PARIS: The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) as the trio booked their places at next summer’s finals. Austria also made it through to the multi-host tournament, which kicks off in Rome on June 12, with 16 sides […]
LONDON: Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to join Roger Federer’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in London. The Austrian fifth seed saw off the big-serving German 7-5, 6-3 after Greece’s Tsitsipas, making his debut at the tournament, had earlier beaten Federer 6-3, 6-4. […]
MEXICO CITY: Harris English closed with back-to-back birdies, the last of them a 25-foot chip-in to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday’s (Sunday in Manila) second round of the USPGA Mayakoba Classic. English fired a bogey-free seven-under par 64 at Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to stand on 13-under 129 after 36 holes with Vaughn Taylor […]
SUN CITY, South Africa: Zander Lombard will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and is in position to win his first European Tour title at his country’s most prestigious tournament. The 24-year-old South African, who led by two strokes overnight, ground out a level-par 72 in the third […]
SAN FRANCISCO: Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell will miss at least the next two weeks of the NBA season with a sprained right thumb, the injury-hit team announced Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Russell suffered the setback Friday in the Warriors’ 105-100 home loss to Boston and an MRI exam confirmed the extent of the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protest during the national anthem became a major controversy, displayed strong passing skills at a Saturday workout and vowed he’s “ready to play” after nearly three years out of the league. The 32-year-old former San Francisco 49ers star ditched the NFL’s planned private workout for a […]
THE Philippines’ Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons beat Hong Kong’s Yeung Wai Yan and Koo Yung Yung, 21-14, 21-10, to punch a ticket to the women’s Finals of the 2019 Rebisco Beach Volleyball International Open Sunday at the Sands SM By The Bay. Besides her smart plays and attacks, Rondina had a couple of solid […]
By Jonas Terrado PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial is looking at the possibility of imposing sanctions against players who took part in a fight that broke out during San Miguel Beer’s practice Sunday morning. Marcial said fines or suspensions could be handed depending if video evidences or clear eyewitness accounts surface regarding the incident that occurred […]
Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz expects tough competition even with Thai weightlifters skipping the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
Phoenix Pulse coach Louie Alas urged his son Kevin to take a patient approach after making his return recently from a second ACL injury.
The National University Pep Squad proved they’re still the best team after retaining the UAAP Cheerdance Competition crown on Sunday before a huge crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena.
By Jonas Terrado NorthPort overcame Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 98-96 Sunday night to clinch a quarterfinals berth in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Import Michael Qualls produced 30 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks while Christian Standhardinger scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth to […]
By Jonas Terrado The Gilas Pilipinas women’s team suffered a 127-49 loss to China Sunday morning to end up winless in the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament Asia-Oceania at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. The Pinay cagers allowed their Chinese counterparts to score the game’s first eight points before being handed another lopsided defeat […]
By Jonas Terrado Game on Nov. 27 (Foshan, China) 8 p.m. — Zhuhai vs Alab San Miguel Alab Pilipinas started its ASEAN Basketball League campaign on a dreadful note Sunday after being handed a 111-76 loss by Mono Vampire at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Alab never got its bearings after Mono raced to […]
Rain or Shine kept its slim quarterfinal hopes alive after ending the eliminations on a high note with an 83-81 win over Meralco in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-111 without Kyrie Irving.
Giannis Antetokounmpo rarely makes three 3-pointers in a game. Even on his way to the MVP award last season, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 6-foot-11 superstar reached that mark only six times. He did it Saturday night in a 102-83 rout of the Indiana Pacers, finishing with 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Devonte’ Graham made his ninth 3-pointer of the game with 2.8 seconds remaining, finishing with 29 points to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 103-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
By the Associated Press LONDON — After dominating the tennis world for so long, Roger Federer thinks the sport’s Big Three could face their toughest challenge yet from a new generation in 2020. Federer’s 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday at the ATP Finals, having seen Novak Djokovic and […]