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U.S. college sports chiefs back athlete compensation reforms

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:27 AM

As several top collegiate prospects head to the G League, the NCAA allows student-athletes to receive compensation from third-party endorsements

BIG JUMP. Filipino-American Jalen Green (center), tagged as the current top high school player in the US, has decided to skip the NCAA and play in the G League. Photo from FIBA

'March Madness' talents won't get any extra eligibility

Apr 01, 2020 - 3:29 PM

Already robbed of a chance to play for the NCAA national crown, 'March Madness' players won't get an extra playing year

ATHENS, GA - FEBRUARY 19: Anfernee McLemore #24 of the Auburn Tigers controls the ball around defender Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the first half at Stegeman Coliseum on February 19, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. Carmen Mandato/Getty Images/AFP

NCAA Season 95 terminated

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:48 PM

Varsity action in NCAA Season 95 prematurely ends due to the coronavirus pandemic

San Beda's Amsali clinches No. 1 spot in NCAA NBTC 24

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:50 PM

Leading the San Beda Red Cubs to the NCAA title and winning Finals MVP honors propel Rhayyan Amsali to the top

RED CUBS DOMINATION. Rhayyan Amsali leads 3 San Beda players in the top 5. Photo from NBTC


NCAA cancels 'March Madness' college basketball tournament

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Following the lead of the NBA, the NCAA cancels the national men's basketball competition

SUSPENDED. Just days before the season shutdown, the Gonzaga Bulldogs ruled the West Coast Conference. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: Philippine leagues suspended amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 13, 2020 - 11:10 AM

(UPDATED) Local sports leagues and events are put on hold due to the virus pandemic

HIATUS. Sports action takes a break as major local leagues prioritize the safety of athletes and staff members.

'March Sadness': NCAA basketball event closed to public

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:24 PM

There won't be any loud cheers and school band music as the 'March Madness' of NCAA basketball plays minus the fans

POWERHOUSE. Joel Ayayi (left) of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts after hitting a three-pointer against the Saint Mary's Gaels during the championship game of the West Coast Conference. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NCAA mulling outright termination of Season 95 due to coronavirus

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:35 PM

The NCAA suspends all activities until further notice


LOOK: Kansas teams spark huge brawl at end of US NCAA game

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:11 PM

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas State University Wildcats figure in a wild free-for-all

FRACAS. Kansas' Silvio De Sousa tries to throw a chair during the melee. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Nelle misses Beda practices amid La Salle transfer rumors

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:06 PM

Months after losing the NCAA crown to Letran, the San Beda Red Lions might also lose a key cog in Evan Nelle

QUESTION MARK. Talks of Even Nelle’s jump from San Beda to La Salle continue to swirl. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Past meets present in NCAA All-Star Games

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Unlike the previous seasons, the All-Star Games this year will feature two current players as well as one alumnus for each and every member-school

ALL STARS. Newly crowned NCAA champion Jerrick Balanza will star for Team Saints in the All-Star Game. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Jeff Napa returns to Letran as coaching consultant

Nov 22, 2019 - 4:38 PM

As one of the so-called 'super friends' in Letran’s all-star coaching stable, Jeff Napa hopes to help the Knights stay on top

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After brain surgery, 2-time champ Balanza never stopped believing

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Letran star Jerrick Balanza caps his remarkable comeback from brain surgery with a championship

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Kanto' guy Fran Yu delivers Finals MVP clapback

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Once a fodder for online bashers, Letran's Fran Yu saves his best retort on the hardcourt

GAME CHANGER. Fran Yu silences doubters with a Finals MVP plum and a championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Twitter revels in Letran Knights' magical run

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:57 PM

After ruling a title series to remember, the Letran Knights go all out to party in Intramuros tonight

Letran ends San Beda reign, captures NCAA crown

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Behind Jerrick Balanza, the Letran Knights spoil the San Beda Red Lions' bid for a fourth straight crown to rule NCAA Season 95 men's basketball

NCAA95 Finals Game 3 on November 19, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 3

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Expect the San Beda Red Lions and the Letran Knights to come out swinging as the two fierce rivals fight for the NCAA crown in the do-or-die Game 3

Letran's Batiller blames self for missed championship-winning layup

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Letran sees its chance to pull off a stunning finals sweep against San Beda figuratively and literally slip away as the ball slides off Bonbon Batiller's hands

BOUNCE BACK. Despite the slip up, Bonbon Batiller feels blessed as his teammates did not blame him. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


MVP Oftana lets loose in clutch bounce-back

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Even in the face of riotous cheering and booing, Calvin Oftana knocks in the game’s biggest shot to lead San Beda’s Game 2 escape versus Letran

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda squeaks past Letran, forces do-or-die Game 3

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Red Lions keep their title defense alive after fending off the Knights' huge challenge

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 2

Nov 14, 2019 - 5:43 PM

As the Letran Knights go for an unlikely NCAA championship, the shell-shocked San Beda Red Lions hope to keep their four-peat bid alive


Balanza carries infectious energy to Letran finals upset over San Beda

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Jerrick Balanza's belief in the team becomes a factor in Letran's huge upset over San Beda

BELIEF. Jerrick Balanza knows that Letran can deal three-time defending champion San Beda its first loss in 15 months. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran stuns rival San Beda to draw first blood in NCAA finals

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:22 PM

There's no season sweep for the San Beda Red Lions as the Letran Knights pull off a massive upset in Game 1 of the NCAA title series

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 1

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:31 PM

History-seeking San Beda and upset-minded Letran clash in Game 1 on Tuesday, November 12, at the Mall of Asia Arena


Oftana cruises to NCAA MVP award, Tankoua named best foreigner

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:24 PM

San Beda stalwarts Calvin Oftana and Donald Tankoua lead this NCAA season's top performers

LEADING THE WAY. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions make up the bulk of this season’s awardees.

Letran survives Lyceum, sets NCAA Finals duel vs rival San Beda

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Playing in another heart-stopper, the Letran Knights upset the No. 2 Lyceum Pirates to crash the NCAA championship series

After stunning the Pirates, Jerrick Balanza and the Knights try pull off another shocker in the title round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran ousts gutsy San Sebastian in NCAA stepladder

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Jerrick Balanza leads 6 Letran players in double figures as the Knights survive the Stags in their do-or-die semifinal duel

 Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bulanadi erupts for career-high 44 in Stags’ Final Four qualifier

Oct 18, 2019 - 7:23 PM

San Sebastian star Allyn Bulanadi finds the perfect time to deliver a career-high performance as the Stags book the last semifinal ticket

SIZZLING. Stags star Allyn Bulanadi underscores his status as this season’s best scorer. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA: San Beda completes elims sweep for outright title berth

Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

San Beda drubs Lyceum to complete a perfect 18-0 elimination run and book its 14th straight finals berth

POWERHOUSE. Calvin Oftana and the Red Lions steamroll the rest of the field. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Oftana named Player of the Week as San Beda nears NCAA sweep

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Calvin Oftana wins his second NCAA Player of the Week award, the only player to achieve such a feat in Season 95

FRONTRUNNER. Calvin Oftana continues to make a strong case for the MVP plum. File photo by Josh Albelda


Lyceum locks No. 2 in bounce-back win over JRU

Oct 11, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Coming from a tough loss, Lyceum rebounds to secure a Final Four berth

NCAA95 LPU vs JRU July 26. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda on brink of elims sweep; Mapua secures much-needed win

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Defending champion San Beda picks up its 17th straight win while Mapua keeps its Final Four bid alive

SIZZLING. Calvin Oftana erupts for a career-high 29 points to power the Red Lions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian erases 19-point deficit, ends Lyceum's streak

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Down 19, Allyn Bulanadi scores 28 points to lead San Sebastian's comeback over Lyceum

KEY PLAYER. Allyn Bulanadi tallies 28 points to lead San Sebastian in its stunning win over Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda puts lock on No. 1 spot; Lyceum clinches Final Four berth

