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Family inspires Palarong Pambansa 2018 arnis gold medalists from Tacurong City

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Both Princes Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Fritz Justine Alcarioto dedicate their multi-gold medal feats to their ailing fathers

Elementary grade school Princes Sherly Valdez of region XII show his action and grab 4 gold medals in Arnis Sports at the 2018 palarong pambansa 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Karen Janairo rules 200m in Singapore Open athletics meet

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Janairo's win gives the Philippines two golds medals here

I'm so sorry: 5 memorable sporting apologies

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Here are 5 high-profile incidents of athletes apologizing

ADMISSION. Photo illustration showing a woman watches on her computer as Oprah Winfrey interviews cyclist Lance Armstrong about doping while competing professionally in the sport, as seen from Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Congress honors Filipino veterans of World War II

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:49 AM

US Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal to more than 250,000 Filipino veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice during World War II

RECOGNITION. U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan shakes hands with Dean Delen, a Filipino veteran representing guerrilla units, as Frank Francone (an American veteran representing the Philippine Scouts), Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, other congressional leaders, and Alicia Benitez (next to kin of a Filipino veteran) look on during a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony on October 25, 2017. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz misses SEA Games, looks forward to 2019 edition

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The 26 year old was denied a chance to give the Philippines a gold medal after host Malaysia scrapped women s weightlifting from this year s Southeast Asian Games

MISSING SEA GAMES. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admits she misses the SEA Games atmosphere. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jemyca Aribado lands another bronze for squash in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:19 PM

It was Aribado s fourth medal for the Philippine national squash team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

FOURTH MEDAL. Jemyca Aribado bags her first individual bronze medal in the women's singles squash even. Screenshot from livestream.

'Rough summer' worth it for Standhardinger with first gold as Gilas member

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Standhardinger is one of the first to drape the Philippine flag over his shoulders after the final buzzer sounded and water bottles came flying from the Gilas bench

FIRST GOLD. Christian Standhardinger wins his first gold playing for the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena's stepback triple is 'icing' on 4th SEA Games gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:47 PM

With one of his signature stepback threes Kiefer Ravena fittingly caps off Gilas Pilipinas 18th SEA Games basketball gold medal

MEDAL COLLECTION. Kiefer Ravena wears all 4 of his SEA Games medals since 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Mary Joy Tabal on SEA Games gold: 'Para akong nanalo ng Olympics'

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:28 PM

From jeers and discouragement in 2009 when Mary Joy Tabal collapsed during her first 10k run to cheers and love in 2017 after winning her SEA Games gold

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

U.S. swimmer Ledecky wins historic 12th worlds gold as records tumble

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Katie Ledecky proves she is peerless in the women s 1500m freestyle as she wins the final by a massive 19 07 seconds ahead of her nearest rival Mireia Belmonte

GOLD MEDALIST. US Katie Ledecky reacts after competing in the women's 1500m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 25, 2017. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Norwood, De Ocampo proud of new Gilas generation

May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo are on hand as the Philippines secures FIBA Asia Cup and Asian Qualifiers slots

PROUD. Gabe Norwood (L) celebrates with his Gilas brothers after winning the SEABA tilt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas still kings of SEABA after beating Indonesia

May 18, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The Philippines will now move on to the FIBA Asia Cup and the Asian Qualifiers later in the year

LABAN PILIPINAS. Calvin Abueva proudly holds up the Philippine flag. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes: Jalalon will be 'really special' for Gilas Pilipinas

May 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

I really like the development and the play of Jio Jalalon says Chot Reyes

UNOFFICIAL MVP. Jio Jalalon is coach Chot Reyes' personal choice for Most Valuable Player for SEABA 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas rules SEABA once more, books FIBA Asia Cup ticket

May 18, 2017 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The Philippines rips Indonesia in the final game to finish the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship at 6 0 Gilas will also go to the Asian Qualifiers

CHAMPIONS. Gilas Pilipinas reigns supreme over Southeast Asian basketball again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Indonesia braces for rampaging Gilas Pilipinas in SEABA title game

May 18, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The highly favored Philippines takes on Indonesia to determine the champion of the 2017 SEABA Men s Championship

READY TO GO. Jamarr Johnson and Indonesia will aim to upset the Philippines in the 2017 SEABA Men's Championship. Photo from PBA Images

PH karateka bags gold at ISKF World Shotocup in South Africa

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:41 PM

James Delos Santos successfully defends his title in the men s individual kata in the tournament held every 4 years

GOLD. Karateka James Delos Santos brings home a gold medal for the Philippines. Photo from the Philippine Karatedo Federation

