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Alab catches fire in 2nd half to edge Macau

Alab catches fire in 2nd half to edge Macau

January 19, 2019, 9:12 am

MANILA -- Alab Pilipinas maintained its hold on the top spot in the ASEAN Basketball League after beating Macau, 106-99, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Friday. Alab broke loose in the second half to turn back the Black Bears and open a half-game lead over the Saigon Heat for… Read More

 Columbian shocks SMB; Yap's vintage game lifts ROS over NLEX

Columbian shocks SMB; Yap's vintage game lifts ROS over NLEX

January 19, 2019, 9:08 am

MANILA -- Columbian scored the first upset of the 2019 season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after pipping San Miguel, 124-118, on Day 3 of the Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Friday night. Behind the hot hands of top draft pick CJ Perez and veteran Jack Corpuz,… Read More

SMB reacts to Compton's ‘unnecessary’ remark

SMB reacts to Compton's ‘unnecessary’ remark

January 18, 2019, 8:50 pm

MANILA -- Ahead of its Philippine Basketball Association season debut later Friday, San Miguel issued a reaction to a statement made by Alaska head coach Alex Compton. Compton was quoted as saying, "Kawawa ang liga (The league will suffer)," when he made an observation about the powerhouse… Read More

Black to stress rebounding in Meralco's clash with Blackwater

Black to stress rebounding in Meralco's clash with Blackwater

January 18, 2019, 2:01 pm

MANILA -- Meralco Bolts coach Norman Black will put a lot of emphasis in rebounding as his team looks to bounce back from a stinging overtime defeat to Phoenix Fuel Masters on Saturday as the Philippine Basketball Association makes its first stop at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City for 2019. "We… Read More

SoCot athletes start training for regional meet, 2019 Palaro

SoCot athletes start training for regional meet, 2019 Palaro

January 18, 2019, 12:41 pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- At least 700 student-athletes in South Cotabato are set to undergo a 25-day intensive training, in line with the upcoming Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) meet and the Palarong Pambansa. Isagani dela Cruz, Department of Education-South Cotabato division… Read More

Zamboanga pips Valenzuela to inch closer in playoff chase

Zamboanga pips Valenzuela to inch closer in playoff chase

January 18, 2019, 7:29 am

MANILA — The Zamboanga Valientes quickly returned to its newfound winning ways after downing Valenzuela Classic, 79-71, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Caloocan Sports Complex on Thursday night. The Valientes recovered from the Classic's blazing start and completely… Read More

Caloocan beats Mandaluyong to move to Top 8 in MPBL

Caloocan beats Mandaluyong to move to Top 8 in MPBL

January 18, 2019, 7:29 am

MANILA — The Caloocan Supremos zoomed into the playoff positions for the Northern Division of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup after defeating Mandaluyong El Tigre at home, 83-77, at the Caloocan Sports Complex on Thursday night. Playing minus Mar Villahermosa, who suffered… Read More

More Filipina athletes seen to excel in 2019 SEAG: PSC exec

More Filipina athletes seen to excel in 2019 SEAG: PSC exec

January 17, 2019, 9:10 pm

MANILA -- Expect more women in the mold of Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz to shine in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) and other major international competitions this year. "There are now more women in sports who excel in their respective sports. Hidilyn is only one of… Read More

PH muay athletes eye 7 golds in 2019 SEA Games

PH muay athletes eye 7 golds in 2019 SEA Games

January 17, 2019, 8:32 pm

MANILA -- As host, the Philippines is expected to win more medals if not claim the overall championships of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games slated from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. And one of the sports associations willing and ready to accept the challenge is Muay Association of the Philippines (MAP) which… Read More

Phoenix survives Meralco in OT thriller

Phoenix survives Meralco in OT thriller

January 17, 2019, 8:31 am

MANILA -- The Phoenix Fuel Masters survived a huge collapse and tripped the Meralco Bolts in overtime, 93-92, of the new Philippine Basketball Association season at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night. Phoenix prevailed despite blowing an early double-digit lead as Calvin… Read More

Lux fires hat trick as Kyrgyzstan ousts Azkals in AFC Asian Cup

Lux fires hat trick as Kyrgyzstan ousts Azkals in AFC Asian Cup

January 17, 2019, 8:31 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Azkals' maiden campaign in the AFC Asian Cup came to an end on Wednesday night after bowing to Kyrgyzstan, 1-3, in Dubai. Needing a win to bolster their bid for the playoffs, the Azkals found themselves in the "Vitalij Lux Show" as Lux put up a hat trick to doom them. Lux… Read More

NorthPort edges Blackwater in Bolick’s hot start in PBA

NorthPort edges Blackwater in Bolick’s hot start in PBA

January 16, 2019, 8:15 pm

MANILA – Robert Bolick impressed in his Philippine Basketball Association debut as NorthPort began its campaign with a 117-91 rout of Blackwater in the second day of the season-opening Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night. Bolick put up 26 points on… Read More

Lanete shipped to NorthPort from Meralco

Lanete shipped to NorthPort from Meralco

January 16, 2019, 12:08 pm

MANILA — Just a day before they swing into action in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup, Meralco and NorthPort consummated a trade that was approved by Commissioner Willie Marcial. The Batang Pier will now acquire the services of Garvo Lanete. In exchange, they will give… Read More

Bulacan ends slide with win over Pasig

Bulacan ends slide with win over Pasig

January 16, 2019, 10:30 am

MANILA — The Bulacan Kuyas ended a two-game skid in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup with a 102-96 win against Pasig Pirates at the Batangas State University-Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College Gymnasium in Malvar, Batangas on Tuesday night. Engaging in a high-scoring match that… Read More

Batangas City pips Imus in MPBL Datu Cup

Batangas City pips Imus in MPBL Datu Cup

January 16, 2019, 7:48 am

MANILA — The Batangas City Athletics held off a late surge by Imus Bandera for a 96-93 victory in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Batangas State University-Jose P. Laurel Polytechnic College Gymnasium in Malvar, Batangas on Tuesday night. Having to play their home game… Read More

Barroca, Blatche lead Gilas pool for make-or-break WCQ window

Barroca, Blatche lead Gilas pool for make-or-break WCQ window

January 15, 2019, 7:17 pm

MANILA -- Andray Blatche makes his way back to Gilas Pilipinas after he was named to the 14-man pool for the vital sixth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday. Blatche, who served a three-game suspension for his participation in the infamous brawl between Gilas and Australia on July 2… Read More

QC survives Parañaque's late home stand

QC survives Parañaque's late home stand

January 15, 2019, 8:20 am

MANILA -- Quezon City Capitals averted a huge collapse and edged Parañaque Patriots on the road, 65-64, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Olivarez College Gymnasium in Parañaque City on Monday night. Up by 20 points at halftime, the Capitals suddenly struggled in the… Read More

Bacoor City snaps skid on Banal's triple-double

Bacoor City snaps skid on Banal's triple-double

January 14, 2019, 10:22 pm

MANILA — Bacoor City came alive in the dying moments to stun Manila, 92-86, in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Olivarez College Gymnasium in Parañaque on Monday night. The Strikers made sure Gab Banal's triple-double will not go down the drain despite blowing a double-digit lead early on by making six… Read More

Pasig wins Chooks-to-Go 3x3 preseason tourney

Pasig wins Chooks-to-Go 3x3 preseason tourney

January 14, 2019, 9:46 pm

MANILA -- Pasig ruled the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 preseason tourney with a clean sweep in the one-day event at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Monday. The Kings, essentially playing at home, trounced the San Juan Knights, 21-17, in the championship game to complete the 4-0 showing en… Read More

Chooks-To-Go 3x3 league launched

Chooks-To-Go 3x3 league launched

January 14, 2019, 4:06 pm

MANILA -- The road to Tokyo goes full throttle for the Philippines as one of the prime supporters of Gilas Pilipinas, Chooks-To-Go, officially launched the Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3x3. Fresh from organizing the biggest 3x3 event over the weekend in Cebu, Chooks-To-Go formally kicked off its 3x3… Read More