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Wizards overcome Harden’s 54 points, Durant explodes for 49

LOS ANGELES: John Wall scored six of his 36 points in overtime as the Washington Wizards outlasted the Houston Rockets 135-131 in overtime on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) despite James Harden’s season-high 54 points. Bradley Beal equaled his season-best with 32 points and Markieff Morris finished with 22 points and …

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Abelada, Aman banner MOS winners in PSL Motivational

Xavier School-Nuvali standouts Jose Karlo Abelada and Asael Aman led the list of Most Outstanding Swimmer (MOS) awardees in the Motivational Division of the 149th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – 12th Sen. Nikki Coseteng Short Course Swimming Championship held at the Diliman Preparatory School swimming pool in Quezon …

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Rai holds off Fitzpatrick to claim Hong Kong Open

HONG KONG: England’s Aaron Rai held off a determined charge from compatriot Matthew Fitzpatrick to win the Hong Kong Open by one stroke on Sunday night, claiming his first win on the European Tour at a rain-sodden Fanling. Having begun the final day six strokes clear, Rai carded 69 at …

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Racela salutes graduating Tamaraws

Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Olsen Racela was nothing but grateful to his graduating players for giving their all for the Tamaraws during their time in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s giving basketball tournament. Arvin Tolentino, Axel Iñigo, Richard Escoto, Jasper Parker and RJ Ramirez all …

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Raptors hot streak continues, Vucevic scores 31 for Magic

LOS ANGELES: Kawhi Leonard delivered 29 points and 10 rebounds as the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors won their fifth consecutive game by cruising past the Miami Heat 125-115 on Sunday. Kyle Lowry finished with 12 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, who are off to their best 21-game start in …

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12-man Team Pilipinas final lineup known in a day or two

The 12-man Team Pilipinas that will see action in the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers will be known either Wednesday or Thursday. Coach Yeng Guiao said on Sunday at the end of the national training pool’s four-game tune up series against the national teams of Jordan …

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Falcons remain upbeat despite semis opener loss to Maroons

Adamson University head coach Franz Pumaren is sticking to the positives in their painful 71-73 loss to University of the Philippines (UP) in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball Final Four. The Soaring Falcons had to burn their twice-to-beat edge and settle for a do-or-die …

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Time to beat Iran

Jude P. Roque The new look Gilas Pilipinas National Men’s Team will have its hands full this week as it battles tough Kazakhstan on November 30 (730pm Mall of Asia Arena) and powerhouse Iran on December 3 (730pm Mall of Asia Arena) in the fifth window of the 2019 FIBA …

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Nietes battles Ioka on New Year’s Eve

Donnie Nietes has earned another chance to become a four-division world champion before the year ends as he battles Japanese Kazuto Ioka on December 31 for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight belt at the Wynn Palace in Cotai, Macau, China. After a disappointing split decision draw with …

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