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James Yap flashes vintage form as Rain or Shine reaches semis

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The Elasto Painters clip GlobalPort to avoid being the 4th top seed in PBA history to succumb to a No. 8 squad in the quarterfinals

HOT HAND. James Yap turns back the hands of time by drilling in 7 triples to match his career-high. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel escapes pesky TNT to advance to semis

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The 6th seed Beermen had just enough gas left in the tank to fend off the 3rd seed KaTropa

COMPOSED. Renaldo Balkman knocks down the crucial free throws down the stretch to give the San Miguel Beermen enough breathing room to fend of the TNT KaTropa. File photo from PBA Images

Brownlee dazzles as Ginebra sweeps Meralco to reach semis

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Gin Kings await the winner between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the GlobalPort Batang Pier

ALL-AROUND. Justin Brownlee fills up the stats sheet as Barangay Ginebra advances to the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. File hoto from PBA Images

Manuel stars anew as Alaska repulses Magnolia to punch semis ticket

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vic Manuel scores 22 points to go with 9 rebounds for the Aces

STREAK. Vic Manuel extends his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 11 games. File photo from PBA Images

Brownlee shines as Ginebra draws first blood vs Meralco

Jul 09, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee messes with a triple-double of 25 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists as the Gin Kings set one foot forward on the way to the semifinals

STEADY FORCE. Justin Brownlee delivers another masterful performance as Barangay Ginebra won their 6th straight game. Photo from PBA Images

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

Alab Pilipinas draws first blood in quarterfinals series with Saigon Heat

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr and Justin Brownlee combine for 46 points in the win

STEPPING UP. Bobby Ray Parks Jr registers a team-high 24 points for Alab Pilipinas. File photo from ABL Facebook page

NLEX sweeps Alaska for first PBA semifinals in franchise history

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:54 PM

Kevin Alas makes his presence felt for the NLEX Road Warriors with 18 points and 9 rebounds, including a clutch double pump layup

STEPPING UP. Kevin Alas finishes with a near-double-double to power the NLEX Road Warriors to their first PBA semifinals in franchise history. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra sweeps Rain or Shine, books semis clash vs San Miguel

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Japeth Aguilar finishes with 27 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks for Barangay Ginebra, which will face the San Miguel Beermen in a best-of-7 semifinals series

Magnolia books semis ticket with come-from-behind win over GlobalPort

Mar 06, 2018 - 9:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Magnolia Hotshots come back from down 20 points to claim the second semifinals seat in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup

ON BOTH ENDS. Paul Lee produces as double-double and the Magnolia Hotshots take down the GlobalPort Batang Pier to advance to the semis of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel advances to PH cup semis, trips TNT behind Fajardo, Santos

Mar 06, 2018 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) June Mar Fajardo finishes with 35 points and 11 rebounds while Arwind Santos has 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 4 blocks for San Miguel

FLEXING HIS MUSCLE. June Mar Fajardo's monstrous double-double powers the San Miguel Beermen back into the Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by PBA Images

NLEX clinches first playoff win, downs Alaska in nip-and-tuck battle

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:17 PM

(UPDATED) Kiefer Ravena delivers the biggest plays to help the NLEX Road Warriors inch closer to the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup

CLUTCH. Kiefer Ravena took over in crunchtime as the NLEX Road Warriors inch closer to the semifinals. Photo by PBA Images

Castro hopes for repeat victory vs crowd favorite Ginebra in semis

Sep 30, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Blur is excited to lead the team into the semifinals against Ginebra San Miguel

A GOOD PASS. Jayson Castro set up Glen Rice Jr. for a go-ahead putback a la alley-oop to nab the quarterfinals win. Photo from PBA images.

Halep advances in quest to win title, takes top spot

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:09 PM

To be number one in the world I think is a big thing says Simona Halep

PH bows out of FIBA 3x3 U18 after falling to Belgium in quarters

Jul 02, 2017 - 4:14 PM

What seems like a tightly contested ball game in the opening minutes slowly shifts to the advantage of Belgium

ELIMINATED. The Philippines has been eliminated from the FIBA 3x3 U18 competition. Photo from FIBA.com

Meralco survives TNT in OT, forces quarters rubber match

Jun 07, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The Bolts cling for dear life from midway in the fourth up until the final buzzer in overtime to force a do or die game 3 on Friday June 9

BIG GAME. Baser Amer (R) continues to shine for Meralco, scoring 32 points to help force a do-or-die game 3 in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Star sweeps defending champ Rain or Shine, sets up semis with SMB

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:23 PM

There will be a new 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup champion

SEMIS BOUND. Ricardo Ratliffe has 26 points and 24 rebounds to lead Star to the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Tenorio surprised by scuffle but still respects Romeo

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Emotions run high between guards LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo during Ginebra s quarterfinals win over GlobalPort

SCUFFLE. Tensions rise between guards LA Tenorio and Terrence Romeo during the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Ginebra torch GlobalPort to reach Comms Cup semis

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The top seeded Ginebra will face either TNT or Meralco in the semifinals

CONFERENCE HIGH. Justin Brownlee puts up a conference-high 39 points including 7 3-pointers as Ginebra cruises past GlobalPort in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel shoots down Phoenix, books first semifinals ticket

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The second seed twice to beat Beermen become the first team through to the semifinals

FIRST TO THE SEMIS. San Miguel makes it to the semifinals first. Marcio Lassiter, seen here going for a layup, puts up a game-high 26 points in a win over Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Star deals defending champ Rain or Shine 36-point beating

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:24 PM

This is the worst ever loss by a defending champion in the past 25 PBA seasons

1-0. Import Ricardo Ratliffe misses only two shot attempts in a 29-point, 8-rebound game to lead Star to a 1-0 quarterfinals lead over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images

Black urges import Stepheson to step up against TNT

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Coach Norman Black encourages Alex Stepheson to use as motivation the fact that TNT did not start its import Josh Smith

STEP UP. Coach Norman Black encourages import Alex Stepheson (L) to step up against TNT and its import Josh Smith. Photo from PBA Images

TNT surges ahead 1-0 with rout of Meralco in quarterfinals

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Jayson Castro leads the offensive surge for TNT in the second half

ONE WIN AWAY. Jayson Castro leads TNT, puts them a win away from the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Nadal, Djokovic into French Open quarters as champ Muguruza exits

Jun 05, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Nine time champion Rafael Nadal and titleholder Novak Djokovic surged into the French Open quarter finals for a record equalling 11th time

ON TO THE NEXT. Rafael Nadal is in the final 8 on the men's side. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

SCHEDULE: 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Quarterfinals

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:30 AM

Check out the full PBA schedule this week here

Brownlee enjoyed witnessing Ginebra break into PH Cup semis

Feb 08, 2017 - 12:15 AM

A lot of people say I’m good luck to Ginebra but I think it’s the other way around where Ginebra is the good luck charm to me says Justin Brownlee

COURTSIDE. Justin Brownlee reconnects with his former Ginebra teammates. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Abueva after Alaska loss: 'Malakas 'yung kalaban, malakas pati sa taas'

Feb 07, 2017 - 11:35 PM

Visibly disappointed from the loss Abueva hints at breaks of the game leaning more toward Ginebra

Calvin Abueva is seen reacting to a call in a game against Ginebra. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ginebra thwarts twice-to-beat Alaska, sets up Manila Clasico semis with Star

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Gin Kings set up a now highly anticipated Manila Clasico best of 7 semifinals series against old rival Star Hotshots

SEMIS-BOUND. Ginebra takes down twice-to-beat Alaska to reach the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Justin Brownlee supports Ginebra in do-or-die game vs Alaska

Feb 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Brownlee is courtside to support his former teammates as they try to extend their Philippine Cup

SUPPORTIVE. Justin Brownlee watches Ginebra take on Alaska. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Pumaren eyes deepening Globalport bench moving forward

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:00 PM

This game I think it s a strong validation that we have a very shallow bench Pumaren says of Globalport after their quarterfinals loss

MORE HELP. Coach Franz Pumaren recognizes Globalport needs more help from its bench if it wants to go deeper into the playoffs next time around. Photo from PBA Images

Defense key to Star's romp into semifinals, says Pingris

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Hotshots are through to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals and riding on a 6 game win streak where they showcased their most dominant form so far

DEFENSE IS KEY. Marc Pingris lauds the Star Hotshots for the defense, saying it's the key to their return to the semifinals after over a year. Photo from PBA Images

Star whips Phoenix, rolls into first semis stint in a year

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:16 PM

The Star Hotshots return to the semifinals for the first time since the 2015 Governors Cup

BACK IN THE SEMIS. The Star Hotshots return to the semifinals after a year. Photo from PBA Images

Star Hotshots are peaking at the right time

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Through their last 3 games the Hotshots won by an average margin of 38 3 points pulling them a win away from a semifinals berth

GOOD TIMING. Marc Pingris believes the Star Hotshots are peaking at the right time. Can they finish off the Phoenix Fuel Masters and reach the semifinals? Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra rallies from 17 points down to force do-or-die against Alaska

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Ginebra stays alive in the 2017 Philippine Cup after forcing a quarterfinals rubber match against Alaska

ONE MORE GAME. Scottie Thompson sparks Ginebra in the third quarter and they force a rubber match for a semis slot against Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco sends Mahindra crashing to book semifinals ticket

