Davao's Corteza captures World 14.1 Straight Pool Championship title

MANILA -- Lee Vann Corteza became the first Filipino and first Asian winner of the World 14.1 Straight Pool Championship after beating German Thorsten Hohmann on Sunday in New York City.According to website where the results of the competition were posted on Tuesday, Corteza... Read More

Junior netters Pantino, Eala to compete in Sarawak tourney

MANILA -- Arthur Craig Pantino and Michael Francis Eala will see action in the 30th Chief Minister's Cup, a Group 3 juniors tournament to be held at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association Centre in Malaysia on October 10-15.According to the ITF Juniors website on Tuesday, Pantino will meet Indonesian... Read More

ABF champ to defend title in Bacolod

DAVAO CITY – Reigning Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) light flyweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo will defend his crown against Crison “Cowboy’ Omayao of Valencia City, Bukidnon infront of his townmates in Bacolod City on October 20 at the Barangay Granada covered... Read More

Balangui presents Universiade silver medal to Pacquiao

MANILA -- Wushu athlete Jomar Balangui presented his Universiade silver medal to Senator Manny Pacquiao during a courtesy call on October 4.According to a statement released by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) to the media on Tuesday, Pacquiao congratulated the... Read More

PBA slaps Rice with P26K fine for Game 4 ejection

MANILA --A day after getting eliminated from title contention in the PBA Governors' Cup, TNT suffered another whammy on Monday.The league slapped import Glen Rice Jr. with a PHP26,000 fine for the events that led to his ejection in Game 4 of the semifinals against Ginebra.Rice was called for a... Read More

Ginebra gets finals rematch vs Meralco after ousting TNT

MANILA — It's Ginebra versus Meralco in the PBA Governors' Cup Finals again!The Barangay set up a date with the Bolts for all the marbles after eliminating the TNT KaTropa with a 115-105 win in Game 4 of the semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.Behind Justin Brownlee's... Read More

PH wins 4 golds in Taiwan Int'l Dragon Boat Festival

MANILA --The Philippines has won four golds and two silvers in the 2017 Taiwan International Dragon Boat Festival held on October 2-3 in Keelung City, a major port city in the northeastern part of Taiwan.In an interview with former national athlete Judith Pagsuyuin Hakim on Saturday, she said the... Read More

PSC to hold collegiate sports meeting Oct. 17-18

MANILA -- The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will hold a national consultative meeting for collegiate sports on Oct. 17-18 at the Philsports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City.In a statement released to the media on Saturday, the PSC said the purpose of the meeting is to help bolster university... Read More

Ginebra on cusp of finals return with squeaker over TNT

MANILA -- Ginebra moved to within striking distance of a PBA Governors' Cup finals rematch with Meralco, after a 106-103 win over TNT in Game 3 of the semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.In a wild encounter that even saw emotions running high, especially at halftime when KaTropa... Read More

PH to host 1st DOTA major tourney in 2018

MANILA--The Philippines takes pride of hosting the first DOTA 2 tournament of 2018 as Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win presents the 2nd Galaxy Battles at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan from Jan. 15-21.The major tournament will have 18 clubs colliding for USD1 million (PHP51 million)... Read More

'Fist of Fury' boxing bout set in Iligan

DAVAO CITY -- The next “Fist of Fury 2” boxing bout is set on October 15 at the Robinsons Place in Iligan City, featuring three separate championship fights.Promoter Raffy Jimenez of RCJ Promotions said the main event is the title fight for the vacant Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF)... Read More

Meralco returns to PBA finals after sweep of Star

MANILA -- Meralco bubbled a 13-point lead but leaned on its defense to eliminate Star in overtime, 91-88, in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Thursday night.The Bolts almost let the Hotshots slip away in the second half to force a Game 4 but... Read More

Meralco guns for sweep of Star as semis go back to MM

Game on Thursday(Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City)7:00 p.m.-Star vs. Meralco (Meralco leads series, 2-0)MANILA -- Meralco is now on the cusp of making a return to the PBA Governors' Cup Finals.But Coach Norman Black expects a tough fight back from Star as their semifinal affair returns to Metro... Read More

Pantino reaches 3rd round in Malaysia ITF Juniors event

MANILA --Third seed Arthur Craig Pantino survived a tough first set to secure a third-round berth in the boys' singles division of the 1st Perlis International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championship in Malaysia.

According to the tournament results on the ITF Juniors website on Wednesday,... Read More

PSC has sole authority on amateur sports in PH: CHED

MANILA -- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has reiterated its stand on recognizing the power of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to endorse groups in international sports.In a statement Wednesday, CHED recognized the PSC as the sole authority on amateur sports in the country that has... Read More

Alcantara bows out of Towoomba ITF event in Australia

MANILA -- Francis Casey Alcantara lost his first-round match to Australian Benjamin Mitchell in the men's singles of the USD25,000 Towoomba International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures event in Queensland, Australia on Wednesday.According to the tournament results on the ITF Men's Circuit website,... Read More

Dillinger named Player of the Week for leading Meralco's comeback wins

MANILA-- If there is one basketball player that can epitomize the e-sports saying "Comeback is real," that would be Jared Dillinger.Dillinger delivered for Meralco when the team needed it the most, scoring 15 points on crucial baskets in each of the team's two previous games.The shots were so vital... Read More

Meralco defeats Star for 2-0 semis lead

STA. ROSA, Laguna -- Exactly a year after clinching its first ever finals berth, Meralco is now a win away from getting another one.The Bolts are now 2-0 up in the best-of-five PBA Governors' Cup semifinals with a 98-74 win over the Star Hotshots at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Comples on... Read More

Bolts indefinitely suspend Nabong after spat with Alapag

STA. ROSA, Laguna--Meralco Bolts handed Kelly Nabong an indefinite suspension following an altercation with Assistant Coach Jimmy Alapag in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals against Star at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan on Sunday night.Head Coach Norman Black confirmed the... Read More

Mandal reaches final in World Wushu Championships

MANILA--Philippine bet Arnel Mandal has made it to the men's 52kg final of the 14th World Wushu Championships in Kazan City, Russia.According to the tournament results on the International Wushu Federation website, Mandal defeated Armenian Sargis Sargsyan during the semifinal round on Monday... Read More