Sports

Schumacher's winning Ferrari sold for $14.8-M in Geneva

ANKARA – Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher's Ferrari F2003-GA car was sold for USD14.8 million at an auction in Geneva on Wednesday."From World Champion to world record holder, the most successful Ferrari F2003-GA car is now the most valuable modern F1 car in history. The... Read More

Basketball body condemns CSB-JRU brawl instigated by Amores

MANILA – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has condemned the John Amores-instigated brawl late into the College of St. Benilde - Jose Rizal University game on Tuesday night.In a statement on Thursday, SBP president Al Panlilio reiterated that the organization would never tolerate such... Read More

Top athletes to join PSC Women's Martial Arts Festival

MANILA – It's all systems go for the 8th edition of the Women's Martial Arts Festival which will kick off on Nov. 12 at the historic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.The tournament that will run until Nov. 17 features nine regular and two demonstration sports will be held... Read More

Grandmaster Torre leads PSA achievers for October

MANILA – The Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) on Thursday announced the list of achievers for the month of October led by Asia's first chess grandmaster (GM) Eugene Torre.Torre, 71, was formally inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri, USA last year together... Read More

Ange Kouame named to Gilas lineup vs. Jordan

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas will be parading a tall roster headlined by the return of Ange Kouame in its Friday midnight (Philippine time) battle against Jordan in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.As announced on Thursday, the 6-foot-11 Ateneo beanpole will be making a return to... Read More

Gonzales, Rungkat reach doubles quarterfinals in Japan tourney

MANILA – Fourth seeds Ruben Gonzales of the Philippines and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia won their opening-round doubles match at the Unicharm Trophy Ehime International Tennis Open in Matsuyama, Japan on Wednesday.The US-based Gonzales and Rungkat rallied past Rinky Hijikata of Australia... Read More

Munting Judoka Cup 2022 slated Nov. 12-13

MANILA – To celebrate its 30th founding anniversary, the Muntinlupa City Judo Club will hold the Munting Judoka Cup 2022 on Nov. 12-13 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City.Tournament director Maya de Castro said there are eight weight categories in the Open and White... Read More

NCAA hands John Amores indefinite ban

MANILA – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) handed Jose Rizal University (JRU) forward John Amores a heavy penalty for his actions late into the team's Tuesday game against the College of St. Benilde (CSB).The league, through a statement from Season 98 president Estefanio... Read More

World champions Ochoa, Custodio to inspire teammates

MANILA – The golden performances of Margarita "Meggie" Ochoa and Kimberly Anne Custodio at the 2022 Ju-Jitsu World Championships will inspire their teammates as they prepare for three major tournaments next year.The Philippine national anthem was played twice as they received their respective... Read More

FEU spikers beat UP in V-League Men's Collegiate Challenge

MANILA – Far Eastern University defeated the University of the Philippines-Diliman, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 26-24, on Wednesday to keep its semifinal bid alive in the 2022 V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge at the Paco Arena.Zhydryx Saavedra scored 20 points on 14 spikes, four blocks, and... Read More

Ancajas set for bantamweight move in return

MANILA – Jerwin Ancajas will be moving up a weight level as he makes his much anticipated return to the boxing ring next year.The former long-reigning junior featherweight champion said on Tuesday that he will now join the stacked 118-pound division as he begins his road to redemption."Ang... Read More

PSC urges women to join sports as it holds martial arts festival

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) wants more women to get into sports by staging tournaments such as the 8th Women’s Martial Arts Festival slated from Nov. 12 to 17 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) in Malate, Manila."My objective is to increase the participation... Read More

Perpetual spikers optimistic in V-League campaign

MANILA – The University of Perpetual Help has remained perfect in the ongoing V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge and head coach Sinfronio "Sam" Acaylar hopes to keep it that way until the end of the eliminations."We are aiming for the top spot in our pool," he said in an interview on... Read More

Brazil announces star-studded World Cup squad

ANKARA – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced Brazil's squad for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Monday.English Premier League regulars Alisson Becker of Liverpool and Manchester City's Ederson have been called up as the national team’s goalkeepers along with Weverton of... Read More

NE stays undefeated, San Juan downs Pasig in MPBL North semis

MANILA – Nueva Ecija averted disaster at home and blasted off in the endgame to beat Pampanga, 104-89, in Game 1 of their MPBL Northern Division semifinal series on Monday night at the Nueva Ecija Coliseum in Palayan.Playing for the first time after two weeks, the Rice Vanguards still looked... Read More

Gilas enlists 13 players for WCQ road trip in Middle East

MANILA – Thirteen players made the flight for Gilas Pilipinas to the Middle East for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.In an announcement late Monday night, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas said Ginebra's Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar and Jamie Malonzo, TNT's RR Pogoy,... Read More

ROS brings in Ryan Pearson to replace Steve Taylor

MANILA–Rain Or Shine (ROS) has made an import change as the team goes on a late dash to make it to the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals.The team officially announced on Monday that Ryan Pearson will take over as its import for the remainder of the eliminations, replacing Steve... Read More

Ginebra mounts 19-point comeback to beat SMB, 97-96

MANILA – Barangay Ginebra stormed back from a huge fourth-quarter deficit to take down the San Miguel Beermen, 97-96, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup meeting on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.Scottie Thompson scored a left-corner three with 4.8 seconds remaining to... Read More

Magnolia returns to action with big win vs. Blackwater

MANILA – Magnolia returned with a bang with a 91-69 rout of Blackwaterin the PBA Commissioner's Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.Playing for the first time since dropping their first game of the conference to the Barangay Ginebra King two weeks ago, the Hotshots... Read More

Qatar ready to host prestigious World Cup

By Ashraf SiddiquiDOHA – Tiny State of Qatar in Arabian Peninsula has gained prominent and prestigious status among the world body through it’s a positive and strong role in various sectors across the world. Its role as a strategic partner in the political arena in solving major... Read More