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  • Cone confident struggling Ginebra will turn conference around: 'We will rise'

    May 20, 2018 3:35 PM 2

    The Gin Kings absorb their 3rd loss in 4 games in the PBA Commissioner's Cup "I always believe that cream rises or will rise to the top. And I know we’re a cream part of the league," said Cone. "So we will rise, and we got to make it rise. But we’re confident that we’re going to come back and win a few games." Cone also notes how his wards fought back from a 16-point

  • GlobalPort import sorry for hit on Tiu, blasts Almazan's 'dirty play'

    May 20, 2018 1:30 PM 4

    MANILA, Philippines – A contrite Malcolm White said he repeatedly tried to apologize for hitting Rain or Shine guard Chris Tiu in the fourth quarter of their game on Sunday, even as the GlobalPort reinforcement also lashed out Raymond Almazan's "dirty play" in the final minute of the contest. Rain or Shine hacked out a 96-90 triumph on Sunday at the Araneta

  • Svitolina lays down French Open marker in Rome

    May 20, 2018 12:46 PM 3

    Just a week before the French Open, Ukrainian Elina Svitolina stuns top-ranked Simona Halep to repeat as Italian Open champion ROME, Italy – Elina Svitolina underlined her status as a top favorite for the French Open by sweeping Simona Halep aside, 6-0, 6-4, to successfully defend her Italian Open crown on Sunday, May 20. In a repeat of last year's final

  • Age-group champions compete in 2018 SUBIT

    May 20, 2018 12:00 PM 4

    Age-groupers from around the country came to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and the best among them emerged as champions in the competitions and celebration of the 25 years of the recent Subic Bay International Triathlon (SUBIT). The age-group champions who took on the grueling Standard Distance 1.5 Kilometer swim – 40 Kilometer bike – 10 Kilometer run course

  • Nadal dismisses Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

    May 20, 2018 1:43 AM 3

    The world number two Spaniard trims the deficit in his head-to-head series with Djokovic to 26-25 ROME, Italy – Rafael Nadal closed in on an 8th Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Saturday, May 19, to reach the final for a record-extending 10th time. The Spanish top seed will meet second-seeded holder Alexander

  • Celtics' Tatum thrilled to be critiqued by Kobe

    May 20, 2018 12:12 AM 3

    His Boston Celtics are two wins from the NBA Finals and he's leading the way at 18.1 points per game in the playoffs. Oh, and he just had his flaws picked apart by former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant in his ESPN show "Detail." "That was really cool for me. Growing up, (Bryant) was my favorite player. That was really a special moment for me," Tatum, the No. 3 pick in last year's

  • Biado-De Luna tandem misses out on World Cup of Pool semis

    May 19, 2018 2:17 PM 4

    The Filipino pair crashes out vs China in the prestigious tournament the country last ruled in 2013 END OF THE ROAD. Jeff de Luna and Carlo Biado fail to snap the Philippines' 5-year title drought in the World Cup of Pool. Photo from World Cup of Pool's official Twitter account (@worldcupofpool) MANILA, Philippines – Carlo Biado and Jeff de Luna saw their

  • PH trampoline gymnast snatches bronze in Asian championships debut

    May 19, 2018 10:34 AM 3

    Erin Abaniel transitions from artistic to trampoline gymnastics kasi mali yung form ko pero kailangan pa rin daw ng practice (because my form was wrong so I still need to practice.)," said Abaniel. Abaniel started with artistic gymnastics when she was Grade 4 in St. Scholastica before she transitioned to trampolining 3 years ago. She initially felt forced

  • Sharapova supports special Grand Slam seeding for old rival Serena

    May 19, 2018 12:59 AM 4

    The Russian tennis star says it’s ‘such an incredible effort’ for Williams to return to court after pregnancy ROME, Italy – Maria Sharapova says she supports a Grand Slam seeding for longtime rival Serena Williams as the American tries to rebuild her career after giving birth 9 months ago. The Russian, who reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Friday

  • PH duo of Biado-De Luna advances to World Cup of Pool quarterfinals

    May 18, 2018 3:29 PM 4

    International pool glory and a $250,000 cash prize await the winner MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine tandem of Carlo Biado and Jeff de Luna made quick work of their opponents in the elimination phase to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup of Pool 2018 in Shanghai, China. Biado and De Luna dispatched New Zealand's Matt Edwards and Marco Teutscher