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June Mar Fajardo in class of his own with record 5th straight MVP

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The San Miguel star surpasses the record of PBA legends Mon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, who won 4 MVP awards each

HISTORIC. It's another season and another MVP plum for June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images

Pringle, Fajardo in tug-of-war for MVP plum

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:10 AM

June Mar Fajardo finds a strong challenger in his bid for a record fifth PBA Most Valuable Player award

June Mar Fajardo on track for historic 5th PBA MVP

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The Cebuano slotman is also poised to capture his 7th Best Player of the Conference award

AT THE TOP. June Mar Fajardo can become the only player in PBA history to win the Most Valuable Player award for the 5th time. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: James Harden celebrated with short film after maiden MVP win

Jun 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The short video narrated by Harden's mother, Monja Willis, recalls a note he wrote in high school

SEASON'S BEST. Houston star James Harden averaged a league-best 30.4 points to power the Rockets to a franchise-best 65-17 record. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?

May 17, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The Rockets star may be tipped to succeed Thunder's Russell Westbrook, but LeBron James and Anthony Davis stand in the way

BIG THREE. Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean’s Anthony Davis pose to challenge his MVP bid. Photos by AFP

Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career on a high note with MVP plum

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Despite leaving the league without a championship, the NU stalwart proves she remains as one of the league's best

LEAGUE'S BEST. Jaja Santiago proves that she deserves the MVP award despite not finishing with a championship in her UAAP career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Derrick Rose back with Cavs, but might need ankle operation

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:12 AM

A sore left ankle, the latest in a litany of injuries for the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, has sidelined Rose on November 7, and he later took an extended break as he weighed his options

ANOTHER OPERATION. File photo of Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers driving around Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Ricci Rivero makes final Mythical 5, leapfrogs foreigners Sarr, Gaye and Akom

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Because of the UAAP rule that allows only one foreign student in a line-up, DLSU sophomore Rivero jumps three places to crash the UAAP Season 80 Mythical 5

La Salle's Ben Mbala set to bag his 2nd straight MVP title

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The monstrous numbers of the Green Archer secure his back-to-back MVP award

BACK-TO-BACK. Ben Mbala continues to be the best player in the league. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Durant, Jordan congratulate Westbrook on MVP award

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

That boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year Kevin Durant writes on his Youtube Channel page

Why the first-ever NBA Awards Show should be the last

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hopefully the league will do what’s best for its fans – not its business – next year

WATCH: Westbrook in tears during emotional MVP speech

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:24 PM

After a historic season Russell Westbrook takes the time to thank everyone who has been part of his MVP journey

Russell Westbrook named 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:24 AM

See the full list of winners at the 2017 NBA Awards

MVP. Russell Westbrook is the 2017 NBA MVP. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James snubbed as MVP award finalist

May 20, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The NBA MVP award will come down to James Harden Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard

DENIED. LeBron James will not be in the running to clinch his 5th MVP award despite setting career-highs in assists (8.7) and rebounds (8.6) this season. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America/AFP

DLSU's Mary Joy Baron wins UAAP 79 MVP

May 03, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The fourth year middle blocker wins the honor 4 years after ex La Salle stars Ara Galang and Aby Maraño shared the award

MVP. Mary Joy Baron is named UAAP MVP for Season 79. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tencent now China’s most valuable company

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:44 PM

Tencent operates China s biggest messaging service WeChat through which a variety of businesses including gaming advertising and social networking have flourished in recent years

TENCENT. Finnish game company Supercell Co-Founder and CEO Ilkka Paananen and Martin Lau, President of Tencent, pose for a picture during a press conference in the company's headquarters in Helsinki, Finland on June 21, 2015.File photo by Seppo Samuli / Lehtikuva / AFP

Curry to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season - reports

May 10, 2016 - 7:02 AM

Stephen Curry exceeded his MVP scoring average from last season by over 6 points while leading the Golden State Warriors to an unprecedented 73 9 season record

DOMINANCE. Stephen Curry improved off his offensive statistics from last season, where he was also named MVP. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

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Jan 22, 2016 - 6:51 PM

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Iran wins 2nd straight Asian men's volleyball crown

Apr 16, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Iran narrowly defends its Asian Men s Volleyball title as it edges Qatar by one 43 42 in the attacks department

VOLLEY CHAMPS. Iran bags its second straight Asian Men's Volleyball title. Photo by Levi Verora/Rappler

Holding Court: The best of the NBA season

Apr 10, 2014 - 11:42 PM

As NBA regular season comes to a close columnist Bert Ramirez gives his picks for the season s top individual awards

Valdez is Season 76 MVP; also bags Best Scorer, Server plums

Mar 08, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Ateneo s Alyssa Valdez gets rewarded for her stellar play in UAAP Season 76 as she bags three awards including Most Valuable Player

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER. Ateneo's Alyssa Valdez bags the UAAP 76 Women's Volleyball MVP award. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Holding Court: Kevin Durant gets inside track for NBA MVP honors

Feb 08, 2014 - 3:54 PM

LeBron James has won NBA MVP honors in 4 of the past 5 years but is the King James era ending and the Durant era beginning? Columnist Bert A Ramirez gives his thoughts

THUNDER RUMBLING. Kevin Durant, shown dunking during last year's All-Star game, is on track to get his first NBA MVP award this year. Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

SM group creates property behemoth

May 31, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The Sy led SM Group consolidates its mall and property units and dislodges Ayala Land as the biggest property group in the Philippines