House pushes for stiffer penalties vs. game-fixing in PH sports

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a measure that seeks to impose harsher penalties against game-fixers in professional or amateur sports.During the plenary session, the chamber passed through voice voting House Bill 4513, or the proposed Anti... Read More

PH to host 2023 Asian age group swimming championships

MANILA – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Asia Swimming Federation (AASF) sealed a partnership on the country’s hosting of the 11th Asian Age Group Swimming Championships at the world-class New Clark City (NCC) Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac in November next year.POC... Read More

World Cup has seen its share of big upsets in its 92-year history

ISTANBUL – The FIFA World Cup has produced iconic unforgettable moments in its 92-year history, but there have also been many upsets at the event, including some unexpected defeats and underdog stories.Here are some of the major upsets in the history of the World Cup:1950, US - EnglandThe US... Read More

NU's historic winning streak ends

MANILA – La Salle put an end to National University's (NU) historic winning streak in the UAAP women's basketball tournament after escaping with a 61-57 overtime win on Wednesday at the UST Quadricentennial Pavillion in Manila.In probably a shocker to the hoop community, the Lady Archers... Read More

600 cops to be deployed at World Cup street cheering in Seoul

SEOUL – About 600 police personnel will be deployed for crowd control in Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul where thousands of sports fans are expected to gather for street cheering as the national team faces Uruguay at the World Cup Thursday.The Seoul Metropolitan Government has permitted... Read More

Saudi Arabia declares public holiday to mark win over Argentina

ANKARA – Saudi Arabia has declared a public holiday on Wednesday as it celebrates the national team's sensational FIFA World Cup win against Argentina.The ‏national holiday will be for all employees in "government and the private sector, as well as students in all educational stages,"... Read More

Zamboanga ties MPBL South finals vs. Batangas City

MANILA – Zamboanga sent the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) South Division Finals to sudden death after edging Batangas City on the road, 63-53, in Game 2 of the best-of-three series at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum on Tuesday night.Held to just six points in the second... Read More

Brave Saudi Arabia shocks World Cup contender Argentina

ANKARA – Argentina made a nightmare start to its FIFA World Cup Group campaign after a shocking loss to underdogs Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Tuesday.Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes was fouled in the box, and after a video assistant referee (VAR) review, Argentina was awarded a penalty kick in... Read More

GM Frayna optimistic on title defense in nat’l chess tourney

MANILA – Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Janelle Frayna is optimistic about her title defense in the Philippine National Women’s Chess Championship grand finals from Nov. 29 to Dec. 7 at the Philippine Academy for Chess Excellence (PACE) on Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.Frayna is looking forward... Read More

18 athletes to join Thailand Open Track and Field Championships

MANILA – The Philippines will send 18 athletes to the Thailand Open Track and Field Championships scheduled from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 at the National Athletics Centre in Samkhog district, Pathumthani province.The athletes were selected based on their performances in the finals of the Philippine... Read More

Unseeded player emerges double champion in PCA juniors netfest

MANILA – Unseeded Miguel Iglupas captured the boys' 18-under and 16-under titles on Monday in the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Juniors National Tennis Championships at the PCA outdoor shell courts in Plaza Dilao, Paco, Manila.Iglupas claimed victory in the boys' 18-under category... Read More

BBC under fire for not showing World Cup opening ceremony

ANKARA – The BBC's decision to not air the opening ceremony of the World Cup live during main coverage on Sunday has brought criticism from many sports fans.FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony was held at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, where African American movie star Morgan... Read More

4 young Zambo City chess players’ medal haul cited

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The city government recognized Monday four young Zamboanga chess players who bagged medals during the Nov. 3 to15 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship in Thailand.John Cyrus Borce, 14; Angela Joelle San Luis, 17; Robick Vohn Villa, 17; and Cyreine Jean Borce, 10, were... Read More

Cebu City Chooks rules Chooks 3x3 Quest

STA. ROSA, Laguna– Cebu City Chooks ruled the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Quest 2.0 after beating Manila Chooks in the final, 20-18, on Sunday night at the Ayala Malls Solenad Activity Center here.Mac Tallo finished with nine points, Mike Harry Nzeusseu added seven, Brandon Ramirez contributed... Read More

Nat’l juniors tennis final pits top-ranked vs. unseeded

MANILA – Unseeded Miguel Iglupas continued his winning run Sunday, eliminating third seed Cyril Bryan Paster, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the boys' 18-under final of the Palawan Pawnshop National Juniors Tennis Championships at Philippine Columbian Association outdoor shell courts in Paco, Manila.He... Read More

Aqua Sprint bets shine at SMP-COPA Grand Reunion Swim tourney

MANILA – Aqua Sprint Club bets Paulene Beatrice Obebe, Anya dela Cruz and Arbeen Miguel Thruelan were crowned Most Outstanding Swimmers (MOS) in the Samahang Manlalangoy ng Pilipinas (SMP)-Congress of Philippine Aquatics Inc. (COPA) Grand Reunion Swim Challenge Championships at the Teofilo... Read More

UP settles for 9th place in V-League Men's Collegiate Challenge

MANILA – University of the Philippines pulled off a 25-15, 25-19, 25-23 victory over Adamson University in the classification round on Sunday to finish ninth in the 2022 V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge at the Paco Arena in Manila.Outside hitter Louis Gaspar Gamban scored 14 points to... Read More

Subic hosts World Beach volleyball tourney in December

MANILA – Volleyball fans are in for another high-caliber tournament as the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futuresgoes to the Subic Bay sand court in Zambales onDecember 9 to 11.The Futures is the third level of tournament in the pro tour, after the Elite 16 and Challenge, which features the... Read More

FIFA president defends Qatar; hits Western ‘hypocrisy’

DOHA, Qatar – FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Saturday defended Qatar from what he called Western “hypocrisy” amid criticism of the Gulf country’s hosting of World Cup 2022.The global tournament is set to open in Qatar on Sunday and will last through Dec. 18.Doha has come... Read More

Korea faces uphill climb to grab knockout berth in Qatar W. Cup

DOHA – South Korea will be playing in its 10th consecutive FIFA World Cup this month in Qatar, an impressive streak matched by a few others.Not every tournament during this run has been memorable for South Korea, though.Of course, there was the improbable run to the semifinals in 2002, when... Read More