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Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano, draft pick

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano both bid farewell to the teams that drafted them in the PBA

TRADED. Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano exchange teams. Photos from PBA Images


San Miguel back in the finals with Game 4 win over Rain or Shine

Aug 02, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The Beermen roar back from another double-digit deficit to punch their ticket to the finals for the second straight conference

ON TO THE NEXT. Chris McCullough and San Miguel deny Rain or Shine a winner-take-all match. Photo from PBA Images


Belga walks the talk as Rain or Shine foils San Miguel sweep

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Beau Belga takes matters into his own hands late to help the Elasto Painters drag the Beermen to a Game 4 in their best-of-five semifinals affair

ONE MORE GAME. Beau Belga shows he is not ready for vacation yet. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine survives McCullough career night to avert San Miguel sweep

Jul 31, 2019 - 9:46 PM

The Elasto Painters shave their series deficit in the best-of-five semifinals to 1-2 despite squandering another huge lead

NOT DONE YET. Javee Mocon and Rain or Shine stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


Caloy Garcia admits fault as Rain or Shine blows huge lead to San Miguel

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:38 AM

The Elasto Painters squander a 29-point advantage, allowing the Beermen to move one win closer from advancing to the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

COMEBACK. San Miguel comes back from down double figures for the second straight game to beat Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Ross on fire as San Miguel stuns Rain or Shine in 41-point turnaround

Jul 29, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The Beermen gain a 2-0 lead over the Elasto Painters in their best-of-five semifinals series after storming back from down 29 points

MARKSMAN. Chris Ross fires from all cylinders for a career-high in three-pointers made. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel turns back Rain or Shine in Game 1 with second-half surge

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Import Chris McCullough and Christian Standhardinger show the way in the final quarter as the Beermen storm back from a double-digit deficit

RELIABLE. Christian Standhardinger delivers for San Miguel down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


Toughened by scolding, Nambatac rises as new takeover guy

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:24 AM

Rain or Shine escapes Blackwater to reach the semifinals thanks to Rey Nambatac learning from his past mistakes

HERO. Rey Nambatac delivers another clutch performance for semifinals-bound Rain or Shine. Photos from PBA Images


Nambatac clutch again, propels Rain or Shine over Blackwater to semis

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Rain or Shine completes the semifinals cast and will face San Miguel in a best-of-five series

BATTLE-TESTED. Rain or Shine displays the experience it gained from countless trips in the playoffs to overcome Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Smith bounces back as Blackwater forces Rain or Shine to sudden death

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The Elite protect their lead down the stretch this time to take Game 2 of the best-of-three quarterfinals duel

BREAKTHROUGH. Greg Smith will not end the conference for Blackwater without a win. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac embracing go-to guy role for Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Rey Nambatac stars in several key plays as Rain or Shine trumps Blackwater in Game 1 of the quarterfinals

CLUTCH. Rey Nambatac does not shy away from the biggest moments. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Blackwater behind Nambatac winner

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Elasto Painters storm back from 8 points down in the final two minutes to take Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinals duel against the Elite

SUPRISE, SURPRISE. No. 6 Rain or Shine stuns No. 3 Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel nips Rain or Shine in CDO to punch playoff ticket

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Import Chris McCullough and June Mar Fajardo take over down the stretch as the Beermen tally their third straight win

BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't go on an early vacation. Photo from PBA Images


Montgomery does enough for Rain or Shine as Bowles replacement

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Carl Montgomery holds his own in his PBA debut as Rain or Shine bolsters its playoff hopes

STAND-IN. Carl Montgomery helps Rain or Shine remain relevant in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine boosts playoff bid with escape over Magnolia

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Elasto Painters pick up their second straight win, while the Hotshots absorb their third straight loss

WINNING DEBUT. Carl Montgomery debuts for Rain or Shine as a replacement for Denzel Bowles. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles felt 'something cracked in his knee'

Jul 06, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Denzel Bowles will 'most probably' be out for the PBA Commissioner's Cup after hurting his knee, says Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia

INJURED. Denzel Bowles provides an early lift to help Rain or Shine clinch its fourth win. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles exits with knee injury, but Rain or Shine escapes Alaska

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Locals step up big for the Elasto Painters as import Denzel Bowles suffers a knee injury in the first half

WIN AGAIN. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images


Caloy believes Rain or Shine can still turn campaign around

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:09 AM

Coach Caloy Garcia says Rain or Shine locals should play consistently to be able to help import Denzel Bowles

BACKS AGAINST THE WALL. Rain or Shine faces 3 must-win games in order to advance to the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Jones triple-double powers TNT romp of Rain or Shine

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Terrence Jones links up with Roger Pogoy and Jayson Castro as the KaTropa solidify their hold of the No. 1 ranking

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to make a strong case for the Best Import award. Photo from PBA Images


Ashaolu turns heads in debut as NLEX averts disaster for 2nd win

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Proving coach Yeng Guiao wrong, Olu Ashaolu drops all-around numbers in his first game with the Road Warriors

WORKHORSE. Olu Ashaolu quickly delivers the goods for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

No excuses for Bowles after missing 14 free throws

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Denzel Bowles compensates for his misfortunes at the line with a triple-double as Rain or Shine beats Columbian for the first time since 2017

LEVEL. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine pick up their third win in 6 games. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine ends Columbian curse in OT thriller

Jun 23, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Winless to the Dyip since the Philippine Cup last year, the Elasto Painters get over the hump behind Denzel Bowles and Rey Nambatac

BACK ON TRACK. Rain or Shine snaps a four-game skid to Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


Fresh off Pringle trade, NorthPort rallies from 25 down to stun Rain or Shine

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NorthPort ties TNT on top after clinching its third straight win and sixth overall in 7 games

CLUTCH. Mo Tautuaa records a career-high in points and hits big baskets down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


James Yap hoping for best after suffering groin injury

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:23 AM

The two-time PBA MVP is forced to sit out almost the entire second half as Rain or Shine escapes Phoenix

TAKING PRECAUTION. James Yap decides to sub himself out after feeling pain on his groin. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles takes over to propel Rain or Shine over struggling Phoenix

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:41 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters come from behind for their second straight win after dropping their first two games of the conference

BACK-TO-BACK. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine go on a winning run. Photo from PBA Images


Cone upset Ginebra let Nambatac 'be a Michael Jordan out there'

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Barangay Ginebra sees its two-game winning streak stopped by the erstwhile winless Rain or Shine

ON FIRE. Rey Nambatac displays his sizzling shooting against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine stalls Ginebra from reaching 1000th win

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Rey Nambatac fires a career-high in points, while Denzel Bowles bags his first win as an Elasto Painter at the expense of former coach Tim Cone

MAIDEN. James Yap and Rain or Shine stop a two-game skid for their first win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater hangs on as Rain or Shine stays winless

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Elite almost squander an 18-point lead but rely on their free throw shooting down the stretch to return to the winning track

CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. Denzel Bowles is still winless as a Rain or Shine player. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco spoils Bowles' PBA return with win over Rain or Shine

May 31, 2019 - 9:53 PM

The Bolts pick up their second win in 4 games with a strong second-half showing against the debuting Elasto Painters

SPOILED. Denzel Bowles issues a stellar game for Rain or Shine, but Meralco still comes out on top. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine ships Almazan to Meralco

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The Elasto Painters center gets traded for the Bolts' first-round picks in the 2019 and 2021 drafts

FAREWELL. Raymond Almazan is set to part ways with the team that drafted him third overall in 2013. Photo from PBA Images


Denzel Bowles joins Rain or Shine in PBA return

May 01, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The 6-foot-10 big man reunites with former teammate James Yap, with whom he won a PBA title

BACK AT IT. Denzel Bowles will see action in the PBA for the first time since 2016. File photo from PBA Images


Caloy Garcia feels Rome dela Rosa Game 7 shot 'shouldn't have counted'

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Magnolia scrapes past Rain or Shine in a do-or-die Game 7 to set up a finals rematch against San Miguel in the PBA Philippine Cup

KEY COG. Rome dela Rosa plays a key role in Magnolia's return to the Philippine Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia reaches finals at Rain or Shine's expense in gritty Game 7

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots arrange a finals rematch in the PBA Philippine Cup and deny the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters their first finals trip since 2016

DENIED. James Yap falls prey to his former team Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac answers Belga's call as Rain or Shine stays alive

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:10 PM

The sophomore guard is the latest young gun from the Elasto Painters to rise to the occasion

STEP UP. Rey Nambatac and Rain or Shine force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia in the Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images


