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ITTF World Cup Macao 2024 begins Monday

ITTF World Cup Macao 2024 begins Monday

April 15, 2024, 2:39 pm

MACAO – The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup Macao 2024 started on Monday, with 48 male and 48 female paddlers competing respectively at the grand Galaxy Arena here. Reigning men's and women's World Cup Champions Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng arrived to defend their titles,… Read More

Ateneo boosts UAAP men's volley semis bid; FEU completes women's F4

Ateneo boosts UAAP men's volley semis bid; FEU completes women's F4

April 14, 2024, 6:23 pm

MANILA – Ateneo de Manila University downed University of the East, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, on Sunday to boost its semifinal campaign in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Kennedy Batas had 25 points and eight digs for the Blue Eagles, who… Read More

PH's Varga-Buytrago reaches World Beach Pro Tour Futures final

PH's Varga-Buytrago reaches World Beach Pro Tour Futures final

April 14, 2024, 6:07 pm

MANILA – Rancel Varga and James Buytrago defeated Latvia's Toms Liepa and Ernests Puskundzis, 21-14, 21-16, to reach the men's final of the FIVB World Beach Pro Tour Futures at Nuvali Sand Courts in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Sunday. The Filipinos arranged a title showdown with Czech Republic's… Read More

PH teams crash out of beach volley world pro tour

PH teams crash out of beach volley world pro tour

April 13, 2024, 4:47 pm

MANILA – New Zealand's Katie Sadlier and Meile Rose Green foiled the quarterfinal aspiration of local duo Gen Eslapor and Kly Orillaneda with a 21-18, 16-21, 15-12 win in the FIVB Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures at Nuvali Sand Courts in Santa Rosa City, Laguna on Saturday. The Philippine… Read More

Lady Knights roll to second win in NCAA volleyball

Lady Knights roll to second win in NCAA volleyball

April 13, 2024, 4:04 pm

MANILA – Letran outplayed University of Perpetual Help, 25-21, 25-20, 30-28, to gain a share of the lead in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Arena in San Juan on Saturday. Rookie Gia Marcel Maquilang delivered 19 points, including two kills in the third… Read More

UP ends slump in UAAP men's volleyball

UP ends slump in UAAP men's volleyball

April 13, 2024, 3:23 pm

MANILA – The University of the Philippines finally barged into the win column after prevailing over Adamson University, 19-25, 25-23, 25-23, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball tournament at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila on Saturday. Jaivee Malabanan had 14 attacks, two blocks,… Read More

13 Filipinos secure Olympic berths

13 Filipinos secure Olympic berths

April 12, 2024, 8:57 pm

MANILA – Thirteen Filipinos have secured berths at the Paris Olympics while more are hoping to qualify for Team Philippines, which is celebrating its 100th year participation in the Games. The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has formalized negotiations with a month-long training camp in a… Read More

Canossa Academy-Lipa spikers triumph in PNVF U18 tourney

Canossa Academy-Lipa spikers triumph in PNVF U18 tourney

April 12, 2024, 7:35 pm

MANILA – Canossa Academy-Lipa defeated Golden Whiskers Club, 25-10, 25-18, in the boys' division of the 2024 Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Under-18 Championship at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on Friday. Canossa improved its record to 2-2 in Pool A while the Golden… Read More

PH women's pairs split opening matches in Volleyball World Beach Pro

PH women's pairs split opening matches in Volleyball World Beach Pro

April 12, 2024, 6:26 pm

MANILA – The Philippines' Gen Eslapor and Kly Orillaneda got off to a good start in the 2024 Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures, beating Malaysia’s Mashitah Muhamad Nasir and Shamsulrizal Nur Auni Maisarah, 21-11, 23-21, at the Nuvali Sand Courts by Ayala Land in Santa Rosa City, Laguna… Read More

Lady Blazers notch No. 2 in NCAA women's volleyball

Lady Blazers notch No. 2 in NCAA women's volleyball

April 12, 2024, 5:38 pm

MANILA – College of St. Benilde (CSB) outplayed San Beda University, 25-11, 25-21, 25-22, for its second win in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Friday. Michelle Gamit scored 13 attacks while Wielyn Estoque had 12 spikes and one… Read More

WBC champion Jerusalem leads PSA Monthly Achievers for March

WBC champion Jerusalem leads PSA Monthly Achievers for March

April 12, 2024, 3:45 pm

MANILA – Melvin Jerusalem was named Philippine Sportswriters Association’s top achiever for March on Thursday after wresting the World Boxing Council minimumweight belt from Japanese holder Yudai Shigeoka in Nagoya, Japan. The 30-year-old native of Bukidnon knocked down Shigeoka twice en… Read More

Ex-NFL star O.J. Simpson dies of cancer at age 76

Ex-NFL star O.J. Simpson dies of cancer at age 76

April 12, 2024, 3:35 pm

ISTANBUL –The former National Football League (NFL) star Orenthal James Simpson died of cancer at 76, his family confirmed on Thursday. "On April 10th, our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren," his family said… Read More

Choco Mucho eyes win No. 8 to boost semis bid

Choco Mucho eyes win No. 8 to boost semis bid

April 12, 2024, 2:55 pm

MANILA – Choco Mucho seeks to boost its semifinal campaign when it battles winless Strong Group at 4 p.m. in the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday. The Flying Titans are tied for the lead with the PLDT High Speed Hitters at 7-1.… Read More

Elite Spikers, Griffins hope to end slump

Elite Spikers, Griffins hope to end slump

April 11, 2024, 7:40 pm

MANILA – Richmarc Sports 3B and VNS-Nasty will try to end their respective slump when they clash in the 2024 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Friday. The Elite Spikers and the Griffins square off at 4 p.m. Kernel Ipulan and Kurl Rosete will lead Richmarc… Read More

Lady Bulldogs aim to keep winning form in PNVF U18

Lady Bulldogs aim to keep winning form in PNVF U18

April 11, 2024, 7:34 pm

MANILA – National University eyes win No. 4 when it battles San Juan Institute of Technology-Batangas on Friday in the girls division of the 2024 Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) U18 Championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila. The Lady Bulldogs will take on the… Read More

Czech, Latvian pair prevails in FIVB Futures in Nuvali

Czech, Latvian pair prevails in FIVB Futures in Nuvali

April 11, 2024, 7:06 pm

MANILA – Czech Republic's Vaclav Kurka and Krystof Oliva downed Sweden's Teddie Almblad Engvall and Fabian Isaksson, 21-11, 21-16, in the second round of qualifiers for the FIVB Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures at the Nuvali Sand Courts by Ayala Land in Santa Rosa, Laguna on Thursday.… Read More

COPA Swim Series Leg 3 set on April 14

COPA Swim Series Leg 3 set on April 14

April 11, 2024, 4:43 pm

MANILA – The Congress of Philippine Aquatics (COPA) resumes its grassroots development program with the staging of the One for All, All for One Swim Series Leg 3 on April 14 at the Teofilo Ildefonso swimming pool inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila. Tournament director… Read More

Track and field Olympic gold medalists to receive prize money

Track and field Olympic gold medalists to receive prize money

April 11, 2024, 12:44 pm

ISTANBUL – Track and field gold medal winners in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will each receive USD50,000 in prize money, World Athletics confirmed on Wednesday, making it the first Olympic sport with a direct monetary reward. "A total prize pot of USD2.4 million has been ring-fenced from the… Read More

Spanish tennis player Cortes suspended for 15 years over match-fixing

Spanish tennis player Cortes suspended for 15 years over match-fixing

April 11, 2024, 11:39 am

ISTANBUL – Aaron Cortes has been suspended from tennis for 15 years after an anti-corruption investigation uncovered match-fixing, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) confirmed on Wednesday. After a thorough investigation, Cortes, who reached a career-high world singles ranking of… Read More

Mapua, Lyceum win opening matches in NCAA women's volleyball

Mapua, Lyceum win opening matches in NCAA women's volleyball

April 9, 2024, 6:09 pm

MANILA – Mapua University outplayed San Sebastian, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18, to jumpstart its campaign in the NCAA Season 99 women’s volleyball tournament at San Andres Gym in Manila on Tuesday. Sophomore Roxie dela Cruz led the Lady Cardinals with 16 attacks and two blocks while rookies Raissa… Read More