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TNT import Howell leaves game vs Rain or Shine after hurting shoulder


Talk ‘N Text import Richard Howell left the game against Rain or Shine after sustaining an injury late in the second quarter and did not return.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Hot-shooting Ranidel de Ocampo named week’s finest

Six games into the Philippine Cup, Talk ‘N Text coach Norman Black has found Ranidel de Ocampo’s long range shooting a perfect complement to import Richard Howell’s inside game.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Texters blast Kings; Bolts score

Cliff Hodge of Meralco grabs the rebound and draws a foul from Air21 import Wesley Witherspoon (partly hidden) in Sunday night’s game at Smart Araneta Coliseum. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Talk ‘N Text leaning on a balanced offense, brought down another heavyweight in Barangay Ginebra Sunday night and capped a busy 18-day stint in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup unscathed.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Talk ‘N Text off to ‘great start’ after beating Alaska, 85-72

Jason Castro of Talk N Text (light) vs Rob Dozier Jr and Dondon Hontiveros  of Alaska (dark).  PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

Talk ‘N Text rode on its strong play in the second and third quarter to smother defending champion Alaska to an 85-72 decision at the start of the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Texters slip past Aces in overtime

Jimmy Alapag (No. 3) of Talk ‘N Text stretches for a shot against JV Casio of Alaska. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Chasing a twice-to-beat privilege via the backdoor, Talk ‘N Text gutted out a tight one Saturday that put a smile on coach Norman Black’s face.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Danny Seigle’s second wind


CALL IT the second coming of Danny Seigle who has not given his new coach Norman Black any reason to regret his decision to sign up the 37-year-old veteran this season.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

‘Fit’ Seigle set for Texters debut, but who will be reserved still a mystery

Danny Siegel. pba.inquirer.net photo

Danny Seigle is set to suit up for Talk N’ Text next week, but head coach Norman Black remained on the fence as to whose place the seasoned center will take.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Section | Read More »

3 coaches dispute PBAPC trophy

LUIGI Trillo, the rookie coach who steered Alaska to the Commissioner’s Cup title in the last PBA Season, is up against Grand Slam winners Norman Black of Talk ‘N Text and San Mig Coffee’s Tim Cone for the PBA Press Corps’ Coach of the Year award.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Black’s program in place as Talk N’ Text guns for All-Filipino ‘four-peat’

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Norman Black’s system is well in place in Talk N’ Text. From the line-up for the upcoming PBA Philippine Cup to the Texters’ training abroad, “it’s now Black’s program,” said MVP group media officer Virgil Villavicencio Friday.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Talk ‘N Text to make do sans Gilas players for several more games

Talk N' Text head coach Norman Black. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net

Talk ‘N Text will have to make the best of what it has for at least three more games in the 2013 PBA Governors’ Cup.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Andy Jao now with Black


IT WAS mere curiosity that prompted me to touch base early this week with Talk ‘N Text coach Norman Black and Rain or Shine team owner Raymond Yu.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,PBA,Section | Read More »

Black confident Talk N’ Text will regain championship form in PBA Commissioner’s Cup


As far as being in championship form is concerned, head coach Norman Black admits that Talk N’ Text is “not there yet.”

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA,Section | Read More »

That old (Norman) Black magic

Talk N' Text head coach Norman Black. NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net

WHEN Freddie Roach achieved the ultimate with Filipino boxing superhero Manny Pacquiao, the famous American trainer got the extreme compliment.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »



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