House OKs bill imposing stiffer penalties vs. game-fixing

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Monday approved on the third and final reading the measure that will expand the elements and will impose stiffer penalties for game-fixing in professional and amateur sports contests.With an overwhelming 249 votes, the House approved House Bill (HB) No.... Read More

MILO to support PSC-Batang Pinoy nat’l championships

MANILA – Nestle Philippines Inc.-MILO has agreed to support the forthcoming Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Batang Pinoy National Championships in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.PSC Chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala and Nestle Philippines Business Executive Officer - Beverages and... Read More

Young Agusan Norte pug bags silver medal in world boxing tourney

BUTUAN CITY – Seventeen-year-old boxer Ronel Suyom of Barangay Rosario, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte, has bagged the silver medal in the 46-48 kilogram division of the 2022 Youth World Boxing Championships recently held in La Nucia, Spain.In a statement Monday, the Las Nieves local government... Read More

Magnolia boosts twice-to-beat chances with win vs. Meralco

MANILA – Magnolia caught fire in the third quarter before holding off Meralco, 108-96, in a crucial PBA Commissioner's Cup game at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Sunday night.The Hotshots exploded for 47 points in the third quarter, the most in a single quarter since 2016 and which... Read More

Philippine Tennis Academy ward wins doubles title in Vietnam

MANILA – Number 1 seeds Joewyn Rey Pascua of the Philippines and Pham La Hoang Anh of Vietnam were crowned boys' doubles champions in the second leg of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors category 4 tournament in Vietnam on Saturday.They rallied past Ching Chang Chiu and Xiao... Read More

NU spikers near V-League Men's Collegiate Challenge title

MANILA – National University defeated University of Santo Tomas, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19, in Game One of the V-League Men's Collegiate Challenge best-of-three title series at the crown at the Paco Arena in Manila on Sunday.Outside hitter Angelo Nicolas Almendras scored 13 attacks to go with 14... Read More

France become first team to qualify for World Cup round of 16

ISTANBUL – Defending champion France became the first team to qualify for the round of 16 after beating Denmark 2-1 in their World Cup Group D match on Saturday.Neither of the teams was able to break the deadlock in the first half at Doha's Stadium 974.Les Bleus broke the deadlock when Kylian... Read More

Argentina beat Mexico to keep World Cup dreams alive

ISTANBUL – Argentina shutout Mexico 2-0 in Group C to keep their World Cup dreams alive Saturday.Both teams failed to break the deadlock in the first 45 minutes of the match at Lusail Stadium.Argentina opened the scoring when superstar Lionel Messi netted from long range with his left foot.... Read More

Adamson gains upper hand vs. La Salle in Final 4 chase

MANILA – Adamson scored a significant advantage in the race for the last seat in the UAAP men's basketball Final Four after beating National University (NU) coupled with La Salle's shock loss against University of the East (UE) in crucial battles on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in... Read More

Phoenix deals Terrafirma 51-point beating

MANILA – Phoenix ended its campaign in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup elimination round with a record-setting 135-84 win over Terrafirma at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Saturday.The Fuel Masters even led by 55 points, 131-76, with 4:01 left, before settling... Read More

Netherlands draws with Ecuador 1-1; host Qatar eliminated

ANKARA – The Netherlands drew with Ecuador 1-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup game on Friday, as the result made host Qatar the first team to be eliminated from the tournament.PSV Eindhoven attacker Cody Gakpo's screamer drew early blood for the Netherlands in the 6th minute at the Khalifa... Read More

England, US play to goalless draw at 2022 World Cup

ANKARA -- England played to a goalless draw Friday against the US in a 2022 FIFA World Cup Group B match.American Walker Zimmerman blocked England forward Harry Kane's shot in the six-yard box in the 10th minute at Al Bayt Stadium.US midfielder Weston McKennie missed a chance to score despite... Read More

PSC meets with NCAA, SBP officials over John Amores issue

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Friday met with representatives of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), and the FilOil EcoOil Centre to discuss the issues surrounding Jose Rizal University (JRU) player John Amores.In... Read More

Torres learns from Karate 1-Series A tournament experience

MANILA – For Rebecca Cyril Torres, having had the opportunity to perform at the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate 1-Series A in Indonesia was a good learning experience.Despite her failure to reach the medal round of the women's individual kata event, she was grateful for the exposure that... Read More

PH Army sergeant bags Mt. Everest obstacle races championship

MANILA – A Philippine Army (PA) athlete won the championship in the Altitude Obstacle Course Races World Championships held at the Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal from November 8 to 22.In a statement Friday, PA spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said Staff Sgt. Andrico S. Mahilum won the... Read More

Creamline opens PVL semis with win over Petro Gazz

MANILA – Creamline banked on Turkish import Yeliz Basa and Jessica Margarett Galanza to pull off a 25-21, 25-20, 25-23 victory over Petro Gazz at the start of the semifinal round of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday.The... Read More

Spain hammers Costa Rica 7-0 in 2022 World Cup

ANKARA – Spain tore Costa Rica apart in a FIFA World Cup Group E match that ended 7-0 on Wednesday, bagging the largest win yet in Qatar.Dani Olmo finished in a one-on-one situation to score the opener in minute 11 at Doha's Al Thumama Stadium, netting Spain's 100th World Cup goal.Spain... Read More

Germany suffers shock 2-1 defeat against Japan in World Cup

ISTANBUL – Germany tasted a shocking 2-1 defeat against Japan in a FIFA World Cup Group E opening match Wednesday in Qatar.Japanese striker Daizen Maeda scored an early goal in the eighth minute but it was not allowed because of an offside at Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan.Later in... Read More

Bay Area seals Top 2 finish in PBA Commissioner’s Cup

MANILA – Guest team Bay Area sealed a once-to-win advantage in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals after taking down TNT, 140-108, in their crucial elimination round game on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The Dragons did the trick by setting new modern-day league records... Read More

Brownlee's PH naturalization bid gains traction in House

MANILA – Barangay Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee took another step closer to becoming a Filipino citizen after the House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to grant Filipino citizenship to the American basketball player.During Wednesday's plenary session,... Read More