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China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:14 PM

A foreign ministry official denies NBA commissioner Adam Silver's claims that China asked the league to fire a controversial Rockets executive

Photo by Hector Retamal AFP

Spurs coach Popovich 'thrilled' by NBA stand in China row

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Amid a rift that threatens the NBA's lucrative business in China, coach Gregg Popovich praises NBA commissioner Adam Silver for coming out 'strongly for freedom of speech'

ALL PRAISE. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says Silver has been ‘a heck of a leader.’  Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Chinese media slam NBA 'about face' on Hong Kong

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:41 PM

As the NBA insists it won't apologize for a controversial Hong Kong tweet, Chinese media say there's now 'little room for reconciliation'

FIRESTORM. James Harden and the Houston Rockets – who are in Japan for preseason events – get a lot of backlash in China. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Warriors investor says sorry to Raptors guard Lowry

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'What I did was wrong and there is no excuse for it,' says Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens, who shoved and cursed at Raptors' Kyle Lowry in Game 3

REMORSE. Warriors investor Mark Stevens says he takes full responsibility for his actions toward Kyle Lowry. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images North America/ AFP

Datu Puti, Silver Swan free from synthetic acetic acid – PNRI

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:22 PM

NutriAsia says that the Datu Puti and Silver Swan brands have always been subjected to testing since 2001

CLEARED. A PNRI test conducted last May showed that Silver Swan and Datu Puti had gone through a natural fermentation process. Photo from Shutterstock

Wrestler Silver King dies after collapsing in the ring

May 12, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The masked wrestler best known for playing the villain in 'Nacho Libre' has died after collapsing in a show

NBA boss Silver suggests knockout-style tournament

May 10, 2019 - 4:28 PM

'As a league we may need to revisit the number of games we play,' commissioner Adam Silver says of the NBA's 82-game schedule

INNOVATION. As NBA superstars like LeBron James and James Harden turn the All-Star game into a mere highlight show, league commissioner Adam Silver says it may be time to try other concepts. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA commissioner open to ideas on solving Davis-like trade issues

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Anthony Davis' public demand for a trade has become an ongoing soap opera for the NBA as the Pelicans failed to make a deal before the transfer deadline

ROOM TO IMPROVE. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league can do a better job in issues that play out publicly. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP


Wade, Nowitzki All-Star inclusion a fan idea

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:37 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the All-Star stint of icons Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki came from an email suggestion

ICONS. NBA veterans Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki spice up the All-star showcase. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kanter's assassination fears taken seriously by NBA – Silver

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:15 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he'll do everything in his power to ensure the safety of Knicks star Enes Kanter

TARGET. Turkey-born Enes Kanter believes he has been a target following his controversial feud with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

[OPINION] Power to the young

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM

The young must now stand up and be counted to ensure that Asia's star continues to shine

Araneta battles Tomogdan for WBC Asia silver crown

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Cebuano Christian Araneta vies to keep his record unblemished against fellow southpaw Jerry Tomogdan

MAIN EVENT. Unbeaten Christian Araneta (right) stands as favorite over the more experienced Jerry Tomogdan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

NBA commissioner Silver contract extended to 2024

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Adam Silver becomes the 5th league commissioner to serve beyond a full decade

DEDICATED. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been working for the league in various capacities since 1992. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Virtual championship, real ambition as NBA launches eSport league

May 01, 2018 - 8:03 AM

A total prize pool of $1 million is up for grabs in the league featuring 17 of the 30 NBA franchises

PIONEERING. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA 2K League will have ‘a new generation of athletes.’ Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Soccsksargen rides on arnis golds to jump ahead in Palaro Pambansa 2018 medal tally

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

A rich harvest of 5 gold medals in arnis sends Soccsksargen to the top of the medal standings at noon of Day 2 of the Palaro

GOLD HARVEST. This the Soccsksargen team which won the gold in arnis. Photo by Gerard Lucena.

NBA says they've 'doubled down' on referee training as complaints mount

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Draymond Green charges that officials are 'ruining the game' by targeting particular players

GAME CHANGER. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says "nothing has really changed" other than scrutiny towards the officiating. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

League, players announce NBA All-Star overhaul

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The 2018 NBA Season will see the scrapping of the Eastern Conference vs Western Conference format of the All-Star game

CHANGE. "I promise this time that next year's will be different." Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America/AFP

NBA reforms draft lottery to discourage tanking

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:05 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver was also given the power to slap teams with a hefty fine for sitting healthy players.

