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Without June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos challenged to win MVP

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Arwind Santos was the last PBA player to win the MVP award before June Mar Fajardo captured the plum for 6 straight seasons

STILL GOT IT. Even at 38, Arwind Santos shows he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images

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

Arwind gains peace of mind as Jones accepts his apology

Aug 17, 2019 - 9:09 AM

Arwind Santos admits he picked up a ton of lessons following his controversial monkey gesture towards Terrence Jones

MAKING AMENDS. Arwind Santos and Terrence Jones put the incident behind them. 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

Arwind fined P200,000 for monkey taunt on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says Arwind Santos may face a more severe punishment should he repeat his racist action

JUST A MAN. Arwind Santos admits to be in the wrong for his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind says sorry to Jones: I hope you forgive me

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Arwind Santos claims he had no bad intentions when he tried annoying Terrence Jones on court with a monkey gesture

SORRY. Arwind Santos says he is just a man who makes mistakes. Photo from PBA Images

No place for racism in sports, says TNT after Arwind monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM

TNT says Arwind Santos' actions were rude even to his African-American teammates like Chris Ross and Chris McCullough

OVERBOARD. Terrence Jones urges the PBA to take action against Arwind Santos for his monkey gesture. 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

Arwind not sorry for monkey gesture towards Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 12:07 AM

Comparing black people to monkeys is a racist attack, but Arwind Santos says he's only trying to get into Terrence Jones' head

MIND GAMES. Arwind Santos says it all depends on Terrence Jones if he loses his cool. Photo from PBA Images

Comic relief after Arwind-Jones shouting match: 'Amoy burger'

Aug 11, 2019 - 11:46 PM

Fouled hard by San Miguel's Arwind Santos, TNT import Terrence Jones lets out a roar and figures in a brief staredown in Game 4

MIND GAMES. Arwind Santos admits that he and his teammates have been trying to get into Terrence Jones' head. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind bails out San Miguel for nth time behind 'Hand of God'

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:13 PM

San Miguel overcomes the twice-to-beat NorthPort as Arwind Santos comes up clutch anew

ICE IN HIS VEINS. Arwind Santos delivers when San Miguel needs him the most. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind says San Miguel also not keen on facing Ginebra in playoffs

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Arwind Santos says he'd rather have the Beermen tangle with the Gin Kings in the finals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup

IN THE RUNNING. Arwind Santos and San Miguel are back in the playoff picture after back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind says struggling San Miguel to start small, target last playoff spot

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The Beermen currently reside at 10th place in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after absorbing their fifth loss in 7 games

DOWN BUT NOT OUT. Arwind Santos says pride will prevail for San Miguel in its bid to reach the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind would rather lose by 50 than in Game 7 of finals

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Arwind Santos sticks to the positives after San Miguel absorbed a 36-point beating from Magnolia – the team it beat in 7 games for the Philippine Cup title

BOUNCE BACK. Arwind Santos says the conference is not yet over for the struggling San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind on slow San Miguel start: 'We're just humans'

Jun 22, 2019 - 7:56 AM

San Miguel runs roughshod over Alaska but still lags in the team standings at 2-3

IN FORM. Arwind Santos and San Miguel regain their winning ways with a dominant win over Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

After historic run, Arwind says San Miguel era not yet over

May 16, 2019 - 5:03 PM

The Beermen are not getting any younger, but the former PBA MVP does not see their dynasty coming to an end anytime soon

SPECIAL PLACE. Arwind Santos (right) and San Miguel cement their legacy in the PBA with a fifth straight Philippine Cup title. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind: Hunger – not experience – will matter most in Game 7

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 AM

History is on the line for San Miguel against Magnolia as it seeks to become the first team in the PBA to win the Philippine Cup title for 5 straight years

ONE LAST BATTLE. San Miguel and Magnolia clash for the final time in the 2019 Philippine Cup as they vie for the coveted All-Filipino crown. Photo from PBA Images

Who will gain PBA finals lead? 'Malamang kami na 'yun,' says Arwind

May 08, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Santos makes another bold prediction after assuring San Miguel will tie Magnolia in the 2019 Philippine Cup finals

OOZING. Arwind Santos does not lack confidence of San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind on San Miguel's 1-2 deficit: 'Hindi kami kinakabahan sa ganiyan'

