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  • NCAA: Perpetual Help gets win No. 4 at JRU's expense

    August 14, 2018 10:28 AM 10

    University of Perpetual Help has been the most surprising squad in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and much of it is because of its backcourt. Jielo Razon and Edgar Charcos yet again showed their worth on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, getting together in the endgame to shoot the Altas over Jose Rizal University, 78-72. Razon dropped

  • NBA finally OKs Jordan Clarkson to play for Gilas in Asian Games

    August 14, 2018 9:54 AM 6

    After enduring a series of stops and goes over the past few weeks, the Philippine men's national basketball team received a winning announcement seemingly at the buzzer on Tuesday — Jordan Clarkson has been given the all-clear by the NBA to play in the Asian Games. Richard Gomez, delegation head of the national contingent participating in the Games

  • PH eyes sending full-time 3x3 basketball team for 2020 Olympics

    August 14, 2018 7:12 AM 9

    The Philippines is assembling a full-time 3X3 men’s basketball team expected to see action in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is why Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, with financial backing from Ronald Mascariñas of Bounty Agro Ventures, will be holding a nationwide search to complete the lineup targeting the Tokyo Games 2 years from now. “Kobe Paras will be the face of Philippine

  • Halep beats Stephens in Montreal in repeat of French Open win

    August 13, 2018 2:48 AM 7

    World number one Simona Halep turned back American Sloane Stephens 7-6(6) 3-6 6-4 to win the Rogers Cup women's title in a rematch of their French Open finale in Montreal on Sunday. Romanian Halep, who had beaten Stephens in Paris in June, claimed her second Montreal title in three years and third for the 2018 season. "It's an amazing feeling to be able to talk again

  • 2018 Asian Games: PHL sports leaders disappointed with NBA decision on Clarkson clearance

    August 12, 2018 10:12 AM 12

    Philippine sports officials on Sunday slammed the decision of NBA to disallow Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson from joining the Philippine team for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. In a statement, Philippine Olympic Committee Secretary General Pato Gregorio said the NBA "broke the hearts" of Filipinos with their decision. "We were one clearance

  • PVL: FEU assured of semis playoff after 5-set win over Perpetual

    August 12, 2018 10:00 AM 8

    MANILA, Philippines -- On the brink of defeat in another marathon match, Far Eastern University (FEU) leaned on its veterans to outlast University of Perpetual Help in five sets in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Collegiate Conference on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Tamaraws, losing finalists in the UAAP Season

  • Perpetual’s Eze earns NCAA Player of the Week nod

    August 12, 2018 9:18 AM 9

    MANILA, Philippines -- University of Perpetual Help center Prince Eze was not about to let the Altas get embarrassed by San Sebastian College on their home floor. “I told them, ‘Guys, it’s not about the Xs and Os. It’s about your desire to win,” he explained. Eze and the Altas responded with a huge run in the third quarter to put themselves back in the game, before

  • NBA: Isaiah Thomas apologizes for comments disparaging Cleveland

    August 12, 2018 8:10 AM 8

    Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas quickly apologized Saturday night after a video posted on social media surfaced in which he called the city of Cleveland a "s***hole." Thomas later posted an apology on Twitter, and then posted an additional video on Instagram saying, "Cleveland wasn't that bad. ... The situation just wasn't the best." "I apologize

  • Halep, Stephens into Montreal final

    August 12, 2018 12:37 AM 7

    MONTREAL -- Sloane Stephens sent defending champion Elina Svitolina crashing out of the WTA Canada tournament in Montreal on Saturday to set up a rematch of the French Open final against Simona Halep. American third seed Stephens surged into Sunday's final against world number one Halep after overpowering Svitolina 6-3, 6-3 in the day's second semi-final

  • Koepka leads by two strokes after third round at PGA Championship

    August 12, 2018 12:18 AM 9

    ST. LOUIS - Brooks Koepka had his rivals on the ropes but could not deliver a knockout punch and had his lead whittled to two strokes over Adam Scott after the third round at the PGA Championship on Saturday. The quiet American looked set to match the largest 54-hole lead in tournament history when he bolted five shots clear after 13 holes from a large