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Fuel Masters regain winning touch, crush Road Warriors

THE PHOENIX Fuel Masters got back on the winning track of the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup in grand fashion on Wednesday, steam-rolling past the NLEX Road Warriors, 123-97, at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Filipino para wood pushers deliver gold medals

THE Philippines climbed back in the medal standings of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia after Filipino para chess players delivered gold medals on Wednesday.

Asian Para Games: Silver, bronze medals go the Philippines’ way

THE Philippines’ campaign in the ongoing Asian Para Games in Indonesia continues to bear fruit with the country’s para athletes adding to their total medal haul.

Undermanned UST brings down UP

THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers ended their first-round campaign in UAAP Season 81 on a high note, defeating the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 86-72, on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Final 4-bound Letran wins anew, beats San Sebastian

THE LETRAN KNIGHTS sustained their strong finish in the wind-up of the elimination round of Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as they won their fifth straight game with a 79-61 victory over the San Sebastian Stags on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

On-fire teams Blackwater, Magnolia lock horns today

TOP-FLIGHT teams Blackwater Elite and Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok test each other today in their 7 p.m. Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup tussle at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Maroons seek to finish first round with winning record

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, winners of their last two matches, look to finish the first round of the eliminations of UAAP Season 81 with a winning record when they take on the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the opener today at 2 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.

PHL loses ground in Para Games medal race

AFTER placing fifth early in the medal race of the ongoing 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Philippines lost some ground but nonetheless added another gold medal in its total haul.

Predictions (2)

Last week this space started throwing its take on the upcoming 2018-19 season of the National Basketball Association, which is seemingly heading to another interesting run following landscape-altering moves across varying levels in the offseason.

Nayre in must-win situation after splitting first two games

PHILIPPINE table tennis bet Jann Mari Nayre faces a must-win situation after splitting his first two matches in the group stages of the men’s singles preliminaries of the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Letran Knights resume assault on NCAA top two

FRESH from their huge victory over erstwhile league-leading Lyceum Pirates last time around, the Letran Knights forge ahead in their assault on the top two in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 when they take on the also-rans San Sebastian Stags in opening seniors’ play today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

ONE Championship’s growth further expands with additional equity investment

ONE Championship’s ascent as a global sports media property continued after recently closing a $166-million Series D financing round led by Sequiao Capital.

Blackwater improves to 6-1 with win over ROS

THE Blackwater Elite sustained their solid form in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup, adding the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their list of victims, 99-93, at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna on Sunday.

UP survives NU in thriller

THE University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons compounded on the woes of the National University Bulldogs in UAAP Season 81, surviving, 89-88, in league action on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Filipino athletes begin campaign at 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

SEVEN Filipino athletes, led by double Asian Games gold winner Yuka Saso, begin their campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with hopes of improving on the country’s performance last time around and bring further sporting pride.

Khabib stops McGregor in wild fight, retains title

ULTIMATE Fighting Championship world lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov retained his title after stopping challenger and former champ Conor “The Notorious” McGregor by rear-naked choke in the fourth round of their headlining fight at “UFC 229” on Sunday in Las Vegas which was marred by a brawl after the fight.

New World Golf Cup 3 successfully held at Manila Southwoods G&CC

THE THIRD ANNUAL “Golf for a Cause” of New World Makati Hotel and AG New World Manila Bay was successfully held on Sept. 28 at the Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club in Cavite, raising P400,000 to support 96 scholars of their partner-beneficiary, the Springboard Foundation.

FIBA-honed Meralco faces Blackwater in PBA return

FRESH from their FIBA Asia Champions Cup campaign in Thailand where they finished fourth in the tournament, the Meralco Bolts make their return in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup today against the Blackwater Elite at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

La Salle aims to be in top form against rival Ateneo

EXPECTING a tough challenge from defending champions and rivals Ateneo Blue Eagles in their first University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 clash this weekend, the De La Salle Green Archers are aiming to come in prepared to get a favorable result.

Rivals Khabib, McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

THE rivalry between top Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight fighters Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov and Conor “The Notorious” McGregor takes front and center this weekend as they headline “UFC 229” on Sunday (Manila time) in Las Vegas.

Lyceum vs Letran headlines NCAA triple-header

NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 top-flight teams Lyceum Pirates and Letran Knights banner league action today as they battle in the marquee match set for 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

ONE Championship features new dimension with first-ever boxing event in Bangkok,...

ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property, features its newest dimension as a group by staging its first-ever boxing event at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Magnolia races to 3rd win in a row, share of top...

THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok stretched current winning streak in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup to three games after adding the Columbian Dyip to their list of victims, 113-95, on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Green Archers dominate ex-coach, Growling Tigers

THE De La Salle Green Archers got the better of former coach Aldin Ayo after beating the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 99-72, in University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 action on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Don Gimperoso to represent Philippines in Red Bull Kumite global last...

THE inaugural Philippine Red Bull Kumite Qualifier was successfully held last weekend with veteran player Don Gimperoso emerging as the winner and will represent the Philippines in the global Last Chance Qualifier at the Red Bull Kumite Finals in Paris, France, in November.

EAC Generals win two in a row, send Chiefs packing

THE Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals notched their second back-to-back wins in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association after beating the Arellano Chiefs, 78-70, on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre that also ended the playoff hopes of the latter.

Rain or Shine looks to arrest bad start in Governors’ Cup

HAVING opened their Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup campaign with two straight losses, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters look to break through the win column when they take on the Alaska Aces today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

De La Salle Green Archers face off with Ayo-coached UST Growling...

FOR the first time since parting ways late last year, the De La Salle Green Archers will face off with former coach Aldin Ayo when they take on the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the curtain-raiser of University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 action today at the Mall of Asia Arena.

PHL out to improve on Asian Para Games campaign

PHILIPPINE para athletes begin their 2018 Asian Para Games campaign later this week with the hopes of improving on their last showing at the quadrennial sporting event after being shored up by more support from stakeholders.

Predictions (1)

The new season of the National Basketball Association is just weeks away and all indications point to yet another interesting run following landscape-altering moves across varying levels in the offseason.

NCAA: Lyceum shoots for victory number 14

THE league-leading Lyceum Pirates shoot for win number 14 today when they collide with the Mapua Cardinals in National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 action at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Draw a not-so-favorable result for Jerwin — analyst

THE sixth title defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight title of Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas on Saturday (Manila time) against Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios ended in a split draw, a verdict that left both camps disappointed, and one local fight analyst viewing it as a “hit” to the Filipino champion.

NCAA: Games with playoff implications set for today

THE LETRAN KNIGHTS, Perpetual Help Altas, and College of St. Benilde Blazers, teams that have solid shot at landing a spot in the Final Four in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), are featured in the triple-header set for today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Ancajas has chance to make statement in Barrios fight

FOR the sixth time Filipino world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas will defend his International Boxing Federation super flyweight title, taking on Mexican Alejandro Santiago Barrios in a championship clash on Sept. 29 (Manila time) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

Road to The Nationals takes further root with recent Cebu event

ROAD to The Nationals, the first-ever esports franchise model league in the country, took further root with the recent staging of its Cebu tournament leg.

NLEX halts Blackwater in coach Guiao’s return

THE NLEX Road Warriors welcomed back head coach Yeng Guiao in a grand way, beating erstwhile undefeated Blackwater Elite, 124-106, in Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup action on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Blue Eagles soar past Red Warriors, 89-62

THE flight of defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines got further wind on Wednesday after they beat out the University of the East Red Warriors, 89-62, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Good old execution pays off for Danny Kingad

ASIDE from Joshua Pacio who added his name to the list of ONE Championship champions when he seized the world strawweight title last weekend in Indonesia, another Filipino big winner was Danny “The King” Kingad.

In-form Blackwater stakes clean record versus NLEX

CURRENTLY unbeaten Blackwater Elite trek back to Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup action today, staking its unblemished record against the NLEX Road Warriors.

NCAA: Letran holds on third spot

THE Letran Knights fortified their spot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 94 Final Four race after beating the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 91-82, on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Ateneo Blue Eagles out to extend winning streak

NOW on the upswing after opening their University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 81 campaign with a loss, the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles are out to continue rolling when they collide with the University of the East Red Warriors in Wednesday action at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Ringstar Boxing looking to advance Southeast Asian boxing scene

APART from developing its legs as a growing sports property in Asia, Ringstar Boxing also has as one of its goals highlighting the boxing scene in the region as home of champions, particularly in Southeast Asia.

Not so Bright yet

Having seen the University of the Philippines men’s basketball team struggle for a very long time and then gain traction in the last couple of years in moving back to respectability, I was really excited to see Nigerian big man Bright Akhuetie make his way to Diliman.

Letran and Perpetual Help shoot for crucial victories to boost bid

RIGHT in the middle of the race for a Final Four spot in Season 94 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, both the Letran Knights and Perpetual Help Altas are gunning for key wins to boost their bids when they take on separate opponents today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Global Cebu, Kaya FC fight to a draw at Copa Paulino...

GLOBAL Cebu FC and Kaya FC-Iloilo fought to a 3-3 tie in their Group B encounter at the Copa Paulino Alcantara at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Sunday.