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Mark Magsayo excited to turn a new leaf with MP Promotions

HAD HIS flourishing boxing career halted at one point for a year and a half because of contract dispute with his former handlers, undefeated Filipino boxer Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo is now excited to turn a new leaf after signing a deal to be part of MP Promotions last month.

Making its presence felt

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has effectively shuttered all sporting activities in the country but the sports community is finding ways to make its presence felt, stepping up and doing its share in the fight against the pandemic.

Local sports agency monitoring condition of national athletes

THE coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has put sporting affairs in the country on hold but it has not stopped the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) from dispensing its duties, particularly in securing the safety and wellness of the country’s national athletes.

Adjustments set for PHL Olympic push after Games postponement

PREPARATIONS of the Philippines for the Tokyo Games will continue albeit set for adjustments after the quadrennial sporting spectacle was officially pushed back by a year this week as the world continues to grapple with combating the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Team Lakay fighter Lito Adiwang rising above adversities

HAD HIS FAIR SHARE of adversities while growing up, ONE Championship fighter Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang said it only made him a better individual and something he is now taking cue from as he builds a solid career in mixed martial arts.

Legendary UAAP coach Aric del Rosario passes away

THE local basketball community is mourning the passing of legendary University Athletic Association of the Philippines basketball coach Januario “Aric” del Rosario who suffered cardiac arrest on Wednesday. He was 80 years old.

Local sports officials support Olympic delay

ORGANIZERS of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this year on Tuesday moved for the postponement of the Games to 2021 over ongoing concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

UAAP stakeholders do share in lending support amid COVID-19

RECOGNIZING that in trying times like the ongoing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) every support counts, stakeholders of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines have moved to do their part and lend a hand to those in need.

adidas connects runners with live virtual sessions

AMID the uncertain times the world is currently plunged in because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), adidas is moving on, finding creative ways to see its vision of changing lives by way of sports through.

Big decisions to make

Will the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan push through on its original scheduled date or not? That is the question the global sporting community is waiting to be answered amid the ongoing and serious concern over the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Badminton Asia Championships 2020 next month postponed

THE Badminton Asia Championships 2020 set for the country in April has been suspended by the world governing body of the sport over continuing concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Amsali, NU duo lead rankings of top local high school players

FORWARDS from San Beda and Nazareth School of National University (NSNU) head the rankings of the top high school players in the land in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) and lead the 24 players that will see action in the 2020 NBTC All-Star Game.

ONE Championship taking the COVID-19 challenge head-on

THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) can either bring the best or the worst to an organization. And for ONE Championship there is no way to guide its affairs but to the former.

NCAA moves to officially terminate Season 95

PUTTING the safety of its stakeholders above all else, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Thursday officially terminated the already-suspended Season 95 over the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

AFC Cup 2020 group matches of Ceres and Kaya postponed

THE AFC Cup 2020 campaigns of local clubs Ceres-Negros FC and Kaya FC-Iloilo were put on hold on Wednesday after organizers decided to suspend all matches over concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Casimero and Ancajas title fights postponed

TITLE fights of Filipino world boxing champions John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero and Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas scheduled for next month have been postponed to a later date over concerns on the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

10th ASEAN Para Games reset further to October

THE already-delayed staging of the 10th ASEAN Para Games in the country was further pushed back after the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) Board of Governors decided in an emergency meeting on Monday to tentatively stage the event in October over the ongoing concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Missing out

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines already cancelled Season 82 over the ongoing and concerning threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). And while it still provided a glimmer of hope of resumption of collegiate play, including the marquee volleyball tournament, albeit with a reconfigured format if the situation improves, at this point nothing is definite yet.

Expressions of hope follow as basketball grinds to a halt

WITH THE coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continuing to be an ongoing and concerning threat, basketball-loving Filipinos would have to wait some time before they get their steady dose of hoop action.

Herbalife expert underscores value of sports nutrition

GIVEN the many health challenges an individual faces nowadays, the need to stay healthy could not be more underscored.

UAAP scraps Season 82

WITH THE SPREAD of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) an ongoing and concerning threat, and in relation to the local measures put up to contain it, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the weekend moved to cancel the remainder of Season 82.

UFC Brasilia pushes through; Oliveira tops Lee

DESPITE global concerns on the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 170 pushed through in Brasilia, Brazil, on Sunday (Manila time) with Brazilian Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira topping American Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee in their lightweight battle.

PBA Press Corps Awards Night deferred to a later date

THE Annual PBA Press Corps Awards Night which was set to take place today has been moved to a later date in accordance with the guidelines set by the government as the National Capital Region went under “community quarantine” on Sunday to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Ceres stretches Group G lead with 4-0 win over Bali United

AFC Cup Group G leader Ceres-Negros FC extended its lead on top of the heap after defeating Bali United FC, 4-0, in tournament action on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

Staying the course pays off for Magno as she books Summer...

INITIALLY did not have her way at the Asia and Oceania Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament in Amman, Jordan, Filipino flyweight boxer Irish Magno stayed the course and saw it pay off as she booked a spot in the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year.

San Miguel Beermen big man June Mar Fajardo leads awardees at...

ACCOLADES continue to pour in for currently injured big man June Mar Fajardo of the San Miguel Beermen as he leads the roster of awardees at the 2019 PBA Press Corps Awards Night set for March 16 at the Novotel Manila in Araneta City.

PBA postpones PHL Cup games until further notice

FOLLOWING a successful staging of its opening for Season 45 last weekend, the Philippine Basketball Association moved to postpone matches in the just-started All-Filipino tournament over concerns on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Forced to a draw, Kaya seeks to do better against PSM...

KAYA FC-Iloilo stayed undefeated and at the top half of Group H in the 2020 AFC Cup group play after a 1-1 draw with PSM Makassar in an away match in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. But the Philippine club admitted that it would have been far better if it came out with a victory.

UP Fighting Maroons all set to do offseason work

WHILE Season 83 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines is still months away, the UP men’s basketball team is all set to go on gear-up mode as it begins its preparations, eyeing training abroad and joining various tournaments.

UAAP scraps volleyball activities until March 17

FOR the second time this season the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) forced the University Athletic Association of the Philippines to make an adjustment in its volleyball calendar.

Team success, continued improvement goals for Dyip’s CJ Perez in second...

HAD ONE of the more stellar rookie seasons in recent Philippine Basketball Association history last year, Columbian Dyip star CJ Perez looks to have more team success and to continue his improvement as he embarks on his second year in the league.

Ceres faces Bali United behind closed doors at Rizal Memorial

AMID concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the AFC Cup Group G match between local club Ceres-Negros FC and visiting Bali United FC of Indonesia will be played behind closed doors today at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.

The rookies are here

After some delay the volleyball tournament in Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines finally got under way last week. It was a start that was much anticipated because, among other things, of the group of talented rookies, particularly in women’s play, that was set to embark on their collegiate journeys.

PHL boxer Marcial earns Summer Olympic spot

COUNT boxer Eumir Felix Marcial as one of the athletes from the Philippines seeing action later this year at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Lady Spikers go for second win in a row

HAD it solid in their University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 82 women’s volleyball debut at the weekend, the De La Salle Lady Spikers look to sustain their form as they go for their second win in a row in league action today.

SS20 Athletics collection: functionality and style

RECOGNIZING the demand for sportswear that is both functional and stylish, adidas collaborated with local creators and launched a new athletics collection.

Defending champs Bulldogs race to their 2nd straight win

DEFENDING UAAP men’s volleyball champions National University Bulldogs made it two straight wins to begin their Season 82 campaign after defeating the Adamson Soaring Falcons in three sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-23, in the opening game on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

San Miguel’s Fajardo PBA MVP for sixth straight time

FOR the sixth straight year the Philippine Basketball Association most valuable player award ended up in the hands of San Miguel big man June Mar Fajardo.

UP Maroons happy to rebound after so-so showing in opener

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Fighting Maroons got some redemption following their so-so debut in UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball, beating the University of the East Lady Warriors in four sets, 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 25-17, in league action on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Filipino netters savor chance to play tough opponent at Davis Cup

WHILE as expected they found the going tough against Greece in their World Group II Davis Cup tie at the weekend, still the Filipino netters savored the opportunity to play against top talent and gauge where they are at.

Beermen and Hotshots kick off PBA Season 45

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association rolls off for Season 45 on Sunday with the San Miguel Beermen and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok kicking off the season-opening Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

PHL battles Greece in Davis Cup World Group II playoffs

THE Philippines will be in Davis Cup action today, taking on World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas and a heavily favored Greece side at the Philippine Columbian Association’s Plaza Dilao courts in Paco, Manila.

WWA: Pro wrestlers set for Philippine visit this month

LOCAL FANS of professional wrestling are in for a treat this month as a newly formed promotion is set to make the Philippines its first publicity tour stop.

Rookies Nisperos, Doromal key in Lady Eagles’ title defense

ATENEO Lady Eagles rookies Faith Nisperos and Roma Mae Doromal made their University Athletic Association of the Philippines seniors debut on Wednesday and the team came away impressed with their performance and deemed them as important pieces as they try to defend their title in Season 82.

UAAP: NU Bulldogs twice a winner in Season 82 debut

NATIONAL University made an auspicious start to its University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 82 volleyball campaign with its women’s and men’s teams hacking out victories in their season debuts on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.