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PCCL: Go erupts for 28 as Ateneo forces do-or-die vs San Beda

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A hot-shooting Isaac Go shows up as the Blue Eagles level the PCCL semis series versus the Red Lions

SIZZLING. Big man Isaac Go knocks in 4 of his 7 three-pointers in the final quarter to power the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Osaka sets up Australian Open final with Kvitova

Jan 24, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Japanese star Naomi Osaka outlasts Karolina Pliskova in the semifinal to reach a second straight Grand Slam title decider

BIG TARGET. Naomi Osaka bids to become the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to rule the US and Australian Opens back to back.Photo by David Gray/AFP

Go For Gold, Sunrise team up to discover new triathlon talents

Jan 24, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Go For Gold aims to develop future national athletes like Nikko Huelgas through the Sunrise Sprint series

SPORTS DEVELOPMENT. (from left to right) Nikko Huelgas, Jeremy Go and Fred Uytengsu work together to develop the grassroots program of Philippine triathlon. Photo from release

Another big payday: Pacquiao banks at least $10M for Broner fight

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Proving his drawing power once again, Manny Pacquiao knocks out the much-publicized Wilder-Fury battle in pay-per-view sales

DOUBLE VICTORY. Manny Pacquiao wins in and out of the ring. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Known for defense, Pogoy earns stripes as offensive threat for TNT

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The three-year guard is averaging a league-best 23.7 points and a second-running 11.7 rebounds early in the tournament

TWO-WAY PLAYER. Doubling his work in practice, Roger Pogoy now has more confidence in himself after taking a new role for TNT. Photo from PBA Images

High-flying Harden makes history at the fabled Garden

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:02 PM

James Harden dazzles with 61 points to continue a scoring pace the NBA hasn't seen since the heyday of Wilt Chamberlain

LEGACY. James Harden says he intends to sustain his record-breaking scoring show. Photo from NBA Twitter

Pacers star Oladipo goes down with 'serious' knee injury

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The Indiana Pacers' leading scorer will likely undergo a season-ending surgery

MAJOR BLOW. Victor Oladipo gets attended by the medical staff after sustaining an injury in the 2nd quarter of the Pacers' game against the Raptors. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Guiao rues turnovers, 'bad officiating' as NLEX remains winless

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The fiery mentor, though, says hope is not lost for the Road Warriors as they seek for that breakthrough win

SLUMP. Yeng Guiao and the Road Warriors could not catch a break after absorbing their third straight loss. Photo from PBA Images

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)

LeBron ruled out of Minnesota clash – Lakers

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Minus the injured LeBron James, the Lakers have slipped from 4th to 9th place in the NBA Western Conference

COMEBACK. LeBron James may return to action this weekend, says Lakers coach Luke Walton. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Clutch Pogoy gives TNT first win as NLEX slump continues

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The KaTropa squander a double-digit lead but manage to pull through in crunchtime

STEADY FORCE. Roger Pogoy stars again as TNT avoids a 0-3 start. Photo from PBA Images

Abueva says rookie Perez has long way to go

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'The Beast' and his Phoenix crew show 'The Baby Beast' and Columbian how things are done with a scintillating win

BROTHERLY ADVICE. Calvin Abueva says CJ Perez should push himself more for him to be able to play at a high level. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Watch Russell Westbrook drop a triple-double to lift the Thunder as the Raptors cruise to another win, plus more thrilling action

Djokovic through to Pouile semis after Nishikori retires

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:39 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic enjoys an early night as Kei Nishikori retires with a thigh strain in the Australian Open

LUCKY BREAK. After a late-night quarterfinal win, Novak Djokovic luckily cruises through the Final Four. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Phoenix soars to best start in franchise history, tops Columbian

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:16 PM

The Fuel Masters send the Dyip crashing back to earth to notch their first 3 wins in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

TAKING CHARGE. Matthew Wright posts his usual numbers as Phoenix wins its third straight game. Photo from PBA Images

UAAP juniors: NU Bullpups clinch 1st Final Four spot

Jan 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Gerry Abadiano takes charge a the NU Bullpups pull away late against the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ON TOP. Gerry Abadiano and the NU Bullpups cruise to their 10th triumph in 11 games. File photo

Serena to 'keep soldiering on' in search of 24th Slam

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Karolina Pliskova slays to halt Serena Williams' bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title

LESSONS LEARNED. After blowing a huge lead against Karolina Pliskova, Serena Williams admits she needs to do more to get better. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

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

WATCH: Chris Tiu 'at peace' with retirement from PBA

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:44 PM

The 33-year-old, though, admits there are times he misses the grind with his Rain or Shine teammates

FAMILY MAN. Now retired, Chris Tiu now has more time dedicated to his wife and two daughters. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Raptors rest Kawhi, still down Kings by 15

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Kawhi Leonard gets some 'extended rest' but the Raptors find little trouble in dispatching the Kings

TAKE CHARGE. Toronto guard Fred VanVleet fires 19 points to lead 6 Raptors in double figures. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Westbrook, George power Thunder past Blazers

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Thunder roll as Paul George drains 36 points and Russell Westbrook records another triple-double

LOOK: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom arrives in Manila

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The two-time NBA champion is set to reinforce a Philippine club team that will see action in a Dubai basketball tournament

REINFORCEMENT. Former NBA standout Lamar Odom has been tapped to beef up Mighty Sports Philippines in an international club tilt. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Japan's Osaka powers past injured Svitolina into Open semis

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Naomi Osaka reaches her second straight Grand Slam semifinal in the Australian Open

STILL IN IT. Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their women's singles quarterfinal match. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Mavs prodigy Luka Doncic fined after first ejection

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:53 AM

The 19-year-old Slovenian rookie gets fined $10,000 for kicking a ball into the stands

LESSON LEARNED. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says he expects teen star Luka Doncic to control his frustration in the future. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Watch Klay Thompson become one of the NBA players to make their first 10 attempts from 3-point range

HISTORY. Klay Thompson matches Ty Lawson's record of making all their first 10 three-point attempts. Photo from NBA Twitter

Geje Eustaquio '101% ready' in Moraes trilogy

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:23 PM

'It's pressure, at the same time, a motivation for me to keep going,' says Geje Eustaquio

REMATCH. Geje Eustaquio looks to win against Adriano Moraes for the second straight time. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

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

Evan Nelle ready to step up in post-Bolick, Mocon era

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'There's no pressure because I like stepping up,' says San Beda's Evan Nelle

BREAKOUT GAME. Behind tested veteran Donald Tankoua's 18 points, Nelle drops 12 markers on 3/4 (75%) shooting from downtown. Photo by Josh Albelda /Rappler

LOOK: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet in Warriors-Lakers game

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather cross paths again – but this time it's in an NBA game

REMATCH? Manny Pacquiao greets Floyd Mayweather in the NBA game between the Lakers and the Warriors. Screenshot from Manny Pacquiao's Instagram

Sports management agencies HypeSportsPH, EMBM merge

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The agencies of Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar and the Gomez de Liaño brothers form a partnership

PARTNERS. (from left to right) Matthew Manotoc, Paula Punla, Naveen Ganglani, Marvin Espiritu and Karina Sitaldas are forming HypeSportsPHxEMBM. Photo from release

'Win with integrity': Alaska owner slams 'underhanded tactics' in PBA

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Aces honcho Wilfred Uytengsu says dubious trades and the practice of not honoring the salary cap create an 'unlevel playing field'

INTEGRITY. Alaska Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu says he and his team hold the responsibility to show the next generation how to do things the right way. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-Laker Lamar Odom to arrive in Manila on January 23

Jan 22, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Lamar Odom shows good signs of being in shape as he posts his training regimen on Instagram

REINFORCEMENT. Ex-Laker Lamar Odom is reinforcing Mighty Sports Philippines' Dubai in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Lamar Odom's Instagram

WATCH: Klay Thompson leads Warriors' romp of Lakers

Jan 22, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Thompson joins former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson as the only NBA players to make their first 10 attempts from the three-point range

HOT NIGHT. Klay Thompson waxes hot to lead the Warriors with 44 points. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: 76ers shoot down Harden's Rockets

Jan 22, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Harden notches his 20th straight game with 30 or more points, but the Rockets were no match for the 76ers

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Joel Embiid leads Philly as she scores 32 points and grabs 14 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

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

Mike Miranda fined, suspended for hitting Justin Chua

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:48 PM

The big man will not see action in TNT's next game, against his former team NLEX

Pacquiao recovers from 'potentially career-threatening' eye injury

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Manny Pacquiao sheds his eye patch as he was feeling fit enough to attend the clash between the Lakers and Golden State Warriors

RECOVERING. Manny Pacquiao picks up an eye injury from his unianimous-decision win over Adrien Broner. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

If not Mayweather, who's next for Pacquiao?

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:50 AM

If Floyd Mayweather decides to stay retired, who are Pacquiao's other options?

WHO'S NEXT? Manny Pacquiao is still not considering retirement at 40 years old. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

George leads Thunder romp, NBA-best Bucks blast Mavs

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:38 AM

OKC Thunder continues to focus on the playoffs as they place third in the Western Conference standings

ALL-STAR. Paul George leads the OKC Thunder with 31 points over the New York Knicks. Photo from OKC Thunder Twitter

NBA fines Marcus Smart after Bembry altercation

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Boston's Marcus Smart aggressively pursues Atlanta's DeAndre Bembry to escalate physical altercation after his ejection

BAD TEMPER. Marcus Smart fuels another potential melee this time with Atlanta's DeAndre Bembry. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic survives challenge to reach Australian Open quarters

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:31 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set in a physical battle with Daniil Medvedev

TOUGH EXAMINATION. Novak Djokovic continues to prove why he's the world's No. 1 men's tennis player. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Watch Derrick Rose hit a game-winner for the Minnesota Timeberwolves against the Phoenix Suns

WATCH: Derrick Rose hits game-winner vs Suns

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Derrick Rose saves the day with a clutch basket for the Timberwolves' win

CLUTCH. Derrick Rose caps off a stellar night with a game-winning basket for the win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Buboy Fernandez wants 3 more fights before Pacquiao hangs gloves

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:40 PM

'Three fights and that's it, he has nothing more to prove,' says Manny Pacquiao's lead trainer Buboy Fernandez

PROVEN. Manny Pacquiao is the world's lone eight-division boxing world champion. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Investigation into burglary continues as Pacquiao stays in another house

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao's triumphant return gets spoiled after his home at North Plymouth, Los Angeles, is burglarized

Serena muscles past top seed Halep into Australian Open quarters

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:17 PM

'She's the No. 1 player in the world and there's a reason why... but I'm such a fighter, I just never give up,' says Serena Williams

HALF A CENTURY. Serena Williams makes it to her 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal after knocking out Simona Halep. Photo from Australian Open Twitter

San Beda bests Ateneo in Game 1 of PCCL semis

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The San Beda Red Lions need only one win to set up a finals date with the University of Visayas Green Lancers

TOP DOG. Donald Tankoua leads the way as San Beda inches closer to the PCCL finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Awesome Nadal faces Tiafoe test as Tsitsipas eyes semifinal

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The Spanish great says he would be on his guard against the 21-year-old American, a man he had never played

CHASING HISTORY. Rafael Nadal looks to become the first player in the Open Era to win all 4 Grand Slams at least twice. File photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP