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Whatever happened to Cadets?

So there will be no Philippine men’s basketball team competing in this year’s Asian Games, the first time we won’t be sending a quintet since the country got suspended from participating in all FIBA-sanctioned events in 2005.

Guiao to coach Asiad squad

YENG Guiao didn’t see it coming.

Manila holds Cebu scoreless in first period in easy MPBL win

CALL this a bleak day for Cebu basketball.

Valenzuela finally puts one over Batangas; San Juan stays on top

VALENZUELA found a perfect time to finally beat inaugural season champions Batangas City.

Phoenix willing to give MPBL star another shot at the PBA

JHAYMO EGUILOS just played two games for the Blackwater Elite when the squad decided to give him an opportunity to play in the big league as an unrestricted free agent.

Why San Juan Knights are the MPBL’s most dominant team?

SAN JUAN KNIGHTS is one of only two teams that remain undefeated in the ongoing MPBL Datu Cup alongside Muntinlupa as they share identical 3-0 slates, but there’s a better reason why the Go-For-Gold-supported squad is the tournament’s most dominant squad so far.

James Yap gets second wind

Aging great players had great games left in them. Take the case of two-time Most Valuable Player James Yap, who unravelled his vintage form while steering the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters straight to the championship round.

Veteran guard Denok Miranda thinks he’s not yet over the hill

UP against younger, faster and equally skilled counterparts, former PBA champion Denok Miranda believes he needs to work double time and be in tip-top condition once he plunges to action in the MPBL Datu Cup.

A cut above the rest

It’s not easy when your old man is throwing a big shadow in front of you.

Arboleda’s perfect game tows Parañaque to second win; Pampanga triumphs

HARDWORKING forward Harold Arboleda had a perfect game and the Parañaque Patriots-F2 Logistics stayed unbeaten after two games in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Olivarez College Gym late Tuesday night.

San Juan too much for Bulacan; Valenzuela edges Basilan

SAN JUAN Knights continued to serve notice of its title aspirations, blasting Bulacan, 94-76, in the MPBL Datu Cup Saturday night at the Valenzuela Astrodome.

Ray Parks makes everybody look good in Mandaluyong El Tigre first...

IMUS -- Challenged by his coach to let his game do the talking, Ray Parks put on a solid performance, one that would speak volumes of how a great player he is.

Lanterns engage Knights; Patriots battle Classic as MPBL goes to Pampanga

THE Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) has just started its Northern Luzon joust as the league goes to Pampanga for its scheduled double header tonight.

MPBL: Manila wins at home; Navotas turns table on Pasay

HOST Manila outlasted Bataan in a battle of two favored squads in the Maharlika Pilipinas Baskteball League’s (MPBL) Datu Cup even as the new-look Navotas team showed a lot of promise in posting an impressive come from behind victory late Saturday night at the San Andres Gym in Manila.

Caloocan snaps five-game skid; undermanned Batangas City strikes

FINALLY, a win for the Caloocan Supremos-Longrich.

Muntinlupa gives Parks, Mandaluyong a rude welcome while Marikina wins

MUNTINLUPA and Marikina carved out contrasting victories on opening night of Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Gradual expansion for the MPBL

Makati, San Juan, Pasig, Laguna, and Rosario, Cavite, any of these places, or even all of them, could become part of the Maharlika Pilipinas...

Unstoppable JMF

The PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven championship series between San Miguel Beer and Magnolia Chicken, the new brand being carried by the old Purefoods franchise,...

Born winner

Kiefer Ravena has built a reputation as a winner. From high school to college, to the national team all the way to the pro ranks,...

A fan’s life-changing experience

Paul Dailan is a typical senior high student of STI Las Piñas who loves basketball. Just like any other teen who has the passion for...

Andre Paras’ NCRAA mission

Andre Paras is back from a severe ankle sprain and quickly made his presence felt in his return to the AMA University Titans in...

Home and away format

The average of teams winning on the road has been greater over squads picking up a win at home in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup. In...

Kiefer is built to win games

Much was expected on Kiefer Ravena when he entered the PBA. The second generation player is bringing with him an impressive resume boasts of personal...

David deserves another crack at PBA

In one stretch in the third period, Gary “El Granada” David exploded to keep the Bataan Defenders-BaiShipping afloat in their second game in the...

Familiar faces in MPBL

Old faces. New league. Promising games ahead. The past two play dates of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) saw familiar fixtures in Philippine basketball...

David and Goliath in MPBL

Gary David and Marlou Aquino are two of the best players ever played in the PBA, but basketball fans had a difficult time recollecting...

No other sister team, please

Half of the members in the PBA are already composed of sister teams. Two groups have three teams apiece that independent teams were having...

Narvasa not ready to step down

The PBA Board of Governors presented a unified force during the launching of the league’s 43rd season, but curiously, the most important man wasn’t...

Biggest cage show is coming home

So the biggest basketball show is coming home. Yes, the Philippines will host the 2023 World Cup for the first time since 1978 alongside Indonesia...

Exciting NCRAA 25th season

There was a time when the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) was considered as among the big three collegiate tournaments in the country. La...

A good problem for NLEX

Two of NLEX’s promising guards were loaned to play for Gilas Pilipinas national team -- young point guard Kevin Alas and rookie quarterback Kiefer...

Inspiring ending

It wasn’t quite a Cinderella Finish as envisioned by Lyceum, but Topex Robinson and the Pirates’ run in the NCAA is worth the encore. No...

Blatche is back for Gilas

Andray Blatche, Gilas Pilipinas’ best reinforcement, will be back in action for the Philippine men’s basketball team competing in the FIBA Asian Qualifiers three...

Hoping for a more balanced PBA

Through the years, professional leagues have enforced ways on how to maintain balanced competition and make the games more exciting. In the old days, the...

What’s the future of Kia Picanto in the PBA?

In just its third year in the PBA, Kia Picanto has able to ship its first round pick two times. That’s intriguing for a...

ESPN 5 opens doors to international audience

The merger of ESPN and Sports 5 would mean Philippine Sports is about to open its doors to the internal audience. Just recently, the worldwide...

Azkals left hanging

When one talks about the Philippine Azkals, we’re talking of national interest. This is our national team representing our country in major international tournaments. The...

SMB still has history in mind

There will be no grand slam in the PBA this season. Defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel made sure about that after the Gin...

Pingris back on track

Throughout his career, Marc Pingris has always been regarded as the ultimate role player. So it came as a surprise when the man called as...

Long-term goal for Austin

Since the Gilas Pilipinas program started, the average playing years of naturalized players reinforcing the squad is up to three years. But head coach Chot...

Ginebra serious on title retention bid

San Miguel Beer might be looking for a rare three-peat, but sister team Barangay Ginebra is dead serious in coming up with its own...

Siblings at war

The ongoing PBA Commissioner's Cup best-of-seven finals series features San Miguel Beer and TNT, two corporate rivals and flagship of giant companies SMC and...

Thompson best rebounding guard in PBA

Whenever the name Robert Jaworski is being brought up as a topic, people have the tendency to back track, especially when an issue is...