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P50-M artificial grass football pitch being built in Victorias City

P50-M artificial grass football pitch being built in Victorias City

April 30, 2024, 8:42 pm

BACOLOD CITY – The City of Victorias in Negros Occidental is constructing a PHP50-million artificial grass football pitch in the Victorias National High School campus, the first ever in Western Visayas. The international-size and FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football… Read More

IOC promises innovation at Paris 2024 with help of AI

IOC promises innovation at Paris 2024 with help of AI

April 30, 2024, 1:12 pm

GENEVA – The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide immersive and interactive onsite experiences with the help of AI-driven technologies. "Our partnership with Intel has propelled us into a realm where emerging technologies,… Read More

Navy's Dela Vega named Spikers' Turf Press Corps Player of the Week

Navy's Dela Vega named Spikers' Turf Press Corps Player of the Week

April 29, 2024, 6:59 pm

MANILA – Joeven Dela Vega carried PGJC-Navy to victory last Sunday to earn the Spikers' Turf Press Corps Player of the Week citation for April 24 to 28. Dela Vega scored 19 points, including eight in the fifth set as Navy survived D'Navigators Iloilo 25-19, 22-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-10, at the… Read More

UST rolls to 5th win in UAAP girls beach volleyball

UST rolls to 5th win in UAAP girls beach volleyball

April 29, 2024, 6:51 pm

MANILA – Defending champion University of Santo Tomas rolled to its fifth win as Khy Progella, Cameron Grace Villaluz and third player Grithney Jhyn Dadang defeated Far Eastern University-Diliman's Frenchie Premaylon and Love Lopez, 21-17, 21-16, in the UAAP Season 86 high school girls beach… Read More

Pangasinan, UST spikers rule PNVF U18

Pangasinan, UST spikers rule PNVF U18

April 29, 2024, 6:46 pm

MANILA – Umingan of Pangasinan pulled off a 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-17, 16-14 win over VNS-Savouge to capture the boys' title in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Under-18 Championships at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila on Sunday. Michael Angelo Fernandez, who competed in… Read More

Palarong Bicol 'window hour' protects athletes from extreme heat

Palarong Bicol 'window hour' protects athletes from extreme heat

April 29, 2024, 6:44 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) is implementing a "window hour" system in the ongoing Palarong Bicol 2024 to protect athletes, coaches, and officials from the excessive heat caused by the El Niño phenomenon. In a press conference on Monday, Dexter Sison, assistant regional… Read More

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Daigneault named NBA Coach of the Year

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Daigneault named NBA Coach of the Year

April 29, 2024, 5:03 pm

ANKARA – Oklahoma City Thunder coach Mark Daigneault was named the 2023-24 NBA Coach of the Year on Sunday. Daigneault topped the voting with 473 points, while his closest opponent was Orlando Magic's Jamahl Mosly, who led the team to a 47-35 record this season, with 158 points. The 39-year-old… Read More

Stephen Curry named NBA Clutch Player of the Year

Stephen Curry named NBA Clutch Player of the Year

April 29, 2024, 12:30 pm

ISTANBUL – Golden State Warriors' All-Star guard Stephen Curry was named the 2023-24 NBA Clutch Player of the Year, the NBA said recently. Curry, 36, scored an NBA-high 189 points in clutch situations, which are defined as possessions in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime… Read More

UST takes lead in UAAP jrs beach volleyball

UST takes lead in UAAP jrs beach volleyball

April 28, 2024, 7:13 pm

MANILA – Khy Progella and Cameron Grace Villaluz of defending champion University of Santo Tomas defeated Adamson University's Shai Nitura and Fel Sagaysay, 21-14, 24-22, in the UAAP Season 86 high school girls' beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay in Pasay City on Saturday night.… Read More

Cebuanos rule National Milo Marathon NCR leg

Cebuanos rule National Milo Marathon NCR leg

April 28, 2024, 4:28 pm

MANILA – Cebuanos Florendo Lapiz and Lizane Abella of Spectrum Runners Club ruled the 42-kilometer category of the National Milo Marathon at Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City on Sunday. Lapiz and Abella earned PHP50,000 in cash each and slots to the national finals in Cagayan de Oro City on… Read More

Rafa Nadal continues recovery with 2nd round win in Madrid Open

Rafa Nadal continues recovery with 2nd round win in Madrid Open

April 28, 2024, 2:03 pm

MADRID – Rafael Nadal continued with his recovery from injury and gained revenge for his second-round defeat in the Barcelona Open when he beat Alex de Minaur 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open. De Minaur ended Nadal's hopes in Barcelona and the rematch allowed the… Read More

Fencer Catantan books Olympic slot after ruling Asia-Oceania qualifier

Fencer Catantan books Olympic slot after ruling Asia-Oceania qualifier

April 28, 2024, 2:15 am Updated on April 28, 2024, 6:59 pm

MANILA – Samantha Kyle Catantan booked the Philippines’ 12th slot to the Paris Olympics and ended the country's three-decade absence in fencing. Catantan beat Kazakhstan’s Sofia Aktayeva, 15-14, in the women’s foil final of the Asia-Oceania Zonal Olympic Qualifier in Fujairah, United Arab… Read More

Laoag City snares overall crown in Region 1 meet

Laoag City snares overall crown in Region 1 meet

April 27, 2024, 5:27 pm

LAOAG CITY – This Ilocos Norte capital city ruled the Region 1 Athletic Association Meet on Saturday with an overall haul of 79 gold, 53 silver and 68 bronze medals. Laoag was also adjudged the Most Organized delegation while Candon City was Most Disciplined. The city dominated individual sports… Read More

 Athens hands Olympic flame to Paris 2024 organizers

Athens hands Olympic flame to Paris 2024 organizers

April 27, 2024, 1:58 pm

ATHENS – Greece handed the Olympic flame to Paris 2024 organizers in a ceremony Friday that was attended by thousands of spectators. The ceremony took place in the Panathenaic stadium in central Athens, where the ancient Olympic Games were revived in 1896. Following an 11-day relay through… Read More

9 Filipinos to serve as volunteers in Paris Olympics, Paralympics

9 Filipinos to serve as volunteers in Paris Olympics, Paralympics

April 26, 2024, 8:28 pm

MANILA – Nine Filipinos, including two para athletes, will serve as volunteers in the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Selected among 112 applicants in the program under the French Embassy in coordination with the France Volontaires-Philippines and supported by the Philippine Sports… Read More

12 tertiary schools compete in 1st Negros Island Region PRISAA Meet

12 tertiary schools compete in 1st Negros Island Region PRISAA Meet

April 26, 2024, 7:22 pm

BACOLOD CITY – Athletes from 12 tertiary schools in two Negros provinces are competing in the first-ever Negros Island Region (NIR) Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Meet in this city starting Friday. After the opening rites held at the STI West Negros University gymnasium, the… Read More

Cignal enters Spikers' Turf semifinals undefeated

Cignal enters Spikers' Turf semifinals undefeated

April 26, 2024, 6:28 pm

MANILA – Cignal completed another sweep of the Spikers' Turf Open Conference eliminations after pulling off a 25-20, 25-9, 25-12 victory over Maverick at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Friday. Mark Frederick Calado scored 13 points for the HD Spikers, who also swept the preliminary… Read More

NU, UST to dispute PNVF U18 girls’ title

NU, UST to dispute PNVF U18 girls’ title

April 26, 2024, 6:03 pm

MANILA – National University and University of Santo Tomas downed separate rivals on Friday to arrange a title showdown in the girls’ division of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) U18 Championships at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila. NU banked on Denesse Daylisan and… Read More

Rizal, San Juan stay unbeaten in MPBL; Pasay stuns Batangas

Rizal, San Juan stay unbeaten in MPBL; Pasay stuns Batangas

April 26, 2024, 3:37 pm

MANILA – San Juan succeeded in its first home stand for the 6th Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) season, scoring a blowout 106-78 win over Iloilo at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Thursday night. Exactly a week after opening their MPBL campaign with a rout of the Marikina… Read More

Top cyclists to join Zambales’ Mango Festival race in May

Top cyclists to join Zambales’ Mango Festival race in May

April 25, 2024, 6:25 pm

MANILA – The country's elite and promising cyclists will join the Lumba Tamo Zambales 2024 on May 7. The race is one of the highlights of the province’s world-famous celebration of the Dinamulag Mango Festival. About 500 riders in the Elite, Junior, and Youth categories will vie for medals and… Read More