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PBA slaps Standhardinger, Abueva with hefty fines

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The San Miguel center incurs a flagrant foul penalty 2, while the Phoenix forward flashes the dirty finger on multiple occasions

FINED. Christian Standhardinger and Calvin Abueva do not go scot-free for their antics in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Phoenix semifinals duel. Photo from PBA images

Ejected Standhardinger says hit on Abueva an accident

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino-German is sent to the locker room early, but San Miguel gets the job done against Phoenix for a 2-0 semis lead

TOSSED OUT. Christian Standhardinger logs in only 9 minutes in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Phoenix due to his ejection. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva flexes muscles en route to PBA Player of the Week

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

'The Beast' struts his stuff as Phoenix formalizes its entry to the playoffs of the 2019 Philippine Cup

HARD TO TAME. Calvin Abueva flaunts his boundless energy as Phoenix claims solo lead in the standings. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva battles through food poisoning

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:20 PM

A bum stomach hardly bothers 'The Beast' as Phoenix claims a share of the lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

BEAST MODE. Calvin Abueva issues another double-double outing as Phoenix sustains its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva says rookie Perez has long way to go

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'The Beast' and his Phoenix crew show 'The Baby Beast' and Columbian how things are done with a scintillating win

BROTHERLY ADVICE. Calvin Abueva says CJ Perez should push himself more for him to be able to play at a high level. Photo from PBA Images

With family watching, Abueva plays hero for Phoenix

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:38 AM

'The Beast' hints of a new baby coming as he reunites with his wife and children

DRAMATIC FASHION. Calvin Abueva opens the PBA's 44th season with a game-winner. Photo from PBA's website

Gilas 'bad boyz' ready to return, says Andray Blatche

Dec 04, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The clamor to bring the former NBA player back to the national team has intensified as the Philippines enters the final stretch of the World Cup qualifiers

BAD BOYZ. Andray Blatche (left) claims that Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are ready for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos from FIBA

Calvin Abueva fined for flashing dirty finger

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The PBA slaps P10,000 penalty on the Phoenix forward after he flashed his middle finger for back-to-back games

PENALIZED. Calvin Abueva didn't go scot-free from his in-game antics. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Alas contests flagrant foul called on Murphy after 'choke' on Abueva

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Tempers flared as San Miguel import Kevin Murphy put Phoenix's Calvin Abueva in a headlock and dragged him near the stands for about 10 seconds

HEATED. Tempers flare between San Miguel's Kevin Murphy (left) and Phoenix's Calvin Abueva. Photo from PBA Images

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

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

Nothing personal for Abueva in first game vs ex-team Alaska

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:29 PM

'The Beast' will share the same floor with the Aces for the first time in three months – but he'll be right on the other side

KEY COG. Calvin Abueva has been an important cog for Phoenix's 2-0 start in the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska begins post-Abueva era with gutsy win over Meralco

Aug 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Debuting import Mike Harris registers 23 points on top of 15 rebounds and 3 assists in the come-from-behind win

MUSCLEMAN. Vic Manuel is one of the 4 Alaska players in double digits with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images

Fresh Phoenix start fuels Abueva

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Fuel Masters may have just found the spunk and hustle they needed in 'The Beast'

NEW TEAM. Calvin Abueva debuts for the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Phelps, Phoenix gift debuting Abueva with victory

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The Fuel Masters avoid a collapse to start their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign on a high note

Alaska Aces trade Calvin Abueva to Phoenix

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The 30-year-old was previously suspended by the Aces for his habitual absences in practices and in a game

FAREWELL. Calvin Abueva ends his 6-year stint with the Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA Images

Santos glad not to face Abueva in semis, turns focus on Manuel

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces figure in a best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

RELIEVED. Arwind Santos admits he does not want to play against Calvin Abueva, knowing what the Alaska Aces forward brings to the table. File photo from PBA Images

Pogoy, Abueva break silence, apologize for FIBA brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The rest of the Gilas Pilipinas players agree that it's time to move on and learn from the fight-marred match

