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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


Troy Rike not singling out UST for 'sneaky' play

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Filipino-American Troy Rike clarifies that his comment is just a general statement on Philippine basketball

WORKING HARD. Troy Rike is working hard to adjust to the physicality of Philippine basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

3 Filipino boxers bag medals in Finland tilt

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Marvin Tabamo, Ramel Macado, and Ryan Boy Moreno return home with medals

NEAR-PERFECT. Three out of the 4 boxers sent by the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines to Finland nab medals. Photo from Shutterstock


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


Warriors 'not where we need to be,' says coach Steve Kerr

Oct 22, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The defending two-time NBA champions lose their first game after being stunned by the Denver Nuggets

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Steve Kerr believes the Warriors can still improve on their execution. File photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP


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


Usain Bolt 'offered cut-price deal' in Australia - media

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The world's sprint king is trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional footballer following a decorated career in athletics

NEW CAREER. Usain Bolts' manager says the eight-time Olympian has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


UAAP: Ria Nabalan, Angelo Kouame make history

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:33 PM

National University continues to dominate UAAP women's basketball and high school volleyball

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


Without suspended Chris Paul, Rockets fall to Clippers

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Houston absorbs its second loss in 3 games as Paul serves a two-game suspension

FALLING SHORT. Not even an impressive double-double from James Harden could lift the Rockets over the Clippers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images


Kings down Thunder to spoil Westbrook's season debut

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Sacramento pockets its first win as the former NBA MVP's near-triple-double performance goes down the drain

SLUMP. Even as Russell Westbrook returns, the Thunder still remain winless in 3 games. File photo Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Nuggets stay perfect, send Warriors to first loss

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:50 AM

Golden State sees its two-game winning streak snapped as Denver rolls on to its third straight win

Michele Gumabao finishes as top 15 finalist in Miss Globe 2018

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:50 AM

China's Yu Yizhou is Miss Globe 2018

Ingram, Rondo, Paul suspended after Lakers-Rockets brawl

Oct 22, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The NBA slaps Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets' Chris Paul with multiple suspensions

MELEE. Los Angeles' Lonzo Ball (left) and Lance Stephenson try to restrain Brandon Ingram during the brawl that erupted between the Lakers and the Houston Rockets. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

PBA's top assist man Chris Banchero displays scoring prowess

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:08 AM

The 29-year-old proves he's more than just his passing genius as Alaska claims a share of No. 1 in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

HOT HAND. Chris Banchero notches a career-high in points for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: 'That's unfair'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The UST coach takes exception to the NU rookie's comments on the Tigers' rough play and 'sneaky' physicality

IN DEFENSE. UST coach Aldin Ayo says he recruits players who show on-court resiliency.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alaska claims share of No. 1 behind Harris, Banchero

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Mike Harris and Chris Banchero combine for 66 points to lead the Aces to their seventh win in 9 games for a three-way tie on top

CONSISTENT. Mike Harris delivers his usual numbers to power Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


After halftime scolding, Juan Gomez de Liaño rolls to triple-double

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The Maroons get an earful from coach Bo Perasol but Juan Gomez de Liaño responds by dropping record numbers

HISTORIC. Juan Gomez de Liaño warns that this won't be his last triple-double performance. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Beau Belga out for 2 weeks due to foot injury

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The versatile forward could possibly miss Rain or Shine's last 3 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup as the team shoots for a quarterfinals berth

SIDELINED. Beau Belga is turned into a spectator with a plantar fasciitis on his left foot. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco pulls away late vs Rain or Shine for 3rd straight win

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Bolts improve to 4-6 to climb to 9th place as the race for the 3 remaining quarterfinals berths tightens

LOCAL SUPPORT. Allen Durham does not need to score much with 5 Meralco players scoring in twin figures in its win over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Juan Gomez de Liaño drops 1st UAAP triple-double in 12 years

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:28 PM

UP guard Juan Gomez de Liaño makes history in the Fighting Maroons' sweep of the UE Red Warriors

HOTSHOT. Juan Gomez de Liaño adds his name to the league's history books. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Troy Rike calls out dirty basketball tactics in UAAP

Oct 21, 2018 - 5:47 PM

'The elbow in the free throw or going after someone's knees, there's no need for that. Be physical and look me in the eye.'

UNHAPPY. Troy Rike wants players to quit the dirty tactics and just play basketball. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LeBron on Lakers’ 0-2 start: ‘Not disappointed at all’

Oct 21, 2018 - 5:27 PM

'We are going to have some early troubles. Nobody said it was going to be easy,' says LeBron James

PATIENCE. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James continues to search for his first win as a Laker. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers-Rockets brawl: Chris Paul claims Rajon Rondo spit on him

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Houston's James Harden says teammate Chris Paul only stood up for himself

PEACEMAKER. Lakers' LeBron James pulls away his friend and Houston's Chris Paul away from the melee. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

NU snaps UST's 3-win streak in season sweep

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The Bulldogs survive the the Growling Tigers' late charge to get back on the winning track

ELIMS SWEEP. Joshua Sinclair and the NU Bulldogs ward off Marvin Lee and the UST Tigers for the second time this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Jordan Clarkson shows some love for ejected Ingram

Oct 21, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The former Lakers member warns others not to mess with the usually silent Brandon Ingram

BROTHERS. Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram have spent time together in the young Lakers squad. Photo from AFP

LOOK: 'JR Smith,' 'Tyronn Lue' show up in LeBron's Lakers home debut

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Impersonators of James' former teammate and coach show up at the Staples Arena holding banners convincing 'The King' to return home in Cleveland

WATCH: Fight breaks out in Lakers-Rockets game

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Things have already turned ugly in the opening week of the 2018-2019 NBA season

BRAWL. Rockets' Chris Paul and Lakers' Rajon Rondo come to blows as LeBron James and their teammates try to break them up. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets deal LeBron, Lakers 2nd loss in fight-marred game

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Punches were thrown late in the game that led to the ejection of Houston's Chris Paul and Los Angeles' Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram

Houston's James Harden (left) and PJ Tucker sandwich Lakers superstar LeBron James. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Minus Kawhi, Lowry steps up to lead Raptors past Wizards

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Kawhi Leonard takes the night off but Kyle Lowry powers the Toronto Raptors past the Washington Wizards

HOT START. Kyle Lowry takes charge to help the Toronto Raptors stay perfect. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Cardiff scores 1st win over Neil Etheridge's former team

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Neil Etheridge proves his worth over Fulham where he spent his early professional footballing days as a reserve

PROVING HIMSELF. From being a young keeper finding his way though professional football, Neil Etheridge finally got to show his former club Fulham how much he has grown. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The leading MVP contenders collide as Bright Akhuetie's UP Maroons take on Alvin Pasaol's UE Red Warriors

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Grizzlies Green undergoes surgery for busted jaw

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Memphis forward JaMychal Green will be out for a month

INJURED. JaMychal Green averaged 10.3 points and 8.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies last season. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/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

IN NUMBERS: UST vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:47 AM

It's a battle between two rookie sensations as UST's CJ Cansino faces NU's Dave Ildefonso

FIERY FRESHMEN. UST'S CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso go at it again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Messi to miss 3 weeks after fracturing right arm

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The Barca superstar will be out in next weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid

MAJOR BLOW. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi falls to the ground in pain following a tussle with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP)

Mourinho plays down touchline melee after 'awful' Chelsea draw

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained after a late equalizer salvaged Chelsea's unbeaten record

DRAW. Chelsea midfielder Willian (center) vies for the ball with Manchester United's Luke Shaw (left) and Paul Pogba during the English Premier League football match that ended in a thrilling draw. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Real Madrid suffers worst goal drought in 3 decades

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Pressure mounts on coach Julen Lopetegui as Madrid gets drubbed by Levante

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) vies with Levante's Ivorian midfielder Cheick Doukoure during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

WATCH: Michele Gumabao on volleyball training, beauty queen duties

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Volleyball star and beauty queen Michele Gumabao shows how she shines in two different worlds

Isaac Go: Kouame pushes Ateneo to be better

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Isaac Go believes that the defending champions work harder now because of Angelo Kouame

TWIN TOWERS. Angelo Kouame (center) and Isaac Go (right) dominated the Orizu-less FEU with their height in the third quarter. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Racela, FEU hoping for best after Orizu injury

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:10 PM

'This is just one game and there are things more important than basketball,' says FEU coach Olsen Racela

MAJOR BLOW. FEU coach Olsen Racela and the Tamaraws check on Prince Orizu as the big man sustains a leg injury. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Murphy erupts late as San Miguel turns back TNT in Pangasinan

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:54 PM

The Beermen improve to 4-4 for 6th place to bolster their chances of securing one of the remaining 3 quarterfinals berths.

CLUTCH. Kevin Murphy knocks down back-to-back crucial treys in the 4th quarter to punctuate the Beermen's comeback. Photo from PBA Images


Fighting Warays snap skid, shock Lady Warriors

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:43 PM

Dimdim Pacres delivers as the Tacloban Fighting Warays finally live up to their name

GRITTY WIN. Learning from previous losses, Tacloban plays steadier down the stretch. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Depleted Ateneo exacts revenge in FEU rout

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Playing minus Thirdy Ravena and the Nieto twins, the Blue Eagles still roll to a huge win over the Tamaraws

TOO STRONG. Ateneo big man Angelo Kouame proved too hard to stop. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Resurgent Jerie Pingoy says criticisms fuel stellar 2nd round

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The Adamson point guard still has the competitive fire in him – someone just needed to fan the flames

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

After countless heartbreaks, Sean Manganti gets back at La Salle

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The Adamson captain reveals his story of getting rejected by La Salle back in high school

SWEET VENGEANCE. Sean Manganti feels like he's on top of the world in his biggest win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena tells UAAP to check Camacho hit on Tolentino

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP believes the Adamson forward should also be sanctioned for punching the FEU star

PHYSICALITY. Kiefer Ravena (middle) wants UAAP commissioner Junel Baculi to check out a video showing Adamson's Simon Camacho (left) punching FEU's Arvin Tolentino. File photos by Rappler (Ravena), Michael Gatpandan (Camacho) and Josh Albelda (Tolentino)