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PBA D-League: Skippers take title series opener

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Marinerong Pilpino moves within a win of becoming only the third team to go perfect in one conference

STILL PERFECT. Eloy Poligrates and Marinerong Pilipino look to complete a title sweep. Photo by PBA Images

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Aug 27, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The lifesize robot named Fedor – short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station

This handout picture taken on July 26, 2019 and released by the official website of the Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS on August 21, 2019 shows Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor) being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. - Russia space agency Roscosmos is about to send a humanoid robot to the International Space Station. Skybot F-850 will be sent to the ISS on August 22 on board the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, and will spend over two weeks there before returning to Earth on September 7. It's the first time that a robot will take the commander's place in a Soyuz — the Skybot will monitor and report on conditions during the otherwise uncrewed flight. (Photo by - / Roscosmos space agency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ROSCOSMOS / Space Center Yuzhny/TsENKI /" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia

FEDOR. This handout picture taken on July 26, 2019 and released by the official website of the Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS on August 21, 2019 shows Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor) being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. File photo by Roscosmos space agency/AFP

'Final Fantasy VIII Remastered' comes out September 3

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

It will have full HD support and quality-of-life improvements including sped-up cutscenes and a no-encounter mode


Learning unselfish play, Romeo rewarded with another PBA title

Aug 17, 2019 - 8:50 PM

No longer needing to play hero all the time, Terrence Romeo thrives in his new role to capture a second straight PBA crown and first Finals MVP

CHAMP AGAIN. After winning his first PBA title a couple of months ago, Terrence Romeo experiences another first with San Miguel, this time by clinching his maiden Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images


PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Newly crowned San Miguel Beer leads 3 PBA teams in an Asian club tournament this September

SUPER TEAM. PBA champion San Miguel tests its mettle against club teams from China, Japan, and South Korea. Photo from PBA Images

Romeo hailed Finals MVP as San Miguel rules anew

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Terrence Romeo proves he remains one of the deadliest guards in the league by torching his former team TNT in 6 games

San Miguel dispatches TNT in Game 6 to reclaim Comm's Cup crown

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Down 1-2 in the best-of-seven finals series, the Beermen seize the next 3 games for their 27th title in franchise history

CHAMPS AGAIN. San Miguel completes its Cinderella run in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 6

Aug 15, 2019 - 8:27 PM

San Miguel goes for the PBA Commissioner's Cup crown as TNT tries to stay alive in Game 6 at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 16

Arwind fined P200,000 for monkey taunt on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says Arwind Santos may face a more severe punishment should he repeat his racist action

JUST A MAN. Arwind Santos admits to be in the wrong for his monkey gesture aimed at Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images


Arwind says sorry to Jones: I hope you forgive me

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Arwind Santos claims he had no bad intentions when he tried annoying Terrence Jones on court with a monkey gesture

SORRY. Arwind Santos says he is just a man who makes mistakes. Photo from PBA Images


No place for racism in sports, says TNT after Arwind monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 4:28 PM

TNT says Arwind Santos' actions were rude even to his African-American teammates like Chris Ross and Chris McCullough

OVERBOARD. Terrence Jones urges the PBA to take action against Arwind Santos for his monkey gesture. Photo from PBA Images


Jones urges PBA to take action on Arwind's monkey gesture

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Arwind Santos claims the monkey gesture was just 'mind games,' but Terrence Jones says it is racism

MIND GAMES? Terrence Jones says Arwind Santos' gesture is not just disrespectful to him, but also to his family and race. Photo from PBA Images


PBA summons Arwind over monkey gesture on Jones

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Arwind Santos claims he was merely trying to get under Terrence Jones' skin with the act

CONTROVERSIAL. Arwind Santos draws flak for his monkey gesture directed towards Terrence Jones. Photo from PBA Images


McCullough comes up clutch as San Miguel stuns TNT for 3-2 lead

Aug 14, 2019 - 9:37 PM

Chris McCullough delivers the goods in the closing stretch to help the Beermen storm back from 16 points down in the final 10 minutes

TURN BACK. Chris McCullough and San Miguel pull off a come-from-behind win over TNT. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 5

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:06 PM

TNT and San Miguel both seek to move one win closer from claiming the championship in Game 5 at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, August 14

After shoving match, Nabong says Jones flops 'all the time'

Aug 12, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Kelly Nabong believes Terrence Jones pushed him because he did not like that TNT fell victim to San Miguel in Game 4 of the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

DEADLOCK. Kelly Nabong and San Miguel tie TNT in the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel banks on McCullough, Fajardo to nip TNT in Game 4

Aug 11, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Staying composed in the endgame this time, the Beermen knot the best-of-seven series at 2-2

ALL TIED UP. Chris McCullough and San Miguel avoid falling into a 1-3 hole against TNT. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 4

Aug 10, 2019 - 6:00 PM

TNT shoots for a 3-1 lead while San Miguel eyes for the tie in Game 4 at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, August 11

TNT back with a vengeance, tops San Miguel in Game 3

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Terrence Jones registers a near triple-double as the KaTropa erase a double-digit deficit to seize a 2-1 series lead over the Beermen

REDEMPTION. Off a heartbreaking double-overtime loss in Game 2, TNT redeems itself against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 3

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:11 PM

San Miguel and TNT vie for the series lead in Game 3 at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 9

San Miguel escapes TNT in double OT to tie finals series

Aug 07, 2019 - 10:22 PM

The Beermen waste a 17-point lead but pull through when it mattered against the KaTropa

ALL TIED UP. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel avoid falling to a 0-2 hole in the finals series. Photo from PBA Images


Pinoy kids win big in international science and math competitions

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The 94-member Philippine team raked in medals at the 3rd International Junior Math Olympiad and the 1st Vanda Science Global Finals in Malaysia

HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 2

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:16 PM

TNT looks to put on another dominant show as San Miguel Beer tries to equalize in Game 2 of the best-of-seven title series

Jones unstoppable as TNT crushes San Miguel in Game 1

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Terrence Jones flirts with a triple-double and 4 locals breach double figures as the KaTropa draw first blood in the best-of-seven finals series

BEAST. Terrence Jones and TNT manhandle San Miguel to open their finals series. Photo from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen - PBA Finals 2019 Game 1

Aug 03, 2019 - 6:56 PM

It's a clash between old foes as San Miguel and TNT dispute the crown in a best-of-seven series starting Sunday, August 4

GAME SCHEDULE: TNT KaTropa vs San Miguel Beermen PBA Finals 2019

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:23 AM

It's an all-out war as TNT and San Miguel vie for the grand prize in a best-of-seven series

PetroGazz imports give locals taste of championship

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'I know what it’s like to win a championship, the other girls don’t. So I wanted them to experience what I’ve experienced before,' says Finals MVP Janisa Johnson

FINALS MVP. Janisa Johnson's leadership inspires the team to win its first championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PetroGazz dethrones Creamline for first PVL crown

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

League No. 1 PetroGazz Angels outlast the Creamline Cool Smashers in the do-or-die Game 3 to bag the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference title

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Pacifictown captures 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference bronze

Jul 14, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers wrap up their 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference campaign with a podium finish

GRITTIER. Olena Lymareva-Flink and Pacifictown gets pushed to the limit, surviving a five-setter of a winner-take-all match against Banko Perlas. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 3

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers go for another shot at the crown but the PetroGazz Angels vow to sustain their hot run in the winner-take-all showdown on Sunday, July 14

PVL Finals: 'We deserve to win,' says PetroGazz import Johnson

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'We want to prove people wrong. Just because we’re a new team doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to win,' says Janisa Johnson

PROVING THEMSELVES. Janisa Johnson leads PetroGazz down to the wire of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

PetroGazz snaps Creamline win streak, forces do-or-die Game 3

Jul 13, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The No. 1 Angels level the series at 1-1 to keep their title hopes alive in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

STILL IN IT. The Angels rise from a set down to stay alive in the title series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pacifictown leads bronze race with Game 2 win

Jul 13, 2019 - 4:09 PM

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers are set to be crowned 2nd runners-up if the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference finals series doesn't extend

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 2

Jul 12, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Creamline shoots for a third straight crown, but a motivated PetroGazz side vows to force a Game 3 in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference Finals

PVL: Valdez, Creamline expect PetroGazz fightback

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez thinks PetroGazz has the motivation – and the tools – to force an equalizer in the best-of-three title series

A WIN AWAY. Creamline needs just one more win to clinch a third straight volleyball crown. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Last ever VW Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:10 AM

A Mariachi band plays as German auto giant Volkswagen launches the final edition of its iconic 'Beetle' car from its Mexican factory

FINAL EDITION. A Volkswagen 'Beetle', the final edition of the iconic car, is pictured inside the factory in Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico, on July 10, 2019. Photo by Juan Carlos/AFP

Creamline steals Game 1 from league No. 1 PetroGazz

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers look primed to defend their PVL Reinforced Conference title

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Banko Perlas rallies to clinch 1-0 series lead

Jul 10, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Perlas Spikers erase a two-set deficit against the Lady Troopers to move within a win from a bronze in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference

ONE MORE. BanKo Perlas shows incredible resilience in Game 1. Photo release

HIGHLIGHTS: PetroGazz vs Creamline - PVL Finals 2019 Game 1

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The PetroGazz Angels look to challenge defending champion Creamline Cool Smashers for the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference title

D-League: CEU evens finals series over Ateneo

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The CEU Scorpions halt Cignal-Ateneo's 10-game winning streak in the 2019 PBA D-League

DO-OR-DIE. Jerome Santos' double-double 10 of 28 points and 10 rebounds helps the CEU Scorpions even the series at 1-1. Photo from Kyle Janremy Bustos

LOOK: Stars and laughs highlight Toronto Raptors championship parade

Jun 18, 2019 - 4:47 PM

Check out the joyous scenes that celebrate Toronto's first NBA championship

LAST LAUGH. Kawhi Leonard gets the last laugh which won over the hearts of many. Photo from Toronto Raptors' Twitter

Shooting at rally mars Raptors celebration of NBA crown

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Gunshots briefly halt the victory rally at the jam-packed square

MEMORABLE CROWD. The Toronto Raptors star in the victory celebration attended by one million people. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Kawhi's postseason for the ages

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:56 AM

After his much publicized move from the Spurs to the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard proves yet again he’s one of the league’s best

SENSATIONAL. Kawhi Leonard powers the Raptors to the NBA championship right on his first year in Toronto. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Toronto to hold Raptors championship parade Monday

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:49 AM

'Prehistoric: Dinosaurs rule the Earth again,' a newspaper headline screams as Canada cheers the Toronto Raptors' historic NBA title romp

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after their team defeated the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Jun 15, 2019 - 1:17 AM

'This is why I play basketball. This is what I work hard for,' says Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard as the Raptors dethrone the Warriors for their first NBA championship

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: The Toronto Raptors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors to win Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

5 things we learned from the NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The Raptors become the first team outside the US to win the NBA Finals, and they did it with a roster of stars from around the world

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors celebrates their teams victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game Six to win the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

'We the champs:' Twitter users go wild after Raptors' historic NBA title

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Social media users congratulate the new kings of basketball

WATCH: Kawhi Leonard silences doubters with NBA title

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'The Klaw' powers the Raptors to their maiden NBA championship and captures his second Finals MVP plum in the process

DYNASTY KILLER. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors stop the Golden State Warriors from winning a third straight NBA crown. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)