San Miguel

San Miguel inches closer to quarterfinals seat, eliminates NLEX

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:46 PM

All starters finish in double figures for the Beermen, who are a win away from securing a playoff berth

ON THE BRINK. Renaldo Balkman helps the Beermen move within a win from securing their spot in the playoffs with an all-around effort. Photo from PBA Images

GlobalPort ships Nabong to San Miguel for Espinas, future pick

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:42 PM

This is the 3rd trade the PBA has approved in 4 days

TRADE. Gabby Espinas (right) returns to the GlobalPort Batang Pier while Kelly Nabong will play for his 3rd team in his 6-year PBA career. File photos from PBA Images

Ginebra cruises past Columbian Dyip

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Gin Kings secure a 3rd straight win to bolster their PBA playoffs drive

DOMINATION. Justin Brownlee leads the Gin Kings over higher-ranked Columbian Dyip Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel coach Austria salutes Santos, Lassiter despite ejections

Jun 17, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Arwind Santos almost comes to blows with Tony Semerad while Marcio Lassiter figures in a word war with Terrence Romeo

DEPTH. The San Miguel lost key cogs Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos to ejections but managed to survive and nipped the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel staves off TNT behind Balkman's 43 in scuffle-marred game

Jun 16, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Beermen survive without Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos, who both got ejected together with the KaTropa's Terrence Romeo and Tony Semerad

BEAST. Renaldo Balkman finished with 43 points, 15 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 assists as the San Miguel Beermen nab their 4th win in 8 games. Photo from PBA Images

GlobalPort halts San Miguel's 3-game winning streak

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The Batang Pier played without import Malcolm White for most of the payoff period but showed composure down the stretch for their 4th win in 8 games

What it means to be an astig Filipino in 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Red Horse Beer celebrates the resilience of Pinoys in their new TVC

Why we can’t forget our first love

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:07 PM

As cliche as it may sound, first loves never truly die. Do they?

Leo Austria wants Chris Ross to keep intense attitude to 'certain limit'

Jun 06, 2018 - 11:41 PM

Ross figured in a verbal spat with Columbian import John Fields and they needed to be separated by teammates and game officials before things turned ugly

ALL-AROUND. Chris Ross helps San Miguel win their 3rd straight game with 10 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and two steals. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo, Cabagnot star as San Miguel notches 3rd straight win

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The defending champions improve to 3-3 behind June Mar Fajardo's monster double-double and Alex Cabagnot's rare triple-double

KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo continues to frolick in the paint with his second straight double-double. Photo from PBA Images

Renaldo Balkman wins one over 'brother' Justin Brownlee

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The two imports put on a show in a game that saw San Miguel hold off Barangay Ginebra in an overtime classic

DUEL. Renaldo Balkman goes up against Justin Brownlee for the first time in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel escapes with OT win as Ginebra continues downward spiral

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:29 PM

June Mar Fajardo breaks out of his shell and pours in 24 points and 19 rebounds

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Justin Brownlee (left) and Renaldo Balkman meet again on the basketball court since steering Alab Pilipinas to the ABL championship last May. Photo from PBA Images

Friends turned foes: Brownlee, Balkman headline Ginebra-San Miguel duel

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The ultra-talented imports vow to put on a show in a game pitting two of the league's most famous squads

BROTHERLY RIVALRY. Renaldo Balkman (right) says he considers Justin Brownlee as his 'brother.' File photos from PBA Images

Alex Cabagnot cracks Top 10 of PBA's all-time assists leaders

May 31, 2018 - 9:38 AM

'The Crunchman' tallies 2,939 assists to overtake PBA legend Francis Arnaiz

PLAYMAKER. Alex Cabagnot is the only active player in the Top 10 of the PBA's all-time assists leaders. File photo by PBA Images

Balkman stars as San Miguel finally notches first win at Phoenix's expense

May 30, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The Puerto Rican import scatters 35 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and two steals

AT LAST. Renaldo Balkman submits another monster double-double and the San Miguel Beermen break a 3-game dry spell. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel game-winner tows Alaska past San Miguel in Balkman's PBA return

May 19, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Aces notch their 4th straight win while the Beermen remain winless in 3 games

Jimmy Alapag credits Norman Black, NBA’s Stevens, Popovich for champion coaching mentality

May 15, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The ABL champion coach worked to prove everyone wrong as he led an initially last-placed team to a title

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. Jimmy Alapag's advice to aspiring coaches is to be prepared to watch countless videos until the wee hours in the morning.

