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Lariba makes debut vs Puerto Rican

RIO DE JANEIRO – Ian Lariba of table tennis, one of four Filipino athletes seeing action the day after the Aug. 5 opening ceremony, has drawn a Puerto Rican who’s younger and ranked higher for her opening match at the…

Kings reign

BARANGAY Ginebra relied on the heroics of Sol Mercado and import Justine Brownlee all-game long for a commanding 107-93 victory over Meralco in the lone PBA Governors’ Cup road game at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City last night.…

Lady Maroons survive Lady Red Spikers

FAR from its usual form, University of the Philippines still carved out a 25-20, 25-17, 25-20 victory over debuting San Beda for a winning start yesterday in the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference at the Ynares Sports Arena. One of the…

Generika, Cignal prevail

GENERIKA bucked a slow start to send down Amy’s, 24-26, 25-13, 25-19, 25-14, and move closer in sweeping Group B in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Cignal finally flaunted its strength as it…

Dedicatoria leads Dark All Stars

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MACWAY Dark rode on the game-long brilliance of veteran Floyd Dedicatoria to bring down Macway Light, 87-76, in the Macway Travel Club All-Star Game at the Cloverleaf gym in Guadalupe, Makati City. Dedicatoria finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, two…

2 PH pugs now in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – Two Filipino boxers with equal chances of winning a medal in this Rio Olympics arrived Thursday afternoon from a one-month training in the United States, and declared their readiness to slug it out with the world’s…

Painters triumph

RAIN or Shine outlasted a gritty Blackwater squad, 98-92, and notched its second straight victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City last night. The Elasto Painters improved to a 2-1 win-loss card tied with…

Altas, Chiefs, Generals win

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Dalta and Arellano University hammered out contrasting victories to forge a four-way logjam in second place yesterday in the NCAA seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Bright Akhuetie shone down the stretch…

V-League: Collegiate ‘wars’ underway

JOINING for the second straight Shakey’s V-League tournament this year, University of the Philippines coach Jerry Yee has modest goals. “Same as always, working on our team lang. Although we do have internal goals set in this league, kahit papaano…

In-form Foton plays Petron

SLOWLY getting into the groove of things, Foton seeks a share of the Group A lead against Petron today in the Philippine SuperLiga All-Filipino Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre. After struggling in the first round, the Tornadoes posted…

Painters wary of what elite can do

BECAUSE Rain or Shine had agonizing time before putting away Phoenix Fuels last time around, coach Yeng Guiao has every reason to feel uncomfortable about their campaign in the PBA Governors’ Cup. “It’s getting harder and harder,” said Guiao after…

Security gets tighter in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO -- As the 2016 Rio Olympics draws closer, security gets tighter at the different venues, and around the thousands of delegates, including the lean Philippine team that’s here to end a 20-year medal drought. Over 10,000 athletes…

Racal clinches semis berth

Games Tuesday: (JCSGO Gym) 4 p.m. -- AMA vs. Topstar 6 p.m. -- Phoenix vs. Blustar RACAL clinched the first twice-to-beat slot in the Final Four with a 90-81 victory over Tanduay last night in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup…

Strong finish by Cignal

Games Saturday (FilOil Flying V Center) 2:30 p.m. -- Amy’s vs. Generika 4:30 p.m. -- Cignal vs. Standard Insurance-Navy 6:30 p.m. -- Petron vs. Foton LIPA CITY -- Cignal made up for a sluggish start with a furious finish to…

V-L: Action-packed Collegiate games seen

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines tests the mettle of newcomer San Beda College while San Sebastian College plays old NCAA nemesis University of Perpetual Help System Dalta as action in the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference unfolds tomorrow at the Ynares Sports…
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