Sports

E-sports included in 2019 SEA Games

E-sports included in 2019 SEA Games

November 28, 2018, 2:51 pm

MANILA -- Electronic games, or e-sports, will be included in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games here, with six gold medals at stake for two events each in computer, mobile and console categories. This was announced during a press conference organized by Razer at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City on… Read More

New tournament bracket highlights PCCL '18

New tournament bracket highlights PCCL '18

November 27, 2018, 8:29 pm

MANILA -- A brand new format will highlight this year's Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) tournament. Unlike the previous editions, where the non-UAAP, NCAA, and CESAFI teams get an early collision against the respective champions of the three aforementioned leagues, the said squads… Read More

Rizal mauls Cebu City, 80-57

Rizal mauls Cebu City, 80-57

November 27, 2018, 9:32 am

MANILA -- Rizal Crusaders pulled away in the second half to take down Cebu City Sharks, 80-57, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Monday night. Behind a career game from Marco Balagtas, the Crusaders dominated the final 20 minutes of… Read More

Makati subdues Bacoor City, 73-67

Makati subdues Bacoor City, 73-67

November 27, 2018, 9:26 am

MANILA -- The Makati Skyscrapers prevailed in a tight showdown against Bacoor City Strikers, 73-67, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Monday night. The Skyscrapers stayed poised despite the Strikers keeping the game close almost all… Read More

Gilas falls to Lebanon in tune-up

Gilas falls to Lebanon in tune-up

November 26, 2018, 7:42 am

MANILA -- Lebanon completed a 2-0 sweep of its tune-up series with Gilas Pilipinas after a 71-60 victory on Sunday night at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City. Two nights after surviving a late Gilas run to take a 74-68 win in Quezon City, Lebanon did a better job in stopping Gilas down the stretch,… Read More

TNC defeats Vietnamese foe to set clash with rival Mineski

TNC defeats Vietnamese foe to set clash with rival Mineski

November 25, 2018, 5:30 pm

MANILA -- Amid the drama surrounding one of its stars, thenet.com (TNC) still showed why it is among the top Southeast Asian teams in DOTA 2. The all-Filipino side defeated Vietnamese outfit 496, 2-1, at the start of its campaign in the SEA Qualifiers of the Chongqing Major on Sunday. Despite a… Read More

GenSan scores record-setting win vs. Pasig

GenSan scores record-setting win vs. Pasig

November 25, 2018, 8:52 am

MANILA -- GenSan set two Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League single-game records in a 116-72 crushing of Pasig at the New Lamitan City Gymnasium on Saturday night. Leomar Losentes dropped the league's first-ever 40-point game for a player, while the Warriors' 44-point rout eclipsing the Bataan… Read More

DavOcc blasts Basilan, 86-61

DavOcc blasts Basilan, 86-61

November 25, 2018, 8:50 am

MANILA -- Davao Occidental went on a road rage to romp Basilan, 86-61, in the latter's first Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League game at the New Lamitan City Gymnasium on Saturday night. As their scoring began to pick up in the final half-hour, the Tigers slowly pulled away from the Steel as… Read More

 Pinoy fighters win big in ONE championship

Pinoy fighters win big in ONE championship

November 24, 2018, 9:48 am

MANILA -- Despite a two-year layoff, Brandon Vera showed on Friday night that he can still pack a punch and still be the heavyweight champion. Vera made a triumphant return to ONE Championship by knocking out Mauro Cerilli in the main event of “ONE: Conquest of Champions”, held at the Mall… Read More

AFC Cup groups of Negros, Iloilo now known

AFC Cup groups of Negros, Iloilo now known

November 23, 2018, 10:15 am

MANILA -- Ceres Negros and Kaya Iloilo already found their opponents in their respective Asian Football Confederation Cup groups following the group draw on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur. Negros, the reigning Philippines Football League champion, was drawn to Group G with Vietnamese club Becamex Binh… Read More

Bulacan rallies to beat Pasay at home

Bulacan rallies to beat Pasay at home

November 23, 2018, 10:12 am

MANILA -- Pasay was poised to give Bulacan a humiliating home loss come halftime. The Kuyas, however, found their groove in the final 20 minutes. Bulacan came back from 19 points down to subdue Pasay, 73-70, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium… Read More

Pampanga downs Laguna, 75-58

Pampanga downs Laguna, 75-58

November 23, 2018, 10:10 am

MANILA -- With Jong Baloria in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, many Pampanga fans looked at a possibility of him dropping his 500th point in the league on Thursday night near its home. Instead, it was Jeric Fabian and Levi Hernandez who went on a tear. Fabian played his best game so… Read More

Bedic saves Azkals as Nationals draw with Thailand

Bedic saves Azkals as Nationals draw with Thailand

November 22, 2018, 5:23 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Azkals banked on an unlikely hero to save their semifinal bid in the ASEAN Football Federation Championship. Late substitute Jovin Bedic scored the equalizer goal as the Azkals forced a 1-1 draw with defending champion Thailand at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on Wednesday… Read More

Gilas-Jordan tune-up ends in tussle

Gilas-Jordan tune-up ends in tussle

November 22, 2018, 10:11 am

MANILA -- With how their first meeting went in terms of physicality and emotions, the tune-up rematch of Gilas Pilipinas and Jordan on Wednesday night was expected to be a tighter encounter. It went more than that. Tempers flared up in the tail-end of their two-game friendly series at the Meralco… Read More

San Juan, Imus prevail in thrillers

San Juan, Imus prevail in thrillers

November 22, 2018, 10:04 am

MANILA -- San Juan rallied late in overtime to defeat Manila at home, 84-80, in their anticipated Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League battle at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Wednesday night. The Knights squandered a double-digit lead in entering the fourth quarter and even had… Read More

Vera ready to defend title vs. Cerilli in ONE Championship

Vera ready to defend title vs. Cerilli in ONE Championship

November 21, 2018, 1:51 pm

MANILA -- Brandon “The Truth” Vera is confident of defending his ONE heavyweight world title belt against Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli of Italy when they meet on Friday in the ONE: Conquest of Champions at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. “I would much rather die than lose in front of… Read More

UP's Akhuetie set to be named UAAP MVP

UP's Akhuetie set to be named UAAP MVP

November 20, 2018, 10:56 pm

MANILA -- The blessings keep on coming in for the University of the Philippines. After making a return to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men's basketball semifinals after a long drought, its transfer big man, Bright Akhuetie, is set to receive the season's Most… Read More

DavOcc blasts Zamboanga for 9th straight win

DavOcc blasts Zamboanga for 9th straight win

November 20, 2018, 10:06 pm

MANILA -- Davao Occidental zoomed past Zamboanga, 93-68, to bolster its Southern Division lead in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Valenzuela City Astrodome on Tuesday night. The Tigers cruised to their ninth straight win by stifling the Valientes from start to finish,… Read More

Gilas falls to Jordan in friendly game

Gilas falls to Jordan in friendly game

November 20, 2018, 10:03 am

MANILA -- Gilas Pilipinas put up a gallant fight but still fell short to Jordan, 98-92, in the first of a two-game friendly series at the Meralco Gym in Pasig on Monday night. The visiting Jordanians blazed past Gilas late in the fourth quarter before holding off the host squad down the stretch.… Read More

Friendlies vs. Jordan, Lebanon highlight Gilas' daily grind

Friendlies vs. Jordan, Lebanon highlight Gilas' daily grind

November 19, 2018, 9:31 am

MANILA -- The crucial part of the Gilas Pilipinas' preparation for the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers has already begun as Coach Yeng Guiao announced that the daily practice sessions of the national team kicked off with its Sunday night training at the Meralco Gym. The Philippine… Read More