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Top Filipino athletes to be feted in PSA Awards 2020

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Carlos Yulo, Nesthy Petecio, and Ernest John Obiena lead the various sports personalities to be honored by the country's sportswriting fraternity

RECOGNIZED. Winners in the Southeast Asian Games will be honored by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Huelgas, Olympian Lacuna elected to 2nd POC Athletes' Commission

Jan 11, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Philippine national athletes elect a new set of officers for the POC Athletes' Commission that will serve from 2020-2024

NEW BLOOD. (from left to right) Nikko Huelgas, Jessie Lacuna, POC secretary-general Ed Gastanes, Cheska Altomonte and Jake Letts attend the POC Athlete's Commission elections. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Power plays, record romps: Top Filipino athletes of 2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Meet the athletes who made 2019 a year to remember for Philippine sports

Make establishments aware of athletes' discount law, says Agatha Wong

Dec 22, 2019 - 4:19 PM

‘Gets quite annoying to keep having to explain to managers that this kind of benefit actually exists You think I'm a liar?’ tweets wushu athlete Agatha Wong

FIGHT FOR HONOR. National wushu star Agatha Wong fights for awareness of the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos smash records at SEA Games 2019

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The stellar performance of Filipino athletes leads to multiple shattered records in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Kristina Knott bags the gold for the 200m womens. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arnis, 3 other sports account for quarter of PH SEA Games gold haul

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Filipino athletes put on a dominant SEA Games show in arnis, dancesport, athletics, and boxing

GOLDEN. Philippine bet Villardo Cunamay (left) captures the gold after overpowering Mengly Yong of Cambodia in the SEA Games arnis men's lightweight finals. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Aries Toledo retains SEA Games decathlon title

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Philippine athletics star Aries Toledo reigns supreme as Southeast Asia's 'strongest man'

STRONGEST MAN. Aries Toledo reigns as Southeast Asis's strongest man in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH hurdles king Eric Cray races to 4th straight SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Putting his early flop behind, Philippine athletics star Eric Cray clocks his season-best time in the SEA Games 400m hurdles

HURDLES KING. Eric Cray cruises to his best performance in two years in front of his countrymen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Unheralded Bautista, Calano run away with SEA Games athletics golds

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Philippine bets Clinton Kingsley Bautista and Melvin Calano deliver golden surprises on Day 4 of athletics action

AGAINST ODDS. Clinton Kingsley Bautista manages to top the men's 110m hurdles just right after recovering from a knee injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sprinter Kristina Knott smashes SEA Games record twice in one day

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Just hours after resetting the Southeast Asian Games 200m record, Kristina Knott does it again and even picks up a gold for the Philippines this time

DOMINANT. Kristina Knott (center) emerges as the SEA Games’ latest sensation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New blood: Kristina Knott shatters PH, SEA Games records

Dec 07, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Kristina Knott breaks the eight-month record of Zion Corrales-Nelson, the Fil-Canadian who was the first to smash Lydia de Vega's 33-year-old mark

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

[EDITORIAL] Ano ang gintong aral ng mga gintong medalya?

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians

Send in the athletes

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In the end, it's all about the athletes and allowing them to shine

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Hidilyn Diaz out to snatch first SEA Games gold

Nov 28, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz looks to rule the Southeast Asian Games in front of her countrymen

PUMPED UP. Hidilyn Diaz believes she’s ready to rule the 55kg event. Rappler screenshot

BCDA guarantees better meals for SEA Games 2019 teams in New Clark City

Nov 27, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Chef Bruce Lim, together with Kapampangan chef Sau del Rosario, leads Culinarya Pampanga in handling the nutrition and dietary needs of athletes and officials

Photo courtesy of BCDA Public Affairs

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

PH athletics picks up 3 golds in 2019 SEA Games test event

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Philippine athletics team shows promise in its buildup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

[EDITORIAL] Isang bagsak para sa mga atleta, isang batok sa mga opisyal

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:25 PM

With only 3 golds on the world stage, we can't be proud of our sports programs

PH athletes see silver lining in tough road to glory

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:11 AM

'I think everybody here knows that we lost a lot of times before we actually won,' says Olympic pole vault qualifier EJ Obiena

GOLDEN TRIO. (from left to right) Nesthy Petecio, Carlos Yulo and EJ Obiena bring glory to the Philippines on the world stage. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

'I'm not the new Bolt I am me,' says 200m champion Lyles

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:26 AM

'Don't say I'm the new Bolt. I'm me. If you like me, I'll happily entertain you. It's my time,' says US star Noah Lyles

PRODIGY. Noah Lyles of the US wins his first major title in the 200m dash. Photo from Instagram (@nojo18)

Dreadlock-cutting wrestling referee banned

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Referee Alan Maloney gets suspended for two years after ordering a high school wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit the match

VILIFIED. The controversial incident involving wrestling referee Alan Malone has been descrived as 'racist' and 'cruel.' Photo from Twitter (@mikefrankelISNJ)

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Mark Magsayo, Pride of Bohol

Aug 07, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo turns his life around to bring glory back to his hometown in Bohol

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Fastball-throwing baseball fan signs for Oakland A's

Aug 03, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Baseball fan Nathan Patterson gets a chance of lifetime as a pro team signs him up after hurling a blisteringly quick pitch during a spectators’ challenge

LUCKY. Nathan Patterson joins Oakland Athletics just two weeks after his video went viral. Photo from Nathan Patterson’s Twitter account

ATHLETE'S CORNER: New goal in sight for Jarvey Gayoso

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Boasting a string of accolades, the young Philippine football star vies for glory this time in the 2019 SEA Games

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EJ Obiena bags 2019 Universiade pole vault gold, sets new PH record

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The national athletics team standout shatters the Philippine pole vault record yet again

File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

San Beda clamps down on Arellano to start 4-peat bid

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Kicking off their title defense in style, the Red Lions make sure there are no surprises against the Chiefs

Donald Tankoua. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marcelino magic dazzles in Lyceum's opening win over Letran

Jul 07, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Lyceum's standout twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino commandeer the Pirates to a thrilling triumph versus the Knights

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Defiant Semenya says no 800m, no worlds

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Caster Semenya has a legal battle with the IAAF over new rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes

SPEED QUEEN. Caster Semenya has not been beaten in the 800m for 4 years now. Photo from Semenya's Twitter account (@caster800m)


ATHLETE'S CORNER: Sisi Rondina pours out love for volleyball

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:17 PM

Spunky as she is talented, Sisi Rondina looks for a winning debut in the 2019 SEA Games beach volleyball tournament

Batangas joins MPBL games in Dubai; Pacquiao attending

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The inaugural MPBL champions join the Davao Occidental Tigers and Imus Bandera in the Dubai showcase this September

ACTION-PACKED. Expect a thrilling duel when a solid Batangas side battles an Imus squad bannered by former Ginebra player Jayjay Helterbrand and celebrity Gerald Anderson. Photo from MPBL

Corrales-Nelson surpasses Lydia de Vega's 200m PH mark

May 25, 2019 - 5:52 PM

Filipino-Canadian Zion Corrales-Nelson shatters the 33-year-old record of the Philippine athletics legend

IN NUMBERS: Athletes, coaches in the 2019 elections

May 10, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Find out some quick facts on local sports personalities taking a shot at politics

Tausug athletics standout pockets double gold

Apr 30, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Rozikan Sali Balli hands the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association its first gold

RIGHT ON TRACK. Rozikan Sali Balli aims for another gold after ruling the boys triple jump and long jump events. Photo by Adz Bernabe

WATCH: Why this Filipina trackster ran alone for 1st Arafura gold

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Despite being the lone participant in her event, Abigail Manzano decides to run for the first 2019 Arafura Games athletics gold

DETERMINED. Abigail Manzano clinches the Philippines and the 2019 Arafura Games athletics' first gold medal. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Prioritize athletes so they don't get pirated, LGUs told

Apr 28, 2019 - 2:58 PM

'By nurturing their local athletes, provinces would eventually reap honors,' says Filipina long-jump queen Elma Muros Posadas

MORE SUPPORT. Having represented another province during her younger years, Elma Muros Posadas knows support from local government units will go a long way. Rappler photo


PH bags 10 gold medals in 2019 Arafura Games opener

Apr 28, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Philippine athletics leads the golden haul with 7 mints in the opening day of the 2019 Arafura Games

DOUBLE GOLD. John Lloyd Cabalo leads the athletics team with two gold medals in the 2019 Arafura Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Asian championship: Natalie Uy cops pole vault bronze

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Fil-Am Natalie Uy surpasses the Philippine record she also set last March at the National Open

RECORD SETTER. Natalie Uy celebrates  her record-setting feat with Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico. Photo from PATAFA

EJ Obiena shatters records in golden Asian Athletics meet

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:02 AM

EJ Obiena's advances to the world championships following his golden performance in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

RECORD-BREAKING. Filipino pole vault star EJ Obiena sets a new Asian Athletics Championship record in the men's pole vault. Photo from Edward Kho's Facebook

Cray leads 13 PH tracksters in 2019 Asian championship

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:21 PM

National team star Eric Cray looks to defend his 400-meter hurdles title in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

HIGHER GOAL. Eric Cray and the Philippine athletics team vie to surpass their medal haul in the 2017 edition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandal

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Marathon running is growing fast in China but there have been numerous instances of cheating, including a woman who jumped on a bike in a recent domestic race and several others who took shortcuts

MARATHON. Runners passing the 24 mile marker in this file photo of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen / Getty Images North America / AFP

SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball round 2

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:32 PM

The battle for the top 4 spots intensifies as the second round goes underway

Ateneo stops FEU, NU sweeps Adamson in UAAP men's volleyball

Mar 20, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The Tamaraws' seven-game winning streak comes to a screeching halt against the Blue Eagles

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Former PH 4x400m standout Romeo Gido dies

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Gido was member of the celebrated Bicol Express, the national 4x 400 meter relay team which surpassed the Asian Games record

FABLED SQUAD. Romeo Gido (right) formed a formidable Philippine 4x400m team with (from left) Honesto Larce, Isidro del Prado, and Marlon Pagalilauan. Photo from Marlon Pagalilauan


Fil-Am pole vaulter shatters 11-year national record

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Natalie Uy’s record-breaking feat boosts Philippine athletics' gold-medal hopes in the 2019 SEA Games

STELLAR DEBUT. Natalie Uy shatters an 11-year-old national record in her debut competition in the Philippines. Photo from Philippine Olympic Committee website

Top PH athletes share limelight in PSA Awards 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The Philippine Sportswriters Association honors the various sports personalities who made the country proud

GOLDEN GIRLS. Yuka Saso (top left), Hidilyn Diaz, Margielyn Didal and the women's golf team share the Athlete of the Year honor in the PSA Awards. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)


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