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Gilas looking at Ravena as Castro status uncertain for FIBA World Cup

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Kiefer Ravena, whose suspension from FIBA ends in August, can make it just in time for the global hoops showdown

WAITING GAME. Kiefer Ravena may don the national colors in the near future. Photo from FIBA


Jayson Castro could miss Gilas campaign in FIBA World Cup

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Yeng Guiao says Jayson Castro has begged off from national team duties due to 'personal priorities'

KEY COG. Jayson Castro has played a pivotal role in helping the Philippines reach the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA


Castro thrives on off-the-bench role for streaking TNT

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The KaTropa have now won 5 straight games with the 32-year-old guard coming off the bench 4 times

RED-HOT. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa contend for the last twice-to-beat incentive. Photo from PBA Images


Jayson Castro on TNT: Win or lose, no pointing fingers

Jan 30, 2019 - 9:09 PM

The KaTropa see their two-game winning streak snapped after blowing a 21-point lead against Meralco

TOP DOG. Jayson Castro says TNT remains as one despite facing adversity. Photo from PBA Images


Jayson Castro named PBA Player of the Week

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:59 PM

TNT bags its second straight win in the Philippine Cup with the 'Blur' showing the way

GIANT KILLER. Jayson Castro flips the switch as TNT takes down the Beermen for the first time since 2017. Photo from PBA Images


TNT looking for Castro backup amid Romeo trade rumors

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:46 PM

As rumors of a Terrence Romeo trade swirl, TNT head coach Bong Ravena hopes to get a diamond in the rough in the PBA Rookie Draft

DIFFERENT STORIES. Terrence Romeo is rumored to be headed out of TNT, while the KaTropa are reportedly searching for a Jayson Castro backup. Photos from PBA Images


Double whammy for Jayson Castro as he sustains injury in Gilas loss

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The veteran guard delivers a team-high in points despite an ankle injury, but all that goes for naught as the Filipinos lose back-to-back in the World Cup qualifiers

COMEBACK. Jayson Castro returns to the national team after serving a three-game suspension from FIBA. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Kai Sotto, Jayson Castro join Gilas FIBA World Cup qualifiers training pool

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Despite their availability for the game against Iran, Andray Blatche and Terrence Romeo are not named to the 20-man training pool

WUNDERKIND. 7-foot-1 Batang Gilas star Kai Sotto is named to Yeng Guiao's 20-man training pool. Photo by FIBA

Jayson Castro return from injury spoiled as TNT falls anew

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:33 AM

The KaTropa crash to their sixth loss in 10 games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

DRY SPELL. Not even Jayson Castro's return from injury could prevent the TNT KaTropa from losing again. Photo from PBA Images


Import not the problem for reeling TNT, says Castro

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The KaTropa fell to the lower rung of the standings after losing three of their first four games

SHAKE IT UP. Jayson Castro says the KaTropa should change their mindset in order to return to their winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


Jayson Castro: Gilas not looking for fights

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:23 PM

The point guard once hailed as Asia's best admits he should've kept his emotions in check since he's representing the whole country

ROLE MODEL. Jayson Castro has always strived to be a role model for the youth.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Romeo returns to international play as Gilas lineup vs Chinese Taipei revealed

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Terrence Romeo's comeback provides a major offensive boost for the national side that's missing guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas

COMEBACK. Terrence Romeo suits up for the national team for the first time in a long while. File photo from FIBA


Rivero, Paras join Castro, Romeo in Gilas lineup for Asian Games

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The Philippine delegation to the Asiad will be a mix of TNT KaTropa players and Gilas cadets

BETTER FINISH. Gilas Pilipinas aim to improve from their 7th-place finish in the last edition of the Asian Games.


Hot-shooting Mindanao torches Gilas Pilipinas in PBA All-Star Week kickoff

May 23, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The All-Stars from down south bury 18 triples on a scintillating 57% shooting from the field

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Mark Barroca's all-around performance powers the Mindanao All-Stars past the June Mar Fajardo-led Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by PBA Images


TNT shouldn't solely rely on import, Jayson Castro says

May 18, 2018 - 9:40 PM

New import Joshua Smith may be joining the KaTropa soon, but Castro says their success should start with the locals

WINNING CULTURE. Jayson Castro and the TNT KaTropa bag their 4th win in 5 games in the Commissioner's Cup even without an import. Photo by PBA Images


Terrence Romeo sets Jayson Castro as standard in return to deadly form

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The 26-year-old submits a season-high 21 points in TNT KaTropa's second straight win

Castro believes Ravena will take over as Gilas' starting point guard

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Jayson Castro also says the possible backcourt tandem of Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena will be a potent combination for Gilas Pilipinas

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena continues to prove his worth for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas beats Japan at MOA Arena

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Pilipinas shows composure in the endgame to keep Japan winless in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ANCHOR. Andray Blatche goes with a double-double to power Gilas' win over Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jayson Castro embraces role as Gilas' top dog in crunchtime

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Castro finishes with just 8 points and 3 assists but drains the biggest bucket as Gilas Pilipinas escapes Japan anew

TOP DOG. Jayson Castro proves he is still clutch. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Abueva in, Castro out in 12-man Philippine lineup vs Australia

Feb 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says Jayson Castro 'was not there at all' in last night's practice after twisting his ankle two weeks ago

SURPRISE. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes reveals the final 12 of the Gilas Pilipinas lineup against Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Castro hopes for repeat victory vs crowd favorite Ginebra in semis

Sep 30, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Blur is excited to lead the team into the semifinals against Ginebra San Miguel

A GOOD PASS. Jayson Castro set up Glen Rice Jr. for a go-ahead putback a la alley-oop to nab the quarterfinals win. Photo from PBA images.

Balanced effort tows TNT past NLEX in post-RDO era

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:53 PM

TNT scores a crucial 112 107 victory over the NLEX Road Warriors

GAME-WINNER. Jayson Castro sealed the game for TNT with a triple. Photo by PBA Images

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from FIBA.com

TNT nips Kia for first win in Govs’ Cup

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:37 PM

TNT starts its Governors Cup campaign with a victory over the winless Kia Picanto

POSITIVE START. TNT begins its conference after a trip to the finals with a victory over the struggling Kia. Photo by PBA Images

TNT survives Game 3 overtime thriller against Meralco, advances to semis

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:19 PM

TNT overcomes a second quarter fizzle out to rebound in overtime to clinch a spot in the final 4

ADVANCES. Jayson Castro scores a game-high 31 points as TNT advances to the semifinals. Photo by PBA Images

Jalalon enjoying mentorship from Asia's best point guard Castro

May 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jio Jalalon and Jayson Castro are roommates for the duration of the 2017 SEABA Championships

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Young guard Jio Jalalon is benefitting from the teachings of Asia's best point guard Jayson Castro. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jayson Castro to miss Game 7 due to hamstring injury

Feb 20, 2017 - 7:01 PM

TNT KaTropa will be without the services of their star point guard for a must win Game 7 against the San Miguel Beermen

DROPPED CALL. Jayson Castro will not be on the court to help TNT KaTropa in their do-or-die match against San Miguel Beer. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

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

Veteran teammates challenge Troy Rosario to elevate his game

Dec 28, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Rosario also credits TNT’s coaching change for the increase in his performance

Castro, Romeo lead honorees at PBA Press Corps Awards Night

Oct 18, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Jayson Castro will be honored with the Accel Order of Merit Award while Terrence Romeo is set to become scoring champion for the second straight season

Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo will lead the awardees for the 2016 PBA Press Corps Awards Night. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler

After 4th BPC, Jayson Castro still hungry for more titles

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:42 PM

The 6 time PBA champion does not deny wanting to win individual awards such as the MVP or BPC though he wants something more

WANTING MORE. Jayson Castro wants more championships rather than individual awards. Photo from PBA Images

Castro wins 4th Best Player award, Durham is Best Import for 2016 Govs Cup

Oct 09, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Jayson Castro last won the award in the 2015 Commissioner s Cup when TNT won the title

Keen on reaching PBA semis, Jayson Castro takes charge for TNT

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Jayson Castro Asia s best point guard comes just two points shy of his career high as TNT reaches the PBA semifinals

AGGRESSIVE. Jayson Castro says he aimed to be aggressive to help push TNT into the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Castro fires 42, TNT blows by Phoenix to complete PBA semis cast

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Jayson Castro scores 42 points in only 27 minutes of play as TNT marches into its first semifinals in 4 conferences

THE BLUR. Jayson Castro drops 42 points, just two shy of his career-high, in only 27 minutes of play to lead TNT into the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Castro leads TNT past Alaska in tight game

Jul 29, 2016 - 10:22 PM

TNT remains undefeated after taking care of the Aces

TNT comes back from double digits to stun Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Jayson Castro drains the game winning triple to complete the comeback from 14 points down

COMEBACK. Jayson Castro helps TNT complete a comeback win from 14 points down against Rain or Shine. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

The void left by Castro's Gilas retirement won't easily be filled

Jul 08, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Jayson Castro leaves behind big shoes to fill by departing from the national team

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jayson Castro announces retirement from Gilas Pilipinas

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Ako si Jayson Castro William taga Guagua Pampanga lumaban para sa bayan Castro posts on Instagram

RETIRED. Jayson Castro will no longer play for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jayson Castro may retire from Gilas after FIBA OQT disappointment

Jul 07, 2016 - 12:29 AM

The star point guard is contemplating retirement from the national team after the Philippines crashed out of the Olympic qualifiers in the group stage

LAST GILAS STINT? Is the FIBA OQT Jayson Castro's last Gilas Pilipinas stint? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Turnovers, strong French guards cost Gilas victory in FIBA OQT opener

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas committed 18 turnovers which led to 21 points from France in their loss to the 5th ranked team in the world

OVERDRIVE. Terrence Romeo and Jayson Castro of Gilas were outstanding, but could not match the 48-point output of Tony Parker and Nando De Colo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs France highlights

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:46 AM

Gilas Pilipinas made it interesting against one of the best teams in the world Relive some of the most exciting moments from Philippines vs France at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

MANILA SHOWDOWN. Bobby Ray Parks Jr and Tony Parker were in action for Gilas vs France. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Fearless Jayson Castro slashes for and-1 play

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:56 PM

The Blur shows no fear as he drives to the rim for two points and the foul against France s Thomas Heurtel

BLURRED LINES. Jayson Castro showed that he could blow past French defenders

Gilas Pilipinas, I choose you!

Jul 03, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Meet the 12 men of Gilas Pilipinas for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Gilas tops China in Italy tuneup match

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Terrence Romeo scores 18 as the Philippines gets a measure of revenge against the 2015 FIBA Asia champions

ITALIAN REDEMPTION. Gilas earned a much-needed confidence boosting win in Italy. File photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Gilas suffers blowout loss to Italy in tuneup game

Jun 26, 2016 - 4:54 AM

Gilas Pilipinas loses by 36 as warmups to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying tournament next month continue

TUNEUP LOSS. Gilas Pilipinas' first game in Italy is yet another wakeup call ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying tournament next month. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Strict but fatherly: Gilas players on Baldwin’s mentorship

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:23 PM

What is it like to be coached by Tab Baldwin?

MENTOR. Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin (R) instructs Jayson Castro at practice. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Cavs or Warriors? Gilas coaches, players make #NBAFinals predictions

Jun 02, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Which Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach picked the Cavs in a bet? Which side are the players taking in the upcoming NBA Finals?

REMATCH. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in the NBA Finals for the second straight year. File Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Vacations, staycations, traditions: PBA stars share Holy Week plans

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:53 PM

How are some of the PBA players and coaches planning to spend Holy Week 2016?

HOLY WEEK PLANS. (From L to R) Calvin Abueva, Jayson Castro, Jeff Chan, Dondon Hontiveros and other PBA stars share their plans for Holy Week 2016. File Photos from Rappler

Comebacking Castro powers TNT past Guiao-less Rain or Shine

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:32 PM

The Tropa win two games in a row for a 4 4 record while the Painters end a 3 game win streak for a similar 4 4 slate

THE BLUR RETURNS. Jayson Castro comes back strong from an injury for Tropang TNT as they overcome the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler