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Filipino prospect Kai Sotto won’t rejoin Ignite Squad in NBA G...

FILIPINO young prospect Kai Sotto will not be rejoining the Ignite squad in the National Basketball Association (NBA) G League but the league wishes the player well in his continued pursuit of his NBA dreams.

Phoenix coach Robinson counting on new players

THE Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters have had it busy in the offseason, trading players to come up with a team that fits the direction they want to take moving forward.

Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance team members seeking to excel at November SEA...

HOME to some of the top riders in the country, the Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance team is looking to do its share and do well in delivering top medals in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Vietnam in November.

GAB reminds Magnolia player Abueva he is still on probation

NEWLY acquired Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok player Calvin Abueva has been reminded by the local professional sports regulatory body that he is still on probation and must comply with the conditions set forth.

Alex Eala sustains rise in WTA singles rankings

ALEX Eala of the Philippines has sustained her ascent in the world rankings, now at a career-high 763 in the latest list released by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Alaska Aces send Manuel to Phoenix Fuel Masters

Philippine Basketball Association forward Vic Manuel finally got his wish to be traded after the Alaska Aces sent him to the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters on Tuesday.

ONE’s The Apprentice contestant Sangalang savors being part of it

HONED by his experience in doing combat sports and establishing a career in the corporate world, Louie Sangalang savors the opportunity to participate in the upcoming reality TV show The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition.

Local NSA readying boxers for ramped-up Tokyo preparation

WITH the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo just five months away, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is preparing to up the ante in its preparation to have as many boxers as possible to represent the country and have them ready for the competition.

Philippines to compete in 46 events at next year’s Asian Games

Team Philippines is set to compete in 46 sports events at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) announced on Monday.

‘The Demolition Man’ Lausa to parade MMA wares in Brave CF

“THE Demolition Man” is back in mixed martial arts (MMA).

Phoenix Fuel Masters now focus on working with new pieces

AFTER they let go of a key piece in Calvin Abueva, the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters are now focusing on working with what they got in return and continue with their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) push.

NBA, Smart Communications relaunch league website with local fans in mind

THE National Basketball Association (NBA) and Smart Communications last week relaunched the league’s website here aimed at providing content that suits local fans’ taste.

Hotshots still looking to strengthen frontcourt

DESPITE their acquisition of All-Star forward Calvin Abueva in a surprise trade early this week, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok are still out to strengthen their frontcourt further by way of the rookie draft.

Rolando Dy returns to Brave CF action next month in division...

REIGNING Brave Combat Federation (CF) Fighter of the Year Rolando “Dy Incredible” Dy of the Philippines is set to return to action in March against Kyrgyzstan’s Abdisalam Kubanychbek in a lightweight title eliminator.

Obiena wins bronze to end 2021 indoor season campaign

FILIPINO pole-vaulter and Tokyo Olympics-bound EJ Obeina won a bronze medal in the 2021 Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, on Thursday (Manila time) to end his indoor season campaign.

Abueva traded to Magnolia for Banchero, draft picks

STAR forward Calvin Abueva is headed to a new Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team after he was traded to the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok on Wednesday.

Obiena’s recent successes bode well for Olympic push — Patafa

TOKYO Olympics-bound pole-vaulter EJ Obiena has been having it solid in international competitions he is participating in, something the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) is bullish about.  

A packed lightweight division for Brave Combat Federation

BAHRAIN-BASED Brave Combat Federation (CF) has its lightweight division stacked with a number of fighters making strong cases for the title.

Philippine Superliga remains strong, says Juico

DESPITE some teams reconsidering their participation in the league and have taken a different direction, the Philippine Superliga (PSL) remains strong and ready to forge ahead and bring its brand of volleyball to the fore.

Sports marketing takes center stage in PSC summit session

THE fourth session of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) online summit takes place this week with sports marketing taking front and center.

Wesley So tops Magnus Carlsen to win Opera Euro Rapid chess...

CHESS Grandmaster Wesley So of the United States defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen to win the Opera Euro Rapid chess championship on Monday.

NSAs updated on do’s and don’ts in the Olympics — Araneta

AMID the uncertainties around the staging of the Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of the quadrennial sporting spectacle are making sure that proper health and safety protocols are in place, coming up with a “playbook,” which all participants need to follow.

Alvarez says ONE’s The Apprentice edition experience to remember

ONE of 16 contestants chosen to compete on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, Filipino Lara Alvarez said the experience was to remember and has taught her a lot.

Gilas Pilipinas set to add players to its pool from PBA...

THE Philippine national men’s basketball team is set to add players to its pool from the rookie draft of the local professional league set for March.

Chot Reyes makes PBA coaching comeback with TNT

EIGHT-TIME Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) champion coach Chot Reyes is back in the league with the TNT Tropang GIGA.

WNBL successfully holds first-ever player draft; Cainglet selected first

THE newly recognized professional association Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) added another milestone in its development by holding its first-ever player draft at the weekend.

Timberwolves latest NBA partner of Tanduay

ADD the Minnesota Timberwolves to the growing list of National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, which have partnered with Philippine rum maker Tanduay.

Gilas Pilipinas open to playing in the PBA as a guest...

PRESENTED with the opportunity by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to have the national team participate in the league’s next tournament as a guest team, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) said it is open to the idea and will discuss the matter in the coming days.

Alex Eala advances to another pro tournament quarterfinals

Filipino tennis wunderkind Alex Eala advanced to her fourth straight professional quarterfinal stint after defeating Spain’s Cristina Bucsa, 2-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (10-8), in the second round of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) W25 Grenoble Tournament in France on Thursday (Manila time).

Mineski and Riot Games unveil tourneys lined up for the year

MINESKI Philippines and Riot Games Southeast Asia recently unveiled the roster of esports tournaments and activities lined up for staging this year.

PNVFI committees formed to help it operate better

TO allow it to operate as organized as possible, newly formed Philippine National Volleyball Federation, Inc. (PNVFI) formed committees to handle its various affairs.

Survey shows more Filipinos eating better in the new normal

HERBALIFE Nutrition recently released the findings from the 2020 Diet Decisions Survey, showing that more Filipinos are eating better in the so-called new normal.

Volleyball group eyes changes to how national team is formed

LOOKING to strengthen the formation of national teams for international competitions, newly formed Philippine National Volleyball Federation, Inc. (PNVFI) is eyeing changes to the process involved.

Filipino Alex Eala opens France tournament bid with gutsy win

FILIPINO tennis ace Alex Eala opened her bid at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) W25 Grenoble in France with a gutsy win over Romanian Laura-Ioana Paar (6-3, 4-6 and 6-4) late Tuesday (Manila time).

World champion Stephen ‘The Sniper’ Loman of Team Lakay to parade...

ANOTHER world champion from Team Lakay is set to parade his wares at ONE Championship after bantamweight champ Stephen “The Sniper” Loman signed with the promotion.

Third session of PSC’s online national sports summit up

THE third session of the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) online national sports summit takes place on Thursday with the country’s grassroots programs being the focus.

New local volleyball federation officially recognized by international governing body

NEWLY formed Philippine National Volleyball Federation, Inc. (PNVFI) has been officially recognized by the sport’s international governing body.

Olympics-bound Obiena snatches another gold medal in Germany

TOKYO Olympics-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena of the Philippines sustained his solid start in the 2021 campaign, winning another gold medal in Dortmund, Germany, on late Sunday (Manila time).

Araneta: Team PHL staying the course in its Olympic preparation

TEAM Philippines’ preparation for the rescheduled Olympic Games this year continues despite the uncertainties clouding the staging of the sporting spectacle.

PLDT Power Hitters continue to fortify roster

PLDT Home Fibr is preparing for a competitive run in the 2021 volleyball season, picking up a number of players who it hopes can help it in its campaign, particularly in its homecoming in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

Meralco Bolts girding for strong run when PBA Season 46 unfurls

WHEN the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) rolls out its Season 46 in April, expect the Meralco Bolts to go all out and try to make a strong run.

Cignal TV is the new home of the Premier Volleyball League

The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) has found a new home as its organizers have come to terms with Cignal TV to be the league’s official broadcast partner.

FIBA 3×3 excited to work with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas anew

THE 3x3 arm of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) reaffirmed its partnership with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas and is excited to work with the local league this year.

Two Filipinos featured on reality TV show The Apprentice: ONE Championship...

THE ONE Championship edition of the global hit reality TV show The Apprentice is set for airing in Asia in March with two Filipinos vying to emerge as the winner.

Gilas to go for sweep of FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers assignments

A WIN by Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of the International Basketball Association (FIBA) Asia Cup Qualifiers (ACQ) this month pretty much secures for it a spot in the continental tournament, but the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) wants the team to go for a sweep of its assignments if possible.