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San Beda vs Arellano in NCAA Season 95 opening

THE 95th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association fires off on Sunday, July 7, with four peat-seeking San Beda Red Lions kicking off their bid against hosts Arellano University Chiefs.

PFL: Ceres-Negros defeats Green Archers in fire-fight

DEFENDING Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros FC made it back-to-back wins since returning to league action after its AFC Cup campaign, beating Green Archers United FC, 4-3, in a fire-fight at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite, on Wednesday.

Furthering the Japan martial art of kendo in the country

COMPARED to other Japanese martial arts, the number of people doing kendo in the Philippines may not be as big, but practitioners of it in the country are undeterred in bringing it to the fore to have more Filipinos appreciate it and, maybe, pick it up.

POC to hold election on July 28

THE scheduled Philippine Olympic Committee election today has been moved to later this month in accordance with the directive of world Olympic bodies.

Northport edges Columbian, closes in on playoff incentive

THE NORTHPORT Batang Pier moved a step closer to notching a playoff incentive in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup after outlasting the Columbian Dyip, 110-108, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Gilas Youth ends group phase sans a win

THE rough campaign of Gilas Pilipinas Youth at the FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup continued on Wednesday morning (Manila time) after it absorbed a 92-64 shellacking from Russia to finish the classification phase winless.

Aussie fighter Tuivasa basking in chance to fight at the UFC

WITH FIVE FIGHTS under his belt in the Ultimate Fighting Championship since joining the promotion in 2016, Australian heavyweight fighter Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa said it is an opportunity that he is basking for the many lessons he has been getting in so many ways.

TNT KaTropa eye to keep top spot

LEAGUE-leading TNT KaTropa look to stay on top of the heap of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup when they return to league action today against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

All that Jazz

National Basketball Association free agency opened frenetically on Monday, July 1 (Manila time), with a lot of players on the move and set to join new teams come the 2019-20 NBA season.

Argentina hands Gilas Youth 2nd defeat at U-19 World Cup

GILAS Pilipinas Youth slumped to its second defeat at the FIBA Basketball Under-19 World Cup, bowing to Argentina, 77-72, early Monday morning (Manila time) at the Herklion University Sports Hall in Greece.

Fernandes-Belingon IV set for October in Japan

ONE OF THE top rivalries at ONE Championship gets another serving as bantamweights Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil and Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippine go at it once again in a title fight later this year.

Nike releases Air Zoom Freak 1

FANS OF National Basketball Association superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo in the country have more reason to be happy after Nike released his first signature shoe under the brand at select local stores over the weekend.

Dyip edge Beermen

THE COLUMBIAN DYIP handed the San Miguel Beermen a huge loss in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, fashioning out a 134-132 victory in overtime on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

PFL: Kaya FC makes it five straight victories

KAYA FC-ILOILO made it five wins in a row in the ongoing Philippines Football League (PFL) tournament after defeating Philippine Air Force FC, 5-0, in league action on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

Gilas Youth drops first game at FIBA U19 World Cup against...

GILAS PILIPINAS Youth fought hard in its first game at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup but came up short in the end against host Greece, losing, 85-69, early Sunday morning (Manila time).

Teams Phenom and Gilas rule Red Bull Reign PHL

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL staging of Red Bull Reign Philippines was staged at the weekend with Team Phenom and Team Gilas ruling the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively.

Milo Marathon ‘19 gets SEA Games significance

THE ANNUAL National Milo Marathon kicks off its 2019 edition later this month with the theme “One Team. One Nation. Go Philippines!” in support of the country’s athletes seeing action at the 30th Southeast Asian Games this year, which the Philippines is hosting.

Middling teams Kings, Fuel Masters do battle

CURRENTLY in the middle of the pack of the ongoing Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters enter their joust today with a sense of urgency and looking to bag the victory that would help propel their cause.

Gilas Youth begins U19 World Cup campaign this weekend

A NEW chapter for the Philippine youth basketball team commences this weekend as the country’s Under-19 team begins its campaign in the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Greece.

Brave Combat Federation has France on its radar

WITH FRANCE set to legalize mixed martial arts next year, Brave Combat Federation said staging events there is now a “possibility.”

Vaya offers new drink and storage containers

CONTINUING with its push of coming up with innovative products for people on the go, Vaya has introduced its latest products in the country — the Drynk and Preserve.

Phoenix sinks Northport

THE Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters halted the steamrolling Northport Batang Pier, 97-87, in Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup action on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Run stops for Ceres-Negros FC at the AFC Cup

CERES-NEGROS FC’s bid to make it to a third straight AFC Cup ASEAN Zone finals fell short on Tuesday night after losing, 2-1, to Hanoi FC in the second leg of their zonal semifinals at the Hang Day Stadium in Vietnam.

Northport shoots for solo PBA tourney leadership

LEAGUE-LEADING Northport Batang Pier go for their fifth win in a row in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, and solo leadership in the standings, when they return to action today against the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Kiefer Ravena thankful to be back in harness, looks to take...

AFTER more than a year on the sidelines following his suspension of FIBA over his failure to pass a random drug test, Kiefer Ravena was back practicing with Gilas Pilipinas on Monday night. It was something he said he was very thankful for and looks to build on as he restarts his basketball journey.

Lazada activates Olympic Games partnership in Southeast Asia

AS PART of its parent Alibaba Group’s long-term partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group has recently activated its Olympic Games push in the region.

Philippine Olympic Committee set for a special election

TO RID the organization of any question in leadership as well as settle conflicts within the group, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has decided to set the holding of a special election.

A fair trade

Last week saw a trade in the Philippine Basketball Association which created much buzz over the fairness of it.

San Miguel seeks to shape up as it forges ahead of...

DOWN to their last six games in the elimination round of the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup, the San Miguel Beermen look to make the most of it and put themselves a situation to advance to the next round.

Ceres out to do better in 2nd leg of AFC Cup...

HELD to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the two-legged AFC Cup ASEAN Zone semifinals last week, Ceres-Negros FC is out to do better and get the job done against Hanoi FC in the return match today in Vietnam.

Four Filipinos part of Asia-Pacific team to Jr. NBA Global Championship...

FOUR Filipinos will be part of the team from Asia-Pacific that will see action at the Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, Florida, in August.

Green Archers United moves up the standings

PHILIPPINES Football League newbie Green Archers United FC climbed up the standings of Season 3 after getting three full points off a 3-0 victory over Philippine Air Force FC in league action on Sunday at the Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna.

ROS edges Dyip in OT

THE Rain or Shine Elasto Painters swung back into the win column in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup after holding off the Columbian Dyip, 88-86, in overtime in an out-of-town match in Batangas City on Sunday.

Citi Philippines comes on board the local Paralympic movement

THE LOCAL Paralympic movement got a new supporter in Citi Philippines, which has vowed to rally behind the country’s differently abled athletes as they compete in international events, including the 10th ASEAN Para Games here in January 2020.

League-leader TNT out to keep tourney lead

STEAMROLLING TNT KaTropa shoot for their fifth straight win in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup when they collide with the Columbian Dyip in the league curtain-raiser today at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

SBP sees competitive youth team in Under-19 World Cup

BELIEVING that it has assembled a competitive team for the FIBA Under-19 World Cup, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) said it expects Gilas Youth to make waves in the tournament which begins next week in Greece.

Aston Palicte laments title fight stoppage but accepts decision

FILIPINO fighter Aston “Mighty” Palicte fell short in his bid for the World Boxing Organization super flyweight title after absorbing a stoppage loss in the 10th round of his championship fight with Japanese Kazuto Ioka on Wednesday night in Chiba, Japan.

PSC instructed to help ensure SEA Games pushes through

AMID the leadership issue and controversies surrounding the national Olympic committee, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez said he and his office were given instructions by Malacañang to help ensure that country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games pushes through later this year.

Global Cebu bags first win in PFL; leader Kaya scores another...

AFTER OPENING its Philippines Football League (PFL) campaign with three straight losses, Global Cebu FC finally barged into the win column on Wednesday even as league-leading Kaya FC-Iloilo notched another victory.

Northport rallies to edge ROS in overtime, 107-105

THE UPSWING of the Northport Batang Pier in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup continued on Wednesday after defeating the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 107-105, in overtime at the Mall of Asia Arena to extend their win streak to three games.

New POC head determined not to have 30th SEA Games preparations...

WHILE the sudden resignation of Ricky Vargas as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president on Tuesday left questions over the country’s preparations as host of the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year, the man who was tasked to replace him expressed determination to work to have little disruption in the buildup as possible.

Ceres looks to regroup after 1-1 draw with Hanoi

FAILED to come up with the victory in the first leg of its 2019 AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal semifinals on Tuesday night in Bacolod City, Ceres-Negros FC now looks to regroup and finish the job in the next game.

Guiao urges Gilas to play its best at FIBA World Cup

WITH their preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup officially starting on Monday, national men’s basketball team coach Yeng Guiao urged his wards to answer the call of duty and give their best in training and in the tournament proper.

Ricky Vargas resigns as POC president

WHAT was supposed to be a dialogue to straighten the affairs in the Philippine Olympic Committee and preparations for the Southeast Asian Games which the country is hosting later this year created more problems after POC president Ricky Vargas resigned from his post yesterday.

Northport, ROS in battle of streaking teams

ACTION in the Philippine Basketball Association swings south of the metro today at the Mall of Asia Arena with a double-header featuring streaking teams Northport Batang Pier and Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in one pairing.