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Ceres-Negros FC to revamp with new investor talks

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:16 PM

New owners are set to take over top Philippine football club Ceres-Negros FC

TOP CLUB. Bienvenido Marañon gives Ceres-Negros FC a strong start to its 2020 AFC Cup campaign against Svay Rieng FC. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

WATCH LIVE: Liverpool vs Manchester City pregame show

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the live pregame show between Premier League champion Liverpool and Manchester City

BLOCKBUSTER. Liverpool tests its mettle as the newly-crowned Premier League champion against No. 2 seed Manchester City. Photo by  Phil Noble/Pool/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool FC highlights through the years

Jul 02, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark this page to relive Liverpool FC's best moments over the years

CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE. Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah (C) raises the European Champion Clubs' Cup as he celebrates with teammates winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH LIVE: Manchester City vs Chelsea pregame show

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Catch the live pregame show of the Manchester City and Chelsea match that may just pave the way for Liverpool to bag the Premier League title

CRUCIAL. Chelsea FC can help propel Liverpool to its first Premier League title in 30 years. Photo from Chelsea FC Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Manchester City FIFA 20 charity tournament

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:46 PM

Catch Manchester City stars Sergio Aguero and Oleksandr Zinchenko go head-to-head in the club's first-ever FIFA 20 challenge

HIGHLIGHT. Sergio Aguero will go against Oleksandr Zinchenko in Manchester City's first ever esports charity event. Photo from  @ManCity/Twitter

Bayern hand Spurs record defeat as Real Madrid blushes spared

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Bayern roars back to leave Spurs on the receiving end of the biggest ever home defeat for an English team in Europe

UN-FOUR-GETTABLE. Serge Gnabry nets 4 second-half goals to lead the drubbing over Tottenham Hotspur. Photo from Twitter (@FCBayernEN)

Makati Football Club bags gold in Singapore 7s tourney

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Makati Football Club tops the Boys 13s Cup in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s

GOLD. Makati Football Club adds another gold to its coffers. Photo from release

PSG miss chance to wrap up French title

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The defending champions could have secured the Ligue 1 crown with still 8 games to spare

KINGS OF FRANCE. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain shoot for their eighth Ligue 1 championship. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Philippine Premier League postpones opening games

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The Philippines' top tier football tournament will be pushed back by a month

Philippine Premier League revamps club football

Jan 23, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'The PPL is a new entity, it’s a rebirth, it's a reboot,' says PPL commissioner Bernie Sumayao

'REBIRTH'. Bernie Sumayao leads the Philippine Premier League which will change the country's club football scene. Photo from release

Manchester United sacks Jose Mourinho

Dec 18, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United after suffering from a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool

SACKED. Jose Mourinho leaves the club with immediate effect. Photo from Twitter (@ManUtd)

Rebranded PFL steps in ‘difficult time’ as Davao Aguilas FC folds

Dec 16, 2018 - 10:15 PM

'It was either witness the decline of Philippine pro football as a distant observer, or start working and do something about it. I chose to do something about it,' says new league commissioner Bernie Sumayao

CRUCIAL. Davao Aguilas FC leaves the Philippines Football League with only 5 teams. Photo from Davao Aguilas

Ronaldo keeps Juve flying high with 'important' win over AC Milan

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The defending seven-time Serie A champions gets back on track after suffering their first defeat of the season

BACK OF THE NET. Cristiano Ronaldo fires a goal to cap off an emphatic win by Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP


Messi could play, but Barca coach taking 'no risks' at Inter

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not rushing Lionel Messi to return from injury against Inter Milan

POSITIVE SIGNS. Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi (R) shoots to score his second goal, their fourth, during the Champions League group B football match match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 3, 2018. File Photo by Ian Kington/IKIMAGES/AFP

Malaya FC shines at 2018 Youth Football League

Nov 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The JPV-Malaya Football Club delivers a dominant performance to complete a twin title run

CHAMPS. Malaya FC emerges as the best under-11 squad in the 15-team field.

Claudio Ranieri 'shaken' by death of Leicester's Thai boss

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:59 AM

'He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone. His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see,' says Ranieri

REMEMBERING. Current Nantes head coach Claudio Ranieri remembers that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha would bring him a cake and ask everyone to sing 'Happy Birthday'. Photo by Damien Meyer/AFP

Lopetegui loses lot after being sacked by Real Madrid

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Lopetegui's last game humiliates Madrid after getting hammered 5-1 by rivals Barcelona in the El Clasico

GAMBLE. Julen Lopetegui served as head coach to Real Madrid for only 139 days and only won two of the last seven games. Photo from Julen Lopetegui Facebook

Rescued Thai football team honored by Manchester United

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The 12 youngsters from the "Wild Boars" club, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach spent 17 days trapped underground before being rescued

GIVING BACK. The young Thailand footballers rescued from an underground cave were treated by Manchester United. Photo by Ministry of Health/Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/AFP


Kaya Iloilo FC: Organizations win championships

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Kaya proves that doing the right thing off the pitch will mean success on it

CHAMPS. Kaya FC is the more established organization, and that made a difference against the Davao Aguilas. Photo by Biba Abiera


Ronaldo sprinkles star dust on Juventus in intimate opener

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Nearly 5,000 fans who went to see the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner are rewarded with a goal

STAR QUALITY. Cristiano Ronaldo displays his firepower for new team Juventus. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP


'Different' Ronaldo aims for Champions League success with Juve

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Football is not over yet for the 33-year-old superstar

NEW CHALLENGE. Cristiano Ronaldo faced Juventus in the quarterfinals in the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League, winning on a 4-3 aggregate. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Global Cebu FC to play first home game vs Ceres-Negros

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Global Cebu FC is hoping Cebuanos support will energize them in their first home game against Ceres Negros FC

HOME GAME IN CEBU. Global head coach Marjo Allado and goalkeeper Patrick Deyto will play their first home game in Cebu. Photo by PJ Estan

A football club is born: Meet Davao Aguilas FC

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Mindanao s entry into the upcoming Philippines Football League is brimming with promise This is why

HOME FIELD. The Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex will be the home of the Aguilas. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Colombia confirms crashed plane was out of fuel

Dec 27, 2016 - 7:55 AM

The LaMia airlines charter flight crashed just outside Medellin on November 28 virtually wiping out the Chapecoense Real football club as they traveled to the biggest match in their history

Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP

5 reasons why Spanish football clubs dominate Europe

May 17, 2016 - 5:34 PM

With Spain looking to continue its reign in Europe in the Europa League and Champions League finals AFP Sports examines reasons for the country s prolonged domination of European competition

DOMINANT. Spanish teams have dominated European competition. Photos by Lavandeira jr and QUIQUE GARCIA/EPA

Why Asian tycoons invest in sports

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Investing in football clubs and sports itself is pretty new for Asian entrepreneurs but I think it can be pretty profitable contrary to what many people think says billionaire Vincent Tan

TAKING CHARGE. Berjaya founder Vincent Tan (seen here at the Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015), is among the high profile Asia-based tycoons who have taken over global sports teams. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

National Football Club Championship kicks off August 22

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The Philippine Football Federation announced the launch of the 2014 National Football Club Championship which kicks off August 22

From left to right: PFF tournaments department head Cyril Dupitas, General Secretary Edwin Castanes and Smart Sports Senior Marketing Manager Christopher John Quimpo answer questions from the media. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Rappler Football Club 2nd in 2014 Adobo Cup

Jun 28, 2014 - 8:16 PM

UPDATED Rappler FC bests 5 of more than 20 participating teams to make it to the final round of the one day event

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Feb 13, 2014 - 1:43 PM

PLDT HOME launches the TVolution