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Sports wRap: Celebrating our Filipino athletes

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani discuss the historic wins of Filipino athletes in the world stage, plus the thrilling action in the UAAP

LOOK: New Clark City Sports Complex 'on track' for 2019 SEA Games

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village

ATHLETIC STADIUM. The track and field oval of the athletic stadium at the New Clark City Sports Complex, one of the venues for the 30th SEA Games. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

Sports wRap: Did Bo Perasol deserve his punishment?

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the wild UAAP action and other happenings in the Philippine sports scene

Sports wRap: Yeng Guiao steps down from Gilas, the UAAP is back and wild

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Naveen Ganglani and Agatha Uvero look back at Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup campaign and the thrilling UAAP opening week

Sports wRap: What went wrong with Gilas?

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on Gilas Pilipinas' World Cup campaign and some of the biggest sporting events this week

Sports wRap: Diving into the UAAP, FIBA World Cup

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Mixing fun and analysis, hosts Naveen Ganglani and Agatha Uvero together with PBA player Sean Anthony give their take on two major sporting events

Ramirez wants more buzz as 2019 SEA Games nears

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says there's a lack of promotion on the country's hosting of the SEA Games less than 4 months before the regional meet unfolds

PROMOTION. PSC chairman William Ramirez wants to spread awareness on the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PSC sets protocols to safeguard 2019 SEA Games funds

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Chairman Butch Ramirez explains the process of approving funds requested by the SEA Games organizing committee, which is under fire for alleged corruption

TRANSPARENCY. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez assures the public that there is check and balance in the process of disbursing funds for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

Ramirez grateful for Duterte's national sports academy backing

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The national sports academy for high school students is set to boost talent identification in Philippine sports

NEW FRONTIER. PSC Chairman William Ramirez thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for his support for Philippine sports. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep for 2nd club title

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

It's mission accomplished for Mighty Sports as the Philippine club pulls off a perfect 8-0 championship romp

THROWBACK. Former PBA player Joseph Yeo caps his Jones Cup stint with another stellar outing. Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei White - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to clear one last hurdle in Chinese Taipei White to complete a perfect title romp on Sunday, July 21

Virtual champ: Mighty bags Jones Cup title with Taipei rout

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Mighty Sports-Philippines stays unbeaten in 7 games to virtually clinch the 41st Jones Cup crown

Photo from SBP-Cignal

Rappler Talk Sports: Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Rappler talks to some stellar homegrown wrestlers: PWR champion Quatro, PHX winner Chino Guinto, and All Out War titlist Martivo

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei Blue - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to virtually clinch the crown against Chinese Taipei Blue on Saturday, July 20

Mighty blasts Indonesia, cruises to 6th straight Jones Cup win

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joseph Yeo makes the most of an expanded role as Mighty Sports-Philippines moves within a win of the Jones Cup title

MAJOR IMPACT. Joseph Yeo sizzles from beyond the arc to help Mighty Sports-Philippines stay undefeated. Photo from SBP-Cignal

Rappler Talk Sports: Manila Wrestling Federation

Jul 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Rappler talks to some of local wrestling's top storytellers: MWF champion Robin Sane, 'Danger' Rex Lawin, and Fabio Makisig

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to keep its perfect run going versus Indonesia on Friday, July 19

With sweep in sight, aching Mighty Sports looks to recharge

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:36 PM

After playing for 5 straight days, Mighty Sports-Philippines hopes to make the most out of its two-day break

ON TRACK. Eugene Phelps and Mighty Sports need to win at least two of its next 3 games to secure the crown. Photo release

Mighty Sports survives gutsy Korea to take Jones Cup pole position

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Might Sports cruises to a perfect 5-0 record in the 2019 Jones Cup

PERFECT. Hamady N’Diaye throws down a dunk as Mighty Sports remains undefeated in the 2019 Jones Cup tournament. Photo by Cignal-SBP

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:02 AM

Mighty Sports and the South Korean national team stake their unbeaten records against each other on Tuesday, July 16

Fil-Am Gray erupts as Mighty Sports schools Canada in Jones Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Jeremiah Gray catches fire from downtown to keep Mighty Sports undefeated in 4 games

HOT HAND. Jeremiah Gray finds his range from downtown for Mighty Sports. Photo from Cignal-SBP


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Canada - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on Mighty Sports-Philippines' bid to stay undefeated versus Canada on Monday, July 15

Mighty Sports annihilates Japan, remains unbeaten in Jones Cup

Jul 14, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Birthday boy Renaldo Balkman and Eugene Phelps team up for 46 points as Mighty Sports-Philippines dumps Japan to cruise to a third straight win

Photo from Cignal-One Sports

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Bookmark this page as Mighty Sports-Philippines takes on a fellow unbeaten squad in Japan on Sunday, July 14

Mighty Sports continues dominant Jones Cup run with Jordan rout

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Former PBA imports Eugene Phelps and Renaldo Balkman take charge as Mighty Sports-Philippines roll past the Jordanian national team

STARTING STRONG. Roosevelt Adams and Mighty Sports overwhelm Jordan to cruise to a 2-0 start. Photo from Cignal-SBP

Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Bookmark this page as Mighty Sports-Philippines vies for a 2-0 start versus Jordan on Saturday, July 13

Mighty Sports blows out Iran U23 in rousing Jones Cup debut

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Led by former PBA import Eugene Phelps and Fil-Am Jeremiah Gray, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iran by 26 points

CRUISING. Mighty's Fil-Am guard Jeremiah Gray scoots past Iran's Amirhossein Azari. Photo from Cignal-SBP

Jones Cup: Mighty Sports faces dangerous Iran

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Mighty Sports shoots for a winning start against Iran in the Taiwan tournament

KEY COG. Mighty Sports expects Roosevelt Adams to play a key role again in its campaign. File photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports aims 'nothing less than a championship' in Jones Cup

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Drawing tough early assignments, Mighty Sports vies to pull off an upset against Iran at the start of its campaign

Gilas draws with Mighty Sports in tuneup match

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The national team shows poise in the endgame, erasing a six-point deficit in the final minute

WORLD STAGE. June Mar Fajardo and Gilas Pilipinas are nearing the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Toroman supervises Mighty Sports’ Jones Cup buildup

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman returns to give another club team a boost

Metro Manila Pride calls on LGBTQ+, allies to #ResistTogether on June 29

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence

PSC chairman Ramirez: 2019 SEA Games to push through

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:10 PM

'It’s of national interest to proceed with the November 30 Southeast Asian Games,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

STILL A GO. The Philippines continues its preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Scientists seek limit to human endurance

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:37 PM

To wit: cycling, running and triathlons cause people to use different muscles. But they all have the same stomach.

Image via Shutterstock

Hidilyn Diaz, PSC reconcile in support of Olympic gold dream

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:31 PM

'We have pledged our support before, and we will continue to do so,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

RESOLVED. The Philippine Sports Commission pledges its support for Hidilyn Diaz' Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid. Photo from release

China's U.S. tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

May 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

The move will cap a week that was marked by a heated war of words and Chinese threats to curb exports of rare earths, which are key to US tech industries

PSC chairman Ramirez accepts role as 2019 SEA Games chef de mission

May 29, 2019 - 11:53 AM

After reconsidering the offer, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez commits to the big role of Philippine chef de mission to the SEA Games

DUAL ROLE. (from left to right) ASEC under the Office of the Executive Secretary Kim Raissa Uy, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez, POC president Ricky Vargas, POC communications director Ed Picson and POC deputy secretary-general Karen Caballero are present in Ramirez' announcement to accept the Philippines' 2019 SEA Games chef de mission role. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Mighty Sports faces uphill battle in national team-heavy Jones Cup

May 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine team is confident they can compete well with some of the world's best ballers in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan

UPHILL CLIMB. Mighty Sports' Joseph Yeo (left) and team manager Jessie Angchonghoo are preparing for the annual Taiwan cup tournament. Photo from release

'In shambles:' PSC chairman Ramirez declines SEA Games chef de mission offer

May 28, 2019 - 11:31 AM

'Today, we wake up to a Philippine sports world in shambles,' says Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in a statement

CALL FOR UNITY. PSC chairman Butch Ramirez offers to mediate the matters concerning the POC. Photo from Rappler's Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery

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