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Olivarez, Arcilla reach Dagitab Festival Nat’ Open q’final

Olivarez, Arcilla reach Dagitab Festival Nat’ Open q’final

December 18, 2023, 8:54 pm

MANILA – Top seed Eric Jed Olivarez and No. 2 Johnny Arcilla made it to the quarterfinal round of the Dagitab Festival National Open men's singles, posting victories over opponents who suffered injuries due to the slippery Naga City indoor clay courts in Cebu. Olivarez managed to win the first… Read More

Zamboanga City lifter shines in Batang Pinoy

Zamboanga City lifter shines in Batang Pinoy

December 18, 2023, 7:39 pm

MANILA – Adrian Bucol of Zamboanga City bagged the gold medal in the boys’ 12-under 32kg category of the weightlifting competition of the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Monday. Bucol, who lives in Barangay Mampang, registered a personal best 103kgs… Read More

Meralco books place in PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals

Meralco books place in PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals

December 18, 2023, 8:40 am

MANILA – Meralco Bolts built a huge lead just enough to hold off Converge's last push for a 105-99 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The Bolts slowly pulled away in the first three quarters and were ahead, 93-70, with 7:20 left in the… Read More

AP Bren wins M5 World Championship

AP Bren wins M5 World Championship

December 18, 2023, 8:34 am

MANILA – AP Bren made history early Monday after beating Onic Indonesia, 4-3, to win the M5 World Championship at the jam packed Rizal Memorial Coliseum. AP Bren survived a collapse despite a 3-1 lead to open the best-of-seven tie and became the first club to win Mobile Legends Bang Bang's… Read More

Philippine National Games, Batang Pinoy kick off competitions Dec. 18

Philippine National Games, Batang Pinoy kick off competitions Dec. 18

December 17, 2023, 8:25 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Games (PNG) and Batang Pinoy (BP) National Championships will kick off Monday with 18,000 athletes from 193 local government units participating in various sports. The athletics events will be held at PhilSports in Pasig City. Swimming will have two venues – BP… Read More

San Beda reclaims NCAA men's basketball crown

San Beda reclaims NCAA men's basketball crown

December 17, 2023, 7:40 pm

MANILA – Yukien Andrada scored 20 points as San Beda University defeated Mapua University, 76-66, to claim the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 99 men's basketball title at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday. It was the Red Lions' 23rd NCAA title and first… Read More

Tenacity pays off for National University spikers

Tenacity pays off for National University spikers

December 16, 2023, 2:44 pm

MANILA – Winning the inaugural Spikers’ Turf Invitational Conference proved that National University's (NU) volleyball program keep getting better. NU-Sta. Elena rallied past heavily favored Cignal, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 15-8 in the final at Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Friday night.… Read More

Olivarez, Arcilla advance in Dagitab Festival National Open

Olivarez, Arcilla advance in Dagitab Festival National Open

December 16, 2023, 12:14 pm

MANILA – Favorites Eric Jed Olivarez and Johnny Arcilla coasted to victory in the Dagitab Festival National Open men's singles competition at the Naga City indoor clay courts in Cebu last Friday.The top-ranked Olivarez clobbered John Patrick Paumar, 6-1, 6-0, while No. 2 Arcilla outclassed… Read More

Palestinian sports community mourns as 85 killed in Israeli attacks

Palestinian sports community mourns as 85 killed in Israeli attacks

December 15, 2023, 6:33 pm

ISTANBUL – At least 85 Palestinian athletes were killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and West Bank between Oct. 7 and Dec. 6, according to a report. The Palestinian Football Association, in its comprehensive report issued Thursday, underscored the profound impact on the sports community… Read More

Best FIFA player finalists revealed

Best FIFA player finalists revealed

December 15, 2023, 2:28 pm

ZÜRICH – Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi have been announced as the three finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award 2023. Meanwhile, Aitana Bonmati, Linda Caicedo and Jennifer Hermoso have been chosen as the three finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award 2023. The… Read More

Quizon moves closer to Grandmaster norm

Quizon moves closer to Grandmaster norm

December 14, 2023, 10:10 am

MANILA – Filipino International Master (IM) Daniel Quizon defeated Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. in the sixth round of the 11th Kamatyas Invitational GM Tournament at the Grandmaster Eugene Torre Museum of Pan de Amerikana in Concepcion Dos, Marikina City on Wednesday night. It was… Read More

Tennis player Olivarez eyes more success

Tennis player Olivarez eyes more success

December 14, 2023, 10:01 am

MANILA – Tennis player Eric Jed Olivarez has his mind set on winning every tournament he joins, following last Sunday’s victory in the men's singles and doubles categories at the Rep. Edwin Olivarez Cup in Sucat, Parañaque City. The tournament top seed outclassed No. 4 Fritz Cris Verdad, 6-2,… Read More

MisOcc taps chess masters for youth dev't camp

MisOcc taps chess masters for youth dev't camp

December 12, 2023, 9:14 pm

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – The provincial government, through the Asenso Misamis Occidental Federated Chess Association (AMOFCA), will hold a chess camp on Dec. 17 to 22 to involve more youth in sports.In a statement on Tuesday, AMOFCA revealed that more young chess players are interested… Read More

POC awards P10.6-M for Asian Games medalists

POC awards P10.6-M for Asian Games medalists

December 12, 2023, 6:39 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) distributed PHP10.6 million to the medal winners of the 19th Asian Games during its general assembly at the East Ocean Palace Restaurant in Parañaque City on Tuesday. “It was a general assembly where the POC family came together in joy and… Read More

Cignal preps for finals with sweep of Spikers' Turf Invitational semis

Cignal preps for finals with sweep of Spikers' Turf Invitational semis

December 12, 2023, 4:34 pm

MANILA – Cignal relied on its second stringers to beat Saints and Lattes-Letran, 25-10, 25-18, 25-20, in a no-bearing match as it swept the Spikers’ Turf Invitational Conference semifinals at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Tuesday. The HD Spikers already booked the first finals ticket after… Read More

Philta elects new officers, expects lifting of ITF suspension

Philta elects new officers, expects lifting of ITF suspension

December 11, 2023, 9:00 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) is back on track as it elected a new set of officers on Monday, expected to be followed by the lifting of its three-year suspension imposed by the world governing body International Tennis Federation (ITF). The ITF suspended Philta in December… Read More

PSC gears up for 2023 Batang Pinoy, PNG hosting

PSC gears up for 2023 Batang Pinoy, PNG hosting

December 11, 2023, 5:30 pm

MANILA – With five days before the opening, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has assured its full preparations to host its highly anticipated 2023 Batang Pinoy (BP) and Philippine National Games (PNG) on Dec. 17 at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. As of Dec. 11, close to 18,000… Read More

PH lifters Sarno, Macrohon miss podium at World Grand Prix 2 in Qatar

PH lifters Sarno, Macrohon miss podium at World Grand Prix 2 in Qatar

December 11, 2023, 2:09 pm

MANILA – The Philippines' Vanessa Sarno and Kristel Macrohon missed the podium in the women's 71-kilogram (kg) event of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Grand Prix 2 in Doha, Qatar on Sunday (early Monday, Philippine time). The 20-year-old Sarno, Southeast Asian Games… Read More

San Beda survives Mapua, forges do-or-die for NCAA men’s cage title

San Beda survives Mapua, forges do-or-die for NCAA men’s cage title

December 10, 2023, 7:16 pm

MANILA – San Beda University banked on Jacob Cortez to pull off a 71-65 victory over Mapua University in Game 2 and forge a decider in the NCAA Season 99 men's basketball title series at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday. Cortez scored 21 points, including back-to-back triples that… Read More

Unbeaten Cignal faces Perpetual in Spikers' Turf Invitational semis

Unbeaten Cignal faces Perpetual in Spikers' Turf Invitational semis

December 10, 2023, 1:26 pm

MANILA – Cignal knows it will not be easy even against a skidding Perpetual-Kinto Tyres in the semifinal round of the Spikers’ Turf Invitational Conference at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Monday. Cignal has the manpower and experience but coach Dexter Clamor knows the challenges they… Read More