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

Lyceum avenges NCAA Finals loss to San Beda, claims PCCL crown

MANILA -- Revenge is sweet for Lyceum.The Pirates dethroned the San Beda Red Lions as PCCL champions with a 70-66 win in the national final at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Thursday night.It was a tale of odd and even as Lyceum and San Beda split the odd and even-numbered quarters,... Read More

Jericho Cruz traded to TNT; ROS gets promising rookie Onwubere

MANILA -- Jericho Cruz is leaving Rain Or Shine.
The combo guard, who reportedly expressed his desire to be traded recently, finds himself in TNT after a swap with ROS was approved by Commissioner Willie Marcial on Thursday.

In exchange, the Elasto Painters got seldom-used players Sidney... Read More

Folayang set for comeback at One's April event in Pasay

MANILA -- Eduard Folayang will make his return to the One Championship cage in its return to the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on April 20."Eduard Folayang will be the co-main event of the night. We'll be announcing that fight very soon," CEO Chatri Sityodtong confirmed during a conference call on... Read More

Athletes, coaches start arriving for regional meet in Davao

DAVAO CITY -- The first batch of the expected 7,000 athletes and coaches arrived Wednesday in Davao from Davao del Norte for the kick-off of the advance games prior to the formal opening of the Davao Regional Athletics Association meet on February 18-23.Advance games will start on February 16 at the... Read More

Mila's backs out of D-League

MANILA -- The PBA D-League Aspirants Cup field is now down to 12 teams.
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial approved the decision of Mila's to bolt out of the ongoing conference after four straight blowout losses.

According to team owner Aika Salanguit, the Mighty Roasters had to be disbanded due... Read More

Mental toughness key to winning as Lyceum, San Beda go for PCCL title

MANILA -- The Lyceum Pirates and the defending champions San Beda Red Lions will square off on Thursday night for the right to be named the national collegiate champions at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.The said showdown scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off happens to be a rematch of... Read More

Gilas' February pool finally complete in practice

MANILA -- The Gilas Pilipinas pool to the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers February window is finally in full force.All the 15 members of the national team pool that will be the basis of the lineup for the games against Australia and Japan on Feb. 22 and 25 respectively showed up during the daily practice... Read More

GlobalPort, TNT slug it out for survival

Games on Wednesday(Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City)4:30 p.m.-Phoenix vs. Meralco7:00 p.m.-TNT vs. GlobalPortMANILA -- TNT, who has become a PBA powerhouse in recent years, is in a tough situation nine games into the Philippine Cup.The KaTropa, who are usually inside the Top 6 at this juncture,... Read More

ARMM athletic meet opens

NORTH UPI, Maguindanao – Some 5,000 student-athletes, education and technical officials gathered here for the conduct of the week-long Palarong ARMMAA (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association) 2018, which opened Monday.The regional Palaro runs from Feb. 12 to 16 at the... Read More

UE crowned overall fencing champion in UAAP

MANILA -- University of the East (UE) had another fruitful campaign in the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) this year, winning the fencing competition heldfrom Feb. 8-11 at the Philippine Sports Commission Fencing Center in Philsports, Pasig City.For the sixth consecutive... Read More

Lyceum, San Beda set up PCCL Final clash

MANILA -- A rematch of last year's NCAA Finals just ensued in the PCCL Final as Lyceum and San Beda scored contrasting wins in the national semifinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Monday night.The Pirates shut down the San Sebastian Golden Stags in an all-NCAA affair in the... Read More

Butch underscores character among campus sports writers

DAVAO CITY-- Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez underscored leadership character as an essential tool for budding campus sportswriters to thrive not just in journalism but also in life.Ramirez, speaking to some 300 participants of Communicate Sports, a two-day sports... Read More

Blatche joins Gilas practice

MANILA -- Naturalized center Andray Blatche came to the first installment of Gilas Pilipinas' daily practices in an earlier training session at the Greenhills West Basketball Court in San Juan City on Monday.Blatche arrived on Friday and even watched the PBA games on Sunday night."It feels good,"... Read More

Batang Gilas player AJ Edu to attend BWB Global Camp in LA

MANILA -- Batang Gilas player AJ Edu will get a chance to be trained by NBA players and legends as he will be part of the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Los Angeles, California.The 6-foot-10 center, who was part of Batang Gilas in last year's FIBA 3x3 World Championship, was named into... Read More

One Championship set to launch kickboxing league in Pasay

MANILA -- Following the success of the Muay Thai clash between Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and Joseph Lasiri last month, One Championship decided to have another kickboxing match in its upcoming fight card back at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on April 20.The promotion announced that a kickboxing league... Read More

Ginebra smothers TNT in Q4 to join NLEX in 5th

MANILA -- Ginebra broke loose in the final 12 minutes to defeat TNT, 93-78, in their crucial PBA Philippine Cup match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.The Barangay outscored the KaTropa, 30-16, in the fourth quarter to pull away for good from a tight match.LA Tenorio shot... Read More

NLEX holds on to win despite Alaska's huge run

MANILA -- NLEX held on despite a huge comeback attempt by Alaska and took a 96-89 win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.The Road Warriors nearly bubbled a 30-point lead, but a lucky break down the stretch helped them escape the Aces' final... Read More

Lyceum subdues Ateneo to sweep PCCL Elite 8 assignments

MANILA -- Lyceum secured the other top seed in the PCCL Final 4 after nosing Ateneo, 69-65, in the final game of the Elite 8 round at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Sunday night.The Pirates got their bearings working in the payoff period as they go on to sweep their own assignments in the... Read More

Suerte gets lucky in second half as UV beats NCF

MANILA -- Ray Suerte came alive in the final 20 minutes to lead the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers to a come-from-behind 85-82 win over the Naga College Foundation (NCF) Tigers in the final day of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League quarterfinals at the Ynares Sports Arena in... Read More