Sports — Local

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 […]

Hobbled Magnolia grabs 2-1 semis lead with win over NLEX

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Injury-ridden Magnolia Pambansang Manok relied on their young guns to claim a 106-99 win over a determined NLEX Road Warriors and take a 2-1 series lead in their semifinals matchup at the Araneta Coliseum. Magnolia entered the game without two of their veteran players, with veteran big-man Marc Pingris  missing at least 6 months after suffering an ACL tear during Game 1 against NLEX, and guard  Justin Melton suffering […]

NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum returns to UP

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Former UP Integrated School standout and reigning NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum has decided to return to UP after leading the Mapua Red Robins to a championship and a runner-up finish the past two seasons. This was announced by the UP Men’s Basketball team through their Twitter account which was later confirmed by head coach Bo Perasol. Gozum played the last two seasons for the Mapua Red Robins after […]

Paul Lee-less Magnolia survives late Blackwater rally

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The Magnolia Hotshots bid for the top spot in the standings and a twice-to-beat advantage remains alive after surviving a late furious rally by the Blackwater Elite with a 78-72 win at the Mall of Asia Arena. Missing the services of star guard Paul Lee due to an ankle injury he sustained against TNT Katropa, Magnolia seemed to be cruising to an easy victory, racing to a big lead […]

Paghahanda sa Palarong Pambansa 2018 sa Ilocos Sur, sinisimulan na

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Inihahanda na ang Palarong Pambansa 2018, matapos lagdaan ng Department of Education (DepEd) at lalawigan ng Ilocos Sur ang hosting agreement. Gagawin ang Palarong Pambansa sa Vigan Convention Center mula Abril 16 hanggang Abril 20 batay sa calendar of activities ng ahensya. Noong Setyembre, opisyal nang inanunsyo ni Secretary Leonor Briones na ang Ilocos Sur ang napiling host ng palaro at naungusan ang Marikina , Baguio City, Iligan City sa […]

Dominant Rain-or-Shine blitzes skidding NLEX

The Rain-or-Shine Elasto Painters returned to their winning ways with an impressive 97-86 win over the struggling NLEX Road Warriors at the Araneta Coliseum. Coming off a stinging and upset loss against the unheralded Kia Picanto on their last game, the Painters went to work immediately, zooming to a quick 6-0 run to start the ballgame. Coach Yeng Guiao and NLEX simply had no answer against his former team. The Road Warriors defense allowed four […]

Willie Marcial named new PBA Commissioner

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service The Philippine Basketball Association on Thursday announced the appointment of former media bureau chief and officer-in-charge Willie Marcial as the new PBA commissioner . PBA Chairman and TNT Katropa Governor Ricky Vargas officially announced Marcial’s appointment via the league’s social media live broadcast. Vargas also said that all the 12 PBA teams voted unanimously in favor of Marcial, who will hold the post on a 3-year term.

PBA PHILIPPINE CUP: Fajardo’s monster game powers sloppy SMB over pesky Globalport

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo scored 34 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and blocked 3 shots to lead the  defending Philippine Cup champions San Miguel Beermen to a 107-93 rout against Globalport Batang Pier. Globalport was a tough customer though. Turnovers and sloppy plays had powerhouse SMB down at the half 43-47. It was still a close game at the end of the 3rd quarter […]

PBA PHILIPPINE CUP: Cañaleta leads Meralco romp over former team Kia

By Vivem Soriano Eagle News Service Journeyman KG Cañaleta scored 17 points over his former team as the Meralco Bolts sent the Kia Picanto crashing back to earth with a 105-76 beatdown at the Araneta Coliseum. This was a much needed win for Meralco, who has always performed well with import-laden conferences but has always struggled with the All-Filipino Conference. The Bolts move to a 2-3 win-loss record with the victory. Another good news for […]

Pacquiao in talks to fight Lomachenko

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday he was in talks for a blockbuster bout with world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, widely considered the best “pound-for-pound” fighter on the planet. Pacquiao, 39, who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, is eyeing an April date with the Ukrainian World Boxing Organization superfeatherweight champ during a break from his duties as a senator. “There are negotiations now about the number […]

Alab Pilipinas posts third straight victory; edges Singapore in OT

(Eagle News)– Alab Pilipinas posted its third straight win after downing the Singapore Slayers in a nail-biting match on Saturday night. AJ Mandani forced extra time after making his three-point shot with 12.2 seconds left in the game. The teams were at that time tied at 78. The Philippine team finally pulled away from the pesky Singaporeans in overtime, leaving their rivals scoreless for a good half of the period. Renaldo Balkman led the Philippine […]

UAAP: Ayo signs 6-year contract with UST

(Eagle News) —  Two-time collegiate champion coach Aldin Ayo has signed a contract to coach the University of Sto. Tomas Growling Tigers for six years. The university’s official publication, The Varsitarian, made the announcement on its Twitter account. It said officials of UST’s Institute of Physical Education and Athletics would make a formal announcement on January 11. In a series of Tweets on Tuesday night, Ayo explained why he decided to transfer from the Dela Salle […]