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James Yap hoping for best after suffering groin injury

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:23 AM

The two-time PBA MVP is forced to sit out almost the entire second half as Rain or Shine escapes Phoenix

TAKING PRECAUTION. James Yap decides to sub himself out after feeling pain on his groin. Photo from PBA Images

Yap 'no regrets' over missed game-tying triple

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Rain or Shine fails to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Philippine Cup semifinals as Magnolia levels the best-of-seven affair

BIG GAME BACK. Struggling in the first 3 games, James Yap has finally found his touch. Photo from PBA Images

Yap says pal Simon still got it after 3-Point Shootout win

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

PJ Simon wins his first Three-Point Shootout title by dethroning old pal and former backcourt partner James Yap

OLD PALS. PJ Simon (right) succeeds James Yap as the new Three-Point Shootout king. Photo from PBA Images

Simon dethrones Yap in PBA 3-Point Shootout

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Magnolia guard wins his first Three-Point Shootout crown after beating NorthPort's Robert Bolick and NLEX's Philip Paniamogan in the finals

STILL GOT IT. PJ Simon takes the crown from his former backcourt partner James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap to defend 3-point crown in PBA All-Star Weekend

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:32 PM

It won't be a walk in the park for the Rain or Shine gunner as the league's best outside snipers vie to dethrone him

THREE-POINT KING. James Yap guns for his third Three-Point Shootout title. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

James Yap hailed PBA Player of the Week

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The former two-time league MVP propels Rain or Shine to their fifth straight win and a league-best 7-1 record

STILL GOT IT. James Yap wins his first PBA Player of the Week award of the 2019 season. Photo from PBA Images

Turning 37, James Yap wishes for first PBA title with Rain or Shine

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Having won 7 championships under the Purefoods franchise, the two-time MVP seeks his maiden crown with the Elasto Painters

BIG GAME. Already in the twilight of his career, James Yap says he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images

Yap insists no extra motivation to beat ex-team Magnolia

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:45 AM

Two years since his trade to Rain or Shine, the two-time MVP haunts his former team with a game-winning three-point play

STILL GOT IT. James Yap bails out Rain or Shine just like he used to during his time with the Purefoods franchise. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: James Yap and Michela Cazzola celebrate baptism of baby girl

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Francesca is the couple's second daughter

PROUD PARENTS. James Yap and Michela Cazzola welcome their baby girl Francesca to the Christian world. Screenshot from Instagram.com/michelacazzola

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

James Yap proud of Rain or Shine despite falling short in finals bid

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:25 AM

The Elasto Painters have not reached the championship round for two years

END OF THE ROAD. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bow out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-5 semifinals series. File photo from PBA's official Facebook page

James Yap on crucial missed 3: 'Hindi naman lagi araw-araw Pasko'

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The two-time PBA MVP missed the potential game-tying triple in Rain or Shine's Game 3 loss to Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals

James Yap. Photo from PBA Images

All’s well between James Yap, coach Garcia: ‘Love, love, love’

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM

James Yap and coach Caloy Garcia make their first semis appearance with Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

VINTAGE. James Yap powers the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their first semifinals in two years with a 27-point outburst. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

James Yap: 'Masarap talunin 'yung Ginebra dahil maraming magagalit sayo'

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The two-time PBA MVP looks to lead the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters again in their best-of-5 semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra

NEW EXPERIENCE. James Yap will play in the semifinals for the first time as a member of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo from PBA Images

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Jul 11, 2018 - 1:37 PM

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Kris Aquino wishes James Yap 'peace, lasting happiness'

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:16 AM

The 'Queen of All Media' pens a short note for her ex-husband on the date that would have been their 13th wedding anniversary

LOOK: James Yap, Michela Cazzola welcome second child

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:10 PM

The couple's daughter, Francesca Michelle, is born on Wednesday, June 27

James Yap keeps focus on court even after Kris Aquino tirade

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:06 AM

'Sanay na,’ the former two-time PBA MVP says days after his ex-wife called him a 'deadbeat na tatay'

PRODUCTIVE. James Yap was one the 5 players in double figures in Rain or Shine's 109-103 opening win over the Alaska Aces in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda

Kris Aquino apologizes to Noynoy, Duterte, Mar after rant vs Korina Sanchez

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:48 AM

After lashing out against Korina Sanchez, Kris Aquino apologizes 'for including politics' in the issue

SORRY. 'I will collect my thoughts and try my best to forgive regardless of the fact no remorse has ever been shown,' writes Kris Aquino. Screenshot from Kris Aquino's Instagram account

Kris Aquino hits Korina Sanchez over James Yap feature

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:37 PM

'Sampal sa mukha ko ang inilabas na feature ngayong gabi nung misis ni Mar Roxas,' says a furious Kris Aquino on social media

'ENOUGH.' Kris Aquino turns to social media once again, hitting former co-host Korina Sanchez (right) over a feature on ex-husband James Yap (center). Photos from Kris, James, and Korina's Instagram accounts

Kris Aquino lashes out at James Yap over birthday message for son Bimby

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) 'You are missing out on experiencing what a caring, generous, polite [and] lovable boy Bimb is – and it is your loss,' Kris tells her ex-husband

James Yap, Michela Cazzola expecting 2nd child

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Michael James is about to become a big brother

Injury-riddled Rain or Shine finds gems in Ponferada, Borboran, Trollano

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Despite injuries to Chris Tiu, James Yap and Raymond Almazan, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters became the 5th team to book a trip to the quarterfinals

SWISH. Jewel Ponferada displays his offensive arsenal as he helps the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters secure a playoff berth. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

James Yap overcomes scoring slump, says there is no relaxing as he nears 36

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Being able to hit the 20-point mark at age 35 gives him a lot of confidence, says James Yap

SEASONED VET. James Yap says he's mindful of putting in the work in the gym to compete with the new crop of young guards in the league. Photo by PBA Images

Daquioag, Yap catch fire as Rain or Shine ends 2-game skid

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Rain or Shine closes out the game up by 21 points

COMPLIMENT. Jewel Ponferada chips in 10 points to compliment the efforts of leading scorers Daquioag and Yap. Photo by PBA Images

Kris Aquino says James Yap using Bimby for publicity

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:35 PM

At his restaurant opening James Yap talks about not seeing their son Bimby for 8 months

Kris Aquino calls out Ricky Lo in defense of son Bimby

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

UPDATED Kris Aquino and Ricky Lo exchange words through social media

WATCH: James Yap breaches 10,000 points in PBA career

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Yap becomes the 14th player to join the elite club and the first in 16 years

10,000 POINTS. James Yap receives the game ball as he joins the 10,000-point club. Photo from the PBA's official Twitter/@pbaconnect

Rain Or Shine's fourth quarter rally propels them past Ginebra

May 19, 2017 - 9:51 PM

A 35 19 run to close the game carries Rain or Shine to a win over the Gin Kings

PAINT JOB. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters hand Ginebra its second loss of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine begins Commissioner’s Cup title defense with win over NLEX

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:38 PM

James Yap scores a team high 26 points including the dagger 3 pointer which put the game out of reach for NLEX

SHINING. Rain or Shine's import Shawn Taggart rattled off 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting, to go along with 10 boards and 3 assists. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Star has a new hero as Lee sparks them past old team Rain or Shine

Dec 18, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Hotshots win their third straight game for a 3 2 record while the Painters fall to 3 2

TRADED STARS. Paul Lee and James Yap match up as they play their old teams for the first time since getting traded. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine blasts Mahindra for 2-0 record

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:52 PM

Rain or Shine drops 18 3 pointers on Mahindra to lead by as much as 49 before it was cut down to 22

DEBUT. James Yap (L) and Gary David both debut for their respective new teams in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

James Yap still not used to watching Star play without him

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I m still not used to not being on that team but I have to move on says Yap during Star s season opener vs San Miguel

SPECTATOR. James Yap (R) watches his old team Star Hotshots play against San Miguel Beer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kris Aquino, Bimby meet James Yap and Michela Cazzola's baby boy

Oct 23, 2016 - 12:23 PM

I am grateful that today we gave our sons the opportunity to meet and hopefully have genuine bonding as brothers Kris says

Star trades James Yap to Rain or Shine for Paul Lee - report

Oct 13, 2016 - 5:18 PM

In what s easily the biggest blockbuster trade of the year so far two PBA stars exchange teams

James Yap on relationship with Bimby Aquino Yap

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:54 AM

James says Bimby hasn t seen his new baby brother yet

JAMES YAP. The basketball star says he's given up on reaching out to his son with Kris Aquino, Bimby Aquino Yap. Screengrab from Instagram/jamesyap18

LOOK: James Yap, Michela Cazzola welcome baby boy

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:01 PM

Michael James is the couple s first child

2016 PBA All-Star starters revealed

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Barangay Ginebra has the most players in the All Star starting lineups with 5

ALL-STARS. Mark Caguioa and Terrence Romeo lead the North while James Yap and Mark Caguioa anchor the South team for the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Baron Geisler vs Kiko Matos MMA fight

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Solenn Heussaff Tim Yap James Yap and more watch the fight in Valkyrie

IN PHOTOS: James Yap, Michela Cazzola's baby shower

Jun 22, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The couple is expecting a baby boy who they have named Michael James

8 times Kris Aquino made headlines during PNoy's term

Jun 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM

From her APEC sunburn to using the presidential chopper, President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister inspired her fair share of headlines during his presidency

PRESIDENTIAL SISTER. President Benigno Aquino III's youngest sister Kris Aquino sometimes takes on the role of first spouse. In the photo, Kris and PNoy pose for a picture in the president's office during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in 2015. Screengrab from Instagram/kriscaquino

James Yap suffers calf strain in Star loss to San Miguel

Mar 27, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Yap explains he felt a pop as he moved to run after receiving a pass near the halfcourt line

MAN DOWN. James Yap suffers an injury in the Star Hotshots' lopsided loss to the San Miguel Beermen. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Baldwin explains why Manuel, Yap aren’t fit for Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:20 PM

There are other qualities and factors that also make some players better suited to the international game and some players not so well suited says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

WHY NOT? Coach Tab Baldwin explains why Vic Manuel (L) and James Yap might not be suited for Gilas Pilipinas. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler and PBA Images

James Yap's girlfriend Michela Cazzola confirms she's pregnant

Feb 25, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Michela is scheduled to give birth middle of the year

Kris Aquino, James Yap attend son Bimby's First Communion

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:35 PM

This comes after a previous Instagram post from Kris saying James was not spending enough time with Bimby

KathNiel, Ramon Bautista, James Yap lead celebrity Roxas endorsers

Nov 22, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Local celebrities led by teen heartthrob Daniel Padilla throw their support behind LP standard bearer Mar Roxas

#BAKITSIMAR. Teen heartthrob Daniel Padilla leads a long list of Mar Roxas' celebrity endorsers. Rappler photo

Cone says Yap's sacrifice made Purefoods a success

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:34 AM

As Tim Cone was introduced as Ginebra s new coach he reminisced about how James Yap helped make his time with Purefoods successful

Alaska sweeps Star as Travis, Manuel deliver late

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:20 PM

The Alaska Aces are heading back to the PBA Finals after taking care of the Star Hotshots in Game 3

Star Hotshots rip Globalport again to reach semis

Jun 28, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The defending champions Star became the 7th team in league history to overcome a twice to beat disadvantage

Marqus Blakely of the Star Hotshots turned in a triple double of 15 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists, to go along with 4 steals and 3 blocks. Photo by PBA Images