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Magnolia, Rain or Shine look to bounce back from weekend losses

The Magnolia Hotshots and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters face off on Wednesday looking to get their season back on track.

PBA Media Bureau

Blackwater not taking it easy despite 4-0 start

After toppling heavyweights San Miguel and Ginebra on their way to a franchise-best start, the Elite turn their attention to the NLEX Road Warriors.

Jayson Castro likely to miss three more weeks

TNT KaTropa guard Jayson Castro will likely be out for three more weeks due to foot surgery.


governors' cup

PBA Weekly Wrap-up: Elite performances by the Elite

The Blackwater Elite show they are legitimate contenders this conference, while Eugene Phelps once again lives up to his nickname.

Joe Devance shrugs off pain to help undermanned Ginebra

When injuries started to pile up for Barangay Ginebra, old reliable Joe Devance decided to step up.

Phoenix rising at right time

Despite having an impressive start to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Phoenix Fuel Masters are not feeling complacent as they still have to face tough assignments in their upcoming games.


Aljon Mariano, JoeDeVance step up for Ginebra

Aljon Mariano and Joe Devance stepped up for the Barangay Ginebra in their victory against the San Miguel Beermen.


Governors' Cup

Gin Kings vs. Beermen

Mariano key in Ginebra's upset

Ginebra relied on Aljon Mariano's hot shooting and defense to power Barangay to a win over the Beermen.


Ginebra pulls off big win against SMB

Two nights after dropping an overtime decision to Blackwater, the Kings recover in a big way.

Ginebra vs. San Miguel highlights

A depleted Barangay Ginebra San Miguel squad climbed to a 4-1 record as it outlasted the San Miguel Beermen with a 110-102 victory in their first meeting since the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals.


dlsu green archers

Despite winning streak, coach says Green Archers still a work in progress

Louie Gonzalez wasn't impressed even after his team won two games last week.

DLSU's Baltazar named UAAP Player of the Week

After two years of playing behind Ben Mbala, DLSU center Justine Baltazar is ready to step up.

Justine Baltazar moving up UAAP power rankings

Thirdy Ravena, Jasper Parker, Aljun Melecio, Justine Baltazar, and Jerrick Ahanmisi were included in this week's Top5 SportsCenter's UAAP power rankings.


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Phelps posts double-double as Phoenix upends Magnolia

Eugene Phelps puts up huge numbers for the Fuel Masters, who book their third straight win and fifth overall.

Abueva a key reason for Phoenix's rise

New recruit Calvin Abueva has fitted seamlessly into Phoenix coach Louie Alas' system.

Phoenix vs Magnolia highlights

After their win against Magnolia, the Phoenix Fuel Masters improved their win-loss record to 5-1, their best start in franchise history.


Ravena triumphant in coaching debut‬

Bong Ravena made a successful coaching debut as the TnT Katropa toppled the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.


uaap basketball

season 81

DLSU drubs UE, wins two in a row

The DLSU Green Archers lean on Aljun Melecio and Justine Baltazar as they cruise past the UE Red Warriors in UAAP Season 8 action.

FEU's loss to UST was a wake-up call, says Racela

The FEU Tamaraws learned their lesson after that stunning loss to UST, according to head coach Olsen Racela.

FEU hands UP second straight loss

The Tamaraws look impressive in their wire-to-wire victory over the Fighting Maroons as they rebound from their shocking loss to UST.

Governors' Cup

TNT vs. Rain or Shine

TNT's Bong Ravena gets started with a win

Troy Rosario's hot shooting helped the Bong Ravena Era get off to a good start. There's plenty of work ahead.

TNT spoils Rain or Shine's debut with win in Iloilo

The TNT KaTropa defeated the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 110-104, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Saturday in Passi City, Iloilo.

Governors' Cup

Blackwater vs. Ginebra

How Blackwater Elite got off to a red-hot start

With Henry Walker and Michael DiGregorio working seamlessly together, everything is flowing the right direction for Blackwater Elite.

Blackwater tops Ginebra in OT

The Blackwater Elite knocks off Barangay Ginebra, 124-118, in overtime to remain unbeaten in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


Aguilar out 10 days as injuries thin Ginebra's roster

Japeth Aguilar is the latest to join the growing list of Barangay Ginebra players who are out with injuries. Aguilar is likely miss the next 10 days of action.

governors' cup

Beermen vs. Dyip

Beermen tie 3-point record in rout of Dyip

Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter sparked the San Miguel Beermen as the team hit a record-tying 23 3-pointers in a 143-119 drubbing of the Columbian Dyip.

Marcio Lassiter back in his comfort zone

Marcio Lassiter had a superb shooting performance on Friday to help San Miguel pound Columbian.

San Miguel Beermen cruise past Columbian Dyip

The San Miguel Beermen hit 23 three-pointers, matching the all-time record for 3-pointers in a game, and beat the Columbian Dyip for their second win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


Beermen tie record for three-pointers

San Miguel Beermen's 23 three-pointers against Columbian Dyip tied the PBA all-time record for most in a game.


philippine basketball association

Bong Ravena is new TNT head coach

Bong Ravena has been appointed as the new head coach of TNT KaTropa, replacing Nash Racela.


ncaa basketball

season 94

Eze wins game for Perpetual as Lyceum absorbs first loss

Prince Eze knocked down a buzzer-beater to help Perpetual Help Altas score the biggest upset of the season, toppling the mighty LPU Pirates, 83-81, on Friday.

Frankie Lim praises team's defense in win over Lyceum

Perpetual coach Frankie Lim was very pleased with the defense his team played against the Lyceum Pirates.

fiba asia champions cup

Meralco Bolts prep for FIBA Asians Champions Cup


McMorrow in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Liam McMorrow will serve as the Meralco Bolts' other reinforcement in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup.


Bolts tap ex-PBA import McMorrow for Champions Cup stint

Liam McMorrow last played in the PBA in the 2015 Governors' Cup.

uaap season 81

Time to shine: La Salle's Baltazar ready for bigger role

Justine Baltazar knows he has big shoes to fill for the La Salle Green Archers in UAAP Season 81.

DLSU noses out NU to grab first win

The DLSU Green Archers prove steadier in the end game as they hold on for a close win over the NU Bulldogs

Alvin Pasaol seeking help from teammates

Alvin Pasaol scored 36 points for UE but his teammates weren't able to supplement his output.

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wednesday games

Phoenix hands Meralco another loss, improves to 4-1

The Phoenix Fuel Masters registered their fourth win of the conference after defeating the Meralco Bolts.

Blackwater stays unbeaten, sends NorthPort to fifth loss

The Elite erase a double-digit deficit and hang on in crunch time to keep their hot start in the Governors' Cup.

Fuel Masters improve to 4-1

The Phoenix Fuel Masters cruised to a 96-86 win over the Meralco Bolts to improve to 4-1 in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


Blackwater extends winning streak

Blackwater extended its winning streak to three after handling NorthPort's fifth straight loss, 113-111.


FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Gilas vs. Qatar

ESPN5's 5 on 5: Gilas and the fourth window

We asked five of our writers about how Gilas did in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.


Maliksi, Almazan were Gilas' loudest fans

Gilas members Allein Maliksi and Raymond Almazan cheered their hearts out for their teammates in an empty Araneta Coliseum.


Viewing party takes in Gilas vs Qatar

Basketball fans flocked to Eastwood to watch the game between Gilas Pilipinas and Qatar.


Belga, Aguilar key for Gilas

Beau Belga, Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson, and JP Erram stepped up for Gilas Pilipinas in their 92-81 victory over Qatar.


Shooting woes hamper Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas struggled from 3-point range against Iran and Qatar.


ASEAN Basketball League

Alab Pilipinas turns to Ramos, hopes to re-sign Balkman

Alab Pilipinas is hinging its title defense on PJ Ramos in the upcoming season of the ASEAN Basketball League and is also hopeful that Renaldo Balkman will return for a second tour of duty with the team.

Alab Pilipinas to rely on PJ Ramos

Alab Pilipinas will look to PJ Ramos to help defend its ASEAN Basketball League title.


FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Gilas vs. Qatar

Epic cold streak foils Guiao's plan

Despite Yeng Guiao's decision to stack the roster with outside shooters, Gilas Pilipinas continued to struggle mightily from 3-point range.

Belga embraces his opportunity with Gilas

Against Qatar, Rain or Shine forward Beau Belga showed that he deserves to be on the biggest stage of Philippines basketball.

Gilas Pilipinas rallies past Qatar

Gilas Pilipinas, trailing Qatar by as much as 17 in the first half, kicked into high gear in the second to win 92-81 to close the fourth window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


Yeng Guiao credits Gilas' defense

Coach Yeng Guiao, Beau Belga, and Japeth Aguilar credit the defense for sparking Gilas' 92-81 victory over Qatar.


Guiao, Gilas stayed patient vs. Qatar

Yeng Guiao and Gilas stayed calm in the face of Qatar's hot shooting.


Gilas Pilipinas third in Group F

Gilas Pilipinas improved to 5-3 after their win over Qatar, putting them at the third spot in the Group F rankings of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


Power Rankings

UAAP Season 81 Power Rankings


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fiba world cup qualifiers, fourth window

Where things went wrong for Gilas vs. Iran

Tim Cone breaks down where it went wrong for Gilas Pilipinas and what has to be done against Qatar.

Iran pulls away late to turn back Gilas Pilipinas

Gilas Pilipinas couldn't find their outside shooting as they fell to Iran on the road in the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.

Australia cruise past Qatar

The Australia Boomers thumped Qatar 95-43 in their FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier game. Australia is tied with Iran atop Group F.


Iran turns back Gilas

Poor 3-point shooting doomed Gilas Pilipinas to a 81-73 loss to Iran in the fourth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


What's next for Gilas Pilipinas

Gilas Pilipinas falls to 4-3 in Group F. Qatar is up next.


Gilas Pilipinas

Coaching Change

Former Gilas coach Chot Reyes talks decision to resign

Chot Reyes talks about the July 2 melee between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia and how it set off a chain of events that led to him stepping down as Gilas coach.

Chot Reyes on stepping down as Gilas coach

Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes tells ESPN5 the July 2 brawl between the Gilas and the Australia Boomers kicked off a chain of events that led to his resignation.


Governors' Cup on break

Magnolia uses tune-up game vs. NorthPort to stay in rhythm

Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero was glad to see his team back in action.

Magnolia, NorthPort stay ready

The Magnolia Hotshots and NorthPort Batang Pier squared off in a tune-up game dedicated to Letran senior Jerrick Balanza.


uaap season 81

Bo Perasol after UP loss: 'I just had to be better as a coach'

Bo Perasol had to exit the playing court after getting disqualified during the intense battle between his UP Fighting Maroons and the Ateneo Blue Eagles on Wednesday.

Ateneo Blue Eagles know who they are

The Ateneo Blue Eagles asserted themselves against the UP Fighting Maroons and averted an identity crisis in the process.

Tamaraws admit they were out-hustled in loss to UST

FEU coach Olsen Racela thinks his team just lacked the effort against an inspired UST side.

tnt katropa developments

Struggling TNT to tap coach from New Zealand

After placing coach Nash Racela on leave, the KaTropa are reportedly signing up a professional coach from New Zealand to help turn things around this conference.

Marqus Blakely returns and joins TNT

Two-time PBA champion and former Best Import Marqus Blakely joins the TNT KaTropa's practice for the first time on Tuesday.


uaap basketball

season 81 opening weekend

Five things we learned from UAAP Opening Weekend

UAAP Season 81 kicked off this past weekend, and we list down what we learned from the four games played.

Blue Eagles fail to fly in opening loss to Falcons

Ateneo's title defense hit unexpected turbulence in their 74-70 loss to the Adamson Falcons to start the season.

Steph in the Philippines


Steph Curry says Warriors targeting three-peat

During his Manila visit, Steph Curry shared his excitement about the Golden State Warriors' rare opportunity of gunning for a three-peat.

Steph Curry returns to Manila

Stephen Curry visited Manila for the second time as he graced the Under Armour 3x3 championship event at the Mall of Asia Arena.


philippine basketball association

PBA planning session in Las Vegas

The PBA board of governors and officials will fly to Las Vegas for their annual planning session to lay out their plans and programs for next season.


PBA Governors' Cup Reaction

AZ Reid: Beermen did not focus on Blackwater


Tim Cone on facing Stanley Pringle, NorthPort

Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone said his team was in survival mode against Stanley Pringle and the Batang Pier on Wednesday.


Japeth Aguilar powers Ginebra past NorthPort

Japeth Aguilar rescued Ginebra by scoring 12 points in the final quarter against NorthPort on Wednesday.


governors' cup

wednesday games

Sean Anthony's return gives NorthPort a boost

Sean Anthony wasn't at his best but his return was a much needed boost for the NorthPort Batang Pier.

Ginebra goes 3-0, keeps NorthPort winless

The Barangay Ginebra Kings registered their third straight win after beating NorthPort, 104-98, on Wednesday.

Henry Walker's 35 points leads Blackwater

Henry Walker's 35-point outburst lifts Blackwater Elite past the San Miguel Beermen 103-100 for Blackwater's second-straight win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


Japeth Aguilar rallies Ginebra

Japeth Aguilar scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as Barangay Ginebra edges NorthPort, 104-98.


Standhardinger is Player of the Week

SMB's Christian Standhardinger was named Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week following a career-high 36-point outing against NLEX.


TNT's Terrence Romeo fined

PBA commissioner Willy Marcial hit TNT KaTropa guard Terrence Romeo with P22,600 in fines following an altercation with Columbian Dyip guard Rashawn McCarthy.


uaap basketball

season 81

Despite rookie-laden line-up, Adamson hoping for 'better finish'

The Adamson Falcons are looking to soar higher in Season 81 despite having several rookies.

governors' cup

Weary Ginebra seeks third straight win

Fresh off of a win over the league-leading Aces, Barangay Ginebra will look for another victory when they play for the third time in six days.

PBA hits TNT's Terrence Romeo with P22,600 in fines

PBA commissioner Willy Marcial hit TNT's Terrence Romeo with P22,600 in fines following an altercation with Columbian's Rashawn McCarthy in Sunday's game.

Standhardinger and Erram back to being PBA rivals

After playing for the same side in the Asiad, Christian Standhardinger and Poy Erram go back to business in the PBA as the San Miguel Beermen go against Blackwater on September 5.


Barangay Ginebra vs. NorthPort Batang Pier preview

Barangay Ginebra is looking for its third win of the Governors' Cup when it faces Stanley Pringle, Sean Anthony and NorthPort.


TNT's Terrence Romeo fined

PBA commissioner Willy Marcial hit TNT KaTropa guard Terrence Romeo with P22,600 in fines following an altercation with Columbian Dyip guard Rashawn McCarthy.


Terrence Romeo's confrontation with Rashawn McCarthy

TNT KaTropa's Terrence Romeo sought to downplay the significance of his confrontation with Columbian Dyip's Rashawn McCarthy.


Ginebra's Justin Brownlee continues dominant play

Reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee is picking up where he left off and is again leading the Gin Kings' in the Governors' Cup.


TNT KaTropa replaces Stacy Davis

TNT KaTropa decided to change their reinforcement for the second time this conference, replacing Stacy Davis.


TNT places Racela on leave

The TNT KaTropa have placed head coach Nash Racela on leave after a 1-4 start to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup.


governors' cup

sunday games

Ginebra halts Alaska's run, registers second straight win

Barangay Ginebra picked up a 109-101 victory over the Alaska Aces in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday.

TNT outlasts Columbian in overtime, breaks out of slump

The TNT KaTropa needed overtime to beat the Columbian Dyip on Sunday.

gilas pilipinas

fiba world cup qualifiers, fourth window

Alex Cabagnot eager to show up at Gilas practice

SMB guard Alex Cabagnot finally has a chance to don the Philippine colors after getting invited to the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the first time in his career.

Guiao, Gilas turn attention to FIBA World Cup

Yeng Guiao will turn the page on the Asian Games and begin preparing Gilas Pilipinas for the next window of FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers.

Gilas to resume practice Monday

Gilas Pilipinas is set to resume practice Monday evening, in preparation for the fourth window of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


San Miguel Beermen to lend Cabagnot, Lassiter

The San Miguel Beermen will lend Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter to Gilas Pilipinas' pool for the fourth window of the 2018 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


Choosing Standhardinger or Pringle for Gilas

Coach Yeng Guiao will have to choose between Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle as the Gilas Pilipinas' naturalized player for the fourth window of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


governors' cup

San Miguel dumps NLEX to open Governors' Cup campaign

Playing without June Mar Fajardo, the Beermen proved they can be just as deadly after clobbering NLEX, 125-112, on Saturday.

Magnolia goes 2-0 after drubbing of NorthPort

Magnolia picked up its second win after defeating NorthPort, 104-87, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Saturday.

Anthony to return for NorthPort

Sean Anthony is set to return for the winless NorthPort Batang Pier after missing the team's first three games with a left calf injury.


NLEX vs. San Miguel highlights

The San Miguel Beermen got off to a strong start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, defeating the NLEX Road Warriors 125-112.


Magnolia vs. Northport highlights

The Magnolia Hotshots keep their immaculate record in the 2018 Governors' Cup with a 104-87 victory over the NorthPort Batang Pier.


Governors' Cup

Saturday's action

How the Beermen will cope without Fajardo, Standhardinger

The San Miguel Beermen's depth will be tested Saturday when they face NLEX without June Mar Fajardo or Christian Standhardinger.

Victolero, Magnolia wary of shorthanded NorthPort

NorthPort Batang Pier will still be without Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony but Magnolia coach Chito Victolero remains cautious.

Asian Games Basketball

Guiao, Gilas turn attention to FIBA World Cup

Yeng Guiao will turn the page on the Asian Games and begin preparing Gilas Pilipinas for the next window of FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers.

Philippines crushes Syria by 54 to clinch fifth place

The Philippines ends its Asian Games basketball campaign on a high note with a huge win over Syria.

Gilas upbeat ahead of FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Gilas Pilipinas will be a heavy underdog against Iran in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, but coach Yeng Guiao remains cautiously optimistic of their chances.


Not just a token team

The Philippine men's basketball team is proud of a fifth-place finish in the Asian Games, an improvement from its showing in 2014.


Jordan Clarkson met expectations

Jordan Clarkson lived up to the hype as he made his Team Pilipinas debut averaging 26.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 5.5 APG.


Choosing Standhardinger or Pringle for Gilas


San Miguel Beermen to lend Cabagnot, Lassiter

The San Miguel Beermen will lend Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter to Gilas Pilipinas' pool for the fourth window of the 2018 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


Philippines routs Syria, finishes fifth

The Philippines dominated Syria for a 109-55 victory, finishing its 2018 Asian Games campaign in fifth place.


governors' cup

Ginebra opens title defense with win over Columbian

The Gin Kings pull away in the fourth period to top the Dyip and start their Governors' Cup three-peat campaign on a high note.

Phoenix blasts TNT by 30 points for third win

The Phoenix Fuel Masters grabbed their third win of the conference with a 112-82 win over the TNT KaTropa on Friday.

Barangay Ginebra begins title defense with win

The reigning Governors' Cup champs Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings cruised past Columbian Dyip, 96-84, for its first victory of the conference.


Phoenix adds to TNT's woes

The Phoenix Fuel Masters racked up their third win in four games at the expense of TNT KaTropa, 112-82.


Governors' Cup Preview

Ginebra faces tough stretch to start Governors' Cup

Tim Cone wants Barangay Ginebra to forget all about the Commissioner's Cup and to start this conference off on the right note.

Phoenix looks to course correct quickly

Louie Alas sounds the alarm early for the Phoenix Fuel Masters coming off a dispiriting loss.

Beermen face life without June Mar Fajardo

The San Miguel Beermen are facing a tough challenge as they take on the NLEX Road Warriors in their first assignment in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup without June Mar Fajardo.


asian games basketball

What can Gilas Pilipinas expect from Syria?

The Philippines is heavily favored against Syria but both teams are looking to finish the Asian Games on a high note.

Asian Games official website

Guiao not taking Syria lightly but also looking to FIBA qualifiers

While coach Yeng Guiao isn't taking Syria lightly, he plans on using the final match of the Asian Games to build for the near-future.

Philippines prepares for Syria

The Philippines men's basketball team plans to sharpen their zone offense as they face Syria in a battle for fifth place.


Strong support for Philippines basketball

Fans continue to show up at the Asian Games to support the Philippine men's basketball team.


SC Must See

Margielyn Didal and Gabe Norwood compete at the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta.


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