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Romualdez vows House support for esports dev’t

Romualdez vows House support for esports dev’t

February 12, 2024, 6:52 pm

MANILA – Speaker Martin Romualdez on Monday vowed the full support of the House of Representatives for the development of esports in the country, as he encouraged Filipino digital gamers to showcase their skills and cement the country’s position as a dominant force in the gaming arena.… Read More

Marathon record-holder Kiptum dies in car accident at age 24

Marathon record-holder Kiptum dies in car accident at age 24

February 12, 2024, 2:02 pm

BEIJING – Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum died in a road traffic accident on Sunday at the age of 24. Kiptum's coach, Gervais Hakizimana, who was in the car with the Kenyan distance runner, also died in the accident along Eldoret-Kaptagat Road. Kiptum made his marathon debut in… Read More

Chiefs beat 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII for back-to-back title

Chiefs beat 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII for back-to-back title

February 12, 2024, 1:54 pm

Defending champions Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22, in overtime at Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada to win their third title in five years. The Chiefs also became back-to-back champions -- a feat last achieved by the New England Patriots in 2003… Read More

Adamson bags UAAP jrs basketball crown, ends 31-year wait

Adamson bags UAAP jrs basketball crown, ends 31-year wait

February 11, 2024, 8:13 pm

MANILA – For the first time since 1993, Adamson University won the UAAP high school boys basketball tournament, defeating National University-Nazareth School (NU-NS), 90-73, at Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Sunday. Graduating stars JC Bonzalida and Tebol Garcia led the Baby Falcons in… Read More

Mangrobang, Macalalad rule 5150 Triathlon Camsur

Mangrobang, Macalalad rule 5150 Triathlon Camsur

February 11, 2024, 6:12 pm

MANILA – Edward Macalalad and national athlete Kim Mangrobang ruled the 5150 Triathlon CamSur which started and ended at Camsur Watersports Complex Sunday. The three-time Southeast Games winner Mangrobang finished the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run race in 2 hours, 22 minutes and… Read More

Qatar beats Jordan 3-1 to retain Asian Cup crown

Qatar beats Jordan 3-1 to retain Asian Cup crown

February 11, 2024, 2:56 pm

TEHRAN – Qatar wins the Asian Cup for the second consecutive term after beating Jordan 3-1 in the final at Doha's Lusail Stadium on Saturday. Qatar’s forward Akram Afif scored the first goal in penalty. Jordan’s Yazan Al-Naimat briefly gave his team and fans hope when he netted an equalizer… Read More

Crossovers pluck bronze in PNVF Champions League

Crossovers pluck bronze in PNVF Champions League

February 10, 2024, 6:52 pm

MANILA – Chery Tiggo stamped its class over College of Saint Benilde, 25-20, 25-13, 25-13, in the bronze medal match of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila on Saturday. Opposite hitter Mylene Paat led the Crossovers with… Read More

Letran wallops JRU to open NCAA jrs basketball title-retention bid

Letran wallops JRU to open NCAA jrs basketball title-retention bid

February 10, 2024, 5:42 pm

MANILA – Despite the departure of two key players, defending champion Letran had an easy time disposing of Jose Rizal University (JRU), 102-64, at the start of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 99 juniors basketball tournament at Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on… Read More

Magnolia ties PBA Finals vs. SMB

Magnolia ties PBA Finals vs. SMB

February 10, 2024, 7:56 am

MANILA – Magnolia blasted San Miguel Beer, 96-85, in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals to level the best-of-seven series at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night. The Hotshots pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Beermen, 24-12, to steal the win after… Read More

CJ Perez named PBA Comm's Cup Best Player

CJ Perez named PBA Comm's Cup Best Player

February 9, 2024, 9:11 pm

MANILA – CJ Perez of San Miguel Beer was the runaway winner of the Best Player of the Conference (BPC) for the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Perez received the top local award for the season-opening tournament before Game 4 of the conference finals between Magnolia and San Miguel at Smart Araneta… Read More

Cignal secures first finals berth in PNVF Champions League

Cignal secures first finals berth in PNVF Champions League

February 9, 2024, 8:00 pm

MANILA – Cignal HD fought back from two sets down to beat College of Saint Benilde on Friday and secure the first finals berth in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League. Glaudine Troncoso finished with 12 attacks and three service aces as the HD Spikers prevailed,… Read More

SEAG runner-up Abois to race in Tokyo Marathon

SEAG runner-up Abois to race in Tokyo Marathon

February 9, 2024, 6:36 pm

MANILA – Arlan Abois Jr. may not be among the favorites to win the 2024 Tokyo Marathon on March 3, but he is raring to compete for the first time in the prestigious event alongside the world’s bests, including two-time Olympic champion Eliu Kipchoge of Kenya. “Excited na po ako kasi first… Read More

Cebu's Carcueva wins 3rd straight men's elite road race title

Cebu's Carcueva wins 3rd straight men's elite road race title

February 9, 2024, 5:55 pm

MANILA – Cebuano cycling champion Jonel Carcueva displayed his awesome form on the dreaded Sampaloc Road climb in Tagaytay City to pocket his third consecutive men's elite road race title in the PhilCycling National Championships for Road 2024 on Friday. Carcueva was impressive in the climb back… Read More

Tickets to 11th Asian Age Group swimming tourney now on sale

Tickets to 11th Asian Age Group swimming tourney now on sale

February 9, 2024, 4:52 pm

MANILA – Tickets to the 11th Asian Age Group Championships scheduled from Feb. 26 to March 9 at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac are now on sale. The tournament features four disciplines, namely swimming (Feb. 26-29), diving (Feb. 26-March 1), artistic swimming (March 2-6) and… Read More

UE forces rubber match vs. NUNS in UAAP boys’ volleyball finals

UE forces rubber match vs. NUNS in UAAP boys’ volleyball finals

February 8, 2024, 8:17 pm

MANILA – University of the East (UE) leveled the UAAP Season 86 boys volleyball best-of-three championship series at 1-1 after posting a 18-25, 17-25, 27-25, 26-24, 15-11 victory over National University Nazareth School (NUNS) at the FilOil EcoOil Center in San Juan City on Thursday. UE, eyeing… Read More

Rombaon, Krogg dominate road races

Rombaon, Krogg dominate road races

February 8, 2024, 7:39 pm

MANILA – Avegail Rombaon and Mathilda Krogg of Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance pocketed the women’s road race titles in the PhilCycling National Championships for Road 2024 in Cavite and Batangas on Thursday. Rombaon, the MTB bronze medalist at the 2019 SEA Games, registered the best time… Read More

Barnes, Young named injury replacements for NBA All-Star Game

Barnes, Young named injury replacements for NBA All-Star Game

February 8, 2024, 5:52 pm

ISTANBUL – Toronto Raptors forward-guard Scottie Barnes and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young have been named injury replacements on the Eastern Conference team for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA said. "Toronto Raptors forward-guard Scottie Barnes and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young have been… Read More

Philta appoints Kraut as coach of World Juniors-bound U-14 team

Philta appoints Kraut as coach of World Juniors-bound U-14 team

February 8, 2024, 2:20 pm Updated on February 8, 2024, 8:44 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) has appointed De La Salle University's Roland Kraut as coach of the U-14 boys team that will compete in the World Juniors pre-qualifying scheduled from Feb. 12 to 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Lucas Sebastian Go and Lexious Gabriel Cruz, ranked No.… Read More

Magnolia stops San Miguel in Game 3 of PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals

Magnolia stops San Miguel in Game 3 of PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals

February 8, 2024, 12:55 am

MANILA – Magnolia showed its defensive form to stop San Miguel Beer’s winning streak with an 88-80 victory in Game 3 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday. The locals delivered for the Hotshots with veteran Mark Barroca scoring 20 points and Paul Lee… Read More

Pangasinan to join Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League's next season

Pangasinan to join Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League's next season

February 7, 2024, 9:05 pm

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The province of Pangasinan will be part of the next season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), which aims to hone homegrown basketball players and give them opportunity to play in professional league.  The team will be called Pangasinan Heat, the 29th… Read More