SMB off to fourth straight Philippine Cup Finals stint

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service San Miguel survived a furious Ginebra rally in the 4th quarter to advance to the Philippine Cup Finals with a 100-94 victory to clinch their semifinals series at 4-1. The Beermen will now wait for the winner of the other semis matchup between sister team Magnolia and NLEX which is tied at 2-2. Game 5 of that series will be today, Sunday, at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. […]

Embiid, Simmons spark Sixers comeback win at MSG; hand Knicks ninth-straight loss

By Tennie Sumague EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) – It wasn’t the third quarter that killed the New York Knicks this time; it was the poor shooting late in the fourth. It was the missed jumpers and opportunities that the Philadelphia 76ers capitalized on. It was the consecutive three-pointers by Sixers Robert Covington, Dario Saric and J.J. Reddick with under four minutes left that turned an 11-point fourth quarter deficit for the […]

NBA: Clippers coach Rivers fined $15K for criticizing refs

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers called the officiating in his team’s 101-96 loss to Houston a joke, but the NBA wasn’t laughing as it handed him a $15,000 fine on Friday. Rivers was seething Thursday night as he pointed out to reporters that the Clippers attacked the basket throughout the game, scoring 70 points inside. But somehow the Rockets, who attempted 41 three-pointers, were sent to the free-throw […]

NLEX crushes Magnolia Pambansang Manok; evens series at 2-2

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Rookie phenom Kiefer Ravena came off the bench and scored a game-high 20 points and dished out 5 assists to lead the NLEX Road Warriors to a 91-79 demolition of the Magnolia Pambansang Manok at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The series is now tied at 2-2 and will now head to a crucial Game 5 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City on Sunday. The […]

Real Madrid gets Juventus, Liverpool to face Manchester City as UEFA Champions League quarterfinals matchups are set

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service It will be a rematch of the 2017 finals in this year’s quarterfinals after Serie A leaders Juventus were drawn against defending champions Real Madrid. Juventus will host holders Madrid in Turin on April 3 before the action shifts to the second leg of their quarterfinals matchup in the Spanish capital on April 11. Juventus overcame English club Tottenham in the round-of-16 while the Spanish giants Real Madrid defeated […]

NBA: Harden helps Rockets hold off Clippers

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets improved their NBA-best record on Thursday with a 101-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Houston. Houston’s Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden scored 24 points with seven assists and five rebounds, and his step-back jump shot to put the Rockets up by four points with 29.4 seconds left helped the Western Conference leaders put away the determined Clippers. Eric Gordon added 23 points off […]

Tom Benson, owner of Saints and Pelicans, dies at 90

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Tom Benson, owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, died Thursday at the age of 90, a month after falling ill with the flu, the teams announced. “Tom Benson, 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15 at Ochsner Medical Center with his wife Gayle Marie Benson at his side,” a statement posted on both team websites said. “Mr. Benson was hospitalized with the […]

Mayweather ready to start MMA training soon

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Former welterweight boxing king Floyd Mayweather has teased the possibility he may come out of retirement for a mixed martial arts bout, revealing that he plans to start training for the Octagon later this year. In remarks to, Mayweather said he planned to accept an offer from former UFC champion Tyron Woodley to train with him. “I’m going to start soon,” Mayweather said. “We’ve been texting back and […]

Tennis: Giant-killer Kasatkina hits prime time at Indian Wells

  by Greg Heakes © Agence France-Presse INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) — Daria Kasatkina defeated her second straight top 10 player as she needed less than an hour to rout Angelique Kerber and book her first Indian Wells semi-final on Thursday. The 20-year-old Russian rolled to an easy 6-0, 6-2 victory in 58 minutes over the 10th seeded Kerber at the joint WTA/ATP hardcourt tournament on Thursday. Kasatkina, who is ranked 19th in the world, […]

Dominant San Miguel routs Ginebra to take 3-1 series lead

  By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Six players scored in double figures for the defending 3-time Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen as SMB steamrolled Barangay Ginebra with an emphatic 102-81 victory at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Beermen now have a commanding 3-1 semifinals series lead to put crowd favorites Ginebra in the brink of elimination. San Miguel is just a win away from securing their fourth straight All-Filipino […]

Knicks struggle in the third quarter; lose eighth straight game to Mavericks

Norman Castro EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) – After a tough home loss to the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors, the New York Knicks looked to snap their seven-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks. With both teams no longer looking to the playoffs but to the lottery, this game had more to do with team morale and pride. The Knicks fell short once again, losing 110-97 at home. The Knicks first […]

SMB, Ginebra to clash in crucial Game 4 tonight

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service All eyes will be at the Mall of Asia Arena tonight for a crucial Game 4 of the semifinals series between SMC sister teams San Miguel Beermen and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel at 7:00 p.m. Reigning 4-time MVP Junemar Fajardo will try to lead a star-studded Beermen squad to a commanding 3-1 series lead and inch closer to a fourth straight Phillipine Cup Finals appearance. But they might have […]