Valdez hopes to fully recover for SEA Games

(UPDATE) AS the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Cambodia draw closer and closer, volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez hopes to fully recover from her right knee injury to join the Creamline players-filled Philippine women's volleyball team in the biennial event slated from May 5 to May 17. Valdez missed the entire PVL All-Filipino Conference as she recuperates from the injury she sustained during the Reinforced Conference last December....

Explained: What caused F1 GPS problems in Australian GP practice

A problem with the distribution of live Formula 1 tyre information triggered the GPS problem for teams that led to FP1 at the 2023 Australian Grand Prix being red-flagged.

Sportsmen turned actors: some of the most famous. Photos

Some went beyond their sport and got lucky on the set as well.

F1, Sergio Perez: "Crazy Friday, I'm going blind."

Red Bull driver very disappointed because of difficult track conditions

Neven Spahija fears the anger of Olimpia Milano.

"After defeats, the red and whites showed great reactions," observes the coach of Reyer Venezia.

PSC commissioner Fritz Gaston up for the challenge

Before the month ended, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) headed by chairman Richard Bachmann formally welcomed Commissioner Matthew "Fritz" Gaston to the PSC family when the latter reported for duty Friday, March 31 at the PSC Main Administrative Building inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila. "My family, they are happy for me because they've always rooted for me for sports, and they know I'm a sportsman. Even if I...

Indian Sport Chief Build Series Enlists Celebrated Harley Customizer

Powerplant’s Yaniv Evan makes club-style classy.

PH fencers vie in world tilt

(UPDATE) A TOTAL of 26 Filipino fencers will test their skills against the best in the 2023 World Fencing Championships Junior and Cadet slated from April 1 to 9 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Shawn Nicollei Felipe of foil and Andre Dominic Agatep of sabre, who will represent the Philippines in this year's Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, lead the Filipino contingent in the tournament. "It's a good test for us young fencers, because we'll be up against some...

San Miguel Beer: Why the juggernaut fell

The PBA Governor's Cup will only have one champion. But the PBA is a league of farmers and harvesters, and it only gets exciting when the "haves" go against each other. However, the anticipated series between Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beer was anticlimactic, to say the least. It was a three-game sweep, and Ginebra won the first two games in convincing fashion, before SMB gave a close fight in the third game. There was no "Sagip Kapamilya"...

Messi passes 100 goals but Ronaldo remains first, the record men of goals with the shirts of the National Teams

The sporting confrontation between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is open on several fronts. Let's analyze the goals scored in the national teams. The number 10 of Argentina, and captain of the World Cup won in December in Qatar, thanks to a hat-trick, has reached and passed 100 goals with the national team. With the hat-trick scored against Curaçao, Messi goes up to 102 goals with the Argentina shirt and approaches the Iranian Ali Daei. Cristiano Ronaldo is leading. Here is the ranking of the most prolific scorers in the history of the Nationals.

Judge hits first homer as Yankees win

NEW YORK: Aaron Judge blasted the first home run of the 2023 Major League Baseball season, sparking the New York Yankees to victory to begin the 2023 Major League Baseball season Thursday (Friday in Manila) with new rules and familiar feats. The 30-year-old American outfielder, in his first time at bat since being named captain of the historic MLB club, smashed the second pitch he saw from San Francisco right-hander Logan Webb over the...

COLUMN: Kyrie Irving circus is about to take ugly turn in Dallas

What a shame

Carlos credits Meneses, teammates for her third MVP award

Not even a switch from her usual Opposite Spiker position to being the team's Outside Spiker stopped Tots Carlos from playing superbly in the tournament as she bagged the 2023 PVL All-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player award, the third in her PVL career. Speaking to the media after Game 3 of the Finals between her Creamline Cool Smashers and the Petro Gazz Angels on March 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Tots Carlos credited coach Sherwin...

Folger to fill in for injured Pol Espargaro at Tech3 MotoGP squad

Jonas Folger will replace Pol Espargaro at the Tech3 GASGAS MotoGP squad while the Spanish rider is out injured, starting from the Americas GP.

TNT sets Finals duel with Ginebra

American Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Calvin Oftana and Mikey Williams joined hands in leading TNT's all-out offensive as the Tropang Giga knocked off the Meralco Bolts, 107-92, on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to set a dream Finals match versus Barangay Ginebra in the 2022-23 PBA Governors' Cup. The victory allowed TNT to win its semifinal series versus Meralco, 3-1. Game One of the best-of-seven championship series is set on Easter Sunday,...

Jorge Gallent's wish for next season: A healthy San Miguel unit

Can Fajardo, Romeo be healthy at the same time next season?

Red Bull "didn't recognise" Ricciardo's F1 driving habits on return

Red Bull says it "did not recognise" Daniel Ricciardo's driving habits when he returned to the team's Formula 1 simulator at the end of last year.

Norris backs tough choices McLaren F1 team had to make

Lando Norris has backed the changes to the McLaren Formula 1 team’s technical structure, noting that sometimes bosses have to take “cold-hearted” decisions.

Jolas embraces underdog role in Finals face-off vs former coach Cone

Underdog TNT has 'nothing to lose' in final, says Jolas

20 great athletes who have retired more than once

It can be difficult for athletes to walk away from the sport that made them famous, and sometimes retirement just doesn’t stick. This is often especially true for the greatest sports stars, and we’ve put together a collection of the absolute best athletes who decided to come back for more.

Magnolia confident Sangalang can play next conference

Barring any hitches, Magnolia Chicken Timplado's veteran big man Ian Sangalang could be back playing basketball in the next few months. The Hotshots' team governor Rene Pardo said their prized big man has been responding well to treatment and doctors are now looking at the possibility of "pulling out his medication." "Ina-ano (na ng doktor) kung mapu-pull out na yung gamot na binigay sa kanya, and see kung magre-respond katawan niya ng maganda...

Cone can rely on Brownlee to make the winning plays

As Barangay Ginebra shoots for a fifth PBA Governors' Cup title in seven years, coach Tim Cone will again have a tried and tested weapon heading to the best-of-seven Finals series against either TNT or Meralco. That weapon is none other than three-time PBA Best Import Justin Brownlee. Since 2016 when he first came in as a replacement import for the injured Paul Harris, Ginebra went on to end its eight-year title drought en route to winning six...

Lee leads at LPGA Tour's LA Open

LOS ANGELES: South Korea's Lee Mi-Hyang grabbed a birdie on the final hole to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the LPGA Tour's LA Open in California on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Lee's closing birdie completed a six-under-par 65 at the Palos Verdes Estates course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 30-year-old from Seoul reeled off six birdies in a bogey-free round to launch her latest quest for a first LPGA Tour title since...

F2 Australia: Hauger endures mixed conditions for sprint win

Dennis Hauger took victory in mixed conditions in the Formula 2 sprint race in Melbourne, enduring a safety car restart as rain proved difficult for many.

Mercedes rules out early introduction of F1 car upgrades

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has ruled out the team introducing its first major car upgrades to begin reviving its season until at least the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Emeralds Academy sweeps 14-under eliminations of NBL Youth

Emeralds unbeaten in eight games

The best 11 footballers who have won a World Cup: photos

The World Cup is every soccer player's most coveted trophy. The latest team to win it is Lionel Messi's Argentina, which triumphed in Qatar in December.

Rappler's highlights: Ramon Ang, Donald Trump, BLACKPINK's Jisoo | The wRap | March 31, 2023

Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:- San Miguel's Ramon Ang comments on sunken Princess Empress- SC cleared Degamo of graft charges 10 days before he was killed- Dela Rosa: Tolentino will rescue me if I'm arrested- Trump criminally charged in New York, a first for a US ex-president- Gwyneth Paltrow not liable in Utah ski crash trial- Stars, love teams all glammed up for Star Magic Prom 2023- BLACKPINK's Jisoo makes solo debut with 'ME'

Friday favourite: The Swedish speedbowl where oval set-ups paid dividends

The Swedish motorsport scene has several rewarding tracks, from Mantorp Park to ex-Formula 1 venue Anderstorp and rollercoaster-like Knutstorp. But it's the Thruxton-esque circuit which will kick off this year's all-electric Scandinavian Touring Car Championship that national tin-top legend Fredrik Ekblom picks out as his favourite

Brazil's 10 most valuable young soccer players: ranking in photos

The ranking of Brazilian Under-21 footballers with the highest market value. Source: Transfermarkt

Black hopes Meralco can load up, match the talent of top teams

Black rues strong teams often end up with top draft picks

Blu Girls face HK in Asia Cup opener

THE Philippine women's softball team begins its campaign in the Women's Softball Asia Cup against Hong Kong on Sunday, April 2, in Incheon, South Korea. The Cebuana Lhuillier-sponsored Blu Girls arrived in Incheon last Tuesday to give the team a chance to acclimatize and undergo light training ahead of the tournament. "The girls are in high spirits and I am confident they will perform well in this competition. They've been preparing nonstop in...

PSG wants Maignan and prepares a big offer, Donnarumma further and further away from Paris

Everyone is crazy for Mike Maignan. The goalkeeper returned to defend his France posts and with his saves allowed Deschamps to beat Ireland in the away game. The Milan player's save was truly amazing: with a fantastic flight he said no to Nathan Collins' header, which was destined for the corner. PSG fans have already chosen: he must be the replacement for Donnarumma. The Italian goalkeeper has disappointed expectations and is ready to leave Paris in the upcoming summer soccer market session.

