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MELANDREW VELASCO: SMC and Philippine Sports

The just concluded 2023 FIBA World Cup, co-hosted by the Philippines, was a much-awaited event by Filipinos especially basketball fans in the country. The hosting was the second for the country after 45 years. Despite suffering defeat in prior matches with other…

NEWSFLASH: Meggie Ochoa hands PHL 2nd gold in Asian Games

HANGZHOU, China – Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa defeated United Arab Emirates’ Balqees Abdulla, 1-0, in the women’s -48kg division finals of the jiu-jitsu competition to give the Philippines its second gold medal in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China…

FilAm gymnast Aleah Finnegan to represent PHL in Paris Olympics

BELGIUM — Filipino American gymnast Aleah Finnegan secured a spot in the 2024 Olympic Games via the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Belgium, making her the first Filipina to qualify for the Paris event. The 20-year-old gymnast earned her ticket…

Marcial clinches Paris Olympic ticket, gets silver in Asian Games

HANGZHOU – Filipino Olympian Eumir Marcial, the only Filipino boxer standing in the Asian Games, hit two birds with one stone in the 19th Asian Games on October 4. The Filipino southpaw made it to the gold medal round of the men’s 80kg class…

Obiena nails first PHL gold in Hangzhou Asiad with record-breaking leap; Mandal cops silver

HANGZHOU, China – As expected, World No. 2 pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena gave the Philippines a gold medal at the 19th Asian Games here on Saturday night, exactly a week since the meet opened. The 27-year-old Obiena cleared 5.90 meters…

Gilas Pilipinas stuns China, returns to Asian Games finals after 33 years

HANGZHOU, China – Justin Brownlee knocked down successive treys down the stretch to tow Gilas Pilipinas to a thrilling 77-76 victory over China in the 19th Asian Games men’s basketball semifinal at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center on October 4….

Pacquiao wants to fight in 2024 Paris Olympics – POC chief

MANILA – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is interested to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Pacquiao’s camp has reached out to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, asking how the former eighth-division world champion could qualify in…

Serbia, USA, Dominican Republic sweep FIBA World Cup groups; Gilas tumble with no win

QUEZON CITY – Serbia completed its domination of Group B play in the FIBA World Cup after manhandling South Sudan, 115-83, on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The Dominican Republic completed a 3-0 sweep of Group…

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Kai Sotto to play with Orlando Magic, hopes to be a regular NBA team member remains alive

Kai Sotto’s hopes to play as a regular team member in the NBA remains alive. This as the behemoth Filipino cager has been invited to join the Orlando Magic in the 2023 NBA Summer League slated from July 7 to…

Olympian EJ Obiena shatters Asian record, joins ‘6-meter club’

NORWAY/MANILA – Filipino Olympian Ernest J Obiena has set a new Asian pole vault record to dominate the Bergen Jump Challenge in Bryggen, Norway on Saturday (Philippine time). Obiena, world’s number 3 pole vaulter, achieved his best clearance by clearing 6.0 meters…