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Europe-based Filipino runners excel in Barcelona ultramarathon

Europe-based Filipino runners excel in Barcelona ultramarathon

December 29, 2023, 11:59 pm

MANILA – After surpassing their expectations in the recent 24 Hores D’ultrafons En Pista De Barcelona in Spain, a group of Europe-based Filipino runners is preparing for more international tournaments next year. Roland Espina, an endurance athlete from Ireland, emerged as the best Filipino… Read More

2024 PhilCycling Nat’l Championships set Feb.5-9 in Tagaytay

2024 PhilCycling Nat’l Championships set Feb.5-9 in Tagaytay

December 29, 2023, 4:30 pm

MANILA – The 2024 PhilCycling National Championships for Road presented by Standard Insurance and the MVP Sports Foundation will be held from Feb. 5 to 9 in Tagaytay City. The announcement was made on Friday by PhilCycling president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, who is also president of the… Read More

Quizon, Garcia keep lead in National Chess Championships

Quizon, Garcia keep lead in National Chess Championships

December 29, 2023, 4:28 pm

MANILA – International Masters Daniel Quizon and Jan Emmanuel Garcia scored contrasting victories in the third round to keep the lead in the Philippine National Chess Championships, dubbed “Battle of the Grandmasters,” at the Marikina Community Convention Center on Thursday night. Quizon… Read More

44 Filipinos to compete in Asian age group swimming tourney

44 Filipinos to compete in Asian age group swimming tourney

December 28, 2023, 7:44 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Aquatics, Inc. (PAI) on Thursday named the 44 athletes – 22 boys and 22 girls – who will join the 11th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships from Feb. 26 to March 9 at the world-class New Clark City (NCC) Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac. The swimmers were selected… Read More

National Executive chess tournament set Dec. 30 in Laguna

National Executive chess tournament set Dec. 30 in Laguna

December 26, 2023, 7:15 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Executive Chess Association and the Rotary Club of Nuvali will hold a fundraising tournament billed as Atty. Elpidio Bautista Jr. National Executive Chess Championship on Dec. 30 at the Vista Mall in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. Grandmaster Darwin Laylo, the country's No. 4… Read More

PH lifters set to join 2 more Olympic qualifying tourneys

PH lifters set to join 2 more Olympic qualifying tourneys

December 26, 2023, 6:55 pm Updated on December 26, 2023, 7:01 pm

MANILA – Filipino weightlifters hoping to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics are scheduled to join two more tournaments to boost their chances. Eight athletes, led by Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo of Zamboanga City, will compete in the Asian Championships in Tashkent,… Read More

Best PH triathletes to join 2024 National Age Group tourney

Best PH triathletes to join 2024 National Age Group tourney

December 25, 2023, 5:17 pm

MANILA – The country's cream of the crop will see action in the National Age Group Triathlon (NAGT) on Jan. 27 and 28, 2024 at Subic Bay Freeport in Olongapo. The competition features Super Sprint Distance (500m swim-10km bike-2.5km run), Sprint Distance (750km swim-20km bike-5km run), Standard… Read More

FM Alekhine Nouri wins Laoag City chess tournament

FM Alekhine Nouri wins Laoag City chess tournament

December 24, 2023, 5:43 pm

MANILA – Filipino-Iranian FIDE Master Alekhine Nouri was crowned Laoag City Open champion at Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium on Saturday night.  The 18-year-old from the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan tied for first place with International Master (IM) Barlo Nadera of Malabon,… Read More

NCAA remembers basketball legend Samboy Lim

NCAA remembers basketball legend Samboy Lim

December 24, 2023, 4:16 pm

MANILA —The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) paid tribute to the late Avelino “Samboy” Lim Jr., one of the best basketball players the league has produced. Lim, popularly known as "The Skywalker" because of his ability to suspend himself midair, passed away at the age of 61,… Read More

UP's Ferrer crowned Queen of North chess champion 

UP's Ferrer crowned Queen of North chess champion 

December 24, 2023, 8:09 am

MANILA – University of the Philippines (UP) player Precious Eve Ferrer was crowned Queen of the North chess champion at Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium in Laoag City on Saturday. The third-seeded pride of Lingayen, Pangasinan defeated No. 11 hometown bet Nicole Elaiza Bulalaque in 59… Read More

Thai Thitikul rules Asia Pacific Cup; PH's Uy, Pagdanganan joint 23rd

Thai Thitikul rules Asia Pacific Cup; PH's Uy, Pagdanganan joint 23rd

December 23, 2023, 7:54 pm

MANILA – The Philippines’ Daniella Uy and Bianca Pagdanganan ended up joint 23rd in the Asia Pacific Cup won by Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul at Pondok Indah course in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday. Thitikul carded a 69 in the final round for 14-under 202 to beat Korean Dayeon Lee by seven… Read More

Baguio City boosts overall title-retention bid in Batang Pinoy

Baguio City boosts overall title-retention bid in Batang Pinoy

December 22, 2023, 7:57 pm

MANILA – Baguio City dominated taekwondo and judo to stay on course to defending the overall title in the Batang Pinoy-Philippine Youth Games held in various venues in Metro Manila. As of 10 a.m. Friday, the three-time champion City of Pines has collected 32 golds, 25 silvers and 40 bronzes to… Read More

Sorsogon pride makes waves in Batang Pinoy 2023 swimming tilt

Sorsogon pride makes waves in Batang Pinoy 2023 swimming tilt

December 22, 2023, 7:10 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A 17-year-old tanker from Sorsogon province made waves after securing her third gold medal in the 2023 Batang Pinoy competitions in Manila on Friday. Bulan town's pride, Beatrize Maria Mabalay, registered 34.95 seconds in the 50-meter breaststroke of the Girls' 16-17 division to… Read More

Kinaadman captures Dagitab Open tennis men's singles title

Kinaadman captures Dagitab Open tennis men's singles title

December 22, 2023, 6:50 pm

MANILA – Fourth seed Josshua Kinaadman pulled off a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 upset victory over doubles partner Eric Jed Olivarez to pocket the men's singles title in the Dagitab Festival National Open Tennis Championship at the City of Naga courts in Cebu on Thursday. Kinaadman, who bagged the PHP60,000… Read More

Pangasinense keeps lead in Queen of North chess tourney

Pangasinense keeps lead in Queen of North chess tourney

December 22, 2023, 3:52 pm

MANILA – Third seed Precious Eve Ferrer of Lingayen, Pangasinan downed local bet Shania Francine Tamayo in Round 8 to keep the lead in the Queen of the North chess tournament at Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium in Laoag City. Ferrer prevailed over the fourth-seeded Tamayo after 50… Read More

Court declares FIFA, UEFA rules contrary to EU law

Court declares FIFA, UEFA rules contrary to EU law

December 21, 2023, 9:55 pm

ANKARA – The European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Thursday ruled that the FIFA and UEFA rules on prior approval of interclub football competitions, such as the Super League, are contrary to the EU law. “The FIFA and UEFA rules making any new interclub football project subject to their prior… Read More

Baguio City wrests lead in Batang Pinoy National Championships

Baguio City wrests lead in Batang Pinoy National Championships

December 21, 2023, 8:59 pm

MANILA – Baguio City grabbed the lead in the Batang Pinoy National Championships on Thursday after improving its medal output to 17 golds, 16 silvers and 28 bronzes to boost its title-retention campaign. Cebu City, which was ahead in the medal tally board last Wednesday, also garnered 17 gold… Read More

Ferrer grabs lead in Queen of the North chess tourney

Ferrer grabs lead in Queen of the North chess tourney

December 21, 2023, 7:26 pm

MANILA – Third seed Precious Eve Ferrer drew with No. 1 Mhage Gerriahlou Sebastian in the seventh round to grab the lead in the Queen of the North chess tournament at the Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium in Laoag City on Thursday. The match ended after 68 moves of the Queens Gambit… Read More

High jumper Grospe sets new record in PH National Games

High jumper Grospe sets new record in PH National Games

December 21, 2023, 4:03 pm

MANILA – Leonard Grospe delivered a stunning performance in the Philippine National Games, winning the men's high jump gold medal with a personal best 2.20 meters at the Philsports track and field stadium in Pasig City on Wednesday. It was an achievement worth remembering for the 6-foot-1… Read More

Zambo lifter captures 2nd gold medal in Batang Pinoy

Zambo lifter captures 2nd gold medal in Batang Pinoy

December 20, 2023, 9:33 pm

MANILA – Zamboanga City continues to dominate weightlifting, pocketing three gold medals in the Batang Pinoy and one in the Philippine National Games at the Felicisimo Ampon Tennis Center’s Dacudao court inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Wednesday. Cristel Joy Francisco ruled the… Read More