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WATCH: Alex Eala dreams big in 2020

Jan 17, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala believes she can qualify for a women's Grand Slam tournament this year

SENSATIONAL. Alex Eala plans to take it up a notch as she aims for a women's grand slam berth. Rappler Screenshot

Alex Eala earns slot in 2020 Australian Open juniors main draw

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:57 PM

Philippine tennis star Alex Eala lands at No. 9 in the world juniors ranking to secure a slot in the Grand Slam juniors tournament

MILESTONE. Alex Eala kicks off 2020 within the top 10 junior tennis players in the world. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Make establishments aware of athletes' discount law, says Agatha Wong

Dec 22, 2019 - 4:19 PM

‘Gets quite annoying to keep having to explain to managers that this kind of benefit actually exists You think I'm a liar?’ tweets wushu athlete Agatha Wong

FIGHT FOR HONOR. National wushu star Agatha Wong fights for awareness of the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Barcenilla wins 1st national title since 1996

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Rogelio Barcenilla Jr dethrones national champion Haridas Pascua in the 2019 Battle of the Grandmasters

OLD GLORIES. Rogelio Barcenilla Jr makes grand comeback with another national title. Stock photo

Young lands 8th in World Seniors; Caturla, Antonio finish in top 30

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

International Master Angelo Young finishes inside the top 10 of the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championship

Fajardo holds slight edge over Perez, Ravena in BPC race

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

June Mar Fajardo looks to capture his ninth Best Player of the Conference trophy in his seventh PBA season

TALL ORDER. June Mar Fajardo has to help San Miguel overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage against Barangay Ginebra to maintain his lead in the race. Photo from PBA Images


Top PH karateka struck out from SEA Games lineup

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM

SEA Games medalist James de los Santos funds his own training only to be bumped off from the national karate team

'ROBBED'. James de los Santos fights for justice after being left out of the 2019 SEA Games national team lineup. Photo from Ruben delos Santos' Facebook

Phil Younghusband retires from football

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The country's leading goalscorer ends his football career with 52 international goals

RETIREMENT. Phil Younghusband represents in the Philippines in his last AFF Suzuki Cup tournament in 2018. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Miko Eala bags junior tennis title in Cyprus

Nov 17, 2019 - 8:44 PM

The brother of Filipina teen sensation Alex Eala wins the Hellenic Bank Masters Tennis Academy tournament in Cyprus

PROVING HIMSELF. Miko Eala rises in the international tennis scene with a title from Cyprus. Photo from Miko Eala's Facebook

How Gretchen Malalad turned an Italian gig to gold

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:37 PM

As the country’s Southeast Games hosting nears, former champion karateka Gretchen Malalad recalls her tough quest for gold

Filipino GM to join World Senior Chess Championship

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio Jr will compete in the tournament he placed 2nd in two years ago

Photo from Shutterstock

FAST FACTS: Who is Wesley So?

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Get to know more about Cavite-born Wesley So, who shocked world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen for the World Fischer Random Chess Championship title

TITLEHOLDER. Wesley So claims the first World Fischer Random Chess Championship title. File photo by Anastasya Karlovich/FIDE Press Officer


Filipino rules ASEAN Chess Championship

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Paulo Bersamina posts a winning score of 7 points from 9 rounds to collect his second grandmaster norm

CHESS WHIZ. Paulo Bersamina hopes to get his third and final grandmaster norm. Contributed photo


Alex Eala aims for women's Grand Slam berth

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:57 AM

World juniors No. 13 Alex Eala targets a top 5 ranking as the teen tennis sensation tries to crash the women's Grand Slam tournaments

RISING STAR. Alex Eala aims to crack in the women's pro circuit in 2020. Rappler File photo

Alex Eala rises to world No. 13 in juniors rankings

Oct 22, 2019 - 2:08 PM

A successful campaign in Japan catapults Alex Eala to No. 13 in the world junior tennis rankings

MILESTONE. Alex Eala nails a world No. 13 ranking in the ITF juniors world tennis tour. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Alex Eala cops runner-up finish in World Super Juniors Osaka

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Alex Eala makes it to the 2019 World Super Juniors Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup final

