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Balanga, Pasig pull off stunners in Doha, sweep 3x3 groups

The two Philippine teams seeing action in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha were the talk of the town after both swept their respective groups, beating top-ranked teams along the way.

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REPLAY: FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters (Day 1)

ICYMI, Pasig and Balanga both won their first two games in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha, Qatar.

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Pasig, Balanga ready for FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

Two Philippine teams go up against the best 3x3 clubs in the world in the first leg of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha.

Manok ng Bayan in Doha

Chooks-to-Go Pasig and Balanga have arrived in Qatar for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters.


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Balkman: 'We train them like pros' at camp

Former PBA import Renaldo Balkman and his business partner Robert Foster discuss setting up a PH basketball camp.


The future of Balkmania

Renaldo Balkman expressed his interest to play in the PBA again and confirmed his return to Alab Pilipinas next season after an abrupt ending to their ABL title defense.


Philippine Cup semifinals

rain or shine leads, 2-1

Magnolia outplays Rain or Shine in low-scoring Game 3

The Magnolia Hotshots finally got on the board with an 85-74 win over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 3 of the Philippine Cup semifinals.

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Magnolia gets on board


Philippine Cup Semifinals

Beermen lead series, 2-0

Lassiter, Fajardo lift San Miguel past Phoenix for 2-0 series lead

Behind Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel stepped on the gas in the fourth to hack out a 92-82 win over Phoenix in Game 2.

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SMB-Phoenix heats up


Christian avoids suspension


San Miguel takes 2-0 series lead


Philippine Cup Semifinals

Elasto Painters lead series, 2-0

What Magnolia needs to do to stave off elimination


Young guns provide spark as Rain or Shine grabs 2-0 lead

Elasto Painters relied on defense and 3-point shooting to go up 2-0 in their Philippine Cup semifinal series against the Magnolia Hotshots.

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44th Anniversary

The PBA's always passionate fan support


Forty-four interesting trivia about the PBA

Did you know that an NBA champion team once came to town to play a PBA selection? Or that the 3-point line was once a semi-circle? On the PBA's 44th anniversary, here are 44 interesting trivia about the league.


How Magnolia and SMB advanced

Magnolia advances past Ginebra


Fajardo's big night boosts Beermen past KaTropa


Elite's Wait for Parks is over

Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Blackwater make it official


More Hardware for the Kraken?

Fajardo closes on record sixth BPC award


Journey to the NBA

Kai Sotto Watch

Kai Sotto working out with Andray Blatche's fitness coach


Sotto works out with Blatche's personal trainer

Kai Sotto did several workout sessions with coach Rory Jones, a strength and conditioning coach who also happens to be Andray Blatche's personal trainer.

Willie Marcial fires back

Mean tweets with Willie Marcial


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Alas: Phoenix stayed motivated by Governors' Cup failure


Phoenix slams door on Alaska, reaches semis for first time

Jason Perkins had an impressive night as the Phoenix Fuel Masters cruised past the Alaska Aces to book a semifinals seat in the PBA Philippine Cup.

ROS eliminates Northport, advances to semis


Phoenix makes first semis


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Tokyo Dime.Exe rallies past 1Bataan to win Super Quest crown

The 1Bataan Risers fell in heartbreaking fashion against Japan's Tokyo Dime.Exe in the finals of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest.

Monteclaro is using basketball to bridge Philippines and Vietnam

Ryan Monteclaro, who played for the Saigon Aces in the 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest, shares the Philippines and Vietnam have "a lot of similarities."

1Bataan bags silver in CTG Super Quest


Pasig finishes third in CTG Super Quest


Flying in the Super Quest dunk contest


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Ginebra takes Game 1 of quarterfinal Clasico

The Barangay Ginebra Kings moved to within a win of a semifinal slot with a convincing win over rivals Magnolia Hotshots in Game 1 of their quarterfinal series.

SMB hangs on, nips TNT to take 1-0 lead

The San Miguel Beermen banked on a big fourth-quarter run and survived a last-second shot from the TNT KaTropa to take Game 1 of their quarterfinal series.

Ginebra draws first blood

Barangay Ginebra pulled off a wire-to-wire victory over the Magnolia Hotshots, 86-75, in their #ManilaClasico playoff matchup.


SMB escapes TNT, takes Game 1

The San Miguel Beermen completed a comeback win over the TNT KaTropa, 80-78, to steal Game 1 of their best-of-3 quarterfinals series.


Aces Knockout Road Warriors

Alaska claims last Philippine Cup playoff spot

The Alaska Aces claim the final spot in the Philippine Cup playoffs and will face the top-seeded Phoenix Pulse in the quarterfinals.


Aces claim last spot in Philippine Cup playoffs


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What to watch for in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals

Breaking down the Manila Clasico, the San Miguel-TNT corporate rivalry, and all the subplots heading into the Philippine Cup quarterfinals.

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Victolero says Hotshots underdogs vs. Ginebra

Magnolia has won six of its last eight but Chito Victolero still thinks Barangay Ginebra is the favorite in the Manila Clasico quarterfinal clash.

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Sizing up the field in the Super Quest

Local squads Pasig Grindhouse and 1Bataan will be going up against several crack international 3x3 players in the Chooks 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest.

Chooks Super Quest welcome dinner


1Bataan Risers face tall order in Super Quest

1Bataan will figure in the group of death in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest.

All-Star Weekend Memories

Thompson, Enciso lived it up during All-Star weekend


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last day of eliminations

Bolicks inspired by Pringle's pep talk


Bolick's big night secures NorthPort spot in Philippine Cup playoffs

NorthPort secured the seventh seed after squeezing past Barangay Ginebra on the last day of the elimination round Friday.

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Magnolia set to clash with rival Ginebra

The Magnolia Hotshots set up a Manila Clasico quarterfinal duel with rival Barangay Ginebra after an easy win over the NLEX Road Warriors.

All-Star Weekend

Five memorable moments from All-Star Weekend

We list down five moments that made the 2019 PBA All-Star Weekend one for the books.

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Yap, Simon, Pingris have Purefoods reunion


PBA All-Stars light up the scoreboard


Belga and Pogoy interrogate teammates


Gilas Cadets reunion


North vs South All Stars highlights


Big Game James

James Yap's former teammates sound off


Why James Yap is still the PBA's brightest star

During a PBA All-Stars promotional appearance at a mall in Pangasinan, fans screamed the loudest for Big Game James.

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Grindhouse Kings win inaugural 3x3 title


Pasig Grindhouse routs 1Bataan, claims one million-peso prize

The Pasig GrindHouse Kings are champions of the first Chooks-to-Go 3x3 President's Cup after a rousing win over rivals 1Bataan Risers that was worth a cool one million pesos.

Statham carries Pasig to FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings secured first place in the Chooks-to-go Pilipinas 3x3 tournament, assuring them of a slot in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha later this month.

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calasiao, pangasinan

Perez seizes MVP, Mocon hits winner for Rookies-Sophomores

Javee Mocon's putback off CJ Perez's missed turnaround jumper as time expired gave the Rookies-Sophomores a 141-140 win.

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Mocon's putback lifts PBA Rookies-Sophomores


See how Rey Guevarra won the Slam Dunk contest for fifth time

For the fifth time in his career, Rey Guevarra is the Slam Dunk champion.

All-Star Weekend Festivities

Rey Guevarra soars to PBA Slam Dunk crown


Perez, Mocon secure bragging rights for Rookies-Sophomores


Philippine Cup playoff race

How Alaska, NLEX and NorthPort can make the playoffs

Alaska, NLEX and NorthPort are battling over two Philippine Cup playoff spots. This is what each team needs to happen to make the quarterfinals.

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Barangay Ginebra stands between Batang Pier and playoffs

The NorthPort Batang Pier can secure a spot in the Philippine Cup quarterfinals with a win over Barangay Ginebra.

How to get free lunch in the PBA


Cone steamed at Aguilar and apologizes to Black, Meralco


Anthony, Pringle lead Batang Pier's playoff push


Ginebra eliminates Meralco from Philippine Cup


sotto chases nba dreams

Sotto charts course to NBA by going through Europe

Kai Sotto sees European basketball as the surest path for an international player to reach the NBA.


Ervin Sotto: Gilas still 'number one priority' for Kai

Kai Sotto may be on his way to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA, but he remains committed to the Philippines' national basketball team.

Why Kai Sotto decided to make a run at the NBA

Kai Sotto will make a run at playing in the NBA in 2021 or 2022. Here's how he arrived at the decision.


NBTC National Finals

Jalen Green takes on Pinoy tongue twisters


Who stood out during the 2019 NBTC National Finals?

ESPN5's Yoyo Sarmenta lists down several players who made a mark over the course of the NBTC National Finals.


Bullpups back-to-back NBTC champs


Slam Dunk Contest finals: Jalen Green vs. David Carlos

Jalen Green and David Carlos put on an impressive battle in the championship round of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go NBTC Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday.


Jalen Green embracing Filipino culture


Jalen Green has advice for Kai Sotto

Filipino-American cagers Jalen Green and Kainoa Ballungay have some advice for Kai Sotto regarding the gentle giant's offers in Europe.


Playoff Push kicks into high gear

Christian Standhardinger returns to San Miguel for playoff push


Aguilar's heroics for Ginebra lead the week's PBA highlights


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sunday action

Cabagnot scores 31, steers Beermen past Aces

Behind Alex Cabagnot, the San Miguel Beermen pulled out a huge win over the Alaska Aces in the Philippine Cup on Sunday.

NorthPort ends skid vs. TNT, keeps playoff hopes alive

The Batang Pier arrested a six-game slide and boosted their chances of grabbing a playoff spot after drubbing the KaTropa in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday.

SMB bounces back


Northport snaps TNT's streak


friday action

TNT KaTropa remain in hunt for twice-to-beat bid

TNT kept its top-two hopes alive after holding off a fighting Columbian side, 101-98, in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup match Friday.

Hotshots keep Philippine Cup playoffs within reach

The Magnolia Hotshots close in on a Philippine Cup playoff spot behind Rome dela Rosa's 17 points and a 97-87 win over the Blackwater Elite.

KaTropa stays in race for playoff advantage


Hotshots stay in Philippine Cup playoff hunt


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