Basketball

  • Battle of the Blue and the Green! in dream championship

    Fiercest rivals Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University battle it out in the basketball court for the UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship Season 79 starting Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  • Beermen and KaTropa begin best-of-7 finals

    THE long time-coming reengagement in the finals of the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa begins today with Game One of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    With tip-off set for 7 p.m., the finals encounter marks the first time in six years that the two storied franchises will be facing each other for a PBA championship.

  • Beermen bully Star to get back on the winning track

    By Sportsmanila Staff

    What was expected to be a heavyweight bout between the last two Governors' Cup champions turned out to be a dud.

  • Beermen claim 8th win

    SAN Miguel Beer flexed its championship muscles in the fourth period to come from behind and wallop Blackwater, 124-113, in the penultimate playdate of the elimination round of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

    Charles Rhodes led the way with 32 points, but got plenty of help from June Mar Fajardo and Marcio Lassiter, who scored 28 and 21 points, respectively.

  • Beermen face dangerous TNT

    LEAGUE leader San Miguel Beer aims on holding on to the top spot as it faces a tough test in the continuing 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

    The still unbeaten Beermen (5-0) are looking to inch a step closer to securing a berth in the quarterfinals but they are bound to face a stiff challenge from TNT KaTropa (5-2) in a much anticipated showdown at 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tonight.

  • Beermen out to create some space with Kings

    NOW UP 2-1 in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series, the San Miguel Beermen try to create further distance between them and the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in Game Four today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Scheduled for 7 p.m., the defending champions Beermen are out to build on their 99-88 Game Three victory and move a step closer to winning their third straight Philippine Cup title.

  • Beermen reclaim PBA lead

    BACK on track.

    SAN Miguel Beer reclaimed sole possession of first place as it bounced back with a cruising 114-108 beatdown of dysfunctional NLEX to boost its bid further in the resumption of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup last night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

  • Beermen seize finals series control over KaTropa

    THE San Miguel Beermen are now on the driver’s seat of their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals affair with the TNT KaTropa after taking Game Three, 109-97, last night to race to a 2-1 series lead. 

    Building on its lopsided win in the second game of the finals of the midseason PBA tournament, San Miguel surged to back-to-back wins after dropping the series opener albeit needing to dig deep in Game Three to hack out the win.

  • Beermen start title defense with a win

    DEFENDING PBA Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen opened their title defense yesterday with a win, beating the Star Hotshots, 96-88, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Ushering in the 42nd season of the Philippine Basketball Association, San Miguel got its campaign on the right track with its key players leading the charge.

    The Beermen took control early, holding a 26-24 lead at the end of the first quarter before stretching their advantage to 51-43 at the half behind the triumvirate of Alex Cabagnot, June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos.

  • Beermen still team to beat

    JUST when it seemed that it was having a little bit of consistency problems for the tournament, San Miguel Beer made a statement to send a message that it is still the team to beat in the ongoing 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.

    Import problems and a brief losing streak made the grand slam-seeking Beermen seem human, but in the brightest lights, they shone to remind everyone why they have been dominating the league for the past three years.

  • Beermen try to keep in step with league leaders

    THE San Miguel Beermen play their penultimate Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup elimination-round assignment today with an eye on coming out triumphant to keep in step with the league leaders.

    Taking on the already-eliminated Blackwater Elite in the 4:15 p.m. opener at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, the Beermen (7-2), currently third running as the classification phase nears the finish line, look to sweep their remaining games to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the quarterfinals.

  • Beermen win, take 2-1 lead vs. Ginkings

     

    San Miguel Beer's Chris Ross was phenomenal in the Beermen's 99-88 win over Ginebra in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Araneta last night.

    Chris had 24 pts (8 in the 4th period where SMB outscored Ginebra, 30-22) 4 rebs 8 assts. Jun Mar Fajardo, however, was named Best Player with 17 pts 18 rebs 3 assts as he led the charge down the stretch. Ginebra was on top 88-87 with 4 minutes left then SMB dropped a 12-0 bomb to end it. Ginebra missed its last 7 shots including 4 from beyond the arc.

  • Beermen, Bolts eye seat in quarterfinals

    MERALCO and San Miguel Beer clash for a quarterfinal seat, while GlobalPort tries to extend its winning streak to four games as it battles leader TNT Katropa in a crucial doubleheader in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

  • Beermen, Hotshots break deadlock

    WHO will move a step closer to the finals?

    Both San Miguel Beer and the Star Hotshots want to be that team as they battle again at the resumption of their best-of-five semifinals series in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup playoffs.

  • Beermen, Hotshots part ways

    A BLOCKBUSTER Friday double-header is set to unfold in the resumption of the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup.

    Undefeated teams San Miguel Beer and Star, both holding 2-0 slates, take centerstage when they face each other at 7 p.m. today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with both protagonists seeking a third straight win.

  • Beermen, Kings begin PHL Cup finals tiff

    THE San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings begin their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals today with an eye on “repeating.”

    San Miguel looks to win its third straight Philippine Cup title while Barangay Ginebra is out to bag its second consecutive Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) championship after winning the Governors’ Cup last time around.

  • Beermen, Kings target 2-1 PHL Cup series lead

    WITH their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals affair knotted at one game apiece, the San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings go for the upper hand when the series resumes today with Game Three at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Engaged each other in an epic Game Two battle in Lucena City last Sunday, which the Gin Kings won by the skin of their teeth in overtime, 124-118, the protagonists now try to seize the early lead in a series now reduced to a best-of-five encounter.

  • Beermen, Texters break tie

    WITH everything squared up, don’t expect any shortage of firepower from San Miguel and TNT KaTropa.

    The rivals go all out just to have a crack at gaining a distinct advantage in their heated best-of-seven semifinal series in the 2017 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

    The series is tied 2-2 and Game 5 is scheduled today at 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with a lot on the line.

  • Behind LeBron James, Cavs gear up again for championship run

    After snapping the city's long title drought, Cleveland driven by challenge of repeating its feat

  • Bench gives Boston a boost, and Celtics end Wizards’ season in Game 7

    BOSTON — This season, when the Washington Wizards grew in grit and confidence, players often stated the goal of meeting the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. The Wizards so badly wanted this May matchup. Their yearning even prompted star point guard John Wall to proclaim how the entirety of the 2016-17 season would be a “waste” if Washington failed to book the trip.