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Ravenas hoop it up in Japan

Ravenas hoop it up in Japan

The Ravena brothers are enjoying life in Japan even as they miss family, loved ones and home with Kiefer and Thirdy focused on making an impact in the B.League as Asian basketball imports. They live about a two-hour drive away [...]

October 16, 2021 Sports
No Indonesia, Thai flags in Hanoi Games

No Indonesia, Thai flags in Hanoi Games

Indonesia and Thailand will not be allowed to carry their respective flags in the Hanoi Southeast Asian Games next year for being non-compliant of the anti-doping rules by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino [...]

October 14, 2021 Sports
Fury, Wilder ready for trilogy showdown

Fury, Wilder ready for trilogy showdown

Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight boxing crown on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when he faces Deontay Wilder for the third — and probably final — installment of an acrimonious three-year ring rivalry. A tortuous build-up marked by bitter legal [...]

October 8, 2021 Sports
Pinoys shine in powerlifting championship

Pinoys shine in powerlifting championship

Filipina athletes Veronica Ompod and Jane Erasmo gave honor to the Philippines as they earned medals in the recent World Classic Powerlifting Championships held in Halmstad, Sweden. Ompod bagged four gold medals as she dominated the 43kg women’s junior division [...]

October 1, 2021 Sports
Manny Pacquiao hangs up his gloves for good

Manny Pacquiao hangs up his gloves for good

In a move that finally distances his boxing from his politics, Manny Pacquiao formally announced his retirement from the sport that lifted him from abject poverty to the pinnacle of fame and fortune. The announcement, made via a 14-minute video [...]

September 30, 2021 Sports
Messi makes PSG statement as 'crazy' Sheriff shock Madrid

Messi makes PSG statement as ‘crazy’ Sheriff shock Madrid

Lionel Messi opened his Paris Saint-Germain account as the French side beat Manchester City while new boys Sheriff Tiraspol shocked Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday. Messi’s top-corner finish added to Idrissa Gueye’s first half goal as PSG [...]

September 29, 2021 Sports
Ginebra vs Phoenix for last quarterfinals spot

Ginebra vs Phoenix for last quarterfinals spot

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Phoenix Super LPG dispute the eighth and final quarterfinals berth in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. Tipoff is set at 4:35 p.m. with [...]

September 25, 2021 Sports
Yulo wins two medals in first competition after Olympics

Yulo wins two medals in first competition after Olympics

Tokyo Olympian Carlos Yulo returned to competition after the Summer Games in spectacular fashion, bagging two medals at the 2021 All Japan Senior and Masters Gymnastics Championship. Yulo was all business in his pet event — the floor exercise — with [...]

September 24, 2021 Sports
PVL eyes February opener of 2022 season

PVL eyes February opener of 2022 season

Premier Volleyball League organizers are looking at February to start the first conference of their 2022 season. PVL Commissioner Tony Liao said team representatives in last week’s meeting unanimously decided to restart the tournament next year to allow players more [...]

September 17, 2021 Sports
Filipina booters upbeat on chances ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers

Filipina booters upbeat on chances ahead of Asian Cup qualifiers

The Philippine women’s national football team is approaching the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with guarded optimism. Though up for only their first taste of action since the 2019 SEA Games, returning head coach Marlon Maro and [...]

September 16, 2021 Sports