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Northport opens PHL Cup bid with win over Blackwater

NORTHPORT Batang Pier began their PBA Philippine Cup bid with a victory on Wednesday, defeating the Blackwater Elite, 117-91, in the league curtain-raiser at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

AFC Asian Cup 2019 in UAE a digital hit

APART from churning out exciting matches on the field, the ongoing AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the United Arab Emirates has proven to be a digital platform hit as well.

Azkals make another go at win, possible KO spot

THE Philippine men’s national football team plays in its final scheduled group play match today against Kyrgyz Republic wherein it looks to book a breakthrough win in its AFC Asian Cup debut and pad its cause for a possible spot in the knockout stage of the continental football spectacle.

Phoenix’s Perkins looks to build on ROY campaign

WHILE admitting that his first year in the Philippine Basketball Association was not an easy one, Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters forward Jason Perkins said he learned a lot from his debut campaign and improved as a player en route to winning the Rookie of the Year (ROY).

In to compete

In the lead-up to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the Philippine Azkals made known their intention of being not just a participant in their first-ever appearance in the continental football spectacle but a team looking to make waves and go through.

Grateful MVP

ON Sunday San Miguel Beermen star June Mar Fajardo made history by becoming the Philippine Basketball Association’s first-ever five-time most valuable player. It is an achievement that he said he is very grateful for and proud of as it is a product of a wonderful journey he got to share with so many people.

Coach Tim Cone excited still over PBA openings after all of...

THE opening-day game between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and TNT KaTropa on Sunday at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan marked the 30th year that veteran Philippine Basketball Association bench tactician Tim Cone is coaching in the league.

Want to look like Federer?

LOCAL tennis fans and practitioners in search of quality replica game wear items may want to check out the latest items at UNIQLO as it launches the Roger Federer Game Wear collection.

‘Greek Freak’ inspires new STR8 fragrances

POPULAR European men’s fragrance line STR8 is now available in the country and is encouraging young men to “Go for Great” much like their brand ambassador National Basketball Association superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Azkals determined to save a win in Asian Cup debut

WITH the prospects of them advancing to the knockout stage of their debut AFC Asian Cup campaign no longer too high, the Philippine Azkals are channelling their focus to at least saving a win when they take on Kyrgyz Republic later this week in their final game in group play of the prestigious continental football spectacle.

Banged-up Alaska Aces still looking to live up to standards

LARGELY banged-up after a gruelling campaign last season that saw them play 14 months, the Alaska Aces recognize that the just-started Season 44 of the Philippine Basketball Association will be a rough for them one early on. But they are bent on not allowing the thought consume their bid too much even as they vow to continue to play at par with their standards as a franchise.

San Miguel’s Fajardo makes PBA history as five-time league MVP

BULACAN -- June Mar Fajardo made Philippine Basketball Association history yesterday as he became the first five-time league most valuable player after being handed the top individual award for Season 43 during the Leo Awards at the Philippine Arena.

Asian Cup: Philippine Azkals take on Chinese team today

THE Philippine men’s national football team treks back to the field today, taking on China People’s Republic in a Group C match at the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

Kings, KaTropa open Philippine Cup action

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) starts its Season 44 this weekend with the opening of the All-Filipino tournament Philippine Cup at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, on Sunday.

Filipino-headlined fights usher in packed year for ONE

ASIA’S largest martial arts organization ONE Championship is poised for a packed 2019 after announcing it would be hosting 45 events this year, beginning with two which will be headlined by Filipino world champions.

Spirited showing against Korea could be a blueprint for Azkals

GO-GETTING and fearless in its AFC Asian Cup debut, the Philippine men’s national football team is well advised to following such disposition on the field, and building on it, for the rest of the tournament if it is to make things happen. This is according to one local football analyst.

Romeo willing to adjust with San Miguel Beermen

JOINING an already “made” team, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star guard Terrence Romeo knows he has to do his share in fitting in with a team like the San Miguel Beermen. It is a process the explosive player said he recognizes and is willing to do.

Azkals show they belong in Asian Cup

THE Philippine men’s national football team made history on Monday night as it played in its first-ever AFC Asian Cup game. And it gallantly performed well, hanging on to just a 1-0 defeat against tournament favorite Korea Republic when many thought they would be beaten black and blue.

Columbian rookie Calvo raring to prove self with the big boys

WHILE much attention is being channelled to his rookie teammate and top pick CJ Perez in the run-up to Season 44 of the Philippine Basketball Association, incoming freshman JP Calvo is going about his business as he tries to find his place under the PBA sun and prove he belongs to play with the big boys.

NBA China Games will see Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets in...

THE Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are booked for two preseason games in China later this year, the National Basketball Association had announced.

All-Filipino champion

The 44th season of the Philippine Basketball Association rolls off on Jan. 13, beginning with the year-opening Philippine Cup, where the San Miguel Beermen have been dominant being winners of the last four editions of the tournament.

