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Terrence Jones accepts Arwind Santos personal apology

After the game, the 27-year-old Kentucky native said he accepted the Filipino's apology......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 17th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind finally says sorry for racist gesture towards TNT’s Jones

Less than 24 hours after his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones, San Miguel’s Arwind Santos has backtracked. On Thursday, Santos has issued an apology to TNT’s Terrence Jones. [Related: PBA Finals: Jones says racism has no place in sports in response to Arwind’s monkey gesture] “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in a video addressed to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. pic.twitter.com/Nwchkf7853 — arwind santos (@arwindsotnas) August 15, 2019 Arwind was unapologetic on his gesture right after San Miguel Beer won Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday over the KaTropa. [Related: PBA Finals: No apology from Arwind after monkey gesture aimed at Jones] But it seems like Santos has come to his senses now. “Gusto ko rin humingi ng tawad sa fans ng Talk ‘N Text, San Miguel, at ng PBA,” Arwind said. “Wala po akong masamang intensiyon. Inaamin ko po mali po ako.Sana mapa-tawad niyo po ako, tao lang po ako nagkakamali din,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind fined P200k for racist gesture on Jones

Arwind Santos has finally apologized to Terrence Jones for the monkey gesture he did during Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, but the San Miguel Beer forward has been dealt a heavy fine by the league. For his monkey gesture aimed towards Jones late in the first half of Game 5, Arwind has been fined a total of P200,000 by the PBA. Santos is also ordered to 100 hours of community service as well as undergo seminar and counseling. Unapologetic at first, Santos has backtracked and issued a video apology to Jones Thursday. “I don’t mean anything bad for you I hope you forgive me,” Santos said in in his message to Jones. “I wanna say sorry again,” he added. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial was quick to address the issue, summoning Arwind Thursday and issueing the sanctions a couple of hours later. “Walang lugar ang racial discrimination sa basketball at sports in general at sa PBA in particular. Hindi pinahihintulutan ng liga yung mga ganung aksyon, at kung maulit pa, mas mabigat na sanction ang ipapataw natin,” said Marcial.   “Bilang Commissioner, humihingi ako ng pasensya at pang-unawa kay Mr. Terrence Jones at sa kanyang pamilya. Ang PBA at tahanan para sa lahat, bukas para sa lahat at walang kinikilalang kulay, lahi o paniniwala,” Commissioner Willie added. Arwind wasn’t suspended and should be available for the Beermen in Game 6 Friday. San Miguel leads the Commissioner’s Cup Finals over TNT, 3-2.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

PBA Finals: No apology from Arwind after monkey gesture aimed at Jones

For the most part, Game 5 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between TNT and San Miguel Beer went normal. No shenanigans or anything like that. No more physical mind games. And then there’s Arwind. Santos was caught on camera doing a monkey gesture late in the first half after TNT’s Best Import Terrence Jones was called for a foul, resulting in a change in possession. Without a shadow of a doubt, that counts as racism especially on the part of Jones, who is African-American. Unfortunately and quite disappointingly, Arwind doesn’t see it that way. In fact, he’s unapologetic about it. “Sorry ako? Hindi. Depende yun sa kanya. Kung mapipikon siya, totoong monkey siya. Kung di ka mapipikon, di ka monkey. Kami nanga-asar lang. Kami nga magka-kapatid naga-asaran din kami. Di ko naman siya kaano-ano,” Santos said. “Gusto lang namin manalo. Kung mapikon siya, hindi ko na kasalanan yun,” Arwind added. Jones didn’t see the gesture and so it was a non-issue. However, fans have started to call out Arwind on social media, even San Miguel supporters. It’s 2019, those things have no place in this world, especially a Finals that has been beautifully-played by both teams. Looks like Arwind didn’t get the memo. “Dati naman di ba, pwede mo isigaw yan. Kami nung nasa Air 21 pa ako, time nila Dorian [Pena] tinatawag din namin na ganun, gorilla,” he said. “Pero wala yun pang-asar lang yun, sinusubukan mo lang mang-asar. Kasi magaling eh,” Santos added. After the gesture, Arwind did admit that he got a warning from PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial and from his own coaches, after all, he did the gesture while on the bench. “Sinabi ko nga di ba, mind games yun, Pero sinabihan naman ako kanina, kaya di ko na ginawa yun. Dati ginagawa ko yan, wala naman warning so okay lang. Kanina na-warning ako ni Commissioner tsaka ng mga coaches ko, kaya di ko na ginawa,” Santos said. “Basketball, mind games di ba? Malay mo makita niya at mapikon siya pag tinatawag siya na ganun. Eh pabor samin. Na-warning naman kami, sinabihan kami. Nakaka-intindi naman kami,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Santos draws P.2M fine for racial taunt

