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Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia will bank on his second unit as four of his mainstays are still recovering from injuries with a week left before the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Philippine Cup unfolds on December 17. Garcia’s reserves carried the Elasto Painters in the pocket…

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It’s Decision-Day in the FIBA House of Basketball as the FIBA Central Board will vote between two finalists to host the 2023 FIBA World Cup this morning in Geneva, Switzerland (8 p.m., Manila time). The finalists are the Philippine-led consortium with Japan and Indonesia and the two-country bid of Argentina…

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NinE Filipino cue masters aim to reclaim the World 9-Ball Championship crown when the 2017 edition of the meet unfolds today at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha, Qatar. Veteran campaigner Alex Pagulayan, the 2004 World 9-Ball champion, and reigning World Games titlist Carlo Biado and newly crowned All-Japan…

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NEW YORK: Ukrainian champ Vasyl Lomachenko will need to demonstrate plenty of patience when he squares off against Cuban tactician Guillermo Rigondeaux in a world title showdown Saturday (Sunday in Manila) between two multiple Olympic gold medal winners. The 29-year-old Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Organization…

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JOHANNESBURG: Lowly ranked South African Keenan Davidse fired an eight-under-par 63 Thursday (Friday in Manila) to lead the Joburg Open with a little help from a broom, fork, saucer and glass of water. After several days of torrential rain in Johannesburg, there were fears that the first round would again…

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WASHINGTON: Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones intercepted a Drew Brees pass with less than two minutes to play Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Falcons held on for a 20-17 NFL victory over the New Orleans Saints. Matt Bryant provided the winning margin with a 52-yard field goal with just under…

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Over 200 entries step up their chase for honors and ranking points as action in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala regional age-group tennis shifts to the Visayas for the PPS-PEPP Argao leg at the Argao courts in Cebu. Siblings Bless and Hazel Coderos headline the girls’ 18-and-under cast while…

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SEOUL: Olympics chief Thomas Bach is hoping to visit North Korea as early as this month to discuss Pyongyang’s participation in the 2018 Winter Games, a report said Friday. South Korean organisers of the Pyeongchang Olympics are pushing for the North to compete as they hope to portray the event…

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The national judo team led by Kiyomi Watanabe will plunge into action in the 2017 Asian Judo Open starting today at the Tin Shui Wai Sports Center in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The three-time Southeast Asian Games champion Watanabe remains the top bet in the nine-player Philippine delegation because of…

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Pressed by a slew of rivals on their homeward trip at the front, Renuka Suksukont of Thailand closed out with three straight birdies in stirring fashion for a 70 and pulled away by four heading to the final round of the rich ICTSI Philippine Ladies Masters in Sta. Rosa, Laguna…

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