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Powerade then, now NorthPort: Anthony keys colossal playoff upset

Nov 28, 2019 - 12:58 PM

Sean Anthony and No. 8 NorthPort topple No. 1 NLEX in a PBA shocker reminiscent of how his former Powerade team took down B-Meg in 2011

FINAL FOUR. Sean Anthony comes up big as NorthPort reaches the semifinals for only the second time in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


No. 8 NorthPort stuns No. 1 NLEX in 3OT to reach semis

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Christian Standhardinger, Michael Qualls, and Sean Anthony star as NorthPort becomes only the fourth team in PBA history to take down the No. 1 team

TO THE NEXT. Michael Qualls propels NorthPort to its second semifinals appearance in franchise history. Photo from PBA Images


Erram, Varilla suspended ahead of NLEX-NorthPort sudden death

Nov 26, 2019 - 4:30 PM

NLEX suffers a huge blow in its semifinals bid after wasting its twice-to-beat bonus and losing 3 games in a row

UNTIMELY. There could not have been a worse time for NLEX for Poy Erram and Paul Varilla to be suspended. Photo from PBA Images

Qualls says he heard 'N word,' misstep that sparked fight unintentional

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:14 PM

NorthPort import Michael Qualls gets hit in the head by NLEX players Poy Erram and Paul Varilla

SUPER IMPORT. Michael Qualls dominates to help NorthPort drag NLEX to a do-or-die match. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort drags NLEX to do-or-die for semis berth in fight-marred game

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Michael Qualls bucks a strong elbow to the head from Poy Erram with a monster double-double outing for NorthPort

BEAST. Michael Qualls and NorthPort stay alive. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort survives Barangay Ginebra to nail playoff berth

Nov 17, 2019 - 9:26 PM

NorthPort wins its last two elimination round games to clinch a spot in the quarterfinals

DO-IT-ALL. Michael Qualls shines on both ends for playoff-bound NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort takes down No. 1 NLEX to enter playoff picture

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Michael Qualls and Christian Standhardinger deliver double-double performances as NorthPort arrests a two-game slide

STILL ALIVE. Michael Qualls and NorthPort pick up their fourth win in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Caram, Durham electrify Meralco over NorthPort to nail playoff bonus

Nov 10, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Meralco picks up its fifth straight win to improve to No. 2 in the team standings

ROLLING. Allen Durham and Meralco stretch their winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska sinks NorthPort even without Banchero

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Alaska wins back-to-back games for the first time in the PBA Governors' Cup despite the absence of Chris Banchero, who is on the trading block

STILL KICKING. Jeron Teng and Alaska keep their playoff hopes alive. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick suffers partial ACL tear, to miss 6 months

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:09 PM

NorthPort says Robert Bolick opted to go under the knife rather than rehab to 'ensure full recovery'

SIDELINED. Robert Bolick sees an abrupt end to his impressive PBA rookie season. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger frustrates ex-team San Miguel as NorthPort triumphs

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Traded for Mo Tautuaa, Christian Standhardinger immediately makes an impact for his new squad as NorthPort puts to waste Dez Wells' new PBA career-high

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger ends up with a winning debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort tops Phoenix to snap skid

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Mo Tautuaa leads a balanced charge as NorthPort dumps Phoenix to halt its four-game slide

TANGLED. Phoenix import Eugene Phelps and NorthPort counterpart Mhycal Ammons contest the ball. Photo from PBA Images

Rosario hits dagger as TNT escapes NorthPort to stay perfect

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Behind Troy Rosario and KJ McDaniels, TNT mounts a comeback to edge out NorthPort and extend their unbeaten run to 5 games

DAGGER THREE. Troy Rosario's go-ahead three in the 1:06 mark of the 4th quarter powered TNT to stay perfect in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Blakely flirts with quadruple-double as Blackwater ends dry spell

Oct 05, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Blackwater notches its first win while dealing NorthPort its third straight loss in the PBA Governors' Cup

WINLESS NO MORE. Ray Parks and Blackwater finally clinch a win. Photo from PBA Images


Perez, Alston tow Columbian past NorthPort for second win

Oct 02, 2019 - 7:33 PM

With the victory, Columbian eclipses its combined record in the past two Governors' Cup where it won only one of its 22 games

HEFTY BIG MAN. Khapri Alston frolicks in the paint anew for Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


Travis flirts with triple-double in Magnolia romp vs NorthPort

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Defending Governors' Cup champion Magnolia cracks the winning column behind import Romeo Travis and Ian Sangalang

ON TRACK. Romeo Travis and Magnolia pick up their first win in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Anthony nearing NorthPort return after bone spur removal

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Sean Anthony says his left ankle is 'strong and feels good' after going under the knife more than a month ago

WAITING GAME. NorthPort survives in its Governors' Cup opener even without Sean Anthony. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick clutch as NorthPort avoids meltdown vs Rain or Shine

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Robert Bolick knocks down a pair of free throws in the dying seconds to save the Batang Pier from a monumental collapse

RIGHT TRACK. Robert Bolick powers NorthPort to a winning debut in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel survives twice-to-beat NorthPort to reach semis

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Beermen waste a 16-point lead but execute the right plays in the endgame to advance to the next round

ON TO THE NEXT. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't be heading for a vacation anytime soon. Photo from PBA Images


Romeo loses cool vs NorthPort, vows to keep emotions in check

Jul 22, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Terrence Romeo says he has no problems with physicality in games, but acknowledges he should learn not to engage in heated exchanges

GUTSY WIN. Terrence Romeo and San Miguel stay alive in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough catches fire late as San Miguel drags NorthPort to KO match

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Beermen arrest a monumental meltdown by shutting the door on the Batang Pier in the final 6 minutes

RELIBLE IMPORT. Chris McCullough delivers another win for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick boosts NorthPort bid for No. 1: 'I just want to win'

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Robert Bolick comes up clutch anew with a game-winner as NorthPort heads into the quarterfinals with a winning attitude

WIN ONCE. Robert Bolick and NorthPort will enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick saves the day as NorthPort sinks Meralco

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Batang Pier end the elimination round with a 9-2 record and could head into the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Robert Bolick comes up clutch for NorthPort again. Photo from PBA Images


Elorde, Bolick take over late as NorthPort survives Columbian

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Nico Elorde buries 3 big three-pointers down the stretch, while Robert Bolick scores the game-winning layup as the Batang Pier pick up their eighth win

BREAKS OF THE GAME. CJ Perez and Columbian fall short in their bid to upset NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix ends NorthPort streak behind hot-shooting Wright

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Matthew Wright finds his range as the Fuel Masters regain their winning ways

GUNNER. Matthew Wright scorches hot for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


From college to pros: Ferrer, Cruz savor reunion with Pido at NorthPort

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The two former Barangay Ginebra standouts flourish under the system of their former collegiate coach

NEW START. Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz enter a new chapter in their PBA careers with NorthPort. Photos from PBA Images


Retooled NorthPort preys on import-less Blackwater for share of lead

Jun 22, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Bolstered by 3 former Barangay Ginebra standouts acquired from the Stanley Pringle trade, NorthPort ties TNT at the top of the standings

DO-IT-ALL. Robert Bolick flirts with a triple-double for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick admits crying after learning of Pringle trade

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Both point guards, Robert Bolick says Stanley Pringle helped him elevate his game in the short time they've played together

BEYOND BASKETBALL. Robert Bolick says he will keep in touch with Stanley Pringle, whom he considers as his older brother. Photo from PBA Images


Fresh off Pringle trade, NorthPort rallies from 25 down to stun Rain or Shine

Jun 19, 2019 - 7:23 PM

NorthPort ties TNT on top after clinching its third straight win and sixth overall in 7 games

CLUTCH. Mo Tautuaa records a career-high in points and hits big baskets down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort trades Stanley Pringle to Ginebra

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio looks to reunite with his former UST players

FAREWELL. Stanley Pringle is set to part ways with NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort claims piece of lead with escape over winless Magnolia

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The Batang Pier puff enough gas in the endgame to clinch their fifth win in 6 games

CLUTCH. Sean Anthony delivers down the stretch as NorthPort wins again. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort gives San Miguel dose of reality in blowout win

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Riding high on a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup crown, the Beermen are sent crashing back to earth as the Batang Pier rebound from a loss

SERVICEABLE IMPORT. Prince Ibeh holds the fort for NorthPort against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Who does Robert Bolick think should win Rookie of the Year?

May 29, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The leading scorer for unbeaten NorthPort doesn't seem to mind if he ends up not winning the coveted award

TAKING INSPIRATION. Robert Bolick says he is inspired to raise his game to the next level because of Stanley Pringle. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort puts shackles on Jones, TNT to stay unbeaten

May 29, 2019 - 6:59 PM

It's not just on defense the Batang Pier thrived as 6 of their players breached double figures

LIMITED. Terrence Jones is contained after running roughshod over his opponents in his first two PBA games. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort comes up clutch to survive all-Filipino NLEX

May 25, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The Batang Pier improve to 2-0 while handing the Road Warriors their second loss in as many games

SPARKPLUG. Robert Bolick comes off the bench with a team-high in points scored. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort import Prince Ibeh has more to show after PBA debut

May 22, 2019 - 10:29 PM

The 6-foot-10 big man bucks off a slow start to help NorthPort deal Alaska a 22-point drubbing

ONE FOR THE BOOKS. Prince Ibeh's PBA debut ends in a rousing win. Photo from PBA Images


No Pringle, no problem as NorthPort pummels Alaska for 1st win

May 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Batang Pier rely on a balanced attack to notch their conference debut in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Mo Tautuaa submits all-around numbers for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Bolick comes up clutch vs Ginebra as NorthPort nails playoff spot

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Hotshot rookie Robert Bolick delivers yet again as the Batang Pier arrange a quarterfinal duel versus No. 2 Rain or Shine

ROOKIE SENSATION. Robert Bolick takes charge in the Batang Pier's playoff push. Photo from PBA Images

No pointing fingers: NorthPort back in playoff hunt after dreadful skid

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Stanley Pringle says instead of blaming each other following a six-game losing streak, the Batang Pier stuck together as a team

RESURGENCE. Stanley Pringle helps guide NorthPort back into the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort turns back Alaska to prop up playoff bid

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The Batang Pier notch their second straight win and narrow the race for the last two quarterfinals berths to 3 teams

JUST IN TIME. Sean Anthony delivers in crunchtime for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Tautuaa fine after bad fall, Taha insists no intention to harm

Mar 24, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Mo Tautuaa writhes in pain on the floor after getting undercut by Yousef Taha late in NorthPort's 26-point demolition of TNT

BRIGHT SIDE. Mo Tautuaa is just glad that NorthPort finally ended its dry spell. Photo from PBA Images


NorthPort stays alive, denies TNT twice-to-beat bonus

Mar 24, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The Batang Pier stop a six-game slide to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot

DOWN BUT NOT OUT. Stanley Pringle waxes hot as NorthPort stays in the playoff hunt. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia back on track as NorthPort free fall continues

Mar 20, 2019 - 10:05 PM

The Hotshots return to the playoff picture after limiting the Batang Pier to a franchise-low mark

LETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee comes off the bench on fire to power Magnolia back to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


40-piece for Fajardo as San Miguel zeroes in on playoff berth

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:06 PM

June Mar Fajardo plays a near-perfect game as San Miguel escapes NorthPort for its fourth straight win

KRAKEN UNLEASHED. June Mar Fajardo frolicks in the paint as San Miguel stretches its winning streak. Photo from PBA Images


Anthony says refs' calls no excuse for slumping NorthPort

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Failing to protect a significant lead, NorthPort crashes to its fourth straight loss

HEARTBREAKER. Sean Anthony says the NorthPort Batang Pier should learn how to 'pull out wins ourselves.' Photo from PBA Images


Amer takes over late as Meralco frustrates NorthPort in 2OT

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The Bolts snap their three-game losing streak while the Batang Pier crash to their fourth straight loss

RELIABLE. Baser Amer catches fire late as Meralco returns to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


PBA admits wrong call in NorthPort-Phoenix ending

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:01 PM

A referee waives off a Sean Anthony triple late in the Batang Pier's 96-98 loss to the Fuel Masters after being called for an offensive foul

OUCH. Sean Anthony and NorthPort fall prey to Phoenix in a controversial ending. Photo from PBA Images


Pido on NorthPort-Phoenix ending: 'Referees don't decide the game'

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:29 AM

A controversial call practically costs the Batang Pier a victory as they crash to their third straight loss

SOUNDING OFF. Pido Jarencio says players – and not referees – should decide how games are won and lost. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix squeaks past NorthPort to punch playoff ticket

Feb 27, 2019 - 10:08 PM

The Fuel Masters bounce back from their first loss to capture their sixth win

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright leads Phoenix back to the playoffs for the second straight conference. Photo from PBA Images