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Tautuaa finding his place with new team San Miguel

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Traded by NorthPort for Christian Standhardinger, Mo Tautuaa just wants to find his spot and help San Miguel win a Grand Slam

SERVICEABLE BIG MAN. Mo Tautuaa makes an immediate impact in his first game for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: UP vs Adamson – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Check out some photos of the cardiac victory that kept the UP Maroons at solo No. 2

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Barangay Ginebra owns Magnolia in Manila Clasico with 22-point rout

Oct 20, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Justin Brownlee falls just a rebound short of a third straight triple-double as Barangay Ginebra begins to pick up steam with its first back-to-back wins

ALWAYS A THREAT. Justin Brownlee dominates anew for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Juan GDL sustains resurgent form as Maroons step up drive

Oct 20, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Hampered by lingering injuries for most of the season, Juan Gomez de Liaño feels relieved he gets to deliver in the crucial stretch of UP’s campaign

STILL FIGHTING. Despite the struggles, Juan Gomez de Liaño thinks the Maroons can again battle for the crown. Photo release

San Miguel denies Columbian sweep of season series

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:16 PM

San Miguel defeats Columbian for the first time this season to tie NLEX for the No. 2 spot

FIRED UP. Dez Wells catches fire late in the final quarter as San Miguel exacts revenge on Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


UP stages stunning comeback in sweep of Adamson

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Figuring in another thriller, UP rallies from a double-digit deficit in the final quarter to escape Adamson and keep hold of the No. 2 spot

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Siakam signs four-year maximum NBA deal with Raptors

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Expect Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam to play a major role again in the Raptors' title defense

Ruthless Ateneo romps to 12-0 after UE ripping

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Still unstoppable, Ateneo demolishes UE to inch closer to an elimination sweep and an outright championship berth

UNSTOPPABLE. Still no team can catch up with Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Teen Zion Williamson excites NBA like no rookie since LeBron

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Zion Williamson's debut may have to wait, but many expect the 19-year-old 'beast' to take the league by storm

TEEN TITAN. Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson thinks he’ll get to adjust pretty quickly in the NBA. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Kawhi co-star in 'Battle for Los Angeles'

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:39 AM

The LA rivalry may be less about the Lakers vs the Clippers and more about LeBron James vs Kawhi Leonard

SHOWDOWN. The NBA unfolds with a blockbuster duel between Kawhi Leonard's Clippers and LeBron James’ Lakers. Photos by AFP

WATCH: 5 storylines to look out for in upcoming NBA season

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:33 PM

Can LeBron James lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the Promised Land after linking up with Anthony Davis?

STARS IN LA. LeBron James and Anthony Davis form a formidable duo for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP


FEU destroys La Salle to regain 4th spot

Oct 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Led by L-Jay Gonzales, Ken Tuffin, and Wendell Comboy, FEU rebounds from its loss to Ateneo for its sixth win

BLOWOUT. Wendell Comboy and FEU deal La Salle a major blow in its Final Four hopes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Abando thanks Rondina, UST fans for support amid controversy

Oct 19, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Rhenz Abando survives the week as the talk of the UAAP after he was embroiled in an alleged recruitment drive by rival universities

KEY COG. Rhenz Abando makes his presence felt for UST in his first UAAP game back since he was benched by coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Nets draw Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Several hundred people clad in t-shirts that read 'Stand with Hong Kong' watched the Nets' preseason showdown against reigning NBA champion Raptors

NEW HOME. Kyrie Irving will play his first season for the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets


Abando, Cansino show off as UST eliminates NU from contention

Oct 19, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Despite a drama-filled week at the Growling Tigers' camp, UST secures its seventh win of UAAP Season 82

COMEBACK. Rhenz Abando returns from a one-game absence to power UST to another victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


TNT gets Digregorio, trades Heruela to Blackwater

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Mike Digregorio is expected to add more floor spacing for title-seeking TNT, while Brian Heruela returns to Blackwater, which drafted him in 2014

EXCHANGE. Mike Digregorio and Brian Heruela switch places. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva asks for second chance as he eyes PBA return

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:22 PM

It has been more than 4 months since Calvin Abueva was suspended indefinitely by the PBA

BADLY MISSED. Calvin Abueva has missed 16 games so far for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Zion Williamson to miss 'weeks' with sore knee – reports

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A major injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson but the Pelicans want to be cautious to ensure plenty of time for the teen star to recover

HIGHLY TOUTED. All eyes will be on Zion Williamson once he plays his first official NBA game. Photo from Twitter/@PelicansNBA


'Fired up' by accidental hit, McDaniels keeps TNT spotless

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:28 PM

KJ McDaniels erupts for 16 points right after he was inadvertently hit in the face by Kevin Racal as TNT extends its unbeaten run in the PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. KJ McDaniels leads TNT to a 7-0 record – the first time in franchise history since the PBA expanded to 12 teams. Photo from PBA Images


Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

McDaniels delivers in endgame as perfect TNT escapes Alaska in OT

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:53 PM

TNT gets off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the PBA expanded to 12 teams

SUPER IMPORT. KJ McDaniels proves to be a cut above the rest. Photo from PBA Images


Wizards ink All-Star guard Beal to two-year extension

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Washington Wizards lock in Bradley Beal as the NBA All-Star guard enters the 'prime of his career'

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Parks' scoring dip not cause for worry, says Blackwater coach

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Ray Parks fails to breach the 20-point mark in back-to-back outings after averaging 27.3 points in his first 4 games in the PBA Governors' Cup

ALL-AROUND. Ray Parks has compensated for his drop in scoring by facilitating for his teammates. Photo from PBA Images


Ex-NBA star OJ Mayo signs with ABL’s Fubon Braves

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Former NBA standout OJ Mayo teams up with Jeremy Lin’s brother Joseph in leading the debuting Taiwanese club

BIG BOOST. The Fubon Braves build their team around OJ Mayo. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Meralco back on track with convincing win over Blackwater

Oct 18, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Allen Durham, Raymond Almazan, and Baser Amer star as Meralco bounces back to improve to solo 4th place

NO STREAK. Allen Durham and Meralco deny Blackwater back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images


China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:14 PM

A foreign ministry official denies NBA commissioner Adam Silver's claims that China asked the league to fire a controversial Rockets executive

Photo by Hector Retamal AFP

NBA general managers pick Clippers to win title in survey

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:39 PM

Just days before the new NBA season fires off, league executives expect Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers to win the crown

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA draft pick Williamson to miss Pelicans' final preseason game

Oct 18, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Rookie Zion Williamson, who averages 23.3 points on an astonishing 71% shooting clip, gets sidelined due to a sore knee

PHENOMENAL. Zion Williamson has been pumping in incredible numbers for the Pelicans. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

What the Abando situation means for UST and the UAAP

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:40 AM

For another team to make an offer to a rising star in the middle of the UAAP elimination round is brazen and problematic

FIRESTORM. UST standout Rhenz Abando gets entangled in controversy right in his debut season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NBA boss Silver says losses in China row 'substantial'

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Commissioner Adam Silver reveals the Chinese government and business officials want Rockets executive Daryl Morey fired for expressing his opinion

CRISIS. NBA admits much of the cultural ties it has built with China has been lost. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Abando reaffirms commitment to UST amid transfer rumors

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:04 PM

After rumors swirled that Rhenz Abando has been lured by another school, the UST rookie sensation vows to stay with the Tigers

TIGERS' LAIR. Expect Rhenz Abando to see action again for the UST Tigers this weekend. Photo release

Blakely relieved as Blackwater finally sorts out import situation

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:48 AM

Marqus Blakely says it will be a 'little bit of easy sleeping at night' knowing Blackwater has decided to stick with him for the rest of the PBA Governors' Cup

TO THE RESCUE. Marqus Blakely powers Blackwater to its second win in his return. Photo from PBA Images


Blakely returns as Blackwater sends import-less Magnolia skidding

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Blackwater settles its import situation as Marqus Blakely helps the Elite nail their second win in 5 games

ALL-AROUND. Marqus Blakely makes his presence felt on both ends for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Abando, Ayo remain mum on unexplained benching versus UP

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The UST Tigers can't quite explain why the team had to to sit out rookie sensation Rhenz Abando in a crucial match against the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NLEX benefits from Ravena referral of Harris

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Former teammates in the NBA G League, Manny Harris messages Kiefer Ravena if he knew a PBA team in need of an import

ROUSING PBA DEBUT. Manny Harris announces his arrival in the PBA with a bang for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Subido hopes ‘biggest shot of career’ turns UST’s fortunes around

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

'I keep telling my teammates that whatever happens, this game will decide the outcome of our season,' says Renzo Subido as UST pulls off a thrilling win over UP

GAME HERO. UST veteran Renzo Subido delivers the dagger triple. Photo release

Harris erupts for 45 as NLEX tops Columbian for 5th win

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Former NBA player Manny Harris makes sure NLEX doesn't regret its decision to replace former import Olu Ashaolu

UPPER ECHELON. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX climb to solo second in the team standings. Photo from PBA Images


UST survives UP in injury-plagued thriller

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Renzo Subido and Brent Paraiso come through the clutch as the UST Tigers complete an elimination-round sweep of the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Still perfect: Ateneo clamps down FEU in steady comeback win

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ateneo gets flustered by a driven FEU squad, but the unbeaten Blue Eagles regain their bearings to complete a come-from-behind win

HUGE CHALLENGE. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles survive the Tamaraw threat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Baltazar drops 23-12 in flu game as ailments ravage La Salle

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:22 PM

A flu outbreak hits La Salle but Justine Baltazar still takes over with a monster double-double

NO EXCUSE. Justine Baltazar suits up despite not feeling a hundred percent. Photo release

Alforque, Gonzales happy to see Baby Tams’ connection live on

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

It's all business for former high school teammates Royce Alforque and L-Jay Gonzales as the Tamaraws fight to keep their Final Four bid alive

TOPNOTCH TANDEM. FEU guards L-Jay Gonzales and Royce Alforque hope their chemistry helps boost the Tams' bid.

La Salle exacts revenge on UE for share of 3rd

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Needing a crucial win, the La Salle Green Archers turn back the UE Red Warriors this time to force a three-way logjam at the 3rd spot

COMPOSURE. Justine Baltazar and the Green Archers show end-game poise to slip past John Apacible and the Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LeBron under fire for comments on NBA-China row

Oct 15, 2019 - 8:58 PM

After criticizing a Rockets executive for angering China with a 'misinformed' tweet, LeBron James draws flak for 'parroting communist propaganda'

EMBATTLED. The outspoken LeBron James gets into trouble for his opinion on the raging NBA controversy. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron blames China mess on Rockets GM's 'misinformed' tweet

Oct 15, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The NBA controversy continues as LeBron James' comments draw praise in China, but harsh criticism in the United States

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Perasol commends Maroons for holding fort in absence

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons after missing two games due to his suspension

BACK AT THE HELM. Bo Perasol says he commends his players for positively responding to the ordeal brought by his suspension. Photo from UAAP


BRT Sumisip-St Clare nips Marinerong Pilipino for PBA D-League crown

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:26 PM

BRT Sumisip-St Clare nails back-to-back wins for the title after dropping Game 1

NEW CHAMPS. BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare gifts coach Steveson Tiu his first PBA D-League title. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


Oftana named Player of the Week as San Beda nears NCAA sweep

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Calvin Oftana wins his second NCAA Player of the Week award, the only player to achieve such a feat in Season 95

FRONTRUNNER. Calvin Oftana continues to make a strong case for the MVP plum. File photo by Josh Albelda


UAAP lifts Perasol suspension for October 16 return

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

After missing two games, Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons' game against the UST Growling Tigers

BACK AT IT. Bo Perasol will call the shots anew for the UP Fighting Maroons after extending his apology to the UAAP. File photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler