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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

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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

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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


Ateneo, San Beda banner historic 20-team PBA D-League

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:38 PM

UAAP champion Ateneo and NCAA titlist San Beda look to sustain their winning ways even against a stacked field

CHAMPION DUEL. Expect Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame and San Beda’s Donald Tankoua to play key roles anew in the D-League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Juan GDL, Manganti banner 153-strong PBA D-League draft

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:52 PM

The UAAP Final Four protagonists are expected to emerge as top picks in the D-League draft on January 15

WINNING WAYS. UP’s Juan Gomez de Liaño looks to bring his winning form in the D-League. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fil-Canadian Job Cariaga sets sights on PBA Draft

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Just like Phoenix's Matthew Wright, Job Cariaga hopes to be the next Fil-Canadian to make an impact in the pro league

HOOP DREAMS. Job Cariaga hopes to bring his talents to the PBA. Photo from PBA D-League

Imports to watch in Asia League Terrific 12

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:44 PM

From former NBA players to Asian superstars to ex-La Salle standout Ben Mbala, the Terrific 12 is a tournament chock-full of talent

STAR-STUDDED. Former NBA players Marreese Speights and Al Jefferson and former UAAP MVP Ben Mbala (left to right) will star in their respective teams in the Asia League Terrific 12. Speights and Jefferson photos from Wikimedia and Mbala photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


PBA D-League: Desiderio-Dennison duo delivers

Aug 25, 2018 - 5:55 PM

After seven years, Cebuano friends Paul Desiderio and Ron Dennison team up for another championship

Living up to its name, Go for Gold cops PBA D-League plum

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Gab Banal drops MVP-worthy numbers to power the Scratchers past the Revellers in the winner-take-all Game 5

GOLDEN. Go for Gold dominates the Che'lu in the winner-take-all Game 5. PBA Images

Paul Desiderio delivers as Go for Gold takes 2-1 lead

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Scratchers move within a win of the PBA D-League crown after the UP standout's clutch plays

END-GAME HERO. Paul Desiderio (right) finds a way to tow Go for Gold past Che’Lu in Game 3 of the finals. Photo from PBA Images

Jeff Viernes lifts Che’lu in Game 1 stunner

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The Revellers fight back from a double-digit deficit to shock the favored Scratchers in the PBA D-League finals opener

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Che’Lu clinches Finals berth over CEU

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The Revellers arrange a finals showdown versus Go For Gold

MVP. Che'Lu Bar and Grill head coach Steven Tiu believes that Jeff Viernes is deserving of the MVP plum. Photo by PBA Images

Go for Gold nails 1st D-League finals berth

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Gab Banal erupts for a triple-double as Go for Gold completes a sweep of Marinerong Pilipino

BOUNCE BACK. Go for Gold's Gab Banal (right) says he made sure to rebound from his lackluster outing. Photo from PBA Images

Go For Gold snatches Game 1 semis lead over Marinero

Jul 31, 2018 - 10:04 PM

The Scratchers take Game 1 of the best-of-three semifinals series against Marinerong Pilipino

LEADER. Matt Salem explodes for 24 points to lead the Go For Gold Snatchers. Photo by PBA Images

Che'Lu nabs 1st semis win over CEU Scorpions

Jul 31, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Revellers take Game 1 of the best-of-3 semifinals in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup

BREAKOUT. Levi Hernandez exploded for 24 points to aid the Revellers in taking their first semis win. Photo by PBA Images

Marinerong Pilipino boosts playoff bid with win vs Batangas-EAC

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Skippers pocket their 5th win with a come-from-behind triumph over the Generals

TOPSCORER. Trevis Jackson finishes with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Marinerong Pilipino. Photo from PBA Images


Undermanned Go for Gold thwarts CEU

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The Scratches play without key cogs Ron Dennison, James Martinez and Gab Banal

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Rey Publico finishes with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Go for Gold. Photo from PBA Images


Revellers blast Titans by 38 points

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Jeff Viernes erupts for 35 points as the Revellers keep the Titans winless

BOARD BATTLE. Che'Lu's Jai Flores and AMA Online's Owen Graham fight for the rebound. Photo by PBA Images.

CEU fends off late Batangas-EAC rally

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Scorpions blow a huge double-digit lead but manage to hold on in the final stretch

CHALLENGE. Batangas-EAC's Christian Manalo dribbles past CEU defender Orlan Wamar. Photo by PBA Images

Marinerong Pilipino snaps Che'Lu's 5-game winning streak

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Jorey Napoles puts up a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Robbie Manalang chips in another 19 points for the Skippers

CONTRIBUTOR. Abu Tratter scores 13 points for the Marinerong Pilipino Skippers. Photo from PBA Images