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PVL: Alinsunurin impressed with Choco Mucho pick Lorraine Pecaña

MANILA, Philippines — Choco Mucho coach Dante Alinsunurin believes that drafting Lorraine Pecaña is a timely boost for their upcoming campaign in the 2024 PVL Reinforced Conference, which opens on Tuesday at Philsports Arena. Arellano product Pecaña was the lone NCAA stalwart selected in the first round after the Flying Titans added the young middle blocker to their roster before passing up in the second round of the inaugural PVL Rookie Draft...


‘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...


Who is trying to make a fair trade?

As the news of the trade between Barangay Ginebra and Terrafirma Dyip was confirmed, fans are once again up in arms. Just when the PBA is about to gain some momentum, a trade is confirmed that confirms all the worst insinuations about the league. The trade that sent Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle to Terrafirma in return for Isaac Go and Stephen Holt. Standhardinger is 35 years old, and Pringle is 37 years old. Go is 28 years old,...


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....


Jamie Carragher insists that England's 'big players didn't turn up' as he blames Three Lions stars and NOT Gareth Southgate for failure to win Euro 2024

England suffered a heartbreaking loss to Luis de la Fuente's side in Berlin on Sunday night, with Mikel Oyarzabal the match winner with a goal from close range.


Furious Jude Bellingham fails to hide his anger as he kicks a drinks cooler after England's heartbreaking Euro 2024 final defeat by Spain

Jude Bellingham could not hide his anger after England's dramatic late defeat to Spain in the Euro 2024 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...


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,...


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

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


PH battles North America in PSL Global Championship

(UPDATE) THE Philippines under-20 team, represented by the champion squad from Davao City-NTB Wolves that won the recent National Finals, will immediately get its baptism of fire as it takes on a crack team from North America to kick off the three-game bill in the opener of the first-ever PSL Global Championship Challenge. Game time is 8 p.m. as the Philippine Born 2004 team will face fellow young Pinoy cagers based in America and handled by no...


Asia Paraase completes Palaro mission after winning 2nd gold medal

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas’ 17-year-old track sensation, Asia Paraase, delivered another jaw-dropping performance, securing her second gold medal at the Palarong Pambansa 2024 on Sunday, July 14, at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) oval. Paraase, an Oponganon long-distance runner, clinched victory in the secondary girls’ 1,500-meter run, setting a new personal best of 4 minutes and 50 seconds, shattering her previous record of...


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: 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...


'Bakit?': Ginebra-Terrafirma trade sends shockwaves as parity talks resurface

Wasn't it a fair trade?


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.


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

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


Paraase wins second gold in Palarong Pambansa

CEBU CITY — Cebuana track star Asia Paraase secured her second gold medal at the Palarong Pambansa on Sunday by winning the 1,500-meter run, solidifying her status as one of the competition's standout athletes. The 17-year-old student athlete from Lapu-Lapu City first made headlines last Thursday when she earned the inaugural gold medal of the ongoing games by topping the 3,000-meter run. An incoming grade 12 student at Pajo National High...


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...


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


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...


Eliza Yulo snares five gold medals at Palaro

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Eliza Andriel 'Iza' Yulo snared three more gold medals to hike her total to five at the 64th Palarong Pambansa secondary girls artistic gymnastics at the Cebu Institute of Technology - University (CIT-U) on Sunday. Yulo of the National Capital Region (NCR) ruled the uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise events while also bagging a silver medal at the vault where she notched 11.650 points. The younger sister of...


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...


Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry celebrate England's only goal with a kiss as they join Harry Styles and James Corden in leading the stars at Euros final watching Spain's 2-1 win

Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn celebrated England's equaliser with Spain with a sweet kiss as they watched in the stands in Berlin in the 2024 Euros final on Sunday night.


Ivy Lacsina embraces Akari after sister team swap

MANILA, Philippines — After playing for one conference with the Nxled Chameleons, Ivy Lacsina is off to bring her high-caliber performance to sister team Akari Chargers in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2024 Reinforced Conference. But this sister team swap also shocked the six-foot-one opposite spiker as she already formed ties and had a growing bond with Nxled. "Of course, I am sad, but at the same time excited, even though I...


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.


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...


Cone says Christian Standhardinger wanted out

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra badly needed to infuse fresh legs in its fold that it couldn’t wait for today’s PBA Season 49 Rookie Draft to get younger. A day before the teams choose from 70 hopefuls, the Gin Kings made the big move of acquiring Terrafirma’s Stephen Holt and Isaac Go while unloading grizzled veterans Christian Standhardinger, 35, and Stanley Pringle, 37. Not only that, the crowd darlings also acquired the No. 3 pick...


NU, FEU arrange title showdown

MANILA, Philippines — National U zeroed in on another volleyball title by routing Letran, 25-19,25-18, 25-21, to make it to the finals of the 2024 Shakey’s Super League (SSL) National Invitationals yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Proving that they are the reigning UAAP queens for a reason, the Lady Bulldogs hardly broke a sweat in scoring the semifinal victory against the NCAA runners-up. Reigning UAAP MVP Bella Belen finally broke...


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

Standhardinger clarifies he wanted to stay at Ginebra


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


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: 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...


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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

From 'Flying A' to 'Flying RJ'


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...


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PBA: Phoenix adds to versatility by picking Kai Ballungay

MANILA, Philippines—The PBA Draft continues to be a charm for Phoenix coach Jamike Jarin. After getting more than what he had hoped for last season with the selections of Ricci Rivero, Ken Tuffin and Raffy Verano, Jarin got another dynamic forward in the form of Kai Ballungay. Ballungay, the former Ateneo star, was an easy choice for the Fuel Masters as the fourth overall pick. “Last year, we were looking for horses and got thoroughbreds, right?...


Jessica Soho pays tribute to Chino Trinidad: 'For all your hard work, love, and passion for Philippine sports'

Jessica Soho took to social media on Sunday to honor the late sports journalist Chino Trinidad. On Instagram, Soho posted throwback photos from their interviews and collaborations in media through the years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (@km_jessica_soho) "For that indelible interview you gave me for KAMAO, my 'I-Witness' documentary on ring deaths to our lively Q and A banters on my news program 'State of...


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'


Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon again! Spaniard claims second SW19 title in a row as he dominates Novak Djokovic in repeat of last year's final - and gets Spain's big day off to the perfect start

In a repeat of last year's five-set thriller, the 21-year-old Spaniard dominated the seven-time winner to claim his second title in SW19 and get the day off to a great start for the country of Spain.


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...


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....


Standhardinger admits making trade request from Ginebra in the past

Christian Standhardinger admitted that he once expressed his desire to be traded by Barangay Ginebra before having a change of heart. “Just to clarify, a year ago, I was open to being traded due to some dissatisfaction. However, after playing a whole season, I was keen on staying with Ginebra,” Standhardinger said Saturday after being traded to Terrafirma in a multi-player deal. Standhardinger made his own clarification after Ginebra traded the...


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,”...


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...


Baltazar unlikely to be released to PBA if Pampanga stays in MPBL contention

Delta Pineda clears air on how early - or late - Baltazar can make his PBA debut