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By Joaquin Henson | Updated November 22, 2017 - 12:16am

Naturalized import Andray Blatche has agreed to play for Gilas all the way up to the third FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifying window next year as there will be no conflicts in schedule with his team Xinjiang in the Chinese Basketball Association.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated November 21, 2017 - 12:18am

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas has to dispose of countryman Jonas (Zorro) Sultan in a mandatory defense against the No. 1 contender before conjuring visions of a high-profile, big-money unification showdown with WBC titlist Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand or WBO king Khalid Yafai of the UK or WBA ruler Naoya Inoue of Japan in the 118-pound division that has caught the attention of HBO to promote in the US market.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated November 19, 2017 - 12:23am

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will be pushed to the limit when he takes on unbeaten Irish challenger Jamie Conlan, known as “The Mexican” because of his bell-to-bell fighting style, in a scheduled 12-round title bout at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, early this morning (Manila time).

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By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated November 22, 2017 - 12:46am

Headaches are a pain.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated November 21, 2017 - 12:19am

Whatever decision the PBA Board of Governors makes in resolving the stalemate of whether or not commissioner Chito Narvasa stays in office, the opening of the 43rd season will and must go on as scheduled on Dec. 17. Plans and programs for the coming campaign have been approved by the Board so there’s no turning back. The three-conference format will continue as usual.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated November 19, 2017 - 12:24am

This early in the NBA season, the Boston Celtics are making waves as the league’s miracle team, starting the campaign with two straight losses then rebounding to win 14 in a row to take pole position in the Eastern Conference.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated November 16, 2017 - 12:14am

Blackwater Elite PBA governor Silliman Sy said the other day the team is ready to make a serious semifinal push this coming season.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated November 15, 2017 - 12:50am

Newly designated Phoenix head coach Louie Alas said the other day playing conservatively will be a thing of the past when the Fuel Masters welcome the PBA season with a resolve to engage in high-energy defense for 48 minutes.