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SMB eyes another PH Cup finals entry

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT April 25, 2019 Defending champion San Miguel Beer is keen to book its fifth straight Philippine Cup Finals appearance when it faces Phoenix Pulse at 7 p.m. tonight in Game 5 of their best-of-seven semifinals series in the Philippine Basketball Association at the Cuneta Astrodome …

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Champions Beermen want Rhodes back

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT April 25, 2019 Four-time Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer wants 2017 Best Import Charles Rhodes for Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup that unfolds May 19. SMB picked Rhodes, who led the Beermen to victory in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup over 2018 import …

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Lady Spikers blast through UE

By JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA April 25, 2019 De La Salle University was assured of at least a playoff for a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage after a 25-17, 25-16, 25-19, demolition of University of the East (UE), in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines women’s volleyball on Wednesday at …

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Another Petron-F2 Logistics finals showdown looms

By THE MANILA TIMES April 25, 2019 Bitter rivals Petron and F2 Logistics seek to book another finals duel while Cignal and PLDT Home Fibr fight for survival in Game 2 of their Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix best-of-three semifinal series today at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The Blaze …

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Fans day kicks off PVL 3rd season

By THE MANILA TIMES April 25, 2019 The country’s volley stars, led by Alyssa Valdez, Myla Pablo, Steph Mercado and Dzi Gervacio, gather in the S+A Volleyball Fans Day today to mingle with the fans ahead of the third season of the Premier Volleyball League. Fans will be treated to …

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Raptors writing new history free of past embarrassments

TORONTO — It’s aways tempting as a Toronto sports fans to lean into cynicism, especially when it comes to the Raptors. Every joke is tired after 23 seasons of futility. First, they were the cartoonish Barney franchise, then it was the snowcapped outpost from which stars fled, and recently it …

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Leafs’ loss not just another bump in the road

BOSTON — There’s an intersection between the hallway that leads to the ice and the two visitors’ dressing rooms where speakers are shepherded back and forth. One by one, they emerged from the safe space where one can shower and decompress in however manner they so choose before crossing the …

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