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Lassiter ends 3-point dry spell

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Marcio Lassiter just told himself to keep on shooting the way elite shooters do. After misfiring in the first two games of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, the 30-year-old sniper finally halted his struggles and found the bottom of the net. Shooting 0-of-11 from downtown in Games 1 and 2, Lassiter finally drilled his […]

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TNT’s stand-in import Myers raring to play after fiery Game 3

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Emotions got heated three games into the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals as the on-court drama spilled into the Smart Araneta Coliseum tunnel when San Miguel and TNT met on Sunday night. First, Chris Ross engaged in a verbal war with KaTropa’s stand-in import Mike Myers and Governors’ Cup reinforcement Michael Craig near the end of […]

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‘Tougher’ Finals had Slaughter played for Ginebra, says Fajardo

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San Miguel Beer center June Mar Fajardo said things would have been more interesting had Greg Slaughter played for Barangay Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. “Maybe if Greg was there, it would’ve been tougher. I already had a hard time with Japeth (Aguilar) there because he’s so athletic. He blocked me a […]

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San Miguel levels semis series, blasts TNT

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Playing with a sense of urgency, San Miguel Beer bounced back from back-to-back losses after hammering out a 97-86 drubbing of TNT to even their 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals at 2-2 Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena. Chris Ross exploded for a career-high 31 points built on five 3-pointers on top of five […]

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TNT stops SMB anew for 2-1 semis lead

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Rookie Roger Pogoy caught fire and carried TNT to a 98-92 victory over San Miguel in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Pogo unleashed a career-high 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting from threes that went with seven rebounds as the KaTropa took a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven series. “I think […]

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Beermen make semis, hold off Painters

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ANTIPOLO – RR Garcia waxed hot and carried San Miguel over Rain or Shine, 98-91, to advance to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Sunday at Ynares Center here. The 5-foot-11 guard came off the bench and fired 25 points on  5-of-7 shooting from threes, to go along with four rebounds and three assists as the Beermen […]

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Traded again, new SMB guard Garcia stays upbeat despite latest move

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Joining his fourth team entering his fourth PBA season, RR Garcia remains upbeat with the latest development in his young professional career. “Hindi naman siguro natin maiiwasan yan kasi professional tayo. Trabaho lang,” Garcia said. Garcia was shipped to San Miguel in the offseason for veteran guard Ryan Arana. He was drafted by GlobalPort in […]

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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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Cone: ‘We never had an answer’

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San Miguel Beer came out firing on all cylinders from the get-go and Barangay Ginebra didn’t know what hit them. That was how Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone summed up his team’s blowout loss in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinals series on Sunday. “They came out firing and just never let up, we […]

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In-rhythm Lassiter shoots SMB into Game 5

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If there’s one thing Marcio Lassiter did to ease the pain of their Game 3 loss to Ginebra, it was shoot the lights out. Lassiter scored 25 points, a team-high for the Beermen, and 21 of those came from the three-point line as he led San Miguel to a 101-72 win over the Gin Kings […]

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Ginebra rallies, beats San Miguel in semis opener

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Barangay Ginebra worked on a wondrous effort versus San Miguel Beer in the opener of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal series, fashioning out a come-from-behind 115-108 win before a good Monday crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.         Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar played solid games all night long while Sol Mercado, Scottie Thompson and Joe Devance […]

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Millsap returns, leads SMB past Elite

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BIÑAN—San Miguel finished off its PBA Governors’ Cup in a strong yet uncertain manner after fending off Blackwater, 107-101, Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena here. The Beermen, though, will have to wait for the result of the Barangay Ginebra-TNT duel before they can determine their seeding. A loss by the Gin Kings will award the […]

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Fajardo says fatigue a factor as Beermen bow out

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June Mar Fajardo knows that in the end, one team can’t win everything. “Ganun talaga. Gusto rin nila manalo,” the two-time MVP Fajardo said after San Miguel bowed out of the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup following a blowout loss to Rain or Shine on Sunday. “Gusto namin manalo pero ganun talaga, talo eh. Di […]

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Painters go for historic sweep of Beermen in Game 3

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For the second straight conference, San Miguel Beer is determined to rise from the grave. Not if Rain or Shine could help it. Who among the Elasto Painters and Beermen have stronger resolve would be known when they clash for what could be the deciding game Thursday in their Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series at the PhilSports […]

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Beermen, Painters clash in semis Game 1

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Only four teams remain in chase of the coveted PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown.         With a lofty goal of a third straight crown, San Miguel Beer is one of the remaining contenders. Standing on its way to the finals is an old rival that is a tough threat as always.         The Beermen and the Rain or […]

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Austria taking wait-and-see approach on Fajardo

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San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria is sure that June Mar Fajardo will play in the finals, but as to what game in the best-of-seven the star center will show up remains uncertain.

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Injuries take toll on Painters in Game 4; Cruz may return in Game 5

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Rain or Shine can breathe that sigh of relief. Jericho Cruz, who was stretchered off in the waning seconds of Game 3 after hurting his left knee, could suit up on Wednesday in the pivotal Game 5 of the best-of-seven semifinals series between the Elasto Painters and the San Miguel Beermen. “Ready ako next game […]

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Beermen beat Painters in Game 4, level semis series

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Defending champion San Miguel Beer banked on a blistering third quarter run to put away a shorthanded Rain or Shine side, 105-92, and level their 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series at 2-2 Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Believe it or not, June Mar Fajardo, the reigning back-to-back MVP, had his […]

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Alyssa Valdez, volleyball stars stand out as PBA muses

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Top volleyball stars Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes, Rachel Ann Daquis, and Alexa Micek strut their stuff on the basketball court as muses for PBA teams during the league’s opening festivities Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.

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Traded to San Miguel, Araña finds familiarity with Austria

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Not everything is new for Ryan Araña in his move to San Miguel Beer.

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‘Fulfilled’ Araña bids emotional farewell to Rain or Shine

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Ryan Araña may be donning the colors of San Miguel Beer when the new PBA season comes off wraps next month, but the rugged guard knows he wouldn’t be in the position he’s in if not for the only team he’s played for in his first eight years in the league.

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