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Dan Hurley: The man who turned down $70 million from the LA Lakers


Man Utd ‘final offer’ rejected by Newcastle as Dan Ashworth meets other Premier League club

Dan Ashworth remains in limbo after Newcastle rejected United's 'final offer' as a report reveals the sporting director has met with another Premier League club.


Four aces beef up Alas Pilipinas roster

MANILA, Philippines — Alas Pilipinas has gained more firepower on the addition of Tots Carlos and Jema Galanza of Creamline and Bella Belen and Alyssa Solomon of National University for the team’s campaign in the FIVB Challenger Cup set July 4 to 7 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. National team coach Jorge Souza de Brito, who recently got an extension up to December next year, made the announcement yesterday. The four could well boost the strength...


McIlroy says divorce off after reconciliation

(UPDATE) PINEHURST, USA — Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica have called off their divorce and are looking forward to "a new beginning," the golfer told The Guardian newspaper on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). McIlroy filed divorce papers to end the seven-year marriage last month, on the eve of the PGA Championship. But ahead of this week's US Open, the third major of the season, the Northern Irishman said there had been a change of heart. "There...


Brownlee, Pelita Jaya beat Korea side, but miss semis spot in tiebreak

Tiebreak heartbreak for JB and Pelita Jaya


Philippines concludes Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign with loss

The Philippine men’s football team wrapped up its Fifa World Cup Qualifiers campaign with a 2-0 loss to Indonesia Tuesday at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. Goals scored courtesy of Thom Haye and Rizky Ramadhani from each half allowed the Indonesians to progress into the final round of the qualifiers while the team formerly known as the Azkals ended with just one point on one draw in six matches. About 65,000 fans watched the match which...


Zverev withdraws from Stuttgart Open

STUTTGART, Germany — Alexander Zverev withdrew from the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday, with the Roland Garros runner-up citing fatigue after his French Open final. The ATP No. 4 was top seed at the German event which marks the start of the grass season transition prior to Wimbledon, which begins on July 1. The German lost the Paris final after over four hours on court against Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday. "I have played a lot of tennis in the last few...


Dave Ildefonso, collegiate stars to beef up SGA team to Jones Cup

Jacob Lao vows to put together a team that will make Pinoy fans proud


Mason Greenwood gets green light to join club that offered him 'life-changing money'

Mason Greenwood previously rejected Juventus' major money advances, but the Italian giants are now claimed to be leading the race to sign him from Manchester United


Khat Bell returns, joins Chery Tiggo

MANILA, Philippines — American ace spiker Khat Bell returns to the Philippine volleyball scene as she will suit up for the Chery Tiggo Crossovers in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2024 Reinforced Conference Chery Tiggo announced on their social media accounts on Bell's comeback on Wednesday night. "I'm so excited to announce that I'm finally playing back in the Philippines for Chery Tiggo! I've been looking forward to coming back to Manila...


Dodgers rout World Series champs Rangers

LOS ANGELES, California — Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, Teoscar Hernández and Jason Heyward homered in a seven-run sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers, 15-2, on Tuesday (Wednesday). Will Smith blasted a three-run shot in the first, giving the Dodgers a lead they never relinquished in the opener of the interleague series. Their 15 runs were a season high. James Paxton (6-1) allowed...


PBA slaps P20k fine each on Vucinic, Trillo

MANILA, Philippines — The PBA cracked the whip after slapping separate P20,000 fine each on Meralco active consultant Nenad Vucinic and head coach Luigi Trillo after charging at the game officials at the end of Meralco's 95-94 loss to San Miguel in Game 2 of their PBA Philippine Cup Finals. League rules state that coaches and players should automatically head to their team dugout after the game. But Vucinic and Trillo were seen going after...


Fajardo season-high powers SMB past Meralco, ties series at 2-2

MANILA, Philippines — A gritty San Miguel Beer played like a team on a mission as it pulverized Meralco, 111-101 to tie their PBA Philippine Cup title series at 2-2 on Independence Day at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. June Mar Fajardo, who won his precedent-smashing 10th Best Player of the Conference award, fired a season-high 28 points and hauled down 13 rebounds to lead the Beermen's charge and allowed his team to avoid falling in a 1-3 series...


PH volleyball player Sisi Rondina’s comment on SB19 draws mixed reactions from fans

Following the recent Independence Day program held in Busan, Korea, where SB19 performed, Philippine volleyball player Sisi Rondina, along with her team members from Alas Pilipinas, was shortly interviewed and asked if they were excited to see anyone perform on stage. Rondina, who was holding the microphone, was beside Jia De Guzman who pointed to the fans who screamed for SB19. “SB19 daw po,” Rondina said, thereafter she added “Bhie, Starbucks...


NBA: Snubbed by first choice, Lakers must resume coaching search

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers must continue their latest coaching search with the basketball world already knowing their first choice turned them down. The Lakers have endured their share of embarrassments in recent years, but a snub by a college coach — even the best in the game — is among the roughest setbacks yet. Dan Hurley met with the Lakers last week and then rejected their very public courtship Monday. The coach probably emerged...


NU stars, Jema Galanza join Alas Pilipinas training

MANILA, Philippines — Jema Galanza and National University’s Bella Belen and Alyssa Solomon have joined the Alas Pilipinas practice on Wednesday morning at Philsports Arena. Galanza, Belen, and Solomon, the new additions to the training pool, have started preparing with the AVC Challenge Cup bronze medalists ahead of the FIVB Challenger Cup from July 4 to 7 at Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Three-time PVL MVP Tots Carlos, however, hasn’t trained with the...


Rory McIlroy Makes Decision On Wedding Ring At The U.S. Open

For the second straight major Rory McIlroy's marriage is taking center stage. Just last month, days ahead of the PGA Championship, McIlroy announced he filed for divorce from his wife Erica. His communications teams confirmed the split on the Tuesday. before the event teed off. "Rory McIlroy's ...


Seahawks Announce Final Practice Of Minicamp Is Canceled

It's only June, but new Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald has already seen enough. Macdonald let the media know that the team's final scheduled practice of minicamp would be canceled on Thursday, and that the Seahawks have had a successful offseason. It's been an offseason of change in ...


‘Natural killer’ Canino stars for Alas despite playing different role

MANILA, Philippines — Angel Canino may have played in an unfamiliar position as an opposite spiker in Alas Pilipinas’ historic bronze medal finish in the AVC Challenge Cup but being a “natural killer” made her shine brightly. “She’s a natural killer,” Alas coach Jorge Souza De Brito told reporters. “You can put her in any position and she will [still] do real damage.” Playing at the opposite didn’t stop Canino from emerging as Alas’ leading...


The newest (and oldest) sports in the modern Olympics

Every few years, the world holds its breath as the planet’s most prestigious athletes compete in the most grueling sporting event in history: the Olympic Games. But did you know that the modern Olympics as we know it today was only introduced in 1896 after it was banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 393 CE? You may ask: what are some of the oldest sports to appear at the Olympics since it was reborn? And what have been the new inclusions to the list? Click through the following gallery to find out!


PBA Finals: Vic Manuel ‘happy, nervous’ in timely return for San Miguel

SCHEDULE: PBA Finals San Miguel vs Meralco MANILA, Philippines—It’s been a long time since he last saw action, but Vic Manuel returned at the most opportune time for San Miguel Beermen. Manuel has been in and out of the injured list for quite some time, but San Miguel Jorge Gallent believed that the “Muscle Man” was ready for action in the grandest stage in the PBA Philippine Cup. “I’m very happy, but at the same time a bit nervous,” Manuel told...


Petecio surprised by sparring requests

Staying busy in a training facility in Bangkok last month, Nesthy Petecio was amazed at the volume of boxers looking to trade blows with her atop the ring. “I was surprised with the number of boxers who wanted to spar with me at the training camp,’’ said Petecio, who is back in Manila after a monthlong workout at the Thai capital. Getting a crack at Petecio is quite understandable since most, if not all of them, craved exchanging mitts with an...


Rafa Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz team up for doubles at Paris Olympics

MADRID — Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play doubles together for Spain at the upcoming Paris Olympics, the Spanish tennis federation said Wednesday. The announcement comes three days after the 21-year-old Alcaraz won the French Open for the first time — earning his third Grand Slam trophy. The same courts used for the French Open each year will host Olympic tennis. Nadal has won the French Open a record 14 times. Alcaraz, who will play in...


Christian McCaffrey's Brother, Luke, Trying New Position At Minicamp

Christian McCaffrey's little brother, Luke, is reportedly taking snaps at a different position during Commanders minicamp. Per The Washington Post's Sam Fortier, McCaffrey's been spotted lining up in the team's backfield after being drafted in the middle rounds as a receiver: "Washington Commanders ...


PBA Finals: ‘Still underdogs’ Meralco Bolts keeping their guards up

MANILA, Philippines—Holding a 2-1 series edge over San Miguel Beer doesn’t change the fact that Meralco is still the underdog in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Bolts rookie Brandon Bates made it clear: No lead is safe, especially against the mighty Beermen. “We’re not excited. Even though we’re up 2-1, Ginebra was up 3-2 against us, I remember, and look what happened there. At any given moment, it could be taken away,” said Bates after Meralco...


Pete Thamel Shares Update On Michigan's Quarterback Competition

A massive reset at Michigan will include a new quarterback in 2024. After J.J. McCarthy steered the Wolverines offense for two years, first-year head coach Sherrone Moore will oversee a quarterback competition this summer. ESPN's Pete Thamel believes there's an early favorite for the job. "I think ...


Inspired JMF, Beermen get back at Bolts again

MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer made sure there was no spoiling June Mar Fajardo’s historic night as 10-time PBA Best Player of the Conference awardee. Neither were the Beermen allowing the Bolts to bury them to a 1-3 hole. With Fajardo doing his thing and his teammates following suit, the defending champions outplayed the Meralco Bolts, 111-101, to force their tough challengers to a 2-2 standoff in the Philippine Cup title series last...


Mercedes suspects Red Bull's F1 upgrade has been a "downgrade"

Mercedes has a suspicion that Red Bull's current Formula 1 struggles could be the result of a recent upgrade package actually delivering a "downgrade" in performance.


Celtics traded for Jrue Holiday and are now two wins away from NBA title

BOSTON — This moment is exactly why the Boston Celtics went out and got Jrue Holiday. When president of basketball operations Brad Stevens and the rest of the front office sat down after last season to piece together their next steps following Boston’s NBA Eastern Conference finals loss to Miami, a question hovered over them. How much were they willing to shake up the core of a team that had lost in the NBA Finals in 2022 and then came up a game...


Real Madrid is set for a big payout from UEFA


DLSU eyes second preseason title

DE La Salle University (DLSU) seeks its second preseason title in three days as it faces UAAP rival University of the Philippines (UP) in the winner-take-all final rematch of the FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup at the FilOil EcoOil Center on Wednesday. The battle for gold is set at 6 p.m. The Green Archers just ruled the Pinoy Liga Cup on Monday at the expense of the NU Bulldogs and they look to make it a double crown against the Fighting Maroons....


SMB gets big lift from Fajardo, bench to beat Meralco in Game 4

Beermen tie series at 2-2


Local community in shock over sudden death of young sports star

The Templestowe football and cricket clubs, in northwest Melbourne, announced the heartbreaking death of 26-year-old player Nick Mustafa on Monday.


Real Madrid clashes with FIFA: "One game is worth €20m"


Safety concerns over "crazy" Rossi attention at Le Mans

"Crazy" scenes at Tuesday's autograph session prompted Valentino Rossi's World Endurance Championship squad to seek "steps to ensure the safety of everyone involved" at Friday's Le Mans 24 Hours parade.


Carlos, Galanza added to Alas pool for Challenger Cup

MANILA, Philippines — Creamline's deadly wing combo Tots Carlos and Jema Galanza has been added to the Alas Pilipinas women's pool for the FIVB Challenger Cup slated from July 4 to 7. Alas head coach Jorge Souza de Brito confirmed the development on Tuesday as the Cool Smashers' 1-2 punch look to reinforce Alas in the tournament that will serve as a qualifier for the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) next year. Carlos and Galanza were initially...


