Alab, Saigon face off as ABL playoffs begin

MANILA -- After resting their laurels during the Holy Week, Alab Pilipinas and Saigon Heat will make a return to the hard court as the knockout stages of the 2018 Asean Basketball League (ABL) season begin on Easter Sunday.Both squads will slug it out in Game 1 of their best-of-three quarterfinal... Read More

SMB, Magnolia gun for 2-1 lead as PH Cup finals resume

MANILA -- After taking the rest of the Holy Week off, San Miguel and Magnolia will resume their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup Finals series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City right on Easter Sunday night (April 1).With the series tied at 1-all, the showdown between the Beermen and the... Read More

PH lawn bowlers to compete in Asian championships in China

MANILA - The Philippines is set to compete in the 13th Asian Lawn Bowls Championship, which will be hosted by China in September.According to playing-coach Ronalyn Greenlees, the Philippine Lawn Bowls Association (PLBA) will finalize the composition of the team after the National Singles... Read More

Arcilla headlines PH Davis Cup team vs Thailand

MANILA -- The Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) has tapped the services of Johnny Arcilla for the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 2 semifinal round tie against Thailand next week.The tie (two singles and one doubles matches) will be played at the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) clay courts... Read More

Nanhai seals last ABL semis spot, top seed with comeback vs. Eastern

MANILA – Nanhai Kung Fu clinched not just the last outright semifinal berth in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) playoffs but, also the top seed, with an 88-77 rout of the Eastern Long Lions at the Southorn Stadium in Hong Kong in the final game of the regular season on Wednesday... Read More

PH to host Asian ice hockey tourney

MANILA -- The Philippines will host this year's Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia, a first for the country.In a rare feat for a tropical nation, the SM Mall of Asia Skating Rink in Pasay will be the site of the 2018 edition of the ice hockey tournament sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey... Read More

Krog wins pro cycling in Fil-Am Criterium Grand Prix in Pampanga

MANILA -- Promising rider Rex Luis Krog ruled the men's pro division in the 6th Fil-Am Criterium Grand Prix held at the Clark Development Corp. parade grounds in Angeles City, Pampanga on March 25.Krog, who bagged the men's junior silver medal in the Asian Cycling Championships in Myanmar last... Read More

Azkals enter Asian Cup after beating Tajikistan

MANILA -- Another chapter in the Azkals' colorful history has just been written.The national football team booked a place in next year's AFC Asian Cup, defeating Tajikistan, 2-1, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.Kevin Ingreso made up for a costly error at the middle of the second half... Read More

Carlos to lead PH team in world juniors qualifying event in Thailand

MANILA -- Ma. Carmencita Isabela Carlos will banner the girls team in the Under-14 World Juniors Tennis Championships (WJTC) next month.Alexandra Eala and Julia Asaliah Ignacio are also competing in the WJTC Final Qualifying Round scheduled on April 2-7 in Nonthaburi province, Thailand.Carlos, who... Read More

PH eyes participation in 1st Winter Children of Asia Games next year

MANILA -- The Philippines is eyeing to join the 1st Winter Children of Asia Games which will be held in Russia next year.According to Philippine Olympic Committee deputy secretary general Karen Tanchanco-Caballero, the Philippines may send entries in two of the eight sports calendared in the... Read More

American hoop stars conduct youth camp for a cause

MANILA -- Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury and streetball sensation Greyson Boucher graced the Chiang Kai Shek College Gym here to teach kids dribbling and shooting skills on Monday.Dubbed “Ball for a Cause", Marbury and Boucher conducted basic ball handling and shooting drills to the... Read More

JRU ends long skid, defeats AMA

MANILA -- The JRU Heavy Bombers' long losing streak is over.

The Heavy Bombers finally got a win after a string of eight consecutive losses, beating the AMA Titans, 98-87, in a battle of also-ran squads in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on... Read More

Alab mauls CLS for last dash to semis

STA. ROSA, Laguna-- Alab Pilipinas closed out its campaign in the 2018 ABL regular season with a bang, dealing CLS a 101-63 beating at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on Sunday night.Alab quickly opened a huge advantage and also quickly extinguished any run from the Knights as they enter... Read More

Mexican triathlete rules Davao Ironman

DAVAO CITY -- Mexican triathlete champion Mauricio Mendez ruled the male pros category during Sunday's Alveo Ironman 70.3 held here.Mendez, the 2016 Xterra world champ, completed the race in 3:50:32 and bested other pros participating in Davao’s Ironman.Mendez was among the five world... Read More

Miado scores devastating KO of ex-champ Amnuaysirichoke

MANILA -- Jeremy Miado put the Impact Arena into complete silence after knocking out home city favorite Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in the co-main event of “One: Iron Will” on Saturday night.In a high-octane battle, Miado connected on a right cross that knocked the former One... Read More

SAP Go launches ‘3-Pointer ng Bayan’ vs. crime, drugs, corruption

MANILA -- Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has launched on Sunday a nationwide search for the best three-point shooter, in a bid to promote sports activities as a campaign against the three problems of corruption, criminality and illegal drugs.The... Read More

LBC proud to support Philippine Hobie Challenge

MANILA -- Business logistics company LBC is proud to be involved in the 18th Philippine Hobie Challenge this year.Considered as the most extreme and biggest sailing regatta in Southeast Asia, the Philippine Hobie Challenge held from March 11 to 17 featured the country's beautiful islands and beaches... Read More

Iloilo holds off Fiji in Binan

BINAN CITY, Laguna — Kaya Iloilo subdued Fiji, 3-2, in a special club-versus-nationals match-up at the Binan Football Stadium here on Saturday.Iloilo went off to a good start, which was enough to hold off Fiji that once again threatened in the second half, two days after doing so against the... Read More

Little-known Gaballo crowned WBA interim bantamweight champ

BINAN CITY, Laguna-- From out of nowhere, a new Filipino world boxing champion emerges.Reymart Gaballo took home the interim WBA bantamweight championship after beating American opponent Stephon Young in front of the latter's home country crowd in Hollywood, Florida, USA on Saturday (Philippine... Read More

Magnolia rallies from huge deficit to steal Finals Game 1 from SMB

MANILA -- Magnolia pulled off a huge comeback to steal the first game of the best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup Finals from San Miguel via a 105-103 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Friday night.Despite a hot first half, the Beermen failed to complete the rout as the Hotshots turned to... Read More