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WBA welterweight supremacy at stake in Pacquiao-Thurman fight

THIS WEEKEND Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and American champion Keith “One Time” Thurman collide for World Boxing Association supremacy in welterweight.

Philippine Azkals begin qualifying bid at home in September

THE Philippine national men’s football team begins its qualifying bid for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup in China in 2023 here at home in September.

PBA: Meralco and Alaska dispute Commish Cup’s last quarterfinal berth

THE ELIMINATION round of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup goes into overdrive today as the Meralco Bolts and Alaska Aces play off for the right to earn the last quarterfinal spot available in the midseason tournament.

NCAA: Altas, Pirates angle for bounce-back wins

ABSORBED their first defeats in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 previously, the Perpetual Help Altas and Lyceum Pirates try to bounce-back when they take on separate opponents in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

RC Cola makers throw support behind esports

ARC REFRESHMENTS Corp., makers of soda drinks RC Cola and Juicy Lemon in the country, recently dipped its hands in esports with the successful staging of the first-ever “Juicy Legends Tournament.”

Japanese cuisine two ways

TAPPING into the Philippines’ big market for Japanese cuisine, a new restaurant has opened in Makati which seeks to introduce to the local market more ways of enjoying dishes from the “Land of the Rising Sun.”

Bolts earn playoff for last QF berth

THE MERALCO BOLTS kept their Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup campaign alive by beating the San Miguel Beermen, 95-91, on the final day of the elimination round on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Philippine national men’s hockey team expects tougher road to Southeast Asian...

NO LONGER under radar like in the 2017 edition of the Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine national men’s hockey team said it is expecting the road to be tougher as it tries to win back-to-back gold medals in the regional meet happening later this year in the country.

Alvarez-Folayang match elevated as it becomes part of ONE Championship Grand...

WHAT IS ALREADY an anticipated match between American mixed martial arts star Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez and Filipino icon Eduard “Landslide” Folayang on Aug. 2 here in Manila has become more significant after it was elevated to be part of ONE Championship’s Grand Prix offering at its “Dawn of Heroes” event.

PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations end today

THE elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup ends today and it still carries much pack with the final positioning and playoff berth at stake.

Stags book 2nd victory in a row; Knights win

THE San Sebastian Stags remained unscathed in Season 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, racing to their second straight win with a rout of the Mapua Cardinals, 92-68, on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Thurman fight has significance of its own for Pacquiao — analyst

IN MORE THAN two decades of a Hall-of-Fame career, Filipino boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has seen and done it all. But his upcoming fight against American Keith “One Time” Thurman carries significance of its own, hence the need to look at it with a keen eye, this according to one local fight analyst.

Expanded pool

The preparations of Gilas Pilipinas for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China beginning late next month took further form on Monday night with the naming of the player pool from which the team representing the Philippines will be drawn from.

San Sebastian shoots for win number two in NCAA

ONE of the teams which had a winning debut in Season 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the San Sebastian Stags look to build on the momentum from it and win their second straight game when they take on the Mapua Cardinals in the middle game today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Green Archers climb the PFL ladder with big win over Global

GREEN ARCHERS United FC climbed to third spot in the standings of the Philippines Football League (PFL) following its big 9-0 victory over Global Cebu FC on Sunday at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

Elite fortify top 4 spot heading into playoffs

THE Blackwater Elite assured themselves a spot in the top four of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup heading into the quarterfinals after beating the Alaska Aces, 112-104, in their final game of the elimination round on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Busmen ground Airmen; Kaya FC bounces back

DEFENDING champion Ceres-Negros FC continued to flex its muscles in the Philippines Football League just as Kaya FC-Iloilo bounced back in league action on Saturday.

Philippine national ice hockey, tennis teams find a supporter in cybersecurity...

WITH the 30th Southeast Asian Games just a little under five months away, the Philippine national ice hockey and tennis teams got a shot in the arm with cybersecurity company Kaspersky pledging support for their respective campaigns in the biennial sporting meet which the country is hosting this year.

Northport seeks to build momentum into playoffs

ALREADY assured of a top-two finish in the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup and the twice-to-beat advantage in the next round, the Northport Batang Pier seek to finish on a high and build momentum heading into the quarterfinals.

San Beda, Lyceum go for back-to-back victories

OPENING-DAY victors San Beda Red Lions and Lyceum Pirates go for back-to-back wins in Season 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association when they take on separate opponents today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

PFL: Ceres-Negros FC gets better of Kaya FC-Iloilo in battle of...

CERES-NEGROS FC got the better of Kaya FC-Iloilo in their first encounter in Season 3 of the Philippines Football League on Wednesday at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

Payment network UnionPay inks deal as PBA sponsor

UNIONPAY, a global payment network, is now part of the growing list of partners of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after inking a deal to become the league’s official payment partner.

ROS Elasto painters give quarters push a boost

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters did their Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal push a favor with a gutsy 86-82 win over the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Gilas Pilipinas preparations steadily coming along

A LITTLE over three weeks since opening camp for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas said things are steadily coming along and expected it to further pick up in the coming weeks.

Filipino pugilists eye SEA Games gold repeat

GOLD MEDAL winners in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Filipino boxers John Marvin and Eumir Felix Marcial are eyeing a repeat of the feat in this year’s edition of the biennial regional games which the Philippines is hosting later this year.

Magnolia looks to arrest skid and book QF berth

LOSERS of their last two matches which has prevented them from barging into the quarterfinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok are out to arrest their skid when they collide with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in league action today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

College of Saint Benilde edges tough EAC, 69-66

THE COLLEGE of Saint Benilde Blazers survived a tough challenge from the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals in their National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 debut on Tuesday, holding on to a narrow 69-66 victory at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Stacked Aug. ONE Manila event further solidifies

AN already-stacked Manila card in August of ONE Championship got loaded some more with recent additions and changes made by the promotion this week.

A case for the Baby Beast

Friends of mine on social media would attest that I am one in supporting the inclusion of Philippine Basketball Association rookie CJ Perez in the Gilas Pilipinas roster competing at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China beginning next month.

Gilas Youth ends up 14th at FIBA U19 World Cup

WHAT was a rough campaign at the FIBA Basketball Under-19 World Cup in Greece for Gilas Pilipinas Youth came to an end on Sunday with the team finishing in 14th place in the 16-team field.

Mendiola finally barges into PFL win column

AFTER six tries, Mendiola FC 1991 finally barged into the win column of the ongoing Philippines Football League season, beating Philippine Air Force FC, 3-1, in their battle of winless teams on Sunday at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna.

Six more teams make NCAA Season 95 debut

SEASON 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association takes further flight today with six more seniors basketball teams set to make their debut in the scheduled triple-header at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

adidas releases Spider-Man and NBA star-inspired D.O.N. Issue #1

ADD National Basketball Association star Donovan Mitchell to the list of league players who have a line of shoes now that adidas, in collaboration with Marvel, released recently the first signature basketball kicks of the “Spida” -- the D.O.N. Issue #1.

TNT KaTropa assure selves of top-2 finish, incentive

THE TNT KaTropa assured themselves a top-two finish in the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it in the next round following their 115-97 victory over the Blackwater Elite on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Lyceum opens NCAA 95 with win vs Letran, 84-80

THE LYCEUM of the Philippines University Pirates began their National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 campaign on a winning note, defeating the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, 84-80, on opening day on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

PFL: Kaya FC-Iloilo’s unbeaten run halted with Green Archers United FC...

THE WINNING streak of Kaya FC-Iloilo at the Philippines Football League was stopped at five after it was forced to a 0-0 draw by Green Archers United FC on Saturday at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

Mobile Legends spin-off game out later this month

THE HIGHLY popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) gets a new chapter with an official spin-off set to be released later this month.

Blackwater, San Miguel parade new imports

THE BLACKWATER Elite and San Miguel Beermen will have new imports when they play in the scheduled double-header in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Gilas Pilipinas Youth bows to Serbia, drops to classification round

GILAS PILIPINAS Youth is now out of the running in the FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Greece after bowing to world number four Serbia, 87-60, in the round of 16 early Thursday morning (Manila time).

San Beda vs Arellano in NCAA Season 95 opening

THE 95th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association fires off on Sunday, July 7, with four peat-seeking San Beda Red Lions kicking off their bid against hosts Arellano University Chiefs.

PFL: Ceres-Negros defeats Green Archers in fire-fight

DEFENDING Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros FC made it back-to-back wins since returning to league action after its AFC Cup campaign, beating Green Archers United FC, 4-3, in a fire-fight at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite, on Wednesday.

Furthering the Japan martial art of kendo in the country

COMPARED to other Japanese martial arts, the number of people doing kendo in the Philippines may not be as big, but practitioners of it in the country are undeterred in bringing it to the fore to have more Filipinos appreciate it and, maybe, pick it up.

POC to hold election on July 28

THE scheduled Philippine Olympic Committee election today has been moved to later this month in accordance with the directive of world Olympic bodies.

Northport edges Columbian, closes in on playoff incentive

THE NORTHPORT Batang Pier moved a step closer to notching a playoff incentive in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup after outlasting the Columbian Dyip, 110-108, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Gilas Youth ends group phase sans a win

THE rough campaign of Gilas Pilipinas Youth at the FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup continued on Wednesday morning (Manila time) after it absorbed a 92-64 shellacking from Russia to finish the classification phase winless.