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How Lamont Strothers played his way out

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:39 PM

From playing in the NBA Finals against Michael Jordan to getting a rude welcome in the PBA, Lamont Strothers looks back at his basketball journey

RESIDENT IMPORT. Now a high school coach, Lamont Strothers played for 6 years in the PBA. Photo from Facebook/True Blooded San Miguel Beermen

Real MVPs: San Miguel, Ginebra, Magnolia players thank frontliners

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:34 PM

PBA stars June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Paul Lee, and Marc Pingris express their gratitude to health care workers and other frontliners

THANK YOU. Reigning six-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo (right) says Filipino frontliners are the true MVPs. Photo from PBA Images


Without June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos challenged to win MVP

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Arwind Santos was the last PBA player to win the MVP award before June Mar Fajardo captured the plum for 6 straight seasons

STILL GOT IT. Even at 38, Arwind Santos shows he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images


Growing up in poverty, June Mar glad to give family better life

Mar 18, 2020 - 9:14 PM

June Mar Fajardo says the reason he worked hard to become the reigning six-time PBA MVP is to provide his parents a stable and secure life

MA AND PA. June Mar Fajardo shares his sixth PBA MVP award with his supportive parents Bonifacio and Marites. Photo from PBA Images


Tautuaa fills void for Fajardo after Most Improved Player triumph

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Mo Tautuaa proves a worthy backup to the injured June Mar Fajardo by helping lead San Miguel to a rousing debut in the 45th PBA season

FILLING IN. Mo Tautuaa topscores for San Miguel in their season-opening win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel mauls Magnolia in PH Cup debut even without June Mar

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:20 PM

Competing at a high level was a concern for San Miguel with June Mar Fajardo injured, but the reigning five-time All-Filipino champions prove their mettle

STILL GOT IT. Arwind Santos churns out a double-double for San Miguel in the win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo claims record-extending 6th straight PBA MVP

Mar 08, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Helping San Miguel win two titles last season, June Mar Fajardo adds another piece of precious hardware to his enormous trophy case

DOMINANT. June Mar Fajardo emerges as the best player in the PBA for the sixth straight year. Photo from PBA Images


Without June Mar, San Miguel feels like an 'underdog'

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:10 PM

An injured June Mar Fajardo leaves a gaping hole in the middle for San Miguel, which is seeking a sixth straight Philippine Cup title

LONG TIME. June Mar Fajardo might miss an entire PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar in 'high spirits' amid fear of missing entire PBA season

Feb 21, 2020 - 6:17 PM

San Miguel coach Leo Austria says June Mar Fajardo assured him that he will be 'back soon'

BIG LOSS. June Mar Fajardo will be greatly missed by San Miguel in the upcoming PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska keeps San Miguel winless in pocket tournament

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Robbie Herndon and Alaska build a lead big enough to stave off a comeback by San Miguel, which wraps up the mini tournament with a 0-3 card

HIGH NOTE.Vic Manuel and Alaska end the tourney with a 2-1 record. Photo from PBA Images


Romeo hurts ankle in San Miguel-Alaska tuneup game

Feb 21, 2020 - 2:09 PM

Terrence Romeo trips on a workout equipment right after hitting a buzzer-beater

ACCIDENT. Terrence Romeo says he heard a pop on his ankle. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


June Mar health top priority for San Miguel, not PH Cup six-peat

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo could miss an entire season due to the severity of his shin injury

OUT. June Mar Fajardo will be badly missed by San Miguel as he recuperates from his shin injury. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar out indefinitely due to shin injury

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:45 PM

San Miguel absorbs a major blow as reigning five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo suffers a shin fracture in practice

KEY LOSS. San Miguel braces for a season minus main man June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel faces Magnolia as PBA kicks off 45th season

Feb 03, 2020 - 2:33 PM

San Miguel will open its bid for a sixth straight Philippine Cup title against Magnolia on March 1

REIGNING CHAMPS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel seek to protect their throne in the All-Filipino conference. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel trades Nabong weeks after team scuffle

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Kelly Nabong ends a successful stint with San Miguel highlighted by two PBA titles

COMEBACK. Kelly Nabong returns to NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Déjà vu: Ginebra ends San Miguel's Grand Slam bid anew

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Two years after playing spoiler, Barangay Ginebra again dashes San Miguel's dream of completing a PBA Grand Slam

TWO-WAY STAR. Justin Brownlee shows way on both ends as Barangay Ginebra eliminates San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Fajardo holds slight edge over Perez, Ravena in BPC race

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

June Mar Fajardo looks to capture his ninth Best Player of the Conference trophy in his seventh PBA season

TALL ORDER. June Mar Fajardo has to help San Miguel overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage against Barangay Ginebra to maintain his lead in the race. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel trio suspension sends 'strong signal,' says Austria

Nov 21, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Coach Leo Austria takes the suspensions as a 'minor setback' even if it means denting the San Miguel Beermen's chances of capturing a PBA Grand Slam

EMBATTLED. Leo Austria and San Miguel will face a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the Governors' Cup quarterfinals and will miss the services of 3 key cogs. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT seal playoff bonus with thrilling win vs San Miguel

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:13 PM

KJ McDaniels delivers in clutch plays on both ends as TNT ends a three-game slide to nail the last twice-to-beat quarterfinals incentive

ALL-AROUND. KJ McDaniels comes to the rescue for TNT with a stellar performance across the board. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel suspends Arwind, Tubid, Nabong indefinitely

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Despite hitting a crucial stretch in their campaign, the San Miguel Beermen punish Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid for fighting in practice

PENALIZED. San Miguel Beer says league stars like Arwind Santos (second from right) and Kelly Nabong (fourth from right) must be held at a higher standard of professionalism. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine survives San Miguel comeback with stunning win

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters stun the San Miguel Beermen to keep its playoff hopes alive in the PBA Governors' Cup

KEY PLAYER. Rey Nambatac helps Rain or Shine sustain the lead throughout the game. Photo by PBA Images

With Wells not fully healthy, San Miguel mulling import change

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:31 PM

San Miguel head coach Leo Austria reveals the Beermen have backup imports ready to takes Dez Wells' place

WORKHORSE. Dez Wells has been a beast for San Miguel, averaging 37.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel survives Blackwater without high-scoring Wells

Nov 06, 2019 - 7:30 PM

June Mar Fajardo rises to the occasion as San Miguel snaps a two-game skid even minus import Dez Wells

WINNING FORM. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel get back on track. Photo from PBA Images


Nabong fined for flagrant foul on Newsome

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:08 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial warns that he will suspend Kelly Nabong should he repeat the same antics

HARD FOUL. Kelly Nabong leaves Chris Newsome hurt with a hard foul. Photo from PBA Images


Austria feels Wells injury not serious, but wary of San Miguel struggle

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:48 PM

After San Miguel lost 3 of its last 4 games, coach Leo Austria admits he's trying to figure out what went wrong

BADLY BEATEN. Dez Wells and San Miguel absorb their worst loss in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco toys with San Miguel as injury sidelines Wells

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Allen Durham and Baser Amer come up with inspiring performances to help Meralco deal San Miguel its third loss in the last 4 games

DO-IT-ALL. Allen Durham flashes his entire repertoire with a triple-double for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


After trade, Standhardinger out to prove he's a 'good basketball player'

Oct 24, 2019 - 9:05 AM

Christian Standhardinger plays a whopping 45 minutes in his NorthPort debut – a far cry from his average of 12.8 minutes for a loaded San Miguel squad

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger does not disappoint in his debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Standhardinger frustrates ex-team San Miguel as NorthPort triumphs

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Traded for Mo Tautuaa, Christian Standhardinger immediately makes an impact for his new squad as NorthPort puts to waste Dez Wells' new PBA career-high

FRESH START. Christian Standhardinger ends up with a winning debut for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Tautuaa finding his place with new team San Miguel

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Traded by NorthPort for Christian Standhardinger, Mo Tautuaa just wants to find his spot and help San Miguel win a Grand Slam

SERVICEABLE BIG MAN. Mo Tautuaa makes an immediate impact in his first game for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel denies Columbian sweep of season series

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:16 PM

San Miguel defeats Columbian for the first time this season to tie NLEX for the No. 2 spot

FIRED UP. Dez Wells catches fire late in the final quarter as San Miguel exacts revenge on Columbian. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel ships Standhardinger to NorthPort for Tautuaa

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Christian Standhardinger and Mo Tautuaa exchange places following a shocking trade

GOODBYE. Christian Standhardinger bids farewell to San Miguel after helping the Beermen win two PBA titles. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra spoils Wells' 52-point explosion to stun San Miguel

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Justin Brownlee unleashes a triple-double as Barangay Ginebra snaps its skid while pinning a first loss on San Miguel

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Justin Brownlee leads Ginebra past 2019 PBA Commissioners' Cup champion San Miguel. Photo by PBA Images

