Marcio Lassiter: San Miguel's silent superstar
The SMB sharpshooter has been playing a a high level lately, but individual accolades have eluded him.
Victolero brings Purefoods franchise back to where it belongs
With Chito Victolero at the helm and with his players buying into his system, the Magnolia Hotshots have become one of the strongest teams in the PBA again.
A brief history of the San Miguel-Purefoods rivalry
A quick revisit of the past seven times the San Miguel and Purefoods franchises met in the PBA finals.
Joel Cagulangan sizzles as LSGH barges into finals
La Salle Greenhills punched their ticket to the 2018 Exped SM NBTC National Finals as they defeated Chiang Kai College, 81-64, on Thursday.
SHS scores upset win over top-seeded Ateneo
Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles pulled off the biggest upset of the 2018 Exped SM NBTC National Finals after defeating the number one ranked Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets, 72-70.
NU Bullpups survive Jalen Green's 51 points.
Jalen Green poured in 51 points for Filam Sports USA.
NU survives Jalen Green's record 51 points
The Bullpups advance to the semifinals despite a tournament scoring record from Jalen Green.
Kai Sotto leads Batang Gilas FIBA U-16 Roster.
Kai Sotto will headline the Batang Gilas crew that will compete in the FIBA Asia U-16 Championship.
Gilas plans to open grassroots program.
The MVP Sports Foundation tied up with the National Basketball Training Center to come up with "Elite 60", a grassroots program for Gilas.
NLEX motivated for next conference.
NLEX is using its loss to Magnolia in the Philippine Cup semifinals as motivation for the next conference.
How the Hotshots returned to prominence and the PBA Finals
The Magnolia Hotshots have endured complete roster overhauls, coaching turnover, and several team names on the journey back to the PBA Finals.
Magnolia ousts NLEX to set up finals duel with San Miguel
The Magnolia Hotshots defeated the NLEX Road Warriors in Game 6 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Tuesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Victolero on making the finals: We finally got over the hump
For Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero, their finals appearance is the culmination of a long process.
Kiefer Ravena's rough night comes at bad time for NLEX
NLEX rookie Kiefer Ravena had his worst game of the semifinals at the worst possible time thanks to stifling defensive pressure from Magnolia.
Loss in semis will make us a better team, says NLEX coach
NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao told his players to hold their heads high despite bowing out of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on Tuesday.
NU Bullpups face Filam Sports USA in NBTC Elite 8
The NU Bullpups will have a daunting task ahead of them as they face FilAm Sports USA in the Elite 8 of the 2018 Exped SM NBTC National Finals.
Marinerong Pilipino clinches playoff spot, CEU clips Wangs-Letran
Marinerong Pilipino routed Gamboa-St. Clare, 99-83 to clinch a playoff seat in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup.
Zark's snaps losing skid, Perpetual stays in race for QFs
The Jawbreakers get back on the winning track after a minor slump, while the Altas keep their playoff hopes alive.
Fil-Am Jalen Green displays all-around game in NBTC
Filipino-American Jalen Green has been making heads turn in the ongoing 2018 Exped SM-NBTC national finals.
Favorites survive and move on at Exped SM-NBTC National Finals
Ateneo Blue Eaglets and other favorites had few problems in advancing in the Exped SM-NBTC National Finals.
Dave Ildefonso teams up with dad's old teammate Olsen Racela
After giving numerous assists to Danny Ildefonso during his storied PBA career, Olsen Racela found himself helping out Danny I.'s son.
Kai Sotto, Evan Nelle lead Team Punks to win in SLAM Rising Stars Classic
Led by the pair of Kai Sotto and Evan Nelle, Team Punks outlasted Team Hype, 124-116, in overtime in the SLAM Rising Stars Classic.
Adamson beats Filam Sports USA in seeding round
The 2018 Exped SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) League national finals officially kicked off on Sunday at One E-Com Center in Pasay as 16 teams saw action in the seeding round.
JR Quinahan's heated exchange with coach Chito Victolero.
JR Quinahan and coach Chito Victolero exchange pleasantries in Game 5 of their Philippine Cup semifinal.
Scottie Thompson emergence in starring role for Barangay Ginebra.
Scottie Thompson's play was a revelation for Barangay Ginebra despite failing to advance to the finals.
How Alex Cabagnot made sure he'd play Game 5 for San Miguel
Alex Cabagnot waited until after San Miguel clinched a fourth trip to the Philippine Cup finals to tell coaches of his stomach illness.
Alex Cabagnot hid illness until after San Miguel clinched.
