Sports

Squash player Garcia hurdles first match in Tasmanian Open

MANILA – Robert Andrew Garcia of the Philippines kicked off his campaign at the City of Devonport Tasmanian Open with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night at the Devonport Squash Club in Tasmania, Australia.The world No. 177 Filipino outplayed Malaysian Bryan Lim Tze Kang, 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 9-11,... Read More

Life and legacy of tennis legend Serena Williams

ANKARA – Serena Williams is expected to bid adieu to tennis after she hinted at retirement in August in a personal essay she penned for Vogue -- an American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine.The icon of women's tennis -- with 23 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic golds -- exuberates... Read More

Yeng Guiao thanks ROS old-timers help in adjusting to system

MANILA – Coach Yeng Guiao is happy that three of Rain Or Shine's players from its last championship team in 2016 have remained with the team until now, giving him needed help in adopting his system as he makes his way back to the squad."Malaking bagay na nakatulong yung presence ni (It's a... Read More

PSC, sports stakeholders all allies: exec

MANILA — Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Noli Eala reiterated on Tuesday that the PSC as the leading government sports body is allied with those considered as stakeholders for Philippine sports.He said the PSC and the stakeholders are sharing the passion of further strengthening... Read More

New PSC chair shares 'social call' with POC officials

MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Noli Eala described his meeting with the top officials of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as a "social call".The POC hosted a Monday night dinner with Eala in what would be their first meeting together since the former Samahang... Read More

Kyrgios dethrones world no.1 Medvedev in US Open Round 4

ANKARA – Nick Kyrgios shocked world no.1 Daniil Medvedev by beating him 3-1 in the US Open Round 4 of men's singles on Sunday.The Australian dethroned the reigning champion with 7-6(11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 sets and reached the quarterfinals for the first time in his career."It was an amazing match.... Read More

Pampanga wins PSL 21U title

MANILA – Pampanga reigned supreme in the Pilipinas Super League (PSL) 21U after beating Consolacion, 76-71, in the final of the "Battle of Champions" on Monday night at the Cebu City Sports Institute.Despite some sort of a homecourt disadvantage against their Cebuano opponents, the Delta... Read More

New PSC chair optimistic on partnering with POC

MANILA – Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Noli Eala on Monday vowed to strengthen its partnership with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to continuously support the recent success of the Filipino athletes.A meeting between him and POC president Bambol... Read More

Alcantara settles for runner-up finish in Bangkok Open 2

MANILA – Filipino Francis Casey Alcantara and Indonesian Christopher Rungkat settled for a runner-up finish in the men's doubles of the Bangkok Open 2 in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Sunday.They lost to third seeds Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe and Yuta Shimizu of Japan, 1-6, 3-6, in the final of the... Read More

SMB back as PBA PH Cup champs

MANILA – San Miguel Beer sizzled in the fourth quarter to reclaim the PBA Philippine Cup title through a 119-97 blowout against TNT in front of 15,195 fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.In front of what might be the first time the arena had a standing-room crowd for a... Read More

Aussie ousts retirement-bound Serena in US Open 3rd round

NEW YORK – The 23-time Grand Slam singles winner Serena Williams bowed out in the US Open hereon Friday after a 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 third-round loss to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic while defending men’s champion Daniil Medvedev defeated China's Wu Yibing.The American tennis legend thanked... Read More

Fil-Austrian one of vital cogs of LaLiga champ Real Madrid

MANILA – Defending champion Real Madrid shares the top of the LaLiga Santander standings with Real Betis at nine points each, both winners in their first three matches.They will clash at 10:15 p.m. Saturday (Philippine time).Real Madrid made some impressive summer signings –... Read More

San Miguel forces PH Cup finals decider vs. TNT

MANILA – San Miguel Beer took advantage of Jayson Castro's absence to tear TNT apart, 114-96, and force a winner-take-all Game 7 for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup crown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.With Castro sitting out due to an... Read More

Matthew Wright signs with Japan league

MANILA – Matthew Wright has joined the Japan Professional Basketball League (B.League), officially signing with Kyoto Hannaryz for the upcoming season, according to an announcement on Friday.The 31-year-old Filipino-Canadian shooting guard will join forces with former Canadian national team... Read More

Serena Williams beats Kontaveit to advance in US Open’s 3rd round

ISTANBUL – Serena Williams on Thursday beat Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 2-1 to advance to the third round of the US Open.Williams, a six-time US Open champion, defeated world No. 2 Kontaveit with sets of 7-6, 2-6, and 6-2 in the second round that lasted two hours and 27 minutes at the... Read More

Noli Eala begins work as new PSC chief

MANILA – Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala finally went to work on Thursday as the new Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman.According to the renowned sports commentator, upon arriving at the PSC office inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, he quickly met with Executive Director... Read More

TNT nears back-to-back PBA PH Cup title

MANILA-- TNT Tropang Gigamoved to within a winfrom its second straight PBA Philippine Cup title with a 102-93 win against San Miguel Beermen in Game 5 of the finals on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The PLDT franchise nearly blew a comfortable lead to start the fourth... Read More

EcoOil-La Salle wins PBA D-League crown

MANILA – EcoOil-La Salle claimed the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup title on Wednesday after drubbing Marinerong Pilipino, 91-78, in the deciding game of their best-of-three finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.EcoOil-La Salle nearly obliterated Marinero from start to finish,... Read More

House commends EJ Obiena for trio of podium finishes

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution commending Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena for bringing honor to the country as he claimed three successive podium finishes in just a week.During the plenary session, the chamber adopted House Resolution No. 317... Read More

Filipino surfers conquer waves in Phuket Beach Festival 2022

MANILA – Filipino surfing sensations and 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medalists John Mark Tokong and Roger Casugay took the gold and bronze medal in the Phuket Beach Festival 2022 held in Thailand on Aug. 25-28.Tokong conquered the waves of Kata Beach during the four-day international... Read More