Sports

Tough job for SEAG bound boxers

MANILA, Aug 10-- Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) bound boxers face a daunting task -- to improve or equal their sterling performance in the last edition of the regional biennial sports meet.For the record, the Filipino boxers harvested 5-3-2 (gold-silver-bronze) for a total of 10 medals in the 2015... Read More

2 Army troops win big in Vietnam marathon event

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Showing that they are world-class athletes as well as fighters, two Philippine Army (PA) troops won top honors in the Manulife Danang International Marathon 2017 held in Vietnam last Aug. 6.In a statement Thursday, Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson said these soldiers... Read More

PH netter Alcantara bows out of Thailand tournament semis

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Filipino Francis Casey Alcantara and Japanese Yuichi Ito have failed to reach the men's doubles semifinals of the USD15,000 PTT-LTAT Academy Men's Circuit 2 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit website, the top-ranked pair of... Read More

Dance sport champions Parcon, Jamili to compete in Malaysia

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Dance sport champions Gerald Jamili and Cherry Clarice Parcon are scheduled to compete in the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) Open in Johor, Malaysia on August 26.The pair is coming off a successful stint at the Hanoi Open Dance Sport Championships where they won the gold... Read More

PH badminton squad ready for Universiade in Taipei

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) is sending 12 badminton athletes to the 2017 Summer Universiade slated August 19-30 in Taipei City, Taiwan.JC Clarito from University of Perpetual Help in Laguna is the skipper of the men's team composed of... Read More

Romeo blasts off in clutch as Gilas stuns China in FIBA Asia opener

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Gilas thought it will suffer a huge implosion and let China repeat its FIBA Asia Cup final dominance in an early rematch.Terrence Romeo showed up at the death.Romeo scored eight straight points within the last 3:55 of the game as Gilas avenged its championship game loss to China... Read More

World champs to lead Malaysian delegation in SEA Games opening rites

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Three reigning world champions have been chosen as flag bearers of the 700-member Malaysian delegation during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on August 19.According to a report from the official website of the 2017... Read More

Fil-Japanese Tsukii eyes karate gold in 2017 SEA Games

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- The Philippine Karatedo Federation is sending 13 athletes to the forthcoming 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.These athletes are currently attending a 20-day training camp in Germany's western-central state of Hessen where they are expected to further hone their skills and... Read More

Filipino athletes greatness inspires

MANILA, Aug. 9 – Filipino athletes have the natural talents, the skill and stamina to fight for Flag and country.Days, the skill and mental toughness of each of the 495 Filipino athletes will be tested to the hilt, as they embark a tough challenge in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) to be... Read More

SEAG gold medalist Salamat sees action in 'unfamiliar' cycling events

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) gold medalist Marella Salamat on Wednesday vowed to give her best in the 29th edition of the biennial meet set in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Salamat will face a tough competition as she entered in two events in cycling-criterium (100 kms) and road race (134... Read More

PSC throws support to Kadayawan Festival

MANILA, Aug 9 – Preserving Philippine culture through sports, the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC) has thrown its support to the world’s famous Kadayawan Festival set in Davao City, starting August 12.The government support is line with the President's directive to give access to the... Read More

PH netter Alcantara triumphs in Thailand

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Top seeds Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines (in photo) and partner Yuichi Ito of Japan survived their equally-talented rivals on Tuesday in the men's doubles competition of the USD15,000 PTT-LTAT Academy Men's Circuit 2 in Nonthaburi.According to the International Tennis... Read More

Marinero completes QF upset of Tanduay

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Marinerong Pilipino completed the unthinkable.The sixth-seeded Skippers officially eliminated the third-seeded Tanduay Rhum Masters in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals, earning a 65-64 win in the rubber match on Tuesday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in... Read More

Devance takes home Player of the Week award

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Joe Devance is indeed 100 percent healthy again.Devance, whose season was slowed down by a recurring foot injury, showed on Saturday night that the pain is now gone, dropping 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting to lift Ginebra over NLEX in Calasiao.The said performance reminiscent of his... Read More

Harmonizing culture and sports in ASEAN way

MANILA, August 8- Culture and sports are among the biggest unifying factors in the family of Southeast Asian nations and also among other regions around the world.Today, is also ASEAN Sports Day, coinciding the golden (50 years) jubilee anniversary celebration of ASEAN.With this year’s theme... Read More

PH netter Eala wins four doubles titles in Europe

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Filipino tennis player Alexandra Eala has won four doubles titles as part of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under-14 touring team to Young Stars Tournaments in Europe from the second week of July until this week.Eala and Indonesian partner, Priska Madelyn Nugroho,... Read More

SEAG medal hopeful Reyes figures in road mishap in Korea

MANILA, Aug. 8- The Philippine cycling team campaign in the forthcoming 29th Southeast Asian Games suffered a blow when one of its debuting rider figured in a road accident while in training in South Korea.Camila Sumaguing, deputy secretary-general of the Philippine Cycling Federation (PCF), in a... Read More

Filipino club Execration eliminated from TI7

MANILA, Aug. 8 (PNA)--Secret banked on a total team effort in the mid-game to eliminate Execration in the knockout stages of The International 7 DOTA 2 Championship at the Key Arena in Seattle on Tuesday (Philippine Time).Zheng Yeik Nai's Templar Assassin got the better of Ryan Qui's Shadow Fiend in... Read More

Dormitorio wins Sabah leg of Asian Mountain Bike Series

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Filipinacyclist Ariana Thea Patrice Dormitorio displayed her awesome form to win the Cross Country Olympics (XCO) Women Elite category in the second leg of the 2017 Asia Mountain Bike (MTB) Series held recently in Tambunan, Sabah, Malaysia.The 21-year-old cyclist from Iloilo City... Read More

PH figure skaters return from Hong Kong

MANILA, Aug. 8 -- Four of the country's promising junior figure skaters have returned to the country on Sunday after competing in the 2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy competition in Hong Kong.Skye Frances Patenia had the best finish in the four-day event, placing seventh with a score of 29.48... Read More