THE historic Smart Araneta Coliseum was the sight of Kobe Bryant's many exhibition games during his many visits to the country.So it was only fitting that the Big Dome, lighted in the purple and gold colors of Kobe' ...
Jan 27, 2020
PBA
A BANNER turnout showed up for Game Four of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals on Sunday night, with tickets almost sold out and hundreds of people still lining up hoping to get the last few tickets available just moments before tip- ...
Aug 11, 2019
PBA
SPIDERMAN'S unexpected intervention in Game Five of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Finals between Magnolia and San Miguel raised a lot of eyebrows, putting the spotlight on the security inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Not a few players and coaches ...
May 11, 2019
PBA
THE Smart-Araneta Coliseum and nearby buildings shook as a strong earthquake struck on Monday just hours before Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series between Magnolia and Rain or Shine.The magnitude 6.1 earthquake had several office workers ...
Apr 22, 2019
PBA
IT'S going to be a lot of fun and a lot of body aches, too.While former Ginebra guard Bal David looks forward to the coming 'Return of Rivals' benefit games, he also expects aching joints and muscles once the featured ...
Feb 14, 2019
NBA
KEVIN Durant hit two birds with one stone on Sunday night by not only making his Filipino fans happy but also sneaking in a quick workout - apparently his first since the NBA Finals.The Golden State superstar, who's in town to ...
Jul 8, 2018
PBA
THE PBA Philippine Cup attendance showed encouraging signs on Sunday during a Sunday doubleheader at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Close to 9,000 fans showed up at the Big Dome to watch Barangay Ginebra trounce Globalport, 104-97, in the main game ...
Jan 7, 2018
PBA
SAN Miguel Beer flaunted its dominant form as expected as it walloped Phoenix, 104-96 , to get its PBA Philippine Cup title defense going on Sunday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Unveiling a new offense that promotes equal opportunity, the Beermen ...
Dec 17, 2017
MANNY V. Pangilinan is satisfied with Gilas Pilipinas emerging victorious in its first two games in the FIBA World Cup qualifier.Stiil, there's not enough reason to celebrate this early.Although the national team won't be playing until ...
Nov 27, 2017
QUINCY Davis lamented getting into foul trouble early and failed to come to Chinese Taipei's aid down the stretch of a 90-83 loss to Gilas Pilipinas Monday night in the FIBA World Cup qualifier at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.The ...
Nov 27, 2017
PBA
TOO late, coach?TNT coach Nash Racela played it coy when asked about a wall the Smart-Araneta Coliseum management has put up at the hallway between the team dugouts following a recent heated confrontation between him and San Miguel Corporation sports ...
Oct 21, 2017
PBA
YOU see them when they troop to the Smart-Araneta Coliseum court, setting up a perimeter during timeouts, wearing tight-fitting yellow polo shirts, black utility pants, and a pensive stare with their arms crossed together.But if you think that's ...
May 8, 2017
CHOT Reyes has sounded the alarm about Gilas Pilipinas' campaign in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (Seaba) Championship a week before the tournament kicks off at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.The national coach admitted the team will not be in peak form ...
May 3, 2017
GILAS Pilipinas drew a light opponent in Myanmar to open its campaign in the Southeast Asia Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship this coming May.The 7 p.m. match between the host and Myanmar, a country that's not exactly a basketball ...
Mar 26, 2017
PBA
NOT even the worsening problem of booking playing venues for its games this season could compel the PBA leadership to revive a grand plan to build a coliseum the pro league can call its permanent home.The league has long shelved a ...
Feb 13, 2017
PBA
ALEX Mallari was so excited to play against former team Star Hotshots for the first time this season that he went to the wrong playing venue on Wednesday in Mahindra's final game in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.Instead of going ...
Feb 1, 2017
PBA
THE Barangay Ginebra-Star showdown on Sunday night pumped life back into the PBA and what has been its slumping performance at the box office.The 16,460 screaming fans for the Ginebra-Star at the Smart Araneta Coliseum was the biggest ...
Aug 28, 2016
ANALYN Almazan has played in a bigger basketball stage before, but admitted the 2016 PBA All-Stars is an altogether different experience."Iba po kasi ito kasi syempre, PBA ito tapos All-Stars pa. Nakaka-proud sa pakiramdam namin," said the women&# ...
Aug 7, 2016
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino fans remembering boxing legend Muhammad Ali gathered near the site of his epic "Thrilla in Manila" fight with Joe Frazier for an art and photo tribute on Friday.The display near the Smart Araneta Coliseum was launched hours before ...
Jun 10, 2016
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