Sports

Abad siblings hopeful in World Beach Pencak Silat Championships

MANILA – After winning 11 medals at the 6th Asian Pencak Silat Championships held recently in India, the national team is gearing up for the World Beach Games, which will be held in Mactan, Cebu in December.Leading the team are brothers Alfau Jan and Almohaidib Abad, who won the gold medal in... Read More

UAAP suspends CJ Austria, Adama Faye for Oct. 19 games

MANILA – De La Salle University's CJ Austria and the University of Santo Tomas' (UST) Adama Faye will not be seeing action in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines' (UAAP) Wednesday edition at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay as they will serve their one-game... Read More

Nearly 3M tickets sold for 2022 FIFA World Cup

ANKARA – Almost 3 million tickets have been sold as the 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to start in Qatar next month, the world football's governing body said on Monday."Ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 are approaching 3 million as the countdown continues to the first edition of the... Read More

PBBM to PSC: Take care of athletes’ nutrition

MANILA – Among the immediate priorities of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) under chairperson Noli Eala is to boost and enhance the nutrition program for the national athletes. No less than President Ferdinand R. Marcos cited the importance of proper nutrition, which helps guarantee a... Read More

New season in NBA set to start on Tuesday

ANKARA -- The 2022-23 NBA regular season will begin with two games on Tuesday, as the Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Boston Celtics and the defending champions Golden State Warriors will host the Los Angeles Lakers on the opening night.It has been four months since Stephen Curry-led Warriors won... Read More

Nichol Pareja named Best Asian in Tour De Langkawi Stage 7

MANILA – Philippine national team rider Nichol Pareja stole the show among the Asian cyclists competing in the Petronas Tour De Langkawi and posted the best finish among the Asians in the seventh of eight races in this season's cycling tournament in Malaysia on Monday.Pareja finished in a... Read More

Neymar to stand trial on corruption, fraud charges

OVIEDO, Spain – Brazilian football player Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. arrived at a Barcelona court on Monday morning, where he will stand trial on corruption and fraud charges over his transfer to FC Barcelona nearly a decade ago.Just a month before the World Cup in Qatar kicks off, Spanish... Read More

PH bags 11 medals in Asian pencak silat tourney

MANILA – The Philippines captured 11 medals, including one gold courtesy of Abad brothers -- Alfau Jan and Almohaidib in the 6th Asian Pencak Silat Championships at the Sher-i Kashmir Indoor Stadium in Srinagar, India from Oct. 14 to 16.Alfau Jan and his younger brother Almohaidib came out... Read More

9 PH athletes to compete in World Weightlifting Championships

MANILA – Nine athletes, including 2022 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo, will compete in the World Championships scheduled from Dec. 5 to 16 in Bogota, Colombia.The World Championships is the first qualification tournament on the road to the 2024 Paris Olympic... Read More

Pinay5 bounces back to split series vs. Guam

MANILA – The Philippine women's futsal team avenged its close defeat to Guam with a 3-1 win in their Sunday night rematch at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.Hannah Muros, the granddaughter of athletics legend Elma Muros-Posadas, struck the opening goal for the Pinay5 side barely four minutes into the... Read More

City of Manila backs swimming grassroots dev’t

MANILA - The City of Manila has given its full support to the Swimming League Philippines (SLP) for the staging of the Manila Swim Fest on Nov. 5 at the Philippine Columbian Association swimming pool in Plaza Dilao in Paco.Manila Sports Council (MASCO) chairman Roel De Guzman signed a memorandum of... Read More

UE tears down UST for back-to-back wins

MANILA – The University of the East (UE) put an end to five years of frustrations against the University of Santo Tomas with a 78-68 win in their UAAP men's basketball meeting on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.As the offense picked up in the second half, it was the Red Warriors... Read More

SEA Games qualifying nat’l dancesports tourney set Oct. 29-30

MANILA – The Philippine Dancesport Federation (PDSF) will hold a national tournament on Oct. 29-30 at the PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City.The event also features a performance by World Dancesport Federation top amateur couple Andrey Gusev and Vera Bondareva from... Read More

Nat’l team slots up for grab in chess tourney

MANILA – The country’s top juniors and women chess players converge in the elimination round in two separate tournaments at online app Tornelo on Monday for a chance to make the national team and represent the country in international meets.The Philippine National Juniors Championships... Read More

UST blasts UE by 63 points in UAAP women's hoops

MANILA – The University of Santo Tomas (UST) broke free from a tight first quarter to beat the University of the East (UE) by 63 points, 107-44, in their UAAP women's basketball match on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The Golden Tigresses pulled away from the Lady Warriors in... Read More

4 Pinoys to compete in Asian squash tourney in SoKor

MANILA – The Philippine Squash Academy is planning to send four players to the Asian Team Championships set from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 in Cheongju, South Korea.The team is composed of Robert Andrew Garcia, Reymark Begornia, David William Pelino, Jonathan Reyes, and coach Edgar Balleber."The goal... Read More

Guam upsets Pinay5 at start of women’s futsal friendlies

MANILA – Guam stunned the Philippine women's futsal team, 1-0, in the first match of their weekend friendly series at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila on Saturday night.Koharu Minato silenced the home crowd inside the arena as she slotted the lone goal of the match in the 36th minute en... Read More

PH bags four medals at Asian Pencak Silat Championships

MANILA – The Philippines has pocketed four medals, including one gold, at the start of the 6th Asian Pencak Silat Championships at the Sher-i Kashmir Indoor Stadium in Srinagar, India on Friday.Alfau Jan Abad and Almohaidib Abad topped the men's double artistic (Seni Ganda Putra) event.The... Read More

Olympians Cerdeña, Diaz meet in PSC courtesy call

MANILA – Olympians Arianne Cerdeña of bowling and Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting met for the first time during a courtesy call at the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Friday.The bemedaled athletes both emphasized the importance of hard work, dedication and discipline for young... Read More

Barbosa to lead PH team in World Taekwondo Championships

MANILA–Olympian Kurt Bryan Barbosa will spearhead the Philippine campaign in the World Taekwondo Championships scheduled from Nov. 13 to 20 in Cancun, Mexico.The other members of the Kyorugi (sparring) team are Joseph Chua (men's minus 63-kilogram) Alfrits Arevalo (men's minus 68-kg), Dave Cea... Read More