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Filipino International Master (IM) Rolando Nolte finished third overall in the DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational Kuala Lumpur Masters 2013 held at the Swiss Inn in Malaysia. Nolte split the point with Woman Grandmaster (GM) Padmini Rout of India in the ninth round and defeated IM Aleksandar Wohl of…

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DEFENDING champion San Beda College seeks for a back-to-back win and an early solo lead when they take on equally tough Lyceum of the Philippines University today in the 89th National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. After escaping with a 71-70 win over…

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CROMWELL, Connecticut: Bubba Watson, winless since taking last year’s Masters, struggled to a level par 70 Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to fall into a three-way tie for the lead at the $6.1 million US PGA Travelers Championship. Watson, the 2010 Travelers champion and last year’s runner-up, finished 54 holes on…

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Carl Santos-Ocampo returns to the scene of his breakthrough pro victory, hopeful of duplicating his feat but against a field toughened up by the presence of a number of the tour’s big guns in the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) Rancho Palos Verdes Classic unfolding on Wednesday (June 26)…

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BERLIN: Jan Ullrich has received support from former rival Lance Armstrong after Germany’s only Tour de France winner admitted doping with the help of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, told Monday’s edition of newspaper Focus that he was part of Fuentes’ doping network, but…

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PHILIPPINE Volleyball Federation (PVF) President Generoso Dungo has formally filed an indefinite leave to primarily concentrate on his business and other personal interests. PVF Secretary-General Rustico Camangian said that vice president Karl Geoffrey Chan will automatically assume the presidency while Dungo is on-leave based on its constitution and by-laws. “He…

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NEW YORK: Unbeaten Adrien Broner became a champion in his third different weight class on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), beating Paulie Malignaggi by a split decision to take the World Boxing Association welterweight title. Two judges gave the all-American showdown of rival champions to Broner by scores of 117-111 and…

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FILIPINO boxers Jaderes “Mayon” Padua and Weng Haya suffered a terrible knockout loss against their respective Mexican counterparts on Saturday in Mexico. Padua was knocked out by former world champion Fernando Montiel in the third round while Haya was stopped by Miguel Berchelt in the second round.

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Jerlyn Mae San Diego beat Bhagyashree Pravin of India in the third round to share the top spot with an Indian player in the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2013 in Sari, Iran.San Diego tallied 3.0 to tie Deshmukh Divya Jitendra of India in the girls’ Open 8-under class. Jitendra defeated…

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EASTBOURNE, United Kingdom: Russian Elena Vesnina and Spain’s Feliciano Lopez captured their first career grasscourt titles at the Eastbourne International on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Vesnina claimed the title with a 6-2 6-1 defeat of Jamie Hampton while Lopez beat French Gilles Simon 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-0.