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Pons takes back seat as FEU bounces back to winning momentum

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Bernadeth Pons produces a single-digit outing of 9 points compared to her double-digit numbers in the past 3 games

RELIEVED. Bernadeth Pons feels happy that her team is slowly stepping up. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

San Miguel back at No. 1 with come-from-behind win vs Alaska

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, and Arwind Santos combine for 66 points while June Mar Fajardo submits another double-double as the San Miguel Beermen improve to 7-2

DOMINANCE. June Mar Fajardo records another double-double as the San Miguel Beermen foil the Alaska Aces. Photo by PBA Images


FEU Lady Tamaraws break losing skid in straight sets over UP

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws finally secure a victory after losing two straight games

SWEEP. The FEU Lady Tamaraws earn their first sweep of the season. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

Madayag, Maraguinot don new jersey numbers in Season 80

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Maddie Madayag and Jhoana Maraguinot seize the chance to switch to the numbers that they really desired

NUMBER 13. Jhona Maraguinot's jersey number has been number 13 ever since she started volleyball. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles come from behind to send UE to 4th straight loss

Feb 17, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Ponggay Gaston closes out the match to give Ateneo a two-game winning steak

WINNING STREAK. The Ateneo Lady Eagles continue winning ways.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hanyu defends Olympic title, snowboarder Ledecka pulls off ski shock

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Hanyu and Ledecka rule the ice and snow, respectively

MAGIC. Ester Ledecka and Yuzuru Hanyu take home Olympic golds. Photo by Martin Bernetti (Ledecka) and Aris Messinis (Hanyu).

Oh my quad! US skater Chen makes history with 6 quads

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Chen breaks his own record of 5 quads set last year

Tiger Cubs stay alive in semis with comeback win over Baby Tamaraws

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Reigning MVP CJ Cansino pours in 18 points, 16 rebounds, and 5 assists for the UST Tiger Cubs, who will face the second seed NU Bullpups next

ALIVE. The UST Tiger Cubs dethrone defending champions FEU Baby Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Aussie Simmons enjoying his first All-Star weekend

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:03 PM

"I want to win, but I want to have fun at the same time. So having fun usually comes with winning"

STAR ROOKIE. Not all rookies like Ben Simmons make it to the NBA All Star weekend. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Returning Paul Lee makes quick impact as Magnolia claims No. 1 spot

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paul Lee returns from a 3-game absence after suffering an ankle sprain that sidelined him for more than two weeks

COMEBACK. Paul Lee submits an all-around performance in his return to the hardcourt for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Top of the world: Federer, 36, becomes oldest number one

Feb 17, 2018 - 10:51 AM

It is Federer's first time back at the summit since October 2012 having first claimed the top position in February 2004

WORLD NUMBER ONE. Roger Federer is the oldest world number one in history. Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP

Magnolia returns to winning column, repulses GlobalPort

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Rome Dela Rosa finishes with a career-high 18 points off the bench to go with 4 rebounds and two steals in leading the Magnolia Hotshots, who moved atop the standings with a 7-3 card

Blackwater's playoff fate 'is in our hands' – Mike Digregorio

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Mike Digregorio is confident Blackwater can pull through in its final two games, especially when winning would mean retaining the Elite's core of players for the future

ROLLING. The Blackwater Elite are looking to win their last two games of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup in hopes of advancing to the playoffs. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Digregorio, Erram pace Blackwater anew in romp of Kia

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) Mike Digregorio finishes with 21 points and 3 assists while JP Erram registers 17 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists for the victorious Blackwater Elite

HOT HAND. Mike Digregorio records his second straight 20-point game in Blackwater Elite's rout of the Kia Picanto. Photo by PBA Images


Mexican Olympian gets hero's welcome – after finishing last

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:17 PM

After crossing the finish after 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) of gruelling freestyle cross-country racing on Friday, February 16, German Madrazo is lifted high into the air and onto the shoulders of two other athletes

AN ACHEIVEMENT. Tonga's Pita Taufatofua (L) and Morocco's Samir Azzimani (R) lift Mexico's German Madrazo onto their shoulders as they celebrate at the finish line in the men's 15km cross country freestyle at the Alpensia cross country ski centre during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

After 2 months of turbulence, Green Archers finally have positive outlook

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:21 PM

With the dust having settled, La Salle finds itself in a position to rally from the obstacles thrown its way over the last two months

AGONY OF DEFEAT.  A UAAP Season 80 scene the DLSU Green Archers would rather forget. Ricci Rivero and Ben Mbala console each other after DLSU lost the senior basketball crown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Nikola Jokic triple makes history as Nuggets sink Bucks

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Nikola Jokic bags a triple-double of 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 14 minutes and 33 seconds for the Denver Nuggets

HISTORY. Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic stamps himself in NBA history by recording the fastest triple-double. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP


Roger Federer 'never imagined' having chance to become oldest number one

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:38 PM

If he wins in the quarterfinals, Roger Federer would surpass Andre Agassi, who held the top spot in 2003 aged 33 years and 131 days

FINE LIKE WINE. The 36-year-old Roger Federer can become the oldest world number one. Photo by Carmen Jaspersen/AFP

Michael Christian Martinez: Olympian and pioneer in Philippine figure skating

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The two Winter Olympics stints of Martinez are already a feat on its own, especially when you hail from a country where snow is nowhere to be found

OLYMPIAN. Philippines' Michael Christian Martinez shown here after competing in the men's single skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 16, 2018. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

Heat's Dragic, Celtics' Horford set to coach youth camp with NBA Global Reach

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:08 PM

NBA's Basketball Without Borders Global Camp mentors top high school prospects

COACHING KIDS. Al Horford. AFP Photo

'Nothing is impossible,' says Neymar after PSG loses to Real

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:49 PM

On PSG's chances of beating Real in the return leg, Neymar says: 'I think it is difficult, but nothing is impossible.'

STIIL HOPEFUL. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 14, 2018. Photo by Curto de la Torre/AFP

Jordan stars as Clippers send Celtics to their 3rd straight defeat

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:22 PM

This is the Boston Celtics' 4th defeat in 5 games

DE FACTO LEADER. DeAndre Jordan scores his career-high of 30 points and has become the de facto leader of the Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Jeric Teng reunites with college mentor Pido Jarencio in GlobalPort

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'I didn't even expect to get a call from them in the middle of the season,' says Jeric Teng of his new team GlobalPort Batang Pier

DREAM COME TRUE. Jeric Teng reunites with former UST Growling Tigers coach Pido Jarencio in GlobalPort. Photo by PBA Images


Mane hits hat-trick as Liverpool crush toothless Porto

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Liverpool are now all but certain to reach the quarter-finals ahead of the second leg at Anfield on March 6

HAT-TRICK. Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane shoots to score their fifth goal, his third during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP.

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Ronaldo sets record with 100th Champions League goal for Real

CONTROL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP.

Pringle, Elorde lift GlobalPort past skidding TNT KaTropa

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:58 PM

GlobalPort improves to 4-4 for 7th place ,while TNT slides to 9th spot behind a 4-6 slate

ON BOTH ENDS. Stanley Pringle records a double-double to anchor the GlobalPort Batang Pier over the TNT KaTropa. Photo by PBA Images

End of shooting slump best birthday gift for Garvo Lanete

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:24 PM

'Siguro law of averages lang. It's about time na siguro na I hit my shots,' says Meralco Bolts' Garvo Lanete

LAW OF AVERAGES. Garvo Lanete finally finds his shooting touch after a string of dismal games. Photo by PBA Images

DLSU's 5-setters are a 'good sign' for Coach De Jesus

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Ramil de Jesus is given the opportunity to test DLSU's different rotations

STEP UP. Arriane Layug and Aduke Ogunsanya step up to give DLSU another victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco regains power, pulls plug on Phoenix comeback

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Garvo Lanete submits his best game of the conference with 24 points

STEPPING UP. Garvo Lanete scatters 24 points to help the Meralco Bolts get back on the winning track. Photo by PBA Images


DLSU Lady Spikers turn down FEU's late spark in 5-set thriller

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The Lady Tamaraws are on a two-game losing skid

UNDEFEATED. The DLSU Lady Spikers are tied with NU at 3-0. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons soar to greater heights with love in the air

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate Valentine's Day with a sweep and a positive outlook to the season

TOPSCORER. Coach Air Padda praises Mylene Paat for bearing fruit off her hard work in serving. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons sweep UP Lady Maroons for second straight win

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:41 PM

Adamson is looking to build a winning streak after its previous victory over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws

SECOND WIN. The Adamson Lady Falcons are still flying high from their first win against FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cansino backs up new MVP status, leads UST to UAAP Jrs Final 4

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:02 PM

UST Jrs Coach Chris Cantonjos heaps praises on Cansino: 'Sabi ko sa kanya, tapos na ang MVP [awarding]. Ngayon ipakita mo

UAAP Jrs UST CJ Cansino. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

South Korea to pay $2.6 million for North's Olympic presence

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The 2.86 billion won will cover transport, hotel, food and other cost for 229 cheerleaders, a taekwondo demonstration team, and around 140 art performers, the country's Unification Ministry says

NORTHERNERS IN THE SOUTH. North Korean cheerleaders wave national flags during the pair skating short program of the figure skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 14, 2018. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

LeBron James scores 37 as Cleveland Cavaliers roll over OKC Thunder

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The Cavs post their second consecutive win since trading for George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance

ROLLING. LeBron James leads the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers to their 4th straight win. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images


Calvin Abueva keeps hopes high for Gilas return: 'Mahalaga sa akin ito'

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says they are still assessing the other players' injury status before determining the lineup for the second window

HOPING. Calvin Abueva is leaning on to the little hope that he gets to see action in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.


