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Philippine Airlines to fly SEA Games 2019 athletes to Manila

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines will be flying sport leaders from the 10 other participating countries in the 2019 SEA Games to Manila

OFFICIAL CARRIER. Philippine Airlines signs a partnership agreement with Philippine sports officials granting them the official carrier status for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from Philippine Airlines

Top athletes, para athletes to be feted in PSA Awards 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

Boxing world champions Jerwin Ancajas and Donnie Nietes, and rising gymnast Carlos Yulo lead the list of major awardees

COUNTRY'S PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas, Carlos Yulo and Donnie Nietes (L-R) will be recognized for their triumphs in 2018. Photos by Ryan Songalia/Rappler (Ancajas and Nietes) and Delfin Dioquino/Rappler (Yulo)


NCAA: Almodiel, Ebuen bag volleyball MVP honors

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Joebert Almodiel is the back-to-back MVP in the NCAA men's volleyball tournament, while Nicole Ebuen is the MVP on the women's side

LOOK: New device tracks national athletes' performance

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:57 PM

SmarTracks allows Filipino athletes to monitor their progress for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

INNOVATIVE. The SmarTracks device that will help improve training of Filipino athletes. Photo from BCDA release

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball round 1

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:31 PM

This season, La Salle aims for a historic four-peat championship with multi-titled head coach Ramil de Jesus

4 more sports targeted for 2020 ASEAN Para Games

Jan 19, 2019 - 9:49 PM

If things go as planned, a record 18 sports will be played in the biennial meet to be hosted by the Philippines

WIN AS ONE. The Philippines will host the 10th ASEAN Para Games in January 2020. Contributed photo


Para athletes' special needs top of mind in New Clark City

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Rooms tailor-made for persons with disabilities will be built in the Athletes' Village for the 10th ASEAN Para Games

MONTHS TO GO. The athletic stadium in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is slated to be finished on August 31. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Jeff Napa out as Letran head coach

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Coach RJ Guevarra takes over on an interim basis as Jeff Napa exits after 3 years with the Knights

OUT. Letran didn't renew Jeff Napa’s contract even after steering the Knights to the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Stags gun for 2nd place as NCAA volleyball returns

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:46 PM

San Sebastian tangles with the JRU Lady Bombers as they seek to extend their winning streak to 3 games

Photo from Shutterstock


Marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal ready for grueling 2019

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:26 PM

The country’s marathon sensation is all set for her campaigns in the 2019 SEA Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers

SIX-PEAT. Mary Joy Tabal bags a record sixth straight title in the Milo Marathon National Finals last December. Photo release

WATCH: PH golden girls rule 2018 Asian Games

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Women in sports take the spotlight in 2018 after sweeping the Philippines' Asian Games gold-medal haul

WONDER WOMEN. Filipino female athletes (from top left, clockwise) Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal emerge as the country's top performers in 2018. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

UAAP: U.P. ends 36-year title drought in athletics

Dec 04, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Maroons claim their 19th overall championship in UAAP track and field

UPFight. The UP men's track and field team wins its first title since 1982. Photo from UAAP release

UAAP: Juan Gomez de Liaño named Player of the Week

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The sophomore guard helps the UP Fighting Maroons reach the UAAP Final Four for the first time in 21 years

YOUNG GUN. Juan Gomez de Liaño saves his best as UP ends a two-decade Final Four drought. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


#16Strong: UP fans loud and proud on Twitter after historic UAAP win

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

Supporters of the Fighting Maroons rejoice as the longest active Final Four drought in the UAAP is finally broken

Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

ATHLETE’S CORNER: No more rough waters for Ernie Gawilan

Nov 09, 2018 - 11:16 AM

The country's most bemedalled Asian Para Games athlete shares his unexpected swimming journey

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It's over: Bolt's Australian football dream collapses

Nov 02, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The track superstar had hoped to fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a pro football player with the Central Coast Mariners

STAR POWER. Usain Bolt's presence at the Mariners garnered the club huge publicity. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

NAASCU player dead week after shooting

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:31 PM

University of Pasay guard Rutger Acidre and his girlfriend died after getting shot by an unknown assailant

