Willie Marcial - updates

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PBA chief downplays Alaska exit rumors

Jun 09, 2020 - 8:04 PM

'Alaska is eager for the season to resume and will be ready for battle,' the franchise clarifies in a statement

CHASING GREATNESS. Alaska has undergone a major revamp by building its team on young players in its bid to reclaim PBA glory. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva on to next stage of ending PBA suspension

Feb 28, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Calvin Abueva has not played for 9 months as he awaits the PBA to lift his indefinite suspension

ONE DOWN. Calvin Abueva has already finished the first stage of his bid of returning to the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

PBA to punish 'ligang labas' violators

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:38 PM

A hefty fine and a possible suspension await PBA players who break the rules

NEW RULE. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial (middle) says the punishment is put in place for players' welfare. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-Slam Dunk champ Joey Mente remembered for jolly personality

Aug 23, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The seven-year PBA pro passed away on Wednesday, August 22, after losing his bout with lung cancer

GONE TOO SOON. Joey Mente was 42 when he succumbed to cancer. Photo from Mente's Facebook account

MPBL, other sports leagues should not be considered threats to PBA, says Marcial

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:09 PM

'Nakakatulong ka sa bata, nakakatulong ka sa coaches, nakakatulong ka sa ballboys na magkaroon ng trabaho,' says PBA commissioner Willie Marcial

NOT A THREAT. Commissioner Willie Marcial does not see other sports leagues as threats to the PBA. Photo by Rappler

Marcial aspires for PBA: 'Yung katulad ng suporta ng mga tao sa Gilas'

Apr 09, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Commissioner Willie Marcial says the fans, not the players, are the true stars of the PBA

MORE SUPPORT. Willie Marcial yearns for the PBA to have the same support Filipinos are giving the national team. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Willie Marcial on where he wants to take the PBA

Apr 05, 2018 - 2:36 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will be dropping by the Rappler office to talk about his plans for the league

PBA lifts ban on Renaldo Balkman

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The former Petron Blaze player, who was banned in 2013 for choking teammate Arwind Santos, can now return to the PBA

HE'S BACK. Renaldo Balkman gets the thumbs up from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and Arwind Santos on his return to the PBA. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Marcial summons Arwind Santos for comment after SMB's Game 3 loss

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:16 PM

“Parang ‘yung limang kalaban nagiging walo” (It's like 5 opponents became 8)

CONTROVERSIAL. Arwind Santos might face penalties for a controversial comment. Photo by PBA Images

Willie Marcial appointed as new PBA Commissioner

Jan 25, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Aside from running the country's biggest professional sports league, Marcial is expected to help the PBA's 'healing process'

COMMISSIONER. Willie Marcial formally replaces Chito Narvasa as the PBA Commissioner. Photo from PBA

Gilas program 'under review,' door still open for Chot - team manager

Oct 30, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Despite reports saying that the SBP has disbanded the Gilas basketball program team manager Butch Antonio says that the Philippine men s national basketball team is just under review

PUSO. Gilas coach Chot Reyes speaks in the middle of Team Philippines at a pre-World Cup practice. File photo by Jane Bracher

PBA confirms 35,000 fans to attend opening

Oct 13, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Asia s first play for pay league is set to break its gate attendance record when its 40th Season tips off on Sunday October 19

ECSTATIC. PBA Commissioner Chito Salud is happy with the projected 35,000 gate attendance for the opening of PBA 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler