NBA
CHICAGO -- It was 7:30 pm in Los Angeles when the ball tipped off at Staples Center to mark the final game of a busy Friday night in the association.But for the defending champion Lakers, it was desperation time.Without their ...
4 days ago
By RHAN MORALEDA, Basketball RepublicIT'S a fact that the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup is a professional league. It is also a fact that Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League has its set of rules with regards to ex-pros playing in the league. ...
Apr 5, 2021
NBA
CHICAGO -- The timing was masterful.In an attempt to rekindle the embers of what once was an All-Star career, former Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas will reportedly join the New Orleans Pelicans.And there's no other better way to ...
Apr 3, 2021
IN AN episode of SPIN.ph's weekly "POV" talk show on March 31, reporter Snow Badua read a comment from a viewer, noting the impressive viewership numbers of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang during a discussion about whether the PBA should expand ...
Apr 3, 2021
NBA
CHICAGO -- I love the chutzpah, the denial, and the nobility that LeBron James is eating heavy minutes in Year 18 of a Hall-of-Fame career all in the name of doing his job.The idea of rest, in this era of ...
Feb 27, 2021
THE sheared-off front of the wrecked SUV told part of the story, and the officers on the scene filled in the rest. Tiger Woods was lucky to be alive, they said, thanks to modern safety technology and a big dose of ...
Feb 24, 2021
NBA
TOM Brady is doing things at 43 that no NFL player has done. Super Bowl champion, again. Super Bowl MVP, again. More touchdown passes at his age than every other quarterback who played at 43 or older have combined, and by a ...
Feb 9, 2021
By RHAN MORALEDA, Basketball RepublicTHERE'S a new league in town and it's starting to make some noise down South. Let's dig deeper from the statements of league COO Rocky Chan.Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup is the first ...
Feb 8, 2021
NBA
KOBE Bryant wasn't in the bubble with the Los Angeles Lakers last fall when they won the NBA championship. He wasn't at the All-Star weekend in Chicago where half the players wore his number on their uniforms, ...
Jan 26, 2021
NBA
CHICAGO -- It was what you may call a Broadway hit. In his Nets debut at the Barclays Center last Sunday, a visibly out of shape James Harden huffed and puffed for 40 minutes and carved a triple-double that lifted Brooklyn past ...
Jan 18, 2021
PBA
By RHAN MORALEDA, Basketball RepublicTHE awards night for the 45th season of the Philippine Basketball Association was greeted with mixed reactions from the fans. There were some who raised their eyebrows at the results. Others were shocked. Others felt bad for those ...
Jan 18, 2021
NBA
THE health and safety protocols of the NBA might have been the most uttered words in the NBA for the past week. With the spiking cases of COVID-19 in the United States, players around the league caught the virus somewhere and ...
Jan 15, 2021
NBA
HAVING a Big Three is great.That is, if those players want it to be great.And that's the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting ...
Jan 15, 2021
NBA
CHICAGO -- Like wearing white underwear, playing sports without a bubble during a raging pandemic is risky business.And as the stains and skid marks begin to emerge, the NBA is finding out that the world's premiere basketball league has slowly ...
Jan 12, 2021
NBA
CHICAGO -- Ten games out of 72 is what you might call a small sample size. Which is probably not enough to provide an accurate picture of how the season will eventually turn out.But for the NBA-worst Washington Wizards, the outlook ...
Jan 11, 2021
NBA
CHICAGO -- Try not to squint or blink your eyes rapidly when you gleam at the NBA's Eastern Conference standings.It's not an optical illusion. The New York Knicks, the league's richest franchise and perennial cellar-dwellers ...
Jan 4, 2021
By CHRISTIAN MONTEFALCON, Basketball RepublicThe prized big man out of La Salle was steady for this youthful Gilas squad. He started the game perfect from the field. He played tremendous defense against Jakrawan, who was the MVP of the Thailand Basketball League. ...
Nov 30, 2020
PBA
By CHRISTIAN MONTEFALCON, Basketball RepublicONCE again, the rivalry of the alphas of the San Miguel Corporation and MVP Group collide. Many experts had predicted this match-up for this year's finals.TNT Tropang Giga started their onslaught at the early part ...
Nov 29, 2020
THE Philippine National Police recently grabbed the headlines, not for capturing criminals, but for taking (baby) steps to improve their overall fitness.Last week, the PNP released a 4-minute exercise video, with the Voltes V theme song playing in the background. ...
Nov 25, 2020
PBA
By JOHN RAYMOND MAGADIA, Basketball RepublicTHE Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters are now one win away from entering their first-ever PBA Finals appearance after winning Game Three, Sunday afternoon. Though we do not count out yet the TNT Tropang Giga, a ...
Nov 25, 2020
THE Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines Season 6 has ended, with Bren Esports claiming the championship title over Omega Esports PH, 4-2, in the league's first-ever best-of-seven grand finals. As the country's top ML ...
Nov 10, 2020
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