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Philippines Football League Season 3 kicks off

FOLLOWING much controversy, local club football competition rolls on anew with the third season of the Philippines Football League (PFL) which kicks off today at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

Elite test mettle against defending champs Kings

OPENING-DAY winners Blackwater Elite go for a second win in row when they test their mettle against defending Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in league action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Beermen not getting ahead of themselves with Grand Slam thoughts

PUT themselves in position once again to win a Philippine Basketball Association Grand Slam after claiming the season-opening tournament, the San Miguel Beermen recognize the spot they are in but are choosing not to get ahead of themselves and are instead focusing on the next step first, which is the Commissioner’s Cup.

Jamba Juice supports sport of Ultimate Frisbee

FINDING SOMETHING common with the sport of Ultimate Frisbee in how it can enhance a healthy and active routine, Jamba Juice recently hosted the second Whirl’d Cup.

Northport Batang Pier tear down Alaska Aces

THE Northport Batang Pier sailed to their first win in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Cup after defeating the Alaska Aces, 103-81, in their debut outing on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

Collegiate awards set; Lacuna UAAP athlete of the year anew

MEDIA covering the top collegiate leagues in the country are to hold their annual awards on May 27 at the Amelie Hotel Manila in Malate, with the awardees headlined by champion basketball teams Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda University.

Ticha Penicheiro: Once a Monarch, always a Monarch

MADE a name for herself in Women’s National Basketball Association while playing in Sacramento, guard Ticha Penicheiro shared that those years with the Monarchs were the best years she had in the league and something she still cherishes even now in retirement.

Aces go for 2-0 card in Commish Cup

OPENED their campaign in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup with a victory, the Alaska Aces look to continue rolling when they trek back to the court today and take on the debuting Northport Batang Pier.

The future is bright

Their “Kami Naman” (Our turn) push did not go all the way but there is no denying how successful the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 campaign of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses was, and how the future is bright for them.

Brownlee ready to lead Kings anew in Commissioner’s Cup

THE IMPORT-laden Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup kicked off at the weekend and for reinforcement Justin Brownlee of the defending champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings, he is ready to lead his team anew even as he said the field is going to be tough.

A better, historic Philippine leg for FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour...

FOR the second straight year the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will make a stop in the Philippines, which is made all the more significant and historic as it will take place on the island of Boracay.

Lady Eagles highlight journey in latest crown

THE Ateneo Lady Eagles are back on top of women’s volleyball in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines after claiming the Season 81 title over the weekend with a straight-sets win over the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses in their rubber match Game Three.

Elite begin Commissioner’s Cup bid with win

THE Blackwater Elite kickstarted their Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup campaign on a high, winning over the Meralco Bolts, 94-91, in overtime in the tournament opener on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Geje ‘Gravity’ Eustaquio back on the winning track

FORMER ONE Championship world flyweight champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio marked his fight return with a victory, dominating South Korean Kim Sung Kyu in their matchup on May 17 at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” in Singapore.

Barroca takes pride in their better showing vs Beermen

FOR the second straight year Mark Barroca and the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok stood in the way of the San Miguel Beermen and the PBA Philippine Cup title.

Ateneo, UST make one last go at UAAP crown

AN EVENTFUL UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament boils down to one last game this weekend as the Ateneo Lady Eagles and University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses make a final go at being crowned University Athletic Association of the Philippines champions in their do-or-die Game Three match.

San Miguel Beermen add to All-Filipino legacy with fifth title in...

NOT THAT they needed further proof of their winning legacy in the All-Filipino conference of the Philippine Basketball Association but the San Miguel Beermen did exactly that after claiming a fifth straight Philippine Cup title on Wednesday night.

Cavs’ guard Sexton looking to take further flight in the NBA

ONE of the rookies who performed better in the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season, Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers said he was proud of what he was able to accomplish in his first year and is looking to build on it and take further flight in The Association.

San Miguel wins fifth straight Philippine Cup title

THE stranglehold of the San Miguel Beermen on the prestigious PBA Philippine Cup title continued as they won their fifth straight All-Filipino crown by outlasting the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, 72-71, in their Game Seven decider on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ateneo Lady Eagles force rubber match

THE CHAMPIONSHIP aspirations of the Ateneo Lady Eagles are still alive after staving off elimination and forcing a sudden death in their best-of-three UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament finals with the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses by taking Game Two in four sets, 26-24, 14-25, 25-21 and 25-15, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Eustaquio takes cue from time as champ in return

FILIPINO fighter Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio was ONE Championship world champion for only six months but it has taught him a lot in so many ways and something he is now taking cue from as he makes his fight return.

Philippine Cup champs to be crowned today

COMPETITION in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup concludes today with the crowning of the champion between the San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok who are to engage in a do-or-die match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

UST goes for closeout as Ateneo tries to stay alive

Celebration or extension? That is the scenario on hand today as Game Two of the best-of-three finals in women’s volleyball of University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 is to be played at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Ceres out to keep unblemished record intact

THE lone undefeated team in its grouping in the 2019 AFC Cup, Ceres-Negros FC is out to stay unbeaten when it takes on Becamex Binh Duong of Vietnam in their final game in group play today at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.

Conference finals

And so another eventful round of the National Basketball Association playoffs drew to a close early this week, setting up the stage for the conference finals, which from all indications point to yet an interesting stretch anew in this season’s postseason.

Beermen and Hotshots brace for Game 7 grind

THE best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series between defending champions San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok goes to a deciding Game Seven on Wednesday with both teams expecting a grind and a match necessitating only their best.

Kaya plays in key match

WITH ITS place in the next round of the 2019 AFC Cup still in the balance, Kaya FC-Iloilo tries to give its bid a boost with a victory in its final game in group play today against Home United FC in Singapore.

Intellectual property in sports center of Benilde confab

IN commemoration of the National Intellectual Property Month in the Philippines and World Intellectual Property Day, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde recently held a forum discussing the value of IP in relation to sports.

Latest adidas Originals x BBC collaboration shoe now available

ICONIC American streetwear brand Billionaire Boys Club and adidas Originals collaborated for a special release of a shoe which is now available in the country.

UST Tigresses working to return to the crown

WITH the kind of path they are carving in their ongoing championship run in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, it is not hard to refer to the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses as a team of destiny.

Barangay Ginebra celebrates 40 years of being ‘family,’ never-say-die spirit

THIS year is a landmark one for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings as they celebrate 40 years of existence in the Philippine Basketball Association, which, they said, has been honed by the sense of being a family and, of course, of the Never-Say-Die (NSD) spirit.

San Miguel forces sudden death

THE San Miguel Beermen staved off being outright dethroned as PBA Philippine Cup champions on Sunday after beating the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, 98-86, in Game Six of their best-of-seven finals to force a sudden-death match.

Canada-based firm Trak Outdoors lauds Filipino workmanship, pushes for paddlesports growth

HAVING established itself as home to quality workmanship, among other things, many global brands have decided to have their manufacturing and production site here in the Philippines.

Lady Eagles, Tigresses tussle in UAAP finals

FOLLOWING an eventful two rounds of preliminary play, the women’s volleyball tournament of Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines hits the championship phase with the Ateneo Lady Eagles and University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses disputing the title.

PHL Cup finals series hits pivotal Game Five

THE ongoing best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series between defending champions San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok hits the critical juncture Game Five today with the two teams eyeing a victory that will take them one step away from the championship.

Salomon thrust of ‘run, train and play’ continues with latest X-trail...

ANOTHER staging of the Salomon X-trail Run was held recently, continuing its message of discovering both the fun and technical side of outdoor undertakings through “run, train and play.”

Ateneo Lady Eagles claim last finals spot

THE ATENEO Lady Eagles are heading back to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines women’s volleyball tournament finals after defeating the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in four sets, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23 and 25-14, in their Final Four do-or-die on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Beermen tie series with Hotshots; SBP makes changes in structure

THE defending champions San Miguel Beermen levelled their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series with the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok at 2-2 after winning Game Four, 114-98, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Good old resiliency, determination power Filipina Joyette Jopson to conquer 42-km...

AS AN ELITE triathlete and cyclist overcoming adversities is nothing new to Joyette Jopson.

Ateneo, FEU fight for last UAAP finals spot

THE Ateneo Lady Eagles and Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws make one last go at the remaining finals spot in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines when they collide in their semifinal rubber match today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Magnolia Hotshots focus on commanding 3-1 series lead

CURRENTLY in the driver’s seat of their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series at 2-1, the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok look to create further separation with the San Miguel Beermen in Game Four today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Unexpected turn

The local club football scene was dealt an unexpected blow recently when the plug was pulled on the rebranded Philippine Premier League (PPL) at the weekend with only one official play date held.

FEU emphasizes focus and will to win in rubber match

THE FAR EASTERN University Lady Tamaraws lived to fight another day in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines after they negated a twice-to-win disadvantage in the semifinals against the Ateneo Lady Eagles with a hard-earned five-sets win in the first game at the weekend.

Better showing in last fight bodes well for Ancajas

IT WAS another successful title defense for International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas on Sunday in Stockton, California, and he did it in a more convincing and impressive fashion than his previous two fights, which bodes well for the Filipino moving forward, said a local fight analyst.

UST back in the finals

THE University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses are back in the finals of women’s volleyball in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines after eight years following their hard-earned disposal of defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers in five sets on Sunday in their Final Four joust at the Mall of Asia Arena.