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Mighty Sports finishes 3rd in Dubai tourney

Mighty Sports finishes 3rd in Dubai tourney

February 10, 2019, 11:21 am

MANILA — Mighty Sports capped its stint in the Dubai International Basketball Championship on a high note after mauling Homenetmen, 92-76, in the battle for third at the Shabab Al-Ahli Club in Dubai on Saturday night. In a far cry from the first time they met, Mighty Sports torched Homenetmen… Read More

CDO bags 4 golds in Batang Pinoy Mindanao Games

CDO bags 4 golds in Batang Pinoy Mindanao Games

February 9, 2019, 4:59 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- The city's boxing team hauled four gold medals to emerge as the over-all champion in the Batang Pinoy Mindanao Games in Tagum City on Friday. Lady Jane Payla beat Tagum’s Rhea Mae Rentoria, 4-1 to give the first gold of CDO in the Jr. Girls Pinweight division. The other medals… Read More

Late run pushes ROS over NorthPort; Phoenix stays perfect

Late run pushes ROS over NorthPort; Phoenix stays perfect

February 9, 2019, 11:19 am

MANILA -- The Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters tripped the NorthPort Batang Pier in the final frame to take a 107-100 win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the MOA Arena in Pasay on Friday night. James Yap’s renaissance continued as he scored the go-ahead triple that became the main highlight of ROS’… Read More

Mighty Sports bows to Al Riyadi in Dubai tourney semis

Mighty Sports bows to Al Riyadi in Dubai tourney semis

February 9, 2019, 11:17 am

MANILA -- Mighty Sports came just short of completing a huge comeback and bowed to Al Riyadi, 89-84, in the knockout semifinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al Ahli Club in Dubai early Saturday (Philippine time). Despite the resilience of Justin Brownlee and… Read More

Mighty Sports beats Al-Naft to advance to Dubai tourney semis

Mighty Sports beats Al-Naft to advance to Dubai tourney semis

February 8, 2019, 2:31 pm

MANILA -- Mighty Sports held on despite a late rally from Al-Naft and took a 108-94 win in the quarterfinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shabab Al Ahli Club in Dubai early Friday (Philippine time). Al-Naft, which entered the playoffs as the fourth seed in Group A,… Read More

Globe-Mineski team eyes stint in 30th SEA Games

Globe-Mineski team eyes stint in 30th SEA Games

February 8, 2019, 9:20 am

MANILA -- Globe Telecom and Mineski have joined hands to form a professional electronic games (esports) team called "Liyab", which will compete in major international tournaments, including the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 11 this… Read More

MILO includes ‘arnis’ in summer sports clinics

MILO includes ‘arnis’ in summer sports clinics

February 7, 2019, 9:28 pm

MANILA -- Arnis, the country’s national martial arts, and two other sports have been included in the 2019 MILO Summer Sports Clinics, which offers a wide array of activities for kids 7 to 12 years. The country’s longest-running summer program now has a total of 19 sports --badminton,… Read More

2019 D-League to showcase future PBA heroes

2019 D-League to showcase future PBA heroes

February 7, 2019, 8:02 pm

MANILA – The 2019 PBA D-League is expected to showcase young and talented players who could someday become the country’s next basketball heroes. “The road to the PBA starts here (D-League), so we expect to see some of the leading basketball talents in the country,” PBA Operations Head Eric… Read More

Fajardo leads PSA’s special individual awardees

Fajardo leads PSA’s special individual awardees

February 7, 2019, 4:16 pm

MANILA -- June Mar Fajardo led three others who will be recognized with special individual titles during the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night on Feb. 26 at the Manila Hotel. The 6-foot-11 Fajardo is again the recipient of the Mighty Sports Mr Basketball award,… Read More

Alaska scores 1st win; Cabagnot helps lift San Miguel in return

Alaska scores 1st win; Cabagnot helps lift San Miguel in return

February 6, 2019, 10:15 pm

MANILA -- The Alaska Aces bounced back from a rough Philippine Basketball Association season debut by blasting the Columbian Dyip, 94-72, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Wednesday night. Alaska led from wire to wire, shutting Columbian down in the first and the third quarters before opening… Read More

