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Formula One in turmoil as season-opening Australian Grand Prix canceled

Mar 13, 2020 - 2:18 PM

More Formula One races are feared to be called off due to the coronavirus pandemic

CANCELED. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was supposed to see action in the Australian Grand Prix. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Chen glides to third straight Skate America crown

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:09 PM

World champion Nathan Chen dazzles in a crowd-pleasing 'Rocket Man' number to seal the gold

STRENGTH AND GRACE. Nathan Chen dominates the first event of the international skating Grand Prix series. File photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Baron, Macandili bag ASEAN volleyball awards

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Former La Salle stalwarts Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili cop individual honors in the ASEAN Grand Prix

PRIDE. Majoy Baron (back row, right) wins another Best Blocker award while Dawn Macandili (back row, third from left) clinches the Best Libero award. Photo release

PH volleyball team bows to Indonesia, settles for 3rd

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:59 PM

The national women’s volleyball team fields a complete lineup yet still falls short against Indonesia

Shorthanded PH volleyball team folds to powerhouse Thailand

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Playing minus 4 key players, the Philippines bows to first-leg winner Thailand in straight sets

ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix event

Alyssa Valdez back in top form for national team

Oct 04, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After recovering from an ankle injury, Alyssa Valdez quickly powers the Philippine women’s volleyball team

TEAM EFFORT. Alyssa Valdez says the entire team stepped up at the start of the Philippines’ second-leg campaign. File photo

Valdez returns as PH repeats over Vietnam in ASEAN Grand Prix

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The returning Alyssa Valdez shines as the Philippine women's volleyball team completes a sweep of Vietnam

GRAND RETURN. Alyssa Valdez returns from injury to lead the national team over Vietnam. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Even without Valdez, PH shows promise in 2019 SEA Games campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Even without volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, the Philippines topples world No. 37 Vietnam in the 1st ASEAN Grand Prix

STEPPING UP. The Philippine women's volleyball team steps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations. Photo from Aby Maraño's Instagram

Eya Laure, Jovelyn Gonzaga make SEA Grand Prix lineup

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team fields a mix of veterans and young talents in the SEA Grand Prix for its 2019 Southeast Asian Games buildup

STANDOUT ROOKIE. Eya Laure is set to debut for the senior national women's volleyball team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Petron completes PSL back-to-back title romp

May 04, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Blaze Spikers outlast F2 Logistics in the do-or-die finale

BACK ON TOP. The Petron Blaze Spikers celebrate another dominant run. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron rallies past F2 Logistics, forces do-or-die Game 3

May 02, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Blaze Spikers stay alive behind imports Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer

BOUNCE BACK. Mika Reyes (center) and the Petron Blaze Spikers shake off their stunning Game 1 loss. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Cargo Movers snap Blaze Spikers’ win streak, take Game 1

May 01, 2019 - 11:15 AM

F2 Logistics halts Petron’s 17-game winning run in the championship opener to move within a win of the PSL crown

STUNNER. F2 Logistics pulls off a Game 1 upset over the erstwhile unbeaten Petron. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron wins 16th straight to inch closer to PSL finals

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Blaze Spikers buck off a rare set loss to remain unbeaten in the Grand Prix

POWERHOUSE. Stephanie Niemer and Petron prove too much for Cignal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Formula One in talks over second China GP, road race on card

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:56 PM

A second grand prix in China will mostly likely be held on the streets

ROAD RACE. Formula One is in talks with China after Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins the Shanghai GP. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Santiago, Foton stun F2 Logistics in PSL quarterfinals

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The No. 7 Tornadoes shock the No. 2 Cargo Movers to force a do-or-die quarterfinals match

ONE MORE. Dawn Macandili and the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers fail to dispatch the Foton Tornadoes. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron sweeps United VC to end PSL prelims perfect

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:11 AM

The Blaze Spikers enter the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team with a spotless 14-0 record

QUICK WORK. Shannen Palec and United VC prove no match for powerhouse Petron in the PSL. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

F1 chiefs rule out Miami Grand Prix in 2019

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Florida is still a possibility for the race in 2020

CHAMPION. Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton made his way from 14th place to first during the 2018 German Formula One Grand Prix. Photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Shaq delos Santos debuts as head coach of women's national volleyball team

Jun 05, 2018 - 9:19 AM

The recently crowned PSL champion coach will take the reins from Ramil de Jesus

DEBUT. Shaq delos Santos will be seeing action with the national team again but this time as the women's volleyball head coach. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Dua Lipa, Jay Chou, The Killers to perform at Singapore Grand Prix 2018

May 24, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Plus Liam Gallagher and Martin Garrix!

HEADLINER. Dua Lipa is among the artists slated to perform at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. Screenshot from

Blazing Petron pens perfect ending to PSL campaign

May 06, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Everything's sweet now for PSL champion Petron and MVP Lindsay Stalzer, who says last year's bid left 'a bitter taste'

BLAZING WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers celebrate their return to the top after downing F2 Logistics in the winner-take-all finals match. Photo from PSL

La Salle’s tireless Majoy Baron to play second volley championship match

May 04, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Just 3 days after the Lady Spikers' UAAP title romp, the former MVP suits up for F2 Logistics' finals duel against Petron

ON A ROLL. La Salle's Majoy Baron hopes to win two titles in one week. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

F2 Logistics forces do-or-die PSL title match vs Petron

May 03, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Playing all out, the Cargo Movers believe they came mentally prepared in Game 2 of the best-of-three finals series

NO SURRENDER. Aby Marano, Kim Fajardo an the rest of the F2 Logistics put up a fight against Lindsay Stalzer and Petron in Game 2. Photo from PSL

Petron rallies to steal PSL Grand Prix finals opener; Foton bags bronze

May 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

American import Channon Thompson delivers huge points down the last stretch of the match

REINFORCEMENT. National University stalwart Jaja Santiago comes to aid the Tornadoes to end their campaign on a high note. Photo from PSL

This young man from Leyte danced his way to the Youth America Grand Prix

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Klievert has the distinct honor of being the country's first representative to the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition

Cocolife downs Cignal, sets semifinal showdown vs Petron

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:29 PM

(UPDATED) Channon Thompson shines as Foton trips Sta. Lucia, claims last Final Four berth

Acy Masangkay and the rest of the Cignal crew struggle on the floor as Cocolife secures a win and a semifinal berth in the PSL. Photo from PSL

Stalzer delivers for Petron in PSL Grand Prix

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Blaze Spikers are aiming to retake the leadership

FUTILE. Sara Klisura of Cocolife can't break the Petron defense in their Superliga match.  Photo by PSL images

Sta. Lucia upsets powerhouse Petron in PSL Grand Prix

Apr 05, 2018 - 10:01 PM

Ukrainian reinforcement Dana Anisova delivered 13 kills and an ace to finish with 14 points for Sta. Lucia

TOP PERFORMER. Ukrainian import Dana Anisova of Sta. Lucia Realty smashes over Ces Molina and Mika Reyes of Petron. Photo by PSL Images

Foton leans on Dindin Manabat to slip past Cignal in PSL

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Foton Tornadoes collect their 4th win and improve their chance to claim a twice-to-beat incentive

Foton vs Cignal in Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix. Photo by PSL Images

Vettel holds off Hamilton to take Australian GP thriller

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:32 PM

This is Vettel's 48th win in his 200th GP

THRILLER. Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (C) celebrates his victory on the podium next to second-placed Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and 3rd-placed Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen (R) after the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 25, 2018. Photo by William West/AFP

Ramdin delivers for Generika-Ayala in Super Liga

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The Lifesavers end the first round with a 2-5 win-loss record

PRIZE FIND. Darlene Ramdin makes a difference for Generika-Ayala. Photo by PSL

Generika-Ayala uses 5-setter to quash stubborn Smart in PSL

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Darlene Ramdin makes sure Lifesavers snatch their first win

POWER MOVE. Sanja Tribunovic of Smart defies the defense put up by Marlyn Llagoso and April Rose Hingpit of Generika-Ayala. Photo by PSL Images

Petron wallops Smart, stays spotless in Superliga Grand Prix

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Potent combination of Hillary Hurley and Lindsey Stalzer show the way for the Blaze Spikers

WASTED. The efforts of Cheryly Sidayen of Smart were not enough. Photo by PSL Images

Jovelyn Gonzaga to miss time for Cignal with injured ACL

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:19 PM

Gonzaga was initially thought to only have a muscle strain, but an MRI shows a torn ACL

INJURED. Jovelyn Gonzaga's injury is more serious than originally believed. File photo

