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Mario Chalmers joins Zamboanga Valientes in KL for ABL Invitational

Two-time NBA champ boosts PH representative


Jarencio officially back as UST head coach

It's official. Pido Jarencio has returned as the head coach of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers in the UAAP men's basketball tournament. UST's The Varsitarian reported in a Facebook post on Friday, February 3, that Jarencio met with the UST management and finalized the deal on the same day. The Varsitarian then shared photos of Jarencio being properly introduced to the team at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. Jarencio, 58,...


Brooks suspended, Mitchell fined for roles in Grizzlies-Cavs scuffle

NBA suspends Brooks, fines Mitchell for Grizz-Cavs scuffle


Porcadas nails crucial triple as San Sebastian escapes Arellano for breakthrough win

Rion Porcadas drilled the game-winning basket as San Sebastian College-Recoletos fended off Arellano University, 72-69, to barge into the win column of the NCAA Season 98 juniors basketball tournament on Friday at the EAC Gym. With 24.7 seconds left to go, Porcadas nailed a three-pointer over the defense of Naren Mallari to give the Staglets a much-needed three-point cushion and force the Braves to call for a timeout. Arellano committed a costly...


Perpetual Help, Mapua remain on top in NCAA juniors basketball

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Dalta and Mapua moved up to a share of the early lead after beating separate opponents in the NCAA Season 98 juniors basketball tournament on Friday, February 3, at the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Gym in Manila. Amiel Acido finished with 19 points, 18 rebounds and three assists while Cristian Vergara added 13 points, six steals, five assists and four rebounds as the Junior Altas scored a 82-77 win against...


San Miguel juggernaut adds Terrafirma to victims to stay perfect

Clark, Perez show way as Beermen make it three wins in a row


Guiao believes Terry Saldana deserves spot in PBA 50 Greatest Players

Guiao vouches for former player in Swift champion teams


Coach Chito explains Ian Sangalang absence from Magnolia loss to TNT

Magnolia looked frail, out of shape in loss to Converge


LeBron James malalampasan na ang 38,387 points NBA's all-time scoring record ni Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Ticket price sa mga laro ng Lakers, biglang tumaas


Magsayo back on track

MARK Magsayo's reign as World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight (126 pounds) champion lasted about as long as it takes to turn off the lights in the room and jump straight to bed. In January 2022, Magsayo scored an upset, 12-round decision win over American Gary Russell Jr. to win the WBC featherweight crown. However, barely six months later, in July 2022, Magsayo yielded the crown to lanky Mexican challenger Rey Vargas on points. Magsayo has...


Herta fastest in opening day of Thermal Club IndyCar test

Colton Herta was fastest on the opening day of the IndyCar pre-season test at Thermal Club, having led in both morning and afternoon sessions.


Explosive matches kick off PVL All-Filipino

MANILA, Philippines — Creamline opens its title defense minus its heart and soul when it meets Petro Gazz today at the start of the Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Team captain Alyssa Valdez will sit out their 6 p.m. encounter while recovering from a knee injury sustained in the Reinforced Conference late last year but stressed the Cool Smashers could compete even in her absence. “I have faith in...


Armstrong feels “confident” adapting to “very natural” IndyCar

Chip Ganassi Racing rookie Marcus Armstrong says he already feels confident in an IndyCar, after just two days of testing ahead of the 2023 season.


Troy Williams debut with Blackwater on hold, Shawn Glover to suit up vs Meralco

TROY Williams will have to wait a few days more before making his PBA debut with Blackwater. The former NBA player won't be suiting up yet for the Bossing in their Governors' Cup game against the Meralco Bolts on Saturday to give him enough time to familiarize with the team and learn its system. See Victolero on precarious Magnolia situation: ‘Sabi...


NBA All-Star reserves named

(UPDATED) PHILADELPHIA's Joel Embiid, Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Portland's Damian Lillard had to have known they were going to the All-Star Game. Players averaging more than 30 points per game typically don't have to worry about not hearing their name called. Other players — like Miami's Bam Adebayo, Indiana's Tyrese Haliburton and Utah's Lauri Markkanen — had reason for concern. NBA coaches made them very happy. And probably...


RR Pogoy 'probably the best two-way player in PBA,' says Jolas

Agree?


BKFC targets Philippines

“BKFC is dedicated to preserving the historical legacy of bare knuckle fighting, while utilizing a specifically created rule set that emphasizes fighter safety. BKFC will hold all of its bouts in a revolutionary circular four-rope ring, designed to encourage fast-paced and exciting bouts.” • Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship website, bareknuckle.tv Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) has been growing at an explosive rate all over the...


Simmons vows one more win for NLEX

NBA veteran Jonathon Simmons tries to close his brief PBA stint with another win as streaking NLEX tangles with Phoenix Super LPG in the 2022-23 PBA Governors' Cup today, February 4, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Simmons is coming off a 45-point explosion to help NLEX complete a 110-108 upset win over sister team TNT en route to a 3-0 start. The former San Antonio Spur averaged do-it-all numbers of 36.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 5.0...


Mick Schumacher is now McLaren's reserve driver, too

Aside from playing the same role in Mercedes


Strong Group takes exit

MANILA, Philippines — Strong Group fell prey to the hot-shooting Al Riyadi, 106-97, in their quarterfinals matchup and crashed out of contention in the 32nd Dubai International Basketball Championship yesterday at the Al Nasr Club Hall. The Philippine club stood its ground in the majority of the match, trading blows with the powerhouse squad led by a bevy of Lebanon national team players before succumbing in crunch time with Amir Saoud lighting...


Ejected Jericho Cruz denies taunting Jordan Williams

SMB guard says he was celebrating Clark dunk - not taunting Williams - when given a T by the referee


RJ Jazul says Phoenix transition from Topex to Jarin almost seamless

‘Hindi mahirap, nakakapanibago lang’


Castroneves: “Too early” to think about potential replacement by Blomqvist

Four-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves says it’s too soon to consider the idea that Meyer Shank Racing might want to swap him to the IMSA squad and bring Tom Blomqvist over to IndyCar.


The new national racing championships to watch out for in 2023

Despite the current financial climate, there’s a multitude of new categories being launched in national racing this year. Here's what to expect from the newcomers onto the scene.


Beermen too hot to handle

ANTIPOLO, Philippines — Juggernaut San Miguel Beer continued on its destructive path, flattening Terrafirma, 122-102, for yet another lopsided win in the PBA Governors’ Cup yesterday at the Ynares Center here. SMB import Cameron Clark turned in his most explosive offensive outing of 31 points to go with 14 rebounds as CJ Perez filled up his statline with 20 markers, 11 boards and six assists and subs Mo Tautuaa and Allyn Bulanadi asserted...


Friday favourite: How Volvo's "no ego" pole king endeared himself to a BTCC champion

With the likes of Andy Rouse, Steve Soper, Alain Menu and Paul Radisich to chose from, Tim Harvey is spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a favourite team-mate. But it's a driver that the 1992 British Touring Car champion only raced alongside for a single season, Swedish ace Rickard Rydell, that is his number one in our ongoing weekly series


SPOTV to air FIFA Club World Cup games

PAN-ASIAN sports broadcaster SPOTV is set to air games from the FIFA Club World Cup currently being held in Morocco. The Club World Cup, happening from February 2-12, will see seven teams from different continents vie for the title. Among the teams that qualified for the Club World Cup include Real Madrid, Al-Ahly SC, Auckland City FC, Wydad AC, Seattle Sounders FC and Al-Hilal. On Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Philippine time, Wydad and Al-Hilal face...


Aryna Sabalenka, who is the tiger of the WTA circuit

The Belarusian tennis player won her first Slam title in Australia while also taking second place in the WTA ranking


Kirkwood ends final test session on top, Ericsson tops Day 2

Kyle Kirkwood topped the final session in IndyCar’s official preseason test at Thermal Club, although Marcus Ericsson’s time from this morning remained fastest overall.


Tennis, here is the new WTA ranking

After the Australian Open dispute, the ranking WTA of women's tennis changes but not the world number one, who still remains Poland's Iga Swiatek, despite her elimination in the fourth round. Gaining one position is the winner of Melbourne, Aryna Sabalenka who becomes world No. 2. Entering the top 10 finally and for the first time is the winner of Wimbledon 2022, Elena Rybakina who lost the final.


Tennis star admits assaulting girlfriend

CANBERRA: Tennis star Nick Kyrgios on Friday pleaded guilty to assaulting a former girlfriend, but avoided a conviction for what the magistrate called a "single act of stupidity." The Canberra magistrate dismissed the assault charge against the 27-year-old Australian player. Appearing in a Canberra court, the Wimbledon finalist admitted assaulting then-girlfriend Chiara Passari on Jan. 10, 2021, by pushing her to the ground after a heated...


Magazine: Reflecting on 10 years of Hamilton at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton looks out from the cover of this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (2 February), as we investigate his 10 years at the Mercedes Formula 1 team.


EJ equals national mark for bronze in Sweden

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino world No. 3 pole-vaulter EJ Obiena ramped up his 2024 Paris Olympics bid with a record-matching, bronze medal-clinching performance in the star-studded Mondo Classic 2023 in Uppsala, Sweden Thursday. Obiena vaulted to 5.91 meters in claiming the bronze and equaling the national indoor mark he set in Paris, France two years ago. It’s one of two Philippine records owned by the Southeast Asian Games gold winner aside...


No Bathurst lap record for Red Bull F1 car

Jenson Button continues to hold the unofficial lap record at Bathurst following the latest Formula 1 demonstration at the circuit.


Red Arya rules 'Tatluhan' chessfest

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Team Red Arya Chess 2, powered by the perfect score of Rhenz Rheann Auza on board 2, emerged as champion in the Congressman Rufus Rodriguez-backed "Tatluhan" team chess tournament here at the Barangay Nazareth gym on Sunday, January 29. Also anchored by Perpetual Help Altas seniors varsity player Romeo Canino on board 1 and Danilo Obeso Jr. on board 3, the Red Arya chessers swept their first five matches en route to topping...


After firing blanks, Mikey set for return to TNT starting role

'He knows what I want from him,' says coach Jolas


Filipino chessers fall

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines succumbed to fancied Poland, 2.5-1.5, Thursday, in a big blow to its title bid in the 1st FIDE Olympiad for People with Disabilities in Belgrade, Serbia. Henry Lopez blew his drawing chances and fell to Marcin Molenda on board two while playing coach James Infiesto found himself in a cramped position and never recovered in falling to Pawel Piekielny on board three. The pair of defeats led to the Filipinos’...


Victolero on precarious Magnolia situation: 'Sabi nila mas mahirap, mas masarap'

Magnolia 0-2 in Governors Cup but Chito Victolero is unfazed


Today's big news: Ford is returning to Formula 1 with Red Bull

After two decades away from the grid


Sealions beat City Lions

MANILA, Philippines — PGJC-Navy used its veteran smarts and balanced scoring to hammer out a 25-19, 25-14, 25-23 victory over the hapless Santa Rosa side and get back into the mix in the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference at the Paco Arena in Manila yesterday. Greg Dolor came away with 12 points, including five blocks, while five others churned out at least seven points as the Sealions overwhelmed the City Lions to bounce back from a sorry five-set...


Valentino Rossi Tops The Time Charts In Bathurst 12 Hour Free Practice 2

You can livestream the whole race from anywhere via the official YouTube feed.


Jersey swap sends Lassiter, Cabagnot to trip down memory lane

'Death Five' members won eight championships together


Double-header kicks off new PVL season

THE 2023 season of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) kicks off today, February 4, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City as the All-Filipino Conference, formerly known as the Open Conference, unfurls with a double-header. The Akari Chargers take on crowd favorite Choco Mucho Flying Titans in the first game at 4 p.m. before the Creamline Cool Smashers start their title defense against Reinforced Conference champion Petro Gazz Angels at...


James, Davis lead Lakers rally vs Pacers

LOS ANGELES: LeBron James continued to close in on the NBA's all-time scoring record as the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out a thrilling 112-111 victory over Indiana on Thursday (Friday in Manila). James, who entered the game needing 89 points to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league's all-time leading scorer, put up 26 points. He now needs 63 to surpass Abdul-Jabbar — who has held the record since before James was born. The Lakers had trailed all...


Jolas glad as Oftana provides big lift in return from health protocols

Calvin Oftana makes mark in TNT win after being under health protocols


Clash at the L.A. Coliseum: Entry list, how to watch, schedule & more

NASCAR is back in action this weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


De Vries cleared of wrongdoing in dispute over €250K loan

Nyck de Vries has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an Amsterdam court over a claim launched against him by real estate magnate Jeroen Schothorst relating to a €250,000 loan.


Serrano wins knuckle bout in 11 ticks

IT took only 11 seconds for the newest bare knuckle sensation Dondon "Rugbiboy" Serrano of Cebu to defeat veteran mixed martial arts fighter Richard "The Cannibal" Redman of Fist Gym and rule the 170-pound weight class of the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) 82 Royal Knuckle Tuesday fight night at the Royal Knight Club in Poblacion, Makati City. A barrage of lightning punches and telling blows by Serrano right after the opening bell...


RR Pogoy comes up clutch for TNT, douses Magnolia comeback

TNT return to winning ways


Letran Squires give San Beda a taste of own medicine with 26-point romp

Colegio de San Juan de Letran proved to be trouble for defending champion San Beda University after a 94-68 statement victory in the NCAA Season 98 juniors basketball tournament on Friday. Letran joined University of Perpetual Help System DALTA and Mapua University as the early leaders with similar 2-0 cards while San Beda, which was coming off a lopsided win over Lyceum of the Philippines University, dropped to 1-1. The Squires were quick to...