The PBA slapped San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos with a hefty P200,000 fine for his “monkey gesture” directed at TNT import Terrence Jones in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

How the PBA handled cases of racism

It remains unclear how the league will handle the Arwind Santos-Terrence Jones incident as of now......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Arwind Santos apologizes for racist gesture; PBA metes out P200k fine

Arwind Santos of San Miguel Beer has apologized for making a racist gesture toward TNT import Terrence Jones in Game Five of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Santos won’t apologize for ‘monkey’ gesture

SAN MIGUEL Beer’s Arwind Santos refused to apologize for making a monkey gesture directed apparently at TNT KaTropa import Terrence Jones during Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals ON Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Santos drew flak from fans watching the game at the Big Dome and on television when he gestured at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Santos: Jones is too good and smart

SAN MIGUEL Beer forward Arwind Santos couldn’t help but put humor to his verbal exchange with TNT KaTropa import Terrence Jones during Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. Jones figured in another heated exchange Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum this time against Santos. Jones, who had word of war with Chris Ross in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

PBA Finals: Arwind on Jones incident: “Sigawan lang, amoy burger”

Game 4 of the TNT-SMB series was tame compared to the standards set so far in 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. There was still some drama still and if you’re guessing Terrence Jones vs. a member of the Beermen then you are so right on the money. During a dead ball, Jones approached Arwind Santos and gave him a nice scream to the face. Arwind flinched but made sure to give somewhat of an answer to the TNT import. Jones smiled as he turned away. Both were give technical fouls for their respective shenanigans. “Ayun, nag-sigawan lang. Pina-amoy lang niya yung hininga niya sa akin,” Arwind said of the whole incident with Jones. “Amoy Amerikano, amoy burger. Sanay na ako doon. Ganun talaga kapag minsan nagkaka-initan. Gulatan lang naman king sino ang masisindak. Part lang ng game yun eh. Kaya lang mas malakas siyang bumuga kaysa sa akin, in fairness,” he added. Santos and the Beermen certainly didn’t back down from Jones and TNT especially in Game 4. San Miguel had tied the PBA Finals at two games each with a crucial 106-101 victory and that’s the more important thing, even if Arwind feels that the Beermen still have no momentum just yet. The focus now is to not back down until this series is done and won. “Hindi ko pa nafe-feel yung momentum namin kasi sobrang di mo masasabi eh. Kahit sabihin mong lamang ka ng six points with one minute to go or 30 seconds, ang Talk ’N Text kayang makabalik,” Santos said. “Kaya kailangan talaga wag kang kukurap hanggang matapos hanggang may oras,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Comic relief after Arwind-Jones shouting match: Amoy burger

MANILA, Philippines – Even in the most heated moments, Arwind Santos is able to provide comic relief. The San Miguel veteran downplayed his shouting match with TNT import Terrence Jones in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals, saying that it happens in any highly charged atmosphere.  Fouled hard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

PBA Finals By the Numbers: Who can stop Terrence Jones?

Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals went the way of TNT. It wasn’t even close. The top-ranked KaTropa demolished San Miguel Beer Sunday at the Big Dome, taking an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 titular showdown. As per customary in the PBA Finals, By the Numbers is back. Let’s break this one down.   7 Total number of triples connected by TNT in the opening quarter of these Finals. The KaTropa hot right from the start, using a barrage from rainbow country to create early separation from the Beermen. TNT ended up with 13 triples in Game 1, definitely slowing down after a hot first quarter. But the work was doen and the KaTropa have a 1-0 lead for it.   16 Total points for Terrence Jones in the first quarter. The leading Best Import candidate wasted little time announcing his presence in these Finals, dominating in the first 12 minutes to help TNT score a Game 1 knockout. Jones finished with 41 points in the win on top of 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks.   4 At least four individual defenders from the Beermen took on Jones one-on-one in an effort to slow the TNT import down. San Miguel started with Christian Standhardinger on Jones, then Arwind Santos took on the assignment. The first quarter wasn’t even done when Kelly Nabong tried to give it a go before Chris Ross took it upon himself to guard Jones. Safe to say, at least for Game 1, San Miguel defenders got waxed by Jones in a sensational performance. How can the Beermen adjust for Game 2? That we’ll find out.   20 Total unanswered points for TNT in the first to second quarters of Game 1 that completely turned the tide in their favor. Down 17-19, the KaTropa unloaded 18 straight points to end the opening period to take a 35-19 lead. They then scored the first basket of the second quarter to complete their run and they never looked back, cruising for a 13-point victory.   9 Total turnovers for San Miguel import Chris McCullough. The Beermen had a lot of problems in Game 1, including lack of local support aside from June Mar Fajardo. But if San Miguel will be forced to rely on McCullough, who is still scoring almost at will in these playoffs, the least that could happen if for him to limit his turnovers and not disrupt his own team’s momentum. The Beermen had 18 turnovers in Game 1, half from their import. Game 2 is on Wednesday at the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

PBA Finals: Jones says TNT was “locked in” during masterful Game 1 win

In Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Terrence Jones made sure to stamp his class all over the competition. In the series opener against San Miguel, Jones went off for 41 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks, leading the top-ranked KaTropa to a convincing win and an early lead in the title race. Jones scored 16 in the opening period alone, sparking a 20-0 run that bridged into the second period that turned the game in favor of TNT for good. “Everybody was locked in, and we knew how important Game 1 was, and we just you know, are consistently saying, 'Take it one game at a time.' We're focused on each quarter, and just trying to win the quarter,” Jones said. “I think you know, us breaking it down like that, and trying to just win the game within the game makes it a lot easier for us,” he added. It was a rousing Game 1 victory for the KaTropa, stopping the Beermen playoff juggernaut in the process. TNT locked up most of San Miguel’s shooters as the Beermen got pretty much no significant contributions from Terrence Romeo, Chris Ross, Arwind Santos, and Alex Cabagnot. That was the plan according to Jones. “I think we came in with a great game plan to try to you know, defensively not let any of their shooters get any open opportunities, and our guys stayed home,” Jones said. “And I think that that helped us out, getting defensive stops. I just wanted to be a big help, defensively, for my guys when guys like Chris or any of their guards penetrated, I just wanted to be there to help, and make things difficult. I think that helped us get deflections and get steals, which led to us getting easier buckets in transitions and finding guys,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

PBA Finals: Jones says TNT was “locked in” during masterful Game 1 win

In Game 1 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, Terrence Jones made sure to stamp his class all over the competition. In the series opener against San Miguel, Jones went off for 41 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks, leading the top-ranked KaTropa to a convincing win and an early lead in the title race. Jones scored 16 in the opening period alone, sparking a 20-0 run that bridged into the second period that turned the game in favor of TNT for good. “Everybody was locked in, and we knew how important Game 1 was, and we just you know, are consistently saying, 'Take it one game at a time.' We're focused on each quarter, and just trying to win the quarter,” Jones said. “I think you know, us breaking it down like that, and trying to just win the game within the game makes it a lot easier for us,” he added. It was a rousing Game 1 victory for the KaTropa, stopping the Beermen playoff juggernaut in the process. TNT locked up most of San Miguel’s shooters as the Beermen got pretty much no significant contributions from Terrence Romeo, Chris Ross, Arwind Santos, and Alex Cabagnot. That was the plan according to Jones. “I think we came in with a great game plan to try to you know, defensively not let any of their shooters get any open opportunities, and our guys stayed home,” Jones said. “And I think that that helped us out, getting defensive stops. I just wanted to be a big help, defensively, for my guys when guys like Chris or any of their guards penetrated, I just wanted to be there to help, and make things difficult. I think that helped us get deflections and get steals, which led to us getting easier buckets in transitions and finding guys,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019

PBA Finals: Emotional Jones tries to keep it cool vs. SMB

The constant theme for TNT opponents for the entire 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup has been simple: try to get into the head of Terrence Jones. That way, maybe one can slow the super import down. For Game 1 of the Finals, San Miguel Beer tried to do just that however, it wasn’t as effective as the Beermen would have hoped. Starting off the game with Christian Standhardinger marking him, then Arwind Santos, then Kelly Nabong, and finally Chris Ross, Jones still managed to shoot 61 percent from the field for 41 points to go along with 12 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks. TNT got the Game 1 win. With all those defenders, Jones had minor incidents with almost all of them but easily was the most heated was the one against Chris Ross after Terrence hit him with an elbow resulting in an offensive foul. Ross didn’t appreciate it of course. “I don't know, I mean they called an offensive foul, and I guess he felt I was on him or something,” Jones said of Ross. “I tried to help him up to let him know that that wasn't intentional, but he didn't want my help. It's the playoffs, I don't really care,” he added. As opponents continue to try to get into his head, Jones says he’s trying his best to keep his calm. The KaTropa certainly need him on the floor in order to win this championship and it’s not like all the antics are new to Jones. It’s just a matter of him being calm and collected when the antics come. “I'm used to it, but you know, this is the championship, so I'm definitely emotional as well. I love to play the game, I want to win, so I'm here to not let anybody punk me, but I'm definitely, you know, trying to stay calm and stay poised to make sure I stay in the game for my team,” Jones said. “That's pretty much the only thing that, you know, teams try to do to make me not be as aggressive on offense. So you know, it comes within the game, and I'm ready for it,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019

PBA: Rosario towers over competition to win PoW

Troy Rosario is proving to be more than just a towering presence for TnT Katropa in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The 6-foot-7 forward has become the perfect frontcourt partner for import Terrence Jones especially in the playoffs where Rosario emerged as a consistent force on both ends for the Katropa. Rosario, 27, helped the top seeded team to escape the upset ax against Alaska in the quarterfinals and is now holding his own against the bigs of Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-five semifinals series. Three straight wins in the playoffs from the period July 22-28 where Rosario played a crucial role earned for him the top choice as the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week. The former National University star got the nod of all 11 Press Corps members who were able to cast their votes for the weekly plum. The no. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Rosario led all TnT locals in scoring during that three-game winning stretch by averaging 20.0 points and 7.3 rebounds. In the Katropa’s 95-92 win over defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the opener of their semis series, Rosario exploded for 24 points and 10 rebounds in playing a huge support role for Jones. He also shot 5-of-8 from three-point range. Rosario bested fellow Katropa Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy for the weekly honor. Others nominated for the citation were Alex Cabagnot, Christian Standhardinger, and Arwind Santos of San Miguel, along with Rain or Shine’s Rey Nambatac and Javee Mocon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2019

LOOK: San Miguel Beermen lineup for East Asia Super League Terrific 12

Fresh from winning the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, a Grand Slam is officially in play for San Miguel. But before the Beermen go out and chase a triple crown, the PBA’s most dominant dynasty will look to add a different title first to their ever-growing collection. [Related: TERRIFIC 12: San Miguel Beer takes on champion Golden Kings in Macau] San Miguel is set to make a rare appearance outside the Philippines, with the flagship Beermen suiting up in the East Asia Super League’s Terrific 12 tournament in Macau on Sept. 17-22. The Beermen’s championship core are all listed to play. However, it will be interesting how San Miguel will handle the minutes of June Mar Fajardo, Christian Standhardinger, Terrence Romeo, Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, and Marcio Lassiter is he’s healthy to play. San Miguel will also debut import Dez Wells in Macau. Wells is the import tasked of leading the Beermen in the Governors’ Cup as the team looks to complete a Grand Slam. The Beermen will also have Lester Prosper as their other import. The towering Prosper played for Columbian in the Commissioner’s Cup. San Miguel has Japan’s Ryukyu Golden Kings in its group. The Golden Kings are the Terrific 12’s defending champions after sweeping the tournament last year. Also in the Beermen’s path in Macau are China’s Shenzen Aviators.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Strong no to racism

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial took a firm position in sanctioning San Miguel Beer’s Arwind Santos for his sideline monkey taunt aimed at clouding TNT import Terrence Jones’ focus in Game 5 of the recently-concluded Commissioner’s Cup finals......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2019

PBA Finals: Beermen close in on title after Game 5 win

San Miguel Beer is closing in on another title. The Beermen erased a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a big 99-94 Game 5 win over TNT in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday at the Big Dome. Chris McCullough made things happen in the fourth as his tough lay-up over Terrence Jones finally pushed the Beermen up, 95-94. San Miguel then got a couple of stops and handled business from the line to take a 3-2 series lead. The Beermen can win the title with Game 6 Friday also at the Big Dome. TNT’s momentum in the third carried over into the early parts of the fourth as the KaTropa established a 16-point lead after a booming RR Pogoy triple, 85-69. But then McCullough went to work, outscoring TNT by himself and San Miguel is now on top in this series for the first time. C-Mac poured 19 of his total of 35 points in the final 12 minutes. For good measure, McCullough also had 22 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks. Terrence Romeo was the top local for San Miguel, finishing with 22 points. TR scored 15 in the opening half to keep the Beermen in the game. For TNT, Terrence Jones scored 35 points to go along with 17 rebounds and eight assists. Jayson Castro added 18 but unfortunately, the pair combined for just six points in the fourth.   The Scores: San Miguel 99 - McCullough 35, Romeo 22, Fajardo 16, Pessumal 9, Ross 7, Cabagnot 4, Standhardinger 4, Santos 2. TNT 94 - Jones 35, Castro 18, Rosario 16, Pogoy 12, Trollano 7, D. Semerad 6, Taha 0, Reyes 0, Heruela 0, Magat 0. Quarters: 22-28, 45-49, 69-80, 99-94.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

PBA Finals: June Mar helps carry SMB in huge Game 4 win

We have a series. San Miguel Beer was tough in Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Commissioner’ Cup Sunday, scoring an all-important 106-101 win at the Big Dome. Led by June Mar Fajardo, the Beermen got a strong second-half effort to force a 2-2 tie in the best-of-7 series. After the KaTropa once again unloaded in the second period, San Miguel turned around in the third and pulled away led by June Mar after he scored on five straight baskets. In the fourth, the Beermen hit timely baskets to hold off a comeback attempt by TNT. Three players finished with at least 20 points for the Beermen led by import Chris McCullough with 27 points and 22 rebounds. Alex Cabagnot had 25 while Fajardo finished with 22, 16 in the second half. TNT got 32 points and 16 rebounds from Best Import Terrence Jones and another 24 from Troy Rosario. Best Player of the Conference Jayson Castro scored 17 points to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists. Game 5 is on Wednesday back at the Big Dome.   The Scores: SMB (106) -- McCullough 27, Cabagnot, 25, Fajardo 22, Pessumal 14, Ross 7, Standhardinger 5, Romeo 4, Santos 2 TNT (101) -- Jones 32, Rosario 24, Castro 17, Trollano 16, Pogoy 9, Heruela 3, Carey 0, Casino 0, Magat 0. Quarter Scores: 31-22, 51-52, 82-69, 106-101   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

PBA Finals: Jones has no care for personal matchup with McCullough

The 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals is the first PBA Finals in 32 years to have two former NBA first round picks competing as imports. However, TNT’s Terrence Jones simply does not care about his personal matchup against San Miguel’s Chris McCullough. Jones says McCullough can dominate the stats but as long as he and the KaTropa win the championship, he’s cool. “Well for me personally, I’m a winner so the thing to do is win,” Jones said after leading TNT to a Game 1 win over San Miguel Sunday. “I don't care if he scores more points than me, plays better than me,” he added. Jones basically got a double win Sunday. Not only did Jones have TNT taking a 13-point victory, he scored 41 points to go along with 12 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks, and a steal.  McCullough had 33 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and two blocks. “If my team ends up winning, then, that's the matchup that I care about, who wins or who loses,” Jones said. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019