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Nestor Colonia falls short in Asiad redemption bid

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The 2016 Olympian fails to reach his personal best record once again

FALLING SHORT. Nestor Colonia fails to redeem himself from the lackluster two years. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Shooters Valdez, Acuña hit new PH marks

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Jayson Valdez and Amparo Acuña miss out on the podium but set new Philippine records in the 2018 Asian Games

LOOK: PH allies Clarkson, Standhardinger once met in US NCAA

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Five years ago, Jordan Clarkson and Christian Standhardinger shared the same basketball court

ONE-TWO PUNCH. Christian Standhardinger (left) and Jordan Clarkson reinforce the Philippine team in the 2018 Asian Games. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler and Maddie Meyer/AFP

Long journey for wushu wonder Wong

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Bronze medalist Agatha Wong overcomes challenges and injuries to compete in the 2018 Asian Games

ROAD BLOCKS. Agatha Wong's journey to the 2018 Asian Games photo didn't come easy. Photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler

Drama aside, Jordan Clarkson sees a solid Gilas group

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers guard hopes to come out with a win when he debuts with the Philippine basketball team versus China

STAR-STUDDED. Jordan Clarkson poses for posterity with top Philippine sports officials and the national women's volleyball team just a few days before he debuts for the Gilas squad. Photos from Asian Games media pool

Guiao replaces Chot as Gilas coach in World Cup qualifiers

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Yeng Guiao will mentor the Philippine team against Iran when the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers resumes in September

COACHING REINS. Yeng Guiao will once again coach the Philippine team after the 2018 Asian Games ends. Photo from PBA Images

4 Japan athletes kicked out of Asian Games 2018

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Japanese basketball players are sent home for allegedly buying sex

SHAMED. Japan's delegation chief of the Asian Games Yasuhiro Yamashita bows during a press conference in Jakarta on August 20, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Quick-learning jins kick their way to the podium

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:11 PM

The Philippine taekwondo poomsae team only had seven months to learn and master new techniques

GOOD START. The Philippine taekwondo poomsae team gets the country's campaign going by capturing two bronze medals. Photo from Asian Games media bureau

Agatha Wong snatches wushu bronze in Asian Games debut

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The Philippine wushu bet proves she's one of Asia's best practitioners

THIRD BRONZE. Agatha Wong wins the Philippines' third medal in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Djokovic wins Cincinnati title to complete Masters matched set

Aug 20, 2018 - 10:55 AM

After coming up empty in five prior Cincinnati finals, the Serbian beats Roger Federer for the title

HISTORIC. Novak Djokovic becomes the first man to win all nine of the ATP's Masters 1000 events in the elite series' current configuration. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Clarkson calls on NBA to free players for global tournaments

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:35 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers guard says he had wanted to play for the Philippines for years but had been repeatedly blocked

MEDAL TARGET. Jorda Clarkson says getting an Asian Games medal would be an 'amazing achievement.' Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Black 'little embarrassed' for Meralco's loss to TNT

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:24 AM

Even without import Mike Glover, the KaTropa hand the Bolts their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

LOST CHANCE. With reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham on their side, head coach Norman Black feels Meralco should have beaten the import-less TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Defying doctors' advice, Ashaolu helps NLEX stay unscathed

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:04 AM

Revealed to have a 70% tear on his right patellar tendon, the Canadian-Nigerian import leads the Road Warriors to their second win in as many outings

LOVE FOR THE GAME. Olu Ashaolu says he won't let an injury stop him from playing basketball. Photo from PBA Images

PH flag-bearer Clarkson: One of the happiest moments in my life

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:05 PM

After the vibrant opening celebration, the Filipino-American NBA player gets all pumped up for the Asian Games

EXCITING. Jordan Clarkson is even more excited for the 2018 Asian Games after seeing the crowd. Photos from Asian Games PH media pool

Weary Lady Falcons foil Red Spikers, near sweep

Aug 19, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Adamson stretches its unbeaten run to 6 games in the Premier Volleyball League

ATTACK. Adamson's Bernadette Flora fires one over San Beda's Jiezela Viray. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Romeo flirts with triple-double as import-less TNT escapes Meralco

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Even without import Mike Glover, the KaTropa notch their first win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Terrence Romeo fires 23 points to go with 10 assists and 8 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX rips NorthPort for 2nd straight win

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Injured Olu Ashaolu plays like a man possessed as he churns out 27 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists

Thailand: PH spikers 'better than before'

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Despite giving Thailand a scare, the Philippine women’s volleyball team thinks it still has more work to do

IMPROVED CHEMISTRY. The Philippine spikers came out fighting in the first set against Thailand. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Jordan Clarkson, Gilas up against China’s ‘best team’

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:17 PM

China remains a heavy favorite but national team coach Yeng Guiao says the Philippines' chances no longer as bleak

UNDERDOGS. Stanley Pringle vies for another stellar showing when the Philippine men's basketball team takes on powerhouse China. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

PH women's poomsae team nabs bronze in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Taekwondo delivers a second bronze for the Philippines

UNEXPECTED. The Philippine women's poomsae team of Juvenile Faye Crisostomo, Rinna Babanto and Janna Dominique Oliva admit they didn't expect to bag a bronze. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Men's poomsae team gives PH first medal in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Taekwondo nails a bronze to put the Philippines on the medal board

HONORED. The Philippine men's poomsae team of Jeordan Dominguez, Dustin Jacob Mella and Rodolfo Reyes feel honored to win the country' first medal.

Thailand dominates PH in 2018 Asian Games volleyball opener

Aug 19, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Philippines drops its opening game against the sport's Southeast Asian giant

KICKOFF. Philippine spiker Jaja Santiago unleashes an attack against Thailand during their kickoff game in the Asiad. Photo from Asian Games media bureau

WATCH: Hidilyn Diaz, Nestor Colonia out to end Asian Games wait

Aug 19, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Olympians Hidilyn Diaz and Nestor Colonia aim to capture the medal that eluded them

Araneta to challenge for world crown after Tomogdan KO

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Cebuano power puncher Christian Araneta may just be another world champion in the making

UNDEFEATED. Christian Araneta scores a 16th straight victory. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Coach Shaq on Thai spikers: ‘They’re the gold standard’

Aug 19, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team opens its campaign against a fierce and familiar foe

WORK IN PROGRESS. National coach Shaq de los Santos says the volleyball team continues to work on its team chemistry. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

This Indonesian baller fell in love with Gilas Pilipinas

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:28 AM

It was like love at first sight for Michael James Olindo when he watched Gilas Pilipinas play for the first time in Manila

ACROSS BOUNDARIES. Indonesia national youth basketball player Michael James Olindo shows support to the Philippine team too. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino-British goalkeeper saves a last-gasp penalty as Cardiff salvages a scoreless draw against Newcastle

MAN OF THE MATCH. Neil Etheridge and the Bluebirds earn their first Premier League point. Photo from @premierleague

Adamson, FEU book PVL semis berths

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Lady Falcons and the Lady Tamaraws recover from wobbly starts to advance to the next round

PERFECT RUN. Adamson stretches its unbeaten run to five games after turning back an Eya Laure-less UST side. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Rondina-Barbon, Gervacio-Tan reach BVR Manila quarters

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The tournament favorites march into the next round of beach volleyball action

HIT. Sisi Rondina soars for a spike in a BVR on Tour Manila Open match.

Two Koreas march together as Asian Games burst into life

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:03 PM

North Korea and South Korea are also joining forces in women's basketball, canoeing and rowing in the two-week Asian Games in Indonesia

ONE FLAG. Unified Korea's flagbearer Lim Yunghui leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

LOOK: Jordan Clarkson leads 2018 Asian Games PH delegation

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Fil-Am NBA player banners the 272-strong Philippine delegation as flag-bearer in the continental games

WATCH: Indonesia lights up festive culture in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:03 PM

The host country welcomes the athletes from 45 countries with a colorful cultural display

LIVE UPDATES and MEDAL TALLY: 2018 Asian Games

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Catch Rappler's live updates of the 2018 Asian Games from August 18 to September 2

eSports' 2022 Asian Games medal status put on hold

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:04 PM

An Olympic Council of Asia official says eSports needs to have 'one international federation' before it can be included as an official medal sport

GROWING SCENE. An esport athlete competes at Thailand's Intel Game Time event in June 2017. Photo from Shutterstock

Gymnastics: Asian Games first-timers eye podium landing

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Filipino gymnasts Carlos Edriel Yulo and Reyland Capellan vie for a strong debut in the quadrennial meet

FLYING HIGH. Reyland Capellan hopes to follow up on his Southeast Asian Games success with a gold in the continental games. File photo from PSC/POC Pool

LOOK: Jordan Clarkson, Gilas ham it up in barong

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Don't fret, the Philippine flag-bearer isn't about to eschew sartorial convention

SQUAD'S PARADE. The Philippine basketball players  ham it up.

PH volleyball team out to compete – and learn

Aug 18, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The Philippine spikers will immediately be put to test against powerhouse squads Thailand and Japan

ALWAYS READY. Philippines takes the Asian Games spotilight after 36 years. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Usain Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has given the Olympic track superstar a chance to prove his worth

NEW CHALLENGE. After a stellar track career, Usain Bolt hopes to make a mark in professional football. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Phelps: Saving a life more important than a gold medal

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps opens up again on his ongoing battle with depression

STRUGGLES. US sports icon Michael Phelps admits he recently ‘went through a scary depression spell’ again. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

IN NUMBERS: The Philippines in the Asian Games

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Filipino athletes hope to give it their best shot as the fierce battle begins in the 2018 Asian Games

WINLESS SPELL.The Philippine basketball team looks to end a 20-year medal drought. Photo from Asian Games website

All-out Ashaolu hobbles to NLEX victory

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Nigerian-Canadian import Olu Ashaolu risks aggravating a knee injury to lead the Road Warriors past TNT KaTropa

RESILIENT. Olu Ashaolu bucks off pain to steer NLEX to a conference-opening win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Durham wants PBA championship, nothing less

Aug 18, 2018 - 1:51 AM

Back in the PBA for the third time, the hulking center seeks to complete his unfinished business

ELECTRIC RETURN. Allen Durham powers Meralco into a conference-opening 109-106 win over Columbian. Photo from PBA Images

Pirates escape Knights before Lions showdown

Aug 17, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Lyceum stays unbeaten heading into the rematch of last year's NCAA finals versus San Beda

CLOSE CONTEST. Lyceum's JV Marcelino and Letran's Bong Quinto battle for possession during their teams' tight NCAA duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao-less NLEX destroys TNT behind Ashaolu

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Road Warriors import Olu Ashaolu bucks injury to scatter 33 points, 23 rebounds and 3 assists

Kobe, Jordan rule UAAP preseason showcase

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

UP's Kobe Paras bags the slam dunk title as La Salle's Jordan Bartlett captures the 1-on-1 crown

STANDOUT. New UP recruit Kobe Paras nearly clinches a double UAAP gold. Photo by Keith Magcaling/Rappler

Araneta battles Tomogdan for WBC Asia silver crown

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Cebuano Christian Araneta vies to keep his record unblemished against fellow southpaw Jerry Tomogdan

MAIN EVENT. Unbeaten Christian Araneta (right) stands as favorite over the more experienced Jerry Tomogdan. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Durham's near triple-double lifts Meralco past Columbian

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The two-time reigning Best Import of the Conference submits 26 points, 20 rebounds and 9 assists

BACK WITH A BANG. Allen Durham returns to the PBA with a bang by delivering a near-triple-double for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Guiao on Jordan Clarkson: 'We don't need him to score 50'

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Philippine basketball team coach Yeng Guiao heaps praises on his new Asian Games 'weapon'

PH spikers hope to prove worthy of Asian Games spot

Aug 17, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team will skip the opening ceremonies to focus on their training

DETERMINED. The national volleyball team targets at least a quarterfinal berth. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson gears up for PH flag-bearer role

Aug 17, 2018 - 2:32 PM

The Fil-Am NBA player will be at the helm of the Philippine contingent during the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Asian Games on Saturday, August 18

ROLE MODEL. Bestowing the honor of flag-bearer to Jordan Clarkson sends a good message, says Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez.