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Terrence Jones stamps class as TNT crushes NLEX

May 22, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The former NBA player runs roughshod over the defense with a monster double-double performance

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones shows off his scoring chops as TNT kicks off its campaign with a dominant win. Photo from PBA Images


No Pringle, no problem as NorthPort pummels Alaska for 1st win

May 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Batang Pier rely on a balanced attack to notch their conference debut in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Mo Tautuaa submits all-around numbers for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska thwarts Columbian behind Daniels, Banchero

May 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Alaska Aces storm back from a near-double-digit deficit to end their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut in the winning column

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEMS. Chris Daniels frolicks in the paint for Alaska. 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


Ex-Rockets forward Terrence Jones to reinforce TNT in PBA

May 05, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The 6-foot-9 big man looks to help restore the lost glory for the KaTropa, who last reached a PBA finals in 2017

BATTLE TESTED. Terrence Jones played for 3 teams in the NBA and usually put up double digit numbers. Photo from Terrence Jones' Instagram account (@terrencejones1)


Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images


The week in photos: August 4-10, 2018

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Two months after trade, Jeff Chan is PBA champion anew

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The veteran sharpshooter was bound to miss the playoffs for the 3rd straight conference until he was shipped to Barangay Ginebra

LUCKY BREAK. Jeff Chan bags his 3rd championship less than two months since his trade to Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Austria: San Miguel's finals loss a long time coming

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:22 PM

After an impressive 6-of-6 in the last 10 PBA conference finals, the Beermen tasted their first championship defeat in 5 years

CLEAN SLATE. In order to revive their winning ways, Leo Austria suggests San Miguel returns to square one. Photo from PBA Images


For Arwind, there's silver lining in San Miguel's finals loss

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:24 PM

It has been so long since the Beermen lost a finals series that they still had a different name when it happened

MOVING FORWARD. Arwind Santos says San Miguel needs to go back to where it started as it begins its next title quest. Photo from PBA Images


Finals MVP Scottie epitome of Never Say Die, says Cone

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The winningest PBA tactician believes the 25-year-old could wind up as one of the league's true greats

STANDING TALL. Scottie Thompson takes home the Finals Most Valuable Player award as Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel as the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:54 AM

The do-it-all import has now won 3 PBA championships in 4 conferences

WINNING CULTURE. Justin Brownlee steers Barangay Ginebra to the team's 3rd championship in the last 6 conferences. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years

Ginebra finishes off San Miguel for PBA Commissioner's Cup crown

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Trailing 1-2 in the best-of-7 affair, the Gin Kings won the next 3 games for their 3rd PBA championship in the last 6 conferences

CHAMPS. Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel to become the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photos from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 6 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, August 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena

On the verge of losing PBA finals, Santos cites 'Beeracle'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

San Miguel teeters on the brink of losing its first championship series following a perfect 6-of-6 run in the finals of the last 10 conferences

REDEMPTION. Arwind Santos is expecting the Beermen to strike back as they trail 2-3 in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Cone: Scottie Thompson 'reminds me of Westbrook'

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The 3-year guard showcases his scoring prowess as Barangay Ginebra gains a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING CHOPS. Scottie Thompson makes the biggest buckets down the stretch as Ginebra moves a win closer to dethroning San Miguel as Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo from PBA Images


Balkman on Game 5 loss: 'We didn't lose that game'

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:53 AM

San Miguel squandered a 5-point lead down the stretch in Game 5 as Barangay Ginebra seized a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 finals series

NOT OUT YET. Renaldo Balkman says people should not count San Miguel out even with Barangay Ginebra holding a 3-2 lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Thompson proves clutch as Ginebra nips San Miguel in Game 5

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The do-it-all guard finishes with a game-high 20 points and sinks the biggest buckets down the stretch

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 5 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 05, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, August 5, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

On night of milestones, Fajardo still eyes biggest prize

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

'The Kraken' wants more after adding another Best Player of the Conference award to his collection and joining the 5,000-point club

NO HAPPY ENDING. June Mar Fajardo's night of winning his 7th Best Player of the Conference award and joining the 5,000-point club did not have a happy ending. Photo from PBA Images


Tim Cone: No finals series as 'strange' as San Miguel-Ginebra

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The first 4 games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals have been decided by an average of 30.3 points

BOUNCE BACK. Tim Cone and his Barangay Ginebra even the best-of-7 affair with a 130-100 win over San Miguel in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images


Joe Devance downplays shoving incident with Renaldo Balkman

Aug 03, 2018 - 11:28 PM

The Barangay Ginebra forward says he's sure there are no 'hard feelings' between him and the San Miguel import

KEY COG. Joe Devance puts up 18 points and 5 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra ties the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra evens PBA Finals with Game 4 thrashing of San Miguel

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Justin Brownlee stars for the Gin Kings with a near triple-double of 37 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 blocks and two steals

TOWERING PRESENCE. Greg Slaughter finishes with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 4 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Friday, August 3, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

June Mar Fajardo nabs 7th Best Player award

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Cebuano stalwart clinches the top individual plum in the Commissioner's Cup for the first time

BEAST. June Mar Fajardo has the most Best Player of the Conference awards in PBA history. Photo from PBA Images


Justin Brownlee takes home first Best Import plum

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The Barangay Ginebra reinforcement edges San Miguel's Renaldo Balkman and Rain or Shine's Reggie Johnson for the award

FIRST. Justin Brownlee wins his first Best Import of the Conference plum in 4 tours of duty in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Lost and embarrassed Ginebra needs to find an answer

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:40 PM

It’s starting to feel like Ginebra needs a perfect game to stay alive against San Miguel Beer

LOADED. The Beermen have proven to be too good and too deep for the Gin Kings in the PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images

Balkman break: SMB import gives back to Pinoy kids

Aug 02, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The Puerto Rican import plans to take a break from the heated 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals to visit the Alay Pag-asa Christian Foundation

SPREADING THE LOVE. Renaldo Balkman says he wants to give children something he did not have before. Photo from PBA Images


Jawo: Ginebra 'uptight' in another PBA finals blowout loss

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'The Living Legend' had plenty to say after his former team absorbed a 38-point beating from San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

BLOWOUT. Present in the last two games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals, Robert Jaworski saw former team Barangay Ginebra beaten by an average of 33.0 points. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind Santos feels the love amid Ginebra boos

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The former league MVP has been the subject of ire of the Gin Kings' die-hard hopefuls in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

PESKY. Arwind Santos helps San Miguel deal Barangay Ginebra a 38-point beating with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Photo from PBA Images


Chris Ross relishes reverse LeBron James moment

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:52 PM

The do-it-all guard unusually dons a headband to cover a forehead wound but sinks 7 treys to help San Miguel destroy Barangay Ginebra in Game 3

RESILIENT. Not even a forehead cut could prevent a headband-clad Chris Ross from powering San Miguel to a 38-point rout of Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc


Ross explodes from deep as San Miguel buries Ginebra by 38 in Game 3

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The Beermen have won the last two games by an average of 33 points after dropping the opener by 28 points

Chris Ross bounces back from his ejection in Game 2 with a Game 3 explosion. File photo


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 3 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 01, 2018 - 12:02 AM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, August 1, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

PBA summons Arwind Santos, Renaldo Balkman

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:35 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will talk to the San Miguel teammates for the late-game altercations in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Arwind Santos questioned the disqualifying foul slapped on him in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Last thing Brownlee expects in PBA Finals is another blowout

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:53 PM

The import is bracing for tougher duels between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel after the first two games ended with a combined margin of 53 points

BOUNCE BACK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra aim for a bounce back game after absorbing a 25-point beating in Game 2 against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra's Tim Cone expects 'chippier' battle as PBA finals progresses

Jul 30, 2018 - 2:25 PM

San Miguel's series-tying Game 2 win saw two players ejected and 3 technical fouls called in the 4th quarter alone

NO LOVE LOST. Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel may be sister teams but Tim Cone says there is no love lost between the two. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind Santos questions ejection for hit on Scottie Thompson

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:52 PM

The Beermen forward gets slapped with a disqualifying foul for elbowing the Gin Kings guard in the torso

KEY COG. Arwind Santos chalks up 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and two steals before his ejection. File photo from PBA Images


Ross on techs that led to ejection: 'I don't think I deserve them'

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Chris Ross gets slapped with two technical fouls in a span of 15 seconds in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Chris Ross finishes with 5 assists, 3 rebounds and two steals. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel rides Cabagnot's hot hand to blast Ginebra in Game 2

Jul 29, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The Beermen bounce back from a 28-point Game 1 drubbing to equalize the best-of-7 PBA finals series


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 2 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Jul 29, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 29, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Silver lining: Standhardinger stands out in SMB blowout loss

Jul 28, 2018 - 3:22 PM

San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria says his prized rookie is ready to take on heavier minutes in the best-of-7 championship series

DOWN THE DRAIN. Christian Standhardinger' career-best 26 points goes for naught in San Miguel's 99-127 Game 1 loss to Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Tim Cone least surprised as Devance notches milestone

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The Ginebra coach heaps praise on Joe Devance as the reliable veteran joins the 500 triples made club

DO-IT-ALL. Joe Devance scatters 20 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals in Barangay Ginebra's 127-99 Game 1 win over the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


LA Tenorio all praise for red-hot Brownlee

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The Barangay Ginebra point guard says Justin Brownlee is the best import he's ever played with in the PBA

UNSTOPPABLE. Justin Brownlee powers Barangay Ginebra to a rousing 127-99 romp of the San Miguel Beermen in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Brownlee plays near-perfect game as Ginebra thwarts San Miguel in Game 1

Jul 27, 2018 - 9:52 PM

(UPDATED) Justin Brownlee finishes with 42 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and two blocks for the Gin Kings


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 1 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Friday, July 27, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Tim Cone, Ginebra brace for dogfight vs 'GOAT' San Miguel

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:01 PM

The PBA's winningest tactician considers this batch of Beermen as the greatest of all time

DOGFIGHT. Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is expecting a long series against the San Miguel Beermen in their best-of-7 series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Photo from PBA Images


'Brothers for life' Brownlee, Balkman duke it out in PBA Finals

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman, the one-two punch in Alab Pilipinas' title run in the ASEAN Basketball League, will be on different sides this time

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Justin Brownlee (left) and Renaldo Balkman aim to lead their respective teams to the promised land. File photo from PBA Images


SMC teams: Just flat out way better

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Both San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra finished outside the top 4 in the eliminations, yet here they are in the PBA finals

SMC SUPREMACY. Arwind Santos’ San Miguel Beer and Justin Brownlee’s Barangay Ginebra clash in a PBA title series that underscores yet again the SMC group’s league dominance. Photo by PBA Images

Giants collide as June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter renew finals rivalry

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:08 PM

'The Kraken' and 'GregZilla' will battle in the championship round for the first time since 2009

BATTLE OF THE GIANTS. June Mar Fajardo (left) and Greg Slaughter both seek to help their respective teams win the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Photos from PBA Image