THE PHILIPPINES drew a line on the sand and said, "Not without a fight."The youngest national squad in history rose to the occasion, pulling off a gallant run against world no. 5 Serbia, 83-76, early Thursday morning (Philippine time) in ...
Jul 1, 2021
SIX years after their mega-title bout, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are still very much at it.The 42-year-old Pacquiao found a perfect time to jab at his old American rival, saying he chose to take on unbeaten welterweight ...
Jun 26, 2021
PBA
THE PBA should change the rules that govern its Uniform Players Contract (UPC) to adapt to the changing basketball landscape, Noli Eala said amid the controversy over Kiefer Ravena signing with the Shiga Lakestars in the Japanese B.League.The former PBA ...
Jun 3, 2021
PBA
SAN Miguel is not putting a heavy burden on the shoulder of prized and new acquisition CJ Perez.Coach Leo Austria refused to anoint the 27-year-old wingman as the missing link in the team's long cherished bid to nail ...
May 8, 2021
PBA
NOLI Eala hopes the PBA will start thinking out of the box especially when it comes to its tournament format in its bid to stage the 2021 season during the COVID-19 pandemic.The former PBA commissioner said the league must adjust ...
May 2, 2021
PBA
NORMAN Black can't help but be reminded 'The Tank' each time he sees Bolts rookie Alvin Pasaol.The Meralco coach noted how the 25-year-old Pasaol has the same built, height, and style of play as former Ginebra ...
Apr 30, 2021
FORMER PBA commissioner Noli Eala lambasted the personalities involved in the controversial Pilipinas VisMin Cup game between Lapu-Lapu City and Siquijor on Wednesday.Eala took to Twitter to said that the players didn't act like professionals and should be held ...
Apr 15, 2021
PBA
THE goal of each PBA teams should be to win championships. Anyone which doesn't have that mindset should not be in the league.That was the opinion of former PBA commissioner Noli Eala in what appeared to be a critical take ...
Jan 30, 2021
PBA
FORMER PBA commissioner Noli Eala emphasized the strict citizenship requirements for Fil-foreign draft hopefuls are there to safeguard the league from having to deal with another influx of "Fil-Shams.""I believe the requirements are there for a reason. And those ...
Jan 11, 2021
CHRISTIAN Standhardinger has already established himself as one of the best big men in the PBA. The Fil-German with the unorthdox playing style was both an integral and intriguing piece whenever he played for the Gilas Pilipinas national team.But a ...
Oct 22, 2020
PBA
THE PBA Bubble definitely won't come cheap.Board chairman Ricky Vargas disclosed the league will have to shell out around P65 million just to resume the season in an enclosed environment at the New Clark City in Angeles, Pampanga."The ...
Sep 19, 2020
PBA
NLEX coach Yeng Guiao has enough confidence in the closed circuit system the PBA is implementing as part of its strict health protocols once teams begin to grind out with their respective workouts.He's not discounting either going through the same ...
Aug 15, 2020
PBA
HIS PBA comeback remains very much a priority for Calvin Abueva.But so does a shot at donning the Gilas Pilipinas jersey anew.The controversial Phoenix star didn't mince any word about his desire to wear the national team colors anew ...
Aug 8, 2020
PBA
CHITO Narvasa admitted approving players' trades was the toughest decision that he had to make during his stint as PBA commissioner."When you make a trade, it's always very, very difficult," said Narvasa."Sometimes there are things that you cannot share ...
Aug 1, 2020
PBA
THIRDY Ravena happily announces in an online prescon that he has been signed to play in Japan's professional basketball league. Amid the fanfare, the former Ateneo high-flyer had to pause and grapple with the question on whether he is ...
Jul 9, 2020
PBA
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial doesn't mind if Kai Sotto never ends up playing in Asia's first-ever play-for-pay league.The country's long-cherished NBA dream is the priority."Natutuwa ako kay Kai (at) papasok siya sa G ...
May 16, 2020
CHOT Reyes not only considers success but likewise his failures among the significant moments of his illustrious coaching career both in the PBA and with Gilas Pilipinas.His first championship with Purefoods in 1993 is high on the list, but so did ...
May 10, 2020
PBA
ERIC Menk acknowledged that Asi Taulava's tip-in should have been counted in the nullified Ginebra vs TNT game back in the 2003 PBA All-Filipino Conference. 'Major Pain' declined to issue any comments on the matter when ...
Apr 26, 2020
PBA
OVER the years, the PBA fans have been treated to classics, may it be nail-biting games that went into overtime or pure thrillers. But there's one thriller that no matter how many fans reminisce, they won't find ...
Apr 23, 2020
PBA
WITH the PBA suddenly facing one of the biggest challenges in its long 45-year history, a former league chief has proposed that the pro league revert to its old two-conference format a year.Former commissioner Noli Eala sees nothing wrong ...
Apr 19, 2020
PBA
BLACKWATER team owner Dioceldo Sy urges that now more than ever, this is the proper time for the PBA to consider reverting to a two-conference format for every season.Sy said three conferences per year no longer appear viable especially with ...
Apr 7, 2020
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