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Japeth deflects Finals MVP credit to entire Ginebra team

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:13 AM

Japeth Aguilar admits having a hard time accepting his first Finals MVP plum, saying all of his teammates did their part in winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

BIG CONTRIBUTOR. Japeth Aguilar captures his first Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images


Japeth clinches first Finals MVP as Ginebra rules

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Japeth Aguilar delivers on both ends to help power Barangay Ginebra to a PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons

DOMINANT FIGURE. Meralco finds no answer for Japeth Aguilar as he helps key Barangay Ginebra to another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra breaks Meralco heart anew, bags Govs' Cup crown

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:28 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra win the PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons – all at the expense of Meralco

CHAMP AGAIN. LA Tenorio adds another PBA title to his belt. Photo from PBA Images

Memory of blowing past 3-1 lead keeps Cone on his toes

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Tim Cone knows that a 3-1 series lead could either set up a quick wrap-up or lead to a colossal meltdown

ON THE CUSP. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 5

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Barangay Ginebra seeks to wrap it up but Meralco aims to stay alive when they meet in Game 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 17.

No pain, no gain: Almazan wants to finish PBA finals despite knee injury

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Raymond Almazan endures the pain from a meniscal tear on his left knee and suits up for Meralco in Game 4 against Barangay Ginebra

ON THE BRINK. Raymond Almazan and Meralco have their backs against the wall after going down 1-3 in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Tenorio, Ginebra dedicate Game 4 win to Taal eruption victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:51 AM

LA Tenorio hopes to make the Barangay Ginebra fans affected by the Taal Volcano eruption happy by winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

ONE MORE WIN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra dominate Meralco to move a win away from ruling the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Cone: Brownlee after championships, not awards

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Justin Brownlee falls short of the Best Import award anew, but pushes Barangay Ginebra on the cusp of another PBA title

ON THE BRINK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Ginebra blast Meralco to move on cusp of PBA title

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra dominate the last 3 periods after a tight opening quarter to gain a 3-1 lead in the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE MORE WIN. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from a third Governors' Cup crown in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 4

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Barangay Ginebra shoots for a 3-1 lead, while Meralco seeks to level the best-of-seven duel at 2-2 in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 15

Injured Almazan a gametime decision for Meralco

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Raymond Almazan had been averaging 17.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in the finals before injuring his left knee

CRUCIAL DECISION. Raymond Almazan will warm up for Game 4 and decide whether he is fit enough to play. Photo from PBA Images


Told by Cone of measly assist production, Brownlee answers call

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:50 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double to lead Barangay Ginebra to a 2-1 finals lead over Meralco after tallying just a single assist in the first two games combined

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee displays his full offensive repertoire in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra trounces Meralco behind Brownlee for 2-1 finals lead

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra staves off Meralco in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

BACK ON TOP. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra regain the upper hand against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 3

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM

A 2-1 lead is up for grabs as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tangle in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 12

Meralco escapes Ginebra to knot PBA finals at 1-1

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:46 PM

Baser Amer and Allen Durham deliver down the stretch as Meralco frustrates Barangay Ginebra in Lucena City

BREAKTHROUGH. Allen Durham and Meralco get their first win in Lucena City. Photo from PBA Images


Sports wRap: Looking forward to 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Rappler Sports host Naveen Ganglani and former editor Ryan Songalia take a look at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other anticipated sporting events this year

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 2

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco battle on the road for Game 2 in Lucena City on Friday, January 10

Tenorio: Game 1 vs Meralco 'hardest' Ginebra played in years

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:33 PM

LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra 'bleed for every point' against a tough Meralco side in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE DOWN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra are 3 wins away from another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Ginebra survive Meralco in thrilling Game 1

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Justin Brownlee comes up clutch with big-time free throws as Barangay Ginebra draws first blood against Meralco in the best-of-seven finals series

EVER RELIABLE. As usual, Justin Brownlee saves the day for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 1

Jan 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco kick off the best-of-seven series on Tuesday, January 7, at the Araneta Coliseum

Learning unselfish play, Romeo rewarded with another PBA title

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:50 PM

No longer needing to play hero all the time, Terrence Romeo thrives in his new role to capture a second straight PBA crown and first Finals MVP

CHAMP AGAIN. After winning his first PBA title a couple of months ago, Terrence Romeo experiences another first with San Miguel, this time by clinching his maiden Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images


PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Newly crowned San Miguel Beer leads 3 PBA teams in an Asian club tournament this September

SUPER TEAM. PBA champion San Miguel tests its mettle against club teams from China, Japan, and South Korea. Photo from PBA Images

Romeo hailed Finals MVP as San Miguel rules anew

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Terrence Romeo proves he remains one of the deadliest guards in the league by torching his former team TNT in 6 games

San Miguel dispatches TNT in Game 6 to reclaim Comm's Cup crown

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Down 1-2 in the best-of-seven finals series, the Beermen seize the next 3 games for their 27th title in franchise history

CHAMPS AGAIN. San Miguel completes its Cinderella run in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 6

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:27 PM

San Miguel goes for the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown as TNT tries to stay alive in Game 6 at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 16

Arwind fined P200,000 for monkey taunt on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says Arwind Santos may face a more severe punishment should he repeat his racist action

JUST A MAN. Arwind Santos admits to be in the wrong for his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind says sorry to Jones: I hope you forgive me

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Arwind Santos claims he had no bad intentions when he tried annoying Terrence Jones on court with a monkey gesture

SORRY. Arwind Santos says he is just a man who makes mistakes. Photo from PBA Images


No place for racism in sports, says TNT after Arwind monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM

TNT says Arwind Santos' actions were rude even to his African-American teammates like Chris Ross and Chris McCullough

OVERBOARD. Terrence Jones urges the PBA to take action against Arwind Santos for his monkey gesture. Photo from PBA Images


Jones urges PBA to take action on Arwind's monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Arwind Santos claims the monkey gesture was just 'mind games,' but Terrence Jones says it is racism

MIND GAMES? Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' gesture is not just disrespectful to him, but also to his family and race. Photo from PBA Images


PBA summons Arwind over monkey gesture on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Arwind Santos claims he was merely trying to get under Terrence Jones' skin with the act

CONTROVERSIAL. Arwind Santos draws flak for his monkey gesture directed towards Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 5

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:06 PM

TNT and San Miguel both seek to move one win closer from claiming the championship in Game 5 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, August 14

After shoving match, Nabong says Jones flops 'all the time'

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Kelly Nabong believes Terrence Jones pushed him because he did not like that TNT fell victim to San Miguel in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

DEADLOCK. Kelly Nabong and San Miguel tie TNT in the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 4

Aug 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM

TNT shoots for a 3-1 lead while San Miguel eyes for the tie in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, August 11

HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 3

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:11 PM

San Miguel and TNT vie for the series lead in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 9

HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 2

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:16 PM

TNT looks to put on another dominant show as San Miguel Beer tries to equalize in Game 2 of the best-of-seven title series

HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 1

Aug 03, 2019 - 6:56 PM

It's a clash between old foes as San Miguel and TNT dispute the crown in a best-of-seven series starting Sunday, August 4

GAME SCHEDULE: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen PBA Finals 2019

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:23 AM

It's an all-out war as TNT and San Miguel vie for the grand prize in a best-of-seven series

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 7

May 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Everything's on the line as the Beermen and the Hotshots vie for the title in a winner-take-all match on Wednesday, May 15


HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 6

May 11, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Magnolia goes for the All-Filipino crown while San Miguel aims to force a winner-take-all match as they clash in Game 6 on Sunday, May 12


'Spider-Man' who disrupted PBA finals brought to jail

May 10, 2019 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) The man identified as Paolo Felizarta storms the court and accidentally hurts San Miguel star center June Mar Fajardo

APPREHENDED. 'Spider-Man' is caught by security personnel at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 5

May 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

San Miguel and Magnolia battle for the series lead as they clash in the crucial Game 5 on Friday, May 10


Near-perfect game for Fajardo as San Miguel knots finals series vs Magnolia

May 08, 2019 - 9:27 PM

On the night he was crowned Best Player of the Conference, the reigning five-time MVP proves to be a cut above the rest

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo bounces back big to help San Miguel tie Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 4

May 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Hotshots seek to gain a commanding 3-1 lead while the Beermen eye to equalize the series when they tangle on Wednesday, May 8


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


HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 3

May 04, 2019 - 8:25 PM

San Miguel and Magnolia break the deadlock in Game 3 of the best-of-seven title series on Sunday, May 5


HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 2

May 02, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Magnolia looks to reassert its mastery as San Miguel seeks to level the best-of-seven series in Game 2 on Friday, May 3


Lassiter still finding rhythm after laying egg in PBA finals opener

May 02, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Hobbled by back spasms in the semifinals, the marksman is trying to rediscover his deadly form as San Miguel looks to level the series against Magnolia

BOUNCE BACK. Marcio Lassiter will be all business as San Miguel seeks to exact revenge on Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia stuns Fajardo, San Miguel in finals opener

May 01, 2019 - 10:06 PM

The Hotshots bank on a balanced attack to draw first blood against the Beermen

SPOILER. Magnolia puts to waste June Mar Fajardo's huge double-double effort for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


No 'bigayan' for sister teams San Miguel, Magnolia in PBA finals

May 01, 2019 - 8:45 AM

The Beermen and the Hotshots assure that neither team will give an inch for the Philippine Cup title

TOOTH AND NAIL. Expect a dogfight between San Miguel and Magnolia in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


SCHEDULE: 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:18 PM

San Miguel and Magnolia battle for the All-Filipino title in a best-of-seven series

HIGH STAKES. San Miguel eyes a record fifth straight Philippine Cup title while Magnolia seeks its first All-Filipino championship since 2014. Photo from PBA Images