Locals brace for Asian Elite crown duel

Games gold medalist Claire Adorna headlines the compact cast of triathletes bracing for a fierce battle in the Asian Elite to be held side by side with the centerpiece pro division in the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay presented by Big Boss Cement which gets going Sunday.

Legends Faceoff: PBA greats play for a cause

“Kaya ipinanganak itong PBA Legends Faceoff, nung nakita nila (UNTV) na maganda pa ring panoorin at makikita mo yung reception ng mga fans ay maganda, kaya nangyari itong faceoff na ito,” said tournament commissioner Fortunato ‘Atoy’ Co in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila.

Durant out in Game 1

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors while center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable, head coach Steve Kerr told reporters on Monday.

Sto. Cristo cagers win 3x3 crown

The team from Barangay Sto. Cristo of Tarlac City was recently crowned champion of the RC Cola Liga ng Bayan after beating rivals from Malolos, 20-18, during the grand finals of the Luzon-wide 3x3 basketball tournament organized by ARC Refreshments Corp., maker of RC Cola products in the Philippines.

Federer in fiery debut

PARIS (AFP) - Roger Federer marked his return to Roland Garros after a four-year absence with a straight sets win over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday, admitting he “felt on edge”, as Angelique Kerber’s hopes of completing a career Grand Slam suffered a quick kill.

Kicked out

FED UP with a certain group which “sees me an interloper and an outsider,” Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas yesterday cracked the whip, removing several officials from key committees led by the man he beat in a hotly-contested election in the country’s governing body in sports last year.