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Imelda Marcos back to work at House after posting bail | Evening wRap

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:56 PM

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Nuguit, Emana capture PCA Open tennis crowns

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The two tennis prodigies reign in the 12-and-under division

CHAMP. Sherwin Ray Nuguit rules the 12-and-under boys' division of the PCA Open. Photo from PCA Open


Zverev ATP Finals win hints at changing of the guard

Nov 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The 21-year-old defeats Novak Djokovic for the biggest title of his career

COMING OF AGE. Alexander Zverez leads the new generation of up-and-coming tennis players. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP


Federer crashes to Nishikori in ATP Finals opener

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:04 AM

The loss dents the Swiss great's bid for a 100th title in his illustrious career

UNCHARACTERISTIC. Roger Federer produces an uncharacteristically error-prone and fractious display in the loss. File photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP


Rafael Nadal confirms season finished due to injury

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:16 AM

The Spaniard describes his season as 'very good in terms of tennis when I was able to play and very bad in terms of injuries'

DOUBLE WHAMMY. After surrendering the No. 1 world ranking to Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal will miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP


Djokovic returns to world No. 1

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The Serb regains the top world rank for the first time in over two years

BACK ON TOP. Novak Djokovic overtakes Rafael Nadal at the top. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP


New Metro Manila minimum wage set at 500 to P537 | Evening wRap

Nov 05, 2018 - 9:07 PM

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Khachanov revels in 'biggest achievement' after Djokovic upset

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:26 PM

The Russian triumphs in the Paris Masters final and denies the Serb a fourth title in a row

FIRST TIME. Karen Khachanov becomes the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this season, joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner. Photo from Shutterstock


'One of my best': Djokovic edges Federer in Paris Masters thriller

Nov 04, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The Serbian denies the Swiss a historic 100th title by advancing to the finals

STREAK. Novak Djokovic extends his winning run to 22 outings. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP


Federer three wins from 100th title

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Just a week after capturing his 99th trophy in Basel, Roger Federer inches closer to another milestone in the Paris Masters

NEXT ROUND. Switzerland's Roger Federer will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the Paris Masters quarterfinals. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Militarization of government, jeepney fare hike, Nadal out of Paris Masters | Midday wRap

Nov 01, 2018 - 2:38 PM

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Nadal pulls out of Paris, Djokovic takes world No. 1 spot

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:38 AM

Sidelined with injuries, Rafael Nadal relinquishes the top spot to Novak Djokovic

SWITCHING SPOTS. Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) reclaims the top spot he held two years ago as Spain's Rafael Nadal drops out of the Paris Masters.  Photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

Roger Federer claims 99th ATP title with 'crazy' Basel triumph

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The Swiss legend claims his ninth trophy at his home event

CHASING. Roger Federer will now aim for a 100th at the end of the season. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP


Osaka vows to come back stronger after WTA defeat

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Sloane Stephens silences the error-prone Naomi Osaka in the Singapore WTA Finals

COMEBACK. Japan's Naomi Osaka loses to by Sloane Stephens of the US during their singles match at the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Singapore on October 22, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Angelique Kerber 2nd to Simona Halep in WTA rankings

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:38 PM

The German improves to her highest ranking since July 2017

CLOSING IN. Angelique Kerber lurks behind world No. 1 Simona Halep. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


Rafael Nadal maintains lead as Russian breaks into ATP Top 20

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Russia's Karen Khachanov breaches into the Top 20 following his triumph in the Kremlin Cup

TIGHT GRIP. The top of the ATP rankings remain unchanged with Rafael Nadal keeping his hold of the No. 1 ranking. File photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP


Roger Federer reveals long-standing hand injury

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The Swiss star bares he has been enduring pain for 3 months

BATTLE READY. Despite the injury, Roger Federer will see action in the Swiss Open. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP


US Open champion Osaka says fame won't affect her game

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Still grappling with her newfound stardom, Naomi Osaka vows to remain focused on tennis

STAR POWER. Naomi Osaka says all the attention feels ‘kind of funny.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Wimbledon to introduce final set tiebreaks

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:08 PM

No more marathon matches as Wimbledon sets tiebreak rule

GRUELING. In 2010, American John Isner (left) and French Nicolas Mahut figured in a record-breaking Wimbledon match that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and finished with a score of 70 to 68 in favor of Isner. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/AFP

Serena coach calls for on-court coaching in tennis

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:31 AM

'It's time to stop the hypocrisy surrounding coaching,' says Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach at the center of Serena Williams' US Open outburst

CONTROVERSIAL. In the recent US Open final, Serena Williams received a warning for coaching when Patrick Mouratoglou was spotted making signals from the players box. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

UST nabs golden double in UAAP Season 81 table tennis

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:16 PM

University of Santo Tomas sweeps the men's and women's table tennis titles

RECORD-BREAKING. University of Santo Tomas returns to the top of the podium to clinch its record 27th men's table tennis title. Photo from release

Novak Djokovic closing in on Rafael Nadal's No. 1 spot

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Serbian improves to No. 2 and is now 215 points behind the Spaniard in the ATP rankings

RIVALRY. Novak Djokovic (left) lurks behind world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the world rankings. File photo by Nic Bothman/AFP


Simona Halep secures second year-end No. 1 ranking

Oct 15, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Romanian star spent 40 weeks at No. 1 in 2018, a season that saw her win 3 titles and a tour-leading 6 finals appearances

NO. 1. Simona Halep remains at the top of the world women's rankings. Thomas Samson/AFP


Djokovic wins Shanghai to close on world No.1 Nadal

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Novak Djokovic is within touching distance of Rafael Nadal's No. 1 ranking after ruling the Shanghai Masters

NEW NOVAK. After recovering from an injury, Novak Djokovic says he needed to ‘reinvent’ himself. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Josephine Medina bags Asian Para Games table tennis silver

Oct 09, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Two-time Paralympian Josephine Medina, as expected, delivers a medal for PH in the 2018 Asian Para Games

SILVER. Josephine Medina brings home the country's second silver medal from the 2018 Asian Para Games. Photo from ITTF.com

Serena Williams confirmed for 8th Australian Open title tilt

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Serena Williams will return to Melbourne tourney in 2019 after missing her title defense

RETURN. Serena Williams hopes to bag her 24th Grand Slam title in the 2019 Australian Open. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Rafael Nadal still untroubled atop ATP rankings

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:44 PM

The Spaniard has a comfortable lead over rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

UP BIG. Rafael Nadal is up 1360 points over the second-running Roger Federer. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP


Japan's Naomi Osaka climbs to 4th in world women's rankings

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The 20-year-old is closing in on third-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany

UP TWO NOTCHES. Thanks to her US Open triumph, Japan's Naomi Osaka improves two places higher in the world rankings. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP


Li Na says Naomi Osaka needs 'desire' to go further

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The 20-year-old Japanese has admitted feeling burdened by expectations after winning the US Open against superstar Serena Williams

MENTAL FORTITUDE. Chinese tennis great Li Na (left) believes Japanese Naomi Osaka can maintain her status as world champion if she matches her physical abilities with the will to become a winner. Photos by Fred Dufour/AFP (Li) and Nicolas Asfouri/AFP (Osaka)


US Open title 'not the happiest memory,' says Naomi Osaka

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:35 AM

The 20-year-old Japanese compares her Grand Slam success to eating green tea-flavored ice cream

MOVING FORWARD. Naomi Osaka says she has been trying to move on from her US Open win that saw opponent Serena Williams call chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" and later accused him of sexism. File photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP


Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Tennis superstar Serena Williams promotes breast cancer awareness in a video viewed more than 1.3 million times in the first 10 hours

FOR A CAUSE. Serena Williams says the video puts her out of her comfort zone but fans lauding her for her bravery. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Serena Williams keen to 'move on' from US Open row

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The tennis superstar, though, is still perplexed at her coach's admission he illegally signalled to her during the finals against Japan's Naomi Osaka

MOVING FORWARD. Following her controversial US Open loss that saw her confront the umpire, Serena Williams wants to move forward. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez


Alexander Zverev seals Laver Cup win for Europe

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Team Europe successfully defends the title it won last year in Prague

CHAMPS. Team Europe, composed of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djovokic and Alexander Zverev, pose with tennis legend Rod Laver after winning the 2018 Laver Cup. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP


Nick Kyrgios 'pep talk' umpire suspended

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Umpire Mohamed Lahyani has been suspended for two weeks for going 'beyond protocol' during the US Open match between Nick Kyrgios and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

OVERSTEPPING. The ATP says umpire Mohamed Lahyani ’compromised the impartiality that is required of an official.’ Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Japan's Naomi Osaka blames US Open tears on 'notorious' nerves

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic win over Serena Williams in a controversial New York final

EMOTIONS. Naomi Osaka says she felt "very overwhelmed" after crying during the awarding ceremonies of her US Open triumph. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez


Male tennis players punished more than women, says NYT report

Sep 16, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Male players were slapped with 1,517 fines compared to 535 fines for females at Grand Slam tournaments in the last 20 years

POLARIZING.The controversial US Open final led to scores of fans defending Serena Williams but also critics calling her a sore loser. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final

Sep 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The Japanese champion refuses to criticize her childhood idol Serena Williams

GRATEFUL. Naomi Osaka savors her first Grand Slam despite the controversial final match against Serena Williams. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

Serena Williams' US Open row puts tennis umpires in spotlight

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Williams receives plenty of support in her gender bias interpretation despite criticisms thrown at her

STRICT UMPIRE. Serena Williams of the United States reacts to umpire Carlos Ramos after her defeat in the Women's Singles finals match to Naomi Osaka of Japan. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

AFP chief on Trillanes, Steph Curry, Naomi Osaka | Midday wRap

Sep 10, 2018 - 2:51 PM

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US Open 2018 champion Djokovic: 'I owe Federer, Nadal'

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Serbian star matches Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title

RESPECT. Novak Djokovic tips his hat to rival Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for shaping him to the player he is today. File photo by Nic Bothma/AFP


Mother of all meltdowns: Did Serena overstep the mark?

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association but the debate rages on whether the violations that sparked her meltdown are sexist

ARGUMENT. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos after her defeat in the women's singles finals match to Naomi Osaka of Japan at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Serena fined $17,000 after U.S. Open final outburst

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The American star is fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being "a thief" during the stormy final

OUTBURST. Serena Williams of the United States shows her emotions during a women's singles match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic wins third U.S. Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Novak Djokovic, playing in his 8th final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just 3 Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer

CHAMP. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his men's singles finals match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

At US Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s power play

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos turned a minor infraction into a nasty controversy, all because he couldn’t take a woman speaking sharply to him

CONTROVERSIAL. Serena Williams comforts Naomi Osaka after the controversial US Open women's singles final. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Serena: 'I am not a cheat,' accuses tennis of 'sexism'

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Former world No. 1 Serena Williams says the controversial incident strengthened her belief that male and female players are treated differently

HEATED. Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her US Open women's singles finals match against Naomi Osaka. Photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena 'umpire thief' meltdown

Sep 09, 2018 - 8:43 AM

Serena Williams' outburst overshadows Japanese Naomi Osaka's historic triumph

HISTORIC. Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the championship trophy after winning the US Open women's singles finals match against Serena Williams. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFP

Djokovic, Del Potro march into US Open final

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro arrange a US Open final clash as world No. 1 Rafael Nadal quits

HE'S BACK. Two-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after disposing of Japan's Kei Nishikori in the 2018 US Open men's singles semifinal. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte defers to court, Palace on inflation, Serena Williams | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 PM

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Serena storms into 9th US Open final

Sep 07, 2018 - 10:44 AM

American superstar Serena Williams will face Japanese Naomi Osaka in the US Open 2018 women's singles final

INCREDIBLE. Serena Williams will vie for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

After stunning Federer, Millman fails to conquer Djokovic

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Australian John Millman's fairytale US Open run comes to an end at the hands of Novak Djokovic

NO UPSET. Novak Djokovic of Serbia hugs John Millman of Australia after their men's singles quarterfinal match. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP