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SEABA: Gilas Pilipinas blasts Thailand by 55 points

Cubao, Quezon City – Gilas Pilipinas remains unblemished in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) after giving Thailand a 55-point blowout, 108-53, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Philippine national squad encountered early difficulties as they were only leading by four points heading into the second quarter. Off the bench, Japeth Aguilar scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half as Thailand did not have an answer for the Ginebra star forward. Calvin […]

Eight boys and eight girls named newest Jr. NBA All-Stars for 2017

  Pasay City – Graced by the presence of Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton, WNBA Legend Sue Wicks and the special guest NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo, the last stretch of Junior NBA Philippines for this year which was presented by Alaska National Training Camp, ended today – May 14, 2017, at SM Mall of Asia Activity Center. At the end of the program, the most awaited announcement of who made it to the list […]

Jr. NBA: Q&A with Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, – In an interview with the Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton, the 23-year-old basketball player is known for his courage on the defensive side. On his first time here in the Philippines, Payton participated with Sue Wicks in the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Here is our short Q&A with Elfrid Payton: With your short trip here in the Philippines, how do you […]

MBT: Makati stay undefeated, Pasay and Taguig prevail

Taguig City – Pasay Travel City won their first game of the tournament against the Las Piñas Home Defenders in a close fight, 70-67 at the Hagonoy Sports Complex. Rysel Reyes led Travel City with 17 points, four boards and two steals while shooting 66% from the field. He got help from Iverson Morales who contributed with 15 points and five rebounds while Gerald Balajonda added 12 points. In the loss, Jejomar Buergo led the team with […]

SEABA: Gilas Pilipinas whips Singapore by 47 points

Cubao, Quezon City – Gilas Pilipinas won their second game in a row by another blowout over Singapore, 113-66, in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Calvin Abueva again led the team in scoring with 16 points to go with five rebounds and three assists but it was Matthew Wright who bagged the player of the game award after posting 13 points that included two three-point field goals. Singapore had […]

SEABA: Gilas Pilipinas opens their campaign with a 107-point blowout against Myanmar

Cubao, Quezon City – Gilas Pilipinas makes a statement in their first game by whipping Myanmar, 147-40, in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Calvin Abueva led the Gilas attack with 22 points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals as he bagged the best player of the game honors. Allein Maliksi was the second best scorer with 20 points to go along with five boards and three steals and […]

Ratliffe returns as Star breaks tie with TNT

Pasay City – The Purefoods Star Hotshots won their seventh win and broke the tie with TNT KaTropa to move to third place in the 2017 PBA Commissioners Cup standings. The return of Star import Ricardo Ratliffe powered the team as he scored 37 points to go along with twenty-two rebounds. Paul Lee added firepower for the hotshots as he tallied 17 points five boards, five assists and timely three-pointers to help seal the victory […]

Boxing: Pacquiao declares ‘I’m not done yet’

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) — Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to show he is “not done yet” when he defends his world title against Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July. The eight-weight world champion said the bout with the undefeated Horn was an opportunity to prove he could continue to be a global force at the age of 38 as he juggles boxing with a full-time job in politics. “(I want) to defend my […]

Espinas steps up as San Miguel registers fifth straight win at the expense of Rain or Shine

Pasay City – The San Miguel Beermen remained unblemished in the 2017 PBA Commissioners’ Cup after defeating the defending champions Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, , at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. With fouls plaguing June Mar Farjardo and Charles Rhodes, Gabby Espinas keeps San Miguel’s momentum in the the third quarter by scoring 1o of his 15 total points and was awarded the Player of the Game honors. Espinas finished with a statistical […]

Star bounces back after two-game skid in Blackwater win

Pasay City – The Star Hotshots claimed their fifth victory in the 2017 PBA Commissioners’ Cup against Blackwater Elite, 96-90, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Down by five entering the fourth quarter, the Hotshots relied on their teamwork and balanced scoring to overcome an upset from Blackwater by outscoring them 31-20. Tony Mitchell led the Hotshots with 17 points, fifteen boards and two blocks but committed six turnovers and fouled out in the […]

Folayang retains title as Team Lakay sweeps One Championship: Kings of Destiny

One Championship created a huge shock wave with their 10th Manila fight card as Eduard Folayang retains the One Lightweight World Championship against Malaysia’s Ev Ting via unanimous decision at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Ting threw in everything he got against Folayang the reigning One Lighweight Champion but came in short to finding a solution to the “Landslide” of attacks that came in his way. This was Folayang’s fourth win in a row […]

Chan carries Rain or Shine in comeback win against Phoenix

Cubao, Quezon City – The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters came back from a 17-point deficit to upset the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 96-94, in the 2017 PBA Commissioners’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jeff Chan came up big as he initiated the comeback by scoring 14 of his 24 total points in the final quarter including the go-ahead and-1 with 7.7 seconds left. Chan finished the game with 24 points, four boards and three […]