CHICAGO - With superior technical skills and an exhaustive championship experience, Jerwin Ancajas was a prohibitive favorite when he entered the ring to defend his IBF super-flyweight crown.An $800 wager on Jerwin wins a mere $100 while a bet of $100 ...
Apr 11, 2021
NBA
NEW YORK - Toronto Raptors guards DeAndre' Bembry and Fred VanVleet and Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker were suspended one game without pay Thursday (Friday, Manila time) for leaving their benches during a fight.The suspensions, announced by NBA executive ...
Apr 9, 2021
MMA
LAS VEGAS - Francis Ngannou claimed the UFC heavyweight championship on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), stopping Stipe Miocic with ferocious punches early in the second round at UFC 260. Ngannou (11-2) avenged his blowout loss to Miocic in 2018 by demonstrating ...
Mar 28, 2021
PBA
DALLAS - Juan Francisco Estrada beat Román "Chocolatito" González by split decision in a thrilling title unification fight on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), defending his WBC super flyweight belt and claiming González's WBA 115-pound belt.Estrada ( ...
Mar 14, 2021
IT'S going to be a real war.Rising star Ryan Garcia made the vow that all hell will break loose when he faces the legendary Manny Pacquiao inside the ring, saying he is expecting a genuine fight and not a mere ...
Jan 31, 2021
PBA
MORE than a year since he was slapped with an indefinite suspension that eventually cost him his spot at San Miguel, Ronald Tubid is still holding out hope that he'll be given one more chance.The 39-year-old swingman ...
Nov 18, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Terence Crawford started slow and finished fast, stopping Kell Brook with a barrage of punches in the fourth round Saturday night to retain his welterweight title.Crawford remained unbeaten and kept his place on the mythical pound-for-pound best ...
Nov 15, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Terence Crawford has long held a spot in the mythical pound-for-pound ratings that boxing people like to argue about when all the fights are done for the day.What Crawford is still waiting on is the one signature ...
Nov 14, 2020
SOME seven months after his bantamweight (118 lbs.) unification showdown with WBA-IBF champ Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue was called off due to the COVID-19 outbreak, WBO champ John Riel Casimero has been employing all means to lure the Japanese superstar ...
Nov 14, 2020
CALAMBA - Tensions flared after the conclusion of the semifinal game between the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards and Uling Roasters-Butuan City in the Grand Finals of the 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup presented by TM on Friday ...
Oct 30, 2020
PBA
NLEX coach Yeng Guiao defended rookie Will McAloney after he got embroiled in a commotion in Thursday's match in the PBA Philippine Cup.The rookie sent TNT guard Ray Parks crashing to the floor with a slight nudge, sparking a near- ...
Oct 29, 2020
PBA
NLEX handed TNT its first defeat thine PBA Philippine Cup, 109-98, on Thursday to claim just its second win in the bubble at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena and Cultural Center.Kevin Alas and Jericho Cruz came up big in ...
Oct 29, 2020
PERHAPS Japanese superstar Naoya 'The Monster' Inoue should have nipped the problem that is Johnriel Casimero right in the bud.The unbeaten Inoue, who holds the WBA and IBF bantamweight straps, was supposed to square off with WBO titleholder Casimero in April, ...
Sep 27, 2020
JOHN RIEL Casimero of the Philippines turned heads in his US television debut, scoring a vicious third-round stoppage of Ghana's Duke Micah to retain his WBO bantamweight championship on Sunday morning.Casimero, 31, dropped the previously unbeaten Micah in ...
Sep 27, 2020
IF you are one of those who love to 'connect the dots,' the recent developments involving Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and former boxing champ-turned promoter Oscar De La Hoya make for an intriguing test case. To establish the paper ...
Sep 14, 2020
NBA
PHILADELPHIA star Joel Embiid was quick to play down a heated exchange with teammate Shake Milton early in the first quarter of the Sixers' 127-121 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA bubble on Sunday.Embiid and Shake Milton ...
Aug 2, 2020
CHICAGO - MMA superstar Conor McGregor isn't just the biggest draw of his sport, he is also a charismatic salesman who can convince Bill Gates into buying a used laptop.So when the Irish striker, notorious for his antics on and ...
Aug 2, 2020
FOR real or for show?That was the thought running through fight fans' minds after MMA star Conor McGregor spurred talk of a fight with Filipino great Manny Pacquiao with a 'Tinatanggap ko' teaser posted on Twitter on Saturday. ...
Aug 1, 2020
EXACTLY two years ago today, a brawl erupted in a Fiba World Cup qualifier between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia's Boomers at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan - a free-for-all so bad that it landed in sports pages around ...
Jul 2, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he's a heavyweight champion.The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win ...
Feb 23, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury is a heavyweight champion once again, dominating Deontay Wilder in their title rematch on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) before Wilder's corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.A boxer in their first fight, Fury ...
Feb 23, 2020
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