Pacquiao welcomes Tebow to his training camp

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 01:38 p.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow.

Australian boxer dies 2 days after losing to Filipino

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 06:00 p.m.

BRISBANE, Australia -- A 23-year-old boxer died Monday two days after losing consciousness after losing a 10-round featherweight bout.

Family spokesman James O'Shea confirmed Braydon Smith, who was in the final year of a law degree, had been in an induced coma at a Brisbane hospital since collapsing 90 minutes after a WBC Asian Boxing Council continental title bout with John Moralde of the Philippines on Saturday.

Bautista joins team Carmudi to race at FORS

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:05 p.m.

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Slalom and Circuit racer champion Patrick Oliver “Polo” Bautista recently joins Team Carmudi to race at the 2015 Flat Out Race Series (FORS).

The track day event, which was formally started and named as Circuit Showdown by the late Enzo Pastor, is an eight-leg race series made for the racer by racer which combines Touring car and time attack competition. The event is the only series that runs all race circuits where you can use any car both against time or part of the grid.

UP retains UAAP streetdance crown

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 07:30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) ruled the UAAP Season 77 streetdance competition with a "luksong tinik" theme on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

UP Street tallied 178 points to prevail over Company of Ateneo Dancers (167.3) and two-time titlist La Salle Dance Company-Street (167) to cop the P120,000 prize.

San Miguel Beermen bag PBA Philippine Cup crown

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 04:29 p.m.

MANILA -- San Miguel Beermen survived the pressure of another impending collapse in the fourth quarter to escape a breathtaking 80-78 victory against hard-fighting Alaska in the deciding Game 7 and won the PBA Philippine Cup title at the jampacked Araneta Coliseum.

UAAP action takes a break during papal visit

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 05:11 p.m.

THE University Athletic Association of the Philippines, barely coming off a two-week Christmas break, will pause for another Season 77 break in deference for the January 15-19 visit of Pope Francis

After the last playdate of the first round on Sunday which features the much awaited women's volleyball Finals rematch between defending champion Ateneo and De La Salle at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, there will be no matches scheduled during Pope Francis' stay in the Philippines.

Yearender 2014: Cheers, jeers in Philippine sports

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 12:15 p.m.

MANILA -- 2014 was a year of highs and lows in Philippine sports, ranging from Michael Martinez's breakthrough stint in the Sochi Winter Olympics, Manny Pacquiao's continued resurgence in the boxing scene to shock and heartache after Gilas Pilipinas followed up their inspiring run in the World Cup with a forgettable Asian Games performance.

So before the world says hello to 2015, here's a review of the five biggest sports stories this year.

PH finishes 5th in Asean University Games

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 05:28 p.m.

TEAM University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)-Philippines closed out its campaign with a silver and two bronze medals in swimming on Sunday and cap a remarkable performance that saw the country finish in fifth place in the Asean University Games Indonesia hosted in Palembang.

Ateneo’s Hannah Dato settled for second in the women’s 100 meters freestyle to add to her personal collection that includes three gold and another silver and a bronze, helping Team UAAP-Philippines post its best finish in the biennial meet among student athletes in the region.

Vietnam beats Philippines 3-1 to reach semifinals

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 02:50 p.m.

HANOI, Vietnam — Former champion Vietnam qualified for the semifinals of the Suzuki Cup on Friday by beating the Philippines 3-1.

Ngao Hoang Thinh, Vu Minh Tuan and Phama Thah Luong scored for the 2008 champions while substitute Paul Mulders pulled one back for the Philippines, which had already qualified with two straight wins.

Re-energized Pacquiao eyes KO win vs Algieri

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

MACAU -- Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.

Pacquiao got them anyway Tuesday night at his official grand entrance in the lobby of the massive Venetian hotel-casino. He smiled and posed with them because there's a fight with Chris Algieri to sell, something Pacquiao seems to be taking more seriously as his career begins heading into the later rounds.

Hundreds of children to ‘Race for Survival’ to end malnutrition

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

HUNDREDS of school children from Metro Manila run today in Save the Children's "Race for Survival" global relay race.

World Cup fever still on in kids football tourney

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 05:37 p.m.

THE World Cup in Brazil might be over but not for the children who gathered last Saturday at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City for some football action.

Riding on a wave of popularity of the world's biggest sporting event, around 210 children from Metro Manila's underprivileged communities took part in 12-minute games, wearing jerseys of the top 20 countries (including the Philippines which has yet to qualify) in last July's tournament.

UAAP cage finals: FEU takes Game 1

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 07:37 p.m.

FAR Eastern University (FEU) survived a late scare from National University (NU) on Saturday, 75-70, to grab Game 1 of the 77th UAAP men's basketball finals at the packed Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The win puts the Tamaraws closer to capturing a league-best 20 crowns. FEU last won the title in 2005 powered by current professional cagers Arwind Santos, who watched the two-hour joust, and Jeff Chan.

Palace hails Gilas for beating Senegal

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

MANILA - Malacañang lauded Thursday night the Philippine basketball team for defeating Senegal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Sevilla, Spain.

"We join our people in proudly celebrating the triumph of Gilas Pilipinas over Senegal in the FIBA World Cup," Presidential Communications Operation Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a text message to reporters.

Anti-Corruption Run set on October 19

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:28 p.m.

ABOUT 3000 people are expected to run against corruption on Sunday, October 19, at the CCP Complex, Pasay City for the annual Freedom Run.

“We have had a lot of runs in our city, but the Freedom Run is special to us because of its advocacy. Our local government envisions a city thriving with business and economic opportunities, but we cannot gain the trust of investors if we don't have honest leaders,” said Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto.

UAAP: Teng-powered La Salle outlasts Ateneo

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 08:05 p.m.

JERON Teng got off to a fiery start and sustained it until the end, unloading 32 points as La Salle beat old rival Ateneo de Manila University on Sunday in the 77th UAAP men's basketball tournament before nearly 16,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

La Salle, the defending champion, now joins Ateneo and Far Eastern University (FEU) in a three-way tie for first place with 6-2 win-loss record.

UP targets Final 4 spot in UAAP Season 78

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 05:20 p.m.

IS THE University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, who recently snapped a two-year losing streak, contented with the goal of shedding the team's cellar-dweller image in the UAAP men's basketball tournament?

Ask businessman Dan Palami, the man in charge of revving up the state-funded squad.

Phil Younghusband: Schrock, Cagara big loss for Azkals

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 06:25 p.m.

STRIKER Phil Younghusband said the resignation of Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara is a big blow for the national team, Philippine Azkals.

In an interview with Younghusband at the "Pangarap Kong World Cup" launch on Thursday, he said that it is unfortunate that two senior players of the national football team have decided to hang their international boots.

UAAP: Ateneo downs defending champ La Salle

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 04:36 p.m.

PRIZED guard Kiefer Ravena exploded for 29 points while three other players scored in double digits on Sunday to hand Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) its second straight win in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the expense of rival and defending champion De La Salle University (DLSU), 97-86.

Ravena dropped 14 markers in the fourth quarter including a triple with 2:09 left that gave Ateneo an insurmountable 14-point lead, eliciting loud cheers from the blue and white crowd who were part of the 17,344 people present at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

San Mig Coffee emerges 39th PBA season grandslam champion

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 03:00 p.m.

SAN Mig Super Coffee emerged the only fifth team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to win grandslam title, bagging the season-ending Governor’s Cup of the 39th edition at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday night.

The Coffee Mixers survived repeated rallies of Rain or Shine to escape a heart-pounding 92-89 victory to the delight of San Mig fans-dominated crowd.

Cobra PDBF team ranks 2nd in Dragon Boat World Cup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 04:54 p.m.

MANILA -- Fresh from their one gold and two silver wins at the Macau Asian Dragon Boat Championship, the Cobra-Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) Team once again emerged victorious with two golds, one silver and one bronze at the first ever International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Dragon Boat World Cup, gaining the number two spot. The Cobra PDBF team has so far netted a total of 3 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze within a span of only two weeks.

Cobra partners with AXN to find Filipino first urban hero

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 03:48 p.m.

IN AN extraordinary partnership to find heroes among ordinary men and women, the region’s premier sports and action channel, AXN Asia, and the country’s number one energy drink, Cobra, partnered up to find the first set of Filipino AXN Urban Heroes.

True to the AXN nature of in-your-face action and adventure and powered by the warrior spirit of Cobra Energy Drink, male and female participants went through five grueling obstacle courses and challenges that tested their perseverance, energy, and power.

Senate grants Blatche Filipino citizenship

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 02:52 p.m.

AMERICAN professional basketball player Andray Blatche will soon wear the Philippine jersey in the Fiba World Cup in Spain this August after the Senate backed a bill granting him citizenship on Monday.

Palace wishes good luck to lone Filipino in Sochi Games

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:45 p.m.

MANILA - Malacañang is confident the lone Filipino athlete participating in the ongoing Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia will excel in figure skating.

NBA opens training for Filipino girls

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 08:42 p.m.

FILIPINO girls now have a chance to develop their skills in basketball, the country’s national past-time dominated by boys.

Launched on Saturday at the British School in Taguig City, the Jr. WNBA will be conducted alongside the Jr. NBA in some 500 schools in Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Dagupan City, including first-time stops in Surigao and Iloilo City for three months.

Heartaches and comebacks: PHL sports in 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 11:12 a.m.

FROM the country’s return to the world basketball stage after 35 years to Manny Pacquiao’s emphatic ring comeback, Filipino athletes showed to the planet in 2013 that they can compete and win despite adversities.

College hoops' best in 2013 feted

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:29 a.m.

COACHES and players who performed well in this season’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament were recently feted by scribes covering the collegiate sports beat.

Topping the list of awardees were coaches Juno Sauler of De La Salle University and Boyet Fernandez of San Beda College for steering their respective squads to the championship right on their first year.

Southwestern University enters PCCL finals

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:10 p.m.

CEBUANOS were given another crack at a national title as the Southwestern University (SWU) will face De La Salle University (DLSU) next week in the best-of-three finals series of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).

San Beda books 4th straight NCAA cage crown

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 02:09 a.m.

SAN Beda College took home the NCAA men's basketball championship for the fourth straight year on Saturday, fending off back-to-back challenger Letran, 60-56, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Pacquiao could consider retirement after Rios bout

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 02:11 a.m.

BANGKOK — Manny Pacquiao's trainer said the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month.