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DLSU eyes share of third spot

Currently holding the fourth spot in the elimination round of University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81, the De La Salle Green Archers take on the University of the East Red Warriors today at the Mall of Asia Arena with the end view of advancing some more in the top half of the standings.

ONE Championship signs Eddie Alvarez to multi-bout deal

THE EVER-GROWING roster of fighters of ONE Championship was shored up big time after the signing of mixed martial arts lightweight champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez to a multi-bout deal.

PHL ends campaign at 2018 Youth Olympic Games

ATTEMPTS by the Philippine Team to add to its medal tally in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, fell short, leaving the contingent with one medal to show for -- a silver -- in the third edition of the sporting meet.

First Superliga collegiate tournament set to fire off

THE PHILIPPINE Superliga (PSL) is set to add further wing when it rolls out its first collegiate tournament in November.

Predictions (3)

In the last two weeks this space has been throwing its take on the about-to-start 2018-19 season of the National Basketball Association, which from all indications is heading to another interesting run following landscape-altering moves across varying levels in the offseason.

UST Growling Tigers: Finding fluidity in their UAAP thrust

DO not look now but the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers are now rolling in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, and seemingly poised to continue turning heads.

NCAA: CSB Blazers take on JRU Heavy Bombers; Arellano versus Mapua

THE WINDUP of the elimination round in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 continues today with a twin bill set at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Kiteboarder Christian Tio earns PHL silver at Youth Olympics

KITEBOARDER Christian Tio handed the Philippines its first medal in the ongoing Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, earning silver in the men’s kiteboarding IKA Twin Tip Racing on Sunday night (Manila time).

Sporting world mourns the passing of FIBA’s Baumann

GLOBAL basketball took a hit at the weekend after the untimely passing of world governing body FIBA’s Secretary-General and International Olympic Committee member Patrick Baumann.

Meralco stops bleeding, frustrates NLEX, 108-105

THE Meralco Bolts finally returned to winning in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup on Sunday, coming from behind in the closing moments to defeat the now-skidding NLEX Road Warriors, 108-105, in league action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Now-rolling UST books 3rd straight UAAP win

THE University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers are officially on a roll in UAAP Season 81 after picking up their third straight win with a 78-70 victory over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Philippines ends Asian Para Games bid at a much improved 11th...

PROMISE fulfilled. This after the Philippine Team churned out a highly improved performance in the just-concluded 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, with...

Beermen out to break 3-game losing streak

THE slumping San Miguel Beermen are out to break from a three-game losing streak in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup when they face off with in-form Phoenix Fuel Masters in league action today at the Mall of Asia Arena.

UAAP first round ends; NCAA: Knights vs Altas

AN EVENTFUL first round of the eliminations of Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines comes to an end on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a double-header set at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Azkals, Oman in international friendly this weekend

PART of its preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 and AFC Asian Cup 2019, the Philippine national men’s football team will play Oman in a FIFA international friendly match on Oct. 13 in Doha, Qatar.

Filipino chess players living up to billing at Asian Para Games

PINPOINTED as one of the sports that could provide the medals for the Philippines in the ongoing Asian Para Games in Indonesia, chess has delivered with Filipino wood pushers adding six hardware, including three gold medals, to date to the country’s total medal haul.

US, Philippines enhancing diplomatic connection through basketball

LONG have a good diplomatic relationship, the United States and the Philippines are continuously finding ways to enhance such link, including through sports, particularly basketball.

Fuel Masters regain winning touch, crush Road Warriors

THE PHOENIX Fuel Masters got back on the winning track of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup in grand fashion on Wednesday, steam-rolling past the NLEX Road Warriors, 123-97, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Filipino para wood pushers deliver gold medals

THE Philippines climbed back in the medal standings of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia after Filipino para chess players delivered gold medals on Wednesday.

Asian Para Games: Silver, bronze medals go the Philippines’ way

THE Philippines’ campaign in the ongoing Asian Para Games in Indonesia continues to bear fruit with the country’s para athletes adding to their total medal haul.

Undermanned UST brings down UP

THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers ended their first-round campaign in UAAP Season 81 on a high note, defeating the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 86-72, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Final 4-bound Letran wins anew, beats San Sebastian

THE LETRAN KNIGHTS sustained their strong finish in the wind-up of the elimination round of Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as they won their fifth straight game with a 79-61 victory over the San Sebastian Stags on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

On-fire teams Blackwater, Magnolia lock horns today

TOP-FLIGHT teams Blackwater Elite and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok test each other today in their 7 p.m. Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup tussle at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Maroons seek to finish first round with winning record

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, winners of their last two matches, look to finish the first round of the eliminations of UAAP Season 81 with a winning record when they take on the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the opener today at 2 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.

PHL loses ground in Para Games medal race

AFTER placing fifth early in the medal race of the ongoing 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Philippines lost some ground but nonetheless added another gold medal in its total haul.

Predictions (2)

Last week this space started throwing its take on the upcoming 2018-19 season of the National Basketball Association, which is seemingly heading to another interesting run following landscape-altering moves across varying levels in the offseason.

Nayre in must-win situation after splitting first two games

PHILIPPINE table tennis bet Jann Mari Nayre faces a must-win situation after splitting his first two matches in the group stages of the men’s singles preliminaries of the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Letran Knights resume assault on NCAA top two

FRESH from their huge victory over erstwhile league-leading Lyceum Pirates last time around, the Letran Knights forge ahead in their assault on the top two in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 when they take on the also-rans San Sebastian Stags in opening seniors’ play today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

ONE Championship’s growth further expands with additional equity investment

ONE Championship’s ascent as a global sports media property continued after recently closing a $166-million Series D financing round led by Sequiao Capital.

Blackwater improves to 6-1 with win over ROS

THE Blackwater Elite sustained their solid form in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, adding the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their list of victims, 99-93, at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna on Sunday.

UP survives NU in thriller

THE University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons compounded on the woes of the National University Bulldogs in UAAP Season 81, surviving, 89-88, in league action on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Filipino athletes begin campaign at 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

SEVEN Filipino athletes, led by double Asian Games gold winner Yuka Saso, begin their campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with hopes of improving on the country’s performance last time around and bring further sporting pride.

Khabib stops McGregor in wild fight, retains title

ULTIMATE Fighting Championship world lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov retained his title after stopping challenger and former champ Conor “The Notorious” McGregor by rear-naked choke in the fourth round of their headlining fight at “UFC 229” on Sunday in Las Vegas which was marred by a brawl after the fight.

New World Golf Cup 3 successfully held at Manila Southwoods G&CC

THE THIRD ANNUAL “Golf for a Cause” of New World Makati Hotel and AG New World Manila Bay was successfully held on Sept. 28 at the Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club in Cavite, raising P400,000 to support 96 scholars of their partner-beneficiary, the Springboard Foundation.

FIBA-honed Meralco faces Blackwater in PBA return

FRESH from their FIBA Asia Champions Cup campaign in Thailand where they finished fourth in the tournament, the Meralco Bolts make their return in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup today against the Blackwater Elite at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

La Salle aims to be in top form against rival Ateneo

EXPECTING a tough challenge from defending champions and rivals Ateneo Blue Eagles in their first University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 clash this weekend, the De La Salle Green Archers are aiming to come in prepared to get a favorable result.

Rivals Khabib, McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

THE rivalry between top Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight fighters Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov and Conor “The Notorious” McGregor takes front and center this weekend as they headline “UFC 229” on Sunday (Manila time) in Las Vegas.

Lyceum vs Letran headlines NCAA triple-header

NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 top-flight teams Lyceum Pirates and Letran Knights banner league action today as they battle in the marquee match set for 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

ONE Championship features new dimension with first-ever boxing event in Bangkok,...

ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property, features its newest dimension as a group by staging its first-ever boxing event at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Magnolia races to 3rd win in a row, share of top...

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok stretched current winning streak in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup to three games after adding the Columbian Dyip to their list of victims, 113-95, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Green Archers dominate ex-coach, Growling Tigers

THE De La Salle Green Archers got the better of former coach Aldin Ayo after beating the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 99-72, in University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 action on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Don Gimperoso to represent Philippines in Red Bull Kumite global last...

THE inaugural Philippine Red Bull Kumite Qualifier was successfully held last weekend with veteran player Don Gimperoso emerging as the winner and will represent the Philippines in the global Last Chance Qualifier at the Red Bull Kumite Finals in Paris, France, in November.

EAC Generals win two in a row, send Chiefs packing

THE Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals notched their second back-to-back wins in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association after beating the Arellano Chiefs, 78-70, on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre that also ended the playoff hopes of the latter.

Rain or Shine looks to arrest bad start in Governors’ Cup

HAVING opened their Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup campaign with two straight losses, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters look to break through the win column when they take on the Alaska Aces today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

De La Salle Green Archers face off with Ayo-coached UST Growling...

FOR the first time since parting ways late last year, the De La Salle Green Archers will face off with former coach Aldin Ayo when they take on the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the curtain-raiser of University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 action today at the Mall of Asia Arena.