Banals owe it all to God
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 10, 2023 - 12:00am
There’s a reason why the Banals were destined to be devout Christians
Adjustments highlight Topex’ mastery
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
La Salle coach Topex Robinson will be the first to admit that the Archers couldn’t have won the UAAP men’s basketball championship without his core staff.
NBA learns from PBA
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 7, 2023 - 12:00am
The PBA has adopted several rules from the NBA playbook but it’s far from a one-way street.
Date with destiny
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 6, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s do-or-die in the UAAP men’s basketball Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum today with No. 1 UP and No. 2 La Salle destined to dispute the crown in a showdown for supremacy.
Restudying salary caps
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 5, 2023 - 12:00am
In the NBA, there are soft salary caps where teams may avail of exceptions to exceed limits but a luxury tax is imposed if so-called aprons are breached.
Long shot to Paris
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 3, 2023 - 12:00am
FIBA secretary-general Andreas Zagklis himself once said “bilog ang bola,” referring to the unpredictability of the outcome in a basketball game.
Who will play for Gilas?
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 1, 2023 - 12:00am
December has come and the task of organizing the national team to compete in the first window of the FIBA 2025 Asia Cup qualifiers in February and the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July is becoming more and more...
eGilas shocks USA
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Before the eFIBA World Finals got underway in Sweden last weekend, eGilas played a pair of scrimmages with USA and scored a shocking win, 48-43. It was USA’s only loss in tournament games and scrimmages since...
Finding a way
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Barangay Ginebra has raced to a 3-1 record in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup but since losing a 93-91 decision to Magnolia a week ago, coach Tim Cone’s troops are struggling although somehow, they’ve...
Bolts to pick EASL imports
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Meralco has five games left in its EASL regular season schedule and is itching to bounce back from an opening 89-61 loss to Ryukyu in Okinawa where the Bolts hobbled with single import Prince Ibeh two weeks ago...
eGilas inspired by Asiad gold
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 26, 2023 - 12:00am
eGilas team manager Richard Brojan isn’t leaving anything to chance and the Philippines’five-man squad is pumped up to duplicate the golden drive at the Hangzhou Asian Games in the eight-nation eFIBA...
Farewell to a hero
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 24, 2023 - 12:00am
The last surviving player on the Philippine team that took the bronze medal at the 1954 FIBA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro has passed away. Tony Genato, 94, died at the De Los Santos Medical Center on Rodriguez Avenue,...
Unbeaten in Japan
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 23, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s not often that a Filipino fighter racks up an unbeaten record in Japan.
Leader of the pack
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Magnolia is the only team left standing without a loss in the ongoing PBA Commissioner’s Cup and Calvin Abueva, known as the ultimate game changer, hasn’t even played for the Chicken Timplados Hotsh...
Candidates for naturalization
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 21, 2023 - 12:00am
If the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is looking to build a pool of naturalized players for deployment in coming international competitions, the scouting should begin in the PBA backyard where the Commissioner’s...
Waiting for FIBA
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Gilas naturalized player Justin Brownlee is still in Los Angeles waiting for FIBA’s decision on the duration of his expected suspension after testing positive for a cannabis compound following the Philippines’...
TNT, Meralco under pressure
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 17, 2023 - 12:00am
TNT has three games left in its EASL regular season schedule and with three losses weighing down the Tropa, it’s an uphill climb to crash the Final Four where the ultimate survivor takes home the grand prize...
Forgotten naturalized stepkids
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 16, 2023 - 12:00am
The record books will show that the Philippines won its last FIBA Asia Cup (then known as the Asian Basketball Confederation Championships) in Kuala Lumpur in 1985-86.
Chambers open to offers
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 15, 2023 - 12:00am
PBA import legend Sean Chambers recently completed a two-week tour of duty with TNT working on skills development and joined the Tropa at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba on interim head coach/team manager Jojo...
‘It will take a village’
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 14, 2023 - 12:00am
PSC chairman Richard (Dicky) Bachmann’s personal history is imbedded in sports.
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