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Erram hospitalized after getting arm clipped by Marcelo

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Poy Erram injures his arm in the first half and NLEX coach Yeng Guiao thinks 'bad intention' got into play

DEEP BENCH. NLEX edges out Phoenix even without Poy Erram playing in the second half. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena makes flamboyant return as NLEX dispatches Phoenix

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Kiefer Ravena sees action in the PBA for the first time in more than a year and immediately makes his presence felt

COMEBACK. Kiefer Ravena flirts with a triple-double in his PBA return for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


ATHLETE'S CORNER: Kiefer Ravena on redemption after suspension

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Away from basketball for more than a year, Kiefer Ravena reflects on his journey after a life-changing ban

JUST THE BEGINNING. Kiefer Ravena plans to surprise everyone who counted him out during his ordeal. Rappler screenshot


Guiao rips officiating as NLEX narrowly escapes

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Ejected for the nth time, Yeng Guiao says they 'survived a badly officiated game' against Phoenix

SILVER LINING. Yeng Guiao and NLEX head into the season-ending Governors' Cup with a win. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX escapes to put Phoenix in peril of missing playoffs

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:22 PM

The Road Warriors almost squander a 20-point lead but survive to finish their Commissioner's Cup campaign on a winning note

WIN AGAIN. Olu Ashaolu helps NLEX return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough dominates as San Miguel revives playoff campaign

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Replacing former Best Import Charles Rhodes, Chris McCullough does not disappoint in his PBA debut

ANOTHER LEVEL. Chris McCullough has himself a rousing PBA debut for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Well-wishes pour in as Kevin Alas, Selina Dagdag announce engagement

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The NLEX guard pops the question to the PBA courtside reporter after two years as a couple

FIANCE. Kevin Alas and Selina Dagdag are now engaged. Photo from Alas' Instagram account (@kevinlouiealas)


Ashaolu turns heads in debut as NLEX averts disaster for 2nd win

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Proving coach Yeng Guiao wrong, Olu Ashaolu drops all-around numbers in his first game with the Road Warriors

WORKHORSE. Olu Ashaolu quickly delivers the goods for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra gives NLEX sound beating as Pringle debuts

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Seeing action for the first time since his trade from NorthPort, Stanley Pringle conspires with Justin Brownlee in the dominant win

NEW KING. Stanley Pringle debuts for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Kiefer Ravena 'tougher, wiser' heading to basketball return

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:22 PM

The 25-year-old returns to practice on June 24 – exactly two months before his 18-month FIBA suspension ends

BACK IN THE GRIND. Kiefer Ravena nears his basketball return both for NLEX and Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX ends dry spell, zaps Meralco for maiden win

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:53 PM

After dropping their first 6 games of the conference, the Road Warriors bank on Tony Mitchell and Jericho Cruz to keep their playoff bid running

BREAKTHROUGH. Tony Mitchell gets his first win as a member of the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz wants to make most out of reunion with Guiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:25 PM

As Jericho Cruz sees action in the PBA for the first time in two months, a familiar face calls the shots for him

NEW TEAM. Jericho Cruz begins a new chapter of his career with NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia cracks winning column against struggling NLEX

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Jericho Cruz debuts as Yeng Guiao returns for the Road Warriors, but the Hotshots still prevail

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. James Farr frolicks in the paint for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


Jericho Cruz joins NLEX as PBA approves 3-team trade

Jun 10, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The spitfire guard Jericho Cruz reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao

RARING TO RETURN. Jericho Cruz may soon return to the court after being shelved by TNT in the injured/reserved list since April. Photo from PBA Images


Parks chalks up new career-high as Blackwater keeps NLEX winless

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The Elite claim solo lead in the standings by claiming their fifth win in 6 games

SHOWING UP. Ray Parks continues to live up to the billing. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX eyeing Jericho Cruz in potential trade with TNT

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The Road Warriors are anticipating the addition of the spitfire guard after dropping their first 4 games of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

WAITING GAME. Jericho Cruz has not played in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup since being relegated to the injured/reserved list by TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Perez fires career-high as Columbian ends drought vs hapless NLEX

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The Dyip notch their first win after 3 losses with the first overall pick showing the way

CANT' MISS. CJ Perez just scores a career-high in points efficiently. Photo from PBA Images


Wondering where Yeng Guiao is?

May 29, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The fiery mentor will miss 3 games for NLEX to take a 'much-needed rest'

SHORT VACATION. Yeng Guiao is taking a break from basketball and politics. Photo from PBA Images


Teng steps up as Alaska halts skid vs winless NLEX

May 29, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Aces clinch their second win in 4 games and hand the Road Warriors their third straight loss

RISING TO OCCASION. Jeron Teng puts up team-highs in points and rebounds for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao rues 'ugly break' as NLEX remains winless

May 25, 2019 - 9:09 PM

The fiery mentor says he is not surprised that people are complaining about the officiating

BREAKS OF THE GAME. Yeng Guiao and the Road Warriors have yet to crack the winning column in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup after two 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


Twin mix-up: Guiao confronts wrong Semerad

May 23, 2019 - 12:26 AM

Nevertheless, the NLEX coach says he just wanted to send a message across

BOUNCE BACK. Yeng Guiao and the NLEX Road Warriors look to rebound from their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut that ended in a blowout loss. Photo from PBA Images


Terrence Jones stamps class as TNT crushes NLEX

May 22, 2019 - 9:32 PM

The former NBA player runs roughshod over the defense with a monster double-double performance

SCORING MACHINE. Terrence Jones shows off his scoring chops as TNT kicks off its campaign with a dominant win. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska trips NLEX to book last playoff ticket

Apr 05, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The Aces arrange a quarterfinal duel with the top-seeded Phoenix Fuel Masters

Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia sets up Clasico quarters with Ginebra after NLEX rout

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The Hotshots head into a blockbuster showdown early against the Gin Kings in the quarterfinal round

LETHAL. Paul Lee spearheads Magnolia’s early assault. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra waylays NLEX to keep twice-to-beat bid running

Mar 23, 2019 - 7:57 PM

The Gin Kings show immense composure in the endgame to stretch their winning streak to 3 games

STREAK. Japeth Aguilar scores timely baskets in the endgame as Barangay Ginebra continues its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images


Bong Galanza fuels NLEX's resurgence to bag weekly PBA citation

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The NLEX guard bests Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson and Phoenix's Matthew Wright, among others, for the Player of the Week award

PLAYOFF HUNT. Bong Galanza helped key NLEX back to relevance in the playoff race. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX steamrolls past Blackwater to boost playoff bid

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The Road Warriors book their second straight win to improve to 7th place

OUT. NLEX officially eliminates Blackwater from playoff contention. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao says ejection to 'send a message to the referees'

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Even with the fiery mentor missing the entire second half, NLEX keeps its playoffs hopes alive

EJECTED. Yeng Guiao says he is already used to getting thrown out. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX trounces Alaska despite Guiao's early ejection

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Road Warriors snap a two-game losing streak to keep their playoff hopes alive

SKID ENDED. Poy Erram and the NLEX Road Warriors return to the winning track. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel stages 3-point party in demolition of NLEX

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Seven players finish in double figures as the Beermen claim their third straight win

MVP. June Mar Fajardo dominates anew as San Miguel toys with NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Kevin Alas undergoes successful operation on injured knee

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Alas' father and Phoenix head coach Louie says his son is in 'high spirits' after the surgery

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Kevin Alas will head into recovery after going under the knife for the second time in two years. Photo by PBA Images


Guiao, NLEX mulling to shake up backcourt

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The fiery mentor hints that they could look at players they could acquire either through free agency or trade

CONSISTENCY. Yeng Guiao says NLEX's bevy of guards should be able to perform consistently with the absence of star backcourt pair Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. Photo from PBA Images


Hope not lost on Galanza after missing another clutch shot

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:59 PM

NLEX gets denied a third straight win after the former UE Red Warrior had his potential game-winning three-pointer blocked

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Bong Galanza says he just has to train more to come through the clutch. Photo from PBA Images


Abueva secures game-winning block vs NLEX for perfect Phoenix

Feb 08, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Fuel Masters stretch their winning streak to 5 games

UNSCATHED. Calvin Abueva delivers a double-double and the game-winning block for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


5 games into PBA return, Kevin Alas injured again

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The spitfire guard reinjures the ACL on his right knee that sidelined him for two whole conferences in 2018

SIDELINED. Kevin Alas will miss significant time again. Photo from PBA Images


Alas says he's fine after bad fall, but bares injury fear lingers

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:20 PM

The spitfire guard sits out the final 3 minutes of NLEX's win over Meralco after hurting the same knee he injured last season

MISSING TIME. Kevin Alas missed two whole conferences last year due to a torn ACL on his right knee. Photo from PBA Images


Erram clutch block seals NLEX win over Meralco

Feb 02, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Road Warriors win their second straight game thanks to the 6-foot-8 center's clutch play on the defensive end

MAIN MAN. Poy Erram submits another all-around game for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Erram breathes sigh of relief as he finally wins with NLEX

Jan 27, 2019 - 10:50 PM

The Road Warriors halt a three-game skid all thanks to the 6-foot-8 big man's excellent play on both ends

WINNING TRACK. Poy Erram does not see his effort go to waste this time. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX wastes huge lead, but still beats Columbian for 1st win

Jan 27, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Poy Erram steadies the ship in the payoff period as the Road Warriors snap a three-game skid

COMEBACK SHORT. The Columbian Dyip falls short of their comeback bid as the NLEX Road Warriors crack the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao rues turnovers, 'bad officiating' as NLEX remains winless

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The fiery mentor, though, says hope is not lost for the Road Warriors as they seek for that breakthrough win

SLUMP. Yeng Guiao and the Road Warriors could not catch a break after absorbing their third straight loss. Photo from PBA Images


Clutch Pogoy gives TNT first win as NLEX slump continues

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The KaTropa squander a double-digit lead but manage to pull through in crunchtime

STEADY FORCE. Roger Pogoy stars again as TNT avoids a 0-3 start. Photo from PBA Images


Anthony anchors NorthPort to 2-0 start vs NLEX

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:07 PM

The Batang Pier have now matched the number of games they won in the Governors' Cup last season

RACKING IT UP. Stanley Pringle and NorthPort remain unbeaten in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Kevin Alas 'like a rookie again' in long-awaited NLEX return

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:06 PM

'I was so excited last night. I was sleepless from excitement, I felt like a rookie again,' says Kevin Alas

NEW BEGINNINGS. Kevin Alas feels like he's starting anew as he gets back on the court after 10 months. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine bests debuting Erram, NLEX

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:35 PM

James Yap delivers a vintage performance as Rain or Shine rains on Poy Erram's welcome parade at NLEX

Photo from PBA Images

Not chasing Jawo, Asi Taulava might play last PBA season

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Seeing action in his 20th season, the NLEX veteran says he just wants to enjoy the ride

Asi Taulava. Photo from PBA Images

Alyssa Valdez is NLEX muse at 2019 PBA Opening

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez continues to support the NLEX Road Warriors as the team's muse at the 2019 PBA opening

PHENOM. NLEX chooses Alyssa Valdez to be their muse as she embodies the same values as the team in volleyball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

It's official: NLEX gets Erram in 3-team trade involving Desiderio, Tratter

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:59 PM

The Road Warriors get a quality big man who is a consistent double-double machine and a proven two-way player

NEW TEAMS. Paul Desiderio (left) and Abu Tratter (right) have been shipped from NLEX to Blackwater for Poy Erram. Photos from PBA Images


Desiderio raring to play amid trade rumors: 'Kahit saan mapunta'

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:52 PM

Whether or not Paul Desiderio stays with NLEX, the former UP star is all set to bring that fighting heart to the pros

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

NLEX gets No. 4 pick, trades Mallari, Marcelo to Phoenix

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Phoenix Fuel Masters head coach Louie Alas gets his wish of acquiring a point guard and a big man

NEW SQUAD. Alex Mallari will play in his fifth PBA team after 6 years in the league. Photo from PBA Images