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Suzuki Cup: Azkals move to second place after surviving scare from...

THE Philippine national men’s football team made it 2-of-2 in the ongoing 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup after beating Timor-Leste, 3-2, in an away match on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but not after given a scare by the host side.

Filipino stars look to defend home turf at ONE: Conquest of...

SET to banner ONE Championship’s “Conquest of Champions” later this week here in Manila, reigning world heavyweight champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera and former lightweight champ Eduard “Landslide” Folayang are looking to defend home turf and give hometown fans much to celebrate about.

UP Maroons aim to go beyond the Final Four

THRUST into a position to go deeper in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament, semifinal-returning University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons intend to make full use of the opportunity given to them and go for it.

Kings and Hotshots tussle in Game Four

THE BEST-OF-FIVE Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup semifinal series between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok hits Game Four today with the protagonists, coming from different directions, looking to see their respective thrusts through.

Top boxing minds, stakeholders descend on Manila for confab

TOP BOXING minds and stakeholders are due in the country beginning today as the World Boxing Council (WBC) holds its Asian Summit here.

Alaska beats Meralco to move a win away from finals

THE Alaska Aces are just a win away from barging into the finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup after escaping with a 104-102 victory in Game Three of their best-of-five semifinals with the Meralco Bolts on Thursday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

A ‘purposive’ second staging of Milo-FC Barcelona’s ‘Road to Barcelona’ football...

THE SECOND staging of Milo and FC Barcelona’s “Road to Barcelona” program came to a conclusion recently with the people behind it hailing it as another “success” with the goals they have set for the program having been met.

UP Fighting Maroons end Final Four drought

AFTER two decades the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons are back in the Final Four of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines after defeating the De La Salle Green Archers, 97-81, in their all-important match on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Eriksson welcomes Azkals’ good fighting spirit in Singapore win

THE Philippine men’s national football team’s era under coach Sven-Goran Eriksson sailed off well with the Azkals winners at the onset of their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup bid with a 1-0 victory over Singapore in Group B play at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City on Tuesday.

Malditas fall short of sweep but advance to next round of...

THE Philippine women’s national football team did not get the sweep it was angling for in the opening round of the 2020 Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers but the Malditas are nonetheless advancing to the next phase of the competition after finishing second in their group.

Barangay Ginebra lives to fight another day

DEFENDING champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings staved off elimination on Wednesday as they defeated the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok, 107-103, in Game Three of their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup finals series at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Aces, Bolts shoot for 2-1 semis series lead

WITH their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup semifinal series knotted at one game apiece, the Alaska Aces and Meralco Bolts shoot for the go-ahead when they collide anew for Game Three today at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Magnolia tries to close out Barangay Ginebra

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok seek to complete a sweep and, in the process, dethrone the defending champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings when they collide in Game Three of their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup semifinal series today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

San Beda underscores how deserving it is as champion

SOME may view their latest championship with reservation, believing that they had it “easy” since they battled a team that did not have a full complement in the games played in the finals. But the three-peat-winning San Beda Red Lions will have none of that argument as they underscored they are deserving champions who won the title fair and square.

Philippine Azkals open Suzuki Cup bid with 1-0 win over Singapore

THE 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign of the Philippine men’s national football team got off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over Singapore in its tournament opener on Tuesday night at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.

Alaska levels semifinal series with Meralco

THE best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup semifinal series between the Alaska Aces and Meralco Bolts has been reduced to a race-to-two wins after the former levelled the series with a 100-95 victory in Game Two on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Happy for The Silencer

I have been covering ONE Championship since its establishment at the turn of this decade and I have seen how far it has come and grown, including the athletes under it and the competition.

NCAA: San Beda completes sweep of Lyceum, three-peat

FOR the third straight year the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament title is at the hands of the San Beda Red Lions after sweeping the Lyceum Pirates anew with a 71-56 Game Two victory in their best-of-three finals series on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Eriksson-coached Azkals begin AFF Suzuki Cup bid

THE Philippine national men’s football team, now handled by high-profile coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, begins its campaign in the AFF Suzuki Cup today against Singapore at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.

Charging Meralco banking on ‘keep fighting’ mode

UNDENIABLY the hottest team in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup right now, the streaking Meralco Bolts are out to keep rolling, banking on their “keep fighting” mentality.

Magnolia pushes Barangay Ginebra on the brink of series defeat

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in their best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup semifinals after taking Game Two, 101-97, on Monday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Philippine Women’s football team Malditas go for sweep of Group A...

WITH its spot in the next round of the 2020 Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers already assured, the Philippine women’s national football team now trains its sight on a sweep of group play in its clash today against fellow unbeaten team Chinese Taipei at the Hisor Central Stadium in Tajikistan.

Second-quarter run fuels key FEU victory over NU

THE FAR EASTERN University Tamaraws gave their playoff push a boost on Sunday when they beat the National University Bulldogs, 79-74, in a key match at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Belingon is undisputed ONE bantam champion

SINGAPORE -- Champion Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon shed the “interim” in his ONE Championship resume after successfully defeating erstwhile champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil by split decision in their unification bout at “ONE: Heart of the Lion” at the packed Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov. 9.

Hotshots eye commanding 2-0 lead over Kings

GAME TWO of the best-of-five Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup semifinal series between the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok and defending champions Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings takes place today with the former eyeing a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Streaking Bolts draw first blood over Aces

THE Meralco Bolts continued to roll in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, winning their seventh straight game with a 97-92 victory over the Alaska Aces in Game One of their best-of-five semifinal series on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

San Beda Red Lions go for third straight NCAA title at...

UP 1-0 in their best-of-three National Collegiate Athletic Association finals series, the defending champions San Beda Red Lions seek to close out the Lyceum Pirates and win their third straight title in Game Two today at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Team Lakay recognized at Global Martial Arts Awards

SINGAPORE — What has been a banner year for Benguet-based Team Lakay was further souped-up on Thursday night when it was among the big winners at the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards here, including for Gym of the Year.

Energized Bolts seek to complete quarters upset

LEFT with an opening to advance to the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, the Meralco Bolts are out to make full use of it when they meet the Phoenix Fuel Masters in the rubber match of their quarterfinal tiff today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Unification bout headlines ONE Championship today

SINGAPORE -- Top mixed martial arts bantamweight action headlines ONE Championship’s “Heart of the Lion” event today with the unification bout between reigning world champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil and interim champ Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines.

Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as its vice-president

SINGAPORE -- After an illustrious career as a top and champion fighter, former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is taking on a new challenge as an executive of ONE Championship.

NCAA Season 94 Finals: Lyceum Pirates looking forward to Game Two...

STRUGGLED in the series-opener of their best-of-three National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 finals series on Tuesday as they played undermanned, the Lyceum Pirates are now turning their attention on Game Two next week with a full complement as they welcome back top man CJ Perez.

Bolts force a rubber match

THE resurgence of the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup continued on Wednesday with a 90-74 victory over the Phoenix Fuel Masters in their quarterfinal face-off.

Falcons soar past Tigers to book Final Four spot

THE Adamson Soaring Falcons are Final Four-bound for the third straight year after defeating the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 96-83, in their key University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 match on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

PHL women’s football team Malditas shoot for second win in Olympic...

HAD an auspicious start to its 2020 Olympic Asian Qualifiers bid last weekend, the Philippine women’s national football team looks to sustain it as it returns to the pitch today against host Tajikistan at the Hisor Central Stadium.

ONE enters partnerships to launch global eSports championship series

SEEING how eSports has taken much root in the last few years, ONE Championship has decided to tap into it, partnering with major groups to bring about a global eSports championship series.

San Beda claims Game One, a win away from another title

THE three peat-seeking San Beda Red Lions moved on the verge of another National Collegiate Athletic Association title after beating the undermanned Lyceum Pirates, 73-60, in Game One of their best-of-three Season 94 finals series on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Azkals think tank sees tough challenge in Suzuki Cup but expresses...

THE Philippine national men’s football team begins its campaign in the AFF Suzuki Cup next week where it sees a tough challenge from the rest of the field but nonetheless expressed readiness for it.

Magnolia eliminates Blackwater, advances to semifinals

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok are headed to the semifinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup after surviving the Blackwater Elite, 103-99, in their quarterfinal clash on Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

UAAP: Falcons, Archers shoot for important wins

ENGAGED in a tight race to finish inside the top two of the classification phase of Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, the Adamson Soaring Falcons and De La Salle Green Archers shoot for important victories when they take the court today against separate opponents.

Off timing

The just-started finals series of Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) between the defending champions San Beda Red Lions and Lyceum Pirates got an unexpected twist even before it unfurled with the suspension meted on King Pirate CJ Perez.

NCAA Finals Rematch

THE National Collegiate Athletic Association championship rematch pitting the defending champions San Beda Red Lions against the Lyceum Pirates begins today with Game One of the best-of-three Season 94 final series.

PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals roll off

AFTER finishing elimination play just last Sunday, the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup makes a short turnaround with the start of the quarterfinal round today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Fernandes taking note of an improved Belingon

HAD his way when they first met in the ONE Championship cage, reigning world bantamweight champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, while still confident of being able to get the job done, believes a much-improved Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon is set to face him when they reengage later this week in Singapore.

Air Jordan 33 promises ultimate lockdown and flight

THR 33rd iteration of the iconic Air Jordan shoe line was recently released in the country, promising “ultimate lockdown and flight” thanks to the FastFit technology it was built around.