Pacquiao to be treated like any other cager, says Belga


MANILA – Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga said boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao won’t be accorded any special treatment when their teams collide at the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).Pacquiao, KIA Sorentos playing coach, was suppo... more

GlobalPort's Pringle shows 'NBA level' skills in practice


MANILA,Philippines -- Stanley Pringle, the top pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, continued to impress during GlobalPort's practice sessions.Pringle, an ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) veteran, is said to be in the mold of PBA star Jayson Castro, in terms of... more

Lee AG-bound, okays P10-M ‘Rain’ pact


MANILA, Philippines - Paul Lee leaves for Incheon, Korea today with only the Gilas Pilipinas Asiad campaign to think about after formalizing a fresh two-year contract with Rain or Shine yesterday.The two parties settled for a P10.08-million pact at t... more

Lee formally rejoins Rain or Shine today


Paul Lee, barring any unforeseen development, will sign a fresh three-year pact worth the maximum P15.12 million with Rain or Shine today before he leaves with the Gilas Pilipinas squad for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.Lee and agent Lawren... more

Philippine Arena likely to host PBA opening cermonies after passing league standards


It’s looking like the opening ceremonies of the PBA’s new season will be held at the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Bulacan.PBA media bureau chief Willie Marcial told that the biggest arena in the country has met the leag... more

Newcomer Blackwater eyes top 8 finishes in coming PBA season


MANILA, Philippines – With a mix of youth and experience, the Blackwater Elite hope they can put in their share of competitiveness and excitement against the old powerhouse teams and fellow newcomers Kia Motors and NLEX in PBA Season 40 that fi... more

‘Hindi siya kasama’: Yeng Guiao says Rain or Shine could look to trade guards – but not Paul Lee


With restricted free agent Paul Lee expressing an interest in staying with mother club Rain or Shine, his coach Yeng Guiao is finally able to think about the formation of the team for the upcoming PBA season. more

Paul Lee makes peace with coach Yeng Guiao but still needs to settle with Rain or Shine ownership


Rain or Shine’s restricted free agent Paul Lee is back on the same page with his coach, Yeng Guiao, after the player expressed his willingness to stay on with the franchise although he still has to make peace with ownership and management follo... more

Isaac to bring Ginebra's 'never say die' to Blackwater


MANILA – Although expansion team Blackwater Elite doesn’t see themselves winning a PBA title right away, they believe their competitors will have a tough time against them.Blackwater coach Leo Isaac said some of his players will be motiva... more

Paul Lee hopes to finalize contract before Asiad


MANILA, Philippines – After making peace with his coach Yeng Guiao, PBA star Paul Lee wants to settle his contract issues with his team Rain or Shine.After a near falling out with the Elasto Painters team, Lee said it is now time to sit down wi... more

Will Pacquiao play on PBA opening day?


MANILA, Philippines – Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is still unsure if he is going to suit up when KIA Motors makes its Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) debut on October 19.KIA is scheduled to tangle with fellow expansion... more

PBA commissioner Chito Salud steps into Paul Lee, Rain or Shine contract row


PBA commissioner Chito Salud has stepped into the issue involving Paul Lee and Rain or Shine as the league’s top official has asked Lawrence Chongson, the player’s manager, to resolve the matter right away with the Elasto Painters’... more

Accidental hero: Marc Pingris bares his heart


SEVILLE, Spain – After Gilas Pilipinas’ close game against Argentina at the FIBA Worlds, Jean Marc Pingris returned to his hotel in Seville with a slight limp, a testament of the hard work he had done on the court.Gilas lost by merely fou... more

June Mar Fajardo hopes mentor Danny I lands PBA contract: ‘Sana makalaban ko pa siya’


With two-time PBA MVP Danny Ildefonso still left unsigned after failing to come to terms with expansion team Blackwater Sports, current MVP and one-time teammate June Mar Fajardo is hoping that his former mentor’s basketball career hasn’t... more

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