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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are booked for two preseason games in China later this year, the National Basketball Association had announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE ULTIMATE Fighting Championship closes out an eventful year with a slam-bang two title fight-headlined event this weekend in California.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.