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Win-or-go home Friday

IT is win or go home for the four remaining teams in the PBA Philippine Cup as they play in a pair of semifinal rubber matches on Friday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Gilas takes on Thailand in FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

GILAS Pilipinas begins its campaign in the November window of the qualifiers for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup on Friday, taking on Thailand in the first of a slated two-game series in Manama, Bahrain.

Filipinos have potential to excel in Lethwei, says WLC

BELIEVING that Filipinos have the potential to excel in the Burmese martial art of Lethwei, the World Lethwei Championship (WLC) is looking to feature fighters from the Philippines beginning next year, part of the group’s push to expand its operations and help grow the sport.

Varquez, Anton rule Race 3 of Phoenix Pulse FV1 Virtual Cup

ANDRE Varquez and Iñigo Anton ruled their respective categories in Race 3 of the Phoenix Pulse Formula V1 Virtual Cup, which was broadcast last weekend by Tuason Racing.

Bolts edge Gin Kings, 83-80, to force semis rubber match

THE MERALCO Bolts stayed alive in the PBA Philippine Cup after winning Game Four of their best-of-five semifinal series, 83-80, with the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena to force a rubber match.

Nominations for Philippine Sports Hall of Fame extended

NOMINATIONS for the next batch of athletes to be enshrined to the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame are extended, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced.

Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit packing the numbers in and giving...

THE Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit is proving to be a huge success for the over-the-top content platform and production company while at the same giving the sport of chess a boost.

Philippine Olympic Committee set to elect new batch of officials this...

THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) holds its elections for a new batch of leaders on Friday in one of the more contentious proceedings in the sports body’s history.

Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix Super LPG go for series closeout

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings and Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters shoot for a spot in the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup when they trek back to the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga on Wednesday.

PFF’s futsal thrust set to be ramped up

FUTSAL in the country is set to be given a shot in the arm as the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) is girding to ramp up its program for the sport.

Young Gilas crew looking to get the job done in Manama,...

THE Gilas Pilipinas men’s team left for Manama, Bahrain, at the weekend to go into battle in the November window of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup qualifiers set for later this week.

Leading Barangay Ginebra expecting a tougher stand from Meralco in Game...

WHILE they are ahead, 2-1, in their best-of-five PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings know that their job is not done and have to deal with a Meralco Bolts crew they expect will put up a tougher stand in their next game.

Kingad, Torres set for ONE Championship return in December

FILIPINOS Danny “The King” Kingad and Jomary “The Zamboanginian Fighter” Torres are set to make their ONE Championship return at “ONE: Big Bang” pencilled for Dec. 4 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Groups underscore importance of steady physical activity for kids

GIVEN where they are at this stage of their development and how the coronavirus pandemic has changed the mode of learning, children — more than ever — need to have a steady amount of physical activity even just at home.

LVxNBA capsule collection now available in the country

LOUIS VUITTON and the National Basketball Association (NBA) recently partnered on a capsule collection which is now available at the LV Greenbelt 4 branch in Makati City.

Phoenix races to 2-1 series lead after key Game Three win

THE Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters moved a step closer to reaching the finals of the PBA Philippine Cup after booking a key 92-89 victory over the TNT Tropang Giga in Game Three of their best-of-five semifinal series on Sunday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena in Pampanga.

Latvian team Riga tops FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters in Doha;...

THE International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3x3 World Doha Masters concluded on Saturday with Latvian team Riga fashioning out an impressive comeback to rule the tournament.

Pacquiao is now Mobile Legends: Bang Bang PH ambassador

THE WORLDS of boxing and esports connected recently with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao agreeing to be the Philippine ambassador for the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB).

PSC moves to assist athletes hit by Typhoon Ulysses

The Philippine Sports Commission will come to the aid of athletes affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

Top seed Barangay Ginebra shoots for 2-0 semis series lead vs...

DREW first blood in their best-of-five PBA Philippine Cup semifinal bid, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings look to create further distance from the Meralco Bolts in Game Two on Friday at the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Arena in Pampanga.

Uichico is Gilas coach for FIBA Asia Cup November window

Veteran coach Jong Uichico will be manning the sidelines for Gilas Pilipinas when it plunges into action next week for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain.

Young Filipino tennis star Alex Eala has typhoon-hit Philippines in mind

WHILE she is in far away Spain, young Filipino tennis star Alex Eala still has the Philippines in mind, especially now that it has been ravaged by strong typhoons.

Manila Chooks TM goes to battle at FIBA 3X3 Doha World...

THE grind for Manila Chooks TM at the 2020 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3X3 Doha World Tour Masters begins on Friday in Qatar with the team looking to go deep in the tournament amid tough competition.

Local professional chess league set for launch next year

THE LOCAL CHESS scene is set to get a boost with the setting up of the first professional league for the sport in the country.

PTA-Milo online taekwondo national championships set this weekend

ONLINE taekwondo action takes front and center this weekend as the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) and Milo Philippines hold their national championships.

TNT beats Phoenix in series-opener

THE TNT Tropang Giga took an early lead in their best-of-five PBA Philippine Cup semifinal affair with the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters after winning the series-opener, 95-92, on Wednesday at the Angeles University Foundation Arena in Pampanga.

Team Lakay adjusting to the call of the times

RECOGNIZING that ONE Championship is no longer the same promotion it saw when it first joined the group nearly a decade ago, Baguio-based Team Lakay is doing its best to adjust to the call of the times for its fighters to compete at a better footing.

Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao donates latest endorsement fee to typhoon victims

FILIPINO eight division world boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao  recently partnered with Globe to be its newest brand ambassador with the fee he was to get to be channelled to help victims of strong typhoons that recently hit the country.

Tropang Giga, Fuel Masters begin best-of-five semifinal matchup

COMPETITION in the PBA Philippine Cup is now down to four teams with the TNT Tropang Giga and Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters kicking off the semifinal proceedings on Wednesday.

Valdez excited over possible return of volleyball

ONE of the top volleyball stars in the land, Alyssa Valdez is excited over the possible return of action in the sport after being sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic by way of the now-professional association Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

Fil-Am winger OJ Porteria eyes other opportunities as he leaves United...

IN nearly a decade of parading his wares in the country, football star OJ Porteria is now looking for other opportunities and destinations to showcase his skills, deciding to leave the newly minted Philippines Football League (PFL) champion United City Football Club (UCFC).

Meralco Bolts bracing for another tough battle against Gin Kings

THE Meralco Bolts booked their place in the semifinals of the PBA Philippine Cup for the first time in franchise history. But while they are happy with it, they know the job is not done yet and bound to get tougher as waiting for them in the next round are familiar tormentors, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings.

Visayan skater wins nationwide Red Bull DIY solo competition

VISAYAN skater Johnpaul Horteza topped the recently held Red Bull DIY Solo Competition, beating four others from different parts of the country for the top prize.

E-Gilas settles for runner-up finish at FIBA Esports Open II

THE Philippines fell short in its quest to make it back-to-back championships in the Southeast Asia/Oceania conference of the FIBA Esports Open after being swept by Australia in their best-of-three finals on Sunday.

PVL transitions to a pro league

AFTER nearly a decade of operating under a semi-professional setting, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) is all set to go full time as a professional league as it continues to bat for the growth of volleyball in the country.

Barangay Ginebra Kings welcome extra time to prepare after being first...

THE first team to book a spot in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings welcome the extra time to rest and prepare before plunging back into action.

Young Gilas pool for Asia Cup window has future in mind...

ON Friday, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) released the names of players making up the pool for the Gilas team seeing action at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers later this month in Manama, Bahrain.

Eustaquio hacks win in rough night for Team Lakay

FRIDAY’S “ONE: Inside The Matrix III” proved to be a rough night for Baguio-based Team Lakay after only one of its three featured fighters came out victorious.

PBA quarterfinals begin

THE Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) “bubble” tournament in Pampanga hits the playoff phase with the start of the quarterfinals on Friday.

Belingon out to keep standing in ONE bantamweight division

FORMER ONE Championship bantamweight champion and current number one contender Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon returns to action on Friday and is looking to keep his standing and be in a position still to make an assault at the division title.

E-Gilas plunges back into action at FIBA Esports Open

THE PHILIPPINE ESPORTS team, or “E-Gilas,” pits its skills anew on the world stage as it plunges back into action at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Esports Open this weekend.

Meralco beats Northport, 80-73, to fortify quarterfinal position

THE Meralco Bolts finished their PBA Philippine Cup elimination round campaign on Wednesday with an 80-73 victory over also-rans Northport Batang Pier and in the process fortified their position in the quarterfinals.

Philippine Superliga eyeing a ‘complete menu’ of three indoor tourneys next...

ITS 2020 season derailed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Philippine Superliga (PSL) is looking at operating in far, ideal circumstances next year and stage a “complete menu” of three indoor volleyball tournaments.

Team sports to also benefit from government stimulus package — PHL...

TEAM sports also stand to benefit from the recently approved stimulus package of the government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Lito ‘Thunder Kid’ Adiwang has ailing mother in mind heading into...

APART from keeping his ONE Championship winning strict alive, Filipino strawweight fighter Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang has a bigger reason for wanting to win in his ONE Championship return—his ailing mother, Leticia.