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Gilas’ Russian buildup okayed
by Olmin Leyba - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The PBA has granted Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao’s wish of getting the ball rolling for the Nationals’ buildup for the FIBA World Cup with twice-a-week practices beginning June while also greenlighting...
SMB back on familiar ground
by Olmin Leyba - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Five-peat-seeking San Miguel Beer returned to familiar ground at this time of the season ­– the PBA Philippine Cup finals.
Amazing Hotshots race ahead
by Olmin Leyba - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Magnolia moved on the verge of another gutsy comeback in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs, wresting a 3-2 lead against semifinal rival Rain or Shine with a pivotal 82-74 victory last night at the Cuneta Astrodom...
Hidilyn Diaz bags 3 silvers in asian conclave
by Olmin Leyba - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Taking one of the first steps in her bid for a return trip to the Olympics, top Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz took runner-up honors amid the gold rush and record-breaking spree of host China in the AWF Asian...
SMB on verge of finale
by Olmin Leyba - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Unleashing the hot-shooting Terrence Romeo and a fluid running game, San Miguel Beer tightened the noose on Phoenix Pulse in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal showdown with an emphatic 114-91 victory last night...
Hotshots pull even at 2-2
by Olmin Leyba - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Magnolia jolted Rain or Shine with powerful opening blows then held off a James Yap-led late uprising to escape with a 94-91 victory and tie their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series at 2-2 last night at the Smart...
Phoenix refuels, cuts SMB lead
by Olmin Leyba - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Phoenix rose from the ashes on Easter Sunday, breaking through with a thrilling 92-90 victory over San Miguel to cut the Beermen’s lead to 2-1 in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series at the Smart Araneta...
Kaya booters suffer first loss in AFC
by Olmin Leyba - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Kaya FC Iloilo suffered a stinging 1-2 setback to Indonesia’s PSM Makassar in a heated AFC Cup group encounter to fall out of top spot on a scorching Wednesday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.
PBA protagonists recharge, reflect
by Olmin Leyba - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The protagonists in the hard-fought PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, especially the ones that went through gruelling three-game series in the preceding quarterfinals, welcomed the five-day Lenten break as a good opportunity...
Philippine booters pitch overseas training camps in buildup
by Olmin Leyba - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Football Federation is lining up international competitions and overseas training camps for both the men’s U-22 and women’s squads to gear them up for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games on...
Hotshots overcome weary legs, avoid 0-3
by Olmin Leyba - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Magnolia finally got out of Rain or Shine’s choke hold, breaking through with an 85-74 victory to cut the Elasto Painters’ lead in the PBA Philippine Cup semis to 2-1 last night at the Smart Araneta...
SMB storms to 2-0 lead
by Olmin Leyba - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
San Miguel Beer summoned its championship form in overcoming a 12-point deficit and bucked the ejection of Christian Standhardinger to score a hard-earned 92-82 win over Phoenix Pulse for a 2-0 lead in the PBA Philippine...
Young guns propel ROS to 2-0 lead
by Olmin Leyba - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Rain or Shine sprung another surprise on Magnolia, unleashing young guns Norbert Torres and Ed Daquioag as spearheads in romping off with an emphatic 93-80 triumph for a comfortable 2-0 lead in their PBA Philippine...
Beermen spill Fuel Masters in Game 1
by Olmin Leyba - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Reigning champ San Miguel Beer blew by top seed Phoenix Pulse in the middle quarters then expertly quashed the latter’s late uprising to take the opener of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series, 100-88,...
Cayetano: We are closer to P6B fund
by Olmin Leyba - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman Alan Peter Cayetano maintained that preparations for the country’s hosting of the biennial meet is on track despite budget delays and...
Cargo Movers tame Tornadoes in rubber
by Olmin Leyba - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
F2 Logistics quickly rebounded from its stunning loss the last time, getting back at tough quarterfinal foe Foton, 25-22, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19, to clinch its expected spot in the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga...
ROS takes series head start
by Olmin Leyba - April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Rain or Shine turned up the defensive screws to prevail over Magnolia, 84-77, and take a 1-0 head start in their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Filipino marathon king Rafael Poliquit passes on
by Olmin Leyba - April 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine athletics mourned the passing of Filipino marathon king Rafael Poliquit Jr., one of the country’s top medal prospects in the coming Southeast Asian Games.
Malditas win, fail to advance
by Olmin Leyba - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Malditas picked up their second victory in group play via a 7-0 rout of Palestine, but still fell short of advancing to Round 3 of the AFC Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers Tuesday...
Cignal solves puzzle versus UVC
by Olmin Leyba - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Cignal broke out of the stranglehold of United Volleyball Club, pulling off a 25-22, 18-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory to march into the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday night at the Filoil Flying...
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