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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

With or without Cardiff, Etheridge eyes Premier League return

May 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'I want to go back to play in the Premier League. I feel it’s where I belong,' says Etheridge

HOLDING ON. Neil Etheridge dreams of making it back to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Enderun pulls off shocker, kicks UST off D-League playoffs

May 23, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Also-ran Enderun pushes UST to a five-way tie that dropped the Tigers out of playoff contention due to an inferior quotient

GAME HERO. Brandon Chauca erupts for 31 points to power Enderun’s surprise stand against UST. Photo from PBA Images

St Clare, Go for Gold clinch PBA D-League playoff spots

May 21, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Both toting 6-3 slates, St Clare and Go for Gold-CSB hope to carry their winning momentum to the next round

FULL CONTROL. Roosevelt Adams hauls down the rebound in the game that Go for Gold dominated all the way. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: Che'lu rallies past Enderun, keeps playoff push alive

May 20, 2019 - 7:36 PM

Jeff Viernes, Alfred Batino, and Rey Suerte conspire as the Revellers pull off a comeback win

VETERAN. Jeff Viernes' experience works wonders for Che'lu. Photo from PBA Images


Mindoro, Bicol join MPBL; Sta Lucia Realtors return

May 20, 2019 - 4:05 PM

More teams are vying for the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League crown as the Lakandula Cup opens in June

THE MORE, THE MERRIER. The MPBL, founded by Manny Pacquiao, continues to grow in number of teams. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Philippine Swimming League head Susan Papa dies

May 20, 2019 - 12:42 PM

She was 64

ADVOCATING UNITY. Philippine Swimming League president Susan Papa devotes her time to coaching budding Filipino tankers. Photo by First Tier Media

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

May 19, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The Saudi Press Agency says King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30

HIS HIGHNESS. File photo of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz speaking during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council in the capital Riyadh on October 22, 2017. Photo by Alex Brandon/POOL/AFP

PH robotics team wins big at FIRST Lego League World Championship

May 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Young Filipino students bested other teams from all over the world at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas

WINNERS. DYCI Blue Ocean's 10 with Mylene Abiva (left) of FELTA Multi-Media at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA

'We will go again': Liverpool eye Champions League glory after pain

May 13, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Liverpool fall one point short of winning their first league title since 1990 as Manchester City triumph anew

MORE TO SHOW. Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool are not at the peak of their powers yet. Photo from Liverpool FC's Twitter account (@LFC)


WATCH: Manchester City wins thrilling title race, breaks Liverpool hearts

May 13, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Manchester City becomes the first team in 10 years to retain the Premier League title

Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany (C) holds up the Premier League trophy after their 4-1 victory in the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on May 12, 2019. - Manchester City held off a titanic challenge from Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League on Sunday by coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

'He's a superhero:' Tottenham salutes hat-trick hero Lucas

May 09, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Tottenham sets up a Champions League final against Liverpool after a stunning fightback against Ajax

SUPERB. Tottenham's Brazilian forward Lucas celebrates after scoring a goal during their Champions League semifinal second leg match against Ajax. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool stuns Barca to make Champions League final

May 08, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Virtually written off, Liverpool shocks Spanish champion Barcelona to complete one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history

GIANTS. Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates with his teammates after scoring their third goal during their Champions league semifinal match against Barcelona. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

D-League: Baste outlasts rival San Beda in 2OT thriller

May 07, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Behind Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan, San Sebastian rallies from 20 points down to stun San Beda

GUTSY WIN. RK Ilagan (left) and the Stags push past the Red Lions to secure a playoff slot. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-UAAP standouts Arvin Tolentino, Kib Montalbo join MPBL

May 07, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Two teams look to add youth and energy to their rosters with the addition of former FEU star Arvin Tolentino and ex-La Salle captain Kib Montalbo

WATCH: Liverpool seeks new 'heroes' with Salah out vs Barcelona

May 07, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Liverpool tries to overturn a 0-3 Champions League semifinal deficit versus Lionel Messi and Barcelona

BIG BATTLE. Barcelona star Lionel Messi (right) challenges Liverpool defender Joel Matip in the Champions League semifinal first leg last week. Photo by javier Soriano/AFP

