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UST alumni, notable coaches want to head rescue mission for wounded Tigers
by Roy Luarca - September 18, 2020 - 1:17pm
Initially, the prime candidates to take over the spot vacated by Aldin Ayo were former Thomasians eager to repay University of Santo Tomas for their education and get hefty pay at the same time.
LGUs offer to host MPBL Lakan finals in 'bubble' setup
by Roy Luarca - September 15, 2020 - 3:40pm
The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League will go into "bubble" to finish its Lakan Season.
Teng embraces new role as Alaska Aces' take-charge guy
by Roy Luarca - September 3, 2020 - 12:17pm
Ascoring machine in high school and a superstar in college, Jeron Teng is ready to sparkle in the PBA.
Thirdy Ravena bids to shine in Japan
by Roy Luarca - August 27, 2020 - 12:19pm
On October 3, Thirdy Ravena will make his debut as an Asian import when the eastern Mikawa, Aichi and Shizuoka Prefecture team hosts the Chiba Jets at the Toyohashi City General Gymnasium.
Throwback: Patrimonio-Fernandez home visit clinched Purefoods stint
by Roy Luarca - August 19, 2020 - 12:40pm
The surprise visit happened 32 years ago, but Alvin Patrimonio still vividly remembers.
Handshake melted ice between Fernandez, Jaworski
by Roy Luarca - August 13, 2020 - 1:05pm
A winning play bridged the river between Ramon Fernandez and Robert Jaworski over three decades ago.
Pumarens' basketball legacy continues
by Roy Luarca - August 10, 2020 - 1:04pm
They're small, of medium build, hardly the athletic type.But what they lack physically, the Pumarens compensated with skill, guile and all-out effort.
Parks aims to become best version of himself
by Roy Luarca - August 4, 2020 - 3:31pm
Being the namesake of his legendary father is both a boon and a bane for Bobby Ray Parks Jr.
Caidic the triggerman with license to shoot
by Roy Luarca - August 1, 2020 - 3:54pm
Long retired, he remains to be the country's most renowned sniper. The barometer of shooters.
Dwindling herd of ex-MBA stars
by Roy Luarca - July 29, 2020 - 2:05pm
They're the remnants of a dwindling herd bound to be mastodons soon.
MPBL invasion on the horizon
by Roy Luarca - July 26, 2020 - 1:11pm
They were under the radar before drawing attention in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. There they appeared on the screen as specks, glowed against the backdrop, and were noticed by Philippine Basketball...
Taulava's legacy hinges on career longevity
by Roy Luarca - July 23, 2020 - 12:54pm
No matter how Asi Taulava's farewell tour turns out, The Rock is chiseled in stone.
Nelson Asaytono deserves slot among PBA legends
by Roy Luarca - July 20, 2020 - 2:37pm
Despite his accomplishments, the bull-strong power forward got left out of the PBA's list of 25 greatest players, and then out of the top 40.
Kai Sotto's NBA G League Select retraces Fab Five tracks
by Roy Luarca - July 17, 2020 - 4:36pm
The NBA G League Select headed by Kai Sotto and Jalen Green is crossing a road similar to what the Fab Five ran through nearly three decades ago.
Filipino ballers divert from usual PBA path
by Roy Luarca - July 14, 2020 - 3:32pm
The Philippine Basketball Association used to be the lone destination for Filipino ballers. Not anymore.
Sotto, Tolentino provide vision of Philippine basketball future
by Roy Luarca - July 11, 2020 - 1:57pm
Watching Sotto, a homegrown full-blooded Filipino, and Tolentino, raised in Hawaii of Filipino descent, on the hardcourt together is assuring and gratifying. Their imposing presence signifies they can elevate Philippine...
Lady Bulldogs out to stretch women's basketball dynasty
by Roy Luarca - July 9, 2020 - 2:15pm
With their winning formula, a seventh-straight perfect season is mission possible.
Women power rises in Philippine sports
by Roy Luarca - July 7, 2020 - 12:46pm
Hardly given a second glance before, Filipino women athletes got the nation's attention with resurgent performances the past four years.
Quadruple tower shapes up for Gilas Pilipinas in 2023 World Cup
by Roy Luarca - July 5, 2020 - 11:02am
The 7-foot-2 Sotto, 6-10 Edu and 6-10 Fajardo are virtual shoo-ins, while the 7-foot Tolentino is a prime prospect for Gilas Pilipinas.
Philippines, Thailand capture 2 golds in SEA Games waterski, wakeboard
by Roy Luarca - December 8, 2019 - 8:27pm
The Philippines topped the wakeskate competition while Thailand swept the wakeboard category in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
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