Standhardinger admits making trade request from Ginebra in the past

Christian Standhardinger admitted that he once expressed his desire to be traded by Barangay Ginebra before having a change of heart. “Just to clarify, a year ago, I was open to being traded due to some dissatisfaction. However, after playing a whole season, I was keen on staying with Ginebra,” Standhardinger said Saturday after being traded to Terrafirma in a multi-player deal. Standhardinger made his own clarification after Ginebra traded the...

COLUMN: PBA sets new record for blinding speed it approved C-Stan trade

How the PBA trade committee approved the Ginebra-Terrafirma trade with seeming haste while the Nambatac trade lingered for weeks boggles the mind

Hong Kong Eastern in talks to be guest team in coming PBA season

HK Eastern is Standhardinger's former team in the ABL

PBA Draft: Baltazar, Barefield and a few first round surprises

MANILA, Philippines—Converge predictably chose Justine Baltazar as the first overall pick of the 2024 PBA Draft at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati on Sunday. Baltazar has been the consensus top pick since announcing his intent to join the draft a few months ago. Now, he will be taking his talents to the FiberXers, reuniting with coach Aldin Ayo. Baltazar and Ayo won a UAAP championship together at La Salle in 2016. READ: Justine Baltazar...

A poor showing by the Brits and even worse weather... but a brilliant women's singles finale and some fine debuts in the commentary box: MATTHEW LAMBERT's Wimbledon highs and lows

MATTHEW LAMBERT: The top female players continue to struggle at the All England Club but the absence of superstar names did not detract from a thrilling climax to the women's event.

Paraase wins second gold in Palarong Pambansa

CEBU CITY — Cebuana track star Asia Paraase secured her second gold medal at the Palarong Pambansa on Sunday by winning the 1,500-meter run, solidifying her status as one of the competition's standout athletes. The 17-year-old student athlete from Lapu-Lapu City first made headlines last Thursday when she earned the inaugural gold medal of the ongoing games by topping the 3,000-meter run. An incoming grade 12 student at Pajo National High...

Pampanga stars set to finish MPBL obligations before joining PBA

Converge will have to wait for Balti

Pep Guardiola to give Man City's Euros stars an extended break this summer, with several key players to miss ALL of the club's pre-season friendlies ahead of Premier League title defence

Guardiola is an advocate of granting players longer summer breaks in tournament years and is not expecting anyone involved beyond this month's quarter-finals to go on the USA tour.

Ivy Lacsina embraces Akari after sister team swap

MANILA, Philippines — After playing for one conference with the Nxled Chameleons, Ivy Lacsina is off to bring her high-caliber performance to sister team Akari Chargers in the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2024 Reinforced Conference. But this sister team swap also shocked the six-foot-one opposite spiker as she already formed ties and had a growing bond with Nxled. "Of course, I am sad, but at the same time excited, even though I...

Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon again! Spaniard claims second SW19 title in a row as he dominates Novak Djokovic in repeat of last year's final - and gets Spain's big day off to the perfect start

In a repeat of last year's five-set thriller, the 21-year-old Spaniard dominated the seven-time winner to claim his second title in SW19 and get the day off to a great start for the country of Spain.

Terence Crawford insists sensational Canelo Alvarez bout is 'DEFINITELY realistic' after his 154-pound debut against Israil Madrimov

Terence Crawford is focused on facing Israil Madrimov in his 154-pound debut in Los Angeles on August 3, but the the 36-year-old Omaha native still thinks a bout with Canelo Alvarez is doable.

PH battles North America in PSL Global Championship

(UPDATE) THE Philippines under-20 team, represented by the champion squad from Davao City-NTB Wolves that won the recent National Finals, will immediately get its baptism of fire as it takes on a crack team from North America to kick off the three-game bill in the opener of the first-ever PSL Global Championship Challenge. Game time is 8 p.m. as the Philippine Born 2004 team will face fellow young Pinoy cagers based in America and handled by no...

NCR blasts Central Luzon, redeems Palaro secondary boys basketball title

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- The National Capital Region (NCR) redeemed the Palarong Pambansa secondary boys basketball glory, blasting Central Luzon in the championship game, 86-71, on Monday at the University of San Carlos Gym here. Losing the crown to Central Visayas last year, NCR, represented anew by the NU Nazareth School, put the game away in the third frame to fuel its redemption bid. The Big City bets unleashed a 20-4 run to turn a 36-40...

McCullough rescues Strong Group in close game vs Ukraine

SGA stays unbeaten through three games in Jones Cup

Magnolia acquires Zav Lucero, ships Jalalon, Tratter to NorthPort

MANILA, Philippines — Magnolia got the needed front court upgrade after acquiring athletic big man Zavier Lucero while shipping out veteran guard Jio Jalalon and Abu Tratter to NorthPort. The PBA already approved of the deal on Monday. The 6-foot-5 Lucero easily brings youth, dynamism and inside presence for a Hotshots side that has yet to win a league championship since the 2018 Governors' Cup. Lucero, selected fifth overall in the 2023 PBA...

C-Stan says he relayed to Cone his desire to stay at Ginebra

Standhardinger clarifies he wanted to stay at Ginebra

BBC commentator Guy Mowbray on capturing the mood of the nation and narrating England's fortunes... as an estimated 30 million fans prepare to tune to the Euro 2024 final

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Guy Mowbray sits down in a Berlin cafe and recalls our encounter on the night that England stumbled to victory over Serbia in their first game of the tournament.

Eliza Yulo snares five gold medals at Palaro

CEBU CITY, Philippines -- Eliza Andriel 'Iza' Yulo snared three more gold medals to hike her total to five at the 64th Palarong Pambansa secondary girls artistic gymnastics at the Cebu Institute of Technology - University (CIT-U) on Sunday. Yulo of the National Capital Region (NCR) ruled the uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise events while also bagging a silver medal at the vault where she notched 11.650 points. The younger sister of...

Jessica Soho pays tribute to Chino Trinidad: 'For all your hard work, love, and passion for Philippine sports'

Jessica Soho took to social media on Sunday to honor the late sports journalist Chino Trinidad. On Instagram, Soho posted throwback photos from their interviews and collaborations in media through the years. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (@km_jessica_soho) "For that indelible interview you gave me for KAMAO, my 'I-Witness' documentary on ring deaths to our lively Q and A banters on my news program 'State of...

Cardel upbeat on having Standhardinger, Pringle

MANILA, Philippines — Terrafirma coach John Cardel believes newly-acquired veterans Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle are massive upgrades for the Dyip, who are coming off a rare playoff stint in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup. The Dyip acquired the 6-foot-8 Standhardinger and Pringle after trading Stephen Holt and young big man Isaac Go to the Barangay Ginebra Kings. The trade, which was approved on Saturday, also saw Ginebra swap...

Evan Nelle doesn't mind sliding down to No. 14 in draft order

Evan Nelle doesn't mind sliding down to No. 14 overall in PBA draft order

Super Bowl champion Jacoby Jones died 'peacefully at his home in New Orleans,' his family reveals as they ask for 'prayers, privacy, and support'

While Jacoby Jones' official cause of death has yet to be revealed, the 40-year-old Super Bowl champion 'passed away peacefully,' the NFLPA has revealed in a statement.

After 31 years, Tim Cone again drafts an Abarrientos No. 3 overall

From 'Flying A' to 'Flying RJ'

Cone expects rough sailing vs New Zealand in FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines — Tim Cone expects no less than a rough sailing come November when Gilas Pilipinas faces New Zealand in the second window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers in Manila. Ranked 21st in the world, New Zealand has had the Philippines' numbers in recent years, and Cone knows that very well. "We haven't really done too much at this point, but they (Tall Blacks) are one of the world's top ranked teams," Cone told media men on...

Carlos Alcaraz leads tennis into new golden age

Carlos Alcaraz not only swept past Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final on Sunday, the charismatic Spaniard’s fourth Grand Slam triumph confirmed a generational shift in men’s tennis. He has won three of the past five majors and has joined Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker and Mats Wilander as the only men to claim four majors at the age of 21 or under. That is an achievement that proved beyond even Djokovic, the retired Roger Federer and injury-plagued...

Strong Group zooms to 2-0 start, crushes Australia

MANILA, Philippines — Strong Group soared to its second straight victory after hammering the Brisbane South Basketball League (BSBL) Guardians, 91-67 in the 43rd William Jones Cup on Sunday at Xinzhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City. American import Chris McCullough scattered 23 points and hauled down seven rebounds, while Tajuan Agee chipped in 14 points, four rebounds, and two steals in a strong all-around effort. The win was a fitting follow...

