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Who are the three new PBA prospects?


How many picks has NLEX inherited from Air21 now that the franchise sale has been formalized? Due to conflicting media reports, the Inquirer sought clarification from NLEX team manager Ronald Dulatre Saturday. His official statement: “Air21 only has one first round pick, either No. 3 or No. 4. With this addition to the current Express [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

NLEX’s acquisition of Air21 approved by PBA Board

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The PBA Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Air21 franchise to Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (NLEX).

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Elasto Painters oust Express


With a dominating effort on both ends, Rain or Shine made sure last night that Air21 won’t be pulling off any more surprises this PBA season.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Beermen slip past Express


San Miguel Beer broke down Air21 in the fourth period for a 101-88 victory in a Petron Saturday Special game to keep its twice-to-beat hopes in the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs alive at Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Beermen get crack at top four, derail Express’ chances


San Miguel Beer scraped past Air21, 101-88, in a rough-and-tumble game to keep its chances of a top four finish going in the 2014 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Taulava bucks bloody cut to help lift Express

Asi Taulava of Air21 (light) with his cut on top of his left eye brow from Dior Lowhorn of GlobalPort (dark). NUKI SABIO/INQUIRER.net

Asi Taulava wasn’t going to let a bloody cut stop him from helping his squad.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Painters rip Aces by 51

AIR21’s Aldrech Ramos (right) applies heavy pressure on Meralco’s Cliff Hodge.  AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Asi Taulava scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds while the Air21 defense yielded a paltry four points in the second period en route to an 80-67 rout of Meralco at PhilSports Arena that put the Express in the upper half of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Express improve to 4-2, send Bolts further down

Asi Taulava of Air21 (light) vs Danny Ildefonso of Meralco (dark). NUKI SABIO/PBA

Dominique Sutton and Asi Taulava were a handful in the paint on both ends as Air21 beat Meralco, 80-67, in the 2014 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Cardona takes over as Air21 nips Alaska

Mark Cardona of Air21 (light) vs Dondon Hontiveros of Alaska (dark). NUKI SABIO/PBA

Mac Cardona took over down the stretch and towed Air21to a 91-88 victory over Alaska Friday night in the 2014 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Ginebra remains unbeaten, deals Air21 its first loss

Zacc Mason of Ginebra (light) vs Dominic Sutton of Air21 (dark). PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel coach Jeffrey Cariaso knew the game against Air21 would be a grind.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Express, Kings turn back foes

AIR21 guard Simon Atkins is thwarted on the drive by Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood in last night’s game at Smart Araneta Coliseum. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Air21 got a taste of that winning feeling last PBA conference, and the Express now seem addicted to it.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Air21 hangs on, gains tie

Marc Pingris of San Mig (dark) vs Aldrech Ramos, Wes Witherspoon and Mike Burstcher (behind) of Air21 (light). PHOTO BY NUKI SABIO/PBA

Air21 has done one thing quite well in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup: Get out of KO games on top.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Witherspoon catches fire as Air21 torches San Mig Coffee to force Game 5

Air21's Wes Witherspoon (light) vs San Mig's Marc Pingris (dark).

Groping for form the last two games, Wesley Witherspoon rediscovered his shooting touch as Air21 rode on his hot hand to torch San Mig Coffee, 94-91, and extend their PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series to a deciding Game 5 Monday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »



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