RUNNER-UP. Alex Eala settles for 2nd place in her World Super Junior Tennis Championships Osaka Mayor's Cup debut. Photo courtesy of Akira Watanabe

Jamie Lim strikes gold to lead Karate Pilipinas' 8-medal haul

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The daughter of PBA legend Samboy Lim dominates as the Philippines also rakes in 3 silver and 4 bronze medals in the Turkey joust

MEDAL HAUL. Jamie Lim (center, upper row) and Karate Pilipinas showcase their wares in Turkey. Photo from Lelen Berberabe


Alex Eala bags 1st ITF juniors Grade A title

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:43 PM

Teen tennis sensation Alex Eala unlocks another career milestone as a Grade A tournament champion in South Africa

MILESTONE. Alex Eala is now a juniors Grade A tournament title holder. Photo from Alex Eala's Facebook

Lorenzana unaware of AFP-Mislatel deal, vows probe – Panelo

Sep 16, 2019 - 12:48 PM

The Philippine government can still pull out of the deal if officials identify security risks in the arrangement, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on the sidelines of the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on June 18, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Alex Eala crashes out of U.S. Open juniors 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipina teen tennis star Alex Eala absorbs back-to-back losses in her 2nd round singles and doubles events

MAJOR STINT. Alex Eala makes history in her first Grand Slam appearance in the 2019 US Open juniors tournament. Photo courtesy of Troi Santos

Alex Eala cruises to 2nd round in U.S. Open juniors debut

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala gets off to a strong start in her first Grand Slam tournament

TEEN SENSATION. Alex Eala impresses in her Grand Slam debut with a one-sided win. Photo courtesy of Mike Eala

Koepka pips McIlroy for PGA Player of the Year prize

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Brooks Koepka's successful PGA championship title defense catapults him past Rory Mcllroy for the top US golf honor

TOP GUN. Brooks Koepka is the 2019 PGA America Player of the Year.  File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

After nearly 3 years, Castro wins PBA Best Player award again

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:36 PM

TNT's Jayson Castro bests San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo, Blackwater's Ray Parks, Columbian's CJ Perez, and NorthPort's Robert Bolick for the coveted plum


Nadal, Federer make joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been on the opposite side of ATP Council president and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on various controversial issues

Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

5 Filipinos win blitz in Thailand chess tiff

Aug 05, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Daniel Quizon, Ruelle Canino, Allaney Doroy, Mark Jay Bacojo, and Franiel Angela Magpily all triumph in the Eastern Asian Youth Chess Tournament

ROMP. Ruelle Canino sweeps the nine-round under 12. Contributed photo


Rookies Parks, Perez lead pack in Best Player race

Jul 27, 2019 - 1:35 PM

PBA newcomers make immediate impact as Ray Parks and CJ Perez top the statistical race

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK. Ray Parks and CJ Perez are slowly gaining star status in the PBA. Photos from PBA Images


Filipino chess whiz wins Asian Juniors blitz tournament

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 14-year-old Daniel Quizon comes out triumphant in all of his 7 games to bag the crown

REDEMPTION. Daniel Quizon vents his ire in the blitz tournament after failing to finish high in the standard chess. Photo from grandmaster Jayson Gonzales


Duterte gives Dito Telecommunity permit to operate as 3rd telco

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The awarding of the permit to Dennis Uy's Dito Telecommunity – formerly Mislatel – officially green-lights its operations as the Philippines' 3rd telco player

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issues the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to the Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) through its Chairman Dennis Uy during a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on July 8, 2019. Also in the photo are National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba and Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Mislatel now called Dito Telecommunity

Jul 08, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The 3rd major telco player is here and it's now called Dito Telecommunity. What do you think of the new name?


Filipino clinches rapid chess title in Asian Juniors 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Kylen Joy Morido, 17, wins 6 straight games and draws in the final round to seize the title

FILIPINA CHESSER. File photo of Kylen Joy Mordido from her Facebook account.

Gobert claims second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rudy Gobert joins elite company as he becomes one of only 10 players in NBA history to win the award multiple times

STIFLE TOWER. Rudy Gobert beats out MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George for Defensive Player of the Year. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Siakam named NBA Most Improved Player

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Pascal Siakam, who helped the Toronto Raptors capture their maiden NBA championship, becomes the first player in franchise history to win the award

MOST IMPROVED. Pascal Siakam made leaps and bounds in his best NBA season so far. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP


Second to none: Thirdy Ravena cops top Collegiate Player award

May 26, 2019 - 4:17 PM

After a finals series to remember, Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena snags this season’s Collegiate Player of the Year honor

BEST OF THE BEST. Thirdy Ravena proves yet again this season why he’s the King Eagle. Photo release

Dennis Uy, China Telecom ink $5.4 billion deal for 3rd telco

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:03 PM

The signing is held at the 2nd Belt and Road forum held in Beijing, China, with several business leaders from the Philippines, China, and other Asian nations attending it

Biado settles for 2nd in 2019 WPA Players Championship

Apr 20, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Top Filipino billiards player Carlo Biado blows a comfortable lead against Taiwanese Kevin Cheng in the final

SO CLOSE. Carlo Biado nearly clinches the gold in the tournament that drew 64 of the world’s elite pool players. Photo from World Pool-Billiard Association Facebook

The women who played Bobby Fischer

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Fischer, one of the greatest chess players of all time, agreed to matches before the Philippine team flew to Israel for the 1976 Chess Olympiad

LEGENDS. Bobby Fischer with (from left) Andrea Lizares, Lita Alvarez and Hermie Cartel, members of the first Philippine women's team to the 1976 Haifa Olympiad. Contributed photo


Navratilova sorry for transgender 'cheat' claim

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:26 PM

The tennis legend has been branded as 'transphobic' after writing a column that allowing trans athletes to compete with women is 'cheating and unfair'

DROPPED. Martina Navratilova has been dropped as ambassador for the Athlete Ally group which campaigns for LGBT rights in sport. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


P25.7-billion performance bond not yet paid by Mislatel

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Based on the terms of reference for the third major telco player, the performance bond of P25.7 billion should have been paid on February 17

FAST FACTS: Mislatel, the new major telco player

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Check out Mislatel's ownership structure, China Telecom's market share, and how the consortium's promised internet speeds fare globally

Senate approves Mislatel's change of ownership

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The Senate's decision effectively allows Mislatel to operate as the 3rd major telecommunications player

With Mislatel's China links, senators wary of foreign ownership reforms

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Senator Grace Poe says some of her colleagues are taking a step back from amending the Public Service Act due to concerns over China's interests in the Philippines

WATCH: Senate takes on 3rd telco, Angkas, PITX

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The Senate committee on public services is holding a hearing at 10 am on Wednesday, January 30


Baseball to commemorate Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The league will launch a series of initiatives in tribute to Robinson during February's Black History Month activities

LEGENDARY. Jackie Robinson is the first black Major League Baseball player in history. Photo from Wikicommons

IN CHARTS: Mislatel's rollout plan

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The Philippines' 3rd major telecommunications player plans to start its commercial rollout by late 2020

Dennis Uy's Mislatel guns for best telco, but faces franchise issues

Jan 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Dennis Uy dreams of fast internet speeds and great coverage at reasonable costs. But first, he needs to overcome several legal obstacles.

Trillanes calls Dennis Uy's 3rd telco venture 'cronyism'

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'As it is, it's now oozing with preferential treatment and, at worst, cronyism,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

LIVE: Senate tackles 3rd telco issues

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday, January 24


June Mar Fajardo in class of his own with record 5th straight MVP

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The San Miguel star surpasses the record of PBA legends Mon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, who won 4 MVP awards each

HISTORIC. It's another season and another MVP plum for June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: Salah seals great day for Egyptian football

Jan 09, 2019 - 10:02 AM

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah bags the African Player of the Year title anew as Egypt wins the Cup of Nations hosting rights

SENSATIONAL. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tallies 44 goals for Liverpool last season. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Philippine Baseball League opens first season with UAAP finals rematch

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:21 PM

The new league will feature 7 teams – 6 of which are coming from the UAAP

NEW LEAGUE. Adamson and La Salle open inaugural season of the Philippine Baseball League. Contributed photo