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Navotas survives Valenzuela on Dennison's heroics

Navotas survives Valenzuela on Dennison's heroics

December 2, 2018, 11:57 am

BIÑAN CITY, Laguna -- Navotas had a recent history of blowing a late lead down the stretch, and on Saturday night, the team was on the verge of fumbling in the end again. Ron Dennison came to the rescue. Dennison put up a solid clutch effort as the Clutch finally lived up to the moniker and… Read More

Laguna holds on to beat Muntinlupa at home

Laguna holds on to beat Muntinlupa at home

December 2, 2018, 11:55 am

BIÑAN CITY, Laguna -- Fresh from a tough home loss to Quezon City on Wednesday night, Muntinlupa was keen on venting ire on Laguna with a terrific first half when they faced off Saturday night at the latter's home floor. The Heroes, however, took over in the second half. Laguna banked on a solid… Read More

Ateneo draws first blood vs. UP in UAAP finals

Ateneo draws first blood vs. UP in UAAP finals

December 1, 2018, 8:35 pm

MANILA -- The Ateneo de Manila University came up big late in Game 1 of the UAAP men's basketball finals and turned back University of the Philippines, 88-79, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday night. Behind a second half blast from Matt Nieto and a better defensive adjustment on… Read More

Canoy goes for IBO minimumweight belt in South Africa

Canoy goes for IBO minimumweight belt in South Africa

December 1, 2018, 3:26 pm

MANILA -- Joey Canoy looks to join the Filipino world boxing champions list before Christmas as he vies for the International Boxing Organization (IBO) minimumweight title. However, he will have to do it against reigning champ, Simphiwe Khonco, right in the latter's native country.Canoy and Khonco… Read More

PH starts countdown to 2019 SEA Games

PH starts countdown to 2019 SEA Games

December 1, 2018, 12:20 pm

MANILA -- The one-year countdown to the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games began with the lighting up of the countdown clock at the Bayanihan Park in Clark, Pampanga on Friday night. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, representing President Rodrigo Duterte, was the… Read More

UP, Ateneo clash in UAAP Finals opener Saturday

UP, Ateneo clash in UAAP Finals opener Saturday

December 1, 2018, 12:08 pm

MANILA -- The University of the Philippines aims to complete a Cinderella finish as it battles Ateneo in Game 1 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men's basketball finals at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday.  The 3:30 p.m. game opens a best-of-three… Read More

Gilas stumbles at home to Kazakhstan

Gilas stumbles at home to Kazakhstan

December 1, 2018, 8:09 am

MANILA -- Kazakhstan tasted a humiliating defeat to Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games on neutral grounds last August.  On Friday night, however, Kazakhstan got its revenge against Gilas, right at the latter's home floor. Kazakhstan stunned Gilas with a 92-88 victory in their FIBA World Cup… Read More

Ray-Ray Parks finally joins PBA Draft

Ray-Ray Parks finally joins PBA Draft

November 29, 2018, 6:45 pm

MANILA -- After months and even years of speculations, Ray-Ray Parks finally decided to give the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a try. Parks, who has been a journeyman in his professional basketball career so far from the NBA G-League to the ASEAN Basketball League and to the Maharlika… Read More

Fajardo, Slaughter banner Gilas vs. Kazakhstan

Fajardo, Slaughter banner Gilas vs. Kazakhstan

November 28, 2018, 8:27 pm

MANILA -- Filipino basketball fans will finally get to see Junemar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter together in one team as they headline the Gilas Pilipinas lineup against Kazakhstan at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Friday night. The two beanpoles, who have been rivals from college until their… Read More

E-sports included in 2019 SEA Games

E-sports included in 2019 SEA Games

November 28, 2018, 2:51 pm

MANILA -- Electronic games, or e-sports, will be included in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here, with six gold medals at stake for two events each in computer, mobile and console categories. This was announced during a press conference organized by Razer at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on… Read More

New tournament bracket highlights PCCL '18

New tournament bracket highlights PCCL '18

November 27, 2018, 8:29 pm

MANILA -- A brand new format will highlight this year's Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) tournament. Unlike the previous editions, where the non-UAAP, NCAA, and CESAFI teams get an early collision against the respective champions of the three aforementioned leagues, the said squads… Read More

Rizal mauls Cebu City, 80-57

Rizal mauls Cebu City, 80-57

November 27, 2018, 9:32 am

MANILA -- Rizal Crusaders pulled away in the second half to take down Cebu City Sharks, 80-57, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Monday night. Behind a career game from Marco Balagtas, the Crusaders dominated the final 20 minutes of… Read More

Makati subdues Bacoor City, 73-67

Makati subdues Bacoor City, 73-67

November 27, 2018, 9:26 am

MANILA -- The Makati Skyscrapers prevailed in a tight showdown against Bacoor City Strikers, 73-67, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Monday night. The Skyscrapers stayed poised despite the Strikers keeping the game close almost all… Read More

Gilas falls to Lebanon in tune-up

Gilas falls to Lebanon in tune-up

November 26, 2018, 7:42 am

MANILA -- Lebanon completed a 2-0 sweep of its tune-up series with Gilas Pilipinas after a 71-60 victory on Sunday night at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City. Two nights after surviving a late Gilas run to take a 74-68 win in Quezon City, Lebanon did a better job in stopping Gilas down the stretch,… Read More

TNC defeats Vietnamese foe to set clash with rival Mineski

TNC defeats Vietnamese foe to set clash with rival Mineski

November 25, 2018, 5:30 pm

MANILA -- Amid the drama surrounding one of its stars, thenet.com (TNC) still showed why it is among the top Southeast Asian teams in DOTA 2. The all-Filipino side defeated Vietnamese outfit 496, 2-1, at the start of its campaign in the SEA Qualifiers of the Chongqing Major on Sunday. Despite a… Read More

GenSan scores record-setting win vs. Pasig

GenSan scores record-setting win vs. Pasig

November 25, 2018, 8:52 am

MANILA -- GenSan set two Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League single-game records in a 116-72 crushing of Pasig at the New Lamitan City Gymnasium on Saturday night. Leomar Losentes dropped the league's first-ever 40-point game for a player, while the Warriors' 44-point rout eclipsing the Bataan… Read More

DavOcc blasts Basilan, 86-61

DavOcc blasts Basilan, 86-61

November 25, 2018, 8:50 am

MANILA -- Davao Occidental went on a road rage to romp Basilan, 86-61, in the latter's first Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League game at the New Lamitan City Gymnasium on Saturday night. As their scoring began to pick up in the final half-hour, the Tigers slowly pulled away from the Steel as… Read More

 Pinoy fighters win big in ONE championship

Pinoy fighters win big in ONE championship

November 24, 2018, 9:48 am

MANILA -- Despite a two-year layoff, Brandon Vera showed on Friday night that he can still pack a punch and still be the heavyweight champion. Vera made a triumphant return to ONE Championship by knocking out Mauro Cerilli in the main event of “ONE: Conquest of Champions”, held at the Mall… Read More

AFC Cup groups of Negros, Iloilo now known

AFC Cup groups of Negros, Iloilo now known

November 23, 2018, 10:15 am

MANILA -- Ceres Negros and Kaya Iloilo already found their opponents in their respective Asian Football Confederation Cup groups following the group draw on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur. Negros, the reigning Philippines Football League champion, was drawn to Group G with Vietnamese club Becamex Binh… Read More

Bulacan rallies to beat Pasay at home

Bulacan rallies to beat Pasay at home

November 23, 2018, 10:12 am

MANILA -- Pasay was poised to give Bulacan a humiliating home loss come halftime. The Kuyas, however, found their groove in the final 20 minutes. Bulacan came back from 19 points down to subdue Pasay, 73-70, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium… Read More