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Chot Reyes denies 'official' links to TNT

Jan 06, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The former Gilas Pilipinas coach says he only facilitated a TNT KaTropa team session in their training camp last week

NO LINKS. Chot Reyes is not involved with TNT KaTropa in any official capacity. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TNT manager: Terrence Romeo assaulted, fans came to rescue

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:05 AM

TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio says a drunk fan tried to choke Romeo as other fans came to his defense

NOT HURT. Terrence Romeo didn't figure in the fistfight, says a TNT official.

Alaska sends TNT tumbling to first conference loss

May 13, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The Aces deal KaTropa their first loss in 4 games to tie their victims at 3-1

Ex-TNT import Glen Rice Jr. cut from Israeli league, punching incident apparently the last straw

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

'Glen started to lose it a long time ago.'

HOT HEADED. Glen Rice Jr punching Guy Pnini is the last straw after his other misdemeanors, including threatening fans and slamming the ball whenever he doesn’t get favorable calls. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Doug Kramer hits game winner as Phoenix frustrates TNT

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Doug Kramer scores only 8 points for the Phoenix Fuel Masters but makes the biggest shot of the game

CLUTCH. Doug Kramer hits the game-winning shot to lift the Fuel Master over the TNT KaTropa. Photo by PBA Images

TNT avoids late-game meltdown, halts two-game skid at Blackwater's expense

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:27 PM

TNT prevents a collapse as Blackwater cuts the lead to 6 points in the dying minutes of the match

LEADER. RR Pogoy leads TNT KaTropa with 24 points in close match with Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Kevin Ferrer is 'best player' in Ginebra’s Game 4 win, says TNT coach

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'Best player si Kevin, it's as simple as that,' said coach Nash Racela referring obviously to Ferrer's getting TNT import Glen Rice Jr. thrown out in the 1st quarter

BEST PLAYER. Kevin Ferrer got TNT's Glen Rice Jr. ejected from the game. Photo from Facebook.

Gwendoline Ruais files complaint against wives, girlfriends of TNT KaTropa players

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Gwen says contrary to reports in the media, she did not start the confrontation

San Miguel knocks down TNT by 14 points in Game 2

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:33 PM

San Miguel makes it all one in the PBA finals best of 7 series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra crushes TNT in Game 3, cuts series deficit to 2-1

Jun 15, 2017 - 9:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings still cling to their finals dream after avoiding a semifinals sweep by TNT KaTropa

TNT KaTropa silences Alaska in 4th quarter comeback

May 20, 2017 - 8:02 PM

TNT KaTropa clinches a come from behind win after overcoming a 17 point deficit against the Alaska Aces

Jimmy Alapag retires from PBA 'for good'

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Alapag leaves the PBA with one of the most successful careers the league has ever seen

FEU assures Racela to finish UAAP season, will support coach's decision

Oct 22, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Neither FEU sports director Mark Molina nor the coach himself confirm that Nash Racela is headed to coach PBA team TNT KaTropa

After 4th BPC, Jayson Castro still hungry for more titles

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:42 PM

The 6 time PBA champion does not deny wanting to win individual awards such as the MVP or BPC though he wants something more

WANTING MORE. Jayson Castro wants more championships rather than individual awards. Photo from PBA Images

Started from the bottom, now Meralco's in the PBA Finals

Oct 06, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Meralco quite literally started from the bottom this year with a 1 10 record and now they’re in the PBA Finals

FINALS-BOUND. Jimmy Alapag and the Meralco Bolts are going to the PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo from PBA Images

MVP to Meralco Bolts: 'Job well done' on making PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Manny V Pangilinan is proud of what his Meralco Bolts have accomplished after 6 years of existence in the PBA

'JOB WELL DONE'. MVP congratulates his PBA team, the Meralco Bolts, for making the Finals for the first time in its history. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Cliff Hodge plays his 'best game ever' to propel Meralco to PBA Finals

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Toiling away for 4 years in quiet gyms is finally paying off for the fourth overall pick from the 2012 draft

PAYING OFF. All of Cliff Hodge's (R) hard work is finally paying off. He is seen here trying to get past the defense of TNT rookie Troy Rosario in game 2 of the semis. Photo from PBA Images

Keen on reaching PBA semis, Jayson Castro takes charge for TNT

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Jayson Castro Asia s best point guard comes just two points shy of his career high as TNT reaches the PBA semifinals

AGGRESSIVE. Jayson Castro says he aimed to be aggressive to help push TNT into the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

TNT asserts dominance to dispatch Star

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The now 9 1 TNT will get a chance to clinch the top seed if they defeat last assignment Barangay Ginebra and the Gin Kings lose to the Fuel Masters

DOMINANT. TNT KaTropa takes care of the already eliminated Star Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas: Bobby Ray Parks Jr

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:11 AM

Get to know Ray Parks of the Gilas Pilipinas men s national basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Ryan Reyes

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:07 AM

Get to know Ryan Reyes of the Gilas Pilipinas men s national basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Troy Rosario

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Get to know Troy Rosario of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Comebacking Castro powers TNT past Guiao-less Rain or Shine

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:32 PM

The Tropa win two games in a row for a 4 4 record while the Painters end a 3 game win streak for a similar 4 4 slate

THE BLUR RETURNS. Jayson Castro comes back strong from an injury for Tropang TNT as they overcome the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Edwards debuts with 36 to lead Alaska past TNT

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Alaska rises to 1 1 while TNT loses its third straight for a 1 3 record in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Alaska's new import Shane Edwards (L) makes an impressive debut for his team's first win of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Aldub, Robin Padilla at TNT's 'Super Panalo Day'

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:47 PM

The event will happen on Friday Feb 26 at the MOA Arena Our live updates will begin at 6:30 pm

Ill-tempered import Johnson a joker off-court, but also moody

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Ivan Johnson is infamous for being intense aggressive and short tempered But the version everyone sees on the court is not all there is to him

NOT ALL INTENSITY. TNT teammates share the lighter side to banned import Ivan Johnson. Photo from PBA Images

De Ocampo goes on Twitter to comment on Johnson ban

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:43 PM

After Ivan Johnson s lifetime ban TNT s Ranidel De Ocampo hopes other imports still want to play in the PBA

IMPORTS DRIVEN AWAY? Ranidel De Ocampo (L) posts on Twitter his worry whether quality imports might still want to play in the Philippines after Ivan Johnsons ban. Photo from PBA Images

PBA players speak out on Johnson's lifetime ban on Twitter

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Players from TNT NLEX and Meralco tweet their surprise and pointed out the lack of due process in the PBA s decision to ban Tropang TNT import Ivan Johnson

EJECTED. TNT import Ivan Johnson (left) is whistled for a flagrant foul penalty 1 for this elbow on Bryan Faundo. He eventually incurs his second technical foul and gets ejected, then is slapped a lifetime ban from the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

TNT rues lack of due process on banned import Johnson

Feb 13, 2016 - 7:36 PM

It takes one hour and 13 minutes from the time Ivan Johnson is ejected to the time the PBA officially announces his lifetime ban

BANNED. TNT loses its import Ivan Johnson as he was banned for life from the PBA after cursing commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco repulses import-less TNT

Feb 13, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The Bolts rise to 2 0 in the conference as they bid for a much better performance following a forgettable 1 10 Philippine Cup

2-0. The Meralco Bolts rise to 2-0 in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup after overcoming Tropang TNT. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Castro wants to learn from Ravena at Gilas

Jan 02, 2016 - 6:51 PM

Veteran Gilas Pilipinas guard Jayson Castro looks forward to learning some moves from young Kiefer Ravena

TEACHER WANTS TO LEARN. Jayson Castro (right) hopes not only to guide Kiefer Ravena, but also to learn from him. Ravena File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler; Castro File Photo from FIBA

Talk ’N Text return for former NBA player Ivan Johnson still in play

Dec 29, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Johnson helped lead the Tropang Texters to a title in last year’s Commissioner’s Cup

Rain or Shine eliminates Talk ’N Text, will face San Miguel in semis

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:06 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters established a double digit lead early and held on late to defeat and eliminate the Talk ’N Text Tropang Texters

PAINT JOB. Beau Belga and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have booked a date with the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text – Philippine Cup quarterfinals

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Go through highlights from Rain or Shine and Talk N Text s knockout quarterfinals game in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

TNT rookie Rosario shines in first PBA playoff despite jitters, sprain

Dec 27, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Rookie Troy Rosario overcomes nerves and a sprain to leave a mark in his first PBA playoffs appearance

IMPRESSIVE. Rookie Troy Rosario talks about his impressive PBA playoff debut with Talk 'N Text. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Talk 'N Text nips NLEX, sets quarterfinals date with Rain or Shine

Dec 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Talk N Text moves on to the knockout phase of the quarterfinals and will clash with Rain or Shine

TEXTERS MOVE ON. Talk 'N Text escapes NLEX to move on to the knockout phase of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

PBA Philippine Cup playoffs predictions

Dec 25, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Which team will take home the title?

Ginebra beats Talk 'N Text for 4th seed in PH Cup playoffs

Dec 20, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Barangay Ginebra sets up a Manila Clasico quarterfinals with rival Star Hotshots in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

4TH SEED. Barangay Ginebra outmuscles Talk 'N Text to claim the 4th seed entering the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Castro, Rosario lead Talk ’N Text past GlobalPort

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The Tropang Texters get back on the winning track

San Miguel asserts dominance in easy win over Talk ’N Text

Dec 12, 2015 - 7:54 PM

Arwind Santos leads the way while June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot play supporting roles

Rookie Tautuaa dominates as Talk ’N Text routs Rain or Shine

Dec 06, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Talk N Text goes on an early 17 0 run to control the game

Moala Tautua

Wilson leads Barako Bull past Talk ’N Text in OT

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Barako Bull is now a win away from clinching a seat in the playoffs

Talk 'N Text overloads Blackwater for 4th win

Nov 25, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Jayson Castro scores 26 points and dishes 5 assists in an all around from Talk N Text

TEXT BUDDIES. Moala Tautuaa of Talk 'N Text was a difficult defensive assignment for Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Anthony, Villanueva lead NLEX comeback past Talk 'N Text

Nov 20, 2015 - 9:24 PM

NLEX improves to 3 2 while Talk N Text drops to 3 2

Castro’s clutch heroics leads Talk ’N Text past Star

Nov 14, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Talk N Text moves up to 3 1 with the victory

Blowout loss to Talk 'N Text keeps Meralco winless

Nov 11, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Tropang Texters move up to 2 1 with the victory

Moala Tautua

Rosario, Tautuaa must mature quickly in De Ocampo’s absence, says Uichico

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Talk N Text coach Jong Uichico says Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario still lack decision making and some maturity

ROOKIE GROWING PAINS. Troy Rosario (L) and Moala Tautuaa (R) will have to step up following the injury of Ranidel De Ocampo. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk 'N Text wards off Mahindra to punch first PH Cup win

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters brushed off the Mahindra Enforcers late in the fourth to claim its first victory

Talk ’N Text rookies Tautuaa, Rosario eager to put disappointing debuts behind

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:25 PM

The two will have bigger roles with Ranidel de Ocampo sidelined

Ranidel De Ocampo injures back in weight-lifting session

Oct 25, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Talk N Text Tropang Texters star Ranidel de Ocampo has injured his back and is scheduled for an MRI an assistant coach tells Rappler

HURT. Ranidel De Ocampo is attended to after hurting himself while lifting weights. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account