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Osaka vows to come back stronger after WTA defeat

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Sloane Stephens silences the error-prone Naomi Osaka in the Singapore WTA Finals

COMEBACK. Japan's Naomi Osaka loses to by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Angelique Kerber 2nd to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The German improves to her highest ranking since July 2017

CLOSING IN. Angelique Kerber lurks behind world No. 1 Simona Halep. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


Rafael Nadal maintains lead as Russian breaks into ATP Top 20

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Russia's Karen Khachanov breaches into the Top 20 following his triumph in the Kremlin Cup

TIGHT GRIP. The top of the ATP rankings remain unchanged with Rafael Nadal keeping his hold of the No. 1 ranking. File photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP


No better birthday gift for Eduard Folayang than ONE title

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The Baguio City native makes a bold prediction that there will be a coronation of another Filipino world champion in mixed martial arts

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang seeks to reclaim the world title he lost last year. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari too slow to recognize mistakes

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Ferrari reverts to older car specifications at the Circuit of the Americas and is rewarded with Kimi Raikkonen's first win for the team since 2009

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari did not understand what was wrong with its upgrades. File photo by Carl de Souza/AFP


PH Lady Volcanoes snare silver in 2018 Asia Trophy Series

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Undefeated throughout the tournament, the Filipinas stumble in the finals to give up the gold medal to Malaysia

TRIUMPHANT. The Philippine Lady Volcanoes showcase their wares in the 10-country tournament with a silver-medal finish. Photo from the Philippine Rugby Football Union


Boracay closure affected Christian Tio's Youth Olympics training

Oct 22, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The country's lone medalist in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games says the closure of Boracay prevented him from training in the island

BANNED. Water sports continue to be banned as Boracay Island opens on October 26. Photo courtesy of International Olympic Committe

Christian Tio eyes Olympic gold in 2024

Oct 22, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Fresh from bagging the Philippines' lone medal in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, the 17-year-old kiteboarder aims for greater heights

WORK STARTS NOW. Christian Tio has 6 years to sharpen his skills before the Paris Olympics. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission


RAW Deal: WWE and its Saudi Arabia problems

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:43 PM

WWE's supershow Crown Jewel is in trouble following the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi

BIG MONEY. WWE's Crown Jewel event is expected to net $2 to 3 million. Background photo from Stringer/AFP


Roger Federer reveals long-standing hand injury

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Swiss star bares he has been enduring pain for 3 months

BATTLE READY. Despite the injury, Roger Federer will see action in the Swiss Open. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP


US Open champion Osaka says fame won't affect her game

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Still grappling with her newfound stardom, Naomi Osaka vows to remain focused on tennis

STAR POWER. Naomi Osaka says all the attention feels ‘kind of funny.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Lady Volcanoes all set for Asia Trophy Series

Oct 19, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The Philippine women's rugby team also sees the tournament as buildup for their SEA Games campaign

READY. Dixie Yu of the Cebu Lady Dragons looks to play a key role in the Lady Volcanoes’ campaign. Photo from Philippine Rugby Football Union

Wimbledon to introduce final set tiebreaks

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:08 PM

No more marathon matches as Wimbledon sets tiebreak rule

GRUELING. In 2010, American John Isner (left) and French Nicolas Mahut figured in a record-breaking Wimbledon match that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and finished with a score of 70 to 68 in favor of Isner. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/AFP

PH para swim star Ernie Gawilan to get over P4 million bonus

Oct 19, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The Paralympic swimmer emerges as the most bemedalled Filipino in the 2018 Asian Para Games

HISTORIC. Ernie Gawilan sets an Asian Para Games swimming record. Photo by Janet Tenorio/PSC

Red Sox oust defending champ Astros to reach World Series

Oct 19, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Boston locks up a berth in the World Series for the first time since 2013

CHAMPS. The Boston Red Sox celebrate defeating the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the 2018 World Series. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Serena coach calls for on-court coaching in tennis

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:31 AM

'It's time to stop the hypocrisy surrounding coaching,' says Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach at the center of Serena Williams' US Open outburst

CONTROVERSIAL. In the recent US Open final, Serena Williams received a warning for coaching when Patrick Mouratoglou was spotted making signals from the players box. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The eight-time Olympic champion hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer in Australia

STILL TRAINING. Usain Bolt will continue with his ‘indefinite training period’ with the Australian club Central Coast Mariners. Photo by Peter Park/AFP

