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  1. Pacquiao-Rios and the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Manny's resurrection in Macau and its meaning in the Philippines.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  2. Philippine Basketball After the Storm: Amazing Happens

    Rafe Bartholomew

    There's not much to say here. Almost two weeks ago, Super Typhoon Haiyan — called Yolanda in the Philippines — made landfall, laying waste to coastal areas in Eastern Samar and Leyte provinces and leveling much of Tacloban City, a regiona...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  3. We Went There: South Korea vs. The Philippines in the FIBA Asia S...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The bogeymen of Philippine basketball are mostly South Korean. It started with Shin Dong Pa, a shooter for the South Korean national team in the 1960s and early '70s. The Filipino old-timers who competed against him utter Shin's name with the sam...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  4. We Went There: Five Questions From the FIBA Asia Championship, Ph...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Why bother going there? Fair question. The FIBA Asia Championship is a major regional qualifying tournament, held every two years, that determines who gets to represent Asia in competitions like the Olympics and the Basketball World Cup. (FIBA ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  5. Reality TV Podcast: An Interview With Malcolm From Survivor, Real...

    Juliet Litman and David Jacoby

    Way back in the fall, Rembert Browne mentioned to us that he knew someone who would be appearing on Survivor: Philippines. This proximate two degrees of separation from a Survivor contestant was immediately exciting, but then the someone turned out t...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  6. The NBA Arrives in Manila, 80 Years After the Love of the Game

    Rafe Bartholomew

    When David Stern's magnanimous grin flashed across an LED jumbotron in metro Manila Monday afternoon to announce that "the NBA will play its first preseason game in the Philippines this October," a pulse of enthusiasm shot through Filipino communitie...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  7. New Survivor Cast Includes Spank-Crazed 1980s Sitcom Star, the 20...

    Mark Lisanti

    "I like this cast!" says Jeff Probst in the introductory video CBS just released for the upcoming Survivor: Philippines season, the show's 700th. Jeff Probst has a gift for understatement. The two notable contestant announcements among the cano...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  8. Grading the Top 10 Songs in ... THE PHILIPPINES

    Molly Lambert

    1. Krizza Neri, "Ba't Di Ko Ba Nasabi" Krizza Neri is the champion of a reality singing contest called Protege: The Battle for the Big Break. Prior to that, she placed second in a show called Mindanao Pop Idol, where she earned the nickname "RnB P...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. The Rodman family, Scottie Pippen, and his NBA retirees explore M...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Open 3s, overweight big men, and the Rodman family reconciliation.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  10. Grantland Archives: Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Last August, I watched Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hoist a giant jug of coconut wine in his uncle's backyard in Los Banos, Philippines, and tell his family that next year, he hoped to bring back an NBA championship trophy. It was the closest Spoe...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  11. An open letter to Manny Pacquiao from a gay Filipina American con...

    Laurel Fantauzzo

    "I feel too sad to celebrate your fights right now."

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  12. JaVale McGee's Crusade for Investigative Journalism and Non-Specu...

    Rembert Browne

    On the JaVale McGee front, news broke today that a bill has been filed in the Philippine House of Representatives to naturalize McGee as a citizen. Among other things, this would make him eligible to play for that country's team in the 2012 Olympic G...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  13. Making sense of Marvel's mega-bet on 'The Avengers'

    Zach Baron

    Making sense of Marvel's mega-bet.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  14. On 'Manny Many Prizes,' Manny Pacquiao's variety show and politic...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    You've never seen a TV show like this.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  15. Rafe Bartholomew on Tim Cone, the last remaining coach of the Tri...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    How a coach in the Philippine Basketball Association adopted the work of Tex Winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  16. Bill Simmons breaks down the epic book Ghosts of Manila, on a leg...

    Bill Simmons

    The passing of Joe Frazier got the Sports Guy thinking about that epic battle in the Philippines and the book it inspired.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011