SMB's Gillenwater soaks in P20k fine for 'physically contacting' a referee

May 15, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The import was thrown out of the game in the second quarter of the Beermen's game against Rain or Shine

FAREWELL. Troy Gillenwater surrenders San Miguel Beermen import role to Renaldo Balkman. Photo by PBA Images

Renaldo Balkman reunites with former team San Miguel in PBA

May 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Puerto Rican will have another chance to play alongside Arwind Santos

BALKMANIA. Renaldo Balkman might just be who the Beermen will need to turn around their 0-2 record. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Balkman back in Manila as Austria says import change possible

May 14, 2018 - 11:20 PM

If the Puerto Rican reunites with San Miguel, it will be the first time since 2013 that he will set foot again in the PBA

WINNER. Renaldo Balkman helps Alab Pilipinas win it all in the ASEAN Basketball League. File photo by ABL

Standhardinger likens PBA to a combo of boxing, martial arts

May 13, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The Filipino-German vows to make adjustments after getting a dose of PBA physicality

'DIFFERENT SPORT’. Christian Standhardinger will start lifting weights to become stronger. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine squeaks past San Miguel in OT, sends Beermen to 2nd loss

May 13, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Even with top pick Christian Standhardinger on board, the San Miguel Beermen remain winless in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

LATE HEROICS. Raymond Almazan's efforts lift Rain or Shine during the overtime. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Christian Standhardinger documents PBA debut in vlog

May 12, 2018 - 11:35 PM

The Filipino-German rookie has his own YouTube channel

VLOGGER. Christian Standhardinger shows his personal side in his YouTube channel. Photo by PBA Images

ABL 'more physical,' Standhardinger says in PBA debut

May 10, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The Filipino-German debuts with 4 points, 5 rebounds, two assists and two steals against two turnovers and 5 fouls in San Miguel's loss to Meralco

TEAM PLAYER. Christian Standhardinger says he will accept any role he will be given as a part of the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco spoils Standhardinger debut with rousing win over San Miguel

May 09, 2018 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Filipino-German rookie scores 4 points against 5 fouls

TOUGH DEBUT. Christian Standhardinger gets a taste of the PBA physicality in his debut for the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by PBA Images

PBA, San Miguel Corp, MVP Group combine for P46M donation to POC

May 06, 2018 - 11:30 PM

The local Olympic committee is gearing up for the country's 2019 hosting of the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games campaign this August

FAMILY. POC chairman Ricky Vargas gets the support from his PBA family with a P46 million donation. File photo by Delfin Dioquino

Ramon Ang: SMC can self-finance proposed P700-B Bulacan airport

May 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

'If you look at [our] balance sheet and cash flow, we can easily do the airport alone,' says Ssn Miguel Corporation President Ramon Ang

Alapag compares Fil-Am Jason Brickman to John Stockton

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Leave it to an all-time great to find another potential great

BIG FAN. 'His basketball IQ is off the charts," Jimmy Alapag says of standout guard Jason Brickman. Photo from Asean Basketball League

Brownlee drops 46, ties Balkman's scoring record in Alab's Game 1 win

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas slips past Thailand's Mono Vampire to take a 1-0 lead in the ABL title series

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee teams up with Renaldo Balkman for 87 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Standhardinger chooses to respect HK Eastern, refuses to talk about future after Alab sweep

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:27 PM

During the post-game interview, Christian Standhardinger tells the Philippine sportswriters: 'I’m not gonna talk about myself or my future career. If you have questions about us as a team, then I’m gonna answer that. If you have questions about me personally, I’m not gonna answer, and I say that with all due respect'

ABL Alab vs HK Semis Game 2. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas sweeps defending ABL champion HK Eastern, secures finals berth

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:21 PM

Alab Pilipinas now awaits the winner of the semis series between Chong Son Kung Fu and Mono Vampire

FINALS-BOUND. Alab Pilipinas sweeps Hong Kong Eastern in the 8th ASEAN Basketball League semis. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Balkman’s record 46 points ensures Alab’s Game 1 stunner over champion HK Eastern

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:42 PM

Double-doubles by Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee and Bobby Ray Parks ignite Game 1 victory of Alab Pilipinas in ABL semifinals

SMC boss Ramon Ang reminds Beermen: 'Wag po tayong magyayabang'

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Amidst the din of their victory party, the San Miguel big boss stressed humility

STAY HUMBLE. San Miguel Corporation big boss Ramon S. Ang and SMB coach Leo Austria during their team's victory party. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

June Mar Fajardo 'in conversation of best player ever in PBA,' says Ross

Apr 07, 2018 - 7:41 PM

In just his 6th year in the PBA, June Mar Fajardo has steered the San Miguel Beermen to 6 championships while winning 4 MVPs and a record 6 BPC awards

CONVERSATION FOR GOAT. Chris Ross believes San Miguel teammate June Mar Fajardo is in the upper echelon of the PBA's all-time greatest players. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Better late than never: San Miguel's Chico Lanete wins first PBA title at 38

Apr 07, 2018 - 8:13 AM

Chico Lanete breaks a championship dry spell as the San Miguel Beermen bag the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup title

MAIDEN. Chico Lanete wins his first PBA championship in his 11-year professional career with the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

San Miguel bags 4th straight PH Cup title in double O.T.

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:11 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The San Miguel Beermen become the only team in PBA history to hoist the All-Filipino trophy for 4 straight years

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 5 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Apr 05, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Friday, April 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena

San Miguel's Arwind Santos itching to end PH Cup finals in Game 5

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:36 AM

'Gusto na naming magpuyat. Ang tagal na naming 'di nakakatikim ng alcohol,' says Arwind Santos about finishing off Magnolia in 5 games

CLOSE OUT. Arwind Santos is looking forward to partying as the San Miguel Beermen seek to beat the Magnolia Hotshots in 5 games and win their 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel tops Magnolia in Game 4, inches closer to 4th straight PH Cup title

Apr 04, 2018 - 9:32 PM

(UPDATED) The San Miguel Beermen have now won 3 straight contests after losing Game 1

ALL-FILIPINO KINGS. The San Miguel Beermen are a win away from their 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 4 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, April 4, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

San Miguel bench new puzzle to solve for Magnolia coach Victolero

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:52 PM

'Hindi kami titigil hangga't hindi kami nakakakita ng paraan paano manalo sa series na ito,' says Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero

BENCH WOES. Magnolia Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero has another problem with the emergence of San Miguel Beermen's bench unit in their best-of-7 Philippine Cup finals duel. File photo by PBA Images

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

San Miguel pulls away late, downs Magnolia for 2-1 lead in PH Cup finals

Apr 01, 2018 - 8:53 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The San Miguel Beermen move within two wins from winning their 4th straight Philippine Cup championship

HOT HAND. Marcio Lassiter fires a game-high 24 points to lead the San Miguel Beermen over the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 3 of the 2018 Philippine Cup finals. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 3 - Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Mar 31, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates from the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 1, at the Araneta Coliseum

Magnolia should stop playing catch-up ball vs San Miguel, says Jalalon

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots fail to mount another come-from-behind win like they did in Game 1 as they surrender Game 2 after trailing by as much as 21 points

LETHARGIC STARTS. Jio Jalalon knows the Magnolia Hotshots can't play continuous games of catch-up basketball, especially against the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Cup finals. File photo by PBA Images

Santos shows he isn't backing down from anyone in Game 2 win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:25 PM

'Kailangan ipakita mo rin na hindi ka masisindak ng kahit sino sa loob,' says Arwind Santos after Game 2 that saw him figure in a verbal tussle with Jio Jalalon

DOING WORK. Arwind Santos provides the offensive firepower and the emotional intensity the San Miguel Beermen needed to overcome the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 2 of the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas wrecks CLS Knights by 38, clinches 3rd seed in ABL

Mar 25, 2018 - 10:40 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas ends elimination round with a 14-6 win-loss record and a chance for an outright semis berth in the Asean Basketball League

ABL Alab vs Knights March 25 2018. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

San Miguel avoids meltdown, tops Magnolia in Game 2

Mar 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

(UPDATED) The San Miguel Beermen avenge their 103-105 Game 1 loss, which saw them squander a 20-point lead

HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 PBA Finals Game 2 – Magnolia Hotshots vs San Miguel Beermen

Mar 24, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 25, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Sangalang outduels Fajardo as Magnolia pulls off Game 1 stunner

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Ian Sangalang fires 14 points in the 4th quarter as the Magnolia Hotshots erase a 20-point deficit in the opener of Philippine Cup finals against San Miguel