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Setters key in Creamline-BaliPure tiff

Games tomorrow (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. – Pocari Sweat vs PAF (Series tied at 1-1) 6:30 p.m. – Creamline vs BaliPure (Series tied at 1-1) THE PVL Open Conference semifinal decider between Creamline and BaliPure will ultimately boil…

Elite in fiery win

Games Aug. 13 (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 4:30 p.m. -- Kia vs. Rain or Shine 6:45 p.m. -- Meralco vs. NLEX A TIMELY change in reinforcement proved to be beneficial for Blackwater as it finally barged into the win column at…

Diliman captures UiTM title

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MISSION accomplished for Diliman College. Diliman brought down defending champion University of Sri Lanka, 65-39, to capture the title in the 2017 Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) basketball championship in Selangor, Malaysia. African reinforcement Alex Diakheti asserted himself in the shaded…

PVL: Pocari stays alive

POCARI Sweat got a lifeline as it avoided an abrupt end of its dynasty with a 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-12 over Philippine Air Force in the PVL Open Conference semifinals last night at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Myla…

Meralco survives Kaya

TAHJ Minniecon’s brace gave FC Meralco Manila a 2-1 victory over Kaya in its first win in the post-Younghusbands era Saturday night in the Philippines Football League at the RizMemorial Stadium. The result, the second over the Makati-based side this…

Gatlin ruins Bolt’s farewell party

LONDON -- American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday and rain on the Jamaican’s farewell race in the blue riband event. Gatlin, who has served two…

Bolts hope to keep hot streak

MERALCO sets out today looking to sustain its hot start in the PBA Governors’ Cup as it takes on Kia Picanto, a team the Bolts cannot take for granted despite being stranded at the bottom of the standings. Bolts coach…

Ginebra hands NLEX first loss

NLEX’ impressive winning run finally came to an end as Barangay Ginebra dished out a masterful third quarter run for a 110-97 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup road game at the Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan. The Gin Kings…

Well done, Janelle

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WELL done. WGM Janelle Mae Frayna swept her last two games with surprising ease to finish in a tie for 11th place in the Women’s Open zum Erfurter Frauenschach festival 2017 in Erfurt, Germany. Frayna, ever so eager to make…

Diliman wallops Bangkok

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DILIMAN College made it two convincing wins in a row in the 2017 Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) basketball championship in Selangor, Malaysia. Led by African import Alex Diakhite, the Blue Dragons overcame a highly-physical game to roll back University of…

Toni wins Samorin Grand Prix

OLYMPIC equestrianne Toni Leviste won the two-star Grand Prix of Samorin heldlast July 30 at the state-of-the-art X-Bionic Sphere Sports Complex in Slovakia. Aboard her 17-year-old stallion Maximillian, Leviste bested 60 of the world’s best riders. For the first time…

Going to go a lot tougher for PH five

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The Gilas Pilipinas basketball squad leaves for Beirut, Lebanon early this morning to see action in the FIBA Asia Cup, mindful of the formidable odds as it plays minus its most important player in June Mar Fajardo. But coach Chot…

Baniqued, Borlain iron kids, indeed

CEBU – Wacky Baniqued pulled off another down-to-the-wire triumph while Tara Borlain proved as dominant as ever as they capped their triumphant stints in the Alaska IronKids Philippines at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa here yesterday. Baniqued hung tough…

Reed targets 3-peat as ‘Ironman’ unfolds

CEBU – Tim Reed exudes confidence as he shoots for a rare feat against a crack field out to foil his three-peat bid in the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines which gets under way today at the Shangri-La’s Mactan…

Creamline draws first blood

EVEN without Alyssa Valdez, Creamline’s juggernaut continues. The Cool Smashers turned to old hands Rosemarie Vargas, Mary Jean Balse-Pabayo and Pau Soriano to beat BaliPure, 25-19, 13-25, 28-26, 25-18, 15-7, and move on the cusp of advancing to the PVL…
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