Sports

POC inspects 2024 Olympics training facilities in Paris

MANILA – Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) officials went to France over the weekend to look for potential training venues to be used by athletes who have qualified for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.“The goal is to have our qualified athletes to be in Paris at least one month before... Read More

Caloy Yulo to compete in England amid injury woes

MANILA – Caloy Yulo remains confident about his chances in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships despite confirming on Monday night that he suffered a finger injury during the first part of his training camp in Japan."Wala akong kaba. Di naman ako natakot. Siguro, sa practice lang talaga... Read More

UP-NU rematch highlights opening weekend of UAAP Round 2

MANILA – University of the Philippines (UP) gets an early chance to avenge its lone defeat so far in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men's basketball event following the release of the second round schedule.The Fighting Maroons will square off again with the NU... Read More

4 Team Lakay fighters join Joshua Pacio at ONE 164

MANILA – Four more fighters from Team Lakay will be in action at ONE Championship 164 on Dec. 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.As announced by ONE on Monday, veterans Geje Eustaquio and Danny Kingad and upstarts Jeremy Pacatiw and Jenelyn Olsim have been included in the fight card... Read More

Suns beat Clippers 112-95, Chris Paul goes down in NBA history

ANKARA – The Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-95 while Chris Paul goes down in NBA history by passing 11,000 assists on Monday.Paul became the third player with the most NBA assists behind John Stockton (15,806 assists) and Jason Kidd (12,091 assists).The 37-year-old also became... Read More

Will Navarro joins NorthPort

MANILA – Will Navarro has signed a two-conference deal with NorthPort as confirmed by Team Manager Bonnie Tan to the Philippine News Agency.The contract signing essentially put a closure to his contract issues with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team and the Samahang Basketbol ng... Read More

Capadocia opens title retention bid on right note in PCA Open

MANILA – Top seed Marian Capadocia outclassed Chloe Mercado, 6-1, 6-0, on Monday to stay on course to her title-retention bid in the women’s single of the 39th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open Tennis Championships at the PCA indoor shell court in Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila.The... Read More

Verstappen wins US Grand Prix

ANKARA – Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen, who recently secured the 2022 Formula 1 title in Japan, was victorious in Sunday's US Grand Prix.Verstappen beat Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and also helped Red Bull win... Read More

Action-packed URCC 80: Bare Madness set Thursday

MANILA – Expect some bloodshed when Kenjhons Serrano and Map Soberano collide in the main event of URCC 80: Bare Madness on Thursday night at the Xylo at the Palace in Taguig.“It’s going to be a bloodbath,” the 39-year-old Soberano said. “I’m hoping he won’t... Read More

Ginebra deals Magnolia 1st loss in PBA Commissioner's Cup

MANILA – Magnolia Hotshots' perfect start to the PBA Commissioner's Cup ended on Sunday night after Barangay Ginebra handed the squad its first loss with a 103-97 win in the latest chapter of the "Manila Clasico" in front of 12,087 fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The Gin Kings... Read More

Sabrina Richelle Lagman bags her first title in gymnastics

MANILA - Sabrina Richelle Lagman came up with a brilliant performance on Sunday to win the all-round title in the 6-years-old and under category of the 2022 Learn and Train Sports Academy Invitational at the MVP Sports Foundation Gymnastics Center in Intramuros, Manila.Selina Cervantes placed second... Read More

Patrombon, Anasta off to good start in PCA Open men's doubles

MANILA – Philippine Army's Jeson Patrombon and Elbert Anasta kicked off their title bid with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Mapua's Marco Makalintal and Gabriel Guria on Sunday in the 39th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Tennis Championships men's doubles category at the PCA indoor shell court... Read More

Russia’s Islam Makhachev becomes UFC lightweight champion

ABU DHABI – Russian mixed martial arts fighter Islam Makhachev defeated Brazilian Charles Oliveira to win the UFC lightweight title on Saturday.The Russian fighter used an arm triangle choke to dethrone Oliveira.Makhachev became the second Russian fighter to win the UFC lightweight... Read More

Nueva Ecija sets PH record for longest streak, sweeps Marikina

MANILA – Nueva Ecija set a new Philippine record for the longest single-season winning streak ever in professional basketball after drubbing Marikina, 82-71, in Game 2 of their Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League playoff series on Saturday night at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San... Read More

TNT dumps error-prone Blackwater

MANILA – TNT pounced on Blackwater's turnovers to score a 108-98 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig Saturday night.The Tropang Giga used their lockdown defense in the final three quarters that forced the Bossing to lose possession 31 times, the most... Read More

Arcilla opens PCA Open title defense with straight-sets win

MANILA – Defending champion Johnny Arcilla outclassed qualifier John Jeremiah Tomacruz, 6-2, 6-2, at the start of the 39th Philippine Columbian Association Open Tennis Championships at the PCA indoor shell court in Paco, Manila on Saturday.The 42-year-old Arcilla is seeking a 10th PCA title... Read More

PH drawn with NZ, Switzerland, Norway in FIFA Women’s World Cup

MANILA – The Philippine women's football team has been drawn with a familiar opponent in New Zealand, alongside two European countries, after the group draws for the FIFA Women's World Cup held at the Aotea Center in downtown Auckland on Saturday.The Filipinas and the Ferns are set for a... Read More

Diamante, Obebe triumph at COPA swim Leg 3

MANILA – Nicola Queen Diamante and Paulene Beatrice Obebe grabbed two gold medals each in the ongoing Congress of Philippine Aquatics, Inc. (COPA) Reunion Swim Challenge Leg 3 at the Teofilo Ildefonso Swimming Center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila on... Read More

Jeremy Miado scores huge win at ONE on Prime Video 3

MANILA – Jeremy Miado scored a huge victory at ONE on Prime Video 3 at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.Miado beat Danial Williams via knockout, which could put him in the ONE Championship's strawweight division rankings.The end came at the 31-second mark of the final round when... Read More

Bay Area whips Terrafirma by 54; Converge stops San Miguel

MANILA – Bay Area came close to setting a new Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) record for the biggest winning margin ever, taking down Terrafirma by 54 points, 130-76, at theirCommissioner's Cup match at PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Friday.The Dragons' domination of the Dyip was the... Read More