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Abando reaffirms commitment to UST amid transfer rumors

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:04 PM

After rumors swirled that Rhenz Abando has been lured by another school, the UST rookie sensation vows to stay with the Tigers

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Sports wRap: Celebrating our Filipino athletes

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani discuss the historic wins of Filipino athletes in the world stage, plus the thrilling action in the UAAP

Abando, Ayo remain mum on unexplained benching versus UP

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The UST Tigers can't quite explain why the team had to to sit out rookie sensation Rhenz Abando in a crucial match against the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Subido hopes ‘biggest shot of career’ turns UST’s fortunes around

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

'I keep telling my teammates that whatever happens, this game will decide the outcome of our season,' says Renzo Subido as UST pulls off a thrilling win over UP

GAME HERO. UST veteran Renzo Subido delivers the dagger triple. Photo release

UST survives UP in injury-plagued thriller

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Renzo Subido and Brent Paraiso come through the clutch as the UST Tigers complete an elimination-round sweep of the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Still perfect: Ateneo clamps down FEU in steady comeback win

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ateneo gets flustered by a driven FEU squad, but the unbeaten Blue Eagles regain their bearings to complete a come-from-behind win

HUGE CHALLENGE. Matthew Daves and the Blue Eagles survive the Tamaraw threat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Baltazar drops 23-12 in flu game as ailments ravage La Salle

Oct 16, 2019 - 2:22 PM

A flu outbreak hits La Salle but Justine Baltazar still takes over with a monster double-double

NO EXCUSE. Justine Baltazar suits up despite not feeling a hundred percent. Photo release

Alforque, Gonzales happy to see Baby Tams’ connection live on

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:45 PM

It's all business for former high school teammates Royce Alforque and L-Jay Gonzales as the Tamaraws fight to keep their Final Four bid alive

TOPNOTCH TANDEM. FEU guards L-Jay Gonzales and Royce Alforque hope their chemistry helps boost the Tams' bid.

La Salle exacts revenge on UE for share of 3rd

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Needing a crucial win, the La Salle Green Archers turn back the UE Red Warriors this time to force a three-way logjam at the 3rd spot

COMPOSURE. Justine Baltazar and the Green Archers show end-game poise to slip past John Apacible and the Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perasol commends Maroons for holding fort in absence

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons after missing two games due to his suspension

BACK AT THE HELM. Bo Perasol says he commends his players for positively responding to the ordeal brought by his suspension. Photo from UAAP


UAAP lifts Perasol suspension for October 16 return

Oct 14, 2019 - 4:49 PM

After missing two games, Bo Perasol will return to the sidelines for the UP Fighting Maroons' game against the UST Growling Tigers

BACK AT IT. Bo Perasol will call the shots anew for the UP Fighting Maroons after extending his apology to the UAAP. File photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler


UAAP Player of the Week Pesquera wants to start winning culture in UP

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Pat Pesquera drains a miraculous buzzer-beater from half-court as the UP Lady Maroons end a 38-game losing streak

SKID BUSTER. Pat Pesquera becomes the first woman to claim the UAAP Player of the Week award in Season 82. Photo from UAAP


Kai Sotto posterizer AP Manlapaz lifts Adamson with career game

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:05 PM

AP Manlapaz continues to carve his own place in Franz Pumaren's rotation for the Soaring Falcons

DOING THE LITTLE THINGS. AP Manlapaz says he did not expect his breakout streak. Photo from UAAP


IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Check out some photos of the rivalry showdown where Ateneo pulls through despite a strong challenge from La Salle

SPARKPLUG. Adrian Wong unloads Ateneo’s first 8 points on the way to finishing a game-high 18 points on a 4-of-7 clip from beyond the arc. Photo release

FEU outguns UST for share of 3rd place

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:21 PM

FEU charges back to Final Four contention as the Tamaraws hack out a crucial win over the UST Tigers

GRIND-OUT. Barkley Ebona and the FEU Tamaraws figure a winning-way out versus the tough UST Tigers. Photo release

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle to clinch Final Four berth

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:57 PM

A machine-like Ateneo squad turns back La Salle to stay unbeaten in 10 games

WATCH: UP Maroons carry banged-up Akhuetie after UE win

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Bright Akhuetie usually does the heavy lifting for the Maroons, but this time, his UP teammates make sure to carry him – quite literally

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Manzo thanks Desiderio for heart-to-heart talk before breakout game

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:34 PM

After getting lost in the loaded UP backourt, Jun Manzo regains his old form – thanks to an assist from Mr Atin ‘To

Photo release

UP denies UE fightback to snap losing skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Still playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons get back on track after turning back the pesky UE Red Warriors

SLAM. Kobe Paras soars for a dunk, adding another entry to an already impressive highlight reel this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson snaps 4-game skid as NU melts down

Oct 12, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Banking on a huge fourth-quarter run, the Adamson Falcons drub the NU Bulldogs to get back on the winning column

BOUNCE-BACK. Simon Camacho and the Falcons arrest an alarming slide. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP snaps 3-year skid on Pesquera halfcourt buzzer-beater

Oct 12, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Pat Pesquera buries a halfcourt heave as the UP Lady Maroons score a breakthrough win in UAAP women’s basketball

CLUTCH. Pat Pesquera plays hero again for the UP Lady Maroons after 3 years. Photo release

Dave Ildefonso shaping game after 'ninongs' Racela, Seigle

Oct 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

As if having a hoops legend for a father wasn’t good enough, NU star Dave Ildefonso also gets to model his game after his elite ‘ninongs’

MATURE. Dave Ildefonso plays like a ‘seasoned player,’ says the sophomore star’s godfather and FEU coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Sparks fly whenever these two rivals meet, so this weekend's showdown between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers will certainly be no exception

UST vet Huang still willing to step back for team after career game

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:30 PM

On a team loaded with willing shooters, fifth-year forward Zach Huang doesn’t mind giving way to his younger Tiger teammates

ON FIRE. UST role player Zach Huang unleashes a career-high 22 points, 18 from three-point range. Photo release

Pumaren refuses to desert Adamson, coaches game after surgery

Oct 10, 2019 - 9:35 AM

Just a day after undergoing kidney stones surgery, coach Franz Pumaren surprisingly shows up at the Adamson sidelines

‘TRUE LEADER.’ Franz Pumaren soldiers on even after a medical surgery. Photo release

Ateneo bucks Adamson scare one year after last loss

Oct 09, 2019 - 6:38 PM

After surviving a pesky Adamson side, the Ateneo Blue Eagles stretch their perfect run to stay unbeaten in the UAAP since October 10 last year

Gian Mamuyac. Photo release

UST snaps losing skid, wrecks streaking UE for solo 3rd

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Arresting a two-game slide, the UST Growling Tigers bounce back big with a 28-point drubbing of the UE Red Warriors

WINNING GROOVE. Mark Nonoy and the UST Growling Tigers rediscover their winning form. Photo release

NU escapes huge FEU comeback for improbable season sweep

Oct 09, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Dave Ildefonso comes out huge as the NU Bulldogs regroup in overtime to slip past the FEU Tamaraws

TOP DOG.Dave Ildefonso delivers another stellar double-double outing. Photo release

UP Maroons thankful for fan support amid Perasol suspension

Oct 07, 2019 - 8:52 PM

'We Bo-lieve' becomes the Fighting Maroons' mantra as Bo Perasol serves his three-game suspension

FACING ADVERSITY. Juan Gomez de Liano and the UP Fighting Maroons will try to win as many games as they can without head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


'Marked men' Ahanmisi, Chauca not panicking amid Adamson slump

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons have lost 3 straight games after winning 3 of their first 5 outings in UAAP Season 82

OPTIMISTIC. Jerrick Ahanmisi calls for the rookies to step up in order for the Soaring Falcons to stay on track for a Final Four berth. Photo from UAAP


LOOK: Akhuetie, Stockton figure in altercation at UP-FEU match

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Tempers flare as Alec Stockton falls on Bright Akhuetie, who then delivers a hit in the mouth

HIGHLY CHARGED. Despite taking a hit, Alec Stockton and FEU escape Bright Akhuetie and UP in overtime. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler


La Salle's Baltazar works way to UAAP Player of the Week plum

Oct 07, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Justine Baltazar submits a rare 25-25 performance as the La Salle Green Archers dismantle the NU Bulldogs

ROUT. Justine Baltazar and the La Salle Green Archers open the second round of Season 82 on a winning note. Photo from UAAP


FEU's Ken Tuffin relieved to snap out of slump

Oct 07, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Averaging a forgettable 3.4 points in his first 7 games, Ken Tuffin comes up big for FEU in its overtime win over UP

NOT GIVING UP. Ken Tuffin sees his hard work pay dividends for FEU. Photo from UAAP


IN PHOTOS: FEU vs UP – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Playing the first of 3 games minus coach Bo Perasol, the UP Maroons fall short in their comeback charge against the FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU survives massive UP comeback in OT thriller

Oct 06, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Arresting a late collapse, FEU pulls through in overtime against a UP side playing minus suspended coach Bo Perasol

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST sweeps UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball crowns

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Putting on another dominant show, UST completes a perfect campaign in the beach volleyball men and women's divisions

HEIR. Season MVP Babylove Barbon ably fills the void left by former UST star Sisi Rondina. Photo release

La Salle sweeps NU as Baltazar records 25-25 game

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:18 PM

After an erratic start to the season, La Salle kicks off its second-round campaign with a demolition of NU

STEADY CLIMB. Justine Baltazar and the La Salle Green Archers rise to a share of 3rd place.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Javi Gomez de Liaño makes case for future Gilas inclusion

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'Ever since Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, 3x3 youth, I’ve always been cut last. Obviously, I use that as motivation to work harder,' recalls Javi Gomez de Liaño

PHILIPPINE TEAM DREAM. Javi Gomez de Liaño is already preparing himself for a more successful basketball career. Photo from UAAP release

Baldwin lauds Ateneo defense on leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The win may be far from perfect for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, but the Blue Eagles still shackled leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo and the trigger-happy Tigers

TOUGH DAY. The Blue Eagles limit UST star Soulemane Chabi Yo to a single digit for the first time in his UAAP career. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Check out some photos of the game that saw Ateneo hold UST, the league's top offensive team, to a season-low production

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. SJ Belangel adds 11 points on a 3-of-5 clip from downtown to help the defending champions complete a sweep of the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Birthday boy Suerte wishes for more UE wins after Adamson upset

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:28 PM

Rey Suerte, this season's top one-and-done player, helps the UE Red Warriors get back on the playoff hunt

FRESH START. Rey Suerte believes the Red Warriors can turn their campaign around. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No more scare: Ateneo sweeps UST to stay unbeaten

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:39 PM

After a shaky win in their first meeting, Ateneo posts a decisive triumph this time to complete an elimination sweep of UST

STILL UNTOUCHABLE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles ward off Zach Huang and the UST Tigers anew to stay unbeaten.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo bags back-to-back UAAP women’s badminton titles

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Chanelle Lunod and Geva De Vera tow the Ateneo Lady Eagles back to the UAAP women’s badminton throne

BACK ON TOP. Chanelle Lunod and the Ateneo Lady Eagles overpower rival La Salle Lady Shuttlers in the finals. Photo release

UE stuns Adamson to keep UAAP playoff hopes alive

Oct 05, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Alex Diakhite and Rey Suerte take charge as the UE Red Warriors kick off the second round with an upset over the Adamson Falcons

Alex Diakhite. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU cops 6th straight UAAP men's badminton crown

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

The NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over in badminton after turning back the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the finals

KING SHUTTLERS. The NU Bulldogs celebrate another title romp. Photo release

Sports wRap: Did Bo Perasol deserve his punishment?

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the wild UAAP action and other happenings in the Philippine sports scene

UAAP Season 82: Race to the Final Four

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:48 PM

There's a logjam in the middle of the standings so expect the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball second round to heat up

MASTERY. Ateneo Blue Eagles cruise to a perfect 7-0 standing in the first round. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Suspension stays: UAAP says Perasol 'never apologized'

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The sad part here is that Mr Perasol never apologized to the UAAP for what he did,' says UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan

'ACTS OF AGGRESSION'. UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan remains firm on his stance to suspend UP head coach Bo Perasol for 3 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No more horseplay for La Salle’s Encho Serrano

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:13 PM

A more focused Encho Serrano proves his worth in La Salle’s deep lineup

FOCUSED. La Salle guard Encho Serrano says he's determined to sustain his solid play after a breakthrough performance against UST. Photo release

Perasol on game ban: 'We need to rise above this adversity'

Oct 04, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The UP Maroons brace for the second-round absence of their suspended coach Bo Perasol

TEAM EFFORT. UP head coach Bo Perasol hopes his multiple game suspensions will be lifted sooner. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler