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PRURide PH 2019 kicks off with successful Criterium event

WHAT is being positioned as a bigger staging of PRURide PH in 2019 got off to a good start with the successful holding of its first leg Criterium in Filinvest, Alabang, on Sunday.

Rain or Shine clinches PHL Cup semifinal spot

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters are moving to the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup after eliminating at the first instance the undermanned Northport Batang Pier, 91-85, in quarterfinal action on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

La Salle boosts semifinal bid with straight-sets win over Adamson

THE defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers gave their University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 semifinal push a boost with a straight-sets win over the Adamson Lady Falcons, 25-15, 25-18 and 25-16, on Sunday in league action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

PFF’s Mariano Araneta among AFC representatives on FIFA Council

THE PHILIPPINES will continue to have a representative on the FIFA Council as the country’s football federation president Mariano Araneta was reelected for the post in elections held at the 29th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the weekend.

NBL women’s league fires off this weekend

FILIPINO women ballers get to showcase what they can do as the National Basketball League (NBL) launches its women’s league this weekend.

Alaska, NLEX dispute last quarterfinal spot

THE elimination round of the PBA Philippine Cup goes into overdrive today with the Alaska Aces and NLEX Road Warriors disputing the last quarterfinal spot in the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament.

UP seeks to address ‘kinks’ as it makes Final 4 push

WHILE they are very much in the thick of the fight in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament, the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons recognize that they still have to fine-tune their game if they are to make a stronger push for their initial goal of making it to the Final Four.

NBA video recaps can be seen on Facebook Watch

FILIPINO National Basketball Association fans out to have their steady stream of league news and features, more so as the ongoing season hits the playoffs, may get them via Facebook Watch.

PBA: Magnolia clinches 6th seed in quarterfinals

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok are entering the quarterfinals of the PBA Philippine Cup as the sixth seed after dispatching the NLEX Road Warriors, 102-74, in the curtain-raiser of the last day of eliminations on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

UP survives UE scare

THE University of the Philippines Lady Maroons thrust themselves back into the playoff picture in UAAP Season 81 with a five-sets victory over the University of the East Lady Warriors, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 24-26 and 15-11, on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

AFC Cup: Kaya FC Iloilo coach touts team’s big heart in...

LEFT for dead as it trailed in their Group H AFC Cup match in Indonesia on Tuesday after 90 minutes of play, Kaya FC-Iloilo sprang up a surprise in the three-minute injury time to level the count at 1-1 with hometown bet PSM Makassar and earn a point to keep it on top of the grouping.

Kingad’s good showing soothes rough night for Team Lakay

WHAT was probably the biggest night in Team Lakay’s history turned out to be its roughest as well as it lost the two remaining world titles it held in ONE Championship.

UAAP: FEU tries to stop hot-streaking Ateneo

UNIVERSITY Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 women’s volleyball action returns to the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City, headlined at 4 p.m. by the clash between the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws and Ateneo Lady Eagles where the latter try to stop the impressive winning streak of the latter.

NLEX, Northport look to notch QF spots with wins

THE NLEX Road Warriors and Northport Batang Pier go for a complication-free passage into the quarterfinals of the PBA Philippine with a victory in their respect games today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ceres-Negros FC hosts Persija Jakarta in AFC Cup match in Bacolod

LEADERS in Group G of the ongoing AFC Cup battle it out as Ceres-Negros FC and Persija Jakarta FC of Indonesia play today at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.

Tale of two years

The year 2018 was a stellar one for Baguio’s Team Lakay that saw four of its stalwarts being crowned as champions in ONE Championship.

ONE Japan: First staging, excellent fights

TOKYO -- The first event of ONE Championship in Japan was successfully held on Sunday and was marked by solid reception and excellent fights in the cage.

PPL commissioner asks fans to support league

WHILE the start of their season was moved to later this month, Philippine Premier League (PPL) commissioner Bernie Sumayao is hoping that it would not deter fans from giving their support, seeing how their involvement is key in the success of the revamped local club league.

Alaska not giving up on PHL Cup playoff chances

DEALT a big loss last time around that could potentially derail their chances of advancing to the quarterfinal phase of the PBA Philippine Cup, the Alaska Aces are still not giving up hope even if technically their fate is no longer in their hands.

High hopes for ONE Championship in Japan

TOKYO -- The long-sought and awaited debut of ONE Championship in Japan came to fruition yesterday as its “A New Era” event was held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan here.

Japan assured of spots in Olympic basketball events

TOKYO -- Japanese basketball will be represented in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after world basketball governing body FIBA decided to grant it automatic places in various events.

Alvarez, Johnson not short in motivation heading into respective ONE Japan...

TOKYO — Doing mixed martial arts for quite a long time now and succeeding and having practically won everything in it, one would think that it is all going through the motions now for legends “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

UP looks to do better in match with Ateneo

BADLY beaten when they first collided in University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81, the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons are looking to do far better when they take on the league-leading Ateneo Lady Eagles on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Japan event fills a ‘void’ for ONE Championship — analyst

TOKYO -- This weekend ONE Championship makes history as it holds its first-ever event in Japan with “ONE: A New Era.”

PBA goes to Pangasinan for annual All-Star event

THE HOMESTRETCH of the elimination round of the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament Philippine Cup ceases momentarily to give way to the annual All-Star festivities this weekend in Pangasinan.

ONE champion Eduard Folayang fearless in fighting on foe’s turf

TOKYO -- ONE Championship world lightweight champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines will make his first title defense since returning to the top of the division in “ONE: A New Era” here this weekend against former champ and hometown bet Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki.

Solid fundamentals doing wonders for Filipina player in the US

A CONSCIOUS effort to learn the right fundamentals of the sport of basketball has allowed a 16-year-old Filipina player to steadily make a name for herself in the United States.

AFC enhances online site with new features

RECOGNIZING the appetite of football fans in this part of the world for up-to-date news on their favorite leagues and teams, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) launched new features on its online site.

Alaska, Northport jostle in important PBA match

THE Alaska Aces and Northport Batang Pier, two teams in the fringes of the playoff picture of the PBA Philippine Cup, engage in a key battle today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

DLSU Spikers and UST Tigresses seek to bounce back from losses

SHOT DOWN in their opening matches in the second round of UAAP Season 81, the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers and University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses try to get back on the winning wagon when they play separate opponents in league action today set at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Premier League moves start of season to April

THE scheduled season start of the rebranded Philippine Premier League (PPL) will not push on March 30 after it decided to defer the kickoff to next month to give some member teams time to resubmit their licensing papers to the local football federation.

Not bad getting Trae

Heading into the 2018-19 Season of the National Basketball Association, one of the more talked-about player exchanges was that between the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks involving rookies Luka Doncic and Trae Young.

PHISGOC: SEA Games fever should be felt in June or July

EIGHT months away from the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, conspicuously missing is the buzz usually generated by such events.

Allianz PHL connecting with communities through sports

SEEING sports as a good platform to communicate what it is all about as a company, Allianz Philippines continues to dabble in it and affirms its commitment to such a thrust.

IBF super flyweight champ Jerwin Ancajas not being complacent ahead of...

IN May this year Filipino International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will make his seventh defense of his title. And he is not just going through the motions, recognizing that in every challenger he faces is one who is expected to go all out and that he needs to be ready.

It’s shoe time — new releases for both road and trail

ATTENTION, runners. Here is a roundup of recent releases from adidas and Columbia.

Northport stays in the hunt for playoff berth

THE Northport Batang Pier are still alive in the race for a quarterfinal spot in the PBA Philippine Cup after beating erstwhile streaking TNT KaTropa, 109-83, on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

FEU beats AdU in 5 sets

THE Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws dodged a major upset on Sunday, surviving a gritty effort from the tailending Adamson Lady Falcons in five sets, 30-32, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20 and 15-13, in University Athletic Association of the Philippines action at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

PHISGOC allays fears of 2019 Southeast Asian Games not pushing through

AMID reports that the Philippines is in danger of losing the rights to host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games later this year over “problems” regarding the budget and in-government disagreements that have delayed the country’s preparation, officials of the local organizing committee moved to allay such fears and said the Games’ hosting is still a go and that they are on top of things.

Manila qualifier of Red Bull bike world championship successfully held

THE Philippine leg of the qualifiers for this year’s Red Bull Pump Track World Championship was successfully held at the weekend with some of the country’s top biking talents converging at The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde in Quezon City.

Dasmariñas wins IBF eliminator fight by unanimous decision

CHAMPION Filipino boxer Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmariñas positioned himself for a shot at adding another feather in his cap after defeating compatriot Kenny “Big Heart” Demecillo in their International Boxing Federation (IBF) eliminator fight on Saturday at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

TNT looks to continue push for top two finish

SMOKING-hot TNT KaTropa return to PBA Philippine Cup action today, looking to sustain their solid form of late and continue their assault on a top two finish heading into the next round of the season-opening Philippine Basketball Association tournament.

Lady Warriors still have much to fight for in Season 81

WHILE an appearance in the Final Four in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines is still a proposition that remains to be seen, the University of the East Lady Warriors are undeterred by it, believing that there is still much to fight for in the ongoing tournament.

Belingon ready for Fernandes in rematch in Japan

IN the aftermath of his conquest of the ONE Championship world bantamweight title last November, Filipino Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon knew that he had not seen the last of erstwhile champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil; that their paths would cross anew.

Alaska halts slide with huge win over Meralco

THE telling slide of the Alaska Aces in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup came to an end on Wednesday as they swung back into winning with a 92-77 victory over the Meralco Bolts at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.