Cancer survivor Sangalang set to conquer North Pole run

MANILA -- The story of Louie Sangalang is an inspiring one for athletes who think their careers are already done following a career-threatening or even a life-threatening injury or sickness.Actually, his illness led him into sports."I was diagnosed with cancer when I was 21," said the 40-year-old... Read More

Eala gains quarterfinal berth in China Juniors tennis event

MANILA -- Ninth seed Michael Francis Eala II eliminated fifth seed Yanjie Zheng of China, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, on Thursday to reach the boys' singles quarterfinal round of the China Junior at the Sichuan International Tennis Center in Chengdu province.The 15-year-old Eala will be up against fifth seed... Read More

Sangalang all set for North Pole Marathon

MANILA -- Luisito "Louie" Sangalang hopes to make the country proud when he competes in the North Pole Marathon on April 9.The 40-year-old multi-sports Filipino, together with 10 other athletes from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan sponsored by FWD Life Philippines will represent... Read More

PBA commish assures best refs will officiate PBA PH Cup finals

MANILA -- Every time a PBA finals series ensues, the fans always keep a keen eye on the referees as a simple officiating error can change the complexion of the entire series.Commissioner Willie Marcial, however, assured both San Miguel Beer, Magnolia Hotshots, and their fans that the quality of the... Read More

Zark's-Lyceum stays in playoff hunt after downing JRU

MANILA -- Zark's-Lyceum broke away late to repulse JRU, 91-81, in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday.The Jawbreakers deprived the Heavy Bombers a chance to steal the win through an 8-2 run midway through the fourth quarter for an 82-72 lead. It... Read More

Akari-Adamson bludgeons Perpetual Help to inch closer to DL semis

MANILA -- Akari-Adamson pulled away in the fourth quarter after mauling Perpetual Help, 101-83, in their PBA D-League Aspirants Cup clash at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday.Anchored upon the hot shooting of Egie Mojica and Jerome Lastimosa, the Soaring Falcons outscored the Altas,... Read More

Magnolia's Pardo vows to halt SMB's PH Cup championship streak

MANILA -- After four years, the so-called all-time "Kings of All-Filipino" are back in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.But awaiting them is arguably the current "King of the Philippine Cup."That's why Magnolia Hotshots team governor Rene Pardo expects a slam bang affair between his team and San Miguel... Read More

GAB names PH lightweight champ Aldea Boxer of the Month

MANILA -- Roldan Aldea was named by GAB as the Boxer of the Month for February.In a copy of GAB's official monthly ratings obtained by PNA on Tuesday night, the 24-year-old pug from Kabankalan, Negros Occidental was given the monthly citation following his successful Philippine lightweight title... Read More

Marinero enters D-League playoffs; CEU nears outright semis spot

MANILA -- Marinerong Pilipino secured a seat in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup quarterfinals with a 99-83 romp of Gamboa-St. Clare at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City on Tuesday.It was a wire-to-wire victory for the Skippers as they quickly opened a 15-point lead at the get-go and extending it to as... Read More

Magnolia ousts NLEX, clinches last PH Cup finals spot

MANILA -- After four years, Purefoods is back in the PBA Finals. The multi-titled franchise, currently under the name Magnolia Hotshots, sealed a date with sister team San Miguel Beer for all the marbles in the PBA Philippine Cup after eliminating NLEX Road Warriors through a 96-89 semifinals Game 6... Read More

PH cyclist Marcelo enters Top 10 in Le Tour de Langkawi

MANILA -- Marcelo Felipe of 7-Eleven Cliqq Roadbike Philippines showed off his mountain-climbing skill on Monday to break into the Top 10 in the Individual General Classification of the ongoing Le Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia.Felipe ruled Stage 2's first King of the Mountain (Category 3) and was No.... Read More

PH netters settle for 4th place in Junior Fed Cup pre-qualifying round

MANILA -- The Philippines absorbed a 1-2 defeat from Mongolia on Saturday to settle for fourth place at the conclusion of the Under-16 Junior Fed Cup Asia/Oceania pre-qualifying tournament at the Sri Lanka Tennis Center in Colombo.It was a disappointing loss for the Philippines, which was hoping to... Read More

Laoag to host this year's Milo Marathon nat'l finals

MANILA -- It's the north's turn to host the grandest full marathon of the Philippines.Laoag City in Ilocos Norte was announced as the host of the 2018 Milo Marathon National Finals as the full list of the host cities for this year's marathon series was released on Monday.The Dec. 9 race in the city... Read More

PH bags 3 medals in 2 int'l tourneys

MANILA -- The national lawn bowls team returned on Monday, bringing home three medals from tournaments in China and Hong Kong last week.According to playing coach Ronalyn Greenlees, the men's team bagged the gold medal while the women's squad won the bronze medal in the 21st Tiger Bowls World... Read More

Magnolia inches closer to finals spot after Game 5 win vs NLEX

MANILA-- Magnolia Hotshots pulled off an 87-78 semifinals Game 5 win over NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Sunday night.The Hotshots once again leaned on their patented defense, plus a fourth quarter barrage, in which they opened the period on a 25-8... Read More

Palami on Azkals' March games: We want the '12th man' to be there

MANILA -- With a place in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup within reach, the Azkals would want their fans to witness history as it unfolds right in front of them.That is why national team manager, Dan Palami, asked fans to flock to the Rizal Memorial Stadium not just for the Azkals' crucial qualifier match... Read More

SMB back in PH Cup Finals after booting out Ginebra

MANILA -- San Miguel's PBA Philippine Cup domination will plod on.The Beermen has moved on to the finals of the season-opening conference after ousting Barangay Ginebra, 100-94, in Game 5 of the best-of-seven semifinals at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Saturday night.SMB rallied back from a... Read More

UE men's tennis team wins 2nd straight UAAP title

MANILA -- The University of the East men's tennis team bagged its second straight University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) title Saturday.Led by national player Albert "AJ" Lim Jr., UE demolished Ateneo de Manila University, 3-0, before an enthusiastic crowd at the Rizal Memorial... Read More

Chiefsquad defends NCAA cheerleading title

MANILA-- As the Smart Araneta Coliseum celebrates six decades of hosting sports and entertainment events, the Arellano Chiefsquad's own glory story continued.The Chiefsquad successfully defended its NCAA Cheerleading Competition titleat the Coliseum in Quezon City right on its 60th anniversary... Read More

Adamson sweeps La Salle, returns to top of UAAP baseball

MANILA -- We know Adamson as the dominant force in women's baseball, that is, softball.The Soaring Falcons were once a champion team in men's baseball, and on Friday, they made it back to the top.Adamson turned La Salle back, 13-6, in Game 2 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines... Read More