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Ateneo Blue Eagles in historic win

THE Ateneo Blue Eagles ended University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 82 where they started -- on top -- but with added significance as it made league history by completing a rare sweep.

Letran: Turning frustration to motivation to succeed

WITH the manner with which it lost Game Two of the just-concluded National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 finals, the Letran Knights could have easily caved in and lost hope; but no. Instead, the Muralla-based team chose to stick to the positives, turning their frustration to motivation on their way to being champions anew.

Alaska books a spot in Governors’ Cup quarterfinals

THE Alaska Aces are heading into the next round of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup after chalking up a key victory in their final game of the elimination round, beating the NLEX Road Warriors, 106-90, on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

Azkals stay at third in Group A heading into long break...

THE Philippine men’s national football team stayed at third place in Group A of the joint FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers after bowing to group leader Syria, 1-0, in an away match on Tuesday night in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Letran NCAA champ

THE Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights are back at the summit in men’s basketball of the National Collegiate Athletic Association after four years, taking the Season 95 title with an 81-79 victory over erstwhile defending champions San Beda University Red Lions in their do-or-die Game Three on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Ateneo tries to complete a perfect UAAP season

HISTORY beckons for the Ateneo Blue Eagles when they trek back to the court today in Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines as a win completes for them a season sweep of men’s basketball, something not seen in the league for nearly three decades.

San Miguel goes for twice-to-beat edge; Alaska looks to book QF...

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association Governors’ Cup holds its final matches in the elimination round today with the San Miguel Beermen and Alaska Aces looking to pad their respective quarterfinal thrusts against separate opponents.

Beach volleyball tandem of Rondina, Pons turns attention to SEA Games

AFTER topping the just-concluded Rebisco Beach Volleyball International Open at the Sands SM By The Bay, the women’s beach volleyball tandem of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons are turning their attention to the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the country is hosting beginning next week.

PYH retires

On Monday night the local football community was caught by surprise when popular Philippine Azkals member and legend Phil Younghusband announced his retirement from the game at the age of 32.

San Beda, Letran battle one last time for crown

THE best-of-three National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 men’s basketball championship series is down to one last game today with the defending champions San Beda Red Lions and the Letran Knights battling it out in Game Three at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Azkals look to make it back-to-back wins in World Cup Asian...

WINNER in its last game in the second round of the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Philippine men’s national football team looks to make it back-to-back wins when it takes on Group A leader Syria today in an away group match in Dubai.

TV5 and Cignal launch ‘Sama-Sama sa SEA Games’ campaign

IN line with their duties as official broadcasters of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, TV5 and Cignal jointly launched the umbrella campaign “Sama-Sama sa SEA Games” yesterday.

Azkals legend Phil Younghusband hangs up his boots

THE local football community was caught by surprise on Monday night when Philippine Azkals legend and former captain Phil Younghusband announced his retirement.

Rain or Shine remains in the hunt for QF spot

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are not about done with their Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup campaign, staying in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot after defeating the Meralco Bolts, 83-81, in their final game of the elimination round on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ceres-Negros FC caps stellar season with Copa Paulino Alcantara title

CERES-Negros FC further underscored its standing as the gold standard in local club football by adding the Copa Paulino Alcantara title to its every growing trophy case.

Filipino Jeremy Miado KO’s Chinese foe at ONE: Age of Dragons

FILIPINO strawweight fighter Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado made it a successful foray in China as he notched an impressive first-round knockout victory by flying knee over hometown bet Miao Li Tao at ONE Championship’s “Age of Dragons” live event on Saturday in Beijing.

National U Pep Squad tops UAAP cheerdance competition anew

A PINOY Pride-inspired performance towed the National University Pep Squad to the title of the cheerdance competition of University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 82 held on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

No celebrating for Ateneo until work is done

ONE win away from sweeping Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament and making history in the process, the Ateneo Blue Eagles are laser-focused as ever, tempering any celebrations until they achieve their championship goals.

San Beda survives Letran, forces finals rubber match

THE best-of-three National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 finals series is going the full route after the defending champions San Beda Red Lions survived another ferocious challenge from the Letran Knights to win Game Two, 79-76, on Friday at a jampacked Mall of Asia Arena.

UST shifts focus on Ateneo after sweeping UP in semis

COMPLETED a sweep of the step-ladder semifinals and barged into the finals of UAAP Season 82 just last Wednesday, the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers shift their focus on the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles and their finals joust which starts on Saturday.

San Beda Red Lions seek to extend NCAA Season 95 finals...

DOWN 0-1 in the best-of-three National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 final series, the defending champions San Beda Red Lions go for a bounce-back win in Game Two today at the Mall of Asia Arena to keep their reign alive and force the series to a sudden-death match.

Columbian Dyip out to strengthen PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinal assault

WITH its spot in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup anything but assured at this point, the Columbian Dyip seek to help their cause by notching a win today against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in league action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

UST survives UP rallies

THE University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers completed an impressive sweep of the step-ladder semifinals in UAAP Season 82, defeating the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 68-65, in their knockout match on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

MPBL determined to move past game-fixing and betting issues, make the...

ROCKED by issues on betting and game-fixing, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) expressed determination to move past these and make the league even better.

Northport stops NLEX, pads playoff push

THE Northport Batang Pier put an end to the winning streak of the NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, defeating the latter, 102-94, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Select NBA games to be aired over CNN Philippines

WHILE National Basketball Association games have yet to find a permanent venue to be aired on television locally, fans have to make do for now of weekend airings of the matches by way of national free-to-air channel CNN Philippines.

Letran stuns San Beda

THE Letran Knights drew first blood in the best-of-three National Collegiate Athletic Association finals series after defeating the defending champions San Beda Red Lions, 65-64, in Game One on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

UP, UST shoot for finals spot in do-or-die match

THE University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons and University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers make one last go for a spot in the finals of UAAP Season 82 in a do-or-die match in their step-ladder semifinal joust today at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Local grassroots football development gets further leg with Luzon Cup

CROSS-SECTOR efforts to develop the sport of football from the grassroots bore further fruit with the staging of the Luzon Cup next week.

Reenergized Aces seek to propel PBA quarterfinal push

THE rejuvenated Alaska Aces return to Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup action today, seeking to further solidify their push for a spot in the quarterfinal phase of the season-ending PBA tournament.

Could have helped

The Philippine women’s national volleyball team set to see action at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games beginning later this month here receive a not-so-good news recently with Filipino-American player Kalei Mau rendered ineligible to play in the biennial regional sporting meet.

Lucio Tan, Jr., president of PAL Holdings, passes away

LUCIO K. Tan, Jr., the newly appointed president of PAL Holdings, Inc., the listed operator of Philippine Airlines, passed away on Monday at the age of 53.

Best-of-three NCAA finals series begins

SEASON 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball ushers in the championship phase with the best-of-three finals series between four-peat-seeking San Beda Red Lions and rivals Letran Knights kicking off today at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Rivals Kaya FC-Iloilo and Ceres-Negros FC set up marquee Copa Paulino...

THE top local club football teams battle it out for the finals of the second Copa Paulino Alcantara after defending champion Kaya FC-Iloilo and three-time Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros FC dispatched their respective opponents in semifinal action on Sunday.

Nike Kyrie 6 now available in PHL

THE LATEST iteration of National Basketball Association superstar guard Kyrie Irving’s shoe line for Nike is now available in the local market, including a special “Manila” colorway which stands to celebrate the passion of the Filipinos for the game of basketball.

UST beats UP by 20 pts to force a rubber match

THE stepladder semifinals of UAAP Season 82 goes the full route after the fourth-seeded University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers defeated the second seeds University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 89-69, on Sunday to force a rubber match later this week for a spot in the finals.

Meralco Bolts sustain impressive run, defeat Northport Batang Pier

MAKE it five straight victories for the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association after adding the Northport Batang Pier to their list of conquered, 103-89, on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

San Beda’s Calvin Oftana is NCAA 95 most valuable player

THE San Beda Red Lions’ magical run in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 95 got added dimension with forward Calvin Oftana winning the most valuable player award.

Team Lakay masters ONE Championship’s recent Manila event

BAGUIO-based Team Lakay finished what was a crazy 2019 for the team in ONE Championship with a solid performance at “ONE: Masters of Fate” on Nov. 8 at the Mall of Asia Arena, the promotion’s last live event in the country for the year.

Letran battles Lyceum in next phase of step-ladder

AFTER overcoming the first hurdle in the step-ladder semifinals of Season 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association last time around, the third-seeded Letran Knights look to continue rolling when they meet the number two team Lyceum Pirates in another knockout match today set at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Pacio, Catalan ready for all-Filipino ONE title fight

ONE Championship’s latest Manila live event happens today, featuring an all-Filipino title fight between reigning world strawweight champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio and challenger Rene “The Challenger” Catalan, who both expressed readiness to get it going.

Copa Paulino Alcantara semifinal cast complete

PROTAGONISTS in the crossover semifinals of the 2019 Copa Paulino Alcantara were made known on Wednesday following the conclusion of the single-round group play.

Amway PHL enhances portfolio with XS energy drink

AMWAY PHILIPPINES recently shored up its roster of products with the launch of its first energy drink under its sports and nutrition brand, XS.

Tigers oust Tamaraws

THE University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers advanced to the next flight of the step-ladder semifinals of UAAP Season 82 after surviving the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 81-71, in their knockout match on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

San Miguel stops bleeding, defeats Blackwater in OT

THE San Miguel Beermen are back on the winning track in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup after defeating the Blackwater Elite, 99-96, in overtime in league action on Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.