Filipino triathletes shine in Portugal Cup series

Nikko Huelgas wins the gold in the senior elite category of the VI Triatlo Montemor that is a stage in the ongoing Portugal Cup Triathlon Series. (photo from Nikko Huelgas' Facebook account)


MANILA–The Philippines’ top triathletes posted top performances at the Sixth Triatlo Montemor that’s part of the Portugal Cup Triathlon series in Portugal.

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The search for new cage stars is on

Aaron Black towed the new-look Blue Eagles to their first win in the new UAAP season. The league finished five years in which old stars made the league a hit. Newer stars are wanted. (photo by Tiebreaker Times)

QUEZON CITY–A major collegiate league that began hostilities today entered a new chapter after a five-year cycle of young basketball players helped divert most of Pinoy hoop popularity to the league.

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[2016 World Chess Olympiad] Pinay woodpushers upset Georgia


MANILA–The 46th-seeded Philippine women’s chess team upset fourth seed Georgia 2.5-1.5 in the second round of the 2016 World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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[Finally!] Hidilyn Diaz wins a weightlifting silver for PHL


(Editor’s note: The competition was watched on television)


MANILA (Updated 9:48 am)–Hidilyn Diaz only expected a bronze medal but she snatched a silver after a favored Chinese lifter missed all her three attempts in the clean and jerk at the women’s 53 kg. weightlifting competitions of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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PHL tennis’ Huey, partner from Belarus just misses Wimby final

Filipino tennis ploayer Treat Conrad Huey and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus reached the finals of this year's Wimbledon. Both are shown here in this file photo when they ruled the Acapulso Open earlier this March in Mexico (photo by ____________,).


(Editor’s note: The match was watched via cable television)


MANILA (The Filipino Connection)–Filipino doubles player Treat Conrad Huey and Max Mirnyi of Belarus just missed making the finals of Wimbledon’s men’s doubles event, but not after providing a scare to their favored opponents from France.

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[FIBA Manila OQT] PHL cage program wishes for less heartaches in future world-level play

Jayson Castro drives hard to the basket. But his heroics fell short in the philippines' campaign in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (photo by FIBA).


PASAY CITY—Listen to the drum rolls in areas 411 to 413 at the Mall of Asia Arena. They never stopped pounding. But look at the clock while listening to the drums banging: 44.7 secs. left, the near-end of a painful Philippine game over New Zealand.

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[FIBA Manila OQT] PHL’s ‘splash in Spain’ sought in Manila OQT


PASAY CITY—The Philippines knows the hard truth of current-day global basketball: while in a reconnaissance as of late, the Philippines is still outside the inner ambit of cage superpowers. Playing like Americans amid Filipinos’ size, height and current level of athleticism is what this basketball-crazy nation is banking on.

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[FIBA Manila OQT] PHL still searches for a FIBA tourney win over a European five


MANILA (The Filipino Connection)—A Jimmy Alapag three in the fourth quarter of a 2014 friendly game between his Philippine basketball team and France rattled the latter. It was a 60-55 lead for then coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes and his team, and counterpart French coach Vincent Collet sued for time.

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[FIBA Manila OQT] PHL had France’s number in 1954 Worlds, 1956 Olympics

The 1954 Philippine basketball team, bronze medalists in the old World Basketball Championships held in Rio de Janeiro, was one of two Filipino teams that beat the French national squad (photo from blog


MANILA (The Filipino Connection)—Today’s French national team had become a global powerhouse that the Philippine cage team is some 23 rungs below Les Blues in current world rankings.

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Pacquiao, PHL cling to global boxing’s spotlight

With how Timothy Bradley fell down on the ninth round given a Manny Pacquiao left to the American's face, do you think this fight ends the Filipino boxer's storied career? (photo from Top Rank Español's Facebook page)


Editors note: The fight was watched via pay-per-view.


MANILA–In what is perhaps the least-anticipated Manny Pacquiao fight in 13 years for global and Filipino fight fans, the PacMan “retired” with a flourish given a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley.

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