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Rain or Shine soundly pummeled Phoenix 120-99 to snap a two-game slide on Wednesday in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters banked on a balanced attack led by Ed Daquioag, Dexter Maiquez, Chris Tiu and veteran James Yap to notch…

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LOS ANGELES: Anthony Davis scored 45 points as the New Orleans Pelicans jolted the Boston Celtics 116-113 in an overtime thriller at the TD Garden on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Davis, who before the game had brushed off reports linking him to a move to Boston, gave the home fans…

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LOS ANGELES: Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, died Wednesday aged 71, his family said. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of an incredible husband and father,” the White family said in a statement. “He was a Hall Of Fame basketball…

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Early favorites Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University and Marinerong Pilipino square off as the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) Aspirants’ Cup 2018 begins today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The Jawbreakers and the Skippers face off in the season-opening game at 4 p.m. With…

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BELEN, Argentina: Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel moved up to second overall by winning the 10th special at the Dakar Rally on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The 52-year-old Frenchman —the record 13-time race winner across car and motorbike categories—cut Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sainz’s lead to 50 minutes 35 seconds. Spaniard Sainz,…

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Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Officer-in-charge (OIC) Willie Marcial said that what he wants to accomplish for his remaining days as caretaker of the league is to convince the board to lift the current rule of loaning just one cadet and one regular player to Gilas Pilipinas. Marcial, whose OIC term…

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Team Southeast Asia cut short Team Philippines’ early charge with emphatic wins in the middle singles matches and cruised to another romp in the Pradera Verde Ladies Challenge 2 at the Pradera Golf and Country Club in Lubao, Pampanga on Wednesday. Thais Prampun Kultida routed Bernice Olivarez-Ilas in the third…

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Elmer Salvador recalled his fierce form and bucked windy condition to shoot a five-under 67 and seize a one-stroke lead over Jhonnel Ababa at the start of the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club’s Aoki course in General Trias, Cavite on Wednesday. Salvador, who…

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MELBOURNE: Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention. The world number one Spaniard’s march towards a 17th Grand Slam crown was never threatened by Argentina’s…

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Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So settled for a draw anew in the fourth round of the prestigious 2018 Tata Steel chess tournament being held in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands. So agreed to a draw with American GM Fabiano Caruana to stay at the sixth spot with two points. It was So’s…

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