Alex Eala, Priska Nugroho sweep foes to win Australian Open crown

Despite missing out on singles success, the partnership of the Philippines’ Alex Eala and Indonesian Priska Madelyn Nugroho claimed the 2020 Australian Open junior girls’ doubles title, beating out Slovenia’s Ziva Falkner and Great Britain’s Matilda Mutavdzic in the Finals, 6-1, 6-2, Friday afternoon Manila time. Both Eala and Nugroho were ousted in the third […]

Hidilyn Diaz bags 2 bronze medals in 2019 IWF World Championships

2016 Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz bagged two bronze medals in the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships women’s 55kg category Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in Pattaya, Thailand. Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines (AP file Photo/Firdia Lisnawati) Diaz copped two bronzes after lifting 121 kg in clean and jerk discipline and 214 kg in total. […]

Gymnast Carlos Yulo captures historic world championship gold

Carlos Yulo came through with a performance to remember in the floor exercise and captured the historic first gold medal in the 49th FIG World Artistic Championships in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday night. Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines, center and gold medal, Artem Dolgopyat of Israel, left and silver medal, and Xiao Ruoteng of […]

Wesley So whips World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen, captures World Fischer Random Chess title

Grandmaster Wesley So outclassed reigning world classical titlist Magnus Carlsen 13.5-2.5 to emerge as the inaugural champion of the World Fischer Random Chess Championship in Hovikodden, Norway on Sunday. Wesley So, center, during the awarding ceremony. (Photo courtesy of tournament website) It was a one-sided affair for So, who was born in Cavite but who […]

PH finishes 19th in Asian Games

JAKARTA – The Philippines pulled off an unexpected four-gold medal harvest in the 18th Asian Games that came to a close on Sunday — but the improved performance was still lacking in almost all departments. The gold medals in weightlifting, golf and skateboarding placed Team Philippines at No. 19 among 37 of the 45-nation Games that […]

Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

MANILA – Catriona Gray became the fourth Filipina to be crowned Miss Universe after she won the prestigious beauty pageant in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. Gray redeemed herself from her runner-up finish in the 2016 Miss World by living up to the hype of her being the heavy favorite to win it all, as she prevailed […]