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Top 10 quotes that stirred PH sports in 2018

Dec 31, 2018 - 12:10 PM

From battle cries to controversial statements, let us look back at all the tea spilled by our Filipino sports personalities

IN PHOTOS: The Year of Lakay

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:08 PM

In 2018, Baguio's Team Lakay proves that it's one of the best mixed martial arts stables in Asia

WATCH: Team Philippines pulls off 2018 Asian Games surprise

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Philippine delegation pockets 4 gold medals in the Asiad and cops a historic 10-gold haul in the Asian Para Games

GOLDEN BOY. Ernie Gawilan emerges as the most bemedalled athlete of 2018 after bagging 3 golds and 2 silvers from the Asian Para Games. Photo courtesy of Janet Tenorio

Goal-getters: Filipino football players who made a mark in 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:19 AM

A recap of the people and moments that made 2018 another great year for Philippine football

Ring warriors: Filipino boxing world champions of 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Some big names return and new faces also emerge as the Philippines thrives yet again in the international boxing scene


IN PHOTOS: Breakthroughs, dynasties highlight 2018 UAAP, NCAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Relive the best basketball moments in UAAP Season 81 and NCAA Season 94

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

End of the Messi-Ronaldo era? Football rings changes in 2018

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:22 PM

2018 football features a thrilling World Cup final, Luka Modric ending a 10-year Messi-Ronaldo era in the Ballon d'Or, and so much more

ICONIC. France's forward Kylian Mbappe (L) greets Argentina's forward Lionel Messi at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

LIST: Top 10 2018 international sporting highlights

Dec 25, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Kylian Mbappe's World Cup showing and Serena Williams' outburst at the umpire banner 2018's sporting highlights

2ND CROWN. France wins its second World Cup title after 20 years last July 2018. Photo by Frank fife/AFP

WATCH: PH golden girls rule 2018 Asian Games

Dec 24, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Women in sports take the spotlight in 2018 after sweeping the Philippines' Asian Games gold-medal haul

WONDER WOMEN. Filipino female athletes (from top left, clockwise) Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal emerge as the country's top performers in 2018. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

2018: Gilas Pilipinas' wild ride

Dec 23, 2018 - 2:27 PM

From the FIBA World Cup qualifiers to the Asian Games, the Philippine men’s basketball team takes us to a roller-coaster ride of fun, hopes, and fears in 2018

Gilas Pilipinas wild ride

Slim chances

Dec 23, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Gilas Pilipinas can't afford to make any more mistakes if it wants to reach the 2019 FIBA World Cup

TOUGH BREAK. Yeng Guiao and the Philippine team are dealt a huge blow in their World Cup aspirations. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Major revamp

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Coach Yeng Guiao takes over the Gilas Pilipinas program as the 'best Philippine team' starts to take shape

NEW LOOK. A lot has changed in Gilas Pilipinas' roster in a span of months. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Roller-coaster Asiad buildup

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Surprising twists and turns mark the Philippines' preparation for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL OF CHALLENGES. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sure had a crazy 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


FIBA drops the hammer

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:19 AM

In the aftermath of the infamous Philippines-Australia brawl, basketball's world governing body hands down its decision

PUNISHED. The Philippines gets hit hard with the suspensions and sanctions handed down by FIBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler



Brawl that shocked the world

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Gilas Pilipinas and Australia figure in what's dubbed 'the worst basketball brawl' in recent years

FREE-FOR-ALL. Punches, kicks and even chairs are thrown between the Philippines and Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler




RAW Deal: Philippine wrestling in 2017

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

It was more the merrier in 2017 as two new promotions open up and Southeast Asia takes notice

NEXT LEVEL. Philippine wrestling saw a big boost from the international scene and a couple of new promotions opening shop. Photo by Hub Pacheco/PWR

The 2017 Passionate Fan Pinoy Football Awards

Dec 27, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The past year brought a bumper crop of special football moments

GIRL POWER. La Salle's Sara Castañeda scored perhaps the most important goal in Philippine women's football history, earning her recognition as the PH Player of the Year. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Federer, Nadal defied time in 2017 as rivals hobble into 2018

Dec 25, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal banner the storylines of world tennis in 2017

RETURNING VETERANS. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a pair of 30-something legends, surprised many by sweeping the Grand Slam men's singles titles in 2017. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

NFL, NBA go political in year of protests

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:12 PM

2017 is a year that saw sports figures make a stand - and kneel - against Trump and a culture of inequality

PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

2017: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 23, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Jerwin Ancajas has a breakout year, while champions and contenders rise up on the ever-changing scene of Philippine boxing

Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez top 2017 PH most tweeted athletes list

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines