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Peter Gabriel Magnaye-Thea Marie Pomar pair leads way for Pinoys
by Joey Villar - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine pair of Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Thea Marie Pomar, and Alvin Morada and Alyssa Yasbel Leonardo turned back their respective opponents Friday night to barge into the semifinals of mixed doubles in...
Eumir Felix Marcial pummels Kazakh, reaches middleweight final
by Joey Villar - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Former AIBA World Junior champion Eumir Felix Marcial overwhelmed Tursynbay Kulakhmet of Kazakhstan, 5-0, Friday to earn a crack at the middleweight gold in the AIBA World Elite Men’s Boxing Championships in...
Diaz bags 2 bronzes
by Joey Villar - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Hidilyn Diaz clinched a pair of bronze medals in the women’s 55-kg division of the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand Friday to bolster her bid for a spot in...
Marcial blanks Kazakh foe, goes for middleweight gold
by Joey Villar - September 21, 2019 - 2:57pm
Marcial, 23, took command early by unloading and landing jarring right-left combinations that sent his third-seeded rival down in the middle of the opening round that set the tone for the lopsided win.
Chess cheats sacked
by Joey Villar - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The National Chess Federation of the Philippines has banned Gerry Millan and Ricardo Ocoy for life due to allegations of cheating and slapped Gomobar Balabagan a two-year ban for alleged involvement in game-fix...
Jaycee Marcelino powers Pirates over Blazers
by Joey Villar - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Jaycee Marcelino took charge in the second half as Lyceum of the Philippines University edged College of St. Benilde, 85-83, yesterday to firm up its hold of second place in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at...
Jaycee Marcelino powers Pirates past Blazers
by Joey Villar - September 20, 2019 - 4:45pm
Jaycee Marcelino took charge in the second half as Lyceum of the Philippines University edged College of St. Benilde, 85-83.
Diaz aims for top finish in IWF meet
by Joey Villar - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz goes all out to duplicate, if not surpass, her bronze medal finish in the last two editions of the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships as she competes in...
Margielyn Didal steps up SEAG buildup in world skates
by Joey Villar - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal primes up for the coming SEA Games and at the same time seeks to earn qualifying points for next year’s Tokyo Olympics in the World Skates/Street League Skateboarding...
Lions roar to No. 12, shackle Bombers
by Joey Villar - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
San Beda bucked a second quarter meltdown and used its vaunted defense to silence Jose Rizal U as the Lions held the Bombers to just four points in the fourth quarter to post a runaway 65-47 victory and stay unscathed...
Philippine volleybelles eye impressive showing in ASEAN Grand Prix
by Joey Villar - September 19, 2019 - 2:41pm
The Shaq delos Santos-mentored, Rebisco-sponsored Nationals have flown to Bangkok early this month to get to train and practice together while tuning up with the Thailand national team and the Torray Arrows of the...
Margielyn Didal begins world skateboarding campaign
by Joey Villar - September 19, 2019 - 2:20pm
Asian Games gold medalist Margielyn Didal looks to kill two birds in one stone as she sees action in the World Skates/Street League Skateboarding World Championships.
Hidilyn Diaz eyes podium finish in world weightlifting tiff
by Joey Villar - September 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz will attempt to duplicate, if not surpass, her bronze medal finish in the last two editions of the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships.
Red Lions go for No. 12 vs Bombers
by Joey Villar - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
With its attributes of quality bench and that of being a lockdown defender, San Beda has gone 11-0 and now looking well capable of matching its sweep feat nine years ago.
Streaking Stags face skidding Altas
by Joey Villar - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Allyn Bulanadi will be a marked man when San Sebastian goes for a sixth straight win at the expense of sinking Perpetual Help today in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan...
Paalam, Marcial advance in AIBA world slugfest
by Joey Villar - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial smashed their respective opponents to advance to the next round of the 2019 AIBA Elite Men’s World Championship in Ekaterinburg, Russia Saturday...
Philippines blitz kings on bigger stage
by Joey Villar - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ “fastest” chessers Daniel Quizon and David Elorta will try to reclaim the Southeast Asian Games blitz gold last won by Wesley So eight years ago as they spearhead the country’s...
Alyssa Valdez hurts ankle, skips SEA Grand Prix
by Joey Villar - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine women’s volleyball team will be without its top two players when it sees action in the Southeast Asian Grand Prix scheduled Sept. 20-22 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Cards outlast Knights in double OT
by Joey Villar - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Noah Lugo dished out a performance to remember as he willed Mapua to a shock 105-101 double-overtime victory over Letran yesterday to cling on to its Final Four hopes in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the...
Fronda claims Philippine women’s chess crown
by Joey Villar - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Jan Jodilyn Fronda reclaimed the Philippine women’s chess crown and a spot to next year’s World Chess Olympiad after topping the national championship at the Pace Center Wednesday night.
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