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Biado beats young compatriot to rule Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open

Biado beats young compatriot to rule Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open

January 13, 2024, 5:20 pm

MANILA – Carlo Biado defeated rising star Bernie Regalario, 13-7, in the all-Filipino final of the 2024 Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open at Hulk Billiards hall in in Ximending, Wanhua District on Friday night. The 40-year-old Biado, the 2017 Poland World Games gold medalist, earned USD10,000 (about… Read More

SMB seals twice-to-beat edge in PBA Commish Cup q'finals

SMB seals twice-to-beat edge in PBA Commish Cup q'finals

January 13, 2024, 12:06 am

MANILA – San Miguel Beer secured a twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals after stopping Blackwater, 125-117, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night. The Beermen escaped one final push from the Bossing to finish the elimination round at 8-3 and… Read More

Filipino teams enter Predator League playoffs

Filipino teams enter Predator League playoffs

January 12, 2024, 10:40 pm

MANILA – Two Filipino DOTA 2 teams and one more local club in Valorant qualified for the final phase of the Asia-Pacific Predator League. Blacklist Rivalry and Execration entered the semifinals for the DOTA 2 event after going 1-2 in their group stage pool. Blacklist Rivalry, headlined by… Read More

Giannis, LeBron leading in 2nd fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting

Giannis, LeBron leading in 2nd fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting

January 12, 2024, 7:43 pm

ANKARA – Milwaukee Bucks' Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (Eastern Conference frontcourt) and Los Angeles Lakers' US forward LeBron James (Western Conference frontcourt) continue to each lead in NBA All-Star voting before next month's All-Star Game. Antetokounmpo has received more than 3.4… Read More

PSC partners with PRISAA on grassroots program

PSC partners with PRISAA on grassroots program

January 12, 2024, 6:20 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has partnered with the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) to strengthen the sports agency’s grassroots program. PSC Chairman Richard Bachmann and PRISAA National Chairman Rev. Fr. Vicente Uy signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)… Read More

Biado, 2 other Filipinos reach Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open quarters

Biado, 2 other Filipinos reach Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open quarters

January 12, 2024, 5:37 pm

MANILA – Carlo Biado defeated local Liu Yun-Cheng, 10-0, to reach the quarterfinal round of the second edition of the Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open at the Hulk Billiards hall in Taipei City on Thursday night. Biado, the 2017 World Games gold medalist, will be up against World No. 1 and world… Read More

Olsen Racela joins Perpetual Altas as head coach

Olsen Racela joins Perpetual Altas as head coach

January 12, 2024, 4:56 pm

MANILA – Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star Olsen Racela will be calling the shots for the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA (UPHSD) senior basketball coach in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 100. “It’s official, there’s a new head… Read More

PSC assures funds for athletes seeking Paris Paralympics slots

PSC assures funds for athletes seeking Paris Paralympics slots

January 11, 2024, 7:15 pm Updated on January 12, 2024, 3:29 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has given its all-out support to athletes seeking to qualify for this year's Paris Paralympic Games. Commissioner Walter Torres said the PSC has allocated funds for qualifying tournaments for the Paralympics scheduled Aug. 28 to Sept. 8. “The PSC… Read More

Unbeaten Adamson streaks to No. 8 in UAAP girls' volleyball

Unbeaten Adamson streaks to No. 8 in UAAP girls' volleyball

January 11, 2024, 5:39 pm

MANILA – Adamson University defeated De La Salle Zobel, 25-13, 25-10, 25-10, to remain unbeaten after eight games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 high school girls' volleyball tournament at its homecourt in Ermita, Manila on Thursday. The La Salle… Read More

Jacob Cortez bids San Beda goodbye, eyes UAAP transfer

Jacob Cortez bids San Beda goodbye, eyes UAAP transfer

January 11, 2024, 4:47 pm

MANILA – Jacob Cortez, a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 99 champion San Beda University, has left the team. “With great difficulty, I have decided that my time as a Red Lion is closing, and would like to officially announce that I will not be playing for… Read More