Alex Cabagnot "The Crunchman" hid his illness from the Beermen until they secured a finals spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
San Miguel advances to PH Cup finals for fourth straight year
The Beermen closed out the Barangay Ginebra Kings in Game 5 to book their ticket to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup finals.
NLEX looks to take 3-2 lead.
Kiefer Ravena and the Road Warriors know they need to improve on going into Game 5 against Magnolia.
Ancajas at NLEX-Magnolia Semis game.
Jerwin Ancajas was in attendace at the Mall of Asia Arena to watch the NLEX-Magnolia Semis game.
Guiao, NLEX hope to stretch series after 'moral victory' in Game 4
NLEX began its maiden semifinals journey with low expectations. But after securing two wins, the Road Warriors now feel like legitimate contenders.
Kiefer Ravena battles through illness to lead NLEX past Magnolia
Rookie Kiefer Ravena and NLEX looked like playoff veterans in holding down Magnolia in Game 4 to even the series.
NLEX Road Warriors tie series with Magnolia Hotshots.
The NLEX Road Warriors survived the Magnolia Hotshots' rally with a 91-79 victory to even the series.
Ultimate PBA Bahala Na-Bracket.
Since making tournament brackets is one of the best things about sports, we decided to make our own Ultimate PBA Bahala Na Bracket.
All about growth: How Coach E made NBTC best grassroots program
The National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) is a year-round basketball program that identifies and develops players from both private and public high schools. Here's how Eric Altamirano built it into what it is today.
NBTC begins March 18, follows US NCAA tournament format
Fans of youth basketball are in for a treat this March when the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) tournament happens March 18 to 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Robert Jaworski Sr. and Ramon Fernandez cross paths.
PBA Legends Robert Jaworski Sr. and Ramon Fernandez unexpectedly crossed paths during Game 4 of the battle between San Miguel and Ginebra.
Robert Jaworski dismayed over Ginebra's efforts in lopsided contest
PBA legend Robert Jaworski expressed his frustration with the way the Barangay Ginebra Kings performed in Game 4.
Ginebra needs 'equal contributions' to overcome 3-1 deficit, says Tenorio
Only two players finished in double figures for Ginebra in Game 4, which was in stark contrast from the previous match when they relied on balanced scoring.
Despite comfortable series lead, Leo Austria cautions players not to relax
San Miguel head coach Leo Austria knows all too well that a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven playoff series is not safe.
Chris Ross makes presence felt despite limited minutes
Chris Ross was not supposed to see action in Game 4 due to a right thigh injury, but he insisted on playing because he could not bear staying on the sidelines.
Matt Ganuelas-Rosser makes most of starting role
Matt Ganuelas-Rosser took the place of Chris Ross, who was still recovering from a right thigh injury, in the starting lineup and produced 12 points and six rebounds in 34 minutes.
Tim Cone takes responsibility for Ginebra's loss
Tim Cone did not mince words or dodge responsibility for the 102-81 drubbing the Barangay Ginebra Kings took in Game 4.
Breaking down the numbers in NLEX-Magnolia matchup.
Inside the numbers of the NLEX-Magnolia semifinals matchup
Marc Pingris continues to motivate Magnolia.
Marc Pingris is out with a knee injury but he continues to motivate and provide a veteran presence for the Magnolia Hotshots.
Gamboa Coffee, Akari-Adamson hurdle foes
The Coffee Lovers nail a crucial win, while the Falcons catch CEU at the top of the standings.
Jio Jalalon responds to challenge, steps up in Game 3
Jio Jalalon said he is continuously working on his three-point shooting to improve his overall game. In Game 3, it finally paid off.
Magnolia downs NLEX for 2-1 series advantage.
The Magnolia Hotshots top the NLEX Road Warriors, 106-99, Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to take a 2-1 series lead.
Ravena on missed free throws: 'You can't lose focus'
The NLEX rookie admits he needs to work on the mental aspect of his free throw shooting.
Arwind Santos fined by PBA for flagrant foul, officiating remarks
The PBA Office of the Commissioner hit San Miguel forward Arwind Santos with P25,000 in fines on Wednesday.
Takeaways from the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals
Here's how the rest of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals could play out for the Magnolia Hotshots, NLEX Road Warriors, Barangay Ginebra, and San Miguel Beermen.
Tim Cone: Greg Slaughter's return still up in the air
After winning Game 3, Ginebra coach Tim Cone told reporters they have no idea if and when Greg Slaughter can see action again.
Birthday celebration for Leo Austria.
San Miguel Beermen coach Leo Austria celebrated his 60th birthday, wishing a speedy recovery for his wife.
Joe Devance moves on after Barangay Ginebra's win
Joe Devance's social media experience was much more pleasant after Barangay Ginebra's Game 3 victory.
Barangay Ginebra Kings take Game 3.
The Barangay Ginebra Kings survived a late-game rally by the San Miguel Beermen, 95-87, in Game 3. The Kings trail 2-1 in the series.
Magnolia playing inspired basketball.
The Magnolia Hotshots are determined to step up for Marc Pingris and win their semifinal game against NLEX.
Bizarre ending hands Gamboa close win after Zark's calls excessive timeout
Jaycee Marcelino's timeout call costs the Jawbreakers the game since they had no timeouts left.
Magnolia pulls away in fourth to even semis series against NLEX
Behind Paul Lee's bounce-back performance, the Magnolia Hotshots defeat the NLEX Road Warriors in Game 2 to even their best-of-seven semifinals series in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.
Magnolia Hotshots even series with NLEX Road Warriors.
Magnolia Hotshots take a 99-84 win in Game 2 to even their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series with the NLEX Road Warriors at 1-1 on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Marc Pingris likely out for season
Hotshots forward Marc Pingris' ACL injury will likely cost him the rest of the season, and it comes in the last year of his contract.
Pingris motivates Magnolia Hotshots
Marc Pingris is out with a torn ACL but he continues to inspire and provide a veteran presence for the Magnolia Hotshots.
Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson leads PBA All-Star votes.
Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson leads the first partial results of the 2018 PBA All-Star voting with 17,851 votes.
Bong Go plans nationwide three-point shootout
There are also plans for the presidential adviser to participate in a special three-point shootout against PBA legends during All-Star Week.
Arwind Santos silences heckler with heroics.
Arwind Santos silenced critics with clutch baskets in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Ginebra.
Kia signs up shot-blocking import for Commissioner's Cup
C.J. Aiken, the Picanto's new recruit for the Commissioner's Cup, earned a reputation as a shot-blocker during his collegiate career at at Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia.
Marinerong Pilipino wins fifth straight with 84-62 drubbing of JRU
The Skippers stay in contention for an outright semifinal berth while sending the Heavy Bombers to the cellar.
Prince Caperal making most of opportunity with Barangay Ginebra.
Prince Caperal made the most of his first start for Barangay Ginebra, registering a career-high of 26 points.
Marcio Lassiter plays make difference in G2 win
Marcio Lassiter's fingerprints were all over San Miguel's rally past Barangay Ginebra that gave the Beermen a 2-0 series edge.
How Joe Devance, Barangay Ginebra let critical game slip away
Joe Devance and the Barangay Ginebra Kings missed several chances to close out the San Miguel Beermen in Game 2.
Prince Caperal steps into spotlight for Barangay Ginebra
Prince Caperal made the most of his shot at meaningful minutes with 26 points and eight rebounds in Barangay Ginebra's Game 2 loss to the San Miguel Beermen.
Pilipinas Warriors eye 2018 Asian Para Games
The Pilipinas Warriors just got a huge lift in their journey to qualify for the 2018 Asian Para Games.
Super Marcio: Lassiter's overtime tip-in gives SMB 2-0 series lead
Marcio Lassiter's clutch tip-in saves the day for San Miguel.
Thompson, Fajardo, Aguilar lead PBA All-Star voting
The initial results for the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao All-Star voting have been released.
Super Marcio's tip-in saves the day for the San Miguel Beermen.
Brent Paraiso speaks out as well, denies drug rumors
A week after Ricci Rivero breaks his silence, teammate Brent Paraiso follows suit.
Pingris undergoes MRI, results known Monday
The Hotshots power forward's MRI will be examined by a leading sports doctor.
PJ Simon wanted to win game for fallen teammate Marc Pingris
The veteran Magnolia guard hopes his longtime teammate's injury isn't as bad as it looked.
NLEX escapes Magnolia to grab 1-0 series lead
The NLEX Road Warriors outlasted the Magnolia Hotshots, 88-87, in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series opener.
Rough road ahead.
NLEX and Magnolia brace for an intense Game 2 of their best-of-7 semifinals series.
Ross' flagrant stirs debate.
San Miguel Beermen's Chris Ross is called for a flagrant 1 for tripping Jervy Cruz. Do you agree with this call?
Playing catch-up and flying high.
MLS super save, Alkins poster dunk, Alex Mallari's big 3 and more on this week's Chooks-To-Go SC Top 5.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
Four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo's size, skills and experience worked beautifully for San Miguel, which went on to complete a 4-1 semifinal series win over Barangay Ginebra to advance to its fourth straight Philippine Cup finals.