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Kia Picanto rebrands as Columbian Dyip for PBA Commissioner's Cup

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Columbian Dyip is the 6th name change of the 4-year-old PBA franchise

NEW NAME. Kia Picanto undergoes another name change for the coming PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Yap helps Star return to winning ways, holds off KIA

May 30, 2015 - 10:43 PM

James Yap eliminates KIA s threat with back to back clutch treys to emerge unscathed

BIG GAME JAMES. James Yap leads the Hotshots to halt their 4-game losing skid. File Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine clinches top seed after beating down KIA

Mar 22, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Painters secure first place due to superior quotient despite holding a similar record with Purefoods and potential 8 3 finisher Talk N Text

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism, seen here taking a jumper, leads the Elasto Painters to a convincing win over the KIA Carnival to take the top seed in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

NLEX fights past Ramos’ explosion, wins 5th straight

Mar 18, 2015 - 6:25 PM

Al Thornton and Jonas Villanueva combine for 53 points to help the NLEX Road Warriors notch their 5th straight victory

NLEX's Jonas Villanueva gets away from the defense for a layup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Pacquiao’s presence a game-changer for KIA players

Mar 03, 2015 - 11:18 AM

“They are so motivated They want to win to show Manny that they are a really good team KIA alternate governor Ginia Domingo says of the players

COACH MANNY. Manny Pacquiao coaches his last PBA game before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Dionisia Pacquiao enjoys watching son Manny in the PBA

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Mommy D says she supports her son’s endeavors as long as he’s happy

Dionisia Pacquiao, seen here during Manny Pacquiao's fight vs Brandon Rios, is happy to see his son playing at the PBA. File photo by Josh Villanueva

IN VINES: Pacquiao coaches PBA game before Mayweather fight

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:55 PM

You ve seen Pacquiao as a boxer now see him as a professional basketball head coach in last PBA game before his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr

COACH MANNY. Manny Pacquiao concentrates on coaching the KIA Carnival as he prepares to leave for the US to train for mega fight vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

KIA scores upset win over defending champs Purefoods

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:49 PM

LA Revilla converts crucial baskets in the clutch as KIA Carnival takes down the Commissioner s Cup defending champions Purefoods Star Hotshots

CLUTCH. KIA's LA Revilla scores 6 crucial points in the final quarter to give the Carnival their 2nd win in the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barako coach rues attitude of KIA import after tune-up skirmish

Jan 22, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Barako Bull head coach Koy Banal says Kia import PJ Ramos bumped him and was taunting the entire Barako bench

DISPLEASED. Barako Bull head coach Koy Banal was not pleased with how KIA import PJ Ramos conducted himself during their tune-up game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

KIA-Barako Bull tune-up halted following skirmish

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:08 PM

A tune up game between the KIA Sorento and Barako Bull Energy was brought to a premature ending following a skirmis late in the third quarter

DRIVE-BY. The Kia Sorento and Barako Bull Energy Cola quarrel in the third quarter of an abbreviated tuneup. Photo by Naveen Ganglani

7-foot-3 PJ Ramos excited to play for KIA

Dec 23, 2014 - 4:32 PM

PJ Ramos drafted by the Washington Wizards in 2004 is excited to play under coach Manny Pacquiao

Puerto Rico's Peter John Ramos (L) in action vs Ivory Coast's Mohamed Kone (R) during the FIBA World Basketball championship preliminary round. Photo by Armando Babani/EPA

Pacquiao's KIA eyeing Iranian big Hamed Haddadi as import

Dec 07, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Haddadi would give Kia a solid presence inside something they sorely lacked in the Philippine Cup

VOID DOWN LOW. Kia Sorento is looking to tap the services of Iranian big man Hamed Haddadi. Photo by Nuki Sabio/FIBA Asia

Typhoon Hagupit forces Pacquiao to miss last KIA game

Dec 07, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Pacquiao was supposed to fly in from his hometown of General Santos City

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NLEX sinks KIA to end eliminations on positive note

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:55 PM

The Road Warriors snap a 3 game skid to end the elimination round on a winning note with Asi Taulava leading the way scoring 19 points with 14 rebounds

POWERING THROUGH. Asi Taulava carves space inside as he leads NLEX to a win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Pacquiao remains scoreless in PBA, but undeterred

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Manny Pacquiao hasn t been able to leave his mark in the PBA s scoresheet just yet but it isn t bothering the boxing legend turned rookie guard

Manny Pacquiao's dribble is interrupted by ike Cortez of Meralco. Pacquiao finished with two rebounds, a turnover and a foul while missing two three-pointers. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco KOs Pacquiao's KIA from playoff contention

Dec 03, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Jared Dillinger exploded for 25 points and 7 rebounds as the Meralco Bolts officially eliminated the Kia Sorento from playoff contention

PACMAN REBOUNDETH. Manny Pacquiao returned to the court with two rebounds, two missed threes and a turnover. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Pacquiao blames Purefoods loss on KIA stamina

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:03 AM

Playing coach Manny Pacquiao admitted KIA Sorento sputtered and ultimately lost to defending Grand Slam champions Purefoods Star Hotshots because they lacked stamina

Manny Pacquiao feels his team crashed down the stretch against Purefoods because of conditioning. Photo by Mark Cristino

Pacquiao cites body pain for sitting out Purefoods game

Nov 26, 2014 - 10:33 PM

I m still not feeling well My body still hurts so I did not force it said Pacquiao explaining why he didn t play in Wednesday s game against Purefoods

Manny Pacquiao tries out his Michael Jordan tongue waving jumpshot during warmups before Kia Sorento played Purefoods. Photo by Mark Cristino

Purefoods spoils Pacquiao's PBA return with rout of KIA

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:13 PM

Manny Pacquiao did not receive a warm return to the PBA from the Purefoods Star Hotshots as the Pacman loses his first game as Kia head coach

Kia coach Manny Pacquiao and Purefoods' James Yap shake hands during their game on Wednesday. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fajardo's monster game hands KIA its sixth loss

Nov 19, 2014 - 9:58 PM

The Kraken June Mar Fajardo scores 36 points on 13 15 shooting while hauling down 17 rebounds

MONSTER GAME. Kia had no answer for San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo who dominated the game with 36 points and 17 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Barako Bull makes it to win column with rout of KIA

Nov 16, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Rookie Jake Pascual hit a career high 22 points on top of 12 rebounds to boost the Energy

FIRST WIN. Rookie Jake Pascual tallies 20 points and 12 rebounds in Barako's first win in PBA 2015. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Abueva's monster game keeps Aces unbeaten

Nov 11, 2014 - 7:29 PM

Abueva delivers his second 20 20 performance of the season to help Alaska remain unscathed

Talk ’N Text dominates Kia in Alapag's return

Nov 07, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Thanks to a dominant second half effort the Talk N Text Tropang Texters earned their second straight blowout win by taking care of the KIA Sorento

Kevin Alas of Talk 'N Text moves to the basket as LA Revilla of Kia defends. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

KIA Sorento aiming for 'Never Say Die' identity

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Assistant coach Glenn Capacio says he wants KIA to give their best always be physical

Manny Pacquiao calls shots from the bench. Photo by Josh Albelda

Buenafe, GlobalPort hold off Kia

Nov 04, 2014 - 7:33 PM

The Batang Pier suffers no more late game breakdowns as they hold on to win against the Sorentos 84 79

STEP-UP. Ryan Buenafe (R) steps-up in the absence of Alex Cabagnot to lead GlobalPort to a win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine dismantles KIA's defense in 117-88 rout

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Seven guys scored in double figures for the Elasto Painters who outscored the Sorento in the paint 56 40 and received 68 points from their bench

SLICK PAINT JOB. Rain or Shine blew by KIA Sorento with 7 guys, including TY Tang (center), in double figures. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra dominates Kia for 2nd lopsided win

Oct 25, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Ginebra s twin towers Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar lead the Barangay with a combined 32 points and 23 rebounds

DOMINANT. Greg Slaughter leads Ginebra to another lopsided win in the 40th season of the PBA. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

What is it like to be coached by Manny Pacquiao?

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:04 AM

After he registered his first win in his new role as Kia Sorento coach one has to wonder what is it like to be coached by Manny Pacquiao?

COACH PACMAN. Manny Pacquiao calls shots from the bench. File photo by Josh Albelda

Manny Pacquiao says his basketball performance will improve after Algieri fight

Oct 19, 2014 - 9:54 PM

After the fight I will be able to play well says Pacquiao who feels his performance on the court is affected by his upcoming bout with Chris Algieri

Manny Pacquiao grimaces as his team falls behind early during the first half. They eventually overcame Blackwater with a second half run. Photo by Josh Albelda

Manny Pacquiao will not play against Barangay Ginebra

Oct 19, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Manny Pacquiao will return to his day job being one of the best boxers in the world after his fight with Chris Algieri

Manny Pacquiao drives to the rim off a screen against Blackwater. Photo by Josh Albelda

KIA comes from behind to punch in first PBA win over Blackwater

Oct 19, 2014 - 6:05 PM

LA Revilla had a career game to lead Kia Sorento to come from behind win in their PBA debut

LA LIGHTS IT UP. LA Revilla of Kia had a game to remember to lead his team to victory. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao, Kia win PBA debut

Oct 19, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Pacquiao failed to score a point and turned the ball over twice but his Kia Sorento team still managed to defeat Blackwater Elite in the PBA season opener

AIR PACMAN. Manny Pacquiao rises to the rim for a layup during warmups. Pacquiao played 7 minutes, notching two turnovers and a foul. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: PBA's 40th season opening ceremonies

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine Basketball Association opened up its 40th season at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan with fireworks muses and a tribute to Gilas Pilipinas

Kia Sorentos playing coach Manny Pacquiao snaps a selfie with the team. Photo by Josh Albelda

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA 2015 opening

Oct 18, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Rappler live blogs the opening ceremonies of the PBA 40th Season as well as the opening games featuring Kia vs Blackwater and Ginebra vs Talk N Text

Pacquiao says he’ll knock Algieri out in six rounds

Oct 17, 2014 - 3:06 AM

Manny Pacquiao hasn’t scored a knockout in five years but he doesn’t expect to hear the judges’ scorecards when he faces Chris Algieri

TALL ORDER. Manny Pacquiao turns the tables on his taller opponent Chris Algieri at the Los Angeles stop on their publicity tour. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

KIA to shuttle fans to PBA opening at PH Arena for free

Oct 14, 2014 - 3:08 PM

Don t know how you ll get to the Philippine Arena for the opening of PBA 2015? Kia is offering free rides for 10 000 fans

FREE RIDES. Kia and Jam liner team up to bring thousands of fans to the Philippine Arena for the opening ceremonies of PBA 2015 on Sunday, October 19. Photo from

PBA confirms 35,000 fans to attend opening

Oct 13, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Asia s first play for pay league is set to break its gate attendance record when its 40th Season tips off on Sunday October 19

ECSTATIC. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud is happy with the projected 35,000 gate attendance for the opening of PBA 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘Please don’t get injured,’ PBA commissioner tells Pacquiao

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Kia player coach Manny Pacquiao will play in the PBA season opener against Blackwater but team and league officials want to ensure he doesn t sustain an fight derailing injury

Manny Pacquiao shakes hands with PBA commissioner Chito Salud after being announced as KIA's head coach earlier this year. File photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Pacquiao scores 1 point, grabs a rebound in PBA debut

Oct 05, 2014 - 5:35 PM

Pacquiao had mixed results in his PBA debut splitting free throws in Kia s preseason loss to Blackwater

KIA head coach Manny Pacquiao scored 1 point and grabbed 1 rebound against Blackwater. File photo by Josh Albelda

Talk 'N Text defeats Guam national team, Pacquiao's Kia lose PBA debut

Oct 04, 2014 - 10:40 PM

The Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters defeated the Guam men’s national basketball team while the Kia Sorentos lost to Blackwater their first PBA preseason match

ROAD WIN. The Talk N Text Tropang Texters pose with PBA agent Sheryl Reyes, who helped organize the event. Photo from Twitter

PBA PH Cup elimination round schedule

Oct 03, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Find out when your favorite PBA teams are playing

Ginebra-Talk 'N Text, Kia-Blackwater to open 40th PBA season

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:20 PM

The 40th PBA season will open up on October 19 with a double header at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan

HAPPY 40TH. Ginebra and Talk 'N Text will kick off the new PBA season. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

'I pity Mayweather,' says Pacquiao after 'Miss Pac Man' insult

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:15 PM

He should fear God says Manny Pacquiao after Mayweather s most recent social media attack

Manny Pacquiao dribbles during practice with KIA Motors. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Beau Belga: Pacquiao will get no special treatment in PBA

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:30 PM

I don t have to change it just because he s Manny Pacquiao says Beau Belga

Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga (R) says boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will have to earn his points the same way as everyone else in the league. File photos/Rappler

Early struggles motivate PBA draftee Giorgio Umali

Sep 07, 2014 - 1:24 PM

Kia Sorentos draft pick Giorgio Umali says the memories of his parents sacrifices and criticism of detractors motivate him as his PBA career begins

DRIVEN. Kia draft pick Giorgio Umali will get his shot at a PBA career this coming season. Photo by Josh Albelda

Basketball won’t distract Pacquiao from Algieri, says Roach

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:40 AM

Freddie Roach says Pacquiao will not be sidetracked by his basketball dreams as he prepares to fight a tough Algieri who has yet to taste defeat in boxing

PAC-KETBALL. Manny Pacquiao smiles on arrival at The Venetian in Macau ahead of his kick-off press conference. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank