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Paragua strikes back, tops Lichess Quarantine Charity chess tourney

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:19 PM

US-based Mark Paragua boosts his bid to rejoin the Philippine chess team

Foreign GMs rule Frayna Chess Tournament, Bersamina places 9th

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:30 PM

International Master Paulo Bersamina emerges as the Philippines' top performer with 61 points, good for 9th place

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Wesley So, USA edged by China in FIDE Online Nations Cup finals

May 11, 2020 - 3:28 PM

China clinches the title by virtue of its runaway victory in the double round robin group stage of the six-team $200,000 tournament

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR. Wesley So and the USA fall short of the top prize in the FIDE Online Nations Cup. File photo by Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix/AFP


Booker sweeps Ayton to rule NBA 2K Players Tournament

Apr 12, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Devin Booker emerges as the last man standing in the 16-player contest, beating Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in two games of their best-of-three finals

CHAMP. Devin Booker wins $100,000 for his chosen charity after reigning supreme in the NBA 2K Players Tournament. Screengrab from Youtube/NBA 2K


Murray, Kerber to play in virtual Madrid Open

Apr 10, 2020 - 7:38 PM

Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber will play in a tennis video game to raise money for those struggling in the sport and people affected by the coronavirus

CALLED OFF. Andy Murray was supposed to see action in the Madrid Open, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP


Booker, Beverly punch semis ticket in NBA 2K Players Tournament

Apr 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The NBA 2K Players Tournament is down to two guards and two big men

WIN-LOSS. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks deliver contrasting results in the quarterfinals of the NBA 2K Players Tournament. Screengrab from Youtube/PlayStation


Hachimura escapes, Drummond cruises in NBA 2K Players Tournament

Apr 06, 2020 - 1:55 PM

Rui Hachimura, Devin Booker, Montrezl Harrell, and Andre Drummond advance to the second round of the 16-player tournament

WINNING TEAM. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers deliver favorable results in Day 2 of the NBA 2K Players Tournament. Screengrab from Youtube/NBA 2K


WATCH: NBA 2K Players Tournament results and highlights

Apr 04, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Bookmark this page to know the results and watch highlights of the week-long NBA 2K Players Tournament

LIKE REAL LIFE. LeBron James and the Lakers are one of the stronger teams in NBA 2K20. Screengrab from Youtube/NBA 2K


NBA 2K Players Tournament to give hungry fans taste of basketball

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:06 AM

Kevin Durant leads NBA stars taking on a virtual basketball challenge in a tournament that will be aired over 10 days

PH boxers begin Tokyo 2020 Olympics quest in Jordan

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:23 PM

The Philippines sends a 10-pug delegation to the 2020 Asia and Oceania boxing Olympic qualifying tournament

CHAMPION. Nesthy Petecio vies for a maiden Olympic berth in the upcoming continental qualifiers. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lim, Orbon strike double gold in Ukraine Karate Premier League

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:06 PM

National karatekas Jamie Lim and Joane Orbon bring home a pair of gold medals from the 2020 Ukrainian Premier League

DYNAMIC DUO. Joane Orbon (left) and Jamie Lim impress in the Karate Premier League tournament in Ukraine. Photo from Richard Lim/ Karate Pilipinas Inc

Double Gilas Pilipinas duty not a problem for CJ Perez

Feb 20, 2020 - 5:40 PM

CJ Perez says he is always willing to give his all for the country as he competes for Gilas Pilipinas in the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events

RELIABLE. CJ Perez has become a Gilas Pilipinas mainstay, both for the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events. Photo from fiba.basketball

Gilas 3x3 quartet gets to work as Stojacic replaces Magsanoc

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:01 PM

PBA players CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa team up for the first time with the country's top-ranked 3x3 players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol

PREPPING. Mo Tautuaa and CJ Perez suit up for several tune-up games as Gilas 3x3 prepares for the Olympic qualifiers. Photo release

Munzon, Pasaol lead Perez, Tautuaa for Gilas 3x3 in Olympic qualifiers

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Top-ranked 3x3 players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol will be reinforced by SEA Games 3x3 gold medalists CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa

TOUGH TASK. Gilas Pilipinas' 3x3 team composed of Alvin Pasaol, Joshua Munzon, Mo Tautuaa, CJ Perez will try to clinch a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos from Chook-to-Go (Pasaol and Munzon) and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Tautuaa and Perez)


Boxing chair Pangilinan 'disappointed' in failed bid to host Olympic qualifiers

Jan 25, 2020 - 5:54 PM

Manny Pangilinan says he was disappointed the IOC Boxing Task Force rejected the Philippine offer to host the Olympic qualifiers

FAILED BID. Nesthy Petecio and other Filipino boxers are set to participate in the Olympic qualifiers that was moved to Jordan. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Boxing Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan cancelled as PH offers hosting

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, cancels several events including the 2020 Asia and Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament

PREPARATIONS. Eumir Marcial is one of the Pinoy pugs who are vying for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Kai Sotto to miss Mighty Sports' Dubai stint

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Mighty Sports announces that Kai Sotto is experiencing 'unresolved logistical and scheduling issues'

MISSING OUT. Kai Sotto will not see action in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Photo from FIBA

Osaka gets Australian Open started after smoke fears ease

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Naomi Osaka kicks off her title defense in the Australian Open with a dominant showing that saw her break a net with a serve

CHAMP. All eyes will be on Naomi Osaka as she defends her Australian Open throne. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen


Federer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:40 PM

Roger Federer says lack of information made matters worse for players who were forced to stay on the courts amid the smog

STILL HUNGRY. Roger Federer will gun for his seventh Australian Open title. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen


Nadal bares tips after defying injury to reach third decade on top

Jan 18, 2020 - 5:34 PM

Despite a steady stream of injury setbacks, Rafael Nadal has returned time and again to become the only player to top the rankings in 3 different decades

GOING STRONG. Rafael Nadal looks to win his 20th Grand Slam in the Australia Open. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen


Osaka vows to block out negatives after 'toughest year'

Jan 18, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Naomi Osaka describes herself as a 'bit more seasoned' compared to a year ago and hopes feeling more relaxed can bring success, starting in the Australian Open

TITLE HOLDER. Naomi Osaka will defend her throne in the Australian Open. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen


Amid China pneumonia outbreak, PH boxers prepare for Olympic qualifiers

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic qualifying tournament in Wuhan, China is still scheduled to push through

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL. World women's boxing champion Nesthy Petecio vies for a maiden Olympic berth in the upcoming continental qualifiers. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Blatche arrives but no Kai Sotto yet for star-studded Mighty

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:06 PM

A Mighty Sports squad bannered by Andray Blatche, Thirdy Ravena, and Kai Sotto gears up for a Dubai tilt next week

Magsanoc appointed Gilas 3x3 Olympic qualifier coach

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:41 PM

PBA legend Ronnie Magsanoc hopes to steer the Philippines to a historic run in the 3x3 basketball Olympic qualifier

AT THE HELM. Ronnie Magsanoc looks to whip the national 3x3 team in competitive form in two months. File photo

Pasaol, Munzon banner PH 3x3 Olympic qualifier pool

Jan 09, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Looking to make history, the Philippines aims for a spot in the inaugural staging of 3x3 basketball in the Olympics

HOPEFULS. The Philippine 3x3 pool members vie for a spot in the Olympic qualifier roster. Photo release

Nadal flawless as Djokovic braves brutal conditions in ATP Cup

Jan 06, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Rafael Nadal makes quick work of Pablo Cuevas, while Novak Djokovic endures sapping heat and humidity against Gael Monfils

INCHING CLOSER. Rafael Nadal and Spain move closer to the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup. Photo by Tony Ashby/AFP


Gilas Women denied graceful exit after 78-point loss to China

Nov 17, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women end up winless in 3 games in the FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament

LOPSIDED. Janine Pontejos and Gilas Pilipinas could not catch a break, suffering another blowout loss. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Women drop Olympic hopes after 39-point loss to South Korea

Nov 16, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women remain winless in the FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament, losing a combined 96 points in two games

BLOWN OUT. Afril Bernardino and Gilas Pilipinas suffer another lopsided loss, this time at the hands of South Korea. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Women quashed by New Zealand in FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying opener

Nov 14, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women fail to recover from a 32-point halftime deficit as New Zealand gains a share of the lead in Group A with Korea

BADLY BEATEN. New Zealand proves too strong for Afril Bernardino and Gilas Pilipinas Women. Photo from fiba.basketball


PH men's 3x3 clinches Olympic qualifier berth

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:39 PM

The Philippine team gets bunched with Slovenia, France, Qatar, and the Dominican Republic in Pool C of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

KEY COGS. Santi Santillan and Alvin Pasaol both played a huge role for the Philippines in nailing an Olympic qualifer berth. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


PH athletics picks up 3 golds in 2019 SEA Games test event

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Philippine athletics team shows promise in its buildup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

Football action swings to Batangas

Oct 14, 2019 - 11:39 PM

AboitizLand Football Cup, the longest running football tournament in the country, returns to Batangas for its second Luzon stint

FOOTBALL GALORE. The AboitizLand Football Cup is expected to host at least 100 teams in 9 different categories. Photo from Aboitiz


Gilas Women score breakthrough win to cap off FIBA Asia Cup

Sep 28, 2019 - 2:35 AM

The Philippines topples host India to retain its place in Division A

ALL SMILES. Gilas Pilipinas Women will not go home without a win. Photo from fiba.basketball


Milliam, Maneja to represent PH in WTA Future Stars

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Alexa Joy Milliam and Justine Hannah Maneja rule the Cebuana Lhuillier Girls' Tennis Challenge Under 14 and Under 16 Qualifying Tournament

UP-AND-COMING. Alexa Joy Milliam (left) and Justine Hannah Maneja will don the national colors in the WTA Future Stars. Contributed photo


PH Blu Girls shoot for Olympics berth in continental qualifier

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The Philippine women's softball team tests its mettle against Asian powerhouses for a slot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

ANOTHER CHANCE. The Philippine Blu Girls get another chance in qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo from release

Alex Eala advances to U.S. Open juniors main draw

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Filipino teen sensation Alex Eala marches into her maiden Grand Slam in the US Open juniors tournament

GRAND SLAM DEBUT. Alex Eala becomes the first Filipino to enter a Grand Slam tournament since 1991. Rappler File photo

eSports at the grassroots: Bringing the game back to town

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament ‘Bayan Mo vs. Bayan Ko’ is taking a ground-up approach to eSports

PH women's rugby tops 2019 7s Trophy Series

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The Philippine Lady Volcanoes get promoted to the top-tier Asia Rugby Women's Series

CHAMPIONS. The Philippine Lady Volcanoes go undefeated in the 2019 Asia Rugby Women's 7s Trophy Series. Photo from Philippine Rugby

Huelgas shines as best Asian finisher in 2019 Ironman 70.3 Cebu

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Two-time SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas impresses in the 70.3 distance

TOP ASIAN. Nikko Huelgas finishes 8th overall in the 2019 Ironman 70.3 men's tournament. Photo from Ironman live blog

5 Filipinos win blitz in Thailand chess tiff

Aug 05, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Daniel Quizon, Ruelle Canino, Allaney Doroy, Mark Jay Bacojo, and Franiel Angela Magpily all triumph in the Eastern Asian Youth Chess Tournament

ROMP. Ruelle Canino sweeps the nine-round under 12. Contributed photo


RWM Asia Pacific Golf Challenge unfolds October 21

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Over 300 local and foreign amateurs are expected to vie for team and individual honors at Metro Manila’s finest golf courses

WIDE FIELD. The tournament is open to international golfers aged 35-70. Photo release

Galedo leads ITT winners in national cycling championships

Jul 24, 2019 - 6:31 PM

John Mark Lexer Galedo rules the men's elite as the girls of Standard Insurance sweep the women’s category of the individual time trial races

WINNING WAYS. Women elite champion Jermyn Prado (right) and her Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance teammates (from left) Marella Salamat (runner-up women elite), Kate Yasmin Velasco (under-23 titlist) and Maritoni Krogg (junior winner) celebrate their team’s triumphant run. Photo release

Yuka Saso steals 2019 Girls Junior PGA title

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Philippine golf star Yuka Saso nails the 2019 Girls Junior PGA title in come-from-behind fashion

FILIPINO STAR. Yuka Saso improves her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Nadal leads charge of old brigade into Wimbledon quarterfinals

Jul 08, 2019 - 11:37 PM

With Rafael Nadal advancing, the evergreen 30-somethings of male tennis stars threaten to take a stranglehold in Wimbledon

STILL AT IT. Rafael Nadal will play in his 39th Grand Slam quarterfinal. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Barty exits Wimbledon as Serena coasts through

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Serena Williams sees her chances of tying the all-time Grand Slam haul following the loss of world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty

ON TO THE NEXT. Serena Williams advances to the next round of Wimbledon. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon


Wesley So bags $60,000 in Croatian chess tilt

Jul 08, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Representing the US, Wesley So finishes 2nd in the Croatian Grand Chess Tour behind world champion Magnus Carlsen

UNBEATEN. Wesley So goes undefeated in the 2019 Croation Grand Chess Tour. File photo by Anastasya Karlovich/FIDE Press Officer


It's my duty to perform, says Serena after Wimbledon bow with Murray

Jul 07, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Serena Williams admits she felt pressured for teaming up with Andy Murray in the Wimbledon mixed doubles

ICONS LINK UP. Former world No. 1s Serena Williams and Andy Murray team up. Photo from Wimbledon's Twitter account (@Wimbledon)


Messi blasts Copa America 'corruption' after red card

Jul 07, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Argentina star Lionel Messi and Chile captain Gary Medel were given the boot after tangling on the goal line

FURIOUS. Lionel Messi says 'corruption and the referees are preventing people from enjoying' football. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP


PH Blu Girls beef up Olympic preparations in U.S. tilt

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The Philippine women's softball team gets to face some of the world's best in the USA Softball International Cup

UPHILL CLIMB. The Philippine Blu Girls are out to prove that they can compete with the world's best teams. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Naomi Osaka frees herself of World No. 1 pressures

Jun 30, 2019 - 2:55 PM

'I don't have to think about defending the ranking or anything,' says World No.2 Naomi Osaka

MAJOR COMEBACK. Naomi Osaka aims to bounce back from her third-round exit in the 2019 French Open. File photo by Martin Bureau/AFP