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Dennis Uy gives free fuel for Taal Volcano responders

Jan 22, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Phoenix Petroleum provides over 1,200 liters of fuel for first responders, while employees at Udenna Tower set aside a week's worth of lunch money for relief efforts

Mercado parts ways with NorthPort in trade to Phoenix

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:58 PM

Sol Mercado, a three-time PBA champion, is touted to provide leadership for Phoenix, which looks to make a splash in the Philippine Cup

NEW HOME. Sol Mercado will play for his seventh PBA team. Photo from PBA Images


Talk show host Wendy Williams sorry for mocking Joaquin Phoenix 'cleft lip'

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:22 AM

On live television, the 'Wendy Williams Show' host pulls up her lip with her finger while joking about how she found Phoenix's 'cleft lip scar' attractive

Joaquin Phoenix arrested at climate change protest

Jan 11, 2020 - 10:45 AM

The 'Joker' star gives a speech during Jane Fonda's climate change protest at the Capitol

LeBron posts triple double as Lakers hold off Suns

Jan 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

With the Lakers reserves struggling, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over in the second half

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Resurgent Warriors blast Suns for 4th straight win

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The Warriors – the former champions now running dead last in the Western Conference – rally from a double-digit deficit to escape the Suns

Kramer retires from PBA on his own terms

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Doug Kramer brings to a close a 12-year PBA career that saw him play for 8 teams

FAREWELL. Doug Kramer plays his final PBA game, helping Phoenix end the season on a high note. Photo from PBA Images


Wright hits game-winner as Phoenix ends PBA season on high note

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Phoenix storms back from a 14-point deficit to gift retiring player Doug Kramer a fitting exit

AT LONG LAST. Alonzo Gee notches his first win for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska escapes for third straight win, boots out Phoenix

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Alaska forces a three-way tie with NorthPort and Columbian for the last two quarterfinals spots despite nearly squandering a double-digit lead late

COMPLEMENTARY PIECE. Franko House continues to prove he is the right fit for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Kuzma late show as Lakers eclipse Suns

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Kyle Kuzma knocks in clutch treys as the Lakers bounce back on the road against the Suns

RESURGENT. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers stay on top of the Western Conference. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Magnolia demolishes Phoenix in Banchero debut

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Import Romeo Travis flirts with a triple-double and Chris Banchero makes a quick impact as Magnolia picks up its second straight win

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. Romeo Travis and Magnolia begin to pick up steam in the middle of the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Suns scorch Sixers to topple NBA's last unbeaten club

Nov 05, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Devin Booker unleashes 40 points as the Phoenix Suns shock one of the Eastern Conference favorites

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball under pressure from Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the 76ers 114-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Suns' Oubre $10K for harsh words to ref

Oct 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Despite being penalized, Kelly Oubre has helped steer the Phoenix Suns to a 2-1 start, including a stunning win over the Los Angeles Clippers

HOT START. Kelly Oubre and the Suns are off to an impressive start in the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@suns


Clippers on shock defeat to Suns: ‘We deserved to lose'

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'They were the Clippers, but we were pretty good,' says coach Monty Williams after his Suns' stunning win over the Kawhi Leonard-led squad

UPSET. The Clippers fall short even with Kawhi Leonard dropping 27 points. Photo from NBA

Gee still adjusting as stellar PBA debut goes up in flames

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Former NBA player Alonzo Gee erupts for 45 points, but Phoenix still crashes to its sixth loss in the Governors' Cup

BACKS AGAINST THE WALL. Alonzo Gee and Phoenix need to sweep their remaining 3 games to at least have a chance for a playoff for a quarterfinal berth. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian puts to waste Gee monster game for Phoenix

Oct 25, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Import Khapri Alston and CJ Perez show the way, while Rashawn McCarthy delivers in crunchtime as Columbian snaps a two-game skid

PLAYOFF PICTURE. CJ Perez helps Columbian improve to 6th place in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Suns' Ayton suspended 25 games for banned diuretic

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:21 AM

DeAndre Ayton, the 2018 No. 1 overall pick, will miss almost one-third of the regular season

SUSPENDED. The Suns will miss the scoring and inside presence DeAndre Ayton provides. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Abueva asks for second chance as he eyes PBA return

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:22 PM

It has been more than 4 months since Calvin Abueva was suspended indefinitely by the PBA

BADLY MISSED. Calvin Abueva has missed 16 games so far for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort tops Phoenix to snap skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Mo Tautuaa leads a balanced charge as NorthPort dumps Phoenix to halt its four-game slide

TANGLED. Phoenix import Eugene Phelps and NorthPort counterpart Mhycal Ammons contest the ball. Photo from PBA Images

Phelps, Garcia come in clutch as Phoenix snaps skid over Rain or Shine

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Eugene Phelps and RR Garcia team up for the game-winning play to lift Phoenix in a bounce-back win

CLUTCH. Eugene Phelps dishes it to RR Garcia for the game-winner. Photo by PBA Images

Alas owns up to ejection as Phoenix misfortunes pile up

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Louie Alas gets thrown out for the second time in the PBA Governors' Cup after being slapped with back-to-back technical fouls

MY BAD. Louie Alas says his complaining compromised his players. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco breezes past reeling Phoenix for second straight win

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Heroes just two days ago, import Allen Durham and Baser Amer take charge anew for Meralco

NEAR-PERFECT. Allen Durham and Meralco pick up their third win in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images


TNT rains threes vs Phoenix to stay unscathed

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, and import KJ McDaniels catch fire as TNT drains 8 of its 18 triples in the final quarter

UNDEFEATED. KJ McDaniels and TNT stretch their winning streak to 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix earns first win as Wright, Phelps punish Barangay Ginebra

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Matthew Wright hits the game-winning bucket, while Eugene Phelps churns out a triple-double to steer Phoenix into the winning column

SUPER IMPORTS. Eugene Phelps and Justin Brownlee put on a show as they both finish with a triple-double. Photo from PBA Images


Calvin Abueva to return to Phoenix practice

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial gives Calvin Abueva the go signal to return to Phoenix's training sessions

BACK TO WORK. Calvin Abueva gets ready for his PBA return. Photo from PBA Images

Wells racks up 42 in San Miguel's opening win over Phoenix

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Fresh from another title romp, the San Miguel Beermen got off to a good start in the 2019 Governors' Cup

FIREPOWER. San Miguel import Dez Wells makes immediate impact with the 2019 Commissioners' Cup champions. Photo by PBA Images

Erram hospitalized after getting arm clipped by Marcelo

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Poy Erram injures his arm in the first half and NLEX coach Yeng Guiao thinks 'bad intention' got into play

DEEP BENCH. NLEX edges out Phoenix even without Poy Erram playing in the second half. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena makes flamboyant return as NLEX dispatches Phoenix

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Kiefer Ravena sees action in the PBA for the first time in more than a year and immediately makes his presence felt

COMEBACK. Kiefer Ravena flirts with a triple-double in his PBA return for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Joaquin Phoenix on 'Joker' role: 'One of the greatest experiences of my career'

Sep 10, 2019 - 5:04 PM

The critically-acclaimed 'Joker' film and Phoenix's performance draw Oscar predictions after its premiere

Dennis Uy denies China oil firm ghosted him

Sep 02, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Dennis Uy's Phoenix Petroleum says it is still in talks with China National Offshore Oil Corporation for a $2-billion joint venture

The Joker: Gotham's clown prince of crime

Sep 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The famous villain comes to life in a new movie starring Joaquin Phoenix

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