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Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


WATCH: What Gilas advice did Thirdy get from Kiefer?

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The younger Ravena looks to crack a spot in the national team's final 12-man lineup for the last window of the World Cup qualifiers

SOUND ADVICE. Kiefer Ravela tells younger brother Thirdy to 'stick to your role' in the national team. File photos from Czeasar Dancel (Thirdy) and Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters (Kiefer)


In fitness and in love: Couples who work out together

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

These couples stay in love (and in shape) by sweating it out together

Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Alas injury fuels Kiefer's hope for basketball return

Feb 09, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'If you have one comrade down, you’ll have to pick him up whether he can play or he can’t play,' says Kiefer Ravena

GETTING BACK. Kiefer Ravena admits that he really wanted to play together with Kevin Alas when his suspension is lifted. Photo by PBA Images

Ravenas: PH's 'lucky charm' in Miss Universe

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:01 PM

'Lucky charm lang. There’s nothing wrong with being a lucky charm,' says Thirdy Ravena

'DESERVING'. Thirdy Ravena votes for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during her Binibini Pilipinas contest. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing

KING EAGLES. Thirdy (left) and Kiefer Ravena each own two UAAP championships and two MVP awards. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

A round of golf with Kiefer Ravena

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The suspended basketball star finds refuge in Valley Golf's fairways

COMPETITIVE DRIVE. Whether on the hardcourt or in the golf course, Kiefer Ravena hates losing. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

WATCH: How does golf fire up Kiefer Ravena?

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:47 PM

While serving his FIBA suspension, the basketball star rediscovers his competitive spirit in golf

Seeing homegrown Filipino player in NBA 'just a matter of time'

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:04 PM

NBA Asia managing director Scott Levy believes a full-blooded Filipino is bound for the NBA soon

HIGH HOPES. Seven-foot-one wunderkind Kai Sotto is touted to become the first homegrown Filipino player in the NBA. File photo from FIBA


WATCH: Alyssa Valdez on sharing Kiefer's golf passion

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The volleyball superstar thinks her new hobby has helped up her game

Kiefer Ravena tells UAAP to check Camacho hit on Tolentino

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP believes the Adamson forward should also be sanctioned for punching the FEU star

PHYSICALITY. Kiefer Ravena (middle) wants UAAP commissioner Junel Baculi to check out a video showing Adamson's Simon Camacho (left) punching FEU's Arvin Tolentino. File photos by Rappler (Ravena), Michael Gatpandan (Camacho) and Josh Albelda (Tolentino)


Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: PH spikers spark wave of love in Asian Games

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Kim Kianna Dy get a dose of love in Jakarta

KIEFLY. Kiefer Ravena is one of the superstar boyfriends who visited his girlfriend in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Kiefer Ravena to start nationwide anti-doping awareness program

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The suspended Gilas player promotes his advocacy with the help of the NLEX Road Warriors team management

CAMPAIGN LEADER. Kiefer Ravena opens the POC Athletes Commission anti-doping seminar.

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


LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, May 28 - June 3, 2018

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Must-watch videos this week

No NLEX practices, too, for Kiefer Ravena

May 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

'The Phenom' is only allowed to take part in educational and awareness campaigns on anti-doping

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena will have to do his basketball workouts on his lonesome. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Ravena’s top rookie bid slips as FIBA also rules out PBA stint

May 31, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The world governing body for basketball bars the leading Rookie of the Year contender from 'all forms of leagues and activities' for nearly two years

PAINFUL PUNISHMENT. After testing positive for banned substances, Kiefer Ravena hopes to raise awareness during his 18-month suspension. Photo by PBA Images

Amid FIBA suspension, Kiefer Ravena displays unwavering support for NLEX

May 30, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The PBA rookie misses a game for the NLEX Road Warriors for the first time in his career

MISSING ACTION. Kiefer Ravena still awaits clarification if his 18-month suspension from FIBA also affects his professional career. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Ravena-less NLEX stages comeback win over listless Blackwater

May 30, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Import Arnett Moultrie delivers down the stretch as the Road Warriors notch their second win in 6 games

TAKING OVER. Arnett Moultrie leads the NLEX Road Warriors into their second win in 6 games in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by PBA Images


Kiefer Ravena's absence a 'temporary setback' for NLEX, says Guiao

May 30, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The PBA rookie still awaits clarification whether his 18-month suspension from FIBA also affects his professional career

Kiefer Ravena's absence adds to the backcourt woes of the Road Warriors, who are also missing Kevin Alas due to a torn ACL. File photo by PBA Images


LOOK: Sports personalities, netizens react to Kiefer Ravena's situation

May 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The embattled phenom receives overwhelming support from Filipinos all over the country

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Kiefer Ravena finds silver lining in ‘painful and life changing’ suspension

May 28, 2018 - 11:13 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas guard hopes to raise awareness on banned substances in sports among Filipino athletes

WAITING GAME. Kiefer Ravena will not suit up for the NLEX Road Warriors for the meantime as the SBP awaits confirmation from FIBA if his suspension affects his professional career. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

May 28, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors rookie says he took a pre-workout drink that can be bought over the counter

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


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


Ravena says NLEX can't be 'choosy' after struggling to bag first win

May 11, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Road Warriors came close to skidding to their 4th straight loss after blowing a big lead in regulation against the Phoenix Fuel Masters

GRATEFUL. Kiefer Ravena is just relieved that the NLEX Road Warriors are now out of the rut they have been in since the start of the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by PBA Images


It’s a family thing: The competitiveness of the Ravena household

May 11, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Coming from a famous athletic family, Kiefer Ravena shares their off-court contests – from fighting over the TV remote to battling in mobile games

ROCKIN’ RAVENAS. Kiefer Ravena says his family has so much fire and energy. Photo by PBA Images

Skidding NLEX now in 'survival mode,' says Kiefer Ravena

May 05, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The Road Warriors remain winless in 3 games in an alarming skid that had them losing by an average of 12.3 points

AWAKE? Kiefer Ravena says the NLEX Road Warriors need to be jolted out of their slumber. Photo by PBA Images


WATCH: In good or bad times, Kiefer Ravena gets roasted online

May 04, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Sometimes you get to a boiling point where you snap and tweet something,' the NLEX guard admits

EASY TARGET. Kiefer Ravena says he gets roasted online, whether he plays good or bad.

Kiefer Ravena on NLEX's 20-point beating from Columbian: 'Nakakahiya'

Apr 28, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The Dyip have everything going for them against NLEX with 3 players finising with at least 20 points and one almost ending up with a triple-double

DOSE OF REALITY. Kiefer Ravena says the NLEX Road Warriors' 20-point loss to the Columbian Dyip is a 'wake-up call.' Photo by PBA Images


WATCH: Kiefer Ravena on how he spends time with Alyssa Valdez

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:19 PM

As Philippine sports’ power couple celebrates its 3rd anniversary this month, Kiefer shares more ‘Kiefly’ moments

MORE POPULAR. 'Alyssa gets all the pictures and everything,' Kiefer Ravena says of girlfriend and volleyball star Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Rappler

Kiefer Ravena gets feelers from 3 NBL teams in Australia

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:36 PM

While open to playing overseas, the PBA star rookie intends to focus on NLEX’s campaign

NLEX's abrupt PH Cup semis exit makes Kiefer Ravena 'hungrier'

Mar 29, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The rookie Ravena vows to be ready for the Commissioner's Cup, where they will be reinforced by former NBA player Arnett Moultrie

COMEBACK. Kiefer Ravena is hungry to bounce back next conference for the NLEX Road Warriors. File photo by PBA Images.


Kiefer Ravena endures flu in clutch Game 4 showing for NLEX

Mar 16, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The grueling playoffs schedule seemed to have taken its toll on Kiefer Ravena, who has played 6 games in 11 days

VETERAN MENTALITY. Kiefer Ravena shows way for the NLEX Road Warriors down the stretch in Game 4. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Former head coach Jarin foretold Kiefer Ravena's greatness since juniors days

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The Phenom's story dates back to the time when he was the first 13-year-old in the Ateneo Blue Eaglets' UAAP roster

THE PHENOM. Former Blue Eaglets head coach Jamike Jarin recalls how he helped raise a Phenom in Philippine Basketball who has finally taken his career to the pros. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Skyrus' shows up as Baguio leads NLEX in semis win vs Magnolia

Mar 11, 2018 - 12:57 AM

'It's nice to see Cyrus – vintage No Fear headband Cyrus Baguio 'yung naglalaro kanina,' Kiefer Ravena says of his NLEX teammate

SKYRUS. Cyrus Baguio turns back the hands of time in leading the NLEX Road Warriors' Game 1 win over the Magnolia Hotshots in their best-of-7 semifinals series. Photo by PBA Images


Ravena-Alas tandem working wonders for semis-bound NLEX

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas combo is one of the reasons why the NLEX Road Warriors claimed their first semifinals appearance in franchise history

TANDEM. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas prove to thrive with each other after helping the NLEX Road Warriors reach the semifinals for the first time in franchise history. Photo by Jerrick Raymarc


In his first playoff game, Kiefer Ravena did what Kiefer Ravena does best

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:10 PM

If you’ve been watching Ravena for years, what he did against Alaska is the norm

'IT' FACTOR. The Phenom Kiefer Ravena continues to exceed expectations in his first PBA quarters game. Photo by PBA Images

No rookie jitters for Ravena's first playoff game: 'I was really in the zone'

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Kiefer Ravena finished with 25 points and 8 assists in pacing the NLEX Road Warriors to their first playoff win in franchise history

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. Kiefer Ravena continues to show maturity beyond his years by leading the NLEX Road Warriors to their first playoff win in franchise history. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Ravena clarifies NLEX did not give away win to sister team TNT

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:11 PM

The TNT KaTropa's win over the NLEX Road Warriors allows them to remain in playoff hunt

NO FREE WINS. Kiefer Ravena is adamant there is no way the NLEX Road Warriors allowed their sister team, TNT KaTropa, to win. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


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

Ravena, Alas take backcourt reins for Philippines vs Australia

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:38 AM

With Jayson Castro and Jio Jalalon out, Gilas Pilipinas' backcourt duties rest on the shoulders of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas against Australia today

BACKCOURT DUO. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas take the backcourt reins for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by PBA Images

Pessumal insists shove on ex-teammate Ravena part of basketball: 'I'm not here to make any friends'

Jan 20, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Long-time friends Pessumal and Ravena don't have plans on making the incident too personal

'PART OF THE GAME'. Von Pessumal says that the shoving incident was all part of the game. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Ravena's offensive explosions aside, Guiao wants more from NLEX after back-to-back losses

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:17 PM

The Road Warriors deal with scoring and rebounding woes as clash with defending champs San Miguel looms

CAREER NIGHT. Guiao would rather not need Kiefer Ravena to carry the offensive burden alone for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao not worried about Ravena's off night: 'Pwede mong masira 'yung diskarte'

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Kiefer Ravena scores just 8 points on 4-of-13 shooting, but his NLEX coach isn't pushing the panic button

MISFIRING. Kiefer Ravena set the bar high in his first two games, but coach Yeng Guiao says off-nights are to be expected of a rookie. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena dresses up as Elsa from Frozen, lip syncs 'Let It Go'

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:56 PM

The NLEX rookie lets it go with his cosplay as the ice-cold queen

LET IT GO. The cold never bothered Kiefer Ravena anyway. Screenshot from Instagram

Alyssa Valdez returns from Taiwan to attend Kiefer Ravena's Christmas game

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Valdez is in attendance as Ravena drops 20 points in a win over GlobalPort

CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. Alyssa Valdez is busy playing as an import in Taiwan but still found time to support her boyfriend Kiefer Ravena in his second PBA game. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler