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PH-Japan-Indonesia bid wins 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting rights

MANILA— Let’s get louder in 2023. The Asian consortium of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Japan gets the privilege of becoming the first set of nations to jointly host the FIBA World Cup. The Asian bid bested the South American bid of Argentina and Uruguay as announced during the FIBA Central Board meeting in Mies, Switzerland on …

Global Cebu, Ceres-Negros in final duel for PFL title

MANILA— Ceres-Negros and Global Cebu will clash next weekend to earn the inaugural champions title of the Philippines Football league after prevailing from the semi-finals on Saturday. Having to play back-to-back road games because of the unavailability of the Cebu City Sports Complex for the first leg, fourth-seeded Global Cebu had its back against the wall …

PBA begins Season 43 with SMB-Phoenix battle

  MANILA — There may still be uncertainty on whether the upcoming PBA season will push through or not, but the league still announced on Wednesday night its preliminary schedule for the season-opening Philippine Cup. Assuming the 43rd season will begin as scheduled on Dec. 17 as what outgoing PBA board chairman Mikee Romero vowed last …

Schrock shocks Makati as late goal gives Negros crucial semis win

MANILA — Stephan Schrock made what could be his greatest moment playing club football in the Philippines. The energetic midfielder scored the game winning goal as Ceres Negros trounced Kaya Makati at the death, 1-0, in Game 1 of their PFL Finals Series showdown at the University of Makati Athletic Oval in Makati on Sunday …

Tabal achieves Milo Marathon five-peat

MANILA — Mary Joy Tabal just made an unprecedented feat in front of her fellow Cebuanos. Tabal scored her fifth consecutive win in the national finals of the Milo Marathon in Cebu City on Sunday, becoming the first Filipino woman to do so. Tabal, who finished the Rio Olympics marathon last year, clocked in at …

Adamson ends NU’s dream run in UAAP cheerdance

MANILA — A new champion emerges. The Adamson Pep Squad reigned supreme in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition, taking its first ever top finish in front of 19,852 people at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Saturday night. The Adamsonians put to an end the dream run of the NU Pep Squad, which won …

Austria wins Coach of the Year for 3rd straight time

MANILA — San Miguel coach Leo Austria is set to make history with his third consecutive Coach of the Year Award. He will be formally feted in the PBA Press Corps Awards Night at the Gloria Maris Restaurant inside Gateway Mall in Quezon City on Thursday night. Austria became only the third coach to be given …

Gilas scores home win over Chinese Taipei in World Cup Qualifiers

QUEZON CITY— Gilas Pilipinas scored its second straight win in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers after trouncing Chinese Taipei, 90-83, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Monday night. Gilas bucked a slow start and finished the game strong to stay unbeaten in Group B ahead of a colossal showdown against Australia, which blasted Japan earlier Monday, …

Yamaguchi avenges loss to Iniong in rematch; Askren retires unbeaten

MANILA — After three years, Mei Yamaguchi got revenge at Gina Iniong. Yamaguchi showed how she improved from the last time they faced off as she scored a unanimous decision win over Iniong at One: Immortal Pursuit at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on Friday night. With her eyes still set on the One …

Eastern survives late Alab scare to start title defense on high note

MANILA — Simply call them Eastern from here on. Don’t worry. The championship pedigree remains. The team formerly known by the moniker Long Lions opened its ABL title defense with a bang, turning back Alab Pilipinas, 92-89, at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday night. Eastern survived a late run by Alab in the end …

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