Sports

PSC-Pacquio amateur boxing cup opens in Gensan Saturday

DAVAO CITY -- At least 100 boxers coming from different cities and provinces are seeing action Saturday (December 16) and Sunday (December 17) for the Mindanao Preliminary of the PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at the Robinsons Place in General Santos City.The early birds are from Davao City,... Read More

F2 Logistics spikers prevail in Game 2 of PSL Grand Prix

MANILA -- F2 Logistics rallied past Petron, 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4, to tie the best-of-three finals series in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan Thursday night.Veterans Cha Cruz and Abby Marano played brilliantly in the fourth... Read More

Ginebra, SMB, TNT teams to beat in PH Cup: PBA Board

MANILA -- They may still have opposing views regarding the commissionership in the PBA but on Wednesday, board members shared a common take in terms of which teams will likely prevail in the Philippine Cup.

The board members--or their representatives for the cases of Meralco and TNT--believe... Read More

Undefeated champ to face ex-PH team member in non-title bout

DAVAO CITY -- Undefeated WBO Asia Pacific Youth Light Flyweight champion Vince Paras will face the former national team stand-out Aldren Moreno of Digos City in a non-title bout on December 17 at the Robinson’s Place in General Santos City.Paras, who is managed by Maasim Mayor Jojo Lopez is... Read More

Petron spikers a win away from PSL Grand Prix title

MANILA -- Petron pulled off a 25-14, 25-21, 25-16 victory over F2 Logistics in Game 1 of the Chooks to Go -Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix best-of-three series at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Tuesday night.Imports Lindsay Stalzer, 2015’s Most Valuable Player, and Hillary... Read More

Hometown fave wins by tech’l decision

SANTA Barbara, Pangasinan -- Hometown favorite Alphie Dagayloan won by a technical decision against former WBC Asian Boxing Council minimumweight champion Mateo Handeg in a rain-soaked title fight for the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) super flyweight crown on Sunday night at the open... Read More

Jr. Volcanoes to host U19 Asia Rugby tourney

MANILA -- THE U19 national rugby team — called the Jr. Philippine Volcanoes -- aims for a promotion to the premier division of the U19 Asia Rugby Championships as it hosts the Division 1 of the tournament ladder at the International School Manila Athletic Field in Taguig starting... Read More

Panaad Stadium to host 2017 PFL final

MANILA -- The Philippines Football League (PFL) officially announced Monday that the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City will host Saturday night’s PFL showdown between Ceres Negros and Global Cebu for all the marbles.In a statement, the PFL cited Article 2.11 of its tournament regulations, under... Read More

Cebu wants to host PFL championship game

MANILA -- Global Cebu exercised its option to host the championship game of the inaugural Philippines Football League (PFL) season on Saturday night.In a letter sent to PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier on Sunday, which was made public by the club on Monday, Cebu demanded that its titular showdown with rival... Read More

TNC falls to OG in DOTA tourney finals

LOS BAÑOS -- European side OG proved to be too much for Filipino quintet TNC in the finals of the Mars DOTA 2 League in Macau on Sunday night.Despite being just a minor tournament, implications for qualification in TI8 were at stake, and OG did not just take home US$130,000 or about P6.5... Read More

MVP hit consecutive triples for winning FIBA WC bid: Angara

LOS BANOS, Laguna -- Senator Sonny Angara lauded the SBP for successfully bidding for the rights to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup.Angara, who acts as the chairman of the SBP board, even likened president emeritus Manny Pangilinan, the leader of the Philippines-Japan-Indonesia consortium bid that was... Read More

GAB optimistic of more victories for Pinoy boxers

DAVAO CITY -- The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will double its efforts to help Filipino professional boxers secure more victories in the future."We'll double our efforts so that there will always be fellow Filipinos who'll bring home pride and glory as the most competitive boxers worldwide in... Read More

2 Mindanaoan pugs vie for Interim OPBF light flyweight title

DAVAO CITY -- Ivan Soriano of General Santos City and Jaysever Abcede of Valencia City will be fighting against each other for the interim Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight title on December 16 at the Makati Cinema Square Boxing Arena in Makati City.Soriano (16W-1L-1D, 8... Read More

Global Cebu, Ceres-Negros in final duel for PFL title

MANILA -- Ceres-Negros and Global Cebu will clash next weekend to earn the inaugural champions title of the Philippines Football league after prevailing from the semi-finals on Saturday.Having to play back-to-back road games because of the unavailability of the Cebu City Sports Complex for the first... Read More

Petron, F2 Logistics reach PSL Grand Prix finals

MANILA -- Petron and F2 Logistics scored contrasting victories on Saturday night to reach the finals of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Mall of Asia Arena.Petron banked on the explosive performances of American imports Lindsay Marie Stalzer and Hillary Hurley to prevail... Read More

PH-Japan-Indonesia bid wins 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting rights

MANILA -- Let's get louder in 2023.The Asian consortium of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan gets the privilege of becoming the first set of nations to jointly host the FIBA World Cup.The Asian bid bested the South American bid of Argentina and Uruguay as announced during the FIBA Central Board... Read More

12 PHL athletes compete in Asian Youth Para Games in Dubai

MANILA -- Twelve Filipino athletes arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday to compete in the 3rd Asian Youth Para Games.The tournament, which will run from December 10 to 14, will be held in various venues in the capital city of Dubai.The members of the team are Ma. Cielo Honasan,... Read More

#PlayLouderIn2023 trends ahead of FIBA hosting statement

MANILA -- The hashtag, #PlayLouderIn2023, of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan’s joint bid to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup trended on Twitter on Friday, a day before the FIBA Central Board announces the winner of the hosting of the tournament.The hashtag peaked at number two in the top... Read More

PH powerlifters end campaign in Mexico

MANILA -- Paralympians Adeline Dumapong Ancheta and Agustin Kitan failed to win a medal in their respective events in the World Para Powerlifting Championships at the Gymnasium Juan dela Barrera in Benito Juarez Sports Complex, Mexico City on Saturday morning.Entered in the women's over 86-kg.... Read More

2017 Zamboanga Peninsula athletic meet kicks off Sunday

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- All is set for the holding of this year’s Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Athletic Association (ZPRAA) meet.The ZPRAA meet will be held from December 10 to 17 in Pagadian City.There will be 40 sports events for men and women in the secondary level while 37 in the elementary... Read More