Imus routs Quezon City in MPBL

Imus SV Squad dominated the boards and routed Quezon City Gaz N Go, 79-58, on Friday in the OKBet-Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Led by the high leaping Jaymar Gimpayan's 20 rebounds, Imus posted a decisive 55-28 edge in the rebounding department and raised its record to 2-1 in the 29-team tournament. Gimpayan also scored a team-high 15 points to earn Best Player of the Game honors. He was...

Why F1 drivers seemed "blindfolded" by Melbourne GPS issue

Haas's Kevin Magnussen has explained why it seemed Formula 1 drivers were "blindfolded" by the loss of GPS data during Australian Grand Prix FP1.

MotoGP Argentina GP: Vinales leads Aprilia 1-2 in FP1, Quartararo struggles to 15th

Maverick Vinales led an Aprilia 1-2 ahead of team-mate Aleix Espargaro in first practice for the MotoGP Argentina Grand Prix, as Fabio Quartararo struggled to 15th.

F2 Australia: Iwasa secures pole in disrupted wet qualifying

Ayumu Iwasa secured his third Formula 2 pole position in a disrupted wet qualifying session at Albert Park.

Lady Bulldogs aim to snap 2-game skid

DEFENDING champion National University (NU) looks to return to its winning ways when it battles University of the Philippines (UP) in the UAAP Season 85 women's volleyball tournament today, April 1, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. The Lady Bulldogs, coming from back-to-back losses, face the Fighting Maroons at 12 p.m. Unlike its dominant run last year when it completed Season 84 without a setback, NU has been vulnerable this season...

Justine Baltazar lifts Pampanga G Lanterns to sweep of Davao for PSL crown

Baltazar posts huge double-double to be named Finals MVP

25 unique stadiums in the world

There’s simply nothing like the feeling of attending a live sporting event, especially when the atmosphere is as good as it is in these particular stadiums. These venues span the globe and guarantee an unforgettable experience in their own unique ways.

Nagelsmann backstage: exonerated from Bayern for his Bild journalist girlfriend

Why was Julian Nagelsmann sacked by Bayern Munich? The club is second in the league, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the German Cup, yet it has suddenly severed its working relationship with the coach. And immediately, to replace him, it called in former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. But what is behind it? A curious backstory emerges from Germany. At the origin of the problems between Bayern and the young coach (35 years old) there would have been the latter's relationship with Bild journalist Lena Wurzenberger

Erram admits post-game embrace with coach his way of saying sorry

Erram admits misunderstanding with coach late in Game 4: 'Medyo mali lang pagkasabi ko'

Rybakina makes Miami Open final

MIAMI GARDENS: Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina reached the final of the Miami Open by beating American world number three Jessica Pegula 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Kazakstan's Rybakina is on course to claim the "Sunshine Double" after winning in Indian Wells earlier this month. The 23-year-old, ranked seventh in the world, will face the winner of Friday's semifinal between Petra Kvitova and Romanian...

Supercars war of words over slowdown tactics

Walkinshaw Andretti United and Triple Eight are at odds over claims that slowdown tactics influenced the outcome of yesterday's Albert Park Supercars race.

Max Verstappen threatens early farewell to F1

"Of course I hope there are not too many changes, otherwise I won't be here for long."

MotoGp, Aleix Espargarò ahead of everyone in Argentina

Aprilia dominance at Termas de Rio Hondo, with Bezzecchi and Marini third and fourth.

Messi statue to stand next to Maradona, Pele at CONMEBOL museum

Lionel Messi stepped out of Diego Maradona’s shadow by leading Argentina to World Cup victory last year and a statue of the diminutive forward will stand alongside those of his predecessor and Brazil great Pele at the South American federation’s museum. Messi, holding a replica of the World Cup trophy, stood beside the life-size statue […]

Stroman commits MLB's 1st pitch clock violation

CHICAGO: Marcus Stroman is getting used to Major League Baseball's new pitch clock. And it's no small deal for the right-hander. "It's tough, this pitch clock. It's a big adjustment," he said. Stroman committed baseball's first regular-season pitch-clock violation in the third inning of the Chicago Cubs' 4-0 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday (Friday in Manila) on opening day. Stroman took a long look at rookie Brice Turang leading off second...

Gilas 3x3 bows out of FibaAsia Cup after loss to Qatar

Heartbreak for Vosotros and Co.

Greatest showdown: Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz switches role with boxer Manny Pacquiao for a day

Olympic weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz and ultimate boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took center stage on Wednesday when both of them dared each other to switch roles and try a sport they’ve never specialized in. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medalist attempted to box, while the eight-division world boxing champion tried to lift a weightlifting bar […]