Category Archives: PBA

Mr. Excitement To The Rescue

COUNT BASKETBALL superstar Paul “Bong” Alvarez on the list of those who are serving the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.  Instead of staying at home, the player known as Mr. Excitement has been delivering help to those affected by … Continue reading

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Pare Drafted By Mali NT

     BEFORE THE Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was imposed and airports were closed, Basketball player Mohamed Pare of Saint Clare College of Caloocan managed to travel back home to Mali.  The reigning National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities … Continue reading

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The Last Star: Still Shining Since 1999

    BASKETBALL NOSTALGIA was the order of the day as coaches and players of the 1999 Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) National Champion Manila Metrostars participated in a webinar entitled “The Last Star” presented by HOOPS Coaches International with the support … Continue reading

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NAASCU vs. COVID-19

     THE GRIND continues for the student athletes of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) amidst the current COVID-19 crisis.  Their coaches have prepared individual programs that can be performed in the safety of home while … Continue reading

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The Last Five

A TOTAL of five veterans of the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) remained on active rosters at the start of the 45th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season last March 8.  The fact that they are on the list is a testament … Continue reading

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D-League: EcoOil d. Karate Kid, 79-73

     MANILA – Justine Baltazar stepped up big time in the fourth period to help EcoOil-De La Salle University get past a pesky Karate Kid-Centro Escolar University, 79-73, in continuing action from the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the … Continue reading

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D-League: APEX d. AMA Online, 113-67

     PASIG CITY – APEX Fuel-San Sebastian College came out with guns blazing to destroy AMA Online, 113-67, in action from the second day of the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena Thursday. The best AMA … Continue reading

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D-League: EcoOil d. Wang’s, 102-90

    SAN JUAN City – EcoOil-De La Salle University made a rousing opening day debut at the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup by routing Wang’s-Letran, 102-90, at the FilOil Flying V Centre Monday.  The Green Archers led all the way … Continue reading

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Philippines 3X3 2020 Olympic Qualifying Team Announced

THE SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has officially announced the names of the players for the FIBA 3X3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament set for March 18 to 22, 2020 in Bengaluru, India.  Leading the team will be top Filipino players Joshua … Continue reading

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D-League: Baclig Surprise #1 Pick

    AMA Online Education pulled off a big surprise by making pint-sized guard Reed Baclig as the first overall pick of the 2020 PBA D-League Rookie Draft held at the league’s offices in Quezon City Monday afternoon.  Marinerong Pilipino capitalized … Continue reading

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Napa New CEU Coach

CENTRO ESCOLAR University has formally appointed multi-titled Jeff Napa as its new Basketball head coach.  He now carries the big responsibility of continuing one of the most successful college programs of the past decade. Challenges like this are not new … Continue reading

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Pumaren Is Green Again

DE LA Salle University will go for a proven winning formula as they announced the appointment of Frederick Pumaren as head coach of its Men’s Basketball Team.  This marks the veteran coach’s second tour of duty with the Green Archers … Continue reading

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In Memoriam 2019

IT’S THAT time again that we remember all those that passed away in the past year from the world of Philippine sports.  May their contributions, whether big or small, never be forgotten. The opening week of the year saw the … Continue reading

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SEAG2019: PHI d. THA, 115-81 (Basketball M)

    PASAY CITY – The Philippines reasserted its supremacy as kings of Southeast Asian Basketball as Gilas Pilipinas ran away with the gold medal at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in front of over 12,500 fans at the Mall of … Continue reading

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SEAG2019: PHI d. THA, 91-71 (Basketball W)

      PASAY CITY – After years of being in the shadows of their famous and admired male counterparts, Lady Gilas Pilipinas finally showed that they can also reign supreme on the court after capturing the gold medal in Women’s Basketball … Continue reading

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SEAG2019: PHI d. INA, 97-70 (Basketball M)

     PASAY CITY – Guards Chris Ross and Matthew Wright powered a crippling third period romp to destroy Indonesia, 97-70, and send defending champion Philippines into the finals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Men’s Basketball tournament Monday at the … Continue reading

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SEAGames2019: PHI d. MYA, 136-67 (Basketball M)

     PASAY CITY – Defending champion Philippines swept the group stage play of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Men’s Basketball tournament via a clinical 136-67 destruction of Cambodia Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.  With their third Group A … Continue reading

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SEAG2019: PHI d. VIE, 110-69 (Basketball M)

     PASAY CITY – The Philippines bucked a slow start to take down Vietnam, 110-69, in the Men’s Basketball tournament of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday night. June Mar Fajardo unleashed his might … Continue reading

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SEAG2019: PHI d. SIN, 110-58 (Basketball M)

     PASAY CITY – Gilas Pilipinas brought out the early fireworks at the Men’s Basketball tournament of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday night.  The Filipinos beat Singapore, 110-58, to begin their quest for … Continue reading

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Fourteen NAASCU Alumni In 2019 PBA Draft

    FOURTEEN PLAYERS with roots to the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) have filed their applications for the 2019 Gatorade PBA Draft set for December 8 at Robinsons Place Manila.  Before that, they will join 57 … Continue reading

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