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Asia League honcho wants PH teams 'more than anything else'

Sep 24, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Matt Beyer says they are eyeing teams under the San Miguel Corporation and the MVP Group of the PBA to join the Summer Super 8 and the Terrific 12

JUST ONE. The iECO Green Warriors were the lone Philippine representatives in the Asia League Terrific 12. Photo by Marcio Rodrigo Machado/Power Sport Images for Asia League

Japan's Ryukyu downs China's Guangzhou to clinch Terrific 12 title

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:58 PM

The Golden Kings sweep their way into the championship

CHAMPS. Narito Namizato (right) and the Ryukyu Golden Kings clinch the Asia League Terrific 12 championship. Photo from Power Sport Images

Ben Mbala, Seoul rain 3s for Terrific 12 bronze

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Korea's Thunders bury 18 treys to topple Japan's Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in their battle-for-third clash

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Ben Mbala finishes with 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Seoul Thunders. Photo from Power Sport Images

Mbala's Seoul falls prey to Speights' Guangzhou in Terrific 12 semis

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:25 PM

The Thunders fail to protect a double-digit lead against the inspired Long Lions

DOWN THE DRAIN. Ben Mbala sees his 26-point, 12-rebound and 2-steal outing go to waste as the Seoul Thunders miss the Asia League Terrific 12 finals. Photo from Power Sport Images

PH bet iECO ends Terrific 12 stint winless

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The Green Warriors fail to sustain a late lead against China's Xinjiang Flying Tigers

WINLESS. iECO Green Warriors finish the Asia League Terrific 12 with a 0-2 card. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-PBA import Tiras Wade glad to rep PH in Terrific 12

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Called up on short notice, the American reinforcement didn't hesitate to make the trip to Macau to reinforce the iECO Green Warriors

FAVORITE. Tiras Wade says the Philippines is one of his top three places to play in. Contributed photo

No Al Jefferson in Terrific 12 due to dental infection

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:35 PM

One of the biggest draws in the invitational tournament, the 14-year NBA veteran will not see action for China's Xinjiang Flying Tigers

ABSENT. Al Jefferson misses Xinjiang Flying Tigers' first game in the Asia League Terrific 12 and will not see action against Philippine bets iECO Green Warriors. Photo by Keith Allison/Wikimedia

Ex-import Lee Gwan Hee credits PBA for improved form

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The Korean hotshot – tabbed as Phoenix's Asian reinforcement in 2016 – says his PBA stint had a hand in his development as a player

FIRST TIME. Lee Gwan Hee helped the Phoenix Fuel Masters reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Photo from Power Sport Images

Ben Mbala's Seoul advances to Terrific 12 semis

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:51 AM

The former two-time UAAP MVP didn't need to sink a game-winner this time to help the Thunders bag the victory

SOLID OUTING. Ben Mbala finishes with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Seoul Thunders. Photo from Power Sport Images

Speights' Guangzhou, Ayres' Ryukyu seal Terrific 12 semis berths

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:30 PM

With Ryukyu advancing to the Final 4, Philippine representatives iECO Green Warriors crash out of contention even with one game left to play

ON TO THE NEXT. Former NBA players Marreesse Speights and Jeff Ayres will see action in the semifinals of the Asia League Terrific 12. Photos from Power Sport Images

Lone PH bet iECO's Terrific 12 debut ends in blowout loss to Ryukyu

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The Green Warriors are hit with a double whammy after import Richard Howell goes down with an apparent knee injury with more than 6 minutes left in the first

BLOWOUT. Ron Dennison and the iECO Green Warriors are given a rude debut in the Asia League Terrific 12. Photo from Power Sport Images

Mbala no problem with Ayo's UST transfer: 'That's his own career'

Sep 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP for DLSU hopes the best for his former mentor

ONE OF THE BEST. Under Aldin Ayo's system and tutelage, Ben Mbala flourished into one of the best players the UAAP has ever seen. Photo from Power Sport Images

Mbala game-winner lifts Seoul over Fubon in Terrific 12

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP finishes with 22 points and 11 rebounds

CRUNCHTIME. Ben Mbala comes through in the clutch for the Seoul Samsung Thunders. Photo from Power Sport Images