Sep 24, 2016 - 5:57 PM

Meralco reaches the semifinals for the second straight conference

SEMIS-BOUND. Allen Durham leads Meralco to its second straight semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Yay or nay? Predicting the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup playoffs

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Rappler answers 8 questions surrounding some of the narratives for each team with either a yay or a nay in an effort to predict how the playoffs will go

Speed king Murray storms into US Open quarterfinals

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:38 PM

The 29 year old reigning Wimbledon and Olympic champion storms to an impressive seventh win in 10 meetings against the 22nd seeded Dimitrov

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during his fourth round men's singles match on day 8 of the 2016 US Open. Mike Stobe/AFP

Defending champ Djokovic into US Open quarterfinals

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Novak Djokovic powers into the quarterfinals after defeating Briton Kyle Edmund The defending champion will face ninth seeded Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga

CELEBRATION. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Kyle Edmund of Great Britain during their 2016 US Open men's singles match. Don EMMERT / AFP

Pouille stuns Nadal to lead French charge into US Open quarterfinals

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Lucas Pouille 22 and ranked 25th in the world lives up to the promise of his quarterfinal run at Wimbledon in outlasting Rafael Nadal in 5 sets

VICTORY. Lucas Pouille of France celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during their 2016 US Open men’s singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2016.  Don EMMERT / AFP

Djokovic on verge of $100 million breakthrough

May 30, 2016 - 10:55 AM

With 99 673 404 banked in prize money at the start of Roland Garros the 29 year old Novak Djokovic can cross the 100 million barrier by making the last 8

WORLD NUMBER ONE. Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action against Aljaz Bedene of Britain during their men's single third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 28 May 2016.​​​ Photo by STEPHAN MUELLER/EPA

Murray, Wawrinka advance to French Open quarterfinals

May 30, 2016 - 2:22 AM

Murray will be playing in his 20th quarter final at the last 21 majors after braving an Isner storm in the first set where he faced down 3 set points in the tie breaker

QUARTERS. Reigning French Open champion Stan Wawrinka defeated Viktor Troicki to make the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

PSL: Petron XCS downs F2 Logistics to book semis slot

May 22, 2016 - 10:28 PM

Aiza Maizo Pontillas and Bang Pineda of Petron XCS eliminate the Aby Marano and Danika Gendrauli powered F2 Logistics Cargo Movers

DAY AT THE BEACH. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas (R) and Aby Marano (L) battle at the net. Maizo-Pontillas' Petron XCS won to advance to the semifinals. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Nadal beats Kyrgios, sets up Rome quarters showdown with Djokovic

May 13, 2016 - 3:52 AM

Nadal breaks Kyrgios in the first game of the second set and never looked back on his way to a convincing win that sets up a showdown with Djokovic

BUILT IN A DAY. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 49th time. Photo by Claudio Onorati/EPA

Alaska outclasses Tropang TNT to make semis

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The Aces rally from a 0 1 series deficit to set a semifinal series against the Bolts

Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Wilkerson erupts for 46 as San Miguel nips Star for semis spot

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:57 PM

San Miguel sets up another semifinals clash with Rain or Shine in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

SEMIS TICKET BOOKED. The San Miguel Beermen keep alive their quest for a 3-peat after squeaking past the Star Hotshots for a semifinals ticket. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska clips TNT to force quarters rubber match

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:55 PM

Game 3 of this series will be on Friday April 22 with the winner earning the right to face Meralco in a best of 5 semifinals

KNOCKOUT MATCH. Alaska and TNT will head to game 3 with the winner moving on to the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine sends Ginebra crashing out of quarterfinals

Apr 19, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The Painters march on to their 9th straight semifinals appearance – a league best since Alaska also went for 9 straight semis from 1995 2000

ON TO THE SEMIS. Jeff Chan and Rain or Shine move on to the semifinals after sweeping Ginebra in the quarters. Photo from PBA Images

Star goes on late surge to survive San Miguel, extend quarterfinals

Apr 18, 2016 - 9:59 PM

The 8th seed Hotshots hit big baskets late to end the back and forth affair to avoid getting eliminated by the twice to beat Beermen

BIG SHOTS. Allein Maliksi is one of the Star Hotshots who hit big shots late as they surge past the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Meralco escapes NLEX to reach PBA semis

Apr 18, 2016 - 6:36 PM

Meralco will move on to the best of 5 semifinals to faces the winner between Alaska and TNT

BALANCED OFFENSE. Meralco relies on balanced offense with 5 players in double figures to escape NLEX. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

UFL Cup quarters preview: Why a little bit of hatin' is good

Mar 31, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The UFL Elite Eight is on this weekend and one match stands out as a tasty derby contest: Kaya versus Loyola