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San Miguel suspends Arwind, Tubid, Nabong indefinitely

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Despite hitting a crucial stretch in their campaign, the San Miguel Beermen punish Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid for fighting in practice

PENALIZED. San Miguel Beer says league stars like Arwind Santos (second from right) and Kelly Nabong (fourth from right) must be held at a higher standard of professionalism. Photo from PBA Images

PBA brings act to Manila colleges

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Several PBA players get to visit their college teams as the PBA goes on a campus tour

HOMECOMING. Former Lyceum star CJ Perez gets to show his wares again at the Pirates’ den. Photo from PBA Imagess

PBA D-League: Skippers take title series opener

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Marinerong Pilpino moves within a win of becoming only the third team to go perfect in one conference

STILL PERFECT. Eloy Poligrates and Marinerong Pilipino look to complete a title sweep. Photo by PBA Images

Alston steers Columbian past Alaska with monster double-double

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Dyip snap their eight-game skid against the Aces behind Khapri Alston and CJ Perez

WINNING TRACK. Khapri Alston and Columbian open their Governors' Cup campaign on a high note. Photo from PBA Images


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


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


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


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


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


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


San Miguel claims piece of history with 5th straight PH Cup title

May 15, 2019 - 10:07 PM

San Miguel storms back from 17 points down and survives Magnolia by a point in the Game 7 thriller

HISTORIC. San Miguel becomes the only PBA team to win the All-Filipino crown for 5 straight seasons. Photo from PBA's Facebook page


San Miguel drags Magnolia to Game 7 in PH Cup finals

May 12, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Seeking to become the first team in PBA history to win 5 straight All-Filipino crowns, the Beermen find a way through the Hotshots' stifling defense in Game 6

EXTENDED. San Miguel starts and finishes strong to force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Barroca buzzer-beater puts Magnolia on cusp of PH Cup title

May 10, 2019 - 9:59 PM

A man in a Spider-Man costume disrupts Game 5 but the Magnolia Hotshots keep their focus to escape the San Miguel Beermen

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia moves one win away from the 2019 Philippine Cup championship. 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


Magnolia clamps down on San Miguel for 2-1 finals lead

May 05, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Mark Barroca, Ian Sangalang, and Rafi Reavis show the way as the Hotshots regain the upper hand in the best-of-seven Philippine Cup finals affair

STOPPER. Rafi Reavis plays a key role in limiting June Mar Fajardo as Magnolia turns back San Miguel in Game 3. 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)


Arwind tells Terrence to keep emotions in check after finals ejection

May 04, 2019 - 8:42 AM

'Ang problema kay Terrence pagka umuusok 'yung ilong, pati tenga umuusok eh, 'di nakakarinig minsan,' says Santos after Romeo incurred back-to-back technicals

TOSSED. Terrence Romeo fails to finish Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals after earning back-to-back technical fouls. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel exacts revenge on Magnolia to knot title series

May 03, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Beermen level the best-of-seven affair at 1-1 with 7 players finishing in twin digits

BOUNCE BACK. Marcio Lassiter finds his shooting touch after going scoreless in Game 1. 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


Magnolia reaches finals at Rain or Shine's expense in gritty Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots arrange a finals rematch in the PBA Philippine Cup and deny the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters their first finals trip since 2016

DENIED. James Yap falls prey to his former team Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac, Yap star as Rain or Shine drags Magnolia to Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The Elasto Painters stop the Hotshots' three-game winning streak to send their semifinals series to a winner-take-all

DO-OR-DIE. Game 7 it is for Rain or Shine and Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel gets last laugh vs Phoenix to reach finals

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:47 PM

The Beermen reach the Philippine Cup finals for a franchise record fifth straight time

June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images


Nothing to celebrate for Barroca, Magnolia just yet

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The Hotshots remain on their toes even after moving on the cusp of a return trip to the Philippine Cup finals

ONE MORE. Mark Barroca and Magnolia are one win away from their second straight appearance in the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia a win away from finals with big Game 5 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The Hotshots tally their third straight win after dropping the first two games of the best-of-seven series

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia takes the series lead over Rain or Shine for the first time. Photo from PBA Images