Gilas smothers Iraq in Q3 to clinch FIBA Asia QF berth

MANILA, Aug. 12 -- Gilas sizzled in the third quarter to blast Iraq, 84-68, in their FIBA Asia Cup match at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut on Friday night.Terrence Romeo and Chris Standhardinger, who starred in Gilas' huge win against China on Wednesday night, were the suspects again for... Read More

Pasavee Lertvilai of Thailand up by 2

MANILA, Aug. -- Pasavee Lertvilai on Friday sizzled with 69 to grab a two-stroke lead in the third round of the PGT Asia Tour (PGTA) Qualifying School at the softened Luisita Golf and Country Club course in Tarlac.In a report by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc., the Thai shot maker submitted an... Read More

Before saying adieu, Jose leads Cignal over streaking Marinero

MANILA, Aug. 11 -- As his stint in the SEA Games draws near, Toto Jose gave Cignal the lift in his potential farewell game.The bruiser led the Hawkeyes' 86-67 rout of the Marinerong Pilipino Skippers in Game 1 of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on... Read More

Manila tries to continue streak-buster run at Laguna

Games on Saturday(Biñan Football Stadium, Biñan)4:00 p.m.-Laguna vs. Manila(University of Makati Stadium, Makati)4:00 p.m.-Makati vs. NegrosMANILA, Aug. 11 -- Meralco Manila looks to strengthen its hold of the top spot in the PFL standings as the club oncwe again takes on Stallion... Read More

SEAGF sports leaders want PH to host 2019 SEAG

MANILA, Aug. 11- Senior sports officials of the Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) want Philippines to host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) director Cynthia Carreon.Carreon, who is also the chef-de-mission of the Philippine delegation in... Read More

SEA Games-bound athletes told: Keep the Filipino fighting spirit alive

MANILA, Aug. 10-- Top Philippine sports officials on Thursday rallied the 495-strong athletes pool bound for the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to keep their fighting spirit alive for the million Filipinos supporting them.Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair William... Read More

Tianjin Sports Museum to take center stage in 13th National Games

TIANJIN CITY, Aug. 11-- The newly opened Tianjin Sports Museum will be put into limelight as Tianjin City in China host the much-awaited national finals of the 13th National Games from August 27 to September 8.The museum was officially opened to the public for free only last March just in time for... Read More

Flying V moves closer to D-League finals with close win over CEU

MANILA, Aug.10 -- It boiled down to some lucky breaks, and Flying V remains unscathed in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.The Thunder hacked out a 65-61 win over the CEU Scorpions in Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinals that almost slipped away from them at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on... Read More

Tough job for SEAG bound boxers

MANILA, Aug 10-- Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) bound boxers face a daunting task -- to improve or equal their sterling performance in the last edition of the regional biennial sports meet.For the record, the Filipino boxers harvested 5-3-2 (gold-silver-bronze) for a total of 10 medals in the 2015... Read More

2 Army troops win big in Vietnam marathon event

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Showing that they are world-class athletes as well as fighters, two Philippine Army (PA) troops won top honors in the Manulife Danang International Marathon 2017 held in Vietnam last Aug. 6.In a statement Thursday, Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Ray Tiongson said these soldiers... Read More

PH netter Alcantara bows out of Thailand tournament semis

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Filipino Francis Casey Alcantara and Japanese Yuichi Ito have failed to reach the men's doubles semifinals of the USD15,000 PTT-LTAT Academy Men's Circuit 2 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit website, the top-ranked pair of... Read More

Dance sport champions Parcon, Jamili to compete in Malaysia

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- Dance sport champions Gerald Jamili and Cherry Clarice Parcon are scheduled to compete in the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) Open in Johor, Malaysia on August 26.The pair is coming off a successful stint at the Hanoi Open Dance Sport Championships where they won the gold... Read More

PH badminton squad ready for Universiade in Taipei

MANILA, Aug. 10 -- The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) is sending 12 badminton athletes to the 2017 Summer Universiade slated August 19-30 in Taipei City, Taiwan.JC Clarito from University of Perpetual Help in Laguna is the skipper of the men's team composed of... Read More

Romeo blasts off in clutch as Gilas stuns China in FIBA Asia opener

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Gilas thought it will suffer a huge implosion and let China repeat its FIBA Asia Cup final dominance in an early rematch.Terrence Romeo showed up at the death.Romeo scored eight straight points within the last 3:55 of the game as Gilas avenged its championship game loss to China... Read More

World champs to lead Malaysian delegation in SEA Games opening rites

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Three reigning world champions have been chosen as flag bearers of the 700-member Malaysian delegation during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on August 19.According to a report from the official website of the 2017... Read More

Fil-Japanese Tsukii eyes karate gold in 2017 SEA Games

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- The Philippine Karatedo Federation is sending 13 athletes to the forthcoming 29th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.These athletes are currently attending a 20-day training camp in Germany's western-central state of Hessen where they are expected to further hone their skills and... Read More

Filipino athletes greatness inspires

MANILA, Aug. 9 – Filipino athletes have the natural talents, the skill and stamina to fight for Flag and country.Days, the skill and mental toughness of each of the 495 Filipino athletes will be tested to the hilt, as they embark a tough challenge in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) to be... Read More

SEAG gold medalist Salamat sees action in 'unfamiliar' cycling events

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) gold medalist Marella Salamat on Wednesday vowed to give her best in the 29th edition of the biennial meet set in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Salamat will face a tough competition as she entered in two events in cycling-criterium (100 kms) and road race (134... Read More

PSC throws support to Kadayawan Festival

MANILA, Aug 9 – Preserving Philippine culture through sports, the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC) has thrown its support to the world’s famous Kadayawan Festival set in Davao City, starting August 12.The government support is line with the President's directive to give access to the... Read More

PH netter Alcantara triumphs in Thailand

MANILA, Aug. 9 -- Top seeds Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines (in photo) and partner Yuichi Ito of Japan survived their equally-talented rivals on Tuesday in the men's doubles competition of the USD15,000 PTT-LTAT Academy Men's Circuit 2 in Nonthaburi.According to the International Tennis... Read More