Tropang TNT - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tropang TNT


TNT escapes GlobalPort to clinch playoffs spot

Jan 25, 2017 - 10:30 PM

TNT survives a close game against GlobalPort improving to 6 4

TNT's Castro, De Ocampo conspire against Globalport's comeback

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:23 PM

TNT narrowly avoids an upset and remains on top of the standings with a 7 1 record

CELEBRATION. Ranidel De Ocampo celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot off a Jayson Castro kickout pass. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

TNT still undefeated after slipping past NLEX

Aug 03, 2016 - 7:05 PM

TNT leads the standings so far with 4 0 while NLEX drops its third straight game for a 1 3 record

STILL UNDEFEATED. Tropang TNT stays unbeaten in the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

TNT comes back from double digits to stun Rain or Shine

Jul 20, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Jayson Castro drains the game winning triple to complete the comeback from 14 points down

COMEBACK. Jayson Castro helps TNT complete a comeback win from 14 points down against Rain or Shine. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

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

Tropang TNT signs ABL star Kris Rosales

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Tropang TNT added even more depth to its loaded roster

Dominant win against TNT shows how lethal Alaska is

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:56 AM

With superior defense and potential to explode on offense the Aces should be feared by their rivals

Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Alaska outclasses Tropang TNT to make semis

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The Aces rally from a 0 1 series deficit to set a semifinal series against the Bolts

Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Alaska clips TNT to force quarters rubber match

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:55 PM

Game 3 of this series will be on Friday April 22 with the winner earning the right to face Meralco in a best of 5 semifinals

KNOCKOUT MATCH. Alaska and TNT will head to game 3 with the winner moving on to the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Troy Rosario shoots Tropang TNT past Alaska in Game 1

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:19 PM

The star rookie finishes with a career high to lead the defending Commissioner’s Cup champion to a crucial first win

Comeback victory over TNT lands top seed for San Miguel

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Led by the 36 points and 15 rebounds of import Tyler Wilkerson San Miguel finishes the elimination round with an 8 3 record

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Simon, Rosario lift Tropang TNT past Ginebra

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:36 PM

The star import and rookie hit big shots in the fourth quarter to separate their team from the crowd favorite Barangay

0515 - TNT (18) Troy Rosario

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

Guiao to serve one-game suspension vs TNT

Mar 21, 2016 - 2:24 PM

The fiery Rain or Shine coach is also fined P40 000 for his words and actions in a game against Mahindra on March 16

SUSPENDED. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao is suspended one game and fined for his 'invectives' at the referees in a game against Mahindra. File photo from PBA Images

TNT survives scare from NLEX, climbs up from last place

Mar 13, 2016 - 5:41 PM

TNT escapes despite the absence of injured guard Jayson Castro

3-4. Defending champions Tropang TNT survive the NLEX Road Warriors to remove themselves from last place in the standings with a 3-4 record in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jayson Castro in need of rest due to nagging Achilles injury

Mar 07, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The same injury he sustained before the 2014 FIBA World Cup continues to nag veteran guard Jayson Castro

TIME FOR REST. Jayson Castro is in need of rest after aggravating his Achilles injury. Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Maliksi sizzles for career-high 29 as Star stuns TNT

Mar 06, 2016 - 7:28 PM

The Star Hotshots fend off Tropang TNT late to rise to 2 4 in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

SECOND WIN. The Star Hotshots, led by Allein Maliksi, cop only their second win in 6 games of the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

TNT repulses Phoenix to halt 3-game skid

Feb 27, 2016 - 5:05 PM

TNT now 2 3 wins its first game in 17 days after dealing with the ban on import Ivan Johnson and missing key men due to injuries

TROPA TRIUMPH. TNT picks up its first win in 17 days, and its first with new import David Simon. 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

Romeo, GlobalPort hold off import-less Tropang TNT

Feb 19, 2016 - 9:10 PM

The Batang Pier move up to 2 1 while Talk N Text drops its second straight

PBA reduces ban, fine on TNT import Johnson

Feb 17, 2016 - 11:04 AM

Ivan Johnson s lifetime ban from the PBA is downgraded to just the 2015 16 season and his fine is lessened from P250 000 to P150 000

LESS PAINFUL PUNISHMENT. American import Ivan Johnson's lifetime ban from the PBA is lowered to just the 2015-2016 season after he initiates to personally apologize to league commissioner Chito Narvasa. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Banned import Johnson apologizes to PBA commissioner

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM

After emotional tweets in the heat of the moment banned import Ivan Johnson issues a statement of apology and thanks

SORRY. Banned import Ivan Johnson (R) issues an apology to PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo from PBA Images

Old nemesis Pingris did not expect Johnson’s ban

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:06 AM

Marc Pingris had an altercation with banned import Ivan Johnson during last year’s Commissioner’s Cup

BANNED. Import Ivan Johnson is banned from the PBA. 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

Banned TNT import Johnson: 'The devil is working overtime'

Feb 13, 2016 - 5:54 PM

The 31 year old Tropang TNT import rants on his Twitter account after the PBA banned him for hurling profanities at league commissioner Chito Narvasa

RANT. TNT import Ivan Johnson rants on Twitter after his swift lifetime ban from the PBA for cursing at commissioner Chito Narvasa. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

TNT import Johnson banned from the PBA, fined P250k

Feb 13, 2016 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED PBA media chief Willie Marcial says TNT import Ivan Johnson mouthed the words f ck you as he was looking away from commissioner Chito Narvasa during a game against Meralco

BANNED. TNT import Ivan Johnson has been slapped with a lifetime ban from the PBA after cursing league commissioner Chito Narvasa. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alex Nuyles gets a fresh start with Tropang TNT

Feb 11, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Alex Nuyles leaves behind a messy contracy row with Mahindra and finds a new lease on his career with TNT in the 2016 PBA Commissioner s Cup

BACK IN THE GAME. Alex Nuyles looks ahead to a new life with Tropang TNT after his contract dispute with Mahindra. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

TNT survives Lastimosa's 39 to clip Blackwater in Comms Cup opener

Feb 10, 2016 - 6:21 PM

Jayson Castro knocks down the dagger 3 pointer as TNT weathers Blackwater s gallant fightback

FIRST WIN. Jayson Castro (R) leads TNT to its first win in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. They survive a 39-point career-high explosion by Carlo Lastimosa (L). Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler