PH to host 1st DOTA major tourney in 2018

MANILA--The Philippines takes pride of hosting the first DOTA 2 tournament of 2018 as Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win presents the 2nd Galaxy Battles at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan from Jan. 15-21.The major tournament will have 18 clubs colliding for USD1 million (PHP51 million)... Read More

'Fist of Fury' boxing bout set in Iligan

DAVAO CITY -- The next “Fist of Fury 2” boxing bout is set on October 15 at the Robinsons Place in Iligan City, featuring three separate championship fights.Promoter Raffy Jimenez of RCJ Promotions said the main event is the title fight for the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF)... Read More

Meralco returns to PBA finals after sweep of Star

MANILA -- Meralco bubbled a 13-point lead but leaned on its defense to eliminate Star in overtime, 91-88, in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Thursday night.The Bolts almost let the Hotshots slip away in the second half to force a Game 4 but... Read More

Meralco guns for sweep of Star as semis go back to MM

Game on Thursday(Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City)7:00 p.m.-Star vs. Meralco (Meralco leads series, 2-0)MANILA -- Meralco is now on the cusp of making a return to the PBA Governors' Cup Finals.But Coach Norman Black expects a tough fight back from Star as their semifinal affair returns to Metro... Read More

Pantino reaches 3rd round in Malaysia ITF Juniors event

MANILA --Third seed Arthur Craig Pantino survived a tough first set to secure a third-round berth in the boys' singles division of the 1st Perlis International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championship in Malaysia.

According to the tournament results on the ITF Juniors website on Wednesday,... Read More

PSC has sole authority on amateur sports in PH: CHED

MANILA -- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has reiterated its stand on recognizing the power of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to endorse groups in international sports.In a statement Wednesday, CHED recognized the PSC as the sole authority on amateur sports in the country that has... Read More

Alcantara bows out of Towoomba ITF event in Australia

MANILA -- Francis Casey Alcantara lost his first-round match to Australian Benjamin Mitchell in the men's singles of the USD25,000 Towoomba International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures event in Queensland, Australia on Wednesday.According to the tournament results on the ITF Men's Circuit website,... Read More

Dillinger named Player of the Week for leading Meralco's comeback wins

MANILA-- If there is one basketball player that can epitomize the e-sports saying "Comeback is real," that would be Jared Dillinger.Dillinger delivered for Meralco when the team needed it the most, scoring 15 points on crucial baskets in each of the team's two previous games.The shots were so vital... Read More

Meralco defeats Star for 2-0 semis lead

STA. ROSA, Laguna -- Exactly a year after clinching its first ever finals berth, Meralco is now a win away from getting another one.The Bolts are now 2-0 up in the best-of-five PBA Governors' Cup semifinals with a 98-74 win over the Star Hotshots at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Comples on... Read More

Bolts indefinitely suspend Nabong after spat with Alapag

STA. ROSA, Laguna--Meralco Bolts handed Kelly Nabong an indefinite suspension following an altercation with Assistant Coach Jimmy Alapag in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals against Star at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan on Sunday night.Head Coach Norman Black confirmed the... Read More

Mandal reaches final in World Wushu Championships

MANILA--Philippine bet Arnel Mandal has made it to the men's 52kg final of the 14th World Wushu Championships in Kazan City, Russia.According to the tournament results on the International Wushu Federation website, Mandal defeated Armenian Sargis Sargsyan during the semifinal round on Monday... Read More

Aribado settles for 2nd place in Thai Open

MANILA --The Philippines lost in the women's final of the Singha Squash Thailand Open Championship in Pattaya last Sunday.According to a report from the website, fourth seed Jemyca Aribado lost to second seed Malaysian Rachel Arnold, 2-3 (11-8, 1-11, 11-5, 2-11, 18-16) in their... Read More

US spiker Stalzer to lead Petron in PSL Grand Prix

MANILA -- American spiker Lindsay Stalzer will don a new jersey in the 2017 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix, which kicks off at The Arena in San Juan on October 21.The 6-foot-1 Stalzer, who steered the Foton Tornadoes to two titles, will be playing for Petron in the season-ending conference of... Read More

Black, Pingris say Meralco-Star semis 'all about defense'

MANILA -- If Game 1 is to be observed, the PBA Governors' Cup semi-final series between Meralco and Star will likely be a low-scoring affair."The way it looks, it's really gonna be a defensive struggle," said Norman Black, the Bolts's head coach. "We're number one and two in the league in... Read More

Ginebra wallops TNT in semis opener

MANILA -- A week and a half after getting blown out in their PBA Governors' Cup meeting, Ginebra exacted revenge on TNT at a time it needed the most through a 121-94 rout in Game 1 of their semifinal series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Monday night.The Barangay scored 95 points in... Read More

Presidential son-in-law, hundreds register for ‘Ironman 70.3’

DAVAO CITY – Presidential son-in-law and husband of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio are among the more than a thousand participants who registered during the first day of the nationwide on-site simultaneous registration of the Alveo Ironman 70.3."The biggest fulfillment of an athlete is to finish... Read More

JC Angeles wins Baler surfing tourney

BALER, Aurora — JC Angeles ruled the Free the Sea Movement surfing competition at the Nalu Surf Camp along Sabang Beach on Saturday.Angeles braved the strong waves of the Pacific Ocean to impress the judges enough to give him the win in the advanced division.Angeles got an average of 7.2... Read More

Ilocos Sur to host 2018 Palarong Pambansa

MANILA -- Ilocos Sur will host next year's Palarong Pambansa, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced Saturday.In a press statement, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said that after assessing the capability of the bidders of the national tournament, Ilocos Sur emerged as the winner, besting... Read More

Chooks-to-Go recovers from QF loss, shackles depleted Al Ahli-Dubai

MANILA -- Despite missing out on grabbing all the marbles, Chooks-to-Go wants to end its stint in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup on a high note.The Filipino side bounced back from a dismal outing against host team China Kashgar in the quarterfinals with a 92-57 rout of Al Ahli-Dubai in a classification... Read More

Ex-WBA champ to wear Lapu-Lapu-inspired outfit in US bout

DAVAO CITY -- After Nonito Donaire and Romero Duno, all eyes of boxing fans are now on Recky “The Terror” Dulay, who is seeing action Saturday at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.The 23-year-old Dulay is fighting former WBA International super featherweight champion... Read More