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Bicol joins MPBL

When was the last time you’ve seen Bicol participating in the regional basketball scene?

Coaches in MPBL

Former PBA coaches Jong Uichico, Bong Ramos and Chris Gavina are now going to bring their rich experience calling the shots for their respective teams in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League beginning June 12, the league’s third season.

Return to glory

It took nearly two decades before the San Juan Knights could repeat the feat it once did in the regional basketball scene -- and what a way to win it.

No stopping MPBL

At the maximum, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)still has two games left this season depending on the outcome of the ongoing national finals between San Juan and Davao Occidental. The Knights are enjoying a 2-1 advantage and have a chance to wrap things up with a win at home. A Tigers victory would send the series back to Davao to determine the first-ever National Champion of the Datu Cup.

Three teams join MPBL

For P50-million, are you willing to put up a team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League?

‘The Scholar’ is back in the game

Only a few players has had a success both as player and coach.

Bacoor’s Cinderella run

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- There’s a new Cinderella squad in the MPBL -- and they’re the Bacoor Strikers.

MPBL Playoffs

The MPBL Playoffs will start Tuesday and just as expected, the Bataan Risers, Davao Occidental Tigers secured the top seed in the north and south divisions, respectively.

Still exploding @ 40

Great players had great games left in them.

‘Return of the Rivals’

When you see The Living Legend Robert Jaworski, four-time MVP Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, The Triggerman Allan Caidic, The Flying A Johnny Abarrientos and Captain Marbel among others, participating in one event, what do you expect?

Streamlining SBP program

Yeng Guiao, Patrick Aquino, Jong Uichcico, and possibly, Tab Baldwin are all under the coaching stable of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas.

MPBL a year after

Time flew by like a breeze and the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) has just turned a year older.

Big Game James is back

Old players like James Yap has great games left in them and he had proven this in Rain or Shine’s first game of the season against the NLEX Road Warriors.

Loyal soldiers

The only thing permanent in this world is change and that in the truest sense of the word was best exemplified by Jimmy Alapag, the guy who spent his playing career for 14 seasons under the MVP Group of Companies.

Preparing national cage team

Putting Tab Baldwin as head coach of the national youth men’s basketball team is the right thing to do.

MPBL’s lower seeds

Last time, we tackled the top contenders who are likely assured of a spot in the playoffs of the MPBL Datu Cup. This time, we’ll take a look at teams at the lower half of the standings vying for the top two spots in the quarterfinal round.

MPBL ambassadors

LAMITAN, BASILAN -- The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League just have a new milestone in holding the first ever regular game in this previously known war-torn province.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A cut above the rest

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

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...