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Parks takes spotlight in rousing win vs Ginebra: 'I love playing big games'

May 25, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The second overall pick shows up against the crowd darlings as Blackwater survives a second straight overtime game

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Ray Parks proves he is clutch for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


Parks delivers at crunchtime as Blackwater noses out Ginebra in OT

May 24, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The rookie shows no jitters by taking over in the extra period to help the Elite remain unbeaten

BIG ADDITION. Ray Parks proves to be worth the wait for the Blackwater Elite. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia has discovered formula to beat Ginebra, admits Tenorio

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:10 AM

The Gin Kings crash out of the playoffs at the hands of the Hotshots for the second straight conference

TABLES TURNED. LA Tenorio says it is Ginebra's turn to figure out how to outlast Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia eliminates Ginebra anew to reach semis

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Paul Lee waxes hot as the Hotshots build a lead large enough to hold off the Gin Kings in the do-or-die quarterfinal match

CLASICO. Magnolia boots out Ginebra in the playoffs for the second straight conference. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia wrecks Ginebra to tie up Manila Clasico quarterfinals

Apr 08, 2019 - 6:57 PM

The Hotshots cruise to their biggest win over the Gin Kings behind a 29-point drubbing

HOLDING THE FORT. Ian Sangalang holds his own against Barangay Ginebra's Twin Towers. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra halts late Magnolia rally to take Clasico quarters opener

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Greg Slaughter leads a balanced scoring effort as the Gin Kings dominate the Hotshots

BIG EFFORT. Greg Slaughter posts a double-double to power Ginebra to a 1-0 series lead over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Bolick comes up clutch vs Ginebra as NorthPort nails playoff spot

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Hotshot rookie Robert Bolick delivers yet again as the Batang Pier arrange a quarterfinal duel versus No. 2 Rain or Shine

ROOKIE SENSATION. Robert Bolick takes charge in the Batang Pier's playoff push. Photo from PBA Images

Cone left fuming after Ginebra's garbage-time basket

Mar 28, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Seldom-used Raymond Aguilar tries to make the most out of his playing time only to find himself the subject of Tim Cone's ire

SORRY. Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone apologizes to the entire Meralco team for Raymond Aguilar's garbage-time basket. File photo from PBA Images


Ginebra zaps Meralco to lock in No. 3 playoff spot

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Even if Ginebra drops its final elimination round game and figures in a three-way tie with San Miguel and TNT, it will still secure 3rd place heading into the quarters

GREGZILLA. Barangay Ginebra draws a prolific performance from Greg Slaughter for its fourth straight win. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra waylays NLEX to keep twice-to-beat bid running

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The Gin Kings show immense composure in the endgame to stretch their winning streak to 3 games

STREAK. Japeth Aguilar scores timely baskets in the endgame as Barangay Ginebra continues its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


Patrimonio passes Iron Man torch to Tenorio

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The Barangay Ginebra guard breaks the PBA legend's long-standing record of most consecutive games played

MUTUAL RESPECT. Alvin Patrimonio (right) salutes LA Patrimonio for his feat. Photos from PBA Images (Tenorio) and Rappler Talk (Patrimonio)


Rest far from Tenorio's mind even after seizing PBA Iron Man crown

Mar 18, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The Barangay Ginebra veteran considers breaking Alvin Patrimonio's long-standing record of most consecutive games played a 'miracle'

PUSHING THE LIMIT. LA Tenorio says he will play as long as he can. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra nips Magnolia as Tenorio claims PBA Iron Man throne

Mar 17, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The Gin Kings get the job done in overtime as they take another Manila Clasico over the Hotshots

FORMIDABLE. LA Tenorio dethrones Alvin Patrimonio as the PBA's new Iron Man. Photo from PBA Images


Tenorio a game away from PBA's Iron Man crown

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The Ginebra veteran has not missed a game since he was drafted in 2006 and could eclipse legend Alvin Patrimonio for most consecutive games played in the pro league

IRON MAN. LA Tenorio says there is no secret to his longevity other than knowing what works for his body. Photo from PBA Images


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


Compton says quotient reason behind late triple that left Cone fuming

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The Barangay Ginebra coach goes straight into the locker room after Simon Enciso drills in a three-pointer at the buzzer in Alaska's blowout win

NOTHING PERSONAL. Alex Compton (left) says he just doesn't want Alaska to miss the playoffs due to the quotient system after a buzzer-beating triple angered Tim Cone. Photos from PBA Images


Enciso, Banchero lead depleted Alaska's demolition of Ginebra

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Still playing minus some key players, the Aces punch the Gin Kings right in the mouth en route to the blowout win

