CHICAGO - Much as I disagreed with his disparaging comments about the PBA, our local coaches and the Fiba, I don't think Tab Baldwin should have lost his job as deputy coach and consultant at TNT KaTropa.But you have to ...
Jun 26, 2020
PBA
JERRY Codiñera was to Alvin Patrimonio what Scottie Pippen was to Michael Jordan.It's how former teammate Jojo Lastimosa saw one of the most intimidating frontcourt partners ever to play in PBA history.Codiñera, according to Lastimosa, proved to ...
May 23, 2020
VERGEL Meneses has been in countless pressure-packed situations before, both as a basketball player and coach. Yet there's really nothing quite like the challenge he currently faces as the municipal mayor of Bulakan, Bulacan."Ito yung pinakamalaki talaga," the ...
May 18, 2020
PBA
IF you spotted a Facebook account supposedly belonging June Mar Fajardo, it's definitely a bogus one.The six-time PBA MVP said he has long stayed away from Facebook, or even its predecessor Friendster, after being bashed for his performance ...
May 10, 2020
PBA
WINNING Rookie of the Year honors immediately propels neophytes to new heights, with the league closely watching if these new blood can seize the league for themselves.But of the 43 players who won the award since the league opened shop in ...
May 2, 2020
PBA
BELIEVE it or not, Asi Taulava has only won one championship in a storied PBA career that is about to wind down.Yes, the veteran center who's been a staple of the league since 1999 has only reached the top ...
Apr 25, 2020
PBA
SIXTEEN years after his retirement, Vergel Meneses, the PBA's one and only 'Aerial Voyager,' continues to soar.Following a great basketball career, the 51-year-old cage legend is now trying to carve a name in public service as the mayor ...
Apr 16, 2020
PBA
THE San Miguel Corporation (SMC) group is not only doing it through deeds, but also through words.The three PBA ballclubs under the SMC umbrella released four-minute videos entitled 'Sama-Sama sa laban, walang iwanan,' each of which encourages those in ...
Apr 5, 2020
SAN Miguel Corp. and the Manny V. Pangilinan group have joined hands for a common good.Bitter rivals in business and in the PBA, the two giant conglomerates combined forces to subsidize the power cost of one of three multi-purpose venues ...
Apr 3, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - It was a nice 112-103 victory. Hard-fought and exciting, just the way NBA fans prefer their Sundays to be after church and family lunch.But in the grand scheme of things, the Lakers' triumph over the Clippers was ...
Mar 9, 2020
ONLY June Mar Fajardo can roll into the Smart Araneta Coliseum on an electric scooter to receive his 6th straight MVP plum.Upon entering the court, there was a pair of crutches waiting for him. But he just kept rollin', rollin', rollin'. ...
Mar 8, 2020
PBA
JUNE Mar Fajardo made a surprise appearance and a grand entrance to receive an unprecedented sixth straight PBA MVP award on Sunday during the Leo Awards at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.In seclusion since suffering a complete fracture of his right tibia ...
Mar 8, 2020
PBA
JUNE Mar Fajardo may likely miss the entire 2020 PBA season, but he just couldn't leave San Miguel high and dry.The Cebuano giant is expected to be in attendance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday in his first ...
Mar 8, 2020
PBA
THEY say a player is never the same after dealing with a career-threatening injury.June Mar Fajardo may very well be an abberation.A month after the league's tectonic plates were rocked by the news that the five-time ...
Mar 7, 2020
NBA
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James had 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to win his showdown with fellow All-Star Game captain Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-103 on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) in ...
Mar 7, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - When the brilliant minds behind this publication decided to add a comments section at the end of each article, the idea was to create a marketplace for friendly, respectful, and spirited conversation. Back in 2016, when I first started this column. ...
Mar 3, 2020
JEFF Viernes came up big late as South stunned North in overtime, 126-122, in the 2020 Chooks-to-Go Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan All-Star Game on Thursay at Mall of Asia Arena.The Batangas playmaker was cool from ...
Feb 14, 2020
It's one thing to find out that Kai Sotto got the Most Valuable Player award for The Skills Factory King Invitational in Atlanta. It's another to watch him actually dominate US competition on the hardwood.The 7' ...
Jan 22, 2020
PBA
FOR the second straight time, the annual Leo Awards will be held simultaneously with the opening of the PBA's 45th season on March 1 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Commissioner Willie Marcial said on Monday the league's extended season has ...
Jan 13, 2020
PVL
GOOD things don't come easy. Creamline star Jema Galanza knew exactly what it meant.From waking up so early in the morning to those daily trainings under tough drillmaster Tai Bundit, Galanza admitted crying each time she felt she could no ...
Nov 10, 2019
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