Azkals sets new record-high FIFA ranking

MANILA -- The Philippine Azkals once again made the jump in the FIFA rankings as the official update was released on Thursday.The Azkals set a new record-high at 111th place overall, two places up from 113th last month.The surge in the world football rankings happened despite them not playing a... Read More

Ahead of clash vs. Blackwater, TNT says adieu to Tyler

MANILA -- TNT Katropa is parting ways with import Jeremy Tyler.Tyler's agent, Sheryl Reyes, confirmed the development on Twitter on Thursday."Unfortunately, with the turn-out of events, TNT will replace Jeremy Tyler. That was his last game. Thanks Jeremy, we wish you all the best," Reyes... Read More

Magnolia dominates Columbian anew

MANILA -- Magnolia Hotshots once again stomped its dominance on Columbian Dyip with a 126-101 rout for its second straight win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Wednesday night.The Hotshots quickly mauled the Dyip, 37-18, right in the first quarter and... Read More

Negros enters AFC Cup ASEAN finals despite Yangon's win in Leg 2

MANILA -- Ceres Negros moves on to the ASEAN Zone Finals of the AFC Cup.This despite Yangon United taking a 3-2 win in the second leg of the zonal semifinals at the Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon on Wednesday night (Philippine Time).It was a highly physical and emotional match that saw numerous players... Read More

ROS stuns SMB in OT thriller

ANTIPOLO CITY — Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters survived a second quarter storm from San Miguel Beermen and took a hard-fought 123-119 win in the main game of the PBA Commissioner's Cup twin bill at the Ynares Center here on Sunday night.Behind a stellar performance from Raymond Almazan in the... Read More

Alaska trips TNT via Antipolo ambush, 110-100

ANTIPOLO -- Alaska beat TNT, 110-100, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup match-up at the Ynares Center on Sunday night.The Aces opened the game on an 8-0 run and never looked back, even opening a lead as high as 25 points.Vic Manuel went 12-of-18 from the field for 29 points with 12 rebounds for a... Read More

Ombudsman mauls Malacañang-PSC in UNTV Cup Face-Off

MANILA -- The Office of the Ombudsman blasted Malacañang-PSC, 76-57, in the continuation of the UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off at the Pasig Sports Center in Pasig City on Sunday.The Graft Busters led the Kamao from start to finish as they quickly built a lead as high as 27 points.Quijano Laure... Read More

Kaya FC-Iloilo snaps Ceres-Negros’ 5-game winning streak

BACOLOD CITY -- Ceres-Negros suffered its first loss after six games in this season of the Philippines Football League (PFL), falling 0-2 to Kaya FC-Iloilo in front of the Negrense crowd in Panaad Stadium Saturday night.Ceres Negros assistant coach Ronald Ian Treyes said Kaya FC “fought very... Read More

Kaya FC-Iloilo banks on ‘collective effort’ to thwart Ceres-Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- Kaya FC-Iloilo is banking on the collective effort of its players to taint Ceres-Negros’ perfect record in the second season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) during their 7 p.m. match at the Panaad Stadium on Saturday night.Kaya FC head coach Noel Marcaida said the game... Read More

Ginebra routs Blackwater in battle of winless squads

BINAN CITY, Laguna -- Ginebra leaned on a dominating second quarter to blast Blackwater, 105-91, in the main game of the PBA Commissioner's Cup twinbill at the Alonte Sports Arena here on Friday night.After having to go toe-to-toe against the Elite in the first half, the Barangay went on a 32-14... Read More

NLEX nails first win with OT squeaker vs Phoenix

BINAN CITY, Laguna-- NLEX needed a strong start in the overtime period to finally get its first win in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, a 120-115 beating of Phoenix at the Alonte Sports Arena on Friday night.The Road Warriors lost a 19-point lead but got their bearings going at the start of the extra... Read More

Castro named Player of the Week

MANILA -- With Jeremy Tyler shut down, TNT KaTropa leaned on its focal leader Jayson Castro who delivered nd was named Player of the Week on Wednesday.Castro exploded for 27 points, five assists, three steals, and one rebound off the bench to lead the KaTropa to a 96-92 win against Barangay Ginebra... Read More

Blackwater's Ramos stays positive as winless teams battle in Binan

MANILA -- He may be just one game into his newest coaching job at Blackwater, but Coach Bong Ramos may have just seen enough of his club's sluggish 0-4 start in the PBA Commissioner's Cup."Mabigat yun," said Ramos, who took over the head coach post vacated by Leo Isaac.In spite of the Elite's... Read More

Negros turns back Yangon in AFC Cup playoffs

MANILA -- Ceres Negros opened its AFC Cup ASEAN Zone semifinal series against Yangon with a 4-2 win at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on Wednesday night.A first-half domination was enough for Negros to hold off Yangon, although a brace from Sekou Sylla opened a possibility for Yangon to steal the... Read More

Elite 60 Development Camp begins

MANILA -- The Elite 60 Development Camp is back, and this time, it will cater to the younger basketball players around the world.The camp, spearheaded by multi-titled coach Eric Altamirano, teamed up with the SBP (Samahang Basketbol ng Piilipinas) to put up an under-16 edition."If we go to the lower... Read More

Ceres-Negros foils Yangon United, 4-2; vows to fight for finals berth

BACOLOD CITY -- After foiling Myanmar’s Yangon United with a 4-2 win at the Panaad Stadium here Wednesday night, Ceres-Negros vowed to fight for a finals berth in the second leg of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup ASEAN Zonal semifinals on May 16.Ceres-Negros of the Philippines will... Read More

Meralco spoils Standhardinger's PBA debut with win vs SMB

MANILA -- Chris Standhardinger of San Miguel Beermen finally arrived in the PBA. The Meralco Bolts, however, had other plans.The Bolts shut down the Beermen down the stretch to take a 93-85 win in the main game of the Commissioner's Cup doubleheader at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on... Read More

Columbian hands ROS first defeat

MANILA -- Columbian pulled a major shocker in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after dealing Rain Or Shine its first loss of the conference through a 104-96 decision at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Wednesday night.Anchored by another solid game from John Fields, the Dyip pulled the upset trigger on... Read More

Hall of Famer Swoopes to grace junior NBA camp in PH

MANILA -- Women's basketball Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes will visit the Philippines as a special guest of the Jr. NBA National Training Camp that will take place from May 19-20.Swoopes will help in coaching camp participants who were chosen from the regional camps held in Bacolod, Butuan, and... Read More

'Small' Gilas battles Visayas in Iloilo All-Star Game

MANILA -- Coach Chot Reyes will bring in a small lineup when his Gilas Pilipinas pool squad takes on the Visayas All-Stars in the final leg of the PBA All-Star Week at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City on May 27.With national team mainstay Junemar Fajardo suiting up for the Chito... Read More