Sports

Letran claims NCAA 3-peat

MANILA — San Juan De Letran won its third NCAA men's basketball title after drubbing College of St. Benilde (CSB), 81-67, in the rubber match of their best-of-three finals on Sunday night at the sold-out Ynares Center in Antipolo City.The Knights broke loose in the second quarter, outscoring... Read More

Cainta swimmer wins 3rd gold in PSC-Batang Pinoy

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – Aubrey Tom of Rizal province clocked 5:31.10 to rule the 400-meter Individual Medley event in the girls' 13-15 years old category and emerged as the first triple-gold winner in the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Quirino Stadium here... Read More

Caloocan City cyclist bags gold medal in PSC-Batang Pinoy

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur – Maritanya Krog of Caloocan City delivered cycling's first gold medal following her victory in the girls' 13 and under Criterium which started and ended at the Provincial Capitol here on Sunday.The 13-year-old Krog registered the best time of 37 minutes and 43.519 to prevail... Read More

Croatia edges Morocco to clinch World Cup bronze medal

ISTANBUL – Morocco’s dream run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup ended in defeat as Croatia held on for a 2-1 win in the third-place playoff on Saturday.A frantic start at the Khalifa International Stadium saw Croatia take the lead in just the 7th minute through a diving header from defender... Read More

Lucena tanker plucks first Batang Pinoy gold

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – A 12-year-old swimmer from Lucena City captured the first gold medal in the Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy National Championships on Saturday.Kristian Yugo Cabana splashed his way to the boys’ 12-and-under 200-meter Individual Medley (IM) mint in two... Read More

Hidilyn elected to IWF Athletes Commission

MANILA–Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz was chosen as one of 10 members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Athletes Commission during the election held alongside the World Championships in Bogotá, Colombia.The 31-year-old Diaz plucked three gold medals in the... Read More

UP, FEU dispute Women's Cup football title

MANILA – University of the Philippines (UP) and Far Eastern University (FEU) will dispute the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Cup title at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona town, Cavite province on Saturday night.The title showdown is set at 7 p.m. while the battle... Read More

Bay Area nears PBA Comm's Cup Finals

MANILA– Bay Area moved to within a win from clinching a spot in the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals after pipping San Miguel, 114-95, in Game 2 of the semifinal series at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig on Friday night.The Dragons spoiled Coach Leo Austria's return to the Beermen bench by pulling... Read More

Former Batang Pinoy standout becomes world jr wushu champ

MANILA – The Batang Pinoy (National Youth Games) grassroots development program, organized by the Philippine Sports Commission, is the stepping stone of world-caliber athletes.One of them is Sandrex Gainsan, gold medalist at the 8th World Junior Wushu Championships held at Indonesia Convention... Read More

Batang Pinoy kicks off Saturday in Ilocos Sur

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur – The grassroots development program, Philippine Sports Commission-Batang Pinoy (BP-PSC) National Championships, sidelined for two years due to the pandemic, will kick off in Ilocos Sur on Saturday.Archery will be held at the San Ildefonso Central School grounds, badminton... Read More

Boxers Paalam, Petecio to grace Batang Pinoy opening in Vigan

MANILA – Tokyo Olympics silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio will attend the opening ceremony of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) - Batang Pinoy National Championships scheduled at the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on December 17-21.The two boxers, both products of... Read More

GM Antonio to compete in New Zealand chess tourney next year

MANILA – Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio "Joey" Antonio Jr. has expressed optimism about his participation at the Bob Wade Masters and Challengers in New Zealand next year.Antonio is among three GMs invited to join the tournament scheduled at the Howick Community Church Complex in Auckland... Read More

France to play Argentina in 2022 FIFA World Cup final

ANKARA – Reigning world champions France beat Morocco 2-0 Wednesday to face Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final this weekend.In the semifinal clash at Al Bayt Stadium, France scored the opener in the fifth minute.French defender Theo Hernandez was in front of the box to score a... Read More

Luis Scola named FIBA World Cup global ambassador

MANILA – FIBA announced on Wednesday night that Argentinian basketball legend Luis Scola will be a global ambassador for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.Scola played through five FIBA World Cups since 2002, winning two silver medals, and became the quadrennial event's second all-time leading... Read More

Ginebra takes 'Clasico' semis opener

MANILA – Ginebra escaped with an 87-84 win against Magnolia in Game 1 of their PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinal series on Wednesday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The Gin Kings held the Hotshots scoreless in the final 2:36 of the game and got the needed breaks in the end to take... Read More

Ateneo sends UAAP Finals vs. UP to sudden death

MANILA – Ateneo forced a third and deciding game in the UAAP men's basketball finals after drubbing the University of the Philippines (UP), 65-55, in front of 20,616 fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City."We lived to fight another day," Coach Tab Baldwin said after the Blue Eagles... Read More

Bay Area rallies to beat SMB at start of PBA Cup semis

MANILA – Bay Area fought back from a 16-point deficit to edge San Miguel, 103-102, at the start of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals on Wednesday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Kobey Lam scored the game-winning layup with 7.1 seconds left as the Dragons completed the comeback... Read More

Paris police on high alert to prevent violence in World Cup semis

PARIS – A 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinal pitting France against Morocco on Wednesday night will be more than just a football match.In Paris, the Champs-Elysees is expected to be the place for celebration. It was the case last Saturday for Moroccan fans after the historic qualification of the... Read More

UP's Malick Diouf is UAAP MVP

MANILA – Malick Diouf has been named the Most Valuable Player of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men's basketball tournament.The University of the Philippines (UP) center was formally handed the award on Wednesday night prior to Game 2 of the championship series... Read More

Flying Barracudas rule Holiday Swim Cup in Muntinlupa City

MANILA – The Mabalacat Flying Barracudas tallied 280 points to rule the Class A category of the 2022 Holiday Swim Cup at the new Olympic-sized indoor Muntinlupa Aquatics Center in Barangay Tunasan last Dec. 11.Sharknado Swim Team placed second while Rey Panlaqui Swim Club and BFRV CL Giant... Read More