WHILE his family is one of the most influential political clans in the country, the late Senator John Henry Osmena also happened to be passionate about sports.The Cebuano public figure once owned a team in the defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL) ...
Feb 3, 2021
AFTER seventeen seasons with one team, Harvey Carey his final curtain call on Monday, after Tropang Giga team manager Gabby Cui announced his retirement. Drafted in 2003, the 6-foot-3 forward has seen action through many of TNT's tumultous ...
Feb 1, 2021
PBA
RANIDEL De Ocampo has buckled down to work in his new role as assistant coach of TNT, his first job since announcing his retirement.TNT coach Bong Ravena said De Ocampo is a welcome addition to the coaching staff in the Tropang ...
Oct 9, 2020
ISAAC Go may be one of the few bigs Gilas Pilipinas currently has, but he feels lucky already to be mentored by a few old national team members in his short time with the pool.The 6-foot-8 center credits Ranidel ...
Sep 30, 2020
EMOTIONS ran high before PBA players departed for the bubble at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.These tough guys showed their soft sides in sentimental messages addressed to families and loved ones, bidding them temporary goodbye as they head for the restarted ...
Sep 28, 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
TROY Rosario considered his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament as the biggest break of his career.The TnT Katropa stretch 4 said the experience playing against some of the world's best players helped him improve ...
Jul 22, 2020
PBA
NOT a lot of people knew who Jimmy Alapag was when he first got to the country.But when he hung up his sneakers for good, 'The Mighty Mouse' was already a household name in Philippine basketball.Diminutive as he ...
Jul 22, 2020
BROTHERHOOD.In a sense, that has been part of the Gilas Pilipinas culture or any national team for that matter: friendship, camaraderie, loyalty.And when one found himself in trouble during games, who would be there to come to the aid of ...
Jul 19, 2020
PBA
LIKE everyone else who played under coach Yeng Guiao, Arwind Santos came at the receiving end of scathing remarks from the outspoken mentor.It even almost led him to leave the national team.The incident took place in Tianjin, China during the ...
Jul 14, 2020
PBA
RANIDEL De Ocampo should get used to being called 'coach.'A day after TnT Katropa announced the inclusion of the retired veteran forward in the team's coaching staff, De Ocampo said it has yet to sink in that he's about ...
Jun 30, 2020
PBA
BARELY three months into retirement, Ranidel de Ocampo is set to take on a new career in basketball.TnT Katropa is acquiring the services of the veteran forward to become part of its coaching staff.Team manager Gabby Cui disclosed the latest ...
Jun 29, 2020
AFTER 16 decorated years in the PBA, Ranidel de Ocampo finally called it quits earlier this year."Paalam na sa basketball. Talagang naging buhay ko na ang basketball simula nung 14 years old ako," the Meralco bruiser said when he announced his ...
Jun 1, 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
LOUIE Alas never got to reunite with Ranidel De Ocampo before the veteran forward finally called it a career in the PBA last month.But he's grateful nonetheless, RDO got to play together with a second-generation Alas.The 38-year- ...
May 5, 2020
FILIPINO athletes of different sports and leagues unite in an online rally this Labor Day in support of the country's frontliners.Singing a song called "Fly High", their performance reinforced a message of inspiration and gratitude to the age of pandemic&# ...
May 1, 2020
PBA
TALK 'N Text and Rain or Shine battled each other five years ago in what came down as arguably the best Game 7 ever played in PBA Finals history.The Commissioner's Cup championship was up for grabs on that warm night ...
Apr 30, 2020
PBA
A week after he formally retired from basketball, Ranidel De Ocampo sat down and reminisced the moments that will forever define his exemplary playing career.While people will remember RDO more during his 15-year stint in the PBA and later, his ...
Apr 22, 2020
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