PBA
CHICAGO - While working as the information officer of the Cebu City Sports Commission back in the early 90s, I once attended a seminar sanctioned by the Basketball Referees Commission (BARECOM).The most important nugget of information I mined from that experience was ...
Oct 19, 2020
PBA
PBA coaches and team managers on Friday met with commissioner Willie Marcial to discuss the league's protocols to protect the players from COVID-19 following the go-signal of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) that the league resume practices during ...
Jul 10, 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
WITH the PBA season currently on hold, rules are also suspended, right?Arwind Santos took advantage of that, bringing back his outlawed Spiderman dunk in this time of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)."SpidermanDUNKneverstop!," he posted on his Instagram account together with clips ...
May 12, 2020
PBA
WHEN we first wrote about this record-shattering offer sheet put forward by former PBA ballclub Tanduay to superstar Danny Ildefonso, the base salary that amounted to P96 million over 16 years merited ohhs and ahhs.Well, it turned out we barely ...
May 7, 2020
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial lauded the Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC) for its annual 'Battle of Champions,' which he said helps young basketball players realize their dreams."One good reason why we have so many exciting players is because we have ...
Dec 4, 2019
PBA
THE PBA has summoned Poy Erram and Paul Varilla of NLEX after they were ejected in Monday's quarterfinal match against NorthPort.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed Erram and Varilla have been asked to appear in his office on Tuesday or a ...
Nov 25, 2019
MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes believes they've just scratched the tip of the iceberg in the game-fixing scandal that recently rocked the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, a 31-team hoops tourney organized and financed by Manny Pacquiao.Duremdes suspects that many ...
Nov 22, 2019
UNIVERSITY of the East forward Nick Abanto has been slapped with a one-game suspension following his hit on Ateneo's Will Navarro in the two teams' clash last Sunday.UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan has upgraded the non-call ...
Oct 22, 2019
PBA
CALVIN Abueva has issued a public apology on Saturday for wrongdoings that led to an indefinite suspension slapped on him by the PBA last July.Abueva made the apology in an Instagram video three months after he was suspended by the league ...
Oct 19, 2019
PBA
By Jerome LagunzadDUBAI - Buoyed by the success of PBA's 'Back in Dubai' hoopfest over the weekend, Commissioner Willy Marcial bared there's a strong possibility the league will be back here either for a finals game or the annual All Star ...
Oct 7, 2019
ALARMED by a run of D-League games marred by highly irregular substitutions, sudden collapses, and dubious results, the PBA Commissioner's Office sent out a stern memo that threatened lifetime bans on players, coaches, and teams.The memo, signed by ...
Sep 20, 2019
PBA
THE PBA has issued a summon to San Miguel veteran Arwind Santos for his controversial monkey taunt on TNT import Terrence Jones during Game Five of the Commissioner's Cup Finals on Wednesday night.PBA commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed he has ...
Aug 15, 2019
LEBRON James emerging from his hyperbaric chamber is a scene straight out of an action-sci-fi flick waiting to happen.And yet, save for a strained left groin injury that sidelined him for 20 games last season and him going the ...
Jul 21, 2019
PBA
CHICAGO - Unlike previous PBA commissioners, he doesn't have a law degree or an Ateneo pedigree. But with the blood, sweat and tears that he has so devotedly drenched the league with in various capacities since 1983, Willie Marcial is just ...
Mar 1, 2019
THE Philippines Football League, which has apparently rebranded to Philippine Premier League (PPL), is looking to fill the void left by the Davao Aguilas to ensure the continuation of the operations of the struggling national football league.PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao confirmed ...
Dec 16, 2018
A PBA legend in Allan Caidic has been appointed as commissioner of the 3x3 Golden League Manila which will be played from September 12 to 15.Caidic is a household name not just in the Philippines but also in the international basketball ...
Aug 17, 2018
PBA
IN his first real test as PBA commissioner, Willie Marcial failed. Left to decide whether to reinstate Renaldo Balkman who, in a fit of madness five years ago, choked Petron (now San Miguel Beer) teammate Arwind Santos and was then banned for ...
May 17, 2018
THE Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) has come under fire on social media after Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes implemented a 'discriminatory' rule limiting its 25 teams to only one Fil-foreign player no taller than 6-foot-4.Duremdes announced the ...
May 13, 2018
PBA
FROM officer in charge to full-time commissioner.The PBA board has unanimously appointed Willie Marcial as the new chieftain of Asia's first ever play-for-pay league on Thursday.The decision was made during the first monthly meeting of ...
Jan 25, 2018
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