ROME - Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban.Kyrgios walked off the court and threw a chair onto the red clay during a fit of ...
May 17, 2019
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
PBA
THE PBA's decision to overturn the lifetime ban on Renaldo Balkman didn't sit well with Wilfred Uytengsu.The outspoken Alaska team owner on Wednesday branded as 'ridiculous' the decision to allow the temperamental import to play ...
May 15, 2018
PBA
RENALDO Balkman can now resume his once promising PBA career.The league has lifted the lifetime ban on the talented import after finally getting the nod of former commissioner Chito Salud this week, according toi mutiple sources who declined to be named ...
Mar 27, 2018
ABL
RENALDO Balkman said he is looking forward to his return to the Philippines, insisting he has learned a lot from his last game in the country that went down as one of the controversial moments in the PBA.Balkman, 33, was hired ...
Jan 1, 2018
MOSCOW - Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has had his indefinite doping suspension from the WBC cut to one year, but he still must pay a $250,000 fine.Povetkin had two WBC fights called off last year after positive doping tests, including a ...
Nov 9, 2017
PBA
RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao saw no reason to downgrade the lifetime ban on Tropang TNT import Ivan Johnson after his 'insincere apology' on Tuesday.Johnson's ban was reduced to a season-long suspension and his P250,000 ...
Feb 17, 2016
PBA
IMPORT Ivan Johnson may be controversial, but a Tropang TNT official insisted there's a soft spot in him which people don't see."He's actually a nice fellow, a family man," said TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio when asked to ...
Feb 17, 2016
PBA
PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa defended his swift decision to ban Ivan Johnson for life from the pro league, saying he was only after maintaining order inside the court.Narvasa has come under fire after it took him less than a quarter to ...
Feb 16, 2016
PBA
FORMER TNT import Ivan Johnson is set to voluntarily appear before PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa on Tuesday afternoon, two days after being banned for life from the league.TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio told Spin.ph on Monday the initiative to meet ...
Feb 15, 2016
PBA
DANNY Seigle rarely opens up. But when he does open his mouth, you better listen.In the midst of the raging debate over PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa's decision to hand a lifetime ban on TNT import Ivan Johnson after an ...
Feb 14, 2016
PBA
IVAN Johnson has apologized to PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa for his actions on Saturday night that led to his lifetime ban from the league."I do want to sincerely and most humbly apologize to commissioner Narvasa for my action's in last ...
Feb 14, 2016
PBA
RAIN or Shine coach Yeng Guiao welcomed the lifetime ban the PBA slapped on Tropang TNT import Ivan Johnson on Saturday."It's good riddance," he said after the Elasto Painters' 95-86 win over Star. "He's a world-class a__hole, ...
Feb 13, 2016
PBA
THE debate on social media raged over the PBA's decision to hand out a lifetime ban on TNT import Ivan Johnson, with top basketball personalities quickly weighing in.Ironically, it was Meralco star Jared Dillinger who fired the most decisive ...
Feb 13, 2016
PBA
TNT import Ivan Johnson was no longer around when the PBA handed him a lifetime ban for 'cursing and disrespecting' Commissioner Chito Narvasa shortly after his ejection from a game against Meralco on Saturday at the PhilSports Arena.But that ...
Feb 13, 2016
PVL
LA SALLE never received a formal invitation from Shakey's V-League organizers for the coming Collegiate Conference and don't plan to see action as they wait for a response from the league about their demand for an apology for ...
Jul 5, 2015
CAGAYAN said it has accepted the decision of the PBA to ban its head coach Alvin Pua for life and assured it will play its remaining games in the D-League Foundation Cup, but at the same time expressed hope that reforms ...
May 17, 2015
REFEREE Benjie Montero is now doing fine after being punched by Cagayan Valley coach Alvin Pua twice on Thursday that led to the lifetime ban for the controversial mentor in the PBA D-League.A source told Spin.ph Montero was released ...
May 15, 2015
CAGAYAN Valley team manager Frederick Collado went on another tirade on Friday, blasting the PBA for what he termed as harsh penalties slapped on rising Suns head coach Alvin Pua for mauling a referee in a D-League match.Moments after emerging ...
May 15, 2015
THE PBA Commissioner's Office has meted a lifetime ban on Cagayan Valley coach Alvin Pua for mauling a referee during a D-League game, saying there is simply no room for 'hotheads and hooligans' in basketball.Announcing his ...
May 15, 2015
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