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Sports patron Ramon Ang says Paris Olympics breakthrough possible

Sports patron Ramon Ang says Paris Olympics breakthrough possible

January 31, 2024, 4:11 pm

MANILA – Longtime sports patron Ramon S. Ang believes the country is geared to win more golds in the coming Paris Olympics as he paid tribute to all Filipino athletes, particularly those who were honored during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards on Monday night. Ang, president… Read More

SBP officially names Tim Cone head coach of Gilas Pilipinas Men

SBP officially names Tim Cone head coach of Gilas Pilipinas Men

January 29, 2024, 8:24 pm Updated on January 30, 2024, 7:31 am

MANILA – After his successful stint in the Hangzhou Asian Games, where the Philippines ended its 61-year gold medal drought in men’s basketball, Tim Cone will be given the reins as head coach. "Coach Tim accomplished what has not been done in decades with only a few weeks to prepare and… Read More

PNVF Champions League kicks off on Feb. 4

PNVF Champions League kicks off on Feb. 4

January 29, 2024, 6:31 pm

MANILA – The third edition of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League will kick off on Feb. 4 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. PNVF president Ramon “Tats” Suzara said pro teams Cignal HD, Chery Tiggo and PetroGazz as well as Philippine Army will lead the… Read More

Japanese baseball star coaches kids in Quezon town

Japanese baseball star coaches kids in Quezon town

January 29, 2024, 6:11 pm

MULANAY, Quezon – Legendary Japanese baseball pitcher Tsuyoshi Yoda shared his wealth of knowledge in the sport with members of this town’s Little League and Secondary League teams during exhibition games staged as part of the ongoing Cocolunay Festival. The “Besuboru” (Japanese baseball)… Read More

Letran, Perpetual, EAC rule NCAA beach volleyball

Letran, Perpetual, EAC rule NCAA beach volleyball

January 29, 2024, 2:40 pm Updated on January 29, 2024, 8:15 pm

MANILA – Letran stamped its class over San Beda University, 21-16, 21-16, to complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 99 women’s beach volleyball at the Subic Bay Tennis Center in Olongapo City on Sunday. Gia Marcel Maquilang and Lara Mae Silva played brilliantly to lead the Lady Knights, who won… Read More

Jannik Sinner wins 2024 Australian Open men’s championship

Jannik Sinner wins 2024 Australian Open men’s championship

January 29, 2024, 12:23 pm

ANKARA – Italy’s Jannik Sinner on Sunday won the 2024 Australian Open men's singles, his very first Grand Slam title. Sinner, the world No. 4, came back against Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev, winning the final in Melbourne with 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 sets as the showdown at Rod Laver… Read More

SMB enters PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

SMB enters PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

January 29, 2024, 6:00 am

MANILA – San Miguel Beermen dethroned Barangay Ginebra as the PBA Commissioner's Cup champion by sweeping them out of the semifinals through a 94-91 Game 3 win on Sunday night in front of 15,126 fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. After a close first half, the Beermen asserted… Read More

Cebuanos rule National Age Group Triathlon

Cebuanos rule National Age Group Triathlon

January 28, 2024, 7:39 pm

OLONGAPO CITY – Cebuanos dominated the elite category of the National Age Group Triathlon (NAGT) at The Boardwalk, Subic Bay Freeport here on Sunday. Andrew Kim Remolino clocked 56 minutes and 56 seconds to claim victory in the men's division of the 750m swim-20km bike-5km run competition.… Read More

Sabalenka defends Australian Open crown

Sabalenka defends Australian Open crown

January 28, 2024, 11:31 am

ANKARA – Reigning champion Aryna Sabalenka won the 2024 Australian Open women's singles title on Saturday. The Belarusian second seed beat China's Qinwen Zheng, the world No. 12, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. Sabalenka, displaying a dominant performance, retained… Read More

NBA All-Star starters announced

NBA All-Star starters announced

January 27, 2024, 3:54 pm

ANKARA – The 2024 NBA All-Star Game starters have been announced as LeBron James, who makes history with 20th All-Star selection, will captain the West squad while Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead the East squad in February, NBA confirmed. The NBA will return to the East vs. West format in next… Read More

Australian Open men's defending champion Novak Djokovic eliminated

Australian Open men's defending champion Novak Djokovic eliminated

January 27, 2024, 11:16 am

ANKARA – Australian Open men's defending champion Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1, was eliminated in the semifinals on Friday after a loss to Italy's Jannik Sinner. Fourth seed Sinner, 22, won over Serbian superstar and 10-time Australian Open champion Djokovic with sets of 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (6-8),… Read More

SMB, Magnolia near sweep of PBA semis

SMB, Magnolia near sweep of PBA semis

January 27, 2024, 7:39 am

MANILA – San Miguel Beer and Magnolia moved to within one win from sweeping their respective PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals series after pulling away late from their opponents at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Friday. The Beermen first got their 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series with… Read More

Thumbs up for PH hosting of Asian Age Group Swimming Championships

Thumbs up for PH hosting of Asian Age Group Swimming Championships

January 26, 2024, 8:42 pm

MANILA -- An official from Asia Aquatics has expressed optimism about the Philippine hosting of the 11th Asian Age Group Championships (AAGC) in Tarlac next month.  “Just minor kinks to be ironed out and 11th AAGC (kicking off February 24) is seen to be a success,” Farid Fatahian, Asia… Read More

FEU, UST prevail in UAAP girls’ volleyball

FEU, UST prevail in UAAP girls’ volleyball

January 25, 2024, 7:34 pm

MANILA – Far Eastern University-Diliman on Thursday defeated De La Salle Zobel, 25-17, 25-17, 25-10, in the UAAP Season 86 high school girls’ volleyball tournament at the Adamson University gym in Ermita, Manila. The Baby Tamaraws, who improved their record to 8-3, will face undefeated Adamson… Read More

Manila International Marathon set on Feb. 24

Manila International Marathon set on Feb. 24

January 25, 2024, 6:35 pm

MANILA – The prestigious Manila International Marathon will make a comeback at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park on Feb. 24. Former national athlete and founding president Dino Jose decided to revive the annual race, which was participated in by leading runners here and abroad. “Gone were… Read More

UST, FEU complete semis cast in UAAP boys' basketball

UST, FEU complete semis cast in UAAP boys' basketball

January 24, 2024, 7:42 pm

MANILA – University of Santo Tomas marched into the semifinal round after demolishing Ateneo de Manila University, 80-68, in the UAAP Season 86 high school boys’ basketball tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Center on Wednesday. Koji Buenaflor scored 21 points to go with seven rebounds and three… Read More

PH eager to compete in Davis, Billie Jean King Cups

PH eager to compete in Davis, Billie Jean King Cups

January 24, 2024, 4:55 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) is looking forward to sending teams in the upcoming Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup. This, after the ITF Board of Directors lifted PHILTA's three-year suspension due to governance issues, a decision which was confirmed by ITF president David… Read More

AFP inks MOU for 2024 ROTC Games

AFP inks MOU for 2024 ROTC Games

January 23, 2024, 7:16 pm

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) joined the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2024 Philippine Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Games (PRG) during a ceremony at the General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Monday. Representatives from the… Read More

Padel Pilipinas gets POC recognition

Padel Pilipinas gets POC recognition

January 23, 2024, 6:09 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has recognized Padel Pilipinas as the country's official padel federation. “We are happy to receive the trust and support of the POC, the governing body of all National Sports Associations (NSAs) in the Philippines,” Padel Pilipinas… Read More

POC Athletes Commission elections set on Jan. 27

POC Athletes Commission elections set on Jan. 27

January 23, 2024, 6:04 pm

MANILA – World's No. 2 pole vaulter Ernest John "EJ" Obiena is among the 10 candidates in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Athletes Commission elections to be held on Jan. 27 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Malate, Manila. Obiena competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won the gold medal… Read More