CHANGING THE ODDS. The Philadelphia 76ers have rebuilt through the draft lottery. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Amit proud of Centeno, even though loss pained her

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

This one is a loss that is as heartbreaking as they come

GOLD-SILVER. Chezka Centeno (R) and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Exhausted but still fighting, PH men's squash team claims SEA Games silver

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine men s squash team is overwhelmed by the well rested Singapore in the final

SILVER MEDALISTS. (From L-R) David William Pelino, Rafa Yam (reserve), Robert Andrew Garcia, and Reymark Begomia after the men's squash team final. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Tearful Alora still unable to overcome Cambodian rival but has no regrets

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Filipino Rio Olympian wins a silver but knowing she was unable to overcome this same foe on her fourth try overwhelms her

NO REGRETS. Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora is tearful as she talks to the media later on after yet another loss to her Cambodian rival in the 2017 SEA Games. But she says she did her best, and she has no regrets. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora falls to Cambodian for SEA Games silver

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is the fourth straight time since 2014 that Alora has lost to Sorn Seavmey

TOUGH OPPONENT. Kirstie Alora (L) loses to her Cambodian rival, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, and settles for the 2017 SEA Games silver. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Jemyca Aribado lands another bronze for squash in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:19 PM

It was Aribado s fourth medal for the Philippine national squash team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

FOURTH MEDAL. Jemyca Aribado bags her first individual bronze medal in the women's singles squash even. Screenshot from livestream.

Centeno stuns veteran Amit for back-to-back women's 9-ball pool gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The 18 year old Centeno comes back from a 2 5 deficit to beat her idol in women s 9 ball pool singles for the second consecutive SEA Games

BACK-TO-BACK 1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) wins gold and defeats her idol Rubilen Amit in women's 9-ball pool singles for the second straight SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

NBA must focus more on developing Chinese players - Silver

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:59 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants to know why a country of 1 3 billion people doesn t have any

TALL ORDER. With Zhou Qi about to enter the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver says "It frustrates me that there are no Chinese players in the NBA right now." File photo by AFP

Silver attempts to broker peace deal in Oakley, Knicks feud

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:33 PM

NBA Commissioner Silver appeared to have brokered a peace deal after meeting Oakley and Knicks team owner Jim Dolan in New York along with Michael Jordan who took part via a conference call

PEACE. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, seen here during the NBA Global Game London 2017 basketball game on January 12, 2017, is trying to broker a peace deal between Charles Oakley and the New York Knicks. Glyn KIRK / AFP

Max's Group plans Yellow Cab stores in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The casual dining chain operator will establish at least 22 Yellow Cab Pizza stores in the 3 countries over a 5 year period through a partnership with Qatar based Silver Group

TARGET. Max's Group targets to establish 1,000 stores globally, including 200 outside the Philippines by 2020. Image from Max's Facebook page

Silver says 'tremendous progress' on new NBA labor deal

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:17 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is confident the players and owners can avoid the first league shutdown since 2011

CLOSE TO DEAL. Adam Silver is confident that a deal can be worked out before December 15 which would prevent a work stoppage. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

WATCH: Beyonce pauses 'Single Ladies' to help this couple get engaged

Sep 16, 2016 - 2:29 PM

Beyonce s creative director John Silver proposes to her dance captain Ashley Everett in the middle of Single Ladies

ENGAGED. Beyonce's creative director and dance captain get engaged during her St Louis concert. Screengrab from Facebook/ashleyeverettofficial

Paralympian Josephine Medina to get P1M under new law

Sep 14, 2016 - 12:38 PM

This is truly one of the noblest intentions of the law – to include our winning athletes with disabilities in the grant of cash awards from the government says Senator Sonny Angara author of the new athletes incentives law

PARALYMPIC MEDALIST. Josephine Medina clinches the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Photo from ITTF.com

PH Paralympian bags table tennis bronze, ends 16-year medal drought

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Josephine Medina defeats Germany s Juliane Wolf for the Philippines first Paralympic medal since 2000

PARALYMPIC MEDALIST. Josephine Medina clinches the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Photo from ITTF.com

NBA All-Star Game stripped from Charlotte ends up in New Orleans

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The 66th NBA All Star Game will be staged on February 19 at the home arena of the New Orleans Pelicans

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

What's the issue with Marcos' World War II 'medals' again?

Aug 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

3 US medals that Marcos was said to have received are fake, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines

Former president Ferdinand Marcos wearing 3 medals said to be awarded by the United States in 1946. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library PH Flickr page

Hidilyn Diaz targets gold at 2020 Olympics

Aug 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Diaz the newest hero in Philippine sports returns to the country on Thursday

Hidilyn Diaz flies home as hero's welcome awaits

Aug 10, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Weightlifter Diaz the Philippines first medalist in 20 years will return to the Philippines as a conquering hero after earning silver in Rio

epa05462511 Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines competes during the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Meet Alfonsito Aldanete, the weightlifting coach who helped Diaz win silver

Aug 09, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Alfonsito Aldanete the Philippine team s Olympic weightlifting coach once aspired to be a boxer Now he s molding the next generation of PH lifters

epa05462666 Hidilyn Diaz (R) of the Philippines celebrates with her coach after winning the silver medal in the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

After Rio loss, PH weightlifter Colonia looks ahead to Tokyo 2020

Aug 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The first time Olympian is already setting his sights on the next Olympics 4 years from now in Tokyo

Nestor Colonia of the Philippines competes during the men's 56kg category competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

WATCH: Hidilyn Diaz eats pizza after winning Olympic silver

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Diaz indulges herself in pizza and adobo after her Olympic success

epa05462707 Hsu Shu-ching (C) of Taiwan poses with her gold medal on the podium after winning the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 07 August 2016. Hsu Shu-ching won ahead of second placed Hidilyn Diaz (L) of the Philippines and third placed Yoon Jin-hee (R) of South Korea. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Palace leads praise for Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:20 AM

UPDATED [Diaz s] road to Rio is a journey of grit patience and determination which ended a 20 year long medal drought for the Philippines

PHILIPPINES' PRIDE. Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz celebrates during the women's 53kg weightlifting event at the Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Netizens congratulate silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz for ending Olympic drought

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:19 AM

Twitter users celebrate Philippines first Olympic medal in 20 years

IN PHOTOS: Silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz's historic Olympic moment

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:52 AM

Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz proudly climbs the Olympic podium to receive her silver medal

A HISTORIC SILVER. Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines celebrates on the podium after winning the silver medal in the women's 53kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

NBA to move All-Star Game from Charlotte over LGBT law

Jul 22, 2016 - 10:10 AM

The league will make an announcement on the new location of the All Star game in the coming weeks

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA: Silver wants more balance after Durant move

Jul 13, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The NBA commissioner expresses concern at the signing which creates another super team

WARRIORS UP. Kevin Durant shakes up the NBA by joining Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Multiple stabbings at Massachusetts mall, attacker shot

May 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Two people are stabbed at a local home before the suspect crashes his car into the store facade of the Silver City Galleria He then stabs two more people at a mall restaurant

BJ Penn faces Dennis Siver at UFC 199

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:56 AM

UFC clears Penn to compete after his return to the Octagon was delayed due to recent allegations of sexual assault and drug use

Palaro silver, bronze medalists to get incentives for first time

Apr 11, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Silver and bronze medalists this year will get P1 500 and P750 respectively

INCENTIVES. Student-athletes who bag silver and bronze medals will receive cash incentives for the first time at this year's Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

PH Volcanoes earn silver in Asia Rugby 7s Championships

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The Volcanoes perform strongly throughout the tournament series recording 9 wins over two legs

SILVER MEDALISTS. The Philippine Volcanoes win the silver at the 2016 Asian Men's 7s championships. Photo from press release

EU approves Dell buyout of data-storage giant EMC

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The acquisition will create the world s largest privately controlled integrated technology company says Dell

epa04975107 (FILE) A combo of file pictures shows the Logo of EMC Corp. (T) in London, Britain, 02 March 1999 and the logo of Dell in Montpellier, France, 12 September 2013. Personal computer manufacturer Dell has signed a deal to take over EMC for 67 billion dollars, the companies announced 12 October 2015. The takeover of EMC will widen Dell's data storage services, strengthening its position against rival Hewlett-Packard. EPA/STR/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Silver eyes NBA All-Star Game in Europe but not soon

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The NBA could experiment with its popularity abroad by hosting its mid season festivities to Europe

ALL STAR IN EUROPE. The NBA All-Star Game could be headed across the Atlantic some day. Photo by Dan Anderson/EPA