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Jordan's 1998 NBA Finals jersey sold for record $10.1-M

ANKARA (AA) – Former Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan's iconic 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 jersey sold for a record price of USD10.1 million, auction owner Sotheby's announced on Twitter on Thursday.The shirt set records for the most valuable basketball jersey and any game-worn sports... Read More

Manila stuns world No. 7 Ulaanbaatar to enter Chooks Quest semis

STA. ROSA, Laguna – Manila Chooks pulled off a giant slaying to clinch a spot in the semifinals of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Quest, stunning Ulaanbaatar, 21-20, in their second game in the pool stages at the Ayala Malls Solenad Activity Center on Friday.Chico Lanete played hero anew for... Read More

Roger Federer announces retirement from prof’l tennis

ANKARA – Swiss legend Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, announced on Thursday that he is retiring from professional tennis.“The Laver Cup next week in London will be my final ATP event. I will play more tennis in the future, of course, but just not in Grand Slams or on the... Read More

Garcia enters Eastside Open Squash tourney quarterfinal

MANILA – No. 4 seed Filipino Robert Andrew Garcia stamped his class over Wailok To of Hong Kong, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 on Thursday night to reach the quarterfinal round of the USD6,000 Eastside Open in Hobart City, Australia.The world No. 166 Filipino dominated the 34-minute match to advance... Read More

TNT, Ginebra, SMB players eyed for FIBA WCQ Window 5

MANILA – The star players of TNT, San Miguel, and Ginebra have been inserted to the initial pool of Gilas Pilipinas for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.As confirmed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Thursday, the last two Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Most... Read More

NBA suspends Phoenix owner for 1 year for workplace misconduct

ISTANBUL – The NBA on Wednesday suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for a year and fined USD10 million after a workplace misconduct investigation.According to the findings revealed in a statement, Sarver engaged in conduct that violated common workplace standards, i.e. use of racially... Read More

EJ Obiena jumps one more time, wins gold

MANILA — Ernest John “EJ” Obiena made one final jump for the year and won gold in the Gala Dei Castelli athletics competition in Bellinzona, Switzerland on Tuesday (Philippine Time).Just when many thought the world number three pole vaulter is done for 2022 with the gold in the... Read More

Ayo explains trade for Aljun Melecio, Kris Porter

MANILA – Coach Aldin Ayo explained on Tuesday why he had to shake up Converge's lineup a bit ahead of the PBA Commissioner's Cup, leading to a reunion with former player Aljun Melecio.In an online press conference formally introducing him as the FiberXers' new head coach along with Melecio and... Read More

Alcantara eyes top 300 in ATP rankings by yearend

MANILA – Francis Casey Alcantara from the Philippines hopes to break into the world's Top 300 by end of the year.The 30-year-old player from Cagayan de Oro City climbed to No. 329 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings following two runner-up finishes in the three-leg... Read More

Noli Eala vouches for sustainability of PSC's programs to Senate

MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairperson Noli Eala on Monday revealed to the Senate the agency's plan under his new leadership.In an inquiry called by Senate Committee on Sports chair Bong Go, Eala said his program “will ensure that when our athletes win, the entire... Read More

700 triathletes expected to join NCC’s Sept. 25 triathlon event

CAPAS – The New Clark City (NCC) Sports Complex looks to further build its portfolio as the country's new triathlon hub as it will host a full triathlon event on Sept. 25 in partnership with Robinson's Land Corporation (RLC) Residences.Following the success of its duathlon event last July, the... Read More

EJ Obiena caps outdoor season with Golden Fly gold

MANILA – EJ Obiena added another gold medal to his collection this year as he ruled the Liechtenstein leg of the Golden Fly Series early Monday (Philippine Time).In his last outdoor event for the year and the penultimate this season, the world No. 3 pole vaulter easily edged his opponent as he... Read More

Alcaraz claims world No. 1 spot after winning US Open title

ANKARA – Spanish tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz won the 2022 US Open men's singles title Sunday and claimed his maiden Grand Slam title and world No. 1 ranking.Alcaraz, 19, beat his fifth-seeded Norwegian opponent Casper Ruud with sets of 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 at New York City's Arthur... Read More

UP wins intercollegiate badminton event

MANILA – University of the Philippines (UP) claimed the inaugural Philippine Intercollegiate Badminton Championship after sweeping San Beda, 3-0, in their finals tie on Sunday at the Centro Athletico Badminton Courts in Quezon City.Freshmen Kervin Llanes and Anthea Gonzales set the tone for... Read More

Alex’s US Open win ‘testament to Filipinos’ indomitable spirit’

MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Noli Eala lauded his niece, Alex Eala, for winning the girls' title of the US Open.Eala was among those who stayed awake past midnight on Sunday (Philippine Time) to watch and eventually witness Alex's historic moment in Flushing Meadows,... Read More

United Clark returns with win; Cebu moves up to 3rd

BIÑAN – United Clark still showed might even if they were absent for two weeks, returning with a 4-2 road win against host Stallion Laguna in a Philippines Football League Saturday night action at the Biñan Football Stadium here.United Clark surged ahead especially early in the... Read More

Alexandra Eala makes history, wins US Open girls’ singles title

MANILA – No. 10 seed Alexandra Eala of the Philippines lifted the US Open junior trophy after a 6-2, 6-4 victory over second seed Lucie Havlickova of Czech Republic in the girls' singles final on Sunday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.The 17-year-old Eala needed... Read More

PH’s Eala makes US Open finals

MANILA – Alexandra Eala of the Philippines pulled off a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) victory over Canadian Victoria Mboko on Saturday to reach the girls' singles finals of the US Open Juniors Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.The No. 10 seed needed one hour and 21... Read More

PBA approves Converge-Phoenix swap; Melecio, Ayo reunite

MANILA – Aljun Melecio found his way back to a former college mentor after he was traded by Phoenix to Converge along with Kris Porter.Melecio will rejoin coach Aldin Ayo with the FiberXers after the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) approved the swap with the Fuel Masters on Friday.In... Read More

Buraga, Reyes in Borneo Open Junior quarterfinal

MANILA – Filipino squash players Christopher Buraga and Jonathan Reyes marched into the boys' Under-17 quarterfinal round of the 6th CMS Borneo Junior Open at the Squash Rackets Association of Sarawak courts in Kuching, Malaysia on Thursday.Buraga defeated Malaysian Ladon Leong Zhang Yue, 3-0... Read More