Josef Ramos

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Armscor’s Tuason pushes defense industry devt

LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Martin Tuason has expressed his all-out support for the revival of the passing of the Self-Reliant Defense Program (SRDP), or now the Philippine Defense Industry Development Act within the year to empower the country’s national defense and create more jobs for the Filipinos.

Dragons brace for Game 7

COACH Brian Goorjian and the Hong Kong Bay Area Dragons worked hard in beating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Gin Kings on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Finals.

Tamayo: Bye UP, hello Japan B.League

CARL TAMAYO announced on Tuesday his decision to join the lucrative Japanese B.League over playing three more championship-potential University Athletic Association of the Philippines seasons for the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons.

Chair Bachmann: Touché

ON March 15, 2022, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the FIBA 2023 World Cup met for the very first time at the Malarayat Golf and Country Club to get the ball rolling for one of the biggest events the country will host this August since the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Ginebra in Commissioner’s Cup finals

BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel caught Magnolia on its bad hair day and scored a 99-84 victory on Wednesday and claim the first finals berth in Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Archers, runner, cyclist dominate 3rd day of Batang Pinoy Nationals

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur—Jathniel Caleb Fernandez of Baguio City and Adrianna Jessie Magbojos of Sta. Rosa City shot their way to a five-gold medal effort in archery to emerge the most successful young athletes so far in the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) Batang Pinoy National Championships at the San Ildefonso Central School.

Lee scores winning shot as Magnolia ties series with Ginebra 

PAUL LEE not called the “Lethal Weapon” as the former Univerity of the East Res Warrior hit a buzzer-beating basket to lift Magnolia, 6-95, past San Miguel Beer and level their best-of-five semifinal series at 1-1 in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City Friday.

Ancajas faces Thai in ‘bantam’ debut

FORMER world champion Jerwin “The Pretty Boy” Ancajas makes his bantamweight debut against International Boxing Federation (IBF) Pan Pacific champion Songsaeng Phoyaem of Thailand on February 12 at the Imus Sports Complex in Imus, Cavite.

Frank aims to level up in 2023

SOFIA FRANK has a busy 2023 calendar to guarantee that she levels up following her gold medal-winning performance at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy held last week at the Oasis Centre Arena in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Bay Area Dragons slip past Beermen

THE Hong Kong Bay Area Dragons got their rhythm back with just enough time left to nip San  Miguel Beer, 103, 102, in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Colonia opens bid to return to Olympics

NESTOR COLONIA started his journey toward a possible return to the Olympics when he and two others kicked off the Philippine campaign on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships at the Gran Carpa Americas Coferias in Bogota, Colombia.

NLEX rallies past Meralco, keeps quarterfinals bid alive 

IMPORT Earl Clark and the NLEX Road Warriors refuse to go for an early vacation by rallying past the Meralco Bolts, 92-81, booting their victims out of quarterfinals contention Wednesday in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Rain or Shine, NLEX stay in playoff contention

RAIN OR SHINE put up a great second half act to blast Blackwater, 116-97, and keep its blinking playoff bid alive on Friday in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. 

Ginebra in crucial game against NLEX

BARANGAY Ginebra San Miguel faces NLEX Friday with the Gin Kings going all out for a win that would keep them on track for a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup.

Lim: We’ll move on

DID Terrafirma play NLEX on its “bad hair day” or was it because the Dyip were a well-oiled machine running on high octane fuel?

Super League Dumper Cup up

JAY-JAY HELTERBRAND gets to play once more before his fans carried over from his Barangay Ginebra San Miguel days and “man of the hour” John Anthony Amores could still possibly dribble and shoot even though he’s been bounced from the collegiate league.

Gilas goes tall against Jordan

THE Philippines plays Jordan in an away game at the Prince Hamza Arena in Amman on Friday in the fifth window of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup Asia qualifiers.

NCAA denies Benilde’s appeal

THE Management Committee (ManCom) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) denied on Thursday an appeal by the College of Saint Benilde for its players not to be penalized for their actions in their brawl-marred game against Jose Rizal University (JRU) last Tuesday.

Talk of Liverpool

CARLOS YULO now looks every inch prime for global stardom, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines President Cynthia Carrion-Norton told BusinessMirror on the eve Thursday of Yulo’s campaign in the men’s all-around event at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool.

Palicte advances in Asian boxfest

JAMES PALICTE beat Iraq’s Jaafar Abdulreal Sudani, 4-1, to advance to the men’s light welterweight quarterfinals in the Asian Boxing Confederation Asian Elite Men and Women Championships Wednesday night in Amman, Jordan.

Yulo on track in Liverpool

CARLOS YULO positioned himself for medal contention in four events—including his favorite floor exercise and the all-events—in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Tuesday in Liverpool, England.

Converge, Phoenix book victory

CONVERGE bucked an early foul trouble of Quincy Miller and injury to Justin Arana on Sunday to escape from the jaws of defeat from Blackwater, 77-71, in Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Sports a center in Antipolo City. 

PHL fed eyeing Russian skater

FILIPINO-AMERICAN Isabella Gamez and her Russian partner Alexander Korovin—competing under the Philippine flag—clinched silver at the Trophée Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur in Nice, France, over the weekend.

Bossing add to Dyip losses

BLACKWATER beat Terrafirma, 93-86, as the Bossing went 3-3 won-lost while sending the Dyip deeper into the mire in Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup action Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Tolentino powers NorthPort past Blackwater

ARVIN TOLENTINO showed up when it mattered most to lead NorthPort to an 87-83 come-from-behind win over Blackwater in the Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Marcial satisfies Capetillo with his victory over Pichardo

EUMIR FELIX MARCIAL earned a passing grade from champion trainer Jorge Capetillo after the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist—bloodied from an accidental head butt—won his third fight as a professional at the expense of American Steve Pichardo over the weekend in Carson City.

HD levels up focus on worlds

OLYMPIC gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz Naranjo will go after a world championships gold medal—the only title missing from her collection—but admitted she’s barely starting from scratch to get her winning numbers back.

Early bird in Paris 

THE Paris Olympics are in July 2024 but the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) wanted preparations to start in earnest by sending a team to the French capital next month to scout for training facilities or gyms for weightlifting, gymnastics and boxing.

Magnolia adds to Terrafirma’s woes

NICHOLAS RAKOCEVIC looked good in his Philippine Basketball Association debut as he led Magnolia to a 100-92 victory over Terrafirma in the Commissioner’s Cup on Wednesday Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Troy in Bossing uniform: No pressure

A MANY-TIME national team member and key player at TNT Tropang Giga, Troy Rosario has found himself in an environment so unusual to him since he was picked No. 2 overall in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2015 Rookie Draft.