'There were a couple of points where I was crying, thinking, 'If I go to bed and never wake up, fine.''
The De La Salle University table tennis star will undergo treatment this week, according to a statement from De La Salle University
Rafael Nadal aims to achieve what should have been done last year: win his 10th Roland Garros title
Michael Phelps, in a written testimony, says he and teammates are left wondering whether they were competing on a level playing field in Rio
You don't have to look far to see the unfulfilled promises of South America's first Olympic Games
Murray's knighthood caps a dream season of finishing as the year-end world number one for the first time, while Farah receives his knighthood after he retained his 5,000 and 10,000 meters titles at the Rio Olympics
From sports to national stories to economy, here are the best things that happened in Indonesia in 2016.
The two athletes inspired a legion of young competitors determined to flourish on sport's biggest stage even as Olympic officials grapple with soaring costs, corruption and the ever-present specter of doping
Through these awards, the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year
Chen Xinyi will be barred from competition for testing positive for hydrochlorothiazide the day she finished fourth in the women's 100m butterfly final
Tonga's muscle-bound Rio Olympics flag-bearer who went viral a few months ago is now switching to cross-country skiing to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
Canada's Shawn Barber competed at the Rio Games after arguing that he was contaminated by cocaine accidentally by a woman he hooked up with through Craigslist
US President Barack Obama compares the IOC's decision-making to the scandal-hit FIFA
The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off with fireworks
From victories to controversy, here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America
Bahman Golbarnezhad, 48, dies following an accident on the penultimate day of the Rio Games
Meeting about 30 young judo students in rough-edged Rocinha is a distinct reality check for the French
'When the moment comes when I have more bad days than good days, then I have my euthanasia papers,' says silver medalist Marieke Vervoort
Tabal, the first Filipina to qualify for the Olympic marathon, is no longer part of the national team
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months due to his bogus gunpoint robbery story during the Rio Olympics
Samba, parading wheelchairs and giant balloons highlight the opening ceremony at a sold-out Maracana stadium
'Three more Russian Olympic medallists have tested positive for banned substances'
The American gold medalist risks a jail sentence of up to 6 months, and could be tried in absentia in Brazil
Poland's Piotr Malachowski auctions his silver medal to help a boy battling eye cancer
The American women's soccer player called her Swedish opponents 'a bunch of cowards' after losing a match to them
'We did...make the regrettable decision to urinate in the grass behind the building'
The Olympic silver medalist receives P1.5 million collected in donations from at least 260 congressmen
The 18 Olympic medalists from Southeast Asian countries will get free flights from AirAsia, either for life (gold), for the next 5 years (silver), or for 3 years (bronze)
After stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike carries the flag at a ceremony at the city's Haneda airport
'I could have died there,' says marathoner O.P. Jaisha
Feyisa Lilesa, who protested political repression in his country, is reportedly considering seeking asylum after winning silver
Here's a look back on the memorable moments that made #Rio2016 one of the 'most social and interactive sporting events' to date
Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms as he finished the marathon in protest against the Ethiopian government's crackdown on political dissent
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Chef-de-mission Jose Romasanta gives an assessment of the Philippines' Olympic participation, calling it a 'good run'
How did Rio de Janeiro and the country as a whole come out in the end?
Usain Bolt has consistently been a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals
Carmelo Anthony, 32, brings the experience, and Kevin Durant, 27, the scoring as the USA capped its 2016 Olympic run by mauling Serbia
The Games would not be complete without boxing controversy of one kind or another
Of the 11,444 athletes in Rio, 45% – 5,175 – were women, slightly higher than in London 2012
The Japanese Prime Minister meets with the country's Olympic medalists and urges them to make Tokyo 2020 the best ever Olympics
(UPDATED) The Rio Olympics ends in a blaze of color with an exuberant closing ceremony, as Tokyo takes up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020
Kevin Durant leads with 30 points as Team USA wins gold again
Phones, passports and computers are seized as Brazilian police step up an inquiry into black market ticket sales at the Rio Olympics
What's the best way to express displeasure at officiating? Take your clothes off, thought two coaches from Mongolia
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Brazil finally earns another men's volleyball gold after losing the last two finals
The American middleweight dominates her Dutch foe en route to her second straight gold medal
Kirstie Alora, the last Olympian competing for the Philippines at the Olympics, is unable to win a medal
China has won just 26 gold medals despite sending its largest team at a foreign Olympics, its fewest since Atlanta 1996