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No Gilas in Jones Cup, Mighty Sports to represent PH

May 22, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Coach Charles Tiu expects a tougher Jones Cup run for the Mighty Sports team bannered by Fil-Am Jason Brickman, Jason Gray, and Roosevelt Adams

LOOK: Tyra Banks is back on the ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit cover

May 09, 2019 - 12:05 PM

‘You ARE friggin’ fierce no matter what anybody says,’ says the queen of smize

COMEBACK. Tyra Banks returns to the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Screenshot from Instagram.com/si_swimsuit

A first: 'Sports Illustrated' to feature burkini-clad Muslim model on cover

Apr 30, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Halima Aden is the first Muslim model to sport a hijab and burkini on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

HIGHLIGHTS and MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2019

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Get all the updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Davao City on April 28 to May 5, 2019

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

Lenders take control at UK department store Debenhams

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:23 PM

High street stalwart Debenhams says its new owners will inject 'significant' funding oDe

File photo of Debenhams by Sasa Wick/Shutterstock.com

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


San Beda KOs Jalen Green-led FilAm Sports in NBTC Fantastic 8

Mar 21, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Rhayyan Amsali and Joshua Lazaro take charge as San Beda upsets title contender FilAm Sports

STUNNED. San Beda's Rhayyan Amsali soars to the rim as FilAm Sports' Jeron Artest (left) and Jalen Green look on. Photo from NBTC

Green outduels Sotto, FilAm Sports ousts Ateneo in 2019 NBTC Nationals

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:06 PM

Fil-Am Jalen Green's thunderous dunk over Kai Sotto highlights the third day of action in the high school national championship

POSTER DUNK. FilAm Sports USA's Jalen Green skies for a slam jam on Ateneo's Kai Sotto in the 2019 NBTC Nationals Supreme 16. Photo from NBTC

Jalen Green leads FilAm Sports rout of AusPinoy in NBTC National Finals

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The top prospect in the US recruitment class of 2020 dazzles with his aerial acrobatics

TOP PROSPECT. Jalen Green lives up to the hype for FilAm Sports. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Philippines' TNC bags $500,000 as it reclaims World Electronic Sports Games crown

Mar 11, 2019 - 12:47 AM

TNC is now a 2-time WESG champ having won the inaugural tournament as well in 2016

TNC. Photo from World Electronic Sports Games 2018


ABS-CBN launches sports streaming service

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Get to watch live games and revisit the highlights of the UAAP, PVL, and more on iWant Sports

GOING MOBILE. Filipino sports fans can now watch local games like the UAAP anytime, anywhere. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Don't have time to exercise? Here's a regime everyone can squeeze in

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Incorporating more high intensity activity into our daily routines – whether that’s by vacuuming the carpet with vigor or walking uphill to buy your lunch – could be the key to helping all of us get some high quality exercise each day

NO EXCUSES. For those of us who are time-poor, high-intensity exercise can be incorporated into our daily routines. Image from Shutterstock

Duterte signs law creating PH Sports Training Center

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The Philippine Sports Training Center targets the country's grassroots programs for national teams

DREAM COME TRUE. The Philippine Sports Training Center law mandates the rise of a new sports complex in Pangasinan in the near future. Photo from Philippine Olympic Committee

LOOK: Kelsey Merritt sizzles in Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:46 AM

2019 is starting out pretty fine for the Fil-Am stunner

GLOWING GODDESS. The Fil-Am model is part of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit 2019 rookie class. Image from Kelsey Merritt's Instagram

SEA Games 2019 suffers 33% budget cut

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Only P5 billion of the proposed P7.5 billion budget for the country's hosting of the regional sporting event has been approved

9 MONTHS. The 30th Southeast Asian Games to be hosted in the Philippines will take place on November 30 to December 11. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Lamar Odom comeback an inspiration, says Tiu

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Four years after recovering from a coma, former Lakers star Lamar Odom slowly finds his groove with Mighty Sports-Philippines

Jett Manuel, Lamar Odom shine as Mighty-PH cops Dubai bronze

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:01 AM

Mighty Sports-Philippines secures a podium finish after overwhelming Homenetmen Lebanon in the battle for 3rd

REDEMPTION. Mighty Sports-Philippines earns a podium-finish this time after a woeful 1-5 stint in the 2017 edition. Photo from Mighty Sports

Al Riyadi-Lebanon eliminates Mighty Sports-PH in Dubai tilt

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Mighty Sports-Philippines' blistering run falls short against six-time champion Al Riyadi-Lebanon in the knockout semifinal duel

NEEXT BEST THING. Juan Gomez de Liaño (right) and Mighty Sports try to wrap up their campaign with a third-place finish. Photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports-PH sweeps Dubai elims

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Clutch Justin Brownlee drops 27 as Mighty Sports storms back with a late 14-0 run versus Syria

UNBEATEN. Juan Gomez de Liaño and Mighty Sports-Philippines head into the knockout quarterfinal match with a 4-0 card. Photo from Mighty Sports

Tiu hopes Odom steps up to sweep Dubai eliminations

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom tallies only 4 points in the Dubai tournament, so far

STEPPING UP. Lamar Odom looks to step up in Mighty Sports' bid for a playoff berth in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

Mighty Sports halts late Lebanon rally for 3rd win in Dubai

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Justin Brownlee makes key free throws down the stretch to cap off a near-triple-double performance

SPOTLESS. Juan Gomez de Liano and Mighty Sports remain undefeated. Photo from Instagram (@mightysports_ph)


Mighty Sports holds off UAE national team, clinches Dubai quarters

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:43 AM

Justin Brownlee tallies a double-double as Mighty Sports-Philippines rolls to a second straight victory

Tiu on Mighty’s big win vs AUD: ’Not the real competition’

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Team Mighty Sports-Philippines thinks it’s best to tone down the hype even after a huge opening-day win

Odom-led Mighty Sports wrecks AUD to open Dubai campaign

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:54 AM

Justin Brownlee leads the way as former Lakers star Lamar Odom plays his first official game in 5 years

COMEBACK. Lamar Odom returns to basketball years after a life-threatening drug addiction that once put him in a coma. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

Odom, Mighty Sports kick off bid vs unfamiliar foe

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Led by former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, Mighty Sports-Philippines opens its Dubai campaign versus American University

BIG BOOST. With former NBA stalwart Lamar Odom at the helm, Mighty Sports looks to redeem itself from a forgettable debut two years ago. Photo from Might Sports Instagram

Odom sinks game-winner as Mighty Sports escapes Magnolia

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Even with the win, Mighty Sports still has a lot to improve on, according to head coach Charles Tiu

REINFORCEMENTS. Lamar Odom (left) and Justin Brownlee continue to deliver as Mighty Sports prepares for the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Lamar Odom's Instagram

Odom, Mighty Sports to test mettle vs Magnolia

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The exhibition match will serve as preparation for Mighty Sports' campaign in the Dubai International Basketball Championship

STILL AT IT. Lamar Odom looks to improve on his individual play against the Hotshots. Photo from Instagram (@mightysports_ph)


Lamar Odom open to more Philippine playing stint

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'I was knocking on death's doorstep, so to just have the opportunity to play basketball is a win-win,' says former Lakers star Lamar Odom

BACK TO THE GRIND. After a dark five-year layoff, Lamar Odom continues his journey back on court by suiting up as an import for Mighty Sports. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

LOOK: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom arrives in Manila

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The two-time NBA champion is set to reinforce a Philippine club team that will see action in a Dubai basketball tournament

REINFORCEMENT. Former NBA standout Lamar Odom has been tapped to beef up Mighty Sports Philippines in an international club tilt. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Sports management agencies HypeSportsPH, EMBM merge

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:40 PM

The agencies of Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar and the Gomez de Liaño brothers form a partnership

PARTNERS. (from left to right) Matthew Manotoc, Paula Punla, Naveen Ganglani, Marvin Espiritu and Karina Sitaldas are forming HypeSportsPHxEMBM. Photo from release

LOOK: Nike self-lacing shoes finally a reality

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum gets first dibs on the 'Back to the Future' shoes

FIRST PITCHMAN. Jayson Tatum gets to wear first the Nike pair that’s controlled by the touch of a button or a smartphone app. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Netizens slam official SEA Games mascot 'Pami'

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:40 PM

As was the case with the SEA Games logo, netizens did not waste time ridiculing the 'smiling sponge ball-type figure'

Top 10 quotes that stirred PH sports in 2018

Dec 31, 2018 - 12:10 PM

From battle cries to controversial statements, let us look back at all the tea spilled by our Filipino sports personalities

IN PHOTOS: The Year of Lakay

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:08 PM

In 2018, Baguio's Team Lakay proves that it's one of the best mixed martial arts stables in Asia

WATCH: Team Philippines pulls off 2018 Asian Games surprise

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Philippine delegation pockets 4 gold medals in the Asiad and cops a historic 10-gold haul in the Asian Para Games

GOLDEN BOY. Ernie Gawilan emerges as the most bemedalled athlete of 2018 after bagging 3 golds and 2 silvers from the Asian Para Games. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio

Goal-getters: Filipino football players who made a mark in 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:19 AM

A recap of the people and moments that made 2018 another great year for Philippine football

Ring warriors: Filipino boxing world champions of 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Some big names return and new faces also emerge as the Philippines thrives yet again in the international boxing scene


IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

End of the Messi-Ronaldo era? Football rings changes in 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

2018 football features a thrilling World Cup final, Luka Modric ending a 10-year Messi-Ronaldo era in the Ballon d'Or, and so much more

ICONIC. France's forward Kylian Mbappe (L) greets Argentina's forward Lionel Messi at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

LIST: Top 10 2018 international sporting highlights

Dec 25, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Kylian Mbappe's World Cup showing and Serena Williams' outburst at the umpire banner 2018's sporting highlights

2ND CROWN. France wins its second World Cup title after 20 years last July 2018. Photo by Frank fife/AFP

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)

2018: Gilas Pilipinas' wild ride

Dec 23, 2018 - 2:27 PM

From the FIBA World Cup qualifiers to the Asian Games, the Philippine men’s basketball team takes us to a roller-coaster ride of fun, hopes, and fears in 2018

Gilas Pilipinas wild ride

Slim chances

Dec 23, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Gilas Pilipinas can't afford to make any more mistakes if it wants to reach the 2019 FIBA World Cup

TOUGH BREAK. Yeng Guiao and the Philippine team are dealt a huge blow in their World Cup aspirations. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Major revamp

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Coach Yeng Guiao takes over the Gilas Pilipinas program as the 'best Philippine team' starts to take shape

NEW LOOK. A lot has changed in Gilas Pilipinas' roster in a span of months. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Roller-coaster Asiad buildup

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Surprising twists and turns mark the Philippines' preparation for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL OF CHALLENGES. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sure had a crazy 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


FIBA drops the hammer

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:19 AM

In the aftermath of the infamous Philippines-Australia brawl, basketball's world governing body hands down its decision

PUNISHED. The Philippines gets hit hard with the suspensions and sanctions handed down by FIBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler