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Pacquiao batters Broner

Las Vegas, United States | AFP | -- Manny Pacquiao proved that age is no obstacle on Saturday with a 12-round demolition of Adrien Broner, defending his welterweight title in his first fight on US soil in two years. Pacquiao easily won with an impressive display of superior hand speed and destructive power that landed him a unanim ...

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Azkals lose against China in Asian Cup Group Stage

The Philippine Azkals, who are making their first ever Asian Cup appearance, were unable to keep up with Chinese scoring Friday night as they lost 3-0 to the Asian powerhouse. Wu Lei scored two goals for China, the first coming at the 40-minute mark as he scored past a defenseless Michael Falkesgaard who stood frozen as he could do not ...

VALIANT EFFORT. Philippines' midfielder Stephan Schrock (R) is marked by China's defender Linpeng Zhang during their 2019 AFC Asian Cup match on January 11, 2019. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP

Daniel Joaquin | 1 week ago

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UP Pres: UP Mindanao College of Human Kinetics in the works

President Danilo Concepcion of the University of the Philippines (UP) System revealed that the university system plans to start offering sports-related programs in its Mindanao campus within the next few years to complement the newly-built sports complex that could be the future home of some of the best and brightest athletes and sports scientis ...

Daniel Joaquin | 1 week ago

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World Sambo bronze medalist to start SEA Games training next week

Sydney Tancontian, who claimed bronze at the Sambo World Championships in 2018, is set to start training in Singapore next week in preparation for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga in November and December of this year. Tancontian bared details of her training plans for the year at yesterday’s Dav ...

Davaoena Sydney Tancontian holds up the bronze medal she won at the 2018 World Sambo Championship. DANIEL JOAQUIN

Daniel Joaquin | 1 week ago

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4th PIA Cup kicks off today

The fourth instalment of the Pinay in Action (PIA) Cup kicks off today at the Tionko Football Field along Quimpo Boulevard in Davao City. Ayra Malabayabas of the PIA Cup came to promote the event, which will take place today up to Sunday, January 13, at yesterday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Annex of SM Ci ...

Daniel Joaquin | 1 week ago

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Filipino Etheridge one penalty save away from tying Premier League record

British-born Filipino Neil Etheridge is only one penalty save away from tying the Premier League's record number of spot-kick saves by a goalkeeper in a single season. Etheridge impressed fans of the English football league after completing one penalty save in each of his first two games as Cardiff City's starting goalkeep ...

Cardiff City's English-born Filipino goalkeeper Neil Etheridge dives but wtches the ball pass over his crossbar during the English Premier League football match between between Cardiff City and Leicester City at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales on November 3, 2018. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Daniel Joaquin | 2 weeks ago

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What we know about the 2019 PBA season so far

The 2019 PBA season is just around the corner and is expected to bring a few changes along with the arrival of some big names from college basketball. Here are a few things we know about the coming season. The Zero-step The PBA is set to adopt FIBA's rule on travelling calls in the coming season, starting ...

Daniel Joaquin | 2 weeks ago

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Chris Tiu officially retires from the PBA after six years with ROS

Chris Tiu, the former standout from the Ateneo de Manila University, announced his official retirement from professional basketball through an Instagram post he made on Tuesday, January 8. Tiu spoke about the colorful career he has had in professional and international basketball in the post, mentioning games that "hurt pretty bad ...

BITTERSWEET GOODBYE. Chris Tiu during his final campaign with Gilas Pilipinas at the 2018 Asian Games. Tiu expressed regretting not being able to bring home a medal for the Philippines in his final Asian Games appearance through an Instagram post made on Tuesday. (Photo from Chris Tiu's Instagram page)

Daniel Joaquin | 2 weeks ago

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College standout Bol’s freshman season over due to foot injury

The 7’2” son of former NBA star Manute Bol is reportedly out for the remainder of his freshman season after sustaining an injury to his left foot and undergoing surgery late last week. Bol has also missed the last four of his team’s games due to the injury. News of the severity of the University of O ...

SEASON OVER. Bol Bol of the Oregon Ducks grabs the rebound as Bourama Sidibe of the Syracuse Orange defends him on November 16, 2018. Photo by ELSA GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA AFP

Daniel Joaquin | 2 weeks ago

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Romeo joins first SMB practice as Alapag shows up as assistant coach

Terrence Romeo finally showed up at practice with the San Miguel Beermen on Thursday morning at the Acropolis basketball gym in Quezon City after being officially traded from TNT KaTropa two weeks ago. Romeo, who is known to have had issues with teammates and coaches in the past is expected to prove that he is worth the money San Migue ...

Philippines' Terrence Romeo handles the ball during the FIBA Asia Cup in 2017 in a game against China. Photo by Joseph Eid_AFP

Daniel Joaquin | 2 weeks ago