THE Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is scrapping the 2020-21 season and plans to hold its next tournament in June 2021.In a memorandum to teams, a copy of which was obtained by Spin.ph, Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes announced the regional ...
3 days ago
IDLED by the COVID-19 pandemic, MPBL players Richard Albo, Ronnie Matias and JM Gonzales have found a new calling as businessmen.Albo of the Davao Occidental Tigers and Matias of the Manila Stars are into food delivery while Gonzales of the ...
4 days ago
EVERY Filipino basketball player still aspires to make it to the PBA.But for Gab Banal, he's at peace with where his hoops journey has taken him and is doing quite good despite not being a part of Asia' ...
May 28, 2020
REALITIES brought upon by the global COVID-19 pandemic are slowly taking its toll on the world of sports.From tournaments shelved to contracts scrapped, the health crisis has not only put the games to a halt but also left the industry ...
May 21, 2020
MEMBERS of the Manila Metrostars team that won the 1999 Metropolitan Basketball Association title said the MBA's passionate fans remained unmatched by any other league, including those from the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).Players and coaches of the Manila ...
May 19, 2020
EVEN before suiting up in the MPBL, Derek Ramsay already had a taste of top-flight basketball. That came in 2004 when Ramsay was part of the Toyota Otis-Letran Knights side in the defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL).Ramsay's stint ...
May 17, 2020
CHRISTIAN Garcia, who last played for the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Bacolor, Pampanga last Thursday.The 25-year-old Garcia, who had stints with Adamson and University ...
May 16, 2020
WITH the coronavirus shutting down sports, former Cesafi star and MPBL player Jaybie Mantilla is focusing on his other passion.The Sangguniang Kabataan chairman of Barangay Suba in Cebu City is glad to work despite the risks to not only help prevent ...
May 16, 2020
RK Morales accepts that the priorities have changed during the pandemic as he focuses on duties with the Philippine Air Force.The former Imus guard in the MPBL was training with the Bacolod club when Luzon was put under Enhanced Community Quarantine ...
May 14, 2020
NORMAN Black considers Ryan Buenafe as one of the top players he has coached during his time with Ateneo.Black said Buenafe is right up there with the likes of LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Japeth Aguilar, Ford Arao, Nico ...
May 10, 2020
INSTEAD of dishing out dimes, Mar Villahermosa, who played for Bacolod-Master Sardines during the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season, has been giving out assists in a different way the past two months.Since March, the 31-year-old ...
May 9, 2020
IN this time of a medical crisis and the league operations at a halt, the teams from the Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League are showing that they are one squad in this battle.Team owners already gave financial support to ...
May 8, 2020
THE shutdown of broadcast giant ABS-CBN has put the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) season in an even deeper bind.League commissioner Kenneth Duremdes admitted the absence of a broadcast carrier for the rest of the Lakan Cup playoffs added another ...
May 8, 2020
WHILE the MPBL is determined to complete the Lakan Season, there is great uncertainty about a succeeding tournament with the possibility of teams dropping out."May ilang teams na nagpadala na ng feeler na magte-take ng leave of absence next season," ...
May 7, 2020
THE Pasay Voyagers' Jesse Bustos knows that basketball is not forever and someday he will hang his sneakers.And for the 33-year-old forward -- who played in 18 games during the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League ...
May 1, 2020
CALOOCAN has tapped veteran coach Rene Baena to enforce a wide revamp to the Supremos after a largely forgettable run this past yearin the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)."The plan is to put up a team that will play with much ...
Apr 28, 2020
WHAT the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards are doling out during this COVID-19 pandemic is a giveaway. Rice, of course.Headed by team owner Bong Cuevas and his wife, Mayor Rianne Cuevas of Palayan City, the Rice Vanguards are distributing the Filipinos' ...
Apr 28, 2020
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ALLYN Bulanadi is sharing his blessings in this time of COVID-19.The Gilas Pilipinas pool member and Alaska Aces draftee has opted to celebrate his 23rd birthday by giving out food to the frontliners manning checkpoints around Metro Manila as well ...
Apr 27, 2020
BACOOR City guard Eric Acuña has always been ready to lace up his sneakers whenever the Strikers needed him on the floor during the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season.But when the country figured in a fight against ...
Apr 25, 2020
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