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NCR keeps Palaro overall supremacy
by Joey Villar - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
National Capital Region captured three gold medals in the ballgames including in the sport that mattered most – basketball – to cap its dominating effort and romped away with a 13th straight overall title...
Obiena breaks pole vault mark
by Joey Villar - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Pole vaulter Francis Obiena of NCR produced a record feat while Veruel Verdadero of Calabarzon completed a sprint treble on the penultimate day even as the Big City bets all but extended their domination of the...
So sustains comeback, rips Karjakin
by Joey Villar - April 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Wesley So trounced reigning World Challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia in 64 moves of an English showdown to move to joint second after six rounds of the Shamkir Chess-Gashimov Memorial 2017 in Azerbaijan Thursday...
Jacinto rips mark; Illustre bags 5th gold
by Joey Villar - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
NCR’s Jerald Jacinto continued his record-breaking spree in the pool, shattering two marks even as teammate Maurice Illustre hauled his fifth gold yesterday in the Palarong Pambansa at the Binirayan Sports...
Cool Smashers seek hot PVL debut
by Joey Villar - April 28, 2017 - 12:00am
With the best local player and a pair of talented imports, Creamline is eyeing no less than a crown right in its first stint in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference unfolding Sunday at the Filoil Flying...
Power Smashers sasandal kina Hyapha, Thipachot
by Joey Villar - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Sasandalan ng Power Smashers ang kanilang mga veteran reinforcements na sina Amporn Hyapha at Kannika Thipachot ng Thailand sa pagsabak nila sa Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference na hahataw sa Linggo...
Wesley rebounds, crushes Kramnik
by Joey Villar - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
GM Wesley So finally regained his winning form, beating Russian Vladimir Kramnik in 65 moves of an English Opening to bounce back into contention after five rounds of the Shamkir Chess-Gashimov Memorial 2017 in Azerbaijan...
Soquilon annexes fourth swim gold
by Joey Villar - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Western Visayas’ Kyla Soquilon made the host region proud as she captured her fourth gold medal even as Calabarzon’s Veruel Verdadero and Eastern Visayas’ Bianca Jane Combate ruled the sprints in...
NCR tanker rips 4 Palaro marks
by Joey Villar - April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
National Capital Region’s Jerald Jacinto went on a record-breaking spree in the pool, shattering four records while snaring two gold medals in the 60th Palarong Pambansa at the Evelio B. Javier pool here ...
Western Visayas’ Lozanez rips Palaro javelin mark show
by Joey Villar - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Western Visayas’ James Lozanez came away with a record-breaking throw to cop the secondary boys javelin gold while Jay Ann Labasano stole the thunder with a victory in secondary girls’ 3000m in the Palarong...
So settles for another draw
by Joey Villar - April 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Wesley So drew with Polish Radoslaw Wojtaszek in 40 moves of a Queen’s Pawn duel to remain in the cellar after three rounds of the Shamkir Chess-Gashimov Memorial 2017 in Azerbaijan Sunday.
So bounces back with draw
by Joey Villar - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Wesley So settled down following a stinging setback, fighting Englishman Michael Adams to a 41-move draw of a King’s Indian Attack in the second round of the Shamkir Chess-Gashimove Memorial 2017 in Azerbaijan...
NCR gymnasts open Palaro with six golds
by Joey Villar - April 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Powerhouse National Capital Region dominated the field early at the Binirayan Sports Complex here yesterday, racking up six gold medals in gymnastics in the 2017 Palarong Pambansa ushered in by President Duterte...
Reeling in the Big One
by Joey Villar - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
In 2007, Bong Castillo, a Filipino-American angler from Cebu, presented Francisco “Lalo” Matugas, then a congressman, an idea to make Siargao, particularly the small quaint town of Pilar, a venue for...
Palaro unfolds in Antique
by Joey Villar - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
National Capital Region seeks to extend its domination of the Palarong Pambansa for the 13th straight year as the annual multi-sports meet for K-12 athletes unfurls today at the Binirayan Sports Complex in San Jose...
Loss ends So’s 67-game unbeaten streak
by Joey Villar - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Wesley So’s amazing streak has come to an end.
Derek Ramsey eyes gold in frisbee
by Joey Villar - April 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Actor Derek Ramsey has shelved making movies to chase a dream – a gold medal in the 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, also known as Frisbee, set from June 18 to 24 in Royan, France.
Canadian cage wheelchair ace conducts clinic
by Joey Villar - April 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Basketball for the differently-abled takes center stage as the Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) holds player and coaching clinics with the Pilipinas Warriors, the country’s national squad.
PVL kicks off volley season April 30
by Joey Villar - April 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Pocari Sweat seeks a repeat with a loaded roster, Creamline tries to make an impact on its maiden season with an ace and Bali Pure hopes to mark its return with a bang when the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced...
Garcia draws chess match, ends in top 10
by Joey Villar - April 17, 2017 - 12:00am
International Master Jan Emmanuel Garcia drew with untitled Chinese Dai Changren in 25 moves of a Ruy Lopez in the ninth and final round to come through with a solid top 10 finish in the 17th Bangkok Chess Open in...
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