Cebuanos rule National Aquathlon Open

IMUS, CAVITE – Cebu’s pride Karen Andrea Manayon and Matthew Justine Hermosa were crowned elite champions in the National Aquathlon Open and Super Tri Kids Championships at the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub here Sunday.Manayon, who hails from the town of Talisay, finished the 500m (swim) and... Read More

Converge recruits Tom Vodanovich for PBA Govs' Cup QFs

MANILA – Converge has brought in a new import for the PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals.The league announced on Saturday that Tom Vodanovich has replaced Jamaal Franklin ahead of Converge's Sunday night match against San Miguel Beer.Vodanovich, listed at six-foot-seven in various pages with his... Read More

Japan donates P7M worth of gymnastics equipment to PH

MANILA – The Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP) on Friday received roughly PHP7 million worth of gymnastics equipment donated by the Japanese government through its Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project.Japan's Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko and GAP... Read More

SMB assured of Top 2 finish after ripping ROS

MANILA — San Miguel will finish no worse than second place in the PBA Governors' Cup eliminations after pipping Rain Or Shine, 129-116, on Friday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The Beermen asserted their might early on after racing to a 36-23 lead at the end of the first quarter.The... Read More

5 Throws-For-All PH Masters Athletics Championships set in April

MANILA – Around 500 local athletes are expected to join the 5 Throws-For-All Philippine Masters Athletics Championships scheduled from April 14 to 16 at the PhilSports Track and Field Oval in Pasig City.This was announced Friday by lawyer Alberto Agra, the program's executive director, along... Read More

EJ Obiena is PH sportswriters’ top athlete for February

MANILA – EJ Obiena lived up to his lofty billing as one of the world’s finest pole vaulters as the prized Filipino athlete made a lot of heads turn anew during his torrid European indoor campaign in February.In such a short span, Obiena, 27, bagged two gold, a silver and bronze medals... Read More

PH to send 905 athletes, 257 officials in Cambodia SEAG

MANILA – The 1,233-strong Team Philippines, composed of 905 athletes and 257 officials, is on a mission to make the country proud in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games that Cambodia will be hosting from May 5 to 17 this year.Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President, Representative Abraham... Read More

Grassroots dev’t ‘very important’ to discover billiards talents

MANILA – World champion Rubilen Amit on Thursday said there are many promising billiard players in the country and the forthcoming Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Women in Sports 9-Ball Cup is a good opportunity to discover them."We have many talents who can be future champions. The PSC... Read More

Javines strikes again at PNSA shootfest

MANILA – Antonio Joseph Javines, the “Wonder Boy" from Ateneo de Manila, did it again.Javines continued his impressive performance in the Philippine National Shooting Association (PNSA) Trap and Skeet shooting competition at the PNSA-PSC Firing Range in Muntinlupa City over the... Read More

FIFA enlarges 2026 World Cup to 48 teams with 104 matches

ANKARA – FIFA on Tuesday confirmed that the 2026 World Cup will be played with 48 teams divided into 12 groups, and will have 104 matches up from 64."... the FIFA Council unanimously approved the proposed amendment to the FIFA World Cup 2026 competition format from 16 groups of three to 12... Read More

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup headed back to UAE

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup headed back to UAEZURICH – The FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is headed back to the United Arab Emirates, after the FIFA Council appointed Dubai as host of next year’s tournament at the 21st FIFA Council meeting held in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday.Additionally, the... Read More

Morocco joins Spain, Portugal in 2030 FIFA World Cup bid

ANKARA – Morocco on Tuesday joined a joint bid with Spain and Portugal to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup."I would like to announce, before this assembly, that the Kingdom of Morocco has decided, together with Spain and Portugal, to present a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup," Morocco's King... Read More

UP-Ateneo friendly highlights 'Terre de Jeux' for Paris 2024

MANILA – As part of celebrations for next year's Paris Olympics, the French Embassy organizeda basketball matchfor the "Terre de Jeux 2024" at the University of the Philippines (UP) main campus in Diliman, Quezon City on Tuesday.Michele Boccoz, French Ambassador to the Philippines, graced the... Read More

SEAG medalists seeing action in PH Athletics Championships

MANILA – The track is set for the staging of the ICTSI Philippine Athletics Championships from March 21 to 26 in Ilagan City, Isabela.Some 800 athletes, including 80 from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, are joining the tournament which will offer world ranking points.Except... Read More

PSC holds inter-agency meeting for 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) hosted an inter-agency coordination meeting on Tuesday to ensure the country's successful hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup.A total of 37 government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations and stakeholders attended... Read More

MBPL: Beefed-up Batangas opens season vs. Pasay

MANILA – Complacency has no place in coach Cholo Villanueva’s Batangas City Embassy Chill in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).His team reached the Southern Division finalslast year but this season is a totally different ballgame.“It’s back to zero. It... Read More

Nueva Ecija rips Laguna to begin MPBL title defense

MANILA – Nueva Ecija began its title defense in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) with a resounding 97-70 win against Laguna on Monday night at the Star Arena in Baliwag, Bulacan.The Rice Vanguards started the game flat but pulled away in the end to stomp their class over the... Read More

Fil-Am Coo clinches silver medal in Indonesia BMX Cup 1

MANILA – Patrick Bren Coo started his quest to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics with a silver medal performance in the BMX Indonesia Cup Round 1 at the Pulonas International BMX Center in Jakarta on Sunday.The Filipino-American cyclist clocked 34.138 and earned 86 points in the Union... Read More

PBBM lauds Yulo for winning 2 golds in World Cup series

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday commended Carlos Edriel Yulo for another glory and honor he brought to the country after winning two golds in the third leg of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup held on March 9-12 at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku,... Read More

Team Lakay loses 4th member

MANILA – Another member of Team Lakay has left the mixed martial arts’ stable.Joshua Pacio confirmed on Monday that he has quit the team and is plotting a major comeback to reclaim the ONE strawweight title."In my quest to better myself and reclaim the belt that was once mine, I have... Read More