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Austria called Game 1 loss humiliating. Cone feels the same after Game 2

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Austria called Game 1 loss humiliating. Cone feels the same after Game 2

IT was a sudden reversal for coach Tim Cone, and he’s feeling the same way Leo Austria did just two nights before. “I think he used the words humiliating,” Cone said. “I felt the same way today.” The Kings were routed by the Beermen and the series is tied at one game apiece. “Nice bawi from San Miguel. They came back at us,” Cone said. Game One was won by Ginebra by 28 but San Miguel quickly bounced back and showed why the Beermen are the champions of the league in three of the last four conferences. Cone rued the turnovers Ginebra committed...

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After slow start, Standhardinger aims to finish with a flourish

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

After slow start, Standhardinger aims to finish with a flourish

CHRISTIAN Standhardinger is looking forward to a solid finish to an up-and-down debut conference in the PBA as San Miguel goes for the title in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup. A knee injury limited Standhardinger’s appearances but he is determined to contribute to the powerhouse squad’s cause when the lights are at its brightest in the best-of-seven finals against crowd favorite Ginebra. “I’m happy that I’m part of this family and I hope there will be a great match-up and a great show,” he said on Tuesday. Standhardinger averaged 12.2...

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Balkman, Beermen motivated to put Alaska away sooner than later

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Balkman, Beermen motivated to put Alaska away sooner than later

San Miguel Beer let Renaldo Balkman’s 34th birthday Saturday pass without fanfare, demonstrating the team’s commitment to focus on a bid to make a seventh PBA finals in 11 conferences. Balkman and his teammates try to close in on that goal, going for a two-game-to-nil lead versus the beleaguered Alaska Milk squad at the resumption of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of-five semi-final showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Monday. There’s no celebration even after San Miguel drubbed Alaska Milk, 92-79, in the series...

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San Miguel deals TnT KaTropa another frustrating loss on its way to the semi-finals

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

San Miguel deals TnT KaTropa another frustrating loss on its way to the semi-finals

Grand slam-chasing San Miguel Beer made another crucial step towards a possible second straight championship as it disposed of TNT KaTropa, 106-102, to advance to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night. With their admirable championship poise, the Beermen outfought the Texters at the finish of a grind-out game and thus set a best-of-five semifinal duel with the Alaska Milk Aces. From a 98-all count in the last two minutes, Renaldo Balkman, June Mar Fajardo and Chris Ross strung up eight...

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PBA commissioner rules Trollano hit on Vigil ‘unintentional’

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

PBA commissioner rules Trollano hit on Vigil ‘unintentional’

THE PBA Commissioner’s Office exonerated TNT’s Don Trollano from accusations that he hit San Miguel’s Louie Vigil after the final buzzer in Game One of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series on Monday night. The SMB coaching staff had asked PBA commissioner Willie Marcial to look into the final moments of the Beermen’s 121-110 win on Monday after Vigil finished the game with a bloodied nose. Marcial, however, ruled the hit by Trollano on Vigil was unintentional. “Yes ni-review namin and nakita namin na...

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Leo Austria feels ‘mission accomplished’ for SMB even after loss

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Leo Austria feels ‘mission accomplished’ for SMB even after loss

FOR San Miguel coach Leo Austria, he felt mixed feelings in Saturday’s loss to Magnolia in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Beermen dropped a 101-97 loss to the Hotshots in the final game of the elimination round of the Commissioner’s Cup. Despite the defeat, the Beermen went on to finish with the higher seed than the Hotshots, who failed to meet the required margin of 14 points or more in order to move up the ladder in the standings. San Miguel finished at No. 6, while Magnolia ended up at No. 7 in the quarterfinals, which means the Beermen...

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Patience tested, but Balkman quick to patch things up with Ian Sangalang

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Patience tested, but Balkman quick to patch things up with Ian Sangalang

RENALDO Balkman’s patience was tested on Saturday after a commotion with Ian Sangalang in San Miguel Beer’s 101-97 loss to Magnolia in the last day of PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The once-temperamental SMB import has proven to be a changed man five years after choking teammate Arwind Santos that led to his ban from the league. But on Saturday, shades of the old Balkman almost resurfaced as he got entangled with the Hotshots star local big man following a box-out play late in the fourth quarter. Balkman...

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Balkman has last laugh over Walker in ex-New York Knicks reunion

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Balkman has last laugh over Walker in ex-New York Knicks reunion

IT was a reunion of sorts between former New York Knicks as Renaldo Balkman and Henry Walker crossed paths on Wednesday when San Miguel battled Blackwater in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But like the professionals that they are, it was all business for the two. “We played against each other before. He knows my game and I know his game so we came out and play,” said Balkman. Walker won the one-on-one matchup after posting 26 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists against Balkman’s 12, eight, and four. It was the Puerto Rican Balkman,...

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Standhardinger brands trade rumors as a ‘scam’

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

Standhardinger brands trade rumors as a ‘scam’

CHRISTIAN Standhardinger branded growing rumors about a possible trade involving him as ‘a scam.’ The San Miguel rookie said he’s not bothered at all by talks swirling on social media about him being traded by a franchise that went out of its way to get the rights to select him as the top overall pick in the last rookie draft. “I’m not worried about those scams,” said the 6-foot-8 Fil-German on Wednesday when asked about the matter. Rumors about a trade involving Standhardinger have been going the rounds on social media for the past weeks...

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San Miguel looks to boost quarterfinal bid as NLEX fights for dear life

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in News, San Miguel Beer | 0 comments

San Miguel looks to boost quarterfinal bid as NLEX fights for dear life

Basketball PBA San Miguel looks to boost quarterfinal bid as NLEX fights for dear life From: Reuben Terrado June 23, 2018, 01:35 pm 144 Shares Share Tweet Comments image: https://contents.spin.ph/image/2018/06/23/Leo-Austria-Yeng-Guiao-JA.jpg San Miguel looks to boost quarterfinal bid as NLEX fights for dear life SAN Miguel takes on NLEX on Saturday at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan looking to gain headway in the chase for quarterfinal berths in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Petron Saturday Special is slated at 5 p.m. At sixth...

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