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  • PH swimmer Nicole Oliva bows out of Youth Olympics

    October 13, 2018 3:56 AM 16

    The 16-year-old fails to secure a medal but her sixth-place finish gives the Philippine swimming team hope for the future BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Nicole Oliva made the country proud by qualifying in the 400-meter freestyle event against the world’s best junior swimmers in the 2018 Youth Olympics at the Olympic Park here. The 16-year-old didn’t land a medal

  • Nuts and Bolt! Sprint legend grabs double after painful kick

    October 12, 2018 11:42 AM 11

    Usain Bolt recovers from a kick in the groin by scoring 2 goals in a preseason football game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners SYDNEY, Australia – Sprint legend Usain Bolt scored his first goals in professional football Friday, October 12, after starting up front in a preseason game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners. The 100 meters world record-holder

  • Letran clinches 3rd seed in NCAA thriller over Perpetual

    October 12, 2018 6:42 AM 11

    Bong Quinto delivers in the clutch as the Knights streak to their sixth straight victory MANILA, Philippines – Bong Quinto knocked in the clutch baskets as the red-hot Letran Knights escaped fellow Final Four contender Perpetual Help Altas in an 82-80 thriller to streak to their sixth straight victory in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament

  • Khabib threatens to leave UFC if teammate fired

    October 12, 2018 12:41 AM 9

    Undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he'll bolt out if UFC fires his teammate for striking Conor McGregor LOS ANGELES, USA – Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov threatened to leave the UFC on Thursday, October 11, if the MMA promoters fire teammate Zubaira Tukhugov for striking Conor McGregor in a post-fight melee Saturday. Nurmagomedov, a 30-year-old

  • Ronaldo insists sex was 'completely consensual'

    October 11, 2018 7:20 AM 9

    Lawyer Peter Christiansen says 'documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo... are pure invention' LISBON, Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo insisted again Wednesday, October 10, that he did not rape a woman he met in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and that their sexual encounter was "completely consensual," said his lawyer. "Ronaldo is forced

  • Jalalon notches first PBA triple-double as Magnolia whips Blackwater

    October 10, 2018 1:27 PM 16

    The Hotshots cruise to their fourth straight win and snap the Elite's two-game winning streak MANILA, Philippines – Jio Jalalon notched his first PBA triple-double as Magnolia sent Blackwater crashing back to earth with a lopsided 133-99 win in the 2018 Governors' Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday, October 10. The sophomore guard stuffed the stats

  • US Open champ Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year

    October 10, 2018 2:45 AM 9

    Despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury, American golfer Brooks Koepka still winds up on top MIAMI, USA – Brooks Koepka, this year's US Open and PGA Championship winner, was announced Tuesday, October 9, as the US PGA Tour Player of the Year, having won a vote by tour players. The 28-year-old American captured the Jack Nicklaus Trophy after

  • Japan's Naomi Osaka climbs to 4th in world women's rankings

    October 8, 2018 1:30 PM 6

    The 20-year-old is closing in on third-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany PARIS, France – Japan's US Open champion Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday, October 8, on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks. Romania's Simona Halep tops the table ahead of second-placed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark with Germany's

  • ONE Championship: Weekend roundup

    October 8, 2018 7:43 AM 6

    Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai caps off ONE Championship's Kingdom of Heroes card by defending his WBC super flyweight belt MANILA, Philippines – From staging its first boxing event to hiking its capital, ONE Championship has had a busy yet successful weekend following its Kingdom of Heroes card in Bangkok, Thailand. In the main event that saw ONE Championship

  • Arrests after Nurmagomedov beats McGregor

    October 7, 2018 2:19 PM 17

    LAS VEGAS - Chaos erupted after Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a submission victory over Ireland's Conor McGregor on Saturday with members of his support team arrested after an all-in brawl broke out after the bout. The Russian ended McGregor's attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked