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PH wrestlers upbeat at pre-SEAG tourney in Cambodia

MANILA – Members of the Philippine wrestling team, who arrived in two batches in Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh this week, are in high spirits as they look forward to the Southeast Asian Championships which will kick off on Dec. 16.The men's team is composed of Michael Vijay Cater... Read More

Morocco aims to change African mentality towards World Cup: coach

RABAT, Morocco – On the eve of their face-off against France in the FIFA World Cup semi-finals, Morocco is aspiring to make history by advancing to the final of the global tournament.Addressing a press conference in the Qatari capital, Doha, Moroccan coach Walid Regragui said his team will... Read More

Argentina beat Croatia 3-0 to qualify for FIFA World Cup final

ISTANBUL – Argentina claimed a 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday to advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup final.Argentina was awarded a penalty after Julian Alvarez was brought down by Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic at Lusail Stadium in Al Daayen.Lionel Messi converted the penalty kick in the... Read More

Lionel Messi seeks to break his own World Cup records: report

DOHA – Lionel Messi boasts multiple World Cup records. They involve one-of-a-kind goals, assists and appearances.Barcelona's former and Paris' current talisman is seeking to surpass Pele and Miroslav Klose's achievements that the FIFA is highlighting in a report published Monday ahead of... Read More

Arca upsets 9th seed Moldova player in Pacquiao chess tourney

MANILA – Filipino teenage sensation Christian Gian Karlo Arca sent shockwaves down the tournament area as he slew ninth seed International Master Dragos Ceres of Moldova to seize an early share of the lead at the start of the MCPL’s Manny Pacquiao International Open Chess Festival in... Read More

PH wins 3 medals in world junior wushu championships

MANILA – The Philippines captured one gold and two bronze medals at the 8th World Junior Wushu Championships at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE BSD) in Tangerang, Indonesia held from Dec. 2 to 11.Sandrex Gainsan displayed his awesome form to rule the Qiangshu (spear play) event,... Read More

Letran appeals suspension of Fran Yu

MANILA – Letran has appealed the disqualifying foul slapped on Fran Yu in Game 2 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball finals on Sunday.Assistant coach Jaren Jarencio confirmed the filing of the appeal during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at... Read More

PH Army runner wins gold medal in Vietnam race

MANILA – Philippine Army (PA) runner Cpl. Richard Salaño emerged victorious with a gold medal in the 5th Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon in Vietnam where nearly 12,000 people participated last Dec. 11."Cpl. Salaño bested other competitors in the men's... Read More

Nueva Ecija wins MPBL title

MANILA – Nueva Ecija took home the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League championship after beating Zamboanga, 69-56, in Game 4 of the national finals on Monday night at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Zamboanga City.Nueva Ecija pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring Zamboanga, 25-9, to... Read More

Gilas placed in Pot 1 of FIBA World Cup draw

MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas will be placed in Pot 1 of the FIBA World Cup group draw as announced by FIBA on Monday.According to FIBA, this is one of the perks Gilas gets for being the main host of the event's first-ever multiple-nation hosting, that is, the Philippines will host the final stage... Read More

NAMSSA chief’s appointment to motorcycle racing world body hailed

MANILA – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) hailed the election of Stephen Macky Carapiet as Asia’s sole representative to the executive board of the FIM—the global governing and sanctioning body for motorcycle racing.The FIM, or the Fédération Internationale de... Read More

2 players seek GM norms in P4.2-M Pacquiao Open Chess tourney

MANILA – International Masters Daniel Quizon and Michael Concio Jr. seek grandmaster norms as they wage war against a strong field composed of local and foreign GMs in the PHP4.2-million Maharlika Pilipinas Chess League’s Manny Pacquiao International Open Chess Festival unfolding Tuesday... Read More

UP, FEU to dispute Women's Cup football title

MANILA – University of the Philippines (UP) and Far Eastern University (FEU) have scored contrasting victories on Sunday to arrange a title showdown at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Women’s Cup.UP downed Kaya FC-Iloilo, 5-4, in the penalty shootout while FEU demolished Tuloy... Read More

PH Army boxer wins vacant IBF belt

MANILA – The Philippine Army (PA) on Monday announced that one of its troops, Pvt. Charly Suarez, won the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) Asia Junior Lightweight belt.This came after Suarez beat his Indonesian opponent Defry Palulu via technical knockout (TKO) during the match at... Read More

Obebe rules 4 events in COPA-SMP swim tourney

MANILA – Paulene Beatriz Obebe of Aqua Sprint Swim Club won the girls’ 12-year-old 100-meter freestyle Class A event in the 1st Congress of Philippine Aquatics, Inc.- Samahang Manlalangoy ng Pilipinas (COPA-SMP) Christmas Friendship Swimfest at Teofilo Yldefonso pool inside the Rizal... Read More

Pacquiao outclasses Korean martial artist in exhibition fight

MANILA – Manny Pacquiao displayed vintage boxing on Sunday, outpointing Korean opponent DK Yoo in a six-round exhibition fight at the Korea International Exhibition Center in Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang, South Korea.The anticipated showdown between boxing's only eight-division world champion and the... Read More

PH's Rondina-Gonzaga wins gold in world beach volleyball tourney

MANILA – Cherry Ann "Sisi" Rondina and Jovelyn Gonzaga defeated Genesa Jane “Jen” Eslapor and Floremel Rodriguez, 22-24, 21-12, 15-12, in the all-Filipino women's final at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures in Subic, Zambales on Sunday.Rondina had to endure leg cramps... Read More

NU Pep back as UAAP cheerdance champ

MANILA — The National University Pep Squad returned to the top of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition ladder after ruling the Season 85 edition in front of 18,029 fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Saturday night.The cheer dancers from Jocson street in Sampaloc took home the crown... Read More

'Manila Clasico': SMB-Bay Area in PBA Comm's Cup semis

MANILA – Ginebra and San Miguel completed the semifinal cast in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after sweeping their quarterfinals opponents in their Game 2s on Saturday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.The Gin Kings were the first to clinch a semifinal spot after beating the NorthPort... Read More

France beats England to reach World Cup semis vs. Morocco

ANKARA – Defending champion France edged England 2-1 to reach the World Cup semifinals on Saturday.A header by French forward Olivier Giroud found the hands of England’s goalie Jordan Pickford in the 11th minute.Aurelien Tchouameni's hit a screamer to the left bottom corner of the net... Read More