Nathaniel Perez ends PH fencing's Asian individual medal drought

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The national fencer clinches a bronze in the Asian U-23 Fencing Championships men's individual foil event

SPECIAL BRONZE. Nathaniel Perez emerges with a bronze medal that the country has been seeking for decades. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Despite no medals on last day, PH satisfied with Youth Games campaign

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio is the lone medalist from the Philippines in the Junior Olympics

ONE SILVER. Members of the Philippine YOG team (from l-r) Golfer Yuka Saso, chef de mission Jonne Go, PSC executive director Merly Ibay, Philippine ambassador to Argentina Linglingay Lacanlale, archer Nicole Tagle and Jann Mari Nayre of table tennis. Standing behind them are golfer Carl Janno Corpus, kiteboarder Christian Tio and fencer Lawrence Tan. Photo from PSC-POC Media Group

UST nabs golden double in UAAP Season 81 table tennis

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:16 PM

University of Santo Tomas sweeps the men's and women's table tennis titles

RECORD-BREAKING. University of Santo Tomas returns to the top of the podium to clinch its record 27th men's table tennis title. Photo from release

PH Volcanoes barge into prestigious Hong Kong Sevens

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Nationals nab bronze in the 2018 Asia Sevens Series to secure the final ticket to the Hong Kong Sevens

IN GOOD COMPANY. The Philippine Volcanoes join Japan and Hong Kong in the most prestigious tournament of the World Rugby Sevens Series. Photo from the Philippine Rugby Football Union


Novak Djokovic closing in on Rafael Nadal's No. 1 spot

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Serbian improves to No. 2 and is now 215 points behind the Spaniard in the ATP rankings

RIVALRY. Novak Djokovic (left) lurks behind world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. File photo by Nic Bothman/AFP


Simona Halep secures second year-end No. 1 ranking

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Romanian star spent 40 weeks at No. 1 in 2018, a season that saw her win 3 titles and a tour-leading 6 finals appearances

NO. 1. Simona Halep remains at the top of the world women's rankings. Thomas Samson/AFP


Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Already retired from athletics, the sprint legend questions the drug test notice

ANOTHER ROUTE. Usain Bolt is bidding for a professional football career in Australia. AFP PHOTO / Thomas Samson/AFP


PH on course for top 3 2020 ASEAN Para Games finish

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Team Para Philippines is now at 4th place behind Southeast Asian powerhouses Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia

GOLDEN MAN. Ernie Gawilan bags 3 golds and 2 silvers to emerge as the most bemedalled athlete from the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio/ Philippine Sports Commission

Christian Tio bags PH's 1st 2018 Youth Olympic Games medal

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Kiteboarder Christian Tio rides to a silver medal finish in the junior Olympics

PODIUM FINISH. Christian Tio impresses as the Philippines crashes into the medal board of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo from Christian Tio's Facebook

Djokovic wins Shanghai to close on world No.1 Nadal

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Novak Djokovic is within touching distance of Rafael Nadal's No. 1 ranking after ruling the Shanghai Masters

NEW NOVAK. After recovering from an injury, Novak Djokovic says he needed to ‘reinvent’ himself. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Youth Olympics: Pinay archer reaches quarterfinals

Oct 14, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Philippine bet Nicole Tagle and partner Hendrik Oun of Estonia advance to the archery quarterfinals of the mixed international team event

Next stop F1? Mick Schumacher can be 'one of sport's greats'

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The teenage son of Michael Schumacher rules the Formula Three European Championship

NEXT GEN. Germany's Mick Schumacher of Prema Theodore Racing celebrates with champagne on the podium after winning the Formula 3 European title on Germany's Hockenheim circuit. Photo by AFP

Zero to hero: PH achieves historic 10-gold haul in Asian Para Games

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan and chess player Sander Severino banner the Philippine para team's golden breakthrough

PH swimmer Nicole Oliva bows out of Youth Olympics

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The 16-year-old fails to secure a medal but her sixth-place finish gives the Philippine swimming team hope for the future

Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso blows medal chance

Oct 12, 2018 - 11:19 PM

The 17-year-old Filipino-Japanese had an opportunity to cop a bronze medal for the Philippines in women’s individual golf

MISSED OPPORTUNITY.  Yuka Saso fails to replicate her Asiad winning run. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH caps Asian Para Games campaign with golden spree

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The country hikes its gold medal haul to 10 – a major turnaround from its zero-gold finish in previous editions

CHAMP. Arthus Bucay races his way to a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission


Lydia De Vega, Paeng Nepomuceno lead Hall of Fame class

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Asia's sprint queen and the four-time World Cup bowling champion banner the 10 Filipino sporting legends who will be enshrined in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame

Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picks up Asian Para Games bronze

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Paralympic powerlifter garners the Philippines' lone medal in Day 5 of the 2018 Asian Para Games

7TH BRONZE. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta brings home the Philippines' 7th bronze medal. Photo by Jat Tenorio/Philippine Sports Commission

Gumabao, Devance, Belga crossover to TV

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Usually the ones commented on by analysts, the three sports personalities give their take on the ins and outs of sports

NEW VENTURE. Volleybelle Michele Gumabao and PBA stars Joe Devance and Beau Belga try their luck as television hosts. File photos


Youth Olympics: Yuka Saso falters but still in medal hunt

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:56 PM

The Asian Games champion compiled 145 over two days, 5 strokes off the women's golf tournament leaders

BOUNCE BACK. Yuka Saso looks to rebound after a tough Day 2 in women's golf action. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Ernie Gawilan cops 2nd gold in Asian Para Games

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The bemedalled para swimmer continues to make history for the Philippines

GOLDEN MAN. Paralympian Ernie Gawilan adds another gold to the country's medal tally. Photo courtesy of Para Team Philippines chef de mission Kiko Diaz

PH chess hauls in 3 gold medals in Asian Para Games

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Sander Severino bags two golds as the Filipino chessers collect a total of 6 medals in the continental games

US Open champ Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury, American golfer Brooks Koepka still winds up on top

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka still winds up on top despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Nurmagomedov won't be stripped of MMA title

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:18 AM

UFC president Dana White says he's not sure what the future holds for Khabib Nurmagomedov after figuring in a post-match brawl with Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Josephine Medina bags Asian Para Games table tennis silver

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Two-time Paralympian Josephine Medina, as expected, delivers a medal for PH in the 2018 Asian Para Games

SILVER. Josephine Medina brings home the country's second silver medal from the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from ITTF.com

Serena Williams confirmed for 8th Australian Open title tilt

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Serena Williams will return to Melbourne tourney in 2019 after missing her title defense

RETURN. Serena Williams hopes to bag her 24th Grand Slam title in the 2019 Australian Open. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Jann Mari Nayre falls out of Youth Olympic Games medal contention

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The Filipino ace bows to the world's best junior table netter Kanak Jha

MEDALLESS. Jann Mari Nayre fails to advance to the round of 16, ending his 2018 Youth Olympic Games campaign. Photo by Ting Ledesma/PTTF

Rafael Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Spaniard has a comfortable lead over rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

UP BIG. Rafael Nadal is up 1360 points over the second-running Roger Federer. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


Japan's Naomi Osaka climbs to 4th in world women's rankings

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The 20-year-old is closing in on third-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany

UP TWO NOTCHES. Thanks to her US Open triumph, Japan's Naomi Osaka improves two places higher in the world rankings. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP


PH hauls in another gold, bronze in Asian Para Games

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:21 PM

After ending its gold-medal drought in the quadrennial showcase, the Philippines adds another one for a total of 6 medals after Day 2

MEDAL HAUL. The Philippines now has two gold, two silver and two bronze medals heading into Day 3 of the 2018 Asian Para Games.


Li Na says Naomi Osaka needs 'desire' to go further

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The 20-year-old Japanese has admitted feeling burdened by expectations after winning the US Open against superstar Serena Williams

MENTAL FORTITUDE. Chinese tennis great Li Na (left) believes Japanese Naomi Osaka can maintain her status as world champion if she matches her physical abilities with the will to become a winner. Photos by Fred Dufour/AFP (Li) and Nicolas Asfouri/AFP (Osaka)


Ernie Gawilan clinches 1st PH gold in Asian Para Games history

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Filipino para swimmer immediately opens the country's campaign with a historic gold

FIRST GOLD. Ernie Gawilan clinches the country's first ever gold medal in the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from Ernie Gawilan's Facebook

WATCH: Margielyn Didal stands up for PH skate scene

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The Filipina skater needs support as she aims for the country's first Olympic gold