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Irrepressible Nadal looks to build on 11th Monte Carlo triumph

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:01 AM

At 31, world number one Rafael Nadal shows no sign of rustiness versus Kei Nishikori in the final

Brownlee drops 46, ties Balkman's scoring record in Alab's Game 1 win

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas slips past Thailand's Mono Vampire to take a 1-0 lead in the ABL title series

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee teams up with Renaldo Balkman for 87 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

TNT rides on balanced attack to stymie GlobalPort

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) Terrence Romeo chips in 11 points in his debut for the TNT KaTropa

BALANCED ATTACK. Seven players finish in double figures as the TNT KaTropa defeat the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Photo by PBA Images


Jaja Santiago looks forward to bright future after title-less UAAP stint

Apr 22, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The NU star player will be pursuing her opportunities in both the local and international scenes

NO REGRETS. Jaja Santiago does not regret staying with the NU Lady Bulldogs until the end. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Columbian Dyip has new chauffeur in Jerramy King

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:20 PM

With the Filipino-American guard in the fold, the Columbian Dyip demolish the Blackwater Elite by 28 points in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup opener

IMMEDIATE IMPACT. In just his first game with the Columbian Dyip, Jerramy King submits a career-high 30 points. Photo by PBA Images


Ramil De Jesus reigns with a decade's worth of finals appearances

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Veterans Kim Dy and Dawn Macandili are motivated to honor their coach by winning a 3rd straight UAAP championship

MAGIC 10. Ramil de Jesus holds the record of the longest finals appearance streak in the Final 4 era. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Fresh-look Columbian routs Blackwater by 28 in PBA Commissioner's Cup opener

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) New acquisition Jerramy King fills up the stats sheet with 30 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for the Columbian Dyip

FRESH START. Columbian Dyip, formerly the Kia Picanto, win their first PBA game in 3 months. Photo by PBA Images


DLSU Lady Spikers march to UAAP Finals for 10th straight year

Apr 22, 2018 - 5:34 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The defending champions trip the NU Lady Bulldogs and arrange a title showdown vs the FEU Lady Tamaraws

RIGHT ON COURSE. The DLSU Lady Spikers stay on track of their bid for a 3rd straight title.

NU Bulldogs cruise to the UAAP finals over UST

Apr 22, 2018 - 3:34 PM

(UPDATED) Behind Bryan Bagunas' career-high 29 points, the Bulldogs advance to the title round for the 6th straight year

TRADITION. The National University Bulldogs continue their tradition of making it to the UAAP finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Bea de Leon remains proud of Ateneo Lady Eagles despite UAAP exit

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The 4th year middle blocker is also uncertain of her future with the blue and white

GOAL ACHIEVED. Bea de Leon had her own doubts of making it to the Final 4, but she is glad that the Ateneo Lady Eagles proved her wrong. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

RAW Deal: The strategies of the 2018 Superstar Shakeup

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Find out who have shifted their loyalties in the RAW and SmackDown shakeup period

TRADED. Angle gets the tandem of Kevin Owen and Sami Zayn while The Miz (right) heads to SmackDown. Photo from WWE

Marck Espejo shows he isn't done yet in the UAAP

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'I just want my last year to be memorable,' says the graduating 4-time MVP after his record 55-point explosion

OFFERING. Marck Espejo's 55 points is just a number for him because what matters to him is being able to deliver his role in the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

‘I had to move on,' says Tyrus Hill on jump to La Salle from Adamson

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The San Jose, California recruit apologizes to Falcons coach Franz Pumaren 


CHANGE OF HEART. Tyrus Hill said he had plans of returning to the United States, but got persuaded to move to La Salle. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Donaire suffers unanimous decision loss to Frampton

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:41 AM

‘The Filipino Flash’ looks far from his best form in battle of former champions

UNCERTAIN. Hard to say where Nonito Donaire goes next after losing make-or-break fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler file photo

Just like Magic: Ben Simmons gets NBA triple-double as Sixers beat Heat

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA Rookie of the Year contender logs in first rookie playoff record since Magic Johnson

AWESOME AUSSIE. Ben Simmons makes another case for the top rookie plum. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images/AFP

Jhoana Maraguinot bids goodbye to UAAP, Ateneo Lady Eagles

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:35 AM

The outside hitter's decision to forego her final year of eligibility is reinforced by Ateneo's semis exit from Season 80

GLORY DAYS. Jho Maraguinot will miss seeing her teammates fight together and help each other until the end.  Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

Finals-bound FEU Lady Tams find a hero in Toni Rose Basas

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:32 PM

FEU head coach George Pascua encourages the opposite hitter to step up her game

X-FACTOR. Chinchin Basas tallied 17 points to help bring the FEU Lady Tamaraws to the finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles topple Rivero-led Gilas cadets in Filoil

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Thirdy Ravena delivers an all-around effort of 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in the win

STIFLING DEFENSE. The Ateneo Blue Eagles clamp down on Kobe Paras, who has a relatively off night of 13 points on a 5-of-14 shooting, to beat the Gilas Pilipinas cadets. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Coach Tai Bundit leaves Ateneo Lady Eagles' nest

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:22 PM

'Not going back,’ the champion Thai coach says on future with Ateneo

LAST FLIGHT. Coach Tai Bundit ends his stint in the UAAP after 5 years with the Lady Eagles. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

Nonito Donaire looks to play spoiler in Belfast vs hometown hero Carl Frampton

Apr 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

'The Filipino Flash' and 'The Jackal' vie for the interim World Boxing Organization featherweight title

WINNING WAYS. Nonito Donaire eyes to join the growing list of Filipino boxers who have found success in the international stage since the year began. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP


La Salle escapes UP in Filoil Cup opener

Apr 21, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Even after losing stars Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero, the Green Archers display their mettle after surviving UAAP title favorites Fighting Maroons

COMPOSED. The De La Salle University Green Archers squander a double-digit lead late but hold on to the victory in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup opener. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch UAAP Finals berth over Ateneo

Apr 21, 2018 - 7:15 PM

(3RD UPDATE) This marks the end of the Ateneo vs La Salle era as both teams have battled it out in the women's volleyball championship in the last 6 seasons

FINALS BOUND. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are in the UAAP finals again after 9 seasons. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

A cancer survivor, tearful bets, and perennial underdogs take Palaro spotlight

Apr 21, 2018 - 5:09 PM

On and off the playing field, these young athletes continue to inspire

Ateneo Blue Eagles keep Finals hope alive with win over FEU

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) This is the Ateneo Blue Eagles' first win over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, who swept them in the eliminations

RECORD-BREAKING. Marck Espejo explodes to make sure that this is not his last UAAP match. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

Filipino Olympian boxer dies in motorcycle accident

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Leopoldo Cantancio was a two-time Olympian and took home medals in the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games as a lightweight boxer

COUNTRY'S PRIDE. Leopoldo Cantancio saw action in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics as a lightweight boxer. Photo from Cantancio's Facebook account


Steph Curry inching his way back with the Warriors

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player may suit up by the second round of the playoffs

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates his three point shot in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 26, 2018 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:33 AM

After the changing of the guard, the Gunners may just find themselves back in the European football elite

FRUSTRATED. In this file photp, fans called for Arsene Wenger’s resignation as Arsenal slipped behind its Premier League rivals. Photo by AFP

Banario willing to fight anywhere after ONE ditches cage for ring

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:33 AM

'The Rock' finds himself inside a new fighting space, but comes out with a win just the same

Photo by Richard Esguerra

No release clause in Neymar's PSG contract – French league

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:34 AM

Rumors abound the Brazilian football superstar may leave in the next transfer window

MILLION-DOLLAR STAR. Reports say Neymar’s release clause may be worth more that $300 million. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Michael Dasmariñas scores knockout to claim IBO world title

Apr 21, 2018 - 1:10 AM

The underdog Filipino southpaw sends Frenchman Karim Guerfi down hard on the canvas

RISING STAR. Michael Dasmariñas celebrates after winning his biggest fight yet. Photo by Nicholas Yeo/AFP

Kevin Belingon destroys Andrew Leone at ONE Heroes of Honor

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:17 AM

Fellow Team Lakay stalwarts Honorio Banario, Gina Iniong also emerge victorious

NUMBER ONE. Kevin Belingon dominates former bantamweight world title challenger Andrew Leone. Photo by Richard Esguerra

Get to know the PBA Commissioner's Cup imports

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Barangay Ginebra taps new import Charles Garcia as five former reinforcements return for the mid-season conference

IMPORTS. Meralco Bolts' Arinze Onuaku is one of the 12 PBA imports that will see action in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup. File photo from PBA Media Bureau


Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics

EMOTIONAL

Kobe Paras 'not scared' to juggle basketball and fashion

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Last March, the Gilas cadet launched a website for his own clothing brand where he sells shirts, sweatshirts, dad hats, beanies and iPhone cases

BUSINESSMAN. Gilas Pilipinas cadet Kobe Paras wants to offer Filipinos 'affordable' but 'high end' products with his own clothing brand. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Spurs play with heavy hearts vs Warriors; Embiid shines in NBA playoff debut

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Playing minus their grief-stricken coach, the Spurs on brink of elimination; Embiid returns from 10-game absence

SAD DAY. The Spurs play minus coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died from a long-term illness. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

From fourth to gold: Calabarzon softball team dominates Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Region 4-A bets shut out powerhouse NCR in the title round, complete tournament sweep

HARD WORK. After years of chasing the gold, the Calabarzon softball team finally achieved its goal. Photo by Gerard Josef Lucena

Manny Pacquiao says age no barrier in bout vs Lucas Matthysse

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:42 PM

‘It's not about a number, it depends on discipline,’ says the Filipino boxing superstar

READY FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says there’s more fight in him even after his July 15 bout versus Luca Matthyse.Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

The reason New Orleans boasts a 3-0 lead over Portland? Jrue Holiday

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Eyebrows were raised when Jrue Holiday inked a $126 million contract with the Pelicans. Today, those eyebrows remain raised, but for all the right reasons.

NEW ORLEANS. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images/AFP

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

NU out to stun defending champ DLSU in semis matchup

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Will the Lady Spikers march back into the UAAP finals or will the Lady Bulldogs pull off a surprise?

STANDING TALL. Middle blocker captains Majoy Baron (left) and Jaja Santiago will go out to limit each other on the court. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

FEU, Ateneo semis clash may be the game changer of UAAP volleyball

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:57 AM

The Lady Tamaraws look sharp enough to snap the 6 straight Ateneo-La Salle title showdown

HUNGRY. Both captains Bernadeth Pons (left) and Maddie Madayag want to get into the Finals. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Davao Eagles enter for the first time the softball elementary finals of Palarong Pambansa

PITCH FOR GOLD. Davao Region Eagles beat Calabarzon in an extra eighth inning in softball elementary, securing a spot in the finals. Photo by Gerard Lucena/Rappler

Tahnai Annis plans to move forward with PH women's national football team

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Despite the setbacks in and around the tournament, the Fil-Am captain wants to represent the country again

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

Accident that amputated swimmer’s leg led to his Palaro 2018 journey

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Mark Salazar, 12-year-old ortho-amputee swimmer at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games, hopes his story will inspire others like him to keep on dreaming

THE SWIMMER. Mark Salazar of the Central Luzon delegation walks with his crutches after his breaststroke competition on April 18, 2018. All screenshots by Rappler

Olympian son Edward Josh Buenavista proves winning runs in family

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Describing himself as ‘laking oval,’ the son of long-distance runner Eduardo Buenavista shines in Palarong Pambansa 2018

UNEXPECTED. Second-generation champion Edward Josh Buenavista didn’t expect to bag the 3,000-meter steeplechase gold. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena gets feelers from 3 NBL teams in Australia

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:36 PM

While open to playing overseas, the PBA star rookie intends to focus on NLEX’s campaign

Veruel Verdadero, Jessel Lumapas rule as sprint teen champs

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:59 PM

After sweeping the century meter event, Cavite’s top athletics bets dash to more victories

TEEN TITANS. Jessel Dialino Lumapas and Veruel Verdadero reigned supreme with a repeat gold in the 100 meters. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler