Indonesian football tragedy death toll revised to 125

ISTANBUL – Indonesian officials have revised the total number of deaths to 125, caused by a stampede and riots during a football game over the weekend.Indonesian police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo said in a statement that after coordination with the district and city health offices,... Read More

Kai Sotto, 36ers defeat Suns in preseason play

MANILA – Kai Sotto put up some impression against a National Basketball Association squad, helping the Adelaide 36ers pull off a huge breakthrough in their American tour by beating the Phoenix Suns, 134-124, in a preseason game at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.Sotto finished with 11 points... Read More

South All-Stars win MPBL All-Star Game

BATANGAS CITY – The Southern Division All-Stars won the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) All-Star Game after tripping their counterparts from the north with a 109-92 victory in the third edition of the in-season spectacle on Sunday night at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum.The... Read More

129 killed, 180 injured in stampede after Malang football match

MALANG, Jawa Timur -- As many as 129 people were killed and some 180 others injured in a stampede after a football match at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang District, East Java Province, on Saturday evening.East Java Regional Police Chief Inspector General of Police Nico Afinta at a press conference here... Read More

USA wins 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

ANKARA – The USA has been crowned the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup champions after they beat China 83-61 in the final on Saturday.Ariel Atkins hit a three-point jump shot as the USA extended the gap to double digits in the second quarter, 29-18.At the Sydney Superdome, the USA led... Read More

UST dominates Adamson in UAAP women's basketball return

MANILA – The University of Santo Tomas (UST) still looked like the championship contender that it is despite the three-year absence after a 106-70 beatdown of Adamson in the return of the UAAP women's basketball tournament on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.In the first UAAP... Read More

Robert Bolick's career-high lifts NorthPort past Meralco

MANILA– Robert Bolick tallied his second straight career game in the PBA Commissioner's Cup, but this time NorthPort walked away victorious after edging Meralco in overtime, 101-95, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.Almost a week after his 33-point bomb was... Read More

UAAP Season 85 kicks off Oct. 1

MANILA – The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 85 will see the return of events that were left out in the previous season due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.The UAAP will resume with a full calendar, kicking off with the opening rites at... Read More

Unspent P3M from 2019 SEAG deposited to athletes' trust fund

MANILA – The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) has donated to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) the PHP3.3 million unspent during the country’s hosting in 2019.The funds, which were raised from private sponsors during the tournament held November 30 to... Read More

Fil-Japanese Tsukii to lead PH team in Asian Karate Championships

MANILA – World Games champion Junna Tsukii is looking forward to a podium finish in the Asian Championships this year.The Filipino-Japanese karateka will banner Team Philippines on December 16 to 20 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan."It would be nice to get a medal. But first, I have to sharpen my skill... Read More

PSC conducts booster shot drive for employees, athletes

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) provided booster shots to its employees and even the national athletes and coaches who have yet to receive one as the sports agency continues its fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).On Wednesday, close to 400 booster vaccines... Read More

UP, Ateneo tagged as favorites for UAAP Season 85

MANILA – University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo are the teams to beat for the UAAP men's basketball tournament which will begin on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Almost all of the eight coaches present during the league's preseason press conference at the said venue... Read More

Celebration of colors: Zambo’s Hermosa Triathlon set Oct. 30

MANILA – The second Hermosa Triathlon will be held in Zamboanga City on Oct. 30 after a three-year pandemic-induced hiatus as the city reasserts its position as one of the country’s leading sports tourism destinations.The Hermosa Triathlon is part of the city’s annual La Hermosa... Read More

Robles gears up for Philippine Archery Cup final leg in Cavite

MANILA – Andrea Lucia Robles and Gabrielle Monica Bidaure will try to keep their winning form in the fourth and final leg of the Philippine Archery Cup set on Oct. 27-29 at the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite province.Both won two gold medals in the third leg hosted by Cebu City and... Read More

Filipino sports exec named to important FIVB post

MANILA – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has reaffirmed the appointment of Ramon “Tats” Suzara as Secretary of the FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Commission during the FIVB 38th World Congress held over the weekend in Arnhem, The Netherlands.In the same event, the FIVB... Read More

10-year-old Hilario becomes Woman National Master

MANILA – Gllasea Ann Hilario takes pride in winning the Under-10 category of the National Age Group Chess Championships (NAGCC) held at the Robinsons Place in Malolos, Bulacan from July 19 to 24.Aside from the trophy and certificate, she gained one norm in the competition to complete the... Read More

PBA postpones games due to ‘Karding’

MANILA – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has postponed its scheduled Sunday doubleheader as Metro Manila braces for the impact of Super Typhoon Karding.Meralco is supposed to play NLEX in the first game set at 4:30 p.m., while Ginebra is supposed make its anticipated Commissioner's... Read More

Federer ends impressive career in London’s Laver Cup

ANKARA – Roger Federer bade a tearful farewell Friday, although marred by a doubles loss for Team Europe in the Laver Cup at O2 Arena in London.The "Swiss Maestro" and archrival, Spanish Rafael Nadal, were defeated by Team World’s American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, 6-4,... Read More

Celtics suspend coach Udoka for 2022-23 season

ISTANBUL – The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for “violations of team policies”.“A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately,” the National... Read More

UAAP introduces challenge system for basketball event

MANILA – The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will be introducing a challenge system for the upcoming basketball tournaments for Season 85.During the coaches' meeting at the Adamson University campus on Friday, Commissioner Dickie Bachmann said the challenge system is... Read More