TARGET MAN. Roger Pogoy was the one whom everyone in the Gilas bench tried to save after Daniel Kickert elbowed him in the face. Photo from team sponsor Chooks to Go

Calvin Abueva gets his salary despite suspension, coach Compton clarifies

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The energetic Alaska forward misses his 5th game as he serves the penalty for his unexplained absences

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva has been sidelined for more than 3 weeks now. File photo from PBA Images

Calvin Abueva suspended indefinitely by Alaska

Jun 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

'The Beast' averaged 10.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in the Commissioner's Cup before going AWOL

SUSPENDED. Calvin Abueva went missing for more than a week. File photo from PBA Images

No field goal, no problem as Calvin Abueva tallies +22 in Alaska's 1st win

Apr 30, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'The Beast' misses all of his 10 shots but the Aces roll on to a 19-point romp over the Blackwater Elite

FACILITATOR. Calvin Abueva takes it upon himself to share the ball to his teammates after failing to put the ball in the hoop. Photo by PBA Images

Big reveal: Calvin 'The Beast' Abueva cried upon returning to Gilas

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:22 PM

'When I told Calvin that he was going to Japan (Australia), he broke down in tears,' says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes

FIBA PHI vs JPN Feb 25. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas beats Japan at MOA Arena

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Pilipinas shows composure in the endgame to keep Japan winless in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ANCHOR. Andray Blatche goes with a double-double to power Gilas' win over Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva in, Castro out in 12-man Philippine lineup vs Australia

Feb 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says Jayson Castro 'was not there at all' in last night's practice after twisting his ankle two weeks ago

SURPRISE. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes reveals the final 12 of the Gilas Pilipinas lineup against Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Calvin Abueva included in 14-man Gilas pool flying to Australia

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:55 PM

With his inclusion, Calvin Abueva has a chance to be part of the 12-man lineup that will face Australia and Japan in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers

RETURN. Calvin Abueva has a chance of playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Calvin Abueva keeps hopes high for Gilas return: 'Mahalaga sa akin ito'

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says they are still assessing the other players' injury status before determining the lineup for the second window

HOPING. Calvin Abueva is leaning on to the little hope that he gets to see action in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Calvin Abueva's birthday wish: 'Maging buo akong tao'

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Abueva celebrates his 30th birthday by turning in a double-double outing as Alaska extends its winning streak to 6 games

WHOLE. Calvin Abueva looks to reunite with his kids as soon as possible. Photo by PBA Images

Abueva changes jersey number to signal transformation to Beast 2.0

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:22 PM

Abueva leaves behind the melancholy state he was in for 3 weeks

BEAST 2.0. Calvin Abueva now sports the number 88 jersey number as part of his transformation to Beast 2.0. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva missed game vs Blackwater due to family matters, says Compton

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Alaska head coach Alex Compton says that he would have done the same if he were in Calvin Abueva’s shoes

FAMILY MATTERS. Calvin Abueva joins the shootaround with the team but leaves to attend family matters. Photo by PBA Images

Alaska notches first PH cup win, deals Meralco second straight loss

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:11 PM

The Alaska Aces clinch their first win in the 2018 Philippine Cup

SECOND VICTORY. Calvin Abueva leads the Aces with 19 points. Photo by PBA Images

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Alaska tops San Miguel to snap Aces' worst ever losing streak

Sep 02, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Alaska wins its first game since April to snap their 14 game losing streak

SPOILED MILK. Calvin Abueva registered 13 points and 9 rebounds to get the Aces on the board with a victory. Photo by PBA Images

Untamed Beast: Why Calvin Abueva needs to tone down his antics

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Beast watched the Philippines win over China from the locker room after being ejected in the first quarter for headbutting an opposing player

BEAST MODE. Calvin Abueva should realize that it's possible to have too much puso on the court, the columnist says. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hontiveros attests to Abueva's growth as leader for Gilas

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I guess napansin niyo rin na nagbago na si Calvin It s good for us it s good for Gilas also says former Gilas captain Dondon Hontiveros

VISIT. Dondon Hontiveros pays Gilas Pilipinas a visit and talks about the growth of Alaska teammate Calvin Abueva. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Pingris on Abueva: 'Siya 'yung puso ng Gilas ngayon'

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Marc Pingris is ready to hand over the reins to a worthy successor: Calvin Abueva

PUSO. For so long Marc Pingris typified 'puso' for Gilas Pilipinas. Now he sees Calvin Abueva (R) doing the same. File photo from

Abueva remains happy despite loss entering Christmas break

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Alaska s 3 game winning streak was ended by TNT leaving the Aces in the middle of the Philippine Cup standings heading into Christmas break

WATCH: Calvin Abueva flashes middle finger after hitting 3-pointer

Dec 23, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Abueva has never been one to shy away from showing how he feels

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva, Alaska blow out Ginebra

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Alaska rises to 3 2 while Ginebra slips to 2 3 in the 2017 Philippine Cup standings

ROUT. Alaska routs Ginebra. Calvin Abuva is seen trying to dish an assist. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lee, Abueva shine as Star and Alaska notch wins

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Both Star and Alaska win for the first time in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup

LETHAL. Paul Lee explodes for Star to get its first win of the season. Photo from PBA Images

Sick Calvin Abueva sits out PBA All-Star Game

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Abueva who was named an All Star for the fourth straight year has been confined for two days

SICK. Calvin Abueva sits out the PBA All-Star Game as he is confined in the hospital due to fever. Photo from PBA Images

Pacquiao on Abueva hitting two 3s over him: 'Tsamba'

Aug 04, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Pacquiao guarding Abueva was all part of Mahindra s game plan

TRASH TALK. Manny Pacquiao knows how to talk trash in basketball, too. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao guards Abueva in first PBA game in 9 months

Aug 03, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Manny Pacquiao plays the last 3 minutes of the opening quarter and defends Calvin Abueva

PACMAN VS THE BEAST. Calvin Abueva laughs in conversation with Manny Pacquiao after scoring his second triple over the boxer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva suspended, fined for elbow to Ellis

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Alaska s Calvin Abueva will serve a one game suspension and pay a P22 000 fine

BEAST SUSPENDED. Calvin Abueva is suspended for one game after elbowing Chris Ellis. Photo from PBA Images

2016 PBA All-Star starters revealed

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Barangay Ginebra has the most players in the All Star starting lineups with 5

ALL-STARS. Mark Caguioa and Terrence Romeo lead the North while James Yap and Mark Caguioa anchor the South team for the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images

WATCH: Highlights of Gilas practice; June Mar the 3-point threat?

May 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM

June Mar Fajardo Calvin Abueva and even Tab Baldwin wax hot from downtown while Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena show some teamwork in drills

Belga scolds self for 'stupid mistakes,' regrets Abueva foul in Game 5

May 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Big man Beau Belga blames himself for stupid mistakes he committed as Rain or Shine drops Game 5 against Alaska in the PBA Finals

BAD GAME. Beau Belga rues his bad performance in Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN VINES: Alaska lives to fight another day after Game 5 win

May 16, 2016 - 2:37 AM

Watch highlights of Game 5 of the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup finals through these Vines

STILL SURVIVING. Calvin Abueva and Alaska survive a hard-fought battle in Game 5. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Alaska stays alive with Game 5 win over Rain or Shine

May 15, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Alaska wins its second straight game after falling into a 0 3 hole in the Commissioner s Cup finals

MILKING IT. Calvin Abueva scores 20 points and grabs 13 rebounds plus two blocks in a Game 5 win. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Compton most proud of Calvin Abueva’s ‘growth’

May 14, 2016 - 5:34 PM

I’ve never seen anybody throw their body around the way he does Alex Compton says about his star player

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Calvin Abueva wins first Best Player of the Conference award

May 13, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Meralco import Arinze Onuaku was also named the best import of the conference

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler