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Rain or Shine ships Almazan to Meralco

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The Elasto Painters center gets traded for the Bolts' first-round picks in the 2019 and 2021 drafts

FAREWELL. Raymond Almazan is set to part ways with the team that drafted him third overall in 2013. Photo from PBA Images

Denzel Bowles joins Rain or Shine in PBA return

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The 6-foot-10 big man reunites with former teammate James Yap, with whom he won a PBA title

BACK AT IT. Denzel Bowles will see action in the PBA for the first time since 2016. File photo from PBA Images

Caloy Garcia feels Rome dela Rosa Game 7 shot 'shouldn't have counted'

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Magnolia scrapes past Rain or Shine in a do-or-die Game 7 to set up a finals rematch against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup

KEY COG. Rome dela Rosa plays a key role in Magnolia's return to the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia reaches finals at Rain or Shine's expense in gritty Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots arrange a finals rematch in the PBA Philippine Cup and deny the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters their first finals trip since 2016

DENIED. James Yap falls prey to his former team Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac answers Belga's call as Rain or Shine stays alive

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:10 PM

The sophomore guard is the latest young gun from the Elasto Painters to rise to the occasion

STEP UP. Rey Nambatac and Rain or Shine force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia in the Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac, Yap star as Rain or Shine drags Magnolia to Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The Elasto Painters stop the Hotshots' three-game winning streak to send their semifinals series to a winner-take-all

DO-OR-DIE. Game 7 it is for Rain or Shine and Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia a win away from finals with big Game 5 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The Hotshots tally their third straight win after dropping the first two games of the best-of-seven series

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia takes the series lead over Rain or Shine for the first time. Photo from PBA Images

Yap 'no regrets' over missed game-tying triple

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Rain or Shine fails to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Philippine Cup semifinals as Magnolia levels the best-of-seven affair

BIG GAME BACK. Struggling in the first 3 games, James Yap has finally found his touch. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia arrests meltdown to escape Rain or Shine in Game 4

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:51 PM

The Hotshots knot the best-of-seven semifinals affair at 2-all after nearly squandering a 21-point lead

ALL TIED UP. Magnolia and Rain or Shine are now tied in the best-of-seven semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia escapes brink with gritty Game 3 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots keep the Elasto Painters scoreless in the final 4 minutes to avoid a 0-3 hole in the best-of-seven semifinals duel

NO SWEEP. Jio Jalalon and Magnolia finally win one against Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Daquioag fills injured Ahanmisi's void in Rain or Shine's fiery semis run

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Wiry guard Ed Daquioag leads Rain or Shine's young cogs for a 2-0 lead over Magnolia in their semifinals series

INCHING CLOSER. Ed Daquioag and Rain or Shine are two wins away from returning to a PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images

Painters' hot shooting downs Hotshots for 2-0 semis lead

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Rain or Shine steals Magnolia's Hotshots moniker for the night as the Elasto Painters sizzle with 16 three-pointers

Photo from PBA Images

'Batang NCAA' rookie Javee Mocon shows off in ROS Game 1 win

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The former San Beda standout says the level of physicality in his first PBA playoffs is nothing new to him

MORE TO SHOW. Despite topscoring for Rain or Shine in the semis opener, Javee Mocon says he still has a lot to learn. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine pounces on error-prone Magnolia in semis opener

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Rookie Javee Mocon and Beau Belga take charge as the Elasto Painters secure a 1-0 series edge over the Hotshots

Jio Jalalon and the Hotshots fall by the wayside against Beau Belga and the Elasto Painters in the semis opener. 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

Sweet-shooting Nambatac fills Chris Tiu role in ROS win

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:09 PM

'That kid is so hardworking in practice and he’s very coachable,' says retired player Chris Tiu on former Rain or Shine teammate Rey Nambatac

STEPPING UP. After the retirement of Rain or Shine standout Chris Tiu (left), young gun Rey Nambatac makes the most out of his extra minutes. Photo from PBA Images

In-form Rain or Shine boots out NorthPort, books semis berth

Apr 07, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ed Daquioag and Rey Nambatac step up as Rain or Shine advances to the semifinal round

SUPPORT CREW. Rey Nambatac leads Rain or Shine's solid bench outing. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine pulls off great escape vs Meralco to snap skid

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Elasto Painters bolster their chances of a top 2 finish that comes with a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals

HIGH NOTE. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters find their way back to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images

Trump communications director Bill Shine abruptly resigns

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The White House did not go into Bill Shine's resignation but says he will still support Donald Trump's agenda and will even be a senior advisor for the 2020 polls

STILL IN TRUMP TEAM. Bill Shine will continue to back President Trump and will work for his 2020 reelection bid. Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images / AFP

Belga on Columbian curse: 'Para kaming hindi nadala'

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Rain or Shine's bid for a top 2 finish is put in jeopardy as it falls prey to Columbian for the fourth straight time

NO IDEA. Beau Belga says he does not know why Rain or Shine keeps on succumbing to Columbian. Photo from PBA Images

Columbian curse continues to haunt Rain or Shine

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Dyip defeat the Elasto Painters for the fourth straight time dating back to the Philippine Cup last season

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. CJ Perez puts up a double-double as Columbian reasserts its mastery over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

TNT stops Rain or Shine's streak behind returning Gilas cogs

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Fresh from helping the Philippines reach the FIBA World Cup, Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario provide the big lift as the KaTropa win their second straight

ALL-AROUND. Jayson Castro flirts with a triple-double as TNT stuns Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap hailed PBA Player of the Week

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The former two-time league MVP propels Rain or Shine to their fifth straight win and a league-best 7-1 record

STILL GOT IT. James Yap wins his first PBA Player of the Week award of the 2019 season. Photo from PBA Images

Turning 37, James Yap wishes for first PBA title with Rain or Shine

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Having won 7 championships under the Purefoods franchise, the two-time MVP seeks his maiden crown with the Elasto Painters

BIG GAME. Already in the twilight of his career, James Yap says he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images

Yap insists no extra motivation to beat ex-team Magnolia

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Two years since his trade to Rain or Shine, the two-time MVP haunts his former team with a game-winning three-point play

STILL GOT IT. James Yap bails out Rain or Shine just like he used to during his time with the Purefoods franchise. Photo from PBA Images

Yap hits game-winner as Rain or Shine turns back Magnolia

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:47 PM

The two-time MVP steals the win from his former team with a clutch three-point play

RED-HOT. James Yap and the Elasto Painters cruise to their fifth straight win. Photo from PBA Images

Belga: Best record 'useless' if Rain or Shine exits playoffs early

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The Elasto Painters become the first team to secure a quarterfinals berth in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

HOTTEST TEAM. Beau Belga says Rain or Shine just needs to be steady to maintain its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images

Belga, Rain or Shine snap Phoenix's perfect run in OT

Feb 10, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The Elasto Painters bag their sixth win in 7 games to clinch a playoff berth and snatch the top seat from the Fuel Masters

TOP DOG. Beau Belga delivers all-around numbers as Rain or Shine catches a big fish in Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Now on 2nd year, Nambatac earns stripes for Rain or Shine

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:44 PM

The former Letran Knight rises to the occasion as the Elasto Painters rack up their fifth win in 6 games in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

FINDING HIS GROOVE. Rey Nambatac shines as Rain or Shine turns back NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine frustrates NorthPort for 5th win behind Belga, Yap

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:34 PM

The Elasto Painters storm back from a double-digit deficit to notch their fifth win in 6 games

BALANCED ATTACK. Beau Belga scores 19 to wind up as one of 6 Rain or Shine players in double figures. Photo from PBA Images

Learning from retired Tiu, Ahanmisi blooms for Rain or Shine

Feb 03, 2019 - 8:54 PM

The 27-year-old guard bares his time with the former Elasto Painters helped him improve the way he sees the game

KEY COG. Maverick Ahanmisi has been one of the reasons Rain or Shine won 4 of its first 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine toys with injury-plagued Alaska for 4th win

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The Elasto Painters capitalize against an Aces squad missing 4 of its starters to injuries

ALMOST PERFECT. James Yap and the Elasto Painters clinch their fourth win in 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

Yap, Mocon star as Rain or Shine spoils Romeo's return

Feb 01, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The Elasto Painters quickly bounce back from their first loss of the conference with a huge win over the returning Terrence Romeo and the Beermen

BIG GAME. James Yap leads in scoring as Rain or Shine returns to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater nabs 1st win vs erstwhile unbeaten Rain or Shine

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Mike Digregorio and Allein Maliksi combine for 50 points as the Elite snap a two-game skid

OFFENSIVE THREAT. Allein Maliksi finishes with 23 points for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine stays perfect, deals Ginebra 2nd straight loss

Jan 26, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Norbert Torres and Mark Borboran deliver near-double-doubles while Gabe Norwood comes through in crunchtime

UNBEATEN. James Yap and Rain or Shine bag their second straight win. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Chris Tiu 'at peace' with retirement from PBA

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:44 PM

The 33-year-old, though, admits there are times he misses the grind with his Rain or Shine teammates

FAMILY MAN. Now retired, Chris Tiu now has more time dedicated to his wife and two daughters. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine bests debuting Erram, NLEX

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:35 PM

James Yap delivers a vintage performance as Rain or Shine rains on Poy Erram's welcome parade at NLEX

Photo from PBA Images

Chris Tiu officially retires from PBA

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:01 PM

The steady guard ends his PBA career after 6 years with Rain or Shine

HANGING UP HIS SPURS. Chris Tiu walks away from the PBA at 33 years old. Photo from PBA Images

Chris Tiu on potential PBA retirement: Lots of things to consider

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:00 AM

With his one-year contract expiring, the 33-year-old mulls hanging up his jersey

WALKING AWAY. Chris Tiu could end a six-year career in the PBA at the peak of his abilities. Photo from PBA Images

Tiu notches new career-high to lift import-less Rain or Shine over NLEX

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The 33-year-old gives it his all in what could be his last game in the PBA

San Miguel punches playoffs ticket as Fajardo returns

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Beermen bank on 3 players breaching the 20-point mark to become the sixth team to secure a PBA quarterfinals berth

WORKHORSE. Christian Standhardinger's double-double powers San Miguel into the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Raymond Almazan suspended, to miss rest of Governors' Cup

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The lanky center has been punished by Rain or Shine for his unsanctioned two-week absence

OUT. Raymond Almazan will not see action in the Elasto Painters' final two games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. File photo by PBA Images

Phoenix storms back as Rain or Shine's free fall continues

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Fuel Masters occupy solo 4th place with their seventh win in 10 games

REELING. Matthew Wright and Phoenix deal Rain or Shine its third straight loss. Photo from PBA Images

Beau Belga out for 2 weeks due to foot injury

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The versatile forward could possibly miss Rain or Shine's last 3 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup as the team shoots for a quarterfinals berth

SIDELINED. Beau Belga is turned into a spectator with a plantar fasciitis on his left foot. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco pulls away late vs Rain or Shine for 3rd straight win

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Bolts improve to 4-6 to climb to 9th place as the race for the 3 remaining quarterfinals berths tightens

LOCAL SUPPORT. Allen Durham does not need to score much with 5 Meralco players scoring in twin figures in its win over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine's woes

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might also lose the burly forward due to a foot injury

SIDELINED. There's a chance Beau Belga may miss time for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters due to a suspected plantar fasciitis. Photo from PBA Images

Columbian reasserts mastery over Rain or Shine for 1st win

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Losing 25 straight games in the Governors' Cup since 2016, the Dyip stamp their class against the Elasto Painters squad they have beaten thrice this season

FIRST WIN. Akeem Wright leads the way for Columbian as it barges into the winning of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Garcia hopes Almazan returns 'ready to play as a professional'

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:33 AM

The two-time All-Star has already missed 4 straight games for Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup after going AWOL

BOOST. Raymond Almazan's potential return could help the Elasto Painters' bid for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images

Tiu scorches hot in Rain or Shine's romp of NorthPort

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The six-year veteran fires a career-high 23 points to power the Elasto Painters to their second straight win following a four-game skid

HOT HAND. Chris Tiu fires from all cylinders as Rain or Shine wins back-to-back games for the first time in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine stuns Ginebra for first win

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:34 PM

After dropping their first 4 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters just wouldn't go down this time

NO MORE STREAK. Scottie Thompson and Ginebra see their four-game winning streak snapped. Photo from PBA Images