First PUMA Select in the Philippines now open

THE streetwear scene in the Philippines got a new player with the recent opening of the first PUMA Select standalone store in the country.

PHL Azkals begin historic AFC Asian Cup bid today

THE HISTORIC AFC Asian Cup campaign of the Philippine men’s national football team begins today as the Azkals play their debut group stage game in the continental football spectacle in the United Arab Emirates.

Mountain to climb for PHL Azkals at Asian Cup

THE groundbreaking campaign of the Philippine men’s national football team at the AFC Asian Cup officially begins on Jan. 7; a proud moment for the country’s football program but something that presents an uphill battle, one local football analyst said.

Alapag joins San Miguel Beermen coaching staff

THE San Miguel Beermen further fortified their preparation for the next Philippine Basketball Association season with the naming of PBA legend Jimmy Alapag as one of their assistant coaches.

JP Erram excited over new PBA journey with Warriors

SET to parlay his wares with the NLEX Road Warriors when a new season of the Philippine Basketball Association rolls off later this month, big man JP Erram said he is excited and looking forward to the latest turn in his burgeoning career.

PSC vows commitment to successful SEA Games hosting

WITH less than a year before the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, local sports officials and offices are now busy getting the ball rolling in preparation.

Donnie Nietes ends year 2018 with a bang

FILIPINO BOXING world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes ended 2018 on very a high note by winning another division title that thrust him to an elite group of fighters in history.

TNT KaTropa look to do well with new-look roster

DECIDED to go for a new-look roster after having a “pedestrian” season at the Philippine Basketball Association last year, the TNT KaTropa aim to do better when a new edition of the premier local professional basketball league unfurls later this month with help from the players they had acquired.

Standout moments (2)

The Year 2018 was also a standout year for female national athletes who made their presence felt in various international competitions.

Out of the shadows

FILIPINO WORLD BOXING champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes caps off what has been a busy 2018 with another title fight on New Year’s Eve in Macau, China. It is a contest that carries much significance in further solidifying his standing as one of the sport’s best, a local boxing analyst said.

Herndon basks in winning a PBA title with Magnolia

ALWAYS WANTED to play for the Magnolia franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association, forward Robbie Herndon shared that to win a title with the team makes it all the more special.

Light heavyweight, women’s featherweight title fights close out year for UFC

THE ULTIMATE Fighting Championship closes out an eventful year with a slam-bang two title fight-headlined event this weekend in California.

PFF excited for 2019 across various fronts

LOCAL FOOTBALL scored some and got hit in the about-to-end year but all should lead to an exciting 2019, this, according to Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.

Hidilyn Diaz eyes building on ‘roller coaster’ year

HAD it “roller coaster” in 2018, Olympic and Asian Games weightlifting medallist Hidilyn Diaz said the about-to-end year has thought her a lot and is looking to build on it as she moves on with her already-solid career.

PBA: Bringing the league to the people

JANUARY 2019 will mark the first year of Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Willie Marcial at the helm in an official capacity of Asia’s first play-for-pay league and he is looking forward to steering the PBA further and building on their gains in Year One.

Dota2, Tekken 7 among featured games at SEAG

PREPARATIONS for Esports in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) here in the Philippines got further legs as organizers last week named five of the six to be featured games in the event which will be making its Games debut.

Standout moments (1)

The Year 2018 is about to end and in hindsight, as a sportswriter, there were a lot of standout moments in Philippine sports to remember.

Magnolia celebrates return to PBA summit

THE MAGNOLIA Hotshots Pambansang Manok are once again back on the summit of the Philippine Basketball Association after clinching their 14th league title by completing the defeat of the Alaska Aces in their best-of-seven Governors’ Cup finals series, 4-2.

ONE Championship ushers in ‘new era’ in Japan event

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP will stage its first event in Japan next year and it is coming in loaded with a fight card headlined by three world title fights.

Columbian banking on fresh infusion from rookies

STRUGGLED SIGNIFICANTLY in the just-concluded season of the Philippine Basketball Association, the Columbian Dyip look to have a better campaign next year with added help from the young cogs they were able to pluck from the rookie draft.

Magnolia is PBA champion once again

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok swung to the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup title on Wednesday, defeating the Alaska Aces, 102-86, in Game Six of their best-of-seven finals series at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City and be crowned champions anew after four years.

NCAA stars grateful for finding homes in PBA

AFTER HAVING solid collegiate careers in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Jesper Ayaay and Bong Quinto are taking their act to the Philippine Basketball Association and are grateful to have found new homes that believe in what they could bring to the table.

Petron, F2 Logistics in PSL rubber match

THE CHAMPIONSHIP of the Philippine SuperLiga All-Filipino Conference gets decided today with protagonists Petron Blaze Spikers and F2 Logistics Cargo Movers fighting it out in their Game Three rubber match at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Coronation or extension?

THE best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Governors Cup finals series hits Game Six today with one team going for the jugular and another out to stay alive and force a rubber match.