Marcial says PBA won't tolerate racism

MANILA -- Despite Coach Yeng Guiao getting the heftier of fines between him and Chris Ross in relation to their late-game altercation on Friday night, the NLEX mentor evaded heavier penalties, including a possible suspension, as the PBA failed to confirm Ross's claim that Guiao gave him a racist... Read More

PBA suspends, fines 3 players

MANILA -- PBA Officer-in-charge Commissioner Willie Marcial has given Mike Miranda, Eric Camson, and Raymond Almazan one-game suspensions each for their respective parts in "unsportsmanlike events" over the weekend.Miranda kicked San Miguel guard Chris Ross's groin in retaliation to a hard foul... Read More

Abueva, Almazan out of Gilas' February WCQ pool

MANILA -- For missing three straight practices, Coach Chot Reyes decided to cut Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan from the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the second window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers on February 22 and 25."It is already our third practice at hindi pa sila nagpapakita, so it is simply... Read More

Matt Nieto makes Gilas practice debut

MANILA -- Matt Nieto finally made an appearance and even participated in the weekly joint seniors-cadets Gilas practice at the Meralco Gym on Monday night.Nieto, plus the return of Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go after taking the previous week off, meant that Ateneo's "Big 3" were all in attendance.Also... Read More

Guiao, Ross fined for altercation

MANILA -- PBA OIC Commissioner Willie Marcial has handed out a verdict on the late-game tussle between Coach Yeng Guiao and Chris Ross during the NLEX-San Miguel battle on Friday night.

In a statement on Monday, Marcial slapped Guiao with an PHP11,000 fine "for obscene gesture, use of profane... Read More

Pogoy named PBA Player of the Week

MANILA -- Roger Pogoy's stellar performances the past week made him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, providing the firepower for the KaTropa that won back-to-back games.

Pogoy was relegated to the bench for the past two games of TNT in the PBA Philippine Cup, but had two of his best... Read More

TNT dominates Meralco, 99-81

MANILA-- TNT rode on the hot shooting of Troy Rosario to beat sister club Meralco, 99-81, in their PBA Philippine Cup clash at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Sunday night.Rosario went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc to lead the way for the KaTropa, who stamped their class almost all game long over the... Read More

Lim debuts as Perps coach in D-League as team faces Che'Lu-SSC-R

BOCAUE -- Frankie Lim once again made the headlines last week when he accepted the role as Perpetual Help's new head coach.His baptism of fire, however, will happen in the PBA D-League, luckily against a fellow NCAA team.The Altas open their campaign in the Aspirants Cup on Monday night when they... Read More

Davao City to host DAVRAA next month

DAVAO CITY -- Davao City will play host to some 8,000 young athletes from different cities, towns, and provinces that will be competing for the annual Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) next month.This would be the first hosting of Davao City of DAVRAA, which was previously named Southern... Read More

PH's ‘The Technician’ to fight Mexican pug in US bout

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino boxer Rey “Technician” Perez will fight Mexican-American Christian “Chimpa” Gonzales at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, USA on February 22.The eight-round non-title bout is promoted by Oscar de La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions... Read More

Pinoy boxer captures WBC Asian bantamweight title

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino journeyman Edison “Kamatis” Berwela twice scored a knockdown en route to a 6th round knockout against previously unbeaten Thiranan Matsali of Thailand to capture the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council bantamweight title on Friday in Pathum Thani, Thailand.The... Read More

SMB deposes NLEX in tense showdown

MANILA-- The San Miguel Beermen scored their fourth straight win in as many games in the PBA Philippine Cup, turning back the NLEX Road Warriors, 109-98, in an emotional clash at the Cuneta Astrodome Friday night.SMB started the game on a good note, dropping 31 points in the first quarter and taking... Read More

GlobalPort blasts Blackwater for biggest win since 2015

PASAY CITY — GlobalPort scored its most lopsided win in three years, mauling Blackwater, 101-76, in their PBA Philippine Cup clash at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday night.

The Batang Pier quickly found their range in the first quarter, dropping 6-of-7 triples that helped them take a 28-23... Read More

PBA D-League to invite scouts for 'Showdown'

MANILA -- In an effort to give more players opportunities to play in the PBA and even the ABL, the PBA D-League is set to put up a special two-day event called the PBA D-League Showdown.Similar to the NBA G-League Showcase, where the NBA scouts and even coaches from international pro leagues like... Read More

SMB guns for 4th straight win vs NLEX

Games on Friday(Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay)4:30 p.m.-Blackwater vs. GlobalPort7:00 p.m.-NLEX vs. San MiguelMANILA--San Miguel looks to sustain its already dominant form in the PBA Philippine Cup as the team takes on NLEX in the main attraction of Friday night's doubleheader at the Cuneta Astrodome in... Read More

PH Arena to host FIBA 3x3 World Cup

MANILA -- After drawing back-to-back 53,000-strong crowds during last year's PBA Governors' Cup finals, the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan is set to host another historic event.The latest prized possession of the province of Bulacan was named the venue for the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup happening... Read More

PH delegation to 10th Pacific School Games reaps medals

ADELAIDE, Australia --Philippine student-athletes delivered impressive performances and brought home medals in the recently concluded 10th Pacific School Games in Adelaide, Australia.Philippine goalball and softball teams landed second place during the championship game, while the basketball team... Read More

TNT 2nd half run ends Blackwater's promising run

MANILA -- TNT picked up the pace in the second half to turn back Blackwater, 92-83, in the main game of the PBA Philippine Cup doubleheader at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night.Looking to end up at the wrong side of yet another giant slaying by the Elite by halftime, the... Read More

ROS sends Phoenix crashing with huge rout

MANILA -- Rain Or Shine got back into its winning ways in style, dealing Phoenix a 120-99 mauling in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night.

The Elasto Painters bludgeoned the Fuel Masters early on, opening a 39-13 lead after the first... Read More

Ronaldinho retires from football

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil World Cup winner and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has officially retired from football, more than two years after playing his last competitive match.The 37-year-old's brother and agent, Roberto Assis, confirmed the decision on Tuesday."He has stopped. It... Read More