Uruguay, Russia gain KO rounds; Ronaldo dazzles

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MOSCOW (AFP) - Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot. A single goal from Luis Suarez was enough to…

Pinoy prodigy Buto in 5th straight win

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CHILD prodigy Al-Basher Buto of the Philippines is fast becoming the scourge of Vietnam chess. Buto made it five wins in a row when he toppled fifth seed Nguyen Vuong Tung Lam of Vietnam in a keenly-watched fifth round showdown…

Russia amazes; Japan surprises

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) - Host nation Russia planted one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. After a tight first…

Davao star Moulic shines

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DAVAO pride Ella Grace Moulic authored the biggest upset win when she toppled No. 2 seed WIM Nguyen Thanh Thuy Tien of Vietnam in the featured second round encounter in the19th ASEAN+ Age Group chess championships at the Royal Mandaya…

Cebu to host WUWC qualifying tilt

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THE search for the next Hidilyn Diaz continues as the Federation of the School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) tapped the Cebu Weightlifting Association (CWA) to organize the qualifying tournament for the Philippine representatives to the coming 6th World…

PhilCycling to form ‘Super Team’ -- Tolentino

THE cream of the country’s crop of elite road cycling would be banded in what the PhilCycling would call a “Super Team” whose principal objective is to qualify a Filipino to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. PhilCycling President Abraham “Bambol”…

T'boli clinches 4 IPG golds in Cotabato

THE Municipality of T'boli clinched four gold medals in the recently-concluded 2nd Indigenous People’s Games (IPG) held in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. The Municipality of T'boli ruled the meyon kuda law event, likened to horse racing but using wild grass…

England, Belgium strike

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VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AFP) - Harry Kane grabbed a dramatic late winner for England on Monday, powering home a header in injury time of their World Cup opener after Belgium had earlier swept past Panama. Kane’s second goal of the game…

Torre to play Karpov again in Games of Legends

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FORMER world champion Anatoly Karpov and Asia’s first grandmaster Eugene Torre get a rare opportunity to play each other again in the sixth Vila de Platja D’ Aro International Chess Festival Battle of Legends chess championship on June 24-July 1…

Mexico rocks

Switzerland holds Brazil to a draw MOSCOW (AFP) - Mexico stunned World Cup holder Germany on Sunday, inflicting a 1-0 defeat that throws the Germans’ title defense into disarray as Neymar’s Brazil stuttered to a draw against Switzerland. The outstanding…

Titans, Scorpions collide

Games today: (Ynares Sports Arena) 1 p.m. -- Marinerong Pilipino vs. Batangas 3 p.m. -- AMA vs. CEU ANDRE Paras returns as AMA Online University tries to arrest a three-game slide against Centro Escolar University today in the PBA D-League…

Nat’l poomsae tourney set June 23-24

THE Philippine Taekwondo Association will hold the 2018 PLDT Home Ultera/MVP Sports Foundation National Poomsae Championships on June 23-24 at the Rizal Memorial (basketball) coliseum. No less than 1,500 athletes are expected to represent all regions and PTA chapters all…

Ronaldo show

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SOCHI, Russia (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a magnificent hat-trick on Friday to rescue a point for Portugal against Spain in the dying minutes as the World Cup in Russia caught alight. Ronaldo’s 51st career hat-trick in the 3-3 draw…

Russia kicks off bid in overwhelming fashion

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MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, thumping Saudi Arabia 5-0 in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow as President Vladimir Putin basked in the glow. Putin declared the tournament open at the…
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