TNT blasts NLEX to stay in playoff hunt

MANILA -- With its back against the wall, TNT needed to beat sister team NLEX to get a shot to enter the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.

The KaTropa did more than just a mere win.

TNT bludgeoned NLEX, 101-75, as the league resumed play at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Wednesday... Read More

P1-M, 3 cars up for grabs in 10th Phoenix Open Golf Tourney

DAVAO CITY – A PHP1 million, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, two Tata Manza cars and another brand new car are up for grabs for hole-in-one in the much-awaited annual 10th Phoenix Open Golf tournament, which will tee off on March 17 at the all-weather course of the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and... Read More

Top athletes feted in PSA Awards

MANILA -- International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas led the cast of the awardees of the annual Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards at the Manila Hotel's Maynila Ballroom on Tuesday night.Ancajas was named as Athlete of the Year for his brilliance in... Read More

Cebu, Negros score separate draws in AFC Cup

MANILA -- Global Cebu and Ceres Negros walked away with separate 1-all draws in their respective AFC Cup matches on Tuesday night.Cebu lost a first half lead as Bali forced the splitting of the points at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.Curt Dizon put the home side up 11 minutes in after following up on... Read More

CEU returns to top after blasting Akari Adamson

MANILA-- CEU moved back to the top of the standings in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after mauling Akari-Adamson, 76-57, at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City on Tuesday.Rod Ebondo dropped 25 points for the Scorpions, who outscored the Soaring Falcons, 23-11, in the first quarter before holding off their... Read More

TNT faces NLEX in do-or-die clash; ROS aims QF clincher vs SMB

Games on Wednesday(Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay)4:30 p.m.-TNT vs. NLEX7:00 p.m.-Rain Or Shine vs. San MiguelMANILA -- There's no more tomorrow for TNT.Adjudged as one of the pre-conference favorites, the KaTropa have found themselves in a must-win showdown against sister team NLEX Road Warriors if they... Read More

Long break pays dividends as Wang's-Letran whips skidding JRU

MANILA -- It seemed like a two-and-a-half-week break was all Wang's-Letran needs to get back to its winning ways.The Couriers whipped the JRU Heavy Bombers, 73-55, in their PBA D-League Aspirants Cup showdown at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City on Monday night.Wang's-Letran turned to its defense to... Read More

Gymnast Yulo captures bronze medal in World Cup

MANILA -- Gymnast Carlos Edriel "Caloy" Yulo has stayed on track to his Olympic dream with a bronze medal performance in the Melbourne leg of the FIG Artistic Individual Apparatus World Cup series in Australia. The tournament was held from Feb. 22-25 at the Hisense Arena.Competing in his first... Read More

Gamboa fights back in Q4 to stun Perpetual Help

MANILA -- Gamboa-St. Clare exploded in the final quarter to shock Perpetual Help, 78-73, in their PBA D-League Aspirants Cup showdown at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City on Monday.

The Coffee Lovers dropped 29 points on the Altas in the final 10 minutes, going on a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead and... Read More

Skyathon Beach Run returns to Boracay

MANILA -- The Skyathon Beach Run will return to Boracay for its ninth edition on April 21.For the third straight time, the first destination run makes a stop at the country's top beach as announced on Monday during a press conference at the Icon Hotel in Quezon City.For this year, the run along the... Read More

Gilas survives sluggish start, late Japan blast to win in FIBA WCQ

MANILA -- Gilas Pilipinas bucked a slow start against Japan and took a win in Matchday 4 of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Sunday night.Japan went off to a hot start, quickly opening a 20-4 lead to the shock of the jampacked venue.But just as Coach Chot... Read More

Bago City tops Visayas quarterfinals in PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Cup

NAGA City, Cebu -- Tagged as the "Boxing Capital of the Philippines," Bago City has added three more wins to emerge as the top team in the Visayas quarterfinals of the ongoing PSC-Pacquiao Amateur Boxing Cup at the Enan Chiong Activity Center here on Sunday.The Bago City boxers, mentored by 2000... Read More

Age-group Mindanao chessfest set next month

DAVAO CITY -- The three-day Mindanao leg of the National Age-Group Chess Championships this year is set on March 23 to 25 at the Baywalk Hotel in Mati City.“The top three to five per age category in the Mindanao leg will advance to the grand finals in Manila by April,” said James... Read More

Magnolia secures twice-to-beat edge, ousts Meralco

MANILA -- Magnolia secured a twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals after mauling Meralco, 94-65, at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan De Oro on Saturday night.The Hotshots broke away for good with a 15-2 run that broke a 22-all tie and opened a 37-24 edge that was... Read More

Ex-PBA star Danny Florencio passes away

MANILA -- Danny Florencio, one of the Philippine Basketball Association's (PBA) all-time elite scorers, passed away on Saturday in San Francisco, California. He was 70.Florencio, known by the monikers "Daredevil Danny" and the original "Skywalker", became well known during his collegiate,... Read More

Top junior tennis players to compete abroad

MANILA -- The Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) will be sending its top junior players to three major tournaments abroad.The boys' 14-under team of Marc Andrei Jarata, Axl Lajon Gonzaga, and Rupert Ohrelle Tortal will compete in the World Juniors Championships Pre-Qualifying round on March... Read More

Calamba City to host student karate championships in April

MANILA -- The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) announced on Saturday the staging of the 2nd National Students Karate Championships at SM Calamba in Laguna on April 5.The tournament features men's individual kumite in the -60 kg., -67 kg., -75 kg., -84 kg., and +84... Read More

Alaska subdues ROS to assure of Top 6

MANILA -- Alaska assured itself of a Top 6 finish in the PBA Philippine Cup while spoiling Rain Or Shine's last dash to the playoff bonus, with a 99-95 victory at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Friday night.The Elasto Painters, despite having two weeks off from their last game, showed... Read More

SMB survives huge Kia rally

MANILA -- With Junemar Fajardo doing national team duties, San Miguel found itself just a minute away from getting staggered by Kia in a battle of teams at opposing poles of the PBA Philippine Cup team standings.Marcio Lassiter then took over.Lassiter scored the last five points as the Beermen... Read More

Ricky Vargas is new POC head

MANILA — Change is coming at the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

Ricky Vargas was named the new POC president during the sports orgaization's general election at the Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club clubhouse in Mandaluyong on Friday

.Vargas dethroned Peping Cojuangco as the chief... Read More