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NLEX scores Christmas Day win over GlobalPort for 2-0 start

BOCAUE -- NLEX defied the odds of a Christmas show from Stanley Pringle to beat GlobalPort, 115-104, in the first out-of-town action of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Philippine Arena on Monday.In a game of runs, the Yeng Guiao-led side spoiled the return of Pido Jarencio as the Batang Pier gaffer... Read More

'Christmas Clasico' ushers in anew; GlobalPort debuts vs NLEX

MANILA -- Two more teams are yet to begin its 2018 PBA season campaign.On Christmas Eve, they will set foot at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.In what would essentially be the first non-Mega Manila schedule for the young season, GlobalPort and Ginebra open their respective stint against... Read More

Ben Mbala leaves La Salle ahead of move to Mexico

MANILA -- Whether he still has one year to play for La Salle or not, Ben Mbala will turn pro next year.The reigning two-time UAAP MVP announced that he will leave the Green Archers camp ahead of his move to Mexico to play for Fuerza Regia De Monterrey in the top-flight league there."After five... Read More

Lopez, a Young Change-Maker for 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics

MANILA -- Filipino taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez is in the list of 76 Young Change-Makers (YCM) for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina next year.The 21-year-old Lopez is a gold winner in the 2014 Asian Youth Games, 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and... Read More

ROS subdues TNT in low-scoring win

MANILA -- Rain Or Shine (ROS) almost squandered a comfortable lead after the third quarter but held on to an 82-79 win in the main game of the PBA Philippine Cup doubleheader at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday night.The Elasto Painters entered the final frame leading by 11, but the KaTropa put up a... Read More

PSC suspends financial aid to karatedo

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) suspended on Friday its financial assistance to the Philippine Karatedo Association, a national sports organization, which is one of the 50 members of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).In a press conference at the Philsports Complex in... Read More

Undefeated Pinoy boxer to make US debut in Dec. 22

“This will be a good learning fight for him. Thank you Heavyweight factory and our advisor Ricardo Rizzo for the opportunity,” Mananguil said.Plania has been training in Miami with Cuban Coach Osmiri Fernandez.The 20-year old Plania previously stopped veteran Jetly Purisima in Round 5... Read More

Magnolia returns with huge win over Alaska

MANILA -- Magnolia is back!Now under the Purefoods franchise, Magnolia began its PBA Philippine Cup bid with a 108-95 win over Alaska at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Wednesday night.Keeping the Hotshots moniker, the team formerly known as Star waxed hot in the second quarter and sustained the lead... Read More

PH rower Ilas pockets bronze in China

MANILA -- National team member Edgar Ilas has won the bronze medal in the Asian Coastal Rowing Championships held from Dec. 15-17 in Shenzhen, Guangdong province in China.In an interview with Radyo Pilipinas 2 (DZSR Sports Radio) on Tuesday, coach Edgardo Maerina said Ilas placed third behind... Read More

New era begins for 4 PBA teams

Games on Wednesday(FilOil Flying V Centre, San JuanCity)4:15 p.m. - Kia vs. NLEX7:00 p.m. - Magnolia vs. AlaskaMANILA-- Two of the most touted rookies this season will make their debut, while one team hopes its new name will bring new fortunes even as another hopes to begin its "Unconventional Era"... Read More

MinProBa champ suffers first defeat

DAVAO CITY – Previously unbeaten MinProBA bantamweight champion Vincent “Asero” Astrolabio of MP Davao Gym finally suffered his first defeat after losing to John Mark “Iceman” Apolinario of Sanman Boxing Gym on Sunday at the Robinsons Place in Gen. Santos... Read More

Young boxers enter quarterfinals in PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup

DAVAO CITY – Young boxers from General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat and Barangay Aglayan beat their respective rivals to barge into the Mindanao Quarter Finals of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at the Robinsons Place in General Santos City.Sultan... Read More

Potential talents eyed in PSC-Pacquiao boxing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY-- PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup supervising technical director Rogelio Fortaleza is hopeful that they will scout a lot of promising talents in this nationwide grassroots boxing program that kicked off at Robinsons Place here yesterday, December 16.Fortaleza, during the official... Read More

SMB opens PBA Season 43 with win over Phoenix

MANILA -- San Miguel began the 2018 season of the PBA with a 104-96 win over Phoenix at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.The Beermen broke loose in the dying stages of the game to spoil Louie Alas' debut as Fuel Masters coach.Marcio Lassiter caught fire early on with... Read More

Narvasa steps down as PBA commissioner

MANILA -- Barely 30 minutes before the PBA season officially begins, the league's board of governors dropped a huge bomb.Newly-installed PBA board chairman Ricky Vargas told the media on Sunday that Chito Narvasa will resign as commissioner."This morning, he submitted his resignation, which was... Read More

F2 Logistics clinches PHL Superliga Grand Prix crown

MANILA -- Import Maria Jose Perez displayed her brilliant form anew as F2 Logistics clinched the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix title over Petron, 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, on Saturday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The 6-foot-2 Venezuelan who has competed in the... Read More

Ramsay scores hat trick in Negros PFL win over Cebu

MANILA -- Iain Ramsay's hat trick proved to be the dagger for Ceres Negros as the club thrashed Global Cebu, 4-1, in the championship game of the first season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Saturday.Ramsay scored the last three goals for the home... Read More

Ramirez keynotes PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup opener today

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William "Butch" Ramirez was keynote speaker as the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup kicked off at Robinson's Place here Dec. 16.Ramirez said the General Santos City leg serves as the inagaural launch of the joint grassroots boxing... Read More

10K athletes to join 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia

MANILA -- About 10,000 athletes from 45 countries are expected to participate in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia next year.The tournament will be held from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, capital city of South Sumatra province.The athletes will compete in 40 sports, 67 disciplines and... Read More

5 out-of-town games spark full PBA PH Cup sked

MANILA -- Cities familiar to PBA fans will once again stage games, while Iloilo City and Dumaguete will get their own dose of PBA action as the Philippine Cup schedule for 2018 was released on Friday, two days before the official start.
Iloilo City, which became known for hosting the Megavoltz in... Read More