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Piala Dunia 2018: Hasil lengkap babak semifinal

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Siapa yang mengamankan tiket ke final?

Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Ronaldo's penalty kick during injury time edges Juventus on the aggregate to advance to the Champions League semis

SPAIN'S SAVIOR. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Ilagan’s clutch rally completes Che’Lu comeback vs Gamboa to qualify for semis

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:31 PM

This eliminates Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers from the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup playoff

LAST GASP. The last run of Che'Lu was capped off by RK Ilagan's back-to-back long bombs and a putback lay-in. Photo by PBA Images

Alas-less NLEX loses another soldier as Quiñahan gets ejected in Game 6

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:26 PM

JR Quiñahan is slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2 for hitting Jio Jalalon's face during a fastbreak play

Injured Alas felt 'helpless' as NLEX teeters on brink of elimination

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kevin Alas plays for only 40 seconds in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia after hurting his knee early in the first quarter

MISFORTUNE. Kevin Alas hurts his knee early in NLEX's Game 5 loss to Magnolia. Photo by PBA Images

Magnolia catches fire late to beat NLEX in Game 5 for 3-2 semis lead

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) The Magnolia Hotshots avenge their 79-91 Game 4 loss

ONE MORE WIN. The Magnolia Hotshots are a win away from reaching the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by PBA Images

Tim Cone blames no one but self for Ginebra's PH Cup semis exit

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Barangay Ginebra head coach also says star center Greg Slaughter was close to coming back from his injury, but they failed to extend the series in time for his return

NOT POINTING FINGERS. Tim Cone takes the blame for Barangay Ginebra's semifinals exit in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. File photo by PBA Images

Hospitalized and all, Cabagnot proves clutch for San Miguel

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:50 AM

While playing through sickness may come as a surprise to other people, 35-year-old Alex Cabagnot says it was just 'exactly how we're built'

Glen Rice Jr ejected from Game 4 for pushing Kevin Ferrer

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:15 PM

TNT KaTropa will have to get by without their import after he was ejected from the game in the first quarter

TO THE SHOWERS. Glen Rice Jr made an early exit in Game 4 after pushing Kevin Ferrer down, then throwing the ball at him. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra takes semis opener against TNT in blowout fashion

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:16 PM

After destroying the San Miguel Beermen in the quarterfinals, Ginebra has now won back-to-back games by at least 20 points

BLOWOUT. Ginebra takes Game 1 over TNT in demoralizing fashion. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs TNT, Star vs Meralco – PBA 2017 Governors Cup semis

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Tune in here for live updates of the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors Cup semifinals

LIVE UPDATES: Pertarungan Indonesia VS Malaysia

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Siapa kah yang akan melaju ke babak final SEA Games?

Castro powers TNT past Ginebra and into PBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:17 PM

TNT will face San Miguel in a best of 7 finals affair

THE BLUR. Jayson Castro leads TNT past Ginebra for a return trip to the PBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Indonesia loloskan tiga wakil di babak semi final

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Mereka masih harus menaklukan lawan lainnya yang kuat di babak semi final

SEMI FINAL. Tiga wakil Indonesia yang berhasil menembus babak semi final Indonesia Open 2017. Pertandingan semi final dimulai Sabtu, 17 Juni pada pukul 11:30 WIB. Foto oleh ANTARA & Rappler

Lassiter gushes over being compared to idol Curry after game-winning 3

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:18 PM

For Marcio Lassiter there s no greater honor than being compared to Stephen Curry

DUBS FAN. Marcio Lassiter is a proud Warriors fan. And he's even prouder to be compared to idol Steph Curry after his huge game-winning 3-pointer in the semifinals. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Lassiter banks in game-winning 3 as SMB seizes 2-1 semis lead over Star

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Coach Leo Austria describes Marcio Lassiter s clutch bucket as ala Steph Curry given that Lassiter is a known huge Golden State Warriors fan

'ALA-STEPH CURRY.' Marcio Lassiter makes a big shot 'ala-Steph Curry' as SMB moves ahead of Star in the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT on brink of finals stint after pushing Ginebra down 0-2

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:52 PM

TNT is now a win away from the finals of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup

2-0. Jayson Castro and TNT are a win away from the finals Photo from PBA Images

SMB clings to one-point win over Star, levels semis series

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:37 PM

San Miguel escapes with a key Game 2 victory to tie the best of 5 semifinals at one game apiece

ESCAPE. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen escape with a Game 2 win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT and its hulking import Smith too much for Ginebra in semis game 1

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:49 PM

UPDATED TNT holds on to its lead from the first half leaning on import Joshua Smith s size to ward off Ginebra

DOMINANCE. Import Joshua Smith dominates as TNT takes game 1 of the semifinals against Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Aldrech Ramos heeds coach's call to shoot for Star in Game 1

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:28 PM

He was told to stop hesitating So he did

TIMELY TRIPLE. Aldrech Ramos buries a timely triple to snuff out San Miguel's comeback hopes in game 1 of the PBA semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Star survives late San Miguel rally for 1-0 semis lead

Jun 10, 2017 - 7:23 PM

UPDATED Allein Maliksi shoots his way to 26 points while Aldrech Ramos buries the timely 3 pointer to stop San Miguel s late comeback attempt

TIMELY TRIPLE. Aldrech Ramos buries a timely triple to snuff out San Miguel's comeback hopes in game 1 of the PBA semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Real Madrid do battle with Atletico once more in Champions League

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:15 PM

In the other semis clash Monaco will face Juventus

ONCE AGAIN. Real Madrid and Atletico will meet once again in reruns of both the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals. File photo by Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Nikmati indahnya bunga sakura di 5 tempat ini!

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Susun jadwal perjalananmu di Jepang dan nikmati indahnya sakura yang bermekaran

Pemandangan di Shirakawa yang membuatmu seperti kembali ke masa lalu. Seluruh foto oleh Irene Maligat.

Duterte's PDP-Laban pushes for 'semi-presidential' federal gov't

Mar 14, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party in coming up with its proposal considered the public s preference for a strong leader

Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) President and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III echoes the party's advocacies against illegal drugs, corruption and criminality as well as their advocacy on federalism and environment protection during a press conference with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on March 13, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Jayson Castro to miss Game 7 due to hamstring injury

Feb 20, 2017 - 7:01 PM

TNT KaTropa will be without the services of their star point guard for a must win Game 7 against the San Miguel Beermen

DROPPED CALL. Jayson Castro will not be on the court to help TNT KaTropa in their do-or-die match against San Miguel Beer. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 7 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on the game on Monday February 20 starting at 7 pm

Nash Racela on Game 6: 'We want to deal with this defeat professionally'

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The first year PBA coach opted for less candor following TNT KaTropa s Game 6 loss to San Miguel Beer than he did in the past week

WELL-OFFICIATED. TNT coach Nash Racela comments on Game 6, saying it was a 'well-officiated' ballgame and that he will take this loss as a 'professional'. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

San Miguel routs TNT to force semis Game 7

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:24 PM

June Mar Fajardo chooses he right time to post his 14th double double of the conference

20-20. June Mar Fajardo has another monster game as the Beermen force Game 7 against the KaTropa. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 6 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on the game on Saturday February 18 starting at 5 pm

Defense, unexpected heroes fueled Star’s 3-2 semis lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

With the top defensive teams grinding it out for a slot in the finals Chito Victolero knows the only way to keep pace is for Star to find consistency on defense

DEFENSE. Rafi Reavis contests Japeth Aguilar's shot in Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Star Hotshots push Ginebra to brink of elimination with Game 5 win

Feb 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Star Hotshots move within one win of the Philippine Cup finals with a win over Barangay Ginebra

SHOOTING STARS. The Star Hotshots pulled out a big win in Game 5 to push Ginebra to the brink. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

TNT takes Game 5 to put San Miguel on verge of elimination

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Jayson Castro and Ranidel De Ocampo combine for 36 points to take the series lead

BIG GAME WIN. Jayson Castro was crucial down the stretch for TNT KaTropa to pull out the victory. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 5 - San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Thursday February 16 starting at 7 pm

LOOK: Ginebra stars hand out roses for Valentine's

Feb 14, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Scottie Thompson Sol Mercado Greg Slaughter Kevin Ferrer and Mark Caguioa hand out flowers at halftime during Game 3 of their semis series

Barangay Ginebra center Greg Slaughter, though injured, is seen handing out flowers to fans. Photo from

Ross drops 31 as San Miguel overpowers TNT, evens series

Feb 14, 2017 - 9:09 PM

San Miguel leads by as much as 22 points before settling for the 11 point victory tying the series at 2 2

