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NBA sets dates for return with October finals

Jun 21, 2020 - 8:34 AM

The NBA targets to cap off the 2019-2020 season with the finals in October

TOP TEAMS. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks are the top contenders for the NBA 2019-2020 season title. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

'FFVII Remake' in screenshots: 25 hours into the game

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:35 PM

For those who have already played the game, relive some of the game's moments with our 'FFVII Remake' visual diary here

Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII Remake/Square Enix

Gamers mistakenly buy Chinese/Korean ‘FFVII Remake’ due to lack of labeling

Apr 10, 2020 - 2:58 AM

(UPDATED) Sony refunds gamers who mistakenly bought the language version of the game they didn't intend to buy

CLOUD STRIFE. Cloud is the primary protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Photo from Square Enix

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' demo out now

Mar 02, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Gamers can now play the first chapter of 'Final Fantasy VII' – the Mako Reactor bombing mission

CLOUD STRIFE. Cloud is the primary protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Photo from Square Enix

WATCH: 'Rurouni Kenshin' reveals new live-action trailer

Feb 22, 2020 - 3:33 PM

The 'Rurouni Kenshin' saga continues, as the Japanese franchise drops the newest trailer for two upcoming sequels set for 2020

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ hands on: Newcomers will feel welcome

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:56 PM

A preview for those who have never touched the RPG classic

Image from Square Enix

Sports wRap: It’s nearly time for UAAP volleyball

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the UAAP volleyball season, the PBA Finals, and the country’s bid in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

LIST: 11 games we can’t wait to play in 2020

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

We have the 'Final Fantasy VII' and 'Resident Evil 3' remakes on our list. What's on yours?

HELLBLADE II. The sequel to the 2018 psychological action hit is coming to the next Xbox console. Screenshot from official Xbox website

Hallasgo, Tabal renew marathon rivalry

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:48 PM

After a thrilling SEA Games battle, long-distance queens Christine Hallasgo and Mary Joy Tabal fight for the crown again in the National Milo Marathon Finals

TOP BET. Christine Hallasgo aims to follow up on her huge SEA Games triumph. File photo by Josh Albelda

Japeth deflects Finals MVP credit to entire Ginebra team

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:13 AM

Japeth Aguilar admits having a hard time accepting his first Finals MVP plum, saying all of his teammates did their part in winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

BIG CONTRIBUTOR. Japeth Aguilar captures his first Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images

Japeth clinches first Finals MVP as Ginebra rules

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Japeth Aguilar delivers on both ends to help power Barangay Ginebra to a PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons

DOMINANT FIGURE. Meralco finds no answer for Japeth Aguilar as he helps key Barangay Ginebra to another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra breaks Meralco heart anew, bags Govs' Cup crown

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:28 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra win the PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons – all at the expense of Meralco

CHAMP AGAIN. LA Tenorio adds another PBA title to his belt. Photo from PBA Images

Memory of blowing past 3-1 lead keeps Cone on his toes

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Tim Cone knows that a 3-1 series lead could either set up a quick wrap-up or lead to a colossal meltdown

ON THE CUSP. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 5

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Barangay Ginebra seeks to wrap it up but Meralco aims to stay alive when they meet in Game 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, January 17.

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

Tenorio, Ginebra dedicate Game 4 win to Taal eruption victims

Jan 16, 2020 - 12:51 AM

LA Tenorio hopes to make the Barangay Ginebra fans affected by the Taal Volcano eruption happy by winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

ONE MORE WIN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra dominate Meralco to move a win away from ruling the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: Brownlee after championships, not awards

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Justin Brownlee falls short of the Best Import award anew, but pushes Barangay Ginebra on the cusp of another PBA title

ON THE BRINK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Ginebra blast Meralco to move on cusp of PBA title

Jan 15, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra dominate the last 3 periods after a tight opening quarter to gain a 3-1 lead in the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE MORE WIN. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from a third Governors' Cup crown in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' delayed

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The new release date is set for April 10

SEPHIROTH. Image from Square Enix

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 4

Jan 14, 2020 - 6:47 PM

Barangay Ginebra shoots for a 3-1 lead, while Meralco seeks to level the best-of-seven duel at 2-2 in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, January 15

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

Told by Cone of measly assist production, Brownlee answers call

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:50 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double to lead Barangay Ginebra to a 2-1 finals lead over Meralco after tallying just a single assist in the first two games combined

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee displays his full offensive repertoire in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra trounces Meralco behind Brownlee for 2-1 finals lead

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra staves off Meralco in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

BACK ON TOP. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra regain the upper hand against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 3

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:00 PM

A 2-1 lead is up for grabs as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco tangle in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, January 12

Meralco escapes Ginebra to knot PBA finals at 1-1

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:46 PM

Baser Amer and Allen Durham deliver down the stretch as Meralco frustrates Barangay Ginebra in Lucena City

BREAKTHROUGH. Allen Durham and Meralco get their first win in Lucena City. Photo from PBA Images

Sports wRap: Looking forward to 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Rappler Sports host Naveen Ganglani and former editor Ryan Songalia take a look at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other anticipated sporting events this year

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governor's Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 2

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco battle on the road for Game 2 in Lucena City on Friday, January 10

Tenorio: Game 1 vs Meralco 'hardest' Ginebra played in years

Jan 08, 2020 - 4:33 PM

LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra 'bleed for every point' against a tough Meralco side in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ONE DOWN. LA Tenorio and Barangay Ginebra are 3 wins away from another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee, Ginebra survive Meralco in thrilling Game 1

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Justin Brownlee comes up clutch with big-time free throws as Barangay Ginebra draws first blood against Meralco in the best-of-seven finals series

EVER RELIABLE. As usual, Justin Brownlee saves the day for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2019-2020 Game 1

Jan 06, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Barangay Ginebra and Meralco kick off the best-of-seven series on Tuesday, January 7, at the Araneta Coliseum

Sleepless Tsitsipas targets top 3 breakthrough

Dec 18, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Stefano Tsitsipas says he needs to surpass one of tennis' 'Big Three' in Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer

COMING FOR THE BIG NAMES. Stefano Tsitsipas is currently ranked No. 6 in the world. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Nadal powers Spain into Davis Cup semis, Djokovic's Serbia ousted

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:26 AM

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal catapults Spain into the 2019 Davis Cup semifinals

STREAKING. Rafael Nadal wins back-to-back matches to help Spain edge out Argentina in the 2019 Davis Cup Finals. Photo from Davis Cup Finals Twitter

'Fireman' Belangel answers Ateneo’s call in 3-peat clincher

Nov 22, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Basking in the glory of their season sweep, the Ateneo seniors make sure to give props to their little brother SJ Belangel for dousing the Tigers' fire

GUTSY. SJ Belangel delivers in crucial stretches in the title-clinching match. Photo release

Subido leaves UST in capable hands of Nonoy, Ayo

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:43 PM

After going through the highs and lows of the UST program, Renzo Subido feels grateful to play a major role in the Tigers' turnaround

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After brain surgery, 2-time champ Balanza never stopped believing

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Letran star Jerrick Balanza caps his remarkable comeback from brain surgery with a championship

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Two-time champ Jet Nieto proud of twin sons’ Ateneo 3-peat

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:41 AM

'There’s no better feeling in the world for Mike and me than to beat daddy’s record,' says Ateneo star Matt Nieto

WINNING TRIO. Nieto twins Mike (left) and Matt (right) surpass their father Jet's feat. Photo by Jasmine W. Payo/Rappler

Ayo won’t leave UST unless UST leaves him

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Even if Aldin Ayo failed to weave his coaching magic, expect a fearsome UST basketball program next season

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin glad to be proven wrong by Ateneo seniors core

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits he once didn't think too highly of his veteran core: 'I’ll be honest. I didn’t see it'

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena thanks Baldwin for pushing him out of family’s shadow

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Once known as just Kiefer’s brother or Bong’s son, Thirdy Ravena shares a Tab Baldwin pep talk helped him transform into a sought-after basketball prospect

MENTOR. Thirdy Ravena credits Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin for helping him focus on what matters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Blue Eagles relish three-peat and a sweep

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:57 PM

A mighty Ateneo squad steamrolls the rest of the UAAP field to bag its third straight crown on a perfect 16-0 season run

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Sweep victory:' Twitter erupts as Ateneo completes UAAP three-peat

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Social media goes full-on celebration mode after the Ateneo Blue Eagles' perfect run in UAAP Season 82 men's basketball

CHAMPS AGAIN: Ateneo dynasty romps to rare season sweep after UST scare

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Punctuating a historic season, the unbeaten Ateneo Blue Eagles survive a hard-fighting UST Growling Tigers to capture a third straight UAAP championship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Twitter revels in Letran Knights' magical run

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:57 PM

After ruling a title series to remember, the Letran Knights go all out to party in Intramuros tonight

Letran ends San Beda reign, captures NCAA crown

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Behind Jerrick Balanza, the Letran Knights spoil the San Beda Red Lions' bid for a fourth straight crown to rule NCAA Season 95 men's basketball

NCAA95 Finals Game 3 on November 19, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UST - UAAP Finals 2019 Game 2

Nov 19, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Poised to leave like legends, the Ateneo Blue Eagles go for a perfect season against a UST Growling Tigers side vying to pull off the improbable

Tsitsipas aims for 1st Grand Slam title after ATP finals triumph

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:46 AM

'I believe I'm really close to being crowned a Grand Slam champion,' says Stefanos Tsitsipas

NEW ERA? Stefanos Tsitsipas believes that a new generation of tennis players can conquer the Grand Slams. Photo from ATP Tour Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: San Beda vs Letran - NCAA Finals 2019 Game 3

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Expect the San Beda Red Lions and the Letran Knights to come out swinging as the two fierce rivals fight for the NCAA crown in the do-or-die Game 3

Letran's Batiller blames self for missed championship-winning layup

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Letran sees its chance to pull off a stunning finals sweep against San Beda figuratively and literally slip away as the ball slides off Bonbon Batiller's hands

BOUNCE BACK. Despite the slip up, Bonbon Batiller feels blessed as his teammates did not blame him. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Nonoy tears up as career game not enough in Game 1 blowout loss

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Rookie sensation Mark Nonoy delivers a herculean effort but the Tigers still fall short against the mighty Blue Eagles

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Finals Thirdy' makes most of last games after 32-point eruption

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:17 PM

As always, two-time Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena puts on a show in the UAAP championship series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler