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Philippines Football League inks new livestreaming deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The country's pro football league will now have a new streaming partner in Sportradar

PH to host international friendly match with Fiji

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:07 PM

This will be the second time the Azkals will play against a team from the Oceania Football Confederation

TUNE-UP. The friendly serves a tune-up game for the Azkals' AFC Asian Cup Qualifier match against Tajikistan. Photo from the PFF

Messi gives Barcelona last-16 edge in Champion's League

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Chelsea must now score when they travel to the Camp Nou on March 14 to have any chance of making the last eight

JUBILATION. Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their first goal during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on February 20, 2018. Photo by  Ben Stansall/AFP

Man Utd into FA Cup quarters despite VAR troubles, West Brom exit

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:23 PM

"If they have the VAR to help them make the right decisions, I think the referees will be happy with that."

VAR ISSUE. English referee Kevin Friend (R) chats with Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata during the English FA Cup 5th round football match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Mane hits hat-trick as Liverpool crush toothless Porto

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Liverpool are now all but certain to reach the quarter-finals ahead of the second leg at Anfield on March 6

HAT-TRICK. Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane shoots to score their fifth goal, his third during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP.

Ceres-Negros shuts out Boeung Ket in AFC Cup opener

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:34 PM

There was no consolation at for Boeung Ket as the Cambodian club failed to contain the lethal lineup of Ceres

DOMINATION. Ceres-Negros controlled the game from start to finish.

Ronaldo to go head-to-head with 'successor' Neymar

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:50 PM

If Neymar inspires PSG to victory in this tie, and then on to glory in the final in May, he will stand a good chance of ending their domination

FOOTBALL GREATS. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar will be leading the front lines of their respective teams. Photo by Philippe Marcou/AFP (Ronaldo) and Alain Jocard/AFP (Neymar)

AFC Cup: Bacolod rekindles its love affair with Ceres Negros

Feb 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

A day before Valentines, the Busmen take on Boeung Ket of Cambodia in Panaad.

LOVE. Ceres fans send love to the club before they depart for their AFC Cup opening game. Photo from Facebook

Eagles honor accidental hero Nick Foles after Super Bowl triumph

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Foles goes toe-to-toe with New England Patriots counterpart Tom Brady in a thrilling 41-33 upset victory for the Philadelphia Eagles at the US Bank Stadium

A SPECIAL PLAYER. Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Blame me, says Patriots coach Bill Belichick

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Obviously we didn't do a good enough job coaching,' says Bill Belichick of New England's Super Bowl loss

UPSET. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes the blame for their Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. CJ Gunther/EPA

NFL: Eagles upset Patriots 41-33 to win Super Bowl

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Eagles pull off an upset over the New England Patriots for their first ever Super Bowl

REJOICING. The Philadelphia Eagles celebrate defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots, Brady eye records vs underdog Eagles in Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Tom Brady is the oldest recipient of the NFL's Player of the year award

MVP. Tom Brady bags his 3rd MVP award in the NFL at 40 years old. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

2018 PFL Season set to begin March 3

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Six clubs will be competing in the second season of the Philippines Football League

UAAP Season 80 men's football preview: Nano Amita's last stand

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Can the diminutive midfielder return from injury and spur an FEU title run?

RETURNING. Amita (far right) celebrates a goal in the UAAP football final in 2015. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

No underdogs in Super Bowls says Brady

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Brady will play his 8th Super Bowl with the New England Patriots

GOING FOR 6. Tom Brady is chasing his 6th Super Bowl crown on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Ceres faces toughest test in ACL qualifiers deciding match vs Tianjin

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:59 PM

The winner of the playoffs will secure a berth to 2018 AFC Champions League

HISTORY. Ceres-Negros has come this far in the AFC Champions League to face Tianjin Quanjian in the last stage of the qualifiers. Photo from Facebook

Football great Zico impressed by Pinoy's passion for the Beautiful game

Jan 29, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Zico enjoys his action-packed weekend in Manila with up-and-coming football players of the Philippines

LEGEND. Zico came to Manila to spend the weekend with aspiring Filipino footballers. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

For bowing to Ceres Negros, Aussies call Brisbane Roar 'laughing stock of Asia'

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:09 PM

Australian pundits admit A-League campaigner Brisbane Roar was the overwhelming favorite entering the match but they did not respect Ceres Negros, the recently-crowned champions of the Philippine Football League

Marañon, Nazari propel Ceres to stunner over Brisbane Roar

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Ceres will face Tianjin Quanjian FC in the preliminary round 3 of the AFC Champions League

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Patriots could match Pittsburgh's record 6 Super Bowl triumphs on Sunday, February 4

TITLE DEFENSE. The Patriots are looking to defending the Super Bowl Crown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Football: Ceres and Etheridge look to slay giants

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Both the Azkal goalkeeper and our top club are confident Filipino underdogs against Man City and Brisbane Roar

UNDERDOGS. Ceres-Negros FC (Stephan Schröck in the photo) and Neil Etherdige will be ready to battle it out with their fierce opponents. Photos by Bob Guerrero

Ilocos United FC becomes second PFL team to withdraw from league

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Ilocos United is 'cautiously optimistic' it can return to the league in 2019

WITHDRAWING FROM LEAGUE. Ilocos United FC says operations had been 'financially prohibitive' as a result of being unable to attract a new naming sponsor.

College of St Benilde beats AU, ends title drought in NCAA football

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:48 PM

Benilde defeats Arellano in the deciding match of the best-of-3 final series of the NCAA football tournament

8 YEARS. College of St. Benilde finally dethrones Arellano University for the NCAA Season 93 football crown. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Rizal Memorial Football Stadium to host PH's final Asian Cup Qualifier match

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The final Group F home match between the Philippines and Tajikistan will be held on March 27, 2018

VENUE CHANGE. Rizal Memorial will host the match between the Philippines and Tajikistan again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ceres outscores Shan United in penalty shootout, advances to round 2

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Ceres-Negros FC will square off against Brisbane Roar on Tuesday, January 23 in Australia

Ceres-Negros makes first appearance in AFC Champions League qualifiers

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:18 PM

The Busmen will be squaring off against the disciplined and serious Shan United

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CAMPAIGN. PFL champions Ceres-Negros hope to advance to the group stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League. Photo by Stephen Tan and Ceres Negros FC

Vikings dump Saints on last-play shocker, Jaguars advance in NFL playoffs

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Minnesota will next play Philadelphia and Jacksonville will meet New England

WALK OFF TOUCHDOWN. Case Keenum connected with Stefon Diggs on a desperation game-winning 61-yard touchdown pass to send the Vikings to the NFC Championship game. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Liverpool ends Manchester City's unbeaten Premier League run

Jan 15, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Two late goals give City hope but they fall just short in their desperate bid to keep their unbeaten run going

STUNNER. Jurgen Klopp sent out an attack-minded line-up and was rewarded with a scintillating 4-3 win at a jubilant Anfield. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Patriots roll past Titans in NFL playoffs, Eagles clip Falcons to advance

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The Patriots will face either the Jacksonville Jaguars of Pittsburgh Steelers for a berth in the Super Bowl

HANDOFF. It was another milestone night for superstar quarterback Tom Brady as the Patriots roll past the Titans and into their seventh straight American Football Conference title game. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

PH football club Meralco Manila ceases operations

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Team leaders including Azkal Curt Dizon, former azkals Simon Greatwich and Daniel Gadia will be seeking new teams as FC Meralco closes down

CEASING OPERATIONS. FC Meralco Manila has folded up after several years as one of the top pro clubs in the Philippines. Photo by Pam Puri/PFL

Falcons topple Rams, Titans edge Chiefs in NFL playoff openers

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The Titans also advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers

TEAM LEADER. Bryant catapults the Falcons to victory over the Rams via 4 field goals. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Cleveland Browns fans mark 0-16 season with mock parade

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Browns fans celebrate their season of perfect futility, with some wearing bags over their heads

HISTORIC FUTILITY. At least the Browns fans can keep a sense of humor. Screenshot from YouTube

Scottish football club in hot water after fans throw fake eyeballs at part-blind player

Jan 04, 2018 - 4:21 AM

Falkirk FC issues an apology for what they describe as 'abhorrent behavior of a small number of individuals'

TASTELESS. Scottish side Falkirk could face serious sanctions after fans threw fake eyeballs at Dunfermline Athletic's Dean Shiels, who is blind in one eye. File photo by Paul Faith/AFP

PH women's sports teams and athletes on the rise in 2018

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Get to know the prominent women in PH sports today

Liberians hail victory of ex-football star Weah in landmark vote

Dec 29, 2017 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) George Weah defeats Vice President Joseph Boakai in Thursday's run-off vote

PRESIDENT WEAH. This file photo taken on September 25, 2017, shows former football player and candidate in Liberia's presidential elections, George Weah as he poses during a photo session in Paris. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

The 2017 Passionate Fan Pinoy Football Awards

Dec 27, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The past year brought a bumper crop of special football moments

GIRL POWER. La Salle's Sara Castañeda scored perhaps the most important goal in Philippine women's football history, earning her recognition as the PH Player of the Year. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Saints, Rams, Chiefs, Panthers clinch playoff spots

Dec 25, 2017 - 11:44 AM

The 4 teams join New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and Jacksonville in the playoffs

PLAYOFFS. New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers clinch crucial victories to seal spots in the playoffs. Photo from Facebook

From Russian doping to FIFA bribery, 2017 proves dark time for Russia

Dec 24, 2017 - 12:19 PM

2017 turns outs to be a dark year for Russian sport as the country is mired in scandal

DARK YEAR. Fleece jackets with an inscription reading "Russia" are displayed at BOSCO store in central Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP.

Real Madrid 'obliged' to keep title race alive in El Clasico

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Real Madrid is on their way to defend their La Liga title over their rivals Barcelona

OBLIGATION. Real Madrid promises a win against their rivals Barcelona. File photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Values kids can learn from sports

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:32 AM

These life lessons will remain long after you’ve left the field

Ex-Australia coach Postecoglou to manage J-League Yokohama

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Ange Postecoglou heads to Japan to manage the Yokohama F-Marinos

NEW VENTURE. Postecoglou takes on a new venture in the J-League. Photo from Wikicommons

Ceres' PFL title heralds a brave new world for Pinoy club football

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Reflections on the Busmen's title and what lies ahead for the PFL

INAUGURAL. Ceres celebrates their PFL crown. Photo by Stephen Tan and Ceres Negros FC

Ceres overpowers Global 4-1 to win inaugural PFL title

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Iain Ramsay scores a hat trick for Ceres Negros FC to lift them to the league championship

INAUGURAL CHAMPIONS. Ceres Negros FC delivered big time for their hometown fans, cruising to a 4-1 victory to win the league title. Photo from PFL's Facebook page

A closer look as Ceres and Global clash for the PFL title

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:01 PM

This is about more than just the silverware and intra-Visayan bragging rights

SUMMIT SHOWDOWN. Stephan Schrock is back with Ceres as a full-time player while Global looks to avoid losing a second final in the past few weeks. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

'Mourinho of Pyongyang' Andersen plots North Korea football revival

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Even as nuclear tensions rise between Pyongyang and Washington, Jorn Andersen believes football can 'build some bridges between the countries'

FOOTBALL IN PYONGYANG. Jorn Andersen, once a star striker in the Bundesliga, is North Korea's first foreign coach in a quarter of a century. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

PFL holds inaugural finals series in Pana-ad Stadium

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The PFL finalizes the venue of the Global Cebu vs Ceres-Negros finals match

FINALS. Bienvenido Marañon in his second leg match against Kaya. File photo by Ceres Media

Global Cebu FC wants to host PFL finals in Cebu City Sports Complex

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Global makes up for not hosting their home semis match in Cebu by appealing to bring the finals to their home pitch

HOME PITCH. Global Cebu FC will be facing Ceres Negros at home. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook

2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup: PH up against Jordan, China, Thailand

Dec 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

This will be the first senior national team in Philippine football history to reach an Asian Cup finals

SUPERHEROINE. The new logo concept features the female footballer as a superheroine – capturing the strength, agility, intelligence and bravery in the women’s game.

Why Azkals fans shouldn't panic about the losses in Taiwan

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The national team is beaten by Chinese Taipei and Timor Leste – a deep breath is needed

SECOND PLACE. The Azkals absorbed losses but still finished second in the Chinese Taipei Football Association International Tournament . From Azkals Facebook

Real deal Ronaldo set for Ballon d'Or No. 5

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to match his great rival Lionel Messi of Argentina by claiming a fifth Ballon d'Or as recognition for leading Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double last season

FAVORED. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo thumbs up during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Real Madrid CF vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 6, 2017. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP