Sports

Filipinos go 2-1 in ONE on Prime Video 5

MANILA – The Philippines' contingent to ONE on Prime Video 5 went 2-1 following the results of their matches on Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Mixed martial artist Denice Zamboanga and muay Thai star Jackie Buntan scored huge wins as they begin their road to return to the... Read More

S. Korea to face Brazil in win-or-go-home match on Monday

DOHA– Having beaten steep odds to reach the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, South Korea will be playing with house money when they take on Brazil in the round of 16 on Monday.The win-or-go-home match between 28th-ranked South Korea and world No. 1 Brazil kicks off at 10 p.m.... Read More

Switzerland defeats Serbia, advances to World Cup playoff

DOHA – Switzerland defeated Serbia 3-2 in its final round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s group stage and became the last national team to advance to the tournament’s knockout stage.The goals for Switzerland were scored by Xherdan Shaqiri (20’), Breel Embolo (44’) and Remo... Read More

Nueva Ecija takes MPBL Finals opener

MANILA – Nueva Ecija drew first blood in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) National Finals after trouncing Zamboanga in Game 1 of the best-of-five series, 81-75, at the Nueva Ecija Coliseum in Palayan on Friday night.Nueva Ecija seized control of the game within the final three... Read More

Magnolia clinches QF bonus

MANILA – Magnolia finally sealed the twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals right at the final game of the elimination round, beating Rain Or Shine, 106-90, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Friday night.Down for most of the first three quarters, the Hotshots... Read More

NU spikers win V-League Men's Collegiate Challenge title

MANILA – National University (NU) outplayed the University of Santo Tomas (UST), 25-23, 25-23, 25-21, to capture the V-League Men's Collegiate Challenge title at the Paco Arena in Manila on Friday.Obed Mukaba scored 14 points and five blocks in leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive... Read More

PBBM wants more PH medals in Paris Olympics

MANILA – President R. Marcos Jr. has issued a challenge to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for better performance among Filipino athletes come the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.POC president Bambol Tolentino said on Thursday that Marcos wants the Philippine team to exceed its historic... Read More

SMB beats Meralco to enter PBA QF's on winning note

MANILA – San Miguel escaped from a late surge from Meralco for a 113-108 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup battle on Friday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.While the game had no more significance about their chances of making the quarterfinals, the Beermen somehow got a morale-boosting... Read More

PH aerobic gymnastics squad to join Suzuki World Cup in Japan

MANILA – Six aerobic gymnasts led by Southeast Asian (SEA) Games bronze medalist Charmaine Dolar are set to join the Suzuki World Cup 2022 in Japan next week.The Filipinos will be up against the best athletes from Australia, Hungary, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mongolia, Thailand, and... Read More

Japan beat Spain 2-1 in Group E, Germany eliminated

ANKARA – Japan beat Spain 2-1 in Group E on Thursday but both nations reached the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.Spain reached the Round of 16 as well by finishing in second spot with four points, while former champions Germany, which placed third with goal difference, were eliminated.Sergio... Read More

Army athletes dominate PH Fleet's charity triathlon

MANILA – Athletes of the Philippine Army (PA) dominated the "Race for our Heroes" triathlon conducted and hosted by the Philippine Fleet Sangley Point, Cavite on November 30."The PA Triathlon Team bagged three team championship awards: Overall Team, Overall AFP-PNP-PCG (Armed Forces of the... Read More

PH athletics team captures 15 medals at Thailand Open

MANILA – The Philippines ended its campaign at the Thailand Open Track and Field Championships with five gold medals, including two from the women's heptathlon and men's 4x400m relay events on Thursday.Sarah Dequinan tallied 5,280 points in the women's heptathlon while the 4x400m relay team of... Read More

Australia defeats Denmark, enters 2022 World Cup playoff

AL WAKRAH–Australia defeated Denmark 1-0 during its group stage match Wednesday, proceeding into the playoff round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The match took place at the Al Janoub Stadium, attended by 41,232 spectators.The only goal was scored at the 60th minute by Mathew Leckie.2022... Read More

Argentina win World Cup group to face Australia in last 16

ANKARA – Argentina beat Poland 2-0 to advance to the Round of 16 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the South American football powerhouse won Group C on Wednesday.The Argentine national team were awarded a penalty after Poland’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny fouled Lionel Messi, who went up... Read More

PH Fleet charity triathlon for fallen troops attracts 200 runners

MANILA – A total of 200 runners participated in the Philippine Fleet's "Fun Triathlon" held on Wednesday to raise funds for troops who died in the line of duty.Philippine Fleet spokesperson Lt. Giovanni Badidles, in a statement Thursday, said the event was held in partnership with the Armed... Read More

PH athletes bag 3 golds in Thailand Open

MANILA – The Philippines has captured three gold, six silver and one bronze medals in the ongoing Thailand Open Track and Field Championships at the National Athletics Centre in Samkhog district, Pathumthani province.The three gold medals came from John Albert Mantua (shot put), Mariano Masano... Read More

NLEX ousts Meralco from PBA Commissioner's Cup contention

MANILA – NLEX eliminated Meralco from the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinal race with a 92-81 win on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.The Road Warriors outscored the Bolts, 53-24, in the second half to complete a comeback from an 18-point halftime deficit.Earl Clark exploded for 40... Read More

Sonny vs. Ronaldo in tantalizing individual battle in Qatar

DOHA – When South Korea and Portugal square off in their final group stage match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup on Friday, there will be a battle within a battle: the clash of the two titans between South Korean captain Son Heung-min and his Portuguese counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo.Kickoff for... Read More

Zoleta banners PH team in Indonesia soft tennis tourney

MANILA – Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist Noelle Nikki Camille Zoleta will lead the Philippine campaign at the 6th Indonesia Soft Tennis Championships, which will kick off at the Club Exsecutif Persada in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday.Noelle Nikki Camille and elder sister, Noelle... Read More

Solon lauds AFAD for educating public on gun ownership

MANILA – The Association of Firearms and Ammunitions Dealers of the Philippines, Inc. (AFAD) held the 28th Defense and Sporting Arms Show at the SM Megamall Trade Hall in Mandaluyong City on November 24-28.Senate Committee on Peace and Order chairman Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa was the... Read More