Sports

PH lawn bowlers to compete in Japan

MANILA – The Philippines will send four athletes to the 7th Japan International Open Lawn Bowls tournament scheduled from Oct. 28 to 30 at the Kobe Shiawasenomura (Wellness Village).Ronalyn Greenlees, Hazel Jagonoy, Ronald Lising and Leo Carreon -- all medalists in the 2019 Manila SEA Games --... Read More

PCKDF keen on discovering young paddlers

MANILA – The Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation (PCKDF) is keen on promoting the sport in the countryside to discover potential talents.Head coach Len Escollante said the PCKDF has been holding training camps and tournaments nationwide to encourage the youth to try the sport."We... Read More

PH futsal team battles upstart Guam in weekend friendlies

MANILA – The newly-reformed Philippine women's futsal team battles Guam in a two-match friendly series this weekend at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.The "Pinay 5" squad takes on Guam at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as they look to bring futsal, the indoor version of football, back into relevance... Read More

Ex-boxing champ seeks BBM’s help to get uncollected prize

MANILA – Former world boxing champion Luisito Espinosa is appealing to President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. to help him collect his prize money from a 1997 title fight held in South Cotabato province.Espinosa defeated Carlos Rios of Argentina in that match held in Koronadal City and was... Read More

Mutual respect important between PSC, NSAs

MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Jose Emmanuel Eala on Thursday emphasized the importance of mutual respect to ensure the harmonious relationship between the government sports agency and the national sports associations (NSAs).Eala said the PSC recognizes the autonomy of... Read More

Alcantara breaks into ATP's top 300

MANILA – Francis Casey Alcantara has fulfilled his goal of breaking into the top 300 with his current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) doubles ranking of No. 292."I am super happy that I achieved my goal this year," said the 30-year-old player from Cagayan de Oro City in an interview... Read More

Filipinas bow to Costa Rica in friendly match

MANILA – The Philippine women's football team suffered a 1-2 defeat against Costa Rica at the tail end of their two-leg friendly series at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San Jose, Costa Rica early Wednesday (Manila time).The Costa Ricans came alive moments after Tahnai Annis misfired a spot... Read More

Kurash juniors, seniors tourney set Nov. 13

MANILA – The Kurash Sports Federation of the Philippines will hold the Women's Martial Arts Festival - Kurash Juniors and Seniors tournament at the 3rd floor of the SMAP building (judo training hall) inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) in Manila on Nov. 13.The combined event for... Read More

PH to send 814 athletes to 2023 Cambodia SEA Games

MANILA – The Philippines will send 814 athletes to the 32nd Southeast Asian Games slated May 5 to 16 in Cambodia next year, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino said Tuesday.“It’s again a fighting team and the goal is to send the best full... Read More

Obiena receives House reso honoring his golden feats

MANILA – Speaker Martin Romualdez on Tuesday presented to Ernest John “EJ” Uy Obiena a copy of the House resolution honoring the world No. 3 Filipino pole vaulter for bringing pride and glory to the Philippines.The simple handover rite of House Resolution No. 10 unanimously adopted... Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700 club goals

ANKARA – Manchester United's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in football history to score 700 club goals in his 20-year-career.In an English Premier League match against Everton Sunday, Ronaldo, 37, came off the bench to score his 700th club goal as Manchester... Read More

Sarangani blasts Mindoro behind Kyt Jimenez's quadruple-double

MANILA – Kyt Jimenez put on an impressive all-around game never seen in 23 years as Sarangani solidified its hold on the third spot in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Southern Division with a 125-74 blast against Mindoro on Monday night at the Paco Arena.Jimenez tallied the... Read More

PH archers to train in SoKor next month

MANILA – The Philippines will send eight recurve archers to South Korea next month for a five-day training camp.World Archery Philippines (WAP) secretary general Rosendo Sombrio said the invitation from the World Archery Asia joint training program is exclusive for the recurve team.The... Read More

Stephan Schrock to backstop Team Bacolod in Kampeon Cup

MANILA – Stephan Schrock makes his way back to a Bacolod-based squad as he has been inserted into Team Bacolod for the AIA Kampeon Cup this weekend in the city.Schrock, the longtime former Ceres Negros captain, will suit up for the home side as the Kampeon Cup, traditionally the All-Star event... Read More

Filipino-Japanese judokas to compete in Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

MANILA – Filipino-Japanese Shugen Nakano hopes to keep his winning form when he competes at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament on Oct. 21-23 in the United Arab Emirates.The two-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist is coming off a win last month at the Tahiti Oceania Open, beating... Read More

PAF hails Eumir Marcial for 3rd professional boxing win

MANILA – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) hailed Tokyo Summer Olympics bronze medalist Sgt. Eumir Marcial for winning his third professional boxing match in California."On Oct. 8, 2022, Sgt. Eumir Marcial of the PAF won in a professional boxing match against Steven Pichardo from Gardena,... Read More

Diamond Stone explodes to lead SMB past ROS

MANILA – Diamond Stone showed that he has quickly adapted to San Miguel's system, exploding for 42 points in a 113-105 victory against Rain Or Shine in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Stone was consistent all game long, going 17-for-29... Read More

Ramos takes home bronze at Asian weightlifting championships

MANILA – Filipino weightlifter Rose Jean Ramos bagged the bronze medal in the clean and jerk of the women's 45-kg category on Saturday night in the 2022 Asian Championships at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Manama, Bahrain.The 17-year-old pride of Zamboanga City lifted 85kg to finish third behind... Read More

Cebu reclaims top spot, edges Kaya Iloilo in 1st home match

MANILA – Dynamic Herb Cebu reclaimed the top spot in the Philippines Football League (PFL) with a 3-2 win against Kaya Iloilo on Sunday, its first match on its own turf, the Dynamic Herb Stadium in Talisay City.Mert Altinoz's hat-trick got the better of Robert Lopez Mendy's brace as Cebu... Read More

Draymond Green apologizes for punching teammate Jordan Poole

ANKARA – Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green apologized Saturday for punching teammate Jordan Poole in practice on Oct. 7."No. 1, I was wrong for my actions," said Green. "There's a huge embarrassment that comes with (this). Not only for myself, as I was the one who committed... Read More