Millions line streets of Argentina to welcome World Cup heroes

BUENOS AIRES – Millions of people flooded the streets of Argentina’s capital Tuesday to welcome home their World Cup champions.As the team bus slowly meandered southwards towards the center of Buenos Aires heavily escorted by security forces, droves of ecstatic fans headed towards it on... Read More

Fil-Am cager detained for alleged use of fake passport

MANILA – A Filipino-American basketball player seeking to make a return to the Philippine pro hoops scene had been denied entry to the country for allegedly using a fake Philippine passport.Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco confirmed on Tuesday night that 36-year-old Avery... Read More

Lucena swimmer, Masbate sprinter unstoppable in Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Swimmer Julian Lowers De Kam of Lucena City and sprinter Leonelyn Compuesto of Masbate province continued to punch impressive performances after bagging another gold medal in the penultimate day of the Philippine Sports Commission-organized Batang Pinoy national... Read More

Baguio City leads PSC-Batang Pinoy with 17 golds

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur – Athletes from Baguio City continue to shine as they lead the ongoing Philippine Sports Commission - Batang Pinoy National Championships with 17 gold, 14 silver, and 20 bronze medals after three days of competition here.Archery produced eight gold medals, Muay Thai had five,... Read More

Messi's World Cup victory photo on Instagram sets record

ANKARA – Lionel Messi's FIFA World Cup victory photo has received the most likes of any image posted by an athlete on Instagram.Messi's post, titled "CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!," got over 49.8 million likes on the social media platform since it was posted on Sunday.In the photo, Messi is... Read More

Ateneo survives UP’s late rally; reclaims UAAP title

MANILA – Ateneo De Manila reclaimed the UAAP men's basketball title on Monday night after beating defending champion University of the Philippines (UP), 75-68, in the deciding Game 3 of their championship series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Blue Eagles withstood a comeback... Read More

2 archers grab 5 golds each in PSC-Batang Pinoy

ILOCOS SUR – Archers Jathniel Caleb Fernandez of Baguio City and Adrianna Jessie Magbojos of Sta. Rosa City, Laguna bagged five gold medals each in the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships at the San Ildefonso Central School on Monday.The nine-year-old Fernandez, a... Read More

Bacolod lad rules in 2 athletics events in Batang Pinoy

BACOLOD CITY –A 15-year-old runner from this city has emerged as among the fastest in the ongoing Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Batang Pinoy National Championships after winning two gold medals at the Quirino Sports Complex in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur province.Mico Villaran, a Grade 9... Read More

Messi plans to continue playing for Argentina

ANKARA – Lionel Messi told the Argentina press on Sunday that he does not intend to retire yet.Speaking to Argentine television Tyc Sports after winning the World Cup, Messi shared his joy."Obviously, I wanted to end my career with this. I can't ask for anything anymore. Thank God he gave me... Read More

Argentina erupts in celebration after World Cup win

BUENOS AIRES – Thousands of Argentines took to the streets to celebrate their nation’s third World Cup victory Sunday after Argentina beat France 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Qatar.Following the final whistle, the capital Buenos Aires was filled with jubilant fans of all ages donning the... Read More

Messi makes Golden Ball history

DOHA – Lionel Messi has won the Adidas Golden Ball for Qatar 2022, with Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric claiming the Silver and Bronze Balls.Lionel Messi has become the first man in history to win the prestigious trophy twice; the first was at Brazil 2014, where he helped Argentina finish as... Read More

Mico Villaran bags 3rd gold medal in PSC-Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Mico Villaran of Bacolod City captured the boys' 400-meter hurdles event on Monday to claim his third gold medal in the athletics competition of the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Quirino Stadium here.Villaran clocked 57.72 seconds... Read More

Messi, Argentina seize World Cup glory with epic win over France

ISTANBUL – Lionel Messi crowned his spectacular career with football’s ultimate prize as Argentina overcame France on penalties in a thrilling World Cup final on Sunday.The two sides ended level on 3-3 after an enthralling 120 minutes at the Lusail Stadium, with Kylian Mbappe’s... Read More

Ginebra now 2-1 up in 'Clasico' semis

MANILA – Ginebra moved to within a win from eliminating "Manila Clasico" rival Magnolia in the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals after a crucial 103-80 Game 3 blowout victory on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.After the first two games were decided by at most three points, the... Read More

SMB stays alive vs. Bay Area in PBA Comm's Cup semis

MANILA – San Miguel lived to fight another day in the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals after beating Bay Area, 98-96, in Game 3 of their best-of-five series on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Simon Enciso won it for the Beermen after draining the go-ahead triple with 10.2... Read More

Letran claims NCAA 3-peat

MANILA — San Juan De Letran won its third NCAA men's basketball title after drubbing College of St. Benilde (CSB), 81-67, in the rubber match of their best-of-three finals on Sunday night at the sold-out Ynares Center in Antipolo City.The Knights broke loose in the second quarter, outscoring... Read More

Cainta swimmer wins 3rd gold in PSC-Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Aubrey Tom of Rizal province clocked 5:31.10 to rule the 400-meter Individual Medley event in the girls' 13-15 years old category and emerged as the first triple-gold winner in the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Quirino Stadium here... Read More

Caloocan City cyclist bags gold medal in PSC-Batang Pinoy

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur – Maritanya Krog of Caloocan City delivered cycling's first gold medal following her victory in the girls' 13 and under Criterium which started and ended at the Provincial Capitol here on Sunday.The 13-year-old Krog registered the best time of 37 minutes and 43.519 to prevail... Read More

Croatia edges Morocco to clinch World Cup bronze medal

ISTANBUL – Morocco’s dream run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup ended in defeat as Croatia held on for a 2-1 win in the third-place playoff on Saturday.A frantic start at the Khalifa International Stadium saw Croatia take the lead in just the 7th minute through a diving header from defender... Read More

Lucena tanker plucks first Batang Pinoy gold

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – A 12-year-old swimmer from Lucena City captured the first gold medal in the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships on Saturday.Kristian Yugo Cabana splashed his way to the boys’ 12-and-under 200-meter Individual Medley (IM) mint in two... Read More