NU sweeps first-round of UAAP women’s volleyball

UNSTOPPABLE National University (NU) bullied its way to a first-round sweep for its all-time best start, running over University of the Philippines (UP) with a commanding 25-10, 25-20, 25-15 victory in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday.

Warriors slow Luka Dončić, rout Mavs in Game 1

STEPHEN Curry led a high-percentage attack with 21 points and the Golden State Warriors dominated the visiting Dallas Mavericks on both ends of the floor en route to a 112-87 victory on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in San Francisco.

Alcaraz threatens to gatecrash Djokovic and Nadal party in Paris

RECORD champion Rafael Nadal is locked in an all-time Grand Slam battle with world number one Novak Djokovic going into the French Open but both could end up being upstaged by teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz.

NBA announces All-Rookie first, second teams

SCOTTIE Barnes of the Toronto Raptors, Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons and Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers each were unanimous selections for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Rookie first team announced on Wednesday.

Remaining PHL bets in SEAG urged not to let health guards down

HANOI — National team chef de mission Ramon Fernandez on Thursday urged the county’s remaining campaigners in the 31st Vietnam Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) not to let their health and safety guards down as the sportsfest enters its critical homestretch.

Stealing home edge

By Anthony L. Cuaycong
The Celtics have remained confident in the aftermath of their disappointing loss in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals the other day, and with reason.

Gilas Women defeat Thailand, 97-81, for its second win in row

HANOI — Heroines came in abandon as the Philippine women’s squad whipped rival Thailand 97-81, on Wednesday for its second straight win in women’s basketball of the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the Thanh Tri Gymnasium.

Johann Chua stuns Biado in all-Filipino 9-ball finals

HANOI — Johann Chua pounced on two stunning miscues by reigning US Open champion Carlo Biado en route to a 9-6 victory and crowned himself the new 9-ball billiards champion on Wednesday in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

PHL lady archers shock Vietnam in thrilling shoot-off

HANOI — Archery contributed its first gold to the Philippine campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Wednesday, nipping top seed Vietnam 26-25 in a thrilling shoot-off for the women’s team recurve title at the Hanoi National Training Center.

Cycling team targets first gold in criterium event

HOA BINH — Jermyn Prado leads the women’s team and Jan Paul Morales heads the men’s squad as the Philippines targets its first gold medal in cycling in the criterium event of the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Thursday morning.