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PBA: PHL Cup returns with Big Dome twin bill

FOLLOWING a two-week break to give way to the campaign of the national team in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Philippine Basketball Association returns today with a double-header set at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

UE, Adamson collide

THE number of winless teams in Season 81 women’s volleyball of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines gets narrowed as struggling University of the East Lady Warriors and Adamson Lady Falcons collide in league action today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Kaya FC in away AFC Cup match in Vientiane, Laos

REIGNING Copa Paulino Alcantara champion Kaya FC-Iloilo gets its 2019 AFC Cup campaign rolling today, taking on Lao Toyota FC in opening Group H action at the New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane.

The road taken

The Philippine national men’s basketball team ended its campaign in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers with a positive result, earning for the country a return trip to the quadrennial basketball spectacle later this year.

Gilas beats Kazakhstan, books World Cup spot

THE ROAD it took had a lot of hurdles but in the end there was no denying the Philippine national men’s hoops team of a spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China later this year.

Ceres begins AFC Cup bid vs Shan United FC

TOP LOCAL CLUB football squad Ceres-Negros FC begins its AFC Cup bid today against Shan United FC of Myanmar in ASEAN Zone Group G action at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.

UAAP: Work continues for Ateneo in Season 81

WHILE they have seemingly recovered from an initial slippage in their University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 women’s volleyball campaign, the Ateneo Lady Eagles said they are still a work in progress relative to where they want to be.

adidas now has boots for every football player

WITH FOOTBALL a key part of its business, adidas makes sure that it caters to every player of the sport, addressing their needs and likes.

Ateneo comes back to defeat FEU in five sets

THE Ateneo Lady Eagles overcame a sluggish start to come back and beat the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in five sets, 14-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18 and 15-12, in their University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 encounter on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Jeremy Miado falls to Thai opponent in ONE rematch

FILIPINO mixed martial arts fighter Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado failed to exact his dominance over Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand as he bowed by way of technical knockout (strikes) in the second round of their rematch at ONE Championship’s “Call to Greatness” event on Friday in Singapore.

PHL Azkals member James Younghusband keeping options open post-Davao Aguilas

WITH the local football team he was playing for surprisingly pulling out at the end of the second season of the Philippines Football League, veteran player James Younghusband said he is keeping his options open in this period of transition.

Lady Spikers shoot for second victory in a row

THE defending University Athletic Association of the Philippines women’s volleyball champions De La Salle Lady Spikers go for their second win in a row when they collide with the Adamson Lady Falcons this weekend at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

ESPN5 continues advocacy with Brave CF partnership

ALREADY establishing itself as the number one sports network in the country, ESPN5 continues to evolve anchored on its thrust of not only spotlighting established sports but equally discovering “hidden gems” in Philippine sports.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series leg set in Palawan

WORLD-CLASS cliff diving action comes to the Philippines in April as Red Bull stages the first leg of its world series in El Nido, Palawan.

Cyclists test mettle at 2019 edition of 7-Eleven Trail

CROSS-COUNTRY racers were once again tested at the 7-Eleven Trail 2019 which was held last week at the Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal.

UP Lady Maroons stay unbeaten in Season 81

THE University of the Philippines Lady Fighting Maroons improved to 2-0 in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball after bringing down the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in four sets in their maiden encounter on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Gilas begins crucial qualifier stretch against Qatar squad

THE Philippine national men’s basketball team plunges back into action in the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers, beginning against Qatar on 12 a.m., Friday (Manila time), in Doha.

Local 3×3 basketball set to get boost with Super Quest tourney

THE push of 3x3 basketball in the country to the world stage is set to get further wind with the hosting of the Super Quest tournament later this year.

Lady Maroons aim for back-to-back victories

COMING off a gutsy victory in five sets on opening day of Season 81 volleyball of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, the UP Lady Fighting Maroons go for their second win in as many games when they face off with the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Excitement, determination for Gilas heading into last FIBA WC window

FACING what could be the biggest games in its current iteration, Gilas Pilipinas is heading into the sixth and final window of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup (WC) Asian Qualifiers with excitement and determination.

One for defense

For someone who took to liking playing defense during his younger basketball days, I certainly dig the list of finalists for possible enshrinement this year in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For UST, much to take away from opening game

THE University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses won their opening game in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, and while it did not come easy, forced by the Adamson Lady Falcons to a five-setter, the team took a lot from it to build on.

Pro gaming team ‘Omega’ of PLDT, Smart launched

THE growing Esports scene in the country has added another player after PLDT and Smart jointly launched their own official professional team called “Omega.”

La Salle clips Ateneo

THE defending University Athletic Association of the Philippines women’s volleyball champions De La Salle Lady Spikers successfully opened their title defense with a four-set victory over rivals Ateneo Lady Eagles, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25 and 25-19, on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Packed grind for Gilas in lead-up to FIBA window

THE WORK is cut out for Gilas Pilipinas when it plunges back into action away in the sixth and final window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers later this week.

Philippine men’s Under-22 soccer team begins AFF Championship 2019 campaign

THE Philippine men’s Under-22 team began its AFF U22 Championship 2019 campaign in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where it hopes to make significant strides in preparation for future competitions, including the Southeast Asian Games later this year.

ONE: Filipino fighter Gina Iniong swings back to winning in Bangkok

FILIPINO women’s atomweight fighter Gina “Conviction” Iniong swung back into the win column on Saturday night in Bangkok, Thailand, fashioning out a split decision victory in her return to the ONE Championship stage.

UAAP volleyball is here

THE marquee volleyball tournament of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines begins this weekend with all eight competing teams set to see action in the opening two days.

ONE: Gina Iniong charting another path to the top

HAD it roller-coaster in her last three fights in ONE Championship, Filipino women’s atomweight fighter Gina “Conviction” Iniong aims to reestablish consistency in winning when she takes the cage anew with the end view of throwing herself back in the mix for a title shot.

San Juan Knights, Bataan Risers pumped up for Chooks-to-Go 3×3

THE 12-field tournament Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President’s Cup fires off this weekend and all combatants have expressed readiness for it, including teams from San Juan and Bataan.

PHL Malditas to play in Group C in second round of...

THE PHILIPPINE women’s national football team will play in Group C in the second round of the 2020 Olympic Football Asian Qualifiers later this year.

Aces edge Elite

THE Alaska Aces made it back-to-back wins in the PBA Philippine Cup after defeating the struggling Blackwater Elite, 103-101, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Arellano Lady Chiefs grab on opportunity to make school history

FOR the third straight year the Arellano Lady Chiefs are the champions in women’s volleyball of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a product, the team said, of just grabbing every opportunity that were presented to them.

Aces, E-Painters seek to keep winning form

VICTORIOUS heading into PBA Philippine Cup action today at the Mall of Asia Arena, the Alaska Aces and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters try to keep their winning form before the league takes a two-week break.

Globe Telecom furthers games, Esports program with pro team

IN LINE with its push to do its share in the development of the growing Esports scene in the country, Globe Telecom stepped things up by assembling a professional Esports team.

Standout trades

The recent player trade stretch in the National Basketball Association proved to be an active one with reports putting it at 57 players changing uniforms by the deadline on Feb. 8 (Manila time). The number beat out significantly the 35 from last year and the previous high of 53 players in 2015.

Fuel Masters remain upbeat despite absorbing first loss

THE BEST start in the Philippine Basketball Association of the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters came to an end on Sunday after they absorbed their first defeat in the ongoing Philippine Cup at the hands of the streaking Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 98-94, in overtime.

Defending champions Petron Blaze Spikers gear up for tough Philippine Superliga...

DEFENDING Philippine Superliga Grand Prix champions Petron Blaze Spikers begin their title defense on Saturday, in a tournament they view as not going to be easy with a very competitive field.

ROS stops Phoenix rise

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters edged out the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters in their battle of league-leading teams in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, winning, 98-94, in overtime.

‘Customer centricity’ key to success of Milo Summer Sports Clinics

FOR 36 years now, the annual Milo Sports Clinics have been a much-awaited activity for children in the summer as it continues to highlight sports as a means not only to get kids active but also to teach valuable lessons one can learn outside the classroom.

Kaya AFC Cup home games at Panaad Stadium

WITH its home turf unable to secure the nod to host an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) contest, Kaya FC-Iloilo will play its home matches at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod, the team had announced.

Benilde sports center, dorm set to open later this year

CONSTRUCTION of the first sports center and dormitory for scholars and athletes of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is coming along well with the facility set to open its doors by August.

Phoenix stakes unbeaten record vs streaking NLEX

THE LEAGUE-leading Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters go for their fifth win in as many games in the PBA Philippine Cup when they collide with the NLEX Road Warriors today at the Mall of Asia Arena.

3M finding a compelling story in UP men’s basketball squad

THE University of the Philippines men’s basketball team had a magical run in its University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 campaign that saw it making it back to the finals after three decades.

Obstacle course racing finally finds place in the sporting sun

THE sport of obstacle course racing (OCR) in the country is steadily getting its legs, something proponents of it are very happy and excited about.