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Fajardo, Tratter finally join Gilas practice

MANILA -- After missing the first practice session, Junemar Fajardo made an appearance as the weekly Gilas training for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers second window continued on Monday night at the Meralco Gym in Pasig.
 
Also in attendance among the seniors were Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood,... Read More

Pinoy pug, Chinese bet vie for WBO title in China

DAVAO CITY – Filipino boxer Dexter “Kid Mama” Alimento of Iligan City will be vying for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental Light Flyweight title against Chinese Jing Xiang on January 20 at the Shenzhen Bao’an District Sports Center in Shenzhen,... Read More

Borres, Martin named 'Boxers of the Month'

DAVAO CITY – The Games and Amusements Board has named Jeronil “El Diamante” Borres and Carl James “Wonder Boy” Martin as Boxers of the Month for November and December, respectively.Borres (8W-3L-1D, 5 KOs) of Cagayan de Oro City earned the monthly award for scoring an... Read More

SMB blasts TNT late for 3-0 start

MANILA -- San Miguel relied on a fourth quarter explosion to score its third straight win in the PBA Philippine Cup, beating TNT, 88-76, at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City on Saturday night.The Beermen started out flat, and the KaTropa quickly opened a 12-point lead, 24-12, late in... Read More

Tour of Mindanao bike race set in August

DAVAO CITY -- The exciting Tour of Mindanao Bike Race is now set in August during the annual Kadayawan Festival in Davao City. This was announced Friday by Rey Hernan Fabe, sales and marketing director of the organizing Radyo ni Juan Network.“We’re having this event already in August so... Read More

Six more teams pull out from Galaxy Battles

MANILA -- A mass exodus among the participating teams in the Dota 2 tournament Galaxy Battles 2 ensued.Reeling from the revocation of its Major status and Virtus Pro's departure, five more teams that are part of the main draw and one of the competing teams in the wildcard phase have bid adieu as... Read More

10 teams to stay in Galaxy Battles

MANILA -- Despite Valve's decision to remove Galaxy Battles 2 as a Major, Fallout Gaming opted to push through with the DOTA tournament scheduled for Jan. 15-21 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue despite the expected backing out of some participating clubs.Ten of the remaining teams in the tournament... Read More

Alaska begins year with win vs Meralco

MANILA — Alaska ended 2017 with four consecutive losses but notched a win as the new year rings in.The Aces began 2018 with a 103-98 victory over the Meralco Bolts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.Alaska went on an 18-3 run late in the first quarter to open a double-digit lead... Read More

Davao’s chess champ to defend title in 10th Kidapawan Open

DAVAO CITY – Davao City’s chess champion will defend his title at the annual 10th Kidapawan Open Chess Championship on February 3 and 4 at the Kidapawan Convention Center in Kidapawan City featuring a Grand Master, GM-elect and International Master.Jason Salubre of Davao City is seeing... Read More

PH to host int'l junior table tennis tournament

MANILA -- Top junior table tennis players in the ASEAN region are coming to the Philippines on June for the Southeast Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships. Philippine Table Tennis Federation, Inc. (PTTF) president Ting Ledesma said the tournament would be held in Palawan's capital city... Read More

Catalan seeks big win in Jakarta; Teo, Xiong eye new One belt

MANILA -- Rene Catalan is looking to add another Chinese fighter to his list of victims as he takes his shot in the One Championship's first event for 2018, One: Kings of Courage at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 20.Catalan will take on Peng Xue Wen in an undercard... Read More

Meralco Manila disbands

MANILA -- Meralco Manila shocked the football community on Monday night when the club announced that it will be dissolved."It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the club will be ceasing operations immediately and will no longer participate in the second season of the Philippines Football... Read More

Gilas seniors, cadets resume practice for FIBA qualifiers

MANILA -- The Gilas pool for the February FIBA World Cup Qualifiers window has officially begun.And joining the PBA all-star crew is some members of the "23 for '23".The Gilas seniors and the college players of the Gilas Cadets had a joint training session at the Meralco Gym on Monday night."That... Read More

Ayo formally named UST coach

MANILA -- UST officially named Aldin Ayo the new head coach for its men's basketball team.In a statement on Monday, the school bared two reasons why it tapped Ayo to replace Boy Sablan as the Growling Tigers' new mentor."The basketball program that he espouses is based on discipline that gives... Read More

Surigao's 'The Bull' to fight for vacant OPBF title in Japan

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino boxer Jeffrey “The Bull” Arienza of Surigao City will face Japan’s Rikki Naito for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super lightweight title on January 13 at the Korakuen Hall in Japan.The title was vacated by Australian Darragh Foley,... Read More

Veguillas Memorial Cup slated Jan. 26-28

MANILA -- The Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF) has announced on Sunday the staging of the Manuel Veguillas Memorial Cup from January 26 to 28 at the Mall of Asia's Music Hall.According to national coach Richard Lim, the three-day event is in honor of Association for the Advancement of Karatedo... Read More

Stallion Laguna bares new players for PFL 2018

BIÑAN, Laguna — A Filipino-Iranian striker is set to headline Stallion Laguna's preseason acquisitions ahead of the upcoming Philippine Football League wars slated to start in February. Stallion Laguna president and head coach Ernie Nierras told the Philippine News Agency on Saturday... Read More

PBA makes adjustments for remainder of PH Cup sked

MANILA -- The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) made significant tweaks to the Philippine Cup schedule for calendar year 2018 as announced on Friday.One of them is the adjustment of the tip-off times for the Mega Manila games for Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.All the first games of the... Read More

Virtus Pro backs out of Galaxy Battles

MANILA -- The effect of Valve's statement erasing Galaxy Battles II from the 2018 Majors list has reached Russia.Russian e-sports quintet Virtus Pro, the number one Russia-based DOTA 2 team, has announced that it will no longer participate in the Jan. 15-21 international Dota 2 tournament, Galaxy... Read More

Gilas Cadets pool for 2023 FIBA World Cup unveiled

MANILA -- Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes has revealed the players to be included in the Gilas Cadets program ahead of the Philippines' hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup.College basketball stars and high school standouts headline Reyes' "23 for 23", where he bared the names on Twitter... Read More