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QC mauls Mandaluyong, 86-76

QC mauls Mandaluyong, 86-76

January 9, 2019, 8:47 am

MANILA -- Quezon City Capitals won against Mandaluyong, 86-76, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Pasig Sports Center on Tuesday night. In an ordered rematch, the Capitals stifled the El Tigre in the odd-numbered quarters to pull off the blowout. The El Tigre's home win… Read More

Eala joins Asian 16-U touring tennis team in India

Eala joins Asian 16-U touring tennis team in India

January 9, 2019, 2:06 am

MANILA — Filipino junior standout Alexandra "Alex" Eala is one of three girls in the Asian 16 and Under Team that will compete in three tournaments in India this month. Joining the 13-year-old Eala, who is currently No. 218 in the world juniors rankings, are Li Yu-Yun of Chinese Taipei (No. 353)… Read More

 Nietes honored for feat as 4-division boxing champion

Nietes honored for feat as 4-division boxing champion

January 8, 2019, 7:35 pm

BACOLOD CITY -- Filipino boxing champion Donnie Nietes was given a hero’s welcome by Bacolodnons for his rare feat of winning world titles in four divisions. “I never imagined I would achieve four-division titles because I was so small as a young boy,” Nietes said in the local dialect during… Read More

New PBA season begins with Ginebra-TNT match

New PBA season begins with Ginebra-TNT match

January 8, 2019, 4:38 pm

MANILA -- A showdown between Barangay Ginebra and TNT KaTropa will kick off the new season of the Philippine Basketball Association on Sunday night at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. In the release of the schedule of the season-opening Philippine Cup, which was bared through a press… Read More

SoKor edges Azkals in AFC Asian Cup

SoKor edges Azkals in AFC Asian Cup

January 8, 2019, 7:58 am

MANILA -- South Korea did not expect AFC Asian Cup debutant Philippines to be this tough. Still, the favored Koreans walked away with a hard-fought 1-0 win against the Azkals in Dubai on Monday night. Hwang Ui-Jo scored the lone goal of the match on the 66th minute, converting on a Hwang Hee-Chan… Read More

Bataan nips Zamboanga at home

Bataan nips Zamboanga at home

January 8, 2019, 7:54 am

MANILA -- The Bataan Risers averted an upset from Zamboanga Valientes with a come-from-behind 76-74 home win in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Bataan People's Center in Balanga, Bataan on Monday night. The Risers came back from a lethargic second quarter and the… Read More

Pinto traded to Phoenix; Blackwater gets Eriobu

Pinto traded to Phoenix; Blackwater gets Eriobu

January 8, 2019, 7:54 am

MANILA -- Blackwater's shocking rebuild continues as the team gave up another key player. John Pinto, who showed an improved game during the last PBA Governors' Cup, is now Phoenix-bound after a trade was approved by Commissioner Willie Marcial on Monday. The Fuel Masters gave up Joseph Eriobu in… Read More

Alab stays undefeated in ASEAN Basketball League

Alab stays undefeated in ASEAN Basketball League

January 7, 2019, 8:04 am

MANILA -- Alab Pilipinas stayed unbeaten in the ASEAN Basketball League after scoring its first victory for 2019 against Zhuhai, 105-95, at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Sunday night. Alab dropped 37 points in the second quarter to pull away from the Wolf Warriors of China, even… Read More

Velez, Mildwaters crowned Andrada Cup 18-under champions

Velez, Mildwaters crowned Andrada Cup 18-under champions

January 6, 2019, 5:14 pm

MANILA -- Unseeded John David Velez and Filipino-Australian Crystal Mildwaters were crowned 18-under champions in the 30th edition of the Andrada Cup Age Group Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center on Sunday. The 14-year-old Velez, who hails from Davao City, bagged the boys' 18-under… Read More

Chot Reyes not rejoining TNT

Chot Reyes not rejoining TNT

January 6, 2019, 12:39 pm

MANILA -- Chot Reyes refuted reports that he is returning to TNT. "Contrary to published reports, I am not part of TNT in any official capacity," said Reyes in a tweet on Sunday, a day after multiple reports surfaced that he is rejoining the team as adviser. He confirmed, however, that he was in… Read More

Basilan scores New Year upset after beating Batangas City

Basilan scores New Year upset after beating Batangas City

January 6, 2019, 11:26 am

MANILA -- Basilan crashed into the bottom of the Southern Division standings in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, thanks to a seven-game losing streak. On Saturday night, the team from way south stunned no less than the defending MPBL champ. Basilan pulled its own upset ax on Saturday… Read More

Navotas sends Bulacan to back-to-back home defeats in MPBL

Navotas sends Bulacan to back-to-back home defeats in MPBL

January 6, 2019, 11:25 am

MANILA -- Bulacan ended 2018 with a home loss. After Navotas came to the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos, Bulacan on Saturday night, Bulacan started 2019 with yet another home defeat in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). The Clutch rode behind a hot night from Jai Reyes and… Read More

Jarata siblings reach Andrada Cup final

Jarata siblings reach Andrada Cup final

January 5, 2019, 6:50 pm

MANILA -- Second seed Marc Andrei Jarata of La Union barged his way into the boys' 14-under category final after posting a 6-2, 6-4 victory over fourth seed Darwin Cosca Jr. of Olongapo City in the 30th Andrada Cup Age Group Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center on Saturday. The… Read More

Cavite squads meet contrasting fates in MPBL Imus twinbill

Cavite squads meet contrasting fates in MPBL Imus twinbill

January 5, 2019, 8:49 am

MANILA -- Ato Ular scored the winning basket as Marikina sizzled in the fourth quarter to trump Bacoor City, 87-85, in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Imus City Sports Complex on Friday night. Ular scored the go-ahead basket with four seconds left off a Francis Munsayac feed as the Shoemasters joined a… Read More

Prulla earns 2 semis berths in Andrada Cup

Prulla earns 2 semis berths in Andrada Cup

January 4, 2019, 8:24 pm

MANILA -- Unseeded Jenaila Prulla scored a 6-1, 6-2 upset win over fourth-seed Rhyshana Brazal to earn a semifinal berth in the girls' 16-under category of the 2019 Andrada Cup at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center on Friday. Prulla, who was born in Quezon City but is now residing in Bulacan, will… Read More

Eustaquio-Moraes 3 to headline 1st ONE event for 2019

Eustaquio-Moraes 3 to headline 1st ONE event for 2019

January 4, 2019, 3:28 pm

MANILA -- The third meeting between Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes is officially on! Eustaquio and Moraes will meet again for the former's ONE flyweight title in the main event of ONE: Hero's Ascent, the first stop of the promotion for 2019 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on January 25.… Read More

Muntinlupa pips Pasay in MPBL Datu Cup

Muntinlupa pips Pasay in MPBL Datu Cup

January 4, 2019, 7:44 am

BIÑAN, Laguna -- Muntinlupa Cagers opened 2019 on a high note as the team trumped Pasay Voyagers, 80-67, at the resumption of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Alonte Sports Arena on Thursday. Having to move their home game due to the unavailability of the Muntinlupa… Read More

Pasig upsets QC in MPBL Datu Cup

Pasig upsets QC in MPBL Datu Cup

January 4, 2019, 7:43 am

BIÑAN, Laguna -- Opening the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup with a dismal 2-14 record, Pasig Pirates needs to win all its remaining nine games to keep its playoff hopes alive. Right on the first MPBL game for 2019, the team got what it wanted. Despite a late comeback bid by Quezon… Read More

Sandejas reaches Andrada Cup quarterfinals

Sandejas reaches Andrada Cup quarterfinals

January 3, 2019, 7:28 pm

MANILA -- Fifth seed Nina Sandejas won over Margaud Rosales, 6-0, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinal round of the girls' 16-under category of the 2019 Andrada Cup at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center on Thursday. Sandejas, a Grade 9 student at Woodrose School in Alabang, will be up against Alexa Joy… Read More

Malaysia upends Saigon for 1st ABL win of 2019

Malaysia upends Saigon for 1st ABL win of 2019

January 3, 2019, 8:47 am

MANILA -- Winston Shepard scored on a buzzer-beating alley-oop to seal Malaysia Dragon's comeback 84-82 win against Saigon Heat in the first ASEAN Basketball League game for 2019 at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. With only one second to execute the winning basket, Shepard… Read More