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Unbeaten Cignal faces Perpetual in Spikers' Turf Invitational semis

Unbeaten Cignal faces Perpetual in Spikers' Turf Invitational semis

December 10, 2023, 1:26 pm

MANILA – Cignal knows it will not be easy even against a skidding Perpetual-Kinto Tyres in the semifinal round of the Spikers’ Turf Invitational Conference at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Monday. Cignal has the manpower and experience but coach Dexter Clamor knows the challenges they… Read More

Lakers, Pacers reach NBA In-Season Tournament final

Lakers, Pacers reach NBA In-Season Tournament final

December 8, 2023, 6:37 pm

ANKARA – The Los Angeles Lakers will play against the Indiana Pacers in the NBA's In-Season Tournament final on Saturday. Both franchises will be vying for the NBA Cup at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena as the tournament makes its debut in the 2023-24 NBA season. In the West semifinal on Thursday, the… Read More

Quizon wins in Malaysia, earns 2nd chess Grandmaster norm

Quizon wins in Malaysia, earns 2nd chess Grandmaster norm

December 8, 2023, 4:52 pm

MANILA – Filipino International Master (IM) Daniel Quizon won the Open division title in the Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Chess Championship and earned his second Grandmaster (GM) norm on Friday. The 19-year-old Quizon scored 7.5 points and was tied with Mongolian FM (FIDE Master) Munkhdalai… Read More

Top seed faces Verdad in Olivarez Cup tennis final

Top seed faces Verdad in Olivarez Cup tennis final

December 8, 2023, 3:26 pm

MANILA – Top seed Eric Jed Olivarez banked on his powerful forehand to beat No. 5 Eric Jay Tangub, 6-2, 7-5, in the men's singles semifinal of the Rep. Edwin Olivarez Cup at Olivarez Sports Center clay court in Parañaque City on Friday. He will face No. 4 Fritz Chris Verdad in the final at 1… Read More

FIBA not seeking to expand Olympic 3x3 basketball soon

FIBA not seeking to expand Olympic 3x3 basketball soon

December 8, 2023, 2:39 pm

MIES, Switzerland – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is not seeking to expand the Olympic 3x3 basketball competition in the near future, FIBA secretary general Andreas Zagklis said here on Thursday. "We should not think the World Cup went from 24 [teams] to 32, so with a magic… Read More

Sporting arms show kicks off at SMX Convention Center

Sporting arms show kicks off at SMX Convention Center

December 7, 2023, 7:46 pm

MANILA – The Association of Firearms and Ammunitions Dealers (AFAD) is setting its sights high in the second edition of the 29th Defense and Sporting Arms Show which opened on Thursday at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The annual gathering promises to be a true sporting event. "It is… Read More

Int’l sambo body lauds POC for Team PH performance in world tourney

Int’l sambo body lauds POC for Team PH performance in world tourney

December 7, 2023, 7:42 pm

MANILA – The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) congratulated the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) for the country’s successful campaign in the world championships in Armenia where Sydney Sy clinched a bronze medal. “It is with great pleasure that the FIAS congratulates you on the… Read More

Cebuano lifter Ceniza takes silver in World Grand Prix II in Qatar

Cebuano lifter Ceniza takes silver in World Grand Prix II in Qatar

December 7, 2023, 5:13 pm

MANILA – The Philippines secured another silver medal courtesy of John Febuar Ceniza in the men's 61kg category of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix II in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. Despite finishing fourth in snatch (133kgs) and fifth in the clean and jerk (165kgs), the… Read More

La Salle, UST capture UAAP basketball titles

La Salle, UST capture UAAP basketball titles

December 6, 2023, 10:19 pm

MANILA – De La Salle University claimed the UAAP Season 86 men's basketball title after beating the University of the Philippines (UP), 73-69, in deciding Game 3 of their title series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night. Kevin Quiambao, who was named the Finals Most Valuable Player… Read More

Mapua gets closer to ending 32-year title drought in NCAA

Mapua gets closer to ending 32-year title drought in NCAA

December 6, 2023, 7:22 pm

MANILA – Mapua University banked on Clint Escarmis in the fourth quarter to beat San Beda University, 68-63, in Game One of their best-of-three title series in the NCAA Season 99 men's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday. Escarmis struggled with cramps in the third… Read More

