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Grospe mountain king in prestigious Vietnam race

The Go For Gold Developmental Cycling Team got tested in a series of punishing mountainous terrains and gallantly passed the grade in a challenging four-day bikathon in Vietnam. Ismael Grospe Jr. was named King of the Mountain in the prestigious Dien Bien Phu 2019...

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PH jins face world’s best in Manchester

After an impressive ASEAN tournament win, the Philippines targets bigger success when it competes in the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships on May 11-20 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Six male and four female jins will carry the Smart/MVP Sports Foundation colors in...

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SBP targets Russia, Spain

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is looking at a couple of friendly games with European powerhouses to prepare Gilas Pilipinas for the Fiba World Cup in China. “[We are] in touch with Andrei Kirilenko. He wants us to go to Russia,” said SBP president Al...

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New logos for SBP, Gilas unveiled

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced a repackaging of sorts on Wednesday night by revealing its new logo. A slight tweak of the old logo, SBP's new symbol, simply composed of the ball design used in the original one plus a new font on the letters. "The [new]...

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Duterte provides financial boost to SEA Games hosting

Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chair Alan Peter Cayetano thanked President Duterte and the Cabinet for their overwhelming support to boost the SEA games preparations and ensure the highest quality of hosting an international sports...

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SEA Games complex to be completed by end of August

The construction of the New Clark City Sports Complex, the main venue of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, will be completed by the end of August, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Philippine SEA Games Organizing...

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Saso faces world’s best in US Women’s Open

Having slugged it out with the best in the ranks in the Women’s Amateur Asia Pacific Golf Championship and the world’s best in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s last month, Yuka Saso now gears up for a face-off with the cream of the world pro crop in the US...

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Taylor shows promise in Go For Gold Sprint victory

Gian Taylor tried his luck to reach a lofty goal of racing for Team Go For Gold and the national squad someday. The youthful triathlete from Malaybalay, Bukidnon moved a step closer to that direction when he ruled the male 12-17 category of the Go For Gold Sunrise...

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Guam takes on PH rugby team

International Rugby will be back in the Philippines as Team Guam take on our very own Philippine Residents XV. Guam will be using the fixture as a pre warm up match as they travel to Thailand the following day for their Division 2 Asia Rugby Championships. The...

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Diaz captures 3 silver medals in Asian championship

HIDILYN Diaz captured three silver medals in the women’s 55kg division of the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championship in Ningbo, China. The Asian Games gold medalist finished second in the snatch (94 kilograms), clean and jerk (115 kilograms), and total (209 kilograms)...

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Gabuco bags gold in Asian Boxing Championships

BANGKOK, Thailand — Josie Gaucho proved detractors wrong as she took the gold medal in the light flyweight  division of the Asian Boxing Championships which culminated Friday at the Indoor Stadium of the Hua Mark Sports Complex here. Gabuco, a 32-year-old mother and...

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Lago winds up 5th in Asian Cycling Championships

GAZALKENT, Uzbekistan—Marc Ryan Lago poured everything he got against the biting Uzbek cold made worse by the rain and a field more adept to freezing weather and wound up fifth in the Men Junior individual time trial of the Asian Cycling Championships for Road on...

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18th Asian Games 2018 News

Paalam Makes It 2 Sure Bronzes for PH Boxing

JAKARTA—Carlo Paalam toppled an older and more seasoned foe from Kazakhstan, Termirtas Zhussupov, 4-1, on Wednesday to assure himself of a men’s flyweight bronze medal in 18th Asian Games boxing action at the Jakarta Expo Boxing Hall. Paalam, the youngest on the...

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Abad Scores Fourth Bronze Medal for PH Pencak

JAKARTA—Asian Games first timer Almohaidib Abad finished third in men’s singles to bag the the country’s fourth bronze medal in pencak silat on Wednesday in the 18th Asian Games at the Padepokan Pencak Silat Hall at the Gelora Bung Karno Complex. At 18, Abad became...

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Regalado, Tsukii Add 2 More Bronzes to PH Coffers

Martial artists Cherry May Regalado and Junna Tsukii dropped two bronze medals to the Philippine coffers and the men’s basketball team was thrown out of the window by South Korea on Monday in the 18th Asian Games.

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Marcial KOs Rival in Asiad Boxing Competition

Eumir Felix Marcial knocked out Macau’s Ng Kuo Kok in the second round of their welterweight bout to advance in the 18th Asian Games boxing competitions late Monday night at the Jakarta Expo Boxing Hall.

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Golfers Strike 2 Golds in Asian Games

It was a golden Sunday twice over for the Philippines as Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso powered the country to a sweep of individual and team honors in a nerve-wracking final round in the 18th Asian Games golf competition at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club course.

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Fernandez suffers KO loss at hands of Iraqi foe

Incheon Asian Games bronze medalist Mario Fernandez crashed out of the medal race Saturday night, suffering a disappointing third-round knockout at the hands of virtually unknown Jaafar Abdulridha Ali Al Sudani of Iraq in the preliminaries of the Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) Boxing Competitions of the 18thAsian Games here Saturday night. 

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Ochoa Cops Bronze in All-Filipino Clash with Napolis

Margarita “Meggie” Ochoa emerged victorious in an all-Philippine battle for third place with Jenna Kaila Napolis in ju-jitsu’s newaza women’s -49 kgs class to add another bronze—the sixth—to the country’s coffers in the 18th Asian Games.

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Dumaan, Loon Assured of Pencak Silat Bronze Medals

Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Dines Dumaan and Jefferson Rhey Loon whipped their separate quarterfinal foes on Friday to book their spots in the semifinals to assure themselves of bronze medals in the 18th Asian Games pencak silat tournament at the Pencak Silat TMII hall here.

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Yulo Winds Up Seventh in Floor Exercise Finale

Carlos Yulo entered the men’s floor exercise final of gymnastics as the top-ranked athlete but wound up second to last—no thanks to a daring routine he couldn’t complete—to bomb out of a podium finish in the 18th Asian Games on Thursday night at the Jakarta International Expo here on Thursday.

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Pinoy Bowlers Continue Medal Search

The Philippines’ quest for a medal in 18th Asian Games bowling remained elusive for the second straight day on Thursday as the No. 1 team of Kenneth Chua, Merwin Tan and Enzo Hernandez wound up in 10th place in men’s trios at the Jakabaring Bowling Center here.

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