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Manzo relishes last few games for UP with clutch performances

Oct 23, 2019 - 3:56 PM

After becoming an afterthought in the loaded Maroons’ offensive arsenal, Jun Manzo makes sure to make a mark in the final stretch of the season

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP escapes NU, clinches Final Four playoff

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:39 PM

In another cardiac finish, the UP Maroons slip past the NU Bulldogs to inch closer to a return trip to the Final Four

Photo release

Ancajas to spar with Pinoy pug in title duel buildup

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas and chief trainer Joven Jimenez bring up the level of their training

LEVEL UP. Jerwin Ancajas steps up his preparation for his fight against Jonathan Rodriguez. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Kobe Paras credits Maroons' comeback ability to overseas training

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'If you guys watched our off-season, we went to Taipei, I think that’s where we got how we play to fight back,' says Kobe Paras

TAIWAN EXPERIENCE. Kobe Paras thinks that the UP Fighting Maroons learned how to stage massive comebacks from their overseas trainings. Photo from UAAP release

Chauca takes 'full responsibility' for repeat meltdown versus UP

Oct 21, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Adamson gets swept by UP in UAAP Season 82, squandering double-digit leads in their two encounters

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY. Val Chauca shoulders the burden as Adamson sees its Final Four hopes further dented. Photo from UAAP


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

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

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

Ancajas flies to Carson '95%' ready for title defense

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Filipino world champion Jerwin Ancajas remains 'right on track' as his title defense with Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez nears

TAPERING. Jerwin Ancajas heads to Los Angeles for the final stretch of his training. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

American boxer Patrick Day dies from brain injuries

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:24 AM

A rising prospect, the 27-year-old Patrick Day dies days after absorbing a knockout defeat to Charles Conwell

FATAL. Patrick Day (left) and Charles Conwell exchange punches in the ill-fated bout. Photo by Dylan Buell/AFP

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

[ANALYSIS] Why this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics is relevant to Filipinos

Oct 15, 2019 - 12:03 PM

It's a testament to the power of research, scientific thinking, and empirical evidence in the crafting and implementation of economic policies and programs

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


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


US boxer Patrick Day 'extremely critical' after devastating knockout

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Patrick Day undergoes emergency brain surgery following a knockout against Charles Conwell in their super welterweight bout

CRITICAL CONDITION. Patrick Day is currently in intensive care. Photo from Instagram/patday_allday


WATCH: UP Maroons carry banged-up Akhuetie after UE win

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Bright Akhuetie usually does the heavy lifting for the Maroons, but this time, his UP teammates make sure to carry him – quite literally

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Manzo thanks Desiderio for heart-to-heart talk before breakout game

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:34 PM

After getting lost in the loaded UP backourt, Jun Manzo regains his old form – thanks to an assist from Mr Atin ‘To

Photo release

UP denies UE fightback to snap losing skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Still playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons get back on track after turning back the pesky UE Red Warriors

SLAM. Kobe Paras soars for a dunk, adding another entry to an already impressive highlight reel this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Best of Ancajas for Rodriguez fight

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Jerwin Ancajas puts his IBF super flyweight crown on the line for the eighth time against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

$14 billion goal in sight for fighting AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FUNDS. (From left) Irish rock band U2 singer Bono, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the announcement of the final amount raised for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 10, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Slow starter Heno challenges Soto for world crown in California

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Edward Heno sets his sights on becoming the next Filipino world champion

NEW CHALLENGE. Edward Heno is set to fight Mexican Elwin Soto for the WBO junior flyweight title. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

UP Maroons thankful for fan support amid Perasol suspension

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:52 PM

'We Bo-lieve' becomes the Fighting Maroons' mantra as Bo Perasol serves his three-game suspension

FACING ADVERSITY. Juan Gomez de Liano and the UP Fighting Maroons will try to win as many games as they can without head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


LOOK: Akhuetie, Stockton figure in altercation at UP-FEU match

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Tempers flare as Alec Stockton falls on Bright Akhuetie, who then delivers a hit in the mouth

HIGHLY CHARGED. Despite taking a hit, Alec Stockton and FEU escape Bright Akhuetie and UP in overtime. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler


Casimero training in Las Vegas for bout vs Tete

Oct 07, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Johnriel Casimero will challenge South African Zolani Tete for the WBO bantamweight belt in London

BIG DREAMS. Johnriel Casimero looks to join the growing list of Filipino boxing world champions. File ohoto from Alvin S. Go/Rappler


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

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Playing the first of 3 games minus coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons fall short in their comeback charge against the FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU survives massive UP comeback in OT thriller

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Arresting a late collapse, FEU pulls through in overtime against a UP side playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Golovkin survives scare to regain IBF title

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'It's a bad day for me but a huge experience,' says Gennady Golovkin after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko to reclaim the IBF middleweight belt

GRUELING. Gennady Golovkin (left) endures Sergiy Derevyanchenko's volley of punches. Photo from DAZN

U.S. boxing trainer suffers 'horrible attack' during weigh-in

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Renowned boxing trainer James Ali Bashir gets knocked unconscious during the weigh-in of the Habazin-Shields fight

CALLED OFF. The fight between Ivana Habazin (left) and Claressa Shields gets canceled following the attack on trainer James Ali Bashir (right). Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Suspension stays: UAAP says Perasol 'never apologized'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The sad part here is that Mr Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did,' says UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan

'ACTS OF AGGRESSION'. UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan remains firm on his stance to suspend UP head coach Bo Perasol for 3 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ancajas reaches peak of training for 8th title defense vs Rodriguez

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas primes himself for the IBF super flyweight battle against Mexican Jonathan Javier Rodriguez

WORKING HARD. Jerwin Ancajas is on track in his preparations for his 8th title defense. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

'3 games is too much,' says Bo Perasol on his suspension

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

'I’ve already said my piece about regretting what I did. Three games suspension for an ejection is just too much,' says Perasol

SITTING OUT. Bo Perasol is set to miss the opening 3 games of UP's 2nd round campaign. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Bo Perasol suspended for 3 games

Oct 01, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Perasol will miss the first 3 games of the second round for his on-court outburst during Sunday's Ateneo-UP clash

SUSPENDED. Bo Perasol will not be calling the shots for the UP Fighting Maroons at the start of the UAAP Season 82 second round. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol calls for UP unity, sets self-ultimatum for Season 82

Sep 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Bo Perasol says UP players and supporters should 'not beat each other up to pieces when we do not come out victorious' after his ejection against Ateneo

DETERMINED. Bo Perasol says he intends to lead the UP Fighting Maroons until 'the prize is won and the championship trophy is lifted for all Iskos and Iskas.' Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Ricci Rivero 'sentimental' in playing Ateneo again

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Former La Salle standout Ricci Rivero relishes playing against Ateneo, but this time in a different jersey

DEJA VU. Ricci Rivero plays against Ateneo but this time as a Fighting Maroon. Photo from release

UP is better, but so is Ateneo

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Now turning into one of UAAP basketball’s great rivalries, Ateneo and UP deliver the emotions, executions, and histrionics for a primetime spectacle

BATTLE OF KATIPUNAN. As Ateneo quickly rediscovers what makes it great, UP ends up folding against pressure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Akhuetie blasts 'shitty' officiating after blowout loss

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The referee was shitty no doubt,' says Bright Akhuetie after UP coach Bo Perasol's ejection

QUESTIONABLE. Bright Akhuetie slams the officiating in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol apologetic, but firm in officiating stance after ejection

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'It really doesn't matter what happens on the court, but I have to think about my composure because that is what I preach,' says UP coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Check out some photos of the game where Ateneo proves unflappable in the face of pressure as UP collapses in the second half

COMPOSURE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles prove unflappable in the face of pressure as the usual reliables take charge including Matt Nieto, who tallies 18 points, 5 boards, and 3 assists. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo reasserts mastery over UP, sweeps Season 82 1st round

Sep 29, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Poised all game, the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove too strong as the UP Fighting Maroons lose their cool and their coach

FLYING HIGH. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to dominate the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Spence drops Porter by split decision in Staples Center slugfest

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The winner of the Errol Spence-Shawn Porter fight may face Manny Pacquiao, but promoter Al Haymon quickly pours cold water on the mega showdown

TRADING BLOWS. ErrollSpence Jr left) and Shawn Porter exchange punches in a thrilling welterweight title unification bout. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29

Park Seo-joon wants to do more work, projects in the Philippines

Sep 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The South Korean actor talks about working in the Philippines, his dream role, and his most challenging role to date

PARK SEO JOON. South Korean actor Park Seo Joon, a Bench global ambassador, speaks at a press conference at the Manila Peninsula, MakatI on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Photo by Vernise L Tantuco/Rappler

UAAP badminton: NU nails top playoffs seed

Sep 28, 2019 - 3:52 PM

The NU Bulldogs secure the No. 1 spot and semifinal bonus after pinning a first loss on the La Salle Green Shuttlers

VETERANS. Keeyan Gabuelo and Solomon Padiz Jr secure the doubles match for the NU Bulldogs. Photo release

La Salle fumbles to UP: From a statement to 'sayang'

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:55 PM

UP didn't exactly steal the game, La Salle just gave it away

HEARTBREAKER. Aljun Melecio and the Green Archers blow their chance to get a win streak going. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ricci Rivero takes booing in stride, calls La Salle his 'second home'

Sep 26, 2019 - 5:10 PM

'No hard feelings... I used to give everything I’ve got for them,' says UP's Ricci Rivero after playing his first game against former team La Salle

OTHER SIDE. Former La Salle player Ricci Rivero helps the UP Maroons get the upper hand over this former team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Banged-up Juan GDL relieved after game-winner

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

'People don’t know I’ve been really working hard to get back in shape, just to get my rhythm back,' says UP game hero Juan Gomez de Liaño

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: UP vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 25, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Check out some photos of the UP Fighting Maroons' thrilling escape over the La Salle Green Archers

UAAP photo

Juan GDL hits game-winner in UP thriller over La Salle

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The UP Fighting Maroons survive another heart-stopper as Juan Gomez de Liaño knocks in a clutch triple against the La Salle Green Archers

Belingon wants KO win vs Fernandes in ONE title fight

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Kevin Belingon will meet rival Bibiano Fernandes for the fourth time as he tries to reclaim lost glory

FOR THE THRONE. Kevin Belingon says he knows what to expect against Bibiano Fernandes. Photo from ONE Championship