PBA
CLARK FREEPORT - Another case of false positive.The RT-PCR test of the suspected virus case of a Blackwater player turned out negative early Monday, keeping the PBA bubble very much intact two weeks since the Philippine Cup restart.The antigen procedure ...
Oct 26, 2020
PBA
ANGELES CITY - The PBA is hoping it's another case of false positive.After the Blackwater player yielded a positive antigen test, league officials are keeping their fingers crossed he'll end up as 'false positive' as was the ...
Oct 25, 2020
PBA
ANGELES CITY - Blackwater and Alaska have been scheduled for swab testing on Thursday after the two team's requests were approved by both the Department of Health (DoH) and Clark Development Corporation (CDC).The procedure is being done as part of the ...
Oct 21, 2020
PBA
CLARK FREEPORT - The PBA bubble yielded its first positive case of COVID-19 following the latest round of swab testing conducted during the week.Commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed a referee tested positive and is now considered a 'probable case,' otherwise ...
Oct 21, 2020
PBA
REMEMBER Eduard Aquino, the controversial PBA referee who quietly faded into the background back in 2016?Aquino was one of the most high-profile referees the PBA has ever had. He was in the middle of most debates among fans over crucial ...
Jun 5, 2020
NBA
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards were already short-handed, then lost Isaiah Thomas not even 90 seconds into the game when he was ejected for making contact with a referee.That left them too depleted to keep up with the Portland Trail Blazers ...
Jan 4, 2020
DO you think you have the skills to be a PBA referee? Do you have what it takes to make the right call amid the boos and catcalls from rival fans? And do you have the guts to stand by your call ...
Oct 11, 2019
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol was thrown out on successive technical fouls in the Maroons' much-anticipated game against Ateneo on Sunday in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament.With emotions high in front of the ...
Sep 29, 2019
FERDINAND 'Bong' Pascual capped a busy fortnight in the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup by officiating the bronze-medal match between France and Australia in Beijing, China on Sunday.Pascual was one of the three officials who worked the game won by ...
Sep 15, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - FIBA suspended the officials who worked France's debated win over Lithuania for the remainder of the World Cup on Sunday, while upholding the final score of the protested game.Lithuania was down by two with 30 seconds remaining ...
Sep 8, 2019
PBA
SELDOM do the men in stripes get the sympathy of players, coaches, officials, and basketball fans alike.And it's unfortunate referee Emmanuel 'Emi' Tangkion is no longer around to see the outpouring of compassion to men performing what many ...
Apr 11, 2019
PBA
COLLEAGUES are mourning the death of PBA referee Emmanuel Tangkion, who passed away after he collapsed during a regular workout on Tuesday.Referees who officiated Game Three of the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series between TNT and San Miguel wore '28' on ...
Apr 10, 2019
PBA
A GAME official's death cast a pall over the PBA's celebration as the league turned 44 on Tuesday.Guillermo Tangkion died while doing what he loved most, collapsing during a referees' workout at the JCSGO gym in Cubao ...
Apr 10, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Houston Rockets star James Harden has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating.The NBA announced the penalty on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), two days after Harden said he didn't think official Scott Foster ...
Feb 24, 2019
OBET Javier's day job is volleyball coach, and he's quite successful at it.His other job is that of a referee.Just days after steering Arellano University to a third straight NCAA championship, Javier made his debut officiating ...
Feb 17, 2019
NBA
NEW YORK - Golden State coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee.The penalty announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time) by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, ...
Feb 15, 2019
PBA
HINDI raw kumpleto ang kare-kare kung walang bagoong.At dahil mahalagang sangkap ng kare-kare ang bagoong, importanteng bahagi naman sa isang basketball game at sa liga mismo ang mga referees.Ngayong papalapit na ang pinale ng PBA Governor's Cup, ...
Nov 27, 2018
ADD veteran boxing referee Bruce McTavish to the list of foreigners who have fallen in love with the Philippines and have taken the ultimate step in pledging that desire.McTavish, born in Auckland, New Zealand, is now a naturalized Filipino after the ...
Oct 2, 2018
PBA
IF you've come across the news about the recent fight between Blackwater big man Poy Erram and NLEX bruiser Michael Miranda, we hope you've noticed the good job done by the referees to keep the situation from getting ...
Dec 11, 2017
NBA
REFEREES have a thankless job.Someone inevitably complains about almost every call they make. Fans scream at them. Players scream at them. Coaches scream at them. They get the overwhelming majority of calls right. The ones they get wrong become big news. ...
Dec 6, 2017
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