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Lesnar: Rousey is a ‘man amongst women’

MANILA, Philippines – Former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar commended Ronda Rousey for her achievements but also pointed out that the UFC bantamweight champion competes in a “weak division.” Sports Illustrated has called Rousey the “most dominant athlete in the world”, and she underscored that title with a vicious 34-second beat down of challenger Bethe Correia ...

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Fil-Australian Jason Day wins PGA Championship

  KOHLER, Wisconsin – Australia’s Jason Day held his nerve to end five years of close calls at the majors with an emotional breakthrough victory by three shots over American Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship on Sunday. World number five Day, two ahead of Spieth overnight, never relinquished his lead as he closed with a five-under-par 67 on a ...

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Gilas to size up Asian foes in Jones Cup

Gilas Pilipinas will get to size up three Asian rivals, including FIBA Asia title holder Iran, in the 2015 William Jones Cup basketball tournament in Taipei on Aug. 29-Sept. 6. Team Phl will also be able to test its mettle against Japan and Chinese Taipei in the nine-team event also featuring club teams from Korea, Russia, New Zealand and the ...

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Steph Curry to visit Manila in September

MANILA, Philippines – NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will visit Manila on September 5 as part of the “UA Roadshow,” sportswear company Under Armour announced Wednesday. Curry, who led the Warriors to a historic season that culminated in an NBA championship, will visit Manila in what will be the second stop of a five-city ...

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Floyd ranks top 5 best boxers; puts himself at No. 1

It comes as little surprise that Floyd ranks top 5 best boxers and puts himself at No. 1. During an appearance on ESPN Deportes while promoting his September 12 showdown against Berto, Mayweather was asked to pick “the best ever” and he put himself at No. 1, followed by Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., and Muhammad Ali. ...

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Lebron set to visit Philippines

  Lebron set to visit Philippines MANILA, Philippines – Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is set to make a second visit to Manila as part of the Nike RISE program. Nike Philippines announce that James “will be arriving to inspire Team Rise and Pinoy basketball to the next level.” The exact details of James’ ...

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Philippine bags 4 golds in Asian Jr. Wushu

Philippine bags 4 golds in Asian Jr. Wushu Philippines has amassed four golds so far in the ongoing eighth edition of the Asian Junior Wushu Championships in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Ken Alieson Omengan from Baguio City successfully defended his nanquan (Southern fist) title and ruled the nandao (curved, one sided sword) he dominated in the 2012 junior worlds to ...

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Pagara brothers pull off contrasting wins in Dubai

Pagara brothers pull off contrasting wins in Dubai DUBAI, U.A.E–Albert Pagara pulled off a sensational first round knockout victory over a hapless Jesus Rios of Mexico to keep his International Boxing Federation junior featherweight title in Dubai early Saturday (Manila time). Pagara first downed Rios with a barrage of punches and then finished off the Mexican with another flurry barely ...

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Floyd Mayweather is back in the Ring by September

Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0) will put his unbeaten record on the line when he steps into the ring to face Andre Berto in Las Vegas on Sept. 12 in what could be the final fight of his career, it was announced on Tuesday. Mayweather, who beat Manny Pacquiao in May in what was billed as the “Fight of the Century”, ...

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2019 FIBA WORLD CUP HOST- Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is sending a delegation to Tokyo, Japan as it makes a final push to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Philippine delegation, headed by SBP chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, and former Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes, will make a final presentation to FIBA on August ...

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