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Ateneo Lady Eagles snap UP Lady Maroons' win streak in straight sets

Feb 26, 2017 - 5:39 PM

With the win the Lady Eagles now move to a 5 1 slate while the Lady Maroons suffer their first loss at 4 1

SNAPPED. Ateneo stops UP's win streak in straight sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers continue win streak with sweep of Lady Warriors

Feb 26, 2017 - 3:55 PM

La Salle stays put at second place with a 5 1 slate while the Lady Warriors continue to search for their first win at 0 6

SWEEP. The DLSU Lady Spikers sweep the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SCHEDULE: UAAP 79 volleyball first round

Jan 14, 2017 - 2:14 PM

When do your favorite UAAP teams play in the first round of this year s volleyball tournament? Check it out

RAW Deal: An instant classic

Jul 16, 2016 - 3:53 PM

If you re tired of the same old WWE product the Cruiserweight Classic may be just what you re looking for

Kota Ibushi (Japan) puts on a show to defeat Sean Maluta (Samoa). Photo from

Murray's French Open battle for survival halted by darkness

May 24, 2016 - 5:08 AM

Andy Murray drops the first two to Radek Stepanek but wins the third while Stan Wawrinka avoids becoming the first defending champion to lose in the first round

ROUGH FIRST ROUND. World number two Andy Murray was warned for swearing as he tries to avoid his first opening round exit in Paris since his 2006 debut. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

NBA: Raptors hold off Pacers to set up clash with Heat

May 02, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Toronto s first post season series triumph since 2001 ends the longest active drought between playoff series wins

RAPTORS ADVANCE. DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors shoots a three-pointer as Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers defends in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Venus Williams suffers first round shock at Australian Open

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Venus Williams 69th Grand Slam came to a premature halt in the first round against rising young British player Johanna Konta

AUSTRALIAN EXIT. Venus Williams, 35, was bounced from the 2016 Australian Open by an upstart who is 11 years her junior. Photo by David Crosling/EPA

Nadal crashes out of Australian Open in first round

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:15 PM

It was one of the worst ever Grand Slam performances for Nadal who also lost in the 2013 Wimbledon first round and has not won a major title since the 2014 French Open

FIRST ROUND KO. Rafael Nadal, ranked no. 5 in the world, saw his 2016 Australian Open end earlier than he expected. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Quickfire Federer blows away rival in Slam opener

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Third seed Roger Federer disposes of Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets at the 2016 Australian Open

BLOWOUT. Roger Federer plays a forehand to Nikoloz Basilashvili in a blowout win on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Photo by LUKAS COCH/EPA

UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball schedule

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Check out the first round schedule of this season s UAAP women s volleyball tournament

Ferrer leads UST comeback past Ateneo

Sep 26, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Kevin Ferrer catches fire for UST knocking down triple after triple to overturn a double digit Ateneo deficit

ON FIRE. Kevin Ferrer's (left) hot hands lifts UST past Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs Kuwait – 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Relive the action through Rappler s highlights

Gilas suffers upset against FIBA Asia first-timer Palestine

Sep 23, 2015 - 1:28 PM

The road to the gold for Gilas Pilipinas starts off with an upset loss to Palestine in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

UPSET. Gilas Pilipinas unexpectedly drops its first game in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship against Palestine. Abu Shamala of Palestine (right) leads only 4 players who scored for the unranked team. Photo from FIBA

Serena, Djokovic roll through US Open first round

Sep 01, 2015 - 11:34 AM

The 3 time defending champ Serena Williams won 6 0 2 0 after only 30 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Vitalia Diatchenko retired with a left foot injury

INJURY WIN. Serena Williams needed 30 minutes to get through the first round after her opponent withdrew with injury. Photo by Peter Foley/EPA

San Beda bounces back strong, devours Lyceum

Jul 21, 2015 - 6:27 PM

With the impressive victory over Lyceum San Beda improved its record to 3 1 in the team standings

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Art Dela Cruz (left) figured in his 4th straight double-double performance to lead the Red Lions in a rout of the Pirates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NBA wRap: Kyrie explodes, Clips take down Spurs

Apr 20, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Kyrie Irving finishes with 30 points in his playoff debut while the LA Clippers prove they can beat the defending champs San Antonio Spurs

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (L) had a cool 30 points in his playoff debut while Chris Paul (R) and the rest of the Clippers show they have what it takes to beat defending champs Spurs. Photos from the NBA's Official Facebook page

NBA: Wizards advance with win over Bulls

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The Bulls didn t go down without a fight But they couldn t get over the hump as the Wizards finished them off in the first round 4 1

WIZARDS GET THROUGH. Washington Wizards guard John Wall (R) tries to get a shot off over Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (L) en route to ousting the Bulls to advance to the next round. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Who to watch out for in the NBA Draft

Jun 28, 2012 - 6:24 PM

On the eve of the NBA draft Rappler gives you the list of players to watch out for