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D-LEAGUE: HAPEE, SANS RED LIONS, HOPING TO KEEP SLATE CLEAN

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Off to a good start, Hapee tries to continue its winning streak when the Fresh Fighters face the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems on Thursday in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the TIP Gym in Manila. The Fresh Fighters are off to a 4-0 start and currently tied for the lead with the idle Cagayan Valley Rising Suns, […]

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FIVE IMPACT PLAYERS SO FAR IN THE #PBA2015 SEASON

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One glance at the current PBA standings will reveal an interesting and surprising fact — Alaska is the league’s best team right now. And the biggest reason for that? Calvin Abueva. We’ll talk about him here, of course, but he’s not the only one who’s made a really big impact on his team early this […]

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PUREFOODS SPOILS PACQUIAO RETURN

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ANTIPOLO – Three days after his fight in Macau, Manny Pacquiao showed up as promised here and turned a non-event to a big event. Pacquiao’s presence electrified the crowd at the Ynares Sport Center and had the Kia Sorento playing an inspired game, dragging the reigning four-peat champs Purefoods Star Hotshots to a battle for […]

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BARAKO BULL ERASES BLACKWATER FROM PLAYOFFS PICTURE

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BARAKO Bull is bent on making the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs and has its best game of the conference yet to back it up. With the Energy playing excellently on both ends of the court there was nothing Blackwater could do in preventing the former’s 97-82 victory Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. RR […]

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LOOKING FOR A STRONG FINISH

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At 6-2, Rain or Shine is on a four-game winning run, with its latest victim being the NLEX Road Warriors on Tuesday. Even coach Yeng Guiao is proud of what his team has accomplished after a bad start to their season. However, the job is not yet done. “We’re still on our winning run. We […]

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UP TO THE CHALLENGE

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Infusing a new system and flawlessly running it doesn’t happen overnight. For NLEX, even five weeks isn’t enough. Jonas Villanueva explained that the root cause for their inconsistencies and struggles can still be attributed to the players not knowing the system that well. “If you have a system and you believe in it, talagang mas […]

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WORKING TO EARN COACH’S TRUST

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When you are picked third overall in the PBA Draft, pressure is sure to come with it. And Ronald Pascual knows it. The former San Sebastian Stag struggled to find his niche in the San Miguel lineup in his first games, but in their past few outings, Pascual has won coach Leo Austria’s trust, earning […]

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PACMAN BACK AS SKIDDING SORENTO TACKLE PEAKING HOTSHOTS

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Hardly damaged or hurt in his fight versus Chris Algieri Sunday, Manny Pacquiao wears his basketball uniform and shows up with the Kia Sorento in their important matchup with the Purefoods Star Hotshots in the PBA Philippine Cup in Antipolo Wednesday. Pacquiao is not just showing up but playing in the 7 p.m. match, according to Kia team manager […]

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VIRTUAL LAST STAND FOR ENERGY, ELITE

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BY ITS own admission, Barako Bull has been brought crashing back from cloud nine in a very big way. How the Energy rebound would be the biggest question when they tangle with Blackwater Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. A win by Barako would greatly enhance its chances of being […]

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E-PAINTERS PULL ESCAPE ACT VS. ROAD WARRIORS

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Great escape. Rain or Shine pulled one to stretch its streak to four games as the Elasto Painters regrouped after falling in a seven-point hole in the last two minutes of play and salvaged a 95-93 nail-biter over the badly stunned NLEX side in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night. […]

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