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PH spikers get high mark

SUWON CITY, South Korea -- Philippine national men’s volleyball team head coach Sammy Acaylar likes the improvement of his wards midway through their two-week training camp here. After four tune-up matches, a daily grueling strength and endurance grind, as well…

NCAA games reset

A TOTAL of four NCAA seniors basketball matches were wiped out in the past two days due to inclement weather spawned by Tropical Storm “Gorio”. The league late Thursday called off yesterday afternoon’s tripleheader at the Filoil Flying V Centre,…

Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer

PARIS -- Roger Federer announced he is shutting down his season to rest a knee injury on July 26, 2016 and will return in January 2017. Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, announced he is shutting down his season to…

Air Force spikers eye 3rd semis slot vs Adamson

Games today (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. – Power Smashers vs UP (Women) 6:30 p.m. – AdU vs PAF (Women) PHILIPPINE Air Force shoots for the third semifinal berth as it clashes with also-ran Adamson today in the PVL…

Hotshots play Aces

IT's always a serious concern for a team when it plays someone likened to a 'wounded tiger'. The Star Hotshots will experience how it is to be one as they play an Alaska team that’s dying to get a breakthrough…

No surprise here--Pocari makes PVL semis again

MAKING it to the semifinals for the fourth consecutive time, Pocari Sweat is highly motivated to extend its Premier Volleyball League dynasty. Known to be one of the top attacking teams in the league, coach Rico de Guzman knows that…

Nat’l team slots staked in BVR tilt

WITH the stakes now much higher, expect intense competition in the sand court as the BVR on Tour National Championship blasts off today at the Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Spots for the national pool for the Southeast Asian…

Cavs downplay tension between James, Irving

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LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and general manager Koby Altman downplayed reports of tension between superstar LeBron James and Kyrie Irving Wednesday, but neither confirmed nor denied that Irving had requested a trade. "These things are…

‘Golf for a Cause’ for Rev

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DO you want to play golf for a cause? Here’s your chance to strike those irons, line up those putts and sink those birdies while playing Good Samaritan at the same time. Golf champion Rev Lizbeth Alcantara is hosting a…

It’s NLEX

Games tomorrow (Ynares Center Antipolo) 4:15 p.m. -- Kia vs. Talk N Text 7 p.m. -- Alaska vs. Star Hotshots NLEX needed two extra periods to repulse a gritty Rain or Shine squad, 122-114 and posted its third straight win…

BaliPure survives Adamson

Games Saturday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. -- Power Smashers vs. UP (W) 6:30 p.m. -- AdU vs. PAF (W) BALIPURE looked uninspired, but was still able to carve out a 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-20 win over Adamson to…

Batangas, MP fives seek D-L q’final slots

MARINERONG Pilipino and Batangas seek to secure quarterfinal berths as they take on ousted foes today in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena. The Skippers take on AMA Online University at 1 p.m., while the Batangueños…

Curry’s rich deal with GS completed

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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The Golden State Warriors announced on Tuesday they had finalized a raft of free agent deals, including Stephen Curry’s contract reportedly worth a whopping $201 million. The Warriors did not release terms of their deals with…

Stags host Bombers

ONE of the two road teams which won a NCAA seniors basketball match in a rival’s territory, San Sebastian is looking forward to buck the trend of losing a home game. “Yes I know. I hope and pray it won’t…

Hofmann to defend URCC title vs Canadian rival

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IT’S “Bakbakan Na” once more as the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), the biggest and most exciting mixed martial arts promotion in Asia, makes its much-awaited return to the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Aug. 12. The second title…
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