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  • Cone, Austria, Victolero vie for PBA Coach of the Year

    January 15, 2019 12:47 PM 47

    BEST OF THE BEST. Chito Victolero, Leo Austria and Tim Cone (left to right) duke it out for the yearly award. Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Austria and Cone) and PBA Images (Victolero) MANILA, Philippines – Leo Austria, Tim Cone, and Chito Victolero crowd each other out for the 2018 Coach of the Year as the PBA Press Corps celebrates the 25th year of its traditional

  • Djokovic begins seventh Aussie Open title bid with romp

    January 15, 2019 12:00 PM 41

    The world No. 1 makes quick work of Mitchell Krueger to set up a second round date with old foe Jo-Wilfried Tsonga CONSISTENTLY GREAT. Novak Djokovic has now advanced to the second round of the Australian Open for 13 straight years. Photo from Twitter (@AustralianOpen) MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record seventh Australian

  • Ababou's Pasig downs Cardona's San Juan in Chooks 3X3 preseason

    January 14, 2019 12:23 PM 31

    Pasig Grindhouse defeats the MPBL's San Juan Knights in the finals of the12-team, single round robin tournament MANILA, Philippines – Chooks-to-Go continues its inaugural 3X3 venture with the kickoff and preseason of the Chooks-to-Go 3X3 President's Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena on Monday, January 14. In the finals game of the 12-team, single round

  • Nadal blazes through to Australian Open 2nd round

    January 14, 2019 5:12 AM 25

    Nadal shows no signs of injury worries with a straight-set victory over James Duckworth MELBOURNE, Australia – A ruthless Rafael Nadal showed no mercy in a clinical first round thumping at the Australian Open Monday, January 14. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who cut short his 2018 season to have surgery on a foot injury, cruised through to round two of the opening

  • Ginebra opens new season with bang after toppling TNT

    January 13, 2019 1:14 PM 20

    The twin towers of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter conspire as the Gin Kings arrest a meltdown en route to the triumph BOCAUE, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra kicked off the PBA's 44th season with a 90-79 demolition of TNT in the 2019 Philippine Cup before a mammoth crowd at the Philippine Arena here on Sunday, January 13. With 23,711 in attendance

  • Pacquiao goes savage mode in sparring

    January 13, 2019 10:30 AM 18

    The Filipino boxing legend wobbles sparring partner Arnold Gonzalez thrice and nearly finishes off the amateur standout HOLLYWOOD, USA – For 3 times there in sparring, Manny Pacquiao got into savage mood. He wobbled Arnold Gonzalez with a left straight in the 3rd round and was about to finish the amateur standout off, prompting chief trainer Buboy Fernandez

  • LOOK: PBA Leo Awards 2018 results

    January 13, 2019 7:55 AM 19

    San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo emerges as the biggest winner after clinching the MVP award and leading the First Mythical and All-Defensive Teams BEST OF THE BEST. The PBA players who shone in the league's 43rd season are honored in the Leo Awards. File photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (June Mar Fajardo), PBA Images (Jason Perkins, Paul Lee, Poy Erram)

  • No way but down for Broner, says Team Pacquiao

    January 12, 2019 11:46 AM 21

    Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune thinks Manny Pacquiao has gotten stronger but has kept his speed HOLLYWOOD, USA – For Justin Fortune, there’s no way for Adrien Broner to go but down. According to Fortune, the fate of the American challenger will depend on what form and condition he will bring to the ring against Manny Pacquiao in their

  • PH volleyball coaching legend Nes Pamilar dies

    January 12, 2019 6:11 AM 20

    Nes Pamilar is remembered for steering the FEU Lady Tamaraws to their last championship in Season 70 MANILA, Philippines – Former national team and UAAP champion coach Nes Pamilar passed away on Saturday, January 12 due to heart failure. Pamilar steered the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws to their 29th UAAP women's volleyball title in Season

  • Alab Pilipinas rebounds with rout of Hong Kong

    January 11, 2019 1:38 PM 23

    PJ Ramos and Ray Parks take charge as Alab Pilipinas gets back on the winning track in the ASEAN Basketball League MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas bounced back from a first loss in their ABL title defense by routing the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, 87-75, at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex on Friday, January 11. PJ Ramos took full advantage