Fueled by her brother's death, MJ Perez steers F2 Logistics to first PSL Grand Prix title

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Few knew Maria Jose Perez was carrying a weight heavier than bringing her team a championship

HEAVY HEART. Bearing the grief of her brother's death, Maria Jose Perez showed strength in delivering the Cargo Movers a PSL Grand Prix title. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

F2 Logistics topples Petron in do-or-die PSL finals clash, nabs first Grand Prix title

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers deliver when it matters most, closing out the series in 4 sets to win the title

CHAMPIONS. The Cargo Movers have closed out the show in the fourth set to win their first PSL Grand Prix title. Photo from PSL's Twitter page

F2 Logistics pulls plug on Petron in 5-set thriller, forces do-or-die in PSL finals

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:36 PM

F2 Logistics’ locals have stellar performances with Aby Marano, Majoy Baron and Cruz scoring 12, 10 and 8 markers apiece.

COMEBACK. Fighting for survival, F2 pulled off a major comeback in the fourth set before winning the fifth set and forcing a deciding game 3. Photo from PSL's Twitter account

Stalzer, Hurley scorch hot as Petron eliminates Foton to return to PSL finals

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers claim the right to challenge the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the best-of-3 finals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

F2 Logistics advances to PSL finals with rout of Cocolife

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:24 PM

F2 logistics is now one of the finalists of the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

FINALS. F2 Logistics clinch PSL Grand Prix 2017 finals berth in 3 sets. Photo from Philippine Super Liga Facebook

Cocolife sweeps injury-plagued Cignal to advance to PSL semis

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:47 AM

The Cocolife Asset Managers challenge the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the semifinals on Saturday, December 9

Foton cools hot-starting Sta. Lucia, seals PSL semis berth

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:28 AM

The Foton Tornadoes arrange a semifinals clash against rivals Petron Blaze Spikers

Petron survives valiant effort from Generika-Ayala to enter PSL semis

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:18 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers take the harder route against the stubborn Generika-Ayala Lifesavers before claiming a semifinals berth in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

F2 Logistics advances to PSL semis, sends Oragons back home

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Imports Kennedy Lynne Bryan and Maria Jose Perez make sure F2 Logistics Cargo Movers is the first team to enter the semifinals of the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

Foton thwarts Victoria Sports-UST to nab top spot in PSL

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Foton Tornadoes experience relative ease in keeping the top spot with a 7-1 card, and sending the Tigresses to their 7th straight defeat

POWER. Foton's source of power Jaja Santiago.

Anisova scores 35 in Sta Lucia's comeback win over Cocolife in PSL

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Ukrainian import's domination ensures Lady Realtors' second win in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

Photo by Sandro Halank/ Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Gonzaga-less Cignal trounces Sta Lucia for 3rd win

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Even without Jovelyn Gonzaga, the Cignal HD Spikers beat the Sta. Lucia Realtors in 4 sets

BOUNCE BACK. Rachel Anne Daquis chipped in 13 points to power the HD Spikers to another win. Photo from PSL.

Oragons down hapless Tigresses for first win in a month in PSL Grand Prix

Nov 23, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Tamara Kmezic goes to work to lift the Iriga City Oragons to their first win in nearly a month in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

F2 Logistics pushes winning streak to 6 games, thwarts Cignal

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Despite remaining unbeaten, Ramil de Jesus wants his team to lose as early as possible to see how they will react to it now rather than later in the league

UNDEFEATED. F2 Logistics is continuing its undefeated run in the PSL. Photo from PSL

Generika scores sweep, keeps UST winless

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Katarina Pilepic's heroics ensures the Lifesavers 3rd win in 7 outings, while UST remains in the doldrums still searching for an elusive victory

IN ACTION. Katarina Pilepic of Generika-Ayala Lifesavers seeing action in the file photo.

Petron bounces back from previous loss with sweep of UST

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas topscores for Petron with 10 points despite playing for only two sets while Remy Joy Palma and Lindsay Stalzer add 8 points apiece

POWER. Petron’s Lindsay Stalzer powers a hit over UST’s Caitlyn Virat and Alina Bicar. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Formula One: Paradise postponed? Not for Hamilton in Brazil

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Attention is on Lewis Hamilton for more than one reason this weekend when he heads Mercedes’ bid to consolidate their title-winning supremacy at the Brazilian Grand Prix