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Beermen snap Gin Kings’ 7-game streak

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San Miguel caught fire early and built enough cushion to hold off Barangay Ginebra, 107-103, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Terrence Watson impressed in his debut as he unloaded 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal. Watson, the Beermen’s third import this conference, replaced the underwhelming Terik […]

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Arwind Santos sparks Beermen bench in win over Bolts

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The San Miguel Beermen may have just found the spark they have been looking for, and he was under their nose all this time. With import Charles Rhodes in tow, the Beermen opted to slide Arwind Santos down to the bench and in the team’s conference-opening 99-92 win over Meralco, the early results look promising. Santos […]

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Chris Ross shares Finals limelight with teammates

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After delivering another noteworthy performance in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Chris Ross could’ve basked in the glory alone had he wanted to. But the do-it-all guard would rather share the spotlight with his teammates. “I was hoping they’d give out five [Finals] MVPs. Our starters did so much, we played so many minutes,  and I […]

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Beermen win 3rd straight PH Cup crown, beat Gin Kings

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San Miguel Beer held off Barangay Ginebra, 91-85, in Game 5 of their best-of-seven championship series to win its third straight PBA Philippine Cup title Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos each scored 21 points while Chris Ross was again spectacular on both ends of the floor […]

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Streaking Beermen seize No. 1 spot, beat Batang Pier

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LAPU LAPU CITY — June Mar Fajardo made a worthy homecoming in his home province, teaming up with Arwind Santos and Marcio Lassiter to power San Miguel Beer past GlobalPort and into an outright top finish in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup elims here Saturday night. Before an impressive crowd at the Hoops Dome here, […]

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Beermen bank on defense in squeaker over Gin Kings

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Known for its formidable offense, the two-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer proved that it can also pull off gritty wins through defense. And that’s exactly how the Beermen did it in turning back Barangay Ginebra in a close 72-70 decision on Sunday in front of a loud Big Dome crowd. Though the Beermen squandered […]

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Tenorio stays positive despite Ginebra loss to SMB

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Despite being on the losing end of a 72-70 heartbreaker against San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio still believes the Kings have a lot to learn from the loss. “We fought even though we’re struggling offensively. We didn’t quit. I think that’s the positive side. We did a good job defending San Miguel,” […]

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Santos’ timely rebounds, defense help Beermen win

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Defense did it for San Miguel. Squandering a 10-point lead, 72-62, with 2:25 left in Sunday’s tiff against Barangay Ginebra, it was the Beermen’s defense which helped them secure a 72-70 thriller. And at the center of that victory was Arwind Santos, who hauled down three crucial rebounds as well as contesting LA Tenorio’s potential […]

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Beermen survive Gin Kings, extend run to 6 games

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San Miguel Beer closed in on a Top Two finish in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations as it survived Barangay Ginebra in a slow-scoring, defensive battle, grinding out a 72-70 decision before a crowd of over 10,000 at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. The Gin Kings neutralized June Mar Fajardo, holding the 6-foot-10 SMB behemoth to his lowest output (nine […]

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Santos says Belo didn’t get enough touches in SMB rout of Elite

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Arwind Santos thinks Mac Belo’s woeful performance against San Miguel is just a blip in his promising rookie year. Belo was limited to just four points on 1-of-5 shooting from the field and Santos feels Blackwater was unable to get the most out of its forward on Friday. “Ok naman si Mac pero kanina, parang […]

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Santos says gift from mom-in-law his best Christmas present this year

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San Miguel’s Arwind Santos received a simple yet the most special gift on Christmas Day.  Of all the presents he received from his wife, siblings and relatives, the 6-foot-4 Pampanga native said that the one he holds dearest was the gift given to him by his mother-in-law. “‘Yung kumot kasi para sa’kin matagal ko magagamit. […]

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Black sees no positives in Bolts loss to Beermen

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Meralco head coach Norman Black wasn’t in the mood to look at any bright moments in his team’s 101-86 loss to defending champion San Miguel in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.  “Bad game, that’s all I can really tell you,” said Black as the Bolts dropped to 2-4 and absorbed their third straight […]

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Santos reaches milestones in SMB win over Mahindra

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Reaching personal milestones in his 500th career game, Arwind Santos is grateful he’s able to join some of the league’s greats in San Miguel’s 94-91 win over Mahindra on Sunday. “Masaya ako dahil umabot ako sa ganoon. Hindi ko naman akalain na makukuha ko yun,” he said. “Kumbaga, kahit wala ka na sa mundo, nakaukit na […]

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Fajardo, Santos help Beermen escape Floodbuster

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San Miguel needed to survive winless Mahindra in a 94-91 thriller to grab a share of the top spot in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Still struggling to find their old form, the Beermen had to battle back from an early 13-point deficit, 24-11, before Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo teamed […]

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Beermen got complacent vs depleted Aces, admits Santos

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Arwind Santos didn’t hide his disappointment with the way San Miguel has been playing this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. Seemingly losing their dominance, the Beermen looked so vulnerable on Saturday when they needed to gut out a close 93-88 victory over an undermanned Alaska crew for their second win in three games. “Parang lumaban ka […]

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Fajardo, Beermen escape shorthanded Aces

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San Miguel Beer bucked a tough, tough challenge by a badly crippled but fierce-fighting Alaska side Saturday night, squeezing out a 93-88 win to move up to joint third place in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Despite a huge double-double game from June Mar Fajardo, the Beermen played catch-up basketball most of the […]

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San Miguel, Ginebra dispute finals slot in Game 5

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After splitting the first four games, titleholder San Miguel Beer and people’s champ Barangay Ginebra clash for one last time Tuesday, engaging in a royal knockout playoff for a spot in the 2016 PBA Governors Cup Finals.     Just like in any do-or-die match, it’s now more of a question of will and determination as the […]

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Beermen seal twice-to-beat, push Painters to the brink

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San Miguel Beer made a crucial six-point binge at endgame to scuttle Rain or Shine, 82-75, and claim an outright Top Four berth in the PBA Governors Cup at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Saturday night. With the E-Painters threatening at 74-76, Mike Singletary drove against Maverick Ahanmisi for a vital twinner that sparked the […]

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Out for months, Santos enjoys being back on the floor

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Inactive for three and a half months, Arwind Santos savored every minute of his return for San Miguel on Sunday. “Na-miss ko nga eh. Passion ko na yung basketball kaya nakakamiss pag nawawala ako sa paglalaro,” Santos said. Santos gave the Beermen all he could and had nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from threes on […]

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Fajardo praises Ginebra’s big men

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After playing for 50 minutes on Sunday night, June Mar Fajardo could only breathe that sigh of relief after San Miguel Beer survived Barangay Ginebra in double overtime. The reigning two-time MVP faced a very game Gin Kings, who, despite missing their slotman Greg Slaughter, gave the Cebuano giant all he could handle. “Nakakapagod,” an […]

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Grand Slam bid ends for Beermen

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Winning a Grand Slam is the greatest achievement for any team in the PBA, but it’s not an easy feat as only four teams have been able to pull it off. Crispa did twice, while San Miguel, Alaska, and San Mig Coffee did it once with the Mixers (now Hotshots) the last one to do […]

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Santos stays upbeat despite San Miguel’s semifinals exit

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After ruling three of the last five conferences, San Miguel Beer is definitely the most dominant team in the league. But as invincible as they may seem, the Commissioner’s Cup has been the Beermen’s kryptonite. Last season, San Miguel was just awful as it finished in ninth place out of 12 teams and although the […]

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Austria downplays SMB’s blowout loss to Ginebra

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San Miguel has only lost by double-digits twice so far this season. The first was a 99-84 loss to Rain or Shine last conference and the other was a 110-84 blowout dealt by Ginebra on Sunday. The 26-point setback was the Beermen’s worst loss under head coach Leo Austria. But the multi-titled mentor didn’t want […]

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Grieving Santos admits he’s not ready yet as SMB falls to Ginebra

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Arwind Santos is a man of words, and not just mere adjectives and verbs but of the literary kind. But on Sunday, Santos wasn’t in his usual poetic self. He was dejected and still in grief after the passing of his mother. “Wala pa, hindi pa ako ready,” admitted Santos, whose return to San Miguel’s […]

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Ginebra overwhelms San Miguel Beer

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The best for Barangay Ginebra and the worst for San Miguel Beer. The Gin Kings stopped the Beermen on their tracks, fashioning out a dominant 110-84 victory to secure an outright quarterfinals entry in the Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. LA Tenorio joined the league’s elite 5,000-point club at […]

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Shorthanded Beermen still too much for Hotshots

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Minus their two MVPs, the San Miguel Beermen still showed their lethal form and outclassed the Star Hotshots, fashioning out a 117-98 rout that spoke well of their good chance at contending for a third straight PBA crown. Even sans Junmar Fajardo and Arwind Santos, the Beermen came out strong from a 10-day respite, snapping […]

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Beermen, Aces clash for first time since historic finals

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The residue of their recent finals encounter is still in the air when San Miguel Beer and Alaska clash in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. The classic Philippine Cup finale will come back to mind as the Beermen and the Aces mix it up at 7 p.m. both pursuing top playoff aspirations in […]

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

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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.

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Struggling Santos comes through for Beermen in Game 4

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

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Beermen extend finals, beat Aces in OT

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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, […]

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PBA Fan of the day: Baron Coyiuto

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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.”

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SMB capable of winning title even without Fajardo, says Cabagnot

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Alex Cabagnot believes the San Miguel Beermen are capable of winning the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup finals even without the injured Jun Mar Fajardo.

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‘We value each other,’ says Santos of San Miguel’s chemistry

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“We value each other.” As simple as that, concluded one-time MVP Arwind Santos as San Miguel’s increased teamwork was evident in its last two victories in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. When before it was all June Mar Fajardo from Games 1 to 3, for succeeding matches it became apparent San Miguel did not win on the […]

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Beermen beat Painters, take 3-2 semis lead

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San Miguel Beer is now just one step away from a return trip to the finals. With June Mar Fajardo collecting 27 points and 12 rebounds and Arwind Santos keying a crucial breakaway the Beermen triumphed over Rain or Shine 103-94 Wednesday to go up 3-2 in their Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at […]

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The little mistakes killed San Miguel—Santos

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San Miguel and Alaska met on two championship series in the PBA 2014-2015 season with the Beermen intoxicating the Aces on both occasions. On Wednesday, the Aces got their sweet revenge with a 103-97 thriller over the Beermen and former MVP Arwind Santos knew just what happened. “It was the little things,” Santos said in […]

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Fajardo praises Tautuaa, Rosario: ‘They’re part of PH basketball’s future’

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June Mar Fajardo could not help but see himself in Mo Tautuaa and Troy Rosario when his San Miguel Beer faced TNT on Sunday.

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Arwind Santos offers winning shot to sick mother

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Barako Bull vs San Miguel Beermen

Arwind Santos only had one person in mind when he drained the last-second basket that lifted San Miguel Beer over Barako Bull, 106-105 on Sunday.

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Santos hits game winner as San Miguel survives Barako Bull’s hot shooting

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June Mar Fajardo came up with a monster performance, but it was Arwind Santos who came up with the game-winning play as San Miguel Beer nipped Barako 106-105 Sunday to reclaim the solo lead in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

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June Mar Fajardo wins 2nd straight MVP award

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For the second straight year, June Mar Fajardo bested all his peers to be the biggest toast in the annual PBA Leo Awards.

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Santos finds a way to shine for San Miguel

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Arwind Santos knows a thing or two about sacrificing personal success for that of the team’s. The 2013 PBA MVP has seen his numbers dip in the past conferences, culminating with an exit from the top 10 of the statistical points race for the Best Player of the Conference this PBA Governors’ Cup. Though his […]

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