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Kinaadman captures Dagitab Open tennis men's singles title

Kinaadman captures Dagitab Open tennis men's singles title

December 22, 2023, 6:50 pm

MANILA – Fourth seed Josshua Kinaadman pulled off a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 upset victory over doubles partner Eric Jed Olivarez to pocket the men's singles title in the Dagitab Festival National Open Tennis Championship at the City of Naga courts in Cebu on Thursday. Kinaadman, who bagged the PHP60,000… Read More

Pangasinense keeps lead in Queen of North chess tourney

Pangasinense keeps lead in Queen of North chess tourney

December 22, 2023, 3:52 pm

MANILA – Third seed Precious Eve Ferrer of Lingayen, Pangasinan downed local bet Shania Francine Tamayo in Round 8 to keep the lead in the Queen of the North chess tournament at Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium in Laoag City. Ferrer prevailed over the fourth-seeded Tamayo after 50… Read More

Court declares FIFA, UEFA rules contrary to EU law

Court declares FIFA, UEFA rules contrary to EU law

December 21, 2023, 9:55 pm

ANKARA – The European Court of Justice (CJEU) on Thursday ruled that the FIFA and UEFA rules on prior approval of interclub football competitions, such as the Super League, are contrary to the EU law. “The FIFA and UEFA rules making any new interclub football project subject to their prior… Read More

Baguio City wrests lead in Batang Pinoy National Championships

Baguio City wrests lead in Batang Pinoy National Championships

December 21, 2023, 8:59 pm

MANILA – Baguio City grabbed the lead in the Batang Pinoy National Championships on Thursday after improving its medal output to 17 golds, 16 silvers and 28 bronzes to boost its title-retention campaign. Cebu City, which was ahead in the medal tally board last Wednesday, also garnered 17 gold… Read More

Ferrer grabs lead in Queen of the North chess tourney

Ferrer grabs lead in Queen of the North chess tourney

December 21, 2023, 7:26 pm

MANILA – Third seed Precious Eve Ferrer drew with No. 1 Mhage Gerriahlou Sebastian in the seventh round to grab the lead in the Queen of the North chess tournament at the Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium in Laoag City on Thursday. The match ended after 68 moves of the Queens Gambit… Read More

High jumper Grospe sets new record in PH National Games

High jumper Grospe sets new record in PH National Games

December 21, 2023, 4:03 pm

MANILA – Leonard Grospe delivered a stunning performance in the Philippine National Games, winning the men's high jump gold medal with a personal best 2.20 meters at the Philsports track and field stadium in Pasig City on Wednesday. It was an achievement worth remembering for the 6-foot-1… Read More

Zambo lifter captures 2nd gold medal in Batang Pinoy

Zambo lifter captures 2nd gold medal in Batang Pinoy

December 20, 2023, 9:33 pm

MANILA – Zamboanga City continues to dominate weightlifting, pocketing three gold medals in the Batang Pinoy and one in the Philippine National Games at the Felicisimo Ampon Tennis Center’s Dacudao court inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Wednesday. Cristel Joy Francisco ruled the… Read More

Agra, Ferrer share lead in Queen of North chess tourney

Agra, Ferrer share lead in Queen of North chess tourney

December 20, 2023, 5:28 pm

MANILA – Second seed Jallen Herzchelle Agra defeated No. 4 Shaniah Francine Tamayo in the fifth round to boost her title bid in the Queen of the North chess tournament at the Ilocos Norte National High School gymnasium in Laoag City on Tuesday. Agra, a native of Claveria, Cagayan province,… Read More

Muntinlupa judokas dominate Batang Pinoy nat’l championships

Muntinlupa judokas dominate Batang Pinoy nat’l championships

December 19, 2023, 7:40 pm Updated on December 19, 2023, 7:48 pm

MANILA – Muntinlupa City collected 10 gold medals in judo to lead the medals tally board in the Batang Pinoy National Games on Tuesday. Miguel Tecson (boys -38kg.), Jhona Faith Duata (girls -40kg.), Isaiah Xavier Zane Miguel (boys -46kg.), Sophia Nicole Novino (girls -48kg.) and Samara Nina… Read More

Olivarez, Arcilla reach Dagitab Festival Nat’ Open q’final

Olivarez, Arcilla reach Dagitab Festival Nat’ Open q’final

December 18, 2023, 8:54 pm

MANILA – Top seed Eric Jed Olivarez and No. 2 Johnny Arcilla made it to the quarterfinal round of the Dagitab Festival National Open men's singles, posting victories over opponents who suffered injuries due to the slippery Naga City indoor clay courts in Cebu. Olivarez managed to win the first… Read More

Zamboanga City lifter shines in Batang Pinoy

Zamboanga City lifter shines in Batang Pinoy

December 18, 2023, 7:39 pm

MANILA – Adrian Bucol of Zamboanga City bagged the gold medal in the boys’ 12-under 32kg category of the weightlifting competition of the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Monday. Bucol, who lives in Barangay Mampang, registered a personal best 103kgs… Read More

Meralco books place in PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals

Meralco books place in PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals

December 18, 2023, 8:40 am

MANILA – Meralco Bolts built a huge lead just enough to hold off Converge's last push for a 105-99 win in their PBA Commissioner's Cup game on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The Bolts slowly pulled away in the first three quarters and were ahead, 93-70, with 7:20 left in the… Read More

AP Bren wins M5 World Championship

AP Bren wins M5 World Championship

December 18, 2023, 8:34 am

MANILA – AP Bren made history early Monday after beating Onic Indonesia, 4-3, to win the M5 World Championship at the jam packed Rizal Memorial Coliseum. AP Bren survived a collapse despite a 3-1 lead to open the best-of-seven tie and became the first club to win Mobile Legends Bang Bang's… Read More

Philippine National Games, Batang Pinoy kick off competitions Dec. 18

Philippine National Games, Batang Pinoy kick off competitions Dec. 18

December 17, 2023, 8:25 pm

MANILA – The Philippine National Games (PNG) and Batang Pinoy (BP) National Championships will kick off Monday with 18,000 athletes from 193 local government units participating in various sports. The athletics events will be held at PhilSports in Pasig City. Swimming will have two venues – BP… Read More

San Beda reclaims NCAA men's basketball crown

San Beda reclaims NCAA men's basketball crown

December 17, 2023, 7:40 pm

MANILA – Yukien Andrada scored 20 points as San Beda University defeated Mapua University, 76-66, to claim the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 99 men's basketball title at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday. It was the Red Lions' 23rd NCAA title and first… Read More

Tenacity pays off for National University spikers

Tenacity pays off for National University spikers

December 16, 2023, 2:44 pm

MANILA – Winning the inaugural Spikers’ Turf Invitational Conference proved that National University's (NU) volleyball program keep getting better. NU-Sta. Elena rallied past heavily favored Cignal, 22-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 15-8 in the final at Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Friday night.… Read More

Olivarez, Arcilla advance in Dagitab Festival National Open

Olivarez, Arcilla advance in Dagitab Festival National Open

December 16, 2023, 12:14 pm

MANILA – Favorites Eric Jed Olivarez and Johnny Arcilla coasted to victory in the Dagitab Festival National Open men's singles competition at the Naga City indoor clay courts in Cebu last Friday.The top-ranked Olivarez clobbered John Patrick Paumar, 6-1, 6-0, while No. 2 Arcilla outclassed… Read More

Palestinian sports community mourns as 85 killed in Israeli attacks

Palestinian sports community mourns as 85 killed in Israeli attacks

December 15, 2023, 6:33 pm

ISTANBUL – At least 85 Palestinian athletes were killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and West Bank between Oct. 7 and Dec. 6, according to a report. The Palestinian Football Association, in its comprehensive report issued Thursday, underscored the profound impact on the sports community… Read More

Best FIFA player finalists revealed

Best FIFA player finalists revealed

December 15, 2023, 2:28 pm

ZÜRICH – Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi have been announced as the three finalists for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award 2023. Meanwhile, Aitana Bonmati, Linda Caicedo and Jennifer Hermoso have been chosen as the three finalists for The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award 2023. The… Read More

Quizon moves closer to Grandmaster norm

Quizon moves closer to Grandmaster norm

December 14, 2023, 10:10 am

MANILA – Filipino International Master (IM) Daniel Quizon defeated Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. in the sixth round of the 11th Kamatyas Invitational GM Tournament at the Grandmaster Eugene Torre Museum of Pan de Amerikana in Concepcion Dos, Marikina City on Wednesday night. It was… Read More