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Qatar vs. Ecuador to play opening match of FIFA World Cup 2022

ISTANBUL – The biggest tournament in football will kick off Sunday as host Qatar plays the opening match with Ecuador.The opener of the 29-day tournament will start at 1600 GMT at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor, 35 km. north of Doha.Ecuador's national team has... Read More

Tim Cone nails 1,000th win in PBA as Ginebra beats Blackwater

MANILA – Coach Tim Cone scored his 1,000th career win in the Philippine Basketball Association after Ginebra beat Blackwater, 98-84, in their Commissioner's Cup showdown on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The victory also kept the Gin Kings in the running for a Top 2... Read More

FEU spikers beat San Beda in V-League Collegiate Challenge

MANILA–Far Eastern University (FEU) prevailed over San Beda University, 25-17, 25-16, 25-19, in the women's classification round match of the V-League Collegiate Challenge at the Paco Arena in Manila on Friday.Outside hitter Mitzi Panangin was the best scorer for the Lady Tamaraws with 10... Read More

Terrafirma snaps 25-game skid, edges NLEX

MANILA–The Terrafirma Dyip put an end to the second-longest losing streak in the history of the Philippine Basketball Association after taking down the NLEX Road Warriors in overtime, 124-114, in their Commissioner's Cup game on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.Already out... Read More

Asian Juniors and Girls Chess tourney unfolds in Tagaytay City

MANILA–Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino welcomed the participants of the Asian Juniors and Girls Chess Championships which kicked off on Friday at the Knights Templar Hotel in Tagaytay City.A total of 58 players from 11 countries are taking part in the nine-day... Read More

Wrestling Nat'l Open slated Nov. 26-27 in Laguna

MANILA–The Wrestling Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WAP) will hold a National Open at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna on November 26-27.According to assistant coach Jimmy Angana, national athletes and wrestlers from all over the country are joining the two-day competition, which... Read More

Muntinlupa City Judo Club rules Munting Judoka Cup 2022

MANILA – Muntinlupa City Judo Club captured 12 gold, 10 silver, and 16 bronze medals in the Munting Judoka Cup 2022 held at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City on November 12 and 13.The gold medalists were Erin Unice Nacida (girls 7-9 years old -29 kg.), Mia Jayde Cate... Read More

44 players called up for Azkals' training camp

MANILA – A grand total of 44 players have been invited by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) to join the Azkals' training camp for the newly renamed AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup.As expected, longtime Azkals captain Stephan Schrock, now the playing coach of the Azkals Development Team... Read More

UST wins 5 golds in taekwondo at PSC Women's Festival

MANILA – Jocel Lyn Ninobla of the University Santo Tomas (UST) topped the individual recognized poomsae event in taekwondo in the final day of the 8th Women's Martial Arts Festival at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila on Thursday.Sofia Ysabelle Sarmiento of La Salle took the silver medal... Read More

CDO welcomes Olympic medalist Paalam after gold win in Jordan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The city government welcomed Thursday the homecoming of Olympic medalist Carlo Paalam after his recent win in an international boxing tournament.Mayor Rolando Uy, who received Paalam and his team during a courtesy visit, congratulated Paalam for winning the gold medal at... Read More

University of Perpetual spikers reach V-League semifinal

MANILA – The University of Perpetual Help rallied past Arellano University, 26-28, 25-20, 25-21, 25-16, on Wednesday to forge a semifinal showdown with National University in the V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge at the Paco Arena in Manila.The NU Bulldogs scored a 25-15, 25-21, 25-23... Read More

Ginebra basketball import closes in on naturalization

MANILA–Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) import player Justin Donta Brownlee, who is a member of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel basketball team, has hurdled a key step to becoming a Filipino citizen.This, after the House Committee on Justice chaired by Representative Juliet Marie Ferrer... Read More

Meralco beats TNT for 3rd straight win

MANILA – Meralco continued its last dash to the PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs after beating TNT, 97-91, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Bolts turned to their defense in the second half to flip the switch against the Tropang Giga, holding them to just 37 points... Read More

John Amores removed from Heavy Bombers team

MANILA – Jose Rizal University (JRU) has removed forward John Amores from the Heavy Bombers program after the university upgraded its penalty slapped on him.Last week, JRU meted the embattled forward with an indefinite suspension from the team, which includes barring him from attending... Read More

Zamboanga enters MPBL South Finals

MANILA – Zamboanga made the last ride to the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Division Finals after ripping Bacolod, 77-65, in the deciding game of their Southern Division semifinal series at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Zamboanga City on Tuesday night.Zamboanga preserved a hot... Read More

Nat’l wrestler Loberanes takes gold in Women's Martial Arts Fest

MANILA – Grace Loberanes of the Philippine Navy scored a 3-1 victory over Kimberly Joy Bondad of Albay to capture the gold medal in traditional wrestling’s 57-kg category of the 8th Women's Martial Arts (WMA) Festival at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila on Tuesday.The 31-year-old Bohol... Read More

Nat’l boxers assured of support until Paris Olympics

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Monday promised to support the national boxers all the way to the 2024 Paris Olympics.Noli Eala, PSC Chair, made the commitment during the courtesy call of Asian Elite Boxing Championship gold medalist Carlo Paalam and bronze medalists Nesthy... Read More

NAS student bags judo gold in Women's Martial Arts Festival

MANILA – Jhenica Raijah Serrano of Central Judo Club (CJC) stamped her class in the Under 40kg category to capture the gold in Day 3 of the 8th Women's Martial Arts Festival at the Judo Training Center inside Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila on Monday.The 4-foot-11 from Sta. Cruz,... Read More

Chot Reyes thanks Gilas fans 'energy' in win vs. host KSA

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes lauded the Filipino fans who trooped to the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah to support them in their FIBA World Cup Qualifiers game against Saudi Arabia.While Saudi Arabia is the designated host for the match early Monday (Philippine Time), the... Read More

Filipina wins silver in SoKor Asia Archery Challenge

MANILA – Gabrielle Monica Bidaure bagged the silver medal in the women's recurve event at the World Archery Asia (WAA) Joint Training and Asia Archery Challenge in South Korea on Nov. 11.Nam Su Hyun Nam of Korea won the gold medal while compatriot Park Eun So settled for the bronze medal in... Read More