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AVC Championship: Petron Blaze falls to Taiwan Power in quarters

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Petron Blaze sufferes their fourth overall defeat of the tournament

PBA: Beermen Governor Ely Capacio dies

Feb 23, 2014 - 12:31 PM

San Miguel Beermen team Governor Eliezer Ely Capacio passed away on Sunday due to a ruptured aneurysm

Petron's Fajardo is PBA PH Cup best player

Feb 21, 2014 - 8:10 PM

The Boosters sophomore big man averaged a gargantuan 16 4 PPG and 14 9 RPG in 18 games played in the All Filipino conference

BEST PLAYER. June Mar Fajardo is named the PBA 2014 Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: RoS hits on all cylinders to eliminate Petron

Feb 08, 2014 - 4:07 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Friday night s Rain or Shine Petron Blaze Philippine Cup semifinals game

UNLI-RICE. Rain or Shine's Beau Belga makes a move to the basket against Petron's Yousif Taha. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Rain or Shine finishes off Petron to earn Finals berth

Feb 07, 2014 - 10:28 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters finished off their Philippine Cup semifinals series Friday night with a victory over Petron Blaze Boosters to advance to the Finals

SHINING. Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood dribbles out of trouble. Photo by Nuki Sabio

PBA Fastbreak: Rain or Shine buries Petron in 3-1 hole

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Rain or Shine s big win over Petron Blaze on Monday to take a 3 1 lead in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series

COMMANDING LEAD. Jireh Ibanez of Rain or Shine drives past Arwind Santos en route to a 3-1 lead in their Philippine Cup series. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Guiao on PBA semis series: 'Longer series, better for us'

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:42 PM

A 33 point loss that arrested a 10 game winning streak doesn t cause fiery Painters coach Yeng Guiao to panic

STEADFAST. Coach Yeng Guiao is unfazed by the 33-point loss they suffered against Petron in Game 3. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Petron blows out Rain or Shine in game three

Feb 02, 2014 - 5:13 AM

The Petron Blaze Boosters sent the league a message with their blowout win over Rain or Shine in Game 3 PBA writer Enzo Flojo tells us how they did it

PETRON POWER. Arwind Santos drives to the hoop during a pivotal Game 3. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Petron arrests skid, shoots down Rain or Shine in Game 3

Feb 01, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Petron finally arrested their 2 game slide to avoid getting buried in a 3 0 hole as they reminded the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of what it s like to lose again

BOOSTED. Arwind Santos showed why he's the league's reigning MVP, leading Petron to a Game 3 victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Can Petron solve Rain or Shine puzzle in Game 3 tonight?

Feb 01, 2014 - 12:48 PM

The Petron Blaze Boosters will fight for their competitive lives tonight after losing their first two assignments against the invincible of late Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

OUT OF GAS. June Mar Fajardo of Petron Blaze goes up for a shot against Beau Belga of Rain or Shine in Game 2. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Rain or Shine turns Petron into driveway stain

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:12 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo examines Rain or Shine s come from behind win over Petron Blaze in game two of the Philippine Cup semifinals

SHINING. Jeric Teng and Ryan Arana of Rain or Shine go after a loose ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine comes from behind to take 2-0 series lead over Petron

Jan 29, 2014 - 11:03 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters managed to steal victory despite trailing for most of the game to extend their win streak to 10 and more importantly grab a 2 0 lead over the Petron Blaze Boosters

RAINING AND SHINING. Rain or Shine came-from-behind to take a 2-0 lead, leaving Petron Blaze a stain in the driveway. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Rain or Shine shoots for 10th straight win, 2-0 lead vs Petron

Jan 29, 2014 - 1:28 AM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines game 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals showdown between Rain or Shine and Petron Blaze

ELASTO-WINNERS. Rain or Shine has won its last 9 games and will look to bury Petron deeper with another win in game 2

PBA Fastbreak: Rain or Shine takes game 1 over Petron

Jan 28, 2014 - 11:34 AM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo breaks down Rain or Shine s game one semifinal win over Petron Blaze on Monday night

SHINING. Beau Belga of Rain or Shine makes his way around June Mar Fajardo en route to victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA semis preview: Red-hot Rain or Shine, bullstrong Petron collide anew

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Streaking Rain or Shine faces powerhouse Petron in the PBA 2014 Philippine Cup semifinals

PBA Fastbreak: TNT evens with San Mig, Petron sweeps Barako

Jan 25, 2014 - 2:58 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo takes a look at Talk N Text s win over San Mig Coffee to even their series plus Petron Blaze s elimination of Barako Bull Energy Cola

CANALETA CAN. After an uneventful first outing with Talk 'N Text, KG Canaleta found his groove to help his new team stave off elimination. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Petron edges Barako, sets semis duel with Rain or Shine

Jan 24, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Petron sweeps its quarterfinals series against Barako Bull sets up semis date with Rain or Shine

FUELED UP. Chris Lutz, 5 other Boosters scored at least 10 to complete a series sweep against Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Lutz and Lassiter: Petron's two of a kind - The Smart Gilas boys

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora takes a look at the contributions of Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz in the first installment of his 11 part series on the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team

PETRON POWER. Fil-Ams Lassiter (L) and Lutz (R) have been a big "boost" to their PBA team and Smart Gilas. Photos by AFP and Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: San Mig beats TNT, Petron blazes Barako Bull

Jan 22, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Barako Bull s poor shooting Petron s strong front court lineup the Mixers stifling defense and Talk N Text s disappointment PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the opening day of the Philippine Cup playoffs

SIMON SAYS. PJ Simon's strong play carried San Mig Coffee to victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Lassiter dedicates comeback game to his late grandmother

Jan 22, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Drawing from his loss guard Marcio Lassiter of the Petron Blaze Boosters was able to turn the bad into good as he played an inspired game en route to 101 88 win over Barako Bull Energy in their first quarterfinal clash

HEAVY HEART. Marcio Lassiter, seen here in a 2011 Asian Basketball Championships game in China, overcame grief and jet lag to have a standout game. PHoto by Liu Jin/AFP

Petron's three-point party shuts down Barako Bull in Game 1

Jan 21, 2014 - 8:27 PM

The Petron Blaze Boosters shut down Barako Bull Energy in the fourth period to pull away and take game 1 101 88 in their best of 3 quarterfinals showdown

PETRON BLAZING. June Mar Fajardo of Petron Blaze backs down Dorian Pena during their game one victory over Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA quarterfinal preview: Petron goes up against dangerous Barako Bull

Jan 21, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Petron aches to end a Philippine Cup title drought while Barako Bull yearns to overachieve some more

UPSET BREWING? The Petron Blaze Boosters have cooled off from their hot start while the Barako Bull Energy Cola have been the league's Cinderella story

The San Miguel Beermen: Back where they belong

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:34 PM

With the San Miguel Beermen set to return next conference one nostalgic fan looks back at some of his favorite SMB memories

SKY WALKING. San Miguel Beermen legend Samboy Lim goes up for a basket. Photo courtesy Lim's Facebook

PBA: San Mig Coffee decimates Petron 112-93 in Yap's return

Jan 15, 2014 - 10:24 PM

The San Mig Super Coffee Mixers had no issues in handling the Petron Blaze Boosters handing them a demoralizing 112 93 loss

YAP IS BACK. James Yap returned from back spasms to score 19 in a San Mig Coffee blowout win over Petron. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Best Player Race Week 8: Bet on Japeth

Jan 14, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Barangay Ginebra s big man Japeth Aguilar has been the Gin Kings go to guy with the game on the line leading his team to the top seed in the PBA Philippine Cup Rankings and earning his the top spot in the PBA Best Player race

ABOVE THE COMPETITION. Barangay Ginebra's Japeth Aguilar has been unstoppable all conference long. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Petron to switch back to San Miguel Beermen name

Jan 13, 2014 - 7:05 PM

The Petron Blaze Boosters are set to revert to its former monicker the San Miguel Beermen beginning in the Commissioner s Cup

THROWBACK. Petron will revert back to its San Miguel Beermen name

PBA Power Rankings Week 8: Ginebra nears sealing top spot

Jan 13, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Which PBA teams are hottest heading into the Philippine Cup playoffs? One PBA writer analyzes

GIN AND JUICE. Veteran Mark Caguio of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel puts up a shot during their victory over Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: David torches the Aces, Petron notches another 'W'

Jan 11, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Gary David catches fire torches Alaska Petron comes from behind to get 9th win the Philippine Cup

HOT HANDS. Gary David (L) continues his hot-shooting streak while June Mar Fajardo (R) returns from injury to help Petron win. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: 'Big 3' fuels Petron in win over Globalport

Jan 10, 2014 - 11:37 PM

The Petron Blaze Boosters scored a come from behind victory over Globalport Batang Pier off the strength of stellar performances from their Big 3 players

BACK IN STYLE. Petron center June Mar Fajardo contributed 12 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes in his first game back from injury. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

A new era for 'Demolition Danny' Ildefonso

Jan 09, 2014 - 3:51 PM

15 year PBA veteran and 8 time champion Danny Ildefonso is at the cusp of a new era in an orange uniform

A NEW ERA. Veteran center Danny Ildefonso (orange jersey) has closed his 15-year journey with the Petron Blaze Boosters (formerly San Miguel Beermen) and has now donned the orange jersey of the Meralco Bolts, signaling the beginning of a new era. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Barako Bull chases down Petron for 5th win

Jan 08, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Barako Bull Energy Cola outlasts Petron Blaze Boosters in a physical affair in PBA Philippine Cup action

RUNNING OF THE BULL. JC Intal of Barako Bull drives to the hoop. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Best Player Race Weeks 6-7: Aguilar is Ginebra’s complete package

Jan 08, 2014 - 4:34 PM

PBA expert Levi Verora breaks down the individual performances of the league s top players in this week s PBA Best Player Race

JAPETH COMETH. Ginebra's reliable big man has propelled himself to the top of the PBA Best Player rankings. Photo from Aguilar's fan club page on Facebook

PBA Power Rankings Weeks 6-7: Ginebra remains steady at top spot

Jan 07, 2014 - 2:41 AM

PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the top teams in the league for weeks six and seven with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel holding on to the number one spot

HANGING ON. Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra throws down 2 of his 26 points in a losing effort against the San Mig Coffee Mixers Sunday night. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Japeth's game-winner, Petron wins again

Dec 29, 2013 - 5:51 PM

Japeth Aguilar saves Ginebra again with another triple to win the game; Petron wins again after a 2 game slide

JAPETH LIKE IT'S HOT. Japeth Aguilar hits his second game-winning triple in the conference to lift Ginebra over Meralco. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Fajardo-less Petron repeats over Talk 'N Text

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Petron used a third quarter outburst to turn things around against defending champions Talk N Text

STEADY. Marcio Lassiter scored 22 points on 3/6 shooting from downtown to help Petron beat Talk 'N Text. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

PBA Best player race week 4-5: Towers of power

Dec 25, 2013 - 1:03 PM

More than just towering figures Petron s June Mar Fajardo and Ginebra s Japeth Aguilar deliver the numbers night in and night out

TOWERS OF POWER. Japeth Aguilar (L) and June Mar Fajardo (R) lead their teams to the top of the standings. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Conquering the giants: E-Painters slay Petron

Dec 21, 2013 - 8:32 PM

Rain or Shine stains Petron s unbeaten slate with a show of character in overtime

GIANT SLAYER. Rain or Shine slayed the previously unbeaten Petron Blaze Boosters with Jervy Cruz leading the charge. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Lutz, Washington overcome injuries to regain top form

Dec 12, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Two veterans rise from struggles in their career becoming trusted reliables in their respective teams

RESILIENCE. Petron's Chris Lutz (L) and GlobalPort's Jay Washington (R) come back strong from injuries. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Cabagnot saves Petron as Boosters extend streak to 6

Dec 11, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Petron escapes Air21 by two points and continues their winning ways

FLAWLESS. The Petron Blaze Boosters continue to dispatch every team that comes their way as they remain flawless after squeaking past the Air21 Express. Photo by Nuki Sabio

PBA Power Rankings Week 3: Blazing hot

Dec 10, 2013 - 6:37 PM

Petron climbs to the top as Ginebra dips a notch in this week s PBA Power Rankings

PETRON IS ABLAZE. Three weeks into the Philippine Cup, the Petron Blaze Boosters is the remaining undefeated team with a 5-0 slate. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Air21 registers first win, Petron escapes Alaska

Dec 08, 2013 - 12:54 PM

Air21 finally gets on the win column as Petron remains undefeated in the PBA 2014 season

ON TOP. Petron's Marcio Lassiter (L) holds off Alaska's Calvin Abueva (R) as the Blaze Boosters remain undefeated. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Petron nips Alaska to remain unscathed

Dec 07, 2013 - 8:11 PM

June Mar Fajardo s timely hits in the end game helps Petron survive a close match against Alaska

STILL UNDEFEATED. Petron survives a close contest against Alaska to remain undefeated in PBA 2014. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Petron comes back in time to nip Barako Bull

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Petron came back in the fourth quarter in time to dodge a bullet from Barako Bull and remain undefeated

UNBLEMISHED. The Petron Blaze Boosters keep their record unblemished as they got their bearings in time to defeat the rampaging Barako Bull. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fastbreak: Wilson's career game, Fajardo's 20-20 effort

Nov 28, 2013 - 3:35 PM

John Wilson dishes out his best scoring game in the PBA June Mar Fajardo displays dominant form with 21 points and 25 rebounds

John Wilson of Meralco, who went 6/6 from downtown, shoots a three-point shot against, Air21's Wynne Arboleda. Photo by Marx Eclarinal

Fastbreak: Rookie Terrence Romeo and MVP Arwind Santos step up

Nov 24, 2013 - 3:05 PM

Globalport sees rookie recruit Terrence Romeo explode for 34 points and the PBA 2013 MVP Arwind Santos delivers for Petron

ROOKIE EXPLOSION. Terrence Romeo is settling into the pros fast with his 34 points in his second PBA game. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Petron blasts Talk 'N Text for share of lead

Nov 23, 2013 - 7:51 PM

Petron Blaze is off to another strong as they get second win after dominating the defending champs Talk N Text 77 63

DOMINATE. Petron gets another convincing win taking down defending Philippine Cup Champions Talk 'N Text. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Total team effort as Petron Blaze downs GlobalPort

Nov 20, 2013 - 10:12 PM

A Lutz and Fajardo led Petron beats GlobalPort 97 87

TEAM EFFORT. Different players stood out as Petron defeat GlobalPort in their first meeting in the PBA 2014 season. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Wounds of finals loss still fresh for Fajardo

Nov 19, 2013 - 7:00 PM

June Mar Fajardo is still licking the wounds of a tough finals loss

STILL STINGS. The heartbreaking 7-game finals loss to the San Mig Coffee Mixers is still fresh in the mind of Petron bigman June Mar Fajardo. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Preview: Petron Blaze Boosters

Nov 12, 2013 - 2:51 PM

Fajardo came out with a colossal performance in the Governor s Cup helping Petron to a runner up finish

THE KRAKEN. A lot of eyes will be on Petron Center June Mar Fajardo this season especially after his colossal performance in the Governors' Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Looking at the 2013 PBA Draft

Nov 06, 2013 - 9:07 AM

Rappler looks at which team made the best moves in the annual PBA event

ROOKIES. 44 out of 79 hopefuls were picked during PBA Draft 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler