Home » 10:36 pm Entries posted on “January, 2016” View Courtside stories »

Compton sees ‘prophetic’ sign ahead of Game 7

SHARES:

It has been a tough week for Alaska head coach Alex Compton. In just a span of seven days, Compton’s Aces went from a win a way to a championship to one loss shy of completing the biggest collapse in PBA history. And just when it seem that it couldn’t get any worse for Compton, he […]

| | Read More »

Fajardo shrugs off injury, vows to give all in Game 7

SHARES:

Just two weeks ago, June Mar Fajardo feared for the worst. The San Miguel Beer center went down with a left knee injury that cost him to miss four games in the finals. Fajardo’s grew more as his team kept losing to the Alaska Aces until the Beermen stared at a 0-3 hole. “Sa first three […]

| | Read More »

Down 0-3, Santos says SMB didn’t see a Game 7 coming

SHARES:

Arwind Santos will be the first to admit that no one from the San Miguel Beermen, who had fallen three games to none, expected the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals series to go the distance.

| | Read More »

Compton has no excuses, says pressure is on SMB in Game 7

SHARES:

Despite blowing a 3-0 series lead in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Alaska head coach Alex Compton still believes the pressure is on San Miguel Beer to complete the unbelievable comeback.

| | Read More »

PBA Tag Heuer 3×3 Women’s Basketball 2nd Tryouts

SHARES:

| | Read More »

After being down 0-3, San Miguel forces Game 7 vs Alaska

SHARES:

And the saga in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup finals lives on. San Miguel Beer went through a tough grind in the first three quarters then came through with one big, lethal run at the start of the final quarter en route to a 100-89 victory over a badly stunned Alaska Milk side that […]

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the day: Eduard Pamplona

SHARES:

Name: Eduard Pamplona Age: 32 Hails from: Davao Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Beermen How long have you been supporting the team: 21 years na Favorite PBA player: June Mar Fajardo Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Kasi nag-Grand Slam sila nung 1989. Fan na ako noon.”

| | Read More »

PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off Feb. 10

SHARES:

With Ivan Johnson back in the fort, TNT Tropang Texters begin their title defense when the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup tips off on February 10 at Smart Araneta Coliseum. TNT kicks off the tournament when it goes up against the resurgent Blackwater at 4:15 p.m., followed by the duel between rebuilding squads Star and Meralco […]

| | Read More »

Finals Game 6 : San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Beermen out to stretch finals, Aces take another crack at crown

SHARES:

The Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals is virtually a brand new series. The San Miguel Beermen have got into the fight and are pumped up by the return of 6-foot-10 Cebuano behemoth June Mar Fajardo as they square off with the Alaska Milk Aces in Game Six at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday. Halfway […]

| | Read More »

Ross vows to ‘leave everything on the floor’ as Beermen try to extend series

SHARES:

Despite the limited minutes played by June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel coach Leo Austria can take solace in Chris Ross’ performance in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals series. Ross has been doing the little things—intercepting passing lanes, hounding playmakers, and providing the spark to lift the desperate Beermen squad keep their title […]

| | Read More »

Returning Fajardo shrugs off negative thoughts

SHARES:

It wasn’t the start San Miguel wanted, but at this point in the PBA Philippine Cup finals, it’s something the Beermen had to live through. Down 3-1 in the series, after a thrilling Game 4 overtime victory, the Beermen once more needed a miracle and they got one—in the form of a 6-foot-10 giant who […]

| | Read More »

PBA coaches Cone, Austria remember PH basketball ‘trailblazer’ Loyzaga

SHARES:

It’s the present day honoring the man of the past. Multi-titled coaches Tim Cone and Leo Austria gave their respects to Caloy Loyzaga, arguably the greatest Filipino basketball player of all time, on Wednesday saying it was “The Big Difference” who paved the way for the development of Philippine basketball into what it is today. […]

| | Read More »

Fan slips, injures knee but promises to still watch finals Game 6

SHARES:

