Speights' Guangzhou, Ayres' Ryukyu seal Terrific 12 semis berths

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:30 PM

With Ryukyu advancing to the Final 4, Philippine representatives iECO Green Warriors crash out of contention even with one game left to play

ON TO THE NEXT. Former NBA players Marreesse Speights and Jeff Ayres will see action in the semifinals of the Asia League Terrific 12. Photos from Power Sport Images

Phoenix drubs depleted Meralco for 4th win

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The Fuel Masters cruise to their fourth victory in five outings

ON A ROLL. Phoenix's Eugene Phelps drives past Meralco's Brian Faundo in the game where the Fuel Masters hacked out a convincing win. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater comeback keeps Northport winless

Sep 19, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Henry Walker unloads a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Elite stretch their unbeaten run to three games

UNBEATEN. Mo Tautuaa and Northport Batang Pier threw everything to stop Blackwater’s Henry Walker, but the undefeated Elite got away with another win. Photo from PBA Images

Lone PH bet iECO's Terrific 12 debut ends in blowout loss to Ryukyu

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The Green Warriors are hit with a double whammy after import Richard Howell goes down with an apparent knee injury with more than 6 minutes left in the first

BLOWOUT. Ron Dennison and the iECO Green Warriors are given a rude debut in the Asia League Terrific 12. Photo from Power Sport Images

Mbala no problem with Ayo's UST transfer: 'That's his own career'

Sep 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP for DLSU hopes the best for his former mentor

ONE OF THE BEST. Under Aldin Ayo's system and tutelage, Ben Mbala flourished into one of the best players the UAAP has ever seen. Photo from Power Sport Images

Mbala game-winner lifts Seoul over Fubon in Terrific 12

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP finishes with 22 points and 11 rebounds

CRUNCHTIME. Ben Mbala comes through in the clutch for the Seoul Samsung Thunders. Photo from Power Sport Images

Mapua stuns CSB; Perpetual snaps 3-loss streak

Sep 18, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Cardinals snatch second straight win, while Altas break a 3-game losing skid to remain in contention for a Final Four spot in the NCAA

UPHSD (15) Prince Eze. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Women's NBA champion Seattle Storm not interested in Trump visit

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Seattle's 16-year veteran Sue Bird says that not visiting the White House is something that 'doesn't even really need to be discussed'

DECLINE. Sue Bird and the reigning WNBA champs Seattle Storm would skip a White House visit if an invitation comes their way. Abbie Par/Getty Images North America/AFP

Stewart powers Storm to WNBA title

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Breanna Stewart stars as the Seattle Storm complete a title-series sweep of the Washington Mystics

TITLE SWEEP. The Seattle Storm celebrate after capturing their third WNBA crown. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Russell Westbrook out for month after knee surgery

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The former NBA Most Valuable Player will likely miss the Oklahoma City Thunder's NBA preseason games

RECOVERING. As Thunder ace Russell Westbrook recovers from surgery, German guard Dennis Schroder may take his spot in the team’s training camp. Photo from Gene Sweeney Jr./AFP

Imports to watch in Asia League Terrific 12

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:44 PM

From former NBA players to Asian superstars to ex-La Salle standout Ben Mbala, the Terrific 12 is a tournament chock-full of talent

STAR-STUDDED. Former NBA players Marreese Speights and Al Jefferson and former UAAP MVP Ben Mbala (left to right) will star in their respective teams in the Asia League Terrific 12. Speights and Jefferson photos from Wikimedia and Mbala photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No Slaughter in Gilas final 12 as Thompson, Cabagnot suit up

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Yeng Guiao unveils the 12-man Philippine lineup set to compete against Iran in the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers

DEBUT. Barangay Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson is set to debut under national team coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chot Reyes 'steps aside' for Yeng Guiao as Gilas Pilipinas coach

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Reyes will still contribute to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas in other capacities

'STEP ASIDE'. Chot Reyes gives way to Yeng Guiao as national men's basketball team head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Britain's Luol Deng to join Timberwolves for 15th NBA campaign

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Deng reunites with ex-Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau who has a roster of a team jokingly dubbed the "Timberbulls"

REUNION. Luol Deng of Great Britain (C) vies with Kobe Bryant of the USA (L) and Kevin Durant of the USA during their Olympic warm up game at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on July 19, 2012. File Photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

TNT taps Marqus Blakely as Governors' Cup import

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The KaTropa look to turn around a dismal start in the Governors' Cup by bringing in the former Best Import

BACK AT IT. Marqus Blakely returns to the PBA after two years. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

WATCH: Steph Curry highlights in second PH visit

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:43 PM

In his three-day stay in Manila, the two-time NBA MVP was a busy man

SWEET TOOTH. NBA superstar Steph Curry gets a taste of Filipino dessert halo-halo. Photo by Josh Albelda

FIBA: Greg Slaughter cleared to play as Gilas local

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The Filipino-American center gets the go signal to suit up as a local player when Gilas Pilipinas sees action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ADDED CEILING. Greg Slaughter will provide the much needed height when Gilas Pilipinas faces Iran on Thursday, September 13. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Dell Curry didn't let Steph shoot 3s as a kid. Here's why

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The older Curry's decision has worked wonders for the man now considered by many players and analysts as the greatest shooter in NBA history

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON. Pinpoint shooting is something Steph Curry emulated from father Dell. Photos by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

WATCH: PJ Simon bests Steph Curry in obstacle challenge

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Magnolia guard goes perfect in the final round to defeat the two-time NBA MVP

CHALLENGE. PJ Simon (right) believes Steph Curry only allowed him to win. Curry photo from AFP and Simon photo from PBA Images

Steph Curry spends offseason with family, newborn child

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The two-time NBA MVP makes up for lost time with his growing family after a grueling NBA championship run

LOW-KEY. Steph Curry says he kept it low-key during the offseason. Photo by Josh Albelda

What is Steph Curry's proudest NBA moment?

Sep 07, 2018 - 2:29 PM

The Golden State Warriors superstar picks the most special moment in his nine-year professional career

MORE TO COME. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are seeking a third straight NBA title. Photo by Josh Albelda

Steve Nash leads 13 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Other former NBA stars sharing the honor with Nash are Ray Allen, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Maurice Cheeks

LEGENDS. Naismith Hall of Fame inductee Steve Nash (center) describes the 2018 class as a 'Dream Team.' Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Fajardo makes surprise visit at Gilas practice

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:22 PM

The injured four-time PBA MVP says he's itching to see action in the next FIBA window

SUPPORTIVE. June Mar Fajardo shows his full support for the retooled Gilas Pilipinas squad. Photo from FIBA

LOOK: Steph Curry to drop by UAAP Season 81 opening

Sep 06, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The Golden State Warriors' sharpshooting star will join a star-studded UAAP opening lineup

CURRY IN MANILA. Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry will be lighting up the UAAP Season 81 opening ceremonies too. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry returns to 'energetic' Manila

Sep 06, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The three-time NBA champion of the Golden State Warriors visits the Philippines for the second time

CHEF CURRY. Steph Curry will once again dazzle Filipino hoops fans. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Erram proves clutch in Blackwater return

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The lanky slotman didn't want to let his team down just as he returned from his Asian Games stint

KEY COG. Poy Erram finishes with a near-double-double of 10 points and 9 rebounds in his return for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images

CEU tangles with Olivarez as UCBL 3rd season fires off

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Mentored by Derrick Pumaren, the CEU Scorpions have been installed as the team to beat

ALL SET. Coaches and officials of UCBL and AksyonTV  from left) PCU’s Gual Garcia, Olivarez College’s Mike Saguiguit, SJCB’s Noel Legui, tournament director Horacio Lim, TV5 sports head Patricia Hizon, UCBL president Franklin Evidente, CEU’s Derrick Pumaren, TIP’s Potit de Vera, Lyceum-Batangas’ Gie Ludovice and Diliman’s Rensy Bajar pose during the press launch of the league’s third season.

Japeth to the rescue as Ginebra stays unscathed vs NorthPort

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:59 PM

The Gin Kings notch their third straight win and hand the Batang Pier their fourth straight loss

CLUTCH. Japeth Aguilar delivers the goods down the stretch for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Erram returns as Blackwater escapes Fajardo-less San Miguel

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:23 PM

The Elite open their campaign with back-to-back wins to eclipse their woeful 1-10 record last conference

STAT-STUFFER. Henry Walker paces Blackwater with 35 points, 17 rebounds, 7 steals and 5 assists. Photo from PBA Images

PBA fines Terrence Romeo for taunting, headbutting Rashawn McCarthy

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:50 AM

The KaTropa guard will be made to pay P20,000 for a flagrant foul penalty 2 for his headbutt, P1,600 for his taunt, and another P1,000 for a second motion

INTENSE. Terrence Romeo (left) and Rashawn McCarthy almost came to blows following a heated exchange. Photo from PBA Images

No final Gilas lineup yet with Slaughter's FIBA eligibility unclear

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:30 AM

The 7-footer needs to come up with the required documents for him to count as a local player for the national team

TOWERING. Greg Slaughter is groomed to give Gilas Pilipinas a much-improve inside presence. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Brownlee works magic as Ginebra hands Alaska its first loss

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The do-it-all import messes with a triple-double as the Gin Kings remain undefeated in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee drops 45 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Romeo quickly buries hatchet after spat with McCarthy

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The TNT guard says the Columbian standout is not a dirty player

HEATED EXCHANGE. TNT's Terrence Romeo downplays his word war with Columbian's Rashawn McCarthy. File photos from PBA Images

TNT bids goodbye to import Stacy Davis

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The KaTropa have given the 23-year-old the pink slip after winning just one game in four outings

LOSING TREND. Stacy Davis ends his 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign with one win and three losses. Photo from PBA Images

Racela 'on leave' as TNT ends 3-game dry spell

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Even minus head coach Nash Racela, the KaTropa improve to a 2-4 with deputy Eric Gonzales calling the shots

KEY COG. Terrence Romeo finishes with 22 points and 6 assists for the KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

From Asiad to Araneta, Standhardinger delivers

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:32 PM

Barely a day since helping the Philippine men's basketball team to its best Asian Games finish in 16 years, the Filipino-German drops a career-high in points

NO REST. Christian Standhardinger returns from the Asian Games with all guns blazing. Photo from PBA Images

After Asiad stint, Standhardinger drops career-high for San Miguel

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The Beermen dispatch NLEX to open their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign on the right track even minus injured June Mar Fajardo

SCORING CLINIC. Christian Standhardinger drops a career-high in points right after suiting up for the national team in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from PBA Images

Jeric Fortuna takes break from aviation, ends PBA hiatus

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:33 PM

After leaving basketball to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot, the diminutive guard returns to the PBA after two years

COMEBACK. Jeric Fortuna returns to the PBA after two years. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia sinks NorthPort to 3rd straight loss

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The Hotshots remain undefeated in two games while the Batang Pier have yet to notch a win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ON BOTH ENDS. Mark Barroca finishes with 20 points and 5 steals as Magnolia books its second straight win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Guiao: 'I thought we would fail but I was dead wrong'

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:19 AM

The fiery mentor admits that he had thoughts of the hastily-formed national team failing in the 2018 Asian Games

WORTH IT. Coach Yeng was proven wrong by the positive outcome of Gilas Pilipinas' 2018 Asian Games campaign. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Dad Mike confident Jordan Clarkson will return to PH team

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The father of the Filipino-American NBA player says the Philippine team experience feels better than his son's NBA Finals stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers

BRIGHT SPOT. National team coach Yeng Guiao hopes Jordan Clarkson can don the country's colors again. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Brownlee flexes muscle as debuting Ginebra keeps Columbian winless

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The reigning two-time Governors' Cup champions use a late pullaway to send the Dyip to their fourth straight loss

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Justin Brownlee picks up where he left off with 34 points and 20 rebounds for the Gin Kings. Photo from PBA Images

TNT tailspin continues

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The KaTropa absorbed their fourth loss in five games to start the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup after a 30-point shellacking from Phoenix

LUCKLESS. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa could not catch a break. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas drubs Syria for 5th place Asiad finish

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The national men's basketball team pens a fairly happy ending to its dramatic Asian Games campaign

WINNING EXIT. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine basketball team close out their campaign with a victory. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Phoenix sends TNT reeling with 30-point romp

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:12 PM

The Fuel Masters vent their ire on KaTropa right after their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

TAKING CHARGE. Rookie Jason Perkins carries the scoring load for the Phoenix Fuel Masters with 22 points. Photo from PBA Images

Warriors West retires from NBA after 15 seasons

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:41 AM

'He had the unique ability to connect with both the veteran and young players,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr says of David West

FAREWELL. David West bids goodbye after 15 years in the NBA. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Gilas targets Syria win to cap roller-coaster campaign

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

FINAL MATCH. Paul Lee and the Philippine men's basketball team aims for a winning exit in the Asiad. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Manuel shrugs off Abueva antics, says friendship remains intact

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Friends for almost five years, Manuel knows too well how Abueva gets under his opponents' skin

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Vic Manuel (left) gets the last laugh against former teammate and good friend Calvin Abueva as Alaska tops Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Nonoy Baclao plays best Alaska game exactly 8 years since draft

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The defensive-minded slotman shows flashes of the form that made him the No. 1 overall pick in 2010

QUALITY MINUTES. Nonoy Baclao has been a key cog for Alaska's perfect start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska gets last laugh vs Abueva, Phoenix

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Aces clinch solo first place after keeping their record spotless at 3-0

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Former teammates and good friends Vic Manuel (87) and Calvin Abueva (88) lock horns. Photo from PBA Images