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Nothing to celebrate for Barroca, Magnolia just yet

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The Hotshots remain on their toes even after moving on the cusp of a return trip to the Philippine Cup finals

ONE MORE. Mark Barroca and Magnolia are one win away from their second straight appearance in the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Blatche, Barroca return to Gilas in 14-man pool for World Cup qualifiers

Jan 15, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The Nationals face must-win games against Qatar and Kazakhstan in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers in February

COMEBACK. Andray Blatche will once agian reinforce the Philippine basketball team. File photo from FIBA


Mark Barroca bags PBA Finals MVP

Dec 19, 2018 - 9:46 PM

The Hotshots end a four-year title drought thanks to the seven-year veteran's excellent work on both ends


Barroca slapped hefty fine for low blow on Banchero

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Magnolia guard, though, evades suspension in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals after hitting the Alaska cog in the groin

NO SUSPENSIONS. Mark Barroca is set to play in Game 5 of the best-of-seven finals series. Photo from PBA Images


Barroca: Banchero punching incident just heat of moment

Dec 13, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The Magnolia guard hit the Alaska standout's groin with a closed fist during Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

NO BAD BLOOD. Mark Barroca (right) says he and Chris Banchero are friends outside the court. Photo from PBA Images


Jalalon pumped up by Barroca in masterful Game 1 showing

Dec 06, 2018 - 12:59 AM

The sophomore guard flirts with a triple-double to help propel Magnolia over Alaska in Game 1 of 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals

YOUNG RELIABLE. Now in his second finals appearance, Jio Jalalon says will always give it his best. Photo from PBA Images


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


Return to PBA finals reduces Mark Barroca to tears

Mar 21, 2018 - 9:19 AM

'Naiyak nga ako kanina e. Pagka-buzzer, hawak ko 'yung bola,' says Mark Barroca, following Magnolia's Game 6 win over NLEX in their best-of-7 semis series

RETURN. Mark Barroca and the Magnolia Hotshots play in the finals for the first time since 2014. File photo by PBA Images


Barroca hopeful Magnolia gets revenge vs San Miguel in playoffs

Feb 05, 2018 - 8:04 AM

'Hopefully,' Barroca says when asked if he sees the Magnolia-San Miguel bout as the finals preview

DEFENSE. Mark Barroca is still positive with the way the Magnolia Hotshots are showcasing their defense. Photo by PBA Images

Barroca inspired during big game by upcoming church wedding

Jan 28, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Mark Barroca's wedding with long-time beau Ruselle is set on the couple's anniversary on February 12

TYING THE KNOT. Mark Barroca owes it to his wife for inspiring him to make big buckets. File photo by PBA Images

Barroca, Melton shine as Magnolia gets past TNT for 4th straight win

Jan 27, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The Hotshots preserve the lead even after TNT manages to cut the deficit

20 POINTS. Mark Barroca leads TNT with 20 points, shooting on a 7-of-14 field goal percentage. Photo by PBA Images

Star Hotshots blast Barako Bull to secure playoff spot

Jun 21, 2015 - 5:03 PM

With a 5 5 record the Hotshots assure itself of a quarterfinals appearance in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

James Yap finishes in double figures to lead Star Hotshots rout of Barako Bull. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen dispose of Hotshots to win 3rd straight

May 24, 2015 - 8:34 PM

San Miguel got the most from its big men with Arizona Reid posting 29 points and 11 rebounds while June Mar Fajardo finished with 21 points and 20 rebounds

June Mar Fajardo scored 21 and grabbed 20 rebounds as the Beermen won their third straight. Photo by Josh Albelda

Romeo, Pringle deliver late as GlobalPort defeats Hotshots

May 12, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The backcourt of the future for the GlobalPort Batang Pier delivered their improving team to a big win in the present

Terrence Romeo of Globalport dribbles against Mark Barroca of Purefoods. Photo by PBA Images

Bowles thriving in Purefoods’ triangle with career-high

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Denzel Bowles after scoring a career high 49 points credits his strong point production on the Purefoods triangle offense

MONSTER BOWLES. Denzel Bowles delivers his best scoring output pouring 49 points to help Purefoods get past Talk 'N Text. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Barroca on miracle shot: ‘That’s a highlight of my career’

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:08 PM

That’s one of the highlights of my career that shot I wasn t even looking I just heaved the ball

Mark Barroca, seen here guarded by Aaron Aban, hits a dagger miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

IN VINES: Barroca hits miracle shot, Purefoods wins

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Denzel Bowles fires a desperation shot that s way off to the side of the backboard but Mark Barroca was there to bail the Hotshots out

Mark Barroca, seen here taking a floater, hits a miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text in Game 1 of their semis match. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bowles catches fire to lead Purefoods to game 1 semis win

Apr 01, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Denzel Bowles drops a career high 49 points as the Hotshots take PBA Commissioner s Cup semis game 1 vs the Tropang Texters

Purefoods import Denzel Bowles takes a shot over Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Pringle to put on show in first PBA All-Star appearance

Mar 05, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Pringle is part of a powerhouse South All Stars cast that looks to push the ball and make some entertainment

SHOWTIME. For rookie Stanley Pringle's first PBA All-Star appearance, he is looking to entertain the fans despite an ankle injury. 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

Barroca, Orton lead Purefoods’ rout of NLEX

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Daniel Orton leads Purefoods 87 62 rout of NLEX He debuts with 16 points and 12 rebounds

New Purefoods import Daniel Orton posts up against NLEX's Asi Taulava.

Hotshots move to 3-0, take down Elite 98-86

Feb 06, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Five Hotshots score in double figures led by Marqus Blakely who finishes with 23 points 13 rebounds and 4 assists

Purefoods' Marc Pingris goes to work at the post against Blackwater's Bambam Gamalinda

Uyloan, Tang take charge as Rain or Shine slips past Purefoods

Nov 30, 2014 - 8:27 PM

TY Tang and Jonathan Uyloan hit the final daggers

TY Tang of Rain or Shine scored 11 points - including crucial baskets late. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

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

Taha sparks Purefoods’ late-game surge to nip Meralco

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:23 PM

The Hotshots managed to sustain their comeback as they hiked their record to 4 3 after starting the conference at 1 3

HERO. Yousef Taha (right), seen here guarding Reynel Hugnatan, provides the necessary points to help Purefoods get past Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Simon's hot shooting night leads Purefoods past NLEX

Nov 14, 2014 - 9:17 PM

PJ Simon shot 9 10 from the field to lead Purefoods to a comfortable victory over NLEX

HOT SHOT SCORING. PJ Simon of Purefoods drives by NLEX defenders. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barroca leads Purefoods to comeback win vs GlobalPort

Oct 31, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Mark Barroca leads a second half charge helping Purefoods climb out of a 16 point hole to deny GlobalPort a win

HOTSHOT PRINCE. Mark Barroca comes up with timely plays to help Purefoods come back from a 16-point deficit against GlobalPort. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig's grand slam victory is destiny fullfilled

Jul 13, 2014 - 6:45 AM

Unlike previous grand slams this one by San Mig Coffee was not a dominant run It was hard earned fighting thru numerous do or die battles

GRAND SLAM COACH. Winning a Grand Slam deserves a water bath. Here coach Tim Cone gets some love from his players after winning the championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: San Mig Coffee's historic Grand Slam

Jul 10, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Relive the glorious end to the PBA s 39th season through these photos

GRAND SLAM COACH. Winning a Grand Slam deserves a water bath. Here coach Tim Cone gets some love from his players after winning the championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Mig Coffee sends home Talk 'N Text, advances to finals

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Yap led the Mixers with 25 points on 5 of 9 from downtown as San Mig Coffee advances to the Governors Cup finals with a Grand Slam in mind

CAFFEINE OVERLOAD. Mark Barroca of San Mig Coffee goes in for an uncontested layup. Photo by Josh Albelda

Talk ‘N Text lives to fight another day, forces Game 5

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Behind 22 points and 13 rebounds from a banged up Paul Harris Talk ‘N Text outlasted San Mig Coffee to force a win or go home Game 5 showdown on Friday

ONE MORE NIGHT. Marc Pingris (C) and Ranidel de Ocampo (R) will lead their sides into battle in a win or go home showdown. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee nips Talk 'N Text in OT, takes semis Game 1

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:24 PM

San Mig Coffee erases a 9 point fourth quarter deficit to take game one over Talk N Text in OT in their Governors Cup semifinals series

FIRST BLOOD. Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee splits the Talk 'N Text defense en route to the rim. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Alaska gets back on track with big win over San Mig Coffee

Jun 07, 2014 - 2:25 PM

The Alaska Aces put the sting of their 51 point blowout loss to Rain or Shine behind them with a victory over San Mig Coffee

WALKING THE WALK. Alaska Aces import Henry Walker drives to the rim against San Mig Coffee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk 'N Text: The pain of defeat and the challenge of rising again

May 17, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Talk N Text has to put the disappointment of their second place finish in the Commissioner s Cup to regain momentum in the Governors Cup

SECOND PLACE. The Talk N Text Tropang Texters look none too pleased as they stand at the runner-up podium. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee bags third straight championship at expense of Talk 'N Text

May 15, 2014 - 10:38 PM

The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers won their third straight championship defeating Talk N Text in Game 4 to clinch the Commissioner s Cup title

San Mig Coffee celebrates their third straight championship win. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

San Mig Coffee busts Talk 'N Text's streak to win Game 1

May 09, 2014 - 11:13 PM

Talk N Text entered Game 1 of the Commissioner s Cup finals undefeated but left reeling after San Mig Coffee routed them with a 15 point victory

WALANG SIGNAL. Mark Barroca of San Mig Coffee goes to the basket while being fouled by Jimmy Alapag of Talk 'N Text. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee books trip to finals with blowout of Air21

May 07, 2014 - 11:00 PM

It was a total team effort And it was just one of those nights when we were hot said coach Tim Cone on the win

BACK TO THE FINALS. James Mays of San Mig Coffee pulls down a rebound during Game 5 against Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Mays comes up big, Witherspoon flops

May 02, 2014 - 8:58 AM

San Mig Coffee s James Mays turned in a masterful performance in Game 2 dominating with 25 points and 23 rebounds Air21 s Wesley Witherspoon on the other hand shot an atrocious 3 13

James Mays of San Mig Super Coffee goes to the basket during Game 2. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig subdues Air21's winning run to tie semis series

May 01, 2014 - 10:56 PM

This time the giants won as San Mig Coffee evened their series with Air21 on Thursday night

Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee puts up a one-handed shot against Air21's Wesley Witherspoon and Asi Taulava. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 continues rolling, shocks San Mig in Game 1

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:52 PM

The Air21 Express never surrendered in their semifinals opener battling back with a searing explosion in the fourth quarter to shock San Mig Coffee

EXPRESSO. Mark Cardona of Air21 puts up a shot with San Mig Coffee's James Mays, James Melton and Ian Sangalang nearby. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA 2014 Commissioner's Cup semifinals schedule

Apr 26, 2014 - 11:35 PM

View the schedule for the 2014 Commissioner s Cup semifinals which pit San Mig Coffee vs Air21 and Rain or Shine vs Talk N Text

San Mig Coffee blasts defending champs Alaska out of Comms Cup

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:29 PM

I didn t think I d be here said San Mig coach Tim Cone moments after his team knocked off defending Comms Cup champs Alaska Aces to earn a ticket to the semis

SAN MIG IS SUPER. PJ Simon of San Mig Coffee drives past RJ Jazul of Alaska during the Mixers' fateful Game 3 win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Let's get physical: Do-or-die Saturday for 4 PBA teams

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Sweat tears – and maybe a little blood – will set the tone for tonight s do or die Saturday showdowns between Meralco Bolts Rain or Shine and San Mig Coffee Alaska Aces

Marc Pingris has battled through bruised ribs to provide San Mig Coffee with the spark they've needed. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee escapes Alaska to force Game 3 in QFs

Apr 23, 2014 - 9:05 PM

A non call helped turn the tide for the Mixers as they even their quarterfinals series against the Aces

BOUNCE BACK. Mark Pingris top scores for San Mig Coffee as they force Game 3 vs Alaska. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA quarterfinals preview: Aces face long road to title defense

Apr 21, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Fresh off their showdown on Easter Sunday Rappler previews the Alaska Aces vs San Mig Coffee quarterfinals series

Getting acquainted with the Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:38 PM

The Palarong Pambansa is the nation s stage for tomorrow s sports heroes With Palaro 2014 rapidly approaching Levi Verora captures the spirit of competition in this piece

RECORDS WILL FALL. Two young women run their hearts out at Palarong Pambansa 2013. Photo by Kevin dela Cruz/Rappler

Tim Cone faced the best national team in recent memory

Apr 07, 2014 - 3:01 PM

San Mig Coffee head coach Tim Cone coached against the Gilas team on Sunday night While he doesn t believe they re the most talented squad ever assembled he feels they re the best team the Philippines has seen in a long time

PBA coach Tim Cone at the All-Star game press conference on Thursday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas downs PBA All-Stars in summit battle

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:52 PM

This wasn t your typical All Star game View photos from the showdown between Gilas Pilipinas and the PBA All Stars

Gabe Norwood of Gilas goes hard to the basket

IN PHOTOS: Gilas vs. PBA All-Stars dance competition

Apr 06, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Before the PBA All Stars and Gilas Pilipinas squared off on the court they first squared off on the dance floor

June Mar Fajardo unmasks during the Gilas dance set

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Stars vs Gilas Pilipinas

Apr 06, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The best of the PBA clash with the country s national basketball team in an All Star game that promises to be both fun and competitive