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EX-NBA VETERAN IMPRESSES IN PBA DEBUT AS TNT MAULS NLEX

MANILA — Terrence Jones made a great impression of himself in his Philippine Basketball Association debut and led TNT to a[...]

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SEA GAMES-BOUND ATHLETES URGED TO AIM FOR GOLD

April 5, 2019 - 6:52 PM

MANILA – Well-known sports leader-turned-public servant Ali Atienza advised the national athletes seeing action in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila late this year to aspire for the gold medal. “I’ll tell them (athletes) to go for the gold. Always aim for the gold. That’s the right attitude. It’s gold or nothing,” said Atienza […]

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2 PINOY BOXERS TO FACE UNDEFEATED AMERICAN FOES

April 4, 2019 - 6:35 PM

DAVAO CITY — Neil John Tabanao and John Vincent Moralde will face two undefeated opponents from the United States in non-title fights at the Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 5. Tabanao, nicknamed “Beast”, will meet Angelo Leo while Moralde will trade punches with Xavier Martinez. Tabanao won his last […]

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KAYA ILOILO DRAWS WITH PSM MAKASSAR ON LATE ANGELES EQUALIZER

April 3, 2019 - 6:14 PM

MANILA — Kaya Iloilo stunned the Pakansari Stadium in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia after drawing with PSM Makassar, 1-1, in their AFC Cup match on Tuesday. Makassar thought it would get the full three points at home after Finnish reinforcement Eero Markkanen delivered a 56th minute penalty to put the club up. However, Marwin Angeles received […]

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CERES-NEGROS EYES 3RD STRAIGHT WIN, TAKES ON TOP INDONESIAN TEAM

April 3, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Ceres-Negros FC head coach Risto Vidakovic (2nd from right) and striker Bienvenido Marañon (right) meet Persija Jakarta assistant coach Mustaqim (2nd from left) and forward Heri Susanto in a pre-match press conference held at Luxur Place on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their 2019 AFC Cup Group G match on Wednesday night at the Panaad Park and Stadium […]

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LEBRON TO SKIP WORLD CUP, CALLS 2020 OLYMPICS A ‘POSSIBILITY’

April 2, 2019 - 6:24 PM

WASHINGTON — Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James may participate in the US men’s basketball team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but says he will not take part in this year’s World Cup in China. The Los Angeles Lakers forward told US media that he will begin making the movie Space Jam 2 during […]

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UPGRADE OF 3 MAJOR SEA GAMES VENUES STARTS SOON

April 2, 2019 - 6:21 PM

MANILA — The Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and two other major venues to be utilized in the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games will start undergoing renovations for the Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 meet. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez made the announcement Tuesday following the appropriation of a total of […]

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NORTH WINS HIGH-SCORING PBA ALL-STARS

April 1, 2019 - 7:17 PM

MANILA — The North All-Stars prevailed in the highest scoring Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star Game ever, beating the South All-Stars, 185-170, at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan on Sunday night. Motivated by promoter Vijay Visandani’s challenge that every dunk and three-pointer means one wheelchair to the Alagang PBA Foundation, both teams went high octane […]

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PASIG CLAIMS INAUGURAL CHOOKS-TO-GO 3X3 TITLE

March 31, 2019 - 7:56 PM

MANILA — Pasig-Grindhouse became the inaugural winner of the Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup in style, blasting 1Bataan Risers, 19-7, in the championship game at SM Fairview in Quezon City on Sunday. The Kings only needed to finish at least third to clinch the overall title, but they instead went for the kill in the final […]

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DAVAO OCCIDENTAL CLINCHES SEAT IN MPBL SOUTH FINALS

March 31, 2019 - 7:55 PM

MANILA — Davao Occidental claimed the first seat in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Southern Division Finals after romping over Bacoor City, 87-67, at the Batangas City Sports Center on Saturday night. Joseph Terso and Eman Calo each made 14 points for the Tigers, who zapped the Strikers, 47-27, in the second half to seal the 2-0 […]

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ROOKIES-SOPHOMORES WIN PBA NXTGEN CHALLENGE

March 30, 2019 - 6:39 PM

MANILA — The Rookies-Sophomores ruled the PBA All-Star NXTGEN Challenge after beating the Juniors, 141-140, at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan province Friday night. Javee Mocon tipped in CJ Perez’s missed jumper just before time expired, as the league’s incoming stars prevailed over the Gilas Cadets-loaded Juniors squad. Perez put up 32 points en route […]

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GENSAN’S MAMA WINS IBF SILK TOURNAMENT

March 29, 2019 - 3:34 PM

CHAMP. Undefeated boxing champ Jason “Smasher” Mama holds his champion belt. Mama is flanked by Sanman Boxing Promotions President JC Manangquil (right) and Markquil Salvana. (Photo courtesy of Sanman Boxing Promotions) DAVAO CITY — Undefeated Jason “Smasher” Mama of General Santos City landed more telling blows to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Silk Road tournament and […]

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PSC OPENS NEWLY-REFURBISHED LODGES FOR NATIONAL ATHLETES

March 28, 2019 - 7:04 PM

MANILA — After three months of repairs, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Thursday announced the opening of the newly-refurbished accommodations for national athletes from some 10 sports associations at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) in Manila and PhilSports Complex in Pasig City. Dormitory head Rocelle Destura said the athletes of the national sports associations […]

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COMBATIVE SPORTS REMAIN CORDILLERA’S ‘GOLD MINE’ IN PALARO

March 28, 2019 - 7:03 PM

Department of Education Cordillera Education Support Services Division chief Agustin Gumuwang (Photo courtesy of Carlito Dar/PIA-CAR) BAGUIO CITY — Combative sports events remain to be the top medal hauler for the Cordillera region, an official of the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Wednesday. “For combative sports, it is proven that Cordillerans have innate combative strengths which […]

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SANGALANG GETS SCRIBES’ NOD AS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

March 27, 2019 - 4:59 PM

MANILA — Veteran Magnolia slotman Ian Sangalang has been a picture of consistency in his team’s steady rise to playoff contention to earn the 2019 Cignal PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of March 18-24. The left-handed big man out of San Sebastian knows how much is at stake for Magnolia, which […]

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3 NEW TEAMS JOIN M-LEAGUE IN REINFORCED CONFERENCE

March 27, 2019 - 4:57 PM

MANILA — Three new teams, including one non-Metro Manila team, will beef up the upcoming Metro League Reinforced Conference. Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Bacoor will bring in a team each to the second conference of the community-based basketball league backed by the Metro Manila Development Authority and the Philippine Basketball Association. The three clubs will make their […]

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FAMOUS IRISH MMA FIGHTER MCGREGOR RETIRES

March 27, 2019 - 4:55 PM

MOSCOW – Popular Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has announced his retirement at the age of 30. “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners […]

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