Sports

Collegiate sports stakeholders meet at Philsports

MANILA -- Officials of schools and athletic groups all over the country met on Tuesday to discuss university sports during the National Consultative Meeting organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) at the Philsport Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City.The two-day meeting hopes to unify... Read More

‘Silent Assassin’ captures MINPROBA title

DAVAO CITY -- Samual "Silent Assassin" Salva kept his unblemished record by stopping his former stablemate and fellow undefeated Marco John Rementizo in the first round only to capture the vacant Mindanao Professional Boxing Association (MinProBA) minimumweight title on Saturday night at the... Read More

PH to host 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship

MANILA -- A total of 15 countries will see action in the 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships scheduled from October 21 to 28 at the Coronado Lanes in Starmall EDSA, Mandaluyong City, the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) announced on Monday.PBF President Steve Hontiveros said 60 boys and... Read More

Ginebra rallies to take 2-0 Finals lead vs Meralco

QUEZON CITY — Two nights after wrecking havoc in Quezon province, Ginebra showed that it has ice in its veins in Quezon City.The Barangay is now up 2-0 in the PBA Governors' Cup Finals with an 86-76 win over the Meralco Bolts in Game 2 in front of a 16,159 crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum... Read More

Slaughter completes comeback with best conference player plum

MANILA-- In only his first conference back from an ACL injury, a better Greg Slaughter showed up.The seven-foot Ginebra beanpole was named the Best Player of the Conference for the PBA Governors' Cup as announced on Sunday night before Game 2 of the Finals against Meralco after a stellar showing in... Read More

Durham stays as Governor’s Cup Best Import

MANILA -- Allen Durham is still the Best Import of the PBA Governors' Cup.The Meralco import collected his second consecutive Best Import of the Conference after his name was announced on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum prior to Game 2 of the Finals against Ginebra.Durham once again edged... Read More

ITF to introduce new format for Davis Cup next year

MANILA-- The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will introduce the trials of the two-day format and the best-of-three matches during the Zone Group level competitions of the Davis Cup next year.The ITF Board of Directors has agreed to introduce the trials in all Zone Group 1 and 2 ties starting... Read More

Pantino, Eala bow out of Malaysia tennis tourney

MANILA --Arthur Craig Pantino and Michael Francis Eala ended their campaign in the 30th Chief Minister's Cup after losing in the second round at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Centre in Malaysia.According to the tournament website on Friday, Pantino was beaten by third seed Indian Digvijay Pratap Singh,... Read More

Cebu to host 2017 Philippine National Games in December

MANILA --The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced that preparations are underway for the Philippine National Games (PNG) which would be held from December 10-17 in Cebu City.According to the statement released to the media on Friday, PSC Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez reiterated the... Read More

Ginebra tries to open 2-0 finals lead against Meralco

MANILA -- With only a day to prepare for Game 2 -- not to mention the long travel from Quezon to Metro Manila that would further lessen time to map out a way to bounce back -- Coach Tim Cone is still wary that Meralco will enter the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City a totally different... Read More

Zambo boxing champ now in US for training

DAVAO CITY -- Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Silver super bantamweight champion Rey “Sindangan Technician/Flash” Perez of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte has joined the Red Boxing International in the United States.Perez arrived last week in Los Angeles and was welcomed by his... Read More

Female boxing champ to face opponent in Iligan bout

DAVAO CITY –- Reigning Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) world super bantamweight title holder Kim “Bonecrusher” Actub is ready to face Joan Ambalong in their battle for the Philippine female bantamweight championship on October 15 at the Robinson’s Place... Read More

Gilas stumbles in latest FIBA ranking

MANILA --Gilas Pilipinas got a rare downgrade in its FIBA World Men's Rankings as the latest update was released on Thursday.Gilas dropped three spots from 27th to 30th overall as eight nations ranked below the Filipino squad in the previous FIBA rankings moved up significantly.Four of them, Italy,... Read More

Pantino, Eala hurdle first-round matches in Sarawak tennis tourney

MANILA--Arthur Craig Pantino and Michael Francis Eala won their respective first-round matches in the 30th Chief Minister's Cup at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association Centre in Malaysia.According to the ITF Juniors website on Wednesday, Pantino defeated Indonesian Muhammad Althaf Dhaifullah, 7-6... Read More

Davao's Corteza captures World 14.1 Straight Pool Championship title

MANILA -- Lee Vann Corteza became the first Filipino and first Asian winner of the World 14.1 Straight Pool Championship after beating German Thorsten Hohmann on Sunday in New York City.According to theworldtournament.com website where the results of the competition were posted on Tuesday, Corteza... Read More

Junior netters Pantino, Eala to compete in Sarawak tourney

MANILA -- Arthur Craig Pantino and Michael Francis Eala will see action in the 30th Chief Minister's Cup, a Group 3 juniors tournament to be held at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association Centre in Malaysia on October 10-15.According to the ITF Juniors website on Tuesday, Pantino will meet Indonesian... Read More

ABF champ to defend title in Bacolod

DAVAO CITY – Reigning Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) light flyweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo will defend his crown against Crison “Cowboy’ Omayao of Valencia City, Bukidnon infront of his townmates in Bacolod City on October 20 at the Barangay Granada covered... Read More

Balangui presents Universiade silver medal to Pacquiao

MANILA -- Wushu athlete Jomar Balangui presented his Universiade silver medal to Senator Manny Pacquiao during a courtesy call on October 4.According to a statement released by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) to the media on Tuesday, Pacquiao congratulated the... Read More

PBA slaps Rice with P26K fine for Game 4 ejection

MANILA --A day after getting eliminated from title contention in the PBA Governors' Cup, TNT suffered another whammy on Monday.The league slapped import Glen Rice Jr. with a PHP26,000 fine for the events that led to his ejection in Game 4 of the semifinals against Ginebra.Rice was called for a... Read More

Ginebra gets finals rematch vs Meralco after ousting TNT

MANILA — It's Ginebra versus Meralco in the PBA Governors' Cup Finals again!The Barangay set up a date with the Bolts for all the marbles after eliminating the TNT KaTropa with a 115-105 win in Game 4 of the semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.Behind Justin Brownlee's... Read More