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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

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 -- The champ is here!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 on Wednesday at the Ninoy Aquino International... 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