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LOS ANGELES: Kyle Lowry scored 24 points and DeMar DeRozan had 21  as the Toronto Rap­tors beat the San Antonio Spurs for the first time in over two years with a 86-83 victory on Friday (Saturday in Manila). DeRozan also added six assists and seven rebounds for the Raptors who improved…

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WASHINGTON: The Chicago Bulls aren’t sure when they’ll have Kris Dunn back from a concussion, but after watching his face-first fall, coach Fred Hoiberg is just glad the point guard’s injury isn’t worse. “The thing we’re thankful for is it wasn’t worse,” Hoiberg said Saturday as the Bulls prepared for…

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel tries to return to its winning ways when it battles Alaska in the main game of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 43 Philippine Cup today at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. The Gin Kings, who are coming off a 79-94 loss to Blackwater, face the resurgent…

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It was only good while it lasted. A little over a week ago, Blackwater dealt favorite Barangay Ginebra San Miguel a 94-77 reversal in what many believed had slain the Kings’ myth and the Elite’s image as one of the PBA’s favorite whipping boys and chokers. Earlier last December…

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MELBOURNE: World No.1 Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Garcia. With the temperatures a manageable 26 Celsius (79 Farenheit) at Melbourne Park after two days of oven-like conditions,…

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Patricia Velez and Aileen Rogan hacked out a pair of cliffhangers to seal a clash for the women’s singles crown while Johnny Arcilla and Jeson Patrombon breezed past their respective semifinal rivals in the first PPS-PEPP Fr. Fernando Suarez Cup at the Colegio San Agustin in Bulacan last Friday. The…

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Filipino-Iranian Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh of Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque topped the girls’ 200m individual medley event to head the list of the opening day gold medalists in the 129th Philippine Swimming League (PSL) National Series – Lion’s Swim Challenge on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex swimming pool…

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Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion, said age would not be a factor when he defends his crown against Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina on February 24 in HBO Boxing After Dark’s Superfly 2 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The 35-year old Nietes (40-1-4…

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CÓRDOBA, Argentina: Veteran Spaniard Carlos Sainz closed in on a second Dakar Rally title on Friday, as the Peugeot driver finished sixth behind penultimate stage winner Nasser Al-Attiyah. Qatari Al-Attiyah cruised to his fourth win of the race in the 13th stage by 11 minutes and 16 seconds from Argentinian…

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LONDON: Robert Kubica says his dream of a dramatic return to Formula One is still alive—seven years after partially severing his right arm in a rally crash—despite being overlooked by Williams for 2018. The 33-year-old Pole tested for British team Williams in the hope of landing a full-time seat for…

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