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Palarong Panlalawigan 2017 kicks off in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan -- An estimated 6,358 sports officials and athletes are taking part in the “Palarong Panlalawigan 2017” that opened recently in the southern Palawan municipality of Brooke’s Point.Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta Jr. said Wednesday afternoon... Read More

Austria wins Coach of the Year for 3rd straight time

MANILA -- San Miguel coach Leo Austria is set to make history with his third consecutive Coach of the Year Award.He will be formally feted in the PBA Press Corps Awards Night at the Gloria Maris Restaurant inside Gateway Mall in Quezon City on Thursday night.Austria became only the third coach to be... Read More

Gilas scores home win over Chinese Taipei in World Cup Qualifiers

QUEZON CITY -- Gilas Pilipinas scored its second straight win in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers after trouncing Chinese Taipei, 90-83, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Monday night.Gilas bucked a slow start and finished the game strong to stay unbeaten in Group B ahead of a colossal showdown against... Read More

Magnolia Hotshots optimistic on PBA season opener

MANILA -- The Star Hotshots will carry the Magnolia Chicken brand in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season-opener Philippine Cup.The announcement was made by San Miguel Purefoods Company, Inc. President Francisco Alejo III during Monday's press conference at the Ynares Sports Arena in... Read More

Ateneo guns for men's finals sweep; NU, UE begin women's finals

MANILA -- Ateneo fell just one win shy of an elimination round sweep.But on Wednesday night, the team has a chance to complete a finals sweep.The Blue Eagles look to finish off the De La Salle Green Archers in Game 2 of the UAAP men's basketball finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on... Read More

Ateneo draws first blood in UAAP finals vs La Salle

MANILA -- Ateneo inched closer to the UAAP men's basketball title after subduing La Salle, 76-70, in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Saturday night.The Nieto twins showed heart as the Blue Eagles survived a hot game from Aljun Melecio and take a 1-0 lead in... Read More

Pantino pockets singles title in Phinma netfest

MANILA -- Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino pulled off a 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 victory over top seed John Bryan Otico on Sunday to lift the boys' singles trophy in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay court in Makati City.The girls' singles title went to second seed Punnin... Read More

NoCot pug wins WBC-Asia title fight in Tagum City

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino boxer Glenn “The Rock” Porras displayed his old fiery form by stopping former world title-contender Noldi Manakane of Indonesia in 2:36 of the first round to claim the vacant WBC Asia Boxing Council super bantamweight title on Saturday at the UM Gym in Tagum... Read More

Otico, Pantino, doubles champs at Phinma netfest

MANILA -- Top-ranked Filipinos John Bryan Otico and Arthur Craig Pantino bagged the boys' doubles title over tthird seeds Kei Manaka and Taiyo Yamanaka, 6-3, 6-4, on Saturday in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor claycourt in Makati City.Otico, who is No. 130 in... Read More

Yamaguchi avenges loss to Iniong in rematch; Askren retires unbeaten

MANILA -- After three years, Mei Yamaguchi got revenge at Gina Iniong.Yamaguchi showed how she improved from the last time they faced off as she scored a unanimous decision win over Iniong at One: Immortal Pursuit at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Friday night.With her eyes still set... Read More

Otico, Pantino reach Phinma netfest semifinal

MANILA -- Top seed John Bryan Otico and third seed Arthur Craig Pantino downed separate rivals on Friday to reach the semifinal round of the boys' singles category in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay courts in Makati City.Otico defeated fifth seed Indonesian... Read More

10 PH athletes join Asian archery event in Bangladesh

MANILA -- Ten athletes, led by Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Nicole Marie Tagle, are in Bangladesh to compete in the 20th Asian Archery Championships that kicks off this weekend at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.Tagle qualified in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and is... Read More

Hammond clinches semis berth in Phinma juniors netfest

MANILA -- American Nicole Hammond marched onto the girls' singles semifinals after scoring a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Filipino Shaira Hope Rivera in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay court in Makati City on Friday.Hammond, who won the singles and doubles titles... Read More

PH to send 170 athletes to 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia

MANILA -- Around 170 athletes will compose Team Philippines which will compete in the 2018 Asian Games to be held in the cities of Palembang and Jakarta in Indonesia.This was revealed by Team Philippines chef de mission Julian Camacho after the criteria he submitted to the Philippine Olympic... Read More

Cantores wins gold in Muaythai National Championships

MANILA -- World Youth Martial Arts bronze medalist Felex Dave Cantores led the gold medalists in the 2017 Muaythai National Championships held this month at the Philsports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City.Cantores of Baguio City won the boys' 16-17, 63.5kgs event in the advance category, according... Read More

Otico hurdles 1st match in Phinma-PSC juniors netfest

MANILA -- Five Filipinos, led by top seed John Bryan Otico, marched to the second round of the boys' singles category in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay courts in Makati City on Wednesday.Otico defeated Japanese Nowa Matsubayashi, 6-3, 6-2, to advance... Read More

Reyes names Gilas lineup vs Japan

MANILA -- The "Dirty Dozen" that will start Gilas Pilipinas' road to China is now known.In a special team meeting held on Thursday in Tokyo that was broadcasted on ESPN 5 documentary Kwentong Gilas' Facebook page, Coach Chot Reyes named the players who will don the national colors against Japan on... Read More

Gonzales to banner PH team in China table tennis tourney

MANILA— The Philippine Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) will send eight athletes to the "Silk Road Cup" China-ASEAN tournament in Guangxi, China next month.

Richard Gonzales, Jann Mari Nayre, Japheth Adasa, Seronio Isaias, Sendrina Andrea Balatbat, Rose Jean Fadol, Jamaica Dianne Sy, and... Read More

Pinoy boxer’s Japanese foe sees experience prevailing over power

TAGBILARAN CITY -- Japanese boxer Shota Hayashi, who will be fighting Filipino pride Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo this Saturday, sees the fight going the distance and with no knock-out.The Magsayo-Hayashi bout will be held at the Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium.While the Japanese did not directly... Read More

Pro, school hoops squads to benefit from new FIBA insurance program

MANILA -- Professional basketball teams now do not have much to worry if their key players get hurt while doing national team duties.FIBA announced on Saturday night its executive committee's approval of an insurance program that assures the clubs of compensations in case of major injuries that... Read More