Adamson regains form, beats UE for solo lead

Adamson regains form, beats UE for solo lead

January 10, 2024, 7:37 pm

MANILA – Adamson University clobbered the University of the East, 78-54, in the UAAP Season 86 high school boys basketball tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan on Wednesday. Vince Reyes finished with 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists while Mark Esperanza chipped in 17… Read More

Ex-player named Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director

Ex-player named Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director

January 8, 2024, 8:51 pm

MANILA – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has appointed Erika Dy as executive director, who served as deputy event director of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Dy will supervise the strategic planning of the national basketball association and lead the implementation of its programs,… Read More

Marticio siblings shine in Marikina chess tournament

Marticio siblings shine in Marikina chess tournament

January 8, 2024, 8:01 pm

MANILA – Jeremy Marticio topped the Under-20 category of the Mayor Marcy Teodoro and Congresswoman Maan Teodoro FIDE Standard Youth Chess Championships at the Marikina Community Convention Center last Sunday. After splitting the point with Gabriel John Umayan in Round 1, Marticio hurdled his… Read More

Rafael Nadal withdraws from 2024 Australian Open

Rafael Nadal withdraws from 2024 Australian Open

January 8, 2024, 11:26 am

ANKARA –Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal confirmed on Sunday that he was withdrawing from the 2024 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, for a minor muscle injury. "Hi all. During my last match in Brisbane, I had a small problem on a muscle that as you know, made me worried. Once… Read More

Teen IM wins National Chess Championship, grabs Olympiad berth

Teen IM wins National Chess Championship, grabs Olympiad berth

January 7, 2024, 4:48 pm

MANILA – International Master Daniel Quizon stunned Grandmaster John Paul Gomez in the final round on Sunday and went on to rule the Philippine National Chess Championship at Marikina Community Convention Center. The 19-year-old from Dasmariñas City, Cavite beat Gomez in 32 moves of a King’s… Read More

Spiker Kim Kianna Dy moves to PLDT

Spiker Kim Kianna Dy moves to PLDT

January 7, 2024, 3:18 pm

MANILA – PLDT has acquired former F2 Logistics star Kim Kianna Dy to boost its campaign in the 2024 Premier Volleyball League season. Dy, one of the country's best opposite hitters, will be joining former Cargo Movers Majoy Baron and Kim Fajardo and reunite with their ex-La Salle teammate, Mika… Read More

8 Filipinos to join Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open

8 Filipinos to join Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open

January 7, 2024, 3:07 pm

MANILA – Eight Filipinos will compete in the 2nd Universal Chinese Taipei 9-Ball Open at Hulk Billiards Flagship Hall in Ximending, Wanhua District on Jan. 10 to 12. Johann Chua, James Aranas, Anton Raga, Jeffrey Ignacio, Kyle Amoroto, Marvin Asis, Jefrey Roda and Bernie Regalario, members of… Read More

PH's Zafra rules Rilton Cup chess in Sweden

PH's Zafra rules Rilton Cup chess in Sweden

January 6, 2024, 5:38 pm

MANILA – Estonia-based Filipino Kim Zafra won the Rilton Cup chess tournament at Scandic Continental Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden on Jan. 5. Zafra earned 6.5 points from six wins and one draw in the FIDE Standard-rated event applying 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment. He place third in the 2023… Read More

Nat'l Championship: IM Quizon draws with WGM Frayna, keeps lead

Nat'l Championship: IM Quizon draws with WGM Frayna, keeps lead

January 6, 2024, 4:30 pm

MANILA – International Master Daniel Quizon drew with Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna in the 11th round of the Philippine National Chess Championship at Marikina Community Convention Center on Friday night. The 19-year-old Quizon from Dasmariñas City, Cavite kept first place with eight… Read More

IM Quizon still on top of National Chess Championship

IM Quizon still on top of National Chess Championship

January 5, 2024, 6:49 pm

MANILA – International Master Daniel Quizon fortified his hold of the top spot with a victory over National Master Jerish John Velarde in the ninth round of the Philippine National Chess Championship at Marikina Community Convention Center. Quizon from Dasmariñas City, Cavite defeated Velarde… Read More