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NLEX trips Phoenix to sweep mini tournament

Feb 21, 2020 - 1:10 PM

Stars Kiefer Ravena and Poy Erram didn't see action due to their commitments to Gilas Pilipinas, but NLEX hardly felt their absence

SWEEP. JR Quinahan leads the balanced attack for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Erram set for TNT reunion in 3-team trade

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:15 PM

NLEX is expected to part ways with Poy Erram as he reunites with TNT, the team that drafted him in 2013

BIG BOOST. Poy Erram will beef up the TNT frontcourt unit for the upcoming PBA season. 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

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


As PBA playoffs beckons, Guiao worried of uncharacteristic NLEX slump

Nov 20, 2019 - 9:34 PM

NLEX won 8 of its first 9 games in the PBA Governors' Cup but wrapped up the elimination round with back-to-back losses

MENTAL GAME. Manny Harris and the rest of the NLEX Road Warriors have to restore their sense of urgency, Yeng Guiao says. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska nails last playoff berth with sound beating of NLEX

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 PM

After a horrendous 0-5 start, Alaska completes an incredible turnaround to barge into the quarterfinals

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Franko House and Alaska are bound to the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Alas rusty in PBA return, but Ravena says running mate will improve

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:19 PM

NLEX's Kevin Alas steps on the PBA hardcourt for the first time since suffering a second ACL injury on his right knee in February

ON A MISSION. Missing 4 of the last 6 PBA conferences, Kevin Alas seeks to return to his top shape. 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


Missed free throw a blessing in disguise, but Ravena hard on himself

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:12 AM

NLEX escapes with a fifth straight win despite seeing Kiefer Ravena misfire at the charity stripe in crunch time

TEAM TO BEAT. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX tighten their grip at the No. 1 spot in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz hits game-winner as NLEX nips Magnolia from 26 points down

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:45 PM

NLEX clinches the twice-to-beat playoff bonus and tightens its grip on the No. 1 spot

ON A ROLL. Manny Harris and NLEX continue their hot streak with their fifth straight win. Photo from PBA Images


Harris triple-double propels NLEX to share of No. 1 spot with TNT

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Manny Harris falls short of the 40-point mark for the first time in 3 games, but comes out just as impressive as NLEX blows out Rain or Shine

DO-IT-ALL. Manny Harris earns his first career triple-double in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena on high assist numbers: 'Dribble kasi ako nang dribble'

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Kiefer Ravena averages 9.7 assists per game – the highest in the PBA Governors' Cup among locals – as NLEX continues to prove its case as a title contender

GIANT SLAYERS. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX deal TNT its first loss in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX plays spoiler, deals TNT first loss behind magnificent Harris

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Manny Harris unleashes 28 of his 40 points in the second half as NLEX ends TNT's seven-game unbeaten run

SUPER IMPORT. Manny Harris once again proves NLEX made the right decision to sign him as import. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX benefits from Ravena referral of Harris

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Former teammates in the NBA G League, Manny Harris messages Kiefer Ravena if he knew a PBA team in need of an import

ROUSING PBA DEBUT. Manny Harris announces his arrival in the PBA with a bang for NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


Harris erupts for 45 as NLEX tops Columbian for 5th win

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Former NBA player Manny Harris makes sure NLEX doesn't regret its decision to replace former import Olu Ashaolu

UPPER ECHELON. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX climb to solo second in the team standings. Photo from PBA Images


Down 28, NLEX stuns Barangay Ginebra in Dubai OT nail-biter

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:47 AM

Kiefer Ravena sends it to overtime before Philip Paniamogan and Jericho Cruz come up clutch as NLEX deals Barangay Ginebra it second straight loss

BACK ON TRACK. Olu Ashaolu and NLEX notch their fourth win in 5 games. Photo from PBA Images


Wells delivers as San Miguel turns back NLEX in Dubai thriller

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:56 AM

San Miguel deals NLEX its first loss to stay unbeaten in the PBA Governors' Cup

IMMACULATE RECORD. Dez Wells and San Miguel score another impressive win. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena says PBA showdown with Parks a 'long time coming'

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks, who both had decorated collegiate careers, deliver stellar numbers just like old times in their first PBA clash

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena leads NLEX to a 3-0 start in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Ashaolu, Ravena conspire as unbeaten NLEX adds to Blackwater woes

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:04 PM

NLEX extends it winning streak to 3 games and keeps Blackwater winless in two outings

UNSCATHED. Olu Ashaolu and NLEX remain perfect in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena delivers in endgame as NLEX survives Meralco

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The Road Warriors arrest a meltdown to gain an early lead in the standings at 2-0

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. JR Quinahan topscores for the unbeaten NLEX. Photo from PBA Images


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