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Rain or Shine evens semis series, ends Ginebra's 8-game winning streak

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Import Reggie Johnson messes with a triple-double of 25 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks for the Elasto Painters

HOT HAND. James Yap finishes with 18 points for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo from PBA Images


Fajardo apologetic for burst of emotion in San Miguel's Game 2 win

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:25 AM

The reigning 4-time league MVP's last notable technical foul was in 2014 when he lost his cool against former Rain or Shine Elasto Painter Larry Rodriguez

COMPENSATE. June Mar Fajardo makes up for his technical foul by finishing with 21 points and 18 rebounds as the San Miguel Beermen take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-5 semifinals duel against the Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA Images

Balkman dominates vs Alaska as San Miguel inches closer to finals

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The Beermen overcome a 16-point deficit to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 semifinals series against the Aces

UNSTOPPABLE. Renaldo Balkman finishes with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists as the San Miguel Beermen move one win within reaching the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


James Yap flashes vintage form as Rain or Shine reaches semis

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The Elasto Painters clip GlobalPort to avoid being the 4th top seed in PBA history to succumb to a No. 8 squad in the quarterfinals

HOT HAND. James Yap turns back the hands of time by drilling in 7 triples to match his career-high. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel escapes pesky TNT to advance to semis

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The 6th seed Beermen had just enough gas left in the tank to fend off the 3rd seed KaTropa

COMPOSED. Renaldo Balkman knocks down the crucial free throws down the stretch to give the San Miguel Beermen enough breathing room to fend of the TNT KaTropa. File photo from PBA Images


Brownlee dazzles as Ginebra sweeps Meralco to reach semis

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Gin Kings await the winner between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the GlobalPort Batang Pier

ALL-AROUND. Justin Brownlee fills up the stats sheet as Barangay Ginebra advances to the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. File hoto from PBA Images


Steph Curry sets NBA Finals record as Warriors torch Cavaliers in Game 2

Jun 04, 2018 - 10:41 AM

The two-time MVP catches fire from downtown and eclipses Ray Allen's record of most 3-pointers made in an NBA Finals

WAXING HOT. Steph Curry erupts for 33 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/North America/AFP


Santos shows he isn't backing down from anyone in Game 2 win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:25 PM

'Kailangan ipakita mo rin na hindi ka masisindak ng kahit sino sa loob,' says Arwind Santos after Game 2 that saw him figure in a verbal tussle with Jio Jalalon

DOING WORK. Arwind Santos provides the offensive firepower and the emotional intensity the San Miguel Beermen needed to overcome the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 2 of the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


San Miguel avoids meltdown, tops Magnolia in Game 2

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

(UPDATED) The San Miguel Beermen avenge their 103-105 Game 1 loss, which saw them squander a 20-point lead

Lee used ex-coach Guiao as motivation in Game 2 outburst for Magnolia

Mar 12, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Paul Lee said he thought how Yeng Guiao would react following his dismal Game 1 performance if they were still together in Rain or Shine

BOUNCE BACK. Paul Lee shows way for the Magnolia Hotshots in their Game 2 win over the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Undermanned Magnolia dispatches NLEX in Game 2 to even series

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Magnolia manages to demolish NLEX even without Marc Pingris and Justin Melton

REDEMPTION. Paul Lee redeems his dismal Game 1 showing by leading the way for the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 2 against the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by PBA Images

Marc Pingris diagnosed with ACL injury, out for 6 to 8 months

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Aside from Marc Pingris, Justin Melton will miss Game 2 of Magnolia's best-of-7 semis series against the NLEX due to a strained hamstring

UNFORTUNATE. Marc Pingris will be sidelined for 6 to 8 months following his ACL injury. Photo by PBA Images

Astros overpower Dodgers in 11 innings to even World Series

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The two teams set a Major League Baseball post-season record with 5 extra-inning home runs

SERIES TIED. George Springer smashed a two-run homer in the top of the 11th to cap the Astros' late charge. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Ginebra takes 2-0 lead over Meralco in Govs' Cup finals

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Ginebra strengthens its position in the Governors' Cup finals, burying Meralco in a 2-0 hole in the season-ending conference

COMMANDING LEAD. Barangay Ginebra moved another game closer to repeating as Governors' Cup champions. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: 2017 PBA Finals Game 2 - San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Get updates here for Game 2 of the PBA Finals on Friday June 23 7 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

TNT on brink of finals stint after pushing Ginebra down 0-2

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:52 PM

TNT is now a win away from the finals of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup

2-0. Jayson Castro and TNT are a win away from the finals Photo from PBA Images

SMB clings to one-point win over Star, levels semis series

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:37 PM

San Miguel escapes with a key Game 2 victory to tie the best of 5 semifinals at one game apiece

ESCAPE. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen escape with a Game 2 win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: PBA honors fallen Marawi heroes on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The league honors the soldiers and police who died fighting for Marawi City

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco survives TNT in OT, forces quarters rubber match

Jun 07, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The Bolts cling for dear life from midway in the fourth up until the final buzzer in overtime to force a do or die game 3 on Friday June 9

BIG GAME. Baser Amer (R) continues to shine for Meralco, scoring 32 points to help force a do-or-die game 3 in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Klay Thompson shows his value as defensive stopper in NBA Finals

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:48 PM

With his role on offense diminished by Kevin Durant s presence Klay Thompson is doing the little things to help his team

GETTING IT DONE. Klay Thompson has been earning his check on the defensive end in the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Steve Kerr's fighting spirit inspires Warriors to Game 2 triumph

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:43 PM

For him to be out there when he has a built in excuse not to because of the incredible pain he s under it s amazing says Klay Thompson

WATCH: Curry dances with LeBron, makes the layup

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Both star players finish with triple doubles

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Steve Kerr returns to sidelines for Golden State Warriors

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:02 AM

After missing the past 11 playoff games coach Kerr is back at courtside for the Warriors Game 2 NBA Finals win

DUBBED. The Golden State Warriors continued winning with Steve Kerr on the sidelines. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors go up 2-0 in another blowout win over Cavs

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED The Warriors extend their playoff win streak to 14 games

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Cavs vs Warriors – NBA Finals 2017 Game 2

Jun 04, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Bookmark for updates of Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2017 starting 8 am on Monday June 5 Manila time

Cavs plan ferocious physicality against Warriors in NBA Finals Game 2

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:34 AM

After suffering a dreadful loss in Game 1 the Cleveland Cavaliers promise Game 2 of the NBA Finals to be an all in one wrestling boxing and track match against the Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs vow more aggressive, decisive play against Warriors

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors expect a better Cleveland Cavaliers in Game two of the best of 7 NBA Finals

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 01: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 1, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Popovich pokes fun at Warriors coach Brown for getting stopped by cops

May 17, 2017 - 5:41 PM

Mike Brown tells reporters he is pulled over after ignoring a request to stop at a red light while following the Spurs convoy towards the Oakland Arena

FUNNY STORY. Acting head coach Mike Brown of the Golden State Warriors shares a funny story just before Game 2 when he was nearly arrested by traffic cops on his way to the game. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Aldridge steps under Durant in another risky closeout

May 17, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Kevin Durant s right foot lands on LaMarcus Aldridge s left foot but he escapes unscathed – unlike Kawhi Leonard two days earlier

'EXTRA STEP.' LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant are involved in a Game 2 closeout play similar to that of Kawhi Leonard and Zaza Pachulia, which ended with Leonard injured. Screengrab from Bleacher Report's Facebook

Zaza Pachulia injures heel in Game 2 of Warriors-Spurs

May 17, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Pachulia appears to land awkwardly after dunking the ball in the first quarter He misses the entire second half

INJURED. Zaza Pachulia suffers a heel injury in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors seize 2-0 lead after thumping Leonard-less Spurs

May 17, 2017 - 11:27 AM

2nd UPDATE Stephen Curry leads with 29 points 7 rebounds 7 assists and 3 steals including a 6 of 9 shooting clip from deep

BLOWOUT. Stephen Curry leads the Golden State Warriors in a Game 2 blowout of the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Western Conference Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

MVP Baron played for teammates, Lasallian community – not to prove self

May 07, 2017 - 3:11 PM

For Baron the MVP plum was an additional reward for the amazing season that was

CHAMPS. Mary Joy Baron, this season's MVP, raises her hand in celebration of La Salle's latest championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Durant scores 25 as Warriors take 2-0 lead over Utah Jazz

May 05, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The Golden State Warriors remain undefeated through 6 games in the playoffs

GOLDEN STREAK. Draymond Green hits 5 3-pointers for 21 points in a Game 2 win. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Tony Parker goes down hurt as Spurs win Game 2

May 04, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard scores a game high 34 points as the Spurs win Game 2 by 25

SPUR DOWN. Tony Parker will have an MRI scan on his left knee after going down hurt in Game 2. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

DeMar DeRozan is the NBA's worst superstar

May 04, 2017 - 1:44 PM

DeRozan remains a scoring threat but has stagnated in other facets of his game the columnist opines

BARNEY.  DeMar DeRozan, considered the future of the Toronto Raptors, is basically a one-dimensional and ineffective ball-hog with itching allergies to offensive improvement and defensive effort. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron passes Kareem as Cavs stomp Raptors in Game 2

May 04, 2017 - 12:48 PM

LeBron James scores 39 points as the Cavs romp to a 125 103 win

CRUISING. LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second all-time in playoff scoring, with only Michael Jordan remaining ahead of him. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas scores 53 to power Celtics over Wizards in OT

May 03, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Thomas scores a combined 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to rally the host Celtics past the stubborn Wizards

TAKEOVER. Isaiah Thomas takes over in the fourth quarter and in overtime to lead Boston past Washington in Game 2. File Photo by Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

JaVale McGee is perfect from the field as Warriors go up 2-0

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:33 PM

No Durant no problem as the Golden State Warriors win Game 2 over the Blazers by 29 points

NO ONE'S FOOL. JaVale McGee scores 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting to go along with 4 blocks and 5 rebounds in just 13 minutes on the court. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

How Russell Westbrook’s success spelled doom for OKC

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:48 PM

After averaging a triple double during the regular season Westbrook is finding himself a victim of his own success

THUNDERSTRUCK. With the Thunder down 0-2 in the first round, it's Westbrook's fault that he was too good for his own good.  Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Rockets take 2-0 playoff series leads

Apr 20, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The Wizards down the Atlanta Hawks as Bradley Beal scores 16 of his 31 in the fourth quarter while the Rockets close the show strong against the Thunder

ROCKET FUEL. James Harden and the Rockets erased a 15-point deficit to take a 2-0 series lead. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Aguilar posterizes Fajardo in Game 2 of PH Cup Finals

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Japeth Aguilar slams it home hard against the defense of June Mar Fajardo

POSTERIZED. Japeth Aguilar puts June Mar Fajardo on a poster in Game 2 of the finals. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Marcio Lassiter goes 'Salt Bae' on Sol Mercado

Feb 27, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Who knew doing the Salt Bae meme would be punishable by ejection?

SALT BAE. Marcio Lassiter is called for a technical foul, and consequently ejected, in Game 2 after doing the 'salt bae' meme on Sol Mercado. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra survives SMB's storm in OT to level finals series

Feb 26, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The best of 7 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals is now tied at 1 1

TIED. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra tie the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at 1-1. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Finals Game 2 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Feb 26, 2017 - 2:20 AM

Bookmark this page to get updates from Game 2 starting at 6:30 pm

No room for complacency as San Miguel heads to ‘Ginebra country’

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:27 PM

San Miguel may have blown out Ginebra in Game 1 but Leo Austria knows the crowd in Quezon province will be on the Gin Kings side for Game 2

CRUNCH TIME. San Miguel coach Leo Austria says their Game 1 victory gave them a "psychological advantage and momentum," but knows the series is far from over. Photo by PBA Images

Star soars to 2-0 semifinals lead over Ginebra

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Stretching their win streak to 8 games since the eliminations the Hotshots have now taken a 2 0 lead in the best of 7 series with their guards taking charge

2-0. The Star Hotshots create separation from rivals Barangay Ginebra with under two minutes remaining to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Composure is key to TNT’s Game 2 win, says Jayson Castro

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Aside from staying focused during momentum shifts Castro says it was important TNT got a head start in the first half

COMPOSURE. Jayson Castro says TNT kept its composure against SMB. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 2 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 11, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from Game 2 of the semifinals on Saturday February 11 starting at 5 pm

WATCH: Arwind Santos puts both feet on backboard for monster dunk

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Spiderman puts sneakers to glass for the two handed dunk in Game 2 against TNT KaTropa

SPIDER SENSES. Arwind Santos can still jump out of the arena for big dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TNT KaTropa wins Game 2, evens semis series against SMB

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Jayson Castro s double double leads TNT to a victory in Game 2 against the defending champion San Miguel Beermen

BLURED LINES. Jayson Castro scored 10 points and dished 11 assists to go along with 7 rebounds in a Game 2 victory for TNT KaTropa. Photo by PBA Images