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Gilas hits ground running, begins daily practices in Taipei

Just hours after arriving in the Taiwanese capital, Gilas gets right to work.

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Gilas newbie Troy Rike honored to join team in Taipei

The Wake Forest product hopes to soak up whatever he can during his time with the team in Taiwan.

15-man Gilas pool heads to Taiwan for FIBA Asian Qualifiers

The Gilas players and coaches are on their way to Taipei for their big FIBA 2019 Asian Qualifiers game on Friday.

commissioner's cup

Compton: Aces' performance vs. Ginebra 'absolutely unacceptable'

The Aces coach says if his team continues to play like they did against the Kings, then they won't win another game.

PBA Weekly Wrap-Up: Pringle nets 50, ROS-Meralco go to OT

Charlie Cuna reviews the highlights of the past week of PBA action, where Stanley Pringle torched the hoops, Rain or Shine and Meralco needed five more minutes, and Justin Brownlee led Ginebra to another win.

Rain or Shine outplays Meralco in OT, clinches top seed

The Elasto Painters are stretched to the limit but prevail in the end over the Bolts to lay claim to the top seed in the Commissioner's Cup.

Commissioner's Cup

San Miguel gets fifth win, eliminates NLEX in the process

The San Miguel Beermen got their second straight win at the expense of the NLEX Road Warriors, who were eliminated from contention, on Saturday.

NLEX vs. San Miguel Highlights

The San Miguel Beermen improved to 5-4 after eliminating the NLEX Road Warriors, 125-114.


GlobalPort vs. Columbian

friday games

Pringle drops franchise-record 50 points in GlobalPort win

Stanley Pringle etched his name into PBA history with his groundbreaking performance of 50 points in GlobalPort's 133-115 win over Columbian Dyip on Friday.

Pringle after 50-point career night: 'I'd rather get to the playoffs'

He may have scored 50 points, but Stanley Pringle has a more important goal in mind.

Inside Stanley Pringle's 50-point game

Stanley Pringle's 50-point explosion was a career and PBA season high. Take a look at all the markers he dropped on the night.


Stanley Pringle posts a record 50 points

GlobalPort Batang Pier's Stanley Pringle became the first local player to score 50 points since 2004.


Stanley Pringle leads GlobalPort past Columbian Dyip

Stanley Pringle powered the Globalport Batang Pier to a 133-115 triumph against the Columbian Dyip.


TNT vs. Meralco

Friday's Games

RDO savors first game against former team TNT

Ranidel de Ocampo of the Meralco Bolts finally faced off against his old squad team for the very first time on Friday.

TNT holds off Meralco, grabs share of third spot

The TNT KaTropa handed their sister team, Meralco Bolts, their third loss of the conference on Friday.

Troy Rosario and TNT halt skid

Troy Rosario had 30 points and 12 rebounds as the TNT KaTropa halted its two-game losing slide, defeating the Meralco Bolts, 91-85.


FIBA U17 World Cup

Batang Gilas arrives in Argentina

Batang Gilas has touched down in Argentina ahead of the FIBA U17 World Cup.


Batang Gilas to open FIBA U17 World Cup stint soon

Batang Gilas will square off with Croatia on June 30 to open their FIBA U17 World Cup campaign.


Batang Gilas optimistic of chances in FIBA U17 World Cup

The coaching staff of Batang Gilas believes they have enough talent to perform well in the upcoming FIBA U17 World Cup in Argentina.

commissioner's cup

Jeff Chan adds another dimension to a win now Ginebra team

Barangay Ginebra was willing to pay the steep price for Jeff Chan and his stabilizing, veteran influence on the Kings.

Hot-shooting Phoenix drops 135 points on GlobalPort

The Phoenix Fuel Masters put an end to their four-game losing streak in an emphatic way, blowing out the GlobalPort Batang Pier.

Barangay Ginebra cruises to third-straight win

Jeff Chan debuts and Barangay Ginebra wins their third-straight game by downing Columbian Dyip 134-107.


Phoenix rolls past Globalport

The Phoenix Fuel Masters dominated GlobalPort Batang Pier for a 135-108 victory.


Tim Cone on Paolo Taha

Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone only has kind words for Paolo Taha, now with GlobalPort.


Larry Fonacier out for rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

NLEX's Larry Fonacier will sit out for the remainder of the PBA Commissioner's Cup due to a fractured rib and a partially collapsed lung.


College Basketball

Basketball standouts to be honored at collegiate awards night

Honoring the heroes of season's past, the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Basketball Awards is set to distinguish three outstanding performers in college basketball on Thursday.

PBA players and coaches on NCAA ban

Former collegiate players and current PBA stars weighed in on the NCAA's ruling regarding foreign players.


Reaction to NCAA's new policy on foreign athletes

The new NCAA policy on foreign athletes drew some flak not only from fans but also from former Red Lion and MVP Sudan Daniel.


Gilas Pilipinas

Andray Blatche, Calvin Abueva not in game shape

Coach Chot Reyes is scrambling to get Andray Blatche and Calvin Abueva into game shape as Gilas Pilipinas prepares to face Chinese Taipei.

Gilas hope familiarity breeds success

Gilas coach Chot Reyes said the team is "far from being close to prepared" for the third window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Marc Pingris forever connected to Gilas Pilipinas

Marc Pingris has a special bond with his former Gilas Pilipinas teammates. He said he hopes the current team experiences something similar.

Ginebra Acquires Chan

'It's a dream': Jeff Chan looking forward to play for Tim Cone

Jeff Chan is excited to learn more from the the winningest coach in the league.

Barangay Ginebra acquires Jeff Chan

Barangay Ginebra acquires Jeff Chan from the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Monday. Ginebra sends its 2018 first-round draft pick.


Here's how Tim Cone believes Jeff Chan can help Ginebra

Ginebra coach Tim Cone thinks veteran sniper Jeff Chan is the kind of player who can lift the Kings to a "higher level."

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PBA Weekly Wrap-Up: Pringle, Johnson get nod for top performances

What happened the past week in the PBA? ESPN5 writer Charlie Cuna gives his insights.

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Alaska coach: Calvin Abueva remains suspended indefinitely

It appears fans won't see Calvin Abueva don an Alaska jersey anytime soon.

Sangalang eyes return from injury vs. NLEX

Ian Sangalang says he got the green light from the doctors to lace up when the Hotshots lock horns with NLEX on July 4.

commissioner's cup

Brownlee powers Ginebra to Father's Day 'Manila Clasico' win

Justin Brownlee led the attack in scoring as the Barangay Ginebra Kings secured a victory over the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday.

Meralco puts an end to Alaska's hot streak

It was a battle between two of the top three teams in the league, both on a winning run. In the end, it was the Bolts who came out with the victory.

Alaska loses but Manuel's 20-point game streak continues

Meralco tried to put the cuffs on Vic Manuel, but the Alaska forward still managed to finish with 22 points.

Commissioner's Cup

Balkman sizzles as SMB tops TNT in ejection-marred game

Renaldo Balkman leads the Beermen with 43 points and 15 rebounds as four players were ejected from San Miguel's 99-94 victory.

Four ejected from Beermen vs. KaTropa

Terrence Romeo, Marcio Lassiter, Tony Semerad, and Arwind Santos were ejected from Saturday's heated matchup between San Miguel and TNT.

San Miguel vs. TNT Highlights

In a rematch of last year's Commissioner's Cup finals, the San Miguel Beermen claimed a gritty 99-94 win over the TNT KaTropa.


Rain or Shine vs. Phoenix Highlights

Rain or Shine pulled off a come-from-behind win over Phoenix to grab the solo lead in the team standings.


Manila Clasico

Ginebra, Magnolia square off with playoff fates on line

Expect this Commissioner's Cup clash to go down to the wire, similar to these teams' numerous battles in the past.

PBA Media Bureau

Manila Clasico on Father's Day

The Magnolia Hotshots and Barangay Ginebra are set to add another chapter to their long and storied rivalry on Father's Day.


What Sunday's game means for Aces and Bolts

It is a big game Sunday for Vic Manuel and the Alaska Aces. But the stakes are equally high for the Meralco Bolts.

gilas pilipinas

Gilas Pilipinas confront familiar challenge

Scheduling conflicts will mean Gilas Pilipinas will not have a full-team practice until they fly to Taiwan


commissioner's cup

Alaska trips NLEX, rolls to seventh straight win

The Alaska Aces blow by the NLEX Road Warriors 120-111 to move to 7-1 and a share of first place in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

Meralco crushes listless Blackwater

Arinze Onuaku and the Meralco Bolts easily blitz the Blackwater Elite and cruise to their sixth win.

Bolts aiming for twice-to-beat incentive

The Bolts have to go through the top three teams in the Commissioner's Cup in their quest for a twice-to-beat advantage.

Preseason Cup

12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Quarterfinals

Take a look at the quarterfinal pairings in the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup presented by Chooks-To-Go.


aftermath of fiba 3x3 world cup

What we learned from the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup

After the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, what's next for the Filipina cagers?

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FIBA 3x3 World Cup afterglow

Two days after hosting the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, the Philippine men's and women's team are still on a basketball high.


David Carlos reflects on FIBA 3x3 World Cup dunk contest

"Air" David Carlos shares shares his feelings after nabbing the bronze medal in the in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup dunk contest.


commissioner's cup

GlobalPort pulls off big win against San Miguel

The Batang Pier buck the ejection of Malcolm White to shock the fancied Beermen and nail a crucial win.

Malcolm White happy GlobalPort got win despite his ejection

The Batang Pier import had to sit out the last eight minutes of their game against San Miguel after drawing his second technical foul.

Magnolia snaps losing streak with rout of TNT

The Hotshots bank on a big second-half run to drub the KaTropa and snap their three-game losing streak.

commissioner's cup

Vic Manuel credits recent success to Danny Ildefonso

Vic Manuel has always been good, but the arrival of Alaska assistant coach Danny Ildefonso has turned him into a smarter and better player.

PBA Media Bureau

Austria says Beermen not getting ahead of themselves

San Miguel still has a chance to secure a top two spot in the playoffs, but coach Leo Austria isn't thinking of that just yet.

With playoff hopes in peril, Magnolia shifts to win-now mode

As far as Magnolia coach Chito Victolero is concerned, the playoffs start on Wednesday.

fiba 3x3 world cup

3x3 champ Serbia dishes out advice to Philippine team

Serbia has set the bar for international success in 3x3 basketball. The Philippines, on the other hand, still have a long way to go.

Serbia claims third FIBA 3x3 World Cup title in a row

Team Serbia capped off their amazing run in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, defeating team Netherlands in the championship game, 16-13, on Tuesday night.

Pringle turns heads wearing Pilipinas jersey

Stanley Pringle fulfilled a lifelong dream when he finally donned the Philippine colors.

filoil preseason cup

Gilas Cadets close out Filoil campaign with win over EAC

The Gilas Cadets ended their campaign in the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup presented by Chooks-To-Go strong with a win over the EAC Generals on Tuesday.

Kouame's late-game baskets lift Ateneo past La Salle in OT

The Ateneo Blue Eagles remained undefeated in the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup presented by Chooks-To-Go after defeating the La Salle Green Archers on Tuesday.

FIBA 3x3 world cup

pool phase day 4

With Olympics in sight, Rosario calls for creation of national 3x3 pool

Troy Rosario hopes the country can have a 3x3 program similar to Gilas Pilipinas' to create a pool of players and have longer preparation for future tournaments.

Team Philippines concludes with win vs. Russia

Troy Rosario caught fire as Team Philippines ended their 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup campaign on a high note with a 19-12 victory over Russia.


calvin abueva returns

Missing no more: Calvin Abueva finally shows up at Gilas practice

After going missing-in-action for several days, Calvin Abueva made an appearance at the Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday at the Meralco Gym.

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Personal problems shouldn't get in the way of Gilas duties, says Abueva

Suspended Alaska forward Calvin Abueva is not going to let his current "personal problems" prevent him from trying to get into the final lineup of Gilas Pilipinas.

Filoil Preseason Cup

Filoil's Tuesday games to serve as fundraiser for ill Rolly Manlapaz

Ateneo and La Salle's matchup will not just be a colossal battle between the two proud schools, but it will also act as a fundraiser for the veteran barker.

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Ateneo and De La Salle renew rivalry

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers renew their rivalry in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup presented by Chooks-To-Go.


Alaska vs. Magnolia

Aces working together to fill void left by Abueva, Teng

Alaska coach Alex Compton is happy to know other guys are stepping up in the absence of Calvin Abueva and Jeron Teng.

Vic Manuel helps Alaska continue winning streak


Alaska trips reeling Magnolia, keeps win streak alive

The Alaska Aces extended their winning run to six games after surviving the Magnolia Hotshots, 103-99, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday.

Columbian Dyip vs. Phoenix fuel masters

Columbian beats Phoenix to halt three-game slide

The Columbian Dyip erased a double-digit deficit in the first half to defeat the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 115-107, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup on Sunday.

Dyip downs Fuel Masters despite slow start

The Columbian Dyip overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half to outplay the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 115-107


fiba 3x3 world cup

pool phase day 3

Hungary prevails as women's team ends campaign winless

The Philippine women's team capped off their FIBA 3x3 World Cup campaign with a tough loss at the hands of Hungary, 18-15, Sunday at the Philippine Arena.

PH women's team falls to Spain, bows out of contention

The Philippine women's team went toe-to-toe with Spain for most part of the game but eventually came out on the losing end on Sunday.

Pilipinas winless in FIBA 3x3 World Cup

Perlas Pilipinas lost 18-15 to Hungary and ended their FIBA 3x3 World Cup campaign without a win.


Pontejos' hot shooting not enough in loss to Spain

The Philippine women's team bowed out of contention in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup after falling to the hands of Spain, 21-17, despite Janine Pontejos' hot shooting.


Physical play dominates FIBA competition

The Philippine men's team strives for victory despite physical FIBA 3x3 competition.


Loud crowds at FIBA 3x3

The Filipino crowd pumped up the FIBA 3x3 World Cup.


Gilas Pilipinas

Blatche returns as Gilas continues prep for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Andray Blatche flew back to Manila on Saturday to help Gilas Pilipinas prepare for the third window of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

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Blatche back in Manila

Andray Blatch is back in town to gear up for the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.


fiba 3x3 world cup

Inexperience dooms Philippines in physical game vs. Mongolia

Two unsportsmanlike fouls on the Philippines helped turn the tide in Mongolia's favor.

Philippines vs. Brazil highlights

The Philippine men's team opened their 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup with an impressive 15-7 win over Brazil.


Commissioner's Cup

Ginebra arrests losing skid, outplays NLEX

The Kings breathe life into their quarterfinal hopes with a crucial win over the Road Warriors

Ginebra vs. NLEX highlights

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel scored a vital 83-75 victory over the NLEX Road Warriors in Legazpi.


Calvin Abueva

Alaska suspends Abueva indefinitely

Calvin Abueva has not shown up at Alaska practices since after All-Star Week.

Aces' Calvin Abueva suspended

Calvin Abueva has been indefinitely suspended by the Alaska Aces for his extended absence from the team.


commissioner's cup

Meralco survives Phoenix in overtime thriller

The Bolts regroup in overtime to come away with a crucial win.

Rain or Shine books quarterfinals slot

The Elasto Painters grab top spot in the standings with their fourth win in a row.

Walker's injured shoulder keeps him sidelined

The Blackwater reinforcement tried to play against Rain or Shine but his injury was too severe.

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    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.

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