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MPBL: Manila outshines Quezon City; Gen San wins

THE BATTLE between the nation’s past and present capital ended the way it was expected, the Manila Stars stood out with plenty to spare. Chris...

Bataan streaks to 12th win; Bulacan edges Pampanga

ANGELES CITY, PAMPANGA -- Bataan streaked to its 12th straight win on Monday night here at the Angeles University Foundation Arena, but its most productive output in the MPBL Datu Cup against the Basilan Steel proved to be an indication of better things to come for the Bataan Risers.

MPBL race to top eight

Bataan Risers, Muntinlupa Cagers, Manila Stars, Davao Occidental Tigers, San Juan Knights, Bacoor Strikers, Makati Super Crunch and Batangas City Athletics. Halfway in the MPBL Datu Cup and these teams appeared to be locked in for a spot in the playoffs, cracking themselves in the top four of their respective divisions in the tournament put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner.

MPBL: Super Crunch in tie-up with Makati team

THERE’S a reason why Super Crunch, a snack pack created down south, is making its presence felt in the metropolis and entering a partnership with Makati in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.

Bataan rising to MPBL challenge

BALANGA, BATAAN -- The last time Jojo Lastimosa experienced an 11-game winning run was more than two decades ago when he was still playing for the Alaska Milkmen and became part of their grand slam run.

Kai Sotto in Gilas line up?

THERE’S a strong possibility that Kai Sotto might crack the line-up of Gilas Pilipinas playing in the next window of FIBA Asia World Cup Qualifier on Nov. 30 and if so, he’ll be the only high school player who could play alongside the men’s team in the elite competition.

Zamboanga hosts MPBL games

ZAMBOANGA -- The sardines capital of the Philippines took its turn hosting the MPBL Datu Cup on Saturday and immediately, all roads led to the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum here.

FEU star Richard Escoto and 3 others found new MPBL homes

FAR Eastern University stalwart Richard Escoto has yet to play in the MPBL Datu Cup, but his rights had already been upheld by two teams.

New look Pampanga parades new coaches, players vs Makati

THE MPBL Datu Cup swings back up north at the Angeles University Foundation in Angeles, Pampanga on Wednesday night.

Gaco, Reyes headline player movements in MPBL Datu Cup

THE start of the trading period and dispersal draft saw teams working double time in hope of shoring up their respective squads for the tough grind halfway the elimination stage of the MPBL Datu Cup.

MPBL trade, free agent

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) has come up with innovations at the halfway stage of the ongoing Datu Cup that includes a trade deadline and dispersal draft for free agents.

MPBL: Manila outguns erstwhile unbeaten Muntinlupa

MUNTINLUPA is unscathed no more. Manila brought it’s A-game Wednesday night and dealt the Angelis Resort-backed Cagers their first loss after going perfect for eight games, making the race to the top a lot more interesting.

MPBL outreach program visits landslide victims in Naga, Cebu

SHOWING that the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is more than just a basketball organization, officials of the fastest growing regional amateur basketball league spearheaded the first ever outreach program for the landslide victims in Naga, Cebu.

Home sweet home for Cebu Sharks

CEBU -- Considered as the hotbed of basketball, Cebu City hosted the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) games for the first time this season and there’s no better way to be rewarded than seeing its local team, the Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol winning Saturday night’s game against the favored Makati Skyscrapers.

NCC to serve as platform to discover more potential medal athletes...

CHEERLEADING is not just only considered as one of the highly-anticipated events in collegiate events. Before, it was only being used to spice up the competitions either in the UAAP or the NCAA, but it has become a centerpiece event through the years and fans had been eagerly awaiting each school to come up with different stunts, maneuvers and moves that would define their greatness.

MPBL: Batangas City plays streaking Laguna; Gen San battles slumping Pasay

INAUGURAL staging champion Batangas City is now beginning to make its presence felt, winning back-to-back games in the MPBL Datu Cup, but that wasn’t enough to get them to the .500 mark.

Southern Luzon cheer dance qualifier rolls off on Oct. 6

CHEERLEADERS from Southern Luzon will be given a chance to showcase their wares when they compete in the qualifying event of the National Cheerleading Championship to be held on Oct. 6 at Robinsons Mall in Las Piñas.

MPBL: Manila and Mandaluyong battle in San Andres

EXPECT fireworks in the offing as powerhouse teams Manila and Mandaluyong collide in the main game of the MPBL Datu Cup at the San Andres Gym.

Asia League: A must try for PBA

MACAU -- So the IECO Green Warriors had just wrapped up their Asia League Terrific 12 Tournament winless, but not after giving up a fight in their second and last game of their group stage match against the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, the former team of Gilas Pilipinas naturalized player Andray Blatche.

MPBL: A record-breaking night as Davao Occidental, Laguna win

MICHAEL Mabulac was a long-time reserve player of San Miguel Beer in the PBA, whose main function at practice was to guard June Mar Fajardo.

Gen San and Basilan upset more fancied rivals in MPBL

FIRST, it was Gen San, then Basilan followed suit.

MPBL Datu Cup: Pampanga in talks with Fil-Am Joshua Munzon

PROMISING player Joshua Munzon, a Fil-American, whose grand mother hails from Pampanga, may end up playing for the Pampanga Lanterns in the ongoing MPBL Datu Cup.

UST coach Ayo to take helm of Cagers in MPBL

ALDIN Ayo has yet to coach in the pro league nor has ever been part of the national squad as coach, but he has become one of the most sought after coaches in the local basketball scene today. The Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort, the only unbeaten team in the MPBL Datu Cup, announced the appointment of Ayo.

From college to MPBL

Paul Desiderio of University of the Philippines, Arvin Tolentino of Ateneo, and Kib Montalbo of La Salle. These are some of the finest players playing their final season in the UAAP Men’s basketball tournament.

Dennison lifts Navotas past Rizal; Manila rips Caloocan

RON DENNISON showed to everyone that he’s pro ready and he proved it when he came up with a big play in Navotas’ 87-81 overtime win over host Rizal in the MPBL Datu Cup late Tuesday night.

Woman takes helm of Davao Occidental Tigers

IN the history of basketball, few women proved that they could also stood out in a game usually being managed by men.

Utak over puso

WHEN Yeng Guiao took over as coach of the national team, one of the things he gave emphasis at is the importance of intelligence on top of playing with all your heart. In local parlance, it’s “utak over puso.”

Mandaluyong El Tigre, San Juan Knights stamp class in MPBL Datu...

RAY PARKS and the rest of the Mandaluyong El Tigre continued to roar in the MPBL Datu Cup.

Final 12 lineup of Gilas hinges on Slaughter’s eligibility — Yeng...

GREG Slaughter is one player Yeng Guiao loves to bring aboard Gilas Pilipinas’ next mission in the coming window of the FIBA Asia World Cup qualifier.

Playing for flag and honor

PHILIPPINE Basketball has just added another chapter of a colorful episode in the Asian Games and Filipinos are still savoring the moment.

MPBL Datu Cup: Marikina wins; Manila strikes again

GERALD Anderson knocked in two triples while picking up two steals in what was easily his best game in the MPBL Datu Cup as he helped the Marikina Shoemasters in posting an 80-76 win over the Navotas Clutch late Wednesday night at the San Andres Sports Complex.

Gilas builds data bank of game plans, scouting reports for future...

JAKARTA — It’s time for the Philippine men’s basketball team to put an archives of game plans, scouting reports and any reference materials that could help the national team program in future international campaigns.

Poy Erram uses first international stint as a way to boost...

JAKARTA — Poy Erram got his baptism of fire playing in his first Asian Games, going up against a pair of seven footers in China’s Zhou Qi and Wang Zhelin, then a few days after, taking on the tough South Korean juggernaut.

When boredom strikes

SIXTEEN years since the first time he represented the Philippine men’s basketball team in the Asian Games, Asi Taulava has not changed when it comes to the schedule of competitions in the quadrennial meet’s cage event.

South Korea’s balance and steady shooting poses problems for Gilas

JAKARTA — Yeng Guiao was on point when he mentioned that South Korea is more than just Ricardo Ratliffe, the former PBA import who is now playing as a naturalized player for the reigning Asian Games champions.

Proud of loss to China, PHL team focuses on South Korea...

JAKARTA -- The Rain or Shine-Pilipinas team put up a gallant stand against mighty China on Tuesday night and despite falling short of its performance, the team earned admiration from Filipinos from different parts of the globe.

Clarkson gives added dimension to PHL’s Asiad bid

JAKARTA -- Al Panlilio has had his share of challenging moments early in his tenure as president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

PHL banks on speed, shooting in game vs China

JAKARTA -- The Rain or Shine-Pilipinas team was looking for any edge in order to keep up with China in their game at the GBK Basketball Hall today at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Manila time).

Carrying Philippine banner highest of high in my career, says Cavs...

JAKARTA -- Carrying the Philippine flag in front of the thousands of people at the Bukarno Stadium and millions of audience watching all over Asia was probably the highest of high in Jordan Clarkson’s career.

Veteran players delighted to be reunited with Guiao

PAST and present players of Yeng Guiao are cherishing the moment of playing for their old coach, this time on a bigger stage — the Asian Games — as the Rain or Shine-backed Philippine squad takes center stage starting Thursday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

PHL making huge investment on e-sport

LOOKS like the Philippines is now gearing towards a new discipline that could become the future of the country’s sport in international competitions.

Prioritizing Asiad caging

So the country is sending a men’s basketball team to the Asian Games after all. That’s good news to the millions of basketball-loving Filipinos hoping to see our cage squad duking against some of the best teams in the region regardless of its composition.

Rain or Shine-backed PHL team to participate in Asiad basketball —...

TALKING about change of heart, it looks like the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has decided to send a team in the coming Asian Games and Rain or Shine, which was tapped to represent the country in the biennial meet, will continue to carry the country’s colors in the quadrennial meet just as planned.

MPBL: Manila, Parañaque Patriots strike over rivals

ANGELES CITY, PAMPANGA -- Bringing its swagger to silence the Kapampangan crowd, Manila asserted its mastery over host team Pampanga to win big in the MPBL Datu Cup while Parañaque got back to its winning ways by outlasting Pasay Saturday night here at the Angeles University Foundation Arena.

Munti-Navotas MPBL game halted due to broken rim

LOOKS like Muntinlupa had to wait for a long time again before it could see its game settled.