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Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph

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LONDON -- Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament's oldest champion. The evergreen Swiss superstar,…

‘Just go out and play’

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RETIRED Colonel Ariel Porfirio Querubin, the general manager of the Philippine delegation to the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Taiwan, gave an inspirational advice during a pep talk to a number of student-athletes taking part in the prestigious biennial…

Ibajay to host basketball clinic

ALL basketball roads will lead to Ibajay, Aklan with the staging of the Mayor Jo-En Miraflores Sports Development Program Basketball and Coaching Clinic this weekend. An annual undertaking of Mayor Miraflores, the two-day event will be held on July 1-2…

PSC hails Ifugao Sportsfest as ‘a big success’

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- With participants gaining greater appreciation for their rich traditional and cultural sports heritage, the first Philippine Sports Commission Gender and Development Indigenous Games featuring ethnic Ifugao sports came to a successful close here on Saturday. Close to…

Tanauan heroes feted

TANAUAN CITY--The Mustang 9 and junior softball teams were recently feted by the city government here after topping two separate tournaments in Singapore that gave Tanauan the right to represent the Asia-Pacific Zone in the World Series later this month.…

1,500 vying in Nat’l poomsae tilt

AROUND 1,500 athletes from various taekwondo chapters nationwide are expected to compete in the 2017 PLDT Home Ultera/MVP Sports Foundation National Poomsae Championships on June 25 at the Makati Coliseum. Poomsae (forms) participants display skills in attack and defense techniques…

3 new teams in NAASCU

THE National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) welcomes three new members when it kicks off its 17th season two months from now. La Salle Araneta University, Holy Angel University of Pampanga, and Saint Francis of Assisi College…

Capadocia draws raves in ITF circuit

FORMER Philippine No.1 Marian Jade Capadocia easily disposed off her veteran rivals to clinch a spot in the main draw of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s Circuit over the weekend in Alakmaar, Netherlands. Capadocia, who is being supported by…

URCC to invade China

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BUOYED by the success of its inaugural international mixed martial arts event in San Francisco, California last January, the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) is set to conquer new grounds beginning next month. Next stop: Beijing, China. URCC president Alvin…

2 down, 1 to go for Sepfourteen

IN a homestretch battle that was not meant for the faint of heart, heavy pick Sepfourteen pipped stablemate Brilliance and longshot Hiway One to capture the second leg last Sunday afternoon and move on the cusp of becoming the 11th…

Georgian shows way in US Open

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Brian Harman opened up a one-shot lead at the 117th US Open on Saturday in a dramatic third round lit up by a record-equalling 63 from Justin Thomas. Torrential rain that doused the 7,818-yard layout at Erin Hills overnight presented…

PFL: Meralco blanks Kaya Makati

FC Meralco Manila leaned on goals from Joaco Cañas and Phil Younghusband to beat Kaya Makati, 2-0, for its fifth straight win even as JPV Marikina pulled off the biggest upset of the Philippine Football League season so far last…

Pinoys shine in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand -- As if serving notice to its Southeast Asian rivals, the Philippine Team finished strongly in the recent Thailand Open with two new national records, three gold medals, two silvers, and one bronze for a new season’s best.…

Miranda, 52 others in finals

VETERAN Raoul Miranda boosted his bid for a second consecutivelocal Bowling World Cup title by gaining a slot in the national finals after the recent first qualifying round. Miranda rolled a 12-game series of 2430 pinfalls at Coronado (Starlanes) to…
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