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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


Raymond Almazan goes AWOL for luckless Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The lanky center has not reported to the team and has missed two crucial games

MISSING IN ACTION. Rain or Shine misses the services of star big man Raymond Almazan in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater ties Ginebra on top with win vs Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Elite virtually clinch a quarterfinals berth – their first after missing the playoffs in the last two conferences

DO-IT-ALL. Henry Walker finishes with a triple-double for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


No excuse for Rain or Shine slump, says Belga

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:25 AM

The burly forward wants the Elasto Painters to redeem themselves from a 0-3 start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

NO ONE TO BLAME. Beau Belga isn't pointing fingers even as Rain or Shine remains winless in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images



Harris dominates as Alaska keeps Rain or Shine winless

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) The Aces bounce back from their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup to improve to 4-1 while the Elasto Painters slump to 0-3

DOING IT ALL. Mike Harris delivers a herculean double-double as Alaska rebounds from its first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Lee, Travis star as Magnolia keeps Rain or Shine winless

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The two cogs combine for 44 points as the Hotshots bounce back from their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ON BOTH ENDS. Paul Lee churns out 22 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images


TNT outlasts Rain or Shine in Bong Ravena’s head coaching debut

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Marqus Blakely flirts with a triple-double as the KaTropa pick up their first victory under new coach Bong Ravena

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Rain or Shine likely a go for Asian Games, says owner

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:32 PM

As talks swirl that the Philippine basketball federation has reconsidered its decision to pull out from the Asiad, a reinforced Rain or Shine team will likely represent the country

NATIONAL DUTY. There is a big possibility that James Yap will don the Philippine colors again. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page


Yeng Guiao reunites with 'family' in Asian Games 2018

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Asian Games head coach says the inclusion of Rain or Shine players factored in his decision to accept the Gilas coaching job

REUNION. Yeng Guiao gets to reunite with his former Rain or Shine players after leaving for NLEX in 2016. Photo by PBA Images

CNN reporter barred from White House event, drawing journalists' protests

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Blocking a credentialed White House reporter from an event open to all members of the media is highly unusual and possibly unprecedented

WHITE HOUSE. Then 'The Daily Caller' White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins (3rd R) asks a question during a press conference by US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

James Yap proud of Rain or Shine despite falling short in finals bid

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:25 AM

The Elasto Painters have not reached the championship round for two years

END OF THE ROAD. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bow out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-5 semifinals series. File photo from PBA's official Facebook page


Ginebra escapes Rain or Shine in 4 games to reach finals

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Gin Kings will face the San Miguel Beermen in a best-of-7 series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup crown

TOWERING. Greg Slaughter finishes with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine official slams Arwind Santos over 'insulting' prediction

Jul 23, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'What makes him so sure?' says Rain or Shine alternate governor Edison Oribiana, after the San Miguel forward predicted the Elasto Painters would lose to Barangay Ginebra

WINNING. Arwind Santos and his San Miguel Beermen are gunning for an 8th PBA title in the last 11 conferences. Photo from PBA Images


SMB's Arwind picks Ginebra as finals foe: 'Tingin ko sila na’

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Former league MVP Arwind Santos expects Ginebra to dispose of Rain or Shine in their own semifinal series

Arwind Santos. Photo from PBA Images


Belga: 'Pag ginusto namin, kaya naming talunin 'yung Ginebra'

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rain or Shine looks to force a rubber match against a Barangay Ginebra side that holds momentum in the best-of-5 semifinals series

NO BLOWOUTS. Beau Belga knows the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters can beat Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals series as long as they keep games close. Photo from PBA Images


James Yap on crucial missed 3: 'Hindi naman lagi araw-araw Pasko'

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The two-time PBA MVP missed the potential game-tying triple in Rain or Shine's Game 3 loss to Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals

James Yap. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee erupts for 44 as Ginebra nips Rain or Shine for 2-1 semis lead

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The Gin Kings are a win away from returning to the Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee falls two points short of his PBA career-high. Photo from PBA Images


Beau Belga on Gilas stint: 'Hindi ako nasa posisyon na umayaw'

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Rain or Shine forward is one of the notable players who may suit up for Gilas Pilipinas following the suspension of 10 national team members

SUITING UP. Beau Belga is a member of the Gilas Pilipinas team that won bronze in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine evens semis series, ends Ginebra's 8-game winning streak

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Import Reggie Johnson messes with a triple-double of 25 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks for the Elasto Painters

HOT HAND. James Yap finishes with 18 points for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo from PBA Images


Chan torches ex-team Rain or Shine in best game for Ginebra

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:02 PM

After struggling in his first 5 games as a Gin King, the veteran sharpshooter shows why the team acquired his services

FINDING HIS TOUCH. Jeff Chan plays his best game in a Barangay Ginebra uniform against former team Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Chan shine as Ginebra tops Rain or Shine in Game 1

Jul 15, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Gin Kings stretch their winning streak to 8 games and draw first blood in the best-of-5 semifinals series

MONSTER. Justin Brownlee messes with a triple-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks and two steals for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


All’s well between James Yap, coach Garcia: ‘Love, love, love’

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM

James Yap and coach Caloy Garcia make their first semis appearance with Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

VINTAGE. James Yap powers the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their first semifinals in two years with a 27-point outburst. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page


James Yap: 'Masarap talunin 'yung Ginebra dahil maraming magagalit sayo'

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The two-time PBA MVP looks to lead the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters again in their best-of-5 semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra

NEW EXPERIENCE. James Yap will play in the semifinals for the first time as a member of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo from PBA Images