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DLSU’s Bartlett wins UAAP Hoop Challenge

LA SALLE’s Jordan Bartlett turned back University of the Philippines prized recruit Kobe Paras, 11-8, to rule the UAAP Last One Standing 1-on-1 Hoop Challenge at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium Friday night. Undefeated in five contests, Bartlett pulled…

PH tennis bets start campaign Monday

PALEMBANG—Head coach Chris Cuarto is banking on a favorable draw for the Filipino athletes to boost their medal prospects as the 18th Asian Games tennis tournament unfolds on Monday with the singles competitions at the Jakabaring Sports City courts here.…

Clarkson tries out 6 ‘barongs’

JAKARTA—An Asian Games Johnny-come-lately, Filipino-American basketball player Jordan Clarkson will be trying out six new Barong Tagalogs to fit his size as he takes the spotlight as the country’s standard-bearer during the opening ceremonies of the continental sports showcase on…

Tough outing

JAKARTA—For the first time in 36 years, the Philippine women’s volleyball team will finally see action in the Asian Games. The Nationals formally landed at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport here around noon Friday and immediately checked in at the Athletes…

Tired wushu bets to skip opening rites

JAKARTA—The entire national wushu team has decided to skip the 18th Asian Games opening ceremonies here on Saturday so it could focus on the competitions at the Jakarta International Expo, according to national sanda (sparring) head coach Jessie Aligaga. ‘Pagod…

Bolts in big win

MERALCO exploded in the third quarter then outlasted Columbian Dyip in the fourth to pull off 109-106 win for a rousing start in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday at the Ynares Center in ANtipolo City.The Bolts, who trailed…

Lyceum downs Letran

LYCEUM of the Philippines University hurdled its biggest test of the season with a come-from-behind 87-82 win over Letran last night in the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The Pirates are now on the cusp…

Forecast, DD are back

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ALL’S well that ends well.The three horseracing clubs in the country -- Manila Jockey Club, Inc., Philippine Racing Club, Inc. and Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc. -- have agreed to bring back the forecast and daily double event to the…

GAB sets sights on e-sabong

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THE days of the illegal online sabong or e-sabong are now numbered. This was the assurance of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB), headed by Chairnan Abraham Mitra, after getting favorable response from the House of Representatives on proposal to…

Ordeal for PH bets going to Palembang

JAKARTA—Competing in the 18th Asian Games is a challenging experience in itself, but more so for Filipino athletes bound for Palembang, the second hub of the continental multi-sport competition in the provincial capital of South Sumatra, even before they set…

Hot start

JAKARTA – Days before their duel against Kazakhstan, head coach Yeng Guiao and his assistants made sure the team will watch game videos of its opening round foe, something that showed how much the Filipinos respected their first round rival.…

Scratchers near crown

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Game Tuesday: (Ynares Sports Arena) 5 p.m. -- Che’Lu vs. Go for Gold (Finals, Game 4) GO for Gold rallied from 16 points down to defeat Che’Lu Bar and Grill, 98-96, and move on the cusp of winning the PBA…

All set for IP Games in Ifugao

IT’S all systems go for the staging of the 3rd leg of the Indigenous Peoples Games (IPG) in the province of Ifugao on Aug. 21-23. A total of 400 participants from 11 local government units (LGUs) including Aguinaldo, Alfonso Lista,…

PCC survives Adamson

PCC outsteadied Adamson University, 66-62, in an exciting 13 years old and under category encounter in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup at the Diliman Preparatory School covered courts in Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City last Aug. 11. Jerome Ke made the…

Tigers overcome Sharks, 71-64

DAVAO Occidental -Cocolife Tigers bounced back into contention by snapping its losing skid and toppling Cebu Sharks ,71-64 in the elimination round of Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup in Bacoor Sports Center last Monday. Former PBA players Bonbon…
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