STAT STUFFER. Simon Enciso fills up the stats sheet as Alaska rebounds from a loss. Photo from PBA Images


Ex-Ginebra player Chris Ellis now in Thailand league

Feb 23, 2019 - 4:42 PM

'Air Force Ellis' currently plays for a Laos team in the Thailand Basketball Super League

BACK AT IT. Chris Ellis resurfaces in Thailand after a controversial PBA exit. Photo from Thailand Basketball Super League's Facebook page


Jawo vows to play in PBA legends game sequel: 'Promise yan'

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:34 AM

The Living Legend works his magic along the sidelines as Barangay Ginebra foils Purefoods

ICON. Robert Jaworski calls the shot again for Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Helterbrand puts up triple-double as Ginebra trounces Purefoods

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Recently retired, the 42-year-old proves there is plenty of game left in him by turning the PBA legends match into his own show

GAME NOT GONE. Jayjay Helterbrand takes over for Barangay Ginebra legends. Photo from PBA Images


Thompson flirts with triple-double as Ginebra quashes Blackwater in Davao

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:47 PM

A native of Digos City, the do-it-all guard impresses before his townsmen to help the Gin Kings bag their second straight win

DO-IT-ALL. Scottie Thompson and Barangay Ginebra cruise to their second straight win. Photo from PBA Images


Cone relieved to have game-changer Chan back for Ginebra

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:40 AM

The veteran shooter returns this year after undergoing operation to remove bone spurs on his left ankle

MORE TO IMPROVE. Jeff Chan admits he's still far from top shape. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra overpowers Columbian to snap skid

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Greg Slaughter and Scottie Thompson combine for 31 points, 26 rebounds and 10 assists for the Gin Kings

REBOUNDING MACHINE. Scottie Thompson grabs 14 rebounds as Ginebra imposes its will over Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine stays perfect, deals Ginebra 2nd straight loss

Jan 26, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Norbert Torres and Mark Borboran deliver near-double-doubles while Gabe Norwood comes through in crunchtime

UNBEATEN. James Yap and Rain or Shine bag their second straight win. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel frustrates Ginebra sans Romeo, Cabagnot

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The Beermen notch their first win of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup behind the one-two combo of Christian Standhardinger and Chris Ross

BREAKTHROUGH. Christian Standhardinger leads San Miguel to its first win of the season. Photo from PBA Images


Cone, Austria, Victolero vie for PBA Coach of the Year

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:58 PM

All 3 coaches won a championship each during the league's 43rd season that made them in contention for the coveted Virgilio 'Baby' Dalupan trophy

BEST OF THE BEST. Chito Victolero, Leo Austria and Tim Cone (left to right) duke it out for the yearly award. Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Austria and Cone) and PBA Images (Victolero)


Cone likens Ginebra rookie Teodoro to Johnny Abarrientos

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:06 PM

The former JRU Heavy Bomber makes good use of the minutes given to him by the Gin Kings mentor

IMPRESSING. Teytey Teodoro debuts in the PBA with high praise from coach Tim Cone. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra opens new season with bang after toppling TNT

Jan 13, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The twin towers of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter conspire as the Gin Kings arrest a meltdown en route to the triumph

Cone: Ginebra has 'better shot than anybody else' to dethrone San Miguel

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The PBA's winningest coach, though, admits it's going to be a 'huge mountain to climb' to beat the reigning four-time Philippine Cup champions

INJURY-FREE. Tim Cone believe Barangay Ginebra can contend for every championship as long as his wards are healthy. File photo from PBA Images


Jett Manuel leaves Ginebra to pursue engineering career

Jan 04, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone, though, says the former UP Fighting Maroon is welcome to return to the team

SHORTLIVED. Jett Manuel abruptly ends his PBA career after only one season. Photo from PBA Images


Stories of passion and resiliency from everyday Filipinos

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Ginebra San Miguel’s 'Ginebra Ako' celebrates modern heroes

Blessing in disguise for Matt Salem as he lands in Ginebra

Dec 16, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The former La Salle and NU marksman gets picked late in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft, but it hardly matters as he heads to the league's crowd darlings

MORE TO LEARN. Matt Salem (left) looks forward to learning more from coach Tim Cone and Ginebra's bevy of veterans. Photo from Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


LOOK: Ginebra import Justin Brownlee joins fiesta celebration

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The 30-year-old American has professed his love for the Philippines and he is showing it off the court

WELL-DESERVED REST. Justin Brownlee begins his break from basketball by joining a fiesta celebration. Screenshot from Ronald Celestra's Facebook page


Ben Mbala almost played for Magnolia vs Ginebra

Nov 16, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The former two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player could have played as import for the Hotshots if the Gin Kings forced Game 5 in their semifinals series

BACKUP. Ben Mbala (left) served as an emergency import replacement for Romeo Travis for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Mbala) and PBA Images (Travis)


Travis hits 50 as Magnolia dethrones Ginebra to reach finals

Nov 16, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The Hotshots finish the Gin Kings in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinals duel for their second finals appearance this season

SCORING MACHINE. Romeo Travis hits the half century mark to lift Magnolia to the Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Devance bucks injury to help Ginebra keep title hunt alive

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:33 AM

The do-it-all forward should have been out for two more weeks, but coach Tim Cone needed an old hand to get the Gin Kings over the hump

ENDURING PAIN. Joe Devance pumps life to Barangay Ginebra with his premature return from injury. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra stays alive with gutsy Game 3 win over Magnolia

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Justin Brownlee and LA Tenorio deliver awe-inspiring performances as the Gin Kings finally tally a victory in the best-of-five series

Magnolia escapes Ginebra for 2-0 lead in semis

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots move one win from securing a finals berth and denying the Gin Kings a third straight title in the Governors' Cup

RELIABLE. Romeo Travis delivers a double-double as Magnolia moves one win closer from a finals appearance in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Paul Lee downplays Magnolia's rare Clasico win over Ginebra

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'You beat him once, he's gonna beat you twice. We need to be ready,' Paul Lee says of Ginebra coach Tim Cone

UPPER HAND. Paul Lee and Magnolia get the better of Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra this time. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia draws first blood vs Ginebra in Clasico semis

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:54 PM

Romeo Travis and Paul Lee take charge as the Hotshots take a 1-0 semis lead over the Gin Kings

Jeff Chan reaches 5,000 career points milestone

Nov 06, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The ‘Negros Sniper’ is the 91st player to tally 5,000 points in his PBA career

5,000. Jeff Chan earns a personal bonus after Ginebra took home the win and the semis spot at the expense of the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group.

Ginebra cruises past NLEX for semis berth

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sets up a semis clash with the Magnolia Hotshots in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals

BLOW OUT. Japeth Aguilar leads Barangay Ginebra to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group

Ginebra seals No. 1 ranking, boots TNT out of playoffs

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Justin Brownlee drops a triple-double as the top-ranked Gin Kings arrange a quarterfinal duel against No. 8 NLEX

STEADY FORCE. Justin Brownlee delivers another triple-double for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra gets deadlier in title-retention bid as Slaughter, Mercado return

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:26 AM

The two key cogs come back from their respective injuries to inject a much-needed shot in the arm for the Gin Kings as the Governors' Cup playoffs near

TIMELY. Sol Mercado (left) and Greg Slaughter return as Ginebra shoots for the No. 1 ranking. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra reasserts mastery over Magnolia in Manila Clasico

Oct 28, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The Gin Kings topple the Hotshots for the seventh straight elimination round game to secure a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals

TAKING CHARGE. Justin Brownlee delivers in crunchtime as Ginebra secures a seat in the Top 4. Photo from PBA Images


LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach is Ginebra’s 2019 calendar girl

Oct 24, 2018 - 2:09 PM

From beauty queen to calendar girl

CALENDAR GIRL. Pia Wurtzbach graces Ginebra's 2019 calendar. Photo courtesy of Ginebra San Miguel

Rain or Shine stuns Ginebra for first win

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:34 PM

After dropping their first 4 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters just wouldn't go down this time

NO MORE STREAK. Scottie Thompson and Ginebra see their four-game winning streak snapped. Photo from PBA Images


Prince Caperal holds fort in Greg Slaughter's absence

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:50 AM

With Slaughter sidelined due to an ankle injury, Caperal has emerged as a steady backup for the league-leading Gin Kings

ON CALL. Prince Caperal says he is ready whenever he is called up by coach Tim Cone. Photo from PBA Images


Red-hot Ginebra clinches playoff berth at Meralco's expense

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar team up for 62 points as the Gin Kings hike their record to a league-leading 7-1 card

ZEROING IN. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra bolster their chances of a Top 4 finish and a twice-to-beat advantage. Photo from PBA Images


Mark Caguioa adds 10,000-point plateau to Araneta exploits

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:47 AM

The 16-year PBA veteran scores 16 points to become the 16th player in PBA history to reach the milestone

IN GREAT COMPANY. Mark Caguioa accompanies James Yap as the only active players to score 10,000 points. Photo from PBA's official website