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PHI-NADO tells SEAG athletes to stay ‘clean’

The Philippine National Anti-Doping Organization (PHI-NADO) urges athletes to “stay clean and dope free” for this year’s 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) that the country will be hosting on November 30 to December 11. “If you play clean, if you play true, and if you believe in being fair, then …

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Tolentino, Madayag shine as Lady Eagles defang Tigresses

Veterans Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag shone as Ateneo De Manila University scored a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 bounce-back win over University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. …

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Spence vs Garcia is a fight to watch

At 5’9.5,” Errol Spence Jr. can be considered a big welterweight (147 pounds), and is expected to use his size advantage over the 5’6” Mikey Garcia when they clash on March 16 for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) crown. When they came face-to-face on Monday during a presser at Los …

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Metropac-San Beda U plunges into D-League action

Metropac-San Beda University makes its much-awaited return to the 2019 Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) when it collides with University of Perpetual Help System DALTA today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Movers vs Altas 2 p.m. encounter in the Foundation Group headline a triple-header …

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Team Pilipinas takes on Qatar Friday

Team Pilipinas will play against Qatar on Friday in one of its two crucial games in the sixth and last window of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asian qualifiers at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha. Game time is 12 midnight (Philippine time). National coach Yeng Guiao and …

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Pacquiao tells son: ‘You don’t need to box’

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old’s forays into fighting made young man’s mother cry. Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles in eight different weight divisions, said he and his wife have even …

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Oba-ob shoots for back-to-back crowns

Rabie Jayson Oba-ob aims to defend the men’s open singles title when the 12th Prima Pasta Badminton Championships unfolds on Friday at the Powersmash badminton courts in Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Oba-ob defeated last year fellow Michael Kevin Cudiamat in the finals to bag the crown. And this year, …

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Duterte OKs law to create PHilippine training center

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law establishing the Philippine Sports Training Center (PTSC) which will be the official home and primary venue of the development of athletes included in the country’s national teams. Duterte signed Republic Act no. 11214, or the PTSC Act, on February 14, copies of which …

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A forgotten hero of Philippine basketball

“Sino po ba yung tisoy na player na yun namalaki ang tiyan? One young sportswriter asked this reporter during the shoot around before the Ginebra San Miguel-Purefoods game of the well-attended ‘Return of the Rivals’ benefit show featuring the PBA Legends at the Araneta Coliseum. The guy was pointing at …

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AMA tops McDavid, earns share of lead

Powered by its new players, AMA Online Education notched a breakthrough 80-65 victory at the expense of McDavid in the 2019 Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) on Tuesday at the Paco Arena in Manila. Franky Johnson combined forces with top overall pick Joshua Munzon and No. 5 pick …

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