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Rivero downplays LED punching incident in lopsided loss

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:57 PM

A frustrated Ricci Rivero injures his shooting hand after punching an LED screen

DISAPPOINTED. Ricci Rivero ends up hurting his right hand during the Maroons’ blowout loss to the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Friends and foes: Ricci, Brent face off in UP-UST semis duel

Nov 10, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Even if their La Salle departure led them to different parts of the UAAP map, UP’s Ricci Rivero and UST’s Brent Paraiso remain tight

Rivero embraces defensive role in Maroons’ Final Four return

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:22 AM

As UP tries to clear one last hurdle in the elimination round, Ricci Rivero makes the most out of his new tasks in the loaded Maroons roster

NEW ROLE. Ricci Rivero knows his place in the star-studded UP squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ricci Rivero 'sentimental' in playing Ateneo again

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Former La Salle standout Ricci Rivero relishes playing against Ateneo, but this time in a different jersey

DEJA VU. Ricci Rivero plays against Ateneo but this time as a Fighting Maroon. Photo from release

Ricci Rivero takes booing in stride, calls La Salle his 'second home'

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:10 PM

'No hard feelings... I used to give everything I’ve got for them,' says UP's Ricci Rivero after playing his first game against former team La Salle

OTHER SIDE. Former La Salle player Ricci Rivero helps the UP Maroons get the upper hand over this former team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ricci Rivero overwhelmed in UAAP return with stacked Maroons

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Marking his comeback with an explosive alley-oop dunk, Ricci Rivero just feels happy that he's back doing what he does best

FOCUSED. Ricci Rivero quickly reminds the league what he brings to the floor. Photo release

Ricci Rivero relishes UAAP return: 'Babalik pa rin ako sa mahal ko'

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Sidelined from competitive basketball for a year, Ricci Rivero got right to work for the Maroons in his UAAP comeback

RICCI RETURNS. New UP recruit Ricci Rivero quickly shows his wares in UAAP 3x3 basketball action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kai Sotto, Ricci Rivero can still make Gilas' final 12, bares Yeng Guiao

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Although chances of seeing the Sotto and Rivero suit up for Team Pilipinas in the World Cup qualifiers are slim, the fiery mentor believes it could still happen

YOUNG BUT TALENTED. Young studs Ricci Rivero (left) and Kai Sotto vie for a spot in Gilas Pilipinas' final 12-man lineup for the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers. Photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Rivero) and FIBA (Sotto)


PH stuns China but crashes out of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Nationals finish at third place in Group C behind China and Slovenia

IMPROVEMENT. Ricci Rivero and the Philippines end its campaign in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup at third place in Group C. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Ricci Rivero, PH clinch first win in FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The Nationals need to win against world No. 5 China in their final elimination round game to bolster their chances of a quarterfinal berth

WINNING TRACK. Ricci Rivero and the Philippines finally notch a win in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. File photo courtesy of FIBA


Ricci Rivero, PH winless in first day of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Ranked 19th out of the 20 competing teams, the Filipinos fall prey to world No. 1 Serbia and world No. 5 Slovenia

RUDE WELCOME. Ricci Rivero and the Philippine team drop their opening day games in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Ricci Rivero immerses himself in UP culture

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The former La Salle stalwart feels like he's becoming a better version of himself in UP

WAITING GAME. Ricci Rivero is serving a one-year residency before suiting up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo from press release


UP star Ricci Rivero goes from hard screens to big screen

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:00 PM

While serving his UAAP residency, the Maroons standout juggles hoops and showbiz

HOOPS FIRST. Ricci Rivero says basketball  will always be his priority. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Guiao: Ricci Rivero can dominate college basketball

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The University of the Philippines standout impresses coach Yeng Guiao during the national team's practice

OUT. Ricci Rivero gets cut from the Philippine men's basketball team set to compete in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

On UP and college basketball: Something special happening

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The Maroons lineup in the coming years should give UP fans reason to be beyond excited

POTENTIAL CHAMPION. Suddenly boasting of a stacked lineup, the UP Maroons are now among the UAAP title contenders. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kobe Paras out to make 'own wave' in UP

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The son of former PBA superstar Benjie Paras says he did not join UP just to follow the footsteps of his father

UE spoils Ricci Rivero’s UP debut

Jun 23, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The former La Salle hotshot drops 34 points but the Warriors prove steadier in their preseason basketball duel

DEBUT. Ricci Rivero (center) makes a good first impression for the UP Maroons.

Ricci Rivero 'excited' for Gilas debut in 2018 Asian Games

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The Gilas cadet is the youngest in the 12-man lineup that will represent the country

A BOY'S DREAM. Ricci Rivero achieves another milestone as he makes it the senior's national team for the first time. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Rivero, Paras join Castro, Romeo in Gilas lineup for Asian Games

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The Philippine delegation to the Asiad will be a mix of TNT KaTropa players and Gilas cadets

BETTER FINISH. Gilas Pilipinas aim to improve from their 7th-place finish in the last edition of the Asian Games.


Ricci Rivero apologizes for shouting at female fan

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The 20-year-old could not hide his frustrations and shouted at a fan asking for a photo with him

SORRY. Ricci Rivero says what he showed when he shouted at a fan was 'unacceptable behavior.' Photo by Rappler


#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, May 28 - June 3, 2018

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Must-watch videos this week

After Ricci Rivero, ex-La Salle big GBoy Gob transfers to UP

May 28, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Less than two weeks after Rivero announced his transfer to the Fighting Maroons, Gob follows suit

BIG MAN. GBoy Gob fortifies UP's frontcourt bannered by Bright Akhueti and Will Gozum. File hoto by Naveen Ganglani


ATHLETE'S CORNER: Ricci Rivero rises

May 27, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The former La Salle standout puts controversies behind and restarts his basketball career

Ricci Rivero launches online store on 20th birthday

May 25, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The new University of the Philippines recruit celebrates his special day in style

Ricci Rivero against DLSU defense. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

After recruiting Ricci Rivero to UP, Juan GDL is pumped for Maroons’ future

May 21, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'I feel really excited that Ricci joined our program. He could spread the floor. He can play multiple positions. I enjoy playing with him a lot,' says teammate and friend Juan Gomez de Liaño

BACKCOURT DUO. From Gilas, Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ricci Rivero team up for the UP Fighting Maroons. Gomez de Liaño photo from his Facebook Page and Rivero photo from his Twitter account


Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Supportive UP community' seals deal for Ricci Rivero

May 18, 2018 - 6:14 PM

UP coach Bo Perasol says the former La Salle standout has the 'skill, work ethic, and character' the Maroons need

Ricci Rivero joins the UP Fighting Maroons

May 18, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The former La Salle standout averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals in his final season with the Green Archers

THE DECISION. Leaving all controversies behind, Ricci Rivero makes the jump from La Salle to University of the Philippines. File photo

La Salle storms back from 20 down to stun Gilas cadets

Apr 27, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Behind Kib Montalbo and Aljun Melecio, the Green Archers pull off an incredible turnaround to win by 19 points

EX-TEAMMATES. La Salle's Aljun Melecio and former teammate Ricci Rivero, who's now playing for the Gilas cadets, face off for the first time. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rivero says there's nothing 'negative' in looming clash vs ex-team La Salle

Apr 23, 2018 - 2:41 PM

It's just been less than a month since the high-flying guard announced his exit from the De La Salle University Green Archers

OPPOSING SIDE. Ricci Rivero looks to get his first win in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup as the Gilas Pilipinas cadets take on his former team, the De La Salle University Green Archers. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Include Adamson among schools targetting the 'free' Ricci Rivero

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren on recruiting Ricci Rivero to Adamson: 'I’d be a hypocrite if I tell you I’m not interested'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ricci Rivero announces exit from DLSU

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:34 AM

It is still uncertain where Rivero will be taking his talents to

UNCERTAINTY. Ricci Rivero confirms exit from De La Salle University, but has not announced the next step of his career. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Brent Paraiso follows Ricci Rivero act, releases own drug results

Mar 12, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'I am not a star, not a lucrative endorser, not a starter, not a poster boy – definitely not a drug user,' says Brent Paraiso

CLEARING THE AIR. Brent Paraiso says he is "definitely a drug user." File photos


Ricci Rivero addresses rumors, shows drug test results

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) Rivero defends himself from drug abuse speculations and rumors of him accepting money from gay benefactors

NEGATIVE. Ricci Rivero's drug test results confirm that he was tested negative. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After 2 months of turbulence, Green Archers finally have positive outlook

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:21 PM

With the dust having settled, La Salle finds itself in a position to rally from the obstacles thrown its way over the last two months

AGONY OF DEFEAT.  A UAAP Season 80 scene the DLSU Green Archers would rather forget. Ricci Rivero and Ben Mbala console each other after DLSU lost the senior basketball crown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ricci Rivero denies Ateneo, UST recruitment rumors

Feb 06, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Ricci Rivero, his brother Prince and Brent Paraiso start advertising a startup brand of hot sauce called 'Shoot Me Baby' on Twitter. Ricci says he’s still in Gilas 2023 pool.

DENIAL. Ricci Rivero will remain with DLSU and is only 'on leave'. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rivero brothers, Brent Paraiso 'to go on leave' from DLSU Green Archers

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:57 PM

Brothers Ricci and Prince Rivero, and Brent Paraiso request to go on leave from the DLSU basketball team though they are still currently enrolled in the school

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez top 2017 PH most tweeted athletes list

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines

By the numbers: The UAAP Season 80 All-Filipino Team

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Which local talents are making the biggest impact in Season 80?

THROWING IT DOWN. Thirdy Ravena is averaging 14 points and 8.5 rebounds in Season 80. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The quick rise of La Salle’s young blood

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:19 PM

DLSU is already expected to be great With the quick rise of its rookies it may even be better

Aldin Ayo called Ricci Rivero’s number, and he delivered

Sep 19, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Rivero plays a major role in making sure La Salle remains undefeated

WATCH: Ricci Rivero breakaway dunk during SLAM Rising Stars Classic

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The former La Salle Greenhills standout was left wide open during a fastbreak play in the high school all star game and what came next was predictable

Ricci Rivero commits to DLSU Green Archers

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:47 PM

The La Salle Greenhills standout joins his elder brother Prince in Taft

GREEN ARCHER. Ricci Rivero commits to the DLSU Green Archers. Photo from SLAM Online PH Instagram

Ricci Rivero ‘most probably’ playing for DLSU if not in US

Feb 21, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Ayo who led Letran to an NCAA championship last season was also present on Friday and said that he wasn’t actually sure about Rivero’s venture to the States

Kobe Paras leads PH team in FIBA U-18 3X3 World Championship

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Paras will be joined by incoming Ateneo Blue Eagle Mike Nieto La Salle Greenhills high school star Ricci Rivero and Richard Escoto of Far Eastern University

INTERNATIONAL DUTY. Former La Salle Greenhills standout Kobe Paras will represent the Philippines at the FIBA 3-on-3 world championship. File photo Milad Payami/FIBA Asia