The Fix

PHOTOS | Kawhi Leonard, Fibr All-Stars arrive in the Philippines

Kawhi Leonard and many of the members of the Fibr All-Stars arrived on Monday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Philippine national men’s basketball team coach Chot Reyes, whose team will be playing in a pair of tuneup games … Read more »

PHOTO | Germany lifts the World Cup trophy

A well-oiled Germany side, coming off a 7-1 semifinal beatdown of hosts Brazil, came through in the final as well, defeating a Lionel Messi-led Argentina team, 1-0, in extra time to win the 2014 World Cup at the famed Maracana … Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday | Rookies Ian Sangalang, Raymond Almazan battle in the NCAA

San Mig Coffee’s Ian Sangalang and Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, the second and third picks of the 2013 PBA Draft, are back for a return bout in the finals after their teams previously faced off in the Philippine Cup … Read more »

VIDEO | ‘El Granada’ Gary David wins Celebrity Dance Battle

Meralco Bolts star Gary David proved he was more than just a basketball star after winning in the Grand Finals Night of TV5′s ‘Celebrity Dance Battle’ edging four other finalists – including Priscilla Meirelles, Iwa Moto, Rafa Siguion-Reyna and Ciara … Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday | Here’s Sta. Lucia Realtors rookie Jason Webb

In 1997, Jason Webb was selected third overall by coach Chot Reyes at Sta. Lucia after a stellar amateur career that saw him winning Most Valuable Player honors in the Philippine Basketball League. On Thursday night, Webb goes back to … Read more »

VIDEO | Kuwentong Gilas looks at how Paul Lee brings his ‘angas’ to the national team

The latest installment of the Kuwentong Gilas documentary series takes an in-depth look at the basketball journey of Paul Lee. The episode called “Angas ng Gilas” air on Thursday night on TV5 right after the semifinals game between the San … Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday | Japeth Aguilar dunks over Kevin Durant

High-flying Barangay Ginebra San Miguel forward Japeth Aguilar was the talk of Twitter on Thursday night with the latest episode of Kuwentong Gilas focusing on his journey. Read more »

VIDEO | Kuwentong Gilas episode ‘Never Say Die’ looks at Japeth Aguilar’s journey

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s high-flying big man Japeth Aguilar takes centerstage in the latest episode of the Kuwentong Gilas documentary series. Entitled “Never Say Die,” the episode airs on Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. on TV5. Read more »

PHOTOS | Andray Blatche makes courtesy call at the Senate

Philippine national men’s basketball team center Andray Blatche visited the Philippine Senate to make some courtesy calls on Monday. The 6-foot-11 Brooklyn Nets center, who will be joining the Gilas Pilipinas team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain … Read more »

PHOTOS | Andray Blatche arrives in Manila, meets with MVP

The Philippine national men’s basketball team’s naturalized player Andray Blatche arrived in Manila on Sunday morning to a warm reception. Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes was on hand to roll out the welcome wagon for the NBA veteran. He also … Read more »

Caption This: Mark Caguioa gently touches James Yap #ManilaClasico

Mark Caguioa broke out of his slump for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday, scoring 18 points against the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers in their Manila Clasico showdown. But James Yap and the Mixers had the last laugh as … Read more »

PHOTO | Nonito Donaire needs 11 stitches to close cut over left eye

A cut above his left eye sustained in the first round after an accidental clash of heads cut short Nonito Donaire’s fight against Simpiwe Vetyeka on Saturday night. Fortunately for the Filipino Flash, he dominated the first four rounds, which was enough for him to win the WBA featherweight championship. Read more »

#fhmERIKAmvp | Sports5 reporter Erika Padilla featured on the cover of FHM June 2014 issue

From the hardcourt, the lovely Ms. Erika Padilla invades the newstands as the cover girl of the June 2014 issue of FHM magazine. Read more »

VIDEO | Big Beau Belga’s story as the 13th man featured on Kuwentong Gilas

Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga had to play one of the hardest roles for the Gilas Pilipinas national team. As the final person cut from the team, Belga could only watch from the sidelines even as he tried to help out the team beyond the court. Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday | Before June Mar and Greg, there were giants Bonel and EJ

Today, June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter have emerged as the dominant centers in the PBA. But back in 1995, a pair of super giants — Bonel Balingit and EJ Feihl — roamed the PBA hardcourt. Read more »

PHOTOS | Andray Blatche visits the Philippine consulate in New York

Brooklyn Nets forward Andray Blatche has made his intentions of being a part of the Philippine national men’s basketball team known and the Philippine Senate has already approved on second reading a measure to confer citizenship on the NBA player. … Read more »

VIDEO | Kuwentong Gilas returns with ‘Ang Pamana’ focusing on Ranidel De Ocampo

The acclaimed Kuwentong Gilas documentary series returns to TV5 at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday night with “Ang Pamana,” an episode featuring versatile big man Ranidel De Ocampo. A proud son of Tanza, Cavite, De Ocampo developed into the Philippines’ top inside-outside threat to help the team win silver in the FIBA Asia Championship last year. Read more »

Caption This: One Direction supports Gilas Pilipinas

One Direction, which will be coming to Manila for a concert next year, showed a little support for the Philippine national men’s basketball team, donning the Gilas Pilipinas jerseys in a photo. With their country not having a representative in … Read more »

Caption This: Mr. Everything and Mr. Everywhere celebrate San Mig Coffee’s three-peat

On Thursday night, ‘Mr. Everywhere’ James Mays led the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers to victory in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup for their third straight PBA title. ‘Mr. Everything’ Marqus Blakely, who helped the team win the Governors’ Cup last season to kick off the streak, was on hand to celebrate with the squad. Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday | James Yap was finals MVP in 2010, 2012 too

Big Game James won finals Most Valuable Player honors for the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers after their grueling victory over Talk ‘N Text in the PLDT Home TVolution Commissioner’s Cup finals. It was his third finals MVP plum. He … Read more »