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4 takeaways from Team Philippines' win over Kazakhstan
by Rick Olivares - August 17, 2018 - 12:34pm
The Philippines opened its 2018 Asian Games account with a huge 96-59 win over Kazakhstan. Here are four things we can glean from that match.
Third time a charm for Durham, Meralco Bolts?
by Rick Olivares - August 15, 2018 - 2:20pm
With three days left before the start of the season-ending Governors’ Cup of the 43rd season of the Philippine Basketball Association, hope once more springs eternal in the camp of the Meralco Bolts.
The Silent Operator: Bataan’s Pamboy Raymundo
by Rick Olivares - August 14, 2018 - 12:47pm
Pamboy Raymundo finished with nine points, seven assists, four rebounds and one steal against two turnovers in Bataan’s 101-68 win.
4 points to take after 4 Batang Gilas matches
by Rick Olivares - August 10, 2018 - 6:09pm
After four matches, what can we infer from the Batang Gilas matches in the Fiba Asia Under-18 World Championships.
15 years in the pros, Gary David remains driven as ever
by Rick Olivares - August 9, 2018 - 3:52pm
Gary David turned back the hands of time to score 21 points in the Bataan Risers’101-68 win over the Quezon City Capitals Wednesday night in the MPBL Datu’s Cup action at the Blue Eagle Gym
NCAA Season 94: Stags' statement win and other thoughts
by Rick Olivares - August 8, 2018 - 4:01pm
I’d say that the 94-70 win by the San Sebastian Golden Stags over the Mapua Cardinals was a statement win.
Nonoy stars for UST Cubs in BBI hoops win
by Rick Olivares - August 7, 2018 - 10:39am
The University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs, had enough to lay the smack down on City of Malabon University, 90-50, in the sulit.ph Breakdown Basketball League Under-19 tournament.
'Golden' highlights Xavier School’s emergence in Philippine sports
by Rick Olivares - August 6, 2018 - 4:06pm
Xavier School has sent its sons to NCAA and UAAP teams as far back as the 1960s.
Byron Villarias dead set on helping Bataan's MPBL rise
by Rick Olivares - August 3, 2018 - 2:58pm
Byron Villarias’ basketball career has had many challenges. With the Bataan Risers, he is determined to make it to the top.
Arellano Chiefs banking on their guards
by Rick Olivares - August 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
It wasn’t too long ago that the Arellano University Chiefs played its three-guard lineup to the hilt – Jiovani Jalalon, Kent Salado and Donald Gumaru. They were the NCAA’s version of the Golden...
UPIS squeaks past San Benildo, stays undefeated in BBI hoops
by Rick Olivares - August 2, 2018 - 1:57pm
Ring Vergeire hit a 3-point shot with 10 seconds left to lift the University of the Philippines Junior Fighting Maroons to a pulsating 74-73 win over Colegio De San Benildo.
Commentary: Rain or Shine in the Asian Games
by Rick Olivares - July 26, 2018 - 2:41pm
After the Ateneo Blue Eagles represented the Philippines in the recently concluded William Jones Cup, it is the turn of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to bear the national colors in the upcoming Asian Games.
Pirates showing renewed focus in NCAA 94
by Rick Olivares - July 25, 2018 - 11:21am
"Right back at you." That’s what the Lyceum Pirates must have said after their 82-65 win over the Arellano University Chiefs in the 94th NCAA men’s basketball tournament Tuesday.
On Ozil's resignation, basketbrawl & racism in Philippine sports
by Rick Olivares - July 24, 2018 - 12:47pm
The Australia-Philippines fight might not have been precipitated by a racist taunt, but it was allegedly part of it.
4 talking points from Ateneo's Jones Cup stint
by Rick Olivares - July 23, 2018 - 1:07pm
The Blue Eagles, the first collegiate team to represent the country in the competition, conducted themselves with aplomb.
Foton bares coaching wish list
by Rick Olivares - July 23, 2018 - 12:47pm
Four coaches are said to be on Foton’s radar following the departure of Rommel Abella as head coach.
Thoughts on Gilas' FIBA sanctions
by Rick Olivares - July 20, 2018 - 12:41pm
FIBA lowered the boom on both the Philippines and Australia. But we got it worse as expected.
A quiet revolution with the UE Red Warriors
by Rick Olivares - July 18, 2018 - 11:42am
The sick man of the UAAP, the deposed and exiled king of the hard court, is making another go at it.
FIBA Manila Olympic qualifier veterans make hoops headlines
by Rick Olivares - July 10, 2018 - 1:42pm
Seven foreign players, if they have not been in any NBA news, have campaigned in their respective country’s qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. Let’s take a look at where they are ...
Ateneo bags third preseason title; wins BBI cage crown
by Rick Olivares - July 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Ateneo Blue Eagles clinched their third championship of the preseason after crushing Adamson, 77-58, in the finals of the Breakdown Basketball Invitationals Men’s Under-25 Division at the Moro Lorenzo Sports...
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