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Fajardo, Reid lift SMB over Star

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All San Miguel needed was the leadership of AZ Reid and the stability provided by June Mar Fajardo. Motivated to bounce back from their shock loss to Mahindra, the Beermen bounced back with a 109-100 over Star Sunday in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The former Best Import awardee led the high-scoring […]

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GlobalPort import dedicates game to fallen college teammate

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Mike Glover wanted to win GlobalPort’s game against Phoenix badly, and he had every reason to do so. Not even mentioning the Batang Pier’s winless campaign this 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, the 28-year-old forward was hellbent on nabbing the victory as he dedicated the game to his fallen college teammate Jonathan Mills. He even had […]

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PBA Fan of the Day: Maria Jerine Bardaje

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Name: Maria Jerine Bardaje Age: 18 Hails from: Quezon City Favorite PBA team: Star Hotshots Favorite PBA player: PJ Simon How long have you been a fan: 10 years Why are you a fan of Star: Family and relatives ko diehard Purefoods fans ever since.

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San Miguel Beermen vs Star Hotshots

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Phelps loses tooth, carries Phoenix to its 1st win

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They don’t call Eugene Phelps “El Destructor” for nothing. And on Sunday, the Long Beach State alum showed why, leading Phoenix to a 120-107 victory over GlobalPort for its first win of the tournament. The debuting reinforcement waxed hot early and unleashed 52 points, 16 rebounds, and six assists to lead the Fuel Masters to their […]

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Phelps drops 52, leads Phoenix over GlobalPort

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THE man they call “‘El Destructor” during his stints in Central America just lived up to the billing. Eugene Phelps unveiled a gem of a game with a conference-high 52 points on top of 16 rebounds in powering Phoenix to a 120-107 win over GlobalPort Sunday in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. […]

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Phoenix Fuel Masters vs GlobalPort Batang Pier

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PBA Fan of the Day: Dustin Matthew Cantera

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Name: Dustin Matthew Cantera Age: 17 Hails from: Quezon City Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Favorite PBA player: Marcio Lassiter How long have you been a fan: two years Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Sharp shooter kasi si Marcio.”

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Beermen, Hotshots cross paths

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San Miguel Beer is coming off a first loss while Star rides the momentum of a first win as they mix it up Sunday in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday. The Beermen and the Hotshots clash at 6:45 p.m. in a duel of the last two teams to bag the […]

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Phoenix, GlobalPort go for breakthrough win

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THE soundness of Phoenix’s decision to bring in a new import would be known Sunday when it tangles with a GlobalPort crew also looking for a breathrough win in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Eugene Phelps, a well-traveled banger tapped to replace Marcus Simmons, makes his league debut and is raring […]

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Cone praises Helterbrand: ‘He played really well’

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Jayjay Helterbrand’s numbers in Barangay Ginebra’s win over Meralco on Saturday read only two points, three rebounds and an assist. Not a fair reference as to how the veteran playmaker impacted the Gin Kings’ second straight victory and his head coach Tim Cone can attest to it. “We played a tough game under tough conditions […]

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Keith Jensen skips PBA Governors’ Cup to attend to family matters

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In case you were wondering, here’s why I haven’t been playing #starhotshots #pba A video posted by Keith Jensen (@keithjensen32) on Jul 29, 2016 at 4:58pm PDT Newly-acquired Star forward Keith Jensen announced he will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 PBA Season due to family matters. In a video posted on his Instagram account, […]

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Ginebra turns back Meralco for 2nd straight win

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Barangay Ginebra put a premium on closing quarters strong and came away with a 107-93 win over Meralco in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City. The Gin Kings went on telling runs late in the third and fourth quarters to hold off the Bolts for their second […]

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs Meralco Bolts

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Guiao’s Samboy Lim Bill on Basic Life Support Training now a law

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ANTIPOLO—A republic act in honor of PBA great Samboy Lim is now official. Former Pampanga Representative Yeng Guiao, who is also the head coach of Rain or Shine, on Friday said the his bill has been passed into law on Thursday and is now officially called Republic Act No. 10871 Basic Life Support Training in […]

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Norwood optimistic of Qahwash’s future in PBA

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They may be on opposing sides, but Rain or Shine forward Gabe Norwood sees positive things for Blackwater’s Asian import Imad Qahwash. “It’s nice to come out with the win, I think he’s still adjusting, he’s a solid player, I think he’s going to help Blackwater a lot,” said Norwood after the Elasto Painters fended […]

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Ginebra, Meralco slug it out in Lucena

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After a good, winning stand versus Henry Walker, Justin Brownlee faces another acid test against another tested PBA veteran in Allen Durham. The Brownlee-Durham matchup will be among the focal interests as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco slug it out in a lone match in the Petron Blaze PBA Saturday Special at the Quezon Convention Center […]

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TNT survives Alaska in heart-pounder, gains share of no. 1

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ANTIPOLO—Playing in high altitude requires an even higher fortitude. TNT is sure to be the talk of the town as it survived Alaska, 120-118, for its third straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Center-Antipolo. It’s now a 3-0 record for TNT, tying Mahindra for the top seed. TNT had a 118-112 lead with […]

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Qahwash still adjusting to Blackwater

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Blackwater’s Asian import Imad Qahwash admitted he is still adjusting to his new team after staying with the Elite for less than a month. Qahwash went to China for two weeks due to his duties as a brand ambassador, coming back to the Philippines only around a week before his PBA debut. “It was an adjustment, I was away […]

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TNT KaTropa vs Alaska Aces

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PBA Women’s 3×3 Basketball : Star Hotshots vs Alaska Aces

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Rain or Shine dodges upset, nips Blackwater

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An upset denied. Rain or Shine escaped a persistent Blackwater, 98-92, Friday at Ynares Center-Antipolo to join a three-way logjam at third place of the PBA Governors’ Cup. Blackwater scored five unanswered to cut the Elasto Painters’ 93-86 lead to just three, 93-90, when Carlo Lastimosa broke away for a layup. Raiñ or Shine big […]

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Blackwater Elite vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

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Texters go for 3rd win; Aces eye follow up triumph

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TNT Katropa tries to keep pace with Mahindra while Alaska Milk seeks to forge a heavy logjam at second place as they square off in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup elimination round at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City Friday. The Texters go for a third straight win following back-to-back grind-out triumphs over the […]

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Rain or Shine wary of Blackwater

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RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao has been keeping a close tab on the PBA Governors Cup opposition and has come to the conclusion those underdog tags should all be thrown out. “There are no weak teams anymore in this conference,” noted Guiao on the eve of his squad’s collision with Blackwater Friday at the […]

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Guevarra, Romeo, Fortuna to defend skills titles

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Rey Guevarra, Terrence Romeo, and Jeric Fortuna will all be gunning to defend their skills championship when the 2016 PBA All-Star Friday rolls on at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Guevarra is eyeing his third Slam Dunk Competition trophy after taking home the plum last year in Palawan. However, budding stars are out to push the Bolts […]

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Castro, Lee, Pringle headline All-Star reserves

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Jayson Castro, Paul Lee, and Stanley Pringle fortify the North All-Stars as the complete 2016 PBA All-Star Weekend rosters were released on Thursday. The three guards, along with Alex Cabagnot, Gabe Norwood, and the TNT duo of Ranidel de Ocampo and Troy Rosario, will all play off the bench for the squad which will be […]

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AZ Reid on final possession: What do we need a timeout for?

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With San Miguel Beer down by two, AZ Reid dismissed his coach’s instruction to call a timeout and missed a potential game-winning triple in the Beermen’s 105-103 loss to Mahindra on Wednesday. Despite the outcome, Reid said he’d still refuse to call a timeout and go for the same shot if he finds himself in […]

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Ginebra pulls away to beat NLEX

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BARANGAY Ginebra coach Tim Cone would not say it out loud, but Justin Brownlee has just given him a very pleasant problem. Brownlee showed what he could do with more familiarization to the local conditions by putting up 24 points and 15 rebounds and leading the Kings over the NLEX Road Warriors, 85-72, in the […]

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NLEX Road Warriors vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

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PBA Fan of the Day: Jon Barrios

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Name: Jon Barrios Age: 29 From where: Makati Favorite PBA team: San Miguel How long have you been a fan: More than five years. Favorite PBA player: Marcio Lassiter Why are you a fan of (team): “Magaling yung team work and equal opportunity sa shooters.”

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July 27: PBA Women’s 3×3 Basketball

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Mahindra stuns San Miguel, zooms to 3-0 lead

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Mahindra’s claim to being a legitimate contender in the PBA Governors Cup has just been proven to be well-founded. James White notched 34 points and 11 rebounds in leading a balanced attack that netted the Enforcer a 105-103 win over defending champion San Miguel Beer Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The victory was the […]

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With Senate session suspended, Pacquiao attends Mahindra game

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It has been a rarity to see Manny Pacquiao in the flesh during a PBA game. Pacquiao, though, surprised PBA fans when he showed up with his wife Jinkee early in the first quarter of Mahindra’s game against reigning Governors’ Cup champion San Miguel Beer at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday. “Nagkataon lang na ngayon […]

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Mahindra Enforcer vs San Miguel Beermen

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Gin Kings clash with Road Warriors

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With limited participation in practice in the last two days, will Barangay Ginebra import sub Justin Brownlee be ready for a grind versus NLEX and its tested import Henry Walker? Much attention will be on Brownlee as the Gin Kings and the Road Warriors clash in the PBA Governors Cup Wednesday at the Smart Araneta […]

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Mahindra treating match vs San Miguel as ‘playoff game’

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Mahindra has never been in the playoffs in its young PBA existence, but new coach Chris Gavina is foremost among those expecting his Enforcer to go deep in the Governors Cup and be recognized as a legitimate contender in the process. That explains why Gavina is treating his team’s game against San Miguel Beer Wednesday […]

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PBA Fan Blog: A forever Ginebra fan, through thick and thin

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Are you a big PBA fan? Want to express how passionate you are for your favorite team or player? Write about it and you might just get your work published on PBA.ph! Send us your blog entries (MAXIMUM 900 words) along with a photo of support to: pba@inquirer.net. Best entries will be appear on PBA.ph […]

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Kevin Alas, the sneakerhead and candy lover

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There must be a secret for a shooter as sweet as Kevin Alas. And he willingly bared that when he let Buhay PBA raid his condo. “Mahilig ako sa candy kaya puro candy laman ng condo ko,” the NLEX guard shared, showing the jars of sweets that pepper his tabletop. READ: Scottie Thompson, the teleserye fan […]

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After losing in his PBA debut, Henton leads Aces to 1st win

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After failing to lead Alaska in its opener against Meralco last Sunday, LaDontae Henton was motivated to prove that the Aces didn’t make the wrong choice on entrusting him the reins of the team  in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. And the next time he got a chance, he truly showed his worth. The 24-year-old forward […]

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