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Bay Area beats SMB to set finals date with Ginebra

MANILA – Bay Area joined Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals after beating San Miguel, 94-92, in Game 4 of their semifinal series on Wednesday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The Dragons took the narrow win as the Beermen could not buy a basket in the... Read More

GAB welcomes overturning of Casimero-Akaho decision

MANILA – The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) has welcomed the Korea Boxing Member's Commission's (KBM) decision to give former three-division Filipino world champion John Riel Casimero a knockout (KO) win in his controversial fight against Japanese opponent Ryo Akaho.The KBM overruled the... Read More

Moroccan king hails nat’l team after World Cup success

RABAT – Morocco’s king rewarded the national football team with the highest order after their history-making performance in the 2022 World Cup.According to the Moroccan national news agency, King Mohammed VI welcomed the team at the Royal Palace in the capital Rabat, recognizing their... Read More

Ginebra wins 'Clasico' semis vs. Magnolia

MANILA – Ginebra clinched the first seat in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals after drubbing Magnolia, 99-84, in Game 4 of their semifinal series on Wednesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Just like in Game 3 on Sunday night, the Gin Kings blew out the Hotshots, and this time from... Read More

Masbate's sprinter emerges fastest girl in Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Sprinter Leonelyn Compuesto of Masbate emerged the fastest runner after sweeping all her five events while archer Miguel Carlos of Puerto Princesa became the most bemedaled athlete with seven gold medals in the Philippine Sports Commission-organized Batang Pinoy National... Read More

Millions line streets of Argentina to welcome World Cup heroes

BUENOS AIRES – Millions of people flooded the streets of Argentina’s capital Tuesday to welcome home their World Cup champions.As the team bus slowly meandered southwards towards the center of Buenos Aires heavily escorted by security forces, droves of ecstatic fans headed towards it on... Read More

Fil-Am cager detained for alleged use of fake passport

MANILA – A Filipino-American basketball player seeking to make a return to the Philippine pro hoops scene had been denied entry to the country for allegedly using a fake Philippine passport.Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco confirmed on Tuesday night that 36-year-old Avery... Read More

Lucena swimmer, Masbate sprinter unstoppable in Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Swimmer Julian Lowers De Kam of Lucena City and sprinter Leonelyn Compuesto of Masbate province continued to punch impressive performances after bagging another gold medal in the penultimate day of the Philippine Sports Commission-organized Batang Pinoy national... Read More

Baguio City leads PSC-Batang Pinoy with 17 golds

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur – Athletes from Baguio City continue to shine as they lead the ongoing Philippine Sports Commission - Batang Pinoy National Championships with 17 gold, 14 silver, and 20 bronze medals after three days of competition here.Archery produced eight gold medals, Muay Thai had five,... Read More

Messi's World Cup victory photo on Instagram sets record

ANKARA – Lionel Messi's FIFA World Cup victory photo has received the most likes of any image posted by an athlete on Instagram.Messi's post, titled "CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!," got over 49.8 million likes on the social media platform since it was posted on Sunday.In the photo, Messi is... Read More

Ateneo survives UP’s late rally; reclaims UAAP title

MANILA – Ateneo De Manila reclaimed the UAAP men's basketball title on Monday night after beating defending champion University of the Philippines (UP), 75-68, in the deciding Game 3 of their championship series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.The Blue Eagles withstood a comeback... Read More

2 archers grab 5 golds each in PSC-Batang Pinoy

ILOCOS SUR – Archers Jathniel Caleb Fernandez of Baguio City and Adrianna Jessie Magbojos of Sta. Rosa City, Laguna bagged five gold medals each in the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships at the San Ildefonso Central School on Monday.The nine-year-old Fernandez, a... Read More

Bacolod lad rules in 2 athletics events in Batang Pinoy

BACOLOD CITY –A 15-year-old runner from this city has emerged as among the fastest in the ongoing Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Batang Pinoy National Championships after winning two gold medals at the Quirino Sports Complex in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur province.Mico Villaran, a Grade 9... Read More

Messi plans to continue playing for Argentina

ANKARA – Lionel Messi told the Argentina press on Sunday that he does not intend to retire yet.Speaking to Argentine television Tyc Sports after winning the World Cup, Messi shared his joy."Obviously, I wanted to end my career with this. I can't ask for anything anymore. Thank God he gave me... Read More

Argentina erupts in celebration after World Cup win

BUENOS AIRES – Thousands of Argentines took to the streets to celebrate their nation’s third World Cup victory Sunday after Argentina beat France 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Qatar.Following the final whistle, the capital Buenos Aires was filled with jubilant fans of all ages donning the... Read More

Messi makes Golden Ball history

DOHA – Lionel Messi has won the Adidas Golden Ball for Qatar 2022, with Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric claiming the Silver and Bronze Balls.Lionel Messi has become the first man in history to win the prestigious trophy twice; the first was at Brazil 2014, where he helped Argentina finish as... Read More

Mico Villaran bags 3rd gold medal in PSC-Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Mico Villaran of Bacolod City captured the boys' 400-meter hurdles event on Monday to claim his third gold medal in the athletics competition of the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Quirino Stadium here.Villaran clocked 57.72 seconds... Read More

Messi, Argentina seize World Cup glory with epic win over France

ISTANBUL – Lionel Messi crowned his spectacular career with football’s ultimate prize as Argentina overcame France on penalties in a thrilling World Cup final on Sunday.The two sides ended level on 3-3 after an enthralling 120 minutes at the Lusail Stadium, with Kylian Mbappe’s... Read More

Ginebra now 2-1 up in 'Clasico' semis

MANILA – Ginebra moved to within a win from eliminating "Manila Clasico" rival Magnolia in the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals after a crucial 103-80 Game 3 blowout victory on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.After the first two games were decided by at most three points, the... Read More

SMB stays alive vs. Bay Area in PBA Comm's Cup semis

MANILA – San Miguel lived to fight another day in the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals after beating Bay Area, 98-96, in Game 3 of their best-of-five series on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Simon Enciso won it for the Beermen after draining the go-ahead triple with 10.2... Read More