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STRONG SECOND HALF POWERS MERALCO PAST BLACKWATER

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It was an endgame blitz which allowed Meralco to even its win-loss record at 3-3, taking down Blackwater with an 87-72 victory Friday PBA Governor’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts, who have alternated wins and losses so far in the conference, bucked a “lackadaisical first half” and came alive late, with Andre Emmett, Gary David, […]

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MAIERHOFER FINED 20K FOR ONCOURT ANTICS

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Some quarters may have found his antics funny, but perhaps not Rico Maierhofer himself. At least not after meeting with PBA commissioner Chito Salud. Moments after the meeting at the PBA Office Friday afternoon, Maierhofer was slapped a P20,000 fine for his act of using his shoe to block an opponent’s shot during the Barako […]

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HEALTHY TEXTERS GUN FOR PIECE OF LEAD

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Talk n Text won’t have it any other way. Top guns Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo have got their needed rest, and the team stayed afloat in their absence. Both Castro and De Ocampo have also got their warm-ups and are expected to play their regular minutes as the Tropang Texers shoot for a […]

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BLACK WANTS HIS BOLTS TO CHARGE UP

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MERALCO has had a rollercoaster ride so far in the PBA Governors’ Cup and that is enough cause for alarm for coach Norman Black. Main reason why Black wants his Bolts to adopt a sense of urgency starting Friday when they collide with Blackwater at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at 4:15 p.m. “Must win for […]

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EXPERT IN GETTING INTO RIVAL’S HEAD

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With June Mar Fajardo saddled with foul trouble, coach Leo Austria had to dig deep from his bench and called Gabby Espinas’ number. Taken prior to the conference in a monstrous six-man, four-team trade, Austria believed that the former PCU Dolphin can provide the Beermen the help it badly needed in the paint. Against Barako […]

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ALASKA GAINS SHARE OF LEAD

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Alaska outhustled and outmaneuvered Star in the fourth quarter, carving out a 92-86 win to tie Barako Bull at the top of the PBA Governors’ Cup leaderboard at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. Romeo Travis came up with another sterling all-around game and led a strong Alaska finish that had the team pulling even with the […]

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SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN HALT BARAKO BULL STREAK

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All streaks indeed come to an end. Reigning all-Filipino champion San Miguel Beer stopped the four-game winning streak of erstwhile unbeaten Barako Bull on Wednesday, 116-113, in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. In a game where both teams had their guns ablaze from rainbow country, it was former Energy forward Ronald […]

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BEST IS YET TO COME

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Coming off an eight-day break, Talk ‘N Text capitalized on the opportunity to forge a stronger bond as a team. And the early returns are promising, as the Tropang Texters mauled NLEX, 108-89, on Tuesday. American reinforcement Steffphon Pettigrew admitted that the long layoff helped the team, saying, “The break was really good because we […]

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#PBA2015 GOVS CUP PREVIEW: ALASKA ACES vs STAR HOTSHOTS – TIME TO BOUNCE BACK

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Both ALA and PUR are coming off tough losses. ALA’s win streak was snapped by a hard-fighting TNT squad  a week ago, while PUR absorbed its third loss in a row after getting beaten by SMB. Without a doubt, both teams are raring to bounce back in this game. The Aces had a strong start […]

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ACES WARY OF STRUGGLING BUT DANGEROUS HOTSHOTS

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Alaska coach Alex Compton feels they’re facing a tough, tough challenge on Wednesday as they play the Star Hotshots at a time they should better be avoided. “I don’t know that there is a time that Purefoods is more dangerous than now,” said Compton, wary of coach Tim Cone and his troops that should be aching to […]

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