Tearful Monica Puig wins Puerto Rico's first ever Olympic gold

Aug 14, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Before the tennis player s golden breakthrough Puerto Rico had won just 8 Olympic medals two silver and 6 bronze Six of that total had come in boxing

FIRST GOLD. Monica Puig of Puerto Rico celebrates defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany during the women's tennis singles gold medal match of the Rio 2016 Olympics. EPA/BERND THISSEN

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Aug 10, 2016 - 8:46 PM

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Despite 21 golds, Michael Phelps eager to add more

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:37 PM

American swimmer Michael Phelps takes the pool again looking to add to his record 21 gold medals

GOLDEN BOY. Michael Phelps is the oldest individual gold medalist swimmer. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

$100K bonus, national pride awaits Vietnam's first gold medalist

Aug 07, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Vietnam s 64 year wait for its first Olympic gold came to an end thanks to 41 year old army colonel Hoang Xuan Vinh

FIRST GOLD. The victory of Hoang Xuan Vinh, a 41-year-old army colonel, is being hailed as a major achievement in Vietnam. Photo by Pascal Guyot/AFP

Serena Williams in no mood for quitting as Olympics approach

Aug 04, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Serena Williams who s chasing a sixth Olympic gold medal says she has no plans of retiring soon

STILL NUMBER ONE. US tennis player Serena Williams, seen here holding the trophy of the Italian Open tennis tournament, reinforces her hold of the top spot in the rankings. Photo by ETTORE FERRARI/EPA

Indonesian Olympic medalists to get cash for life

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The sports and youth ministry says athletes who win gold at the Rio Games in August will be granted a one off payment of 5 billion Indonesian rupiah USD 377 500 and a lifetime pension of around 1 500 a month

Mimaropa bags gold in Palaro elementary boys double takraw

Apr 15, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Sepak takraw in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa ends with Mimaropa hailed as the Double Takraw champion

CHAMPS. The sepak takraw team from Mimaropa together with coach Junil Magbanwa. Photo by Randall Matthew Lorayes/Rappler

Davao trackster bags first gold in Palaro 2016

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:44 AM

16 year old Mia Meagey Niñura wins her first gold at her 6th stint in the Palarong Pambansa She triumphs in the 3 000 meter event

FIRST GOLD MEDALIST. Mia Meagey Niñura of Davao City is emotional as she wins her first-ever gold medal and the first one of the week-long 2016 Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Danielle Nakpil/Rappler

Gilas falls to China, settles for FIBA Asia silver

Oct 03, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The Philippines misses the outright berth to the 2016 Summer Olympics and will instead be relegated to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

GILAS FALLS. The Philippine national men's basketball team loses an ugly game to China and settles for the silver medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs China – 2015 FIBA Asia final

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:38 PM

See the action again between the Philippines and China through these highlights

PH’s road back to Olympic hoops stretches 43 years

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:15 PM

It’s been too long since the Philippines was on that particular world stage Let’s take a look at just how different the world was then as Gilas Pilipinas tries to make its return to the Summer Games

DIFFERENT ERA. Just how different an era was the last time the Philippines made it to the basketball Olympics? Photo from FIBA

Philippines finishes 2015 SEA Games in sixth place

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

PH officials had predicted 50 gold medals and a top 5 finish but end up with the same tally as 2013

The Philippines topped the men's basketball event once again. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines kicks up 2 golds as Lopez, Morrison top Taekwondo event

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Pauline Lopez and Samuel Morrison both earned gold medals after topping Vietnamese foes

Pauline Lopez (red) launches a kick at her Vietnamese opponent in the under 57kg final. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

PH wins first SEA Games sailing gold in 10 years

Jun 14, 2015 - 6:01 PM

The Philippine men’s sailing team struck gold as Ridgely Balladares Richly Magsanay and Rommel Chavez finished tops in Singapore

Thailand overtakes Singapore in SEA Games overall standings

Jun 14, 2015 - 2:05 AM

Thailand pushed ahead of host nation Singapore on Saturday amassing a total of 78 gold medals to Singapore s 74 ahead of the highly anticipated football final

Thailand's Phumichantuk Rungrat celebrates a goal score during the football semifinal match against Indonesia. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines wins gold in men's poomsae taekwondo event

Jun 12, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Tack on another gold for the Philippines as Dustin Mella Raphael Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr earned top honors at the 28th SEA Games

Dustin Jacob Mella, Rodolfo Reyes Jr and Raphael Enrico Mella hold their nation's flag after receiving their gold medals. Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games lists top 5 things it loves about the Philippines

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The Southeast Asian Games lauded the Philippines on Independence Day with a list of 5 things they love about the country

GOLD RUSH. The Philippine Volcanoes men's rugby team added to the country's gold tally early on. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Cray finally gets flag corrected in time for second gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Eric Cray says the inverted flags were hurriedly covered up or re stamped and he apologized to his fellow countrymen for the mistake

Eric Cray rushed out to get his uniform fixed in time for a second big photo opportunity. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines rules women's softball, earn SEA Games gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

The Philippines grabbed another gold medal in the 28th Southeast Asian Games by defeating Thailand 3 0 in the women softball grand finale

The Philippine women's softball team reigns supreme in Singapore. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Eric Cray breaks SEA Games record for 400m hurdles, wins gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Eric Cray added to his many accomplishments by breaking a 20 year old Southeast Asian Games record for the men’s 400 meters hurdles

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Eric Cray earned the Philippines another gold medal in athletics. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH boxer Josie Gabuco captures 4th SEA Games gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:08 PM

The 28 year old Punching Princess from Puerto Princesa dominated Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand to win a unanimous decision

GOLDEN GIRL. Josie Gabuco remains unbeatable at the Southeast Asian level. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games flag gaffe puts Filipino-Americans on war footing

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The gaffe is particularly unwelcome for Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson who are at pains to point out their Filipino heritage despite their US upbringing and American accents

Women's 100-meter gold medalist Kayla Richardson was one of several athletes whose uniforms featured inverted Philippine flags. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Fil-Ams buck criticism to mine gold in SEA Games athletics

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Some critics question the Philippines policy of recruiting overseas talent with Filipino heritage but Eric Cray said it was an honor to represent his mother s country

Double golds for Philippines as Cray, Richardson top 100-m runs

Jun 09, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson added two gold medals to the Philippines SEA Games tallies to push the Pinoys past Myanmar for sixth place overall

SPEEDSTER. Eric Cray is the fastest man in Southeast Asia. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Centeno claims gold over Amit in All-PH women’s 9-ball singles

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Chezka Centeno defeats fellow Filipina athlete Rubilen Amit as the Philippines earns a gold and silver from the women s 9 ball singles event

CORNER POCKET. Chezka Centeno topped her compatriot Rubilen Amit to win gold. Photo from Centeno's Facebook

Baldivino bags SEAG gold in women's precision pistol

Jun 08, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Elvie Baldivino gives the Philippines its 7th gold medal at the SEA Games after her display of accuracy with the pistol

Elvie Baldivino (R) poses with Singapore's Norizan Mustafa after winning gold in the women's precision pistol event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

IN PHOTOS: All Philippine gold medal wins at 2015 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

View photos of all 29 of the Philippines gold medal wins at the 28th Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH Volcanoes sweep Rugby 7s round robin, will play Malaysia for gold

Jun 07, 2015 - 2:20 PM

The Philippine men’s rugby team completed their sweep of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games Rugby 7s round robin with victories over Laos and Malaysia on Sunday

LAVA. Philippine Volcanoes player Andrew Alamil Everingham in action during the Philippines' victory over defending champion Thailand on Saturday. File photo by Reuters

Triathlete Adorna overcomes injury to give PH first SEA Games gold medal

Jun 06, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Performing with a nagging ankle injury Claire Adorna’s painstaking efforts were rewarded with the country‘s first gold medal

GOLDEN GIRL. An ecstastic Adorna shows of her women's triathlon gold – the country’s first at the 28th Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Reuters

Adorna bags 1st PH gold in women’s triathlon

Jun 06, 2015 - 11:35 AM

The Philippines now has a total of one gold 4 silvers and a bronze in its medal tally in the 2015 SEA Games

SEAG: PH finishes 7th with 29 golds

Dec 24, 2013 - 1:47 AM

The Philippines wraps up its SEA Games campaign with a total of 29 gold medals and a seventh place finish

File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Olympics: Walsh Jennings was pregnant when she won gold

Sep 25, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Kerri Walsh Jennings revealed that she was pregnant when she and fellow American Misty May Treanor teamed up to win a women s beach volleyball gold medal at the London Olympics

KERRI WALSH JENNINGS. Screen grab from YouTube (AP)

USA outlasts Spain for basketball gold

Aug 13, 2012 - 4:20 AM

The USA Dream Team of NBA stars captured their second successive Olympic men s basketball gold medal and the 14th overall for America by beating Spain 107 100

Golden goodbye for Phelps

Aug 05, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Michael Phelps bowed out of swimming with a final flourish