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  • Cignal escapes past Systema in Super Liga debut

    May 16, 2014 11:50 AM 11

    MANILA, Philippines -- Cignal fended off a potential meltdown and turned back gritty Systema, 25-14, 25-17, 17-25, 23-25, 15-13, Friday to debut with a bang in the PLDT Home DSL Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. Rookie Gilbert Ablan played man-possessed by unloading 28 hits, most of it coming in the first

  • US, PHL mutual defense board set to meet in October

    May 16, 2014 10:49 AM 33

    THE Philippine-United States Mutual Defense Board is due to meet in October to identify Philippine military facilities, which can be accessed by US forces under the recently-signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Interviewed in Camp Aguinaldo after the end of this year's Balikatan exercise, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General

  • P20K fines for Alaska import, four others involved in tune-up games melee

    May 16, 2014 10:41 AM 10

    MANILA, Philippines—The PBA Commissioner’s Office on Friday doled out P115,000 worth of fines for players involved in separate scuffles in tune-up matches this week. League commissioner Chito Salud met with Gary David, Bill Walker, Danny Ildefonso, June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos, Jondan Salvador, and Mark Yee separately the past two days before handing

  • Vetyeka ‘in a league of his own’

    May 16, 2014 7:27 AM 21

    by Bongani Magasela, 2014-05-16 09:21:00.0 TRAINER Vuyani Bungu says his wife has given him her blessing to accompany Simpiwe Vetyeka to China to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super featherweight title against Filipino Nonito Donaire on May 31. Bungu’s wife Yoliswa was in a car crash in Mdantsane on Thursday. Bungu, who has trained Vetyeka

  • PBA rains P115k in fines on Alaska, Meralco, San Miguel Beer, GlobalPort players in tuneup fights

    May 16, 2014 7:19 AM 16 · Friday, May 16, 2014 · 3:05 pm The PBA on Friday slapped a total of P115,000 in fines to players involved in separate fights during tuneup games earlier this week. The league announced sanctions of P20,000 each on Alaska import Billy Walker and Meralco veterans Danny Ildefonso and Gary David for their roles in a melee during a tuneup

  • Ceres La Salle FC tames Dolphins in UFL

    May 16, 2014 7:01 AM 10

    CERES-LA SALLE FC tried to recover from the pain of AFC President's Cup heartbreaker to record a 9-1 victory over Dolphins United on Wednesday in the United Football League 2ndDivision at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig City. Korean Kim Jin Ho started the fishing expedition, scoring in the 22nd minute and Oladipo Okunaiya booted in the first of his three


    May 15, 2014 4:34 PM 37

    Jose “Cely” Villanueva ended up the third best bantamweight during the 1932 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles where the Philippines came up with its finest performance following high jumper Simeon Toribio’s and swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso’s similar bronze medal harvest. Yldefonso’s, incidentally, was the Piddig, Ilocos Norte pride’s second, having first

  • Volcanoes Rugby World Cup dream over but everything to play for at A5N

    May 15, 2014 3:18 PM 8

    Filled with pride, the Philippine Volcanoes rugby team will be playing hard against Sri Lanka to avoid finishing in last place at the Asian 5 Nations The Philippine Volcanoes resume battle at the Asian 5 Nations (A5N) when they take on Sri Lanka in Colombo this weekend. It promises to be a fiery encounter with both teams keen to avoid finishing in last place

  • San Mig Coffee Mixers halt Talk ‘N Text to clinch 3rd straight PBA title

    May 15, 2014 2:38 PM 68

    MANILA, Philippines—San Mig Coffee clinched the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup crown with a 100-91 comeback win in game four Thursday night at the Philsport Arena in Pasig City. A masterful third quarter turnaround from 16 points down paved way for the Mixers’ title-clinching triumph, which also puts them closer to a rare grand slam this season. San Mig Coffee

  • Flying Spikers debut

    May 15, 2014 12:26 PM 16

    NEWCOMER AirAsia takes on Cagayan Valley at the start of the 2014 PLDT Home DSL Philippine Super Liga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. The Flying Spikers are the core of the De La Salle University squad that finished second in the recent University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s tournament