Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found to have advanced CTE

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hernandez had stage 3 CTE, with stage 4 being the most severe form of the disease, researchers say. The illness is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

HEAD TRAUMA. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison in April 2015 for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose bloodied body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's luxury Massachusetts home in 2013. Hernandez was appealing the conviction at the time of his suicide. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Football for Peace continues to live up to its mission on 6th year

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:55 PM

'We want to empower the children to become leaders someday,' says Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Cabanlet, founder of the Football for Peace Movement

FOR PEACE. Around 700 students participated in the 6th Football for Peace Festival in Luuk, Sulu. Photo courtesy of Col. Stephen Cabanlet

Rob Gier to focus on UK coaching career after getting UEFA A license

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The former Azkals team captain keeps himself busy with his coaching stints for UK football teams

UEFA A. Ex-Azkal skipper Rob Gier continues to serve the football community as a coach. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PFF inaugurates new artificial football pitch in Carmona

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:54 PM

The field within the San Lazaro Leisure Park will be part of a national training center

FOOTBALL MECCA POTENTIAL. The new pitch is only part of the plans to make the training center in Carmona a footballing hot spot. Photo by Bob Guerrero/ Rappler

Kaepernick will eventually be signed by a team, NFL commish Goodell believes

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Pressed on whether he felt Kaepernick was good enough to earn a place on an NFL roster Goodell replied: I m not a football expert

BLACKLISTED. Colin Kaepernick's failure to find a team when several less talented players have managed to win contracts has led to speculation that Kaepernick is paying the price for his activism. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Any given Sunday: PAFL brings gridiron hard knocks to Makati

Sep 07, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Philippine American Football League kicks off its second season at Circuit Makati with 5 teams on September 10

SECOND DOWN. The Philippine American Football League kicks off its second season at a new venue, with old challenges to overcome. Photo from PAFL's Facebook

NFL player Bennett alleges police brutality after Mayweather-McGregor

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:22 AM

The Seattle Seahawks star player claims he was targeted by law enforcement because of his ethnicity

HAWK DOWN. Michael Bennett says he had a guns drawn on him by Las Vegas police for 'nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.' Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP

Younghusbands lead Azkals' scoring as Yemen match ends in draw

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:56 PM

The Philippines still remains on top of Group F in the Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifiers despite the draw

DRAW. The Younghusband brothers score the two goals for the Philippines to remain on top of Group F. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Malaysia loses SEA Games football title on heartbreaking own goal

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:13 AM

The goalkeeper punches a corner into his own net for the game s only goal

OWN GOAL. Malaysia's goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli (L) punched the ball into his own goal in a moment that silenced the 80,000 fans in attendance. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

I'm no Neymar, insists Barca new boy Dembele

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The second most expensive player 20 year old French wonderkid Ousmane Dembele says he still has a lot to learn specially from Barcelona s Lionel Messi

AFC Asian Cup: Azkals take on Yemen minus key players

Aug 28, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Get to know who will represent the Philippines in the AFC Cup set Sept 5 in Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City

Malaysia team urged to stay grounded in football final

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The Malaysia men s football team is looking to add another gold to the host s collection as they sit on top of the medals table in the 2017 SEA Games

GROUNDED. The Malaysian football team will face Thailand in the men's football finals of the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 website.

PH men's football shows undeniable progress at SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Philippine men s football team had not won a match at the SEA Games since 2011 And before 2017 they had never won two games at one competition

Tough luck for PH men's and women's football teams in SEA Games 2017

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Both Philippine Football teams fail to register podium finishes in the 2017 edition of the Southeast Asian Games

THE END. The Philippine Men's football team finishes strong against Timor Leste, while the Women's team makes a clutch goal against gold medalists Thailand. Photo from the Philippine Football teams' Facebook.

Myanmar fans beaten up at SEA Games football match against Malaysia

Aug 22, 2017 - 9:42 PM

One of the fans was admitted to hospital and another left after treatment as the hunt for the attackers continues

HOOLIGANISM. Two Myanmar fans have been beaten up at a SEA Games football match against Malaysia, just after local fans were rebuked by organizers for calling their opponents 'Singapore dogs'. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

PH men's football team out of medal contention, women cling to bronze hope

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The men s football team loses to third seed Thailand while the women s team has an outside chance for a bronze medal finish

BOW OUT. The Philippine Men's U-22 Football team is now out of the medal contention for the 2017 SEA Games. Screenshot from livestream.

SEA Games organizers slam 'Singapore dogs' football chant during Malaysia game

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:12 PM

SEA Games organizers urged fans to behave themselves after Malaysia football supporters caused anger by chanting Singapore dogs during a game

CHANTING CONTROVERSY. Muhammad Syahmi Safari (L) of Malaysia vies for the ball with Qin Si Lee (R) of Singapore during their men's football match at Shah Alam Stadium on August 16. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH men's football team loses to SEAG powerhouse Vietnam

Aug 20, 2017 - 11:13 PM

The second seeded Vietnam wins 4 0 over the Philippines

RELENTLESS. Despite the conceded goals, Joyel's effort to limit the Vietnamese attacks was clearly shown during the game.

AFC Cup: Ceres, boosted by Negrense pride, aims for regional glory

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:42 PM

A city in thrall to its powerhouse team hopes for success against Istiklol of Tajikistan

Ronaldo nominated for FIFA player award

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The list also includes Lionel Messi Luis Suarez and Neymar

SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE. Cristiano Ronaldo implies he's being investigated because of his celebrity status, telling a judge 'I am only here because my name is Cristiano Ronaldo.' Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Philippine national football teams bow to Vietnam, Indonesia

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:21 AM

Both Philippine national football teams fall 3 0 in their second matches of the tournament

BATTERED. Despite wins in the opening games, both teams fall to their opponents in their second match.

Ronaldo-less Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Barcelona suffers an unfortunate start into the season with back to back defeats

DOUBLED LEAD. Karim Benzema makes it a 2-0 for Real Madrid before the first half came to a close. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Philippines upsets Cambodia in SEAG men's football opener

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:26 AM

The Philippine women s team also wins 2 1 over Malaysia

UPSET. Philippines has earned its first victory over Cambodia since the 2005 SEA Games

Philippine national team rosters released as SEAG football kicks off

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:22 AM

Final Philippine Football team rosters have been announced for SEAG 2017

NATIONAL DUTY. Ateneo's Jarvy Gayoso will represent the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

'More alive than ever,' says Neymar after scoring debut

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Neymar puts on a show as he makes his debut for Paris Saint Germain

Ronaldo sent off, but Real roll over Barca

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Without Neymar Barca struggles to find rhythm and face their first loss

Neymar braced for PSG debut and French culture shock

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:28 PM

PSG coach Unai Emery confirms Neymar is physically ready to play 90 minutes of football

Neymar offers to pay $2.5 million fine to Brazil tax authorities

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Neymar wants to leave the fight with Brazilian authorities behind him as he prepares for a new life with PSG

ALLEZ PARIS. After saying goodbye to teammates, all that's left for Neymar to do is finalize his deal with Paris Saint-Germain. File photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

Barca move on from Neymar to honor Chapecoense

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Alan Ruschel one of the survivors says he is filled with happiness to be returning to play

Real Madrid ready to face United without Ronaldo in Super Cup

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Coach Zinedine Zidane says He needed to rest

NO RONALDO. Amid distractions, Cristiano Ronaldo only returned to training with Manchester United this past weekend weekend. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Neymar pledges 'lots of trophies' to PSG fans

Aug 06, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Neymar says he is happy and delighted to be in Paris to face a new challenge

A NEW HOME. Neymar is presented to fans at the club's Parc des Princes stadium ahead of a 2-0 victory over Amiens in their opening Ligue 1 match of the new campaign. Photo by Jacques Demarthon/AFP

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

Neymar debut delayed as PSG makes quick million on record investment

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:59 PM

PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi expects Neymar s record transfer fee will look like a bargain in two years

Pele wishes Neymar 'good luck' on PSG move

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Football legend Pele tweets a message for Neymar after completing his transfer to PSG

Football: Neymar tells Barca teammates 'he is leaving'

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:21 PM

UPDATED Speculation over the 25 year old s future has dominated the first few weeks of new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde s reign with PSG reportedly willing to pay Neymar s 222 million euro 260 million buyout clause

LEAVING BARCA. Neymar #11 of Barcelona reacts in the second half against Real Madrid during their International Champions Cup 2017 match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo the highest paid sportsman is accused of evading 17 3 million in tax

Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion claims

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Prosecutors accuse Ronaldo of having evaded 14 7 million euros 17 3 million in tax

Inaki Torres, head of communication at Gestifute, the agency which represents Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) leaves following a press point after Ronaldo appeared before a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of Madrid, on July 31, 2017 to answer on 4 counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euro ($16.5m). Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Pique lifts Barcelona as El Clasico lives up to hype

Jul 30, 2017 - 1:06 PM

The pre season match won t affect the overall record between the two rivals but that didn t stop over 66 000 fans fans from showing up in Miami

Amid transfer drama Neymar 'doesn't know what to do' - Pique

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Neymar and I we are very close and I want him to stay Gerard Pique shares

STAYING HOME? Neymar has not yet made a decision whether to stay at Barcelona or grab Paris Saint-Germain's record-breaking offer. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Brain damage found in 110 of 111 deceased NFL players – study

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:01 AM

The NFL has faced growing scrutiny in recent years linked to the issue of concussions and head trauma

BRAIN DAMAGE. Researchers examining the brains of deceased NFL players have found that 99% of them showed signs of degenerative disease. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Neymar staying at Barcelona, says teammate Pique

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The 25 year old Neymar is at the center of frenzied speculation linking him to a world record 256 8 million transfer to Paris Saint Germain

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

VICTIMS. Certain elements appear in the circumstances surrounding incidents of extrajudicial killings in the Philippine drug war. All photos by Alejandro Edoria

NFL player Whitehead says his dog was stolen and is being held for ransom

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead says his pitbull has been stolen and that a 10 000 ransom has been demanded for its return

STOLEN POOCH. Lucky Whitehead says he has agreed to pay the ransom but has not heard back from the thieves about his dog Blitz. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Barcelona reaches deal to sign Portugal's Semedo

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Nelson Semedo is the second most expensive defender in Barcelona history

BARCELONA DEFENDER. Spanish press reports say Barcelona agrees to pay Nelson Semedo's transfer fee of 30 million euros. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Belajar sepak bola ke Jerman dengan Allianz Junior Football Camp

Jul 08, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Dua remaja terpilih akan mengikuti Munich Camp di Jerman pada Agustus 2017

TERPILIH. Pemain legenda Bayern Muenchen Giovane Elber berfoto bersama 10 peserta terpilih yang akan mengikuti Asia Camp 2017 di Bali. Foto oleh Allianz Indonesia

6-year-old Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery dies

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:11 PM

The devoted Sunderland supporter suffered from a rare form of cancer neuroblastoma and had of late been receiving palliative care at his home

BEST MATES. Sunderland's English striker Jermain Defoe (R) holds his 'best mate' Bradley Lowery in February. The young fan, who captured many hearts with his courageous battle against cancer, passed away. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Messi tax fraud sentence reduced to fine

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:57 AM

Messi and his father had been convicted of hiding image rights royalties in offshore accounts and had been given jail terms of 21 and 15 months respectively

REDUCED SENTENCE. A Spanish court says it has replaced with fines the suspended prison sentences handed down to FC Barcelona's star striker Lionel Messi and his father. File Photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Ceres not pleased with ‘dangerous’ field after loss to Global Cebu

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:09 AM

I think even the Global players are embarrassed to play on a field like this says Ceres captain Martin Steuble

PITCH IM-PERFECT. Global-Cebu pulled off a 1-0 victory over Ceres-Negros, but the post-match emphasis was on how the visiting team felt the pitch was inadequate and uneven. Photo by Nimrod Quinones/CFA

Global Cebu FC to play first home game vs Ceres-Negros

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Global Cebu FC is hoping Cebuanos support will energize them in their first home game against Ceres Negros FC

HOME GAME IN CEBU. Global head coach Marjo Allado and goalkeeper Patrick Deyto will play their first home game in Cebu. Photo by PJ Estan

PH men's and women's football teams buckle down for SEA Games

Jun 24, 2017 - 3:30 PM

As early as now the Pinoy and Pinay booters are gearing up for Kuala Lumpur in August