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Indonesia breaks PH’s hearts in men’s volleyball sweep

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Philippine men's volleyball team heads into a semifinal showdown against defending champion Thailand after absorbing its first loss versus Indonesia

TOUGH DUEL. Filipino star Marck Espejo penetrates team Indonesia's defense. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH men’s volleyball blasts Vietnam for SEA Games semis berth

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas showcase their usual dominance as the Philippines clinches a spot in the 2019 SEA Games men's volleyball action

SOLID WALL. The Philippine men's volleyball team puts up a solid defense against Vietnam. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Espejo, Bagunas lead PH domination of Cambodia

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Behind the star duo of Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, the Philippine men’s volleyball team gets its campaign off to a rousing start

IN SYNC. Philippine head coach Dante Alinsunurin says his wards stuck to the game plan. Photo by Emerald Hidalgo/Rappler

Perfect Gilas Pilipinas notches 3x3 gold in SEA Games sweep

Dec 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM

CJ Perez outscores the entire Indonesia team as the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team dominates the 2019 SEA Games

UNBLEMISHED. Mo Tautuaa and Gilas Pilipinas win all of their 8 games in 3x3 basketball in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Emotions run high as PH water polo ends 8-year medal drought

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The Philippine men's water polo team crashes back into the podium with a silver medal in the 2019 SEA Games

SILVER. The Philippine men's water polo team gives the country a silver medal finish in the 2019 SEA Games. Rappler screenshot

Gilas Pilipinas sweeps 3x3 prelims with rout of Cambodia

Dec 02, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Jason Perkins rediscovers his lethal form to power the Philippines to a six-game sweep in the 2019 SEA Games

TWIN TOWERS. Jason Perkins and Mo Tautuaa lead the charge for Gilas Pilipinas against Cambodia. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Perkins a beast as Gilas Pilipinas punches 3x3 basketball semis ticket

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Jason Perkins proves to be a revelation as Gilas Pilipinas wraps up Day 1 of the 2019 SEA Games with a sweep of its first 4 games

HEFTY LEFTY. Jason Perkins keys Gilas Pilipinas to a perfect start in 3x3 basketball in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 teams nail SEA Games 2019 openers

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Philippine men's team shrugs off a lethargic start against Indonesia, while the women's squad makes easy work of Myanmar

BULLY BALL. Jayson Perkins utilizes his size and heft to star for Gilas Pilipinas 3x3. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: SEA Games 2019 3x3 Basketball

Dec 01, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Gilas Pilipinas teams aim for gold as 3x3 basketball debuts in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Boyz II Men to return in Manila for December concert

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The R&B trio is coming back to Manila

Nadal stays at No. 2 as Djokovic rules world rankings

Aug 12, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Rafael Nadal trails Novak Djokovic by more than 4,000 points even after claiming his 35th Masters title

IN-FORM. Rafael Nadal heads into the US Open off an impressive campaign in the Rogers Cup. Photo from Twitter/@ATP_Tour


Duterte gets back at Gordon over ex-military appointees: ‘Mind your big belly’

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:22 PM

‘Why do you criticize me? It's my prerogative. It is not prohibited by law,’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells Senator Richard Gordon

PREROGATIVE. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the reception party upon his arrival at the Jolo Airport before heading to Camp Bud Datu in Indanan, Sulu on July 15, 2019. Malacañang photo

Filipino comic book artist Leinil Yu to work on ‘X-Men’

Jul 30, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'This is my dream project,' Leinil Yu says about the opportunity to helm the upcoming 'X-Men' October issue

Djokovic reflects on 'unreal' Wimbledon 2019 final victory

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The 32-year-old Serbian, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles for the second time, prevails in an epic duel, the longest ever final and the first decided by a deciding set tie-break

Serbia's Novak Djokovic raises the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Djokovic saves match points to claim fifth Wimbledon title in record-breaking final

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:21 AM

At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest Wimbledon final ever played and settled by a final set tiebreak for the first time

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles final on day thirteen of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2019.  Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP

'Men in Black' tops forgettable box office weekend

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

'Men in Black: International' failed to meet box office expectations in North America on its opening weekend

‘Men in Black: International’ review: An obvious money grab

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'Men in Black: International' is content with being ordinary

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

'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ review: Exasperating experience

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Dark Phoenix' is supposed to be bursting with emotions. Instead, it feels deflated and defeated.

DARK PHOENIX. Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) finds herself embracing the powers of Dark Phoenix in the final X-Men movie. All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox  DARK PHOENIX. Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) finds herself embracing the powers of Dark Phoenix in the final X-Men movie. All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox

What critics are saying about ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:29 PM

The final installment in the current X-Men series fails to impress the critics

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the final installment of the 'X-Men' series. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Masked men monitored intimidating voters in Cebu City’s upland barangays

May 13, 2019 - 3:11 AM

(UPDATED) ‘Residents reported men on motorcycles leaving notes, telling the residents they’re being monitored, and that if they go to vote, the men will return for them’

Angeles City cops gun down 3 motorcycle-riding men

Apr 21, 2019 - 3:16 PM

A 4th still-unidentified suspect is able to flee on foot

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

Fil-Am Clark, Virginia topple Texas Tech to claim US-NCAA title

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Virginia claims the NCAA crown one year after becoming the first No. 1 seeded team to be knocked out of the competition

CHAMPION. Filipino-American Kihei Clark plays point guard in the University of Virginia's NCAA champion squad. Photo from Kihei Clark's Instagram

Men’s volleyball: NU, FEU keep hold of top 2 spots

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The Bulldogs and the Tamaraws overwhelm separate foes in straight sets

TOPNOTCH. The FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs continue to lord it over the tournament. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: Adamson upsets FEU; UST ends losing skid

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The Adamson Falcons trip the FEU Tamaraws in a five-set stunner as the UST Tigers end their four-game slump

WINNING WAYS. UST stops UP to get back on the winning track. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men’s volleyball: FEU adds to UST’s misery; DLSU blasts UE

Mar 31, 2019 - 1:16 PM

The FEU Tamaraws bounce back from a first loss against the skidding UST Tigers

REBOUND. The FEU Tamaraws get back on the winning track. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: NU survives Ateneo; Adamson ousts UP

Mar 30, 2019 - 3:51 PM

The Bulldogs roll to their ninth straight victory against the Blue Eagles in a rematch of last year’s finals

HOT STREAK. The NU Bulldogs overcome a tough challenge from a familiar foe to sustain their hot run. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Men's volleyball: NU rolls; Ateneo overpowers La Salle

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The NU Bulldogs stretch their winning streak to 8 as the Ateneo Blue Eagles pull off an elimination sweep of La Salle

HOT RUN. The NU Bulldogs now own the longest winning streak of the season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maroons crash win column; Green Spikers roll past Tigers

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:36 PM

UP outlasts UE to pick up its first win in UAAP men’s volleyball

BREAKTHROUGH. UP snaps a seven-game losing skid against UE. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson claims share of 3rd as UE upsets UST

Mar 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Falcons and the Red Warriors arrest their skids on the last day of the UAAP men's volleyball first round

REBOUND. Adamson recovers from a three-game slide. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rookie rampage in UAAP men's football

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:54 AM

A bumper crop of talented freshmen has electrified this year's competition

FEU completes sweep; NU tops Ateneo in Finals rematch

Mar 16, 2019 - 3:31 PM

The FEU Tamaraws stretch their perfect run to 7 games as defending champion NU Bulldogs wrap up their first-round campaign with a 6-1 slate

RAISING THE BAR. FEU and NU emerge as the top two teams at the end of the first round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU stretches streak to 5, Ateneo secures solo 3rd

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Defending champion NU makes quick work of UP as Ateneo also trips Adamson in straight sets

OVERPOWERED. NU team captain Francis Saura soars for a kill over the struggling Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP men’s volleyball: FEU notches 6th straight win

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Unbeaten FEU dispatches Adamson in straight sets, while Ateneo keeps UP winless in 5 games

UNRIVALED. There's still no stopping the FEU Tamaraws. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH men's ice hockey bags silver in 2019 Challenge Cup of Asia

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippine men's ice hockey team falls short in the final after sweeping the elimination round

FALLING SHORT. The Philippine men's ice hockey team goes undefeated in the tournament before falling to Mongolia in the final. Photo from IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia website

SEA Games 2019: Valdez, Santiago banner PH volleyball pool

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The 2019 SEA Games buildup gets going as Philippine volleyball forms a 22-strong women’s training pool

MAINSTAY. Volleyball phenomAlyssa Valdez stays in the national team. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

WATCH: A new 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ official trailer is here

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The film hits theaters on June 5

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the upcoming film. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

UAAP men's volleyball: Bulldogs keep Green Spikers winless

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Defending champion NU posts back-to-back wins as Adamson stays unbeaten in 3 games

COMEBACK. The NU Bulldogs survive a first-set scare. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dante Alinsunurin named PH men's volleyball head coach

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:41 PM

LVPI president Peter Cayco believes Dante Alinsunurin can lead the Philippine men's volleyball team to a podium finish in the 2019 SEA Games

PROVING HIMSELF. Dante Alinsunurin is expected to lead the Philippine national men's volleyball team to a podium finish. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Despite exclusion, Matthew Wright always ready to answer Gilas call-up

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The 27-year-old wishes the team the best in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers

TOP GUNNER. Matthew Wright remains focused in Phoenix's campaign in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Pikachu and provocation at London's Fashion Week for men

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:30 AM

With the big names of British fashion abandoning the men's version of Fashion Week the path was clear for young designers to make their mark

PLAYFUL. British designer Bobby Abley cemented his reputation for playfulness by mining Japanese cartoon phenomenon Pokémon for inspiration. Images from Bobby Abley's Instagram account

Ateneo, PH taekwondo to investigate junior high bully | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:20 PM

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WATCH: The first 'Men in Black International' trailer is here

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, and Tessa Thompson make for an out-of-this-world, alien-fighting team

Scottie Thompson hopes Ginebra's Never Say Die spirit rubs off on Gilas

Nov 30, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Four Gin Kings players will see action for the national team when it kicks off the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan

FAMILIAR FACES. Scottie Thompson looks forward to sharing the floor with his Ginebra teammates. Photo from FIBA


Guiao: Gilas needs to go beyond size upgrade

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may have more big men at its disposal, but national coach Yeng Guiao says the team needs to raise its level of play

TOWERING. (From left) June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar and Poy Erram will form Gilas Pilipinas' frontcourt against Kazakhstan. Photos by Josh Albelda (Fajardo and Slaughter), Czeasar Dancel (Aguilar) and FIBA (Erram)


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Team Pilipinas aims to bolster its chances for a World Cup berth against a Kazakhstan team it crushed in the Asian Games


Blatche 'hurt' by Gilas non-inclusion, but says he's always available

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The former NBA player claims he turned down offers to play in China just so he could be available for the Philippines in the World Cup qualifiers

WAITING. Andray Blatche will have to wait until the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers to have a chance of playing for the Philippines again. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


UST men's football rules 2018 Pinas Cup

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Conrado Dimacali leads the UST Golden Booters to title in the preseason

CHAMPIONS. The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers take home the 2018 Pinas Cup silverware. Photo from release