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Batang Pinoy technical working group inspects Vigan City venues

MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) sent a technical working group from the Batang Pinoy secretariat to Vigan City, Ilocos Sur last week to conduct a coordination meeting and ocular inspection of the venues for the tournament slated for December 4-10.Led by Jonjon Fortaleza, the... Read More

Ex-PBA Commissioner is new PSC chair

MANILA – Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala has been named chair of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Malacañang announced Tuesday.“We confirm the appointment of Mr. Noli Eala as chairman of the Philippine Sports... Read More

Serena Williams moves to 2nd round of US Open

ISTANBUL – Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the US Open tennis tournament after a straight-set win against Danka Kovinic on Tuesday.Williams, 407th in world rankings, secured a straight-set win with the sets of 6-3 and 6-3 at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium.She will face No. 2... Read More

Japan captures AVC Cup for Women title

MANILA – Japan pulled off a 3-1 (25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16) victory over China to rule the 2022 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women on Monday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.Banking on the awesome performances of opposite hitters Mizuki Tanaka, Miwako Osanai and Miyu... Read More

Gilas pummels Saudi in FIBA WCQ play

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas scored an emphatic 84-46 win at home against Saudi Arabia in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers on Monday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.Despite a sluggish start, Gilas showed its might against the Arabians as their offense clicked from the second... Read More

US Open set to begin Monday

ISTANBUL – The 142nd edition of the US Open – the fourth and final Grand Slam of this year – is set to begin on Monday.The US Open, which will be held at New York's USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, will distribute USD60 million in prizes for the first time in its... Read More

PH spikers finish 6th in AVC Cup

MANILA – Host Philippines put up a good fight despite losing to Chinese Taipei in three straight sets, 26-28, 21-25, 21-25, on Monday in the battle for fifth place in the 2022 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Middle blocker Celine Domingo... Read More

Adams replaces Tamayo in Gilas lineup

MANILA – Roosevelt Adams will make his Gilas Pilipinas debut on Monday night as the team faces Saudi Arabia in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.As announced by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas hours before the 7 p.m. tip-off at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, the... Read More

FIBA World Cup presents countless opportunities for PH hoops

MANILA – The Philippines’ hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup will serve as a stage for the country to showcase itself as both a hoops loving nation and a destination for tourism, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman Senator Sonny Angara said on Monday.One year before the... Read More

TNT ties PBA PH Cup Finals anew

MANILA – Coach Chot Reyes' return turned out to be a major boost for TNT Tropang Giga as the team tied the PBA Philippine Cup Finals against San Miguel Beermen anew with a 100-87 Game 4 win on Sunday night in front of 10,569 fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Tropang Giga... Read More

PH survives Australia, faces Taipei for 5th in AVC Cup

MANILA – The Philippines leaned on the heroics of opposite hitter Tots Carlos and outside hitter Jema Galanza to beat Australia, 21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, 15-12, and is assured of its best-ever finish in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at Philsports Arena in Pasig City... Read More

Kaya Iloilo remains perfect in PFL

MANILA – Kaya Iloilo stayed unscathed in the Philippines Football League (PFL) after drubbing Maharlika Manila, 4-1, in Matchday 4 action on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.Jarvey Gayoso's hat trick set the tone for Kaya Iloilo's domination on the road against the still winless... Read More

Pampanga wins PSL 21U Luzon title

MANILA – Pampanga claimed the inaugural PSL 21U Luzon Leg title after sweeping Pasig in their best-of-three finals last week at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando City, Pampanga.Being the host team for the entire series, the Delta made good use of their home-court advantage as... Read More

China, Vietnam in Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup semis

MANILA – Defending champion China stamped its class over Australia, 3-0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-8) in Saturday's quarterfinal match of the 2022 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.Outside hitter Wu Mengjie finished with 12 attacks, four service... Read More

SMB takes 2-1 PBA PH Cup Finals lead

MANILA – San Miguel made up for crucial lapses in the dying moments of the regulation and sizzled early in the overtime session en route to a 108-100 win against TNT in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Friday night.Robbie Herndon atoned for his two... Read More

Cam-MisOr FA nearing PFF U19 championship

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Northern Mindanao’s Camiguin-Misamis Oriental Regional Football Association (CMORFA) is on the cusp of capturing the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Under-19 (U19) Boys National Championship of the 2nd Division Visayas-Mindanao (Vis-Min) National Group Stage 2022... Read More

PH beats Korea to enter AVC Cup quarterfinals

MANILA – The Philippines closed the preliminary round with a huge 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-17) win against South Korea to advance in the quarterfinals of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday night.Outside hitter Jessica Margaret... Read More

Lebanon edges Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

MANILA – Despite a solid outing from Jordan Clarkson and Dwight Ramos, Lebanon still held its own ground and beat Gilas Pilipinas, 85-81, in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers early Friday (Philippine Time) at the Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Zouk Mikael, Lebanon.Just like... Read More

Vanessa Bryant awarded $16-M in trial over Kobe’s crash photos

BOGOTA, Colombia – A jury awarded Vanessa Bryant and co-plaintiff Chris Chester a combined USD31 million in damages after finding the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Departments liable for sharing graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old... Read More

Japan sweeps Pool B of Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup

MANILA – Japan pulled off a 3-0 (25-4, 25-11, 25-15) victory over Australia to sweep Pool B in the preliminary round of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Thursday.Outside hitters Yuki Nishikawa, Mizuki Tanaka and Miyu Nakagawa... Read More