UNDERDOG teams that went all the way are rare in college basketball.Yet over the years, we've seen a handful of UAAP teams which defied the formcharts and pulled off some of the most memorable championship runs in league history. ...
Apr 9, 2021
IT didn't come as a surprise that Filipino Jeo Santisima is a huge underdog against reigning champion Emanuel Navarrete in their World Boxing Organization (WBO) super-bantamweight title fight on Sunday (Manila time).The 23-year-old Santisima, fighting out of ...
Feb 21, 2020
In a few hours, the 2019-20 NBA season is about to commence.Many describe this particular year of basketball competition as "wide-open," with the record number of moves involving big names turning the league upside down. Still, some teams are ...
Oct 23, 2019
IT WAS a finish that is usually reserved for the climax of sports films - an underdog team fighting for its dear life with its star player sitting on the bench after fouling out. But on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena, ...
Mar 24, 2019
RATHER that putting pressure on his boys to deliver, Batang Gilas coach Josh Reyes is keeping his faith in his wards as they brace for a tough outing in the 2018 Fiba Under-18 Asian Championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand.Though the Philippines ...
Aug 1, 2018
MOSCOW - A billion-dollar assembly of stars makes France the favorite for the World Cup final, a scenario that Dejan Lovren is pitching as perfect for Croatia's biggest ever game."We love to be the underdogs," Lovren said in the ...
Jul 13, 2018
PBA
MAGNOLIA hopes to prove it can make do with its shorthanded lineup as the Hotshots try to gain the upper hand in Game Three of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series against NLEX on Wednesday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Already ...
Mar 14, 2018
MMA
HOLLY Holm has already shocked the sports world with one upset victory over a seemingly unbeatable mixed martial arts champion.She sees no reason she couldn't do it again when she faces Cris "Cyborg" Justino in the main event of ...
Dec 30, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - An Australian Rocky story? Jeff Horn hopes to fit the role and be the latest real-life Rocky Balboa imitation.The 29-year-old Horn continues to display a brave stand in the light of greater odds facing him Sunday ...
Jun 28, 2017
PBA
BARANGAY Ginebra and Meralco refused to acknowledge their tags as favorite and underdog, respectively, insisting it's going to be a pretty even matchup in the PBA Governors' Cup Finals series.At first glance, it looks like the odds are stacked in ...
Oct 6, 2016
PBA
MERALCO found out how heavy an underdog it is against TNT Katropa after surrendering a 113-95 decision to its sister squad in Game One of their PBA Governors' Cup semifinal series on Tuesday night.As solid as they played in the ...
Sep 28, 2016
PBA
WHO doesn't love an underdog story?We usually see the same script in the PBA: the strong clubs prevailing over the weak ones. And there's nothing wrong with that.But it's definitely more compelling to witness a lowly team ...
Dec 24, 2015
PBA
WHETHER it's against defending champion Purefoods or Talk 'N Text, Rain or Shine for sure will be back to its old tag as underdog when the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals kicks off next week.And for coach Yeng Guiao, it ...
Apr 8, 2015
PBA
AFTER turning a new page in his life last Saturday, Japeth Aguilar could not help but realize how fast time flies."Sobrang bilis ng panahon," said the Barangay Ginebra star, who celebrated his 27th birthday on the same day the Kings advanced ...
Jan 27, 2014
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