Sports

P12-M cash incentives await Asean Para Games medalists

MANILA – Almost P12 million worth of cash incentives will be given out by the government through the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) to the medalists of the 11th Asean Para Games (APG) held in Solo, Indonesia from July 30 to... Read More

TNT nears PBA finals, Meralco ties semis vs. SMB

MANILA – TNT Tropang Giga moved to within a win from making a comeback to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals after downing Magnolia Hotshots, 102-84, in Game 4 of their semifinal series on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.With the win, the Tropang Giga now holds a... Read More

Former Asia’s sprint queen Lydia de Vega passes away

MANILA – Lydia de Vega-Mercado, Asia's former sprint queen, passed away after a four-year battle with breast cancer, her daughter announced Wednesday night. She was 57.“On behalf of our family, it is with absolute grief that I announce the death of my mother, Lydia De Vega, this evening,... Read More

Kai Sotto joins Gilas for FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

MANILA – Kai Sotto is joining Gilas Pilipinas for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers later this month.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) announced on Wednesday that the seven-foot-three center will become part of the national team's player pool for Gilas' upcoming games... Read More

Zambo football group to host U19 Vis-Min championships

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Zamboanga-Sulu-Tawi-tawi Regional Football Association (Zambasulta FA) announced Wednesday its hosting of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Under-19 years old (U19) Boys National Championship 2nd Division for Visayas and Mindanao (Vis-Min).The Vis-Min National... Read More

PH ends World Chess Olympiad campaign on bright note

MANILA – The Philippines relied on International Master Paulo Bersamina’s crucial win on Board 4 as it pulled the rug from under third pick Norway, 2.5-1.5, Tuesday to finish on a bright note in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.Getting a go after a last-minute decision to... Read More

‘Evolving away from tennis’: Williams hints at retirement

ISTANBUL – Serena Williams, 23-time grand slam singles champion, hinted at retirement from the sport after this year's US Open tennis tournament."I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want... Read More

PH books return trip to World Tchoukball Championships

BACOLOD CITY – The Bacolod-based Philippine Men’s Tchoukball Team has booked another trip to the World Tchoukball Championships (WTC) 2023 after finishing third in the just-concluded Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships in Johor, Malaysia.Tchoukball Association of the Philippines (TAP)... Read More

PH deals Vietnam vengeful 3-1 win in World Chess Olympiad

MANILA – The Philippines dealt regional rival Vietnam a vengeful 3-1 victory in the 10th and penultimate round Monday night to move on the verge of carving its best ever performance in the World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and Woman International... Read More

Marcos praises Pinoy para athletes for triumphant campaign

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday praised the Philippine para-athlete delegation over their triumphant campaign during the recent 11th Asean Para Games (APG) in Surakata, Indonesia.Competing in 14 disciplines, the Filipino athletes returned home with... Read More

MILO energizes kids’ summer with Barangay Liga

MANILA – MILO® Philippines has energized the summer season of kids from all over the country with its innovative grassroots sports program, the MILO® Barangay Liga (MBL).Filipinos’ love for basketball was evident during the summer league, with hundreds of kids from various... Read More

PVL champs to represent PH in AVC Cup after NU pullout

MANILA – A night after announcing that its main players will make up the national team for the AVC Cup for Women, National University (NU) recalled its women volleyball stars from the Philippine team.The supposed Lady Bulldogs-bannered team was supposed to participate in the PVL Invitational... Read More

TNT, SMB take 2-1 semis leads

MANILA – Jayson Castro won it for TNT Tropang Giga as he hit a three-pointer in the dying moments to give his team a 93-92 win over Magnolia Hotshots in Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.In a game that saw Mikey Williams... Read More

NU stars banner PH team to AVC Cup

MANILA – The main girls behind National University's (NU) University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women's volleyball title conquest will headline the Philippine team to the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup for Women that will take place later this month in Pasig.The... Read More

Hero’s welcome awaits ‘best-ever’ Asean Para Games squad

SURAKARTA, Indonesia – The triumphant Philippine team that competed in the just-concluded 11th Asean Para Games can expect a grand hero's welcome on Sunday.With the exception of the wheelchair basketball squads, majority of the Filipino contingent that took part in the regional sportsfest will... Read More

Magnolia evades late TNT comeback to tie semis

MANILA– Magnolia escaped a late scare from TNT and walked away victorious, 92-88, in Game 2 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal tie at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.Just when the Hotshots thought their much-improved defense on the Tropang Giga compared to Game 1... Read More

Fresh from rise in world rankings, Obiena reinstated to PH team

MANILA– EJ Obiena is set to make his way back to the Philippine athletics team.The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) is now in the process of reinstating the world's number three pole vaulter to the national team after a successful medal run in the World Athletics... Read More

Meralco beats SMB in Norman Black's return

MANILA–Norman Black's return turned out to be the needed boost for Meralco to get one back at San Miguel as it prevailed, 99-88, in Game 2 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.Despite a second-quarter storm from the Beermen on a... Read More

Swimmer emerges 1st PH triple gold medalist in Asean Para Games

SURAKARTA – Angel Otom bagged two more gold medals, including one in record-breaking time, to emerge as the country’s first triple gold medalist as the Philippine para swimmers emerged with four golds at the Jatidiri Sports Complex pool in Semarangin here in the 11th ASEAN Para Games... Read More

PH upsets Israel in World Chess Olympiad

MANILA – The Philippines drew strength from Grandmaster Banjo Barcenilla’s masterful effort as it pulled off an upset 2-2 draw with fancied Israel in the sixth round Wednesday night to stay in the hunt in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.Barcenilla turned back GM Tamir... Read More