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INFOGRAPHIC: Take the whole family on an unforgettable trip to Singapore

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:57 AM

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Meralco settles for 4th place in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The Meralco Bolts suffer another heartbreaker from the Seoul SK Knights that cost them the bronze medal

SCORING LEADER. Diamond Stone leads the Meralco Bolts to cap off the team's campaign in the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Photo from FIBA

Meralco loses FIBA Asia Champions Cup finals spot to Iran's Petrochimi

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The Bolts, though, can still end their stint on a high note with a bronze medal

TOUGH BLOW. The Meralco Bolts miss the services of Allen Durham when it matters most as he fouls out. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Meralco wrecks Al Riyadi for FIBA Asia Champions Cup semis spot

Sep 29, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Winless in their first two games, the Bolts march on to the semifinals with a 33-point romp of the Lebanese club

DEADSHOT. Scoreless in Meralco's previous loss, KG Canaleta rises to the occasion with 18 points behind four triples. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Meralco falls prey to Japan's Alvark in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 28, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Imports Allen Durham and Diamond Stone combine for 59 points but the Bolts remain winless

WASTED. Allen Durham sees his 31-point, 12-rebound and 2-block performance go down the drain. Photo courtesy of FIBA


Meralco bows to Thailand's Mono in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 27, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Bolts saw their last-ditch comeback effort fall short against a determined Mono side

LUCKLESS. Losing three games in their ongoing Governors' Cup campaign in the PBA, Baser Amer and the Meralco Bolts still couldn't catch a break. Photo from FIBA


Tough battle ahead as Meralco reps PH in FIBA Champions Cup

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The Bolts will face defending champion Al Riyadi of Lebanon, CBA kings Liaoning Flying Leopards and KBL champs Seoul SK Knights

REPPING THE FLAG. The Meralco Bolts will represent the Philippines in the 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. File photo from PBA Images


Hair to the throne? Arsenal's Guendouzi compared to Vieira

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The French midfielder is turning heads despite only 3 appearances with the Premier League football club

YOUNG COG. 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi had fans salivating in friendlies against Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in Singapore. File photo by AFP Roslan Rahman/AFP


Chooks to Go Pilipinas trounces Thailand, finishes 5th in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Isaiah Austin saves the best for last as he registers 37 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks

FIFTH PLACE. Chooks to Go finishes the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in fifth place. Photo from FIBA.com

Chooks to Go Pilipinas destroys Dubai, sets up Thailand rematch for 5th place

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The Philippines can now fall no further than sixth place

EASY WIN. LA Revilla had a perfect game in the win over Dubai, scoring 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting. Photo from FIBA.com

Blatche on not suiting up against Chooks to Go: 'I can’t play against my Filipino people'

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Andray Blatche chose flag before club in sitting out China Kashgar's game against Chooks to Go Pilipinas

KUYA ANDRAY. Andray Blatche opted to sit out the game rather than help his Chinese club defeat the Philippine team. Photo from FIBA.com

Blatche-less China eliminates Chooks to Go Pilipinas from contention

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:12 PM

China Kashgar, playing without Gilas big man Andray Blatche, cruise to an 86-70 win in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup quarterfinals

OUSTED. Chooks to Go Pilipinas will play for fifth place on Friday after losing to China Kashgar. Photo from FIBA.com

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Quarterfinals

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Tune in for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs China Kashgar on Thursday, 7:30 pm

Petrochimi blows out Chooks-to-Go in their last elimination round game

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Chooks-to-Go ends the game with a 19-point deficit

BLOW OUT. Iran walks away with the victory and stands on top of Group A. Photo from FIBA Basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Iran's Petrochimi on Tuesday, 9:45 pm

Carl Bryan Cruz white-hot from three, lifts Chooks to Go Pilipinas over Thailand

Sep 24, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Chooks-to-Go Philippines holds a 2-1 record in the league

STELLAR. Carl Bryan Cruz provides 26 points on a stellar 8/11 clip from three. Photo from FIBA Basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Thailand's Mono Vampire Basketball Club on Sunday, 2:30 pm

Chooks to Go Pilipinas falls to Palestine in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The Philippine team fails to recreate last night's magic, falling to Sareyyet Ramallah.

FALLING SHORT. Isaiah Austin added 13 points, 8 rebounds and two blocks but was seen limping to the locker room at halftime. File photo by Bounty Sports

'Sorriest team I ever played against': Netizens rage after Astana import bashes PH team

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:47 PM

BC Astana import Justin Carter didn't exactly endear himself to basketball fans in the Philippines.

LOW BLOW. Justin Carter calls Chooks to Go the 'sorriest team' he'd ever played against, but it was Carter who shot 3-of-21 from the field. Photo from Carter's Facebook

Ravena, Austin lead Chooks to Go comeback over Kazakhstan in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Team Philippines opens up the tournament with a 73-65 win over BC Astana.

STRONG START. Isaiah Austin posts a double-double of 17 points, 18 rebounds and 6 huge blocks in the win while Kiefer Ravena led the team in scoring with 22 points. File photo from Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Austin, Ebondo secure visas for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Isaiah Austin and Rod Ebondo will reinforce the Chooks-to-Go lineup

CLEARED. American professional basketball player Isaiah Austin and Centro Escolar University star Rod Ebondo have secured their visa. Photos from PBA Images and Wikipedia

Isaiah Austin: The true embodiment of #PUSO

Sep 19, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Isaiah Austin will not just empower the Chooks-to-Go lineup. He also has something more to offer the Filipino basketball community.

BASKETBALL HAS NEVER DEFINED ME AS A MAN. "What defines me as a man is my character, how I achieve my goals, being the best son I can be, being the best father I can be, being the best friend I can be and things like that." Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ravena, Jose, CBC banner PH Team to FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Chooks-to-Go calls up a young team to lead it to its first international stint

12-MAN LINEUP. Chooks-to-Go will be sending out a young delegation for their first international stint. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Carl Bryan Cruz joins Chooks-to-Go in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz will join Kiefer Ravena and Raymar Jose in guiding the young delegation

RELEASED. Carl Bryan Cruz was released by Alaska to participate in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Naturalized player prospect Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The former Baylor University standout is here and says he s ready to get to work

WELCOME TO MANILA. Isaiah Austin arrives in the Philippines ahead of his stint with the Chooks To Go team in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in China. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter

SCHEDULE: 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 09, 2017 - 2:24 AM

Find out when the Philippines Chooks To Go team will play in Chenzhou China

Philippines given FIBA Asia Champions Cup wild card spot

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:32 PM

The Philippines gets a wild card entry after Japan withdraws

BASKETBALL NEVER STOPS. The Philippine national team will be back in action shortly after wrapping up a gold medal performance at the 2017 SEA Games.  File photo by PSC-POC media

Neymar scores as Barcelona beats Man Utd in friendly

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Neymar delivers his third goal in two matches in the exhibition tournament

GOAL. Neymar scored the lone goal in a 1-0 Barcelona win over Manchester United in an International Champions Cup friendly. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP