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Phoenix mulls move on Abueva after wife's physical abuse claims

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'Claims of domestic violence and neglect have no place in our team and are seriously considered and mulled over by the company,' says Phoenix after Calvin Abueva's pregnant wife accused him of domestic violence and infidelity

IN LIMBO. Calvin Abueva has not played for Phoenix for two months now since being indefinitely suspended by the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix disappointed Abueva played in 'ligang labas,' to impose fine

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Calvin Abueva is seen playing in a barangay league in Montalban, Rizal

SUSPENDED. It is still unknown when Calvin Abueva will see action in the PBA again. Photo from PBA Images


LOOK: Abueva seen playing in barangay league

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Calvin Abueva has not played in the PBA for almost two months since he was slapped an indefinite suspension

BIG LOSS. Phoenix is obviously missing the presence of Calvin Abueva as it missed the playoffs for the first time since acquiring him. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX escapes to put Phoenix in peril of missing playoffs

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Road Warriors almost squander a 20-point lead but survive to finish their Commissioner's Cup campaign on a winning note

WIN AGAIN. Olu Ashaolu helps NLEX return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel crushes Phoenix to return to playoff picture

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Behind Chris McCullough, the Beermen continue their late push for the quarterfinals as they leapt from 9th to 7th place in the team standings

WALKING BUCKET. Chris McCullough impresses anew for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian stuns Phoenix to keep playoff fire burning

Jul 06, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The Dyip pull off crucial plays on both ends of the floor to prevent the Fuel Masters from claiming a third straight win

PESKY DYIP. Lester Prosper and Columbian continue to play spoiler in the standings. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra star Brownlee blames self despite 4th-quarter outburst

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Justin Brownlee goes hard on himself even after scoring all but one of Ginebra's 22 points in the final period

SCORING OUTBURST. Justin Brownlee admits he needs to get more of his Ginebra teammates involved. Photo from PBA Images

Wright, Phoenix down Ginebra off 45-point 3rd-quarter blast

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Despite coach Louie Alas' ejection, the Fuel Masters sustain their second-half tear against the Kings

UPPERHAND. Matthew Wright and the Fuel Masters get the better of Stanley Pringle and the Kings. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix ends NorthPort streak behind hot-shooting Wright

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Matthew Wright finds his range as the Fuel Masters regain their winning ways

GUNNER. Matthew Wright scorches hot for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Pingris returns as Magnolia escapes Phoenix to extend winning streak

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Paul Lee and import James Farr rise to the occasion to give the Hotshots their third straight win

FIERY. Paul Lee and Magnolia maintain their hot streak after starting the conference on the wrong foot. Photo from PBA Images


Suspended Abueva 'remorseful' of wrongdoings, says Alas

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Louie Alas says Calvin Abueva, who has been suspended indefinitely, is set to issue a letter to the PBA

OUT. Calvin Abueva has missed 3 games for Phoenix in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

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


‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ review: Exasperating experience

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Dark Phoenix' is supposed to be bursting with emotions. Instead, it feels deflated and defeated.

DARK PHOENIX. Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) finds herself embracing the powers of Dark Phoenix in the final X-Men movie. All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox  DARK PHOENIX. Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) finds herself embracing the powers of Dark Phoenix in the final X-Men movie. All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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


What critics are saying about ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:29 PM

The final installment in the current X-Men series fails to impress the critics

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the final installment of the 'X-Men' series. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

After Abueva ban, Phoenix hopes same PBA ruling in future cases

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:39 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial deems it necessary to crack the whip on Abueva to 'instill discipline and maintain professionalism in the league'

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva is expected to miss significant time for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Calvin Abueva suspended indefinitely, fined by PBA

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:53 PM

Aside from the indefinite suspension, Abueva has also been fined P50,000 for the flagrant foul penalty 2 on Terrence Jones, and P20,000 for engaging with a fan in a verbal altercation

INDEFINITE. Calvin Abueva gets fined for his actions towards a fan. Photo by 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


Phoenix fines Abueva for incident with Parks' girlfriend

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:18 PM

While saying they 'stand and support' Abueva, the Fuel Masters said their star forward should have kept his cool

HEATED. Ray Parks blasts Calvin Abueva for disrespecting his girlfriend, actress Maika Rivera. 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


Suns name 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach

May 04, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The former NBA forward will take over a team that had its worst campaign in franchise history since its inaugural season

NEW MENTOR. Monty Williams is the fifth head coach for the Phoenix Suns in the last 5 years. Photo from NBA.com


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


Romeo puts on scoring clinic as San Miguel pushes Phoenix to the brink

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Beermen display complete obliteration of the Fuel Masters in the highly physical Game 4

ONE MORE LOSS. Calvin Abueva and Phoenix face elimination. Photo from PBA Images


Sun sets on Kokoskov's brief time as Phoenix head coach

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The firing of the first European-born head coach in the history of the NBA leaves the Suns searching for their seventh head coach in 8 years

FAREWELL. Igor Kokoskov bids goodbye to the Phoenix Suns after just one season. Photo from Phoenix Suns' Twitter account (@Suns)


Phoenix hero Wright endures mild bronchitis: 'This is the playoffs'

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The 28-year-old guard comes up clutch as Phoenix trails 1-2 against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

CLUTCH. Matthew Wright prevents another Phoenix meltdown. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix makes it a series with gutsy Game 3 win over San Miguel

Apr 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Phoenix Fuel Masters trim the San Miguel Beermen's series lead to 1-2 behind Matthew Wright's clutch free throws

NO SWEEP. Phoenix denies June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel their third straight win in the semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images


PBA slaps Standhardinger, Abueva with hefty fines

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The San Miguel center incurs a flagrant foul penalty 2, while the Phoenix forward flashes the dirty finger on multiple occasions

FINED. Christian Standhardinger and Calvin Abueva do not go scot-free for their antics in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Phoenix semifinals duel. Photo from PBA images


Ejected Standhardinger says hit on Abueva an accident

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino-German is sent to the locker room early, but San Miguel gets the job done against Phoenix for a 2-0 semis lead

TOSSED OUT. Christian Standhardinger logs in only 9 minutes in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Phoenix due to his ejection. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel storms back to take 2-0 lead vs Phoenix

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Beermen bank on June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter in the endgame to move two wins away from reaching the Philippine Cup finals

STRONG FINISH. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen buck off a slow start to repeat on Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix looks to adjust after loss to San Miguel 'national team'

Apr 14, 2019 - 1:38 PM

'You can’t blink against San Miguel,' Phoenix coach Louie Alas admits after his top-ranked Fuel Masters absorbed a heavy beating against the Beermen

JITTERY. Calvin Abueva and the Fuel Masters know they need to shake off the playoff jitters. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar brushes off another injury scare in San Miguel Game 1 win

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Ever the competitor, the five-time MVP is more concerned that he fouled out early and wound up with subpar numbers

RELENTLESS. San Miguel Beer gets away with a big win despite missing the services of June Mar Fajardo for quite a stretch. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel weathers late Phoenix rally, JMF injury in semis opener win

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Not even a head injury scare to June Mar Fajardo fazed the San Miguel Beermen against the top-ranked Phoenix

Photo from PBA Images

SCHEDULE: 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Top-ranked Phoenix clashes with defending champion San Miguel as No. 2 Rain or Shine tackles Magnolia

Perkins career-high lifts Phoenix to first ever semis

Apr 07, 2019 - 9:34 PM

Jason Perkins erupts for a career-high 31 points as No. 1 Phoenix routs Alaska to clinch its first playoff win

WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix becomes the 'Joker' in first trailer

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Joaquin Phoenix lets us in on the dark origin story of DC Comics' infamous, manic villain

Devin Booker hits 3rd 50-point game in another loss

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Devin Booker makes back-to-back 50-point games, but both end up in losses

BIZARRE. The Phoenix Suns lose all their games when Devin Booker makes a 50-point game. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Devin Booker scores 59 in Suns loss to Utah

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:31 PM

22-year-old Booker is only the fourth player in NBA history to post multiple 50-point games before his 23rd birthday

SCINTILLATING. Devin Booker drops 59 points despite absorbing a loss to the Utah Jazz. Photo from NBA Twitter

Phoenix seals twice-to-beat with rousing win over San Miguel

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Fuel Masters head into the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team after ending the Beermen's four-game winning streak

BIG FISH. Calvin Abueva and the Phoenix Fuel Masters upset reigning four-time Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images


Harden drops incredible stat line to power Rockets over Suns

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden stuffs the stat sheet to help the Rocket escape the Suns

ALL AROUND. James Harden virtually does it all for the Rockets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors fall victim to NBA-worst Suns as Durant suffers injury

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:51 AM

The Suns have won 4 of their last 5 games that includes LeBron James' Lakers and the NBA-best Bucks

YOUNG BUCK. Devin Booker fills up the stats sheet as the Suns stun the Warriors. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Ginebra pulls off great escape to stun No. 1 Phoenix

Mar 10, 2019 - 9:38 PM

LA Tenorio, who ties Alvin Patrimonio for most consecutive games played, leads the Gin Kings' fightback

THE GIN-ERAL. LA Tenorio shows the way as Barangay Ginebra regains its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


Perkins proves clutch as Phoenix edges Magnolia to stay No. 1

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Fuel Masters solidify their place at the top with their eighth win in 9 games

KEY COG. Jason Perkins delivers the goods for the red-hot Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva flexes muscles en route to PBA Player of the Week

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

'The Beast' struts his stuff as Phoenix formalizes its entry to the playoffs of the 2019 Philippine Cup

HARD TO TAME. Calvin Abueva flaunts his boundless energy as Phoenix claims solo lead in the standings. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva battles through food poisoning

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:20 PM

A bum stomach hardly bothers 'The Beast' as Phoenix claims a share of the lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

BEAST MODE. Calvin Abueva issues another double-double outing as Phoenix sustains its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix waylays Alaska to claim slice of PBA lead

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright both submit 20-point outings as Phoenix ties Rain or Shine at the top of the standings

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Calvin Abueva frolicks in the paint for the red-hot Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


PBA admits wrong call in NorthPort-Phoenix ending

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:01 PM

A referee waives off a Sean Anthony triple late in the Batang Pier's 96-98 loss to the Fuel Masters after being called for an offensive foul

OUCH. Sean Anthony and NorthPort fall prey to Phoenix in a controversial ending. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: A new 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ official trailer is here

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The film hits theaters on June 5

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the upcoming film. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Phoenix squeaks past NorthPort to punch playoff ticket

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Fuel Masters bounce back from their first loss to capture their sixth win

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright leads Phoenix back to the playoffs for the second straight conference. Photo from PBA Images