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Top football stars to miss 2022 FIFA World Cup

ANKARA – The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to begin on Nov. 20 in Qatar but many football stars such as French midfielders N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba, and Portuguese forward Diogo Jota still have injury problems to miss the tournament.One of the best forwards in Europe – Erling Haaland... Read More

Converge scores 5th straight win, TNT snaps slide

ANTIPOLO – Converge kept its poise despite losing Quincy Miller before halftime and took down NLEX, 108-84, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup clash on Saturday night at the Ynares Center here.Miller was sent off right before the end of the first half, but the locals, primarily Aljun Melecio,... Read More

Gonzales, Cornea win doubles title at Yokohama Keio Challenger

MANILA–Filipino-American Ruben Gonzales and Romanian Victor Vlad Cornea were crowned doubles champion at the Yokohama Keio Challenger in Japan on Saturday.Gonzales and Cornea, the tournament third seeds, clinched the title after beating Japanese wild cards Tomoya Fujiwara and Masamichi... Read More

Ateneo, NU spikers eye 4th wins in V-League men’s tourney

MANILA – Ateneo de Manila University and National University will try to sustain their winning forms in the men's division of the V-League Collegiate Challenge at Paco Arena, Manila on Sunday.The Eagles will take on the Perpetual Help Altas at 1 p.m. while the Bulldogs will face the Adamson... Read More

Pampanga survives Bataan to enter MPBL North semis

MANILA – Pampanga earned an MPBL North Division semifinal date with Nueva Ecija after taking down Bataan, 66-62, in their quarterfinal rubber match at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando City, Pampanga on Friday night.The Giant Lanterns prevailed after the Risers' comeback fell... Read More

ROS nips NorthPort on Steve Taylor winner

MANILA — Steve Taylor scored the winning basket as Rain Or Shine pounced on crucial errors from NorthPort in the dying seconds for a grind-out 76-75 win in their Friday night PBA Commissioner's Cup game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.Taylor converted on an undergoal stab with 18... Read More

Meralco Bolts stun Bay Area Dragons in KJ McDaniels' debut

MANILA - KJ McDaniels scored a win in his first game with the Meralco Bolts as the team spoiled Andrew Nicholson's hot game and beat the visiting Bay Area Dragons, 92-89, in their PBA Commissioner's Cup battle on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.McDaniels, who last played for NLEX... Read More

200 swimmers vying in Visayas leg of Nat’l Long Course Swim tilt

MANILA - More than 200 swimmers from 25 teams and clubs are joining the Visayas leg of the FINIS Philippines National Long Course Series on Nov. 5 and 6 at the Iloilo Sports Complex swimming pool in La Paz, Iloilo City.“We’re happy and proud, despite the enormous effect of Typhoon Paeng... Read More

Brandon Vera returns to the cage for ONE 164

MANILA -Brandon "The Truth" Vera is making a return to the mixed martial arts cage at ONE 164.ONE Championship chief executive officer Chatri Sityodtong announced Friday that former ONE heavyweight champion is taking on Iran's Amir Aliakbari in the latest addition to the fight card set on Dec. 3 at... Read More

St. Benilde downs La Salle in V-League Collegiate Challenge

MANILA – The College of St. Benilde snapped a two-game skid after posting a 25-18, 25-20, 26-28, 23-25, 15-8 victory over De La Salle University in the V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge at the Paco Arena here Friday.Banking on middle blocker James Paul Laguit and outside hitter Roniey... Read More

Clippers beat Rockets 109-101 in NBA

ANKARA – The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 109-101 in the NBA on Thursday.The Clippers' Paul George dropped 28 points, while Marcus Morris added 21 at the Toyota Center, Houston.Turkish player Alperen Sengun's double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds was not enough for a... Read More

PNVF Champions League to unfold Nov. 5

MANILA – The Basilan Tennun Spikers and the AIP-University of Baguio-Benguet Province Cardinals square off at 8 a.m. when the 2022 Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League kicks off on Nov. 5 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.Other games will pit Cignal HD Spikers... Read More

PH wins 2nd int'l online chess finals for prisoners

MANILA – The Philippines has won the second Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners in the men's category, defeating Colombia in the finals.In a statement Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippine team is from the General Santos City... Read More

Palicte prevails in Jordan boxing tourney

MANILA – Two Filipino boxers on Wednesday opened the Philippine campaign in the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) Elite Championships in Amman, Jordan with contrasting results as Mario Fernandez dropped a close bout while James Palicte won convincingly in his own match.The 29-year-old veteran... Read More

ABL returns with ‘Invitational Tournament Series'

MANILA – The Asean Basketball League (ABL) is set for a relaunch in January 2023.The premier regional basketball league pitting some of the best basketball players in Southeast Asia will be returning after the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic canceled the remainder of the 2019-20... Read More

Ex-world champ Rivera wins Nat’l Open mixed open title

MANILA – National coach Biboy Rivera ruled the mixed open division in the Philippine National Open held on Oct. 30 at the Coronado Lanes in Starmall Edsa, Mandaluyong City.Rivera, representing Tenpin Bowling Association of Makati (TBAM) Cuisiners, defeated Raoul Miranda of TBAM in the... Read More

Gymnast Yulo makes 4 finals events in Worlds

MANILA – Carlos Yulo advanced to four finals events after the qualification phase of the World Gymnastics Championships atM&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England on Tuesday (Philippine time).Yulo ruled his pet event floor exercises in the preliminary round in the hopes of reclaiming his... Read More

Bucks squeeze past Pistons to maintain unbeaten start

ANKARA – The Milwaukee Bucks claimed a thrilling 110-108 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night to keep up their perfect start to the NBA season.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points, Jrue Holiday had 25, and Brook Lopez racked up 24 as the Bucks clinched their sixth straight win to... Read More

Alex Eala misses W100 main draw

MANILA – Alex Eala's bid in the W100 Shrewsbury came to an abrupt end on Monday night after Great Britain's Maia Lumsden pulled off a 6-1, 7-5 shocker in the second round of the qualifying draw.Lumsden, currently ranked 578th in the world by the Women's Tennis Association, upset the 248th... Read More

LeBron James, Anthony Davis join forces as Lakers take 1st win

ANKARA – US basketball superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined efforts to guide the Los Angeles Lakers to their first win of the 2022-23 NBA season on Sunday.LeBron scored 26 points and Davis racked up 23 as the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 121-110 at Los Angeles' Crypto.com... Read More