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NLEX halts Blackwater in coach Guiao’s return

THE NLEX Road Warriors welcomed back head coach Yeng Guiao in a grand way, beating erstwhile undefeated Blackwater Elite, 124-106, in Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup action on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Blue Eagles soar past Red Warriors, 89-62

THE flight of defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines got further wind on Wednesday after they beat out the University of the East Red Warriors, 89-62, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Good old execution pays off for Danny Kingad

ASIDE from Joshua Pacio who added his name to the list of ONE Championship champions when he seized the world strawweight title last weekend in Indonesia, another Filipino big winner was Danny “The King” Kingad.

In-form Blackwater stakes clean record versus NLEX

CURRENTLY unbeaten Blackwater Elite trek back to Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup action today, staking its unblemished record against the NLEX Road Warriors.

NCAA: Letran holds on third spot

THE Letran Knights fortified their spot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 Final Four race after beating the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 91-82, on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Ateneo Blue Eagles out to extend winning streak

NOW on the upswing after opening their University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 campaign with a loss, the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles are out to continue rolling when they collide with the University of the East Red Warriors in Wednesday action at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Ringstar Boxing looking to advance Southeast Asian boxing scene

APART from developing its legs as a growing sports property in Asia, Ringstar Boxing also has as one of its goals highlighting the boxing scene in the region as home of champions, particularly in Southeast Asia.

Not so Bright yet

Having seen the University of the Philippines men’s basketball team struggle for a very long time and then gain traction in the last couple of years in moving back to respectability, I was really excited to see Nigerian big man Bright Akhuetie make his way to Diliman.

Letran and Perpetual Help shoot for crucial victories to boost bid

RIGHT in the middle of the race for a Final Four spot in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, both the Letran Knights and Perpetual Help Altas are gunning for key wins to boost their bids when they take on separate opponents today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Global Cebu, Kaya FC fight to a draw at Copa Paulino...

GLOBAL Cebu FC and Kaya FC-Iloilo fought to a 3-3 tie in their Group B encounter at the Copa Paulino Alcantara at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Sunday.

Ateneo’s coach Baldwin apologizes after biting remarks on Ildefonso, NU

RECOGNIZING on hindsight that some of the remarks he made after their 72-46 victory over the National University Bulldogs at the weekend were uncalled for, Ateneo Blue Eagles coach Tab Baldwin moved to correct things, issuing an apology to the NU community and rookie Dave Ildefonso on Monday.

Commonwealth PHL enhances rep as sneaker source with exclusive Nike release

HALF a decade since landing in the Philippines, specialty lifestyle boutique Commonwealth has become a noted source of premium exclusive sneakers while also enhancing the sneaker scene locally.

Tamaraws bounce back, stomp on Maroons, 89-73

THE Far Eastern University Tamaraws got back in the win column on Sunday after defeating the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 89-73, in University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 action at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Pacio makes it three Team Lakay ONE champions

MAKE IT three current world champions in Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization for fabled Baguio City group Team Lakay. This, after Joshua “The Passion” Pacio emerged as victorious in his title quest for the world strawweight title in ONE Championship at the weekend at “ONE: Conquest of Heroes” in Indonesia.

Unbeaten Kings and Elite test each other

TWO of three teams still unbeaten in the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Blackwater Elite try to keep their respective clean slates intact when they collide today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

NCAA: Codiñera-less Arellano Chiefs take the floor vs Blazers

THE struggling Arellano Chiefs return to National Collegiate Athletic Association action today but without their long-time bench tactician after head coach Jerry Codiñera stepped down from his post on Thursday.

Filipino MMA fighter Joshua ‘The Passion’ Pacio makes another attempt at...

FELL short in his initial quest to become world champion two years ago, Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Joshua “The Passion” Pacio hopes that his second try at the ONE Championship strawweight title turns out a success.

Kaya FC-Iloilo keeps hold of Group B leadership at Copa Paulino...

KAYA FC-Iloilo stayed on top of Group B in the ongoing Copa Paulino Alcantara following its defeat of JPV Marikina FC, 1-0, in their clash on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

Adamson soars to second win in a row

THE Adamson Soaring Falcons stayed unbeaten early in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, racing to their second win in as many games with a victory over the University of the East Red Warriors, 90-76, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Final race of Vios Cup Season 5 set this weekend in...

