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Cignal banners 5-time MVP Espejo vs. Santa Rosa City

MANILA – Cignal takes on Sta. Rosa City while Cotabato battles VNS Volleyball Club on Friday in the elimination round of the Spikers' Turf Open Conference at the Paco Arena.Bannered by five-time league most valuable player (MVP) Marck Espejo and skipper Ysay Marasigan, the HD Spikers are... Read More

‘Open tryout’ for PH aquatics team to Cambodia SEAG set

MANILA – The Stabilization Committee tasked by the World Aquatics (formerly FINA) Bureau to oversee swimming in the Philippines has announced the conduct of an open tryout to determine the composition of the team going to the 2023 Cambodia SEA Games.The tryout is scheduled on Feb. 18 and 19 at... Read More

Converge to field in new import vs. Terrafirma

MANILA – Converge is bringing in a new import ahead of its Thursday game against Terrafirma.The FiberXers have activated Jamaal Franklin to replace Ethan Rusbatch as their foreign reinforcement.Listed at six-feet-five, the 31-year-old shooting guard was a second-round pick in the 2013 National... Read More

Djokovic makes Australian Open semifinals after beating Rublev

ANKARA – Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic keeps chasing his 10th Australian Open title as he last beat Russian national Andrey Rublev with straight sets to march to the semifinals on Wednesday.Fourth seed Djokovic ousted Rublev 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in a men's singles quarterfinals match at Rod... Read More

LeBron goes down in history books with 46 points vs. LA Clippers

ANKARA – Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has become the first basketball player to score at least 40 points against every single NBA team, setting a new record for both the league and himself.James, the 38-year-old Lakers forward, on Tuesday scored 46 points against rivals the Los... Read More

NLEX, TNT open PBA Governor’s Cup campaigns with wins

MANILA – Sister teams NLEX and TNT got off to a good start to their PBA Governors' Cup campaigns after beating their opponents on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Road Warriors clipped the Blackwater Bossing, 124-102, in a game where Jonathon Simmons was cleared... Read More

Iloilo beat Airmen in Spikers' Turf Open Conference

MANILA – D'Navigators Iloilo pulled off a 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 win over Philippine Air Force on Wednesday to join Philippine Army and Imus-Ivy Tuason Photography in the lead of the Spikers' Turf Open Conference at the Paco Arena.Team captain Jerome Michael Cordez topscored for Iloilo with15... Read More

PH to host SEA Karate Federation Championships

MANILA – The national karate team has a busy schedule this year, starting with the Southeast Asia Karate Federation (SEAKF) Championships that will be held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium on March 17-19.The tournament is expected to showcase the region's cream of the crop who will also compete at... Read More

Army Dragon Warriors rule Cagayan de Oro boat race

MANILA – The Philippine Army Dragon Warriors welcomed the “Year of the Rabbit” with a bang after dominating the Mayor's Cup Spring Festival Dragon Boat Race on Jan. 21-22 at the Cagayan de Oro River.The Army paddlers ruled the 1,000-meter Catch the Rabbit Tail Standard Mixed Crew,... Read More

Army athletes shine in Mt. Banahaw de Lucban duathlon

MANILA – The Philippine Army has captured seven medals, including three golds, in the 8th Mt. Banahaw De Lucban Duathlon in the town of Lucban, Quezon province last Sunday.Private First Class Robinson Esteves ruled the overall men's category while teammates Staff Sergeant Alvin Benosa and... Read More

PH named among stops of FIFA WWC trophy tour

MANILA – Filipino football fans will get a glimpse of the FIFA Women's World Cup (WWC) championship trophy as the Philippines has been named one of the stops of the FIFA WWC Trophy Tour.Philippine Football Federation secretary general Ed Gastanes announced the development on Tuesday during the... Read More

NU begins Spikers' Turf title defense vs. Vanguard

MANILA – The National University (NU) Archipelago Builders begin their title defense against the Vanguard Volley Hitters in the second match of the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference elimination round at the Paco Arena on Wednesday.The Builders will have to rely on holdovers Mac Bandola,... Read More

Djokovic downs de Minaur to storm into Australian Open q’finals

ISTANBUL – Novak Djokovic powered into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Alex de Minaur on Monday.The Serbian star made light work of the Australian 24th seed, wrapping up a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 victory at the Rod Laver Arena in just over two hours.“I cannot... Read More

Toyota becomes PH major sponsor for FIBA WC

MANILA – Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) has assured its full support to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' (SBP) hosting of the FIBA World Cup by becoming a major local sponsor.Toyota and SBP recently made the partnership formal even as the automotive company expressed its intent to help... Read More

Al Nassr beat Al Ittihad 1-0 in Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut

ANKARA – Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut game for Al Nassr ended in a 1-0 win over Al Ittihad on Sunday.Former Besiktas attacker Anderson Talisca scored the winning goal for the hosts in the 31st minute at Mrsool Park in Riyadh."It’s all about the beginning," the club wrote on Twitter... Read More

Meralco wins PBA Governors' Cup opener

MANILA — Meralco dominated the second half to defeat Rain Or Shine, 105-87, at the start of the PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The Bolts held the Elasto Painters to only 33 points in the final 24 minutes of action to pull away for good.KJ McDaniels led... Read More

Imus AJAA beat Sta. Rosa in Spikers' Turf debut

MANILA – Louie Ramirez scored 17 points as the Imus AJAA Spikers outplayed the Sta. Rosa Lions, 25-22, 28-26, 29-31, 25-16, to begin its campaign in the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at Paco Arena on Sunday night.Kim Malabunga, a former member of the VNS Volleyball Club, had 14 points... Read More

PH to send 14 athletes to Asian Lawn Bowls Championships

MANILA - Fourteen Philippine athletes will join the 14th Asian Lawn Bowls Championship in Malaysia next month.The tournament will be held from Feb. 20 to 26 at the Arena Lawn Bowls in Ipoh, the capital of Perak state.Rodel Labayo, men's pair gold medalist at the 2019 Manila SEA Games, will lead the... Read More

Santa Rosa faces Imus City in Spikers' Turf opener

MANILA – Santa Rosa City Lions will take on Imus City as the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference unfolds Sunday at Paco Arena in Manila.The Santa Rosa Lions are hoping to improve on their fifth-place finish last year, signing up former VNS players Uriel Mendoza and Kevin Montemayor."We played... Read More

Gallent replaces Austria as SMB coach

MANILA – Jorge Gallent has been named the new head coach of San Miguel Beer in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).Team manager Gee Abanilla confirmed on Saturday that Gallent has replaced Austria as the team's chief tactician ahead of the PBA Governors' Cup, which starts... Read More