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Yap says pal Simon still got it after 3-Point Shootout win

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

PJ Simon wins his first Three-Point Shootout title by dethroning old pal and former backcourt partner James Yap

OLD PALS. PJ Simon (right) succeeds James Yap as the new Three-Point Shootout king. Photo from PBA Images


Simon dethrones Yap in PBA 3-Point Shootout

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Magnolia guard wins his first Three-Point Shootout crown after beating NorthPort's Robert Bolick and NLEX's Philip Paniamogan in the finals

STILL GOT IT. PJ Simon takes the crown from his former backcourt partner James Yap. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: PJ Simon bests Steph Curry in obstacle challenge

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:21 PM

The Magnolia guard goes perfect in the final round to defeat the two-time NBA MVP

CHALLENGE. PJ Simon (right) believes Steph Curry only allowed him to win. Curry photo from AFP and Simon photo from PBA Images


Star surges late against Blackwater to score first win in Govs' Cup

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

PJ Simon scores a team high 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting

FIRST WIN. The Hotshots capitalized on the Elite's miscues, scoring 27 points off the Elite's 28 turnovers. Photo from PBA Images

Star Hotshots clinch playoff spot with win over Blackwater

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:11 PM

The Star Hotshots are in the Philippine Cup playoffs after defeating the Blackwater Elite in their elimination round finale

HOTSHOT SHOOTER. PJ Simon made the most of his starting role, scoring 11 points in the first quarter and 26 overall in the win. Photo from PBA Images

Taha sparks Purefoods’ late-game surge to nip Meralco

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:23 PM

The Hotshots managed to sustain their comeback as they hiked their record to 4 3 after starting the conference at 1 3

HERO. Yousef Taha (right), seen here guarding Reynel Hugnatan, provides the necessary points to help Purefoods get past Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods trounces Blackwater for back-to-back wins

Nov 18, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Coach Tim Cone says the team is still disjointed even after back to back wins

OFF SYNC. Mark Barroca, seen here driving against Sunday Salvacion, struggled in Purefoods' win over Blackwater. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig's grand slam victory is destiny fullfilled

Jul 13, 2014 - 6:45 AM

Unlike previous grand slams this one by San Mig Coffee was not a dominant run It was hard earned fighting thru numerous do or die battles

GRAND SLAM COACH. Winning a Grand Slam deserves a water bath. Here coach Tim Cone gets some love from his players after winning the championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: San Mig Coffee's historic Grand Slam

Jul 10, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Relive the glorious end to the PBA s 39th season through these photos

GRAND SLAM COACH. Winning a Grand Slam deserves a water bath. Here coach Tim Cone gets some love from his players after winning the championship. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Mig Coffee overcomes 20-point hole to nip Globalport

May 31, 2014 - 12:19 AM

No lead was too big for 3 time champion San Mig Coffee as they clawed their way back from 20 points down to get the victory

CHAMPION TEAM. The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers, led by PJ Simon (white), proved just how much of a champion team they are, coming from behind to defeat Globalport. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ross, Williams star in Beermen win vs Mixers

May 25, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Chris Ross scored 13 of his 15 points in the final quarter while Reggie Williams came up with crucial baskets and the winning steal for the Beermen

LIKE A BOSS. Chris Ross took charge of San Miguel Beer' fourth quarter run. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee starts bid for Grand Slam with rout of Barako Bull

May 21, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Tim Cone s squad starts their bid for the third title to get a PBA Grandslam with a 76 66 win over Barako Bull

SCORING APOSTLE. Peter June Simon (L), who led the Mixers in scoring, attacks the defense of JC Intal (R). Photo by Nuki Sabio/Rappler

San Mig Coffee blasts defending champs Alaska out of Comms Cup

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:29 PM

I didn t think I d be here said San Mig coach Tim Cone moments after his team knocked off defending Comms Cup champs Alaska Aces to earn a ticket to the semis

SAN MIG IS SUPER. PJ Simon of San Mig Coffee drives past RJ Jazul of Alaska during the Mixers' fateful Game 3 win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Melton, Guevarra named PBA slam dunk co-champions

Apr 04, 2014 - 9:20 PM

One new dunk champion was not enough There was so much high flying talent in this year s PBA All Stars slam dunk competition that the judges couldn’t give just one man the title

DOUBLE HIGH-FLYERS. Justin Melton and Rey Guevarra split the PBA 2014 All Star slam dunk title

Abueva, Santos headline PBA All-Star reserves

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:13 PM

The PBA has released the list of stars who will complete the cast of the PBA All Star team that shall go up against Gilas Pilipinas on April 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR...RESERVE. Alaska's Calvin Abueva (L) and San Miguel's Arwind Santos (R) highlight the PBA All-Star reserves. Abueva photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images, Santos photo by Mon Rubio/The Benchwarmers

PBA Fastbreak: San Mig Coffee still hot in Comms Cup debut

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:22 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes San Mig Coffee s return to action after winning the Philippine Cup plus the dominance of Meralco s import Brian Butch and more

IMPORT EXPORTING SHOTS. Meralco's Brian Butch sends Calvin Abueva's shot back during a Wednesday night win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Elasto Painters live to 'shine' another day

Feb 24, 2014 - 6:48 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines how Rain or Shine staved off elimination to win Game 5

SHINE HARD. Beau Belga (left) and Jeff Chan (right) of Rain or Shine celebrate their Game 5 victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Fastbreak: Clutch RoS takes Finals Game One

Feb 15, 2014 - 7:31 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down how Rain or Shine was able to defeat San Mig Coffee in Game One of the Philippine Cup Finals

SHINING. Rain or Shine's Ryan Arana goes up for a shot over San Mig's Ian Sangalang. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig, Rain or Shine battle for PBA Philippine Cup supremacy

Feb 14, 2014 - 4:06 PM

With two teams left standing San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine battle out for the most coveted title in the PBA

COFFEE OR PAINT? Ian Sangalang of San Mig Coffee works to the basket against Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine during a game earlier in the conference. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Yap, Simon, Pingris wary about Rain or Shine's big guards

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:38 AM

More adjustments are needed for San Mig Coffee against Rain or Shine s bigger guards say Yap Simon and Pingris

WARY. James Yap, Peter June Simon and Marc Pingris are all wary about adjustments they have to make against bigger and refreshed Rain or Shine guards. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A tale of two Tamaraws - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 3

Feb 13, 2014 - 10:30 PM

After leading the FEU Tamaraws to multiple Final Four appearances during the late 2000s Aldrech Ramos and JR Cawaling are continuing to excel with Smart Gilas

TAMARAW NEVER DIES. JR Cawaling (left) and Aldrech Ramos (right) have exceeded expectations to become integral parts of Smart Gilas. Cawaling photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler. Ramos photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Ginebra evens series behind Baracael's heroics

Feb 06, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo breaks down how Barangay Ginebra was able to even their Philippine Cup best of seven semifinals series with San Mig Coffee

GIN KING. Mac Baracael scored 20 points in 20 minutes to lead Ginebra to a series tie with San Mig Coffee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Ginebra turns the tables on San Mig Coffee

Feb 01, 2014 - 3:27 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines what Ginebra did right to turn the tables on San Mig Coffee in game two of their Philippine Cup semifinals series

SLAUGHTER TIME. Greg Slaughter's strong play in Game 2 has silenced his critics...for now. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Simon leads San Mig over miserable-performing TNT

Jan 21, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Peter June Simon contributed 20 points as San Mig Coffee feasted on Talk N Text s miserable showing to notch game 1 with a 90 83 victory in their best of 3 quarterfinals

ESPRESSO SHOT. PJ Simon of San Mig Coffee puts up a shot over Jimmy Alapag of Talk N Text. Simon finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: San Mig eliminate Air21, Rain or Shine's paint job on TNT

Jan 12, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo breaks down the highs and lows of Saturday night s PBA games

CHASING GLORY. Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee and Asi Taulava of Air21 chase down a loose ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Governor's Cup Finals: Youth vs. Experience

Jul 22, 2012 - 3:19 PM

Can the young Rain or Shine Elasto Painters win their first PBA title or will the experienced BMeg Llamados win two in a row?

'Scoring Apostle' PJ Simon pushes B-MEG to game 1 win over Talk 'N Text

Apr 24, 2012 - 9:38 AM

B MEG takes Game 1 of their Commissioner s Cup PBAFinals match against Talk N Text