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Mike Harris tops Romeo Travis for Best Import plum

MANILA, Philippines – In an intense duel for the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Best Import of the Conference award, it was Alaska's Mike Harris who came out on top. The 35-year-old reinforcement, who is seeing action in his first PBA conference, recorded 1,209 points to lift the precious hardware and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

PBA: Alaska dominates Magnolia again to force 2-2 tie

Now we have a series. Alaska has tied the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals after dominating Magnolia once again in Game 4,  scoring a 90-76 win Wednesday at the Big Dome. The Aces have fully recovered from an early 0-2 deficit, forcing a 2-all tie in the best-of-7 showdown for the title. Just like in Game 3, Alaska had another strong second quarter in Game 4 to gain some separation. The Aces then weathered a third-quarter storm from the Hotshots before landing the final haymaker in the fourth, reducing this series to a best-of-3. "I thought our defense was great again," head coach Alex Compton said. "Our guys have been playing great defense. I mean, there's ways that they can beat us and stuff, but I think it's really tough. It's really tough to get good shots for either team, actually. It's really tough to get good shots for either team," he added. True enough, Game 4 was another grinding game but it was th Aces that once again found more than enough offense. Best Import Mike Harris was effective anew, scoring a game-high 34 points to go along with 22 rebounds. Chris Banchero was the top local for Alaska with 17 points. For the Hotshots, Romeo Travis fired 29 points from six three-pointers. Best Player of the Conference Paul Lee added 14 points. Game 5 to break the series tie is set for Friday still at the Araneta Coliseum.   The Scores Alaska 90 - Harris 34, Banchero 17, Pascual 9, Racal 8, Teng 7, Galliguez 5, Manuel 4, Cruz 3, Baclao 3, Enciso 0, Exciminiano 0, Casio 0. Magnolia 76 - Travis 29, Lee 14, Sangalang 11, Barroca 8, Jalalon 7, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Melton 1, Dela Rosa 0, Herndon 0. Quarters: 19-22, 43-32, 63-50, 90-76.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports18 hr. 54 min. ago Related News

PBA: Aces finally on the board after destroying Magnolia in Game 3

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Alaska is finally on the board. The Aces scored their first win of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup in convincing fashion, dominating the Magnolia Hotshots, 100-71, in Game 3 Sunday at the Ynares Center here. With import Mike Harris at the lead, Alaska reduced the final 12 minutes into mere garbage time and the Aces cut their series deficit in half, 1-2. After a slow first quarter, the Aces got it going in the second, pouring 34 points to take a commanding lead they would never surrender. Behind the shooting of its guard core led by Simon Enciso, Alaska took a 50-36 lead at the break and never looked back. Harris then went to work in the second half, finally having his first great game of these Finals and the Aces held off any possible Magnolia uprising. Harris scored 18 straight points for the Aces in the third period as Alaska took a 73-49 lead over the Hotshots. Alaska led by 33 after three quarters. "I thought we had a great defensice effort and we made some shots," head coach Alex Compton said. "Overall, the story of the game in the first three quarters was we made a bunch of shots, we didn't turn it over, and we defended at the same time," he added Harris was a beast for the Aces, leading the way with 36 points and 18 rebounds. He scored 22 total in the third period as Alaska landed its knockout blow. Vic Manuel added 14 points as the top local for Alaska while Enciso and Carl Bryan Cruz finished with 12 and 10 points respectively. For the Hotshots, everyone struggled as they only shot 33 percent collectively from the field. Romeo Travis was the high man with 18 points while Mark Barroca was good for 13. No other Magnolia player scored in double figures. Game 4 is set for Wednesday at the Big Dome.   The scores: ALASKA 100 - Harris 36, Manuel 14, Enciso 12, Cruz 10, Banchero 6, J. Pascual 4, Teng 4, Galliguez 4, Casio 4, Andrada 2, Baclao 2, Racal 2, Exciminiano 0, Magat 0, Potts 0. MAGNOLIA 71 - Travis 18, Barroca 13, Herndon 7, Sangalang 7, Mendoza 6, Dela Rosa 5, Abundo 4, Reavis 3, Lee 2, Ramos 2, Melton 2, Jalalon 2, Simon 0, Gamalinda 0, Brondial 0, K. Pascual 0. Quarterscores: 16-22, 50-36, 83-50, 100-71.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Travis likes Magnolia s gritty Game 2 win over opening blowout

