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Neymar's father denies any contact with Barca over return

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Neymar Sr says his son's present and future is with Paris Saint-Germain

RUMOR HAS IT. Despite a blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is still surrounded with rumors of return to Barcelona. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Kaepernick's lawyer says quarterback still wants to play

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Mark Geragos, whose past clients include pop icon Michael Jackson, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers or the Patriots acquire Colin Kaepernick

RARING FOR COMEBACK. Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 before severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers the following year. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

UAAP: FEU stuns defending champ NU in men's volleyball opener

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:18 AM

In this week's round-up, FEU and Ateneo get off to stunning starts in UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball

UPSET. Richard Solis leads the FEU Tamaraws' balanced scoring effort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 football: Can UP make it two in a row?

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Here's Part 2 of the UAAP Season 81 men's football preview, plus a look at the women's division

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Christian Lapas and the UP Maroons stand as favorites anew but the defending champions brace for a souped-up field. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Collegiate standouts banner PH Under-22 football team

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The Philippine Under-22 football team targets a solid run in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Cambodia

BUILDUP. The young national team vies to make the most of the tournament to gear up for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from PFF

UAAP Season 81 football: Brace for a wide-open field

Feb 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Expect plenty of excitement when the UAAP men's football competition kicks off this Sunday

KING EAGLE. Expect Jarvey Gayoso (right) to be the focal point again of Ateneo’s campaign. File photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Global Cebu FC to pay out 2018 salary debts

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Global FC management promises to pay the salaries it owes its players and staff before the Philippine Premier League kicks off

PROMISE. Global FC is mandated to pay out their debts to the players and staff before the 2019 Philippine Premier League kicks off. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook

5 things we learned from the Premier League

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Manchester City blank Chelsea in a dominant display of their offensive firepower

TOP TEAM. Manchester City proves it is ahead of the pack in the Premier League. Photo from Twitter (@ManCityPT)

Moving Sala homage as emotional Nantes crumble

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Canaries pay tribute to the deceased footballer with players wearing one-off full black outfit with his name on the back of each shirt

REMEMBERED. Nantes fans show their love and adoration to former player Emiliano Sala, who was found dead after his plane crashed. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP)

WATCH: Football world pays tribute to Emiliano Sala

Feb 09, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Sports icons honor 28-year-old football star Emiliano Sala, who was found dead in the wreckage of a plane transporting him to his new Premier League team

GONE TOO SOON. Emiliano Sala’s formerFrench club Nantes is set to retire his number 9 jersey. Photo from FC Nantes

Body in Channel wreckage identified as footballer Sala

Feb 08, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The Argentine striker was heading to his new Premier League team Cardiff City before the light aircraft he was in disappeared

GONE TOO SOON. Emiliano Sala was 28. File Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Body from wreck of Sala plane taken to Britain

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The body recovered from the plane wreckage has been transported to Britain for identification

IN MEMORIAM. Flowers have been put in front of the entrance of training center La Joneliere in La Chapelle-sur-Erdre days after the plane of Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala vanished. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP)

Body recovered from wreck of Sala plane

Feb 07, 2019 - 8:44 AM

(UPDATED) British investigators confirm that a body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane carrying Argentine football star Emiliano Sala

Yangon ends Ceres' 2019 AFC Champions League bid

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Ceres-Negros FC absorbs an early exit in their bid for a historic AFC Champions League berth

Photo from Ceres-Negros FC website

Body found underwater in wreckage of footballer Sala's plane

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:18 PM

The light aircraft carrying the Argentine footballer and his pilot disappeared in January

MISSING. Emiliano Sala, having disappeared for two weeks, is already suspected to be dead. Photo from Instagram (@emilianosala9)

Rams' male cheerleaders make Super Bowl history

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies are the first male dance-style cheerleaders in NFL history and the first to perform at a Super Bowl

BREAKING GROUND. The support Quinton Peron (middle) and Napoleon Jinnies (right) are receiving has helped them endure the hostility of some fans who believe NFL cheerleading should remain the preserve of women. Photo from Instagram (@itsaquintonthing)

