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    TNT KaTropa face fine for no-show of top stars in PBA Media Day

    Jan 10, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    TNT Katropa faces possible fines after only two representatives showed up during the first-ever PBA Media Day at the Tent Solaire Resort.

    Only coach Bong Ravena and Tony Semerad showed up for the media event, making the MVP flagship franchise the least represented among the league's 12 teams.

    The league requested the presence of Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, Kelly Williams, Troy Rosario, and Semerad. But TNT consultant Mark Dickel made a sudden decision to conduct one-on-one training with Castro and Co. even though the Katropa were supposed to get Thursday off.

    New team manager Gabby Cui already apologized to the Office of the Commissioner, although that doesn't mean the team will be spared from a penalty.

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