Customise ESPN

2018 governors' cup

wednesday games

Calvin Abueva set to debut for undermanned Phoenix

Phoenix is debuting in the PBA Governors' Cup without Doug Kramer and Willy Wilson, but coach Louie Alas feels Calvin Abueva can easily step up to the plate.

Magnolia looks to halt NLEX's two-game winning streak

Magnolia intends to start strong in its 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign as it tries to put a quick end to NLEX's two-game winning streak on Wednesday.

gilas pilipinas

fiba world cup asian qualifiers

Guiao is Gilas coach for next window of World Cup Qualifiers

It looks like Yeng Guiao's stint as national team head coach will be extended.

Guiao: 'Just trying to hold the fort for Chot'

The NLEX coach admitted it was difficult to turn down the job of leading Gilas Plipinas in the next window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers.


Tiu approves of decision to appoint Guiao coach for next FIBA window

Chris Tiu believes naming Yeng Guiao as Gilas Pilipinas coach for the upcoming window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers is a "practical decision."

governors' cup

Romeo scores 23 as TNT gets first win vs. Meralco

TNT KaTropa looked a whole lot better without an import as they outlasted Meralco, 92-90, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday.

PBA Media Bureau

NLEX nabs second win at NorthPort's expense

NLEX rolled to its second straight victory after thwarting NorthPort, 123-107, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday.

TNT gets first win at Meralco's expense

Playing with an all-Filipino lineup, the TNT KaTropa outlasted the Meralco Bolts, 92-90 for their first win of the conference.


NLEX rolls past NorthPort

The NLEX Road Warriors rolled past the NorthPort Batang Pier, 123-107, for their second straight win.


governors' cup

opening day

NLEX dumps TNT behind Ashaolu's double-double

NLEX went full throttle and clobbered TNT KaTropa, 103-90, in their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup opener on Friday

Meralco survives Columbian in Governors' Cup opener

Meralco got off to a strong start in the PBA Governors' Cup after outlasting Columbian Dyip, 109-106, on Friday.

Road Warriors cruise to opening win

The NLEX Road Warriors cruised past the TNT KaTropa, 103-90, to win their first game in the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup.


Meralco outlasts Columbian in overtime

The Meralco Bolts outlast the Columbian Dyip 109-106 to open the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup.


Meet the Governors' Cup imports

The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup reinforcements are a good mixture of new faces and returnees.


Asian Games

Men's Basketball

How Jordan Clarkson will fit with Gilas Pilipinas

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson makes his debut in international competition as a member of Gilas Pilipinas on Tuesday. But how will he mesh with the team?

Father knows best: How Mike Clarkson guided son to NBA success

Mike Clarkson couldn't be prouder of son Jordan, especially now that he will finally play for the Philippines and serve as its flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies of the 18th Asian Games.

Bayanihan in Jakarta

The Philippine men's basketball team got in a two-hour practice before the Asian Games opening ceremony, thanks to Pinoy teachers in Jakarta.


PH basketball team on social media

The Philippine men's basketball team continues to document their Asian Games journey on social media.


Jordan Clarkson fitting in well

Jordan Clarkson has only trained with the Philippine team twice, but coach Yeng Guiao has seen a lot to like.


Jordan Clarkson tries varieties of barongs

Jordan Clarkson will try on six barongs for the Asian Games opening ceremonies.


Jordan Clarkson arrives, practices with team

Jordan Clarkson practiced just hours after his arrival in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Clarkson arrives in Indonesia

Jordan Clarkson arrived in Indonesia in time to watch the Philippines' 96-59 win over Kazakhstan.


Guiao relieved after win against Kazakhstan

The victory against Kazakhstan is a good start for Yeng Guiao and the Philippines men's basketball team.


Philippines dominates Kazakhstan

The Philippines men's basketball team opens the Asian Games by dominating Kazakhstan, 96-59.


Jordan Clarkson arrives and social media erupts

The Philippines men's basketball team and fans in Jakarta took to social media to welcome Jordan Clarkson.


2018 governors' cup

Attention shifts back to PBA's Governors' Cup

The undermanned NLEX Road Warriors taking on TNT KaTropa highlights the opening of the Governors' Cup conference Friday.

Who are the PBA Governors' Cup imports?

The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup is set to begin with new imports and familiar faces. Get to know who's who before the conference opens Friday.

