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1st all-pro Gilas tapped as FIBA World Cup PH ambassadors

MANILA – The first Gilas Pilipinas squad made up of players from the Philippine Basketball Association has been named among the Philippine ambassadors for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.The all-pro squad made history in 2013 by winning the silver in the then FIBA Asia Championship, now simply known... Read More

EJ Obiena wins gold in Germany, qualifies for next year's worlds

MANILA – EJ Obiena swung back into action with a bang by winning the gold medal at the Stanbhocksprung-meeting event in Jockgrim, Germany on Wednesday (Philippine Time).The world No. 3 pole vaulter even beat the guy immediately above him in the world rankings, American Chris Nilsen, for the... Read More

NCFP holds youth, schools grand finals in Dapitan City

MANILA – Dapitan City will host the Grand Finals of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines’ (NCFP) National Youth and Schools Chess Championships at the Dapitan Sports and Cultural Complex, Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte from September 16 to 23.The Grand Finals is the culmination... Read More

Gilas unveils final lineup vs. Lebanon

MANILA – Roosevelt Adams will sit out Gilas' early Friday (Philippine time) showdown against Lebanon in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers as he has been cut from the final roster.As announced by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Thursday, Coach Chot Reyes chose... Read More

Vietnam beats Korea to stay unbeaten in Asian volley tourney

MANILA - Vietnam stamped its class over Korea, 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-16) in its last preliminary round match on Wednesday in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Outside hitter Nguyen Thi Uyen displayed her awesome form throughout the 73-minute... Read More

PH hosting of 12th ASEAN Schools Games in Dumaguete deferred

DUMAGUETE CITY – The Philippines’ hosting of the 12th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Nations) Schools Games (ASG) to be held in this capital city in November has been deferred, a Department of Education (DepEd) official confirmed on Wednesday.Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, DepEd-Region 7... Read More

Camiguin-MisOr footballers to face Davao team

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Camiguin-Misamis Oriental Football Regional Football Association (CMORFA) team will face the Golden Davao Regional FA for the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Under-19 (U19) championships on Thursday.The announcement came out Wednesday following the CMORFA's 4-0... Read More

Chinese Taipei outplays Australia in AVC Cup

MANILA – Chinese Taipei survived a grueling match against Australia on Tuesday to post its first victory in the preliminary round of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Middle blocker Kan Ho-Kui scored 18 points while captain Chang... Read More

Filipino health front-liner finishes 2nd in UAE chess tourney

MANILA – Arena Grandmaster Dandel Fernandez once again proved that Filipinos are world-class athletes after he finished second place in the 28th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival - Frontline Heroes at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab... Read More

PSC gets ready for busy year 2023

MANILA – The year 2023 is a busy year for the sports community as the world catches up after the lockdowns triggered by the pandemic.Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) backs the national team in nine major competitions across the globe next year.The commission proposed a total budget of more... Read More

POC, other SEAG countries howl over 632 events laid by Cambodia

MANILA – First-time host Cambodia intends to go big time by laying out a 49-sport program with a potentially record number of events at 632 when the 32nd edition of the Southeast Asian Games are held on May 5 to 16 next year.But Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president, Representative... Read More

China, Japan stay unbeaten in Asian Volleyball Cup

MANILA – China rolled to its second straight win on Monday to boost its title defense in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Banking on Zhou Yetong, Zhuang Yushan, Wu Mengjie and Hu Mingyuan, the Chinese squad outplayed Vietnam, 3-2... Read More

Gilas fields in pro lineup plus Carl Tamayo vs. Lebanon

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas will be fielding in an almost all-pro lineup for FIBA World Cup Qualifiers fourth window game against Lebanon on Friday (Philippine Time).Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director and spokesman Sonny Barrios announced in a rare Monday afternoon edition of the... Read More

France’s Garcia wins 10th career title in Cincinnati Open

ANKARA – French tennis player Caroline Garcia won the 2022 Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati Masters) title in women's singles Sunday in the US state of Ohio.The world No. 35 beat her 28th-ranked Czech opponent Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-4 in the final.Garcia bagged her 10th career... Read More

TNT wins finals opener vs. SMB

MANILA – Jayson Castro called game for TNT Tropang Giga as the team began the PBA Philippine Cup Finals with an 86-84 win against San Miguel Beermen on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.In front of 8,548 fans, which included returning Gilas Pilipinas player Jordan... Read More

Cebu draws with United Clark on late strike; Kaya unbeaten

MANILA – JB Borlongan struck an 88th-minute free kick as Dynamic Herb Cebu forced a 1-1 draw with United Clark in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Saturday night.The point stunned even Cebu fans, who thought they were done after Mark Hartmann scored... Read More

PSL bans Pasig basketball team official for confronting referee

MANILA – The Pilipinas Super League (PSL) has banned a team official who confronted a referee in a semifinal game in Pampanga while the team was slapped a fine for its post-game actions.The Pasig Pirates must pay PHP25,000 in fines while team official Jarvis Co is banned from watching the... Read More

Chot Reyes to miss 2 PBA Finals games due to Gilas duties

MANILA – TNT coach Chot Reyes will not be around for two games in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals as he throws his other hat as Gilas Pilipinas' mentor.Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio confirmed on Friday that Reyes will be in Beirut for Gilas' road game against Lebanon in... Read More

Chot Reyes juggles between TNT, Gilas

MANILA — Chot Reyes will call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers even if his PBA team, TNT, is in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.In an interview with Andrei Felix on CNN Philippines Sports Desk on Thursday, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas... Read More

Ronaldo warned after footage of him swiping phone from fan's hand

ANKARA – Cristiano Ronaldo received a warning from local police after footage showed him slapping the phone out of a fan's hand earlier this year, authorities said on Wednesday.According to a statement by the Merseyside Police reported by news outlets, the Portuguese star received the warning... Read More