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Chinese shuttler dies after collapsing on court in Asian Jr. tourney

Chinese shuttler dies after collapsing on court in Asian Jr. tourney

July 1, 2024, 6:50 pm

BEIJING – The Asian and Chinese governing bodies of badminton mourned the passing of Chinese teenage shuttler Zhang Zhijie who collapsed on the court at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2024 held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia late Sunday. Badminton Asia on Monday said in a statement: "China's… Read More

Blu Girls join Canada Cup

Blu Girls join Canada Cup

July 1, 2024, 6:05 pm

MANILA – The Philippine women's soft ball team, known as the Blu Girls, is in high spirits ahead of the Canada Cup International Softball Championship on July 1 to 7 in Surrey, British Columbia. The Blu Girls, coached by Ana Santiago, will battle New Zealand on July 2 at 12:30 p.m. (PH time) at… Read More

Wimbledon tennis tournament kicks off in London

Wimbledon tennis tournament kicks off in London

July 1, 2024, 4:35 pm

LONDON – The third Grand Slam tennis tournament this season, Wimbledon, kicks off in London on Monday. Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz and Czechia’s Marketa Vondrousova will defend their winning titles. The prize fund stands at $63 million this year. Russian players will compete in neutral status. In… Read More

FM Elorta rules Zamboanga del Norte chess tourney

FM Elorta rules Zamboanga del Norte chess tourney

July 1, 2024, 2:58 pm

MANILA – FIDE Master (FM) David Elorta garnered 9.0 points to win the Mayor Seth Frederick "Bullet" Jalosjos Open rapid chess tournament at the Dapitan Sports and Cultural Complex in Zamboanga del Norte last Sunday. Using his mastery of the London System Opening and Caro-Kann Defense, Elorta… Read More

France claims men's Volleyball Nations League title

France claims men's Volleyball Nations League title

July 1, 2024, 2:32 pm

WARSAW – France's men's volleyball team triumphed over Japan 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23) in the final of the 2024 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) in Lodz, Poland, on Sunday night. Returning to the top of the podium after their 2022 victory, France was led by opposite Jean Patry, who scored… Read More

Team PH captures 2 silver medals in Asia-Oceania Sambo C'ships

Team PH captures 2 silver medals in Asia-Oceania Sambo C'ships

June 30, 2024, 11:18 pm

MANILA – The Philippines bagged two silver medals in the Asia & Oceania Sambo Championships at the Forum de Macau Stadium on Sunday. Feruza Khurozova of Uzbekistan beat Davao City native Sydney Sy-Tancontian, a two-time Asian champion, 6-1, in the women's +80kg final. Sy-Tancontian defeated… Read More

Davao City gears up for Ironman 70.3 hosting 

Davao City gears up for Ironman 70.3 hosting 

June 30, 2024, 7:44 pm

MANILA – Davao City is providing full support to Ironman 70.3 Davao, expected to be more challenging this year as it introduces a new course. Triathletes will swim 1.9 kilometers (km) along the Davao City Coastal, cycle 90km toward MacArthur Highway and return to the coastal road for a 21.1km… Read More

PH tops FIBA U18 Women's Asia Cup Division B

PH tops FIBA U18 Women's Asia Cup Division B

June 30, 2024, 5:43 pm

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas secured its promotion to the top flight of the FIBA U18 Women's Asia Cup after beating Lebanon, 95-64, in the Division B final at Futian Sports Park in Shenzhen, China on Sunday.Gilas made it rain from beyond 22 feet as its superb three-point shooting decided the… Read More

2024 Olympics host France looking forward to medals boost

2024 Olympics host France looking forward to medals boost

June 30, 2024, 10:24 am

PARIS – A top-five finish in the medal table. The ambitious target announced by President Emmanuel Macron for France's delegation at the 2024 Paris Olympics appears within reach due to the host nation's advantage and its recent investment in elite athlete development. Historically, France, one… Read More

Paris Olympics beach volleyball teams split into six pools

Paris Olympics beach volleyball teams split into six pools

June 29, 2024, 2:59 pm

MANILA – Teams in the men's and women's divisions of the Paris Olympics beach volleyball competition are divided into six pools for the first round. Matches will be held from July 27 to Aug. 10 at the 14,000-seat Olympic beach volleyball stadium at Champ-de-Mars Park. Defending champions Anders… Read More

Türkiye blasts Gilas Pilipinas in tune-up game

Türkiye blasts Gilas Pilipinas in tune-up game

June 28, 2024, 5:46 pm

MANILA – Türkiye beat Gilas Pilipinas, 84-73, in a tune-up game in Istanbul on Friday, part of the Filipinos’ preparation for their final Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT). Justin Brownlee scored 21 points while June Mar Fajardo had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Carl Tamayo and Kai Sotto… Read More

Arcilla, Olivarez reach semis in Dimaporo Open tennis

Arcilla, Olivarez reach semis in Dimaporo Open tennis

June 28, 2024, 4:59 pm

MANILA – Johnny Arcilla and Eric Jed Olivarez registered straight-set victories to reach the semifinals of the Gov. Imelda Dimaporo National Open Tennis Championships at the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex in Lanao del Norte. The second-ranked Arcilla defeated Eric Tangub, 6-1, 7-5, to… Read More

Alas Pilipinas out to prove mettle in FIVB Women's Challenger Cup

Alas Pilipinas out to prove mettle in FIVB Women's Challenger Cup

June 28, 2024, 4:44 pm

MANILA – Alas Pilipinas will try to prove how tough they are in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Challenger Cup scheduled from July 4 to 7 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. The team, which won a historic bronze medal at the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup for Women last… Read More

Alas Pilipinas gets support from Sen. Go

Alas Pilipinas gets support from Sen. Go

June 27, 2024, 9:26 pm

MANILA – For giving honor to the country, the players and coaches of the Alas Pilipinas women's volleyball team received PHP200,000 each from Senator Christopher Lawrence Go. The team bagged bronze in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Challenge Cup after beating Australia, 25-23, 25-15, 25-7,… Read More

PSC lauds growth of ROTC Games

PSC lauds growth of ROTC Games

June 27, 2024, 6:53 pm

MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Richard Bachmann has lauded the growth of the Philippine Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Games, which gives more opportunities for budding athletes to shine. Launched last year with only seven sports, namely: arnis, athletics,… Read More

France leads Pool A in Paris Olympics 2024 men's volleyball

France leads Pool A in Paris Olympics 2024 men's volleyball

June 27, 2024, 4:37 pm

MANILA – Defending champion France will lead Pool A in the first round of the Olympics men’s volleyball tournament scheduled from July 27 to Aug. 10 at the South Paris Arena. Also in Pool A are Slovenia, Canada and Serbia. FIVB World Ranking leader Poland, Italy, Brazil and Egypt are in Pool… Read More

Tambalque, Gotiong shine in Junior PH Golf Tour Visayas leg

Tambalque, Gotiong shine in Junior PH Golf Tour Visayas leg

June 27, 2024, 4:30 pm

MANILA – Patrick Tambalque and Dominique Gotiong won their respective divisions in the 16-18 age category of the ICTSI Junior Philippine Golf Tour Visayas Series at the Bacolod Golf and Country Club in Murcia, Negros Occidental on Thursday. Tambalque scored an even-par 70 to post a six-stroke… Read More

IOC launches 'Sport. And More Than Sport' platform

IOC launches 'Sport. And More Than Sport' platform

June 27, 2024, 12:25 pm

GENEVA – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched "Sport. And More Than Sport" platform to show the multi-dimensionality of the Olympic experience and everything sport and the Olympic Games bring to people on and off the playing field. With one month to go before the Paris 2024… Read More

Bukidnon MMA fighter enters international tourney anew

Bukidnon MMA fighter enters international tourney anew

June 26, 2024, 7:27 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A 25-year-old female student from Bukidnon will again compete in an international mixed martial arts (MMA) competition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 29. In a statement on Wednesday, MMA athlete Mary Jane Buna said she was selected as one of two fighters to… Read More

One-month countdown: Paris getting ready for the Olympics

One-month countdown: Paris getting ready for the Olympics

June 26, 2024, 7:21 pm

PARIS – With one month to go until the opening ceremony, Paris is in the final stages of its preparations for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here is a look at how the French capital is shaping up to stage the world's largest sporting event for the third time in its history. Going operational Over the… Read More