Apple signs NBA star Durant to produce new TV series

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Apple has been reaching deep into its cash holdings to ramp up its original television offerings in a bid to grow its market share in the streaming business

SHOWRUNNER. Apple signs NBA star Kevin Durant to produce a show for their online streaming service. File photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP


Wind causes alpine chaos as slalom postponed

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Strong winds buffet the Rainbow course in Yongpyong, making it unsafe to hold the race

Swimming icon Michael Phelps overjoyed to announce new baby

Feb 14, 2018 - 11:40 AM

The Phelps family welcomes Beckett Richard Phelps to the world

WELCOME. Michael Phelps posts a photo of his wife Nicole and first born Boomer holding the newest addition to the Phelps family, Beckett. Photo from Instagram (@m_phelps00)

Andray Blatche focuses on losing weight ahead of Gilas campaign

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:40 AM

The naturalized big man admits he was out of shape during Gilas Pilipinas' wins over Japan and Chinese Taipei in the first window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers

SLIMMER. Andray Blatche says he prepared twice as hard as Gilas Pilipinas faces powerhouse Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Grappling in the season of love: HHWW (Holding Hands While Wrestling) review

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:52 AM

PWR Live's multiple wars: Miguel Rosales hounds PWR Champion Ralph Imabayashi en route to 'Path of Gold'. Plus, John Sebastian's 'Oplan Sagip Wrestling' continues.

450 SPLASH. Zayden Trudeau gears up for a beautiful 450 Splash on Trian dela Torre during their match at 'PWR Live: Holding Hands While Wrestling' on February 11. Screengrab from video by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Ceres-Negros shuts out Boeung Ket in AFC Cup opener

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

There was no consolation at for Boeung Ket as the Cambodian club failed to contain the lethal lineup of Ceres

DOMINATION. Ceres-Negros controlled the game from start to finish.

SJ Belangel overtakes Kai Sotto as best HS player in NBTC rankings

Feb 13, 2018 - 6:42 PM

SJ Belangel snatches the top spot over his towering teammate Kai Sotto, who reigned supreme in the rankings for 4 straight weeks

STAR. SJ Belangel cements himself as one of the best high school players in the country. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)



PBA goes island hopping anew with All-Star Week in May

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:38 PM

The fan voting for the All-Star Week, which will pit Gilas Pilipinas against 3 All-Star teams, begins February 16

ISLAND HOPPING. The PBA goes on a tour around the country with its All-Star Week in May. Photo by PBA Images


LaVine seizes command to lift Bulls past Magic

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Jazz continues to roll on

GO-AHEAD DUNK. Zach LaVine's go-ahead dunk allows the Bulls to break away from the 101-101 tie. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Ronaldo to go head-to-head with 'successor' Neymar

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:50 PM

If Neymar inspires PSG to victory in this tie, and then on to glory in the final in May, he will stand a good chance of ending their domination

FOOTBALL GREATS. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will be leading the front lines of their respective teams. Photo by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo) and Alain Jocard/AFP (Neymar)

Japanese speed skater vows to clear name in first 2018 Olympics drug case

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:08 AM

(UPDATED) Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition test prior to the event, the Court of Arbitration for Sport says in a statement

SPEED SKATING. This file photo taken on February 10, 2018 shows South Korea's Seo Yira (L) and Japan's Kei Saito (R) taking part in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating heat event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Gangneung. Mladen Antonov/AFP

Chot Reyes: Gilas making most of limited preparation vs Australia

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:03 PM

'What else is new?' says head coach Chot Reyes of the tight schedule Gilas Pilipinas faces to gear up for its game against Australia on February 22

FINDING WAYS. Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says they have to make do with what they have as their clash against powerhouse Australia looms. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


AMA denies EAC comeback for 1st win; Gamboa-St Clare bombs JRU

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:18 PM

AMA Online Education finally barges into the win column in the PBA D-League

TREY. Robbie Manalang of AMA Online Education Titans takes a 3-point shot from the wings during their PBA D-League match against Batangas - EAC Generals at JCSGO Gym, Cubao Quezon City on Monday, February 12, 2018. Photo from PBA Images

Mila’s Lechon withdraws from PBA D-League

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Because it was butchered by 47 points, Mila's Lechon team owner decides to pull their team out of the tournament

LEAVING. Mila's Lechon opts to leave PBA D-League. PBA Images