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Fiba Asia Cup MVP Wael Arakji back to lead Lebanese squad

Gilas rivals gear up for battle


Rumour: United courting Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro

Manchester United are fast approaching the deadline of the transfer window, and they’ve yet to fully reinforce their depleted midfield. So far only Christian Eriksen has been brought in amid the departures of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, and Juan Mata. However, multiple reports out of the Spanish capital are indicating that United are pushing hard for the signing of Real Madrid’s Casemiro. #mufc are interested in Casemiro but there has been no...


Report: Tottenham’s Romero to miss 3-4 weeks with muscle injury

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Reinier Jesus close to joining Girona — report

A very strange career may receive a twist in the coming days, as Real Madrid’s Reinier Jesus — who has just spend two years on loan at Borussia Dortmund while barely playing — could be on his way to Girona. A report in Marca today states that Girona have won the ‘bidding war’ for the Brazilian forward against the likes of Real Valladolid, Torino, and Almeria. https://www.instagram.com/p/ChXsHM_uAK0/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading...


Soccer-Ronaldo says truth will be revealed over Man Utd future soon

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will reveal the truth in a couple of weeks after constant speculation about his future at the club. The Portuguese is reported to want to leave Old Trafford despite new manager Erik ten Hag insisting he is "not for sale". "They (will) know the truth when they interview in a co...


Across State Lines: European Seasons Continue to Kick Off

This week’s update from around the league.


St. Benilde holds off Arellano to close in on quarterfinal spot

ST. Benilde inched closer to the quarterfinals of the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup, holding off Arellano, 86-78, on Wednesday in San Juan. Miggy Corteza poured nine of his 14 points in the Blazers' 26-point third quarter where they enjoyed an 18-point lead, 65-47 entering the payoff period which grew to its biggest at 20, 75-55, with 6:33 left. See ...


Meralco's loss is Gilas gain as Maliksi, Almazan, Newsome join pool

Maliksi, Almazan mark return to national team


CSB boosts playoff chances with win vs Arellano; Letran turns back UST

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde boosted its chances for a playoff seat after eking out an 86-78 win over fellow NCAA team Arellano University in the FilOil EcoOil 15th Preseason Cup on Wednesday. The Blazers led by as much as 20, 75-55, after a Migs Oczon triple with 6:33 left in the payoff period. But the Chiefs tried to recover, cutting their deficit to a single digit, 80-72, after a furious 17-5 run led by Cade Flores. But Benilde held...


Jewiss extends Porsche Carrera Cup lead as BTCC supports battle the heat

The on-track racing at Snetterton in the TOCA support series was just as hot as the sweltering conditions which the drivers and teams endured last weekend. Kiern Jewiss took another win to extend his Porsche Carrera Cup points lead as British F4, Ginettas and JCW Minis were also in action.


Mendy rape accuser tells UK court she tried to fight off footballer

The UK jury in the rape trial of French footballer Benjamin Mendy was on Wednesday told by one of his accusers how she had shouted 'stop' while trying to fight him off. Mendy is facing eight counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape, relating to seven young women.


Soccer-'This is my style': Cucurella refuses to cut his locks after Romero's hair grab

(Reuters) - Marc Cucurella may have found himself on the Stamford Bridge turf after a painful tug of his hair by Tottenham Hotspur's Cristian Romero over the weekend but the Chelsea defender said on Wednesday that he has no plans to get a haircut. Cucurella had his long locks pulled by Romero shortly before Harry Kane levelled the Premier League ...


Sporting CP interested in deal for Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo

Sporting CP are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United and have indicated to his camp that they would like to explore a deal, 90min unde


Woods huddle with PGA players over LIV

NEW YORK: Tiger Woods was reportedly huddling with the PGA Tour's top professionals on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to discuss the ongoing battle with the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV golf circuit. Woods and fellow professional Rickie Fowler jetted into Philadelphia from Florida before meeting players on the sidelines of the BMW Championship in Delaware. Multiple US reports said Woods and around 20 of the top players on the PGA Tour were set to...


America face a tough Pachuca side who have yet to lose at home

The Aguilas visit Estadio Hidalgo for the first time since their gruesome loss in the semi-finals of Clausura 2022.


Dele Alli in talks over move from Everton to Besiktas

Dele Alli in talks over move from Everton to Besiktas - The former England international could complete a loan switch with a view to a permanent deal


Fan Focus: Sheffield United fan Callum is backing Paul Heckingbottom’s side to battle for promotion!

Ahead of Sunderland’s away trip tonight, we spoke to Sheffield United fan and writer Callum Cheswick to discuss how his side have started the Championship season.


Philippine spikers fall into AVC ‘Group of Death’

MANILA, Philippines — Alyssa Valdez, Jia de Guzman, Tots Carlos and Jema Galanza will spearhead the 14-member national team eyeing Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup glory as the nine-day event unfurls on Sunday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig. Also making the team were Risa Sato, Ced Domingo, Jeanette Panaga, Michele Gumabao, Ella de Jesus, Pau Soriano, Kyla Atienza, Kyle Negrito, Rose Vargas and Fille Cayetano, who were also part of the...


SM Cares congratulates PADS for winning 4 golds

THE Philippine Accessible Disability Services (PADS) Adaptive Dragon Boat Racing Team won a total of four gold medals in the 13th International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Dragon Boat Racing Championships held in Sarasota, Florida, USA. The team won the gold in the following categories: 2000 meters (m) PD2 category; 500 m PD2 category; 200 m PD1 category; and 200 m PD2 category. PADS is an organization that aims to enable persons with...


Aldin Ayo recalls first PBA gig as Mahindra video coordinator

Ayo indeed started from the bottom


Best Gilas team for 4th window

THE 24-man pool for the 4th window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers has been announced. A combination of PBA stars and players who are currently stationed in various leagues abroad comprise the pool from where the Final 12 will be plucked. It's time to assemble the best team, and it will be confined to these 24 players. The cornerstones Clearly, the cornerstones of the team are Jordan Clarkson and Kai Sotto. The 2021 NBA Sixth Man of the...


Dash look for sweep of Gotham FC: What to watch for

After winning in New Jersey in July, the Dash will look for their second win over Gotham FC this season.


Chelsea transfer notebook: Pulisic interest; Jorginho dilemma; Gallagher suitors

The latest on Chelsea's possible outgoings in the 2022/23 summer transfer window.


Binotto F1 exclusive: "Each single day" is difficult but Ferrari is united

It’s fair to say that the 2022 Formula 1 season has delivered both the best of times and the worst of times for Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto.


La Salle blasts St. Clare to earn D-League Finals seat

ECOOIL-La Salle made sure that there won't be any hiccups this time, blasting Adalem Construction-St. Clare, 97-74, in Game Three of the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup semifinals on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. CJ Austria caught fire early and dropped 19 first half points, finishing with 26, while making five rebounds, and three assists t...


Marc Skinner ready to attack WSL season after putting his own stamp on Man Utd squad

Marc Skinner finally has the squad he wanted after seven new signings at Man Utd ahead of new WSL season.


Exeter sign veteran Australia prop Sio

Exeter have signed Australia prop Scott Sio from Super Rugby side the Brumbies, the English Premiership club announced Wednesday. Sio spent 11 seasons at the Brumbies and was a member of the Australia side defeated by New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup final at Twickenham.


NJ/NY Gotham FC names Nathan Goldberg as new assistant General Manager

NJ/NY Gotham FC has named Nathán Goldberg Crenier as the club’s new Assistant General Manager. He will take over for Stephanie Lee, who recently accepted a position as the Director of Player Affairs for the NWSL.


Raducanu ousts Serena in Cincinnati opener

CINCINNATI: Serena Williams bowed out of the WTA/ATP Cincinnati Masters at the first hurdle on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), losing in straight sets to US Open champion Emma Raducanu as the end of her glittering career looms ever closer. Williams, who last week indicated that she is planning to retire after this month's US Open, was no match for British teenager Raducanu, who romped to a 6-4, 6-0 win. The 40-year-old Williams left the court...


Young gun Kaleb Wesson to reinforce Phoenix in Commissioner's Cup

Phoenix brings in a young gun for an import


Manila chosen as host for inaugural EASL Final Four

THE inaugural Final Four of the East Asia Super League (EASL) is headed to one of the most iconic basketball cities in the world. Manila has been tapped as host of the league’s first ever playoffs set on March. See TNT punches ticket to EASL after reaching PH Cup Finals The EASL made the announcement on Wednesday, although the venue for the event i...


PSG defender Kehrer joins West Ham

West Ham announced the signing of German international defender Thilo Kehrer from Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. West Ham boss David Moyes described Kehrer as a "talented player, who can play in a number of defensive positions". jw/pi


NCAA, UAAP clash in volleyball preseason

THE collegiate preseason for women's volleyball is set for a return in the form of the Shakey's Super League. The tournament, which has already gotten the commitment of all the 10 NCAA schools and six UAAP schools, will run from September 22 to November 28. The specific format and venues of the collegiate tournament, the first since 2019 PVL's collegiate tournament, will be announced within the week. "We will implement an all-to-play format. The...


Chelsea interested in Real Madrid's Casemiro

Chelsea are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.


Obiena regains spot in Team Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — World No. 3 Filipino pole-vaulter EJ Obiena has been officially reinstated into the national track and field team. Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association executive vice-president Willie Torres, upon the instructions of president Terry Capistrano, confirmed the news yesterday after the PATAFA board voted on it last Saturday. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) executive director Atty. Guillermo Iroy Jr. said...


Know Thy Enemy: Shorthanded New England And the Playoff Race in Toronto Edition

The Revolution have stymied the resurgent Toronto FC squad once recently, but can they do it on the road?


Richard Gomez seeks resumption of athletes’ training in PSC venues

Leyte Representative Richard Gomez on Wednesday called on the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to allow national team athletes to resume training in venues under its jurisdiction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gomez, a former national fencer who won a gold medal in the men's team epee during the 2005 Southeast Asian Games edition in Manila, said athletes need to train now in preparation for the 32nd SEAG in 2023 which will be held in Cambodia...


Nine IndyCar drivers in “high-line” practice session at Gateway

Nine of the 10 full-time IndyCar teams will take part in a special Friday practice session at Gateway to lay rubber down on the high line and increase passing opportunities.


Everton vs Nottingham Forest: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Previewing Everton vs Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, with team news, TV channel & live stream details, predicted lineups & score prediction.


Cristiano Ronaldo cautioned by police for smashing fan's phone

Cristiano Ronaldo has been cautioned by the police.


Elon Musk Tweets He is 'Buying Manchester United'

Is he serious?


Andrus, Langeliers help A's past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas: Shea Langeliers had no plans to give Elvis Andrus a hard time about overshadowing his big moment in front of the home folks. Both hits were special for Oakland's rookie and veteran. Langeliers doubled on the first pitch he saw in the big leagues, Andrus homered against his former team for the first time and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), ending a nine-game losing streak. The Rangers...


Rome dela Rosa pleased to see brod Ry rise again after ACL injury

From the stands, Rome like what he sees from brother


Report: Leroy Sane stuck on the Bayern Munich “B-team” in training

According to Bild, Kingsley Coman is ahead of Sane in the pecking order.


Chot to coach Gilas amid TNT's title bid

KAI Sotto, the 7-foot-3 center from the Adelaide 36ers in NBL Australia, is set to arrive today, August 18, to join the Gilas Pilipinas men's basketball team in training for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Sotto is scheduled to arrive today while NBA star Jordan Clarkson is expected to be in Manila on Friday, August 19. They are joining the Philippine squad that will still be coached by Chot Reyes amid his busy schedule...


EJ Obiena on reinstatement to nat'l team: Long awaited and just decision

After the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced on Wednesday that Filipino Olympian and pole vaulter EJ Obiena has been reinstated to the national team, the World Athletics bronze medalist said the decision was "long awaited and just." "This was a long awaited and just decision; and one in the best interests of Philippine sport," Obiena wrote in a social media post. "It’s also a decision that is congruent with the values and principles of...


Magnussen still pinching himself about F1 comeback

Kevin Magnussen says he has gained a new appreciation for the privilege of being a Formula 1 driver over the course of his 2022 comeback season.


Gareth Taylor: It's a 'shame' Man City & Real Madrid can't both qualify for UWCL group stage

Gareth Taylor has admitted it's a 'real shame' that there will not be room in the Champions League group stages for both Manchester City and Real Madrid, after the pair were drawn in the same qualifying round.


EJ Obiena formally reinstated to national team, says PSC

EJ Obiena has been formally reinstated to the national team after the Philippine Athletic Track and Field Association (PATAFA) endorsed the pole vault ace's re-inclusion to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). The major development came after the majority of the PATAFA board voted on it during a special board meeting held last Saturday, the PSC said in a statement. Early this month, PSC said it was closely working with PATAFA to reinstate...


Lloyd on brink of ending BTCC campaign prematurely due to Oulton Park crash

British Touring Car Championship race winner Dan Lloyd is on the edge of being forced to end his season early due to the ongoing effect of his heavy crash at Oulton Park.