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Racela back in PBA as Blackwater coach

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Nash Racela replaces Aris Dimaunahan as he reunites with his former FEU players in Blackwater

COMEBACK. Nash Racela returns to the PBA a year after being sacked by TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Blakely wants another PBA shot with Magnolia

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:13 PM

Marqus Blakely looks forward to returning to the PBA even if his latest stint ended in a last-place finish with Blackwater

ONE MORE TIME. Marqus Blakely hopes his latest tour of duty in the PBA with Blackwater is not his last. Photo from PBA Images


Wright hits game-winner as Phoenix ends PBA season on high note

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Phoenix storms back from a 14-point deficit to gift retiring player Doug Kramer a fitting exit

AT LONG LAST. Alonzo Gee notches his first win for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Sam Pinto engaged to basketball player Anthony Semerad

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Sam says Anthony proposed to her in Australia last August

San Miguel survives Blackwater without high-scoring Wells

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:30 PM

June Mar Fajardo rises to the occasion as San Miguel snaps a two-game skid even minus import Dez Wells

WINNING FORM. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel get back on track. Photo from PBA Images


Parks trade to TNT gets PBA thumbs up

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Ray Parks leaves a struggling Blackwater squad mired at the bottom and joins a TNT team tied for the top spot in the PBA Governors' Cup

NEW TEAM. Ray Parks leaves Blackwater after only two conferences. Photo from PBA Images


Blakely for Barangay Ginebra? It could have happened, bares Cone

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Tim Cone reveals he thought of bringing in Marqus Blakely as Barangay Ginebra import

ALL PRAISE. Tim Cone says Marqus Blakely 'gets underappreciated' for what he brings to the table for PBA teams. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee posts another triple-double as Ginebra fends off Blackwater

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Justin Brownlee collects his fourth triple-double in the PBA Governors' Cup as Ginebra picks up its fourth straight win

OLD RELIABLE. Justin Brownlee catches fire late as Barangay Ginebra stretches its winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska still in playoff hunt with rousing win vs Blackwater

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Behind Jeron Teng and Franko House, Alaska nails its second win in the last 3 games after dropping its first 5 outings

STILL ALIVE. Import Franko House breathes life to Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine snaps 4-game skid at Blackwater's expense

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:25 PM

New import Kwame Alexander sparks a closing 15-1 run as Rain or Shine clinches its second win in 7 games

NO MORE DRY SPELL. Kwame Alexander provides a positive impact for Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


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


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


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


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


McCarthy, Perez lead Columbian bounce-back over Blackwater

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:58 PM

CJ Perez gets Columbian off to a hot start as Rashawn McCarthy also delivers the finishing touches

Blakely turns to 'Mr All-Around' with near quadruple-double outing

Oct 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Marqus Blakely flirts with the rare feat as he sends Blackwater to its first win in the PBA Governors' Cup

MAKING AN IMPRESSION. It is uncertain, though, whether Marqus Blakely will remain as Blackwater import moving forward. Photo from PBA Images


Blakely flirts with quadruple-double as Blackwater ends dry spell

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Blackwater notches its first win while dealing NorthPort its third straight loss in the PBA Governors' Cup

WINLESS NO MORE. Ray Parks and Blackwater finally clinch a win. Photo from PBA Images


Ashaolu, Ravena conspire as unbeaten NLEX adds to Blackwater woes

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:04 PM

NLEX extends it winning streak to 3 games and keeps Blackwater winless in two outings

UNSCATHED. Olu Ashaolu and NLEX remain perfect in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels erupts for 41 as TNT dominates Blackwater

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:02 PM

TNT opens its 2019 PBA Governors' Cup campaign with a lopsided win over Blackwater

SHARPSHOOTER. KJ McDaniels shines to lead TNT past Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater taps ex-Best Import Marqus Blakely for Governor's Cup

Sep 12, 2019 - 4:45 PM

After an impressive run with TNT last season, Marqus Blakely returns for Blackwater to replace injured import Aaron Fuller

Photo from PBA Images

PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Newly crowned San Miguel Beer leads 3 PBA teams in an Asian club tournament this September

SUPER TEAM. PBA champion San Miguel tests its mettle against club teams from China, Japan, and South Korea. Photo from PBA Images

Nambatac clutch again, propels Rain or Shine over Blackwater to semis

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Rain or Shine completes the semifinals cast and will face San Miguel in a best-of-five series

BATTLE-TESTED. Rain or Shine displays the experience it gained from countless trips in the playoffs to overcome Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Smith keeps his word, helps Blackwater stay alive

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The former NBA player lives up to his promise as Blackwater drags Rain or Shine to a do-or-die match in their quarterfinals series

NOT THIS TIME. Greg Smith and Blackwater deny Rain or Shine from reaching the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images


Smith bounces back as Blackwater forces Rain or Shine to sudden death

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The Elite protect their lead down the stretch this time to take Game 2 of the best-of-three quarterfinals duel

BREAKTHROUGH. Greg Smith will not end the conference for Blackwater without a win. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Elasto Painters storm back from 8 points down in the final two minutes to take Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel against the Elite

SUPRISE, SURPRISE. No. 6 Rain or Shine stuns No. 3 Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater seals No. 3 seed, denies Alaska playoff seat

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Ray Parks finishes with a near triple-double, while bench guys Roi Sumang and Rabeh Al-Hussaini come up clutch for the Elite

CLUTCH. Roi Sumang delivers anew for Blackwater down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


TNT locks twice-to-beat bonus with romp of Blackwater

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Terrence Jones collects his second straight triple-double and third overall as he continues to solidify his case for the Best Import award

BEAST. TNT import Terrence Jones proves too much for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Motivated Sumang propels Blackwater to playoffs

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Roi Sumang says being a father changed his life and how he plays the game

MAIDEN. Roi Sumang and Blackwater are through to the Commissioner's Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater through to playoffs after OT win over Magnolia

Jul 05, 2019 - 7:26 PM

The Elite stop a two-game slide and prevent the Hotshots from extending their winning run to 6 games

BACK ON TRACK. Ray Parks and Blackwater return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Retooled NorthPort preys on import-less Blackwater for share of lead

Jun 22, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Bolstered by 3 former Barangay Ginebra standouts acquired from the Stanley Pringle trade, NorthPort ties TNT at the top of the standings

DO-IT-ALL. Robert Bolick flirts with a triple-double for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Parks: Declining Gilas invite in respect of Blackwater, national team players

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Ray Parks denies that he turned down the offer to join Gilas Pilipinas' pool due to 'other priorities,' as what Yeng Guiao said

TOP PICK. Ray Parks has been tearing it up in the PBA for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel blasts Blackwater for 1st win behind Rhodes, Lassiter

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Charles Rhodes dominates the import-less Elite, while Marcio Lassiter catches fire late as the Beermen bounce back from back-to-back losses

BIG PROBLEM. Charles Rhodes flexes his muscles for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Parks not surprised by Blackwater turnaround

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:55 PM

From finishing the Philippine Cup at the cellar, the Elite have turned the tides by leading the pack in the Commissioner's Cup

GAME CHANGER. Ray Parks fuels Blackwater's resurgent run. Photo from PBA Images

Parks chalks up new career-high as Blackwater keeps NLEX winless

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The Elite claim solo lead in the standings by claiming their fifth win in 6 games

SHOWING UP. Ray Parks continues to live up to the billing. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater hangs on as Rain or Shine stays winless

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Elite almost squander an 18-point lead but rely on their free throw shooting down the stretch to return to the winning track

CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. Denzel Bowles is still winless as a Rain or Shine player. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests meltdown, hands Blackwater 1st loss

May 31, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Fuel Masters buck a late collapse to stain the immaculate Elite record

FIERY START. Phoenix kicks off its campaign in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup on a high note. Photo from PBA Images


Ray Parks says Blackwater 'for real' after unbeaten start

May 26, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Mired at the bottom last conference, the Elite get off to a hot start for a surprise early lead in the Commissioner's Cup

LIVING UP TO THE BILLING. Ray Parks has been tearing it up for the Blackwater Elite, averaging 23.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 steals in his first 3 PBA games. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater still spotless, keeps Columbian winless

May 26, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Alex Stepheson and Ray Parks deliver the one-two punch as the Elite claim an early lead in the standings

BIG PROBLEM. Alex Stepheson dominates on both ends of the floor for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


Parks takes spotlight in rousing win vs Ginebra: 'I love playing big games'

May 25, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The second overall pick shows up against the crowd darlings as Blackwater survives a second straight overtime game

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Ray Parks proves he is clutch for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


Parks delivers at crunchtime as Blackwater noses out Ginebra in OT

May 24, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The rookie shows no jitters by taking over in the extra period to help the Elite remain unbeaten

BIG ADDITION. Ray Parks proves to be worth the wait for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


Parks debuts in PBA as Blackwater escapes Meralco in OT

May 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

The Blackwater Elite open the Commissioner's Cup on the right note behind second overall pick Ray Parks and import Alex Stepheson

BATTLE-SCARRED. Ray Parks impresses in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images


Ray Parks Jr signs rest-of-season contract with Blackwater

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Ray Parks is finally suiting up for the PBA!

FINALLY. Ray Parks can now focus on the PBA. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bong Ramos resigns as Blackwater coach

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Aris Dimaunahan takes over as interim coach for the Elite

FAREWELL. After 3 PBA conferences, Bong Ramos parts ways with Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Parks might have made a difference for Blackwater, says Ramos

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:52 AM

The Elite end the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the bottom of the standings, winning only two of their 11 games

DIFFERENT LEAGUE. Ray Parks is still honoring his commitments to Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from ABL


Magnolia quashes Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The Hotshots lock in on solo 6th place as the Elite end their horrendous campaign at the bottom of the standings

CARRYING THE LOAD. Ian Sangalang puts up another double-double for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX steamrolls past Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The Road Warriors book their second straight win to improve to 7th place

OUT. NLEX officially eliminates Blackwater from playoff contention. Photo from PBA Images


Records set as TNT rips Blackwater apart

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:04 PM

The KaTropa now hold the longest unanswered run to start a quarter in PBA history

EASY WIN. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa make easy work of the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


TNT deals Blackwater 38-point beatdown for 3rd straight win

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The KaTropa clinch their third straight triumph and push the Elite on the brink of elimination

IMMEDIATE IMPACT. Roger Pogoy makes up for lost time for the TNT KaTropa off a one-game absence. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater escapes Columbian to stop 4-game slide

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:04 PM

The Elite draw prolific performances from Allein Maliksi and Mac Belo to keep their playoff chances alive

VETERAN. Allein Maliksi shows way as Blackwater returns to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images