Concussed Salah out of Champions League semis for Liverpool

May 06, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Liverpool face a huge challenge of trying to overturn a 0-3 first leg deficit against Barcelona to reach the Champions League finals for a second straight season

SIDELINED. Mohamed Salah 'feels okay but it is not good enough from a medical point of view,' says Liverpool team manager Jurgen Klopp. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP


Che'Lu pulls plug on UST to keep playoff bid alive in D-League

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Revellers deny the Tigers an early entry to the playoffs

STRUGGLING. Che'Lu hands UST its second loss in the last 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


Neil Etheridge named Cardiff City Player of the Year

May 06, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Philippine Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge impresses in the Premier League after finishing 2nd in saves

IMPRESSIVE. Neil Etheridge is voted for the coveted award in just his second year with the Welsh Club. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter account (@Neil38Etheridge)


Ray Parks nabs historic 3rd straight ABL local MVP plum

May 05, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The Alab Pilipinas stalwart becomes the first and only player in the nine-year history of the regional league to win 3 MVP trophies

BATTLE-SCARRED. Ray Parks will enter the PBA having made history in the ABL. Photo from ABL

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.

D-League: CSB routs Letran, Diliman College survives Marinero

May 02, 2019 - 9:36 PM

St Benilde and Diliman College post contrasting wins in the PBA D-League

Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Magical Messi double leaves Liverpool on the brink

May 02, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Lionel Messi puts Barcelona within touching distance of the Champions League final

STELLAR. Barcelona star Lionel Messi (left) challenges Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson in another dominating show during the first leg of their Champions League semifinal match. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Powerhouses Ateneo, UST make quick work of foes in D-League

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena shows the way for the Blue Eagles while Soulemane Chabi Yo takes charge for the Growling Tigers

PILING IT UP. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles notch their eighth win. Photo from PBA Images


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__)


Kaya wins, Air Force draws in PPL debut

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Kaya demolishes Green Archers United while Air Force figures in a draw with Mendiola in the first-ever match day of the Philippine Premier League

MAIDEN TRIUMPH. Kaya FC-Iloilo clinches the first win in the Philippine Premier League. Photo from PPL


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)


D-League: Ateneo clinches playoffs; NU stuns CEU

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Tyler Tio drops 19 points in 19 minutes as the Blue Eagles sustain their dominant run

BLOWOUT. Tyler Tio and the Blue Eagles crush Batangas-EAC by 44 points. Photo from PBA Images

D-League: FEU spoils big game by ex-Tamaraw Tolentino

Apr 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The forward faces his former UAAP team for the first time since graduation

OLD FRIENDS. Arvin Tolentino's stellar outing goes for naught against his former FEU team. Photo from PBA Images


Davao Occi, Billy Robles force MPBL Finals do-or-die with San Juan

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The Davao Occidental Tigers extend the 2019 MPBL Datu Cup National Finals to a Game 5

DO-OR-DIE. Davao and San Juan battle it out in the 2019 MPBL Datu Cup National Finals. Photo from release

D-League: NU scores breakthrough over winless Trinity

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SMDC-NU emerges victorious in the battle of winless teams

Liverpool back on top as Man Utd, Arsenal falter in top 4 chase

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Liverpool blanks Cardiff as Manchester United and Arsenal suffer shock defeats

GOAL SCORERS. Geoginio Wijnaldum (left) and James Miller net in goals for Liverpool's win over Cardiff City. Photo from Liverpool Twitter

Liverpool can't wait for 'proper football' showdown vs Barcelona

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:54 PM

After disposing of Porto, Liverpool sets a semifinal clash versus Lionel Messi's Barcelona for the first time in over a decade in the Champions League

OVERPOWERED. James Milner (right) and Liverpool easily dispose of Jesus Corona and Porto in the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

WATCH: Manchester City laments 'cruel' Champions League exit

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Tottenham frustrates Manchester City on away goals to reach the Champions League semifinals

PIVOTAL. Tottenham's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (second from right) scores the Hotspurs' third goal against Manchester City Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Messi demands more from 'nervous' Barcelona

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

'We put on a spectacle. But we came out cold and looked nervous in the first 5 minutes,' Messi says after Barcelona reached the Champions League semifinals

SUPERIOR. After overcoming a jittery start, Lionel Messi and Barcelona easily dispose of Manchester United. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

WATCH: Ronaldo not enough as Juventus crashes out

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:55 PM

For the first time since 2010, Ronaldo will not be in the Champions League semifinals

UPSET. A young Ajax teams stuns Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

D-League: Ateneo deals 75-point beating on McDavid

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The Mighty Ateneo forces McDavid to a league-low of 31 points in a single game

STALWART. Thirdy Ravena leads the Ateneo Blue Eagles with 16 points. Photo by PBA Images

D-League: Go for Gold prevents Che'Lu from getting 3rd straight win

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The Go for Gold-CSB Scratchers book their second straight triumph behind Roosevelt Adams and Justin Gutang

ACROSS THE BOARD. Justin Gutang fills up the stats sheet for Go for Gold. Photo from PBA Images


Chinese arm wrestling yanks hard for recognition

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Already considered a serious sport in many parts of the world, arm wrestling has generally been viewed in China as a testosterone showdown between inebriated bar patrons

This photo taken on March 10, 2019 shows participants competing in the 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open in Shanghai. More than 100 pullers took part in the recent 7th Shanghai Arm Wrestling Open, which calls itself the first in China under the auspices of the Professional Armwrestling League's international ranking system. MATTHEW KNIGHT / AFP

Parañaque ousts Laguna in inaugural WNBL opener

Apr 09, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The NBL kicks off its women's amateur basketball league

PROMOTING WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. There is now an amateur women's basketball league in the Philippines. Photo from release

D-League: Kouame drops 24 in Ateneo rout of St Clare

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Angelo Kouame puts up another monstrous double-double for Ateneo, as he finishes with 24 points and 29 rebounds

MASSIVE OUTPUT. Angelo Kouame leads the Blue Eagles with 24 points and 29 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Stage set for Pogba to prove his worth to Man Utd

Apr 09, 2019 - 12:24 PM

World Cup winner Paul Pogba is set to start for Manchester United against Barca

PROVING HIMSELF. Paul Pogba has a chance to prove himself for Manchester United. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

PBA-bound Ray Parks says farewell to Alab Pilipinas

Apr 06, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After wrapping up his three-year stint with Alab Pilipinas, Ray Parks gears up for his long-awaited PBA debut

MOVING FORWARD. Ray Parks looks to deliver the same stellar performances in the local pro league.  File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PBA D-League: Ateneo, San Beda coast to easy wins

Apr 04, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Even minus Thirdy Ravena, the Blue Eagles roll past the Knights for their fourth win in 5 outings

BLOWOUT. UE standout Alvin Pasaol reinforces the Letran Knights, but Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles stay in full control. Photo from PBA Images

Hong Kong dethrones Alab Pilipinas in crushing quarters sweep

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Alab Pilipinas fails to defend its ABL crown as it fizzles out of the tournament with 6 straight losses

END OF THE ROAD. Michael Holyfield and Hong Kong Eastern deal PJ Ramos and Alab Pilipinas an earful – and later, a heartbreaker – in Game 2 of their quarterfinal duel. Photo from ABL

Alab on brink of elimination as HK pulls off quarters upset

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The skid continues for Alab Pilipinas as No. 7 Hong Kong stuns the defending champion in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

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

Alex Cabagnot all praises for NBTC All-Star Mark Nonoy

Mar 25, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The little-known guard steals the spotlight in an event that featured the likes of Jalen Green and Kai Sotto

TURNING HEADS. Mark Nonoy makes himself known in the NBTC All-Star Game. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


D-League: Santillan erupts for 29-10 in Marinero rout of Trinity

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The former La Salle big man credits his chemistry with a former teammate and a former collegiate rival for his explosive performance

SCORCHING HOT. Santi Santillan frolicks inside the paint for Marinerong Pilipino. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: Jalen Green steps up to pro dunker David Carlos in NBTC dunk-off

Mar 25, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The top-ranked 2020 prospect highlights his impressive NBTC stint with a slam dunk title

AIR UP THERE. Jalen Green delights Filipino basketball fans with his jaw-dropping dunks. Photo from Chooks-to-Go