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Abueva to return with more fire, less antics

Jun 14, 2020 - 8:18 PM

Suspended for more than a year, Calvin Abueva vows to double his passion and energy once he steps on the PBA hardcourt again

DETERMINED. Calvin Abueva says he wants to show to people that he does not quit because of just one problem. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva raring for PBA return by completing psychological tests

Jun 12, 2020 - 7:13 PM

Contrary to speculations, suspended PBA star Calvin Abueva bares he had already undergone two drug tests

PUNISHED. Calvin Abueva has been suspended by the PBA for more than a year. Photo from PBA Images

Suspended for a year, Abueva still needs to meet PBA demands

Jun 09, 2020 - 3:00 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says the coronavirus pandemic has stalled the comeback bid of Calvin Abueva

WAITING GAME. Calvin Abueva has seen his PBA suspension drag on for a year. 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

Suspended Abueva has 'learned his lesson,' insists Phoenix boss

Feb 25, 2020 - 4:42 PM

It has been nearly 9 months since the PBA suspended Calvin Abueva indefinitely for his on-court antics

STILL OUT. Calvin Abueva will be a big addition to Phoenix, which is seeking to end a two-conference playoff drought. File photo from PBA Images

Abueva asks for second chance as he eyes PBA return

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:22 PM

It has been more than 4 months since Calvin Abueva was suspended indefinitely by the PBA

BADLY MISSED. Calvin Abueva has missed 16 games so far for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Calvin Abueva to return to Phoenix practice

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:51 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial gives Calvin Abueva the go signal to return to Phoenix's training sessions

BACK TO WORK. Calvin Abueva gets ready for his PBA return. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix mulls move on Abueva after wife's physical abuse claims

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'Claims of domestic violence and neglect have no place in our team and are seriously considered and mulled over by the company,' says Phoenix after Calvin Abueva's pregnant wife accused him of domestic violence and infidelity

IN LIMBO. Calvin Abueva has not played for Phoenix for two months now since being indefinitely suspended by the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva denies physical abuse claims by wife

Jul 28, 2019 - 8:34 AM

All lies, says Calvin Abueva after his wife Sam accuses him of physically hurting her and impregnating two women

OFF THE COURT. Controversies continue to follow Calvin Abueva. Photo from PBA Images

Social media shocker: Wife accuses Abueva of physical abuse

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:13 AM

Sam Abueva, wife of suspended PBA superstar Calvin Abueva, reveals shocking details of their marriage

ENIGMATIC. Calvin Abueva is involved in another controversy. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix disappointed Abueva played in 'ligang labas,' to impose fine

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Calvin Abueva is seen playing in a barangay league in Montalban, Rizal

SUSPENDED. It is still unknown when Calvin Abueva will see action in the PBA again. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Abueva seen playing in barangay league

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Calvin Abueva has not played in the PBA for almost two months since he was slapped an indefinite suspension

BIG LOSS. Phoenix is obviously missing the presence of Calvin Abueva as it missed the playoffs for the first time since acquiring him. Photo from PBA Images

Suspended Abueva 'remorseful' of wrongdoings, says Alas

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Louie Alas says Calvin Abueva, who has been suspended indefinitely, is set to issue a letter to the PBA

OUT. Calvin Abueva has missed 3 games for Phoenix in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva earns ire of Isaiah Thomas after clotheslining Jones

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Denver Nuggets guard said he would have beat the Phoenix forward's ass for his cheap shot on the TNT import

FURIOUS. Isaiah Thomas airs his piece on the incident involving Calvin Abueva and Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images

After Abueva ban, Phoenix hopes same PBA ruling in future cases

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:39 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial deems it necessary to crack the whip on Abueva to 'instill discipline and maintain professionalism in the league'

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva is expected to miss significant time for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Calvin Abueva suspended indefinitely, fined by PBA

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:53 PM

Aside from the indefinite suspension, Abueva has also been fined P50,000 for the flagrant foul penalty 2 on Terrence Jones, and P20,000 for engaging with a fan in a verbal altercation

INDEFINITE. Calvin Abueva gets fined for his actions towards a fan. Photo by PBA Images

Parks says Abueva apology should be directed at his girlfriend

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Blackwater rookie clarifies that girlfriend Maika Rivera is not a racist

BE PROFESSIONAL. Ray Parks highlights the need to be a professional after girlfriend Maika Rivera and Calvin Abueva figured in an on-court incident. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix fines Abueva for incident with Parks' girlfriend