Lassiter just ‘fortunate to play’ after two-month absence

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:38 PM

Marcio Lassiter takes the floor for only 7 minutes, but it’s more than enough for the recuperating San Miguel veteran

PROGRESS. San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter gets his 'feel-out game' versus Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Unbeaten San Miguel cools down Magnolia in chippy thriller

Oct 11, 2019 - 9:36 PM

June Mar Fajardo and Dez Wells come through as San Miguel escapes Magnolia by the slimmest of margins

Photo from PBA Images

Wells delivers as San Miguel turns back NLEX in Dubai thriller

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:56 AM

San Miguel deals NLEX its first loss to stay unbeaten in the PBA Governors' Cup

IMMACULATE RECORD. Dez Wells and San Miguel score another impressive win. Photo from PBA Images


Mighty San Miguel dominates import-less Alaska for second win

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dez Wells and 5 other players breach double-figures as San Miguel keeps Alaska winless in 3 games

SUPER IMPORT. Dez Wells continues to lead the way for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Wells racks up 42 in San Miguel's opening win over Phoenix

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Fresh from another title romp, the San Miguel Beermen got off to a good start in the 2019 Governors' Cup

FIREPOWER. San Miguel import Dez Wells makes immediate impact with the 2019 Commissioners' Cup champions. Photo by PBA Images

McCullough still up to be Gilas' naturalized player

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:54 AM

Chris McCullough says he would 'love to play' for Gilas Pilipinas after helping San Miguel become the lowest-seeded team in PBA history to win a title

STEADY FORCE. Staying consistently dominant in the entire Commissioner's Cup, Chris McCullough delivers a championship for coach Leo Austria and San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Learning unselfish play, Romeo rewarded with another PBA title

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:50 PM

No longer needing to play hero all the time, Terrence Romeo thrives in his new role to capture a second straight PBA crown and first Finals MVP

CHAMP AGAIN. After winning his first PBA title a couple of months ago, Terrence Romeo experiences another first with San Miguel, this time by clinching his maiden Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images


PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Newly crowned San Miguel Beer leads 3 PBA teams in an Asian club tournament this September

SUPER TEAM. PBA champion San Miguel tests its mettle against club teams from China, Japan, and South Korea. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind gains peace of mind as Jones accepts his apology

Aug 17, 2019 - 9:09 AM

Arwind Santos admits he picked up a ton of lessons following his controversial monkey gesture towards Terrence Jones

MAKING AMENDS. Arwind Santos and Terrence Jones put the incident behind them. Photo from PBA Images


Jones accepts Arwind apology, says he only wants respect

Aug 17, 2019 - 12:15 AM

Former NBA player Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' monkey taunt did not dampen his experience in the PBA and the Philippines

END OF THE ROAD. Terrence Jones ends his PBA stint as TNT loses the championship to San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Romeo hailed Finals MVP as San Miguel rules anew

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Terrence Romeo proves he remains one of the deadliest guards in the league by torching his former team TNT in 6 games

San Miguel dispatches TNT in Game 6 to reclaim Comm's Cup crown

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Down 1-2 in the best-of-seven finals series, the Beermen seize the next 3 games for their 27th title in franchise history

CHAMPS AGAIN. San Miguel completes its Cinderella run in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 6

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:27 PM

San Miguel goes for the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown as TNT tries to stay alive in Game 6 at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 16

Arwind fined P200,000 for monkey taunt on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says Arwind Santos may face a more severe punishment should he repeat his racist action

JUST A MAN. Arwind Santos admits to be in the wrong for his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind says sorry to Jones: I hope you forgive me

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Arwind Santos claims he had no bad intentions when he tried annoying Terrence Jones on court with a monkey gesture

SORRY. Arwind Santos says he is just a man who makes mistakes. Photo from PBA Images


No place for racism in sports, says TNT after Arwind monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM

TNT says Arwind Santos' actions were rude even to his African-American teammates like Chris Ross and Chris McCullough

OVERBOARD. Terrence Jones urges the PBA to take action against Arwind Santos for his monkey gesture. Photo from PBA Images


Jones urges PBA to take action on Arwind's monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Arwind Santos claims the monkey gesture was just 'mind games,' but Terrence Jones says it is racism

MIND GAMES? Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' gesture is not just disrespectful to him, but also to his family and race. Photo from PBA Images


PBA summons Arwind over monkey gesture on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Arwind Santos claims he was merely trying to get under Terrence Jones' skin with the act

CONTROVERSIAL. Arwind Santos draws flak for his monkey gesture directed towards Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images