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Brooke Van Sickle finds joy in contributing to flourishing Philippine volleyball scene

May 13, 2024
Newly-crowned MVP Brooke Van Sickle was left in awe by the intense passion she witnessed within the Philippine volleyball community during her first campaign with Petro Gazz in the 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. The Filipina-American outside hitter expressed delight at being a part of and seeing firsthand the growth of the sport in […]
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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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Angge Poyos’ injury hits Eya Laure hard

May 13, 2024
University of Santo Tomas great Eya Laure couldn’t help but feel emotional when Golden Tigresses’ top gunner Angge Poyos fell during the second set of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball Finals. Laure was one of the 20,995 fans in attendance at the SMART Araneta Coliseum last Saturday, sitting beside another school […]
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Jaja Santiago lauds Alyssa Solomon’s emergence as NU’s on-court leader

May 13, 2024
Alyssa Solomon and Jaja Santiago had a moment after National University advanced to the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Volleyball Finals last Wednesday. Following the Lady Bulldogs’ straight-sets win over the FEU Lady Tamaraws in their do-or-die Final Four battle, the NU legend was seen talking to Solomon, mentoring her on her spiking. Solomon, the 6-foot-1 […]
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Dionesa Tolentin, despite accolades, hails Jonela Albiño as FEU’s finest

May 13, 2024
Now that Far Eastern University has emerged as the champion of the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Football Tournament, head coach Let Dimzon and captain Inday Tolentin paid tribute to the person who carried them across the finish line — Jonela Albiño. With the game tied at one-all and a penalty shootout looming against De La […]
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Rookie Alfonzo Gonzalez attributes heroic saves to UP’s support, confidence

May 13, 2024
As University of the Philippines gears up for the UAAP Season 86 Men’s Football Tournament final this Thursday against Far Eastern University, it has rookie goalkeeper Alfonso Gonzalez and defender Angelo Pagdanganan to thank for allowing it to reach this far. Gonzalez made key stops against University of Santo Tomas during the penalty shootout. Meanwhile, […]
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Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser braces for possible full ACL tear

May 13, 2024
TNT is bracing for the worst regarding the status of Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser. Initial assessments by the team doctor indicate a full tear in his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a devastating blow for the 6-foot-6 forward. Confirmation of the injury came from team manager Jojo Lastimosa, who expressed concern over the severity of the situation. […]
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Poetic Triumph: Bea De Leon focuses on gratitude over beating former team

May 13, 2024
Bea De Leon clinched her first conference championship for Creamline by delivering the final point for the Cool Smashers in the fifth set of Game 2 against Choco Mucho, 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11. The 5-foot-11 middle blocker was prepared for her moment as the Flying Titans over-received Alyssa Valdez’s service, and De Leon smartly […]
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Sisi Rondina set for indoor NT debut in AVC Challenge Cup

May 13, 2024
Following Choco Mucho’s campaign in the 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference, Sisi Rondina will immediately head back into action to represent the Philippines in the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Challenge Cup for Women. Rondina confirmed the news to Tiebreaker Times following the Flying Titans’ Game 2 loss to Creamline in the All-Filipino Conference Finals […]
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Alyssa Valdez opens up about Creamline’s toughest conference yet: ‘An unpredictable journey’

May 13, 2024
Alyssa Valdez is once again a champion. Her Creamline Cool Smashers defeated the Choco Mucho Flying Titans in the Finals of the 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. This is Valdez’s eighth championship with the Cool Smashers, having been part of the team since its inception back in 2017. With all those titles, Valdez admitted […]
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MPL PH: Blacklist ends regular season on high note, overcomes RSG

May 5, 2024
Blacklist International ended the regular season with a momentum-building 2-1 reverse sweep of RSG Philippines, claiming the fifth spot in the standings in the final week of MPL Philippines Season 13 on Sunday at the Shooting Gallery Studios. The Codebreakers have won three straight and five of the last six matches, including victories over three […]
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Maverick Ahanmisi’s shoulder hyper-extension raises concerns ahead of QF

May 5, 2024
Maverick Ahanmisi is hoping that he suffered nothing serious after getting hurt late in Barangay Ginebra’s eventual loss to NLEX on Sunday night. The Kings combo guard felt that he hyper-extended his right shoulder following contact with Road Warriors forward Tony Semerad with about 9.4 seconds left to play, as they all scrambled for the […]
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‘Mini Miss UST’ aim to silence doubters one last time

May 5, 2024
Much has been said about the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses even before the season started. After key departures from the team following Season 85, which included four of their starters, questions and doubts were plentiful for this Season 86 squad. Prior to the season, people questioned the strength of the team after the […]
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For Kat, Des, Aduke: Madayag, Choco Mucho plot payback vs Creamline

May 5, 2024
With the odds stacked against them, team captain Maddie Madayag believes resilience will be the key for Choco Mucho as they head into another finals encounter against Creamline without three key players. The Flying Titans secured their second consecutive finals appearance, setting up a rematch with the Cool Smashers in the finale after defeating Petro […]
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Kungfu vows UST Tigresses will exorcise ghost of 2019

May 5, 2024
With the University of Santo Tomas’ five-set escape of De La Salle University in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 86 Women’s Volleyball Tournament, history repeated itself on Sunday evening. The second-seeded Golden Tigresses’ 25-20, 16-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-7 victory that dethroned the third-ranked Lady Spikers mirrored a triumph just like this exactly five […]
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Tots Carlos admits Creamline’s resilience tested in long road back to Finals

May 5, 2024
Gone are the days when Creamline simply ran over the competition on its way to the crown. Teams have already caught up, if they haven’t already, with the Cool Smashers, and it’s evident in the ongoing 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference. Before reaching the finals, Creamline suffered three elimination-round losses to Chery Tiggo, Petro […]
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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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UAAP 86 3×3: Pre powers FEU-D to clean sweep; NUNS clinches inaugural girls’ title

May 5, 2024
Far Eastern University-Diliman and National University-Nazareth School emerged victorious by defeating University of Santo Tomas in the boys’ and girls’ divisions, respectively, of the UAAP Season 86 High School 3×3 Tournament on Sunday at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay. The Baby Tamaraws prevailed 17-15 over the Tiger Cubs in the boys’ final while a three-woman […]
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UAAP 86 3×3: DLSU Archers, UST Tigresses score golden ‘doubles’

May 5, 2024
De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas successfully defended their men’s and women’s crowns, respectively, at the expense of University of the East and National University in the UAAP Season 86 Collegiate 3×3 Tournament Sunday at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay. La Salle survived UE 17-16 in the men’s final to end the […]
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PVL: Choco Mucho secures rematch with Creamline, denies Petro Gazz

May 5, 2024
Choco Mucho denied Petro Gazz a playoff for the last final spot after taking a four-set, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 victory to enter the 2024 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference finale, Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Sisi Rondina powered the finals-clinching win with 32 points on 30 attacks, one ace, and one block, to […]
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Calvin Abueva alleges verbal insult from fan triggered middle finger incident

March 31, 2024
Calvin Abueva admitted getting into a small spat with a fan courtside early in Magnolia’s eventual loss to Ginebra in Sunday’s PBA Philippine Cup action. Which, unfortunately, led to the 36-year-old forward flashing the middle finger to the unidentified spectator — that got seen on national television as well. “‘Di ko naman alam na may […]
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Tim Cone: Bennie Boatwright resembles a taller version of young Justin Brownlee

March 31, 2024
Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tim Cone is tempering expectations surrounding Bennie Boatwright and his pending naturalization process. But the champion mentor has no doubt whatsoever how much of an asset the former San Miguel import can be to the program, especially after seeing similarities to a young Justin Brownlee — albeit a few inches taller. […]
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PBA: Shorthanded Ginebra clinches historic 100th win in Manila Clasico against Magnolia

March 31, 2024
Ginebra proved to be steadier down the stretch and came away with the 87-77 victory against long-time rivals Magnolia to bounce back in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup, Sunday night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Maverick Ahanmisi struck the dagger through a trifecta from near the top of the key with 36.3 seconds left […]
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June Mar Fajardo confident in Bennie Boatwright’s adaptation to Gilas

March 31, 2024
June Mar Fajardo is certain that Bennie Boatwright can fit in just right with Gilas Pilipinas now that the latter is set to become part of the program soon. The veteran internationalist expressed confidence in light of the news that his former San Miguel teammate has agreed to undergo naturalization as the Samahang Basketbol ng […]
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Gilas Women fall to Chinese-Tapei in FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup QF

March 31, 2024
Gilas Pilipinas Women’s journey in the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup concluded on Sunday. The Philippines was overwhelmed by Chinese-Taipei, falling 19-9 in the quarterfinals at the Singapore Sports Hub in OCBC Square. Gilas, who had to navigate through the qualifying draw to reach this stage, struggled throughout the 10-minute match, managing just six points in […]
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PBA: CJ Perez shines as San Miguel continues winning streak at Phoenix expense

March 31, 2024
San Miguel remained unbeaten in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup by adding to Phoenix’s woes, 116-102, Sunday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. The reigning champions seized control in the third and finished strongly to chalk up their third win in as many games and remain atop the standings, leaving head coach Jorge Gallent satisfied […]
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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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Terrence Hill backtracks on Utah State commitment

March 31, 2024
Terrence Hill announced his decision to decommit from Division I school Utah State. The 19-year-old forward made the announcement on Saturday evening (Manila time). The 6-foot-3 talent expressed his gratitude to Utah State’s basketball recruiting staff for the opportunity they offered him. However, after careful consideration and discussions with his family, Hill ultimately decided to […]
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ITF: Alex Eala, French partner shock top seeds to claim doubles glory in France

March 31, 2024
Alex Eala and her French partner Estelle Cascino, orchestrated a stunning upset at the W75 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Croissy-Beaubourg tournament in France. The unseeded duo outplayed their top-seeded opponents, Great Britain’s Maia Lumsden and France’s own Jessika Ponchetto, 7-5, 7-6 (4), and clinched the coveted doubles title on Saturday. For Eala, the triumph marked […]
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Australia dominates Gilas Men; Japan ends their FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup run

March 30, 2024
Gilas Pilipinas Men bowed out of the 2024 FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup. The Philippines were overwhelmed by Australia, 21-13 (7:35), and Japan 22-12 (8:48), and were eliminated from contention on Saturday at the OCBC Square in Singapore. Gilas Men also failed to advance from the pool stages a year ago. Not having top 3×3 player […]
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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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Injury woes mount for PBA All-Star as Thompson joins list of doubtful players

March 15, 2024
Scottie Thompson joins a growing list of players doubtful to participate in the much-anticipated PBA All-Star Bacolod 2024 next weekend. The Barangay Ginebra star may no longer see action in the All-Star Game as he would want to focus mainly on recovering from a back injury. “I doubt sa All-Star aabot,” he admitted moments after […]
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Tim Cone at a loss: Ginebra’s embarrassing loss leaves questions unanswered

March 15, 2024
Ginebra head coach Tim Cone left the SMART Araneta Coliseum utterly disappointed — and puzzled — after losing to Meralco on Friday night. It was totally understandable, since the Kings got blown out and ended their unbeaten two-game start into the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup. “Embarrassing. That’s all I’ve got to say,” the champion […]
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Hatred on MPL PH return: ‘Di na ko mahihirapan mag-English’

March 15, 2024
The prodigal son has finally returned, and he’s relishing every moment of it. Jaylord “Hatred” Gonzales, once part of the dissolved Onic Philippines Season 9 roster that triggered the exodus of Filipino players to foreign professional leagues, is back on home turf. His journey took him through a forgettable stint with Team SMG, where he […]
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PBA: Meralco ends losing streak with dominant win over Ginebra

March 15, 2024
Meralco turned what was thought to be a dogfight to a lopsided mauling as it whipped Ginebra, 91-73, to arrest its two-game slide in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup, Friday night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts jumped to a 19-8 start before breaking away wide in the second period, and would stay […]
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AP.Bren asserts mastery of Blacklist in MPL PH grand finals rematch

March 15, 2024
AP.Bren asserted their mastery over Blacklist International, securing a 2-0 sweep on the opening day of the MPL Philippines Season 13 at the Shooting Gallery Studios in Makati City on Friday. However, the reigning M5 World Champions had to survive a close Game 2 encounter that lasted for more than 33 minutes before completing the […]
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Santillan sounds alarm as Rain or Shine’s struggles deepen

March 15, 2024
Santi Santillan couldn’t help but lament the situation Rain or Shine has gotten into now that its two highly-touted rookie big men are out due to injuries. The Elasto Painters will miss Keith Datu indefinitely due to a sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL), a tough blow to a squad that’s still dealing with the prolonged […]
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Fully recovered, June Mar Fajardo eyes return to peak form

March 15, 2024
June Mar Fajardo is working his way back into game shape now that he has fully recovered from a calf injury he sustained last February. The San Miguel star saw action in the Beermen’s PBA Season Philippine Cup debut against Rain or Shine on Friday night in what was his first game back since Game […]
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