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Roland Gabriel Dy Navarette, the son of former world boxing champion Rolando “The Bad Boy from Dadiangas” Navarette will fight unbeaten Kyle “Boom” Reyes of Guam in Pacific X-Treme Combat (PXC) 39 on Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. The featherweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Navarette,…

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Eight veteran Filipino campaigners barged into the Last 32 of the prestigious World 9-Ball Championships being held at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. They are Antonio Gabica, Israel Rota, Lee Van Corteza, Jeff de Luna, Dennis Orcollo, Ramil Gallego, Carlo Biado and Marlon Manalo who defeated their…

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PETRON Blaze tries to cement its hold of the solo top spot when it faces Alaska Aces today in the 38th Philippine Basketball Association Governors Cup elimination round at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. They will face the Aces at 7:30 p.m. following the Air 21 Express and Talk…

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Cyna Rodriguez turned the final round of the ICTSI Wack Wack Ladies Philippine Golf Tour into another victory walk as she coasted to a six-shot romp over Mia Piccio with a closing even par 72 at Wack Wack’s West course on Thursday. Rodriguez bucked a shaky start with a clutch…

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CHICAGO: Tiger Woods used a week off to strengthen his sore back and he says he’s ready to make a run at US PGA Tour playoff points leader Henrik Stenson. Stenson roared past Woods to the top of the table by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston two…

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The Philippines-New Zealand promotional tie in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II will begin today in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Filipino-Americans Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales banner the Philippine squad along with Johnny Arcilla and Francis Alcantara. They will be up against New Zealand’s Jose Statham, Michael Venus, Artem Sitak and…

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THE Philippine national volleyball team faces equally tough India today in the 17th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Filipino coach Nes Pamilar expressed confidence his wards would do well. The Philippines last joined the tourney in 2005, in Taicang, China, when it finished ninth out of…

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Army and Meralco face off today in a crucial match for the third quarterfinals berth even as Air Force and Navy try to bolster their respective bids in the Shakey’s V-League 10 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan City. They clash at 4 p.m. with the winner joining…

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Thirty two players gear up for the grand finals of this year’s Shell National Youth Active Chess Championships set on September 14 to 15 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The elite field, which survived the grueling five-leg nationwide eliminations over the past few months, includes the country’s leading youth…

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OSAKA, Japan: Japan’s Kazuto Ioka extended his undefeated streak by knocking out Thai challenger Kwanthai Sithmorseng to retain the World Boxing Association light-flyweight title in Osaka on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Ioka, a former minimumweight (strawweight) champion in both the WBA and the World Boxing Council, dominated the fight from…