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Asusano bags lone gold for PH bets in 11th Asean Para Games  

SURAKARTA – After a rush of eight golds overnight, Filipino para-athletes struggled Wednesday, mustering a lone gold courtesy of thrower Cendy Asusano in the women’s shot put F54 in the morning action of the 11th Asean Para Games at the Manahan Stadium here.Disqualified in the discus... Read More

Naomi Osaka wins tough battle in comeback tourney

SAN JOSE California -- Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka made a winning return to the court on Tuesday, beating China's Zheng Qinwen 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in a challenging first-round match at the Silicon Valley Classic.Coming back from an Achilles injury that kept her sidelined since her first-round exit from... Read More

TNT beats Magnolia to start PBA semis  

MANILA -- TNT showed its championship pedigree on Magnolia with a 108-96 win at the start of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Led by another explosive game from Mikey Williams, the Tropang Giga quickly deposed the Hotshots from start to finish to draw... Read More

New world flyweight champ Apolinario returns home

MANILA–Newly crowned International Boxing Organization flyweight champion Dave Apolinario made his way back home following his successful title conquest in East London, South Africa on Saturday (Philippine Time).Apolinario arrived Wednesday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1... Read More

Filipino para swimmer bags 2 golds in record-breaking fashion

SURAKARTA, Indonesia – Ariel Joseph Alegarbes made a splashing debut in the 11th Asean Para Games Monday, capturing two gold medals in record-breaking style at the Jatidiri Sports Complex pool in Semarang.In front of a lean yet animated Filipino crowd, among them his father Abner, Alegarbes... Read More

PH hosting of FIBA World Cup 2023 draws support

MANILA – The preparation of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 (FBWC 2023) is now shifting to a higher gear as the federation received a total commitment from basketball stakeholders in the country.The Philippines is set to host the FBWC 2023 along... Read More

11-time NBA champion Bill Russell dies

ANKARA – Eleven-time NBA champion Bill Russell died on Sunday at the age of 88."It is with a very heavy heart we would like to pass along to all of Bill's friends, fans & followers: Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at age 88,... Read More

PH bets bag 5 golds in 11th Asean Para Games

SURAKARTA – Filipino para-athletes were off to a promising start Monday on the first hectic day of action in the 11th Asean Para Games with five golds–three from swimming and two from athletics – at the Manahan Stadium here and at the Jatadiri Sports Complex pool in... Read More

Magnolia edges NLEX in OT to enter PBA PH Cup semis

MANILA – Magnolia Hotshots booked a place in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals with a 112-106 overtime win against NLEX Road Warriors in the deciding game of their best-of-three quarterfinal series on Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Jio Jalalon took over in the extension... Read More

Reso honoring EJ Obiena for historic medal win filed at House

MANILA – A lawmaker on Sunday filed a resolution commending pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena for his historic bronze medal finish in the 2022 World Athletics Championships and for climbing to No. 3 in the world rankings.In the resolution, Manila District Rep. Rolando Valeriano... Read More

PH women’s team nails 2nd straight win in World Chess Olympiad

MANILA – Woman Grandmaster Janelle Mae Frayna and Woman FIDE Master Shania Mae Mendoza essayed impressive wins to lift the Philippines to a 2.5-1.5 win over Nicaragua Saturday night and a share of the women’s lead after two rounds of the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.Frayna... Read More

PBBM confident PH bets will succeed in 11th Asean Para Games

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. gave Filipino paralympic athletes a presidential sendoff, wishing them good luck as they compete in the 11th Asean Para Games set from July 30 to Aug. 6 in Solo, Indonesia.“I would just like to send my good luck wishes to... Read More

PFF begins building new office in Cavite

CARMONA, Cavite – The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has begun the construction of its new headquarters here -- a five-story office building with state-of-the-art facilities that would help in the advancement of the federation's functions.PFF president Nonong Araneta, secretary general... Read More

PH rallies past Indonesia in men’s 3x3 wheelchair basketball

SURAKARTA, Indonesia – Banking heavily on Alfie Cabanog’s inside game, the Philippines came from behind to stun Indonesia, 15-10, in the men’s 3x3 wheelchair basketball event for the country’s first win in the 11th ASEAN Para Games at the GOR Sritex Arena Saturday.Down 0-2,... Read More

PH bets gird for action as 11th ASEAN Para Games unfolds Saturday

SURAKARTA, Indonesia – Filipino paralympic athletes will showcase their skills as the 11th ASEAN Para Games opens Saturday at the sprawling 20,000-seat Manahan Stadium here.Led by powerlifter Achelle “Jinky” Guion, the flag-bearer, a group of 30 athletes, coaches, and officials... Read More

Ginebra ties QF series vs. Meralco

MANILA – Ginebra bounced back mightily from an ugly third quarter and surged ahead in the final frame to clip Meralco, 94-87, in Game 2 of their PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinal series at the FilOil EcoOil Center in San Juan City on Friday.Appeared to be smooth sailing to the series equalizer... Read More

EJ Obiena rises to 3rd in world rankings after historic medal

MANILA – EJ Obiena soared to his highest world ranking yet after delivering the Philippines its first medal in the World Athletic Championships.Obiena announced on Thursday night that he is now ranked third in the world in men's pole vault after capturing the bronze in the said meet that took... Read More

Flag-bearer Guion gets break in 11th Asean Para Games

SURAKARTA, Indonesia – Flag-bearer Achelle “Jinky” Guion got a timely break when her event in the women’s powerlifting competition was reset to two days after the formal opening of the 11th Asean Para Games on Saturday at the Manahan Stadium here.“Malaking tuwa ko po... Read More

SMB, TNT barge into PBA PH Cup semifinals

MANILA – TNT booked the first seat in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals after clobbering Converge, 116-95, in their quarterfinal game on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.Only needing to win once to qualify, the Tropang Giga were almost unstoppable in the first half, going... Read More

EJ Obiena 'ecstatic' after clinching World Athletics bronze

MANILA -- Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena posted his most significant win yet after clinching the bronze medal for men's pole vault in the World Athletics Championships (WAC) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Monday (Philippine Time).Obiena became the first Filipino to make the WAC podium,... Read More