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Margielyn Didal strikes gold in 2019 National Skateboarding Championships

Jul 14, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal continues to dominate the women's free skate field

GOLDEN GIRL. Margielyn Didal continues to vie for a Tokyo 2020 Olympic berth. Photo from Margielyn Didal's Instagram

ONE Championship: Torres falls anew against Malaysian foe

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:34 AM

Filipina brawler Jomary Torres fails to end her losing slump against Jihin Radzuan

SLIPPING. Jomary Torres fails to sustain the fiery start to her MMA career. File photo from ONE Championship

Filipino chess whiz wins Asian Juniors blitz tournament

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 14-year-old Daniel Quizon comes out triumphant in all of his 7 games to bag the crown

REDEMPTION. Daniel Quizon vents his ire in the blitz tournament after failing to finish high in the standard chess. Photo from grandmaster Jayson Gonzales


Quizon falls, Asian junior chess bid in peril

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Top Philippine bet Daniel Quizon drops to a share of 5th place after losing a roller-coaster game against an Indian foe

PRODIGY. Daniel Quizon, in the file photo, is poised to becoming the next big thing in Philippine chess. Photo from the FB account of Daniel Quizon

Defiant Semenya says no 800m, no worlds

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:52 PM

Caster Semenya has a legal battle with the IAAF over new rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes

SPEED QUEEN. Caster Semenya has not been beaten in the 800m for 4 years now. Photo from Semenya's Twitter account (@caster800m)


2019 SEA Age Group: PH swimming records best haul in 9 years

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:33 PM

The Philippine swimming team doubles its gold medal haul in the 2019 edition of the regional age group contest

DOUBLE THE GOLD. The Philippine national junior swimming team bags 8 gold medals in the 43rd SEA Age Group Swimming Championships. Photo courtesy of Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

Team Lakay's Honorio Banario out to make most of second chance

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:28 PM

The Filipino fighter gets another shot in the semifinals after Timofey Nastyukhin's original foe succumbed to injury

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PH swimming targets podium finish in 2019 SEA Age group

Jun 27, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The Philippine junior swimming team hopes to surpass its 13-gold medal haul in 2010

PROMISING. Philippines sends 70 junior tankers to the 43rd SEA Age group swimming championships. Photo from Lani Velasco/Philippine Swimming Inc

Murray mulls over US Open singles return

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Marking his tennis return with a doubles victory in the Queen's Club Championships, Andy Murray says there is a possibility of a singles comeback

CHAMP AGAIN. Andy Murray teams up with Feliciano Lopez to clinch the Queen's Club Championships title. Photo from ATP Tour's Twitter account (@ATP_Tour)


4 Pinoys to represent Asia Pacific at Jr NBA Global Championship

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:41 PM

After making an impression in the Jr NBA regional camp, 4 young Filipinos earn spots in the global youth basketball tournament

TOP PERFORMERS. Asia Pacific’s top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls basketball players vie to show their wares against other teams from around the world in the US in August. Photo release

HIGHLIGHTS: Palicte vs Ioka fight – WBO Super Flyweight Championship

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Filipino Aston Palicte and Japanese Kazuto Ioka tangle for the vacant WBO super flyweight title in Chiba City, Japan on Wednesday, June 19


PH bags 5 golds in 2019 ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Vic Glysen Derotas and Mark Jay Bacojo sweep their divisions to banner the Philippines' golden haul

CHAMPION. Vic Glysen Derotas sweeps her division to bag one of the Philippines' 5 gold medals. Photo from Facebook

PH faces tough draw in men's softball world championships

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The RP Blu Boys will test their mettle against defending champion New Zealand and Asian champion Japan

CHALLENGING. The RP Blu Boys aim to make it to the top 4 of Group A. Photo from release

Folayang to face former UFC champion Alvarez in ONE

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Fighting for the first time since losing the ONE lightweight title, Eduard Folayang will begin his trek back to glory against Eddie Alvarez

REDEMPTION. Eduard Folayang looks to redeem himself against one of the deadliest lightweights today. File photo by Dux Carvajal


Narrowly getting plane tickets, Filipinos fly for ASEAN chess tilt

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:09 PM

A 57-man Philippine delegation will compete in the 20th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship in Myanmar

YOUNG MINDS. Al-Basher Buto, seeing action in the Under-10, and Jean Antonette Brade, competing in the Under-8 division, wave as they make their way to the ticket counter at NAIA Terminal 2. Photos sent by Bong Buto


Meggie Ochoa bags bronze in 2019 World Jiu-jitsu Championship

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Meggie Ochoa misses a shot at a gold after getting disqualified due to a technicality

VYING FOR GOLD. Meggie Ochoa turns her focus to winning a gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@jjfphilofficial)

Choking Koepka reboots to win PGA for 4th major title

May 20, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The 29-year-old shakes off four back-nine bogeys in a row to edge Dustin Johnson for the title

CHAMPION MENTALITY. Brooks Koepka claims he never thought about failing. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


WATCH: Eustaquio scores comeback victory vs South Korean foe

May 18, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Team Lakay’s Geje 'Gravity' Eustaquio gets back on the winning track after outclassing Kim Kyu Sun

WINNING WAYS. Geje Eustaquio returns to winning form to earn a spot as an alternate in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. File photo

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

Josie Gabuco bags Asian boxing gold

Apr 26, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Proving detractors wrong, the 32-year-old Josie Gabuco flashes vintage form to rule the light flyweight division of the Asian Boxing Championships

STILL ON TOP. Josie Gabuco celebrates her victory during the awarding ceremony led by AIBA interim president Mohamed Moustahsane (foreground, left) and Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) president Anas Al-Otaiba. Photo release

Asian championship: Natalie Uy cops pole vault bronze

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Fil-Am Natalie Uy surpasses the Philippine record she also set last March at the National Open

RECORD SETTER. Natalie Uy celebrates  her record-setting feat with Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico. Photo from PATAFA

Hidilyn Diaz cops 3 silvers in 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Filipina weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz seeks to make it back to the Olympics

GOOD START. Hidilyn Diaz impresses in the 55kg category in the women's weightlifting event. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

EJ Obiena shatters records in golden Asian Athletics meet

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:02 AM

EJ Obiena's advances to the world championships following his golden performance in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

RECORD-BREAKING. Filipino pole vault star EJ Obiena sets a new Asian Athletics Championship record in the men's pole vault. Photo from Edward Kho's Facebook

Biado settles for 2nd in 2019 WPA Players Championship

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Top Filipino billiards player Carlo Biado blows a comfortable lead against Taiwanese Kevin Cheng in the final

SO CLOSE. Carlo Biado nearly clinches the gold in the tournament that drew 64 of the world’s elite pool players. Photo from World Pool-Billiard Association Facebook

Asian boxing: Koronadal, CdO bets triumph; Petecio loses

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Ramel Macado and Marvin Tabamo keep the Philippine team’s campaign going in the Asian Boxing Championships

GRITTY WIN. Philippine bet Marvin Tabamo outlasts 2017 SEA Games flyweight gold medalist Aldoms Suguro of Indonesia. Photo from Tabamo’s Facebook account

Cray leads 13 PH tracksters in 2019 Asian championship

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:21 PM

National team star Eric Cray looks to defend his 400-meter hurdles title in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

HIGHER GOAL. Eric Cray and the Philippine athletics team vie to surpass their medal haul in the 2017 edition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH Softball to join 3 major tournaments in 2019

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:17 PM

RP Blu Girls and the RP Blu Boys are in for a busy 2019

RESURGENCE. Philippine Softball is aiming to make a grand comeback to the world stage. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Barista Michael Harris Conlin to represent PH in World Barista Championship 2019

Apr 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Our National Barista Champ of 2019 will showcase the debut in the international competition of local beans from Itogon, Benguet

WATCH: Joshua Pacio scores sensational KO, reclaims ONE title

Apr 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'The Passion' regains his strawweight crown as Team Lakay brawlers stand tall in ONE: Roots of Honor

BACK ON TOP. Joshua Pacio (right) gets Baguio-based Team Lakay back in the winner’s circle after dominating Japan’s Yosuke Saruta. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Joshua Pacio motivated to revive Lakay’s ONE world title hunt

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Out to reclaim Team Lakay's lost glory, Joshua Pacio hopes to jumpstart the Baguio-based squad's winning run versus Yosuke Saruta

REVENGE. Joshua Pacio (right) aims to reclaim the ONE world strawweight title in a rematch bout against Japanese Yosuke Saruta. Photo release

Lakay losses pile up as Belingon, Folayang drop world titles

Mar 31, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Team Lakay is now left without a world championship as Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon absorb shock losses at ONE: A New Era in Japan

DOMINANT. Japanese Shinya Aoki (left) puts on a masterful display to conquer Filipino icon Eduard Folayang. Photo from ONE Championship

Danny Kingad's foe in ONE grand prix replaced

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Japanese Senzo Ikeda of Pancrase, which recently struck a partnership with ONE championship, will serve as the Filipino's new opponent

LONG PATH. Danny Kingad seeks to advance to the ONE Championship flyweight grand prix semifinals. Photo from ONE Championship


PH bobsled team nabs bronze in Canada tiff

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Competing against 9 Canadian teams, the Philippines records the third best race times over two heats

BUILDUP. The Philippine bobsled team seeks to reach the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Contributed photo


Formula One braced for season of change and challenge

Mar 11, 2019 - 6:14 PM

The prospect of a messy 'no-deal Brexit' and widespread team changes pose new challenges for Formula One's 70th season

STRETCHED. Formula One's upcoming season will be its longest since 1963. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP


WATCH: Filipino Rene Catalan dominates in Myanmar for 6th win

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:33 PM

The 40-year-old Filipino flyweight unloads a barrage of strikes to force a stoppage win versus Japanese foe Yoshitaka Naito

QUICK WIN. Rene Catalan secures a sixth straight victory after quickly overpowering Yoshitaka Naito. Photo from ONE Championship

Folayang predicts submission win vs Aoki in ONE title defense

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Thwarting the Japanese via technical knockout in 2016 to win the lightweight belt for the first time, Eduard Folayang has no plans of seeing the rematch go the distance

PROTECT THE THRONE. Eduard Folayang seeks another decisive win against Shinya Aoki to retain his ONE lightweight title. Photo from ONE Championship


'Still far away': Relaxed Federer one win from 100th title

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Roger Federer vies to become just the second man to win 100 career titles after Jimmy Connors

CLOSING IN. Another young standount stands in the way of Roger Federer’s record bid. Photo by William West/AFP

Gina Iniong dedicates ONE championship win to ailing mother

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Iniong takes home a split-decision win against Malaysia’s Jihin 'Shadowcat' Radzuan

DEDICATION. Gina Iniong sends Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan to her first ONE championship loss.  Photo from release

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

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