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LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Tunisia - Dubai Int'l Basketball Championship 2020

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:07 PM

Barely scraping past in its first two wins, Mighty Sports looks to win convincingly against Tunisia's Es Rades on Tuesday, January 28

10 of the most loved fitness gyms in Metro Manila

Jan 27, 2020 - 2:14 PM

It's getting fit in here

Mighty Sports seeks to remain unbeaten in Dubai tilt

Jan 26, 2020 - 7:30 PM

After back-to-back thrillers, Mighty Sports shoots for a third straight triumph in the Dubai International Basketball Championship against Tunisia's Es Rades

BATTLE-TESTED. Andray Blatche proved to be crucial for Mighty Sports winning its first two games. Photo from Mighty Sports


PH karate coach Arpa probe starts after Tsukii 'bullying' incident

Jan 26, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Karate officials hope to fix the 'estranged' relationship between top talent Junna Tsukii and national team coach Okay Arpa

BULLIED. Junna Tsukii reveals that she was bullied by Turkish head coach Okay Arpa after she won a SEA Games gold. Photo from Junna Tsukii's Facebook

Mighty catches fire in 1st half, survives Syria for 2nd Dubai win

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:18 AM

Propped up by Andray Blatche and Renaldo Balkman, Mighty Sports Philippines outlasts Syria for a 2-0 start in Dubai

Sports wRap: It’s nearly time for UAAP volleyball

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the UAAP volleyball season, the PBA Finals, and the country’s bid in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

El Khatib faces Dave Ildefonso, 20 years after father Danny

Jan 24, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib gets to face two generations of Ildefonsos in his storied basketball career

EVERGREEN. Lebanon’s Fadi El Khatib (right) has become a familiar foe to Philippine team players. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Syria - Dubai International Basketball Championship

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:59 PM

After an opening-day escape, Mighty Sports Philippines shoots for a more convincing win versus Syria's Al Ittihad Aleppo on Friday, January 24

Mighty survives El Khatib eruption for Dubai opener win

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:33 AM

A poised Mighty Sports squad overcomes the stellar showing of Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs UAE - Dubai International Basketball Championship

Jan 23, 2020 - 1:11 PM

A star-studded Mighty Sports Philippines squad kicks off its campaign in Dubai versus the United Arab Emirates national team on Thursday, January 23

Kai Sotto to miss Mighty Sports' Dubai stint

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Mighty Sports announces that Kai Sotto is experiencing 'unresolved logistical and scheduling issues'

MISSING OUT. Kai Sotto will not see action in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Photo from FIBA

Blatche arrives but no Kai Sotto yet for star-studded Mighty

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:06 PM

A Mighty Sports squad bannered by Andray Blatche, Thirdy Ravena, and Kai Sotto gears up for a Dubai tilt next week

Sports wRap: Looking forward to 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Rappler Sports host Naveen Ganglani and former editor Ryan Songalia take a look at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other anticipated sporting events this year

Thirdy Ravena joins Kai Sotto, GDLs in Mighty for Dubai tourney

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Mighty Sports-Philippines assembles a young star-studded squad bannered by Thirdy Ravena, Jamie Malonzo, Kai Sotto and the Gomez de Liaño brothers

WINNER. After leading Ateneo to a third straight UAAP championship, Thirdy Ravena looks to bring his winning ways in Dubai. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tokyo 2020: 10 sports to watch in PH Olympic drive

Jan 03, 2020 - 3:32 PM

With the Olympics just around the bend, the Philippines turns to 10 sports in its bid for Tokyo 2020 berths

NBA mastermind David Stern dead at 77

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:46 AM

'Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand – making him not only one of the greatest sports commissioners of all time but also one of the most influential business leaders of his generation'

MASTERMIND. In this file photo taken on June 6, 2013 David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, addresses a press conference prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Crowns, curses and magic: Why we love PH sports in the 2010s

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Check out the most memorable moments of the this decade in Philippine sports

Power plays, record romps: Top Filipino athletes of 2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Meet the athletes who made 2019 a year to remember for Philippine sports

On parties and pressure: Best sports quotes in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 6:42 PM

Here are this year's top quotes from some of the world’s best athletes

Notable deaths around the world in 2019

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:27 PM

Here are some of the notable deaths of 2019

MERCI. This photograph taken on October 5, 2019, shows a portrait of late French President Jacques Chirac at the "Musee du President Jacques Chirac" (President Jacques Chirac museum), the museum opened to public, free of charge on October 5 and 6, 2019 in Sarran, central France. Photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

For better or for worse: Moments that defined Gilas Pilipinas in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:41 PM

From finishing last in the FIBA World Cup to winning another gold in the Southeast Asian Games, it was a roller-coaster year for Gilas Pilipinas

Photos from fiba.basketball and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Hotter, faster, pricier: 10 records in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:59 PM

A look back at 10 new records in the year about to end

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) celebrates after busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. - Kipchoge holds the men's world record for the distance with a time of 2hr 01min 39sec, which he set in the flat Berlin marathon on September 16, 2018. He tried in May 2017 to break the two-hour barrier, running on the Monza National Autodrome racing circuit in Italy, failing narrowly in 2hr 00min 25sec. (Photo by HERBERT NEUBAUER / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

Duterte commits P100M to PH's Tokyo 2020 Olympics budget

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:48 AM

'This will greatly help our national athletes who are both qualified and have potential Olympic entry,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

BEST BET. Carlos Yulo is the country's best bet for an Olympics gold. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Jack Animam: ‘This is the year of women's basketball’

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:36 PM

‘I think this year is really redemption,’ says Gilas Women team standout Jack Animam, who wishes the Philippines will soon have a women’s basketball league

STELLAR YEAR. Jack Animam is part of the Gilas Women team that can bring in more support for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Dream come true: EJ Obiena caps off stellar year with SEA Games gold

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'It's like a telenovela. I couldn't have written it better. Things have been going really bad and in my home country, I finally win the gold,' says EJ Obiena

VINDICATION. EJ Obiena completes a six-year wait for the elusive SEA Games gold in front of the home crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSC to support karateka Junna Tsukii's Olympic dream

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:33 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii joins the list of Filipino Tokyo 2020 Olympics hopefuls

TOKYO 2020. Junna Tsukii gets serious on her road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from IG/junnatsukiiv888

Kai Sotto joins GDLs in Mighty Sports for Dubai tourney

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Kai Sotto's Mighty Sports stint will not affect his US NCAA eligibility

REINFORCEMENT. Kai Sotto is set to reinforce the Mighty Sports squad with the Gomez de Liaño brothers. Photo from FIBA

SEA Games gold haul cements Cordillera's claim as center for PH combat sports

Dec 14, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Athletes from the Cordilleras collect 18 gold medals in the SEA Games 2019, mostly from combat sports

CULTURAL SHOWCASE. Crisamuel Delfin says it's important for him to honor his tribe's traditional costume. Photo by Wakil Koshar/AFP

Colorful, dramatic: The highs and lows of SEA Games 2019

Dec 14, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Controversies, inspiring stories, record-breaking performances, and heart-tugging moments – the 2019 Southeast Asian Games had it all

CURTAINS CLOSED. The Philippines' fourth hosting of the 2019 SEA Games wraps up. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler, Leanne Jazul/Rappler, and Beatrice Go/Rappler


Cayetano’s Phisgoc gets award from Phisgoc-endorsed body

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Sports Industry Award Asia's own website says it is ‘endorsed’ and ‘supported’ by the Cayetano-led SEA Games organizing committee

'SPECIAL AWARD?' Phisgoc chair Alan Peter Cayetano receives his trophy from SPIA CEO Eric Gottschalk on December 3, 2019. Photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

Multi-billion SEA Games 2019 fund follows Cayetano where he goes

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The money trail shows SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano has control over the budget regardless of which agency the money is lodged under

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, chairman of the organizing committee of the 30th SEA Games, delivers his speech before foreign dignitaries, sponsors, and Filipino athletes during their site visit on October 16, 2019 at New Clark City. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Foreign media work inside an unfinished squash venue converted into a press center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

UNFINISHED. Steel beams and hollow blocks are visible during the press briefings at Day 1 of football competitions of the SEA Games 2019. B

LOOK: Rizal Memorial still under construction days before 2019 SEA Games

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Scaffoldings and construction equipment surround the Rizal Memorial Complex as the SEAG football matches start on November 25

BACK ALLEY. Visitors and the workforce could only enter the stadium through the back. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: World-class New Clark City stadium built in 'record time'

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:13 PM

'The facility has been built for 18 months, but it usually takes 3 years,' says MTD Philippines president Nikko David

RECORD FEAT. The New Clark City Athletics Stadium is ready to host various international sporting events. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate plenary deliberations on the PSC 2020 budget

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Senate Minority Franklin Drilon has raised questions on the proposed budget of the agency responsible for the hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Watch the Senate deliberations live on Rappler.

Sports wRap: Missing Wesley So, bracing for UP-UST

Nov 09, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani talk about chess whiz Wesley So and the blockbuster UP and UST semifinal showdown in the UAAP

PSC spends P1.7 million for PH women's volleyball Japan camp

Oct 24, 2019 - 1:10 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team ramps up its 2019 SEA Games buildup in Japan

INTENSIFYING TRAINING. The Philippine women's volleyball team tests its mettle against Japanese teams in a 12-day training camp. ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix event

[EDITORIAL] Isang bagsak para sa mga atleta, isang batok sa mga opisyal

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:25 PM

With only 3 golds on the world stage, we can't be proud of our sports programs

Sports wRap: Celebrating our Filipino athletes

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani discuss the historic wins of Filipino athletes in the world stage, plus the thrilling action in the UAAP

LOOK: New Clark City Sports Complex 'on track' for 2019 SEA Games

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village

ATHLETIC STADIUM. The track and field oval of the athletic stadium at the New Clark City Sports Complex, one of the venues for the 30th SEA Games. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

Sports wRap: Did Bo Perasol deserve his punishment?

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the wild UAAP action and other happenings in the Philippine sports scene

Sports wRap: Yeng Guiao steps down from Gilas, the UAAP is back and wild

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Naveen Ganglani and Agatha Uvero look back at Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup campaign and the thrilling UAAP opening week

Sports wRap: What went wrong with Gilas?

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on Gilas Pilipinas' World Cup campaign and some of the biggest sporting events this week

Sports wRap: Diving into the UAAP, FIBA World Cup

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Mixing fun and analysis, hosts Naveen Ganglani and Agatha Uvero together with PBA player Sean Anthony give their take on two major sporting events

Ramirez wants more buzz as 2019 SEA Games nears

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says there's a lack of promotion on the country's hosting of the SEA Games less than 4 months before the regional meet unfolds

PROMOTION. PSC chairman William Ramirez wants to spread awareness on the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PSC sets protocols to safeguard 2019 SEA Games funds

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Chairman Butch Ramirez explains the process of approving funds requested by the SEA Games organizing committee, which is under fire for alleged corruption

TRANSPARENCY. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez assures the public that there is check and balance in the process of disbursing funds for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

Ramirez grateful for Duterte's national sports academy backing

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The national sports academy for high school students is set to boost talent identification in Philippine sports

NEW FRONTIER. PSC Chairman William Ramirez thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for his support for Philippine sports. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep for 2nd club title

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

It's mission accomplished for Mighty Sports as the Philippine club pulls off a perfect 8-0 championship romp

THROWBACK. Former PBA player Joseph Yeo caps his Jones Cup stint with another stellar outing. Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei White - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to clear one last hurdle in Chinese Taipei White to complete a perfect title romp on Sunday, July 21