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World Cup in ASEAN's sights in '15 years' – Thai FM

Jun 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Southeast Asian nations hope to bring for the first time in the region football's biggest spectacle by launching a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup

CHAMPS. French players celebrate their World Cup triumph in the 2018 edition in Russia. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

AFC Cup: Ceres draws Hanoi in zonal semis 1st leg

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Ceres-Negros FC aims to bounce back in the 2nd leg that can propel the Busmen to their 3rd ASEAN Zonal Final

PLAYMAKER. Stephan Schrock continues to orchestrate Ceres-Negros' attack. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

13-0 win 'part of growing the game,' says USA football captain

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Team USA records the biggest win in Women's World Cup history as Alex Morgan scores 5 goals in a 13-0 demolition of hapless Thailand

DISRESPECT? Alex Morgan (center) and Megan Rapinoe (right) whoop it up after a goal, but the Americans have also received criticisms for their wild goal celebrations in the one-sided game versus Thailand. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Ronaldo still hungry for more glory with Portugal

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The Juventus superstar helps Portugal seize the inaugural Nations League crown

LOVE FOR NATIONAL TEAM. Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has the same enthusiasm for the national team he had when he was a teenager. File photo from FIFA.com


Neymar rape accuser gives police statement

Jun 08, 2019 - 3:42 PM

More than 60% of Brazilians believe Neymar is innocent of the sexual assault allegation that has gripped the football-mad country

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on May 4, 2019, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - PSG star striker Neymar has made an appeal against his suspension for three games in the Champions League next season, UEFA told AFP on May 10, 2019, confirming reports in the newspaper L'Equipe. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

China prevails over shorthanded Azkals in international friendly

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The Philippines bows to a dominating China once again as the Azkals go down to 10 men

TESTED. Azkals keeper Michael Falkesgaard gets tested by China's offense. File photo from 2019 AFC Asian Cup

Lope Pascual, who led football in tough times, dies at 84

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:15 AM

The genial Air Force colonel helmed Philippine football in the 1970s

Ronaldo rape lawsuit dropped

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:09 PM

There's still no report on whether the world football star reached a settlement with American accuser Kathryn Mayorga

MOVING ON. Ronaldo looks to move on from the case where he allegedly assaulted a former model in 2009 in Las Vegas. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

WATCH: Brazil coach Tite refuses to judge Neymar after rape accusation

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:48 PM

'The facts are not sufficiently clear. Only time will give us answers,' says Tite

'TEAM FIRST'. Brazil head coach Tite focuses on preparing the national team rather than Neymar's personal matters. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Green Archers spoil Mendiola debut in PFL for second straight win

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:42 PM

The Green Archers break a first-half deadlock with 4 goals in the second half

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Neymar denies rape allegations

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:09 PM

'It surprised me, it's a really ugly thing and a sad thing because anyone who knows me knows what kind of person I am,' says football star Neymar

BLACKMAIL. Neymar and his family say that the female complainant has tried to extort money. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Reyes killed in car crash

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:49 PM

Spain football star Jose Antonio Reyes, 35, died in a traffic collision

TRAGIC. Jose Antonio Reyes last played for Extremadura in Spain's second division. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP

PFL: Ceres bounces back; Kaya, Archers scrape late wins

May 30, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Ceres banks on stellar performances from Bienvenido Marañon and Curt Dizon to spoil Air Force's debut

DOMINANT. Curt Dizon fires a brace in Ceres’ shutout win over Philippine Air Force. Photo from PFL Facebook

Philippines Football League launches 3rd season with 7 teams

May 24, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The 7 participating clubs vow to continue the rise of Philippine football

REGROUP. The Philippines Football League relaunches the national top-tier tourney with its 3rd season. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'

May 20, 2019 - 11:23 PM

The French wonder has been regularly linked with a potential move to Real Madrid

TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Kylian Mbappe is hailed the Ligue 1 player of the season. Photo from Paris Saint Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_inside)


Gayoso leads Ateneo back to UAAP men’s football throne

May 17, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Ateneo outlasts rival La Salle to capture its second crown in 3 years

FLYING HIGH. Ateneo football star Jarvey Gayoso caps another stellar season with a UAAP championship and the MVP plum. Photo release

UAAP: La Salle bags 11th women's football crown

May 16, 2019 - 8:35 PM

MVP Sara Castañeda powers the La Salle Lady Booters to a third straight title romp

CHAMPS AGAIN. La Salle returns to the top after shutting out FEU in the final. Photo release

Casillas leaves hospital, admits future uncertain

May 06, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The Spanish goalkeeping great will soon turn 38 and had just extended his contract with Porto to next year with an option of an additional 12 months

ROAD TO RECOVERY. Iker Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during training, according to Porto. File photo from FIFA.com


Maradona misses out on first title as coach: 'I nearly died'

May 06, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The Dorados team mentored by the Argentine football legend loses the Mexican second-division finals

MOVING FORWARD. Diego Maradona previously said he will leave the team after claiming league referees were biased against him. Photo from Maradona's Instagram account (@maradona)


PSG's Kylian Mbappe slapped with 3-match ban

May 04, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The gifted 20-year-old striker is penalized for a reckless tackle

MISSING TIME. Kylian Mbappe, though, will be available for the last two games of the season. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Philippine Premier League folds after opening weekend

May 04, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The country’s top-tier football league reverts to its old name, the Philippines Football League, and plans to resume mid-May

ILL-FATED. Air Force and Mendiola battle into a draw in the short-lived Philippine Premier League.

Giants NFL draft pick shot just hours after selection

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Sixth-round pick Corey Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery while former teammate Dwane Simmons was killed in the shooting incident

TRAGIC. The New York Giants say they are investigating the shooting incident involving draftee Corey Ballentine. Photo from Ballentine's Twitter account (@cbxiii__)


Neymar says he was wrong to hit fan after French Cup final loss

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:34 PM

The Brazilian star was caught on numerous phones striking a fan in the face

DETHRONED. Neymar and PSG fail to stretch their reign in the French Cup to a fifth straight time. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Image believed to be of tragic Sala's body appears online

Apr 28, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Argentine footballer died after the plane that carried him crashed

GONE TOO SOON. Emiliano Sala was 28 years old. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Messi fires Barcelona to 8th La Liga title in 11 years

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The Argentine star strikes his league-leading 34th goal to help the Spanish giants wrap up the title with 3 games remaining

MORE TITLES. Lionel Messi adds another championship to his legendary haul. Photo from FC Barcelona's Twitter account (@FCBarcelona)


Cardinals trade Rosen after picking Murray No. 1

Apr 27, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Rosen lands with the Dolphins as Murray takes on the quarterback job for the Cardinals

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK. All eyes will be on Kyler Murray after being drafted first overall. Photo from Arizona Cardinals' Twitter account (@AZCardinals)


Makati Football Club bags gold in Singapore 7s tourney

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Makati Football Club tops the Boys 13s Cup in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s

GOLD. Makati Football Club adds another gold to its coffers. Photo from release

Ronaldo '1,000% committed' to 8-straight titlist Juventus

Apr 21, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Ronaldo claims his first Serie A title with powerhouse Juventus

HISTORIC. Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to win the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP

PH women's football team ends 2020 Olympic bid

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine women's football team fails to advance to the third round of the Olympic qualifiers

BOWING OUT. The Philippines national women's football team caps off its Olympic bid with a 7-0 drubbing of Palestine. Photo from Qatar FA

PSG miss chance to wrap up French title

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The defending champions could have secured the Ligue 1 crown with still 8 games to spare

KINGS OF FRANCE. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain shoot for their eighth Ligue 1 championship. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


PH Volcanoes nail historic quarters berth in world qualifiers

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The Philippine men's rugby team faces Hong Kong in the world series qualifiers last 8

HISTORIC. The Philippine Volcanoes aim to advance to the semifinals over Asian favorite Hong Kong. Photo from Philippine Rugby Facebook

PH women's football sees solid shot at Olympic qualifiers

Mar 28, 2019 - 6:07 PM

The national women's football team believes it has a legitimate shot at advancing to the third round

UPHILL CLIMB. Veteran keeper Inna Palacios believes that the team can advance to the next round. Photo by Mia Montayre/Philippine national women's football team

AFC remembers late Filipina match commissioner Cathy Nazareno

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The Asian Football Confederation honors the late Cathy Nazareno for her 'work in spreading the game in the Philippines at the grassroots level'

GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS. Cathy Nazareno spearheads the country's grassroots program through the Younghusbands Football Academy. Photo from Cathy Nazareno's Facebook

Philippine Premier League postpones opening games

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The Philippines' top tier football tournament will be pushed back by a month

Patriots' Gronkowski retires from NFL

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The star tight end brings down the curtain on a nine-year career highlighted by 3 Super Bowl triumphs

RETIRED. Rob Gronkowski hangs up his spurs after an injury-plagued NFL career. Photo from Gronkowski's Instagram account (@gronk)


Rookie rampage in UAAP men's football

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:54 AM

A bumper crop of talented freshmen has electrified this year's competition

UAAP football: Ateneo thrashes UST for 1st victory

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso hits a brace to lead the Blue Eagles' shutout of the UST Tigers

MOTIVATED. Jarvey Gayoso and the Blue Eagles break their slump to snatch a breakthrough win. Photo by Jason Santos/Rappler

Reigning champs UP remain unbeaten in UAAP football

Mar 04, 2019 - 6:56 PM

Dan Saavedra and King Miyagi find the back of the net as UP turns back Ateneo


Kaepernick's lawyer says quarterback still wants to play

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Mark Geragos, whose past clients include pop icon Michael Jackson, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers or the Patriots acquire Colin Kaepernick

RARING FOR COMEBACK. Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 before severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers the following year. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP


UAAP Season 81 football: Can UP make it two in a row?

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Here's Part 2 of the UAAP Season 81 men's football preview, plus a look at the women's division

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Christian Lapas and the UP Maroons stand as favorites anew but the defending champions brace for a souped-up field. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Collegiate standouts banner PH Under-22 football team

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The Philippine Under-22 football team targets a solid run in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Cambodia

BUILDUP. The young national team vies to make the most of the tournament to gear up for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from PFF

UAAP Season 81 football: Brace for a wide-open field

Feb 15, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Expect plenty of excitement when the UAAP men's football competition kicks off this Sunday

KING EAGLE. Expect Jarvey Gayoso (right) to be the focal point again of Ateneo’s campaign. File photo by Glen Charles Lopez

Global Cebu FC to pay out 2018 salary debts

Feb 12, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Global FC management promises to pay the salaries it owes its players and staff before the Philippine Premier League kicks off

PROMISE. Global FC is mandated to pay out their debts to the players and staff before the 2019 Philippine Premier League kicks off. Photo from Global Cebu FC Facebook

5 things we learned from the Premier League

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Manchester City blank Chelsea in a dominant display of their offensive firepower

TOP TEAM. Manchester City proves it is ahead of the pack in the Premier League. Photo from Twitter (@ManCityPT)


Patriots, Rams ready for Super Bowl generation game

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Patriots star Tom Brady looks to become the only NFL player in history to win 6 Super Bowls against a youthful Rams side

FAVORITES. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are tipped to win their sixth title. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Excitement fuels Alvaro Silva's Ceres debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Filipino-Spanish centerback Alvaro Silva is expected to reinforce the Ceres-Negros FC backline

DEBUT. Alvaro Silva returns to Bacolod as he debuts for Ceres-Negros FC in the preliminary rounds of the AFC Champions League. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Baseball to commemorate Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The league will launch a series of initiatives in tribute to Robinson during February's Black History Month activities

LEGENDARY. Jackie Robinson is the first black Major League Baseball player in history. Photo from Wikicommons

PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


Philippine Premier League revamps club football

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The PPL is a new entity, it’s a rebirth, it's a reboot,' says PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao

'REBIRTH'. Bernie Sumayao leads the Philippine Premier League which will change the country's club football scene. Photo from release

Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:06 PM

(UPDATED) The court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduces to a fine of 365,000 euros

FINE. A court orders Cristiano Ronaldo to   pay 3.57 million euros for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP