Games & Gaming

RIGHTEOUS RUBY EXACTS SWEET REVENGE IN JAPAN CUP

Top favorite Righteous Ruby owned by businessman/sportsman and top notch breeder Joseph Dyhengco exacted sweet revenge on recent tormentor Shastaloo by nipping the latter just at the right moment to emerge victorious by a length in the P1-million 2023 Philracom Japan Cup held at the Metro Manila Turf Club. The rivalry between the two top imported runners in the land …

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Brownlee officially becomes Filipino citizen

Less than 24 hours after leading Barangay Ginebra to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup title in his last match as an import, Justin Brownlee swore his allegiance to the country on Monday. As a naturalized Filipino, the 34-year-old Brownlee can now suit up for the national team, starting with the sixth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian …

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Azkals end AFF ME Cup stint on losing note

The start of 2023 had been unkind to the Philippine Azkals after they suffered a 1-2 defeat from Indonesia in their final match in the 2022-23 AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Despite a hot start, the Azkals could not give longtime captain Stephan Schrock a fitting sendoff in his retirement match as the Garudas …

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GM Antonio to see action in New Zealand chess tourney next year

Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. has expressed optimism about his participation at the Bob Wade Masters and Challengers in New Zealand next year. Antonio is among three GMs invited to join the tournament scheduled at the Howick Community Church Complex in Auckland from January 13 to 21 next year. “There is a chance to become champion but one …

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Young wushu champ a product of ‘Batang Pinoy’ program

The Batang Pinoy (National Youth Games) grassroots development program, organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), is the steppingstone of world-caliber athletes. One of them is Sandrex Gainsan, gold medalist at the 8th World Junior Wushu Championships held at Indonesia Convention Exhibition in Tangerang from Dec. 2 to 11. He topped the Qiangshu (spear play), beating Singaporean Shaoyang Ian Sim …

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Gilas placed in Pot 1 of FIBA World Cup draw

Gilas Pilipinas will be placed in Pot 1 of the FIBA World Cup group draw, the FIBA announced on Monday. According to FIBA, this is one of the perks Gilas gets for being the main host of the event’s first-ever multiple-nation hosting, that is, the Philippines will host the final stage of the World Cup. The Philippines, which is co-hosting …

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Nueva Ecija claims MPBL crown

Nueva Ecija took home the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) championship after beating Zamboanga, 69-56, in Game 4 of the national finals on Monday night at the Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Zamboanga City. Nueva Ecija pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring Zamboanga, 25-9, to open a 40-24 halftime lead before holding the home team off in the second half. …

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Pinoy bets win 3 medals in world junior wushu tilt

The Philippines captured one gold and two bronze medals at the 8th World Junior Wushu Championships at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE BSD) in Tangerang, Indonesia held from Dec. 2 to 11. Sandrex Gainsan displayed his awesome form to rule the Qiangshu (spear play) event, beating Singaporean Shaoyang Ian Sim and Malaysian Waipeng Hew. Gainsan also won the gold medal …

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Triple gold for Hidilyn at World Weightlifting Championships

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz lived up to her billing as the best in the women’s 55-kilogram category after claiming three gold medals at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Bogota, Colombia on Thursday.  The 31-year-old Diaz, a gold winner in the SEA Games (2019 and 2022) and Asian Games (2018), registered 93kg in snatch and 114kg …

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Philippine netters secure 4 medals at Indonesia soft tennis tourney

The Philippines has pocketed one silver and three bronze medals at the 6th Indonesia Soft Tennis Championships held from Dec. 1-4 in Jakarta. Joseph Arcilla and Sherwin Nuguit delivered the silver medal in the men’s doubles category where they lost to He-na A and Meng Ju Hsieh of Chinese Taipei, 4-5 (6-8), in the final. Adjuthor Moralde and George Patrick …

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