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Simon, Baguio enter and leave PBA without fanfare
by Roy Luarca - February 2, 2021 - 2:30pm
PJ Simon was an unsigned fifth round pick while Cyrus Baguio got tabbed in the second round. Yet both high-flyers went on to have long, rewarding PBA careers.
4th MPBL season tips off June 12
by Roy Luarca - January 24, 2021 - 3:50pm
Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League CEO and founder, gave this assurance Saturday in a zoom meeting with the owners and representatives of the 31 teams which took part in the stalled Chooks-to-Go...
Zamboanga Family's suffers most as MPBL players join PBA rookie draft
by Roy Luarca - January 22, 2021 - 4:26pm
Starters Alvin Pasaol and Santi Santillan and reliables Anton Asistio and RJ Argamino have declared themselves available for the annual exercise, further depleting Zamboanga's once loaded roster in the Chooks-to-Go...
Concepcion, Valientes lift MLV Accounting to Portland 3x3 title
by Roy Luarca - January 20, 2021 - 2:39pm
Chris "Peng" Concepcion shone again as MLV Accounting, composed of the Zamboanga Valientes, ruled the Champions League Basketball 3x3 Portland Opens at Youth Activity Space in Portland City, Australia.
Top PBA rookie Aaron Black lives up to dad Norman's dream
by Roy Luarca - January 18, 2021 - 3:19pm
Living up to Norman Black's aspirations, Aaron showed he too can excel in the PBA like his dad when he claimed Most Outstanding Rookie honors in last month's Philippine Cup held at Angeles University Foundation Sports...
Zamboanga Valientes snare 2nd straight title in Australia
by Roy Luarca - January 10, 2021 - 1:26pm
Proving they're not a one-hit-wonder, the Valientes trounced the Clippers, 21-12, in the final Saturday night to rule the CLB 3x3 in Bendigo City and become the first Philippine team to win in the Champions League...
Zamboanga Valientes to compete in Champions League Australia 3x3
by Roy Luarca - January 9, 2021 - 3:09pm
The Valientes shocked the Aussies and an African selection when they ruled the 3x3 Christmas Hustle tournament in Canberra, last month, earning them membership to Australia and New Zealand's biggest 3x3 basketball...
VisMin Super Cup picks Dondon Hontiveros as ambassador, sets April 9 opening
by Roy Luarca - January 7, 2021 - 12:52pm
The country's first professional league in the regions has chosen Dondon Hontiveros, Cebuano hoops legend and one of the country's best shooters ever, as its official ambassador.
Zamboanga Valientes become 1st Philippine team to join Australia 3x3 family
by Roy Luarca - January 2, 2021 - 2:22pm
Fielding an All-Zamboangueno roster, the Valientes earned the distinction as the most popular team in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup held in Calamba, Laguna, in October.
Zamboanga Valientes tops Australia 3x3 tilt, makes Philippine basketball history
by Roy Luarca - December 13, 2020 - 11:07am
Homegrown veteran Chris Concepcion shone in the final as the former NCRAA mythical team member with the Saint Francis of Assissi Doves shut down the Aussies' top gunner while orchestrating the plays and knocking...
Zamboanga Valientes MLV tackles Orange Buckets, 3 others in Australia 3x3 tourney
by Roy Luarca - December 11, 2020 - 3:20pm
The Zamboanga Valientes MLV clashes with Orange Buckets Australia in the opener of their campaign in the 3x3 Christmas Street Hustle tournament on Saturday.
Pacquiao's right-hand man aids flood victims
by Roy Luarca - November 16, 2020 - 9:18pm
Even when Manny Pacquiao wasn't around, he found ways to extend help.
Bulanadi, Suerte, Baltazar lift MPBL banner to FIBA Asia Cup
by Roy Luarca - November 15, 2020 - 5:30pm
Point-pilers Allyn Bulanadi and Rey Suerte and board-crasher Justine Baltazar will show their mettle for Gilas Pilipinas this time.
Dionisio turns hot as Hotshots brace for quarterfinals
by Roy Luarca - November 12, 2020 - 4:23pm
Now that Dionisio has proven his worth, Victolero will find him useful in the quarterfinals where the Hotshots will be battling the Phoenix LPG Fuel Masters on Saturday (November 14).
No taming 'The Beast' as Phoenix gears up
by Roy Luarca - November 4, 2020 - 4:57pm
Calvin Abueva tallied a triple-double with 12 points, 10 boards, 10 assists plus 3 steals to help the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters register their fifth win in eight games in the PBA Philippine Cup.
MPBL players hit paydirt in Chooks-to-Go 3x3 tilt
by Roy Luarca - November 2, 2020 - 2:22pm
For Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League)players, the Chooks-to-Go 3X3 Pilipinas President's Cup was a big relief.
Zamboanga suffers rare defeat; Family's Brand Sardines backs national 3x3 team
by Roy Luarca - October 26, 2020 - 12:36pm
Zamboanga City-Family's Brand Sardines is vulnerable, after all.
Ayonayon, Tolentino head MPBL rookies shining in PBA 'bubble'
by Roy Luarca - October 20, 2020 - 5:36pm
NLEX's Mike Ayonayon and Arvin Tolentino of Barangay Ginebra are noteworthy among the newcomers from the country's top regional league.
Phoenix's Robinson braces for tougher coaching tests sans Abueva
by Roy Luarca - October 14, 2020 - 1:25pm
Topex Robinson hurdled the first bar and braces for higher obstacles in his new PBA journey.
Ateneo Eagles ready to soar anew when UAAP returns
by Roy Luarca - October 7, 2020 - 3:24pm
Though Thirdy Ravena and four other high-flyers are gone, there are nestlings, underlings and returnees ready to fill up the vacated spots.
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