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:18 PM

While saying they 'stand and support' Abueva, the Fuel Masters said their star forward should have kept his cool

HEATED. Ray Parks blasts Calvin Abueva for disrespecting his girlfriend, actress Maika Rivera. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva says sorry to Parks, insists his girlfriend started incident

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:35 AM

The Phoenix forward says he was the first who got disrespected by Parks' girlfriend

BACK AT YOU. Calvin Abueva says he only returned the favor to Ray Parks' girlfriend, actress Maika Rivera. Photo from PBA's website

Abueva defends action towards Parks' girlfriend: 'Ako ba nauna?'

May 31, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Calvin Abueva allegedly motioned like he's jerking off to Parks' girlfriend, former tennis player and actress Maika Rivera

RETALIATE. Calvin Abueva says it is Maika Rivera – and not him – who started the incident. Photo from PBA Images

Parks says Abueva cursed, made obscene gestures towards his girlfriend

May 31, 2019 - 9:14 PM

The Blackwater rookie expects the Phoenix star to be fined and to issue an apology

CALLED OUT. Ray Parks says Calvin Abueva can do anything to him on the court, but not to his loved ones. Photo from PBA Images

PBA slaps Standhardinger, Abueva with hefty fines

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The San Miguel center incurs a flagrant foul penalty 2, while the Phoenix forward flashes the dirty finger on multiple occasions

FINED. Christian Standhardinger and Calvin Abueva do not go scot-free for their antics in Game 2 of the San Miguel-Phoenix semifinals duel. Photo from PBA images

Ejected Standhardinger says hit on Abueva an accident

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino-German is sent to the locker room early, but San Miguel gets the job done against Phoenix for a 2-0 semis lead

TOSSED OUT. Christian Standhardinger logs in only 9 minutes in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Phoenix due to his ejection. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva flexes muscles en route to PBA Player of the Week

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

'The Beast' struts his stuff as Phoenix formalizes its entry to the playoffs of the 2019 Philippine Cup

HARD TO TAME. Calvin Abueva flaunts his boundless energy as Phoenix claims solo lead in the standings. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva battles through food poisoning

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:20 PM

A bum stomach hardly bothers 'The Beast' as Phoenix claims a share of the lead in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

BEAST MODE. Calvin Abueva issues another double-double outing as Phoenix sustains its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva says rookie Perez has long way to go

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'The Beast' and his Phoenix crew show 'The Baby Beast' and Columbian how things are done with a scintillating win

BROTHERLY ADVICE. Calvin Abueva says CJ Perez should push himself more for him to be able to play at a high level. Photo from PBA Images

With family watching, Abueva plays hero for Phoenix

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:38 AM

'The Beast' hints of a new baby coming as he reunites with his wife and children

DRAMATIC FASHION. Calvin Abueva opens the PBA's 44th season with a game-winner. Photo from PBA's website

Gilas 'bad boyz' ready to return, says Andray Blatche

Dec 04, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The clamor to bring the former NBA player back to the national team has intensified as the Philippines enters the final stretch of the World Cup qualifiers

BAD BOYZ. Andray Blatche (left) claims that Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are ready for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos from FIBA

Calvin Abueva fined for flashing dirty finger

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The PBA slaps P10,000 penalty on the Phoenix forward after he flashed his middle finger for back-to-back games

PENALIZED. Calvin Abueva didn't go scot-free from his in-game antics. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Alas contests flagrant foul called on Murphy after 'choke' on Abueva

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Tempers flared as San Miguel import Kevin Murphy put Phoenix's Calvin Abueva in a headlock and dragged him near the stands for about 10 seconds

HEATED. Tempers flare between San Miguel's Kevin Murphy (left) and Phoenix's Calvin Abueva. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel shrugs off Abueva antics, says friendship remains intact

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Friends for almost five years, Manuel knows too well how Abueva gets under his opponents' skin

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Vic Manuel (left) gets the last laugh against former teammate and good friend Calvin Abueva as Alaska tops Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska gets last laugh vs Abueva, Phoenix

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Aces clinch solo first place after keeping their record spotless at 3-0

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Former teammates and good friends Vic Manuel (87) and Calvin Abueva (88) lock horns. Photo from PBA Images

Nothing personal for Abueva in first game vs ex-team Alaska

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:29 PM

'The Beast' will share the same floor with the Aces for the first time in three months – but he'll be right on the other side

KEY COG. Calvin Abueva has been an important cog for Phoenix's 2-0 start in the 2018 PBA Governor's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska begins post-Abueva era with gutsy win over Meralco

Aug 24, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Debuting import Mike Harris registers 23 points on top of 15 rebounds and 3 assists in the come-from-behind win

MUSCLEMAN. Vic Manuel is one of the 4 Alaska players in double digits with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images

Fresh Phoenix start fuels Abueva

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Fuel Masters may have just found the spunk and hustle they needed in 'The Beast'

NEW TEAM. Calvin Abueva debuts for the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page

Phelps, Phoenix gift debuting Abueva with victory

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The Fuel Masters avoid a collapse to start their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign on a high note

Alaska Aces trade Calvin Abueva to Phoenix

Aug 07, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The 30-year-old was previously suspended by the Aces for his habitual absences in practices and in a game

FAREWELL. Calvin Abueva ends his 6-year stint with the Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA Images

Santos glad not to face Abueva in semis, turns focus on Manuel

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces figure in a best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

RELIEVED. Arwind Santos admits he does not want to play against Calvin Abueva, knowing what the Alaska Aces forward brings to the table. File photo from PBA Images

Pogoy, Abueva break silence, apologize for FIBA brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The rest of the Gilas Pilipinas players agree that it's time to move on and learn from the fight-marred match

TARGET MAN. Roger Pogoy was the one whom everyone in the Gilas bench tried to save after Daniel Kickert elbowed him in the face. Photo from team sponsor Chooks to Go

Calvin Abueva gets his salary despite suspension, coach Compton clarifies

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The energetic Alaska forward misses his 5th game as he serves the penalty for his unexplained absences

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva has been sidelined for more than 3 weeks now. File photo from PBA Images

Calvin Abueva suspended indefinitely by Alaska

Jun 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

'The Beast' averaged 10.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.2 blocks in the Commissioner's Cup before going AWOL

SUSPENDED. Calvin Abueva went missing for more than a week. File photo from PBA Images

No field goal, no problem as Calvin Abueva tallies +22 in Alaska's 1st win

Apr 30, 2018 - 12:54 PM

'The Beast' misses all of his 10 shots but the Aces roll on to a 19-point romp over the Blackwater Elite

FACILITATOR. Calvin Abueva takes it upon himself to share the ball to his teammates after failing to put the ball in the hoop. Photo by PBA Images

Big reveal: Calvin 'The Beast' Abueva cried upon returning to Gilas

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:22 PM

'When I told Calvin that he was going to Japan (Australia), he broke down in tears,' says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes

FIBA PHI vs JPN Feb 25. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas beats Japan at MOA Arena

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Pilipinas shows composure in the endgame to keep Japan winless in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ANCHOR. Andray Blatche goes with a double-double to power Gilas' win over Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva in, Castro out in 12-man Philippine lineup vs Australia

Feb 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says Jayson Castro 'was not there at all' in last night's practice after twisting his ankle two weeks ago

SURPRISE. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes reveals the final 12 of the Gilas Pilipinas lineup against Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Calvin Abueva included in 14-man Gilas pool flying to Australia

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:55 PM

With his inclusion, Calvin Abueva has a chance to be part of the 12-man lineup that will face Australia and Japan in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers

RETURN. Calvin Abueva has a chance of playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Calvin Abueva keeps hopes high for Gilas return: 'Mahalaga sa akin ito'

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says they are still assessing the other players' injury status before determining the lineup for the second window

HOPING. Calvin Abueva is leaning on to the little hope that he gets to see action in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Calvin Abueva's birthday wish: 'Maging buo akong tao'

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Abueva celebrates his 30th birthday by turning in a double-double outing as Alaska extends its winning streak to 6 games

WHOLE. Calvin Abueva looks to reunite with his kids as soon as possible. Photo by PBA Images

Abueva changes jersey number to signal transformation to Beast 2.0

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:22 PM

Abueva leaves behind the melancholy state he was in for 3 weeks

BEAST 2.0. Calvin Abueva now sports the number 88 jersey number as part of his transformation to Beast 2.0. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Abueva missed game vs Blackwater due to family matters, says Compton

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Alaska head coach Alex Compton says that he would have done the same if he were in Calvin Abueva’s shoes

FAMILY MATTERS. Calvin Abueva joins the shootaround with the team but leaves to attend family matters. Photo by PBA Images