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San Miguel suspends Arwind, Tubid, Nabong indefinitely

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Despite hitting a crucial stretch in their campaign, the San Miguel Beermen punish Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong, and Ronald Tubid for fighting in practice

PENALIZED. San Miguel Beer says league stars like Arwind Santos (second from right) and Kelly Nabong (fourth from right) must be held at a higher standard of professionalism. Photo from PBA Images

Jones accepts Arwind apology, says he only wants respect

Aug 17, 2019 - 12:15 AM

Former NBA player Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' monkey taunt did not dampen his experience in the PBA and the Philippines

END OF THE ROAD. Terrence Jones ends his PBA stint as TNT loses the championship to San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Jones urges PBA to take action on Arwind's monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Arwind Santos claims the monkey gesture was just 'mind games,' but Terrence Jones says it is racism

MIND GAMES? Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' gesture is not just disrespectful to him, but also to his family and race. Photo from PBA Images

PBA summons Arwind over monkey gesture on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Arwind Santos claims he was merely trying to get under Terrence Jones' skin with the act

CONTROVERSIAL. Arwind Santos draws flak for his monkey gesture directed towards Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images

For Arwind, there's silver lining in San Miguel's finals loss

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:24 PM

It has been so long since the Beermen lost a finals series that they still had a different name when it happened

MOVING FORWARD. Arwind Santos says San Miguel needs to go back to where it started as it begins its next title quest. Photo from PBA Images

On the verge of losing PBA finals, Santos cites 'Beeracle'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

San Miguel teeters on the brink of losing its first championship series following a perfect 6-of-6 run in the finals of the last 10 conferences

REDEMPTION. Arwind Santos is expecting the Beermen to strike back as they trail 2-3 in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind Santos feels the love amid Ginebra boos

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The former league MVP has been the subject of ire of the Gin Kings' die-hard hopefuls in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

PESKY. Arwind Santos helps San Miguel deal Barangay Ginebra a 38-point beating with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Photo from PBA Images

PBA hands down Game 2 fines; Santos flagrant 2 downgraded

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Three Beermen and two Gin Kings are fined due to an on-court scuffle in Game 2 of the finals

HEFTY FINES. Renaldo Balkman was one of the players who got slapped with a P5000 fine. Photo by PBA Images

PBA summons Arwind Santos, Renaldo Balkman

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:35 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will talk to the San Miguel teammates for the late-game altercations in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Arwind Santos questioned the disqualifying foul slapped on him in San Miguel's Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind Santos questions ejection for hit on Scottie Thompson

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:52 PM

The Beermen forward gets slapped with a disqualifying foul for elbowing the Gin Kings guard in the torso

KEY COG. Arwind Santos chalks up 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and two steals before his ejection. File photo from PBA Images

Ross on techs that led to ejection: 'I don't think I deserve them'

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:29 PM

Chris Ross gets slapped with two technical fouls in a span of 15 seconds in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

EJECTED. Chris Ross finishes with 5 assists, 3 rebounds and two steals. Photo from PBA Images

PBA title can be Balkman's perfect closure for choking incident, says Santos

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The Puerto Rican import looks to complete his unfinished business with the San Miguel Beermen

WINNING TOGETHER. Renaldo Balkman (left) and Arwind Santos can help give the San Miguel Beermen their 26th PBA title in franchise history. Photos from PBA Images

Rain or Shine official slams Arwind Santos over 'insulting' prediction

Jul 23, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'What makes him so sure?' says Rain or Shine alternate governor Edison Oribiana, after the San Miguel forward predicted the Elasto Painters would lose to Barangay Ginebra

WINNING. Arwind Santos and his San Miguel Beermen are gunning for an 8th PBA title in the last 11 conferences. Photo from PBA Images

SMB's Arwind picks Ginebra as finals foe: 'Tingin ko sila na’

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Former league MVP Arwind Santos expects Ginebra to dispose of Rain or Shine in their own semifinal series

Arwind Santos. Photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel, Arwind Santos welcome potential Gilas call-up

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas needs to overhaul its lineup for the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers following the FIBA suspension of its 10 players

FAN FAVORITES. Vic Manuel and Arwind Santos are among the fan favorites to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos from PBA Images

Santos glad not to face Abueva in semis, turns focus on Manuel

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces figure in a best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

RELIEVED. Arwind Santos admits he does not want to play against Calvin Abueva, knowing what the Alaska Aces forward brings to the table. File photo from PBA Images

San Miguel coach Austria salutes Santos, Lassiter despite ejections

Jun 17, 2018 - 8:24 AM

Arwind Santos almost comes to blows with Tony Semerad while Marcio Lassiter figures in a word war with Terrence Romeo

DEPTH. The San Miguel lost key cogs Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos to ejections but managed to survive and nipped the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel's Arwind Santos itching to end PH Cup finals in Game 5

Apr 05, 2018 - 9:36 AM

'Gusto na naming magpuyat. Ang tagal na naming 'di nakakatikim ng alcohol,' says Arwind Santos about finishing off Magnolia in 5 games

