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PH bowler Tabora bags World Cup women's title

MANILA -- Filipino bowler Krizziah Lyn Tabora defeated Malaysian Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman in the women's final of the 53rd QubicaAMF World Cup in Hermosillo, Mexico.In a news report posted on the tournament website on Sunday (Manila time), the 26-year-old Tabora scored 236 against Siti... Read More

Henzan, Kongsang settle for draw in OPBF bout

MANILA — The Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) female bantamweight belt remains without a holder.Japan's Yuko Henzan and Thailand's Phannaluk Kongsang fought to a split draw for the still vacant title during the Battle of Palawan: Night of Champions, held at the Puerto Princesa... Read More

Hanawa KOs Thai opponent, wins OPBF minimumweight belt

PUERTO PRINCESA — Japan’s Erika Hanawa claimed the OPBF women's minimumweight title after knocking out Thailand’s Sornsawan Khunmarn in the Battle of Palawan: Night of Champions at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum on Friday night.The Japanese boxer dominated her Thai opponent from... Read More

Mitra wants a more participative, transparent OPBF

DAVAO CITY – Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) President Abraham Kahlil “Baham” Mitra wants the OPBF to be more participative and transparent in promoting the organization and its activities.This was Mitra’s message during the Gala Dinner and Awards held at the... Read More

PH netters gear up for 2-leg Phinma-PSC Juniors Championships

MANILA - The country's promising junior players are all set to compete in the two-leg Phinma-PSC Juniors Tennis Championships in Makati City.The first leg will be held on Nov. 14-19 and the second leg on Nov. 21-26 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay courts.Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino, Manuel Balce... Read More

Tabora advances to 2nd round of World Cup in Mexico

MANILA – Southeast Asian (SEA) Games medalist Krizziah Lyn Tabora survived the qualifying rounds to advance to the second stage of the ongoing 2017 Quibica AMF Bowling World Cup at the Bol 300 lanes in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.According to the results posted on the tournament website on... Read More

NCAA Finals opener to push through in spite of 'Salome'

MANILA — Not even tropical storm "Salome" can stop Game 1 of the NCAA men's basketball finals from happening.The league announced early Friday that the opener of the best-of-three series between Lyceum and San Beda at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City will push through as scheduled... Read More

Penalosa, Amit make weight in Palawan for WBC bout

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan --- Youthful Carlo Cesar Penalosa and Salatiel Amit both made their weights Thursday for their much-awaited championship fight for the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver flyweight title at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.Both of then tipped the scales with identical... Read More

PH swimmers off to Brunei for SEA Age Group Championships

MANILA - Bhay Newberry will banner Team Philippines in the 41st Southeast Asian (SEA) Age Group Championships that will take place at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex pool in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on November 10-12.Joining Newberry in the tournament for swimmers 18 years old and... Read More

GAB to exercise authority over PBA

DAVAO CITY -- The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will now be more serious in imposing its authority on the Philippine Basketball Association, the Asia’s first play-for-pay basketball league.“GAB must be more visible in the PBA and should be given more importance” said GAB... Read More

Bowler Tabora competes in World Cup in Mexico

MANILA -- SEA Games medalist Krizziah Lyn Tabora tallied 2,587 pinfalls after 12 games in the qualifying rounds of the 2017 Quibica AMF Bowling World Cup at the Bol 300 lanes in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.According to the results posted on the tournament website on Wednesday, the 26-year-old Tabora... Read More

Peñalosa's nephew takes centerstage in OPBF Convention fight card

PUERTO PRINCESA -- Carlo Peñalosa looks to follow the footsteps of his uncle, boxing legend Gerry, as he will be in the main event of "Night of Champions", the main highlight of the 55th OPBF Convention at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum here on Friday night.The 24-year-old Peñalosa... Read More

Vietnam wins 1st South East Asian Handball competition in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY – Vietnam, Asia’s powerhouse beach handball team, emerged as champion in both the men and women categories during the first Southeast Asian Beach Handball championships held here from November 2-5.This is the first time for the Philippines to host a beach handball... Read More

Coaching convention kicks off NBTC season

PASIG CITY -- About 1,500 coaches from 80 cities across the nation converged at the Ynares Sports Arena for the MVP Sports Foundation Coaches Convention in collaboration with the SM NBTC League.The sixth edition of the said convention, which started Tuesday and will run until Thursday, officially... Read More

PH wins 6 golds in Korea muay thai tournament

MANILA -- The Philippines won six golds, one silver and two bronzes in the 1st World Youth Martial Arts Masterships in Jincheon, South Korea.The gold medalists are Ghen-yan Berdon (boys 14-16 years old 48kgs), Bryan Ray Siglos (boys 16-18, 63.5kg), Liane Benito (girls 14-16, 48kgs), Mariah Trenyce... Read More

Army dominates 1st ‘Yolanda’ paddle challenge

TACLOBAN CITY -- The Army Dragon Warriors, the Philippine Army’s dragon boat team, dominated most of the five categories at the first paddle surge competition, one of the activities marking the fourth anniversary of super typhoon "Yolanda."In the competition dubbed Typhoon "Haiyan"... Read More

PH weightlifters pocket 18 medals in S. Korea

MANILA -- The Philippines bagged 18 medals, including three golds, in the Asian Cup and Asian Inter-Club Weightlifting Championships held from October 29 to November 2 in Yanggu County, Gangwon Province, South Korea.In an interview on Monday, Elien Rose Perez said she topped the women's 53kg... Read More

Torres shines among Filipino contingent in One's Yangon event

MANILA -- Jomary Torres' blistering run at One Championship continued on Friday night as she defeated Indonesian opponent Nita Dea at One: Hero's Dream at the Thuwanna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.Torres' striking prowess proved to be enough even as she also turned back Dea at the latter's own game,... Read More

Foton beats Generika in PH Superliga Grand Prix

MANILA -- Defending champion Foton played true to form on Saturday to prevail over Generika-Ayala, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16, in the Chooks to-Go Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.Serbian import Sara Klisura had 15 kills and three aces in leading the... Read More

SMC bloc lends players to FIBA World Cup qualifier

MANILA -- The ongoing issue regarding Chito Narvasa's stint as PBA commissioner did not stop the "minority bloc" of the league's board of governors from lending its players to Gilas for the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ)."We believe that (the lending of our players) should not be adversely affected... Read More