May 05, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Santos doesn't believe that Magnolia will be able to stop San Miguel for the rest of the Philippine Cup finals even after they were limited to a series-low in points

CONFIDENT. Arwind Santos says San Miguel will assure that it will tie the series against Magnolia in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind tells Terrence to keep emotions in check after finals ejection

May 04, 2019 - 8:42 AM

'Ang problema kay Terrence pagka umuusok 'yung ilong, pati tenga umuusok eh, 'di nakakarinig minsan,' says Santos after Romeo incurred back-to-back technicals

TOSSED. Terrence Romeo fails to finish Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup finals after earning back-to-back technical fouls. Photo from PBA Images

Santos, San Miguel seek basketball immortality in PBA

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The Beermen get a rare chance to shoot for a record fifth straight Philippine Cup championship

STREAK CONTINUES. Arwind Santos and San Miguel will play in their fifth consecutive All-Filipino finals. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind on San Miguel-Phoenix physicality: 'Basta wala lang sakalan'

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:14 AM

The former league MVP pokes fun at his own experience when he was choked by import teammate Renaldo Balkman in 2013

ALL NORMAL. Arwind Santos says physicality is normal in playoff basketball. Photo from PBA Images

Fiery San Miguel-Phoenix duel not as physical as it looks for Arwind Santos

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Santos says players from both sides just try to get under each other's skin but with no intention to harm

HIGHLY CHARGED SERIES. Arwind Santos and San Miguel look to get back to the winning column against Calvin Abueva and Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind fails in Spider-Man dunk attempt: 'Parang ayaw ipagawa eh'

Apr 16, 2019 - 8:13 AM

The famed dunk – which has Santos tapping both of his feet on the backboard – is banned by the PBA and is just not meant to be, this time

BACK-TO-BACK. Arwind Santos and San Miguel enjoy a 2-0 semifinals lead over Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind escapes fine despite Spider-Man dunk in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 12:46 AM

Arwind Santos pulls off his patented move on multiple occasions en route to being adjudged co-Most Valuable Player with Japeth Aguilar

JUST FOR FUN. Arwind Santos breaks out the Spider-Man dunk despite it being forbidden by the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

Standhardinger fueled by grandparents' presence in PBA return

Mar 25, 2019 - 12:05 AM

The Filipino-German waxes hot late in San Miguel's rout of Alaska with his 'Opa' and 'Oma' watching him play in the PBA live for the first time

BACK AT IT. Christian Standhardinger returns to the PBA hardcourt after missing 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind targets 900 blocks after joining elite PBA club

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:44 PM

The San Miguel veteran becomes only the eighth player in league history to deny 800 shots

FIRST PRIORITY. Arwind Santos says getting his blocks should also translate to wins for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Korean barbecue costs Arwind Santos PBA played games streak

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:01 AM

The former MVP misses a game for the first time since 2016 due to food poisoning

IRONMAN. Arwind Santos sees his 132-game streak of games played come to an end. Photo from PBA Images

No memo will stop Arwind from doing Spider-Man dunk

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM

'Kapag may chance, gagawin ko pa rin,' says a defiant Arwind Santos

DEFIANCE. Arwind Santos continues to not hold back in every chance he gets to do his 'Spider-man dunk'. Photo by PBA Images

No more 'Spider-man dunk' for Arwind as PBA penalizes 'monkey ride'

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The league issues a memo stating that a player that hangs onto the ring and places either or both of his feet on the backboard will earn a technical foul

SPIDEY GONE. Arwind Santos will be punished the next time he attempts his patented 'Spider-man dunk' . File photo from PBA Images

Arwind Santos on limited minutes in Gilas return: 'Sobrang bitin ako'

Dec 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The 37-year-old PBA veteran says he expected to play more minutes in the crucial second half of Gilas' home loss to Iran in the World Cup qualifiers

COMEBACK. Arwind Santos returns to national team action for the first time since 2009. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Arwind Santos puts premium on defense in Gilas return

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Donning the national colors for the first time since 2009, the 37-year-old vows to apply everything he learned on the defensive end against Iran

VETERAN. Arwind Santos makes his return to the national team after a near-decade-long hiatus. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas comeback 'new challenge' for Arwind Santos

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:51 AM

At 37 years old, Arwind Santos gets a chance to join the national team again after 9 years

SPIDERMAN. Arwind Santos will be suiting up for the national team for the first time since 2009. Photo courtesy of PBA media group.

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