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Peping bows out after 12-yr reign
by Olmin Leyba - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
For the first time since becoming the most powerful man in the Philippine Olympic Committee in 2004, Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. left the Olympic body’s function in defeat.
Elizalde maintains no gov’t intervention
by Olmin Leyba - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Although the Philippine Olympic Committee obeyed a court order to allow boxing chief Ricky Vargas to run as president, former International Olympic Committee representative to the Philippines Frank Elizalde...
Intersport launches 1st store in SEA region
by Olmin Leyba - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Global sporting goods retail giant Intersport has arrived in the Philippines, offering Filipino sports buffs a wide array of major brands for their various needs.
Mighty Eaglets, Bullpups open UAAP junior title series
by Olmin Leyba - February 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Undefeated Ateneo and contender National U, the top two teams all tournament long, slug it out in what promises to be a slam-bang duel for the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball crown beginning today at Filoil...
Azkals open season with friendly vs Fiji
by Olmin Leyba - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Azkals will hit the field for the first time in 2018 in an international friendly against Fiji on March 22 at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Equestrians’ Syquia stripped of SEAG gold
by Olmin Leyba - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Cynthia Carrion, the chef de mission of Team Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, yesterday reported that the country lost one gold medal in its collection from the Malaysia meet as equestrian Colin Syquia...
Urge POC to hold friday polls; Vargas ‘solid 27’ want election
by Olmin Leyba - February 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Allies of boxing chief Ricky Vargas, clamoring for reforms in Philippine sports, yesterday claimed to have the support of 27 of the 43 voting members and vowed to fight efforts to disqualify him again from running...
Local aces upbeat on Miller’s stint
by Olmin Leyba - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Ski Federation hopes to sustain the momentum from the milestone stint of Fil-Am alpine skier Asa Miller in the 2018 Winter Olympics as it eyes more qualifiers in the next snow sports joust four years...
Bullpups blast junior Tigers, set title duel vs Eaglets
by Olmin Leyba - February 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Second seed National University blew past upset-conscious No. 4 University of Santo Tomas, 91-72, to forge a duel with unbeaten Ateneo for the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball crown at the Filoil Flying V Center...
Bullpups seek final vs surging Tiger Cubs
by Olmin Leyba - February 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Second-ranked National U seeks to cash in on its twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball stepladder semifinals against gritty No. 4 University of Santo Tomas today to grab the remaining...
Miller 70th overall in giant slalom; Austrian bags gold
by Olmin Leyba - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Fil-Am alpine skier Asa Miller wound up 70th overall in the men’s giant slalom event yesterday as two-man Team Philippines ended its brief campaign in the ongoing Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South...
Manese, Colaste earn Aussie swim grants
by Olmin Leyba - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
From a pool of 60 young swimmers who attended the maiden Philippine leg of the AirAsia-Ben Proud’s Talent Pool program emerged two aspirants who will soon get to train with the British world champion himself...
Lady Bulldogs thump Spikers, gain lead
by Olmin Leyba - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Jaja Santiago took charge as National U outlasted holder La Salle in a five-set nail-biter, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, to seize the solo lead in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament...
Cansino powers Tiger Cubs over Falcons
by Olmin Leyba - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
CJ Cansino dished out an MVP performance in the crunch to lead University of Santo Tomas to a 73-72 overtime squeaker over Adamson and into the stepladder semis of the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball tourney...
Ceres pours in goals vs Cambodia
by Olmin Leyba - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Amid heavy downpour brought about by tropical depression Basyang, Ceres Negros FC rained goals on hapless Cambodian rival Boeung Ket, 9-0, to start its quest in the AFC Cup on a fiery note Tuesday night at Panaad...
Lady Spikers defuse Tams big comeback
by Olmin Leyba - February 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Defending champion La Salle squandered a two-set head-start and a match-point advantage in the third but regained its bearing in the decider to post a 25-22, 25-19, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7 decision over Far Eastern U...
Filipinos bag 4 golds in Asian Games Invitational
by Olmin Leyba - February 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Decathlete Aries Toledo gave Team Philippines its fourth gold medal in the 18th Asian Games Invitational Tournament as he dominated Sri Lankan rival Ajith Kumara Rajakarunawala Monday at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium...
Ceres Negros kicks off AFC bid vs Cambodia
by Olmin Leyba - February 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Its stock greatly boosted by its historic run in the AFC Champions League Qualifiers, Philippine champ Ceres Negros FC embraces its tag as favorites as it vies in the AFC Cup beginning tonight in the Group F opener...
Lady Bulldogs turn back fighting Warriors, go 3-0
by Olmin Leyba - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Front-running National U recovered from lethargic showing in the middle sets to grind out a 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19 verdict over a game University of the East and go 3-0 for the solo lead in the...
Martinez, Miller get nod to vie in Winter Olympics
by Olmin Leyba - February 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Figure skater Michael Martinez is set for a second tour of duty at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.
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