Djokovic vows Wimbledon return despite clock ticking

Novak Djokovic insists he will return to Wimbledon next year and attempt to clinch an eighth All England Club title despite a shattering straight-sets defeat to Carlos Alcaraz in Sunday’s final. Djokovic saw his hopes of a record-setting 25th Grand Slam title ruthlessly brushed aside by the 21-year-old Spanish star who had also defeated the Serb in last year’s championship match. Even though the clock is ticking on Djokovic’s career, he said he...

Cole Palmer breaks his silence after England's Euro 2024 defeat and reveals his stance on Gareth Southgate

Cole Palmer has revealed his stance on the Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate after their heartbreaking Euro 2024 final defeat to Spain.

Spain beats England to win thrilling Euro 2024 final

Substitute Mikel Oyarzabal scored a dramatic late winner as Spain triumphed in Sunday’s Euro 2024 final, beating England 2-1 to confirm their re-emergence as a force on the international stage. England had been dreaming of winning a first title in almost six decades and it looked as if it could be their night as Spain lost influential midfielder Rodri to injury at half-time. Yet Spain shrugged that off to take the lead within two minutes of the...

PBA: Evan Nelle gets to play for Bonnie Tan this time

MANILA, Philippines–Of all the coaches Evan Nelle would play for to begin his PBA career, he ended up with Bonnie Tan at NorthPort. The two have a history together with Tan, who was still calling the shots for Letran, steered the Knights to an NCAA championship in 2019 at the expense of San Beda, which had Nelle as its starting point guard. “Very ironic,” said Nelle with a laugh. “In my last game in the NCAA, he (Tan) made me cry. Now, he’s...

Spain are celebrating what could be the start of another golden age with their Euro 2024 win over England... the future is bright with Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal, writes PETE JENSON

PETE JENSON: On the final whistle most of the Spanish players were crying, while at home there was no tears only wild celebration.

Krejcikova wins Wimbledon for second Grand Slam singles title

Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic defeated Italy’s Jasmine Paolini to win the Wimbledon women’s title on Saturday for her second Grand Slam singles triumph. Krejcikova, the 31st seed, won 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to add the 2024 All England Club crown to her 2021 French Open victory. Her win comes 26 years after her mentor Jana Novotna, who died of cancer in 2017, claimed the Wimbledon title. READ: Barbora Krejcikova caps French Open sweep with...

The wider significance of Mercedes' back-to-back F1 wins

Another win in Hungary would confirm that Mercedes is truly back at the sharp end of the F1 grid

Is Lawson the right driver for Red Bull to replace Perez with?

Sergio Perez's future at Red Bull is at risk more than ever before. Is Liam Lawson the right driver to succeed him?

Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas lashes out at Democrats for 'gaslighting' America about Joe Biden

Biden is under mounting pressure to pull out of this year's election following his 'atrocious' showing in the first debate against Donald Trump. Costas insists the President 'must be ushered out.'

England made to rue unbelievable sequence at the end of their Euro 2024 final defeat by Spain... as Declan Rice is denied and Marc Guehi sees a header cleared off the line

Gareth Southgate 's side suffered an agonising 2-1 defeat at the Olympiastadion thanks to goals from Nico Williams and Mikel Oyarzabal.

Jude Bellingham 'thinks he is a superstar' and that his England team-mates 'are not good enough', claims former Liverpool star ahead of Euro 2024 final against Spain

A former Liverpool star has accused Jude Bellingham of having an attitude problem and a superiority complex in an extraordinary rant.

Thrilled for home gig

Gilas hopes to end losing spell vs kiwis MANILA, Philippines — After its strong showing against European and South American opponents overseas, Gilas Pilipinas has set its next mission: Take down regional power New Zealand in Manila. The 37th-ranked Nationals will face the No. 21 Tall Blacks in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in November in the first of two home assignments for this window that also includes a later showdown with Hong Kong. “We...

Chino Trinidad, veteran sports journalist, dies at age 56

Chino Trinidad, a veteran sports journalist, has passed away. He was 56. The unfortunate news was confirmed to GMA News Online by his daughter, Floresse Trinidad. "Yes, we are very sad to share the news of his passing last night, July 13, 2024," Floresse said through SMS. Trinidad succumbed to a heart attack on Saturday night while he was on the way to a supposed meeting in Newport World Resorts with Efren "Bata" Reyes and other personalities....

