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Rivera-Bornia keeps PCA Open women's doubles title

Rivera-Bornia keeps PCA Open women's doubles title

December 2, 2023, 7:25 pm

MANILA – Top seeds Shaira Hope Rivera and Allyssa Mae Bornia pulled off a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 2 seeds Rovie Baulate and Elsie Abarquez to keep the women's doubles title in the 40th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open Tennis Championships in Paco, Manila on Saturday. One of their… Read More

Brisbane first stop of Rafa Nadal comeback in 2024

Brisbane first stop of Rafa Nadal comeback in 2024

December 2, 2023, 6:00 pm

ANKARA – Rafael Nadal announced Friday that he will return to court in 2024. "After one year outside of the tour, I think it's the right moment to be back," the Spanish player said in a post on Instagram Friday. "So I feel ready to announce that I will be back in Brisbane the first week of the… Read More

UP, UE rule UAAP judo tourney; UST runner-up in two divisions

UP, UE rule UAAP judo tourney; UST runner-up in two divisions

December 2, 2023, 3:58 pm

MANILA – University of the Philippines bagged three more gold medals to claim the men's title in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 judo competitions at Marikina Sports Complex on Saturday. World grappling champion Fierre Afan defeated University of Santo… Read More

San Beda advances to finals vs. Mapua in NCAA Season 99

San Beda advances to finals vs. Mapua in NCAA Season 99

December 1, 2023, 7:31 pm

MANILA – San Beda unleashed a three-point juggernaut in the second half as it repulsed Lyceum of the Philippines University, 82-72, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday and marched into the NCAA Season 99 finals against Mapua. The Lions buried nine triples in the final half including seven in… Read More

Lim, Ilagan advance to PCA Open men's final

Lim, Ilagan advance to PCA Open men's final

December 1, 2023, 6:36 pm

MANILA – Second seed Alberto Lim Jr. defeated No. 6 Nilo Damian, 6-3, 6-0 in the men's singles semifinal of the 40th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open at the indoor shell court in Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila on Friday. Lim, back from a two-year hiatus, will meet unranked… Read More

UE wins 4 golds in UAAP women's judo

UE wins 4 golds in UAAP women's judo

December 1, 2023, 5:09 pm

MANILA – Back-to-back champion University of the East pocketed four gold medals at the start of the UAAP Season judo tournament at the Marikina Sports Complex late Thursday. The Warriors also won one silver and bronze medals to earn 32 points. Reigning MVP and Season 85 Rookie of the Year… Read More

Gymnast Lagman captures 2nd all-around title

Gymnast Lagman captures 2nd all-around title

December 1, 2023, 1:19 am

MANILA – Sabrina Richelle Lagman displayed her awesome form to capture the all-around title in the High Performance 1 category of the 2023 Learn and Train Sports Academy (LTSA) Invitational held at the SM Southmall, Las Piñas from Nov. 25-26. She tallied 32.550 points to claim victory over… Read More

Cavite Spartans to face San Juan Predators in online chess semis

Cavite Spartans to face San Juan Predators in online chess semis

November 30, 2023, 7:39 pm

MANILA – The Cavite Spartans defeated the Manila Indio Bravos, 14.5-6.5, to reach the Northern Division semifinals of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) online tournament played on Chess.com on Wednesday night. The Spartans scored 4.5 points in the blitz game coming… Read More

Milliam, Lim gain semis berths in PCA Open tennis

Milliam, Lim gain semis berths in PCA Open tennis

November 30, 2023, 6:59 pm

MANILA – Second seed Alexa Joy Milliam rallied past Jufe Ann Coco, 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 6-0, to reach the women's singles semifinal of the 40th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open at the indoor shell court in Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila on Thursday. Banking on her powerful shots, the… Read More

Top seed Capadocia, Lim reach PCA Open quarterfinal

Top seed Capadocia, Lim reach PCA Open quarterfinal

November 29, 2023, 6:24 pm

MANILA – Marian Capadocia defeated Jeannie Ross Barcia, 6-3, 6-2, to reach the women's singles quarterfinal of the 40th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open tennis tournament in Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila on Wednesday. The top-ranked Capadocia is eyeing an eighth title in the women's… Read More

48 matches usher in World Beach Pro Tour Challenge in Nuvali

48 matches usher in World Beach Pro Tour Challenge in Nuvali

November 29, 2023, 3:56 pm

MANILA – Forty-eight qualification matches scheduled over 10 hours usher in on Thursday a Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour (BPT) Challenge Philippine leg at Nuvali that is bursting at the seams with the host Philippine National Volleyball League (PNVF) needing at least five hotels in and out of… Read More

Arca eyes second IM norm in Malaysia chess tourney

Arca eyes second IM norm in Malaysia chess tourney

November 29, 2023, 2:30 pm

MANILA – Coming off a successful campaign in the World Youth Chess Championships last week, Fide Master Christian Gian Karlo Arca will continue his quest for an International Master (IM) norm in the upcoming Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Chess Championships in Malaysia. Arca, together with… Read More

 Messi named century’s top footballer – web portal

Messi named century’s top footballer – web portal

November 29, 2023, 11:37 am

MOSCOW – Argentine forward and superstar Lionel Messi has been named as the century's best footballer, according to FourFourTwo web portal.On Tuesday, respected football magazine FourFourTwo published its rankings of the 100 best players since 2000 and placed 37-year-old Messi on top of the… Read More

Mapua books NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball finals

Mapua books NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball finals

November 28, 2023, 6:02 pm Updated on November 28, 2023, 7:46 pm

MANILA – Mapua drew strength from the sweet-shooting duo of Paolo Hernandez and Clint Escamis and its rock-solid defense in the fourth quarter as it downed the College of St. Benilde, 78-67, and claimed the first NCAA Season 99 finals seat at the MOA Arena on Tuesday. Hernandez and Escamis, best… Read More

Olympic, world champions vie in PH leg of World Beach Pro Tour

Olympic, world champions vie in PH leg of World Beach Pro Tour

November 28, 2023, 5:58 pm

MANILA – Olympic and world champions and top-ranked athletes take centerstage in the Philippine leg of the prestigious Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour (BPT) Challenge that starts with the qualifiers at the Nuvali Sand Courts in the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna on Thursday. Reigning champions… Read More

Patrolman Salera wins chess tournament in Pasig City

Patrolman Salera wins chess tournament in Pasig City

November 27, 2023, 6:25 pm

MANILA – Police officer Mark Russel Salera won the 1st Starshots Coffee Standard Tournament 1799 and below held Saturday and Sunday at the Ayala Malls Activity Center in Pasig City. Salera, one of the best chess players in the Philippine National Police, was tied for first to fourth place with… Read More

Teams arrive for Volleyball Beach Pro Tour

Teams arrive for Volleyball Beach Pro Tour

November 27, 2023, 5:32 pm

MANILA – Players from 17 teams joining the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour (BPT) Challenge Philippine leg have arrived on Monday, three days before the event kicks off in Nuvali, Santa Rosa City, Laguna. The teams are from Japan, Canada, USA, China, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Austria and Poland in… Read More

94 compete at surfing national tourney in Borongan

94 compete at surfing national tourney in Borongan

November 27, 2023, 1:23 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – Ninety-four surfers from various parts of the country are now in Borongan City for the Surf City Masters 2023, the 4th leg of the NextGen Pilipinas Surfing National Tour. Borongan has been hosting the national surfing championship since 2019. Surfers from Aurora, Catanduanes,… Read More

New Zealand squad tops adventure race in Biliran

New Zealand squad tops adventure race in Biliran

November 26, 2023, 7:48 pm

NAVAL, Biliran – New Zealand's Fear Youth ruled the La Routa Adventure Race - Eastern Visayas championship, besting 13 other teams in the 96-hour competition spread over four days in the island province of Biliran. Fear Youth, composed of 20-year-olds Dean Stewart, Josiah Murphy and Sophie… Read More

UST, CSB pocket PNVF Challenge Cup titles

UST, CSB pocket PNVF Challenge Cup titles

November 26, 2023, 7:40 pm

MANILA – University of Santo Tomas (UST) overcame a tough Cignal team, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13, to pocket the men's title in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Challenge Cup at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila on Saturday night.  Joshua Ybañez led the Growling… Read More