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Tolentino reelected as Philippine Olympic chief
by Joey Villar - November 27, 2020 - 5:17pm
Philippine Olympic Committee Abraham Tolentino on Friday received a fresh four-year mandate as president and vowed unity and to rally behind the national team seeking nothing less than the country’s first Olympic...
Gilas cadets test mettle versus Thai pros
by Joey Villar - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Gilas Pilipinas hopes to rely on its youth and energy to make up for the lack of experience and preparation as it clashes with Thailand tonight in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain.
Olympic body holds election exercise today
by Joey Villar - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Olympic Committee will decide today who will lead the country’s sports movement for the next Olympic cycle in a poll exercise under strict health protocols at the East Ocean Palace restaurant...
Bernardo rolls on as Philippines stuns Poland
by Joey Villar - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Darry Bernardo sustained his excellent form as he stunned FIDE Master Marcin Moleda to lift Philippines 1 to a stunning 3-1 victory over top seed Poland 1 and a place in the top three after five rounds of the FIDE...
Young Gilas cagers brace for experienced Thais
by Joey Villar - November 26, 2020 - 4:00pm
The Nationals, who will be spearheaded by Kobe Paras, Isaac Go, Dave Ildefonso, Dwight Ramos and brothers Juan and Javi Gomez de Liano, are scheduled to tackle the Thais at 9 p.m. (Philippine time).
Bernardo on a roll, powers Filipino chessers past top-seeded Poland
by Joey Villar - November 26, 2020 - 2:37pm
The win sent the third-seeded Filipinos in a tie with second seed Germany, Israel, Ukraine 1 and 3 and Croatia at No. 3 with eight match points apiece in the tournament where the top four after the seven-round elimination...
Time to shine for Gilas cadets
by Joey Villar - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Sending an all-cadet Gilas Pilipinas team to the FIBA-Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain is just part of a long-term plan geared towards the 2023 FIBA World Cup that the Philippines will co-host with Japan...
Panlilio: Let’s focus on athletes
by Joey Villar - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio did not think twice accepting the offer to run as first vice president under the ticket of incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino...
Severino, Bernardo help Filipino chessers salvage draw vs Israelis
by Joey Villar - November 25, 2020 - 2:41pm
Severino, the reigning world champion for players with physical disability, clawed his way back from a losing position in outlasting Grandmaster Yaacob Zilberman on top board while Bernardo found a way to turn a...
Pinoy chessers clobber Russians
by Joey Villar - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Henry Lopez and Darry Bernardo sustained their strong showing even as reigning world titlist Sander Severino survived a struggle as Philippines 1 clobbered Russia 2, 3-1, to break into the Top 10 after the third...
Tolentino calls for unity, focus on Olympic dream
by Joey Villar - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham Tolentino will rally the different national sports associations to unite if he gets re-elected on Friday at the East Ocean Palace in Pasay City.
OJ snares lucky 23
by Joey Villar - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Filipino karateka James “OJ” delos Santos assured himself of top spot in the world online karate rankings at the end of the year by snaring a 23rd gold medal in the Golden League Karate e-Tournament...
Philippines offers to become backup host for future SEA Games
by Joey Villar - November 24, 2020 - 1:48pm
The Philippines may end up as a replacement host of the Southeast Asian Games should a designated country back out.
Delos Santos bucks illness, cops 23rd online karate gold
by Joey Villar - November 24, 2020 - 1:23pm
World No. 1 James delos Santos battled sickness in topping the Golden League Karate e-Tournament and snaring his 23rd gold meda
Kingad, Torres in crucial bouts
by Joey Villar - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ Danny Kingad and Jomary Torres try to make their own mark as they see action in the ONE: Big Bang slated on Dec. 4 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Kingad, Torres seek to impress in 'ONE: Big Bang' Singapore card
by Joey Villar - November 23, 2020 - 3:32pm
The Philippines’ Danny Kingad and Jomary Torres try to make their own mark as they fight in the ONE: Big Bang slated on December 4 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Lopez, Bernardo lead Philippine chessers in routing US foes
by Joey Villar - November 23, 2020 - 1:10pm
Henry Lopez and Darry Bernardo posted their second straight victory to power Philippines 1 to a 4-0 bashing of the US to bounce back to contention.
Election petition vs Tolentino junked
by Joey Villar - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Olympic Committee election committee has denied the disqualification petitions against incumbent president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino and several officials running under his ticket.
Philippine volleyball star Vangie de Jesus passes away
by Joey Villar - November 22, 2020 - 1:13pm
Vangie de Jesus, a vital cog in Philippine volleyball’s golden era in the late 70s and early 80s, has passed away recently due to cardiac arrest.
Manila TM bows out in Doha
by Joey Villar - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Manila Chooks TM put in their best effort but lost its two games in Pool A to top seed Liman and Lusail yesterday and crashed out of the FIBA 3x3 Doha World Tour Masters at the Al Gharafa Sports Complex in Doha,...
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