Yamaguchi avenges loss to Iniong in rematch; Askren retires unbeaten

MANILA -- After three years, Mei Yamaguchi got revenge at Gina Iniong.Yamaguchi showed how she improved from the last time they faced off as she scored a unanimous decision win over Iniong at One: Immortal Pursuit at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Friday night.With her eyes still set... Read More

Otico, Pantino reach Phinma netfest semifinal

MANILA -- Top seed John Bryan Otico and third seed Arthur Craig Pantino downed separate rivals on Friday to reach the semifinal round of the boys' singles category in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay courts in Makati City.Otico defeated fifth seed Indonesian... Read More

10 PH athletes join Asian archery event in Bangladesh

MANILA -- Ten athletes, led by Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Nicole Marie Tagle, are in Bangladesh to compete in the 20th Asian Archery Championships that kicks off this weekend at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.Tagle qualified in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina and is... Read More

Hammond clinches semis berth in Phinma juniors netfest

MANILA -- American Nicole Hammond marched onto the girls' singles semifinals after scoring a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Filipino Shaira Hope Rivera in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay court in Makati City on Friday.Hammond, who won the singles and doubles titles... Read More

PH to send 170 athletes to 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia

MANILA -- Around 170 athletes will compose Team Philippines which will compete in the 2018 Asian Games to be held in the cities of Palembang and Jakarta in Indonesia.This was revealed by Team Philippines chef de mission Julian Camacho after the criteria he submitted to the Philippine Olympic... Read More

Cantores wins gold in Muaythai National Championships

MANILA -- World Youth Martial Arts bronze medalist Felex Dave Cantores led the gold medalists in the 2017 Muaythai National Championships held this month at the Philsports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City.Cantores of Baguio City won the boys' 16-17, 63.5kgs event in the advance category, according... Read More

Otico hurdles 1st match in Phinma-PSC juniors netfest

MANILA -- Five Filipinos, led by top seed John Bryan Otico, marched to the second round of the boys' singles category in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 2 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay courts in Makati City on Wednesday.Otico defeated Japanese Nowa Matsubayashi, 6-3, 6-2, to advance... Read More

Reyes names Gilas lineup vs Japan

MANILA -- The "Dirty Dozen" that will start Gilas Pilipinas' road to China is now known.In a special team meeting held on Thursday in Tokyo that was broadcasted on ESPN 5 documentary Kwentong Gilas' Facebook page, Coach Chot Reyes named the players who will don the national colors against Japan on... Read More

Gonzales to banner PH team in China table tennis tourney

MANILA— The Philippine Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) will send eight athletes to the "Silk Road Cup" China-ASEAN tournament in Guangxi, China next month.

Richard Gonzales, Jann Mari Nayre, Japheth Adasa, Seronio Isaias, Sendrina Andrea Balatbat, Rose Jean Fadol, Jamaica Dianne Sy, and... Read More

Pinoy boxer’s Japanese foe sees experience prevailing over power

TAGBILARAN CITY -- Japanese boxer Shota Hayashi, who will be fighting Filipino pride Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo this Saturday, sees the fight going the distance and with no knock-out.The Magsayo-Hayashi bout will be held at the Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium.While the Japanese did not directly... Read More

Pro, school hoops squads to benefit from new FIBA insurance program

MANILA -- Professional basketball teams now do not have much to worry if their key players get hurt while doing national team duties.FIBA announced on Saturday night its executive committee's approval of an insurance program that assures the clubs of compensations in case of major injuries that... Read More

Boholana weightlifter sets eyes on Olympics

TAGBILARAN CITY -- Weightlifting champion Ellen Rose Perez has been the talk of the town of late for her series of victories, yet she never let her success get into her head but just keeps her eyes on the grandest prize -- to be an Olympian.Perez, in an interview, said she is currently focusing to... Read More

Pantino settles for runner-up finish in Phinma-PSC junior netfest

MANILA -- Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino lost to top seed Japanese Shinsuke Mitsui, 6-3, 6-3, on Sunday in the boys' singles final of the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 1 at the Manila Polo Club indoor claycourt in Makati City.Reaching the singles final was an accomplishment for Pantino, who has... Read More

Eastern survives late Alab scare to start title defense on high note

MANILA— Simply call them Eastern from here on.

Don't worry. The championship pedigree remains.

The team formerly known by the moniker Long Lions opened its ABL title defense with a bang, turning back Alab Pilipinas, 92-89, at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night.

Eastern... Read More

Pantino, Eala crowned champs of Phinma-PSC doubles

MANILA -- Top seed Filipinos Arthur Craig Pantino and Michael Francis Eala were crowned boys' doubles champions in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 1 on Saturday.Pantino and Eala won the title after beating third seeds Kei Manaka and Taiyo Yamanaka of Japan, 6-2, 6-2, in their final showdown at... Read More

POC exec to discuss 2018 Asian Games preps with PSC chair

MANILA -- Wushu Federation of the Philippines secretary general Julian Camacho will meet with Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair William "Butch" Ramirez to talk about the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.Camacho has been designated chef de mission of Team Philippines in the 18th Asian Games to be... Read More

Pantino earns semis berth in Phinma-PSC juniors netfest

MANILA -- Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino defeated Japanese Ryota Ishii, 6-2, 6-2, on Friday to reach the boys' singles semifinal round in the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 1 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay court in Makati City.The second-ranked Pantino is the only Filipino left in the... Read More

Pinoy boxer makes grand debut, KOs Mexican pug

DAVAO CITY -- Filipino prospect Reymart “Gensan Assassin” Gaballo made a smashing debut in the United States by knocking out Mexican Ernesto Guerrero on Thursday at the Hawaii Events Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.Gaballo twice downed Guerrero in Round 2 for the knockout victory to remain... Read More

Pantino, Eala reach quarterfinals in Phinma-PSC juniors netfest

MANILA -- Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino won his second-round match on Thursday to lead two other Filipinos into the boys' singles quarterfinals of the Phinma-PSC International Juniors 1 at the Manila Polo Club indoor clay court.The second-ranked Pantino defeated Japanese Nowa Matsubayashi, 6-0, 6-2,... Read More

San Beda successfully defends title, sweeps Lyceum

MANILA — As an old saying goes, "It's not about how you start it, but on how you end it."San Beda defied the odds and turned back Lyceum, 92-82, in Game 2 of the NCAA men's basketball finals in front of 14,693 people at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Thursday night.Behind a late... Read More