Nambatac, Yap star as Rain or Shine drags Magnolia to Game 7

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:29 PM

The Elasto Painters stop the Hotshots' three-game winning streak to send their semifinals series to a winner-take-all

DO-OR-DIE. Game 7 it is for Rain or Shine and Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia a win away from finals with big Game 5 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The Hotshots tally their third straight win after dropping the first two games of the best-of-seven series

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia takes the series lead over Rain or Shine for the first time. Photo from PBA Images


Yap 'no regrets' over missed game-tying triple

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Rain or Shine fails to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Philippine Cup semifinals as Magnolia levels the best-of-seven affair

BIG GAME BACK. Struggling in the first 3 games, James Yap has finally found his touch. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia arrests meltdown to escape Rain or Shine in Game 4

Apr 22, 2019 - 9:51 PM

The Hotshots knot the best-of-seven semifinals affair at 2-all after nearly squandering a 21-point lead

ALL TIED UP. Magnolia and Rain or Shine are now tied in the best-of-seven semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia escapes brink with gritty Game 3 win vs Rain or Shine

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The Hotshots keep the Elasto Painters scoreless in the final 4 minutes to avoid a 0-3 hole in the best-of-seven semifinals duel

NO SWEEP. Jio Jalalon and Magnolia finally win one against Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Daquioag fills injured Ahanmisi's void in Rain or Shine's fiery semis run

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Wiry guard Ed Daquioag leads Rain or Shine's young cogs for a 2-0 lead over Magnolia in their semifinals series

INCHING CLOSER. Ed Daquioag and Rain or Shine are two wins away from returning to a PBA finals. Photo from PBA Images


Painters' hot shooting downs Hotshots for 2-0 semis lead

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Rain or Shine steals Magnolia's Hotshots moniker for the night as the Elasto Painters sizzle with 16 three-pointers

Photo from PBA Images

'Batang NCAA' rookie Javee Mocon shows off in ROS Game 1 win

Apr 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The former San Beda standout says the level of physicality in his first PBA playoffs is nothing new to him

MORE TO SHOW. Despite topscoring for Rain or Shine in the semis opener, Javee Mocon says he still has a lot to learn. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine pounces on error-prone Magnolia in semis opener

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Rookie Javee Mocon and Beau Belga take charge as the Elasto Painters secure a 1-0 series edge over the Hotshots

Jio Jalalon and the Hotshots fall by the wayside against Beau Belga and the Elasto Painters in the semis opener. Photo from PBA Images

SCHEDULE: 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Top-ranked Phoenix clashes with defending champion San Miguel as No. 2 Rain or Shine tackles Magnolia

Sweet-shooting Nambatac fills Chris Tiu role in ROS win

Apr 07, 2019 - 10:09 PM

'That kid is so hardworking in practice and he’s very coachable,' says retired player Chris Tiu on former Rain or Shine teammate Rey Nambatac

STEPPING UP. After the retirement of Rain or Shine standout Chris Tiu (left), young gun Rey Nambatac makes the most out of his extra minutes. Photo from PBA Images

In-form Rain or Shine boots out NorthPort, books semis berth

Apr 07, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Ed Daquioag and Rey Nambatac step up as Rain or Shine advances to the semifinal round

SUPPORT CREW. Rey Nambatac leads Rain or Shine's solid bench outing. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine pulls off great escape vs Meralco to snap skid

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Elasto Painters bolster their chances of a top 2 finish that comes with a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals

HIGH NOTE. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters find their way back to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Belga on Columbian curse: 'Para kaming hindi nadala'

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Rain or Shine's bid for a top 2 finish is put in jeopardy as it falls prey to Columbian for the fourth straight time

NO IDEA. Beau Belga says he does not know why Rain or Shine keeps on succumbing to Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian curse continues to haunt Rain or Shine

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:01 PM

The Dyip defeat the Elasto Painters for the fourth straight time dating back to the Philippine Cup last season

NO ROOKIE JITTERS. CJ Perez puts up a double-double as Columbian reasserts its mastery over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


TNT stops Rain or Shine's streak behind returning Gilas cogs

Mar 03, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Fresh from helping the Philippines reach the FIBA World Cup, Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario provide the big lift as the KaTropa win their second straight

ALL-AROUND. Jayson Castro flirts with a triple-double as TNT stuns Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images