MANILA, Philippines – If it were up to Magnolia import Romeo Travis, he'd rather take hard-fought triumphs than lopsided ones.  Travis highlighted the need to remain grounded and focused after the Hotshots claimed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven PBA Governors' Cup finals with a grueling 77-71 Game 2 win over ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Magnolia thwarts Alaska to draw first blood in PBA finals

MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia rode on a blistering start and staved off Alaska's late stand en route to a 100-84 Game 1 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, December 5.  Romeo Travis stuffed the stats sheet with 29 points, 13 rebounds ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Magnolia Hotshots rout Alaska Aces in PBA Finals opener

Magnolia hardly showed any effects of rust but it wasn't the case for Alaska in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Wednesday night. The Hotshots opened the game with 15 unanswered points en route to a masterful 100-84 win before a sizeable crowd at Mall of Asia Arena. "We're happy to win this Game 1, but it's only the start and after tonight, we need to prepare hard again tomorrow," said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero. "There is another game on Friday and again, our mindset is going to be the same as today, another do-or-die." Romeo Travis led the way for Magnolia with 29 points, 13 rebounds and five assists while Mark Barroca added 16, including seven points in a piv...Keep on reading: Magnolia Hotshots rout Alaska Aces in PBA Finals opener.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Gilas bad boyz ready to return, says Andray Blatche

MANILA, Philippines – As Gilas Pilipinas' World Cup bid hangs in the balance, Andray Blatche has once again expressed his desire to return to the national team. The naturalized big man posted a photo of him, Terrence Romeo, Calvin Abueva and Jayson Castro wearing Pilipinas jerseys on Instagram on Tuesday, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Gilas ‘bad boyz’ ready for duty, says Andray Blatche

Naturalized Filipino Andray Blatche said he and his former Gilas Pilipinas teammates Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo are "ready" for another tour of duty for the Philippine team. The 32-year-old Blatche even dubbed the three of them as "the bad boyz" in a post on his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon less than 24 hours since Gilas bowed to Iran in heartbreaking fashion in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. READ:Despite Gilas' 0-2 home stand, Yeng Guiao 'no regrets' over exclusion of Andray Blatche   View this post on Instagram   3 of us are missing I'm sure they ready as well let's do...Keep on reading: Gilas ‘bad boyz’ ready for duty, says Andray Blatche.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill Zamboanga del Sur town councilor

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Motorcycle-riding men on Tuesday, December 4, gunned down a town councilor in Zamboanga del Sur, police said. In a spot report, Police Regional Office 9 (PRO-9) identified the victim as Councilor Romeo Mainar Sr of Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur. PRO-9 said Mainar was shot dead ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

US beats Uruguay, qualifies for 2019 Fiba World Cup

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) --- Jeff Van Gundy did his job. USA Basketball is headed to the World Cup. The U.S. rallied late to beat Uruguay 78-70 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot next year in the FIBA World Cup in China. The U.S. won the last two World Cups in 2010 and 2014, and will aim to become the first nation to capture three consecutive gold medals. Travis Trice scored 17 points in the clinching win for the U.S., which used rosters filled primarily by G League players in qualifying. John Jenkins added 13 points for the Americans (8-2), who have two qualifying games remaining at North Carolina in February. "No better feeling than representing your country and getting a big road ...Keep on reading: US beats Uruguay, qualifies for 2019 Fiba World Cup.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

CA reconsiders order on intervention petitions on Meralco PSAs; favors consumer

The Court of Appeals has reconsidered its earlier resolution denying the petition of consumer advocate Romeo L. Junia for review of an Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) decision favoring Meralco and ordered the giant utility to file its comment on the order within 10 days from receipt. Junia is a consumer intervener opposing approval of seven Meralco power supply agreements allegedly filed after the ERC's Competitive Selection Process deadline and above market price. The CA had earlier denied his petition for review in February this year. In the November 15, 2018 order, however, the Court said: "After a careful review of the arguments, we shall allow the instant motion (for recons...Keep on reading: CA reconsiders order on intervention petitions on Meralco PSAs; favors consumer.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 28th, 2018Related News

PBA: Alaska s Mike Harris still leads Best Import race

The wild Best Import race of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup is almost over. And after a wild playoff chase, Alaska's Mike Harris continues to lead all contenders. Harris has his Aces in the Finals and is on the verge of winning Best Import on top of having an opportunity to capture a PBA title. With averages of 30.31 points, 20.69 rebounds, 2.81 assists, 1.13 steals and 1.00 blocks, Harris maintains pole position for Best Import. [Related: PBA: Harris leads Brownlee and Phelps in close Best Import race] Barangay Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee, Phoenix Petroleum’s Eugene Phelps, Meralco’s Allen Durham, NLEX’s Aaron Fuller and Blackwater’s Henry Walker had all been strong bets until their teams moved out of the title hunt one after another. The only one standing in the way of Harris winning Best Import is Magnolia's Romeo Travis. A former Best Import winner, Travis has Magnolia in the Finals to take on the Aces and has averages of 24.5 markers, 14.8 boards, 4.81 assists, and 2.0 steals.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Ex-cop arrested in Northern Samar over possession of IED

MANILA, Philippines – A retired policeman was arrested in Northern Samar after improvised explosive devices were discovered in his alleged property. The recovery of the IED materials came after an explosion rocked the area on Thursday, November 22, killing two people, Romeo Inosentes and Norberto Solana Jr of San Antonio, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2018Related News

PBA: Travis, Lee and the text message that won Manila Clasico

It's late one Wednesday night and Romeo Travis casually avoids the media for an interview after Magnolia's Game 3 loss to Brgy. Ginebra in Manila Clasico. Travis is usually one of the last to leave the Hotshots locker room after each and every game. Usually, he's with his whole family as he exits the arena. He's usually also very approachable and is a joy to talk to, giving great answers to basketball questions and even the occassional life lessons here and there. Yeah none of that happened on this particular Wednesday night. Travis, with an in-ear headset on and a baseball cap, walks with a Magnolia staffer. The two of them casually side-step the media, using another player being interviewed as a sort of a hard screen in order to get free and get away. No one will get to talk to him until two days later.   SO WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN? After back-to-back monster games for Magnolia and a 2-0 lead in Manila Clasico, Travis had his worst PBA performance ever in Game 3. Travis struggled for 12 points, a career-low. While he scored consecutive lay-ups late in the fourth quarter to give the Hotshots the lead, the veteran forward fumbled an offensive rebound following a wild miss from Paul Lee. [Related: PBA: Brownlee scores 46 to save Ginebra's title] If he grabbed that rebound under the basket, it would have been easy two points for Travis. It would have been an easy two points and a tied game with four seconds to go in regulation. Magnolia lost by four instead. And while the Hotshots remained ahead in the series, 2-1, the Gin Kings were charging. Justin Brownlee just tied his career-high of 46 points in the win and it felt that Ginebra, the reigning two-time champions of the Governors' Cup, was actually up in the series and was ready to roll to another Finals appearance. Also, while it was no excuse, Travis turned out to be injured in Game 3, dealing with a bum hamstring. No one would know officially until two days later.   THE REVEAL "It's a grade 2 hamstring injury, since yesterday hirap na siya," Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said of Travis two days later, right after the Hotshots recovered and beat Ginebra in Game 4 of the semifinals, sealing a Finals appearance. "I trust him, I believe in him. After that Game 3, ibibigay niya lahat. I love this guy and from the beginning, ibang klaseng leadership binigay niya sakin. Grabe ang puso nitong si Romeo," Victolero added of his import. Despite a bum hamstring, Travis soldiered on in Game 4 of the semifinals. Coming off a terrible Game 3 performance, it was actually Travis that carried the Hotshots. He had 11 points in the first quarter alone, one shy of his total the game before. [Related: PBA: Hurting Travis delivers game of his life with 50 points in Manila Clasico win] He had 29 after three quarters and finished things off with the first 50-ball of his whole career, leading a last-minute rally for the Hotshots to finally dethrone the Gin Kings. Fifty points from Romeo Travis was the reason that Magnolia won in Game 4, but it was an early-morning text that won Manila Clasico for the Hotshots.   THE TEXT "Me and Paul [Lee] talked this morning. Paul texted me at 6 a.m. and asked me if I was going to play," Travis said of the conversation he had with his star guard in the morning of Game 4. "I told him if I can play, I was gonna play. He was like if, 'you're playing, I'm playing.' We both decided at about 7:30 a.m. that we were gonna play and give it a go," he added. Over the course of the next 14 hours or so, Travis got clearance and dropped 50 points in a Magnolia win. Lee, bum right knee and all, didn't have the best of games by his standards but his clutch gene came through again, scoring big free throws late to make sure Travis' earlier work will not be wasted. "I texted him asking how he feels. He said he was gonna play so I was like let's go, let's get it," Lee said of the conversation he had with Travis prior to Game 4. "If you have an import like Romeo na he keeps on battling the pain, there's no reason na mag-give up ka kaagad, alam mo yun? (there's no reason you should give up that easily, you know)" he added.   A CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION After his 50-ball and big win over Brgy. Ginebra, Romeo Travis was noticeably emotional after Game 4. How can he not, he could barely walk the day before and he hasn't run since the win. "When you have a lot of pain and it's worth it [you become emotional]," Travis said. "I went through a lot of pain to play and it was worth it. That was emotional, to be able to make it through, get through the pain and make it worth it. It meant a lot to me," he added. Lee, who sent the text that won Manila Clasico, doubled down on his effort to back up his import. If Travis can play through his injuries and come through, he can too. "Kung makikita mo yung import mo na ganun, lumalaban, there's no reason to give up. Lahat lang kami kumuha ng lakas ng loob sa kanya," he said. Now that he's made it back to the Finals, Travis can win a title for Magnolia, something he didn't do three years ago when he was still suiting up for Alaska. [Related: PBA: Romeo Travis should be ready for Game 1 of Finals for Magnolia] Ironically enough, the Hotshots will face the Aces in the best-of-7 Finals set to start in two weeks. "Last time I was here I laid an egg, I played very bad last time I was in the Finals," Travis said. "I want redemption, that's why I came back," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 23rd, 2018Related News

Imports Harris, Travis want title, not awards

Imports Harris, Travis want title, not awards.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsNov 22nd, 2018Related News

UAAP: Whether or not it s his last game, Alvin Pasaol left it all on the floor for UE

Alvin Pasaol’s third season for University of the East wound up in another loss – in fact, it was their 13th out of 14 games in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Still, Pasaol was all smiles while reporters were speaking with him after they fell to National University on Sunday at the MOA Arena. “Walang pagsisisi kung ito last game ko. Lumaban naman kami,” he said. For weeks, there has been talk that the Red Warriors’ scoring machine was foregoing of his fourth and final playing year. Indeed, after the final buzzer sounded, it very much looked like he had played his last game in red and white – with tears running down his eyes as he hugged his teammates. Alvin Pasaol has already cemented himself as a UE and UAAP legend, no matter what. 💪 #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/t2geMQuyzR — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Nobyembre 18, 2018 After they closed their campaign, yet again out of the Final Four, however, Pasaol himself reiterated that he remains uncertain about his next move. “Baka pag-iisipan ko pa yung (PBA) Draft. December 3 pa (deadline of application) so may one week pa ako para mag-isip,” he said. After all, he still has a meeting scheduled with UE’s team management and coaching staff. “Mag-uusap pa kami ng may-ari pati coaches next week,” he said. Whatever happens then, the burly forward said he had fun throughout the season – even if at the end of it all, they were holding a 1-13 record. “Sobrang parang roller-coaster yung nangyari sa amin. ‘Di namin in-expect na ganito mangyayari sa amin, pero sobrang happy ako kasama teammates ko,” he said. And while he remains uncertain about his next move, one thing’s for sure – Pasaol will never be forgotten in Recto. “Iiwan ko ang UE na lumalaban kahit talo. Nandun pa rin ang puso at lumalaban kaming lahat,” he said. He then continued, “Baka last year ko na ‘to so nagpapasalamat ako sa kanila.” If this is, indeed, his last season, he will have gone out with a bang by averaging 24.4 points – the highest scoring for a single player in a single season since 2003. That is more than two points better than the 22.2 points Terrence Romeo normed five years ago. And as if that’s not enough, he will also always have that 49-point game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Magnolia’s Travis gets pat on the back from ‘King’ James

Magnolia import Romeo Travis’ feat of leading the Hotshots to victory with a career-high 50 points and 13 rebounds on Friday in Antipolo has caught the attention of NBA superstar…READ The post Magnolia’s Travis gets pat on the back from ‘King’ James appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Travis mimics pal LeBron

There was a lot of LeBron James in the way his high school teammate and buddy Romeo Travis played in Magnolia’s 112-108 win over Barangay Ginebra in the clinching Game 4 of the PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinals at the Ynares Center in Antipolo last Friday night......»»

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

LeBron sends shoutout to Romeo Travis: Keep going, Lucky Lefty

MANILA, Philippines – The 50-point explosion of Magnolia import Romeo Travis didn't go unnoticed by his "brother" LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar gave a shoutout to his buddy after Travis hit the half-century mark in a 112-108 Magnolia win  that dethroned Barangay Ginebra in Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' ........»»

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

PBA: Romeo Travis wants redemption in return to Finals

The first time Romeo Travis came to the PBA, he won Best Import and took his team to the Governors' Cup Finals. Once he got there though, he got swept.  It wa a terrible way to end his maiden voyage to the Philipppines. It took Travis three years to make it back to the PBA and while he might not win Best Import this time, he still has his team in the Finals of the Governors' Cup. He wants to win it this time. "Last time I was here I laid an eg,, I played very bad in the Finals," Travis said after scoring a career-high 50 points for Magnolia in Game 4 to lead the Hotshots past two-time champion Brgy. Ginebra in the semifinals of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. "I want redemption, that's why I came back," he added. The last time Romeo Travis was in the PBA Finals, he was with the Alaska Aces. Three years later, he's with the Hotshots. He's pretty good with his new team. "I looked at the roster and I seen they had good veterans and hungry young guys. It was a great mix. With me it was just an opportunity to gel with the team. I didn't want to take over, I just wanted to be part of the team," Travis said. "These guys have allowed me to be part of the team and that's what makes this team special, it's the chemistry. They know I'm not a guy that's going to demand the ball and curse at somebody if I don't get the ball. That's not who am I as a person and as a player. We're one unit right now, we're really clicking," he added. The Aces that Travis used to play with are one win away from the Finals as well and are on the verge of setting up a pretty interesting championship round. While Travis wishes his old teammates good luck, he couldn't care less if it's Alaska that moves on or if it's Meralco. "Whoever wins, we're happy to see them. Good luck to both teams," he said. "I don't have a preference. Good luck to Banchero, Vic Manuel... these are my guys. I hope they do well but I don't care who wins. Either way we're going to have to play them," Travis added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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