Sports

Robles gears up for Philippine Archery Cup final leg in Cavite

MANILA – Andrea Lucia Robles and Gabrielle Monica Bidaure will try to keep their winning form in the fourth and final leg of the Philippine Archery Cup set on Oct. 27-29 at the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite province.Both won two gold medals in the third leg hosted by Cebu City and... Read More

Filipino sports exec named to important FIVB post

MANILA – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has reaffirmed the appointment of Ramon “Tats” Suzara as Secretary of the FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Commission during the FIVB 38th World Congress held over the weekend in Arnhem, The Netherlands.In the same event, the FIVB... Read More

10-year-old Hilario becomes Woman National Master

MANILA – Gllasea Ann Hilario takes pride in winning the Under-10 category of the National Age Group Chess Championships (NAGCC) held at the Robinsons Place in Malolos, Bulacan from July 19 to 24.Aside from the trophy and certificate, she gained one norm in the competition to complete the... Read More

PBA postpones games due to ‘Karding’

MANILA – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has postponed its scheduled Sunday doubleheader as Metro Manila braces for the impact of Super Typhoon Karding.Meralco is supposed to play NLEX in the first game set at 4:30 p.m., while Ginebra is supposed make its anticipated Commissioner's... Read More

Federer ends impressive career in London’s Laver Cup

ANKARA – Roger Federer bade a tearful farewell Friday, although marred by a doubles loss for Team Europe in the Laver Cup at O2 Arena in London.The "Swiss Maestro" and archrival, Spanish Rafael Nadal, were defeated by Team World’s American duo of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, 6-4,... Read More

Celtics suspend coach Udoka for 2022-23 season

ISTANBUL – The Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for “violations of team policies”.“A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately,” the National... Read More

UAAP introduces challenge system for basketball event

MANILA – The University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will be introducing a challenge system for the upcoming basketball tournaments for Season 85.During the coaches' meeting at the Adamson University campus on Friday, Commissioner Dickie Bachmann said the challenge system is... Read More

PH Arena eyed as World Cup Qualifiers 6th window venue

MANILA – The Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan could be the host for the sixth and last window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers early next year.The 55,000-seater stadium may host the knockout stages of the FIBA World Cup in February, making it the best place to prepare for the World Cup... Read More

UAAP releases 1st round basketball schedule for Season 85

MANILA – The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) has released the complete schedule of the first round of its men's basketball tournament.As announced on Thursday night, Season 85 host Adamson opens the event with a 2 p.m. clash against the University of Santo Tomas (UST)... Read More

Will Navarro says sorry to SBP

MANILA – William Raniel “Will” Navarro apologized to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) after getting embroiled in a contract impasse that prevented him from joining the Seoul Samsung Thunders for the upcoming Korean Basketball League (KBL) season.In a statement over... Read More

Obiena to bring world-class pole vaulters in PH next year

MANILA – Filipino Ernest John "EJ" Obiena is eager to bring his fellow world-class pole vaulters to the Philippines in an invitational tournament next year.World No. 1 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold winner Armand Duplantis of Sweden, World No. 2 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Chris... Read More

Sportswriting 'giant' Joe Antonio passes away

MANILA – Jose “Joe” Antonio, the long-standing sports editor of People’s Journal, passed away Wednesday night. He was 69.His remains lie at Loyola Commonwealth, second floor Diligence room, according to the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) statement posted on its... Read More

Federer set to play final tennis match of his career

ANKARA – Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, confirmed Wednesday that he will play the final competitive match of his career at the 2022 Laver Cup in London.The 41-year-old announced his retirement from tennis last week as he was plagued by knee problems and... Read More

Liscano wins girls’ U17 title of nat’l youth chess tourney

MANILA – Unheralded Nathalie Liscano came out of nowhere to steal the thunder from the big guns to rule the premier girls’ under-17 division of the just-concluded National Youth and Schools Chess Championships in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte.Liscano, an unrated 16-year-old native of... Read More

GM Antonio to join World Senior Chess Championship in Italy

MANILA – Filipino Grandmaster Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. is planning to join the 30th FIDE World Senior Championship scheduled from Nov. 14-27 in Assisi, Italy.The competition, which will be held in the conference center of the Cenacolo Hotel/Casa Leonori in Santa Maria degli Angeli, features... Read More

Bay Area makes grand PBA debut with record rout of Blackwater

MANILA – Bay Area made a formal introduction to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) with the same as how it dominated the competition during its tune-up games, zapping Blackwater, 133-87, to start the mid-season Commissioner's Cup on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay... Read More

Roosevelt Adams signs with Japan's 2nd division team

MANILA – Another Japanese squad has tapped a Filipino player to reinforce them.The Kagawa Five Arrows of the B2 League, the second division of the B.League, agreed in terms with Roosevelt Adams to become its Asian Player Quota signing.Kagawa made the signing official on Wednesday.Adams, who... Read More

Malonzo, Pessumal traded to Ginebra

MANILA – Jamie Malonzo and Von Pessumal found themselves now playing for Ginebra after the Philippine Basketball Association approved two trades which also involved San Miguel and NorthPort on Tuesday.In the first trade, the Beermen sent Pessumal to the Gin Kings while getting two future... Read More

Oftana to TNT, Rosario to Blackwater in 3-team trade with NLEX

MANILA – Calvin Oftana will now be part of TNT Tropang Giga after the league's trade committee approved a three-team trade with NLEX Road Warriors and Blackwater Bossing on Monday.The Road Warriors sent Oftana and Raul Soyud to the Tropang Giga, who then gave up Troy Rosario and Gab Banal to... Read More

PSC prepares sports facilities for Team Philippines

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced on Monday that the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) and PhilSports Complex facilities are being prepared for the use of national athletes.National teams use the facilities inside the RMSC in Malate, Manila and the PhilSports Complex... Read More