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COPA, finswimming association sign agreement

MANILA–The Philippine Finswimming Federation, Inc. (PFFI) and the Congress of Philippine Aquatics, Inc. (COPA) forged a partnership on Saturday to form a competitive team for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games.The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by PFFI president Maria Tatjana Claudeene... Read More

PH assured of podium finish in world beach volleyball tourney

MANILA–Host Philippines was assured of a podium finish in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures after Cherry Ann "Sisi" Rondina and Jovelyn Gonzaga; Genesa Jane Eslapor and Floremel Rodriguez won their respective quarterfinal matches on Saturday.Rondina and Gonzaga outplayed Japanese... Read More

Rizal Memorial Stadium to host AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup games

MANILA–The historic Rizal Memorial Football Stadium will host the national team's home matches for the Asian Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup 2022.The Azkals will play Brunei Darussalam on Dec. 23 and Indonesia on Jan. 2, 2023 in the 12,000-capacity venue.For their away... Read More

PH junior team triumphs in Malaysia tennis tourney

MANILA–Tennielle Bedua Madis of M'lang, North Cotabato scored another double victory in the Perlis leg of the MILO International Junior Tennis Championships in Malaysia on Friday.Madis and No. 1 seed Chanya Ng Kai Ning of Singapore were declared co-champions in the girls' 16-under singles... Read More

Argentina, Croatia set up World Cup semis clash

ANKARA – Argentina toppled the Netherlands on Friday in a thrilling penalty shootout by 4-3 and will play Croatia in the World Cup semifinals.The Argentine national team took the lead in the 35th minute as Nahuel Molina finished in a one-on-one after Lionel Messi sent a perfect through ball... Read More

Magnolia makes late run to enter PBA Comm's Cup semis

MANILA – Magnolia clinched the second spot in the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals after eliminating Phoenix, 102-95 in their quarterfinal battle at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig Friday night.Despite missing head coach Chito Victolero due to health and safety protocols, the Hotshots still... Read More

Zamboanga extends MPBL finals vs. Nueva Ecija

MANILA– Zamboanga lived to fight another day in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) National Finals after bringing down Nueva Ecija, 75-65, in Game 3 of the best-of-five series at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Zamboanga City on Friday night.Zamboanga needed to pull away within... Read More

Bay Area clinches semifinal spot

MANILA – Bay Area will move on to the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals after handing Rain Or Shine a blowout defeat, 126-96, in their quarterfinal game on Friday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The top-seeded Dragons quickly opened a lead as high as 22 points, 46-24, midway through the... Read More

PH netters secure 4 medals at Indonesia soft tennis tourney

MANILA – The Philippines has pocketed one silver and three bronze medals at the 6th Indonesia Soft Tennis Championships held from Dec. 1-4 in Jakarta.Joseph Arcilla and Sherwin Nuguit delivered the silver medal in the men's doubles category where they lost to He-na A and Meng Ju Hsieh of... Read More

Army Woman Grandmaster rules nationwide chess tourney

MANILA – Army Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Private 1st Class Janelle Mae Frayna captured her fourth title in the blitz category of the 2022 National Women's Chess Championships grand finals at the Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence in Quezon City on Wednesday.The 25-year-old Frayna, the... Read More

Marcos lauds PH team for victories in IPSC World Shoot

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Thursday lauded the Philippine team for their victories in the recently-concluded 19th International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Handgun World Championships in Thailand.“We congratulate the Philippine team at the XIX International... Read More

Hidilyn wins 3 golds at World Weightlifting Championships

MANILA — Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz lived up to her billing as the best in the women's 55-kilogram category after claiming three gold medals at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Bogota, Colombia on Thursday.The 31-year-old Diaz, a gold... Read More

Viray wins 3 golds at IPSC World Shoot tourney in Thailand

MANILA – Kahlil Adrian Viray made the Philippines proud as he captured three gold medals at the 2022 International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Handgun World Championships which concluded last Saturday in Pattaya, Thailand.Viray, the only Filipino and Asian member of the prestigious... Read More

San Juan Knights join Pilipinas Super League

MANILA – One of the most successful teams in regional basketball is making its way to the Pilipinas Super League (PSL).The league announced on Wednesday that the San Juan Knights are confirming their participation in the ongoing DUMPER Cup.Team owner Jinggoy Estrada welcomed PSL president... Read More

Ginebra pips NorthPort to open quarterfinals series

MANILA – Barangay Ginebra came alive late in the third quarter to turn back NorthPort Batang Pier, 118-102, in Game 1 of their PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinal series at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Wednesday night.The Gin Kings zoomed past the Batang Pier with a 19-4 run to end... Read More

UP-Ateneo finals rematch starts on Sunday

MANILA – The UP Fighting Maroons and Ateneo Blue Eagles will see each other in the UAAP men's basketball finals anew after deposing their respective foes in their semifinal match-ups on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Fighting Maroons booked the first seat in the... Read More

Pakistan manufactures ball for FIFA World Cup

By Ashraf SiddiquiQATAR – FIFA World Cup Qatar - 2022, a boisterous tournament with groundbreaking figures and memorable moments both on and off the pitch has become a showpiece sporting event to remember for everyone who has already made it and will make it to Qatar, as well as the billions... Read More

SMB clobbers Converge at start of PBA Comm's Cup QFs

MANILA – Converge's gallant stand in the fourth quarter fell short as San Miguel escaped with a 114-96 win at the start of the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.The Beermen's first-half dominance, in which they held the FiberXers to just 13... Read More

Will Chope named interim URCC welterweight champ

MANILA — American mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Will Chope became the interim URCC welterweight champion after submitting Arvin Chan at URCC 81 on Tuesday night at Okada Manila in Parañaque City.Chope, known as a submission artist, forced Chan to tap out at the 1:45 mark of the first... Read More

Morocco beats Spain, advances to World Cup quarterfinals

ISTANBUL – Morocco qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals after beating Spain 3-0 on penalties on Tuesday.Neither team was able to break the deadlock for the first 45 minutes at Doha's Education City Stadium.Despite several efforts from both sides in the second half, neither... Read More