PBA
TRIBUTES poured in for the late Ginebra player and former Ateneo stalwart Emilio 'Nonoy' Chuatico as news of his death in the US reached Manila on Saturday night.From former teammates, colleagues, and even hardcourt rivals, everyone had nothing but praises for ...
Jan 3, 2021
NBA
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's season-opening victory over Detroit was winding down, and Karl-Anthony Towns was urged by teammate D'Angelo Russell to grab the game ball as a keepsake.For mom, in memory.Towns had 22 points, 11 rebounds ...
Dec 24, 2020
DIEGO Armando Maradona could've been Filipino. He had our height. He had our frame. He had our hair. He even had our smile.I grew up watching highlights of Maradona. There was no YouTube then. Just grainy videos downloaded off Limewire. ...
Nov 26, 2020
THE bells have finally tolled on The Deadman.In an emotional farewell, The Undertaker (real name Mark Calaway) has called it a career, putting to rest his legendary three-decade run with the company.Fittingly, the character called the curtain at Survivor ...
Nov 23, 2020
ANGELES CITY - Vic Manuel vows to keep jersey No. 24 for the rest of his PBA career in honor of the late NBA great Kobe Bryant.His resolve to wear the same number carried by his basketball idol was validated even more ...
Oct 13, 2020
AFTER 17 memorable seasons in the PBA, Peter June Simon announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon via an emotional message on his Instagram account.Goodbyes and well wishes soon poured in from former teammates and rivals who paid tribute to one of ...
Sep 23, 2020
WHEN it was confirmed that basketball legend Jimmy Alapag was packing his bags and heading to the States, colleagues and friends paid tribute to the PBA's Mighty Mouse on social media.The 42-year-old mentor is going back to the ...
Sep 16, 2020
THE YEAR has claimed two greats. Kobe Bryant perished in a helicopter crash last January, while Chadwick Boseman finally succumbed to colon cancer just last weekend.In the middle of a year that's seen a global pandemic and recession, it was ...
Sep 3, 2020
WASHINGTON - John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a "Hoya Paranoia" powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men's basketball championship, has died. He was 78.His death was announced ...
Aug 31, 2020
IT'S A bittersweet honor.Twitter has acknowledged that Chadwick Boseman's final Tweet - a statement from the actor's family confirming his passing - is now the most liked Tweet of all time."Most liked Tweet ever," said the social media giant. " ...
Aug 30, 2020
IT was an announcement that stunned millions around the world: Chadwick Boseman, the 43-year-old star of Black Panther and the Avengers movies, suddenly passed away from colon cancer.While he was an accomplished actor, it was his role as T' ...
Aug 29, 2020
It may be August 25 in the Philippines, but at the start of today's playoff games, it was still August 24 inside the NBA bubble. And for Mamba Day, NBA teams - Lakers and non-Lakers alike - came out in full ...
Aug 25, 2020
RAPPER Third Flo', who grew up as a basketball fan in the streets of Tondo, dropped the track "Mentalidad ng Mamba" right in time for Mamba Week.Listen to the track below:The track, which clocks in at a lean 2:19, ...
Aug 24, 2020
BRADENTON, Florida - Diana Taurasi hit seven 3-pointers and finished 34 points - both season highs - to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 88-87 on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time).Taurasi honored former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant by ...
Aug 24, 2020
TODAY, 8/24, is Mamba Day.And what a day to wake up to heartfelt birthday messages for Kobe Bryant, who passed away in an untimely helicopter accident earlier this year, and whose birthday falls on August 23.His wife, Vanessa Bryant, ...
Aug 24, 2020
TODAY, August 23, is Kobe Bryant's birthday. The Lakers superstar, who perished late January in a helicopter crash, would have turned 42.Meanwhile, tomorrow is widely recognized as Kobe Day, as the date combines both of Bryant's two playing numbers. ...
Aug 23, 2020
SEASONED volleyball coach Ron Dulay rarely talked. As a tactician, he liked staying in the background.But his serene attitude has become a comfortable silence for the players and teams he's been with.On Tuesday morning, as the news about his ...
Aug 4, 2020
ATENEO Blue Eagles of the past decade paid tribute to Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ as the well-loved administrator ended his nine-year tenure as the school's president.In a seven-minute, 42-second clip directed by assistant coaches Sandy ...
Aug 4, 2020
LESS THAN two weeks after his official retirement announcement, NBA Canada has released a full-blown tribute site for long-running hoops veteran Vince Carter.The website includes highlights of the Half Man, Half Amazing's career, as well as a ...
Jul 8, 2020
FOR the first-ever virtual ESPYs, streamed online this morning (Manila time), rapper Snoop Dogg unveiled a moving tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.Over tinkling piano chords, Snoop rapped: "All grit no smile ... Let's do it mamba style."The ...
Jun 22, 2020
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