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Istolen Ola rules Philracom Commissioner Lantin Cup

Istolen Ola rules Philracom Commissioner Lantin Cup

February 26, 2024, 1:12 pm

MANILA – Third pick Istolen Ola stunned the favorites to capture the 2024 Philracom Commissioner Dante Lantin Cup at the MetroTurf in Malvar, Batangas on Sunday. The Melaine Habla-owned and bred bay four-year-old by Brigand out of Close Haul took the early lead and sustained its momentum to… Read More

Unbeaten Tamaraws roll to UAAP men’s volleyball top spot

Unbeaten Tamaraws roll to UAAP men’s volleyball top spot

February 25, 2024, 8:12 pm

MANILA – Far Eastern University (FEU) conquered the University of the East (UE), 25-22, 25-17, 25-15, and rolled to its third straight win to grab the lead in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday. Jose Javelona scored 11 points while… Read More

Defending champ Letran, Mapua, Perpetual pace NCAA jrs basketball

Defending champ Letran, Mapua, Perpetual pace NCAA jrs basketball

February 25, 2024, 6:59 pm

MANILA – Letran stamped its class over Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-69, to share the lead with Mapua University and Perpetual Help in the NCAA Season 99 junior basketball at Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Sunday. Moses Manalili scored 15 points with nine assists, three rebounds and one… Read More

Chery Tiggo grabs early lead in PVL All-Filipino Conference

Chery Tiggo grabs early lead in PVL All-Filipino Conference

February 24, 2024, 8:10 pm

MANILA – Chery Tiggo outplayed newcomer Strong Group, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19, to gain the early lead in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Saturday. Mylene Paat had nine attacks and an ace in leading the Crossovers to their second… Read More

NU bounces back in UAAP men's volleyball; Adamson squads beat UP

NU bounces back in UAAP men's volleyball; Adamson squads beat UP

February 24, 2024, 7:05 pm

MANILA – Defending champion National University (NU) barged into the win column at the expense of Ateneo de Manila University, 25-22, 25-15, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday. Angelo Nicolas Almendras scored 18 points, while… Read More

Letran snaps Mapua's 4-game streak in NCAA juniors’ basketball

Letran snaps Mapua's 4-game streak in NCAA juniors’ basketball

February 23, 2024, 5:14 pm

MANILA – George Diamante scored 21 points in the second half as Letran snapped Mapua University's four-game run with an 86-69 victory in the NCAA Season 99 juniors’ basketball at the Filoil EcoOil Arena in San Juan City on Friday. Trailing 35-36 at halftime, the Squires banked on the 6-foot-5… Read More

PH advances to semis of Juniors Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying

PH advances to semis of Juniors Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying

February 23, 2024, 3:09 pm Updated on February 23, 2024, 4:50 pm

MANILA – The Philippines scored a 2-0 victory over Singapore on Thursday to reach the semifinal round of the Billie Jean Cup Juniors Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts in Colombo. Jana Jelena Nicole Diaz outplayed Abriez Marie Rose Wong, 6-3, 6-3, while Stefi… Read More

PATAFA athletes to join 2nd dunes challenge in Laoag on Feb. 24

PATAFA athletes to join 2nd dunes challenge in Laoag on Feb. 24

February 23, 2024, 2:21 pm

LAOAG CITY – Around 500 amateur, professional, local and international runners are set to join the premiere sand dunes challenge scheduled on Saturday. Among these are four long-distance runners from the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) whom organizers identified as… Read More

Legazpi City to host 6.5K Palarong Bicol delegates

Legazpi City to host 6.5K Palarong Bicol delegates

February 21, 2024, 6:20 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – Some 6,500 athletes and other delegates from 13 Schools Division Offices (SDO) of the Department of Education-Bicol (DepEd-5) are expected to converge here for the 2024 Palarong Bicol from April 27 to May 4. In an interview on Wednesday, Mayflor Marie Jumamil, DepEd-5 information… Read More

Ateneo, UST share lead in UAAP men's tennis

Ateneo, UST share lead in UAAP men's tennis

February 21, 2024, 5:44 pm

MANILA – Ateneo de Manila University banked on rookie John David Velez to remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 86 men's tennis tournament at the Felicisimo Ampon Tennis Center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila on Wednesday. The 21-year-old native of Ormoc City rallied past… Read More