PBA Governor's Cup gets started

Columbian Dyip's new head coach Johnedel Cardel, and NLEX without Guiao, open the PBA Governor's Cup.


Elasto Painters prep without key members

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters begin their training for the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup without key players participating in the Asian Games.


Asian Games

Men's Basketball

Yap doesn't miss a beat in return to national team

James Yap is no stranger to big games in the PBA but having a starring role in a return to the national team is different.

Stanley Pringle shines but credits win to team defense

Stanley Pringle said the key to Gilas' big win was their team effort, particularly on the defensive end.

Yap, Pringle key to Philippines' win

James Yap and Stanley Pringle starred for the Philippines against Kazakhstan.


Philippines vs. Kazakhstan by the numbers

The Philippines dominated all aspects of their matchup against Kazakhstan.


Jordan Clarkson arrives and social media erupts

The Philippines men's basketball team and fans in Jakarta took to social media to welcome Jordan Clarkson.


Philippines Basketball at Asian Games

Clarkson will play for Philippines in Asian Games

Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson is cleared to join the the Philippines basketball team for the 2018 Asian Games.

How SBP got Jordan Clarkson

Quinito Henson breaks down how SBP got Jordan Clarkson cleared to play for the Philippines in the Asian Games.


How the Philippines stacks up against Kazakhstan

Coach Yeng Guiao and assistant Ryan Gregorio discuss how they intend to take down Kazakhstan.


Groups A and C results

The preliminary round results of the Asian Games Men's Basketball Groups A and C.


Yeng Guiao: JP Erram, Beau Belga are key players

Yeng Guiao discusses JP Erram's key role with the men's basketball team at the Asian Games and how Beau Belga's leadership will be crucial for the team.


NLEX Road Warriors

Jojo Lastimosa steps up for NLEX

With coach Yeng Guiao calling the shots for the national team at the Asian Games, Jojo Lastimosa steps up as NLEX head coach.


Commissioner's Cup

Justin Brownlee's love for the Philippines deepens

Barangay Ginebra loves having Justin Brownlee. Now the import is thinking of staying for good.

Cone says Ginebra is not chasing a Grand Slam

Veteran coach Tim Cone said the Gin Kings are not after the coveted hat trick: "Grand Slam just happens. If you talk about them and try to go for them, it won't happen for you."

LA Tenorio on Ginebra's championship run

Barangay Ginebra's LA Tenorio discusses the Gin Kings' road to their first PBA Commissioner's Cup championship in 21 years.


fiba u18 asian championship

batang gilas

Takeaways from Batang Gilas' recent performance

ESPN5's Yoyo Sarmenta points out some of things we learned from Batang Gilas' stint in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship.

Batang Gilas falls to China, misses out on bronze

Batang Gilas suffered a loss at the hands of China, failing to capture the bronze medal in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship on Saturday.

ginebra wins commissioner's cup

From 1-5 start to Game 6 win, Ginebra's turnaround was remarkable

Ginebra coach Tim Cone was already thinking of booking a trip with an old friend after the Kings stumbled out of the gates in the Commissioner's Cup.

KC Cruz

Scottie Thompson stands tallest in Ginebra's title run

Winning Finals MVP is validation for what Scottie Thompson brings to Barangay Ginebra.

Justin Brownlee raising the import bar

Brgy. Ginebra coach Tim Cone believes that Justin Brownlee has set the bar high for all the imports in the PBA.


Beerman won't sulk

The San Miguel Beermen vowed to continue to get better after another foiled Grand Slam bid.


Cone savors victory, compliments Beermen

Barangay Ginebra captured its first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years.


Brownlee stays perfect in PBA Finals

Justin Brownlee has won all of his Finals appearances in the PBA.


San Miguel's G6 failure to launch

Only three beermen produced a double-digit output against Ginebra in Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals. Marcio Lassiter, Chriss Ross, Christian Standhardinger surprisingly went scoreless.


Brownlee fuels Ginebra in title-clinching win

Barangay Ginebra showcased a masterful performance in the second half to bag the PBA Commissioner's Cup title with a 93-77 victory over the San Miguel Beermen in Game 6.


Soak it in: Brgy. Ginebra celebrates

The Barangay Ginebra players doused everyone in the dugout after dethroning San Miguel in Game 6 of the Commissioner's Cup Finals.


Tim Cone gets bragging rights vs. Leo Austria

Tim Cone remained unbeaten in the Finals when he has the Best Import, while Leo Austria's immaculate Finals record has been broken.


Scottie Thompson wins Finals MVP

Brgy. Ginebra's do-it-all guard earned the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals MVP.


Aces Trade Calvin Abueva

Fueled Beast: Abueva brings energy

Clavin Abueva played his first tune-up game for the Phoenix Fuel Masters where they won against the TNT KaTropa, 120-114.


Grading the trade that sent Calvin Abueva to Phoenix

How does the Calvin Abueva trade impact both Alaska and Phoenix? ESPN5's Chuck Araneta explains.

PBA Media Bureau

Phoenix looking to a Calvin Abueva rebound

Phoenix is betting Calvin Abueva can reboot his career and in the process boost the Fuel Masters to playoff contention.

Batang Gilas

FIBA U18 Asian Championship

Batang Gilas takes down China, advances to quarterfinals

Batang Gilas advanced to the FIBA U18 Asian Championship quarterfinals after upending previously unbeaten China, 73-63.

Batang Gilas tops Group B

Batang Gilas books a trip to the 2018 FIBA U18 Asian Championship quarterfinals.


Batang Gilas block party

Batang Gilas continues to throw a block party in the 2018 FIBA U18 Asian Championship, with AJ Edu and Kai Sotto combining for 16 blocks in the tournament's first three games.


Commissioner's Cup Finals

Cone, Ginebra intend to 'go all out' in Game 6

Time Cone will push Barangay Ginebra to do everything it can to eliminate the San Miguel Beermen on Wednesday night.

Can the San Miguel Beermen fight back?

The Beermen are facing a supreme mental challenge and will need to play for their lives in Game 6.

Asian Games - Basketball

PH faces 'bigger challenge' in new group with China, Kazakhstan

The Philippines has been placed in a different group for the preliminary round of the 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament.

Standhardinger set to represent Philippines

San Miguel Beermen forward Christian Standhardinger is ready to represent the Philippines at the Asian Games once the PBA Finals are over.

Philippines grouped with China, Kazakhstan

The Philippines will now play in Group D with China and Kazakhstan for the preliminary round of the 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament.


SBP, PBA finally send team to Asiad

The PBA and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas agree to field a basketball team in the 2018 Asian Games.


Guiao confident about Asian Games

The Philippine men's basketball team has less than two weeks to prepare for the Asian Games but coach Yeng Guiao is confident the players can jell in time.


PH men's basketball team Asian Games lineup

The core of Rain or Shine along with other PBA standouts and Gilas cadets make up the 14-man lineup of Gilas Pilipinas for the Asian Games.


PBA players react to national team duty

Asi Taulava and Christian Standhardinger express their excitement on social media over Asian Games inclusion.


Commissioner's Cup Finals

Ginebra leads 3-2

Scottie Thompson was due for time in the spotlight

Scottie Thompson has been a valuable sidekick for Barangay Ginebra, but it was only a matter of time before he played a starring role for the Kings.

Finally, a close game for Ginebra and Beermen

It took five games but the Beermen and Ginebra finally played a tight game in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals.


Renaldo Balkman unhappy with Game 5 officiating

Renaldo Balkman expressed his disappointment over the officiating in SMB's Game 5 defeat to Ginebra.


Ginebra's win by the numbers

Ginebra edged out the Beermen in Game 5. Here's how they did it.


Scottie Thompson delivers in Ginebra's Game 5 victory

Brgy. Ginebra takes a crucial 3-2 finals series lead after beating San Miguel in thrilling fashion, 87-83.


Analysis: Scottie Thompson set G5 tone early

Coach Jason Webb, Quinito Henson, and Magoo Marjon break down Brgy. Ginebra's win over San Miguel in Game 5.


Batang Gilas

Batang Gilas pounds UAE for second straight win

Batang Gilas registered its second win in the FIBA U18 Asian Championship with a win over UAE on Monday.

Batang Gilas routs UAE

Batang Gilas pounded UAE 92-49 for their second straight victory in the 2018 FIBA U18 Asian Championship.


ncaa season 94

Breakthrough win scuttles EAC coach's plan to resign

Ariel Sison gave serious though to stepping down after his team got off to a dismal start in the NCAA.

San Beda, Lyceum stay unbeaten; EAC gets breakthrough win

The Red Lions and Pirates stay unscathed, while the Generals finally get that elusive first win.

Calvin Abueva Sighting

Abueva training with Aces again

Calvin Abueva was training with the Alaska Aces again. The Aces on June 9 suspended Abueva indefinitely.


NLEX up for challenge

SC Must See

The NLEX Road Warriors take the "In My Feelings Challenge."


World Hoops Challenge

JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge

JUMP10 Philippines' partner Al Delos Reyes and Team Phenom owner Jax Chua talk about the Philippines' participation in the JUMP10 World Hoops Challenge happening on August 16-19 in Shanghai, China.


ncaa season 94

San Beda stifles EAC; CSB, Mapua notch wins

The defending champion Red Lions turn to their defense to frustrate the Generals, while the Blazers and the Cardinals both chalk up wins in NCAA Season 94 action.

Bolick gets help from Ravena to improve his game

San Beda's star guard Robert Bolick has sought the help of Kiefer Ravena in an effort to sharpen his skills.

san miguel vs. ginebra

commissioner's cup finals (best-of-7)

Cone believes this SMB team is 'greatest of all time'

The winningest coach in PBA history believes he is now up against the best team in PBA history.

Ginebra embraces underdog role

Coach Tim Cone and Ginebra are embracing the role of underdogs against the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals.


Coaching duel: Tim Cone and Leo Austria

Tim Cone and Leo Austria, the top coaches in the PBA, will again go head-to-head in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals.


Everything to know about Barangay Ginebra vs. San Miguel's Carlo Pamintuan does a deep-dive into the finals matchup between Brgy. Ginebra and San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.


San Miguel Beermen vs. Barangay Ginebra preview

Defending champions San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra will face off in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals.


June Mar Fajardo vs. Greg Slaughter

June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter play against each other in a championship series for the first time since battling in 2009 for the CESAFI crown.


How Ginebra clinched a spot in the finals

Coach Ryan Gregorio and Chuck Araneta break down Game 4 between the Gin Kings and the Elasto Painters.


40th William Jones Cup

Blue Eagles fly high, surpass expectations in Jones Cup

The Ateneo Blue Eagles agreed to represent the country just a week before the start of the Jones Cup and weren't completely ready.

Ateneo ecstatic with Jones Cup experience

The Ateneo Blue Eagles are satisfied with their fourth-place finish in the recently-concluded 2018 Jones Cup as they will use the experience to their advantage.


philippine basketball association

Arnold Van Opstal takes a stand on social media

GlobalPort Batang Pier's Arnold Van Opstal took to social media to talk about inclusion.


commissioner's cup playoffs

PBA Weekly Wrap-Up: Fajardo helps Beermen eliminate Alaska

ESPN5's Charlie Cuna reviews the highlights of the past week of PBA action, where we saw San Miguel handle its business against Alaska in four games.

June Mar Fajardo again asserts dominance

June Mar Fajardo's dominant Game 4 performance led the Beermen to the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals.


Santos glad San Miguel found way to overcome adversity

Despite being heavily favored to win another crown, the San Miguel Beermen had to slowly work their way up to reach the finals.

Must See: I want it that way

SC Must See

The Ateneo Blue Eagles singing to Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way'.


Commissioner's cup

Balkman is main reason why SMB is back in the finals

The Beermen are back in the championship round of the Commissioner's Cup all because of Renaldo Balkman.

San Miguel returns to Commissioner's Cup finals

The San Miguel Beermen took care of business against the Alaska Aces in Game 4 to move on to the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals on Sunday.

Fajardo keys Beermen's semifinals win over the Aces

Sev Sarmenta and Dominic Uy review San Miguel's 104-99 victory over Alaska in Game 4.


SMB ousts Alaska, books finals seat

Defending champions San Miguel Beermen are going back to the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals after outlasting Alaska.



Several possible replacements for suspended Gilas players

ESPN5's Chuck Araneta takes a look at some potential players who could replace several members of Gilas who were suspended by FIBA


Rain or Shine offers to play Asian Games

PBA team owners and governors are finalizing plans to send the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to the 2018 Asian Games.


PBA ready to supply more players for Gilas

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said the PBA is ready to lend a hand.


Possible players to step in for Gilas

With the suspension of 10 Gilas Pilipinas players, here are the PBA players and collegiate stars who could step in.


Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes issues statement

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes released his statement on the sanctions handed by FIBA.


    Customise ESPN