Celtics up 3-0, one win away from NBA championship

Los Angeles -The Boston Celtics held off a furious Dallas rally to beat the Mavericks 106-99 on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) and take a 3-0 stranglehold on the NBA finals. Dallas cut a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to two points but Boston held on to push the Mavs to the brink of defeat in the best-of-seven championship series. The Mavericks will try to claw back a game when they host game four on Friday, knowing full well that no team has...


Passengers forced to strip after being stuck on plane with no air con

Footage showed suffering travellers peeling off their clothes while covered in beads of sweat, as others fanned the face of a fellow customer who appeared to have passed out in their seat (pictured)


La Salle invests playing minutes on Kevin Quiambao backup

The work to defend its UAAP men’s basketball crown has already begun for La Salle—and for this, new faces surround the Green Archers’ foremost weapon, Kevin Quiambao. “Being part of this program is no joke … you are always gonna be as good as your last game so that’s the standard that we always put in our program,” coach Topex Robinson said as La Salle advanced to the Finals of the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup against a familiar rival in...


NBA Finals: Kyrie Irving says Mavericks change ‘starts with me’

DALLAS — The last 12 games where Kyrie Irving has played against the Boston Celtics have all ended with the same outcome. His team lost. It’s a streak that Irving and the Dallas Mavericks would desperately like to see end Wednesday night, when they play host to the Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Boston leads the series 2-0. “First thing of that is just accepting that I haven’t played well or up to my standards, as well as I would have...


PBA: June Mar Fajardo wins 10th Best Player of Conference award

SCHEDULE: PBA Finals San Miguel vs Meralco MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo won his 10th Best Player of the Conference (BPC) award for the 2024 PBA Philippine Cup. Fajardo was awarded the BPC plum before Game 4 of the Finals between the Beermen and the Bolts at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday. Prior to Game 4, the seven-time MVP averaged 17.4 points, 14.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. Fajardo has been...


UP escapes La Salle, defends FilOil preseason title

MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines (UP) climbed from a 20-point hole and escaped De La Salle University (DLSU), 69-66, to defend its FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup title at FilOil EcoOil Center on Wednesday. The Fighting Maroons thus completed a 10-0 sweep of the tournament culminating in a wild finish against their UAAP Season 86 finals tormentors in the Green Archers. A JD Cagulangan layup made it a 68-65 advantage for UP in the...


Terrence Romeo plays through the pain to aid SMB cause in Game 4

With help from pain killers, flamboyant SMB guard provides spark off the bench in Game Four


New detail emerges about Aaron Rodgers skipping minicamp

Aaron Rodgers has chosen to skip both days of the New York Jets’ mandatory minicamp this week, but his absence reportedly was not a surprise to the team.


Golfers Do Not Appear To Be Happy With The U.S. Open Course

The best golfers in the world could be in for a rude awakening this weekend at the U.S. Open. Traditionally known was one of the most challenging tests in golf, the USGA has taken heat in the past for making the U.S. Open too hard. Coming off of a PGA Championship that saw Xander Schauffele win at ...


Boomer Esiason Rips Aaron Rodgers Amid Minicamp Absence: 'He's One Giant Distraction'

Whether it was an "excused" or "unexcused" absence, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the one quarterback out of 32 starters who did not report to mandatory NFL minicamps and one former Jets quarterback is tired of it. On Wednesday, former Jets quarterback and current radio show host ...


Michael Jordan issues statement on death of Jerry West

Jerry West had a direct impact on some of the greatest basketball players to ever live, and Michael Jordan says he was among them. West died on Wednesday at the age of 86.


Jason Kelce's Made It Clear Where He Stands Politically

Longtime NFL offensive lineman Jason Kelce has seemed to make it clear over the years which way he leans politically. While his brother, Travis Kelce, appears to lean to the left - he's done endorsements for Bud Light and the vaccine, and supported his Black teammates for protesting the national ...


NBA legend and American icon Jerry West dies at 86


PBA Finals: Banged-up Bates doesn’t mind putting body on Fajardo

Meralco rookie Brandon Bates kept it simple when asked about the tall task of defending San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo in the PBA Philippine Cup championship series. “Starstruck … and sore!” he said with a hearty laugh while chatting with the Inquirer. “I remember waking up the other morning and every single part of my body was sore.” Turning serious, the Filipino-Australian big man pointed out that he wasn’t expecting anything less from the...