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LIVE BLOG: Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 7

Feb 02, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Bookmark this page to get live updates on Game 7 starting at 7 pm Wednesday February 3

Post PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 6 notes

Jan 30, 2016 - 5:22 PM

San Miguel notches a historic victory and becomes the first team in PBA history to force a Game 7 in a best of 7 series after trailing 0 3

WILL THERE BE A BEERACLE? The San Miguel Beermen look to become the first team to complete a massive comeback from a 0-3 series deficit. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 6

Jan 29, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The San Miguel Beermen want to force Game 7 while the Alaska Aces hope to drop the balloons tonight

IN VINES: Fajardo returns, San Miguel extends PBA Finals to Game 6

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:41 PM

Fueled by immense inspiration from a surprise comeback by June Mar Fajardo the Beermen live on to play Game 6 after being down 0 3 in the series

THE RETURN. June Mar Fajardo returns from injury, playing in Game 5 to inspire the San Miguel Beermen to extend the series to Game 6. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 5

Jan 27, 2016 - 11:51 AM

The Aces will try to end the series and win their 15th franchise title while the Beermen hope to extend the series again

Looking back at missing key players in a PBA Finals series

Jan 26, 2016 - 1:28 PM

Rappler takes a look at several times when a team s key star missed a PBA Finals series just like June Mar Fajardo is missing for the San Miguel Beermen in the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals

INJURED. June Mar Fajardo has missed the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals so far due to injury. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baguio admits complacency got the better of Alaska in Game 4

Jan 25, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Lamang kami maganda yung laro namin e Kumbaga nagpabaya lang talaga kami nung last minute bago mag overtime says Cyrus Baguio

COMPLACENT. Cyrus Baguio (L), seen here reacting after hitting a booming 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, admits Alaska relaxed down the stretch allowing San Miguel to come back. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel foils Alaska's PBA Finals sweep, wins Game 4 in OT to extend series

Jan 24, 2016 - 8:17 PM

The defending champions are down 3 1 in the best of 7 series and are looking to become the first team in PBA history to come back from a 0 3 series deficit

GAME 5. The San Miguel Beermen avoid a sweep, extending the best-of-7 Philippine Cup Finals to a Game 5. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 4

Jan 24, 2016 - 1:17 PM

The San Miguel Beermen live to fight another day as they foil the Alaska Aces bid for a PBA Finals sweep

Alaska expects nothing to be handed easily in Game 4

Jan 23, 2016 - 4:38 PM

One win away from their first Philippine Cup championship since 2000 the Alaska Aces know the last stretch is the toughest

NOT EASY. Alaska expects the 4th win in the PBA Finals to come hardest. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE BLOG Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 3

Jan 21, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Follow all the highlights from Game 3 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

Alaska to ‘cover all bases’ with or without Fajardo

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:06 AM

We ll try to prepare and have our options We ll just try to be thorough and always be ready if he June Mar Fajardo comes in says Alaska coach Alex Compton

ALL BASES COVERED. Alaska coach Alex Compton will not take any chances whether June Mar Fajardo plays or not in the PBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 2

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Check out the highlights from Game 2 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

Austria says Fajardo on day-to-day basis for PBA Finals

Jan 17, 2016 - 9:42 PM

San Miguel coach Leo Austria sheds some light on the status of injured center June Mar Fajardo

WILL FAJARDO PLAY IN THE FINALS? June Mar Fajardo suffers a knee injury ahead of the finals between San Miguel and Alaska in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Manuel powers Alaska past Fajardo-less San Miguel in Game 1

Jan 17, 2016 - 7:19 PM

3rd UPDATE Alaska comes alive late in the fourth to nip San Miguel in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

FIRST BLOOD. The Alaska Aces draw first blood versus the San Miguel Beermen in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Rematch: San Miguel defends PBA Philippine Cup title against Alaska

Jan 16, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Rappler answers questions surrounding the rematch between defending champ San Miguel and Alaska in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

HIGHLIGHTS: Alaska vs San Miguel – 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 1

Jan 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Alaska comes alive late in the fourth to nip San Miguel in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals

SCHEDULE: 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals – Alaska vs San Miguel

Jan 16, 2016 - 2:14 PM

Who will prevail this time around? Check out the PBA Finals schedule here

San Miguel on Fajardo: 'We are confident he will be ok for the series'

Jan 16, 2016 - 1:40 PM

We are confident that he will be okay for the series says San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla

WILL FAJARDO PLAY IN THE FINALS? June Mar Fajardo suffers a knee injury ahead of the finals between San Miguel and Alaska in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Alaska’s Abueva hopes third time’s the charm in PBA Finals

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Calvin Abueva says the Alaska Aces are determined to succeed in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup finals coming off two bridesmaids finishes last season

3RD TIME'S THE CHARM? Can Calvin Abueva and the Alaska Aces finally win the championship on their third try in the last 4 conferences? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Araña admits it ‘still feels weird’ playing vs old Rain or Shine team

Jan 15, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Ryan Araña came through for the San Miguel Beermen in Game 5 with a series high 8 points on top of 5 rebounds and 3 assists

NO HOLDING BACK. Ryan Araña (L) dribbles past former teammate Gabe Norwood in Game 5 of the semifinals between San Miguel and Rain or Shine in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo’s burden lessens as Beermen manage balanced offense

Jan 15, 2016 - 4:32 PM

The defending champions finally figure out a way to distribute the offense and ease the load off of the league’s reigning back to back MVP

LESSER LOAD. June Mar Fajardo (R) had lesser load to carry in Games 4 and 5 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals versus Rain or Shine. Will it still be the same story for Game 6? Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

San Miguel sinks Rain or Shine, takes 3-2 PBA semis lead

Jan 13, 2016 - 9:12 PM

The Beermen take a crucial 3 2 series lead over the Painters in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

3-2. Defending champion San Miguel moves a win away from back-to-back PBA Philippine Cup Finals appearances. File Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Paul Lee says injury-hit Rain or Shine will endure in PBA semis

Jan 13, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Lee admits the injuries are taking their toll on a team used to a longer rotation

PRESS ON. Paul Lee and Rain or Shine will press on amid a rash of injuries against the towering San Miguel in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Owner Uytengsu raring to see Alaska end 16-year PBA PH Cup drought

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:35 PM

The hunger is insatiable at this point that it’s no longer important who Alaska faces in the PBA Finals as long as long as the outcome is different

PAINTERS OR BEERMEN? Team owner Fred Uytengsu does not care who the Aces must face in the PBA Finals, 'as long as we win'. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Rain or Shine coach Guiao fined for remarks on officiating

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Yeng Guiao is specifically fined for issuing statements detrimental to the league

FINED. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, seen here appealing to a PBA referee in Game 3 of the semifinals, is fined anew after his comments on officiating in Game 4 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Guiao rues officiating anew after Rain or Shine loses Game 4

Jan 12, 2016 - 5:21 PM

The outspoken coach nearly lost his voice from shouting throughout the match but that didn t stop him from declaring there was no way his team could have won that game given the officiating

DISAPPOINTED. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, seen here appealing to a PBA referee in Game 3 of the semifinals, is disappointed anew over the officiating in Game 4 in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Austria’s tough love pays off as San Miguel evens PBA semis

Jan 12, 2016 - 3:37 AM

The defending champions respond well to a disappointed coach Leo Austria following a Game 3 loss to dominate Rain or Shine in Game 4 and equalize the semifinals

TOUGH LOVE. Coach Leo Austria gives San Miguel a measure of tough love to wake them up in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. File Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel pounds undermanned Rain or Shine to tie PBA semis

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED The Beermen take advantage of a shorthanded Painters team to tie the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series to 2 2

2-2. June Mar Fajardo leads San Miguel to a rout of Rain or Shine to equalize the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at 2-2. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

PBA Commish Narvasa to hand out fines after semis scuffle

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The Commissioner is reviewing the footage Thursday January 7 before deciding on the fines

ALTERCATION. Alaska and Globalport figure in a scuffle in the first quarter of Game 2 in their Philippine Cup semifinals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA: Hontiveros has no hard feelings for Washington, Narvasa after scuffle

Jan 07, 2016 - 1:28 AM

Dondon Hontiveros shares what transpired from his perspective during the scuffle in Game 2 of Alaska and Globalport s 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series

NO HARD FEELINGS, NO DISRESPECT. Alaska swingman Dondon Hontiveros (C) says he never had hard feelings for Globalport's Jay Washington, nor any disrespect for PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa for trying to calm him down after a scuffle broke out in Game 2 of the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska shuts down Globalport in heated clash to even PBA semis

Jan 06, 2016 - 9:27 PM

The Aces tie the series at 1 1 after limiting the Batang Pier s once free flowing offense from Game 1

1-1. The Alaska Aces bounces back strong in Game 2 to defeat the Globalport Batang Pier and even the best-of-7 semifinals series in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Technical fouls rain on Alaska vs Globalport PBA semis Game 2

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:41 PM

A total of 13 technical fouls are called in one instance on players and officials from Alaska and Globalport in Game 2 of their semifinals series

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska defense needs to be better for semis Game 2 – Compton

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Coach Alex Compton wants to hear the Alaska Aces loud and clear when they communicate on defense against Globalport in Game 2 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semis

DEFENSE. Alaska coach Alex Compton expects his team to play better defense against Globalport in Game 2 of their best-of-7 semifinals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao, Belga fined P20k for altercation in PBA semis Game 1

Jan 06, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The PBA Commissioner’s Office also slaps Rain or Shine s Jericho Cruz and Raymond Almazan as well as San Miguel’s Yancy de Ocampo and Chris Ross a total of P5 800 in fines for technical fouls

FINED. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao (2nd from left) and center Beau Belga (4th from right) are fined Php 20,000 each for this scuffle in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. San Miguel's Chris Ross (3rd from right) is also fined. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA to play PH Cup Finals game in Lucena

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Either Game 2 or Game 3 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals will be held at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena Quezon

PBA coach Yeng Guiao and those sideline bumps

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Did the altercation between Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao and San Miguel guard Chris Ross change the complexion of Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals?

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ex-Powerade coach Perasol to Globalport: ‘Stay together'

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:55 AM

As Globalport is compared to Powerade former coach Bo Perasol shares the lessons he learned from his old team’s memorable 2012 Philippine Cup run

WORDS OF ADVICE. Former Powerade coach Bo Perasol offers advice to Globalport, a team compared to his old one, as he watches on the sideline. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

San Miguel steals PBA semis Game 1 from Rain or Shine

Jan 05, 2016 - 9:17 PM

San Miguel comes back from 20 points down to defeat Rain or Shine in Game 1 of the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

COMEBACK. The San Miguel Beermen comeback from 20 points down to defeat Rain or Shine in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

3 points from GlobalPort’s Game 1 win over Alaska

Jan 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

GlobalPort utilizes its advantage on offense while showing Alaska that they too can play defense in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals

CAREER GAME. Terrence Romeo drops 41 against Alaska to give Globalport game 1 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Romeo uses jitters to fuel career game in PBA semis debut

Jan 05, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Before his career game performance Terrence Romeo lost sleep Sunday night wondering what lay ahead 24 hours later

WHAT JITTERS? Terrence Romeo puts on a show in his first PBA semifinals appearance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Romeo torches Alaska as Globalport draws first blood in PBA semis

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Terrence Romeo scores a career high 41 points as the Globalport Batang Pier win game one of their Philippine Cup semifinals series

HOT HANDS. Terrence Romeo leads Globalport to a game 1 win for Globalport over Alaska in their best-of-7 2016 Philippine Cup semifinals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fajardo leads BPC race through PBA PH Cup quarters

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:47 PM

The reigning back to back MVP currently leads his competition with 45 6 statistical points averaging 23 1 points 14 4 rebounds and 1 8 blocks per game

LEADER. June Mar Fajardo is on pace for another Best Player of the Conference award as he currently leads in statistical points after the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images

2016 PBA Philippine Cup semis preview: San Miguel vs Rain or Shine

Jan 04, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Rappler previews the best of 7 semifinals series between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and San Miguel Beermen in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

2016 PBA Philippine Cup semis preview: Alaska vs Globalport

Jan 03, 2016 - 5:54 PM

Rappler previews the best of 7 semifinals series between Globalport Batang Pier and the Alaska Aces in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

Mamaril sees Romeo, Pringle duo as Fast and Furious 2.0

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:12 PM

As swiftly as they move on the court Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo are just as rapidly dubbed as the Fast and the Furious 2 0

FAST AND FURIOUS 2.0? Are Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle the new Fast and the Furious much like Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand before them? Romeo and Caguioa file photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler; Pringle and Helterbrand file photos from PBA Images

Romeo ignores Ginebra’s boos on his way to first PBA semis

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:49 PM

No matter how loud the crowd jeered Terrence Romeo would not be moved

LASER FOCUS. Terrence Romeo keeps his focus to blossom once again in a hostile environment. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA suspends two refs for non-calls in controversial Ginebra-Globalport game

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:43 PM

PBA referees Rommel Gruta and Edward Aquino are suspended for the rest of the 2016 Philippine Cup after controversial non call in the Ginebra Globalport game

SUSPENDED. PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa suspends two referees directly responsible for a non-call in the controversial Globalport-Ginebra game. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Rain or Shine vs Talk 'N Text – Philippine Cup quarterfinals

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Go through highlights from Rain or Shine and Talk N Text s knockout quarterfinals game in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup

Narvasa to meet with PBA refs, Ginebra foregoes protest

Dec 28, 2015 - 2:13 PM

PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa will meet with the 4 referees who officiated the controversial Globalport Ginebra game

REFEREE HEARING. PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa will set a hearing with referees to discuss what happened during the controversial end to Globalport and Ginebra's quarterfinals match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler