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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: The Sangguniang Panlalawigan(SP) on Monday passed a resolution commending and giving financial assistance to a 10-year old boy from San Fabian town, for winning in the 20th Annual New York State Open Chess Championship held May 18 to 20 this year in Lake George, New York. The resolution…

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LONDON: Five-time champion Venus Williams said she was hungry to add to her Wimbledon trophy haul after starting her 2014 campaign on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) with a three-set win. The 30th seed, who missed last year’s Championships through injury, beat Spain’s world number 53 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4, 4-6, 6-2…

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MANAUS, Brazil: Portugal snatched a dramatic equalizer deep into injury time to force a 2-2 draw with the United States and keep their World Cup hopes flickering on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Silvestre Varela headed in a cross from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the fifth and final minute of…

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CUIABA, Brazil: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams are heading for their first World Cup blank in 24 years, with Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran all failing to muster a single victory in Brazil so far. In the latest setback, South Korea went down 4-2 to Algeria in Porto Alegre…

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Grandmaster Wesley So posted his second win in the second round of 9th Edmonton Chess Festival International Tournament after defeating American GM Samuel Sankland in 36 moves of King’s Indian on Sunday (Monday in Manila). So now has two wins together with GM Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine who beat GM…

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Five more Filipino cue masters posted victories in their Group Stage matches in the 2014 World 9-Ball Championships being held at the Al Saad Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. Up-and-coming Johann Chua stole the limelight as he shocked veteran American player Corey Deuel via an impressive 9-2 rout in Group…

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WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight International titleholder Jason Pagara expressed his desire to challenge all the best junior welterweight fighters in the world including newly crowned WBO junior welterweight champion American Chris Algieri. Pagara, who scored a fourth round technical knockout victory over Mexican slugger Mario Meraz on Saturday…

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PINEHURST, United States: Michelle Wie won the US Women’s Open on Sunday (Monday in Manila), firing an even-par final round of 70 at Pinehurst for the long awaited first major title of her career. The American, tipped for stardom even before she turned pro at the age of 15 in…

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Longtime partners Treat Huey of the Philippines and Dominic Inglot of England will be facing familiar foes in the opening round of the prestigious Wimbledon Championships being held in England. Huey and Inglot battle Croatian Mate Pavic and Brazilian Andre Sa —the same pair that beat them in the second…

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Philippine bets John Nayre finished third in the boys’ 15-under singles while the pair of Angel Sanchez and Janna Romero also won a bronze medal in the girls’ doubles 15-under class of the 2014 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Association (SEATTA) Championship in Brunei Darussalam, Brunei on Sunday.