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Obiena claims gold in Poland meet

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John 'EJ' Obiena claimed a gold medal at the 6th Irena Szewinska Memorial in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Friday (Manila time). The Paris Olympics-bound Obiena posted a personal season-best clearance of 5.97 meters in just one try to rule the competition. Obiena also tried to establish a new personal and national record but he could not surpass the 6.02m height in three attempts. Greek Emmanouil Karalis...


Wimby champ Alcaraz's reign at Queen's ends

(UPDATE) LONDON — Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz suffered a shock defeat by Britain's Jack Draper in the last 16 of the Queen's Club tournament in London on Thursday. Alcaraz, also the reigning Queen's champion, lost 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 with the British number one claiming the biggest win of his career. World No. 2 Alcaraz arrived for this grass court warm-up event for Wimbledon fresh from his French Open triumph on the clay of Roland Garros. But...


A Mariners-White Sox trade for Seattle to run away with the AL West

The Seattle Mariners could run away with the AL West by acquiring the biggest name on the trade market.


Pat McAfee subtly calls out Stephen A. Smith over JJ Redick

Pat McAfee didn’t mention Stephen A. Smith by name while calling out people for being critical of JJ Redick’s hire with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he didn’t need to. Redick is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, which means he is officially no longer an ESPN NBA analyst or First Take Read more... The post Pat McAfee subtly calls out Stephen A. Smith’s recent JJ Redick criticism: ‘Is it that level of pettiness?’ appeared first...


Michael Olise 'set to earn staggering wage at Bayern Munich after his £55m Crystal Palace release clause was met' - with Chelsea and Newcastle missing out on in-demand winger

Winger Olise had attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle but, as reported by Mail Sport, Bayern are now set to agree a deal with Crystal Palace.


Howard doubtful in Taiwan tuneup vs Gilas

MANILA, Philippines -- FILIPINO basketball fans may have to taper down their expectations when the Taiwan Mustangs play Gilas Pilipinas in a tuneup match scheduled on Monday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig. Taiwan Mustangs coach Chris Gavina said the team's new recruits — former NBA stars Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins as well as Quinn Cook are still doubtful when the Asian Tournament ballclub faces the Philippine team. "We're trying to...


Arsenal legend Paul Merson reveals who he thinks is the best Premier League player EVER... and it's NOT Thierry Henry or Cristiano Ronaldo

The Premier League has featured some incredible players since 1992. Among the list of the great footballers to grace England's top division over the past 32 years are five Ballon d'Or winners


One of the Red Sox's hottest hitters not in lineup for opener vs. Reds

Boston won't have their speedy infielder for Game 1.


New York Yankees designate relief pitcher for assignment among several roster moves

The New York Yankees made a few roster moves Friday, including designating a left reliever for assignment.


Gonzales sets sights higher after JPGT Iloilo romp

MANILA, Philippines -- CAILEY Chanelle Gonzales has made a significant impact in the Junior PGT Iloilo Visayas Series, showcasing her talent and potential to become a future golfing star. Dominating the girls' 10 to 12 age division in the kickoff leg of the regional series, Gonzales' performance is a clear indication of her promise. "My immediate dream is to win an international competition," said Gonzales, an incoming Grade 6 student at De La...


COLUMN: Will drafting Caelan Tiongson fill Ginebra needs?

At 32, Tiongson is no spring chicken. But his coming stint with SGA at the Jones Cup will show PBA teams if the 6-5 Fil-Am swingman can still ball


France bounces back, blasts Iran in VNL

MANILA, Philippines -- France vented its ire on the previously red-hot Iran with an easy 25-21, 25-17, 25-20 win to get back on track in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) men's Week 3 Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Opposite spiker Jean Patry hammered 16 points on 13 hits, two blocks and an ace as the reigning Olympic gold medalist avenged its 23-25, 27-25, 20-25, 23-25 defeat at the hands of Germany on Wednesday. Trever Clevenot added 12 to...


Lakers agree to coaching deal with TV analyst Redick: reports

LOS ANGELES — J.J. Redick, an NBA television analyst for ESPN, has agreed to terms on a four-year deal to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple reports said on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Redick, who spent 15 years playing in the NBA, met with Lakers officials over the weekend and was offered the job on Thursday, according to ESPN, with The Athletic also announcing the move. The Lakers had been rejected by University of...


How many points did Caitlin Clark score today? Full stats, results, highlights from Fever vs. Dream

All you need to know about Caitlin Clark's stats from the Indiana Fever's game against the Atlanta Dream on Friday night.


UAAP champs CJ Cansino, Evan Nelle apply for PBA draft

Cansino, Nelle among draft early birds


Canada strikes again, sweeps Germany in VNL

(UPDATE) DISPLAYING such power and tenacity, Canada booked its second straight triumph after dismantling Germany, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, on Thursday in the 2024 Men's Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Week 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Canadians, after beating fan-favorite Japan, 25-21, 20-25, 25-15, 20-25, 15-10, in last Tuesday's opener, were too much at all fronts outscoring the Germans in attacks, 46-31, and blocks, 8-3, to...


Juan Soto could make Mets fans hate him even more with rumored free-agent destination

One of the New York Mets' most hated rivals is listed as a potential suitor for impending free agent Juan Soto this upcoming offseason.


Red Sox offense has been much better after making a small change

Boston has seen better offensive production in the last month or so.


Marcos sends off Paris 2024 PH Olympic team

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wished the Philippine team all the best, as he sent them off to the upcoming Olympics in Paris, France next month. During a ceremony in Intramuros on Friday, Marcos told the athletes that they are carrying the country's flag. "To our athletes: You carry our hopes and dreams to Paris, you also carry with you the banner of our nation that believes in you, stands proudly beside you, and...


Messi becomes most capped player in Copa America history

ATLANTA, Georgia — Argentina star Lionel Messi became the most-capped player in Copa America history on Thursday as he reached 35 appearances in the opening match of the tournament against Canada. The 36-year-old had shared the record with Chilean goalkeeper Sergio Livingstone (34 caps) since appearing in the final of the 2021 Copa America in Brazil, where Argentina triumphed. Messi's appearances have been spread across seven editions of the...


Max Verstappen facing future penalty after changes at F1 Spanish Grand Prix

Changes at Spanish Grand Prix mean Red Bull and Max Verstappen are facing penalties in the future


Eala reaches quarterfinals in Italy tilt

(UPDATE) FILIPINA tennis ace Alex Eala stayed hot during the 2024 Veneto Cup in Gaiba, Italy, winning her Round of 16 match on Thursday. Eala defeated Giorgia Pedone from host Italy in two sets, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinal stage of the Women's Tennis Association tournament. She earlier defeated Carole Monnet of France in the Round of 32, 6-3, 7-5 before meeting Pedone on Thursday. Pedone met Eala after she upset American Hailey...


The best team won

Aside from one game at a time, there are also other sports cliches. There is Rasheed Wallace's classic quote "Both teams played hard" and there is also the greeting, "may the best team win." The NBA Playoffs are designed to make sure that the best team, not the luckiest team, won. That's why it's a best of seven series, not just a one-game winner take all. Even the best teams will have their bad days, but they can recover, and come back...


Celtics Al Horford Wearing Drunk Tom Brady Super Bowl Celebration Shirt

A longtime Boston Celtic will finally be rewarded with his first NBA championship after the team's victory in the NBA Finals. The veteran player is in a great mood, and he may have tipped his hand when it come his plans for the big day. Al Horford entered TD Garden with his children surrounding ...


Pistons sack head coach Williams

LOS ANGELES — The Detroit Pistons fired head coach Monty Williams on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) after a losing NBA season that featured a 28-game losing streak and just 14 victories. "Decisions like these are difficult to make, and I want to thank Monty for his hard work and dedication," Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a statement. "Coaching has many dynamic challenges that emerge during a season and Monty always handled those with grace....


A Giants-White Sox trade to put San Francisco on Dodgers’ heels

The San Francisco Giants can make things interesting in the NL West by pulling off this trade with the C


Newsome, Fajardo, Perez present as Gilas begins OQT build-up

No rest for the weary as Gilas begins buildup at Inspire


Kid in viral vax photo still reaching for his hoops dream

Journey hasn't been smooth sailing, but 6-foot-10 prospect is determined to succeed


Gilas begins Calamba training

MUCH is at stake as Gilas Pilipinas will be shooting for no less than an Olympic berth in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Riga, Latvia in July. And while expectations are high from Filipino fans, Gilas coach Tim Cone admits he's "excited" to get back to work when the national squad gets holed up at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna starting on Friday. "I'm excited to get back working with the guys and getting this thing...


Division-leading Mariners might have big deadline plans

The Seattle Mariners have an eight-game lead in the AL West and might be willing to swing big at the trade deadline.


Ejected Texas A&M hecklers should be banned from Aggies' Kyle Field ASAP

New Aggies Director of Athletics Trev Alberts and football head coach Mike Elko have the chance to do the right thing after an awful incident.


WNBA: Angel Reese says foul on Caitlin Clark a basketball play

INDIANAPOLIS –Angel Reese insisted all she did Sunday was make a basketball play against Caitlin Clark. The former Iowa star agreed with her college rival. But that isn’t likely to defuse what happens next. After the Indiana Fever rookie wound up on the ground courtesy of Reese’s right elbow striking Clark’s head on a drive to the basket, the referees used replay review to upgrade the foul call to a flagrant-1 and almost assuredly setting off...


Promising Red Sox youngster is worth every penny of extension

After signing a long-term deal with Boston earlier this season, he is slowly becoming one of the most versatile and fun-to-watch young players in the entire MLB.


Young JV, Analain and Ronnie shine on the sports stage

The highly anticipated and sold-out Star Magic All-Star Games, held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 2, showcased, as it does every year, the athletic side of ABS-CBN's Star Magic artists. Basketball and volleyball, with the chosen sports of the year and the qualifying rounds up to the finals, proved just as exciting as any Kapamilya teleserye. Analain Salvador Ronnie Alonte INSTAGRAM PHOTOS Young JV With Gerald Anderson as the playing...


Mauricio Pochettino's eye-watering Chelsea compensation package as his next job lined up

Former Tottenham and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has been out of work since leaving Chelsea last month and is set to earn a fortune ahead of taking his next job in the dugout


2024 NBA Mock Draft: Grizzlies trade up for Donovan Clingan, Lakers add depth down low with Zach Edey

At the top of the draft board, Alex Sarr has emerged as the new favorite to be taken No. 1 overall next week


Panthers vs. Oilers live updates: Stanley Cup Final Game 6 score, highlights

The Florida Panthers will try again to wrap up their first Stanley Cup title when they visit the Edmonton Oilers. Follow along for Game 6 updates.


Big blow for Gilas as Scottie Thompson ruled out of OQT

Scottie's spot unlikely to be filled as Gilas prepares for Latvia campaign


Ran Takahasi ruled out for rest of VNL Manila leg

MANILA, Philippines — Japan outside hitter and crowd favorite Ran Takahashi has been ruled out for the rest of the Men's Volleyball Nations League (VNL) Manila leg which ends on Sunday. Takahashi, who played against Canada in Japan's opening game of this Manila leg last Tuesday when he scored 13 points, won't be around when the Japanese face the Netherlands on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena as well as his team's last two games against France...


Sean Chambers to play a role in Gilas buildup for Latvia OQT

Former Cone import's presence in Gilas practice isn't just a visit


Lakers could add two former Celtics champions to JJ Redick's staff

JJ Redick is the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. The former Boston Celtics guard won a championship with both franchises during his playing career. He is also seen as a highly intelligent basketball mind. Redick likely


Yoyong Martires, PBA great, Olympian and actor, dies aged 72

Rest in peace, Yoyong


Notable People who died in 2024


Celtics Star Jaylen Brown Took Clear Shot At Stephen A. Smith

Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown isn't ready to walk away from his beef with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Brown's rivalry with Smith has been going on since this year's Eastern Conference finals. After Brown scored 40 points in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, Smith read a text from a ...


Michael Olise deals Chelsea blow as Crystal Palace star opts for European giants

Chelsea will have to look elsewhere for a new winger this summer as Michael Olise has decided to leave the Premier League.


Jeff Van Gundy sounds off on ESPN firing

After a tough year, personally and professionally, Jeff Van Gundy can officially call himself an NBA Champion for the first time in his illustrious career. Van Gundy credited the Boston Celtics with giving him a lifeline during a tough time. While he has since accepted a position on Ty Lue’s coaching staff with the Los Read more... The post Jeff Van Gundy opens up on ESPN firing: ‘The sting stays there’ appeared first on Awful Announcing.


Douglas Luiz is set to join Juventus in huge swap-plus-cash transfer that will see two players move to Aston Villa as club look to stay in line with Premier League spending rules

Aston Villa's Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz is set to join Juventus in a huge swap-plus-cash transfer that will see two youngsters at the Italian club move to the Premier League.


Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker criticise Premier League officials Anthony Taylor and Stuart Attwell after controversial VAR call as Xavi Simons is denied a winner - but do you agree with decision?

Netherlands winger Xavi Simons was denied a memorable goal following a controversial offside call against France at Euro 2024. The game ended 0-0 - the first goalless draw of the tournament.


COLUMN: Numbers show Meralco defense's success vs SMB 'Death 15'

Some members of 'Death 15' went deathly silent in the PBA Finals


Fox host gets honest about Tom Brady broadcasting debut

Like many across sports media, Nick Wright is enticed by the prospect of Tom Brady’s broadcasting debut in the NFL on Fox booth. And it’s not just because Brady is now his colleague, with weekly appearances on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Wright is genuinely invested in Brady’s success, hanging on every word during his Read more... The post Tom Brady’s upcoming NFL on Fox debut already has Nick Wright hooked appeared first on Awful Announcing.