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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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University of Perpetual Help System Dalta shoots for its third win and solo No. 3 spot when the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament resumes today at The Arena in San Juan City. Perpetual Help battles Emilio Aguinaldo College at 11 a.m. followed by the game between…

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PARIS: Radamel Falcao scored an injury-time equalizer to snatch Monaco a 2-2 draw with a Mario Balotelli-inspired Nice on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), but Marseille leapfrogged the Ligue 1 champions into second place by beating Strasbourg. Monaco took a first-half lead at the Stade Louis II through Adama Diakhaby, but…

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LONDON: Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass…

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Ceres Negros FC edged out Shan United FC in penalty shootout, 4-3, to advance into the second qualifying stage of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League on Tuesday at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Following a 1-1 deadlock after 120 minutes of action, the Yellow Busmen proved to…

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