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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

17 pros in Gilas training as Ginebra guys, Pringle join

17 pros in Gilas training as Ginebra guys, Pringle join

November 19, 2018, 9:30 am

MANILA -- The Gilas pool was almost at full strength on Sunday night at the resumption of its practice at the Meralco Gym in Pasig. The four key players of Ginebra, who made it to the national team pool - Japeth Aguilar, Greg Slaughter, LA Tenorio, and Scottie Thompson - took part in the training… Read More

NU Pep back as UAAP cheerdance champ

NU Pep back as UAAP cheerdance champ

November 18, 2018, 11:18 am

MANILA -- The NU Pep Squad returned to the top of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines cheerdance ladder after ruling this year's competition in front of 20,117 people at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Saturday night. Crashed out of the podium last year, NU Pep bounced back… Read More

Azkals survive late East Timor push for 2nd win in Suzuki Cup

Azkals survive late East Timor push for 2nd win in Suzuki Cup

November 18, 2018, 10:58 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Azkals held off a late East Timor run to take a 3-2 win in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup at the Kuala Lumpur Stadium in Malaysia on Saturday night. Up 3-0 midway through the second half, the Azkals almost blew the lead as two goals in just two minutes… Read More

Alaska clinches finals berth after edging Meralco

Alaska clinches finals berth after edging Meralco

November 18, 2018, 10:58 am

MANILA -- It's Magnolia versus Alaska in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup Finals. The Aces clinched the second spot in the best-of-seven championship series after eliminating the Meralco Bolts, 99-92, in Game 4 of the best-of-five semifinals at the Cuneta Astrodome in… Read More

 NIP eliminates TNC from KL Major

NIP eliminates TNC from KL Major

November 17, 2018, 9:20 am

MANILA -- TNC introduced itself to the DOTA 2 community with arguably the biggest upset ever in The International.However, on Friday night, it was its turn to be at the wrong side of a stunner as the relatively unknown Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) made its own introduction at the Kuala Lumpur Major.… Read More

Zamboanga, Parañaque move up in South standings with huge wins

Zamboanga, Parañaque move up in South standings with huge wins

November 16, 2018, 9:32 am

MANILA -- Zamboanga came alive in the fourth quarter to defeat Caloocan, 72-67, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at the Strike Gymnasium in Bacoor on Thursday night. The Valientes struck back in the final frame after failing to sustain a good first quarter. After… Read More

Ginebra extends semis vs. Magnolia with comeback win

Ginebra extends semis vs. Magnolia with comeback win

November 15, 2018, 8:24 am

MANILA -- When Magnolia built a 58-42 halftime lead in Game 3 of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors' Cup semifinals, some fans are already thinking of conceding as their revered Ginebra faces a sweep in the best-of-five series. But the Barangay's never-say-die spirit prevailed… Read More

 UP back in UAAP Final Four after rout of La Salle

UP back in UAAP Final Four after rout of La Salle

November 15, 2018, 7:27 am

 MANILA -- Most of the current University of the Philippines students were not yet born the last time its men's basketball team made the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) semifinals. After a huge win on Wednesday night, they will finally get to see the Fighting Maroons in… Read More

Young athletes return from Milo FC Barcelona camp

Young athletes return from Milo FC Barcelona camp

November 14, 2018, 5:18 pm

MANILA -- Some 10 young talented footballers have fulfilled their dreams after attending the Milo FC Barcelona Camp from Nov. 4 to 12 in Spain. The Filipinos, together with players from Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela, were immersed in… Read More

TNC ousts VG to enter Kuala Lumpur Major F6

TNC ousts VG to enter Kuala Lumpur Major F6

November 14, 2018, 5:05 pm

MANILA -- TNC needed the full length before eliminating Vici Gaming from the Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 tournament at the Axiata Arena on Wednesday. TNC recovered from a Game 1 defeat as Carlo Palad took over in Game 2 and Kim Villafuerte delivered in the decider to secure their squad an assured… Read More

Reichelt strike lifts Azkals over Singapore in Suzuki Cup opener

Reichelt strike lifts Azkals over Singapore in Suzuki Cup opener

November 14, 2018, 10:56 am

MANILA -- The Philippine Azkals opened their AFF Suzuki Cup campaign on a high note after subduing Singapore, 1-0, at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod on Tuesday night. Patrick Reichelt's lone strike made the difference as Sven-Goran Eriksson got a win in his first match as the Azkals' new head… Read More

Jamon lifts Pasay over Mandaluyong

Jamon lifts Pasay over Mandaluyong

November 14, 2018, 10:39 am

MANILA -- Jan Jamon came out firing in the final quarter as Pasay rallied back to turn back Mandaluyong, 74-70, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Tuesday night. Jamon scored back-to-back layups to complete the Voyagers' comeback… Read More

Valenzuela holds off Pasig through Q4 blast

Valenzuela holds off Pasig through Q4 blast

November 14, 2018, 10:37 am

MANILA -- Valenzuela weathered a huge push from Pasig in the third quarter and broke loose in the final period to score a 95-88 win in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay on Tuesday night. Up 49-38 at halftime, the Classic saw their lead cut… Read More