CLOSE OUT. Arwind Santos is looking forward to partying as the San Miguel Beermen seek to beat the Magnolia Hotshots in 5 games and win their 4th straight Philippine Cup title. Photo by PBA Images

PBA lifts ban on Renaldo Balkman

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The former Petron Blaze player, who was banned in 2013 for choking teammate Arwind Santos, can now return to the PBA

HE'S BACK. Renaldo Balkman gets the thumbs up from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and Arwind Santos on his return to the PBA. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Santos shows he isn't backing down from anyone in Game 2 win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:25 PM

'Kailangan ipakita mo rin na hindi ka masisindak ng kahit sino sa loob,' says Arwind Santos after Game 2 that saw him figure in a verbal tussle with Jio Jalalon

DOING WORK. Arwind Santos provides the offensive firepower and the emotional intensity the San Miguel Beermen needed to overcome the Magnolia Hotshots in Game 2 of the Philippine Cup finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arwind Santos wants San Miguel to be known as PBA's best

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The San Miguel Beermen are gunning for PBA history as the only team to ever win 4 straight Philippine Cup titles

STAMPING THEIR MARK. Arwind Santos wants the San Miguel Beermen to be recognized as the PBA's best. File photo by PBA Images

PBA fines Arwind Santos P25,000 for Game 3 comments, flagrant foul

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'Kaya parang nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima lang 'yung kalaban, pero nagiging walo,' says Arwind Santos after San Miguel's Game 3 loss to Ginebra

Santos after Game 3 loss to Ginebra: 'Parang 'yung limang kalaban nagiging walo'

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:54 AM

While Barangay Ginebra fired on all cylinders in Game 3, burying 14 triples and shooting 48% from the field, Santos cites another reason why the San Miguel Beermen lost

METAPHORICAL. Arwind Santos says there were "shadows" that cost the San Miguel Beermen Game 3 against Barangay Ginebra. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santos gets last laugh vs heckler: 'Pinanganak akong mang-asar'

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:25 AM

Arwind Santos drains two clutch triples to power the San Miguel Beermen's come-from-behind Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra

COLD-BLOODED. Arwind Santos proves clutch in the San Miguel Beermen's Game 2 win over Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Arwind Santos on clutch block over Khobuntin: 'Pride ko na 'yun'

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Arwind Santos denies Glenn Khobuntin's potential go-ahead bucket and the San Miguel Beermen secure the coveted twice-to-beat advantage heading into the playoffs

PRIDE. San Miguel Beermen star Arwind Santos says pride took over him with his clutch block over Glenn Khobuntin. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Renaldo Balkman wants to meet with Arwind Santos over lunch

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Balkman and Santos have let bygones be bygones

LUNCH? Renaldo Balkman will be looking for our local "Spiderman" Santos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Arwind Santos puts both feet on backboard for monster dunk

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Spiderman puts sneakers to glass for the two handed dunk in Game 2 against TNT KaTropa

SPIDER SENSES. Arwind Santos can still jump out of the arena for big dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santos cautions against complacency amid San Miguel streak

Jan 09, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Skipper Arwind Santos acknowledges the danger of San Miguel Beer becoming too relaxed with a 6 game winning streak and holding the number one spot so far

File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

In 500th PBA game, Arwind Santos adds to defensive milestones

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Arwind Santos a perennial contender for individual defensive awards in the PBA is happy to have left his mark so soon

DEFENSIVE ACE. Arwind Santos is seen defending Mahindra guard LA Revilla in his 500th PBA game. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel shoots lights out for grieving Arwind Santos

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:37 PM

The San Miguel Beermen come out with a certain kind of fire against the Star Hotshots as they dedicate the win to grieving teammate Arwind Santos

FOR ARWIND. Marcio Lassiter dedicates his hot shooting night to grieving teammate Arwind Santos. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Arwind Santos' mother passes away

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:57 PM

San Miguel Beermen team manager Gee Abanilla confirms her passing

San Miguel Beer veteran Arwind Santos' mother passes away. File Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Arwind Santos hits game-winner over Barako Bull

Nov 22, 2015 - 6:29 PM

San Miguel Beer grabs control of solo lead in the Philippine Cup standings thanks in part to Arwind Santos game winning putback

Arwind Santos (R) was in the right place at the right time to help preserve San Miguel's spot atop the PBA rankings. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Rookie Chris Newsome posterizes Arwind Santos in first PBA game

Oct 28, 2015 - 9:17 PM

The former Ateneo Blue Eagle introduces himself to the league and former PBA MVP Arwind Santos with a one handed tomahawk jam

IN YOUR FACE. Arwind Santos (C) of San Miguel Beer goes for an ill-fated block attempt against Meralco Bolts rookie Chris Newsome.

San Miguel opens Philippine Cup bid with win over Globalport in Davao

Oct 24, 2015 - 7:18 PM

San Miguel Beer opened its Philippine Cup championship defense with an out of town win over the Batang Pier

BEER BATH. San Miguel's Alex Cabagnot eludes Globalport's Terrence Romeo around a June Mar Fajardo screen. Photo by PBA Images

Beermen remain hungry, unsatisfied despite 8-game winning run

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:32 PM

After winning 8 games in a row in the 2015 PBA Governors’ Cup the San Miguel Beermen are hungrier than ever

Arwind Santos points out defense as one area San Miguel has to work on entering the playoffs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arwind Santos unhappy with ejection: ‘I was just playing around’

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Ang basketball kasi para sa akin maglaro ka ng seryoso pero hindi masama na lagyan mo ng kaunting kulitan or kaunting pang aasar says Arwind Santos

EJECTED. Arwind Santos is seen heading to the locker room after two technical fouls. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What’s wrong with the San Miguel Beermen?

May 12, 2015 - 9:47 AM

San Miguel has lost 9 of their past 13 games since winning the Philippine Cup begging the question: What s wrong with the Beermen?

FLAT BEER. San Miguel Beer has struggled with a 'hangover' since winning the All-Filipino crown. Photo by PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: PBA's 40 Greatest Players ceremony

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

From honoring the 40 greatest players to a mini fashion show PBA players made the most of their time away from the court during the FAB @ 40 event

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud addresses the crowd during the PBA ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA honors 40 Greatest Players in grand ceremony

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The league celebrates its 40 years of history by honoring its 40 Greatest Players

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santos vows Beermen to whip out ‘bazookas,’ ‘canyons’ for Govs Cup

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Arwind Santos wants nothing more than for the Beermen to remember the pain of a setback and come back guns ablaze

BAZOOKAS AND CANYONS. Arwind Santos swears the Beermen will not settle for anything less than bazookas and canyons when they return in the Governors' Cup after a disappointing Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Beermen playoff hopes wither after blowout loss to Texters

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:43 PM

Texters import Ivan Johnson finishes with 41 points 19 rebounds and 5 steals in a dominant performance

Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson stretches for a layup against San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mother of Arwind Santos collapses during SMB-TNT game

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:55 PM

Arceli Santos was rushed to the hospital after she collapsed during the third quarter of the game

Mother of former PBA MVP Arwind Santos stretchered off the court due to hyperventilation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel explodes on offense, blows out Rain or Shine

Mar 13, 2015 - 9:54 PM

San Miguel Beermen import Arizona Reid torches all defenses finishing with 41 points with 6 3 pointers 7 rebounds and 4 assists

Arizona Reid could not be stopped against his former team. Photo by Mark Cristino

San Miguel finishes strong to beat Barako Bull

Mar 03, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Former PBA MVP Arwind Santos leads the Beermen with 22 points 13 rebounds and two blocks

San Miguel's Arwind Santos (C) shoots over Barako Bull's JC Intal (L) as import Solomon Alabi (R) looks on. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Austria, Santos blame championship hangover for Beermen slump

Feb 17, 2015 - 1:19 PM

“I keep telling them that the championship is over the celebration is over But hindi mo maaalis eh Makikita mo naman says head coach Leo Austria

HANGOVER. San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria (left) and team captain Arwind Santos both agree the team is still hungover from their last victory. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Compton brims with ‘tremendous pride’ for hard-fighting Alaska

Jan 23, 2015 - 5:15 PM

I know San Miguel won and got the title but there’s not another group of guys I’d rather coach says Alaska head coach Alex Compton

PROUD. Head coach Alex Compton (C), seen here yelling out instructions to his players Cyrus Baguio (L) and JVee Casio (R), says he's proud of what Alaska did in the PBA 2015 Philippine Cup. File photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

San Miguel Beer downs Alaska in game 5 to take Finals control

Jan 16, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Fajardo scored 19 and grabbed 13 rebounds while Santos and Lassiter added 19 and 16 points respectively as San Miguel Beer takes a 3 2 series lead

BEER TIME. June Mar Fajardo made his presence felt with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks in a pivotal game 5 win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Beermen vs Texters semis: bring out the brooms

Dec 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM

The San Miguel Beermen are on the verge of sweeping the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in their best of 7 PBA PH Cup semifinals series

SHOOT FOR THE SWEEP. Arwind Santos and the rest of the Beermen will look to end their semis series vs the Tropang Texters in Game 4. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Miguel squeaks past Talk 'N Text for 3-0 series lead

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo s final attempt could ve won it for Talk N Text but his shot defended by Fajardo and Santos misses its mark

CENTER OF ATTENTION. June Mar Fajardo continues to attract the opposing team's defense creating opportunities for the rest of the Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Early season #PBA2015 MVP

Dec 21, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Here are potential MVPs early in the PBA 2015 season as broken down by Rappler s basketball columnist Enzo Flojo

MVP CANDIDATES? As early as the PH Cup, Jayson Castro (L), June Mar Fajardo (C), and Calvin Abueva (R) are making cases to be the PBA 2015 MVP. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images