3-team AFC Cup group ensues ahead of Negros-Tianjin match

MANILA -- The possibility of an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup group consisting of only three organizations looms as Ceres Negros shoots for history against Tianjin in the final round of the AFC Champions League Qualifiers.Negros is assured of a slot in the Group F of the AFC Cup should the... Read More

Former UFC star Rousey joins WWE

MANILA -- In an appearance that made the rounds both offline and online, Ronda Rousey showed up in the closing segment of the WWE Royal Rumble at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday (Philippine Time).It was then revealed that Rousey signed a contract with WWE on a full-time basis.In the... Read More

Towering rookie Sotto, Abueva headline 34-player Gilas practice

MANILA -- All but one of the Gilas seniors, the entire local college stars group of the Gilas Cadets, and arguably the most-sought after high school star right now showed up in the weekly national team pool practice at the Meralco Gym in Pasig on Monday night.Highlighting the attendees for the... Read More

Dipolog City hosts 3-day PRISAA regional games

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- All is set for the staging of the three-day regional games of the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) here in Region 9.Councilor Elbert Atilano Sr., PRISAA executive director, on Monday said the PRISAA regional competition is scheduled to be held from February 8 until 11... Read More

GlobalPort pulls huge stunner over Meralco

MANILA -- GlobalPort found its defensive touch again and repulsed Meralco, 107-88, in their PBA Philippine Cup clash at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.The Batang Pier stifled the Bolts early on, limiting them to only 16 points in the first quarter and eventually building a... Read More

PH places 2nd in Asian polo tourney; Romero named MVP

MANILA -- The Philippine polo team captured a second place finish in the All Asia Cup at the VR Sports Club in Bangkok.The Philippine squad, composed of Mikee Romero, Anthony, Adrian, and Ricardo Garcia, got its breakthrough finish after making the final for the first time ever on Saturday night.Its... Read More

Pinoy pug stops Mexican in 1st round of US bout

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino fighter Romero “Ruthless” Duno continued his winning form by knocking out Mexican Yardley Suarez in the first round Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California.Duno’s impressive victory was his third straight win in the US under the Golden Boy... Read More

21 teams join PSC-Pacquiao boxing cup

SORSOGON CITY – Twenty-one teams with almost 100 boxers are seeing action in the Luzon preliminaries of the on-going PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup, which started Saturday at the Sorsogon National High School covered courts here.The participating teams early top-favorites are Mandaluyong... Read More

ROS stretches NLEX's free fall with huge win

MANILA -- Rain or Shine added more woes to NLEX's mid-conference struggles in the PBA Philippine Cup with a 97-86 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.The Elasto Painters pounced on the Road Warriors in the second quarter, outscoring them, 28-18, to open a 53-38 cushion... Read More

Pacio submits Lan in ONE Championship; Kelly falls to Nunes

MANILA -- Joshua Pacio returned to his winning track on Friday night after dominating Lan Ming Qiang in the co-main event of One: Global Superheroes at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.Pacio quickly stepped on the gas and sent Lan down the canvas at the start of Round 1.He then found an opening to perform... Read More

Edward Kelly ends Meul's unbeaten run with quick KO

MANILA -- Edward Kelly has put a blemish to Meas Meul's erstwhile unscathed MMA record with a huge knockout at the One: Global Superheroes at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.It was a lucky strike for the younger of the Kelly Brothers as the impact of a high kick attempt was enough to send... Read More

China's Ma scores convincing win over Bulgarian Kichukov

MANILA – China’s Ma Hao Bin relied on his striking ability to defeat Bulgaria’s Sotir Kichukov during their match in One: Global Superheroes at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday night.In the only fight so far that went past Round 1 – and even went through the scorecards -- Ma... Read More

Eustaquio is interim One flyweight champ

MANILA-- Geje Eustaquio was named the new interim One Championship flyweight title holder after beating Kazakhstan's Kairat Akhmetov in their much-anticipated rematch in the main event of One: Global Superheroes at the Mall of Asia Arena Friday night.Eustaquio avenged his controversial loss to... Read More

Durant, Westbrook reunite for Team LeBron in NBA All-Star Draft

MANILA -- Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook found themselves on the same NBA All-Star team, but this time with seven East All-Stars with them.The NBA superstars, who have been on a “cold war” of sorts following Durant's departure to Golden State from Oklahoma City, are once again... Read More

Akari-Adamson shocks Marinero in early D-League upset

MANILA -- Jerrick Ahanmisi came out with a key steal and delivered the most crucial non-scoring moves to lift Akari-Adamson to an 80-75 stunner over Marinerong Pilipino in the main game of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup triple-header at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Thursday night.Ahanmisi,... Read More

Reyes now free to form 'strongest' Gilas with 1-player rule gone

MANILA -- Philippine national basketball team coach Chot Reyes now has full control on which players he will bring to the Gilas Pilipinas pool, as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) agreed to abolish the so-called "one-player rule".In the said ruling, all the 12 teams are mandated to... Read More

Marcial becomes full-time PBA commissioner

MANILA -- The PBA board of governors did not look elsewhere to find the league's new commissioner.
The league board officially named Willie Marcial as the league’s new full-time commissioner after the board's first meeting for 2018 on Thursday.
With Marcial named OIC following the... Read More

Martinez set to make Winter Olympics return

MANILA -- Michael Martinez will be heading to Pyeongchang after all.

The Philippines' top figure skater will make his second straight Winter Olympics appearance after one of the competitors for the said meet was forced to back out.

Martinez failed to land a spot in the Winter Olympics... Read More

PSC-Pacquiao boxing tourney to start in Sorsogon for Luzon prelim

DAVAO CITY – The nationwide 2018 PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup resumes hostilities with the Luzon Preliminary on January 27 and 28 at the Sorsogon National High School in Sorsogon City.The registration center is at the Sorsogon Provincial Gym, according to supervising tournament director... Read More

SMB leans on late blast to beat GlobalPort for 5-0 start

MANILA-- San Miguel once again broke away late to repulse GlobalPort, 107-93, in the nightcap of the PBA Philippine Cup games at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.The Beermen quickly bounced back from a slow start and zoomed past the Batang Pier, who actually led for most of the game, behind a... Read More