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By learning to control temper, Malcolm White becomes more effective for GlobalPort

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

By learning to control temper, Malcolm White becomes more effective for GlobalPort

MALCOLM White found out that keeping his emotions in check will keep GlobalPort afloat. The Batang Pier import adjusted to the physicality of PBA basketball on Friday night in the team’s 86-85 win over Meralco in the Commissioner’s Cup. Coming off a 128-114 loss to TNT last Sunday when he was called for a technical foul for complaining about excessive physicality and fouled out after just 30 minutes, White stayed focused all-game long against the Bolts, finishing with 25 points on 12-of-18 shooting, 17 rebounds, two blocks, and two assists in...

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Mo Tautuaa hit with one-game suspension, P35K fine for kick on TNT import

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Mo Tautuaa hit with one-game suspension, P35K fine for kick on TNT import

MO Tautuaa bore the brunt of the sanctions meted out by the PBA Commissioner’s Office on Thursday after being hit with a total of P35,000 in fines plus a one-game suspension. Commissioner Willie Marcial made the announcement after he summoned Tautuaa and four other personalities to the league office in Libis, Quezon City. The GlobalPort new boy got into trouble for a kick to the face of TNT import Jeremy Tyler as well as for ‘obscene language’ he used in an ill-tempered game against his former team that the Batang Pier lost,...

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GlobalPort rues game plan for Meralco left in shambles after Tautuaa suspension

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

GlobalPort rues game plan for Meralco left in shambles after Tautuaa suspension

SUDDENLY Globalport’s game plan against Meralco is in shambles. The Batang Pier learned on Thursday afternoon that they will be one big man less when they go up against the Bolts in Friday’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup following the one-game suspension meted on 6-foot-8 Mo Tautuaa. On short notice, Globalport learned it has to make do without Tautuaa in a game against Arinze Onuaku and the Bolts. ‘Nakapag-practice na kami kanina with Mo, now we have to go over our game plan anew,” said team manager Bonnie Tan, who accompanied Tautuaa, Batang Pier...

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Mo Tautuaa insists no ill feelings after physical game against former team TNT

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Mo Tautuaa insists no ill feelings after physical game against former team TNT

MO Tautuaa’s first game against former team TnT Katropa didn’t turn out to be pleasant experience. The 28-year-old Fil-Tongan was assessed a flagrant foul 2 late in Globalport’s 128-114 loss to the Texters Sunday night in the main game of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup opener at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tautuaa was later ejected after he was caught kicking TnT import Jeremy Tyler while hanging on the rim after throwing down a two-handed slam in the final 2:41 and the Texters protecting a 118-105 lead. He later played...

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Viernes gains new lease on PBA life after signing one-conference deal with GlobalPort

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Viernes gains new lease on PBA life after signing one-conference deal with GlobalPort

JEFF Viernes has gained a new lease on his life in the PBA after securing the last spot in the Globalport roster for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. After a short-lived PBA debut with Phoenix last season when he was caught playing in an outside league, the journeyman plamaker is back on the big stage, this time with the Batang Pier. Team manager Bonnie Tan confirmed the development in a text message on Friday, meaning the Batang Pier’s lineup is set after Viernes edged out Jong Baloria for the last spot. Viernes has the entire midseason...

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Mo Tautuaa on GlobalPort coach Jarencio: ‘He’s pushing me to be better, and it’s working’

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Mo Tautuaa on GlobalPort coach Jarencio: ‘He’s pushing me to be better, and it’s working’

MO Tautuaa believes he can easily fit into the system of coach Pido Jarencio at GlobalPort that will allow him to indeed spread his wings further at his new team starting in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. With just four days of practice with the Batang Pier after TNT traded him along with two future picks for Terrence Romeo and Yousef Taha, Tautuaa already showed a glimpse of thriving in Jarencio’s free-wheeling offense as he led the Batang Pier locals with 15 points in their 97-91 win over Phoenix in their tune-up game at the Upper Deck gym. “I...

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Mo Tautuaa readily makes presence felt at GlobalPort in tune-up win over Phoenix

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Mo Tautuaa readily makes presence felt at GlobalPort in tune-up win over Phoenix

GLOBALPORT banked on its towering lineup as it held off Phoenix, 97-91, in their tune-up game at the Upper Deck gym in Pasig City. The Batang Pier looked formidable even without injured Kelly Nabong as Malcolm White and new recruit Mo Tautuaa carried the fight against the Fuel Masters in the opponents’ practice facility in a glorified scrimmage in preparation for the Commissioner’s Cup. GlobalPort, though, had to weather a late rally by the Fuel Masters, who fought back from more than 20 points down before falling short. “Building...

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Jong Baloria, Jeff Viernes fight for 15th and final spot in GlobalPort lineup

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Jong Baloria, Jeff Viernes fight for 15th and final spot in GlobalPort lineup

GLOBALPORT is dangling its remaining vacant roster spot to two journeyman guards who are trying to relive their PBA dream. The Batang Pier are taking a look at hopefuls Jong Baloria and Jeff Viernes, who showed their wares in the team’s tune-up game against Phoenix on Friday morning. “May okay, may hindi (sa performance nila),” GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio said. “Basta may nakikita kaming gusto namin, merong nakikitang medyo kulang. Pero for sure yung management nandito naman, ire-report na sa taas yan, alam na kung sino ang gusto nila.”...

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Racela expects Mo Tautuaa to finally fulfill potential as ‘main big’ at GlobalPort

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Racela expects Mo Tautuaa to finally fulfill potential as ‘main big’ at GlobalPort

TNT KaTropa coach Nash Racela feels Mo Tautuaa can finally fulfill expectations that come with being a former No. 1 overall pick faster, now that he’s with GlobalPort. The top pick in the 2015 PBA draft, the Filipino-Tongan has only shown flashes of his potential at best in his first few years in the league, with teammate and draft batchmate Troy Rosario, who the Texters took after him, often playing better than the head of that year’s draft class. Tautuaa’s gradual development appeared to make him expendable, leading to his...

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Mo Tautuaa no longer surprised when informed about trade to GlobalPort

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in GlobalPort, News | 0 comments

Mo Tautuaa no longer surprised when informed about trade to GlobalPort

MO Tautuaa knew it was just a matter of time. The 28-year-old Fil-Tongan was still present in TnT Katropa’s practice on Tuesday morning in what turned out to be his final session with the team that picked him No. 1 overall during the 2015 PBA draft. A few hours later, Tautuaa officially found himself a Globalport Batang Pier after the PBA approved the trade that enabled TNT to land wantaway guard Terrence Romeo and Yousef Taha. TnT management didn’t tell Tautuaa yet about the Globalport trade during the team practice at the Moro Lorenzo gym...

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