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PH netters start Asian Games campaign in Palembang

PH netters start Asian Games campaign in Palembang

August 19, 2018, 1:44 pm

PALEMBANG, Indonesia -- Jeson Patrombon is expected to win his first match in the singles event against Nazario Fernandes Gusmao of Timor Leste at the start of the tennis competition at the Jakabaring Sports Complex on Sunday. Patrombon is also scheduled to play in the opening round of the men's… Read More

TNC Predator falls to Secret in final group stage battle

TNC Predator falls to Secret in final group stage battle

August 19, 2018, 8:52 am

MANILA -- Entering day four, TNC Predator was at the cusp of entering the upper bracket of The International 2018 main event. Secret, however, brought the Filipino side down to a do-or-die situation early Sunday (Manila time). Secret scored a dominating 2-0 sweep against TNC Predator in the… Read More

Etheridge saves Cardiff as late penalty stop forces draw

Etheridge saves Cardiff as late penalty stop forces draw

August 19, 2018, 8:51 am

MANILA -- Neil Etheridge pulled Cardiff away from dropping its Premier League home opener as he made a clutch save against Newcastle on Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium in Wales' capital city. With just seconds left in the match, the Filipino goalkeeper got a piece of Kenedy's penalty as both… Read More

PH faces Hong Kong in softball

PH faces Hong Kong in softball

August 18, 2018, 9:36 pm

JAKARTA -- The Philippine Blu Girls will kick off their campaign in the 18th Asian Games against Hong Kong at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) softball field here on Sunday. Game time is 9 p.m. (Manila time). Coach Randy Dizer said the team is eyeing the podium after placing fourth four years ago in… Read More

PH spikers excited to face Thailand in Asian Games

PH spikers excited to face Thailand in Asian Games

August 18, 2018, 9:31 pm

JAKARTA — The Philippines will take on powerhouse Thailand in the 18th Asian Games women's volleyball competition at the Bulungan Sports Hall inside Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex here on Sunday. The match is set at 12:20 p.m. (1:30 p.m. Manila time). It will be the first time for the… Read More

Indonesian president to grace Asian Games opening ceremony

Indonesian president to grace Asian Games opening ceremony

August 18, 2018, 6:10 pm

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo will grace the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games on Saturday evening at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here. Widodo will be accompanied by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahda Al Sabah of Kuwait and Indonesia Asian Games… Read More

San Sebastian wins forfeited after Ilagan involved in ‘ligang labas’

San Sebastian wins forfeited after Ilagan involved in ‘ligang labas’

August 18, 2018, 11:38 am

MANILA -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) overturned the two wins of San Sebastian in the men's basketball tournament after it was revealed that one of its players appeared and even saw action in a certain bush league. In a statement, the league officially declared a forfeiture… Read More

4 PH youth bowlers strike bronze in Detroit

4 PH youth bowlers strike bronze in Detroit

August 18, 2018, 9:01 am

MANILA -- Filipino teen bowlers, Kenzo Umali, Merwin Tan, Praise Gahol, and Ivan Malig, scored a bronze medal in the 2018 World Bowling Youth Championship held in Detroit, Michigan in the US from July 24 to August 3. “A bronze that glitters like gold. I’m very happy and satisfied with their… Read More

PH golfers optimistic of Asian Games campaign

PH golfers optimistic of Asian Games campaign

August 17, 2018, 4:07 pm

JAKARTA -- Seven golfers, led by Rupert Zaragosa, will carry the fight for Team Philippines in the 18th Asian Games here. Also in the men's team are University of California incoming freshman Luis Castro, University of Virginia's Weiwei Gao, and Li Go. The women's team is composed of former world… Read More

GAU blasts Adamson at 'surprise' start of WFL Elite

GAU blasts Adamson at 'surprise' start of WFL Elite

August 17, 2018, 10:38 am

MANILA -- The WFL (Weekend Futbol League) Elite League made a "surprising" start on Thursday night. Despite of what turned out to be a scheduled shakeup, Green Archers United (GAU) wasted no time in giving Adamson a rude welcome to the league. GAU blasted Adamson, 6-0, on opening night at the De… Read More

Azkals stay put in latest FIFA ranking

Azkals stay put in latest FIFA ranking

August 17, 2018, 8:57 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Azkals remained in their previous FIFA ranking, the latest update released on Thursday show. The Azkals stayed at the 115th spot as most of the non-participants in the recently held FIFA World Cup opted to take time off from international football. With that said, the… Read More

SAP Go elated by PH’s 1st win in Asian Games

SAP Go elated by PH’s 1st win in Asian Games

August 16, 2018, 7:50 pm

MANILA -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" Go on Thursday was delighted by Gilas Pilipinas’ victory despite the country’s last-minute decision to field a basketball team in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Go, a basketball enthusiast, was one of those who… Read More

Gilas mauls Kazakhstan to start Asian Games campaign

Gilas mauls Kazakhstan to start Asian Games campaign

August 16, 2018, 2:50 pm

MANILA -- No Jordan Clarkson? No problem! Gilas Pilipinas, playing with just 11 men as Clarkson only arrived at the GBK Basketball Hall in Jakarta late into the third quarter of its match, blasted an ice-cold Kazakhstan squad, 96-59, at the start of their respective campaigns in the Asian Games… Read More

Bill seeking Brownlee naturalization filed

Bill seeking Brownlee naturalization filed

August 16, 2018, 8:30 am

MANILA -- Four congressmen led by 1-Pacman partylist Rep. Mikee Romero filed a bill that seeks to make Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee a naturalized Filipino. "He has brought enormous pride and joy to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), as well to the basketball enthusiasts in the… Read More

PBADL squad to represent PH in Terrific 12 tourney

PBADL squad to represent PH in Terrific 12 tourney

August 16, 2018, 8:25 am

MANILA -- Top players from the Philippine Basketball Association D-League Foundation Cup will represent the Philippines in the Asia League Terrific 12 tournament on Sept. 18-23 at the Macao East Asia Games Dome in Macau. Initially, the Philippines, through the PBA, was given two spots in the… Read More

Asian Games medalists to get cash incentives from Siklab Atleta

Asian Games medalists to get cash incentives from Siklab Atleta

August 15, 2018, 2:27 pm

MANILA -- The Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation hopes to inspire athletes to win medals in the forthcoming Asian Games by awarding cash incentives. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the foundation said it will give PHP1 million for a gold medal, PHP500,000 for a silver and PHP250,000 for… Read More

Brownlee on possible Gilas call-up: 'I would love to accept it'

Brownlee on possible Gilas call-up: 'I would love to accept it'

August 15, 2018, 12:30 pm

MANILA -- Justin Brownlee has expressed his readiness in case the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) calls him up for national team duties once his Filipino naturalization has been formalized. "I would love to," the Ginebra import answered when asked if he would accept a possible Gilas call-up… Read More

Clarkson finally cleared to play for Gilas

Clarkson finally cleared to play for Gilas

August 15, 2018, 9:00 am

MANILA -- Just two days after making an initial decision not to allow Jordan Clarkson to play in the 2018 Asian Games, the NBA made a 360-degree turn. The league, as per Philippine team chef de mission Richard Gomez, finally gave the Cleveland Cavaliers guard the go-signal to play for Gilas… Read More

PBA Governors' Cup schedule released

PBA Governors' Cup schedule released

August 14, 2018, 5:03 pm

MANILA -- The Yñares Center in Antipolo City will play host to the opening weekend of the PBA Governors' Cup. In the official release of the schedule for the season-ending conference on Tuesday, Columbian Dyip will take on Meralco Bolts in the first game of the tournament at the said venue at… Read More

Clarkson 'terribly disappointed' he'll miss Asian Games

Clarkson 'terribly disappointed' he'll miss Asian Games

August 14, 2018, 1:52 pm

MANILA -- Jordan Clarkson expressed his dismay over the decision of the NBA not to allow him to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Games. "I am terribly disappointed to say that I have not received the required consent to participate in the upcoming Asian Games with our National Team," the… Read More