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Marcial ups Olympic preparation in professional debut vs Whitfield

TOKYO Olympics-bound boxer Eumir Felix Marcial is set to make his professional debut this week, which he said is geared towards his quest for the Summer Games.

PLDT, Smart Communications rally behind country’s hosting of Asia Cup qualifier...

IN line with their push to “power sports with technology,” the country’s largest integrated telco PLDT and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. are rallying behind the country’s hosting of the third and final window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in February and batting for its success.

Latest PBA title top one for Gin Kings’ LA Tenorio

NO longer a stranger to winning titles in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings floor general LA Tenorio is still amazed with his latest league championship, so much so he considers it as top one.

Philippine Sports Commission cites results despite tough COVID-19 year

THE year in 2020 is a tough one for local sports as it continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. But despite the challenges, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has been able to produce results in accordance with its given mandate.

UAAP cancels Season 83

Putting above all else the health and safety of student-athletes and those involved in the operations of the competitions, the University Athletic Association of...

Gin Kings savor uniqueness of latest PBA title conquest

WITH the manner with which it was achieved, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings cannot help but take special pride in their latest Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) title conquest and savor the uniqueness of it all.

Gilas Pilipinas number 31 in FIBA’s world rankings

THE Philippines retained its spot at number 31 in the world after International Basketball Federation (FIBA) updated its rankings following the second window of its Continental Cup Qualifiers.

Donaire fight off after he tested positive for coronavirus

THE scheduled ring return of Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire this month is not pushing through after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Barangay Ginebra is Philippine Cup champion once again

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are back as PBA Philippine Cup champions after closing out the TNT Tropang Giga in their best-of-seven final series with an 82-78 victory in Game Five on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

National team coaches all for building better players, system

ONE with having the right set of players and system for the country’s basketball program to go far, national coaches Tab Baldwin and Jong Uichico welcome efforts to go in that direction.

Local obstacle sports federation continues to thrive amid pandemic

HAD it momentous in 2019, the Philippine Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) continued to thrive, despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

PRURide PH pedals through despite the challenges

ALREADY a staple in the local cycling scene, Pru Life UK’s PRURide PH would not let the year 2020 be a total loss for the sport as it pushes to stage the yearly event albeit pivoting digitally.

Barangay Ginebra Kings go for the title-clincher

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings try to put the finishing touches on their assault on the PBA Philippine Cup title in Game Five of their best-of-seven finals series with the TNT Tropang Giga on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Luxury brands come on board ONE Championship’s The Apprentice

The ONE Championship edition of the popular reality television show The Apprentice recently signed luxury brands as partner presenters.

Experience paying dividends for Ginebra Kings in PBA finals

APART from team effort, experience in big games has been paying dividends for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings as they make their final assault on the PBA Philippine Cup title.

GAB’s virtual pro sports summit successfully held

THE second professional sports summit organized by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) was successfully held on Saturday.

Jordan Clarkson finds fit with Jazz in decision to stay

FILIPINO-AMERICAN National Basketball Association (NBA)  player Jordan Clarkson could have chosen to play for a big-market team after last season, but decided to stay with the Utah Jazz as he saw a fit with the Salt Lake City-based squad.

Dy brushes off Patterson callout, has eyes on title shot

RECENTLY called out by one of the contenders in the lightweight division in Brave Combat Federation (CF), Filipino fighter Rolando “Dy Incredible” Dy has chosen to brush it off and instead focus on getting a title shot.

Iconic Nike sneakers given a 3M twist

GLOBAL BRANDS Nike and 3M recently collaborated to give iconic sneakers a different twist.

Barangay Ginebra takes a commanding 3-1 finals series lead

The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are one win away from bagging the PBA Philippine Cup title after they took a 3-1 lead over the TNT Tropang Giga in their best-of-seven finals series with a 98-88 victory in Game Four on Sunday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

PBA carefully plotting path for next year’s Season 46 — Marcial

FINISHING the ongoing tournament bubble in Clark City in Pampanga is still primary for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) at the moment, but it has also started turning its attention to what is to be done next season.

Rough night for Rene Catalan and Jomary Torres at ONE ‘Big...

IT was a forgettable night for Filipino mixed martial arts fighters Rene Catalan and Jomary Torres as they suffered first-round defeats in their respective fights at ONE Championship’s “Big Bang” event on Friday in Singapore.

Gin Kings go for 3-0 series lead

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings seek to pin down the TNT Tropang Giga further in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series as they go for a commanding 3-0 lead in Game Three on Friday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Rene Catalan, Jomary Torres in ONE: Big Bang card today

ONE Championship gets its December offering going on Friday with “ONE: Big Bang”, which will feature two Filipino fighters in Rene “D’Challenger” Catalan and Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres in the card.

FIBA takes pride in successful staging of qualifiers

NOVEMBER was a busy stretch for world basketball governing body International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as it hosted a number of Continental Cup qualifiers; an effort it took pride in as these were successfully staged despite a myriad of challenges.

GAB to hold virtual professional sports summit this weekend

THE Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is set to hold the Second Professional Sports Summit on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Barangay Ginebra buries TNT in 0-2 series hole

The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings raced to a 2-0 lead over the TNT Tropang Giga in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series after going on a late surge to take Game Two, 92-90, on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Young Gilas players worthy of spots for the next windows

FOLLOWING their impressive showing in the just-concluded second window of the 2021 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain, do members of the young Gilas Pilipinas team deserve spots for the next windows?

Globe expands support for athletes, rallies behind boxer ‘Wonder Boy’ Martin

AWARE that Filipino athletes deserve all the help they can get, Globe continues to stretch its support on that front, this time rallying behind Ifugao boxer Carl Jammes Martin.

Perpetual Help names new coach

WHEN the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta resumes its National Collegiate Athletic Association campaign it will have a new men’s basketball coach in Mike Saguiguit.

Japan, Philippines partner for online video series #WeAreAthletes

LOOKING to cultivate physical fitness, inclusivity and a sense of community during this challenging time with the pandemic, the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) has partnered with local sports personalities for the online video series #WeAreAthletes.

TNT Tropang Giga seek to level PBA Philippine Cup finals series

OUTLASTED in the opener of the best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series, the TNT Tropang Giga look to redeem themselves and level the affair in Game Two on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Young Gilas Pilipinas crew proves mettle by going unscathed in Manama

HAD its share of doubters when it was sent to the second window of the 2021 International Basketball Association (FIBA) Asia Cup Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain, the young Gilas Pilipinas team showed it deserved the opportunity given to it by sweeping its two-game assignment.

PSC’s webinar series spotlights maternal health

THE Rise Up! Shape Up! web series of the Philippine Sports Commission returns, focusing this time on maternal health.

First Jordan Brand store in PHL set to open at BGC

THE already-vibrant basketball scene in the Philippines is set to get added buzz with the opening of the first store of the Jordan Brand in the country at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig.

Team effort leads to early series advantage for Kings

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series over the TNT Tropang Giga following their 100-94 overtime victory in Game One on Sunday.

Pearl Managuelod pushes for resumption of athletes’ training

WITH THE battle smoke from the recent Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) elections now clear, newly elected executive board member Pearl Managuelod underscored the need to buckle down to work for the national athletes, including helping in having their training resume at the soonest possible time.

Herbalife Nutrition finding ways to bring fitness message across

WHILE the coronavirus pandemic and the corresponding protocols put up to guard against it have rendered people’s fitness regimen limited, they have not stopped Herbalife Nutrition from finding ways to bring the message of active and healthy lifestyle across.

Under Armour Sportsmask now available

EVEN athletes have to wear masks these days, so Under Armour (UA) has come out with the Under Armour Sportsmask, which is now available in the country in select Under Armour brand houses in the metro.

Gilas Pilipinas out to sweep Thailand in Manama window

DOMINANT in its first outing in the November window of the 2021 International Basketball Association (FIBA) Asia Cup Qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas looks to complete a sweep of Thailand when the teams collide on Monday in Manama, Bahrain.

Al Panlilio looks to do more for athletes now as a...

ALREADY wearing a number of hats in the corporate and sports worlds, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart Communications, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Alfredo S. Panlilio added another one — first vice-president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).

PBA grateful to stakeholders in making bubble a success

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament “bubble” at Clark City in Angeles, Pampanga, is now in its homestretch and has proven to be a success, something the league is very grateful for, giving credit to the cooperation of stakeholders, particularly the players and coaches.

TNT books a spot in the PBA Philippine Cup finals

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo The TNT Tropang Giga booked a spot in the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup following their 91-81 victory over...

Tolentino reelected as POC president

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino got a fresh mandate as head of the sports body after...