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Solon wants Libingan ng mga Bayani burial for sport heroes

MANILA – A measure allowing the burial of the country's "sports heroes" at the Libingan ng mga Bayani has been filed at the House of Representatives.Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers on Thursday filed House Bill 3716, which seeks to allow the interment of sports heroes at the... Read More

NBA 2022-23 regular season schedule announced

ANKARA – The schedule for the NBA 2022-23 regular season was announced Wednesday with the Philadelphia 76ers going against Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics in the opening game.The 77th NBA regular season will start on Oct. 18.Featured matchups include the 15th Christmas Day game when... Read More

Nadal shocked by Coric in Cincinnati Masters

ANKARA – Croatia's Borna Coric stunned World No. 2 in tennis Rafael Nadal in the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday as the Spanish superstar returned to the game after an abdominal tear during Wimbledon.Coric, 25, won the match with sets of 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3 to qualify for the third round in... Read More

LeBron James to extend contract with LA Lakers: NBA insider

ANKARA – LeBron James will extend his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two years, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said Wednesday.Wojnarowski said James will sign the extension worth USD97.1 million with a player option for the 2024-2025 season included in the deal.James, 37, is entering... Read More

SMB sets finals battle vs. TNT

MANILA – San Miguel Beermen forged a showdown with TNT Tropang Giga in the championship round of the PBA Philippine Cup after clobbering Meralco Bolts, 100-89, on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Three nights after blowing a huge lead late in Game 6, SMB found itself in another... Read More

EJ Obiena back with national team

MANILA – The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) has formally endorsed world No. 3 pole vaulter EJ Obiena for reinstatement to the national team.The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) confirmed on Wednesday that PATAFA made the reinstatement request after most of the... Read More

10 PBA players complete Gilas pool

MANILA – Ten Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stars have been added to the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ).Completing the pool, according to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Tuesday night, are Meralco's Chris Newsome, Allein... Read More

FIFA suspends Indian football federation

NEW DELHI – FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to “undue influence from third parties,” according to an announcement by the world soccer's governing body on Tuesday.FIFA recently warned India’s football association that it... Read More

PNVF draws UAAP’s commitment of support to nat’l team program

MANILA – The Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) drew the commitment of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) on the national team program which aims to establish a wide pool of young potential players for major international competitions.The commitment was... Read More

5 PBA players called up to Gilas pool

MANILA – Five Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stars have been called up for Gilas Pilipinas in the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers.Three of them, namely NLEX's Calvin Oftana and Kevin Alas and NorthPort's Jamie Malonzo, even attended Gilas' first practice session on... Read More

United Clark blanks Mendiola, 5-0, for 2nd win in PFL tourney

IMUS – United Clark stole the show from Mendiola in the Philippines Football League's (PFL) first taste of action at the City of Imus Grandstand, dealing the home club a 5-0 defeat on Sunday night.For the second straight week, United Clark won by the said scoreline on the road to continue... Read More

House pays homage to sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Monday adopted a resolution expressing its condolences to the family of Asia's sprint Queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado.During the plenary session, the chamber adopted House Resolution 231, which also paid homage to De Vega-Mercado's contributions to the... Read More

POC to immortalize Lydia de Vega in museum

MANILA – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will immortalize the late Asian sprint queen Lydia de Vega at the soon-to-rise POC Museum at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.POC president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino made the promise to De Vega’s daughter, Stephanie... Read More

2022 Ballon d'Or nominees unveiled; Messi absent for 1st time

ANKARA – Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi was not among the nominees for the Ballon d'Or for the first time as the list that was revealed Friday included Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.France Football magazine announced on their website the 30... Read More

Undefeated British boxer Tyson Fury retires at 34

ANKARA – Undefeated British boxer Tyson Fury on Friday retired from the sports at age 34."Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations I've finally decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say bon voyage," Fury said on... Read More

SMB takes crucial semis lead vs. Meralco

MANILA – San Migueltook a pivotal 3-2 lead in itsPBA Philippine Cup semifinal series against Meralco after scoring an 89-78 win in Game 5 of their series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.The Beermen outscored the Bolts, 26-12, in the third quarter to open a 67-56... Read More

Magnolia stays alive in PBA semis

MANILA – Magnolia stayed alive in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals after tripping TNT, 105-97, in Game 5 of their series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday.Sent to the brink of elimination, the Hotshots played with much urgency against the Tropang Giga, sizzling... Read More

PATAFA mourns death of ex-Asia's sprint queen Lydia de Vega

MANILA – The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) on Friday mourned the passing and feted the achievements of former Filipino sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado.PATAFA chairperson and Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus Rodriguez remembered de Vega-Mercado as Asia's... Read More

Lydia de Vega's passing 'another sad day for PH sports'

MANILA – Philippine athletes and sports officials on Thursday continue to reel from the passing of athletics great Lydia De Vega-Mercado.The legend's daughter, former volleyball star Paneng, bared the sad news late Wednesday night."We mourn an irreplaceable loss to the sporting community,"... Read More

GenSan gives IBO champ Apolinario ‘hero’s welcome'

KORONADAL CITY – General Santos City has given International Boxing Organization (IBO) flyweight champion Davemark “The Dobermann” Apolinario a “hero’s welcome,” the City Information Office (CIO) said Thursday.The CIO said General Santos City Administrator Shandee... Read More