Hotshots dismantle Dyip

Magnolia got off to a furious start, posting a huge 19-point lead right in the opening quarter then cruising to a 126-101 victory over Columbian Dyip to close in on the early leaders in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

PBA: Magnolia muse Sharon Cuneta shrugs off online bashers

BOCAUE, BULACAN -- Megastar Sharon Cuneta just shrugged off online bashers critical of her selection as the Magnolia Hotshots muse in the opening of the 44th PBA season here. Cuneta, an endorser of the poultry products of the compan, represented the newly-crowned Governors' Cup champions as they were introduced one by one. When the announcement was made that she would be the muse last Tuesday, an online firestorm erupted, bashing Cuneta for primarily her age. The Megastar Sharon Cuneta with the Magnolia Hotshots! #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 "Nothing. They don't mean anything to me. I'm the one that's here, and I was chosen by Magnolia. I didn't volunteer. I'm their major endorser, and I think that's understandable," the longtime Kapamilya said. The Megastar Sharon Cuneta has a message for her online bashers after a firestorm erupted regarding her selection. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 The mother of four also shared that she was friends with several members of the team, including Marc Pingris and Rafi Reavis. "Parang mama nila ako, kapatid – ate, tita, mama. Si Rafi hinahanap ko kasi halos he's my brother na. Si Ping, nandiyan na asawa ni Danica. Sayang wala si Captain Alvin kasi last time na I was a muse for Purefoods, it was the team ni Alvin," shared Cuneta. The 53-year old veteran actress and singer is no stranger to being the muse of the franchise, and accompanied Purefoods back in 1990 when Alvin Patrimonio and Jojo Lastimosa led the charge. It was a star-studded affair for all 12 squads, who brought lovely ladies to accompany them to the makeshift podium at the Philippine Arena floor. Beauty queen royalty graced the courts with 2015 Ms. Universe Pia Wurtzbach representing Ginebra and 2016 Ms. International Kylie Verzosa repping four-time defending champions San Miguel. Queen P with Ginebra! #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Former Ms. International Kylie Verzosa with defending champs San Miguel. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Also present was 2018 Binibining Pilipinas-Grand International Eva Patalinjug, who walked with Meralco. Beauty queen Eva Patalinjug with the Meralco Bolts. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Rounding up the pageant royalty are Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 - Tourism International Aya Fernandez and Top 12 finalist Anie Uson. Aya Fernandez with NorthPort. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Annie Uson with Rain or Shine. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 The stars of the small screen also were present, with 'Halik' star Yam Concepcion joining Phoenix, Kelley Day with Columbian, Klea Pineda for Alaska, and Sam Pinto joining TNT. 'Halik' star Yam Concepcion with the Phoenix Fuel Masters. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 The TNT KaTropa enter last with Sam Pinto. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Kelly Day with the Columbian Dyip. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Actress Klea Pineda with the Alaska Aces. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Fellow athletes also joined the festivities with PVL MVP Alyssa Valdez leading the way for the NLEX Road Warriors, the team of her beau Kiefer Ravena.  PVL MVP Alyssa Valdez with the NLEX Road Warriors. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 Ravena was not present due to his FIBA suspension. Meanwhile, the duo of Motolite outside hitter Myla Pablo and Olympian swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi went with Blackwater. Myla Pablo and Jasmine Alkhaldi with Blackwater. #PBA2019 • @abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 13, 2019 __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Mike Harris umiskor ng 44; Alaska nilubog ang Columbian

NAMBARAKO si Mike Harris ng 44 points at 27 rebounds at sinagasaan ng Alaska ang Columbian Dyip 104-94 Miyerkoles ng gabi sa Cuneta Astrodome. Nakabawi mula sa 83-73 loss sa Magnolia noong Linggo, angat sa 6-2 ang Aces at inakbayan ang Blackwater sa third place ng PBA Go­vernors Cup. Nasa una­han nila ang Hotshots (7-1) at Ginebra (7-2). Magbabasagan ang Aces at Elite… link: Mike Harris umiskor ng 44; Alaska nilubog ang Columbian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Why LeBron James greeted Magnolia Hotshots’ import Romeo Travis

Magnolia Hotshots import Romeo Travis received a message of congratulations from his childhood buddy LeBron James after putting up a near-triple double effort on Wednesday night. Travis’ 32 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists for the Hotshots in their 113-95 victory over the Columbian Dyip drew raves not just from the usual PBA crowd but […] The post Why LeBron James greeted Magnolia Hotshots’ import Romeo Travis appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Hotshots join Kings at helm

