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PSC-backed PH team starts Asean Para Games mission

MANILA -- The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-backed Team Philippines left for Solo, Indonesia Tuesday morning on a chartered flight to start their 11th Asean Para Games (APG) campaign, four days before the opening ceremony.The Games officially start on July 30 and will run until August 6.The... Read More

Paris 2024 Olympic games ceremony to be held on River Seine

PARIS -- The organizing committee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Monday unveiled “Games Wide Open” as the slogan for the upcoming sporting event to be hosted by Paris.The video announcement of the slogan was accompanied by the visuals of French monuments, history and... Read More

College basketball preseason game ends in brawl

MANILA – A college basketball preseason game on Tuesday ended up in an unpleasant manner as one player each from the competing teams engaged in a punching incident.Jose Rizal University's John Amores was seen throwing a haymaker at University of the Philippines' Mark Belmonte with 2:11 left in... Read More

Robles wins 2 golds in 3rd leg of Philippine Archery Cup

MANILA – Andrea Robles bagged two gold medals in the women's compound at the 16th Philippine Archery Cup Leg 3 which was co-hosted by the cities of Mandaue and Cebu from July 22-24.Robles, 24, topped the qualifying round, beating 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) mixed team gold medalist... Read More

PBBM hails EJ Obiena, Vanessa Sarno for sporting triumphs

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday extended congratulations to Filipino athletes Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and Vanessa Sarno for triumphs in their respective sporting events.Obiena, a pole vaulter, made history on Monday (Manila time) after... Read More

PH lifters win 15 golds in Asian Youth and Junior Championship

MANILA – Vanessa Sarno of Bohol bagged three gold medals to cap the Philippines' campaign in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent City on Friday night.Considered as heir apparent to Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, the... Read More

World chess body looks to capture attention of young people

ISTANBUL – One of the priorities of the world's top chess body is to spread the game among children and young people, the director-general of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) said on Wednesday."Various educational programs, agreements with governments and ministries to introduce chess... Read More

5-time world champ Magnus Carlsen decides not to defend title

MOSCOW – Norwegian Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen decided against defending his world champion title in a match for the world chess crown against Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi, the chess24.com web portal announced on Wednesday.“I am not motivated to play another match," Carlsen... Read More

PH 144-man athletic roster finalized for 11th Asean Para Games

MANILA – Raring and eager to spring into action, 144 athletes in 11 sports aim to make the flag and country proud in the 11th Asean Para Games scheduled from July 30 to Aug. 6 in Surakarta, Indonesia.The list of the national squad bound for Indonesia was finalized last weekend, Philippine... Read More

PH bowlers to compete in Asian Junior Championships

MANILA – The Philippines will send 16 athletes to the 21st Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships scheduled from Aug. 14 to 20 at the Blu-O Rhythm and Bowl Ratchayothin in Bangkok, Thailand.Stephen Luke Diwa, who won the doubles bronze medal with Marc Dylan Custodio at the IBF Under-21... Read More

PH wins 6 more gold medals in Asian Weightlifting Championships

MANILA – Zamboanga City's Rosalinda Faustino and Rosegie Ramos ruled their respective divisions on Tuesday night, adding six golds to the Philippines' medal haul in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent City.Faustino, who hails from... Read More

Gilas eliminated from FIBA Asia Cup

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas' stint in the FIBA Asia Cup came to an end Tuesday night after Japan knocked them out with a 102-81 win in their playoff first-round encounter at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta.Even with National Basketball Association player Yuta Watanabe exiting the game in the third... Read More

OCA announces new dates for 19th Asian Games

BEIJING – The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Tuesday announced the new dates for the 19th Asian Games which will be held in Hangzhou, China from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8, 2023.The 19th Asian Games were originally planned to be held from Sept. 10 to 25, 2022, but was postponed by the OCA Executive... Read More

PSC congratulates Filipino women in sports

MANILA – The Philippine government, through the Philippine Sports Commission, has lauded the winning performances of the national women athletes in the sports of karate, weightlifting, and football, which raised the Philippine flag in different sports stages around the globe.“For July,... Read More

Zamboanga, Nueva Ecija stay unbeaten after winning OT thrillers

MANILA – The Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards denied the All-Star Bacolod Ballers a giant slaying to begin their two-game home stand as the former prevailed, 81-74, in a Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League triple-overtime thriller that ended just past midnight on Tuesday at the University of St.... Read More

Ramos bags 4 golds in Asian Weightlifting Championships

MANILA – Rose Jean Ramos came up with a sterling performance in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships on Monday night by collecting four gold, one silver and one bronze medals in the women's 45kg category at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex in Tashkent City.The 17-year-old... Read More

Nat'l age group chess championship unfolds Monday  

MANILA -- The country’s top young players headed by Mhagie Gerriahlou Sebastian, Ruelle Canino and Antonelle Berte Racasa will figure in the battle of wits as the National Age Group Chess Championships presented by Malolos Mayor Christian “Agila” Natividad unfolds Tuesday at the... Read More

Colonia wins 2 golds in Asian Youth weightlifting

MANILA – Angeline Colonia kicked off the Philippine campaign in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships on a high note following her title victory in the Youth women's 40kg category on Sunday night in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.Playing in her first international tournament, Colonia... Read More

Filipinas shock Thais to win 1st ever AFF Women's Championship

MANILA – Make way for the new queens of Southeast Asian football!The Philippine women's football team won the AFF Women's Championship after beating Thailand, 3-0, in the Sunday night final at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.In front of 8,257 fans, the Filipinas won their first ever championship in... Read More

Son, daughter, father rule BMX freestyle nationals

MANILA – A family of park riders—father Armand, son Guetler and daughter Asianity Mariano—lured the spotlight in Sunday’s PhilCycling National Championships for BMX Freestyle that started with a heated competition at mid-morning but wound up wet and cold—no thanks to a... Read More