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Robert Bolick acknowledges playoff learning curve for NLEX

May 13, 2024
It’s back to the drawing board now for NLEX after what was once a promising PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup campaign ended disastrously on Sunday. The Road Warriors found themselves swept by Meralco in Game 2 of their quarterfinal series. And Robert Bolick could only lament the discrepancy in experience between the two MVP Group-owned […]
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UAAP 86 HSBVB: UST girls continue sand dominance; NUNS claims first boys title

May 5, 2024
University of Santo Tomas pulled off a 21-15 21-17 win over Far Eastern University-Diliman to successfully defend the gold on Sunday night in the UAAP Season 86 High School Girls Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Sands SM By The Bay. Khy Progella, Cameron Grace Villaluz, and Grithney Jhyn Dadang were instrumental in the Junior Tiger […]
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Past defeat motivates PVL PC POW Tots Carlos to make history

March 31, 2024
PVL Player of the Week: Tots Carlos makes history for Creamline Just when another shocking defeat looked imminent for defending champion Creamline, Tots Carlos delivered a performance for the ages. Carlos erupted for a career-high 38 points — the highest single-game scoring output by a local player in the Premier Volleyball League, lifting the Cool […]
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Jhonnel Ababa’s pressure-packed birdies seal PGT Apo Championship win over Guido Van der Valk

March 15, 2024
Jhonnel Ababa sunk two pressure-packed birdies, the first forcing a playoff and the other clinching the hotly disputed championship over Guido van der Valk in a statement-making win at the ICTSI Apo Golf Classic in Davao on Friday. Bracing for a grind-out battle at Apo, the local favorite got more than he had expected, wavering […]
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Darang’s triple-double, Taporco’s 6 treys seal Diliman’s semis spot in UCAL

March 11, 2024
Former two-time champion Diliman College completed the semifinals cast in the Universities and Colleges Athletic League-PG Flex Linoleum Season 6 with an 80-73 win over the No. 2 seed, Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas, in the rubber match of their quarterfinal series on Monday at the Paco Arena in Manila. The Blue Dragons, who finished seventh in […]
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UAAP POWs Belen, Disquitado shine brightly for NU

March 11, 2024
National University dominated the third week of the UAAP Season 86 volleyball tournaments, with both their men’s and women’s teams sweeping their pair of games during this period. Bella Belen and Jade Disquitado led the way, with the former playing a crucial role in the Norman Miguel-mentored team’s victories. Belen contributed 19 points, 19 digs, […]
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NCAA 99: Acido triple-double, Padilla’s career game power Perps, Letran to share of lead

February 28, 2024
By Luis Licas Amiel Acido and Daniel Padilla put on a show during the seventh day of the NCAA Season 99 Juniors Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at the Filoil Ecooil Centre. Acido produced a triple-double leading University of Perpetual Help DALTA to a 102-84 rout of Jose Rizal University while Padilla dropped his career-high, powering […]
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UCAL: RJ Tadeo sparks MCU rout of Guang Ming for back-to-back wins

February 19, 2024
RJ Tadeo delivered another impressive all-around performance as Manila Central University secured its first consecutive victories, defeating Guang Ming College of Tagaytay 76-60 in the Universities and Colleges Athletic League-PG Flex Linoleum Season 6 on Monday at the Paco Arena in Manila. Following his outstanding 16-point contribution in the team’s surprising 74-61 triumph over last […]
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Uratex claims inaugural WPBA 3×3 title

February 19, 2024
Uratex proudly claimed the title of the inaugural champion of the Women’s PBA Invitational. Shanda Anies and Eunique Chan took turns torching Gilas B to secure a convincing 22-15 victory and clinch the title in the revived women’s three-a-side tournament that concluded on Monday at Ayala Malls Glorietta. Anies finished with 10 points, including the […]
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NBTC: USJR rules Visayas Regionals

February 19, 2024
Cebu’s Khalifa University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) emerged as victors in the most competitive NBTC Regional Championship (RC) thus far. Once again, relying on a total team effort that fueled their perfect run, the Jaguars defeated St. Roberts International College (SRIC)-Elite Lab of Iloilo, 62-57, in the final of the 2024 NBTC Visayas RC on […]
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Shaina Nitura becomes first Adamson Falcon to win UAAP Girls’ MVP

February 12, 2024
By: Justine Anne Gaerlan Adamson University secured its first UAAP High School Girls’ Volleyball top athlete plum. The Lady Baby Falcons’ Shaina Nitura was hailed as the MVP of UAAP Season 86 on Monday at the Filoil EcoOil Centre. The 19-year-old outside spiker secured the top individual award of the season with a stellar performance […]
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PNVF: Cignal guts five-set win vs CSB, completes elims sweep

February 7, 2024
Cignal completed a sweep of the elimination round with a hard-earned 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 17-25, 15-13 win over College of Saint Benilde in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League women’s tournament on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. The HD Spikers had a great encounter with the Lady Blazers as their backs […]
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Converge terminates Mac Tallo’s contract after ‘ligang labas’ fiasco

February 7, 2024
Mac Tallo has squandered his second chance at a PBA stint. The prolific 6-foot guard from Cebu was terminated by Converge on Wednesday after being caught playing in an unsanctioned game in Cebu last week. The FiberXers announced the development on their social media account. “Following a thorough investigation, it was confirmed that Mac Tallo […]
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UAAP 86 HSBB: NUNS finally solves Adamson, forces winner-take-all

February 7, 2024
National University Nazareth School rallied from 15 points down in the second half to outlast Adamson University, 67-64, and force a winner-take-all in the UAAP Season 86 high school boys basketball Finals Wednesday at the Filoil EcoOil Centre. The Baby Falcons were poised to end a 31-year championship drought after seizing a 48-33 lead in […]
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UCAL: Olivarez repels Guang Ming’s comeback attempt for 3-1 slate

February 5, 2024
Olivarez College rebounded from a stinging defeat last time with an 86-71 victory over Guang Ming College-Tagaytay City in the Universities and Colleges Athletic League-PG Flex Linoleum Season 6 on Monday at the Paco Arena. Putting their 76-69 loss to defending champion Centro Escolar University last Thursday behind them, the Olivarez Sea Lions outscored the […]
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PNVF: Van Sickle dominates, powers Petro Gazz romp of Army

February 4, 2024
Petro Gazz showcased its revamped squad with an emphatic 25-11, 25-19, 25-19 victory over the Philippine Army to open the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Filipino-American sensation Brooke Van Sickle played as well as advertised, amassing 16 points with 14 hits, a block, and an ace […]
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RSA expects Paris Olympics triumph

February 1, 2024
San Miguel Corporation President Ramon S. Ang believes the country is poised to win more gold medals in the upcoming Paris Olympics as he pays tribute to all Filipino athletes, especially those honored during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards. Ang received his second PSA Executive of the Year award, sharing it with Metro […]
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Edu, Tamayo, Sotto, Quiambao, Brownlee join Tim Cone’s PBA-laden Gilas pool

January 29, 2024
After his successful stint in the Hangzhou Asian Games, where the Philippines ended its 61-year gold medal drought in men’s basketball, Cone will be given the reins as the Head Coach. “Coach Tim accomplished what had not been done in decades with only a few weeks to prepare and multiple challenges in terms of personnel, […]
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UCAL: PCU-Dasmarinas extends streak, sends MCU crashing back down

January 29, 2024
Philippine Christian University-Dasmarinas secured its fourth win with a commanding 77-58 victory over Manila Central University on Monday, January 29, in the Universities and Colleges Athletic League-PG Flex Linoleum Season 6 at the Paco Arena in Manila. The Dolphins dominated the match early, but it was only in the second frame that they were able […]
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Strong Group dealt heartbreak by Al Riyadi in Dubai finale

January 29, 2024
Strong Group proved its worth, but destiny sided with Al Riyadi. Ismail Abdelmoneim drained the championship-winning, buzzer-beating trey, preventing Strong Group from becoming the second-ever non-Middle Eastern team to win the Dubai International Basketball Championship. Al Riyadi claimed the crown with a 77-74 victory on Monday morning (Manila time) at Al Nasr Club. With the […]
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PSC takes swift measures to ensure WADA code compliance

January 26, 2024
The Philippines finds itself on the brink of being excluded from major international sporting competitions, including the upcoming Paris Olympics, due to alleged non-compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code. The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) recently issued a press release highlighting the grave consequences the nation faces if the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) fails […]
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WADA’s warning to PSC: Non-compliance may result in international sports isolation

January 26, 2024
The Philippines faces the risk of the national flag not being flown at the Paris Olympics, the Paralympic Games, as well as in all regional and continental events – such as the Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games – and world championships, unless the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) adheres to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) […]
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UCAL: Franz Diaz shines as CEU secures early lead

January 26, 2024
Defending champion Centro Escolar University asserted its dominance over the neophyte Philippine Women’s University, securing a 74-45 victory to claim an early lead in the Universities and Colleges Athletic League-PG Flex Linoleum Season 6 at the Paco Arena in Manila on Thursday. The Scorpions took command of the game with a scintillating second-quarter performance, establishing […]
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PBA 3×3: Meralco continues stellar run, dumps TNT for back-to-back

January 23, 2024
Meralco once again emerged victorious against TNT, securing a 21-13 win to repeat as the leg champion of the PBA 3×3 Third Conference on Tuesday. Joseph Sedurifa, JJ Manlangit, and Jeff Manday ignited a 10-3 run, creating a significant lead from what had been a closely contested game. This propelled the Bolts to a 20-12 […]
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SBP encourages fans to submit proposals for positive change

January 22, 2024
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is calling on basketball enthusiasts all over the country to apply for the FIBA Foundation’s “Propose a Project” program. With FIBA’s belief “that basketball can catalyze to empower, educate, and inspire youth through the implementation of Basketball For Good projects all over the world,” it aims to support projects […]
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ITF lifts PHILTA suspension

January 22, 2024
The country has rejoined the global tennis community as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) lifted the suspension of the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) on Sunday. “I am pleased to confirm that the ITF Board of Directors has decided to lift the suspension of the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) … in accordance with Article 5 of […]
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UCAL: Gallano, Umali connive, lead Olivarez past LPU-B to open campaign

January 22, 2024
Olivarez College initiated its title bid with a 70-63 victory over Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas on Monday, January 22, at the Universities and Colleges Athletic League-PG Flex Linoleum Season 6 at the Paco Arena in Manila. The Sea Lions started strongly, but had to fend off a late surge from the Pirates to secure a […]
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Gorayeb’s Capital1 holds open tryouts for PVL team

January 22, 2024
Capital1 Solar Energy, determined to turn heads in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL) conference, will conduct a two-day tryout at the San Sebastian College-Recoletos gym starting tomorrow. Roger Gorayeb, a multi-titled coach from SSC-R appointed by sisters Milka and Mandy Romero to oversee the Power Spikers, will lead the tryouts with the assistance of […]
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Dubai: Blatche turns back the hand of time, carries SGA to QF

January 22, 2024
Andray Blatche, the seasoned hero from Gilas Pilipinas, played a pivotal role in Strong Group Athletics’ 104-95 conquest over Homenetmen in the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship on Monday morning at Al Nasr. The 37-year-old big man turned back the hands of time, using his old post moves to execute silky-smooth jump shots. In the […]
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Carl Tamayo, Ryukyu part ways

January 18, 2024
Carl Tamayo will return home next week to assess the next step in his future after requesting his release from the B.League defending champion Ryukyu. The 6-foot-8 modern big man hopes to “explore new horizons, showcase his skills, and make a more significant contribution to another team,” as per Virtual Playground. The Golden Kings, meanwhile, […]
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UAAP 86 HSVB: FEU-D gets back at NUNS in heated match

January 15, 2024
By: Justine Anne Gaerlan Reigning champion Far Eastern University-Diliman avenged its five-set loss to National University-Nazareth School in Round 1 of the UAAP Season 86 High School Boys’ Volleyball Tournament by securing a 25-20, 25-15, 25-22 win at the Adamson University Gym on Sunday. The Baby Tamaraws raised their record to 7-3 to remain in […]
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UP extends Goldwin Monteverde for five more years

January 15, 2024
University of the Philippines has come to terms with head coach Goldwin Monteverde on a five-year extension to reinforce the championship culture he has established in his first three years at the helm. “UP MBT management is committed to establishing continuity in the program to ensure the winning culture developed under Coach Gold is sustained,” […]
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Maxine Esteban emerges victorious in Euro U-23 tourney

December 18, 2023
Filipino-Ivorian Maxine Esteban turned back Germany’s Luca Sarah Holland-Cunz, 15-13, in the final of the International Handel Cup European Under-23 Circuit Championship on Sunday in Halle, Germany. In a tense finale, Esteban seized control early, taking a 13-9 lead before holding off the challenge of the 19-year-old German to win the gold in the women’s […]
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UAAP 86 HSBB: Adamson completes first round sweep

December 18, 2023
ADAMSON University notched a 68-57 conquest over defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman to complete a first-round sweep Sunday in the UAAP Season 86 High School Boys’ Basketball Tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Centre. Zahir Sajili had 11 points and four rebounds while Justine Garcia sustained his consistent play with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, […]
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Alyssa Valdez reflects on ‘unfamiliar Finals’ in Creamline victory sans Jia De Guzman

December 14, 2023
Alyssa Valdez, who has experienced numerous championship games in her storied career, found herself navigating unfamiliar terrain during Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Second All-Filipino Conference finale. For the first time in the last five seasons, the three-time league MVP stepped onto a PVL finals court without her long-time running mate Jia De […]
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Sherwin Meneses’ composure, trust keys in Creamline’s success, gushes Tots Carlos

December 14, 2023
Despite undergoing numerous changes in this conference alone, one thing remains constant for defending All-Filipino Conference champion Creamline: the unwavering trust of head coach Sherwin Meneses in all of his players, from the starting six up until the end of the bench. “Well, before naman umalis si Ate Jia [De Guzman], na-mindset naman na kami,” […]
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PVL: Creamline extends mastery over Choco Mucho to 10, moves on cusp of perfect conference

December 14, 2023
Creamline is one win away from the championship and completing a perfect run in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League Second All-Filipino Conference. The defending champions Cool Smashers displayed nerves of steel to scrape past the challenge posed by the Choco Mucho Flying Titans, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24, 25-22, and move on the cusp of sweeping the […]
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CESAFI: Gentallan, Salarda, Maglasang deliver vs UC, sends title series to decider

December 14, 2023
CEBU CITY — University of the Visayas dug deep on defense and held University of Cebu scoreless in the last four minutes to come away with a 53-41 win in Game Two of the Chooks-to-Go Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) Season 23 college basketball finals on Thursday at the Cebu Coliseum here. This means the […]
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