First-time PBA coach Koy Banal admits jitters, takes blame for Barako loss


First-time head coach Koy Banal admitted that he was anxious in his first game at the helm of Barako Bull, taking the blame for his team's double overtime loss to Meralco on Wednesday.A longtime assistant in the pro league, Banal said the jitters wer... more

‘NO. 1 ENERGY GUY IN PBA HISTORY’ | Alex Compton says absence of Marc Pingris factor in Alaska win


For a team that thrives on defense, the Purefoods Star Hotshots looked decidedly average on that end against Alaska as they played without their defensive ace Marc Pingris.Pingris is taking a short break after a grueling international campaign with t... more

With Pingris, Sangalang out, Purefoods faces test of character, says star James Yap


With defensive ace Marc Pingris out and center Ian Sangalang suffering an injury scare, the Purefoods Star Hotshots could be in for an early test of character, superstar James Yap said on Wednesday.Yap looked to be in top form, scoring 16 points on 7... more

Cliff Hodge says scrappy Meralco frontline can contend with bigger teams: ‘It’s not about size for us’


Meralco may not have a legitimate center but with a scrappy frontline trio of forwards in Cliff Hodge, Reynel Hugnatan and Sean Anthony holding the fort down low, the Bolts believe they can contend against the bigger teams in the PBA.“It’... more

Absence of key players no excuse for Rain or Shine, says Yeng Guiao


 Undermanned and undersized Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bowed to the San Miguel Beermen, 87-79, on Tuesday. The Elasto Painters played without Gilas Pilipinas player Gabe Norwood and lost another national stalwart Paul Lee to a hurt knee early... more

Alaska lays 20-point beatdown on Purefoods


 Before the game, the Alaska Aces watched the Purefoods Star Hotshots receive their championship rings.After tipoff, Alaska proceeded to lay the smackdown on the winners of last season's Grand Slam, fashioning out a dominant 93-73 victory on Wed... more

Romeo, GlobalPort moving on from early loss


MANILA, Philippines – Prolific scorer Terrence Romeo remains confident that his team GlobalPort can move on from its 96-101 defeat to NLEX as the PBA Philippine Cup continues.In that game, Romeo scored 33 points, just one point shy of his caree... more

Meralco survives Barako Bull in 2OT


The Meralco Bolts gifted new coach Norman Black a win in his first game at the helm, but not before surviving a tough Barako Bull squad in double overtime, 112-108, in the 2015 Philippine Cup on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum."That was a well-ea... more

No. 1 pick Stanley Pringle says GlobalPort still has plenty of fight despite loss: ‘They are not quitters’


Though GlobalPort came up short in their first game of the season, Batang Pier rookie Stanley Pringle and his teammates are showing the right mindset this early in their campaign.“They are not quitters. They... more

Balanced San Miguel Beer opens with win over Rain or Shine


Arwind Santos scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead a balanced offensive attack that gave San Miguel Beer an 87-79 victory over Rain or Shine on Tuesday in the 2015 Philippine Cup at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.Reigning Most Valuable Player Jun... more

San Miguel coach Leo Austria on changing Beermen’s system: ‘The old one wasn’t working’


New San Miguel coach Leo Austria was given authority to shelve the team’s old system for a new one and it looks like the Beermen are taking to the coach’s new system just fine.“We’ve been criticized the previous years because... more

Asi Taulava lifts NLEX over Globalport


MANILA, Philippines—All eyes were on Globalport rookie Stanley Pringle but NLEX’s Asi Taulava, the oldest player in the league, stole the limelight Tuesday.Taulava drove the Road Warriors back from a late deficit to beat the Batang Pier,... more

‘No hard feelings’: Siot Tanquingcen respects Barako Bull’s last-minute decision to replace him as coach


It was only a few days before the start of the PBA’s 40th season when former Barako Bull head coach Siot Tanquingcen received the news that he would be replaced as head coach of the Energy Cola team.Despite the initial shock, the coach said he... more

Paul Lee unsure for Rain or Shine's next game after knee injury


 After badly hurting his knee against San Miguel Beermen on Tuesday, Rain or Shine guard Paul Lee is still unsure whether he will play in his team's next game against Blackwater Elite.Lee landed badly after colliding with Chris Ross in the first... more

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