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Sports personalities were some of the contenders in this year’s midterm polls yet some have failed to win the elections The Winners: Francis Zamora, a former basketball player earned the mayoral post in San Juan City, ending the Estrada family’s five-decade hold of the business district. Zamora garnered 35,060 votes while his rival Janella Estrada, the daughter of plunder-accused senatorial candidate Jinggoy Estrada and granddaughter of former president and incumbent

San Miguel Beermen

PBA’s best-of-seven of the Philippine Cup finals series amongst defending champions San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok goes to a crucial decisive Game Seven on Wednesday with both team’s expectant of a grind and a match demanding only their best. Strained when the Beermen took Game Six, 98-86 the previous Sunday to level the series, San Miguel coach Leo Austria stated they are thankful to have been allowed

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During the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals, a man donned as Spider-Man ran into the court and struck San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo, on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. A still unnamed spectator ran to the floor with 3:06 left in the game holding a sign saying “vote love!” yet collided hard into Fajardo, who was running back down for defense. Araneta’s

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June Mar Fajardo, San Miguel’s 29-year-old stalwart closed a sixth straight All-Filipino BPC award Wednesday night after winning the award in runaway fashion. Fajardo is not just collecting MVP trophies but Best Player of the Conference (BPC) titles as well. Being on top in statistical points (460), media (484), players (71), and the PBA votes, Fajardo finished with a total of 1,165 points or about half more than his closest

San Miguel Beermen

Be belligerent as Magnolia chase an imposing 3-1 lead against San Miguel Beer when they battle in Game 4 of their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup title series on Wednesday. Ball brawl time is at 7 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Owing to a stifling defense and a resurgent game by Rafi Reavis, who finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds on Sunday, Magnolia won 86-82 to take a 2-1

Beermen

Coach Chito Victolero and the Hotshots know all too well that a 1-0 lead can turn to waste without a follow through as they drew first blood over four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals. Magnolia coach Chito Victolero stressed after taking the opener, 99-94, “It’s only Game One. We’ve just got the head start but a best-of-seven series isn’t won in Game One.”

San Miguel Beermen

Magnolia’s recurrent theme of challenging reigning champ San Miguel Beer for the PBA Philippine Cup crown has come full circle. Hotshots, fresh after a failed try last year, set themselves up for a second undertaking at the Beermen’s throne after wrapping up their hard-fought semifinal duel with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters by scoring a dramatic come-from-behind 63-60 overtime caper in Sunday’s deciding Game Seven at the MOA Arena.

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Defending champ San Miguel Beer managed to thwart Phoenix Pulse’s last-ditch effort to pull out a 105-94 victory and secure a place in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals for a fifth straight time at the Big Dome. Beermen made a scare when the Fuel Masters got to within four points twice after trailing by a high of 25 in the third before Terrence Romeo hit a crucial jumper with 1:08

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Chito Victolero coach of Magnolia Hotshots knew the Holy Week break was going to pay surpluses in their campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Results manifest in the 94-91 victory over Rain or Shine in Game 4, Monday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Behind the trio; Paul Lee, Ian Sangalang and Mark Barroca, the Hotshots took control of the game early, producing a gap big enough

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PBA players Calvin Abueva and Christian Standhardinger have to pay hefty fines after San Miguel’s controversial Game 2 win over Phoenix in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Monday, April 15. With final scores 92-82. Standhardinger was smacked with a P20,000 fine for a flagrant foul penalty 2 after he involuntarily hit Abueva in the face with his foot. Fortuitously for the Beermen, Standhardinger was not deferred since the