Magnolia came out of a tough week unscathed in three games and virtually booked a berth in the playoffs of the PBA Governors Cup with an overpowering 113-95 win over Columbian Dyip at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Hotshots flatten Dyip, join Gin Kings atop Govs Cup ladder

Magnolia is now 5-1, tying and joining Barangay Ginebra atop the Governors' Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Hotshots eye joint lead vs Dyip

Surging Magnolia seeks a share of the lead while Alaska Milk returns from almost a month-long layoff with sights set on a piece of second spot as they take on separate opponents in the PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018


Miss the PBA yet? Don't worry as there's more action coming your way starting Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will tip off this weekend and we have prolific imports in town, 12 of them to be exact. Get to know who they are before we start the third and final conference for this season.   Justin Brownlee --- Ginebra By now, Justin Brownlee needs no introduction but here goes anyway for the benefit of those who don't know him for some reason. Brownlee is a three-time PBA champion for the Gin Kings and a one-time Best Import. His first two titles came in the Governors' Cup. The first one was in 2016 when he hit "The Shot" in Game 6. The second one was last year when he led the barangay to a Game 7 win in front of more than 50,000 fans at the Philippine Arena. He's a Ginebra legend.   Allen Durham --- Meralco The reigning two-time Best Import is back for the Bolts and he's looking to complete some unfinished business. Durham has led Meralco to two Governors' Cup Finals in his previous two stints in the PBA but each time, the Bolts lost to Ginebra for the title. Is third time the charm for Allen Durham and Meralco?   AZ Reid --- San Miguel Arizona Reid won two Best Imports back when he was still with Rain or Shine and he won his first Governors' Cup title when he switched over to San Miguel. Now, the high-scoring import is back for the Beermen after a one-year hiatus. He has some business to finish here and at the top of the list is regaining his lost PBA championship.   Eugene Phelps --- Phoenix El Destructor first made a name for himself in the Governors' Cup. The Commissioner's Cup might not be his best cup of tea but when it comes to the season-ending conference, Eugene Phelps has proven before that he's a force to be reckoned with. With an upgraded local lineup and perhaps better durability this time around, El Destructor might just become extra destructive to the oppposition.   Henry Walker --- Blackwater The Elite made their second playoff appearance last year in the Governors' Cup with Henry Walker. As the no. 8 seed, they were a few minutes away from stunning no. 1 Meralco to go to the semis. Mr. Inspiration has provided nothing but positive stuff for Blackwater and with a longer build up, the Elite might be ready to take the next step in the Governors' Cup in order to salvage what has been a lost season.   Mike Harris --- Alaska The Aces are bringing in Mike Harris as reinforcement in the Governors' Cup. Harris has NBA experience with the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz. He has tremendous international experience and the PBA is only the latest in his long list of stops. He has a career average of 3.4 points in the NBA, playing a total of 54 games spread across five seasons.   Akeem Wright --- Columbian The Dyip will have 33-year-old Akeem Wright for the Governors' Cup. Wright was undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and since then, he's built an international career with stops in the Middle East and Europe.   Romeo Travis --- Magnolia A close buddy of LeBron James, Romeo Travis is back in the PBA. The first time, he played for Alaska and won Best Import but lost in the Finals to San Miguel Beer  back in 2015. Now, Travis will suit up for the Magnolia Hotshots. Travis of course is part of the LeBron's high school team at St. Vincent-St. Mary.   Olu Ashaolu --- NLEX We've seen Olu in the Commissioner's Cup as he played NLEX's last game of the conference as part of the team's prep for the Governors' Cup. Ashaolu played for Lousiana Tech and Oregon and college and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.   Rashad Woods --- Northport The Batang Pier will go with Rashad Woods for the Governors' Cup. Woods has had memorable stints in Mexico and in the Middle East, where he's known as the "Arab Ace."   J'Nathan Bullock --- Rain or Shine Bullock is back for a second stint with ROS. Last season, Bullock and the Elasto Painters were eliminated in the quarterfinals but not after erasing TNT's twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Bullock will join a ROS team that will be coming off an Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.   Mike Glover --- TNT Glover was Globalport's replacement import for Globalport two years ago but now, he'll start for the KaTropa in the 2018 Governors' Cup. The hulking forward went for 25.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in his first PBA tour.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

PBA: Streaking Aces battle Magnolia sans Calvin

Winners of five straight games, Alaska hopes to continue its streak as the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup continues Sunday at th Big Dome. At 5-1, the Aces look to keep in step with idle Rain or Shine and Magnolia at the top of the standings however, they'll have to do that withouth star forward Calvin Abueva. Alaska officially suspended Abueva on Saturday for missing team activities without permission. Calvin reportedly had "personal issues" to deal with. The Aces will have the Magnolia Hotshots on deck, a team that has struggled with back-to-back losses and will enter with a 3-3 mark. Tip off will be at 6:45 p.m. In the first game at 4:30 p.m., Phoenix (3-4) and Columbian (3-5) hope to get out of their respective slumps as they square off against each other. The Fuel Masters have lost back-to-back games while the Dyip have dropped three straight.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Behind China-bound import, blistering Hotshots turn Columbian Dyip into a wreck

Vernon Macklin got a lucrative offer overseas that he couldn't resist and, as he prepares for his swan song with Magnolia, showed his appreciation to management in style. With Macklin set to b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Magnolia bumps Columbian off winning track with 25-point romp

MANILA, Philippines – The Magnolia Hotshots cruised to their second straight win by annihilating the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, May 16.  Import Vernon Macklin, who played his penultimate game for the Hotshots after securing a guaranteed contract in China's National Basketball League , churned out 19 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Hotshots get hot

MAGNOLIA is playing Meralco tomorrow, and the Hotshots seemed to be doing some light workouts on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots destroyed the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, behind an awesome offensive to clinch their second win in three games in the elimination round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Magnolia Hotshots rout Columbian by 25 points

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok notched their second straight win in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup and they did so in big fashion, routing the Columbian Dyip, 126-101, yesterday in the curtain-raiser at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Had it explosive in the opening half of the […] The post Magnolia Hotshots rout Columbian by 25 points appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Magnolia routs Columbian Dyip

Magnolia Pambansang Manok displayed fiery form from start to finish, routing Columbian Dyip, 126-101, for back-to-back wins in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Vernon Macklin and the Hotshots stretched their 37-18 first quarter lead to an insurmountable 69-37 before the halftime break. Magnolia was never [...] The post Magnolia routs Columbian Dyip appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

PBA: Manuel powers Alaska to decimation of Columbian

Vic Manuel heated up in the second quarter and Alaska bludgeoned Columbian, 134-103, to score its second straight win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The hardworking forward accounted for almost half of the Aces' production in the killer second quarter, going for 20 points in that period alone to dismantle the Dyip by halftime, 73-37. Manuel finished with 26 points on a 12-of-17 shooting from the field off the bench, to go with four rebounds, while import Antonio Campbell got a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds. The duo were responsible for Alaska outscoring Columbian in that telling frame, 42-9, while also getting things done ...Keep on reading: PBA: Manuel powers Alaska to decimation of Columbian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Fuel Masters blaze past Dyip

Phoenix Pulse started the game with a 12-0 salvo and dominated with a lead as big as 19 as the Fuel Masters crushed the Columbian Dyip and top rookie CJ Perez, 108-98, for a third straight win in a hot start in PBA Season 44......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

PBA: Calvin wants CJ to keep pushing: “Rookie pa lang”

Calvin Abueva is well aware of the Beast and Baby Beast comparisons between him and CJ Perez. He knows it, he sees it. He does not care pretty much, at least on court. Off of it, he’s good with his junior. But once both of them are playing, it’s all business. “Hindi ko naman masa-suggest na ganito gawin mo, hindi naman ganoon. Hindi naman kami magka-teammate di ba,” Abueva said. “Magkalaban kami sa court. Ang akin lang, sa labas, kapatid ang turing ko sa kanya, walang personalan sa akin. Walang personalan. Ang sa amin, sabi ko nga, improve mo pa ang sarili mo, sa laro mo,” he added. CJ Perez sizzled in his PBA debut, firing 26 points, 24 in the second half, as his Columbian Dyip took down 4-time champion San Miguel Beer. Against Phoenix, Perez was limited to 10 points though he did have eight rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks. The Dyip lost however. In their win, Abueva fired 18 points on top of nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals. “Ang sa akin naman, I want to win the game, hindi [match ups] lang ang pinag-uusapan. Eto yung game na mananalo kayo, hindi yung keso ganyan, keso ganito, ilang points ka, ilang points ako,” Abueva said.  “Ang bitter naman siguro noon. Ang ina-ano dito, kung ano yung team na mananalo, di ba?” he added. Still, the comparisons are fair to say the least and Abueva acknowledged it. Well sort of. “Actually, noong college nakikita ko. Pero wag siyang masyadong guarantee sa mga nilalaro niya ngayon,” Abueva said. “Dapat, i-force niya pa, i-push niya pa, para mas mag high level pa yung galawan niya sa loob. Kasi rookie pa lang eh, rookie pa lang. Siyempre marami tayong nai-isip about sa rookie, pero improve mo muna ang sarili mo sa pro, bago ka mag-high level. Okay. Thank you,” Calvin added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

PBA: Papakasal kami eh, so kailangang kumita -- Revilla on playing inspired

LA Revilla is extra motivated this season. The Phoenix Pulse guard played an inspired game to help the Fuel Masters remain perfect, three games into the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. With fiancée Petron star Denden Lazaro watching the game at the Big Dome, Revilla pumped in 12 points and dished out seven assists in Phoenix’s 108-98 victory over Columbian Dyip Wednesday night. Asked about his inspiration for playing well, Revilla had a simple answer. “Dagdag inspiration? Oo kasi gagastos ako after one year papakasal kami eh. So kailangang kumita,” Revilla told reporters in jest, just an earshot away from Lazaro. Revilla, a former De La Salle University star, recently proposed to the Ateneo de Manila University product. The couple plan to tie the knot next year. Revilla shot 4-of-8 from the field and added four rebounds and a steal. “Okay naman (ang laro ko), buti mataas ‘yung field goal,” he said. With Revilla playing consistent, the Fuel Masters are moving on the right direction.    “Sana magtuluy-tuloy, syempre hindi naman namin mapa-promise or magiging 11-0, hindi naman yun ‘yung goal. As much as possible, one game at a time lang,” said Revilla. “Last conference, second nga kami, natalo naman kami sa twice-to-beat. So it doesn’t really matter yung standing, I think the growth of the team ‘yung importante.” Phoenix will stake its unbeaten slate once again against Blackwater at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo on February 1.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

PBA: Dyip s Jerramy King out for 2-3 months due to PCL tear

Columbian Dyip guard Jerramy King will miss 2-3 months due to a slight tear to the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Dyip's 124-118 win against the retooled San Miguel Beermen last Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome. King managed to finish the game as he racked up 7 points, 8 rebounds, and an assist in 24:33 minutes of playing time. "I went for a layup on Chris Ross and I fell down. My adrenaline helped me to play through the game but after the game I wasn’t able to walk anymore. So I went to the doctor and that’s what they told me," shared the Fil-Am. The 6'0 guard attended Columbian's game Wednesday afternoon, and walked with crutches as his right leg was wrapped for protection. King, a strong candidate for Most Improved Player last season with averages of 14.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists will be sorely missed by the Dyip in the remainder of the Philippine Cup eliminations. Although out, he let out a sigh of relief after avoiding a much more devastating knee injury, one which may sideline him for the rest of the year-long season. "No [previous injury] like this. I think I got lucky. It’s not that bad. 2-3 months is okay," shared King. "I’ve heard a lot worse like ACL. I'm just glad it’s my PCL." He also added that he is already preparing for the road to recovery, and perhaps a return to the year's most prestigious tournament. "You know, everything’s in God’s hands and if this is the position I needed to be in, I just try to stay positive and come back stronger." __ Follow this wruter on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

LA Revilla s proposal to Denden Lazaro was simple, sweet, and perfect

LA Revilla didn’t need to prepare a flashy setup or anything extravagant. He just waited for the right moment to pop the question. It was simple. It was sweet. It was perfect. “It was very casual lang. It’s just the two of us. No one else around,” said Revilla’s fiancée Denden Lazaro in a conversation with ABS-CBN Sports, Wednesday night at the Big Dome during Phoenix’s 108-98 win over Columbian Dyip in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.     “I think hinanap lang talaga niya ‘yung perfect time to ask,” added Lazaro, who watched Revilla drop 12 points and dish out seven assists in the Fuel Masters’ third straight win in as many games. “Like without any pressure and when the time was right, that’s when he asked.” The Petron libero and national team mainstay talked about her engagement for the first time since posting a picture of them in her Instagram last Sunday.   “Bagong taon, bagong buhay. Bagong team and I got engaged,” said Lazaro, who added that Revilla proposed earlier this month. The former Ateneo de Manila University star, who helped the Lady Eagles win back-to-back UAAP titles in 2013 and 2014, and Revilla have been together for five years. Revilla popped the question at Lazaro’s condominium. “We came from a date lang tapos hinatid niya lang ako sa bahay,” Lazaro said. “Nag-hangout lang kami. Usap lang, casual na usapan tapos may nilabas siya sa pocket niya tapos lumuhod siya,” continued Lazaro, who added that Revilla has already asked her parents for her hand in marriage as early as last year. Then she said, ‘yes’. The couple plan to tie the knot next year.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News12 hr. 35 min. ago

Fuelmasters stop Dyip to grab solo leadership

Fuelmasters stop Dyip to grab solo leadership.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News18 hr. 56 min. ago