WITH the power of the internet and local sports fandom, 39-year-old ligang labas player Titeng Wenceslao is able to make his hoop dreams come true.Just last week, a 'dayo' pal from the area filmed a 30-second video of ...
Nov 10, 2020
PBA
MARC Pingris will miss the PBA bubble in Clark due to a calf injury, according to Magnolia team governor Rene Pardo.Pardo's confirmation on Tuesday came after the Magnolia veteran forward posted on Instagram that he will not be joining the ...
Sep 29, 2020
PBA
IT'S still a big mystery for Ryan Gregorio that team after PBA team overlooked Peter June Simon during the 2001 rookie draft.While he did end up being picked by Sta. Lucia in the fifth round (No. 43 overall), the ...
Sep 24, 2020
AFTER 17 memorable seasons in the PBA, Peter June Simon announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon via an emotional message on his Instagram account.Goodbyes and well wishes soon poured in from former teammates and rivals who paid tribute to one of ...
Sep 23, 2020
NOT only did Gilas Pilipinas open opportunities for Gabe Norwood to represent the country in major international meets, it also led him to forge an unlikely friendship with Marc Pingris.Of all the players he got to be teammates with in the ...
Sep 6, 2020
FOR the Philippine men's basketball team, it marked the end of years of frustrations losing to a despised, longtime Asian rival.And so did for Ranidel De Ocampo.It didn't come as surprise that the now-retired forward was reduced ...
Aug 10, 2020
SEVEN years ago, the Philippines pulled off one of its biggest victories when it exorcised the Korean curse, 86-79, in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship.Not only was it sweet revenge against a longtime tormentor, the win also ...
Aug 9, 2020
PBA
THE PBA ban on Calvin Abueva may be one of the most high-profile cases in league history involving a star player.But a decade earlier, the league came close to handing out a sanction as hefty as Abueva;s - or perhaps ...
Aug 8, 2020
EVEN in video games, June Mar Fajardo is a force to be reckoned with.Marc Pingris disclosed how the six-time PBA MVP would try to trick him just to get due advantage - and eventually win over him - while playing DotA."Pabigat ...
Jul 29, 2020
PBA
MARC Pingris is not hesitant to return to practice even though there is still a threat of the coronavirus in the Philippines that can put him and his family at risk.The Magnolia veteran expressed his eagerness to go back to the ...
Jul 28, 2020
PBA
MARC Pingris was part of a deep 2004 PBA Rookie Draft Class that included James Yap, Ranidel De Ocampo, Sonny Thoss, Rich Alvarez and Gary David. But did you know that Pingris almost became the No. 1 overall pick?Pingris ended up ...
Jul 13, 2020
PBA
THE PBA leadership will sit down with player representatives of member ballclubs on Tuesday to address their questions and concerns once athletes in contact sports are finally given clearance to resume training.Commissioner Willie Marcial said invitations had been sent out to ...
Jun 22, 2020
PBA
EVERYONE knows who 'Boss Danding' the basketball godfather was.But only a few know who the San Miguel Corporation chairman is as a person.Danny Ildefonso feels lucky to have known that facet of the late tycoon during his playing ...
Jun 18, 2020
PBA
MARC Pingris admitted he isn't aware that his brother in-law Vico Sotto, the hardworking mayor of Pasig City, is a certified Barangay Ginebra fan.Not that he minds.What the veteran PBA forward actually knows is that Sotto always watches ...
May 31, 2020
PBA
JIMMY Alapag has been such a staple of the TNT franchise that it's hard to imagine him wearing different threads.Yet "The Mighty Mouse" did.Announcing his retirement on January 2015, the 5-foot-9 gunner wore his sneakers anew ...
May 28, 2020
MARC Pingris and a signed Gilas Pilipinas jersey spurred Poy Erram of one day becoming a part of the men's national team program.The TnT Katropa big man admitted how Pingris served as motivation for him to play hard and be ...
May 14, 2020
FORMER Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes called his 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup team a "team of leaders" and he sees a few of them becoming good coaches someday.Speaking in a webinar organized by Blackwater consultant Ariel Vanguardia and Hoop Coaches ...
May 6, 2020
PBA
THEY'VE been to a lot of big games and do-or-die matches before.For Marc Pingris and Mark Barroca though, there never was a nerve-wracking outing as the one they went through exactly eight years ago during the waning ...
May 6, 2020
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