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19 Siargao surfers to compete in La Union int'l tourney

BUTUAN CITY – Nineteen professional surfers from Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte will see action in the Jan. 20 to 26 World Surfing League (WSL) La Union International Pro, an official said Wednesday.“Our surfers are already on the competition site since Jan. 16, Monday. They need to... Read More

Meralco-ROS game to open PBA Governors' Cup

MANILA – A showdown between Meralco and Rain Or Shine will tip off the PBA Governors' Cup.The Bolts and the Elasto Painters collide in the opening game of the season-ending conference at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Among the main headlines of the game is James... Read More

Spikers' Turf Open Conference unfolds on Jan. 21

MANILA – The Spikers’ Turf will kick off its new season on Jan. 21 with 11 teams fighting for the Open Conference title at the Paco Arena in Manila.National University (NU)-Sta. Elena was crowned champion last year after beating Cignal HD."With more teams, we expect a tougher... Read More

Nadal wins battle of southpaws vs. Draper in Australian Open

ANKARA – Rafael Nadal won the battle of the southpaws against Jack Draper in the Australian Open 2023 men's singles Round 1 game on Monday.The top seed eliminated the young Brit with set scores of 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, and 6-1 after a more than three-hour-long match."I'm super happy to be back here... Read More

LeBron becomes 2nd player in NBA history to surpass 38K points

ANKARA – With his 35 points contribution against the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James on Sunday became the second player in NBA history to surpass 38,000 points.He now has 38,024 career points and is just 364 points from passing Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's... Read More

Australian Open set to start Monday

ANKARA – The 2023 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year in tennis, will begin Monday in Melbourne.The 111th edition of the tournament will feature Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic, who is still believed to be unvaccinated against Covid-19.Djokovic, the Australian Open's... Read More

PFL to resume in February

MANILA – Kaya FC-Iloilo will try to keep its winning form when the Philippines Football League (PFL) 2022-2023 season presented by Qatar Airways resumes next month.Kaya FC-Iloilo, sporting a 10-2 (win-loss) record, will host Dynamic Herb Cebu FC in the tournament's first out-of-town match at... Read More

Catantan to lead PH fencing team in Cambodia SEAG

MANILA – Samantha Kyle Catantan, Nathaniel Perez and Noelito Jose Jr. are competing in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games scheduled from May 5 to 17 in Cambodia, coach Ramil Endriano confirmed on Monday."All individual medalists in Vietnam will go to Cambodia, while in the team events, 2-3 may not... Read More

Ginebra pips Bay Area to win PBA Comm's Cup title

MANILA – Ginebra went home with the PBA Commissioner's Cup title after beating Bay Area, 114-99, in the final game of the best-of-seven finals in front of a new league record 54,589 fans at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The Gin Kings pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring the... Read More

Pascua tries to bounce back in Kolkata tennis tourney

MANILA – Joewyn Rey Pascua will try his luck anew in the third leg of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors Championships which will start Monday at the Bengal Tennis Association stadium in Kolkata, India.Pascua lost his first-round match to top seed Adhithya Ganesan of the United... Read More

PH archers vying for Paris Olympics slots in 3 qualifiers

MANILA – Five international tournaments are lined up for Filipino archers this year, including three qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics.The World Archery Championships in Berlin, Germany (July 31 to Aug. 6), 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (Sept. 23 to Oct. 8) and Asian Archery... Read More

FIFA opens disciplinary case vs Argentina over World Cup behavior

MOSCOW – The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced on Friday that it opened disciplinary proceedings against Argentina for alleged offensive behavior after winning the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar last month.The Argentine national football team became a three-time world champion... Read More

Hidilyn chosen as athlete representative to IWF Executive Board

MANILA – Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz was chosen as one of three athletes who will join the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board.Also elected during the IWF Athletes Commission online meeting on Jan. 11 were chairperson Forrester Osei of Ghana and Luisa... Read More

PH javelin queen Lavandia still in top form

MANILA – Philippine javelin queen Erlinda Lavandia believes that age has no limitations. No wonder, she's still competitive at 70."I have a formula in life, I call it my 3Ds -- dedication, determination and discipline. I have been following the formula all these years," said Lavandia on how... Read More

Army boxing champ receives special promotion

MANILA – Philippine Army boxer Charly Suarez was promoted to Private First Class for his achievements last year.Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr., pinned the new rank on Suarez in a ceremony held at the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Jan. 13.Suarez... Read More

Speaker congratulates Brownlee for becoming Filipino citizen

MANILA – Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Friday congratulated Barangay Ginebra's resident import Justin Donta Brownlee after President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. finally signed Republic Act 11937 conferring him the right to become a “bonafide citizen” of the Philippines.House... Read More

PH athletes to join five major tournaments abroad

MANILA–It will be a busy year for the national athletes who are going to compete in five major international competitions.First in the calendar is the 32nd Southeast Asian Games which will be hosted by Cambodia from May 5 to 17. Next is the 2nd World Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia (Aug. 5-12)... Read More

Nueva Ecija signs former Batang Gilas player Harvey Pagsanjan

MANILA–Nueva Ecija just made its already too talented lineup even deeper in rotation after the team signed Harvey Pagsanjan.The reigning Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) champion announced on Friday that it has signed the six-foot combo guard for the upcoming 2023 season, which... Read More

Hidilyn leads PSA monthly achievers for December 2022

MANILA–Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz led the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) monthly achievers for December 2022.The 31-year-old from Zamboanga City swept the women's 55kg. category at the 88th International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Bogota,... Read More

Justin Brownlee granted Filipino citizenship

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has granted Filipino citizenship to professional basketball player Justin Brownlee.Senator Francis Tolentino confirmed on Thursday night that Marcos has signed Republic Act 11739, which grants Filipino citizenship to the Ginebra resident import... Read More