BIG TIME. Chris Ross explodes for the Beermen as they even the best-of-7 series at 2-2. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Semifinals Game 4 – San Miguel Beermen vs TNT KaTropa

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on the game on Tuesday February 14 starting at 6:30 pm

Down 0-2, Helterbrand says Ginebra has no plans of giving up

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:57 PM

We always do it the hard way We’ve been doing it the hard way the whole conference says Jayjay Helterbrand

STILL CONFIDENT. Jayjay Helterbrand says Barangay Ginebra remains confident it can catch up from a 0-2 deficit against Star in the semifinals. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Star soars to 2-0 semifinals lead over Ginebra

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Stretching their win streak to 8 games since the eliminations the Hotshots have now taken a 2 0 lead in the best of 7 series with their guards taking charge

2-0. The Star Hotshots create separation from rivals Barangay Ginebra with under two minutes remaining to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Arwind Santos puts both feet on backboard for monster dunk

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Spiderman puts sneakers to glass for the two handed dunk in Game 2 against TNT KaTropa

SPIDER SENSES. Arwind Santos can still jump out of the arena for big dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TNT KaTropa wins Game 2, evens semis series against SMB

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Jayson Castro s double double leads TNT to a victory in Game 2 against the defending champion San Miguel Beermen

BLURED LINES. Jayson Castro scored 10 points and dished 11 assists to go along with 7 rebounds in a Game 2 victory for TNT KaTropa. Photo by PBA Images

Head-to-head: Star, Ginebra collide in Manila Clasico semifinals

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Which of these old rivals will prevail?

MANILA CLASICO. Star and Ginebra open another chapter of their storied Manila Clasico rivalry in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT keen on solving San Miguel puzzle in semis game 2

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

TNT will continue looking for ways to handle San Miguel after losing Game 1

FIND A WAY. TNT coach Nash Racela says they will continue to find a way to defend San Miguel. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Hot shooting propels SMB to 1-0 lead over TNT

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The San Miguel Beermen make 16 of 26 3 pointers to draw first blood in their semifinals series against TNT KaTropa

1-0. San Miguel comes out on fire to get a 1-0 series lead over TNT in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Indonesia bests Vietnam, advances to Suzuki Cup finals

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Indonesia s Manahati Lestusen scored a fateful goal with a penalty kick in extra time clinching a spot in the AFF final against either Thailand or Myanmar

VICTORY. Indonesia's player Lilipaly (2nd R) and his teammates celebrate after he scored a goal during the semi-final 2nd leg match between Vietnam and Indonesia at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium on December 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

Started from the bottom, now Meralco's in the PBA Finals

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Meralco quite literally started from the bottom this year with a 1 10 record and now they’re in the PBA Finals

FINALS-BOUND. Jimmy Alapag and the Meralco Bolts are going to the PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo from PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Barangay Ginebra returns to the PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The Gin Kings have a shot at ending their 8 year title drought beginning Friday against the Meralco Bolts

HIGH FIVE. LA Tenorio happily looks to high give Mark Caguioa. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra back in the PBA Finals after blowing out San Miguel

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The Gin Kings make it back to the PBA Finals for the first time in 3 years or since the 2013 Commissioner s Cup

BACK IN THE FINALS. Scottie Thompson comes alive again in game 5 to help Barangay Ginebra return to the PBA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

MVP to Meralco Bolts: 'Job well done' on making PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Manny V Pangilinan is proud of what his Meralco Bolts have accomplished after 6 years of existence in the PBA

'JOB WELL DONE'. MVP congratulates his PBA team, the Meralco Bolts, for making the Finals for the first time in its history. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Cliff Hodge plays his 'best game ever' to propel Meralco to PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Toiling away for 4 years in quiet gyms is finally paying off for the fourth overall pick from the 2012 draft

PAYING OFF. All of Cliff Hodge's (R) hard work is finally paying off. He is seen here trying to get past the defense of TNT rookie Troy Rosario in game 2 of the semis. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra's LA Tenorio ahead of game 5: 'Wala kaming karapatan mapagod'

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Being only a win away from a return trip to the PBA Finals after 3 years Tenorio believes this is not the time for the Gin Kings to make any excuses

NO EXCUSES. LA Tenorio says Ginebra is so close to its goal it can't make any excuses now. Photo from PBA Images