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Italian youngster to face top seed Djokovic in Wimbledon last 8

ANKARA -- The 2022 Wimbledon will see a quarterfinal match between Italian youngster Jannik Sinner and men's top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia.The 20-time Grand Slam champion, Djokovic, 35, eliminated Tim van Rijthoven of the Netherlands with sets of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a fourth round match Sunday... Read More

China sweeps all 13 diving golds at FINA World Championships

BUDAPEST – China completed a clean sweep of 13 diving gold medals at the FINA World Championships after Yang Jian defended the men's 10m platform title in a roller-coaster final here on Sunday.The 28-year-old came back from two poor dives in the second and third rounds, after which he ranked... Read More

Nadal into 4th round at Wimbledon; Tsitsipas eliminated

ANKARA – The World No. 2 men's tennis player, Rafael Nadal advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon on Saturday but fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece was eliminated.Nadal, who has 22 Grand Slam championships, beat Italian Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, to reach the... Read More

SMB spoils Arwind Santos' entry to 10K Club, downs NorthPort

MANILA – San Miguel broke loose in the fourth quarter to clip NorthPort, 122-106, in their Philippine Cup battle on Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Beermen spoiled Arwind Santos' formal entry to the elite 10,000 Points Club as they clobbered the Batang Pier in... Read More

Utah Jazz trade Rudy Gobert to Minnesota Timberwolves

ISTANBUL – The Utah Jazz has traded Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves, an NBA insider confirmed Friday."The Timberwolves are sending Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt and multiple first-round picks for Gobert," Adrian Wojnarowski said on... Read More

UAAP stars banner PH team to Asian Women's volleyball tourney

MANILA – Players from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will comprise most of the team that will compete in the Asian Women's Volleyball Cup to be held in the Philippines on August 21 to 28.National team coach Jorge De Brito named the 22-woman pool, 20 of which are... Read More

TNT clips Terrafirma to win 5th straight game

MANILA – TNT handed Terrafirma its second straight beating on Friday after scoring a 114-86 win in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup game at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.TNT hinted at a blowout early on after a 31-14 lead at the end of the first quarter but... Read More

NZ mauls Gilas in WCQ Window 3

MANILA – New Zealand showed its might over an undermanned Gilas Pilipinas side and scored a whopping 106-60 home win at the start of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Third Window on Thursday at the EventFinda Stadium in Auckland.The Tall Blacks quickly pulled away from Gilas late in the first... Read More

POC hails Marcos’ priority on sports

MANILA – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) expressed invigorated confidence that sports will have its prominent nook in the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.“We are thankful to the new administration, to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., for... Read More

PSC’s Rise Up! Shape Up! rounds up milestones in women in sports

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), through the Women in Sports program, stayed committed to women and sports development nationwide through its various programs over the last six years.To celebrate the achievements of PSC-Women in Sports, PSC’s web series “Rise Up!... Read More

SMB back on top after downing ROS

MANILA – San Miguel Beermen weathered a mini late rally from Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters to reclaim the solo top spot in the PBA Philippine Cup standings after a 99-93 win on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Beermen showed their class for the most part of the... Read More

EJ Obiena scores gold in return from Covid-19 scare  

MANILA – EJ Obiena made a triumphant return after testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Wednesday (Philippine Time) when he won the gold medal in the Taby Stavhoppsgala pole vaulting event in Sweden.Obiena, Asia's top male pole vaulter, looked as if he's 100 percent... Read More

Serena Williams exits 2022 Wimbledon after 1st round loss

ANKARA – US tennis veteran Serena Williams made an early exit from the 2022 Wimbledon Championships as the 23-time Grand Slam winner suffered a shock loss to France's Harmony Tan late Tuesday.Ranked 115th in the world, Tan, 24, won against 40-year-old Williams with sets of 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7)... Read More

American 1st swimmer to win 5 straight world titles in same event

ANKARA – American Katie Ledecky became the first swimmer to win five consecutive world titles in the same event Friday when she won the women's 800-meter freestyle at the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships."Katie Ledecky is the first swimmer in history to win a specific individual... Read More

San Juan survives Laguna's late push, Zamboanga now up to 5-0

STA. ROSA, Laguna – San Juan's early silencing of Laguna turned out to be enough as the latter made things interesting in the fourth quarter only to fall short and the former won on the road, 78-68, in their MPBL Saturday night game at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex here.Taking... Read More

Blackwater sets franchise record with rout of Terrafirma

MANILA – Blackwater set its best start in the PBA Philippine Cup in style, dealing Terrafirma a 107-70 blowout on Saturday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.The 37-point winning margin was the largest the Bossing built in franchise history even as they moved up to 3-1 in the standings,... Read More

Kai Sotto unsuccessful in NBA Draft

MANILA–The Filipinos' hope to see a homegrown player get drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) remains a dream after seven-foot-three wunderkind Kai Sotto was left undrafted in the 2022 edition of the league's annual draft on Friday (Philippine Time) at the Barclays Center in... Read More

FIFA extends option for foreign players to leave Russia, Ukraine

ISTANBUL – FIFA has extended a window allowing foreign coaches and players to suspend deals with their clubs in Russia and Ukraine through June 30, 2023.In a statement, the worldwide governing body of football said on Tuesday that the decision followed regulations introduced in March with the... Read More

Ginebra rallies to edge NLEX

MANILA – Barangay Ginebra returned from a 19-point deficit to stun the NLEX Road Warriors, 83-75, in their PBA Philippine Cup meeting on Wednesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Ginebra took over in the final 18 minutes of the game to steal the victory from NLEX, which was... Read More

French basketball league champs to play Gilas in friendly match

MANILA – In line with the 75th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the Philippines and France, LDLC ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, the reigning 20-time Betclic Elite Pro A champion, will be in town from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 for a three-game friendly event.According to a statement sent... Read More