Dyip have new parts they need to ‘figure out’

Terrafirma cornerstone Juami Tiongson was in a celebratory mood on Sunday afternoon, shaking fellow players’ hands, and chatting with team officials during the PBA Rookie Draft. But deep down, he was still reeling from the sudden departure to another team of his two teammates, Isaac Go and Stephen Holt—both integral in the club’s surprise run during the last Philippine Cup. “This has a bittersweet feeling,” he told the Inquirer on the sidelines...

PBA: Ginebra just couldn’t pass up on ’elite’ RJ Abarrientos

MANILA, Philippines—After trading star big man Christian Standhardinger a day before the 2024 PBA Draft, Barangay Ginebra knew it needed to add size in its frontcourt. Earning the rights to the third overall pick in the draft as part of the deal with Terrafirma, the Gin Kings could have somehow filled that void with a young and promising forward like Kai Ballungay or Caelan Tiongson. But after much deliberation, they didn’t. Simply because they...

Ginebra lets go of ‘studs’ to address aging roster

It was a massive deal considering the names involved, but beneath the surface of the trade that sent Barangay Ginebra veterans Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle to Terrafirma is a pick swap that could affect how Sunday’s PBA Rookie Draft will proceed. Ginebra addressed its aging roster with the deal, which brings to the Kings top Rookie of the Year candidate Stephen Holt and promising big man Isaac Go. “Stanley was absolutely...

Curry, Kerr call for US unity on ‘demoralizing day’ after Trump attack

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Steve Kerr, the head coach of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team, and star point guard Stephen Curry called for national unity on Sunday after the “shameful” assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Kerr described it as a “demoralising day for our country” while Curry called for unity amid the “divisive” landscape currently dominating American politics. Former US president Trump was shot through the...

Boxer from Talisay City wins Palaro gold

CEBU CITY — AJ Basalo, a grade 11 student from Talisay City, Cebu, was moved to tears after receiving the gold medal during the finals of the Palarong Pambansa boxing event on Monday at the Cebu Coliseum. Basalo emerged victorious in the Junior Boys Light Bantam category He defeated Davao Region's Miguelito Bantilan Jr. in the 50-52 kilograms division. Reflecting on his journey, the 16-year-old Basalo emotionally recounted how he discovered...

Alcaraz overpowers Djokovic to retain Wimbledon title

(UPDATE) LONDON — Carlos Alcaraz overpowered seven-time champion Novak Djokovic in straight sets to retain his Wimbledon title on Sunday in a brutal statement that the new era of men's tennis has arrived. The Spanish third seed produced a performance combining awesome power with delicate touch to win 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), collecting the fourth Grand Slam of his young career. Alcaraz equals the Open Era record for most Grand Slams won at the age...

Meet Hezly Rivera, the 16-year-old who trained with Olivia Dunne and beat idol Simone Biles to become USA's youngest Olympic gymnast

Eight years ago a future gymnastics star in the making was left in awe when US Olympic hopeful Simone Biles made a surprise appearance at her gym in Paramus, New Jersey.

Carlos Alcaraz clinches back-to-back Wimbledon titles

The 21-year-old Spaniard won 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to defend the crown he earned last year and claim his fourth Grand Slam title.

Cone relishes Gilas magical run in FIBA OQT

MANILA, Philippines — Tim Cone had no doubt that the recent FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament will contribute to Gilas Pilipinas' growth as the teams looks ahead to the second window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers. With the national team shocking Latvia, ranked sixth in the world in the group stage, 89-80, followed by a narrow defeat to Georgia, 96-94 before closing the tournament with a 71-60 loss to Brazil, Cone is convinced that this...

Creamline, PLDT clash in PVL opener

ACTION returns at the PhilSports Arena with Creamline Cool and PLDT headline the triple-header act of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2024 Reinforced Conference on Tuesday. The eight-time queens of the PVL added another firepower to its roster with 6-foot-1 import Erica Staunton as their outside hitter, while PLDT will debut a 6-foot-4 Russian outside spiker in the Reinforced Conference. With the return of middle blocker Mika Reyes, PLDT...

Cone explains drafting RJ Abarrientos when Ginebra needed big man

Cone says Johnny's nephew has potential to be transcendent player: 'Too good to pass up'