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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: journal journalMay 16th, 2018

Lifestyle Hotshots: Ex-DLSU Green Archer Martin Reyes Finds New Love In The Business Of Digital

We caught up with DLSU’s hot Green Archer and found out what he’s been up to!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

PBA: Magnolia s frontline takes another hit with Sangalang injury

Magnolia is taking another hit in its frontline. With Marc Pingris practically out for the season with an ACL tear, Ian Sangalang is the latest to get bitten by the injury bug as the top forward is now dealing with an injury on his right wrist. Sangalang hurt his non-shooting hand in the first half of Friday's game against Meralco, an 81-79 win for the Hotshots. "Di ko talaga mailaro. Masakit," Sangalang said. "Feeling ko sumabit, di ko alam kung kanino. May nag-pop sa loob, parang may tumunog. Tapos na-feel ko talaga na masakit, mga ilang segunod di ko na maigalaw," he added. Ian had his hand heavily taped as the game went on. Sangalang and the Hotshots are now waiting official word regarding the severity of the injury. Hopefully, it's nothing serious. "Meron nagsabi na fracture daw pero ipapax-ray namin to confirm," he said. "Sana nothing serious naman. Ganun talaga, hindi maiiwasan. Basketball yan. Sana maging okay agad," Sangalang added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

PBA: Black still high on Onuaku despite import missing 16 free throws

Arinze Onuaku scored 23 points against Magnolia Friday but safe to say the hulking reinforcement didn't exactly have a great night. For one, the Bolts lost to the Hotshots, 79-81. A win would have put them in a tie for first heading into the All-Star break but instead, they hold a 3-2 record. Second, the former Best Import missed 16 free throws. Onuaku shot a horrible 5-of-21 from the line and every miss allowed Magnolia to stay in the game. The Hotshots eventually stole the win in the end after import Vernon Macklin drilled two pressure-packed free throws in the final three seconds. Onuaku politely declined to be interviewed following the loss but head coach Norman Black conceded that the missed free throws --- 16 of them --- were the "sour aspect" of the game vs. Magnolia. "Well tonight he had a lot of opportunities to separate us in the game. If he had made a couple of those foul shots, obviously we could've pulled away," Black said. "But everytime he got the ball offensively they started fouling him on purpose. In that situation you just have to step up and make them," he added. Still, Black believes in his import. While the missed free throw and the loss are tough, the veteran mentor is ready to move on to the next one. "But, obviously, he gives us a lot of other things on the court to help us win games," he said. "That was a sour aspect of the game tonight [missed free throws], but that's part of it. You just have to live with it and move on," Black added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Macklin leaves lasting mark with clutch FTs as Magnolia edges Meralco

MANILA, Philippines – Vernon Macklin bid goodbye in the most ecstatic way by burying the go-ahead freebies that lifted Magnolia to an 81-79 win over Meralco in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, May 18.  Macklin, who will leave the Hotshots to play in China's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Macklin open to PBA return: This place always has a special place in my heart

MANILA, Philippines – Vernon Macklin will always welcome a return to the PBA.  Macklin, who suited up for the Magnolia Hotshots for the last time after just 4 games in the Commissioner's Cup, will be heading to China's National Basketball League. But he is not closing his doors on another tour ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

PBA: Macklin lifts Magnolia past Meralco in farewell game

Vernon Macklin couldn't have written a better script for his farewell game for Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Macklin sank the game-winning free throws with 3.1 seconds left to lift the Hotshots over the Meralco Bolts, 81-79, Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Macklin capped a 9-0 burst by the Hotshots in the final one minute and 48 seconds and finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and a block in his last game before leaving for China to play in the National Basketball League. Magnolia coach Chito Victolero lauded Macklin not only for leading the team to its third win in four games but more importantly for his professionalism. "He already has a contract in China b...Keep on reading: PBA: Macklin lifts Magnolia past Meralco in farewell game.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

PBA: Macklin makes game-winning free throws in final game for Magnolia

What a way for Vernon Macklin to make his way out of the PBA. Macklin gifted Magnolia one last win in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup, draining the crucial free throws that allowed the Hotshots to take a dramatic 81-79 victory over Meralco Friday at the Big Dome. Tied at 79, Paul Lee found Macklin on the break for a possible game-winner. Macklin almost immediately drew a foul after taking the pass and he ended up making two free throws for the lead with 3.1 seconds to go. In the game's final play on the other end, Chris Newsome failed to complete a perfectly-executed alley-oop and Magnolia won its third straight game of the conference for a 3-1 record. "I'm very proud of V-Mack," head coach Chito Victolero said. "Binigay niya par in lahat. I'm very happy. May contracy na siya sa China pero go-hard pa rin," he added. The Bolts had several opportunities to close the game out but several missed free throws from Arinze Onuaku and a questionable long two from Newsome ended up dooming Meralco. Magnolia certainly took advantage of that as a Mark Barroca free throw made it 77-79 for the Bolts. Paul Lee then eventually tied the game from the line and after Newsome's long miss, Macklin finally regained the lead for the Hotshots. Macklin led the way with 21 points and 15 rebounds for Magnolia while Lee added 20 of his own. Barroca finished with 18 points. The Bolts got 23 points from Onuaku but the hulking import missed 16 of his 21 attempts from the line. Meralco dropped to 3-2 with the loss.   The Scores: MAGNOLIA 81 – Macklin 21, Lee 20, Barroca 18, Reavis 6, Jalalon 6, Ramos 3, Herndon 3, Dela Rosa 2, Brondial 2, Pascual 0, Sangalang 0, Simon 0, Abundo 0. MERALCO 79 – Onuaku 23, Newsome 15, Amer 14, Dillinger 12, Canaleta 7, Caram 4, Baracael 2, Hugnatan 2, Hodge 0. Quarters: 19-16; 34-31; 56-50; 81-79.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 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

Full-charged Meralco Bolts excited to extend upsurge

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter WINNERS of their last two matches in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup, the Meralco Bolts look to extend their current surge when they collide with also on-a-roll Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok in the 7 p.m. main game today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Boosted by having […] The post Full-charged Meralco Bolts excited to extend upsurge appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Lifestyle Hotshots: Meet Gerald Anderson s Equally Beguiling And Talented Lookalike From Indonesia!

Ladies, meet host, model, trainer, and vlogger Donovan Coates!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Magnolia routs Columbian for 2nd straight win

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Magnolia caught fire early to torch Columbian, 126-101, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Hotshots outscored the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

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:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 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

For family, Vernon Macklin leaves Magnolia to play in Chinese league

MANILA, Philippines – There are just things bigger than basketball. Just 3 games in, import Vernon Macklin will drop out of the Magnolia Hotshots' campaign in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after securing a guaranteed contract in China's National Basketball League  (NBL).  And it's a decision hinged on his family, he said.  "I came here with these guys to ........»»

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

Macklin savoring last ‘bittersweet’ days with Magnolia

Vernon Macklin is just days away from leaving Magnolia and he plans to spend his best days with his team before he flies to China for the National Basketball League. And the man once known as "Mack Attack" when he played for Ginebra in the PBA 2013 Commissioner's Cup began his farewell tour when he led Magnolia to a 126-101 shellacking of Columbian. Macklin played his penultimate game with the Hotshots in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta and he finished with 19 points and eight boards in a match that made him realize his departure is already fast approaching. "I still have the same mindset like if I was playing a normal game even if this is a bitterswee...Keep on reading: Macklin savoring last ‘bittersweet’ days with Magnolia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

PBA: White helps Globalport dominate despite nursing injury

Globalport import Malcolm White has been dealing with back spasms for almost a week now and yet the Batang Pier could have easily gone 2-0 despite their reinforcement being limited. Instead, Global is 1-1 since Saturday with the only loss being a five-point decision to Magnolia last May 12 in Angeles City. White hurt his back the day before. "The bus ride was three hours I fell asleep and I was in a weird position," White recalled Wednesday when asked about his injury. "We got to practice the night before the game and I pulled something in my back. I was not myself in that game [vs. Magnolia]," he added. After scoring only 17 points against the Hotshots, White vowed to bounce back for the Batang Pier. Against NLEX Wednesday, he came through, finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks. More importantly, Globalport got the win this time, a dominant 116-94 decision over the Road Warriors. "I told myself I had to bounce back and try to recover for this game [vs. NLEX]," he said. "[I wanted to] give my good performance for this game," he added. White mentioned that his back is still a problem but he's working his way towards peak health again. "It's still a little tight but it's a whole lot better than it was the first time I've done it and I had to go right into the next game the next day with a pulled back. That was tough, really tough," White said. "But today I felt a whole lot better, I was probably 90 percent," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated 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

Lifestyle Hotshots: This Baby-Faced Cosplayer Is Actually A Very Talented And Respected Thespian!

Meet chinito cutie Fred Lo, set to conquer in Hong Kong Disneyland!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018