Netter Pantino gears up for 3 int'l tournaments

MANILA -- Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino will resume his campaign in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors Circuit at the PTT-ITF Junior Grade 1 tournament in Thailand.The 16-year-old Pantino, the highest ranked Filipino in the ITF world juniors at No. 200, is scheduled to leave on March... Read More

Martinez 'still happy' despite early Olympic exit

MANILA -- Despite missing the second round of the men's figure skating competition, Michael Martinez was still happy about his second Winter Olympic stint in Pyeongchang."I feel very, very happy. My coach is very proud of me," Martinez said during a homecoming press conference at the SM Mall of Asia... Read More

South Cotabato retains SRAA meet championship

KORONADAL CITY -- Host South Cotabato province completed its “grand slam” title bid in the 2018 Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) after emerging as champion for the third consecutive year.The “Dreamweavers” rallied in the final hours of the competition at the... Read More

Australia fires up in 2nd half to beat Gilas

MANILA -- Australia showed Gilas Pilipinas why it is the number one team in the newly-formed FIBA Asia-Pacific region with an 84-68 rout at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on Thursday night.It was a tale of two halves as Gilas actually put up a fight with Australia for most of the first half... Read More

GlobalPort inches closer to QF spot after rout of Kia

MANILA -- GlobalPort placed one foot into the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals after romping Kia, 108-91, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Wednesday night.The Batang Pier bounced back after a hot start by the Picanto with a pivotal second-quarter pummeling as they go back up to .500 --... Read More

CEU stings Zark's-Lyceum to stay unbeaten

MANILA -- CEU sent Zark's-Lyceum back to earth with a 91-85 win to stay undefeated in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Marikina Sports Center on Tuesday night.Rod Ebondo went for a 30-20 as the Scorpions quickly made the Jawbreakers, who last week took home the PCCL title, realize that they are... Read More

Pinoy fencers to compete in Dubai

MANILA -- Southeast Asian Games medalist Samantha Kyle Catantan will spearhead the country's campaign in the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships which will be held from February 24 to March 4 at the Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Catantan, 17, won the silver in the... Read More

PH marathoner set to brave North Pole race

MANILA -- A Filipino athlete will try to brave the cold weather of the North Pole as he joins the FWD North Pole Marathon on April 9.Forty-year-old Louie Sangalang was introduced to the media at the Mind Museum Auditorium in Taguig on Tuesday as the first Filipino to run a full 42-km. race... Read More

Young athletes urged to become world-class

DAVAO CITY--World boxing legend Sen. Manny Pacquiao Monday urged young athletes competing in the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) in Davao City, to strive on becoming world-class athletes."When you focus on your dream don't let the negatives and you should always be positive," said... Read More

South Cotabato starts strong in 2018 SRAA meet

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Back-to-back champion South Cotabato province has started strong in its bid for third strong championship in the 2018 Soccskargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) meet.South Cotabato notched three gold medals, four silvers and two bronzes as of Monday noon to lead the... Read More

Reyes names Gilas' 'Final 14' for FIBA qualifiers match vs. Australia

MANILA -- Coach Chot Reyes named the 14 players that he will bring to Melbourne for Gilas Pilipinas' FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match against Australia on Thursday."Finally got [a] go-signal to announce GILAS entourage leaving [today]: Jason, Kief, Kev, Jio, RR, Matt, Allein, Gabe, Cal, CBC, Jap,... Read More

NLEX barges into PBA PH Cup QF's; Meralco shocks Ginebra

MANILA -- NLEX secured a seat in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals after subduing Blackwater, 93-90, at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue on Sunday night.In a battle of teams with hot streaks, the Road Warriors outscored the Elite, 28-16, in the fourth quarter to spoil the latter's charge in the... Read More

6th Fil-Am Criterium Grand Prix set March 25 in Pampanga

MANILA -- The 6th Fil-Am Criterium Grand Prix, which is organized by former national cyclist Wilson Blas, will be held in Clark, Pampanga on March 25.The Clark Development Corp.'s parade grounds will be the venue of the competition, which features eight categories, namely, Men's Pro, Women's Open,... Read More

Alab drops 117 on Formosa for 8th straight win

SANTA ROSA, Laguna — Alab Pilipinas cruised to its eighth straight win in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) after a 117-93 rout of Formosa at the Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex on Sunday night.Alab slowly but surely pulled away from the Dreamers and completed the shattering on a... Read More

Davao's 'Hitman' TKO'd Bacolod pug

BACOLOD CITY -- Former International Boxing Organization (IBO) world light flyweight champion Rey “Hitman” Loreto landed powerful combinations to make a total of five knockdowns before he finally pummeled to submission a hard-fighting Arnold Garde in 1:12 of Round 8 on Saturday night at... Read More

Fil-Am Asa Miller makes Top 70 in giant slalom event

STA. ROSA, Laguna -- Although failing to land a medal, an improved second run highlighted Fil-Am skier Asa Miller's stint in the men's giant slalom alpine skiing competition of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday.During his re-run, Miller finished the course in 1:22.43, way... Read More

Magnolia snaps skid with rout of GlobalPort

MANILA -- Magnolia snapped its two-game slide in style, blasting GlobalPort, 96-81, in the main game of the Chinese New Year offering of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Friday night.Slowed down by the Batang Pier in the first half, the Hotshots got their rhythm... Read More

Davao City to formalize bid to host 2019 Palarong Pambansa

DAVAO CITY -- The Davao City government will formalize its bid for the hosting of Palarong Pambansa in 2019.The formal bid will be submitted to the Department of Education (Deped) Palarong Pambansa Board after the city is through with its hosting of the Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA)... Read More

Martinez falls short in Winter Olympics stint

MANILA -- Michael Martinez put up a good fight in the Winter Olympics men's skating short program event, but failed to enter the second round of the competition.Martinez, who had a flawless performance in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, finished 28th out of 30 skaters with 55.56 points.However,... Read More

Iloilo City to host Visayas leg of PBA All-Star Week

MANILA -- The Visayan host of the PBA All-Star Week has been named.Iloilo City will be the site of the Visayas leg of the mid-season classic set for May 23-27 as announced on Friday, just as the All-Star balloting officially began.Like last year, the All-Star Games will have Gilas Pilipinas, this... Read More