Just like his favorite team, John-John Aragones refused to go down without a fight. Aragones, 29, is the the San Miguel booster who hurt his knee while cheering for Beermen in the intense overtime period Wednesday night. Watching from the Upper Box A area of Smart Araneta Coliseum, the super fan was dancing on the […]

| | Read More »

Beermen survive Aces in OT anew in Fajardo’s return

SHARES:

June Mar Fajardo electrified the crowd instantly just as he headed to the officials’ table late in the opening quarter. Drawing inspiration on Fajardo’s surprise comeback, San Miguel Beer sustained its fightback and stretched the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup finals to another game with an 86-73 drubbing of Alaska Milk in overtime Wednesday night […]

| | Read More »

PBA honors Caloy Loyzaga

SHARES:

The Philippine Basketball Association on Wednesday paid tribute to Caloy Loyzaga, one of the country’s greatest basketball players ever, during halftime of Game 5 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals between San Miguel Beer and Alaska at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Loyzaga passed away Wednesday morning. He was 85. The league offered a moment of […]

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the day: Juan Miguel Dapo

SHARES:

Name: Juan Miguel Dapo Age: 18 Hails from: Bulacan Favorite PBA team: Alaska Favorite PBA player: Calvin Abueva How long have you been supporting the team: Matagal na, simula pa nung time ni Willie Miller Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Dahil kay Calvin.”

| | Read More »

Finals Game 5: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Fajardo makes surprise return in PBA Finals game 5

SHARES:

Surprise, surprise. June Mar Fajardo, who missed the first four games of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, made his return from a knee injury late in the first quarter of Game 5 on Wednesday night. Wearing a knee brace to protect his left knee, which he hurt in Game 6 of the semifinals, Fajardo […]

| | Read More »

2015-16 PBA PH Cup Finals G5 Preview: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

SHARES:

The San Miguel Beermen looked dead in the water after trailing by 11 points with less than 4 minutes to go in Game 4, but they somehow found a way to rally, force overtime, trail again in the extra period, and rally again to finally put Alaska’s brooms back in the closet and push the […]

| | Read More »

PH basketball legend Caloy Loyzaga passes away

SHARES:

Philippine basketball icon Caloy Loyzaga has passed away. He was 85. Loyzaga died of cardiac arrest at Cardinal Santos Medical Center Wednesday morning, his son Chito confirmed. He suffered a massive stroke back in 2011 when he was still living in Australia and has settled in the Philippines for good since 2013. Arguably the best Filipino basketball […]

| | Read More »

Alaska tries to finish San Miguel off in Game 5

SHARES:

The Alaska Milk Aces need not be told a match beyond Game Five would be fraught with danger. They know that the longer they let the series go, the more they’re exposing themselves to risk of ruin. Denied of a sweep Sunday, the Aces take a second attempt at finishing off the San Miguel Beermen […]

| | Read More »

Dream come true for PBA-bound Phoenix

SHARES:

It was a dream five years in the making. And in less than three weeks, Phoenix Petroleum will finally be making its long-awaited entry to the PBA. “We’ve been knocking on the doors of PBA for more than five years and opportunity doesn’t come twice,” said Phoenix Petroleum vice president for external affairs Raymond Zorilla. […]

| | Read More »

Manuel admits Alaska struggled vs San Miguel in game 4: ‘Pinahirapan nila kami’

SHARES:

Vic Manuel rued Alaska’s missed chance to sweep the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals and admitted that their performance in the end game proved to be the Aces’ undoing. “Yung fourth quarter, nag-relax kami tapos medyo puro turnover. Hindi kami maka-execute, hindi kami maka-basket,” he said on the heels of a 110-104 overtime […]

| | Read More »

Struggling Santos comes through for Beermen in Game 4

SHARES:

Arwind Santos has had two PBA Philippine Cup Finals of different proportions.

| | Read More »

‘Motivated’ Espinas steps up for injured Fajardo

SHARES:

Facing elimination and still without its best player for the fourth straight game, San Miguel Beer needed someone to step up. Gabby Espinas was that player for the Beermen, who got a huge lift from their backup center in Game 4 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. “Ako lang, nasa utak ko lang mahirap […]

| | Read More »

Compton: SMB’s character showed in Game 4

SHARES:

Alex Compton’s fears came into fruition on Sunday night.

| | Read More »

Fajardo will play if there’s a Game 7, says Austria

SHARES:

San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria was finally precise on the date when his star center June Mar Fajardo could make his return from injury. Austria specified that Fajardo, who has missed four games due to a left knee injury, will return on Feb. 3 — that’s if the Beermen will continue to survive […]

| | Read More »

Beermen extend finals, beat Aces in OT

SHARES:

San Miguel Beer foiled Alaska Milk’s sweep bid as the Beermen fashioning a dramatic, 110-104, overtime win in Game Four of the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals before a roaring capacity crowd at the Philsports Arena Sunday night. The Beermen bungled a chance at a stirring win in regulation play but lived on in extension play, […]

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the day: Baron Coyiuto

SHARES:

Name: Baron Coyiuto Age: 6 Hails from: Makati Favorite PBA team: San Miguel Beermen Favorite PBA player: Arwind Santos Why are you a fan of San Miguel: “Because Arwind is cool.”

| | Read More »

Finals Game 4 : San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Fajardo wins fourth BPC award

SHARES:

JUNE Mar Fajardo missed out on the chance to help San Miguel Beer retain a cherished crown and now has to console himself with a record-setting plum. The Beermen’s do-it-all center copped a record third straight Best Player of the Conference award in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup Sunday in the awarding ceremonies prior to […]

| | Read More »

Alaska gets first crack at ending PBA PH Cup title drought

SHARES:

If they would have their way, the Alaska Milk Aces won’t give June Mar Fajardo a chance to get back in the finals series. A game away from closing out the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup finale, the Aces go for kill versus the embattled San Miguel Beermen in Game Four at the Philsports Arena […]

| | Read More »

Austria won’t gamble Fajardo even if he was ready to play in game 4

SHARES:

With San Miguel’s back against the wall ahead of game 4, head coach Leo Austria knows the Beermen have to do something drastic to push back against the rampaging Alaska Aces. For the past three games against the 2015 runners-up, the Beermen played without two-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and the fourth game could see […]

| | Read More »

Santos continues to fire blanks but stays upbeat: ‘May isa pa kaming buhay natitira’

SHARES:

LUCENA CITY – Arwind Santos believes that just like the first two games, San Miguel tried its earnest to compete against Alaska in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Unfortunately, Santos’ shots just didn’t find their mark. “Hindi pumasok yung mga tira ko. Andun naman yung play namin at pina-practice ko rin naman […]

| | Read More »

Manuel provides spark for Alaska anew

SHARES:

LUCENA CITY – Struggling to get his game going for the first three quarters, Vic Manuel trusted his coaches’ advice. And he repaid their faith with another phenomenal performance. “Sinabi lang sa akin nila coach at ng mga assistants na pagbalik ko sa court, makukuha ko rin yung laro ko,” he said, after only having […]

| | Read More »

PBA Tag Heuer 3-on-3 Women’s Basketball Tryouts

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Aces a win away from PBA PH Cup title

SHARES:

LUCENA – Vic Manuel exploded with 11 points after drawing a flagrant foul to the jaw early in the fourth then RJ Jazul had his crucial binge at endgame as Alaska Milk stepped a win away from winning the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup crown with an 82-75 drubbing of San Miguel Beer at the […]

| | Read More »

Finals Game 3: San Miguel Beermen vs Alaska Aces

SHARES:

| | Read More »

Defense focused on Santos in absence of Fajardo

SHARES:

San Miguel is evidently struggling in the Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup Finals without injured superstar center Jun Mar Fajardo. With no time table for his return, coach Leo Austria said Arwind Santos will have to pick up his game as soon as possible before it’s too late. San Miguel trails the Alaska Aces, 2-0, […]

| | Read More »

STANDINGS
GAMES TIME