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Kia Picanto rebrands as Columbian Dyip for PBA Commissioner's Cup

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Columbian Dyip is the 6th name change of the 4-year-old PBA franchise

NEW NAME. Kia Picanto undergoes another name change for the coming PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arwind Santos on clutch block over Khobuntin: 'Pride ko na 'yun'

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Arwind Santos denies Glenn Khobuntin's potential go-ahead bucket and the San Miguel Beermen secure the coveted twice-to-beat advantage heading into the playoffs

PRIDE. San Miguel Beermen star Arwind Santos says pride took over him with his clutch block over Glenn Khobuntin. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Lassiter hits game winner as San Miguel avoids Kia upset

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The win pulled the San Miguel Beermen closer to clinching one of the two twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals

GAME WINNER. Marcio Lassiter proves clutch for the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by PBA Images

GlobalPort cruises past Kia behind Nabong, Anthony

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Kelly Nabong stars for the Batang Pier with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks while Sean Anthony has 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals

CLIMBING UP. The GlobalPort Batang Pier ties Barangay Ginebra at 6th place in the standings with a win over the Kia Picanto. Photo by PBA Images

Digregorio, Erram pace Blackwater anew in romp of Kia

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) Mike Digregorio finishes with 21 points and 3 assists while JP Erram registers 17 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists for the victorious Blackwater Elite

HOT HAND. Mike Digregorio records his second straight 20-point game in Blackwater Elite's rout of the Kia Picanto. Photo by PBA Images

Scottie Thompson near-triple-double powers Ginebra demolition of Kia

Feb 07, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Scottie Thompson turns in 12 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists

DOMINATION. Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson toys with the Kia Picanto with a near-triple-double effort. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Williams sees himself 'a better player than I was during my MVP years'

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:15 PM

'I jump higher, which is weird because I’m 36 next week,' says TNT's Kelly Williams, who has played a dozen of years in the PBA

GROWING YOUNG. KaTropa Kelly Wiliams feels his getting better as the years go by.  PBA images

Garcia, Williams lift TNT past Kia in nip-and-tuck battle

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Racela considers Kia Picanto a threat in the PBA Philippine Cup for its unpredictability

FINEST FORM. Kelly Williams is in his finest form, registering 23 points on an 11-of-18 shooting on top of 8 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Norman Black relieved Cliff Hodge is back as Meralco snaps out of slump

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Hodge is not yet at 100% but he still manages to go out on defense

RETURN. Cliff Hodge recovers from his surgery and is back to help Meralco get back on the winning path. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco finds spark, ends 3-game losing streak

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The Meralco Bolts rediscover winning ways with a 29-point demolition of Kia Picanto

DOMINATION. KG Canaleta leads the Bolts in their domination over Kia. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Camson ready to apologize to Almazan for fistfight

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Eric Camson explains that his actions were a result of frustration after 8 months of not winning a game

BRAWL. A scuffle erupts between Eric Camson and Raymond Almanzan that resulted to a bench-clearing brawl. Photo by PBA Images

Glenn Khobuntin plays hero down the stretch as Kia lifts 8-month dry spell

Jan 21, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Khobuntin deflects credit to his teammates for the collective effort to notch their first victory of the season

GAME-WINNER. Glenn Khonbuntin makes the game-sealing layup to end Kia's 16-game losing streak. Photo by PBA Images

Kia stuns Rain or Shine for 1st win in 8 months

Jan 20, 2018 - 7:22 PM

Kia Picanto ends its 16-game losing streak

13 POINTS. Mark Yee goes 6-of-7 from the field to tally 13 points for Kia Picanto. Photo by PBA Images

Jeron Teng once again powers Alaska, but admits he's still adjusting to his role

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Jeron Teng has had two 20-point outings in his first 4 games but admits he's still familiarizing himself with Alaska's system

WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Teng pours in 13 points in the third quarter alone. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kia makes history with 16th straight loss after 37-point drubbing from Alaska

Jan 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Alaska's Jeron Teng pours in 13 points in the 3rd quarter alone

DOMINATION. The Alaska Aces win by 37 points over Kia Picanto. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kia's continuous struggles 'tiring' for new head coach Ricky Dandan

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:58 PM

Kia receives a 47-point demolition in their match against the Magnolia Hotshots

STRUGGLES. Philip Paniamogan is one of the players affected by the 47-point demolition of Kia, including their 15th straight loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Magnolia welcomes new year with a 47-point demolition of Kia

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:38 PM

The 124-77 thrashing tied Kia's franchise-worst defeat also inflicted by Magnolia

TOP SCORER. Ian Sangalang leads the demolition of Kia. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Pingris gets busted lip but comes back immediately to help Magnolia demolish Kia

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Pingris caught the ball at the post with 7:35 left in the first quarter when Corpuz went after the rock but instead got a bit of the veteran forward's face

BLOODIED. Marc Pingris manages to come back to the game after the bloodied lip incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chris Gavina resigns as Kia Picanto head coach

Dec 30, 2017 - 4:13 PM

'When one door closes, another door opens,' Gavina tweets

STEPPING DOWN. Chris Gavina resigns after just two games as head coach. File photo by PBA Images

Struggling Kia still playing 'conventional' ball after trading top draft pick

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Kia has not won a game since May 21

LOSING STREAK. Kia has yet to turn around their losing ways after giving their top draft pick in exchange for "hungry" bench players from San Miguel. File photo by PBA Images

Phoenix sends Kia to 14th straight defeat with 23-point romp

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Kia's losing streak continues as Phoenix runs up the score

FUELED UP. Matthew Wright, plus Justin Chua and JC Intal each scored 15 points each in the balanced effort. Photo from PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Kiefer Ravena debuts in the PBA with NLEX

Dec 20, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Kiefer Ravena lives up to his 'Phenom' nickname in his PBA debut, bringing a dose of excitement to the NLEX franchise

TOP SCORER. Ravena comes up for the layup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena drops double-double in PBA debut as NLEX nips Kia

Dec 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Kiefer Ravena contributes 18 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds in his first game in the PBA

PBA DEBUT. Kiefer Ravena showed he belonged with the pros in his first game with the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

Kia ships LA Revilla to Phoenix

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Kia board of governor Bobby Rosales confirmed Revilla's transfer to Phoenix

JOURNEYMAN. LA Revilla's opinion sends him to his third team in the PBA. Photo by PBA Media Bureau

[OPINION] Seeing the SMB-Kia trade through the eyes of a football fan

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

PBA fans voiced their outrage at the deal, but Bob Guerrero offers another perspective from which to view the trade

IN ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE. The trade that allowed San Miguel to pick Christian Standhardinger seems unfair, but those kinds of deals are familiar in the established pecking order of European football. File photo by FIBA

Unheralded PBA hopeful Christian Geronimo turns dream to reality, gets picked by Kia

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Christian Geronimo considered skipping the 2017 PBA Draft, believing the chances of him being picked were so low

DREAM COME TRUE. Christian Geronimo has been picked by Kia Picanto in the 5th round. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

PBA commissioner approves controversial Kia-San Miguel trade for top draft pick

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Commissioner Narvasa says he previously rejected two versions of the deal

TRADE APPROVED. Chito Narvasa says he only approved the trade when San Miguel agreed to part with veteran Ronald Tubid. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel Beermen to receive top draft pick via trade from Kia - report

Oct 21, 2017 - 4:47 PM

InterAksyon reports that Kia Picanto has agreed to trade the No.1 pick in this year’s PBA Draft to San Miguel for Jay-R Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy together with either Keith Agovida or the Beermen’s own first round pick which is expected to be the No. 12 overall pick

BEER BATH. The team that won two titles and had 4 players in the Mythical First Team will also have next season's number one draft pick. Photo by PBA Images

Star demolishes Kia by 47 as Pingris joins 5,000-point club

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Kia ends its conference with a 0-11 record.

HOTSHOTS. Star shot a scintillating 60 percent from the field and outrebounded Kia by 21 boards. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater rolls to 4th win after crushing Kia

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Blackwater spoils the debut of Kia s new import Geron Johnson

WINNING WAYS. Blackwater has now won 4 of its last 5 games, while Kia dropped to its 8th straight defeat in the conference. Photo by PBA Images

Defending champ Ginebra thrashes KIA for second Govs Cup win

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Ginebra goes up 2 1 while KIA remains winless in 4 games

OFF THE BENCH. Greg Slaughter successfully comes off the bench once again as Ginebra routs KIA. Photo from PBA Images

TNT nips Kia for first win in Govs’ Cup

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:37 PM

TNT starts its Governors Cup campaign with a victory over the winless Kia Picanto

POSITIVE START. TNT begins its conference after a trip to the finals with a victory over the struggling Kia. Photo by PBA Images

Phelps game-winner lifts Phoenix over slumping Alaska

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Phoenix goes up 2 0 while Alaska s losing streak continues

FOR THE WIN. Eugene Phelps (R) gives Phoenix the victory over Alaska with a bucket at the buzzer. He is seen here earlier in the game going up against Vic Manuel. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX, Phoenix open 2017 PBA Governors' Cup on bright note

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:18 PM

NLEX and Phoenix defeat KIA and Alaska respectively on the opening day of the season ending conference

BIG FIRST WIN. Kevin Alas takes over right away as NLEX defeats Alaska to open the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images