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  • Djokovic's conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title

    January 6, 2019 2:06 AM 20

    After stunning world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semis, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut completes his stellar run with a championship DOHA, Qatar – Roberto Bautista Agut followed up his shock victory over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic by lifting the Qatar Open title on Saturday, January 5. The Spaniard ground out a hard-fought victory in 3 sets against the Czech

  • Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open

    January 5, 2019 1:41 AM 23

    Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut shocks world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the final round DOHA, Qatar – Novak Djokovic lost surprisingly in Doha, beaten in the Qatar Open semifinal by world No. 24 Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 6-7 (8/6), 6-4, on Friday, January 4. The Serb fell to his first defeat of the season in a high-quality contest lasting more than 2 1/2 hours

  • 2019 SEA Games: Rizal Memorial Stadium renovations in full swing

    January 3, 2019 11:45 AM 20

    Individual seats and a roof over the spectators' area are some of the improvements expected from the renovation of the Rizal Memorial Stadium MANILA, Philippines – Huge renovations are underway this year for the Rizal Memorial Stadium – Manila's main football turf – as the Philippines hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games starting November 30. Rizal Memorial

  • Struggling Sharapova progresses at Shenzhen as opponent retires

    January 2, 2019 2:03 PM 22

    China's Wang Xinyu is forced to retire from the match after feeling pain in her thigh BEIJING, China – Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova qualified for the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen WTA after struggling against China's great tennis hope Wang Xinyu, who was forced to retire from the match in pain. The fifth-seed Russian was surprised early on by the power

  • Lady Stags gun for 2nd place as NCAA volleyball returns

    January 2, 2019 1:04 PM 22

    San Sebastian tangles with the JRU Lady Bombers as they seek to extend their winning streak to 3 games MANILA, Philippines – The San Sebastian Lady Stags gun for a third straight victory and a piece of the second spot as the NCAA Season 94 volleyball tournament returns on Thursday, January 3, at the Arena in San Juan. Entering the holiday break riding

  • Wozniacki on right track ahead of Australian Open title defense

    January 2, 2019 8:25 AM 23

    The world No. 3 topples Laura Siegemund in the first round of the WTA Auckland Classic AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Caroline Wozniacki began her warm-up for her Australian Open title defense with a comprehensive 6-3, 6-2 win over Laura Siegemund in the first round of the WTA Auckland Classic Wednesday, January 2. The 28-year-old Dane, runner-up in Auckland

  • More in store for Nietes in 2019 after claiming another belt

    January 1, 2019 11:14 AM 21

    If he defends his World Boxing Organization crown, the 4-division champion has Thai superstar Srisaket Sor Rungvisai at the top of his list of fighters he wants to face next MANILA, Philippines – After accomplishing his mission to become 4-division world champion, Donnie Nietes has two more bars to hurdle this year. The first task is to defend the World

  • After midnight: Brisbane match starts in 2018, ends in 2019

    January 1, 2019 1:32 AM 21

    BRISBANE, Australia – Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova stunned former US Open champion Samantha Stosur to reach the Brisbane International second round on Monday, December 31, in a match which started in 2018, spanned midnight and finished in the early hours of 2019. The 20-year-old Bouzkova, ranked at 139 in the world, fought back to claim a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win and set-up

  • Before year ends, Nietes captures 4th world title

    December 31, 2018 2:29 PM 18

    The 36-year-old remains unbeaten in his last 35 fights spanning 14 years MANILA, Philippines – A big victory by Donnie Nietes over Japanese Kazuto Ioka on New Year's Eve may yet spark another resurgence for Filipino boxers in 2019. Nietes bested Ioka by split decision at the Grand Theater of Wynn Palace Cota in Macau on Monday night, December 31, to clinch

  • Nietes in elite company by clinching WBO super flyweight title

    December 31, 2018 12:10 PM 16

    'Ahas' pulls off a split decision win over Japan's Kazuto Ioka to become the third Filipino with a title in 4 weight classes MANILA, Philippines – Donnie Nietes couldn't have ended 2018 any better after clinching the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight title against Kazuto Ioka on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31, in Macau. "Ahas" joined