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LOOKBACK: The origin of PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Since the '80s, the showdown between Purefoods and Ginebra highlights the rivalry between a glamour squad and an everyday man’s team

YOUTH POWER. Over 3 decades ago, a new Purefoods squad built its franchise around the charming and talented Alvin Patrimonio. Photo from Facebook/Pinas Ball

Barcelona, Real draw as Clasico marred by violence

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Dozens injured as Catalan independence protest overshadows El Clasico

UNREST. Pro-Catalan independence protesters set up barricades in the middle of the street which they then burned when the police arrived. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Watch out for 'wounded' Madrid, warns Barcelona coach

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:26 PM

It will be the first Clasico without either Messi or Ronaldo since 2007

ADVERSARIES. Luka Modric (left) looks to lead Real Madrid against its fiercest Spanish rival Barcelona. Photo from La Liga

LOOK: Donovan Mitchell holds mini-clinic, attends PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The NBA Rookie of the Year candidate makes his Philippine visit worthwhile

Ginebra thwarts Magnolia on Christmas Day behind Slaughter's double-double

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Greg Slaughter has 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ginebra

CHRISTMAS WIN. Santa Claus had a win in his sack for the Gin Kings on this Christmas clash while Magnolia remains winless at the Philippine Arena. Photo from PBA Images

Caguioa dons retired Ginebra partner Helterbrand's jersey number as tribute

Dec 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Caguioa pays tribute to his now-retired 'Fast and the Furious' running mate Helterbrand

BROTHERS FOR LIFE. Caguioa pays tribute to co-Ginebra lifer Jayjay Helterbrand by sporting his jersey number for a conference. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Magnolia - 2017 Christmas Clasico

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Follow along as NLEX faces GlobalPort at 3 pm and Ginebra battles Magnolia at 5:15 pm

'50-50 chance' Pingris will play in Christmas Clasico

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots' Marc Pingris is uncertain whether he'll be able to make an appearance after his kidney stone removal surgery

UNCERTAIN. Marc Pingris is uncertain in making an appearance in the PBA's Christmas Clasico. Photo by PBA Images

Barcelona drubs Real Madrid 3-0 in lopsided El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Barcelona opens a 14-point lead over Real Madrid and moves 9 points clear of Atletico Madrid in La Liga

HOT FEET. Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal score as Barcelona hands hosts Real Madrid a bitter defeat. Photo by Curto De La Torre/AFP

Real Madrid 'obliged' to keep title race alive in El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Real Madrid is on their way to defend their La Liga title over their rivals Barcelona

OBLIGATION. Real Madrid promises a win against their rivals Barcelona. File photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

SCHEDULE: 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Find out when your favorite teams are playing and which matchups to look forward to in the season-opening conference

Spoelstra 'amazed but not surprised' 54k fans witnessed Ginebra win, says Cone

Dec 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone tells buddy Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about the PBA record-high number of fans who watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup finals

54,086. That is the amazing all-time high attendance of the PBA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ateneo, La Salle on a collision course for another finals showdown

Oct 10, 2017 - 5:32 PM

The classic matchup between both teams shows that Ateneo and La Salle are on a different level compared to the rest of the UAAP

CLASSIC. The final frame of the Ateneo vs La Salle game has shown people that the rivalry is on another level. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra continues streak, overcomes rival Star in overtime

Sep 03, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Ginebra has now won 6 straight games to grab the solo lead in the elimination ladder of the season ending conference

OVERTIME. Down 92-95 with 2.5 seconds to go, the Hotshots sent the game into overtime. Photo by PBA Images

Pique lifts Barcelona as El Clasico lives up to hype

Jul 30, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The pre season match won t affect the overall record between the two rivals but that didn t stop over 66 000 fans fans from showing up in Miami

Messi scores twice as Barca beats Real Madrid in Clasico clash

Apr 24, 2017 - 4:52 AM

Messi blows the La Liga title race wide open with a 3 2 win at Real Madrid

DO YOU LIKE MESSI? Lionel Messi scores twice in a thrilling win. File photo by Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico setengah hati

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Barca harus mengakui bahwa musim ini sudah berakhir lebih cepat bagi mereka

Lionel Messi kembali merumput setelah cedera selama 3 pekan, pada 15 Oktober 2016. Foto dari

Semua hal seru yang perlu kamu tahu tentang El Clasico

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Barcelona akan menantang Real Madrid pada Senin dinihari

Neymar ban dispute rages ahead of El Clasico

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The Brazilian is in the midst of a 3 game suspension for his red card and subsequent sarcastic applause of the officials in Barca s 2 0 defeat to Malaga two weeks ago

WILL NEYMAR PLAY? Barcelona is desperate for the suspended Neymar to play against Real Madrid. File Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Is Real Madrid better off without Gareth Bale?

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Find out why Madrid fans won t be losing any sleep if Real s Welsh star misses out on this weekend s Clasico showdown

DOUBTFUL. Gareth Bale may miss the Real Madrid-Barcelona showdown which could decide the La Liga title. File hoto by Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Barcelona's Neymar banned for Clasico match against Real Madrid

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

Neymar s red card earns him a 3 game suspension meaning he ll miss a Clasico showdown

BOOKED. Neymar won't be on the field as the La Liga title hangs in the balance. Photo by Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Ginebra stops streaking Star behind Brownlee's 30 points

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Gin Kings stop a 4 game winning run by their rivals

2-1. Justin Brownlee leads the Gin Kings to a victory over the Hotshots. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup – Star Hotshots vs Barangay Ginebra

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:43 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the game starting at 6:45 pm on Sunday April 9

Ginebra overcomes rival Star in Game 7 for PH Cup Finals berth

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:18 PM

With the win the Gin Kings are back in the finals just 4 months since winning their first title in 8 years

BACK IN THE FINALS. Sol Mercado sparks Ginebra in Game 7 to lead them back into the finals after winning a title 4 months ago. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LOOK: Ginebra legend Jaworski watches Manila Clasico semis Game 7

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:16 PM

See photos of the Living Legend watching courtside here

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Devance, playing through pain, refuses to let Ginebra down

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Joe Devance is aware he s inspiring his Ginebra teammates but says it s really his teammates who are inspiring him

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 7 – Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Tuesday February 21 starting at 7 pm

Tenorio comes alive as Ginebra drags Star to deciding Game 7

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:46 PM

LA Tenorio breaks out of his shell as this Manila Clasico semifinals goes to a Game 7

GAME 7. LA Tenorio explodes for a series-best 19 points as Ginebra and Star will go to a deciding Game 7 in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 6 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 19, 2017 - 3:04 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Sunday February 19 starting at 6:30 pm

Defense, unexpected heroes fueled Star’s 3-2 semis lead

Feb 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

With the top defensive teams grinding it out for a slot in the finals Chito Victolero knows the only way to keep pace is for Star to find consistency on defense

DEFENSE. Rafi Reavis contests Japeth Aguilar's shot in Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Star Hotshots push Ginebra to brink of elimination with Game 5 win

Feb 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Star Hotshots move within one win of the Philippine Cup finals with a win over Barangay Ginebra

SHOOTING STARS. The Star Hotshots pulled out a big win in Game 5 to push Ginebra to the brink. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 5 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 17, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Friday February 17 starting at 7 pm

Barangay Ginebra must sustain energy after digging out of 0-2 hole

Feb 15, 2017 - 11:10 PM

It s been a taxing series for both Ginebra and Star the two top defensive squads in the league this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup conference

SUSTAINED ENERGY. Coach Tim Cone says Ginebra's priority is to maintain the team's strength after back-to-back grueling wins. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Ginebra comes back in Manila Clasico series, ties things up at 2-2

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:31 PM

The Gin Kings have now recovered from a 0 2 deficit to tie things up at two games apiece in the best of 7 Manila Clasico series

TIE SERIES. Ginebra turns back Star to tie the best-of-7 series at two games apiece. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 4 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Wednesday February 15 starting at 7 pm

Ginebra sizzles late to finally get one against Star

Feb 13, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Ginebra avoids a 0 3 hole and snaps Star s 8 game winning run since the eliminations

CRUCIAL WIN. Ginebra finally gets a win against Star to avoid a 0-3 hole in the semifinals. Sol Mercado (C) sizzles for 16 points. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: 2017 PBA semifinals Game 3 - Ginebra vs Star Hotshots

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates on Monday February 13 starting at 7 pm

Down 0-2, Helterbrand says Ginebra has no plans of giving up

Feb 11, 2017 - 9:57 PM

We always do it the hard way We’ve been doing it the hard way the whole conference says Jayjay Helterbrand

STILL CONFIDENT. Jayjay Helterbrand says Barangay Ginebra remains confident it can catch up from a 0-2 deficit against Star in the semifinals. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Star soars to 2-0 semifinals lead over Ginebra

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Stretching their win streak to 8 games since the eliminations the Hotshots have now taken a 2 0 lead in the best of 7 series with their guards taking charge

2-0. The Star Hotshots create separation from rivals Barangay Ginebra with under two minutes remaining to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Star holds off Ginebra to take Game 1 of Manila Clasico semis

Feb 09, 2017 - 9:21 PM

UPDATED The Star Hotshots draw first blood closing out the game late after an acrobatic Paul Lee runner in the lane

HOT SHOOTERS. Paul Lee overcame a slow first half to finish with 18 points and 5 rebounds, including a game-sealing floater in the lane. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

SCHEDULE: 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Check out the full semifinals schedule where San Miguel takes on TNT and Star clashes with Ginebra

SEMIFINALS SHOWDOWN. Ginebra and Star meet again while defending champion San Miguel battles TNT. Photos from PBA Images

Hasil Liga Spanyol: El Clasico berakhir imbang

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Kemenangan Barcelona sudah di depan mata sebelum dirampas oleh gol Sergio Ramos pada menit 90

Sergio Ramos merayakan golnya di menit terakhir saat Real Madrid melawan Barcelona di Camp Nou, pada 4 Desember 2016. Foto dari Facebook/RealMadrid

Ramos' stoppage time equalizer rescues Real Madrid in El Clasico

Dec 04, 2016 - 4:40 AM

Sergio Ramos late heroics keep Real Madrid 6 points up atop La Liga

EL CLASICO. Sergio Ramos scores the match-tying goal to spoil Barcelona's hopes for a win. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Gareth Bale to miss El Clasico due to ankle injury - reports

Nov 24, 2016 - 5:05 AM

Bale has been diagnosed with a traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons in his right ankle according to a team statement

CLASSIC ABSENCE. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale won't be participating in the El Clasico showdown after suffering an injury. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

WATCH: Japeth Aguilar turns Manila Clasico into dunk contest

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra s comeback win over Star is highlighted by some heavy duty dunks from Japeth Aguilar

ROCK THE RIM. Japeth Aguilar set the crowd on fire with his rim-rattling dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Down 17 early, Ginebra upends Star to reach PBA playoffs

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:01 PM

The Gin Kings improve to 6 2 and book a spot in the PBA Governors Cup playoffs

PLAYOFFS-BOUND. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are into the playoffs after routing Star. Photo from PBA Images

Hasil Liga Spanyol: Real Madrid tundukkan Barcelona di kandang

Apr 03, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Benzema dan Ronaldo jadi pahlawan Madrid dalam laga El Clasico

5 things we learned from Real Madrid's El Clasico win

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:09 AM

It had been 40 games and 6 months since Barcelona had tasted defeat Here are 5 observations from Real Madrid

BEATABLE BARCA. Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema (R) celebrates after scoring against FC Barcelona. Photo by Toni Albir/EPA

Ronaldo winner breaks Barcelona's 39-game unbeaten run in El Clasico

Apr 03, 2016 - 4:39 AM

Ronaldo knocks in the winner with 5 minutes remaining to seal a 2 1 comeback win for Real Madrid

CLASICO. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo battles for possession with Barcelona's Neymar Jr. Photo by Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Peluang akhiri kompetisi lebih cepat

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Tidak ada momen yang lebih tepat untuk menghormati kepergian Johan Cruyff kecuali dengan kemenangan atas Real Madrid

EL CLASSICO. Siapakah yang akan keluar sebagai pemenang dalam duel antara dua raksasa Spanyol Barcelona vs Real Madrid? Foto dari EPA