Aribado settles for 2nd place in Thai Open

MANILA --The Philippines lost in the women's final of the Singha Squash Thailand Open Championship in Pattaya last Sunday.According to a report from the website, fourth seed Jemyca Aribado lost to second seed Malaysian Rachel Arnold, 2-3 (11-8, 1-11, 11-5, 2-11, 18-16) in their... Read More

US spiker Stalzer to lead Petron in PSL Grand Prix

MANILA -- American spiker Lindsay Stalzer will don a new jersey in the 2017 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix, which kicks off at The Arena in San Juan on October 21.The 6-foot-1 Stalzer, who steered the Foton Tornadoes to two titles, will be playing for Petron in the season-ending conference of... Read More

Black, Pingris say Meralco-Star semis 'all about defense'

MANILA -- If Game 1 is to be observed, the PBA Governors' Cup semi-final series between Meralco and Star will likely be a low-scoring affair."The way it looks, it's really gonna be a defensive struggle," said Norman Black, the Bolts's head coach. "We're number one and two in the league in... Read More

Ginebra wallops TNT in semis opener

MANILA -- A week and a half after getting blown out in their PBA Governors' Cup meeting, Ginebra exacted revenge on TNT at a time it needed the most through a 121-94 rout in Game 1 of their semifinal series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Monday night.The Barangay scored 95 points in... Read More

Presidential son-in-law, hundreds register for ‘Ironman 70.3’

DAVAO CITY – Presidential son-in-law and husband of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio are among the more than a thousand participants who registered during the first day of the nationwide on-site simultaneous registration of the Alveo Ironman 70.3."The biggest fulfillment of an athlete is to finish... Read More

JC Angeles wins Baler surfing tourney

BALER, Aurora — JC Angeles ruled the Free the Sea Movement surfing competition at the Nalu Surf Camp along Sabang Beach on Saturday.Angeles braved the strong waves of the Pacific Ocean to impress the judges enough to give him the win in the advanced division.Angeles got an average of 7.2... Read More

Ilocos Sur to host 2018 Palarong Pambansa

MANILA -- Ilocos Sur will host next year's Palarong Pambansa, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced Saturday.In a press statement, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said that after assessing the capability of the bidders of the national tournament, Ilocos Sur emerged as the winner, besting... Read More

Chooks-to-Go recovers from QF loss, shackles depleted Al Ahli-Dubai

MANILA -- Despite missing out on grabbing all the marbles, Chooks-to-Go wants to end its stint in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup on a high note.The Filipino side bounced back from a dismal outing against host team China Kashgar in the quarterfinals with a 92-57 rout of Al Ahli-Dubai in a classification... Read More

Ex-WBA champ to wear Lapu-Lapu-inspired outfit in US bout

DAVAO CITY -- After Nonito Donaire and Romero Duno, all eyes of boxing fans are now on Recky “The Terror” Dulay, who is seeing action Saturday at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.The 23-year-old Dulay is fighting former WBA International super featherweight champion... Read More

PCT-Medvil Football Fest set October 7-8

DAVAO CITY – The Philippine College of Technology (PCT) is celebrating its school foundation day by staging the first PCT-Medvil Football Festival on October 7-8 at the school's football grounds.It will be held in collaboration with the Medvil Football Club and the Davao South Regional... Read More

2nd Asia Pacific U Games slated Dec. in Cebu

MANILA -- The 2nd Asia Pacific University Games (APUG) will be held in Cebu City on Dec. 6-11, the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) announced Friday.It will be the second time the multi-sport competition will be hosted by the University of Cebu (UC), which won the... Read More

Meralco waxes hot in 2nd half to oust Blackwater

QUEZON CITY --Blackwater looked to be on track of scoring a huge knockout. 
Meralco, however, came alive in the second half. 
Behind an explosion from birthday boy Baser Amer, the top-seeded Bolts moved on to the semifinals of the PBA Governors' Cup with a 104-96 victory in the rubber match of... Read More

Powerlifter Dumapong-Ancheta eyes more medals

MANILA --There is no stopping powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta from giving honor to the country.The 43-year-old athlete, who contracted polio at the age of three, has collected her seventh gold medal in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week."I am so blessed," said... Read More

2-day basketball coaching seminar in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- This year’s edition of the annual Gaisano Grand Cup will hold a two-day basketball coaching seminar and workshop on September 29 and 30 at the 5th Level of the Gaisano Grand Citimall on Ilustre St.Tournament director and project operations head Rael Diaz said he has invited all... Read More

Chess tourney set in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- The 5th Atty. Jong Guevarra Tatluhan Team Chess Tournament is slated on September 30 and October 1 at the New Toril Gym, this city.“Each team composed of three players must only have an average rating of 2020,” said lawyer Jong Guevarra, an avid chess player and former... Read More

Brazilian surfer rules Siargao int'l cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island — With less than a point lead against his toughest rival, Raoni Monteiro of Brazil has been crowned the champion of the 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup.A former elite Championship Tour competitor, Monteiro was up against Costa Rica’s Thomas King in the... Read More

Rain or Shine topples TNT, sends QF clash to decider

MANILA -- Rain or Shine sure knows how to beat TNT.The seventh-seeded Elasto Painters stunned the second-seeded KaTropa, 106-102, in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors' Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Wednesday night.Rain or Shine limited TNT to only 19 points in the second... Read More

Grand Slam averted: Ginebra halts SMB's treble bid

MANILA -- With speculations running rife on how a PBA Governors' Cup playoff series between San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra would end, even before the start of the conference, Coach Tim Cone vowed he will not give SMB the grand slam on a silver platter.On Wednesday night, the Barangay did just... Read More

4 junior netters attend training camp in Thailand

MANILA -- The Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) has sent four players to the 14-Under Development Training Camp in Thailand.
Amanda Gabrielle "Gaby" Zoleta, Julia Ignacio, Sydney Enriquez and Marc Andrei Jarata are attending the camp organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and... Read More

Ex-Olympian to face veteran boxer for WBO title in China

DAVAO CITY -- Former Olympian Mark Anthony “The Little Boy” Barriga of Panabo City is facing veteran Wittawas “Samartlek Kokietgym” Basapean of Thailand for the vacant WBO International minimumweight title on September 29 in Beijing, China.Barriga, a lone Philippine... Read More