Category: Sports — Local

Ginebra demolishes San Miguel; ends SMB’s Grand Slam bid

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Defending Governors’ Cup champions Barangay Ginebra ended sister team San Miguel Beermen’s bid for an elusive Grand Slam with a 104-84 demolition at the Mall of Asia Arena. Ginebra, who has a twice-to-beat quarterfinal advantage owing to their better record during the elimination round, led by double digits for most of the game, establishing a colossal 29-point lead during the 4th quarter. The Philippine and Commissioner’s Cup champion San […]

UAAP men’s basketball: Unbeaten Ateneo keeps UST winless

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Misery continues for the University of Sto. Tomas Growling Tigers as the Ateneo Blue Eagles pounded them with a 94-84 win at the Araneta Coliseum. Matt Nieto led the Blue Eagles with 22 points, while Thirdy Ravena went all around with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Ateneo seemed headed to a blowout win after erecting a 22-point lead in the 3rd quarter. But the Growling Tigers staged […]

Another top-seed falls as Rain-or-Shine upsets TnT Katropa

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Seventh-seed RoS Elasto Painters live to fight another day after outlasting TnT Katropa 106-102 at the Mall of Asia Arena to force a do-or-die game on Friday. Painters import J’Nathan Bullock did the heavy lifting, scoring 31 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Gilas stalwart Gabe Norwood paced the RoS locals with an all-around game of 15 points, including 4 threes, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Big man Raymond Almazan […]

UAAP men’s basketball: Arvin Tolentino’s career-game lifts FEU over NU

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Arvin Tolentino scored a career-high 23 points and pulled down 6 rebounds to lead the FEU Tamaraws to a 90-83 win over the NU Bulldogs. FEU led by double-digits in most parts of the game but a determined NU squad cut the lead down to 5 with just more than a minute left in the game. NU though failed to score any longer as FEU held on. With the […]

PBA GOVERNORS’ CUP: Maliksi heroics lift Blackwater over Meralco

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The Blackwater Elite forced a do-or-die game  with the Meralco Bolts after they netted a shocking victory over the top seed on Tuesday. Allein Maliksi was clutch at the endgame, hitting the game-winner with 8.9 seconds, and giving his team  the 92-91 upset at the Mall of Asia Arena. The last two minutes were a back-and-forth affair. Baser Amer hit a 3 for Meralco to break what was then a […]

UAAP men’s basketball: Desiderio explodes for 28 points as UP blows out UE

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service UP Fighting Maroons Team Captain Paul Desiderio exploded for 28 points to lead the Diliman-based Fighting Maroons to an 84-71 win against the UE Red Warriors. UP overcame a bad start, going down by as much as 14 points against UE during the 1st quarter. Down 38-42 after the halftime break, UP then blitzed UE with 26-7 3rd quarter to break the game wide open. UP goes to 2-1 […]

GAB: Over 100 Filipino professional boxers banned for falsifying brain scan results

A total of 150 professional boxers have been banned for falsifying brain scan results aimed at detecting serious head injuries in the sport, the Games and Amusements Board said on Tuesday. The board found 150 boxers had submitted “fake” CT scan results this year, apparently because they could not afford an actual test, GAB medical officer Radentor Viernes told AFP. GAB chairman Abraham Kahlil Mitra said many success-starved Filipino fighters were earning puny prizes and could […]

ASIAN volleyball competition opens to cheering crowd in Biñan, Laguna; PHL team off to good start

BIÑAN CITY, Laguna (Eagle News) – Players from countries in this side of the world are now gearing up for the 19th SMM Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, which was inaugurated to a cheering crowd in Laguna on Wednesday night. Mayor Arman Dimaguila, Jr. and Vice Mayor Gel Alonte led the ceremonial toss before avid volleyball fans and athletes, who had flocked to the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan to witness the occasion. Ramon Suzara, president of […]

Pilipinas, humakot ng gintong medalya sa Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championship

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan (Eagle News) – Nasungkit ng dalawang Pilipino ang gintong medalya sa katatapos lamang na ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championship 2017 na ginanap sa Puerto Princesa City Coliseum. Ang buong palaro ay isinagawa simula noong Agosto 2 at nagtapos noong Agosto 7. Kinilala ang mga nagwagi na sina Kenneth Dela Pena, 16 taong gulang, tubong General Santos City; at John Vincent Pangga, 15 taong gulang, na nagmula naman sa Cagayan de Oro […]

Davao Aguilas hold top seed Meralco Manila to draw, 2-2

By Ben Beraldez Jr. Eagle News Service TAGUM, Davao del Norte — In what seemed to be a David vs. Goliath match that saw the San Miguel Davao Aguilas Football Club up against top seed FC Meralco Manila (FCMM), the home boys sent the Sparks a very clear message—that Davao was still their home turf. For over 90 minutes, the crowd of more than 4,000 spectators in a packed stadium at Davao del Norte Sports Complex, held its breath in what […]

Ginebra rallies behind Brownlee to live another day against TnT

Cubao, Quezon City – Barangay Ginebra draws energy from Robert Jaworski’s presence as they scored their first victory in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup Semi-Finals, 125-101, to live another day in their best-of-five series. Justin Brownlee delivered with 31 points, eleven rebounds, four blocks and three steals while Scottie Thompson had 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Another notable performance came from Japeth Aguilar had 15 points and three blocks. TnT played without an import in […]

SMB seize 2-1 semis lead over Hotshots in Game 3 thriller

The San Miguel Beermen now lead the semifinals series after defeating the Star Hotshots by only one point in a game 3 thriller on Thursday. Marcio Lassiter was recognized as the hero of that night after he hit a clutch three-pointer in the last 13 seconds. The Hotshots had by then held a two-point lead until SMB’s Chris Ross stole the ball from Ricardo Ratliffe, paving the way for Lassiter’s winning three-point shot. Charles Rhodes […]