Road Warriors rout Batang Pier for second straight win

Games Wednesday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Col. Dyip 7 p.m. – NLEX vs. Magnolia OLU Ashaolu scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as NLEX routed NorthPort, 123-107, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2018Related News

‘Hungry’ Durham has ‘nothing left to prove’ but lead Bolts to PBA title

Is the third time going to be the charm for Allen Durham? Well, the Meralco big man thinks so. Durham has won the Best Import award the past two PBA Governors' Cups, but those individual awards didn't result to titles. The Bolts were booted out of the finals twice and against just one enemy in Barangay Ginebra, but Durham is hellbent that his third stint with the Bolts is the time they will finally exorcize their demons. "Personally, I have nothing to prove," said Durham after their 109-106 opening day win over Columbian Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. "I think we need a championship." "It's all about the team right now, I don't have anything to prove. You guys see me play, I...Keep on reading: ‘Hungry’ Durham has ‘nothing left to prove’ but lead Bolts to PBA title.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 18th, 2018Related News

Columbian import Wright on PBA debut: I could ve been better

ANTIPOLO--Akeem Wright's first game in the PBA didn't go exactly as he hoped for. Wright's Columbian lost in the opener of the PBA Governors' Cup to Meralco, 109-106, after the.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Meralco slips past Columbian in PBA Govs Cup opener

ANTIPOLO--Meralco survived a fiesty Columbian side, 109-106, in the opening day of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Friday Ynares Center here. With import Allen Durham in tow for the third straight.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Meralco Bolts scolded, scramble past Columbian Dyip

Meralco overcame a poor start with a strong finish half last night, kicking off its PBA Governors Cup campaign with a 109-106 win over Columbian Dyip at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Durham s near triple-double lifts Meralco past Columbian

ANTIPOLO, Philippines – Meralco needed every bit of Allen Durham's near triple-double performance to escape Columbian, 109-106, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup opener at the Ynares Center here on Friday, August 17.  Durham, the two-time reigning Best Import of the Conference, delivered 26 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Bolts in big win

MERALCO exploded in the third quarter then outlasted Columbian Dyip in the fourth to pull off 109-106 win for a rousing start in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday at the Ynares Center in ANtipolo City.The Bolts, who trailed by 10 points in the first half, outplayed the Dyip….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 17th, 2018Related News

PBA: Durham gets near triple-double as Bolts beat Columbian to start Governors Cup

ANTIPOLO CITY --- Meralco got the win and that's the more important thing. The Bolts got themselves a challenge from the Columbian Dyip Friday at the Ynares Center here but Meralco still managed to be first on the board in the season-ending joust, picking up a tough 109-106 victory. Down by as many as 12 points, Meralco picked up the pace in the third period to take control of the game but had to hold on in the final secons as the Dyip tried to make a final comeback. Reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham was still beasting for the Bolts, finishing with a near-triple double of 26 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists to get Meralco's title bid going. "It's a good start for us for the conference, it was a tough win," head coach Norman Black said. "Columbian played very well, their import was very good," he added. The Dyip were up 14 in the second quarter and took a 10-point lead at the break. But with Durham leading the way, Meralco quickly turned things around in the third. The two-time Best Import scored 13 points to start the second half as the Bolts outscored Columbian, 42-23, to gain control of the game. After Durham, Baser Amer fired 23 points for Meralco. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. For the Dyip, import Akeem Wright dropped 30 points and 14 rebounds in his PBA debut.   The Scores: Meralco 109 - Durham 26, Amer 23, Tolomia 14, Hodge 11, Caram 10, de Ocampo 10, Canaleta 9, Salva 4, Newsome 2, Hugnatan 0, Laneta 0, Bono 0. Columbian 106 - Wright 30, King 24, Khobuntin 10, Corpuz 10, Escoto 8, Camson 8, McCarthy 5, Celda 5, Tubid 2, Cahilig 2, Cabrera 2, Lastimosa 0. Quarters: 26-25, 53-43, 85-76, 109-106.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 17th, 2018Related News

PBA: Meralco will deal with Finals once they get there says Black

ANTIPOLO CITY --- After losing the last two Governors' Cup Finals, Meralco obviously wants to win the conference in 2018. However, the Bolts will worry about a third straight Finals when they actually make it back. For now, Meralco is content with dealing about the tournament one opponent at a time. On Friday at the Ynares Center here, the Bolts handled business, beating Columbian for win no. 1. "We have to get there [Finals] to even have a chance of winning," head coach Norman Black said. "We're just worried about Talk 'N Text," he added. The Bolts play the KaTropa on Sunday, still at the Ynares Center. Despite not looking too far ahead, Black says Meralco will for sure do a better job in the Finals, if they make it there. "Hopefully, we put ourselves in a situation where we might be able to see the Finals again," Black said. "We'll do a better job, hopefully we win it. But I'm just worried about the next game," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 17th, 2018Related News


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.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 16th, 2018Related News

PBA: Meralco starts revenge tour 2.0

Meralco revenge tour 2.0 will kick off Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Losers of the last two Finals, the Bolts hope third time is the charm and their latest run will start with a showdown against Columbian to kick off the 2018 Governors' Cup. Reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham is back to once again reinforce Meralco while Columbian will have Akeen Wright as import. Tip off will be at 4:30 p.m. In the second game at 7:00 p.m., sister teams NLEX and TNT will dispute their first win of the season-ending joust. The Road Warriors will be without head coach Yeng Guiao who is at the Asian Games handling Gilas Pilipinas.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Opening today: Govs’ Cup

As all eyes are on the Philippine team campaigning in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, the PBA Governors’ Cup quietly starts today with Meralco colliding with Columbian Dyip and Talk ‘N Text taking on NLEX at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.The Bolts seem all excited about….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Ginebra-Meralco rematch set Oct. 7 in Laguna

Games Friday (Ynares Center, Antipolo) 4:30 p.m. -- Columbian vs. Meralco 7 p.m. -- NLEX vs. Talk N Text NEWLY-crowned PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion Barangay Ginebra returns to action against Columbian Dyip on Aug. 31 while Asian Games-bound Rain or Shine will make its debut against Talk N Text in….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Complete 2018 Governors Cup schedule

The PBA is back. Complete schedule for the 2018 Governors' Cup is out and the league will start with a double-header Friday, August 17, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Columbian Dyip will be up first as they take on the Meralco Bolts followed by an NLEX-TNT clash in the second game. Other notable game are the Phoenix-Columbian match on August 22 where Calvin Abueva will debut with the Fuel Masters. The Abueva vs. Alaska game is set a week later on August 29 at the Big Dome. Defending champion Brgy. Ginebra will meet San Miguel Beer again in the main event of the Septerber 23 playdate while Ginebra vs. Meralco, which has been the rivalry of the Governors' Cup, is set for October 7 in Laguna. Check the complete Governors' Cup schedule below. Here’s the #govscup2018 ELIMS schedule 👇🏼 — PBA (@pbaconnect) August 14, 2018     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Bolts tangle with Dyip in PBA Governors Cup opener

Meralco, with two-time Best Import winner Allen Durham, tangles with Columbian Dyip while TNT KaTropa takes on NLEX Road Warriors in the opener of the PBA Governors Cup Friday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

2 bagong mukha, ilang balik import masisilayan sa Govs Cup

ANG Alaska at Columbian Dyip na lamang sa 12 team ang wala pang maipaparadang import sa season-ending 2018 PBA Governors Cup na bubuksan sa Aug. 17 sa Ynares Sports Center sa Antipolo, Rizal. Karamihan sa mga import na maglalaro nga­yong third conference ay puro ‘nagbabalik na agila’ pero hindi na sa dati nilang team na… link: 2 bagong mukha, ilang balik import masisilayan sa Govs Cup.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

Eala, Talatayod set crown duel

Top junior players Miko Eala and Aljon Talatayod showcase their contrasting styles when they dispute the CPSP-Philta International Junior Tennis Championships Sunday at Philippine Columbian Associa.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

Dandan makes a choice: Maroons over Dyip

Ricky Dandan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ Coach Ricky Dandan has taken his coaching skills to the biggest stage in local basketball, but there's always an itch to go back to his roots.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2018Related News

Cardel named Columbian Dyip coach vice Dandan

Former La Salle high-leaping off-guard Johnedel Cardel is to take over the head-coaching position left behind by Ricky Dandan at the Columbian Dyip ball club......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 28th, 2018Related News

PBA: Columbian has found its new head coach

A couple of days after Ricky Dandan quit on Columbian to focus on UP, the Dyip have found a new head coach. In a report by Philippine Star's Nelson Beltran Wednesday, Columbian is set to name Johnedel Cardel as head coach. The hiring is set to become official immediately. Cardel was a former La Salle Green Archer and was a former assistant to Franz Pumaren at Globalport. Columbian, after a 1-11 stint in the All-Filipino, finished with a 4-7 mark in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 27th, 2018Related News