GONE TOO SOON. Rutger Acidre was 24. Photo from Acidre's Facebook account


San Beda downs Perpetual, meets Lyceum anew in NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The defending champion Red Lions march to the NCAA championship round for the 13th straight year

San Beda's AC Soberano and Robert Bolick make sure that Jielo Razon and Perpetual Altas won't get past them in the Final Four. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Perpetual Altas get away with warning after NCAA eligibility complaint

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The league issues a stern warning against the Altas

CONTROVERSIAL. Edgar Charcos was among the Perpetual players accused of violating NCAA eligibility rules. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum overwhelms Letran, coasts to 2nd straight NCAA Finals

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez lead the Lyceum charge as the Pirates get another shot at the championship

WELL DONE.  Lyceum Pirates stars Mike Nzeusseu and CJ Perez celebrate after sending JP Calvo and the Letran Knights home. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Balanza expects Letran to 'play like a champion' vs Lyceum

Oct 26, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Recovering Knight Jerrick Balanza believes Letran can overcome Lyceum's twice-to-beat semifinal advantage

EXCITEMENT. Jerrick Balanza is more than excited to return to the court with the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: San Beda vs Perpetual

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:38 AM

The San Beda Red Lions are poised to roar once more, but the Perpetual Altas may just have the perfect answer in the NCAA Final Four

RETURN TRIP. Robert Bolick vows to lead the San Beda Red Lions back to the NCAA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NCAA Final Four: Lyceum vs Letran

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The Lyceum Pirates look to quickly dispatch the Letran Knights for a return stint in the NCAA Finals

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Mike Nzeusseu and the Lyceum Pirates shoot for an NCAA Finals berth against Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: UAAP's TRO phenomenon can be stopped

Oct 25, 2018 - 5:36 PM

UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag raises the concern to prevent athletes from filing temporary restraining orders

TRO PHENOMENON. Rebo Saguisag's last case was when Rob Ricafort obtained a TRO from the Manila RTC Branch 19 to suit up for the UP Fighting Maroons in Season 80. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda ends NCAA elimination round on a high note

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:47 PM

San Beda and Perpetual Help will meet again in the NCAA playoffs on Friday, October 26

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


Topex Robinson inks 5-year extension with Lyceum

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sustaining his impressive run with the Pirates, coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum

NEW CHALLENGE. Coach Topex Robinson takes on a bigger role in Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda exacts revenge on Lyceum, clinches top seed

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Robert Bolick and James Canlas lead the San Beda charge as the Red Lions put a lock on the No. 1 spot in the Final Four

TOP SPOT. Robert Bolick and the Red Lions got their way this time against the Pirates to claim the No. 1 seed. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The eight-time Olympic champion hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer in Australia

STILL TRAINING. Usain Bolt will continue with his ‘indefinite training period’ with the Australian club Central Coast Mariners. Photo by Peter Park/AFP

CSB Blazers surge past JRU

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The CSB Blazers aim to end their season on a high note even though they are already out of the NCAA Season 94 Final Four

HIGH NOTE. Yankie Haruna leads the CSB Blazers to end their three-game losing streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Already retired from athletics, the sprint legend questions the drug test notice

ANOTHER ROUTE. Usain Bolt is bidding for a professional football career in Australia. AFP PHOTO / Thomas Samson/AFP


Zero to hero: PH achieves historic 10-gold haul in Asian Para Games

Oct 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Swimmer Ernie Gawilan and chess player Sander Severino banner the Philippine para team's golden breakthrough

Letran clinches 3rd seed in NCAA thriller over Perpetual

Oct 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Bong Quinto delivers in the clutch as the Knights streak to their sixth straight victory

CARDIAC GAME. Bong Quinto and the Letran Knights survive a down-to-the-wire duel versus Edgar Charcos and the Perpetual Help Altas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum, San Beda nail twice-to-beat semis edge

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Pirates and the Red Lions put a lock on the top two spots in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

SHOWDOWN. Last season's finalists San Beda and Lyceum are on track to arrange another title duel. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Double whammy as EAC loses big man Laminou in Perps’ blowout

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:31 PM

Hamadou Laminou sustains a gruesome head injury in the 3rd quarter

WHAMMY. Hamadou Laminou suffers from an injury in his left eye after getting kneed by Jerome Pasia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran clinches first NCAA Final Four in two years

Oct 09, 2018 - 4:24 PM

This is also the first playoff appearance for Letran head coach Jeff Napa since he took over from champion coach Aldin Ayo

LEADER. Despite a cold shooting night, Letran team captain Bong Quinto still contributed across the board with 4 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks en route to their first Final Four appearance since their NCAA Season 91 title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Balanza proves to be Letran’s lucky charm in unlikely win

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

A month after his brain surgery, Jerrick Balanza shows up at the game to surprise his Letran teammates

FEELING BETTER. Letran's Jerrick Balanza says he pleaded for clearance from his doctor just so he can watch the Knights play. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Letran edges Lyceum after overturned shot call

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:53 PM

In a bizarre ending, the Letran Knights pull off an upset over the Lyceum Pirates in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

ESCAPE. Bong Quinto drops 20 points in Letran's controversial one-point victory over Lyceum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda moves closer to twice-to-beat bonus with CSB rout

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:22 PM

The defending champion Red Lions blow out the CSB Blazers by 22 points

QUICK WORK. Robert Bolick leads the San Beda Lions to drub the contending CSB Blazers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Troubled Perpetual edges San Sebastian in OT thriller

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:14 PM

The Altas are currently at the center of yet another NCAA eligibility issue that may forfeit their victories

IMPACT. Prince Eze leads the Atlas with a massive double-double of 25 points and 23 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perpetual may forfeit 9 wins due to ineligibility issues

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Edgar Charcos and Kim Aurin have reportedly violated NCAA rules when they suited up for a community league

EMBATTLED. Perpetual's Edgar Charcos (center) is one of two players who may just cost the Altas' season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lyceum inches towards NCAA 94 twice-to-beat advantage

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:03 PM

The Lyceum Pirates are assured of a playoff spot after clinching their 14th win in 15 games

TENSIONS. Cjay Perez continues to lead the Lyceum Pirates even in the foul-marred game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

CJ Cansino convinced skidding UST has yet to play its best

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'Hindii ko pa nakikita 'yung 100% na kung paano maglaro 'yung UST,' says the super rookie

HUNGRY. CJ Cansino vows to do what he can to help the UST Growling Tigers win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Perasol knows UP can be better after near-collapse

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Fighting Maroons avert a fourth-quarter meltdown to notch their second win in 5 games in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament

STILL IN PROGRESS. UP Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol says there's still much to be desired despite his wards ending a three-game skid. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Young athlete's death gives PSC more reason to fast-track facilities rehab

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:01 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says the agency will increase dormitory attendants and security personnel and add a doctor and nurse in their facilities

GONE TOO SOON. Philippine Sports Commission chief Butch Ramirez (right) and Wushu Federation of the Philippines secretary-general Julian Camacho express their grief regarding the death of 11-year-old wushu athlete Rasta Daraliay. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission


Angelo Kouame downplays career game for Ateneo

Oct 01, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The Ivorian tower posts career-highs of 20 points and 15 rebounds to go with 4 blocks as the Blue Eagles cruise into their fourth straight win

TEAM FIRST. Angelo Kouame deflects credit to his teammates for his UAAP career highs in points and rebounds. Photo from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


CSB absorbs stunning loss to EAC, slips out of top 4

Sep 28, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The EAC Generals pull off an upset over the CSB Blazers in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

UPSET. Blazers captain Yankie Haruna scatters a team-high 18 points yet CSB still winds up falling short against lower-ranked EAC. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda, Lyceum pay tribute to barker Rolly Manlapaz

Sep 27, 2018 - 11:23 PM

The NCAA powerhouses share their fondest memories of the famous barker



Lyceum demolishes Arellano by 34 in bounce-back win

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Pirates clinch at least a Final Four playoff berth in the NCAA men's basketball tournament

BOUNCE BACK. CJ Perez and the Lyceum Pirates vent their ire on the Arellano Chiefs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Remembering Rolly Manlapaz: The iconic voice of the UAAP games

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:30 PM

UAAP barker Rolly Manlapaz dies at age 58 after a bout with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

MEMORABLE. Filipino sports fan will remember Rolly Manlapaz' booming voice within the walls of coliseums. Photo from Facebook