SMBeer, TNT renew rivalry

first_imgTNT’s Danny Seigle blocks San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGrand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer is off to what coach Leo Austria said was its best conference start after a championship.The Beermen hope to keep Austria smiling when they slug it out with TNT KaTropa, the very same side they ripped last conference, as the two traditional powerhouses part ways in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Tip-off is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and both the Beermen and the Texters will be picking up the intensity as they clash for the first time since San Miguel posted a 4-2 ripping in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals just more than a month back.After a 118-93 win over shorthanded Blackwater last week, Austria was able to say something he never had a chance to after five championships in less than three seasons as coach of the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” Austria said after the win off Blackwater. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”There is a lot riding on how the Beermen perform—and finish—in this conference as the league’s sixth Triple Crown sweep is well within reach. It will also be the second Grand Slam for the franchise, if ever, and with a solid local core and management support, everyone’s expecting them to go all the way. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayson Castro and RR Pogoy, who will see action for Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Asia, and Troy Rosario, who will be suiting up in the Southeast Asian Games, are all going to play for the Texters to be in full force.June Mar Fajardo, meanwhile, will continue to lead the Beermen as he can still come up with a dominant conference and hopefully salvage a fourth straight MVP.Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra shoots for a second straight win when the Gin Kings tangle with winless KIA Picanto in the 4:15 p.m. contest.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Pirates sail to best start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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