Sports

GSBA regional championship set in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- More than 100 players from different schools and clubs are featured in the 2017 Global Stick Blade Alliance (GSBA) Regional Championships on Saturday at the Kadayawan Hall of NCCC Mall, Davao City.The event is organized by the Amara Infinite Sports Inc., Amara Davao Escrimador, and... Read More

IOC impressed with multi-purpose activity centers in Leyte

MANILA -- The International Olympic Committee (POC) has commended the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for building three multi-purpose activity centers in areas affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte.The construction of the three facilities, through Gawad Kalinga, was funded by the USD450,000... Read More

FIBA to decide on 2023 World Cup host on Saturday

MANILA -- The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Central Board will vote between two finalists to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup, in Geneva, Switzerland on Saturday morning (8 p.m., Manila time).The finalists are the Philippine-led consortium with Japan and Indonesia and the two-country bid of... Read More

Antique University swimming champ in sports meet

SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The University of Antique (UA) swimming team emerged the overall champion in the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) 2017 swimming competition.UA swimming team won 25 gold, 16 silver, and 15 bronze medals in 42 swimming events that started... Read More

PSC-Pacquiao boxing cup to kick off in GenSan

DAVAO CITY – The first PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup will formally kick off with the preliminary competition for Mindanao on December 16 and 17 in General Santos City.“This project will call for the nationwide development of the interest and participation in boxing as a sport,”... Read More

Cocolife, Foton reach semis in PH Superliga Grand Prix

MANILA -- Cocolife defeated Cignal, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20, on Thursday night to book a semifinal berth in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre.Imports Tai Manu-Olevao and Taylor Milton played true to form in leading Cocolife to the next round where it... Read More

Powerlifters Ancheta, Kitan set to compete in world championships

MANILA -- Paralympians Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Agustin Kitan are scheduled to compete on Friday (Saturday in Manila) in the 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico.Ancheta will compete in the women's over 86kg category while Kitan will see action in the men's up to 65kg category.... Read More

Cebu Uni paddlers sink Malaysians in Asia-Pacific games

CEBU CITY -- Tournament favorite University of Cebu (UC) swept its opening matches in the 2nd Asia-Pacific University Games (APUG) table tennis team competition Thursday at Robinson’s Galleria here.The University of Cebu Webmasters cruised to a 5-0 victory over UniversitiTeknologi Mara (UiTM)... Read More

PBA begins Season 43 with SMB-Phoenix battle

MANILA -- There may still be uncertainty on whether the upcoming PBA season will push through or not, but the league still announced on Wednesday night its preliminary schedule for the season-opening Philippine Cup.Assuming the 43rd season will begin as scheduled on Dec. 17 as what outgoing PBA... Read More

F2 Logistics beats Iriga City in PSL volleyball tourney

MANILA -- F2 Logistics pulled off a 25-19, 25-12, 25-17 victory over newcomer Iriga City on Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre.Imports Kennedy Bryan and Maria Jose Perez scored 14 and 12 points, respectively... Read More

2023 FIBA World Cup host to be decided on Dec. 9

MANILA --Will Asia get to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup?This will be known on December 9 when the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announces the winner between the joint bids by Argentina/Uruguay or the Philippines/Indonesia/Japan on the other hand.Acording to the report from the FIBA... Read More

Cebu all set to host Asia-Pacific University Games

MANILA -- All is set for the staging of the 2nd Asia Pacific University Games (APUG) from December 6 to 11 at the Cebu Coliseum.China, Malaysia, and host Philippines will see action in four sports during the event organized by the Asia Pacific University Sports Union (APUSU) in cooperation with the... Read More

Schrock shocks Makati as late goal gives Negros crucial semis win

MANILA -- Stephan Schrock made what could be his greatest moment playing club football in the Philippines.The energetic midfielder scored the game winning goal as Ceres Negros trounced Kaya Makati at the death, 1-0, in Game 1 of their PFL Finals Series showdown at the University of Makati Athletic... Read More

Tabal achieves Milo Marathon five-peat

MANILA -- Mary Joy Tabal just made an unprecedented feat in front of her fellow Cebuanos.Tabal scored her fifth consecutive win in the national finals of the Milo Marathon in Cebu City on Sunday, becoming the first Filipino woman to do so.Tabal, who finished the Rio Olympics marathon last year,... Read More

3 teams score similar 88 to lead in seniors Fil A

BAGUIO CITY -- Host Baguio Country, Forest Hills, and Nueva Ecija on Sunday each scored 88 points en route to three-point lead advantage over Macquarie Links Australia at the start of competition in Fil A at the short but sleek par-61 BCC of the 68th Department of Tourism Fil-Am Invitational Golf... Read More

PH junior squash players to compete in Malaysia, Singapore

MANILA -- The Philippine Squash Academy (PSA) will send its junior players to Malaysia and Singapore this month.Christopher Buraga, Carl Carillo and New Zealand-based Mattthew Lucente will compete in the REDtone 11th Kuala Lumpur Juniors Open Squash Championships on December 5-10.From Malaysia,... Read More

Adamson ends NU's dream run in UAAP cheerdance

MANILA -- A new champion emerges.The Adamson Pep Squad reigned supreme in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition, taking its first ever top finish in front of 19,852 people at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Saturday night.The Adamsonians put to an end the dream run of the NU Pep Squad, which won four... Read More

Zamboanga sports complex rehab is 60% complete

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The rehabilitation of the 4.2-hectare sports complex is set to be completed by the first quarter of 2018.Paul Lagonera, project in-charge of the RCDG Construction firm, on Friday said the rehabilitation of the facility is already 60 percent complete.The RCDG Construction firm is... Read More

Diaz bags 2 medals in international weightlifting

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Zamboangueña Olympian Hidilyn Diaz on Friday (11:30 a.m. Philippine time) has bagged two medals in the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championship In Anaheim, California.The IWF in Anaheim started on Monday, November 27, and will end on Tuesday, December... Read More

Fil-Am golf fires off Dec 2, lures record 1,300 players

BAGUIO CITY — The chilly morning weather, mental toughness, and course management are among the key factors in waging fairway battles by a record field of 1,300 golfers from the Asia-Pacific region in the hunt for top honors at the 68th Department of Tourism (DOT) Fil-Am Invitational.The... Read More