Lionel Messi named TIME's 2023 Athlete of Year

Lionel Messi named TIME's 2023 Athlete of Year

December 6, 2023, 5:39 pm

ANKARA – Inter Miami's Argentine superstar Lionel Messi was named TIME's 2023 Athlete of the Year on Tuesday, the US news magazine confirmed on X. Messi was honored by TIME after his move to the Major League Soccer (MLS) club Inter Miami from French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in July.… Read More

Ramos bags 3 silver medals for PH at IWF Grand Prix 2 in Qatar

Ramos bags 3 silver medals for PH at IWF Grand Prix 2 in Qatar

December 6, 2023, 8:55 am

MANILA – The Philippines kicked off its campaign at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix II with three silver medals courtesy of Rose Jean Ramos in the women's 45kg category on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The 18-year-old pride of Zamboanga City had a total lift of… Read More

Pacquiao ‘excited’ to see success of MPBL – Duremdes

Pacquiao ‘excited’ to see success of MPBL – Duremdes

December 5, 2023, 7:48 pm

MANILA – The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) just concluded its fifth season, and yet league officials are already looking forward to the next one. Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said league founder Manny Pacquiao is now thinking of ways to maintain or even exceed the success gained… Read More

Amit Cup Season 2 in 2024 draws bigger field

Amit Cup Season 2 in 2024 draws bigger field

December 5, 2023, 6:15 pm

MANILA – A bigger field is expected to see action when the fourth and last leg of the Amit Cup 9-Ball Championship Season 2 kicks off early next year. Two-time world 10-ball champion Rubilen Amit said the number of participants could reach at least 100, based on the success of Leg 3 won by… Read More

PH bet gains share of lead in Malaysia chess tourney

PH bet gains share of lead in Malaysia chess tourney

December 5, 2023, 5:21 pm

MANILA – Filipino International Master Daniel Quizon and Mongolian FIDE Master Munkhdalai Amilal won their respective matches to share the Open division lead after five rounds of the Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Chess Championships at the Sabah Oriental Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia… Read More

Esguerra, 14 others inducted into Philracom Hall of Fame

Esguerra, 14 others inducted into Philracom Hall of Fame

December 5, 2023, 3:31 pm

MANILA – A total of 15 personalities led by Herminio "Hermie" Esguerra were inducted to the Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom) Hall of Fame this year during a ceremony at the Manila Diamond Hotel Grand Ballroom in Manila last Saturday. Esguerra owns emerging stallion "Oh Oh Seven" and the… Read More

Austrian pair top Nuvali world beach volley tilt at Aussies’ expense

Austrian pair top Nuvali world beach volley tilt at Aussies’ expense

December 4, 2023, 4:17 pm

MANILA – Austria’s Robin Seidl and Moritz Pristauz drubbed Australia’s Thomas Hodges and Zachery Schubert, 21-18, 21-16, to rule the men’s division of the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge on Sunday night at the world-class Nuvali Sand Courts in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. The world… Read More

All set for Queen of the North chess tourney in Laoag City

All set for Queen of the North chess tourney in Laoag City

December 4, 2023, 2:59 pm

MANILA – Woman International Master (WIM) Jan Jodilyn Fronda will banner the Queen of the North chess tournament at Ilocos Norte National High School Gymnasium in Laoag City on Dec. 17 to 23. Fronda will be up against national team members Woman Fide Masters Cherry Ann Mejia (Labrador/ Jacinto)… Read More

Lim, Capadocia crowned PCA Open singles' champions

Lim, Capadocia crowned PCA Open singles' champions

December 3, 2023, 7:00 pm

MANILA – Second seed Alberto Lim Jr. stamped his class over Hawaii-based Filipino Andre Ilagan to capture the men's singles title in the 40th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open at its indoor shell court in Paco, Manila on Sunday. Returning from a two-year hiatus, Lim displayed… Read More

Top netter Eala to lead 3rd Siklab Youth Sports awardees

Top netter Eala to lead 3rd Siklab Youth Sports awardees

December 3, 2023, 4:21 pm

MANILA – Tennis ace Alex Eala and muay thai champion Alyssa Kylie Mallari will lead 58 athletes from 33 sports to be honored at the 3rd Siklab Youth Sports Awards on Dec. 4 at the Market! Market! Activity Center in Taguig City. Eala and Mallari will receive the Go for Gold Siklab Young Heroes… Read More