THE Great Taste Coffee franchise was one of the OGs in the PBA. Fielding legends like Ricardo Brown, Norman Black, Bogs Adornado, Atoy Co, Philip Cezar, Allan Caidic, Abe King and more, Great Taste was truly one of the greats, with six ...
Dec 15, 2020
THESE SHOES made history.It's a moment will forever be etched in the NCAA annals - a 50-point breakout performance two years ago that became the collegiate league's highest-scoring run in its Final Four era. And these ...
Nov 17, 2020
ASIANS are an uncommon sight in the NBA. To achieve his hoops dreams, Jeremy Lin had to fight against very tough odds. But made it, he did. He is the first-ever person of Taiwanese descent to grace the league's ...
Nov 11, 2020
BEFORE "Thrilla in Manila," Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali were tied at one match apiece in their now immortal fight trilogy. Frazier had drawn first blood back in 1971 in an intense 15-round battle in Madison Square Garden. Among the audience ...
Oct 30, 2020
DANNY Ildefonso is an eight-time PBA champion, two-time MVP, and a five-time Best Player of the Conference. Without a doubt, he is one of the best players of his time, or any time.But even so, he has his ...
Sep 24, 2020
EXACTLY three years ago, Korean national team captain and personality Kim Yeon-Koung (better known as KYK) received the loudest of applause as her team graced the Philippine stage for the 19th AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball in August 2017.The ...
Aug 17, 2020
HISTORIC as the Philippines' win over Korea in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship semifinals was, it wasn't all about the players.Coaches of that famed squad also deserve equal applause as the mentors were crucial in putting the team ...
Aug 10, 2020
NBA
NINE years ago, nine NBA players flew to the country and delivered a show like no other.Headlined by Kobe Bryant, the collection of stars figured in a two-game exhibition series called Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend in front of a ...
Aug 4, 2020
IT'S a refreshing sight to see NBA players express their activism inside the NBA bubble.Players not only wore "Black Lives Matter" warmers and kneeled during the national anthem, but also had statements placed on the backs of their jerseys. ( ...
Aug 1, 2020
IT WAS an ad campaign stuffed with legends: Manny Pacquiao, Sonny Jaworski... and Mommy Dionisia.Released in 2010, this Ginebra ad has the two legends acknowledging each other's greatness, clinking glasses of Ginebra gin. "Ang bida sa hardcourt!" said Pacquiao. "Ang ...
Jul 26, 2020
NBA
FILIPINO NBA fans have been quite spoiled over the years with a number of players and legends frequently visiting the country in the offseason.But nine years ago, easily the most star-studded group of superstars flew to Manila for a pair ...
Jul 25, 2020
PVL
AROUND this time a year ago, super imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson fueled the Petro Gazz Angels in their rise above the Premier Volleyball League.Petro Gazz, which joined the league two years ago and finished fifth and fourth in its ...
Jul 16, 2020
TO this day, Alfred Aroga's name stands out in UAAP lore as he remains as the lone foreigner to win the Finals MVP.Yet looking back, it almost didn't happen.The Cameroonian center told The Prospects Pod of ...
Jul 14, 2020
PBA
THE Powerade Tigers had a very brief but meaningful run in the PBA from 2010 to 2012 in which the club managed to make a lone finals appearance following one historic playoff run.The Tigers' campaign in the PBA will be most ...
Jul 11, 2020
PBA
DANNY Ildefonso almost quit basketball while still at the prime of his PBA career.For the love of the game, he took a very big risk.Ildefonso admitted he once tried not to tell the true extent of a right ankle injury ...
Jul 6, 2020
WITHOUT a doubt, Mika Reyes has become one of the icons of women's volleyball in the country today.Name a significant moment in the sport from the past few years, and Mika's probably been part of it.Sports aficionados ...
Jul 6, 2020
JETH Troy Rosario has made a name in basketball, working his way to becoming one of the Philippines' best stretch big men - rare and precious commodities both for club and country.But unknown to many, volleyball was his first sport that served ...
Jul 5, 2020
MOST coaches in any sport began their career after their playing days were over.Not Roger Gorayeb.The amiable volleyball mentor of San Sebastian actually started out coaching while he was still playing for the Stags, being installed in 1984 in the ...
Jul 4, 2020
THROUGHOUT their storied run in UAAP volleyball, the De La Salle University Lady Spikers have shown impressive teamwork. Mika Reyes revealed that years on, it isn't that much different off the court.The 26-year-old middle blocker was part ...
Jul 4, 2020
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