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England made to rue unbelievable sequence at the end of their Euro 2024 final defeat by Spain... as Declan Rice is denied and Marc Guehi sees a header cleared off the line

Gareth Southgate 's side suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat at the Olympiastadion thanks to goals from Nico Williams and Mikel Oyarzabal.


CV massacres Cagayan Valley to cruise into quarterfinals

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas (Region 7) played by the University of the Visayas (UV) Baby Lancers booked a ticket to the Palarong Pambansa secondary boys basketball quarterfinals after beating Cagayan Valley (Region 2), 114-73, on Saturday, July 13, at the USC Main Campus gymnasium. UV finished the group stage with an incredible 3-0 (win-loss) record. They did it with an exclamation point after routing the hapless Cagayan Valley. The...


C-Stan trade request tough to ignore, admits Cone

Make no mistake, though, coach Tim still sings the praises of his ex-man in the middle


Ginebra lets go of ‘studs’ to address aging roster

It was a massive deal considering the names involved, but beneath the surface of the trade that sent Barangay Ginebra veterans Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle to Terrafirma is a pick swap that could affect how Sunday’s PBA Rookie Draft will proceed. Ginebra addressed its aging roster with the deal, which brings to the Kings top Rookie of the Year candidate Stephen Holt and promising big man Isaac Go. “Stanley was absolutely...


PBA draft sleepers: Late picks who could be steals in deep draft

Who's gonna be the gem of this draft class?


Here we go! England step out for their final training session before meeting Spain in Sunday's Euro 2024 final... and there's no injury absentees as ALL of Gareth Southgate's 26-man squad take part in Blankenhain

The Three Lions are carrying the hopes of the nation after booking their place in the final thanks to Ollie Watkins ' 90th-minute winner against the Netherlands in the semi-final.


THE SHARPE END: Carlos Alcaraz found Novak Djokovic's weak spot in last year's Wimbledon final - but can he serve up another masterclass?

JAMES SHARPE: The keys to Carlos Alcaraz's triumph over Novak Djokovic in last year's Wimbledon final was his serve and his defence. Will it work this time?


McLaren won't be "nasty" as it takes the fight to Red Bull in F1

McLaren says it won't employ a win-at-all-costs mentality in its tense Formula 1 brawl with Red Bull


Villaran defends titles in 110m, 400m hurdles at Palaro

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Western Visayas' Mico Villaran defended his secondary boys 110m and 400m hurdles at the 64th Palarong Pambansa at the Cebu City Sports Center track oval. The 16-year-old student from Romanito P. Maravilla Sr. National High School first retained his crown in the 110m race on July 11 where he tallied a not yet official record of 14.53 seconds. Patrick Unso of the National Capital Region (NCR) posted the still official...


PBA: Ayo, Converge fulfill their needs by drafting Justine Baltazar

MANILA, Philippines—For Converge coach Aldin Ayo, taking Justine Baltazar first overall in the 2024 PBA Draft was a no-brainer. Ayo said the 6-foot-9 Baltazar has everything he’s looking for to turn the FiberXers’ fortunes around after a forgettable season. “Like I’ve been saying, we’re looking for a versatile big man. All of the things I want in a player that I’ve been telling in interviews, Balti has it. He’s a big man, skilled, everything,”...


England fans descend on Berlin for Euros final with Spain

Tens of thousands of fans scrambled to Berlin in the hope of seeing England's first major international trophy since the 1966 World Cup, as the squad was spotted arriving in the German capital.


PALARONG PAMBANSA 2024: Bicolano tanker resets 3 meet records, snags 4 golds

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Albert Jose “TJ” Amaro II of CALABARZON is on a mission in Palarong Pambansa 2024. As of Saturday, the 17-year-old tanker from Bicol who represents San Beda University-Rizal Campus of the CALABARZON delegation, was on track to accomplish his mission to win seven of the seven gold medals in his scheduled swimming events in the Palaro. So far, he already won four gold medals, with three events remaining in Sunday’s finale...


Yeng Guiao fumes over Ginebra trade: 'So what else is new?'

'[It's] so easy for [Ginebra] to discard after playing them at their peak - something that's not available to other teams'


Fans slam 'EMBARRASSING' Kylian Mbappe after France captain swaps shirts with Spain player at half time of their Euro 2024 semi-final

Fans have branded France captain Kylian Mbappe 'embarrassing' for swapping shirts with a Spain player at half time of their Euro 2024 semi-final clash.


Strong Group zooms to 2-0 start, crushes Australia

MANILA, Philippines — Strong Group soared to its second straight victory after hammering the Brisbane South Basketball League (BSBL) Guardians, 91-67 in the 43rd William Jones Cup on Sunday at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City. American import Chris McCullough scattered 23 points and hauled down seven rebounds, while Tajuan Agee chipped in 14 points, four rebounds, and two steals in a strong all-around effort. The win was a fitting follow...


Djokovic, Alcaraz battle in epic finale

LONDON — Novak Djokovic swept past Lorenzo Musetti on Friday to book a second successive Wimbledon final against defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and move one win away from a record-setting 25th Grand Slam title. Just five weeks after undergoing knee surgery, seven-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic reached his 10th final at the All England Club with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 win over the Italian 25th seed. Alcaraz defeated Daniil Medvedev, 6-7...


C-Stan says he relayed to Cone his desire to stay at Ginebra

Standhardinger clarifies he wanted to stay at Ginebra


Marc Cucurella issues a 10-word response to Gary Neville after the pundit's early Euro 2024 comments - with Man United icon's words coming back to bite him during the final

Cucurella (left) started all but one of his side's games, performing as the outstanding left back of the tournament and helping Spain to victory for the fourth time in the European Championship.


England's flair might have vanished - but we're more worried than you think ahead of the Euro 2024 final, writes ex-Spain star GAIZKA MENDIETA

GAIZKA MENDIETA: The question being raised in Spain about this England side is: when will we see their flair? England are sound, but offensively we have only seen them in brief moments.


Standhardinger thanks SMC management, coaches, fans

MANILA, Philippines — Christian Standhardinger admitted that Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone's decision to trade him, along with fellow veteran Stanley Pringle to Terrafirma for Stephen Holt and Isaac Go was "part of the game." "I acknowledge Coach Tim's decision to trade me and respect it. It's part of the game, and I wish him and the team all the best moving forward," the 6-foot-8 Filipino-German banger wrote in a long post at his Instagram...


PBA Draft: Baltazar, Barefield and a few first round surprises

MANILA, Philippines—Converge predictably chose Justine Baltazar as the first overall pick of the 2024 PBA Draft at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati on Sunday. Baltazar has been the consensus top pick since announcing his intent to join the draft a few months ago. Now, he will be taking his talents to the FiberXers, reuniting with coach Aldin Ayo. Baltazar and Ayo won a UAAP championship together at La Salle in 2016. READ: Justine Baltazar...


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Barbora Krejcikova WINS Wimbledon women's singles title with breathless victory against Jasmine Paolini - as she survives remarkable comeback to lift second Grand Slam of her career

The 28-year-old Czech star won the second Grand Slam of her career after her French Open triumph in 2021.


Tim Cone sheds light on Standhardinger trade

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone admitted it was hard letting go of experienced big man Christian Standhardinger, but when the Filipino-German requested for a trade, that's the time the team started to consider other options. "We didn't always see eye to eye and he (Standhardinger) was not always happy, but he always worked hard to understand our system and do what we asked of him," Cone told The Manila Times, just a few...


COLUMN: PBA sets new record for blinding speed it approved C-Stan trade

How the PBA trade committee approved the Ginebra-Terrafirma trade with seeming haste while the Nambatac trade lingered for weeks boggles the mind


Harry Kane leads the line over Alvaro Morata with Rodri the man in the middle... but how many English players make Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Co's combined Euros 2024 final XI?

On the Overlap's final episode of their Stick to Football Euro 2024 Special, brought to you by Sky Bet , hosts reached a conclusion on their combined XI for European Championship final.


Bronny James scores 8 points for Lakers in NBA Summer League loss

LAS VEGAS— Bronny James has gotten the message from his father and his coach: His transition to the Los Angeles Lakers is going to take some time and a lot of work. And Friday only further proved what they’ve been saying. James, the No. 55 overall pick in last month’s draft, struggled from the field and scored eight points as the Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets 99-80 on the opening day of NBA Summer League. Bronny’s dad, LeBron James, wasn’t...


Eliza Yulo claims two golds in Palaro

CEBU CITY — Further solidifying the status of the Yulos as gymnastics powerhouse, Eliza Andriel Yulo claimed two gold medals at the 64th Palarong Pambansa girls secondary artistic gymnastics. The younger sister of world champion and Paris Olympics-bound Carlos, as well as former Palaro ang Batang Pinoy ace Karl Edrew, dazzled before the crowd at the Cebu Institute of Technology-University on Friday. When the results were finally made available...


Carlos Alcaraz overpowers Djokovic to retain Wimbledon title

Carlos Alcaraz overpowered seven-time champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets to retain his Wimbledon title on Sunday in a brutal statement that the new era of men’s tennis has arrived. The Spanish third seed produced a performance combining awesome power with delicate touch to win 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), collecting the fourth Grand Slam of his young career. Alcaraz equals the Open Era record for most Grand Slams won at the age 21 or under,...


After 31 years, Tim Cone again drafts an Abarrientos No. 3 overall

From 'Flying A' to 'Flying RJ'


Converge has eyes glued to Baltazar

MANILA, Philippines — Though Converge is keeping its cards close to its chest, FiberXers coach Aldin Ayo has given a hint on their No. 1 pick in the PBA Season 49 Rookie Draft today. “Probably, we are going to look for a player who is versatile enough na makapuno sa pagkukulang namin, especially sa depensa. Butas namin talaga big, kulang kami sa malaki and at the same time, firepower, kulang kami sa offense,” Ayo said. “Sino man ‘yun, ‘yun ang...


PBA Draft: Ginebra makes surprise move with RJ Abarrientos at No. 3

MANILA, Philippines–Barangay Ginebra continued to inject youth into its lineup, selecting RJ Abarrientos third overall in the PBA Rookie Draft Sunday at Glorietta in Makati City. The Gin Kings, which swapped its No. 10 pick with the Terrafirma franchise in a deal that included Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle on the eve of the annual selection, will be reeling in a 24-year-old Abarrientos who has played for Gilas Pilipinas and plied...


Magnolia signs former NBA Slam Dunk king as import

MAGNOLIA is leaving no stone unturned in putting an end to its long and fruitless campaign in the PBA. For the kickoff conference of Season 49, the Hotshots are bringing in NBA veteran and former Slam Dunk king Glenn Robinson III as its import in the Governors' Cup. Magnolia team governor Rene Pardo confirmed to The Manila Times that the 30-year-old Robinson, who won the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk title, is arriving this Sunday in Manila. "Yes, our...


LIVE UPDATES: 2024 PBA Season 49 Draft

2024 PBA Season 49 Draft Glorietta 4 Activity Center 4:00 p.m. The PBA will hold its Season 49 Rookie Draft at Glorietta 4 Activity Center in Makati City. The Converge FiberXers own the number one overall selection after finishing at the bottom of the standings last season. Former La Salle standout Justine Baltazar looms as the projected top pick. Among the other notable players in the class are Fil-American Sedrick Barefield, forward Kai...


WWE Money in the Bank botch: Backstage report reveals why Damian Priest did not kick out of Seth Rollins pin attempt - and why the referee stopped the count

Before McIntyre cashed in his Money In The Bank contract, Rollins pinned priest after hitting him with a Falcon Arrow to which the latter was supposed to kick out.


Declan Rice urges England to channel the spirit of the Lionesses side that won Euro 2022 ahead of Spain final - as Three Lions star reveals admiration for success of Sarina Wiegman's side

Rice and his men's senior side will look to make history in winning the European Championship for the first time when they take on Spain on Sunday night in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin.


Ben Phillips out to prove to PBA teams that he's worth the wait

Juggling different acts, 'Big Ben' out to prove mettle


PBA: Ginebra needed ‘to get younger’ says Cone after trading away vets

Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone said it was a difficult decision to let go mainstays Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle in order to complete a deal to acquire Stephen Holt and Isaac Go from Terrafirma. The Gin Kings got Holt, Go and the third pick in Sunday’s Rookie Draft in exchange for Standhardinger, Pringle and the 10th overall selection in a move that was approved by the league Friday. “It was tough to move on from Christian and...


Chino Trinidad, veteran sports journalist, dies at age 56

Chino Trinidad, a veteran sports journalist, has passed away. He was 56. The unfortunate news was confirmed to GMA News Online by his daughter, Floresse Trinidad. "Yes, we are very sad to share the news of his passing last night, July 13, 2024," Floresse said through SMS. Trinidad succumbed to a heart attack on Saturday night while he was on the way to a supposed meeting in Newport World Resorts with Efren "Bata" Reyes and other personalities....


PVL: Creamline upbeat ahead of Reinforced Conference title quest

MANILA, Philippines — Creamline is elated to have American import Erica Staunton and rookie Aleiah Torres ahead of the 2024 PVL Reinforced Conference starting Tuesday at Philsports Arena. In their bid to end a six-year Reinforced Conference title drought, the Cool Smashers tapped the 6-foot-1 spiker, who saw action in the US NCAA, and drafted Filipino-Canadian libero Torres as the 12th overall pick in the inaugural rookie draft next year....


Terence Crawford insists sensational Canelo Alvarez bout is 'DEFINITELY realistic' after his 154-pound debut against Israil Madrimov

Terence Crawford is focused on facing Israil Madrimov in his 154-pound debut in Los Angeles on August 3, but the the 36-year-old Omaha native still thinks a bout with Canelo Alvarez is doable.


Evan Nelle doesn't mind sliding down to No. 14 in draft order

Evan Nelle doesn't mind sliding down to No. 14 overall in PBA draft order


‘Shattered’ Fiba OQT dream a very good start-off point for Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone has never been a fan of moral victories nor of being reminded how close he and his crew came to achieving something. But shortly after the loss to Brazil in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) that dashed the Philippines’ hopes of making it to the Paris Olympics, the seasoned mentor decided to put things the way they should be looked at. “I told the players after the game, ‘Guys, it was the single most...


Curry, Kerr call for US unity on ‘demoralizing day’ after Trump attack

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Steve Kerr, the head coach of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team, and star point guard Stephen Curry called for national unity on Sunday after the “shameful” assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Kerr described it as a “demoralising day for our country” while Curry called for unity amid the “divisive” landscape currently dominating American politics. Former US president Trump was shot through the...


Cardel upbeat on having Standhardinger, Pringle

MANILA, Philippines — Terrafirma coach John Cardel believes newly-acquired veterans Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle are massive upgrades for the Dyip, who are coming off a rare playoff stint in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup. The Dyip acquired the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger and Pringle after trading Stephen Holt and young big man Isaac Go to the Barangay Ginebra Kings. The trade, which was approved on Saturday, also saw Ginebra swap...


Hong Kong Eastern in talks to be guest team in coming PBA season

HK Eastern is Standhardinger's former team in the ABL


Daniil Medvedev appears to come close to being DISQUALIFIED from Wimbledon in first set of men's semi-final after apparent foul-mouthed rant at umpire during Carlos Alcaraz loss

The Russian (left) was broken when serving for the first set against the defending champion, and on the final point the umpire called 'not up' as the ball bounced twice before he could reach it.


PBA: Evan Nelle gets to play for Bonnie Tan this time

MANILA, Philippines–Of all the coaches Evan Nelle would play for to begin his PBA career, he ended up with Bonnie Tan at NorthPort. The two have a history together with Tan, who was still calling the shots for Letran, steered the Knights to an NCAA championship in 2019 at the expense of San Beda, which had Nelle as its starting point guard. “Very ironic,” said Nelle with a laugh. “In my last game in the NCAA, he (Tan) made me cry. Now, he’s...


Super Bowl champion Jacoby Jones died 'peacefully at his home in New Orleans,' his family reveals as they ask for 'prayers, privacy, and support'

While Jacoby Jones' official cause of death has yet to be revealed, the 40-year-old Super Bowl champion 'passed away peacefully,' the NFLPA has revealed in a statement.


Henry Patten becomes only the THIRD British men's doubles champion at Wimbledon in the Open Era - after he and Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara beat Aussie duo Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson in an epic final

MATTHEW LAMBERT: Britain has a 2024 Wimbledon champion after Henry Patten and his Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara saved four match points to win the men's doubles title.