Zamboanga zaps Pasay; GenSan downs Parañaque

Zamboanga zaps Pasay; GenSan downs Parañaque

February 6, 2019, 8:18 am

MANILA — Zamboanga Rapidos kept its bid to make the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup playoffs alive after blasting Pasay Voyagers, 91-74, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Tuesday night. The Rapidos broke loose from the Voyagers in the second half, opening a double-digit… Read More

Mighty Sports downs Al Wahda to sweep Dubai tourney elims

Mighty Sports downs Al Wahda to sweep Dubai tourney elims

February 6, 2019, 8:17 am

MANILA — Mighty Sports bucked an injury scare on Roosevelt Adams and Justin Brownlee and completed a huge comeback to beat Al Wahda, 85-81, in the Dubai International Basketball Championship at the Shahad Al Ahli Club in Dubai early Wednesday (Philippine time). In an intense game of basketball… Read More

Ceres-Negros resumes AFC Cup quest after loss to Yangon United

Ceres-Negros resumes AFC Cup quest after loss to Yangon United

February 6, 2019, 8:16 am

BACOLOD CITY -- Ceres-Negros of the Philippines will resume its quest for the AFC Cup title on February 26 after bowing out of the Preliminary Stage 1 qualifiers of the AFC Champions League 2019 here Tuesday night. Myanmar’s Yangon United defeated Ceres-Negros, 2-1 before a crowd of 7,000 in… Read More

Saludar to defend WBO title vs. Japanese boxer

Saludar to defend WBO title vs. Japanese boxer

February 5, 2019, 6:52 pm

DAVAO CITY — Reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) world minimumweight champion Vic “Vicious” Saludar will make his first title defense against Masataka Taniguchi of Japan on February 26 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Saludar finally captured the WBO minimumweight belt after… Read More

Antique to send 730 athletes, officials to 2019 WVRAA

Antique to send 730 athletes, officials to 2019 WVRAA

February 5, 2019, 2:39 pm

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Despite budget constraints, some 730 athletes and technical officials will represent Antique province in the 2019 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet to be held in Roxas City, Capiz on February 17-23. Evelyn Remo, chief of the Department… Read More

Bataan draws closer to top seed; Biñan bolsters wildcard hold

Bataan draws closer to top seed; Biñan bolsters wildcard hold

February 5, 2019, 9:08 am

MANILA — The Bataan Risers emerged victorious in a tight showdown with the Muntinlupa Cagers, escaping with a 67-63 win at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Bataan People’s Center in Balanga, Bataan on Monday night. The Risers reigned supreme over the Cagers in a battle… Read More

Cebu’s Peñalosa to fight Mexican boxer for WBO Oriental title

Cebu’s Peñalosa to fight Mexican boxer for WBO Oriental title

February 5, 2019, 9:07 am

DAVAO CITY -- Undefeated Dave “The Hunter” Peñalosa of Cebu will battle Marcos “Geraldito” Cardenas of Mexico for the vacant World Boxing Organisation Oriental featherweight title at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City on February 16. The 27-year-old Peñalosa has 14 straight wins… Read More

Ceres-Negros to test mettle vs. Yangon United in ACL qualifiers

Ceres-Negros to test mettle vs. Yangon United in ACL qualifiers

February 5, 2019, 8:53 am

BACOLOD CITY -- The Philippines’ Ceres-Negros and Yangon United of Myanmar will test each other’s mettle in the AFC Champions League (ACL) 2019 preliminary qualifiers at the Panaad Stadium in this city on Tuesday night. The match is Ceres-Negros’ first on their home turf for the ACL, an… Read More

Blatche rejoins Gilas practice

Blatche rejoins Gilas practice

February 5, 2019, 8:52 am

MANILA — Andray Blatche is officially back to Gilas Pilipinas. The 6-foot-11 center finally joined the national team practice in an early session at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City on Monday night. Blatche’s return will be a huge boost for Gilas. The naturalized player, who arrived in the… Read More

Kevin Alas suffers ACL injury anew

Kevin Alas suffers ACL injury anew

February 4, 2019, 8:20 pm

MANILA — NLEX suffered a huge blow early into its Philippine Basketball Association season as Kevin Alas once again suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The team confirmed on Monday that the explosive guard hurt his ACL again while going for a rebound in its Saturday night clash… Read More