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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 »

PBA: Texters stake clean slate vs Bolts

TALK ‘N Text spitfires Jimmy Alapag (3) and Jason Castro will be Meralco’s biggest worries in tonight’s Commissioner’s Cup match. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Talk N’ Text seeks a fifth straight win—and more distance from the field in the race for the No. 1 spot—when the Tropang Texters clash with the Meralco Bolts Friday in the eliminations of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Talk ‘N Text now 2-0; Alaska up

Alaska big man Gabby Espinas (right) drives against Globalport import Evan Brock.  EDWIN BELLOSILLO

Import Richard Howell struck twice inside the final two minutes and helped Talk ‘N Text rise to 2-0 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 95-91 decision of Air21 Saturday night at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,PBA,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | 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 »

Petron books semifinal slot

JASON Castro of Talk ‘N Text drives past JC Intal of B-Meg in last night’s game that was still being played at presstime. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Playing with sustained brilliance, Talk ‘N Text last night infused life in its bid for PBA immortality. The Tropang Texters bounced back from a cold spell in the first quarter by coming out of the half with all guns blazing to hack out an 82-77 victory over San Mig Coffee and forge a do-or-die game with the Mixers in their PLDT MyDSL Philippine Cup quarterfinal duel at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Texters, minus 4 Gilas aces, take on Energy today


Talk ‘N Text will be without its four national team stars today—and for its next two games—when the Tropang Texters open their PBA Governors’ Cup campaign against Barako Bull at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Texters derail Express; Kings up


Jimmy Alapag came through in the clutch and powered Talk ‘N Text to a 100-94 victory over Air21 yesterday that kept the Tropang Texters firmly on top in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tropang Texters gun for win No. 5 vs Energy


TALK ‘N Text, getting more accustomed to the system of Norman Black, tries to pull farther away from the pack today when the Tropang Texters lock horns with Barako Bull in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Basketball,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

Texters forge finals vs B-Meg

Danny Seigle of Barako Bull looks for an open teammates against Jared Dillinger and Jimmy Alapag of TNT during their do-or-die game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. ROMY HOMILLADA

Ranidel de Ocampo and Jimmy Alapag, silent for most of last night, drilled the baskets that mattered when the outcome was in the balance as the Tropang Texters tripped Barako Bull, 101-90, to enter the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Posted: April 18th, 2012 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,PBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tropang Texters, ElastoPainters forge Game 7 deciders

Jimmy Alapag and Jeff Chan led their teams to victories Sunday night for forge winner-take-all game sevens. Photos by Nuki Sabio

Talk N’ Text and Rain or Shine gutted out contrasting victories over their respective rivals in the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night to forge the first double Game 7 semifinal deciders in the league this Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Posted: January 15th, 2012 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Santos is Governors’ Cup’s best; Reid named top reinforcement


-Arwind Santos made the most out of the opportunity when adversity hit Petron Blaze.

Friday night, he reaped the reward for his efforts.

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Basketball,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Texters search for title form; Derek Fisher to join NBA stars here

Photo by AP

MANILA—Talk N’ Text is still way off championship form and coach Chot Reyes couldn’t exactly figure out why. Perhaps Reyes could pinpoint the cause when the Tropang Texters close out their elimination stint in the PBA Governors Cup against the Air21 Express Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum. “We really haven’t played our usual game,” [...]

Posted: July 17th, 2011 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,PBA | Read More »



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