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Rondina, Pons rule Rebisco Beach Volleyball Open, SEA Games next

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The pair of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons complete a tournament sweep as they look to make a splash in the SEA Games

QUEENS OF SAND. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons rule the sands anew, this time in an international tournament. Photo from BVR


Gilas Pilipinas falls prey to Alab Pilipinas in SEA Games tuneup

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Gilas Pilipinas fails to reassert its mastery over Alab Pilipinas in the second of their two friendly matches

GEARING UP. Japeth Aguilar and Alab Pilipinas ramp up their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games with a string of tuneup games. Photo from PBA Images


Gilas Pilipinas nips Alab Pilipinas in tuneup for SEA Games

Nov 04, 2019 - 8:33 PM

June Mar Fajardo and Roger Pogoy carry the scoring cudgels for the national team less than a month before the SEA Games kicks off

ALWAYS RELIABLE. June Mar Fajardo provides the scoring punch for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


IT firm seeks TRO vs SEA Games organizers over bidding mess

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:57 AM

The 2019 SEA Games gets entangled in a legal controversy just a month before the country hosts the regional biennial meet

MESS. The SEA Games faces more problems with the regional biennial meet happening a month away. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH wushu athletes want to test 2019 SEA Games venue soon

Oct 29, 2019 - 8:30 PM

'If we can train in the actual venue at least two weeks before the competition, it will be good for us,' says two-time SEA Games gold medalist Daniel Parantac

GOING FOR GOLD. The Philippine Wushu team looks to exceed its one-gold result in the previous staging of the SEA Games. Photo from release

PH athletics picks up 3 golds in 2019 SEA Games test event

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Philippine athletics team shows promise in its buildup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

SEA Games 2019: Polo action in Batangas on livestreaming

Oct 25, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The polo competition in Calatagan gets more accessible

ACTION-PACKED. Several world-class polo players and more than 200 prized horses are set to arrive for the SEA Games competition in Calatagan. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Traffic ‘really going to be a challenge’ during SEA Games – Cayetano

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Expect Metro Manila traffic to get worse when the country's SEA Games hosting goes full swing late this year

HOST. The Philippines prepares to welcome thousands of guests from 10 countries in the region. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH to take advantage of reduced 2019 SEA Games volleyball tourney

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The 2019 SEA Games women's volleyball tournament will adopt a single round-robin format as only 5 countries have confirmed their participation

MEDAL DROUGHT. The Philippine women's volleyball team hopes to end its 14-year SEA Games medal drought. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Even without Valdez, PH shows promise in 2019 SEA Games campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Even without volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, the Philippines topples world No. 37 Vietnam in the 1st ASEAN Grand Prix

STEPPING UP. The Philippine women's volleyball team steps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations. Photo from Aby Maraño's Instagram

Spain trounces Argentina to recapture FIBA World Cup crown

Sep 15, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Ricky Rubio and 5 other players breach double figures as Spain reclaims its place at the basketball summit

CHAMPS AGAIN. Marc Gasol and Spain deny Luis Scola and Argentina the FIBA World Cup title. Photo from fiba.basketball


France turns back Australia for FIBA World Cup bronze

Sep 15, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Led by Nando de Colo and Evan Fournier, France storms back from 15 points down to stun Australia

PODIUM FINISH. Evan Fournier and France replicate their third-place finish in the last World Cup. Photo from fiba.basketball


HIGHLIGHTS: Spain vs Argentina – FIBA World Cup 2019 Championship

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Argentina and Spain duke it out for the gold medal in a do-or-die final at 8 pm on Sunday, September 15

HIGHLIGHTS: Australia vs France – FIBA World Cup 2019 Battle for 3rd

Sep 14, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Australia and France vie for the bronze medal at 4 pm on Sunday, September 15

USA slinks out of FIBA World Cup with lowest-ever finish

Sep 14, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Led by Donovan Mitchell, USA ends its campaign with a win over Poland to wind up at 7th place

Photo from fiba.basketball

Scola stars as Argentina thwarts France for FIBA World Cup finals berth

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:13 PM

The 39-year-old Luis Scola chalks up game-highs in points and rebounds to catapult Argentina to its third World Cup finals

BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY. Luis Scola and Argentina will face Spain in the FIBA World Cup finals. Photo from fiba.basketball


Spain boots out Australia in 2OT to reach FIBA World Cup finals

Sep 13, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio take over in the extra periods to power Spain past Australia in the knockout semifinal

Photo from fiba.basketball

USA plummets to worst World Cup finish after loss to Serbia

Sep 12, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Team USA won't finish any higher than 7th as Serbia adds to the deposed champion's World Cup woes

Photo from fiba.basketball

LIVE UPDATES: Argentina vs France - FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 12, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Successful in eliminating title favorites Serbia and USA, Argentina and France duke it out in the knockout semifinals at 8 pm on Friday, September 13

Photos from fiba.basketball


HIGHLIGHTS: Spain vs Australia - FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Spain and Australia face off in a knockout semifinal duel at 4 pm. on Friday, September 13

Photos from fiba.basketball


Australia surges into World Cup semis for first time

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:56 PM

Behind Patty Mills, Australia avoids becoming a surprise casualty against the Czech Republic in what has been an unpredictable World Cup

OVERPOWERED. Patty Mills and Australia hit Czech Republic with a reality check in the World Cup quarterfinal. Photo fro fiba.basketball

Major upset: France dethrones USA in FIBA World Cup quarters

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:18 PM

It's the end of the road for Team USA as France deals the reigning champions their first World Cup loss in 13 years

UPSET. Jaylen Brown and Team USA fail to get France out of their way. Photo from fiba.basketball

Ricky Rubio makes history to lead Spain to World Cup semis

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Spain gears up for a semifinal showdown against Australia or Czech Republic after a record-setting run with Ricky Rubio

RECORD BREAKER. Ricky Rubio becomes the all-time World Cup leader in assists. Photo fro, fiba.basketball

Argentina ousts Serbia behind Scola in 2019 FIBA World Cup

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:46 PM

The 39-year-old Luis Scola provides the spark as Argentina crushes Serbia's bid for the 2019 FIBA World Cup crown

GOLDEN GENERATION. Luis Scola is the last active member of Argentina's 2004 Olympics champion team. Photo from FIBA

Jokic ejected as Spain stuns Serbia at FIBA World Cup

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:18 PM

NBA star Nikola Jokic figures in a row with a referee as title favorite Serbia gets rattled for the first time with a blowout loss to Spain

THROWN OUT. The ejection of of Nikola Jokic proves fatal for Serbia as Marc Gasol and Spain top their group. Photo from fiba.basketball

Gilas Pilipinas blown out by Iran, in danger of finishing dead last

Sep 08, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The Philippines fails to crack the winning column in the FIBA World Cup against its Asian rival as Iran proves to be on another level

WINLESS. Gabe Norwood and Gilas Pilipinas end their FIBA World Cup journey in agony. Photo from fiba.basketball


MVP Antetokounmpo and Greece fall to USA at World Cup

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:01 PM

Stop NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to stop Greece – Team USA did just that to advance to the quarterfinals

GANG DEFENSE. US stalwarts swarm Greek NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo all game. Photo from fiba.basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran - FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Gilas Pilipinas tries to salvage a nightmarish campaign with a victory against Asian rival Iran on Sunday, September 8

FIBA World Cup 2019: Spain, Serbia book quarterfinal berths

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Spain squeezes into the World Cup last 8 with a no-frills Italy win while Serbia shows again how it's done

Gilas Pilipinas still winless as Tunisia breezes in blowout win

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:42 PM

The loss dashes the Philippines' chances of clinching an automatic berth for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

NOT ENOUGH. Andray Blatche delivers a double-double but the Philippines falls short anew. Photo from fiba.basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Tunisia - FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Gilas Pilipinas goes for the last two tries to crack the winning column starting with Tunisia in the classification round on Friday, September 6

Gilas Pilipinas wastes chance in OT as Angola escapes

Sep 04, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Andray Blatche puts up his best performance in the FIBA World Cup yet the Philippines still falls short to wrap up the group stage winless in 3 games

NOT ENOUGH. Andray Blatche delivers stellar numbers in a losing cause. Photo from fiba.basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Angola - FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 03, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Gilas Pilipinas shoots for its first win in the FIBA World Cup against fellow winless Angola on Wednesday, September 4

Gilas Pilipinas eliminated as Serbia shows no mercy in 59-point win

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The Philippines gets relegated to the classification stage as Group D leaders Serbia and Italy advance to the round of 16

YOUNG TURK. Despite another Gilas Pilipinas loss, CJ Perez proves he can perform in the world stage. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas put in tough spot as Italy reaches next round

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:45 PM

In order to advance to the next round, Gilas Pilipinas must pull off the improbable against Serbia, beat Angola, then hope Italy stuns Serbia

ON TO THE NEXT. Danilo Gallinari and Italy are through to the next round of the FIBA World Cup. Photo from fiba.basketball


TEAM STANDINGS: FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:11 AM

With a handful of NBA superstars opting out of the USA team, several countries gain prime position to lift the Naismith Trophy at the end of the tournament

Popovich says USA 'got a ways to go' after winning World Cup opener

Sep 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Team USA may not have the usual NBA sparkle, but it pulls off a comfortable win just the same at the start of its title defense

GETTING BETTER. The young US squad remains a work in progress, says coach Gregg Popovich. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Serbia - FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 01, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Gilas Pilipinas seeks to pull off the mother of all upsets against Serbia when they tangle on Monday, September 2

Rubio stars as Spain shrugs off slow start to FIBA World Cup 2019

Sep 01, 2019 - 2:34 AM

Spain arrests a poor start while tournament favorite Serbia wastes no time stamping its class

TOP GUNS. Spanish stalwarts (from left) Ricky Rubio, Marc Gasol, and Juancho Hernangomez power Spain to an opening-day win. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gilas ice-cold from deep as Italy cruises to 46-point rout

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Italy deals the Philippines a reality check right in the opener of the FIBA World Cup 2019

Gilas gets glimpse of next foes as Serbia crushes Angola

Aug 31, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Serbia shows why it's one of the favorites to rule the FIBA World Cup by handing Angola a sound 46-point beating

DOMINANT. Boban Marjanovic and Serbia make it look easy in their FIBA World Cup opener. Photo from fiba.basketball


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Italy - FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 30, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Gilas Pilipinas looks to stage an early upset against world No. 13 Italy in the FIBA World Cup 2019 opener on Saturday, August 31

Ravena returns but Gilas succumbs to Adelaide in tune-up game

Aug 25, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short in its comeback bid from 21 points down in its final friendly match before heading into the FIBA World Cup

FALLING SHORT. Andray Blatche and Gilas Pilipinas could not repeat on the Adelaide 36ers. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: Floods hit Ilocos Norte, Metro Manila due to Ineng, monsoon

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Residents in Ilocos Norte, especially Laoag City, experience massive flooding

FLOOD. Pedestrians and commuters wade through flooded streets of Estrada and Arellano in Malate, Manila on August 24, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Blatche dominates as Gilas tops 36ers in tune-up game

Aug 23, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Andray Blatche shows the way with a near triple-double outing for the Filipinos, who are in the final stretch of their FIBA World Cup preparations

TRIUMPH. Roger Pogoy and Gilas Pilipinas protects its homecourt. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Gilas wraps up Spain camp with win over Ivory Coast

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:42 AM

Andray Blatche and Robert Bolick show the way anew as the Philippines wins 3 of its 4 friendly matches in Guadalajara and Malaga

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Andray Blatche controls the paint for Gilas Pilipinas against Ivory Coast. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH


Bolick on fire but Gilas succumbs to Congo in Spain

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Gilas Pilipinas misses a chance to face Spain's powerhouse national team of NBA players following a loss to Congo in the Torneo de Malaga

YOUNG GUN. Robert Bolick proves he belongs in the national team. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH


Gilas turns back Ivory Coast to stay unbeaten in Spain camp

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:43 AM

Gilas Pilipinas erases Ivory Coast's double-digit lead to go 2-of-2 in its practice games in Guadalajara

CONTRIBUTOR. CJ Perez finishes in double figures for Gilas Pilipinas against Ivory Coast. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH


Gilas crushes Congo behind Blatche, Aguilar in Spain camp

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:16 AM

Gilas Pilipinas takes Congo to school, virtually securing the victory even with a quarter to spare

TOO HOT. Andray Blatche carries the scoring cudgels for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH


LOOK: Heavy rain floods areas in Metro Manila on Friday, August 2

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:47 PM

In Metro Manila, the downpour brought by the southwest monsoon causes floods, triggering traffic and suspensions of classes and government work

FLOODS. Motorists and vehicles wade through floods brought by heavy rain at UN Avenue, Manila, on Friday morning, August 2, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler