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Josef Ramos

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Pacquiao vs. DK Yoo

BOXING icon Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring in a six-round exhibition match against South Korean YouTube sensation DK Yoo on Saturday at the Korea International Exhibition Center in Ilsanseo-gu in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province in South Korea,

Dragons, Hotshots eye semis

THE Hong Kong Bay Area Dragons and Magnolia Hotshots go for a quick entry to the best-of-five semifinals when they face separate opponents Friday in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Hidilyn goes for gold

THE world watches as Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo tries to annex a gold medal at the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships to the Olympic title she won last year in Tokyo.

PHL weightlifters off to world championships in Bogota

EIGHT Filipino athletes flew to Bogota on Friday to see action in the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships that start Monday (Tuesday in Manila) confident not only of making the podium but to gain ranking points for qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

San Miguel ends elimination campaign against Meralco

SAN MIGUEL Beer will see an activated Terrence Romeo from injury bay and assistant coach Jorge Gallent again taking charge when the Beermen battle the Meralco Bolts in a final elimination day duel Friday the result of which would no longer affect the playoffs cast in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

Heno to Ancajas: Welcome to 118 lbs

REIGNING Boxing Worldwide Organization (BWO) bantamweight titlist Edward “General” Heno welcomed former world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas to the 118-lb division despite the possibility for both Filipinos fighting for the crown.

Marcial needs to choose fights

EUMIR FELIX MARCIAL will have to choose his fights starting in 2023 but keep his dream of winning gold in Paris 2024, MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons advised the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist.

Hidilyn seeks IWF post

HIDILYN DIAZ-NARANJO is running for a seat in the International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Athletes Commission saying she wants to be a voice not only for Filipinos but for Asian weightlifters as well.

Amores needs help–NCAA

JOHN ANTHONY AMORES’S turbulent young career is a human story and he needs help, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Policy Board President Dr. Jose Paolo Campos said on Wednesday.

Introducing: Team EJ Obiena 

ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA’S quest for the men’s pole vault gold medal at the Paris 2024 Olympics goes full throttle with his very own Team EJ now in place.

Paalam sets tone for Paris Olympics

CARLO PAALAM can now reboot for his quest of winning gold at the Paris 2024 Olympics after he won the men’s bantamweight gold medal at the Asian Boxing Confederation Elite Men and Women Championships in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday night.

Powell’s 36 pts vs NLEX powers Dragons to playoffs

MYLES POWELL threw his might around once more and powered the Hong Kong Bay Area Dragons past NLEX, 118-98, to solidify their bid to snatch a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals of Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

Converge beats Phoenix in high scoring game

CONVERGE beat Phoenix Super LPG, 132-127, as the FiberXers kept their streak alive while snapping the Fuel Masters’ run  in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

Referee, fan cause Amores to lose cool

JOHN ANTHONY AMORES added more fuel to his already dismal reputation as today’s bad boy of collegiate basketball when he instigated a melee during Jose Rizal University’s (JRU) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) game against College of Saint Benilde on Tuesday night.

Reboot for Yulo for 2023 

CARLOS “CALOY” YULO has flown back to Tokyo from Liverpool where he clinched silver in vault and bronze in parallel bars at the world gymnastics championships.

2024: Big year for Marcial?

EUMIR FELIX MARCIAL could be having the best time of his life in 2024—he could be an Olympic gold medalist and a professional world boxing champion—if international matchmaker Sean Gibbons’s timeline on the middleweight fighter is realized.

BBM to EJ: We’re very thankful

ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA ended his four-week vacation on Friday but not without an important and memorable courtesy call on President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Malacañang.

Ginebra takes on Phoenix dribblers

BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel eyes a follow up of its big victory over erstwhile undefeated Hongkong Bay Area Dragons, when the Gin Kings clash with the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

SBP seeks P1.5B government support for FIBA World Cup

BRINGING many of the world’s best players to local soil before hoops-crazy Filipino fans entails an enormous budget—P3.7 billion to be close to being exact—and the host Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) expressed the need for government support.

Eumir wins, Jerwin loses

EUMIR FELIX MERCIAL boxed with a nasty cut near the corner of his right eye but despite blood flowing down his cheek, he remained a warrior atop the ring and beat American Steve Pichardo via unanimous decision for his third straight victory as a pro Sunday in Carson City, California.

Blackwater dents SMB armor

BASER AMER nailed the go-ahead triple and Mike Ayonayon pulled off a defensive gem and with import Cameron Krutwig working hard all game long, Blackwater beat San Miguel Beer, 109-106, in what was the first reversal in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Marcial faces Pichardo in 6-rounder

TOKYO Olympics bronze medalist Eumir Felix Marcial steps atop the ring for his third professional bout on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) against Steve Pichardo in a non-title six-round middleweight clash at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson City, California.

Tallo and co. ready to defend fort

MANDAUE City—Host teams Cebu and Manila start their campaign in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Chooks-to-Go 3X3 World Tour Cebu Masters 2022 on Saturday at the SM Seaside here in Cebu.

Silver this time for EJ

A GOLD medal slipped Ernest John “EJ” Obiena at the ISTAF Berlin on Monday in Germany with the world No. 3 men’s pole vaulter settling for a silver behind The Netherland’s Menno Vloon.

Obiena pulls rug from under Duplantis in Brussels

ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA caught Armand Duplantis on his bad hair day and pulled one off the world and Olympic champion and world record holder by snatching gold at the Wanda Diamond League’s Memorial Van Damme leg on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium.

Chair Eala: Day 1 at PSC

NEWLY appointed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala  targets a productive collaboration among the PSC, national sports associations (NSAs) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) to strengthen the agency’ grassroots campaign aimed at a strong national sports program.

TNT goes for Philippine Cup crown in Game 6

TNT Tropang Giga is on the brink of retaining the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup as it battles San Miguel Beer—a five-straight winner of the most prestigious trophy in the league—in Game 6 of their best-of-seven Finals series on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Eala as PSC chairman big boost–Coo

Malacañang’s appointment of Noli Eala as chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will be a big boost to Philippine sports and Filipino athletes in particular, according to PSC Commissioner Olivia “Bong” Coo.

Gilas seeks redemption

THE Philippines has no other recourse but to beat Saudi Arabia in another fourth window clash in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup Asia qualifiers on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

SMB’s bench saves Fajardo’s big night in Game 3

SAN MIGUEL Beer’s bench came up huge when it mattered most to save June Mar Fajardo’s big night as the Beermen beat the TNT Tropang Giga, 108-100, in overtime on Friday for a 2-1 lead in the Finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Obiena strikes gold in Germany

ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA hit gold at the Jockgrim Stabhochsprung Meeting in Germany on Wednesday but missed matching his Asian men’s pole vault record with a 5.81 meters effort.

EJ targets world No. 2

ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA returns to action on Wednesday at the Jockgrim Stabhochsprung Meeting in Germany—one of seven remaining competitions that the world championships bronze medalist has lined up as he aims to finish No. 2 in the world after the outdoor season.