FEU nails second win in UAAP men's volleyball

FEU nails second win in UAAP men's volleyball

February 21, 2024, 4:50 pm

MANILA – Far Eastern University registered its second straight win at the expense of De La Salle University in the UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball tournament at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday. Dryx Saavedra struck 20 attacks and foiled two attempts while Martin Bugaoan and Andrei… Read More

Obiena bags gold medal in Croatia

Obiena bags gold medal in Croatia

February 21, 2024, 1:59 pm

MANILA – Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena won the men's elite gold medal in the Memorial Josip Gasparac, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Bronze category event, in Osijek, Croatia on Tuesday. The world's No. 2 registered 5.83 meters on his first attempt to beat Pedro Buarto of Portugal… Read More

PSC expects resolution of row with world anti-doping body

PSC expects resolution of row with world anti-doping body

February 20, 2024, 11:24 pm Updated on February 20, 2024, 11:58 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is extremely confident the brewing issue with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which has placed the country under threat of suspension from international competitions, will be resolved sooner than expected. PSC chair Richard Bachmann and… Read More

Cua, Go shine in Davao del Norte tennis tourney

Cua, Go shine in Davao del Norte tennis tourney

February 19, 2024, 7:43 pm

MANILA – Dhea Cua showed her brilliant form to capture three titles in the Gov. Edwin Jubahib Cup national tennis championships at Davao del Norte Tourism Sports Complex last Sunday. The Kidapawan City native ousted top seed Camille Clar, 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinal before hacking out a 6-3, 6-2… Read More

Dutch sprinter Femke Bol breaks world indoor 400-m record

Dutch sprinter Femke Bol breaks world indoor 400-m record

February 19, 2024, 6:53 pm

ANKARA –Dutch sprinter Femke Bol broke the world indoor 400-meter record with a time of 49.24 seconds on Sunday. The 23-year-old Bol, improved her record at the Dutch Indoor Championships in Apeldoorn to retain the title on home soil. "It’s a dream come true to run another world record and… Read More

Lillard leads East to big 211-186 win in 2024 NBA All-Star

Lillard leads East to big 211-186 win in 2024 NBA All-Star

February 19, 2024, 6:08 pm

ANKARA – Damian Lillard led the Eastern Conference to a big 211-186 win in the 2024 NBA All-Star in Indiana on Sunday. The Milwaukee Bucks' point guard dropped 39 points, while his Eastern teammate Jaylen Brown contributed with 36 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Lillard, who also… Read More

Asia Pacific University 3x3 cagefest qualifier set March 15-17

Asia Pacific University 3x3 cagefest qualifier set March 15-17

February 19, 2024, 5:39 pm

MANILA – One Dream Sportsman, headed by basketball coach Dr. Norman Afable, on Monday announced the staging of the Asia Pacific University 3x3 tournament from March 15 to 17 at Marikina City Sports Gymnasium and Bulacan Center in Malolos. The top four teams will qualify for the Asia Pacific… Read More

Sipalay City hosts successful 1st leg of int’l open water swim circuit

Sipalay City hosts successful 1st leg of int’l open water swim circuit

February 19, 2024, 3:29 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Sipalay in Negros Occidental got a boost in its campaign for sustainable and responsible tourism with the successful staging of the first leg of the International Open Water Swim Circuit over the weekend. Some 146 swimmers saw action in the two-day event organized by… Read More

IOC thumbs down Pacquiao’s Paris Games bid

IOC thumbs down Pacquiao’s Paris Games bid

February 19, 2024, 9:08 am

MANILA – Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won’t be showcasing his legendary ring savvy to the Paris Olympics primarily because the former eight-division world professional champion is overaged. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in response to a letter from the Philippine Olympic Committee… Read More

Creamline sets sights on 3rd straight PVL All-Filipino crown

Creamline sets sights on 3rd straight PVL All-Filipino crown

February 17, 2024, 7:12 pm

MANILA – Creamline already has eight titles in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) but the determination to get another one remains just as strong for the Rebisco franchise. On Tuesday, the Cool Smashers will kick off their quest for a third consecutive All-Filipino Conference crown at… Read More