Munzon traded to NorthPort, Ferrer to Terrafirma

MANILA – NorthPort continues to shake its lineup for the PBA Governors' Cup, this time acquiring Joshua Munzon in a trade with Terrafirma.In exchange, the Batang Pier sent Kevin Ferrer to the Dyip.Both teams initially proposed Javi Gomez De Liaño and MJ Ayaay be added to the mix with... Read More

Milby re-elected as PH Rugby Football Union president

MANILA–Ada Milby will continue her role as president of the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) after being re-elected to another two-year term."I'm honored for the opportunity to continue serving our Philippine Rugby members, stakeholders and communities. It's a critical time for us as we... Read More

Posadas named PH athletics team head coach

MANILA–The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) has appointed George Noel Posadas as head coach of the national team.He has been a jumps and sprints coach since 1990 and has produced many of the country's topnotch athletes."I was shocked. I did not expect to be selected as... Read More

Bay Area’s Powell plays through injury, helps force Game 7

MANILA–For someone with a toe tendon injury, it must have been hard for Myles Powell who is sitting out the PBA Commissioner's Cup Playoffs.Bay Area coach Brian Goorjian admitted that as much as he wanted Powell to suit up, he really had to sit out to recover."I don't want to risk his health... Read More

4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka announces pregnancy

ANKARA – Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam women's singles champion, announced Wednesday that she is pregnant with her first child, days before the 2023 Australian Tennis Open."One thing I am looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, 'that's my mom', haha.... Read More

Petecio-led PH team to compete in Bulgaria, India

MANILA – The Philippine women's boxing team will compete in Bulgaria and India before the 32nd Southeast Asian Games slated May 5 to 17 in Cambodia.The team, led by Olympians Nesthy Petecio (lightweight) and Irish Magno (flyweight), will join the Strandja Memorial Cup in Sofia on Feb. 18-27... Read More

Myles Powell reactivated as Bay Area tries to extend series

MANILA – Myles Powell is set to return to Bay Area after missing much of the PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs.The league announced on Tuesday that the six-foot-two combo guard has been reactivated ahead of Game 6 of the finals against Ginebra.Powell sat out the first two rounds of the playoffs... Read More

PH sees tough battle in Cambodia SEA Games

MANILA – Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino on Tuesday sees tough battle ahead for the Philippine contingent as Cambodia hosts the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in less than four months.“Frankly, kinakabahan ako because of the formula na... Read More

No delays on financial support to athletes: PSC chief

MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Richard Bachmann’s first order of mission for the PSC manpower: “No delays on the financial support that PSC provides the athletes.”Bachmann, on his very first flag raising ceremony as the sports agency’s 12th... Read More

Australian Open 2023 open to players without Covid tests

ANKARA – Australian Open 2023 players will not be required to take Covid-19 tests and will be able to play even if they had the virus, said the head of Tennis Australia on Monday."We’ve made it clear to our players, as well as our over 12,000 staff. We ask ... if anyone is feeling... Read More

Brazil football body slams use of nat’l team jersey in protests

ANKARA – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Monday criticized the use of Brazilian National Team jersey in political demonstrations on Sunday.The CBF published a statement from official website, which emphasizes that the CBF is a non-partisan and democratic entity and encourages the... Read More

Filipinas placed in Pot 1 of Olympic qualifier draw

MANILA – The Philippine women's football team is on track to cruising past the first round of the Paris Olympic qualifiers this April.The Filipinas, ranked 53rd in the world and 11th in Asia, have been placed in Pot 1 of the upcoming group draw on Thursday at the Asian Football Confederation... Read More

Familiarity with Cone to help Brownlee in FIBA WCQ

MANILA – Justin Brownlee will have to learn a different basketball system once he suits up for Gilas Pilipinas in the February window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.He, however, will not be alone in adjusting to coach Chot Reyes' dribble-drive offense as no less than his coach at Ginebra,... Read More

Stephen Loman wants to challenge for ONE bantam title

MANILA – Filipino mixed martial arts star Stephen Loman has expressed his intent to go for the ONE bantamweight title.Loman said it is his goal for this year to take home the championship belt in the promotion's 145-pound division.“My goal in 2023 is to stay active, stay in tip-top... Read More

Filipino Japanese twins continue quest for Olympic slots

MANILA – The hunt for 2024 Paris Olympics slots continues for Filipino Japanese siblings Shugen and Keisei Nakano as they compete in the Grand Prix Portugal, the first event of the 2023 World Judo Tour, scheduled from Jan. 27 to 29.The twins were among the 425 athletes -- 243 men and 182 women... Read More

Chess IM Jem Garcia off to a good start

MANILA – International Master Jan “Jem” Emmanuel Garcia kicked off his campaign this year with a title victory at the Sir Herky Del Mundo Memorial Open rapid chess tournament held at the Open Kitchen Foodhall in Rockwell Business Center, Mandaluyong City last Jan. 3.The 27-year-old... Read More

Puentevella elected Asian Weightlifting Federation VP

MANILA – Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas President Monico Puentevella was chosen as one of the five vice presidents on the Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) Executive Board during the Electoral Congress in Doha, Qatar last Jan. 5.Shakhrillo Makhmudov (Uzbekistan), Meng Bo (China), Choi... Read More

Ginebra takes pivotal 3-2 lead vs. Bay Area

MANILA – Barangay Ginebra moved to within a win from claiming the PBA Commissioner's Cup championship after holding off Bay Area Dragons for a 101-91 win in Game 5 of the finals on Sunday night in front of 21,823 fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Stanley Pringle came up huge down... Read More

Korean soft tennis team to hold training camp in Manila

MANILA – The Korea Soft Tennis Association (KSTA) will send one of its professional women's teams to the Philippines this month for a technical training exchange program.The Korea Daegu Bank team headed by coach Cho Kyoung Soo will arrive on Jan. 16, a day before the training begins at the... Read More

Bay Area ties finals vs. Ginebra anew

MANILA– Bay Area bucked the absence of Andrew Nicholson and held off Ginebra, 94-86, in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals before 17,236 fans at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Friday night.Kobey Lam caught fire for the Dragons as he led their fightback, where they held the Gin... Read More