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Globalport nabs first win against Rain or Shine as Pringle erupts for 29

  MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Globalport Batang Pier sailed over the Rain or Shine Elastopainters, 78-70, for their first win of the season at the Mall of Asia Arena, Friday, January 12.  Stanley Pringle made sure his efforts would not go for naught this time as ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

Stanley gives GPort sprinkle of hope

MANILA, Philippines — Stanley Pringle brought the house down with 29 points and drew the needed support as GlobalPort topped Rain or Shine, 78-70, for its fi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Pringle wants more from Globalport after first win

Globalport just notched its first win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, but skipper Stanley Pringle wants to see more effort from his team in the future games. The Batang Pier took the glow out of Rain or Shine with a 78-70 win Friday at Mall of Asia Arena in a game where defense became the all-encompassing theme. In its first two games, Globalport allowed its opponents to score upwards of 100 points and the 70 points the Elasto Painters scored were a testament to the Batang Pier's improved defense. Pringle, though, wants his team to rebound the ball more despite having a slight 59-56 edge over Rain or Shine in that statistical department. "It was a good win, but we need to...Keep on reading: Pringle wants more from Globalport after first win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Global stifles Rain or Shine to score first win of the season

In a low-scoring affair, it was one player's offense that stood out the most. Stanley Pringle's early-season tear continued Friday at the MOA Arena, leading the Globaport Batang Pier to a 78-70 win over Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. Pringle fired 29 points, 20 in the first half, to help the Batang Pier scored their first win of the season against two defeats. Losing an early 14-point lead, Globaport's defense held strong in the fourth, limiting the Elasto Painters to only 14 points to hold on for the win. "Lesson learned yung last two games namin," head coach Pido Jarencio said. "We're giving 109 points per game, pinagusapan namin ng nga players na we have to consider na dumepensa kami and tonight we played good defense," he added. Global got off to a fast start behind Pringle, leadin 19-5 in the first quarter before Rain or Shine settled down and made it a game. The Elasto Painter would take over in the second quarter but the Batang Pier recovered quickly, unloading an 8-0 run to take a 38-33 lead and went to on control the game throughout. After Pringle, Kelly Nabong added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Globalport while Bradwyn Guinto was good for 10 points and nine boards. ROS, who now lost back-to-back games for a 1-2 mark, got 15 points and eight rebounds from Gabe Norwood and another 13 from Mark Borboran.   The Scores: GLOBALPORT 78 - Pringle 29, Nabong 12, Guinto 10, Grey 8, Sargent 8, Gabayni 4, Anthony 3, Flores 2, Elorde 2, Arana 0, Juico 0, Taha 0. RAIN OR SHINE 70 - Norwood 15, Borboran 13, Ahanmisi 10, Belga 8, Nambatac 6, Yap 5, Ponferrada 3, Daquioag 3, Trollano 3, Almazan 2, Maiquez 2,  Quarters: 19-18, 41-35, 58-56, 78-70.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

PBA Season 43 preview: The Pack

Forget the PBA impasse for a second. Seriously, forget it. Why? There are basketball games to be played. That's right, the PBA will push through with the opening of the 43rd season as originally scheduled and before we start what appears to be another long, exciting, stressful (for the good reasons, of course), and eventful year of basketball, let's look at all 12 teams first. We start with "The Pack" in this preview. Special thanks to Alaska's coach Alex Compton for this idea. Okay here we go.   Rain or Shine Elasto Painters PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Gabe Norwood Ed Daquioag Jericho Cruz Dexter Maiquez Maverick Ahanmisi Jewel Ponferrada Mark Borboran Chris Tiu James Yap Don Trollano Raymond Almazan Rey Nambatac Beau Belga Ronnie Matias Jeremy King Injured/Reserve: Jay Washington Head coach: Caloy Garcia The Elasto Painters, after losing so many key peices from their championship team in the previous offseason, didn't exactly have a bad year in 2017. ROS made it to the playoffs in each of the three conferences. However, the Painters failed to advance to the semifinals in all three as well. Rain or Shine is a champion team but the transition period for this franchise might be extended unless they can actually sustain their strong starts to conferences.   NLEX Road Warriors PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Emman Monfort Michael Miranda Juami Tiongson Jansen Rios Kevin Alas Cyrus Baguio Alex Mallari Larry Fonacier Kiefer Ravena Raul Soyud Kenneth Ighalo Rabeh Al-Hussaini Alfonso Gotladera JR Quinahan Asi Taulava Injured/Reserve: Ronjay Buenafe Head coach: Yeng Guiao It took them a while but the Road Warriors finally figured things out under coach Yeng Guiao. And now with a new star at poing guard plus a another offseason of playing together, this season feels like the actual start of the Yeng Guiao era in NLEX. The Road Warriors have a nice mix of young and veteran talent and they have a champion coach at the helm. The potential is there to make noise in the playoffs.   Phoenix Fuel Masters PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: LA Revilla Jason Perkins Gelo Alolino JC Intal Joseph Eriobu Justin Chua Marvin Hayes Jeff Chan Doug Kramer Jam Cortez Karl Dehesa Rey Guevarra William Wilson RJ Jazul Matthew Wright Head coach: Louie Alas Phoenix is in it to win it. The Fuel Masters missed the playoffs once for the first time in four conferences and the team literally changed almost their entire coaching staff. Coach Louie Alas will have an interesting squad to work with in his debut season with the team. If Phoenix can avoid a major slide similar to what happened in the 2017 Governors' Cup, expect the Fuel Masters to be featured in the playoff race.   KIA Picanto PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Reden Celda Jackson Corpuz JR Reyes Jon Gabriel Philip Paniamogan Rashawn McCarthy Prince Caperal Eric Camson Jan Jamon Pedrito Galanza Roldan Sara Glenn Khobuntin Mark Yee Dylan Ababou Ronald Tubid Head coach: Chris Gavina Kia's unconventional ways will be tested this season. After basically trading away Christian Standhardinger, people will most certainly watch the Picanto to lose. But you never know with this team, they have a brilliant coach and maybe Kia manages to pull off an upset or two this season. Maybe it's not so bad after all. We'll see.   Meralco Bolts PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Finals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Bryan Faundo Mike Tolomia Cliff Hodge Nico Salva Baser Amer Chris Newsome KG Canaleta Garvo Lanete Joseph Sedurifa Anjo Caram Jason Ballesteros Jared Dillinger Reynel Hugnatan Ranidel De Ocampo Mac Baracael Injured/Reserve: Ken Bono Head coach: Norman Black For the past two seasons, Meralco has not performed well in the Philippine Cup. Without an import, the Bolts just shut down for some reason. However, the team can build on a more mature set of locals this time around to make some noise in the All-Filipino. And you already know coach Norman Black is not allowing another All-Filipino collapse from his team.   Blackwater Elite PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Mike Cortez Mike Digregorio Ael Banal Roi Sumang JP Erram Mark Cruz John Pinto Mac Belo James Sena Renz Palma Chris Javier Allein Maliksi Dave Marcelo Raymar Jose Kyle Neypes Head coach: Leo Isaac Blackwater has an interesting team. Just looking at their line up from top to bottom, the Elite have all the tools to make a playoff runs this season. Starting with the All-Filipino, Blackwater can finish the job that they failed to do last season. People forget that the Elite, despite missing the playoffs, had a pretty good Philippine Cup last year.   Globalport Batang Pier PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Yousef Taha Julian Sargent Stanley Pringle Terrence Romeo Nico Elorde Sean Anthony Micahel Juico Jonathan Gray Ryan Arana Kelly Nabong Lervin Flores Joseph Gabayni Bradwyn Guinto Injured/Reserve: Arnold Van Opstal Head coach: Pido Jarencio Regardless if its Pido Jarencio or Franz Pumaren coaching this team, things will be hard for Globalport if Terrence Romeo continues to miss time. But looking at it from another angle, maybe Stanley Pringle shows us another level to his game and takes the Batang Pier to new heights. However, Globalport fans would feel more comfortable if the Bro recovers according to schedule and makes his debut sooner rather than later.   Alaska Aces PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Simon Enciso Chris Banchero Sonny Thoss Calvin Abueva Marion Magat Jake Pascual Jeron Teng Chris Exciminiano Carl Bryan Cruz Abel Galiguez Davon Potts Jvee Casio Kevin Racal Vic Manuel Injured/Reserve: Noy Baclao Head coach: Alex Compton It possibly can't get any worse for Alaska this season. After a down year, the Aces are poised for a bounce back season. If Alaska can re-learn how to finish games, the team can absolutely regain its lofty standing on top of the league. The pieces are there, it's amazing how the Aces lost so many games last season. It cannot get any worse.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

San Miguel, TNT, Ginebra have target on their backs for PBA Philippine Cup

Three-time champion San Miguel is the unanimous team-to-beat as the PBA gears up for its season-opening Philippine Cup. The Beermen were the only ones mentioned by all of the team governors who were asked about the top team in the tournament. “I think it’s still gonna be San Miguel because of its intact lineup,” Meralco alternate governor Ryan Gregorio told reporters in the league’s preseason press conference on Wednesday at the Okada in Paranaque. Indeed, the three-time champions will be parading the same core of four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter, Chris Ross, and Arwind Santos. That’s not even counting 2017 PBA Draft top pick Christian Standhardinger who is still fulfilling contractual obligations in the Asean Basketball league. Alaska’s Dickie Bachmann, Blackwater’s Dioceldo Sy, Ginebra’s Alfrancis Chua, Magnolia’s Rene Pardo, NLEX’s Ramoncito Fernandez, Rain or Shine’s Mert Mondragon, TNT’s Magnum Membrere, and even San Miguel’s own Robert Non could only agree with Gregorio. Chua and Pardo, however, explained that the Beermen will not be able to truly take their place as the top team in the tournament as they are yet to have Standhardinger. “SMB, hindi pa malakas yan, wala pa si Standhardinger. Sa second conference pa,” the former said. With that opening for contention, team governors also named Ginebra and TNT as teams to watch. “If you know your basketball, Ginebra ang pipiliin ko,” Pardo said, talking about the Gin Kings of multi-titled mentor Tim Cone, Japeth Aguilar, Joe Devance, Greg Slaughter, LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson. “Yung TNT, intact yung lineup tapos they also have bigs who can match-up with June Mar,” Non said of the KaTropa mentored by Nash Racela and fronted by Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy, and Kelly Williams. Meanwhile, Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle’s Globalport as well as Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena’s NLEX are seen as darkhorses in the tournament. The 43rd Season of Asia’s first pay-for-play league commences on December 17 at the Araneta Coliseum. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Romeo-Pringle show GlobalPort rips RoS, reaches quarters

The GlobalPort dynamic duo of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle exploded for a whopping combined output of 72 points and led the way in a scorching second-half breakaway to give Batang Pier a 117-99 win over Rain or Shine and seal their quarterfinals entry in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome last night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2017

Painters strike back

Games tomorrow (Cuneta Astrodome) 4:30 p.m. -- Globalport vs. Blackwater 7 p.m. -- NLEX vs. San Miguel RAIN or Shine pulled off a masterful 120-99 victory over Phoenix last night to get back on track in its PBA Philippine Cup campaign at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters snapped….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

B-Pier score

GLOBALPORT finally barged into the win column last night at the expense of Rain or Shine after eking out a 78-70 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Batang Pier improved to a 1-2 win-loss record tied with the Elasto Painters and snapped their….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night

Fresh from his career third-best 29-point explosion in the GlobalPort's 97-104 defeat against Ginebra last Sunday, the version Sean Anthony who came to play on Friday had a lot of difficulty putting the ball through the hoop. But rather than mope over his offensive struggles, Anthony put his focus on the dirty work for the Batang Pier. The Fil-Am forward collected a unique assists-rebounds double-double in the win, finishing with 13 boards and 12 dimes, a first since Chris Ross did it in 2010. His role as the stabilizing force allowed GlobalPort to claim the 78-70 breakthrough victory over Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. "Rebounding is always gonna be there ...Keep on reading: Anthony still makes impact for Batang Pier on off shooting night.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Batang Pier thwart Painters to enter win column

MANILA, Philippines – GlobalPort Batang Pier entered the PBA Philippine Cup’s winning column after a 78-70 victory over the Rain or Shine El.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Kings seek no. 3

Games today (Mall of Asia Arena) 4:30 p.m. -- Rain or Shine vs. Globalport 7 p.m. -- Ginebra vs. Blackwater BARANGAY Ginebra is facing a team coach Tim Cone said they are ‘leery’ of because his Gin Kings were beaten by that team during a practice game prior to the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Hotshots win

Games tomorrow (Mall of Asia Arena) 4:30 p.m. -- Globalport vs. Rain or Shine 7 p.m. -- Blackwater vs. Ginebra MAGNOLIA made short work on Kia Picanto last night and cruised to a 124-77 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots improved to a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Commissioner Narvasa: Let s be a league of rules, not of men

Things in the PBA just got a bit more complicated. Just hours after Rickie Santos was appointed as the league's officer-in-charge, it appears that Chito Narvasa will still end up as Commissioner for the time being. And in a separate press conference Thursday afternoon, Narvasa maintains his position and will not resign from his post. "I'm willing to resign, wala namang problema. But if it's for principle, then I must stay," the Commissioner said. Narvasa says that as long as he's in position, he will fight for the PBA and the Commissioner's office, noting that the Commissioner will not be bullied into submission by those who have power. "I was talking to some of my advisers also, a close friend of mine said I should stay," Narvasa said Monday at the PBA office in Libis. "Why? Tama na to, I can always leave, I'll be okay. Ayaw ko may kaaway, ayaw ko makipagaway. Gusto ko masaya ang tao sa PBA," Narvasa answered. "Sabi nila 'Chito that's not it.' If they can bully the a Commissioner, force him to resign at something they do not like, then the office of the Commissioner will weaken and will always be subject to whoever is most powerful among the team owners. "Yun lang ang pakiusap ko. I hope the people will understand. I hope they understand the principle behind it, I'm fighting for the Office of the Commissioner. Nobody, no matter how powerful, should be able to frighten it, scare it, or threaten it," Narvasa added. After what has been a rather stressful day for the league, status quo remains in the fact that Narvasa is still Commissioner. However, clear battle lines have been drawn with regards to the PBA board. On one side, seven teams have made it known that they want Narvasa out, with their board of representatives filing a resolution not to extend Narvasa's term as Commissioner. Those teams include TNT, Meralco, NLEX, Alaska, Rain or Shine, Blackwater and Phoenix. On the other side, there's the five teams that urged Narvasa to stay put. The teams are San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, Globalport, and Kia. In order for Narvasa's term to not be extended, the PBA Board needs 2/3 of the majority to vote for it. That accounts for eight teams. Ultimately, Narvasa says that he will accept his fate at the hands of the PBA Board. However, he just hopes that the proper procedure will be followed before arriving at such decision. "I'm just doing a job here. I know who my bosses are, if 8 of the 12 tell me to leave, then I will leave. No problem, I will follow eh. But who will I follow?" Narvasa said. "Just follow the procedures and stick to the rules. Let's be a league of rules and not of men," the Commissioner added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

PBA Drama 2017 edition: Saan ka? Kampihan na!

With regards to Chito Narvasa's tenure as PBA Commissioner, it all depends on the PBA Board now. Following a sudden press conference Thursday, Narvasa maintains that he will continue to serve the PBA as long as he's the actual league Commissioner and he will willingly step down if the majority says so. However, he will only do so if the proper procedure is followed. The most basic explanation is that eight teams should vote for the removal of Narvasa as the PBA's top offical. There lies the main problem in this sudden PBA drama. As it stands, seven teams are against extending Narvasa's term as Commissioner. Led by incoming chairman Mon Fernandez of NLEX, the majority bloc has filed a resolution to not support Narvasa's extension. Aside from NLEX, team's in the majority block include Meralco, Blackwater, Phoenix, Rain or Shine, Alaska, and TNT. "Lumapit sakin si Mon Fernandez, sabi 'Comm the majority wants to give you a message, we have lost confidence in yo [and] that we will not re-appoint you for this year as Commissioner,'" Narvasa said Thursday, recalling the first time he was told about the development. Per Narvasa, this meeting transpired Monday, Oct. 30, one day after the 2017 PBA Draft. On the other side of this is the group that encouraged Narvasa not to resign immediately. This side is made up of teams from the San Miguel group (San Miguel, Ginebra, Star) together with Globalport and Kia. The minority of the PBA board, together with Narvasa essentially, is arguing that proper procedure should be followed. After all, there should be eight votes before the PBA can even think about finding its new Commissioner. It's pretty clear that the majority bloc never got to eight votes. At least not yet. "That's what I'm fighting for and the five teams are fighting for. Just follow the procedures and stick to the rules. Let's be a league of rules and not of men," Narvasa said. Ultimately, it looks like the PBA Board will have a lot to talk about during its annual planning next week. The Board will leave for the United States on November 10 to discuss the future for the league. "They told me that I'm still the Commissioner. I will not abandon the PBA also, we have a long time before the opening so we will see how everything will work out," Narvasa said. "These are all grown men so I'm sure they'll [PBA Board] be able to find a resolution among themselves," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Newsome is final PBA PoW ahead of playoffs

Athletic wingman Chris Newsome is in playoff mode as of late as evidenced in his last 2 games that saw him churn out all-around numbers to help the Meralco Bolts seal the top seed in the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs. Knowing the importance of the Bolts’ last 2 games, the 6-foot-2 Newsome revved up his performance after averaging 21 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.0 steal that enabled Meralco to beat GlobalPort and grand slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, respectively en route to finishing the elims with a tournament-best 9-2 record. The 2016 PBA Rookie of the Year came out with a glittering output last Friday, firing 28 points, hauling down 7 rebounds and issuing 5 assists to lead Meralco to a 100-93 win. Two days later, Newsome shot 7-of-10 from the floor en route to 14 points, while adding 6 assists and 4 rebounds as Meralco stunned San Miguel in come-from-behind fashion, 104-101. The 27-year-old Newsome’s effort earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Sept. 18-24, besting the likes of Star veteran guards Mark Barroca and PJ Simon, along with Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan, Maverick Ahanmisi and Don Trollano. The Bolts, enjoying a twice-to-beat edge, only need to win once on Tuesday when they clash with no. 8 seed Blackwater Elite to advance to the semifinals.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2017

GlobalPort hangs on to edge Rain or Shine, 107-101

Games Saturday (Ynares-Antipolo) 3 p.m. – NLEX vs Phoenix 5:15 p.m. – San Miguel vs Alaska.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

GlobalPort hangs on to edge Rain or Shine, 107-101

Games Saturday (Ynares-Antipolo) 3 p.m. – NLEX vs Phoenix 5:15 p.m. – San Miguel vs Alaska.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Gin Kings to press quarterfinal bid vs Elite

MANILA, Philippines -  Barangay Ginebra tries to firm up its bid for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals while Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and Black.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

World Sports: GlobalPort, Rain or Shine face off in Laguna today

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup goes on the road today with a twin bill set at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017

Hotshots outgun Bolts; NLEX ends skid

Games tomorrow (Binan, Laguna) 4:15 p.m. – GlobalPort vs Rain or Shine.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 25th, 2017