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Defending champion San Beda keeps its bid for an outright title berth alive as Lyceum also advances to the semifinals

NCAA95 SBU vs MU Sept 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Sebastian, Letran back to winning ways

Oct 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Alvin Capobres makes sure San Sebastian gets to keep the 4th spot as Letran nabs its 10th triumph

BALANCED EFFORT. Rommel Calahat and RK Ilagan  help secure the Stags' bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda 3rd quarter rally buries rival Letran, Lyceum cools down Mapua

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:49 PM

NCAA defending champion San Beda remains undefeated with 15 straight wins

MVP CANDIDATE. Calvin Oftana leads San Beda with 20 points over Letran. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum's Jaycee Marcelino named NCAA Player of the Week

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Despite being stricken with flu and being unable to join practices, Jaycee Marcelino powers Lyceum to a big victory over Letran

TWO-WAY FORCE. Jaycee Marcelino proves his worth anew for Lyceum. Photo by Kyle Janremy Bustos/Rappler


Lyceum takes down Letran; EAC stuns San Sebastian

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Propped up by Jaycee Marcelino and Reymar Caduyac, Lyceum outlasts a relentless Letran side to keep hold of the No. 2 spot

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Mapua nets winning record, Lions sweep Altas

Sep 26, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Defending champion San Beda just keeps rolling as Mapua sustains its surprise playoff push

TIGHT. Mapua pulls off a key win over JRU to sustain its surprise playoff push. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda stays unblemished as Letran, Mapua extend win streak

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Defending champion San Beda cruises to its 13th straight win of NCAA Season 95 basketball

FIREPOWER. James Canlas flashes a perfect 5-of-5 shooting in the 1st half and finishes with 20 points, 4 boards and 5 dimes. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arellano's Kent Salado slashes way to NCAA Player of the Week plum

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Kent Salado continues to make up for lost time for the Arellano Chiefs in Season 95

WINNING TRACK. Graduating Kent Salado delivers a win for the Arellano Chiefs. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Letran ends San Sebastian streak; Lyceum, Mapua nab victories

Sep 20, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Knights bounce back to halt the Stags’ five-game winning run as the Pirates and Cardinals trip separate foes

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

San Beda drubs JRU for 12th straight win; Arellano trips Perpetual

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:19 PM

James Canlas and San Beda stay undefeated while Kent Salado lifts Arellano past Perpetual

TOP GUN. James Canlas continues to lead the Red Lions' perfect run. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Veteran guard Noah Lugo delivers a career-high performance as the Mapua Cardinals boost their playoff chances

TEAM EFFORT. The Cardinals prove steadier down the stretch against the Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bulanadi drops career-best 32 in Stags win, LPU sweeps Perpetual

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Cementing his status as the NCAA's top scorer, Allyn Bulanadi delivers a career-high performance to power the Stags past the Blazers

HOTSHOT. Allyn Bulanadi   Bulanadi. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LeBron backs bill to let college athletes earn endorsement money

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The NCAA calls the bill allowing student athletes to get paid as 'unconstitutional' and 'harmful'

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

San Beda overwhelms EAC as Lyceum, Letran cop 7th wins

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:43 PM

San Beda secures its 10th straight victory, while Lyceum and Letran start their 2nd round campaign on a high note

KEY COG. Evan Nelle directs San Beda's offense with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

B-day boy Balanza leads Letran win; San Beda sweeps 1st round

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Letran captain Jerrick Balanza celebrates his birthday with a key triumph as San Beda completes a 9-0 sweep

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT. Jerrick Balanza powers the Knights to a 24-point whipping of the Blazers on his 23rd birthday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guidotti, skipper of 1961 NCAA basketball champ Ateneo, dies at 78

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Two-sport star Antonio Guidotti passed away due to a lingering illness

Blazers subdue Bombers, snap 2-game skid

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:33 PM

St Benilde gets back on the winning track against pesky JRU as San Sebastian extends it own win streak

BACK ON TRACK. Ray Carlos and the St Benilde Blazers rediscover their winning ways against the JRU Bombers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler