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Almazan to return stronger after injury derailed PBA title bid

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Raymond Almazan says the injury that kept him out of a crucial stretch in the PBA Governors' Cup finals serves as his motivation to come back better

BOUNCE BACK. Raymond Almazan is determined to come back stronger for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

No pain, no gain: Almazan wants to finish PBA finals despite knee injury

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Raymond Almazan endures the pain from a meniscal tear on his left knee and suits up for Meralco in Game 4 against Barangay Ginebra

ON THE BRINK. Raymond Almazan and Meralco have their backs against the wall after going down 1-3 in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Injured Almazan a gametime decision for Meralco

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Raymond Almazan had been averaging 17.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in the finals before injuring his left knee

CRUCIAL DECISION. Raymond Almazan will warm up for Game 4 and decide whether he is fit enough to play. Photo from PBA Images

Black, Meralco keeping fingers crossed on Almazan injury

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:39 PM

Meralco's title hopes take a huge blow as Raymond Almazan suffers a suspected knee strain

UNCERTAIN. Raymond Almazan is a question mark for the rest of the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Almazan a 'blessing' for Meralco with career game

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

As he set a new PBA career-high in rebounds, Raymond Almazan proves to be worth the wait for Meralco

ELECTRIFIED. Raymond Almazan and Meralco power through their seventh win in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Almazan finally proves worth for success-hungry Meralco

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Acquired by Meralco 4 months ago, Raymond Almazan delivers his best game yet after starring in a string of crucial plays in their comeback win against Magnolia

BIG GAME. Raymond Almazan shows why Meralco traded for him. Photo from PBA Images

Almazan sad to miss Gilas camp in Spain

Aug 05, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Raymond Almazan is among the 8 players who miss the Gilas Pilipinas trip that's a part of its buildup for the FIBA World Cup

GOOD LUCK. Raymond Almazan hopes for the best for Gilas Pilipinas in Spain. Photo from FIBA

Almazan hopes for better showing after Meralco debut

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:58 PM

The wiry big man still tries to find his footing after being sidelined for months due to a calf injury

NEW TEAM, NEW START. Raymond Almazan says he cherishes every opportunity given to him. Photo from PBA Images

Almazan just waiting go signal for Meralco debut

May 24, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The wiry big man looks to bring the same defensive presence he was known for before he was traded by Rain or Shine

WAITING GAME. Raymond Almazan is itching to return to the PBA hardwood after missing the first two games of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine ships Almazan to Meralco

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The Elasto Painters center gets traded for the Bolts' first-round picks in the 2019 and 2021 drafts

FAREWELL. Raymond Almazan is set to part ways with the team that drafted him third overall in 2013. Photo from PBA Images

Raymond Almazan suspended, to miss rest of Governors' Cup

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The lanky center has been punished by Rain or Shine for his unsanctioned two-week absence

OUT. Raymond Almazan will not see action in the Elasto Painters' final two games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. File photo by PBA Images

Garcia hopes Almazan returns 'ready to play as a professional'

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:33 AM

The two-time All-Star has already missed 4 straight games for Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup after going AWOL

BOOST. Raymond Almazan's potential return could help the Elasto Painters' bid for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images

Raymond Almazan goes AWOL for luckless Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The lanky center has not reported to the team and has missed two crucial games

MISSING IN ACTION. Rain or Shine misses the services of star big man Raymond Almazan in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

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

Ginebra-Rain or Shine quarterfinals bout balanced, says Almazan

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:34 PM

'Sa endurance, wala naman sigurong pinagkaiba kasi 'yung kinakain nila, kinakain din naman namin,' says Raymond Almazan despite Rain or Shine losing a triple overtime classic to Barangay Ginebra

LEVEL. Raymond Almazan believes Barangay Ginebra does not have an edge over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters as they face in a best-of-3 quarterfinals. File photo by PBA Images

Raymond Almazan hopes for Gilas return

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:40 PM

'Sobrang sarap maglaro para sa bayan so sana next window, makasama ako,' says Raymond Almazan

RETURN. Raymond Almazan is keeping his fingers crossed for a possible return to the national team. File photo by PBA Images

Almazan, Camson, Miranda pay stiff price for rough plays

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:19 PM

PBA hands out fines for the string of rough action in the past week

FISTFIGHT. Almazan and Camson get into a fistfight during the heated match. Photo by PBA Images

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

Almazan sidelined in Rain or Shine's rout of Phoenix after missing two practices

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Head coach Garcia says 'everything is good now' after getting into a misunderstanding with Almazan

SIDELINED. Raymond Almazan sits out of this Rain or Shine game for missing two practices. Photo by PBA Images

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Gilas locker room post-China win, game highlights, Almazan dunks

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:44 PM

See highlights from the Philippines win over China in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon

BIG DUNK. Raymond Almazan towers over China. Photo from FIBA.com

Terrence Romeo is again a rockstar as Malaysian players idolize him

May 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Terrence Romeo was seen granting photo opportunities to several Malaysian players on the court

PHOTO OP. Terrence Romeo grants a photo opportunity to a member of the Malaysian team after Gilas Pilipinas' win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No Gilas Pilipinas just yet for Raymond Almazan

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:20 PM

His day will come And I think it will come sooner rather than later Tab Baldwin says of Raymond Almazan s future with the national team

'HIS TIME WILL COME.' Raymond Almazan will not be joining Gilas Pilipinas for now. But coach Tab Baldwin is confident 'his time will come.' Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra comes up short anew as Rain or Shine advances

Mar 28, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The Elasto Painters will advance to the semifinals after a close win against Ginebra

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism goes for a layup against Ginebra's Greg Slaughter. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Almazan, Belga in awe of 7-foot-3 Ramos' size, bulk

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Even the baddest boys of the PBA can barely move push or simply match up with KIA s 7 foot 3 behemoth PJ Ramos

CARNIVAL GIANT. PJ Ramos of KIA presents a difficult matchup for essentially everyone in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine clinches top seed after beating down KIA

Mar 22, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Painters secure first place due to superior quotient despite holding a similar record with Purefoods and potential 8 3 finisher Talk N Text

Rain or Shine import Wayne Chism, seen here taking a jumper, leads the Elasto Painters to a convincing win over the KIA Carnival to take the top seed in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA hands hefty fines to Belga, Almazan

Mar 17, 2015 - 2:13 PM

Rain or Shine teammates Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan will pay a combined fine of P110 000 while Ginebra s Dorian Peña will pay P10 000

HEFTY FINES. The PBA hits Beau Belga with a hefty fine of P70,000 over 3 plays and his conduct towards the audience during Rain or Shine's game vs Ginebra. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine topples taller NLEX for first win

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:27 PM

The Elasto Painters negate the Road Warriors height with steady shooting from the perimeter

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Rain or Shine guard Paul Lee attacks the defense of NLEX center Asi Taulava. Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska pulls off another comeback over Rain or Shine for 3-2 lead

Dec 27, 2014 - 8:40 PM

The Aces overcome a 19 point deficit against Rain or Shine and are now one win away from entering the PBA PH Cup Finals

THE ACES BOSS. Alaska's Sonny Thoss posts up against Rain or Shine's JR Quiñahan. Photo Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine blasts Meralco in physical clash

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:21 PM

Rain or Shine upped the physicality and let it rain from downtown on their way to demolishing Meralco

Rain or Shine rallies in the fourth to beat Blackwater

Oct 24, 2014 - 10:13 PM

The Elasto Painters come back from a 9 point deficit to hand Blackwater Elite its 2nd loss of the season

ROCK 'N ROLL. Raymond "Rock 'N Roll" Almazan (L) makes a move in the paint against  Eddie Laure (R). Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Walker tows Alaska to brink of finals appearance

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Henry Walker moved past his frustrations on the physicality of the semifinals and led the Alaska Aces to a Game 3 victory

MILK SHAKE. Henry Walker of the Alaska Aces scored 25 points to lead his team to within a game of the Governors' Cup Finals. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Reid game-winner pushes Rain or Shine past San Mig Coffee

Jun 17, 2014 - 12:10 AM

Rain or Shine s import scores 39 points including the game winner to propel the Painters past San Mig Coffee

SHINING. Arizona Reid celebrates during Monday's win over San Mig Coffee. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

Rain or Shine's momentum rages on against Meralco with 4th straight win

Jun 10, 2014 - 10:30 PM

The Painters sucked the air out of the struggling Meralco Bolts with a 104 85 drubbing to extend their win streak to 4

STREAKING SHINERS. Jeff Chan of Rain or Shine lays in a shot against Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

FilOil: San Beda survives gritty Letran in double OT

Apr 26, 2014 - 7:28 PM

It was same opponent same result for San Beda College as they defeated the Letran Knights in a rematch of last year s NCAA Finals

SAME AS THE LAST TIME. Baser Amer paced San Beda with 28 points and 7 rebounds in a rematch of last year's NCAA Finals. File photo by Paul Ryan Tan/Rebound Magazine

Rain or Shine's Chris Tiu believes PBA is more physical than NBA

Apr 26, 2014 - 9:31 AM

Rain or Shine s Chris Tiu expects physical play in tonight s crucial game against the Meralco Bolts and also discusses playing under fiery coach Yeng Guiao and ROS s NBA equivalent

PAINT JOB OR PICASSO? Chris Tiu of Rain or Shine believes that physical play is par for the course in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

UE battles La Salle, Letran faces San Beda in Filoil opener

Apr 25, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The 9th Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup formally gets underway on Saturday

ARCHERS TAKE AIM. Fresh off their UAAP championship, the De La Salle University Green Archers return to action in FilOil. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA: Rain or Shine sends Alaska near bottom of standings

Mar 15, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Chan catches fire in the third quarter as Rain or Shine sends defending champs Alaska near bottom of the standings

MCLEAN MACHINE. Alex McLean and Jeff Chan combined for 43 points vs Alaska. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Can Petron solve Rain or Shine puzzle in Game 3 tonight?

Feb 01, 2014 - 12:48 PM

The Petron Blaze Boosters will fight for their competitive lives tonight after losing their first two assignments against the invincible of late Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

OUT OF GAS. June Mar Fajardo of Petron Blaze goes up for a shot against Beau Belga of Rain or Shine in Game 2. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Rain or Shine turns Petron into driveway stain

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:12 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines Rain or Shine s come from behind win over Petron Blaze in game two of the Philippine Cup semifinals

SHINING. Jeric Teng and Ryan Arana of Rain or Shine go after a loose ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine comes from behind to take 2-0 series lead over Petron

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:03 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters managed to steal victory despite trailing for most of the game to extend their win streak to 10 and more importantly grab a 2 0 lead over the Petron Blaze Boosters

RAINING AND SHINING. Rain or Shine came-from-behind to take a 2-0 lead, leaving Petron Blaze a stain in the driveway. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: San Mig eliminate Air21, Rain or Shine's paint job on TNT

Jan 12, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo breaks down the highs and lows of Saturday night s PBA games

CHASING GLORY. Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee and Asi Taulava of Air21 chase down a loose ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rookie Alex Nuyles shines as Rain or Shine thwarts Globalport 98-87

Jan 05, 2014 - 6:30 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters rallied behind strong play from rookie Alex Nuyles to defeat Globalport Batang Pier 98 87 in the PLDT myDSL Philippine Cup

UNDENIABLE. Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood puts up a shot over Kelly Nabong of GlobalPort en route to victory. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Barako takes down GlobalPort, Painters dominate Mixers

Dec 30, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Dorian Peña takes over down low as Barako takes down GlobalPort; Raymond Almazan breakout game pushes Rain or Shine in blow out of San Mig Coffee

SLAMS. Keith Jensen of Barako Bull (L) and Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine (R) help their teams record Ws. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

PBA Rookie rankings: Romeo stays hot

Dec 02, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Terrence Romeo stays on top of the rookie rankings after standing toe to toe against former PBA MVP Mark Caguioa

HOTSHOT. Terrence Romeo is slowly cementing his place in the PBA. Photo by Mandy Mangubat/The Benchwarmers

HIGHLIGHTS: NCAA 89 Finals Letran vs San Beda, Game 3

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:11 PM

Can Letran avenge their Season 88 setback or will San Beda score a 4 peat?

HIGHLIGHTS: NCAA 89 Finals Letran vs San Beda, Game 2

Nov 14, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Will San Beda get their 4th straight NCAA title or will Letran force a winner take all game 3?

PBA preview: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Nov 14, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Rain or Shine kept its core intact while adding young guys Almazan Nuyles and Teng giving them a good chance of competing for the Philippine Cup title

INTACT. Rain or Shine will be fielding the same team with the addition of young guys Almazan, Nuyles, and Teng for the start of the PBA season. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images