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20 players show up for latest Gilas practice

A total of 20 players showed up for Gilas Pilipinas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym, the national team's third session this year. For the main Gilas roster, Kiefer Ravena was the first to show up, joining San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in training. Kevin Alas, Troy Rosario, Jio Jalalon, RR Pogoy, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jayson Castro, and team captain Jayson Castro were also in attendance. For the #23for23 pool, CJ Perez and Thirdy Ravena were on deck, joining Juan Gomez De Liano, Isaac Go, Matt Nieto, Abu Tratter, J-jay Alejandro, Arvin Tolentino, Will Gozum, and Joshua Sincair. Also in attedance was head coach Chot Reyes, who missed last week's practice. PBA OIC Willie Marcial was watching as well. Castro, CBC, and Sinclair were in attendance but didn't participate in drills. Missing for the third straight week is Alaska's Calvin Abueva. For the rest of the main roster, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi were also out.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Chot drops Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan from Gilas pool

In the latest development surrounding Gilas Pilipinas, head coach Chot Reyes has decided to drop Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan from the national team pool. At least for the second window of the opening round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Australia on Feb. 22 and against Japan on Feb. 25. "We're dropping Abueva and Almazan for the second window, they haven't showed up," Reyes said after Gilas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym. "It's simply a matter of disinterest. I guess they're not interested so we have to move on, we can't wait for those guys," he added. To start 2018, Gilas Pilipinas has been holding once-a-week practice every Monday. The national team already has three sessions under its belt and Abueva and Almazan are yet to report for duty. "I don't know if anyone told them but right now we made that announcement today. It's been communicated with the team and the reason it's not been communicated with them is because they're not here," Reyes said. "How can we communicate with them if they're not here?" he added. Reyes, who missed practice last week, got to training Monday. He went straight to Ortigas from the airport following a recent trip to Australia. Th outspoken head coach also said that players have no reason to miss Monday practice since it's very light in the first place. "The key for the Mondays only practice, kita niyo naman it's very light, so the guys who have a game in the D-League tomorrow or had a game in the PBA last night have absolutely no reason not to be here," Reyes said. "The only reason they're not here is because they don't want to be here. It's just a question of dedication and desire. Kung gusto mo maraming paraan, pag ayaw mo maraming dahilan di ba?" he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Player of the Week: Pogoy flourishing off the bench for TNT

Roger Pogoy has been a major spark off the bench for TNT. Pogoy is flourishing as the Katroa's sixth man and his impact couldn't be any bigger than what he had done the past week. The second-year swingman played a key role in TNT's 2-0 record against Blackwater and Meralco last week. And his play earned him a PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation after averaging 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals. The former Far Eastern University star had an efficient night, scoring 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field while also collecting eight rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead the KaTropa to a 92-83 win over the Elite on Wednesday. He followed up his all-aroun...Keep on reading: Player of the Week: Pogoy flourishing off the bench for TNT.....»»

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Manuel and LA after flagrant 1 foul: Hindi ko alam na itatayo niya ako, nabigyan ko pa siya

During one of the more intense sequences of the Alaska-Ginebra game Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Aces forward Vic Manuel had a LOL-worthy moment with LA Tenorio. Tenorio was called for a flagrant 1 foul late in the third quarter after he appeared to undercut Manuel on an and-one play. The Muscle Man didn't took the foul kindly and got into with LA. However, Tenorio didn't mean no harm, obviously. "Syempre emotion na rin ng game, ‘di ba?" Manuel said. "Parang nasahod niya ako tapos hindi ko naman alam na itatayo niya ako, parang nabigyan ko pa siya," he added. Whoops. "Sabi niya, ‘bakit mo ako binigyan? Itatayo na nga kita eh.’ Nahiya din ako sa kanya. Magso-sorry sana ako, eh wala eh, lumayo na siya eh," Manuel continued. "Lalapitan ko sana eh, pero umalis agad [after the game], he added. Ultimately, all is good on the part of Manuel. He says it's just all part of the new physical game in the PBA. "Pero wala naman yung sa akin. Syempre part of the game lang, kasi kita mo naman, ang ganda ng laro din eh tsaka nadadala din kami lahat," he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Aces pound Gin Kings

Banking on a big third quarter, the Aces bombarded the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings from inside and out to score a 97-83 victory on Sunday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo, signaling the return to form of the traditional powerhouse that lingered in mediocrity the past two conferences. It was the third straight win after two losses for the Aces, who made the most out of the Gin Kings' lack in size to book the most impressive win of their run that coach Alex Compton hopes would open the gates for their return to the list of elite teams. "There's a small person in Greg Slaughter who didn't play and I think he would have had an impact in this game," Compton said...Keep on reading: Aces pound Gin Kings.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 21st, 2018Related News

TNT races to 2nd win in row

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter AFTER having it up and down early in the PBA Philippine Cup, the TNT KaTropa finally got some semblance of winning pattern after defeating the Meralco Bolts, 99-81, yesterday in their matinee engagement at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City Towed by their steady shooting, especially from beyond […] The post TNT races to 2nd win in row appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Troy caps his birthday week with fine shooting display

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Safe to say that Troy Rosario's birthday week went pretty well. Last Wednesday, his TNT KaTropa scored a big victory over Blackwater. On Saturday, he celebrated his actual birthday. On Sunday, Troy shot 60 percent from deep and the KaTropa scored their biggest win of the season so far, shutting down Meralco at the Ynares Center here. Rosario, who ended up with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds, the blessings just keep on coming after a lot of hard work. "Para sa'kin good year sa'kin eh. Simula pa lang ng taon marami na kong blessings na natatanggap," he said. "Continue ko lang yung hard work na ginagawa ko kasi alam ko it will pay off anytime," Rosario added. With TNT starting to look like an actual contender, Rosario says that these early wins are crucial for the team in order to secure a playoff bonus down the road. While he's not going to go all the way and say that the KaTropa are already in peak condition, Troy is confident that his team is getting there. "Mahirap magsalita pero sa tingin ko yun na. Nakukuha na namin yung laro talaga namin," he said. "Nagkaka-amuyan na. Sa tingin ko malaki yung tsansa namin ngayong All-Filipino at iangat pa namin yung level ng laro namin," Rosario added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Dillinger says Bolts can t panic despite another round of All-Filipino struggles

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- For the third straight year, the ghost of the Philippine Cup haunts Meralco. The Bolts absorbed their third straight loss in the 2018 All-Filipino Sunday at the Ynares center here, putting them at 1-3 to start the season. Meralco is undermanned and struggling right now, however, veteran forward Jared Dillinger says that now is not the time to panic for the Bolts. "We can't point fingers. We have to first blame ourself within, what did I do wrong?" Dillinger said after Meralco took an 18-point beating at the hands of TNT. "It’s a long season, don’t panic but it’s not fun right now," he added. In order to avoid another lost campaign, Dillinger says that Meralco should go back to basics. Also, don't panic. That's the most crucial thing right now for the Bolts. "We’re 1-3 and there’s nothing to be happy about. It’s a long season though. We have to go back, look at the film, get yelled out by our coach, look at all the mistakes that we made," he said. "But more importantly we can’t press the panic button," Dillinger added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Aces force Ginebra into submission to sustain streak

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- What a performance by the Aces. Alaska's pressure defense worked to perfection at the Ynares Center here Sunday, forcing Brgy. Ginebra into submission for a 97-83 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. Using the full court press, the Aces sucked the life of out Ginebra in the third period, outscoring the Gin Kings 37-19 to take control of the ball game. Alaska scored 36 points in the first half. "Hindi kami napagod sa takbuhan. We're in much better shape than that, but we looked tired. The pace of our minds... We weren't playing well in the first half," head coach Alex Compton said. "The second half I thought we settled down and be us," he added With Ginebra missing Greg Slaughter (strained hamstring) in addition to Joe Devance, Alaska just ran the Gin Kings off the floor in the third, unloading a 12-0 run behind Vic Manuel to take a 61-52 lead. Alaska built an 18-point advtage in the fourth, 85-67, and was cool, calm, and collected down the stretch when the Gin Kings tried to make one final rally. Manuel led the way for the now 3-2 Aces, scoring 18 points, 11 in the third, while veteran Sonny Thoss had his best game in a while and finished with 17, 11 in the second half. Chris Banchero and Jvee Casio dropped 14 and 13 points respectively for Alaska and Calvin Abueva finished with nine points, nine rebounds, and five assists. The Gin Kings, absorbing a second straight blowout defeat for a 2-2 mark, got 15 points from Aljon Mariano. Scottie Thompson, Kevin Ferrer, and Japeth Aguilar all finished with 12 points each.   The Scores: ALASKA 97 — Manuel 18, Thoss 17, Banchero 14, Casio 13, Abueva 9, Teng 9, Cruz 5, Enciso 3, Potts 3, Exciminiano 2, Magat 2, Racal 2, J. Pascual 0. GINEBRA 83 — Mariano 15, J. Aguilar 12, Ferrer 12, Thompson 12, Caguioa 8, Cruz 8, R. Aguilar 5, Tenorio 5, Mercado 2, Taha 2, Wilson 2, Jamito 0. Quarters: 26-23, 36-44, 73-63, 97-83.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Abueva on Alaska s hot 2018 start: 2017 nilubog na namin yung losing streak namin doon

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Wala pa ring tatalo sa Alaska. 2018 continues to be good for the Aces as the team connected on their third straight win this year, forcing Brgy. Ginebra into submission at the Ynares Center here. Following a forgettable 2017, Alaska is out to rebuild its winning tradition this year. "Siguro yung sa amin, yung 2017 parang nilubog na namin yung losing streak namin doon," star forward Calvin Abueva said. "Ito 2018 na at panibagong destination na naman yung ina-ano namin ngayong 2018 na to," he added. Now with an actual winning streak, the Beast hopes to sustain the team's winning ways first before thinking about regaining their status as contender. "Samin ngayon, sustain muna namin," Abueva said. "Tapos maghahanda muna kami para sa Blackwater sa susunod na game namin. Sana masunod namin to at magtuluy-tuloy yung winning streak namin," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2018Related News

TNT catches fire with 18 triples in romp of reeling Meralco

ANTIPOLO, Philippines – TNT shot the lights out against Meralco as the KaTropa knocked down a conference-high 18 triples en route to a lopsided 99-81 win over the Bolts in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center on Sunday, January 21. The KaTropa scorched hot from the get-go, leading ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Manuel, Thoss take over as Alaska deals Ginebra 2nd straight loss

ANTIPOLO, Philippines – The new year continues to work wonders for the Alaska Aces as they bagged their 3rd straight win following a 97-83 triumph over the weary Barangay Ginebra at the Ynares Center on Sunday, January 21. Alaska banked on Vic Manuel's 3rd quarter heroics to remain ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Manuel downplays contender tag for streaking Alaska

MANILA, Philippines – The Alaska Aces took down the giants in Barangay Ginebra for their 3rd straight win on Sunday, January 21, but Vic Manuel is not making much of a big deal out of their success. Manuel was one of the key factors why the Aces remained unscathed in 3 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

TNT cuts off Meralco

TNT cuts off Meralco.....»»

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Aces storm back, pound Slaughter-less Gin Kings

MANILA, Philippines — Alaska mounted a furious second half to frustrate crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra, 97-83, in the nightcap of the PBA Sunday skirmish at.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

Strong signal for TNT

Games Wednesday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. -- Kia vs. Meralco 7 p.m. -- Globalport vs. San Miguel TALK N Text chalked up its second straight win at the expense of a struggling Meralco side via a 99-81 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo….....»»

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Peoples’ organizations, envi groups welcome Ombudsman ERC commissioners suspension order

Peoples’ organizations and environmental groups lauded the recently issued Ombudsman order to suspend virtually all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners for having given unwarranted benefit to Meralco......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

PBA sets more ‘homecourt’ visits

MANILA, Philippines — PBA OIC commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday San Miguel Beer guard Alex Cabagnot, Meralco forward KG Canaleta and legend Vince Hi.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2018Related News

Ilocos United FC withdraws from PFL 2018 season

Just like in the case of FC Meralco Manila, Ilocos United chief executive officer Tony Lazaro cited lack of sponsorship as the main reason why his club will not play in the next season of the Philippines Football League (PFL). “Unfortunately, after months of negotiation, efforts to attract a new naming sponsor for the team [...] The post Ilocos United FC withdraws from PFL 2018 season appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Meralco, Solar Philippines seek ERC go-signal for supply deal

MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) and Solar Philippines Tarlac Corp. (SPTC) are seeking provisional authority to implement their power supply agreement (PSA) that will bring down the cost of solar energy to a record low P2.9999 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). “Considering that SPTC’s solar power plant is expected to achieve commercial operations in the fourth quarter of […] The post Meralco, Solar Philippines seek ERC go-signal for supply deal appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2018Related News