PBA
CHICAGO - I have no clue if Reynel Hugnatan is a stud at the karaoke bar.But as the search continued for the miscreant who yelled "lutong luto na" at the referee during a PBA semifinals game two days ago, the Meralco veteran ...
Nov 23, 2020
PBA
IDENTIFYING the person who shouted 'Ref, lutong luto to ah,' during Game Three of the Barangay Ginebra-Meralco semifinal series in the Philippine Cup bubble is easier said than done, as PBA officials are finding out.The accusation was heard ...
Nov 23, 2020
PBA
ANGELES CITY - Four of the seven referees previously isolated for coming in contact with a suspected COVID-19 case have been tapped to work on the PBA Philippine Cup game between Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia.The four officials tested negative after undergoing ...
Oct 25, 2020
PBA
CLARK FREEPORT - Alaska is not pushing the panic button, but it's really better to be safe.Coach Jeff Cariaso admitted the team is alarmed after a game official was found to be a 'probable case' for COVID-19 as the Aces - ...
Oct 22, 2020
PBA
ANGELES CITY - The PBA pool of referees in the Philippine Cup bubble has been cut into half after one of their colleagues was classified a 'probable case' upon testing positive for COVID-19.From a 16-man crew, the game officials are ...
Oct 21, 2020
PBA
THE first of three batches of the PBA delegation already arrived at the Clark bubble with five days to go before the highly anticipated season restart of the Philippine Cup.The 28-man delegation which arrived Tuesday afternoon was headed by Deputy ...
Oct 6, 2020
NBA
NEW YORK - The NBA fined Boston guard Marcus Smart $35,000 on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) for his treatment of referees - a punishment the league said reflected his history of misconduct on the court.The league cited Smart for confronting and verbally ...
Mar 6, 2020
THERE'S no such thing as a perfectly officiated game, but outbursts like that of University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol have no place in the UAAP.That's esentially what UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan had to say ...
Oct 4, 2019
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol regretted losing his cool in the third quarter of the Maroons' match against Ateneo in UAAP Season 82 on Sunday."I apologize to my team for losing it," Perasol said. "It really doesn' ...
Sep 29, 2019
PBA
CHICAGO - Rookie NBA referees, according to Dr. Kelly Meier of Career Trend, make a starting salary of $250,00 a season or a cool $3,048 a game. The more experienced ones get twice as much, $500,000 at $6,097 per. ...
Aug 14, 2019
PBA
YENG Guiao was ejected, again, on Friday night. But PBA officials surely hasn't heard the last from him.The fiery NLEX mentor once again ripped into the officiating in the team's 87-85 win over Phoenix in the ...
Jul 12, 2019
PBA
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial stressed Rome Dela Rosa's crucial three-pointer in Sunday's Game Seven of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals involved a judgement call by the referees that can't be reviewed - much less reversed.Marcial said there ...
Apr 29, 2019
NBA
MINNEAPOLIS - There are a million ways to get a heartache in basketball. An uncontested gimme under the basket always hurts, while a missed free throw at a crucial stretch, or a costly turnover late has sank so many dreams. Made Hail Mary ...
Apr 8, 2019
PBA
CHICAGO - Unlike previous PBA commissioners, he doesn't have a law degree or an Ateneo pedigree. But with the blood, sweat and tears that he has so devotedly drenched the league with in various capacities since 1983, Willie Marcial is just ...
Mar 1, 2019
PBA
NORTHPORT coach Pido Jarencio didn't hide his disappointment over a controversial call that marred the Batang Pier's loss to Phoenix in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jarencio and the entire team were ...
Feb 27, 2019
NBA
THE NBA is not happy that tensions between teams and referees seem to be rising.Then again, 'tis the season.Playoff-race pressure is real, and the NBA thinks - or hopes - that some tantrums in recent weeks can be attributed to ...
Feb 25, 2019
PBA
SUDDENLY, a ghost of the past appeared to be staring at Alaska again.The Aces found themselves in a 0-2 hole in the 2018 PBA Governors Cup Finals against the Magnolia Hotshots after a 77-71 loss on Friday night at ...
Dec 7, 2018
THE alumni group behind the University of the Philippines' men's basketball team reiterated its call for fair officiating ahead of the do-or-die game between the Maroons and the Adamson Falcons in the UAAP Season 81 Final Four. ...
Nov 27, 2018
THE UAAP will have its own pool of referees beginning this season.League president Nilo Ocampo of host school National University shared the league created its own referees pool "to ensure that there will be quality and improvement in our officiating."This ...
Sep 4, 2018
NBA
LAS VEGAS - It's a half-hour after their game ended and the night is just beginning for referees Ashley Gilpin, Natalie Sago and SirAllen Conner. They've showered, they've changed clothes, but dinner and the bright lights of Las Vegas ...
Jul 17, 2018
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