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Generational sports heroes to be feted by Philippine Sportswriters Association

FILIPINO sports heroes, both old and new, will be celebrated at the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards Night in March.

Karateka Tsukii determined to make it to the Olympics

WHILE a spot in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, is not yet guaranteed for her, Filipino-Japanese karateka Junna Tsukii is in no way deterred by it and still very much focused on seeing her push completed.

Stephen Loman named Brave fighter of the year

BOOSTED BY two quality victories in 2019, bantamweight champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman of Team Lakay was adjudged “fighter of the year” in Brave Combat Federation for the second year in a row.

Eala boosts stock with strong 2020 Australian Open outing

FILIPINO teen tennis sensation Alexandra Eala boosted her stock in the juniors circuit after a productive and successful outing in the 2020 Australian Open, capped by winning the girls doubles title with Indonesian partner Priska Nugroho on Friday.

Playing it smart pays off for ‘The Passion’ Pacio in ONE...

ONE Championship world strawweight champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines made it a successful title defense by beating Brazilian Alex “Little Rock” Silva at “ONE: Fire & Fury” by split decision on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Mighty Sports rules Dubai international cage tourney

MIGHTY Sports Philippines completed a dominant showing in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament, defeating defending champion Al Riyadi of Lebanon, 92-81, in the finals on Sunday morning at the Shabab al Ahli Sports Club.

Adiwang brings heat in Manila debut; Iniong wins

PROMISED to bring the heat in his Manila debut for ONE Championship, Filipino Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang delivered on it, emerging on top in the opening round over Thai Pongsiri Mitsatit in their strawweight fight at “ONE: Fire & Fury” on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Filipino teen tennis star Alex Eala, Indon win Aussie Open juniors...

FILIPINO tennis sensation Alex Eala captured the 2020 Australian Open Juniors women’s doubles title, partnering with Priska Nugroho of Indonesia to beat the duo of Matilda Mutavdzic and Ziva Falkner, 6-1, 6-2, in the finals on Friday.

ONE: Fire & Fury unleashed

ONE Championship’s first live event in the Philippines for 2020 happens today with “ONE: Fire & Fury” at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Qatar Airways officially a Philippine Football League title sponsor

AFTER a long wait, Qatar Airways was finally introduced as official title sponsor of the Philippines Football League (PFL).

Philippine sports greatness focus of newly launched book

THE rich history of Philippine sports as represented by the many great Filipino athletes who brought pride and honor to the country throughout the years is the focus of a newly launched book.

Diaz boosts Tokyo 2020 Olympic push with gold medals in Rome

OLYMPIC weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz fortified her push for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Games after hauling gold medals at the Roma Weightlifting World Cup on Tuesday night (Manila time).

Ceres-Negros FC now turns to AFC Cup after falling short in...

FALLING short in its quest to make it to the main draw of AFC Champions League (ACL) 2020, top local club Ceres-Negros FC now turns its focus to the AFC Cup which begins next month.

Badminton Asia Manila event groupings known

THE Badminton Asia Manila Team Championships 2020 happening in the country next month took further form on Wednesday with the official draw of the groupings.

Mighty Sports sweeps group after ripping Beirut Sports Club

MIGHTY SPORTS Philippines completed a sweep of its group assignment at the 31st Dubai International Basketball Tournament after defeating Beirut Sports Club, 91-77, early Wednesday morning, time here in Manila.

Eduard Folayang amazed at how martial arts career panned out

GROWING up Eduard Folayang never thought that he would build a successful career doing martial arts, and to this day he is just amazed at how things have turned out for him in the path he has chosen.

Ceres’ ACL run ends with 2-0 loss to FC Tokyo

THE run of Ceres-Negros FC at the AFC Champions League ended on Tuesday night after losing to FC Tokyo, 2-0, in their qualification playoff match in Japan.

Mighty Sports wins third straight game in Dubai

MIGHTY Sports Philippines stayed unscathed at the 31st Dubai International Basketball Tournament after racing to their third straight win with an 84-66 rout of Es Rades Tunisia early Tuesday morning (Manila time).

All-Star reserves

The starters for this year’s edition of the Midseason Classic National Basketball Association All-Star Game were announced last week with little contention about their makeup as those selected were deserving of their spots.

Ceres-Negros FC battles FC Tokyo

CERES-NEGROS FC shoots for a place where it has never been to before when it plays FC Tokyo in an away AFC Champions League playoff match today in Japan.

Local basketball community mourns death of NBA legend Kobe ‘Black Mamba’...

NATIONAL Basketball Association legend Kobe Bryant loved the Philippines and, in turn, the country loved him back. So when news of the untimely death of the many-time Manila visitor on Monday (Manila time) broke out, Filipinos mourned and expressed their love and respect for the “Black Mamba.”

Adiwang out to make it a ONE Manila debut to remember

SET TO TAKE make his Manila debut for ONE Championship, Team Lakay fighter Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang said he is very excited to fight in front of the hometown fans and make it an event to remember.

Nike moves forward with Infinity Run and Adapt BB 2.0 shoes

NIKE’S thrust of providing consumers with quality products by tapping the latest in technology continues with the launch of its new running and basketball shoes -- the Nike React Infinity Run and Nike Adapt BB 2.0 shoes.

Tanduay, Secret Fresh release clothing line

TO celebrate its more than a century of existence, Tanduay recently collaborated with art gallery Secret Fresh to release a souped-up line of apparel.

Muller, JYH hope Ceres sustains form at AFC CL

FACING what arguably its biggest test to date in football club competition, Ceres-Negros FC veterans Roland Muller and James Younghusband hope their team gets to sustain their competitive form in the AFC Champions League 2020 preliminary stages to achieve what no other Philippine club has done before -- advance to the main draw of the prestigious Asian tournament.

Undefeated Mighty Sports seeks to continue rolling versus Es Rades of...

MIGHTY Sports Philippines is off to a good start in the 31st Dubai International Basketball Tournament, winning its first two assignments in Group B to stay undefeated.

Powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta bent on turning setback to opportunity

ADMITTED to being disappointed at first when news broke out that the 10th ASEAN Para Games set to take place in the country this month was moved to a later date, powerlifter Andeline Dumapong-Ancheta said she has since moved past it, bent on turning the setback to opportunity to do well.

Nikko Huelgas aims to build on gains of athletes’ commission

ELECTED for a second term as an officer of the Philippine Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission, bemedaled triathlete Nikko Huelgas said that he remains committed to helping the body fortify its structure and build on the gains it has achieved since being established in 2015.

Rested Fajardo ready to get back to the PBA grind

GOT the chance to take a break for a considerable time, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstar June Mar Fajardo said he is now ready to get back to the league grind and do his thing.

Ceres basking in another spirited run in AFC CL ’20

CERES-NEGROS Football Club hurdled another test in the preliminary phase of the AFC Champions League 2020 after defeating Port FC of Thailand, 1-0, in an away match in Bangkok on Tuesday to advance to the qualification playoff match next week.

PSL: Mika Reyes leaves Petron to join Sta. Lucia

AFTER being a staple of the Petron team in the Philippine Superliga (PSL), middle blocker Mika Reyes had decided to leave the team and join the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors.

Mighty Sports Philippines parades wares at Dubai international basketball tourney

MIGHTY Sports Philippines competes at the 31st Dubai International Basketball Tournament which begins today with its eyes fixed on the title after finishing third in the last edition of the tournament.

Skateboarding should get the attention it deserves — De Lange

FOLLOWING the successful showing of the Philippine skateboarding team in last month’s 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA), gold medal-winning downhill skater Jaime De Lange hopes that the gains they got in the biennial sporting meet be sustained so as to get the sport the attention it deserves here in the country.

FIBA 3×3 World Tour makes stop in the Philippines for its...

THE FIBA 3x3 World Tour unfurls its ninth edition in April and is set to make a stop for one of its legs in the Philippines after five years.

One fight at a time for Team Lakay’s Iniong

ENTERING her third year with ONE Championship, Filipino female atomweight fighter Gina “Conviction” Iniong said she is very thankful for the opportunity presented to her to showcase what she is capable of doing.

San Beda guard Nelle moving to UAAP with Green Archers

DO-IT-ALL San Beda Red Lions guard Evan Nelle is packing his bag for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and will be playing for De La Salle Green Archers.

A changed man?

Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor made it a triumphant return to the Octagon on Sunday (Manila time) at “UFC 246,” defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the headlining welterweight fight in just 40 seconds (!).

Winning never gets old — Kings coach Tim Cone

HAVING won practically everything there is to win in the Philippine Basketball Association, Tim Cone cannot be faulted if he decides to already take it slow. But the league’s winningest coach has signified he is anything but done, more so since he is coaching the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings.

Ceres takes on Port FC in AFC CL Preliminary Round 2

SUCCESSFULLY hurdling its first test in AFC Champions League 2020 last week, top local club football team Ceres-Negros FC looks to sustain its push forward when it collides with Port FC of Thailand in an away Preliminary Round 2 match today in Bangkok.

Could 2020 be our Olympic breakthrough year?

IN 2020 the Philippines will take part in the Summer Olympics once again, the 10th since 1984 and 22nd appearance since the country first competed in 1924.

Gin Kings deliver for another PBA title

FOR the 12th time in league history the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are Philippine Basketball Association champions after annexing the Governor’s Cup title on Friday over the Meralco Bolts.

Meralco Bolts look to pick up the pieces after another finals...

FAILED to notch a first-ever Philippine Basketball Association title for a third time, the Meralco Bolts admit it is tough to swallow, but that they are nonetheless bent on picking up the pieces, moving on and continuing with their championship quest.

Barangay Ginebra back as king of the PBA Governors’ Cup

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are once again Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup champions after closing out their best-of-seven finals series with the Meralco Bolts with a 105-93 victory in Game Five on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Gin Kings go for closeout of PBA Governors’ Cup finals

HOLDING a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup finals series, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings are out to close out the Meralco Bolts in Game Five today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

After a rough 2019, Eduard Folayang angles to start new year...

FILIPINO fighter Eduard “Landslide” Folayang begins 2020 with ONE Championship later this month as he is featured in the main card for “ONE: Fire & Fury” on Jan. 31 against Pakistani Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba.