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Coo clinches silver in Asian BMX championships

Coo clinches silver in Asian BMX championships

June 2, 2024, 7:19 pm

MANILA – Patric Bren Coo clinched the silver medal in the 2024 Asian Cycling Confederation BMX Championships in Bangkok, Thailand over the weekend. Coo finished behind Thailand’s BMX ace Komet Sukprasert, who won his third straight Asian championships in preparation for the Paris Olympics.… Read More

Russian shocks world No. 8 Zheng in French Open

Russian shocks world No. 8 Zheng in French Open

June 2, 2024, 5:47 pm

ANKARA – Elina Avanesyan shocked world No. 8 Qinwen Zheng in the women's third round on Saturday, while Alexander Zverev barely made it to the men's fourth round in the 2024 Roland Garros (French Open). Avanesyan, the 21-year-old from Russia ranked 70th, eliminated Zheng 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-6) in… Read More

From martial arts to boxing, Bacyadan fulfills Olympic dream

From martial arts to boxing, Bacyadan fulfills Olympic dream

June 2, 2024, 3:53 pm

MANILA – Hergie Bacyadan is the 15th Filipino Olympian and fifth boxer going to the Paris Games after hurdling her quarterfinal bout in the 2nd World Boxing Olympic Qualification held in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday. She beat Venezuela’s Maryelis Yriza in the women’s 75 kg on Sunday via… Read More

PH ROTC Games good breeding ground for nat’l athletes – Gaston

PH ROTC Games good breeding ground for nat’l athletes – Gaston

June 2, 2024, 9:24 am

BACOLOD – The Philippine Reserve Officers Training Corps Games is a potential breeding ground for national athletes who can excel in international games, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Matthew “Fritz” Gaston said. “We can foresee that the Philippine ROTC Games is another… Read More

Paalam makes 2nd straight Olympics; another boxer eyes Paris slot

Paalam makes 2nd straight Olympics; another boxer eyes Paris slot

June 2, 2024, 2:33 am

MANILA – Boxer Carlo Paalam booked a return trip to the Olympics after a unanimous decision win over India's Sachin Siwach in the men's 57 kg semifinals at the 2nd World Boxing Olympic Qualification held at Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday night. It was an early birthday… Read More

Rublev falls in 3rd round, Sinner advances in 2024 French Open

Rublev falls in 3rd round, Sinner advances in 2024 French Open

June 1, 2024, 6:32 pm

ANKARA – World no. 6 Andrey Rublev failed in the third round of the 2024 Roland Garros (French Open) on Friday, while world no. 2 Jannik Sinner reached the fourth round in the competition. Italian Matteo Arnaldi eliminated Rublev, 7-6(8-6), 6-2, 6-4. "It's incredible. I think I played the best… Read More

Fundraising chess tournament set in Batangas June 8

Fundraising chess tournament set in Batangas June 8

June 1, 2024, 4:52 pm

MANILA – The Rotary International District 3820 will hold an Open Rapid chess tournament at SM City in Santo Tomas, Batangas on June 8. Arena Grandmaster Kimuel Aaron Lorenzo will lead the entries in the fundraising event that will provide prescription eyeglasses to 300 students of Pulong Sta.… Read More

Irving, Doncic lead Dallas Mavericks to NBA Finals

Irving, Doncic lead Dallas Mavericks to NBA Finals

May 31, 2024, 6:45 pm

ANKARA – Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic rallied the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals by dropping 36 points each against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference finals. The Mavericks won their fourth game in the series 124-103 at Target Center in Minneapolis. "I just had that utmost… Read More

Paalam gets past Armenian via tiebreak in Olympic qualifiers

Paalam gets past Armenian via tiebreak in Olympic qualifiers

May 30, 2024, 8:14 pm

MANILA – In his toughest fight so far, Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Carlo Paalam went through a wringer on Thursday, turning back Armenia’s Artur Bazeyan in their 57kg encounter to advance in the quarterfinals of the 2nd World Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Hua Mak Indoor Stadium in… Read More

Gilas Women U18 bracketed with Lebanon, Syria, Maldives

Gilas Women U18 bracketed with Lebanon, Syria, Maldives

May 30, 2024, 7:42 pm

MANILA – By sweeping the FIBA Under-18 Women’s Asia Cup SEABA Qualifiers recently, the Gilas Pilipinas U18 team took the first steps needed to regain Division A status. Next comes the big leap. Putting on a masterful performance in Ratchaburi, the Philippine squad, coached by Julie Amos, swept… Read More

FIVB approves more than 1K projects worldwide for volleyball dev’t

FIVB approves more than 1K projects worldwide for volleyball dev’t

May 30, 2024, 7:36 pm

GENEVA – The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) announced Wednesday that the FIVB Volleyball Empowerment and Development Program has approved 1,075 projects since its inception in 2017. The world volleyball governing body has invested more than 30 million Swiss francs (about USD32.8… Read More

Adamson, De La Salle-Lipa triumph in Shakey's girls volleyball

Adamson, De La Salle-Lipa triumph in Shakey's girls volleyball

May 30, 2024, 6:59 pm

MANILA – Adamson University outplayed Holy Rosary College, 25-22, 25-23, for its second straight win in Pool D of the 2024 Shakey’s Girls Volleyball Invitational League (GVIL) at the Arellano University-Taft gym on Thursday. UAAP Season 86 MVP Shaina Nitura led the Baby Falcons with seven… Read More

Alas Pilipinas roster to remain intact

Alas Pilipinas roster to remain intact

May 30, 2024, 6:33 pm

MANILA – Collegiate players will be added to the national women's volleyball team, which bagged the bronze medal last Wednesday in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup for Women. Alas Pilipinas defeated Australia, 25-23, 25-15, 25-7, to register the historic performance before… Read More

Commendation for Alas Pilipinas volleyball team sought in Senate

Commendation for Alas Pilipinas volleyball team sought in Senate

May 30, 2024, 2:54 pm Updated on May 30, 2024, 4:21 pm

MANILA – Senator Joel Villanueva has filed a resolution seeking to commend the bronze medal finish of Alas Pilipinas in the recent 2024 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup held in Manila from May 22 - 29. in Senate Resolution No. 1042, Villanueva noted that the success of Alas… Read More

Ex-Olympic champion Braz to miss Paris Games

Ex-Olympic champion Braz to miss Paris Games

May 29, 2024, 4:14 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO – Former Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz will miss the Paris Games after breaching anti-doping regulations, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Brazilian was provisionally suspended last July after he was found to have traces of the… Read More

Boston Celtics reach 2024 NBA Final after ousting Indiana Pacers 4-0

Boston Celtics reach 2024 NBA Final after ousting Indiana Pacers 4-0

May 28, 2024, 8:01 pm

ANKARA – The Boston Celtics reached the 2024 NBA Final after eliminating the Indiana Pacers 4-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics beat the Pacers 105-102 to get their fourth win in the series on Tuesday. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum rallied their team to vital victory at Gainbridge… Read More

Zverev deals Nadal first-ever round 1 loss in French Open

Zverev deals Nadal first-ever round 1 loss in French Open

May 28, 2024, 3:12 am

Rafael Nadal said goodbye to the French Open 2024 after losing the first-round match in straight sets against Alexander Zverev on Monday.  Zverev, world number four, eliminated Nadal 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier in three hours and five minutes. Nadal, a 14-time Roland Garros… Read More

Antipolo school opens girls' volleyball title-retention bid May 29

Antipolo school opens girls' volleyball title-retention bid May 29

May 27, 2024, 7:38 pm

MANILA – California Academy of Antipolo begins its title defense against Chiang Kai Shek High School when the Shakey's Girls Volleyball Invitational League unfolds Wednesday at Adamson University gym in Manila. California Academy, which defeated Naga College Foundation last year, and Chiang Kai… Read More

Alcaraz, Rublev win opening matches at French Open

Alcaraz, Rublev win opening matches at French Open

May 27, 2024, 4:11 pm

ANKARA – World no. 3 men's tennis player Carlos Alcaraz and sixth seed Andrey Rublev qualified for the second round of the 2024 French Open (Roland Garros) as the tournament started on Sunday. Spain's Alcaraz beat his US opponent Jeffrey John Wolf with straight sets of 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 in a first… Read More

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc wins 1st Monaco Grand Prix at home

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc wins 1st Monaco Grand Prix at home

May 27, 2024, 3:28 pm

ANKARA – Ferrari's driver Charles Leclerc on Sunday won the 2024 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in his hometown for the first time in his career. Leclerc, a 26-year-old Monegasque racing driver, beat McLaren's Oscar Piastri to win the 78-lap race with a time of two hours, 23 minutes and 15.554… Read More