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South Koreans sweep Masters titles in 19th Asian Youth Bowling tilt

MANILA - South Koreans Park Jeon Ha and Lee Jung Min were crowned boys and girls Masters champions on Saturday at the close of the 19th Asian Youth Bowling Championships at the Coronado Lanes, Starmall EDSA in Mandaluyong City.Seeded No. 1 after the 16-game Masters elimination series, Park rolled... Read More

Dagupan wins 9 golds, 15 silvers, 9 bronzes in Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg

DAGUPAN CITY – The City of Dagupan soared high in the 2017 Batang Pinoy Luzon Qualifying Leg in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur after bagging nine gold medals, 15 silvers and nine bronzes in various sports events on October 21-28.Dagupan won five golds in swimming, three in archery and one in karatedo... Read More

Pinoy junior netter bows out of Malaysian tourney

MANILA -- Top Filipino junior tennis player Albert Lim Jr. has bowed out of the ongoing USD15,000 Malaysia Futures tournament in Kuala Lumpur.Playing for the first time in the men's professional circuit, the 18-year-old student of the University of the East lost to Latvian Martins Podzus, 0-6, 6-2,... Read More

Indonesian, Malaysian lead 1st block in Asian Youth Bowling tilt

MANILA - Indonesian Billy Muhammad Islam and Malaysian Faten Najihah on Friday night topped the first block Masters finals in their respective divisions in the 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships at the Coronado Lanes at EDSA Starmall in Mandaluyong.Islam, the doubles silver medalist,... Read More

Ginebra stays as Govs’ Cup champ after subduing Meralco in decider

MANILA -- Game 7 was in some ways historic -- but the PBA Governors' Cup title remains with Ginebra.The Barangay turned back the Meralco Bolts, 101-96, in the final game of the championship series in front of a record-shattering 54,086 people at the Philippine Arena Friday night.Two nights after... Read More

SMB gets top draft pick as trade with Kia approved at 11th hour

BOCAUE -- The trade that rocked fans of the Philippine Bastball Association (PBA) this past week is on!

PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa announced on Friday night that he approved the trade that will give San Miguel the number one pick in the PBA Draft this Sunday.

In exchange, Kia,... Read More

Mitra calls for ‘balanced’ PBA Draft as Kia-SMB trade hangs in balance

BOCAUE — Games and Amusement Board (GAB) chairman Baham Mitra expressed his concern about the controversial trade that will make Kia lend its first round pick in Sunday's PBA Draft, slated to be the first overall pick, to San Miguel.

“There are complaints about the Kia-SMB deal, and... Read More

PSC awards P43-M to AIMAG, ASEAN Para Games coaches, medalists

MANILA -- ThePhilippine Sports Commission (PSC) has distributed a total of PHP43 million to the medalists and coaches of the 9th ASEAN Para Games and 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG).

The cash incentives were awarded by PSC chairman William "Butch" Ramirez and Philippine Olympic... Read More

Louie Alas named new Phoenix coach

MANILA --The 2017 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season may not be over yet, but Phoenix is already looking forward to the 2018 season by replacing its coach on Thursday.The Fuel Masters named Louie Alas as their new mentor replacing Ariel Vanguardia.Alas is not new to winning titles in the... Read More

Korea bags 3rd gold in Asian Youth Bowling Tilt

MANILA -- Yang Da Som and Lee Jung Min won the girls' doubles event on Tuesday to give Korea its third gold medal in the ongoing 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships at the Coronado Lanes, EDSA Starmall.The Korean pair tallied 2530 pinfalls to win over Singapore's Charlene Lim and Jermaine... Read More

Iriga City wins over Sta. Lucia in PH Superliga

MANILA--Iriga City debuted in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix with a 3-2 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty on Tuesday night.Powered by Serbian Tamara Kmezic, the Lady Oragons rallied past the Lady Realtors, 15-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 15-13, in their match at the Filoil Flying V Center in San... Read More

Ravena shows fitness by topping PBA draft skills test

MANILA -- It seems like Kiefer Ravena is already too fit for the PBA Draft.The former Alab Pilipinas player ruled three of the five skill tests in the first day of the PBA Draft Combine at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong on Monday.The six-foot guard jumped the highest, ran the fastest, and... Read More

PH bids to co-host 2023 FIBA World Cup

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte has given his support to the country's bid to co-host the 2023 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup.Duterte welcomed the three-man FIBA Evaluation Commission at the Mahogany Room of the Manila Hotel where they proceeded upon arrival on Thursday... Read More

Foton, Petron prevail at opening of Superliga Grand Prix

MANILA -- Defending champion Foton bounced back from a third set loss to prevail over Cignal on Saturday night at the start of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga 9PSL) Grand Prix at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Serbian Sara Klisura scored 27 points while 2016 MVP Jaja Santiago added 19... Read More

Kia to let go of top pick to SMB

MANILA -- Is Kia letting go of its number one pick?That seems the case as Picanto is set to give up the said draft pick to the San Miguel Beermen with one week left before the October 29 Rookie Draft.Kia initially agreed with SMB in a trade that would swap the first overall pick for Jay-R Reyes,... Read More

Batang Pinoy Luzon Games kick off in Vigan Sunday

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur – About 6,000 athletes and coaches from more than 122 local government units in Luzon will converge at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium here in Bantayan, Ilocos Sur on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the Batang Pinoy Luzon Games.Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)... Read More

Durham scores win as Meralco ties finals vs. Ginebra

MANILA -- Allen Durham saved Meralco anew as he scored the game-winner to lift the team to an 85-83 win against Ginebra in Game 4 of the PBA Governors' Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Friday night.Durham converted the go-ahead lay-up with 47 seconds left, as the Bolts tied... Read More

‘Big Daddy’ of Gensan to fight 'Wild Man' of China

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino boxer Adam Diu “Big Daddy” Abdulhamid of General Santos City is fighting former Internation Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific super lightweight and WBO Asia Pacific lightweight champion Ik “Wild Man” Yang of China on November 2 in... Read More

Undefeated Pinoy boxer to debut in Hawaii bout

DAVAO CITY -- Undefeated Reymart “GenSan Assassin” Gaballo from General Santos City but now based in Miami, Florida, will finally make his debut in the US on November 15.This was announced by Gaballo’s manager John Ray Manangquil through his brother Jim Claude “JC”... Read More

Fajardo bags 4th PBA MVP award

MANILA —Junemar Fajardo became the third player to win the PBA MostValuable Player award for the fourth time as he was crowned the 2017 season's top player in the Leo Awards at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.

The 6-foot-10 center got a total of 2,686 points from... Read More