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Chan's sacrifice helps Rain or Shine extend series

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:35 PM

Pain be damned if Rain or Shine was going down Jeff Chan would be fighting with his comrades on the court not witnessing defeat from the bench

SACRIFICE. Jeff Chan played through injury to help save Rain or Shine's Finals campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Stopping Castro is Rain or Shine’s ‘big problem’

Apr 15, 2015 - 1:45 PM

After putting up monster numbers in the semifinals against Purefoods Jayson Castro is Rain or Shine s problem now

BIG PROBLEM. Rain or Shine must find a way to shackle Jayson Castro in the 2015 Commissioner's Cup Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santos vows Beermen to whip out ‘bazookas,’ ‘canyons’ for Govs Cup

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Arwind Santos wants nothing more than for the Beermen to remember the pain of a setback and come back guns ablaze

BAZOOKAS AND CANYONS. Arwind Santos swears the Beermen will not settle for anything less than bazookas and canyons when they return in the Governors' Cup after a disappointing Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Baldwin sees both Abueva’s value and flaws

Mar 23, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin explains how Abueva’s disruptive nature can be a benefit for a team but his antics are a drawback

Tab Baldwin assesses Calvin Abueva's disruptive nature and penchant for antics. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra notches decisive victory over Globalport

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Mike Dunigan registers 22 points 18 rebounds and 5 blocks in the win as Ginebra climbs to 5 5

Mike Dunigan led Ginebra to an emphatic victory over Globalport with his 22 points and 18 rebounds. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Thornton ‘comfortable’ with role as go-to guy for NLEX

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:12 PM

Thornton admitted he is comfortable with putting the team on his shoulders and taking the big shots when needed

RELIABLE. NLEX import and NBA veteran Al Thornton has no problem being relied upon to win the game. 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

Rookie playmaker Heruela proving his worth with Blackwater

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Leading the league in assists and quarterbacking Blackwater well Heruela is proving he deserves his spot in the pro league

RISING ROOKIE. Brian Heruela is quickly making a name for himself in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods trounces San Miguel in OT to arrest 3-game skid

Mar 01, 2015 - 7:51 PM

James Yap who returned from a swollen knee injury hit 15 points on 3 of 6 three pointers

Denzel Bowles topscored with 35 points to help Purefoods snap its 3-game losing streak. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Chism eager for match-up vs KIA’s 7-footer Ramos

Feb 27, 2015 - 10:17 PM

It turns out Chism is no stranger to playing against 7 foot centers

The 6-foot-8 Wayne Chism is excited to battle KIA's 7-foot-2 PJ Ramos. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Canaleta lights up late to lift NLEX over Meralco

Feb 27, 2015 - 10:06 PM

After a quiet first 3 quarters the sharp shooting Canaleta caught fire in the payoff period draining 3 triples and scoring 13 of his total 16 points

Al Thornton helps NLEX to back to back wins with his 36 points. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine powers past Barako Bull behind Chism's 32

Feb 27, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Rain or Shine rises to 5 2 for a share of second place with Talk ’N Text

Wayne Chism topscores with 32 points on 7 three-pointers to help Rain or Shine win 3 straight games. Photo by Nuki/Sabio/PBA Images

KIA team play leads to surprise win vs TNT

Feb 25, 2015 - 6:33 PM

After San Miguel Beer and Purefoods KIA takes down another champion team in Talk N Text

Manny Pacquiao's KIA Carnival notches first back-to-back win in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Pingris says Purefoods’ locals must support import

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Pingris believes Purefoods can come back from a 3 game losing slide if only they resolve to fix themselves first

Marc Pingris (left) believes Purefoods should take a good hard look on themselves and make some changes if they want to get back on the winning track. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Thornton scores 39, NLEX annihilates Blackwater

Feb 17, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Blackwater fell to 1 4 in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup while the Road Warriors obtained their first win of the conference in 4 games

MONSTER GAME. Import Al Thornton bounced back from a lackluster game and led all Road Warriors to a 27-point rout of Blackwater. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Austria, Santos blame championship hangover for Beermen slump

Feb 17, 2015 - 1:19 PM

“I keep telling them that the championship is over the celebration is over But hindi mo maaalis eh Makikita mo naman says head coach Leo Austria

HANGOVER. San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria (left) and team captain Arwind Santos both agree the team is still hungover from their last victory. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Orton dazzles, dunks, and dances in Purefoods debut

Feb 13, 2015 - 11:08 PM

In just one game Orton makes sure nobody will forget his name and his face any time soon

GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION. New Purefoods import Daniel Orton made a good first impression in his first PBA game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fajardo on benching: ‘We have to respect our coach’

Feb 12, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Why was reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo benched in the crucial moments versus Blackwater with the game in the balance?

BENCHED. June Mar Fajardo saw no action in the final 12 minutes of San Miguel's loss to Blackwater. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Willie Miller comes back strong from semi-retirement

Feb 02, 2015 - 1:34 PM

The two time PBA MVP is not disappointing the one team that showed faith in him as he quickly makes a difference for Talk N Text

BACK IN THE GAME. Willie Miller (right) proves he still has more left to give at 37 years old.

Barako Bull hangs on and sends Ginebra to second straight loss

Feb 01, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Barako Bull survived a scare as Ginebra showed a glimmer of its once prominent “Never Say Die” philosophy late and climbed back from 6 points down

VETERAN. Chico Lanete, 35, topscored for Barako Bull with 17 points to survive a hard-fighting Ginebra. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk ’N Text flips switch late to keep Blackwater winless

Feb 01, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Import Richard Howell who struggled in his first game found his rhythm again and led his team with 29 points and 21 rebounds

STRUGGLE NO MORE. 2014 Commissioner's Cup Best Import Richard Howell overcomes his slump right away to lead Talk 'N Text to a victory over Blackwater and a 2-0 start. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Mercado back to leader role and 'having fun again' with Barako Bull

Jan 29, 2015 - 3:16 PM

After a year of changes and adjustments Sol Mercado is pulling for stability with his new team Barako Bull

HAVING FUN. Sol Mercado admits he's back to having fun again with new team Barako Bull. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen left searching for another import

Jan 20, 2015 - 3:32 PM

San Miguel s initial choice Arinze Onuaku has drawn interest from some NBA teams prompting his agent to cancel talks for a possible PBA stint

Arinze Onuaku of the Canton Charge goes up for the shot against the Delaware 87ers last December. Photo by David Liam Kyle/AFP

Compton, Austria confident Alaska-SMB will draw big crowd

Jan 06, 2015 - 1:02 AM

There s no chance the two coaches are worried the crowd won t show up in the best of 7 finals series

CONFIDENT. None of the top 3 most popular PBA teams are in the 2015 Philippine Cup finals, but both Alaska and San Miguel are confident they can lure fans. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao wants former import Wayne Chism back for Comms Cup

Jan 05, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Chism played hard through a knee injury during a game in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and Yeng Guiao never forgot

Wayne Chism to return as import for Rain or Shine in the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Beermen buying out import Onuaku from NBA D-League team

Jan 04, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Beermen are currently paying Onuaku s buy out charges from his D League team before signing him as their import for the Commissioner s Cup

Arinze Onuaku of the Canton Charge goes up for the shot against the Delaware 87ers last December. Photo by David Liam Kyle/AFP

Why NLEX hired Thornton vs a taller import

Jan 02, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Al Thornton is a good fit with the post oriented play of starting center Asi Taulava says NLEX coach Boyet Fernandez

Al Thornton (R) is expected to complement NLEX starting big man Asi Taulava. File photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Ex-NBA player Marcus Haislip a 'strong candidate' for SMB import

Dec 27, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Haislip was drafted 14th overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks He played a total of 89 games in his NBA career

EUROLEAGUE VETERAN. Marcus Haislip (center) played for 5 different teams in the Euroleague. He is seen here playing for Spanish club Unicaja in a 2008 Euroleague basketball Group B game in Vilnius, Lithuania. File photo by Valda Kalnina/EPA

Have we given up on Barangay Ginebra?

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Die hard Ginebra fan Kaye Cabal writes about the frustration of supporting a team that seems to have lost its never say die spirit

OUT OF SYNC. Barangay Ginebra struggled mightily on both ends of the floor in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra's adjustment pains rage on

Apr 25, 2014 - 8:55 AM

After a disastrous Commissioner s Cup Barangay Ginebra continues to struggle with adjustment while hoping to come out stronger

SPARK OF LIFE. Mark Caguioa had sharp words for his Barangay Ginebra teammates after their miserable showing in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: The Quarterfinal Push Part 1

Apr 14, 2014 - 4:21 PM

With the PBA playoffs looming teams are mounting one final push to earn a spot in the top 8

LEADING THE WAY. Meralco import Darnell Jackson led Meralco Bolts to the promised land of another successful comeback against Barako with a 30-point game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images