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Pingris returns as Magnolia escapes Phoenix to extend winning streak

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Paul Lee and import James Farr rise to the occasion to give the Hotshots their third straight win

FIERY. Paul Lee and Magnolia maintain their hot streak after starting the conference on the wrong foot. Photo from PBA Images


Suspended Abueva 'remorseful' of wrongdoings, says Alas

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Louie Alas says Calvin Abueva, who has been suspended indefinitely, is set to issue a letter to the PBA

OUT. Calvin Abueva has missed 3 games for Phoenix in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles takes over to propel Rain or Shine over struggling Phoenix

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:41 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters come from behind for their second straight win after dropping their first two games of the conference

BACK-TO-BACK. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine go on a winning run. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps Abueva-less Phoenix for back-to-back wins

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Bolts bank on the trio of Gani Lawal, Baser Amer, and Chris Newsome to pick up their third win in 5 games

ALL-AROUND. Chris Newsome puts up a solid performance across the board for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


After Abueva ban, Phoenix hopes same PBA ruling in future cases

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:39 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial deems it necessary to crack the whip on Abueva to 'instill discipline and maintain professionalism in the league'

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva is expected to miss significant time for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Tempers flare as oil-rich Venezuela starts to ration gas at the pumps

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Venezuela's oil output drops from 3.2 million barrels per day a decade ago to 1.03 million barrels in April this year. Other estimates put that output as low as 768,000 barrels per day.

GAS ISSUES. A Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) worker pumps gas in a car in Caracas, on May 21, 2019. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Calvin Abueva suspended indefinitely, fined by PBA

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:53 PM

Aside from the indefinite suspension, Abueva has also been fined P50,000 for the flagrant foul penalty 2 on Terrence Jones, and P20,000 for engaging with a fan in a verbal altercation

INDEFINITE. Calvin Abueva gets fined for his actions towards a fan. Photo by PBA Images

TNT blasts Phoenix in game marred by 6 ejections

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Two coaches and 4 players get tossed out in the highly charged match

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones scores 40 points anew. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix fines Abueva for incident with Parks' girlfriend

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:18 PM

While saying they 'stand and support' Abueva, the Fuel Masters said their star forward should have kept his cool

HEATED. Ray Parks blasts Calvin Abueva for disrespecting his girlfriend, actress Maika Rivera. 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


The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

San Miguel gets last laugh vs Phoenix to reach finals

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:47 PM

The Beermen reach the Philippine Cup finals for a franchise record fifth straight time

June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images


Romeo puts on scoring clinic as San Miguel pushes Phoenix to the brink

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Beermen display complete obliteration of the Fuel Masters in the highly physical Game 4

ONE MORE LOSS. Calvin Abueva and Phoenix face elimination. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix hero Wright endures mild bronchitis: 'This is the playoffs'

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The 28-year-old guard comes up clutch as Phoenix trails 1-2 against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

CLUTCH. Matthew Wright prevents another Phoenix meltdown. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix makes it a series with gutsy Game 3 win over San Miguel

Apr 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Phoenix Fuel Masters trim the San Miguel Beermen's series lead to 1-2 behind Matthew Wright's clutch free throws

NO SWEEP. Phoenix denies June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel their third straight win in the semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images


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


San Miguel storms back to take 2-0 lead vs Phoenix

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Beermen bank on June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter in the endgame to move two wins away from reaching the Philippine Cup finals

STRONG FINISH. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen buck off a slow start to repeat on Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix looks to adjust after loss to San Miguel 'national team'

Apr 14, 2019 - 1:38 PM

'You can’t blink against San Miguel,' Phoenix coach Louie Alas admits after his top-ranked Fuel Masters absorbed a heavy beating against the Beermen

JITTERY. Calvin Abueva and the Fuel Masters know they need to shake off the playoff jitters. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar brushes off another injury scare in San Miguel Game 1 win

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Ever the competitor, the five-time MVP is more concerned that he fouled out early and wound up with subpar numbers

RELENTLESS. San Miguel Beer gets away with a big win despite missing the services of June Mar Fajardo for quite a stretch. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel weathers late Phoenix rally, JMF injury in semis opener win

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Not even a head injury scare to June Mar Fajardo fazed the San Miguel Beermen against the top-ranked Phoenix

Photo from PBA Images

SCHEDULE: 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Top-ranked Phoenix clashes with defending champion San Miguel as No. 2 Rain or Shine tackles Magnolia

Poe says fisherfolk need to receive fuel subsidy from gov't

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:27 PM

If there is Pantawid Pasada program for jeepney drivers, reelectionist senator Grace Poe says there should also be 'Pantawid Pambangka' program

FUEL. Fishermen also uses fuel for their motorbancas. AFP photo

In Cebu, Serge Osmeña hits part of TRAIN law before Angara

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Senatorial candidate Sergio Osmeña III says he will move to scrap the fuel excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law

BROTHERS. Senatorial bet Sergio Osmena III joins his brother Tomas, who is the reelectionist Cebu City mayor, at the proclamation party of the regional party BOPK. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Phoenix seals twice-to-beat with rousing win over San Miguel

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Fuel Masters head into the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team after ending the Beermen's four-game winning streak

BIG FISH. Calvin Abueva and the Phoenix Fuel Masters upset reigning four-time Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images


'No Planet B': Tens of thousands join global youth demo for climate

Mar 16, 2019 - 12:08 AM

Classrooms in capitals from Bangkok to Berlin, Lagos to London are emptied as ambitious organizers of the student strike hope to stage 1,000 demos in more than 100 countries

'NO PLANET B.' Youths demonstrate with banners and placards and a figure depicting young Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg holding two representatives of her parents' generation and reading 'Do something against the climate disaster!' during the 'Fridays For Future' movement on a global day of student protests aiming to spark world leaders into action on climate change on March 15, 2019 in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Photo by Federico Gambarini/dpa/AFP

Ginebra pulls off great escape to stun No. 1 Phoenix

Mar 10, 2019 - 9:38 PM

LA Tenorio, who ties Alvin Patrimonio for most consecutive games played, leads the Gin Kings' fightback

THE GIN-ERAL. LA Tenorio shows the way as Barangay Ginebra regains its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


Perkins proves clutch as Phoenix edges Magnolia to stay No. 1

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Fuel Masters solidify their place at the top with their eighth win in 9 games

KEY COG. Jason Perkins delivers the goods for the red-hot Phoenix. 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


Phoenix waylays Alaska to claim slice of PBA lead

Mar 01, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright both submit 20-point outings as Phoenix ties Rain or Shine at the top of the standings

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Calvin Abueva frolicks in the paint for the red-hot Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


PBA admits wrong call in NorthPort-Phoenix ending

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:01 PM

A referee waives off a Sean Anthony triple late in the Batang Pier's 96-98 loss to the Fuel Masters after being called for an offensive foul

OUCH. Sean Anthony and NorthPort fall prey to Phoenix in a controversial ending. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix squeaks past NorthPort to punch playoff ticket

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Fuel Masters bounce back from their first loss to capture their sixth win

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright leads Phoenix back to the playoffs for the second straight conference. Photo from PBA Images


Senatorial bets hit TRAIN law, fuel excise tax

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

As fuel serves as a key component in production of goods, a number of senatorial candidates called for a repeal in the fuel excise tax law

A gasoline attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a gas station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Oil firms earlier in the day hike prices of diesel by P1.00 per liter and gasoline by P1.10 per liter. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Belga, Rain or Shine snap Phoenix's perfect run in OT

Feb 10, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The Elasto Painters bag their sixth win in 7 games to clinch a playoff berth and snatch the top seat from the Fuel Masters

TOP DOG. Beau Belga delivers all-around numbers as Rain or Shine catches a big fish in Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva secures game-winning block vs NLEX for perfect Phoenix

Feb 08, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Fuel Masters stretch their winning streak to 5 games

UNSCATHED. Calvin Abueva delivers a double-double and the game-winning block for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Wright says red-hot Phoenix still has plenty to prove

Feb 01, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The Filipino-Canadian gunner, though, takes pride that the Fuel Masters have now built an identity as they soar to a franchise-best 4-0 start

FRANCHISE PLAYER. Matthew Wright has been one of the key reasons Phoenix has turned into the hottest PBA team right now. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix steamrolls Blackwater to stay perfect

Feb 01, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Calvin Abueva makes an immediate impact off the bench as he leads 7 Fuel Masters players in double figures

THE BEAST. Calvin Abueva puts up a double-double off the bench for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


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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


Phoenix soars to best start in franchise history, tops Columbian

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Fuel Masters send the Dyip crashing back to earth to notch their first 3 wins in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

TAKING CHARGE. Matthew Wright posts his usual numbers as Phoenix wins its third straight game. Photo from PBA Images


Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:45 AM

(UPDATED) Investigators are trying to determine who tapped the pipeline – whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico

MISSING. Relatives of people missing after the blaze triggered by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico on January 20, 2019, look for their beloved ones in a list of disappeared people. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Phoenix's Justin Chua saw punch coming from TNT's Mike Miranda

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Chua is on the receiving end of a punch from Miranda in the Fuel Masters' overtime win over the KaTropa

LAST LAUGH. Justin Chua gets the last laugh over Mike Miranda as Phoenix remains unbeaten while TNT slumps to 0-2 start. Photos from PBA Images


Another OT win for Phoenix as TNT falls

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Fuel Masters bag their second straight overtime triumph to remain unbeaten in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

MAIN MAN. Matthew Wright once again tows Phoenix into victory. Photo from PBA Images


Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 66

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Scores of locals with jerrycans and buckets had been collecting gasoline pouring from the pipeline when the blast occurred on Friday, according to witnesses

FIRE. Firefighters are working at extinguishing the fire at the scene of a massive blaze trigerred by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Francisco Villeda/AFP

Jason Perkins leads PBA's All-Rookie Team

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

The Phoenix forward will be joined by Jeron Teng, Paul Zamar, Robbie Herndon and Christian Standhardinger in the honor roll

TOP NEOPHYTE. Jason Perkins wins Rookie of the Year in the PBA's 43rd season. 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


Abueva game-winner lifts Phoenix over Meralco in OT thriller

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:01 PM

'The Beast' compensates for a horrendous shooting night with his late-game heroics

TO THE RESCUE. Calvin Abueva plays hero as Phoenix opens the season on the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix's Jason Perkins claims Rookie of the Year plum

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Top draftees Kiefer Ravena of NLEX and Christian Standhardinger of San Miguel did not qualify for the annual award

MAIDEN. Jason Perkins is the first player in Phoenix's franchise history to win the award. Photo from PBA Images