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Heart trouble slows hoops rise of Shaq's son Shareef

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef puts his promising college basketball career on hold due to a heart ailment

OUT FOR THE SEASON. NBA great Shaquille O'Neal’s son Shareef was all set to play for UCLA. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Apple/AFP

UCLA players in China shoplifting incident to miss season

Dec 23, 2017 - 10:41 AM

Riley and Hill are indefinitely suspended from the UCLA college season

SUSPENDED. The UCLA basketball program will be missing the services of Cody Riley and Jaden Hill in their season. Photos from AFP

LaVar Ball says younger sons aiming to play overseas

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:38 AM

LaVar Ball wants his younger sons to play together overseas

BALLS. The Ball family (from) Melo, Lonzo, father LaVar, and Gelo. From the LaVar Ball's FB account.

LaVar Ball to pull out son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:28 AM

LaVar says LiAngelo would rather concentrate on entering the 2018 NBA draft

STRICTER PUNISHMENTS? LaVar Ball plans on pulling out son LiAngelo Ball as he believes that UCLA punished his more than China. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images North America/AFP

'Should've left them in jail!' – Trump slams ungrateful LaVar Ball

Nov 20, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Donald Trump takes it out on social media to respond to LaVar Ball's ungratefulness

UNGRATEFUL. The US President Donald Trump calls out LaVar Ball for being 'ungrateful'. File Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. college players released by China thank Trump

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:53 PM

All 3 UCLA players LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of LA Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – Cody Riley and Jalen Hill admit guilt and thank US President Donald Trump for helping secure their release

GRATEFUL. This file photo taken on February 23, 2017 shows LiAngelo Ball #3 while he was still playing for Chino Hills High School. Photo by Josh Lefkowitz / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:39 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

President of the United States of America and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte during the 31st ASEAN GALA Dinner  Photo by Russell Palma Pool Photo

LiAngelo Ball, 2 other UCLA players arrested in China arrive in U.S.

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UCLA's LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill arrive on a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles

Trump personally asks China's Xi to help LiAngelo Ball

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:46 PM

A Washington Post report says that during a state visit to China, US President Donald Trump personally asks Chinese President Xi Jinping to look into the shoplifting case of UCLA Bruin rookie LiAngelo Ball and his teammates

SHANGHAI PROMO. LaVar Ball (in red), father of LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, and his youngest son LaMelo Ball (left) pose for a photo with a fan during a promotional event in Shanghai on November 10, 2017. STR/AFP

Lonzo Ball’s brother LiAngelo released on bail for shoplifting in China, faces 99.92% conviction rate

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:42 PM

LiAngelo Ball awaits his sentence after shoplifting from Louis Vuitton

NUMBER ONE IN STEALS. The younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was caught shoplifting in China. Photo from Instagram (@gelo)

'Ambitious' Kobe Paras says NBA still the goal

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The 19 year old basketball star shares his future plans and dreams which include playing for the Philippine team getting into the NBA and even putting up his own restaurant

Kobe Paras no longer joining UCLA - reports

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:29 AM

The news of Paras withdrawal from UCLA was tweeted by a few college basketball reporters in the United States

Kobe Paras celebrates a win with the Gilas U17 team. File photo from fibaasia.net

US shooter had 'kill list' including professors, wife

Jun 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck says a note in Mainak Sarkar s backpack – in which he asked that someone look after his cat – led police to his home in Minnesota where a kill list was found

LOCKDOWN. Students gather together during a lockdown at the University of California at Los Angeles campus where a shooting took place in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 1, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Murder-suicide triggers lockdown at UCLA campus

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Officials said they were still piecing together what prompted the deadly incident at the University of California s Los Angeles campus

LOCKDOWN. Members of security are seen on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Record-breaking runner from Davao gets offers from UCLA, USC

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Mia Meagey Niñura the first gold medalist of the 2016 Palarong Pambansa has recruitment offers from two US universities

RECRUITMENT OFFERS. Davao Region runner Mia Meagey Niñura receives offers from US universities UCLA and USC. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

#PinoyPride: Fil-Am sociologist wins prestigious fellowship

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Why aren’t there more Filipino American professors? Filipino American political leaders? There is still way more work to be done and complacency is the enemy of progress

WATCH: Kobe Paras drops 43 points, displays new skills

Mar 01, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Kobe Paras shows some improved ball handling while maintaining his shooting stroke

Baldwin: No Gilas plans to get Kobe Paras, Ray Parks

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:46 PM

But the pool is fluid So at any point in time we could make adjustments to it says the national team coach

Kobe Paras officially signs with UCLA

Nov 12, 2015 - 4:36 PM

His commitment to the university was made official on Thursday

Kobe Paras on the PH: ‘I just wanna make everyone here proud’

Jun 13, 2015 - 4:13 AM

Despite the international success Paras has seen and will likely continue to see he remains proud of his roots in the Philippines

The tight bond of the Paras family

Jun 12, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Constant support from his father and brother have helped make Kobe Paras the star he is today

WATCH: Kobe Paras qualifies for FIBA 3x3 Dunk semis with monster jam

Jun 06, 2015 - 11:35 PM

The Philippines teenaged dunk king will defend his crown in Hungary

DUNKING MACHINE. Kobe Paras did on Saturday what Kobe Paras does. Photo from FIBA

Kobe Paras leads all scorers on FIBA 3x3 u-18 championships day 1

Jun 05, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Kobe Paras led all scorers with 24 on day one leading the Philippines to a 1 1 record

SCORING MACHINE. Kobe Paras was deadly on day one. Photo from FIBA

Jordan Clarkson offers advice to Kobe Paras

May 24, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Fil Am Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson knows what it s like to be a college bound basketball player like Kobe Paras

Kobe Paras (R) might join Jordan Clarkson (L) one day as an NBA player of Filipino heritage

WATCH: Pacquiao does intense strength training at UCLA

Mar 28, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Manny Pacquiao overcomes leg cramps to complete an intense strength and conditioning workout with Justin Fortune at UCLA s track and field

Manny Pacquiao is combating cramps with strength training. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Should the UCLA vs SMU game have been decided by this goaltending call?

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:43 AM

A hotly debated goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining sends UCLA to the next round of the NCAA men s basketball tournament

UCLA celebrates sweet victory while SMU reacts to a bitter defeat. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kobe Paras throws down monster baseline dunk

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Kobe Paras shows he has no chill by rising to the rim for a thunderous slam that left several defenders in the dust

PHANTOM OF THE COURT. Kobe Paras appears almost trance-like after throwing down a one-handed slam. Screen shot from Ball Is Life's Youtube <span class="attribution"></span>

The Top 10 Basketball Stories of 2014

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Columnist Enzo Flojo looks back at some of the most compelling basketball related stories of 2014

WATCH: Kobe Paras shows off athleticism with windmill dunk

Dec 16, 2014 - 3:28 PM

UCLA committee Kobe Paras throws a basketball off the wall before catching it and throwing down a windmill dunk

Kobe Paras, seen here as a member of the Gilas U17 team, has built a reputation for throwing down big dunks. File photo from fibaasia.net

Kobe Paras: 'I'm not all about dunks'

Nov 10, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Kobe Paras is known for his exciting dunks but the UCLA recruit says he s developed a complete game since moving to the United States

COMPLETE PLAYER. Kobe Paras admits he loves to rattle the rim but wants to be known for his total game. Screenshot from YouTube

Benjie Paras proud of son Kobe's accomplishments

Oct 25, 2014 - 7:13 PM

PBA legend Benjie Paras discusses his son s future with the UCLA Bruins winning his third championship with San Beda and being offered the UP coaching job

Benjie Paras' son Kobe may get to suit up for the US NCAA's UCLA Bruins, a collegiate team with a storied history. File photo from fibaasia.net

Benjie Paras to UCLA-bound son Kobe: 'The world is yours'

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Proud father Benjie Paras is happy with his son s decision to join UCLA says he sent Kobe to America to begin his transformation into manhood

FATHER AND SON. Benjie Paras (L) is proud and happy with all the basketball attention his son, Kobe (R), is getting. Benjie photo from wikipedia, Kobe photo from fibaasia.net

Kobe Paras officially commits to UCLA

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:18 AM

The son of PBA great Benjie Paras has officially accepted the offer to play for the UCLA Bruins

Kobe Paras celebrates a win with the Gilas U17 team. File photo from fibaasia.net

Kobe Paras picks up offer to become a UCLA Bruin

Oct 09, 2014 - 1:02 PM

The UCLA Bruins have the NCAA record for most national championships 11 have made the Final Four round 17 times and have made the NCAA March Madness tournament 44 times

IN DEMAND. Former La Salle Greenhills standout Kobe Paras is fielding several offers from US colleges. File photo Milad Payami/FIBA Asia

Can stem cells cure HIV?

Apr 13, 2012 - 4:51 PM

In a recent study researchers demonstrate that stem cells can actually attack HIV infected cells in a living organism

MODERN DAY SCOURGE. The HIV virus. (Photo credit: C. Goldsmith/public domain)