Tsitsipas makes 1st Aussie Open final; Rybakina, Sabalenka in women’s duel

MELBOURNE—Stefano Tsitsipas had a harder time strictly following all of the rules than he did outplaying his opponent in the early going, then recovered after blowing two match points late in the third set, and eventually reached the final at the Australian Open for the first time by beating Karen Khachanov, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, on Friday.

Serna, Cabaral hoping to stop Baisa’s streak

VINCE SERNA goes all out for redemption while Ariel Cabaral tries to live up to his top billing as they try to prick Brice Baisa’s growing bubble in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala (PPS-PEPP) National Tennis Juniors Championships, which resumed in Bacolod City Thursday.

Davao LGUs IM 70.3 tasks sealed

DAVAO City—Local government units—including two cities and one town in Davao del Norte—formalized their partnerships and management responsibilities with their Davao City counterparts for the Ironman 70.3.

Obiena indoor campaign on

ERNEST JOHN “EJ” OBIENA opens the indoor season on Thursday at the Internationales Springer-Meeting in Cottbus, Germany, where he will be vying against familiar foes who have become his pals in the small world-class men’s pole vault community.

Koponang Lakan downs Spicy Oragons; Emeralds back on track

JL DE LOS SANTOS showcased an all-around effort to help power Koponang Lakan ng Bulacan past Bicol, 94-80, Monday night for its second straight win in the Manila Bankers Life-Pilipinas Super League Pro Division Second Conference Dumper Cup at the San Leonardo Gym in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.

Baisa sustains form, Diaz tops in Roxas City

BRICE VINCENT BAISA pulled off another “double,” crushing a couple of top-ranked rivals to claim the boys’ 16- and 18-under titles with Jana Jelena Diaz matching the feat in the girls’ side of the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala (PPS-PEPP) Gov. F. Castro national juniors tennis championships at the Villareal Stadium courts in Roxas City, Capiz over the weekend.