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By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 21, 2017 - 12:10am

Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said the other day either Andray Blatche or Christian Standhardinger will play for the Philippine national team as a naturalized import to start the first home-and-away window in the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup while ruling out 7-1 Isaiah Austin in the early going.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 20, 2017 - 12:06am

La Salle’s Ben Mbala returns to action against Adamson in the UAAP senior men’s basketball tournament at the MOA Arena this afternoon with a wealth of experience from the FIBA AfroBasket Cup to boost his stock.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 19, 2017 - 12:09am

Last Saturday, two fights were held on opposite sides of the globe and brought back the excitement of high-quality competition in the sport whose popularity has been severely challenged by the raw action in mixed martial arts over the past few years.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 14, 2017 - 12:24am

Sen. Manny Pacquiao expects a humdinger of a fight between unbeaten WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan and Mexican challenger Saul (Canelo) Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time).

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 13, 2017 - 12:20am

There’s more to just winning the PBA Governors Cup title for San Miguel Beer.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 12, 2017 - 12:13am

In the NBA, the trend is to decrease the maximum timeouts in a game so there is more fan engagement and less interruptions in the level of excitement. In the UAAP, it’s the reverse and the reason is simply commercialism.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 8, 2017 - 12:08am

Of the Philippines’ six-man boxing team that battled at the recent SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, coach Elias Recaido said only two deserved to lose. He conceded that bantamweight Mario Fernandez and flyweight Ian Clark Bautista were outfought by their Thai opponents.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 7, 2017 - 12:18am

A sleeper is a term that’s used to describe a not-too-widely-known athlete with a huge upside, a player who succeeds when nobody thought he would. So that in the PBA draft on Oct. 29, someone like Fil-Am Robbie Herndon could be considered a sleeper.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 6, 2017 - 12:28am

Sen. Manny Pacquiao plans to relaunch Anta in a big way here early next year as his management group takes over the Philippine distribution of the Chinese sports apparel and footwear brand.

By Joaquin M. Henson | Updated September 5, 2017 - 12:17am

Ginebra coach Tim Cone admitted that the Barangay was outplayed by the Star Hotshots in their PBA Governors Cup duel at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday and lucky to escape with a 105-101 overtime decision.