Edelman caps injury, drug ban with Super Bowl glory

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Sidelined in the Super Bowl last year, the wide receiver makes up for lost time be becoming jut one of the 7 wide receivers to win Super Bowl MVP

RACKING IT UP. Julian Edelman wins his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Photo from Instagram (@edelman11)

'It's a bad dream,' Sala's father says after plane recovered

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:36 PM

The Argentine footballer was traveling from France to join up with his new club, Premier League side Cardiff City, before the light aircraft he rode went missing

GONE TOO SOON. Emiliano Sala was 28 years old. Photo from Instagram (@emilianosala9)

WATCH: Tom Brady, Patriots set Super Bowl records

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The 41-year-old becomes the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl while the Patriots tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl triumphs

GOAT. Tom Brady becomes the first player in NFL history with 6 Super Bowl wins. Photo from Twitter (@NFL)

WATCH: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi rock Super Bowl 2019 stadium

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Adam Levine and the band perform some of the big hits

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Big Boi (C) and Travis Scott (R) perform with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

History for Brady as Patriots down Rams to win Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:14 AM

The 41-year-old quarterback becomes the first player ever to win 6 Super Bowls

LEGEND. Tom Brady makes his case for greatest of all time with 6 Super Bowl wins. Photo from Twitter (@NFL)

Patriots, Rams ready for Super Bowl generation game

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Patriots star Tom Brady looks to become the only NFL player in history to win 6 Super Bowls against a youthful Rams side

FAVORITES. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are tipped to win their sixth title. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Ali's 'golden touch' floors Japan as Qatar lifts Asian Cup

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Record-breaker Almoez Ali slots in a brilliant early goal as Qatar deals Japan its first loss in an Asian Cup final

CHAMPS. Qatar celebrates its historic title romp in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Excitement fuels Alvaro Silva's Ceres debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Filipino-Spanish centerback Alvaro Silva is expected to reinforce the Ceres-Negros FC backline

DEBUT. Alvaro Silva returns to Bacolod as he debuts for Ceres-Negros FC in the preliminary rounds of the AFC Champions League. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

Underwater search for footballer Sala to start

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Lionel Messi and the country's President Mauricio Macri call for the search to continue

CONTINUED SEARCH. Shipwreck hunters are off to find the plane where Emiliano Sala was boarded. Photo from Emiliano Sala's Instagram

PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Ronaldo late winner pulls 'worst' Juventus

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:58 PM

An eighth straight Serie A title awaits Juventus, who maintained an 11-point lead in the standings

HERO ROLE. Cristiano Ronaldo saves the day for Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Eriksson ends brief Philippine Azkals stint

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:44 PM

The decorated Sven-Göran Eriksson is still available for consultation, according to Philippine Football Federation officials

EXIT. Sven-Göran Eriksson adds the Philippines to the list of of national teams he coached in his decorated career. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Cardiff striker Sala presumed dead as rescuers suspend sea search

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:37 AM

'I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart,' Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala says in a message shortly before the light aircraft disappeared

Nantes' Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala gestures during the French L1 football match Nantes vs Montpellier at the La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France, on January 8, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Philippine Premier League revamps club football

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The PPL is a new entity, it’s a rebirth, it's a reboot,' says PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao

'REBIRTH'. Bernie Sumayao leads the Philippine Premier League which will change the country's club football scene. Photo from release

Cardiff striker Sala missing after suspected plane crash

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:19 PM

French civil aviation authorities confirm that Emiliano Sala 'was on board the plane'

MISSING. Argentine striker Emiliano Sala signs with Cardiff City 3 days before he went missing. Photo from Emiliano Sala's Instagram

Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduces to a fine of 365,000 euros

FINE. A court orders Cristiano Ronaldo to   pay 3.57 million euros for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Jan 22, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Ronaldo will not serve his 23-month jail sentence as Spain does not enforce this for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes

TAX FRAUD. Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid for a trial on his tax fraud. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

'I select on penis length,' says German female coach

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:46 AM

As the first woman to coach a men's team in one of Germany's top leagues, Imke Wuebbenhorst tackles sexism by responding sarcastically

TOUGH JOB. Pioneering female football coach Imke Wuebbenhorst says she should be judged on her performance. Photo from

Nothing but praise for the Azkals

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Even though the Philippine Azkals lost all 3 matches, they can hold their heads up high

HISTORIC. Stephan Schrock scores the Philippines' first ever Asian Cup goal against Kyrgyzstan. Photo by AFP

Azkals bow out of maiden Asian Cup tourney

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Vitalig Lux's hat-trick sends the Azkals crashing out of the 2019 Asian Cup as Stephan Schrock scores a historic goal

Kyrghyzstan's defender Mustafa Iusupov (L) fights for the ball against Philippines' forward Javier Patino during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group C match between Kyrgyzstan and Philippines at Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 16, 2019. Photo by AFP

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Kyrgyzstan – Asian Cup 2019

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The Philippine Azkals face a must-win situation against Kyrgyzstan as they vie to advance to the next round

Azkals to take every chance in Asian Cup must-win situation

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:47 PM

The Philippine men's football team needs a big win against Kyrgyzstan to get out of the group stage

WEARY. The Philippine Azkals fail to match up to the physicality of the Chinese players. Photo from AFC Asian Cup website

WATCH: 'Monstrous' Messi scores 400th La Liga goal

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The 3-0 win puts Barcelona up by 5 points at the top the La Liga table

HISTORIC. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates his goal that extends his record as the division's all-time top scorer. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Nigeria eyes graft charges against football officials

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Okoi Obono-Obla discloses that the body is in the process of finalizing charges and that a 'prima facie case' has been established

Azkals stumble to China: Lessons to be learned

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The Philippines is no match for Marcelo Lippi's China. Is there hope against Kyrgyzstan?

MORE DEPTH. The Philippine Azkals need at least a couple more European-bred centerbacks like Alvaro Silva. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Azkals coach Sven cancels dinner as China punishes PH

Jan 12, 2019 - 9:34 AM

'We paid a heavy price but we are not home yet. We still have hope – but small hope, probably,' says coach Sven-Goran Eriksson as his Azkals bow to China

OVERWHELMED. China proves too much for Stephan Schrock and the Philippine Azkals. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Azkals fall to China as Wu Lei scores brace

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:27 PM

The Philippine Azkals absorb their second straight loss in the 2019 Asian Cup

TOUGH SITUATION. Philippines' midfielder Kevin Ingreso (C) marks China's midfielder Hao Junmin (R) as the Azkals pick up another loss. Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

Azkals not banking on familiarity against China

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Sven-Göran Eriksson may be all too familiar with Chinese football, but the Azkals coach says it’s just a 'little advantage'

FAMILIARITY. Javier Patiño carries experience from his three years in the Chinese Super League. Photo by Pam Puri

Sven's 'street dogs' put Philippines on Asian Cup map

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:51 PM

'I like the people, I like the players. We are more like a team today than we were a month ago,' says Azkals coach Sven-Goran Eriksson

REAL FRIGHT. John Patrick Strauss (left) and the Philippine Azkals give Asian football giant South Korea a scare. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China – Asian Cup 2019

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:02 PM

The Philippine Azkals look to continue their surprising Asian Cup run against China

China faces attacking crisis ahead of Asian Cup match vs Azkals

Jan 09, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Coach Marcello Lippi says China is 'not certain' if injured star Wu Lei will suit up against the Philippines

INJURY WOES. China's Wu Lei is suspected of suffering from a collarbone injury after the opening game against Kyrgyzstan. Photo from AFC Asian Cup website

Phil Younghusband hopes to play bigger role in Asian Cup

Jan 09, 2019 - 2:06 PM

'It’s disappointing to have not had played a bigger role but there’s still games to go so hopefully I’ll get more game time then,' says Phil Younghusband

BENCHED. Team captain Phil Younghusband only comes off the bench in the 89th minute of the game against South Korea. Photo by Pam Puri

WATCH: Salah seals great day for Egyptian football

Jan 09, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah bags the African Player of the Year title anew as Egypt wins the Cup of Nations hosting rights

SENSATIONAL. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tallies 44 goals for Liverpool last season. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP