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New Star coach Jason Webb faces challenges, opportunity

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:47 AM

Webb says he will apply his own personality aggressive and high intensity to the Hotshots

NEW BEGINNING. Jason Webb, seen to the left of Tim Cone (in red), poses for a picture after being introduced as Star's new coach. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Report: Tim Cone to coach Ginebra after revamp

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The 18 time champion coach Tim Cone may be on the move to Barangay Ginebra

Tim Cone, who is the PBA's most decorated coach, could be tasked to fix Barangay Ginebra next. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Romeo has no regrets despite Globalport’s quarterfinals meltdown

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Terrence Romeo hopes the Globalport core remains intact for next season after the Batang Pier are ousted by the Star Hotshots

NEXT YEAR. Terrence Romeo of Globalport says the team earned much experience, even in defeat. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Injured Sangalang returns to Hotshots practice by July

Jun 28, 2015 - 1:07 PM

Ian Sangalang will wrap up rehabilitation for his torn right ACL this month and aims to train again by the first or second week of July

BRACING FOR A COMEBACK. Star Hotshots big man Ian Sangalang is gearing up to return to practice by July after a torn right ACL injury. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star Hotshots settle for 5th seed after beating Blackwater

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:37 PM

The Star Hotshots will be without the twice to beat advantage at 5th seed in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals

Marqus Blakely puts up an all-around effort to help the Star Hotshots gain a 5th seed in the playoffs. Photo by Mark Cristino

Romeo, Pringle deliver late as GlobalPort defeats Hotshots

May 12, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The backcourt of the future for the GlobalPort Batang Pier delivered their improving team to a big win in the present

Terrence Romeo of Globalport dribbles against Mark Barroca of Purefoods. Photo by PBA Images

Hot-handed Jayson Castro sends Talk ’N Text to the finals

Apr 11, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Jayson Castro scores 33 points including 13 in the fourth quarter to lead Talk N Text to the Commissioner s Cup finals

BLURRED LINES. Jayson Castro's monster performance earns Talk 'N Text its 16th PBA finals appearance. Photo by Josh Albelda

Texters sizzle from downtown, edge closer to finals

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Talk N Text is one win away from booking a PBA Commissioner s Cup finals date against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Purefoods' Alex Mallari (R) tries to stop a speeding Jayson Castro (L). Photo by Czeasar Dancel

IN VINES: Castro delivers finishing blows for TNT

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:18 PM

The best point guard in Asia lives up to his monicker delivering one bucket after another for the Tropang Texters in the final quarter

Talk 'N Text's Jayson Castro drives strong to the hoop against Purefoods' James Yap. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Castro, Alas take charge in fourth as Talk ’N Text levels semis series

Apr 06, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The Blur teams up with rookie Kevin Alas to score 20 points in the payoff period to lead the Tropang Texters over teh Hotshots

Jayson Castro, double teamed, looks to pass to Jay Washington. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles thriving in Purefoods’ triangle with career-high

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Denzel Bowles after scoring a career high 49 points credits his strong point production on the Purefoods triangle offense

MONSTER BOWLES. Denzel Bowles delivers his best scoring output pouring 49 points to help Purefoods get past Talk 'N Text. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Barroca on miracle shot: ‘That’s a highlight of my career’

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:08 PM

That’s one of the highlights of my career that shot I wasn t even looking I just heaved the ball

Mark Barroca, seen here guarded by Aaron Aban, hits a dagger miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

IN VINES: Barroca hits miracle shot, Purefoods wins

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Denzel Bowles fires a desperation shot that s way off to the side of the backboard but Mark Barroca was there to bail the Hotshots out

Mark Barroca, seen here taking a floater, hits a miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text in Game 1 of their semis match. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bowles catches fire to lead Purefoods to game 1 semis win

Apr 01, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Denzel Bowles drops a career high 49 points as the Hotshots take PBA Commissioner s Cup semis game 1 vs the Tropang Texters

Purefoods import Denzel Bowles takes a shot over Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Purefoods withstands Alaska comeback, advances to semis

Mar 29, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The Purefoods Star Hotshots withstood an inspired endgame rally by the Alaska Aces to sweep their quarterfinals series

Purefoods' Denzel Bowles throws down a dunk as the Star Hotshots advance to the semis. Photo by Mark Cristino

PBA 2015 Commissioner's Cup playoffs bracket

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The PBA playoffs is upon us and in the spirit of March Madness three Rapplers share their predictions bracket style

Bowles delivers as Hotshots rise, Bolts slide

Mar 20, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Denzel Bowles leads Purefoods with 37 points with help from James Yap and Marc Barroca who finished with a combined 30 points

Purefoods hands Barako Bull 4th straight loss

Mar 17, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Import Denzel Bowles leads the Hotshots with 34 points 17 rebounds two assists and two blocks

Purefoods import Denzel Bowles takes a jumper over Barako Bull's Dave Marcelo. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles' game-winner tows Purefoods past Talk ’N Text in triple OT

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Import Denzel Bowles delivers an all around performance with 30 points 15 rebounds 6 assists and 4 blocks

ALL-AROUND. Denzel Bowles did everything he can to help the Purefoods Star Hotshots overcome the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in 3 overtime periods. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

WATCH: Joe Devance gets down and dirty in PBA All-Star dance-off

Mar 08, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Purefoods swingman leaves the court a bit dirtier after an inverted twerk session

Joe Devance shows it how it's done on the dance floor

WATCH: Joe Devance goes wild at PBA All Star weekend

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Purefoods swingman Joe Devance shows why he s the league leader in video bombing and broadcast trolling

Joe Devance takes the opportunity to show off his abs in Palawan

Was Justin Melton's 'dunk' the funniest attempt ever?

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Justin Melton s second attempt at the 2015 PBA Slam Dunk competition was ambitious but didn t quite turn out how he envisioned it

Justin Melton rocked the PBA at last year's Slam Dunk competition. This year he made a different kind of impact. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Not so Hotshot anymore: why Purefoods is in a slump

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:55 PM

After three straight losses the script for the Purefoods Star Hotshots has switched from They re back to What the hell happened?

SPOILED FOOD. Purefoods has dealt with key injuries - like the one currently affecting James Yap - plus a revolving door of imports that has hurt their Commissioner's Cup campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda

Ginebra survives and sends Purefoods to 3rd straight loss

Feb 22, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Ginebra held off a determined fourth quarter rally from the Star Hotshots to spoil the return of replacement import Denzel Bowles

GIN RUN. Greg Slaughter of Ginebra backs down Purefoods import Denzel Bowles. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Orton fined P250,000 for ‘disrespectful’ Pacquiao, ref comments

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The PBA came down hard on the Purefoods import after he said Pacquiao playing in the PBA was a joke and that the referees made their loss to KIA a mockery

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods' Orton: Pacquiao in the PBA is 'a joke'

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:20 PM

“Professional boxer yeah okay Congressman alright Professional basketball player? No It’s a joke said Purefoods import Daniel Orton of Manny Pacquiao

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

KIA scores upset win over defending champs Purefoods

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:49 PM

LA Revilla converts crucial baskets in the clutch as KIA Carnival takes down the Commissioner s Cup defending champions Purefoods Star Hotshots

CLUTCH. KIA's LA Revilla scores 6 crucial points in the final quarter to give the Carnival their 2nd win in the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Orton makes Purefoods a dangerous contender, says Cone

Feb 18, 2015 - 4:06 AM

Purefoods will face KIA and their 7 foot 3 import PJ Ramos on Wednesday as the Star Hotshots look to rebound from their first loss of the conference

Purefoods coach Tim Cone shakes hands with KIA playing coach and 8-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in November. Cone's team will look to bounce back from their first loss of the conference against KIA on Wednesday. File photo by Mark Cristino

Rain or Shine deals Purefoods first loss in Zamboanga

Feb 14, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Birthday boy Paul Lee leads the Elasto Painters conquest of the Hotshots with 18 points 8 rebounds and two assists

Rain or Shine's Paul Lee lines up a triple from the corner against Purefoods' Justin Melton. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barroca, Orton lead Purefoods’ rout of NLEX

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Daniel Orton leads Purefoods 87 62 rout of NLEX He debuts with 16 points and 12 rebounds

New Purefoods import Daniel Orton posts up against NLEX's Asi Taulava.

Cone goes with Blakely over Orton in Purefoods-Blackwater tiff

Feb 06, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Purefoods head coach Tim Cone says he wants to give Daniel Orton more time to familiarize himself with the Star Hotshots system

TEMPORARY. Marqus Blakely will suit up for Purefoods one more time in the PBA 2015 Commissioner's Cup.

Purefoods off to strong 2-0 start after routing Alaska

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:13 PM

For the first time in a long time we seem to be ready this conference says Purefoods head coach Tim Cone

STRONG START. Purefoods import Marqus Blakely (R) drives past Alaska import DJ Covington (L), helping the Star Hotshots to a 2-0 start. Josh Albelda/Rappler

Purefoods returns in style, trounces GlobalPort

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:38 PM

Purefoods import Marqus Blakely put up 26 points grabbed 18 rebounds and swatted 7 shots as the Star Hotshots pummeled Globalport 83 70

HOT SHOT HOTSHOT. Marqus Blakely has excelled as Purefoods' interim import. Photo by Josh Albelda

Taha suspended, fined for punching Rain or Shine import

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Purefoods Star Hotshots big man Yousef Taha was slapped a one week suspension and a Php 60 000 fine for punching Rain or Shine import Rick Jackson in a tune up game on Friday

Yousef Taha, seen defending Reynel Hugnatan of the Meralco Bolts, will miss the first two games of the Commissioner's Cup. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The dynasty ends: Meralco eliminates Purefoods

Dec 11, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Meralco ends Purefoods championship streak at 4 with a 77 65 win in phase one of the PBA PH Cup quarterfinals

ELECTROCUTED. Jared Dillinger leads Meralco as they dethrone defending champs Purefoods. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Purefoods gets by Barako, awaits quarterfinals foe

Dec 09, 2014 - 5:04 PM

The defending Grand Slam champions will enter the quarterfinals against a team with twice to beat disadvantage

Purefoods' Marc Pingris works at the post against Barako Bull's Dave Marcelo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Purefoods acquires Pennisi as PBA approves Barako trade

Dec 08, 2014 - 6:28 PM

The Purefoods Star Hotshots have acquired veteran big man Mick Pennisi from Barako Bull in exchange for Ronnie Matias Isaac Holstein

Mick Pennisi (L) will be wearing a Purefoods jersey after being traded from Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA cancels out-of-town game due to #RubyPH

Dec 04, 2014 - 5:37 PM

The PBA has cancelled Saturday s game between Purefoods and Barako Bull in Dipolog City Zamboanga del Norte due to Typhoon Ruby

De Ocampo, Talk 'N Text outlast Purefoods in overtime

Dec 03, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo makes a tough turnaround jumper in overtime that helped seal the win for the Tropang Texters

RANIDIRK. Ranidel De Ocampo hit crucial baskets in the end game as Talk 'N Text outlasts Purefoods in overtime. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Uyloan, Tang take charge as Rain or Shine slips past Purefoods

Nov 30, 2014 - 8:27 PM

TY Tang and Jonathan Uyloan hit the final daggers

TY Tang of Rain or Shine scored 11 points - including crucial baskets late. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Pacquiao blames Purefoods loss on KIA stamina

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:03 AM

Playing coach Manny Pacquiao admitted KIA Sorento sputtered and ultimately lost to defending Grand Slam champions Purefoods Star Hotshots because they lacked stamina

Manny Pacquiao feels his team crashed down the stretch against Purefoods because of conditioning. Photo by Mark Cristino

Pacquiao cites body pain for sitting out Purefoods game

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:33 PM

I m still not feeling well My body still hurts so I did not force it said Pacquiao explaining why he didn t play in Wednesday s game against Purefoods

Manny Pacquiao tries out his Michael Jordan tongue waving jumpshot during warmups before Kia Sorento played Purefoods. Photo by Mark Cristino

Purefoods spoils Pacquiao's PBA return with rout of KIA

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:13 PM

Manny Pacquiao did not receive a warm return to the PBA from the Purefoods Star Hotshots as the Pacman loses his first game as Kia head coach

Kia coach Manny Pacquiao and Purefoods' James Yap shake hands during their game on Wednesday. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods trounces Blackwater for back-to-back wins

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Coach Tim Cone says the team is still disjointed even after back to back wins

OFF SYNC. Mark Barroca, seen here driving against Sunday Salvacion, struggled in Purefoods' win over Blackwater. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Yeo torches Purefoods for lopsided Ginebra win in 'Manila Clasico'

Nov 09, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Joseph Yeo knocks down 5 triples in his Manila Clasico debut

NINJA BOMBER. Joseph Yeo launches one of his five triples that launched Ginebra's furious third quarter rally vs Purefoods. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods retires Jerry Codiñera, Rey Evangelista jerseys

Nov 09, 2014 - 7:31 PM

No other Purefoods player may wear the jerseys 44 and 7 ever again as tribute to Codiñera and Evangelista respectively

PUREFOODS LEGENDS. Purefoods retires the jerseys of Rey Evangelista (L) and Jerry Codiñera (M). Also in photo is Purefoods Manager and PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Purefoods (Manila Clasico 2015 PBA PH Cup)

Nov 09, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s live blog of the first edition of the Manila Clasico in the 40th Season of the PBA

Barroca leads Purefoods to comeback win vs GlobalPort

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Mark Barroca leads a second half charge helping Purefoods climb out of a 16 point hole to deny GlobalPort a win

HOTSHOT PRINCE. Mark Barroca comes up with timely plays to help Purefoods come back from a 16-point deficit against GlobalPort. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fajardo propels San Miguel past undermanned Purefoods

Oct 26, 2014 - 8:31 PM

The Star Hotshots stage a rally bridging the 3rd and 4th quarters but the Beermen remain composed to get the win

MAN IN THE MIDDLE. June Mar Fajardo posts 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 6 blocks in another impressive outing for the Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska hands defending champs Purefoods a 20-point beating

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The Beast Calvin Abueva leads the Aces as dominate defending champions Star Hotshots

BEASTLY START. Calvin Abueva unleashes 21 points to lead the Aces over the Star Hotshots. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images