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Pacio submits Lan in ONE Championship; Kelly falls to Nunes

MANILA -- Joshua Pacio returned to his winning track on Friday night after dominating Lan Ming Qiang in the co-main event of One: Global Superheroes at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.Pacio quickly stepped on the gas and sent Lan down the canvas at the start of Round 1.He then found an opening to perform... Read More

Edward Kelly ends Meul's unbeaten run with quick KO

MANILA -- Edward Kelly has put a blemish to Meas Meul's erstwhile unscathed MMA record with a huge knockout at the One: Global Superheroes at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.It was a lucky strike for the younger of the Kelly Brothers as the impact of a high kick attempt was enough to send... Read More

China's Ma scores convincing win over Bulgarian Kichukov

MANILA – China’s Ma Hao Bin relied on his striking ability to defeat Bulgaria’s Sotir Kichukov during their match in One: Global Superheroes at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday night.In the only fight so far that went past Round 1 – and even went through the scorecards -- Ma... Read More

Eustaquio is interim One flyweight champ

MANILA-- Geje Eustaquio was named the new interim One Championship flyweight title holder after beating Kazakhstan's Kairat Akhmetov in their much-anticipated rematch in the main event of One: Global Superheroes at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday night.Eustaquio avenged his controversial loss to... Read More

Durant, Westbrook reunite for Team LeBron in NBA All-Star Draft

MANILA -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook found themselves on the same NBA All-Star team, but this time with seven East All-Stars with them.The NBA superstars, who have been on a “cold war” of sorts following Durant's departure to Golden State from Oklahoma City, are once again... Read More

Akari-Adamson shocks Marinero in early D-League upset

MANILA -- Jerrick Ahanmisi came out with a key steal and delivered the most crucial non-scoring moves to lift Akari-Adamson to an 80-75 stunner over Marinerong Pilipino in the main game of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup triple-header at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Thursday night.Ahanmisi,... Read More

Reyes now free to form 'strongest' Gilas with 1-player rule gone

MANILA -- Philippine national basketball team coach Chot Reyes now has full control on which players he will bring to the Gilas Pilipinas pool, as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) agreed to abolish the so-called "one-player rule".In the said ruling, all the 12 teams are mandated to... Read More

Marcial becomes full-time PBA commissioner

MANILA -- The PBA board of governors did not look elsewhere to find the league's new commissioner.
The league board officially named Willie Marcial as the league’s new full-time commissioner after the board's first meeting for 2018 on Thursday.
With Marcial named OIC following the... Read More

Martinez set to make Winter Olympics return

MANILA -- Michael Martinez will be heading to Pyeongchang after all.

The Philippines' top figure skater will make his second straight Winter Olympics appearance after one of the competitors for the said meet was forced to back out.

Martinez failed to land a spot in the Winter Olympics... Read More

PSC-Pacquiao boxing tourney to start in Sorsogon for Luzon prelim

DAVAO CITY – The nationwide 2018 PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup resumes hostilities with the Luzon Preliminary on January 27 and 28 at the Sorsogon National High School in Sorsogon City.The registration center is at the Sorsogon Provincial Gym, according to supervising tournament director... Read More

SMB leans on late blast to beat GlobalPort for 5-0 start

MANILA-- San Miguel once again broke away late to repulse GlobalPort, 107-93, in the nightcap of the PBA Philippine Cup games at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.The Beermen quickly bounced back from a slow start and zoomed past the Batang Pier, who actually led for most of the game, behind a... Read More

Gensan's Mama captures WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight title

DAVAO CITY -- Hometown favorite Jayson Mama pummeled to submission Michael Camelion of Bukidon via a technical knockout in the 9th round to capture the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth flyweight title on Sunday night at the Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City.International referee Atty. Danrex... Read More

Bolcio, Aldea to vie for vacant Philippine Lightweight crown

DAVAO CITY -- Nathan “Palos” Bolcio will face Roldan “The Cobra” Aldea for the vacant Philippine Lightweight crown on February 11 at the Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex, Paranaque City.Bolcio (14W-13L-3D, 4 KOs) previously fought but lost for the vacant WBC... Read More

Marcial says PBA won't tolerate racism

MANILA -- Despite Coach Yeng Guiao getting the heftier of fines between him and Chris Ross in relation to their late-game altercation on Friday night, the NLEX mentor evaded heavier penalties, including a possible suspension, as the PBA failed to confirm Ross's claim that Guiao gave him a racist... Read More

PBA suspends, fines 3 players

MANILA -- PBA Officer-in-charge Commissioner Willie Marcial has given Mike Miranda, Eric Camson, and Raymond Almazan one-game suspensions each for their respective parts in "unsportsmanlike events" over the weekend.Miranda kicked San Miguel guard Chris Ross's groin in retaliation to a hard foul... Read More

Abueva, Almazan out of Gilas' February WCQ pool

MANILA -- For missing three straight practices, Coach Chot Reyes decided to cut Calvin Abueva and Raymond Almazan from the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the second window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers on February 22 and 25."It is already our third practice at hindi pa sila nagpapakita, so it is simply... Read More

Matt Nieto makes Gilas practice debut

MANILA -- Matt Nieto finally made an appearance and even participated in the weekly joint seniors-cadets Gilas practice at the Meralco Gym on Monday night.Nieto, plus the return of Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go after taking the previous week off, meant that Ateneo's "Big 3" were all in attendance.Also... Read More

Guiao, Ross fined for altercation

MANILA -- PBA OIC Commissioner Willie Marcial has handed out a verdict on the late-game tussle between Coach Yeng Guiao and Chris Ross during the NLEX-San Miguel battle on Friday night.

In a statement on Monday, Marcial slapped Guiao with an PHP11,000 fine "for obscene gesture, use of profane... Read More

Pogoy named PBA Player of the Week

MANILA -- Roger Pogoy's stellar performances the past week made him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week, providing the firepower for the KaTropa that won back-to-back games.

Pogoy was relegated to the bench for the past two games of TNT in the PBA Philippine Cup, but had two of his best... Read More

TNT dominates Meralco, 99-81

MANILA-- TNT rode on the hot shooting of Troy Rosario to beat sister club Meralco, 99-81, in their PBA Philippine Cup clash at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Sunday night.Rosario went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc to lead the way for the KaTropa, who stamped their class almost all game long over the... Read More