ANOTHER exciting and exhilarating season of the Vios Cup comes to an end this weekend with the third and final race of Season 5 slated on Sept. 22 at the Clark International Speedway, Pampanga.

Appreciative of players’ sacrifices, Guiao determined to forge ahead

WHILE admitting that being a national team coach is no easy task, Yeng Guiao said he is determined to continue as Team Pilipinas coach, especially after the “special bond” he has created with the players and seeing how his wards went all out for flag and country.

Mapua spoils CSB rally to win, 86-83

THE Mapua Cardinals won back-to-back games for the first time in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association after beating the College of Saint Benilde Blazers, 86-83, on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

UAAP returns with double-header at MOA Arena

AFTER seeing games set at the weekend shelved because of Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut), the University Athletic Association of the Philippines returns today with a double-header set at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.

Ancajas leaving no stone unturned in latest title fight

INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation junior bantamweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will make his sixth title defense next week in California and as has been the case in the past he is approaching his preparation for it with dogged determination and focus.

Closed-door game

On Monday night, this writer got a rare opportunity to cover a “high stakes” basketball game played behind closed doors.

PHL battles South Korea today for semifinal berth

THE PHILIPPINE Basketball Association-backed men’s national team seeing action at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia seeks to book a place in the semifinals when it collides with defending champions South Korea today.


Like most basketball-loving Filipinos, I, too, welcomed the decision of top officials of the sport in the land to reconsider their previous stand not to send a men’s basketball team to the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia later this month; seeing how only through to it can fans be appeased with the whole issue, better heed the call and move on.

Three Filipino teener cyclists complete Prudential RideLondon Surrey 46

PROVING they have what it takes to ride with some of the top racers in the world, three teenage professional Filipino cyclists completed the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 46 in London, United Kingdom, late last month.

Pinch hitters

World basketball governing body FIBA finally released its decision over the brawl that happened between the Philippines and Australia on July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan in the third window of the first round of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

New York Knox

With buzz surrounding National Basketball Association (NBA) free agency ebbing, news in The Association has shifted focus on the ongoing Summer Leagues featuring young and upcoming players as well as journeymen vying for roster spots.

France versus England

To say that the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is unpredictable is really an understatement, which is why maybe picking which teams will battle it out in the final, and eventually winning it all, is going to be tricky.

New Lakay champion

The quote “When one door closes, another opens” could not have more apt for Baguio-based martial arts group Team Lakay recently after one of its own became the latest world champion in ONE Championship.

Thanks Coach Dooley

Change came upon the Philippine Azkals recently after their handlers made a decision to go in a different direction and tap a new coach moving forward.

Where to now?

The National Basketball Association (NBA) season action for 2017-2018 came to an end at the weekend with the Golden State Warriors bagging the NBA title anew via a sweep of familiar foes Cleveland Cavaliers in their best-of-seven championship series.

Unfortunate events

The last fortnight has been a tough stretch for some upstarts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) with them being embroiled in varying issues.

PFL: Kaya continues to have Aguilas’ number

KAYA-ILOILO FC got back to winning on Saturday, defeating Davao Aguilas FC anew, 2-1, in their Philippines Football League (PFL) match at the Iloilo Sports Complex.

Celtics are back

The Boston Celtics saw their impressive run in the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association season come to an end on Monday after losing in Game Seven of their Eastern Conference finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Standout moments

The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs have now reached the conference finals with four deserving teams now left fighting to determine who get to...

Columbian Dyip inflict Rain or Shine first loss

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THE Columbian Dyip are back on the winning track in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup and they...

Stakeholders look forward to Philippine national men’s team in Asian Cup...

THE Philippine national men’s football team’s groundbreaking appearance in next year’s AFC Asian Cup took further form last week after the official draw for...

Eric Kelly eyes skid-busting victory in ONE Jakarta event

RIGHT smack in the middle of a telling slide in his mixed martial arts career, Filipino fighter Eric “The Natural” Kelly cannot wait to...

Banding together

Having covered the local sports beat for a while now and talked to many stakeholders, one thing stands out is the fact that much...

FIBA 3×3 World Cup fit

Next month the country will host the FIBA 3x3 World Cup where teams from two dozen countries descend on the Philippine Arena in Bulacan...

High on Lady Tamaraws

After nine seasons, the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws are back in the finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)...

NBA Playoffs Challenge

The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs got going over the weekend which only meant jacked up excitement for every hoops aficionado in the next...