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Army rules 4th leg of PH Dragon Boat Federation Regatta

MANILA – The Philippine Army Dragon Warriors continued their winning streak this year after ruling the fourth leg of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) Regatta on Sunday.The Armymen triumphed in the 200-meter women's mall boat, 200-meter Standard Mixed board; and 200-meter Standard... Read More

Allianz PNB Life supports Creamline volleyball team

MANILA – Insurance company Allianz PNB Life has agreed to sponsor the Creamline Cool Smashers in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League.The partnership was formally sealed during the signing ceremony between Allianz PNB Life President and CEO Alexander Grenz and Rebisco President Jonathan Ng on... Read More

Filipina teen finishes 3rd in Indonesia chess tourney

MANILA – Woman National Master Antonella Berthe "Tonelle" Racasa finished third in the BKD Fide Rated International Open Chess Tournament Under 21 at the Gunadarma University Karawaci in Tangerang-Indonesia on Sunday.Racasa finished the nine-round Swiss system event with 6.0 points, creating a... Read More

Djokovic crushes Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open title

ISTANBUL – Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to clinch a record-extending 10th Australian Open title on Sunday.The Serbian powered his way to a 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 victory at the Rod Laver Arena in just under three hours to equal Rafael Nadal men’s record of 22 Grand... Read More

Converge nips Magnolia, remains unbeaten in 3 games

MANILA–Converge moved to the top of the PBA Governors' Cup standings after escaping with a 111-109 win against Magnolia at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City on Sunday night.Clutch moments from Jamaal Franklin turned out to be the cushion the FiberXers needed to frustrateseveral Hotshots'... Read More

Filipino pole vaulter Obiena strikes gold in France

MANILA — Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena bagged his first indoor gold for 2023 after ruling the Perche En Or event early Sunday (Philippine Time) in Roubaix, France.Obiena beat China's Yao Jie for the top prize after clearing 5.82 meters on his first try. Obiena tried but failed to clear... Read More

Fil-Aussie Kubler, Hijikata bag Australian Open doubles title

MANILA – Filipino-Australian Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata clinched the men’s doubles title of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday, a feat Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said should make Filipinos... Read More

Casares, Alcoseba rule National Age Group Triathlon Series

OLONGAPO – Filipino-Spanish Fernando Jose Casares displayed his awesome form to claim victory in the sprint men's elite category of the National Age Group Triathlon (NGAT) Series at the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority on Sunday.Casares, born in Madrid to a Spanish father and a Filipino... Read More

FIFA fines 4 Uruguay players over incidents after World Cup exit

ANKARA – Four Uruguayan national football team players were suspended Friday and fined for incidents after the team was eliminated in the group stage at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in December.FIFA said its Disciplinary Committee decided to sanction defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin,... Read More

Terrafirma stuns Meralco; NLEX stays unbeaten

MANILA – Terrafirma pulled off the first major surprise in the PBA Governors' Cup after upsetting Meralco, 96-88, on Saturday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.Behind the hot hands of Juami Tiongson, the heroics of Eric Camson and clutch free throws from Jordan Williams, the Dyip... Read More

Creamline faces Petro Gazz in PVL All-Filipino Conference opener

MANILA - Creamline will kick off its title defense against Petro Gazz when the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference unfolds at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Feb. 4.The Smashers will meet Reinforce Conference champion Angels at 6 p.m. while Akari and Choco Mucho will... Read More

Djokovic beats Paul to face Tsitsipas in AO men's singles finals

ISTANBUL – Novak Djokovic defeated Tommy Paul in straight sets Friday to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open men's singles finals on Sunday.The No. 5-ranked Djokovic from Serbia won the semifinal round with sets of 7-5, 6-1, and 6-2 after two hours and 20 minutes at the Rod Laver... Read More

TNT goes 2-0; Blackwater snaps skid

MANILA – TNT crawled back from 18 points down to beat Rain Or Shine, 105-100, in the PBA Governors' Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo on Friday night.The Tropang Giga dropped 44 points in the third quarter, or more than their entire first-half output of 36, before holding the Elasto Painters to... Read More

Tsitsipas advances to Australian Open final in men's singles

ISTANBUL – Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday moved to his maiden Australian Open final in men's singles after beating 20th seed Karen Khachanov from Russia.Tsitsipas, 24, won a four-set thriller with 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, and 6-3 sets after three hours and 21 minutes at Rod Laver Arena."I like that... Read More

Cignal HD Spikers conquer Lions at Spikers' Turf Open Conference

MANILA– Cignal stamped its class over Santa Rosa City, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, to get a share of the lead in the 2023 Spikers' Turf Open Conference at the Paco Arena on Friday.John Paul Bugaoan finished with 10 attacks and five blocks as the HD Spikers joined Imus-Ivy Tuason Photography,... Read More

Racasa, Cu hurdle first round matches in Indonesia chess tourney

MANILA–Woman National Master Antonella Berthe "Tonelle" Racasa and National Master Ivan Travis Cu kicked off their campaign on a high note on Friday at the BKD Fide Rated International Open Chess Tournament Under 21 at the Gunadarma University Karawaci in Tanggerang, Indonesia.The 15-year-old... Read More

June Mar Fajardo leads MVP race

MANILA–June Mar Fajardo currently has an inside track of winning the 2023 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.In a copy of the statistical points (SPs) amassed by the top contenders for the MVP award given to media outlets, the San Miguel center, the only... Read More

PH to host Women's 3x3 International Invitational on Feb. 4-5

MANILA–All is set for the staging of the Philippine Women's 3x3 International Invitational on Feb. 4-5 at the Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City.Twelve teams from five countries are vying for the USD3,000 in cash top prize in the tournament billed as "Manila Hustle 3x3" and presented by Uratex... Read More

POC seals 'French Connection' for 2024 Paris Olympics

MANILA–The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has partnered with the Moselle Sports Academy to guarantee the physical and mental preparedness of Filipino athletes who will qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.POC President Abraham Tolentino and Moselle Sports Academy President Patrick Weiten... Read More

IOC step to greenlight Russian athletes at Olympics lauded

KAZAN – The recent proposal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allowing Russian players to partake in international tournaments, though under a set of certain conditions, can be already viewed as a success, Vice President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Igor Levitin said on... Read More