Brownlee sizzles in ABL debut as Alab opens 2018 with win vs Malaysia

MANILA -- New league, same old Justin Brownlee.As if he is still playing for Ginebra, Brownlee blasted off for Alab Pilipinas, dropping 29 points in a near triple-double performance to lead the team to a 90-79 win over Malaysia in the first ABL game for 2018 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan... Read More

Alcala reaches girls' 12-under semis in Andrada Cup netfest

MANILA -- Top seed Angeline Alcala of Lucena City defeated Glydel Guevarra of Iriga City, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 10-6, on Wednesday to reach the girls’ 12-under semifinal round of the Andrada Cup at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.The victory set up Alcala against Airies Jean Tanawan, who walked over... Read More

Ayo breaks silence on UST transfer rumors

MANILA -- The year 2017 in college basketball ended with a huge bang as reports broke out that coach Aldin Ayo left the De La Salle Green Archers for the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.As the impact of the news spilled to 2018, the former Letran player turned to Twitter to speak about his... Read More

Alab hosts Malaysia in first ABL game for 2018

MANILA -- Alab Pilipinas looks to turn the tides as a new year ushers in as it hosts Malaysia in the first ABL game for 2018.In the lone game scheduled on Wednesday night, Alab, entering the contest at 1-3 in the standings, will once again welcome the Dragons, this time at the FilOil Flying V Centre... Read More

Cebuano netter Pantino to compete in Hong Kong

MANILA -- Cebuano Arthur Craig Pantino is set to compete in the Hong Kong International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors Championships next week.In an interview on Tuesday, Pantino said he would leave on Jan. 13 to join the Group 4 tournament that would be held at the Victoria Park Tennis Center... Read More

Banario, Torres among One's top knockouts for 2017

MANILA -- The MMA promotion One Championship ranked Honorio Banario's stoppage of Jaroslav Jartim as the second best knockout of 2017.Banario connected on a left hook that knocked Jartim out cold in April, his first win by knockout since 2012.Only Martin Nguyen's shocking knockout win over Eduard... Read More

Belingon listed among top One fighters for 2017

MANILA -- Kevin Belingon is among the Top 5 fighters of One Championship for 2017.Belingon was 3-0 for the year, highlighted by a knockout victory over compatriot Reece McLaren in August and a dominating victory over Kevin Chung in November, putting him in third place of the top list.Meanwhile, One... Read More

Early 2018 blast as Alab signs Brownlee, Balkman

MANILA — New year, new Alab.Charlie Dy, the Tanduay Alab Pilipinas club's top official, announced early Monday that the Asean Basketball League's (ABL) Philippine team signed former PBA imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee as its new world imports."Tanduay Alab Pilipinas welcomes Justin... Read More

Rifle shooters Acuña, Valdez to compete in 2 World Cups

MANILA -- National rifle shooters Amparo Teresa Acuña and Jayson Valdez will compete in two World Cups next year to prepare them for the Asian Games.Acuña and Valdez, as scholars under the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Solidarity Program in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo... Read More

Initial list of sports for 2019 ASEAN Para Games bared

MANILA -- The Philippine Sports Association for the Differently-Abled (PHILSPADA) has announced the initial list of sports for the Philippine hosting of the 2019 ASEAN Para Games.In an interview with Radyo Pilipinas2 on Thursday, PHILSPADA president Michael Barredo said archery, athletics,... Read More

Ravena named PBA 43rd season’s first Player of the Week

MANILA -- Just two games into his PBA career, Kiefer Ravena has already made an impression.The six-foot combo guard opened his account with a double-double of 18 points in just three quarters and 12 assists -- actually a near triple-double as he had seven rebounds too -- as he led NLEX to a win over... Read More

PH netters to have more tournaments next year

MANILA -- The Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) will have a full calendar next year with more competitons, not only for juniors but also for men and women.In an interview Tuesday, Philta president, lawyer Antonio Cablitas, bared his plan to hold 12 juniors tournaments every month in Luzon,... Read More

Meralco, SMB try to join NLEX in top place; Phoenix, Kia eye payback

MANILA -- Meralco and San Miguel will slug it out to join NLEX in the top ranks even as Phoenix and Kia look to bounce back from their season-opening losses as the PBA Philippine Cup paid a post-Christmas visit to the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Wednesday night.The Fuel Masters and the Picanto will... Read More

Brawl at the Mall: The 10TH Edition slated Jan. 21

DAVAO CITY -- The Sanman Promotions is staging its inaugural boxing presentation for 2018 on January 21 dubbed “Brawl at the Mall: The 10th Edition” at the newly-renovated Gaisano Mall Atrium in General Santos City.This was announced on Monday by Jim Claude “JC” Manangquil,... Read More

Ginebra debuts with a bang, trounces Magnolia in 'Christmas Clasico'

BOCAUE — For the third straight time, Ginebra beat Magnolia in a Christmas "Clasico".The Barangay turned back the Hotshots, 89-78, in the main game of the PBA Philippine Cup Christmas Day offering in front of 24,531 people at the Philippine Arena.Having to start the season out of town, Ginebra... Read More

NLEX scores Christmas Day win over GlobalPort for 2-0 start

BOCAUE -- NLEX defied the odds of a Christmas show from Stanley Pringle to beat GlobalPort, 115-104, in the first out-of-town action of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Philippine Arena on Monday.In a game of runs, the Yeng Guiao-led side spoiled the return of Pido Jarencio as the Batang Pier gaffer... Read More

'Christmas Clasico' ushers in anew; GlobalPort debuts vs NLEX

MANILA -- Two more teams are yet to begin its 2018 PBA season campaign.On Christmas Eve, they will set foot at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.In what would essentially be the first non-Mega Manila schedule for the young season, GlobalPort and Ginebra open their respective stint against... Read More

Ben Mbala leaves La Salle ahead of move to Mexico

MANILA -- Whether he still has one year to play for La Salle or not, Ben Mbala will turn pro next year.The reigning two-time UAAP MVP announced that he will leave the Green Archers camp ahead of his move to Mexico to play for Fuerza Regia De Monterrey in the top-flight league there."After five... Read More

Lopez, a Young Change-Maker for 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics

MANILA -- Filipino taekwondo jin Pauline Lopez is in the list of 76 Young Change-Makers (YCM) for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina next year.The 21-year-old Lopez is a gold winner in the 2014 Asian Youth Games, 2015 Singapore Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and... Read More

ROS subdues TNT in low-scoring win

MANILA -- Rain Or Shine (ROS) almost squandered a comfortable lead after the third quarter but held on to an 82-79 win in the main game of the PBA Philippine Cup doubleheader at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday night.The Elasto Painters entered the final frame leading by 11, but the KaTropa put up a... Read More