajardo with the Magnolia Hotshots beating the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 1 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Mar 22, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the game starting 7 pm on Friday, March 23, at the Araneta Coliseum

Fajardo wants payback vs Magnolia for past finals heartbreak: 'Pinaiyak nila ako'

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:28 PM

June Mar Fajardo says he cried and broke his old computer after San Miguel, then known as Petron, lost the 2013 Govs Cup title to Magnolia, formerly San Mig Coffee

Arwind Santos wants San Miguel to be known as PBA's best

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The San Miguel Beermen are gunning for PBA history as the only team to ever win 4 straight Philippine Cup titles

STAMPING THEIR MARK. Arwind Santos wants the San Miguel Beermen to be recognized as the PBA's best. File photo by PBA Images


[POLL] Beermen or Hotshots: Which team will win the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup title?

Mar 21, 2018 - 3:06 PM

Which team will win the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup title? Vote on Rappler's unofficial poll!

Return to PBA finals reduces Mark Barroca to tears

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:19 AM

'Naiyak nga ako kanina e. Pagka-buzzer, hawak ko 'yung bola,' says Mark Barroca, following Magnolia's Game 6 win over NLEX in their best-of-7 semis series

RETURN. Mark Barroca and the Magnolia Hotshots play in the finals for the first time since 2014. File photo by PBA Images


Magnolia clips NLEX in Game 6, advances to PH Cup finals

Mar 20, 2018 - 9:19 PM

It is the first time since the 2013-2014 PBA season that the Magnolia Hotshots will play in the Philippine Cup finals

Photo by PBA Images

Alas-less NLEX loses another soldier as Quiñahan gets ejected in Game 6

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:26 PM

JR Quiñahan is slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2 for hitting Jio Jalalon's face during a fastbreak play

Injured Alas felt 'helpless' as NLEX teeters on brink of elimination

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kevin Alas plays for only 40 seconds in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia after hurting his knee early in the first quarter

MISFORTUNE. Kevin Alas hurts his knee early in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia. Photo by PBA Images

Magnolia catches fire late to beat NLEX in Game 5 for 3-2 semis lead

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Magnolia Hotshots avenge their 79-91 Game 4 loss

ONE MORE WIN. The Magnolia Hotshots are a win away from reaching the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by PBA Images


Kiefer Ravena endures flu in clutch Game 4 showing for NLEX

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The grueling playoffs schedule seemed to have taken its toll on Kiefer Ravena, who has played 6 games in 11 days

VETERAN MENTALITY. Kiefer Ravena shows way for the NLEX Road Warriors down the stretch in Game 4. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler