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SMC Mixers to be renamed Purefoods Star Hotshots

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Defending PBA Grand Slam champion San Mig Coffee Mixers will change their team name to Purefoods Star Hotshots ahead of the 2014 2015 PBA season

PUREFOODS ORIGINAL. James Yap poses in front of the team's new logo. Photo from Yap's Instagram

Iverson, Cone to hold basketball clinic in Quezon City

Oct 06, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Former NBA star Allen Iverson and Grand Slam winning coach Tim Cone of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers will collaborate on a basketball clinic

ALL IN. Allen Iverson (L) and Tim Cone will team up for a basketball clinic in November. Iverson photo from Wikipedia, Cone photo from official Facebook

Grand Slam coach Tim Cone wins Coach of the Year

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:07 PM

Winning a Grand Slam is the thrill of all thrills says Tim Cone

COACH TIM. After getting his second PBA Grandslam, the PBA Press Corps names Tim Cone the 2014 Coach of the Year. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Super Coffee Mixers claim rare PBA Grand Slam

Jul 10, 2014 - 11:31 PM

This championship gives coach Tim Cone his 18th title overall 4th consecutive and 2nd Grand Slam

San Mig Coffee marches into history with Grand Slam feat

Jul 09, 2014 - 11:05 PM

The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers give Tim Cone his second PBA grand slam

BIG GAME. James Yap (L) takes a jumper over Paul Lee (R). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Mig Coffee vs Rain or Shine Game 5

Jul 09, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Live blog of Game 5 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals between San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine withstands San Mig Coffee storm, forces Game 5

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:25 PM

The Elasto Painters were on fire in the 2nd period finishing the half ahead by double digits and never looked back to take Game 4 88 79

STEPPING UP. Gabe Norwood, aggressive on offense in Game 4, goes up for a jumper. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Mig Coffee vs Rain or Shine Game 4

Jul 07, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Live blog of Game 4 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals between San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine

Grand Slam beckons as San Mig Coffee goes up 2-1

Jul 05, 2014 - 7:22 PM

Sangalang ignited a fourth quarter surge by San Mig Coffee scoring 6 straight points to put his team ahead for good

INSIDE SPARK. Ian Sangalang scored 8 points in the 4th quarter as the Mixers surge to win Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Mig Coffee vs Rain or Shine Game 3

Jul 05, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Live blog of Game 3 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals between San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine

Guiao asks for investigation on 'suspicious' PBA Draft lottery

Jul 04, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Guiao on PBA Draft lottery: We thought it was just crude it was lacking in credibility

SUSPICIOUS. Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao (L) seen here standing next to import Arizona Reid (R) says the team will ask for the PBA lottery draw to be investigated. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

AZ Reid proves himself as Rain or Shine equalizes series

Jul 03, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Newly minted Best Import awardee Arizona Reid showed why he deserves the award hitting the game winning basket

COLD-BLOODED THREE. Arizona Reid made the game-winning three-pointer to give Rain or Shine an 89-87 win over the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: San Mig Coffee vs Rain or Shine Game 2

Jul 03, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Live blog of Game 2 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals between San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine

HIGHLIGHTS: San Mig Coffee vs Rain or Shine Game 1

Jul 01, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Live blog of Game 1 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals between San Mig Coffee and Rain or Shine

Cone feels no pressure, just appreciation for second Grand Slam opportunity

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Seventeen time champion coach Tim Cone feels no pressure as he approaches yet another Grand Slam opportunity

NO PRESSURE. Tim Cone knows what it's like to win a Grand Slam and is trying to replicate the feat with the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers. Photo by Josh Albelda

Yeng Guiao defends Rain or Shine's 'physical' reputation

Jul 01, 2014 - 4:19 AM

The most basic right of every person is to defend yourself said Rain or Shine s coach as his team prepares to challenge San Mig Coffee for the Governors Cup title

READY TO GOVERN. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao addresses the media at the Governors' Cup Finals press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda

San Mig Coffee sends home Talk 'N Text, advances to finals

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Yap led the Mixers with 25 points on 5 of 9 from downtown as San Mig Coffee advances to the Governors Cup finals with a Grand Slam in mind

CAFFEINE OVERLOAD. Mark Barroca of San Mig Coffee goes in for an uncontested layup. Photo by Josh Albelda

Talk ‘N Text lives to fight another day, forces Game 5

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Behind 22 points and 13 rebounds from a banged up Paul Harris Talk ‘N Text outlasted San Mig Coffee to force a win or go home Game 5 showdown on Friday

ONE MORE NIGHT. Marc Pingris (C) and Ranidel de Ocampo (R) will lead their sides into battle in a win or go home showdown. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Talk 'N Text stays in the hunt, pummels San Mig Coffee

Jun 23, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Talk N Text took out their frustrations after two straight heart breaking losses blowing out San Mig Coffee to keep their title hopes alive

SWEEP ON HOLD. Talk 'N Text's Ranidel de Ocampo puts up a jumper of Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee blasts Talk 'N Text, climbs to a 2-0 semis lead

Jun 21, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The Mixers weathered the Texters hot shooting from downtown in the 2nd half to move one step closer to the Governors Cup finals

ONE WIN AWAY. Mark Barroca and the rest of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers are one win shy of barging into the PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee nips Talk 'N Text in OT, takes semis Game 1

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:24 PM

San Mig Coffee erases a 9 point fourth quarter deficit to take game one over Talk N Text in OT in their Governors Cup semifinals series

FIRST BLOOD. Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee splits the Talk 'N Text defense en route to the rim. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee fights fatigue to boot Beermen out of playoffs

Jun 17, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Defending champions San Mig Coffee bucked a slow start to book a semifinals match up vs Talk N Text

MR EVERYTHING. Mixers import Marqus Blakely comes up with another huge effort to help San Mig Coffee advance to the semis. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

'Mr Everything' Blakely goes beast mode as San Mig escaps Air21 in OT

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Import Marqus Blakely came through for the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers and carried them to a 113 109 escape in overtime from the hard fighting Air21 Express

TOTAL PACKAGE. Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee lays the ball in over Air21's Dominic Sutton. Photo by Josh Albelda

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

Jayson Castro lifts Talk 'N Text past Meralco

May 21, 2014 - 9:21 PM

After being held to just 5 points in Game 4 of the San Mig Coffee series Jayson Castro exploded for 14 of his 21 points in the fourth to lead Talk N Text past Meralco

BOLTS SHOCKED. Jayson Castro goes to the rim against the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig begins tough road to PBA grand slam

May 19, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Is a San Mig dynasty in the making? The Mixers kick off their Governors Cup campaign this week with hopes of winning a Grand Slam and their fourth straight title

IN THE MIX. San Mig Coffee throws up "3" signs after winning the Commissioner's Cup championship last week. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

James Yap is back on top where he belongs

May 17, 2014 - 3:40 PM

After months of criticism injury and even distraction from showbiz controversies James Yap is back where he comfortably belongs: the top

YAP STAR. James Yap hoists up the Commissioner's Cup Finals MVP award. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

Talk 'N Text: The pain of defeat and the challenge of rising again

May 17, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Talk N Text has to put the disappointment of their second place finish in the Commissioner s Cup to regain momentum in the Governors Cup

SECOND PLACE. The Talk N Text Tropang Texters look none too pleased as they stand at the runner-up podium. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee bags third straight championship at expense of Talk 'N Text

May 15, 2014 - 10:38 PM

The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers won their third straight championship defeating Talk N Text in Game 4 to clinch the Commissioner s Cup title

San Mig Coffee celebrates their third straight championship win. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

Jayson Castro pleads for Jimmy Alapag to help TNT stay alive

May 14, 2014 - 9:09 PM

With Talk N Text s season on the verge of coming to an ignominious end Jayson Castro is relying on a big showing by teammate Jimmy Alapag in Game 4

TIMELY TEXTING. Reigning Commissioner's Cup Best Player Jayson Castro (R) says the team's fortunes hang on Jimmy Alapag's contributions. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee looks to bounce back in Game 3

May 12, 2014 - 5:56 PM

As the hangover of San Mig Coffee s Game 2 loss to Talk N Text wears off the Mixers look to adjust for the remainder of the Commissioner s Cup finals

DECAFFEINATED. San Mig Coffee's PJ Simon looks to make a move against Talk 'N Text's Jimmy Alapag in a Game 2 loss. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Witherspoon’s hot-shooting night helps Air21 force Game 5

May 05, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Air21 set a franchise record hitting 15 shots from downtown 8 of which came from import Wes Witherspoon

EXPRESS OFFENSE. Witherspoon, who scored 32 points, attacks the defense of Marc Pingris. Photo by Nuki Sabio/Rappler

San Mig subdues Air21's winning run to tie semis series

May 01, 2014 - 10:56 PM

This time the giants won as San Mig Coffee evened their series with Air21 on Thursday night

Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee puts up a one-handed shot against Air21's Wesley Witherspoon and Asi Taulava. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA semis preview: Overachieving Air21 try to derail San Mig Coffee

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:00 AM

PBA writer Levi Verora previews the Commissioner s Cup series between San Mig Coffee and Air21

EXPRESSO. James Yap of San Mig Coffee guards Mark Cardona during their April 9 game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

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

WATCH: San Mig Coffee's Joe Devance talks Alaska knockout game

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:44 PM

San Mig Coffee s Joe Devance speaks with Rappler s Naveen Ganglani and Ryan Songalia at the opening of the NBA Cafe in Bonifacio Global City

COFFEE IN THE MIX. San Mig's Joe Devance feels that they'll be heading to the semis if they execute their plays well against Alaska. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

San Mig Coffee escapes Alaska to force Game 3 in QFs

Apr 23, 2014 - 9:05 PM

A non call helped turn the tide for the Mixers as they even their quarterfinals series against the Aces

BOUNCE BACK. Mark Pingris top scores for San Mig Coffee as they force Game 3 vs Alaska. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alaska-San Mig Game 2: Thoss should be 'The Boss' to close series for Aces

Apr 23, 2014 - 6:45 AM

Thoss physicality in the paint helped contain San Mig s import James Mays He needs to do it again to hel the Aces to advance to the next round

TOUGH BOSS. Sonny Thoss must assert his presence in the paint in game 2 of Alaska's quarterfinals series vs San Mig Coffee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA quarterfinals preview: Aces face long road to title defense

Apr 21, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Fresh off their showdown on Easter Sunday Rappler previews the Alaska Aces vs San Mig Coffee quarterfinals series

PBA: Meralco makes mince meat of sloppy San Mig Coffee

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:00 PM

The Bolts unleashed a vicious 18 2 blast in the third quarter from which the Mixers could not fully recover from

JACKSON JAM. Darnell Jackson slams a two-handed dunk leading Meralco to a win over San Mig Coffee. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA: Beermen stay in No. 2 after rout of Mixers

Apr 12, 2014 - 8:36 PM

Beermen stay sharp to stay at the no 2 spot after beating the Mixers 97 88

PERFECT BREW. Chris Ross and the rest of the Beermen grab firm hold of the no. 2 spot with rout of the Mixers. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Simon lifts San Mig Coffee over Air21

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Scoring Apostle PJ Simon hit timely baskets to help San Mig Coffee arrest its 2 game skid and win over Air21 Express

2ND HALF SAVIOUR. PJ Simon pours 12 of 20 points in the second half to help San Mig Coffee win over Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Mark Barroca is new obstacle challenge champ

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Mark Barroca of the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers is the new obstacle challenge champion in the 2014 PBA All Star Weekend

NO OBSTACLES. Mark Barroca of San Mig Coffee won the Obstacles challenger at the PBA All-Star Weekend. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk N Text passes San Mig test to go 7-0

Mar 31, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Talk N Text relied on a huge second quarter rally before fending off San Mig Coffee late to earn revenge on their Philippine Cup quarterfinal conquerors

STRONG SIGNAL. Talk N Text's Ranidel De Ocampo puts up a layup over San Mig Coffee's Joe Devance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Best Import Ladder Weeks 3-4: Only the best shall remain

Mar 31, 2014 - 7:24 PM

As the PBA Commissioner s Cup race heats up PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the imports who have best helped their teams so far

HOWELL DOING WELL. Talk N Text's Richard Howell drives to the basket against Ginebra's Greg Slaughter. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Barako Energy stronger than Coffee late

Mar 26, 2014 - 4:57 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Barako Energy s come from behind victory over San Mig Coffee

DOLLARD DOLLARD BILL. Barako Energy's Josh Dollard goes to the rim against San Mig's Joe Devance. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: 'Miller Time' returns in Barako win

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Willie Miller s best days may be behind him but he s still capable of reminding PBA fans why he is a two time MVP

MILLER TIME. Willie Miller of Barako Energy drives past PJ Simon and Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Beer and Coffee drown rivals

Mar 23, 2014 - 5:53 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the victories of the San Miguel Beermen and the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers on Saturday night

IMPORT COLA. Barako Energy's Josh Dollard goes up for a shot over San Miguel Beermen import Kevin Jones. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee remains unbeaten with RoS drubbing

Mar 22, 2014 - 7:58 PM

The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers have continued their winning ways drubbing their Philippine Cup Finals adversaries the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to move to 3 0 in the Commissioner s Cup

CHIPPED PAINT. San Mig Coffee goes up for a shot over Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood as SMC remains unbeaten in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images