Monday, October 31, 2011

UFC 137 : Diaz beats Penn; 2 retirements

Source :

LAS VEGAS, October 29 – 15 compelling minutes with BJ Penn made it clear - it’s been too long since we’ve seen Nick Diaz in the Octagon. But in defeating “The Prodigy” via unanimous decision in the UFC 137 main event Saturday night, Diaz’ first UFC bout since 2006 sent shockwaves through not only the Mandalay Bay Events Center, but through the MMA world, as he apparently retired Penn and put himself squarely in line for a shot at Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight title.

PBA Sunday [ October 30, 2011 ] Scores and standings

Gary David
photo from PBA AKTV
Source : InterAKTV

Gary David rarely dunks in a game. So when he threw the ball down during the second quarter for Powerade, it seemed like he was making a statement.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

NBA Lockout : November games cancelled

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—As NBA players and owners wait to see who will blink first, fans are stuck staring at a blank calendar.

PBA Saturday : Barako Bull beats Bmeg in OT

Source : JVP, GMA News

Barako Bull bucked a slow start and used a fiery second half assault to nip fancied B-MEG in overtime, 87-84, and grab a piece of the PBA Philippine Cup lead Saturday night at the Panabo Multi-Purpose Tourism and Sports Center in Davao.

Friday, October 28, 2011

PBA Friday [ October 28, 2011 ] scores

Source : InterAKTV

Talk ‘N Text got the “closure” it needed with Petron Blaze as it came away with a 96-86 win and tied Rain or Shine for the top spot of the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

PBA Legends to be featured in this season's PBA All Star Weekend

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

PBA legends are among those most excited when league commissioner Chito Salud announced the plans for the 2012 all-star weekend. Apart from reinstituting the Veterans versus Rookies-Sophomore-Juniors format for the main game, the event will also feature a legends challenge where former PBA superstars will play alongside some of today’s best.

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Energen Pilipinas settles for fourth

Source : Mikkel Bolante, InterAKTV

NHA TRANG CITY – “Puso” has been the battle cry of the Energen Pilipinas Under-16 national team all throughout the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championships in Nha Trang, Vietnam.

PBA brings back RSJ-Veterans format for All Star Game

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

With a bumper crop of rookies led by former mainstays of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team, the PBA has decided to reinstitute a classic formula for the all-star game: Veterans versus Rookies-Sophomores-Juniors.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Energen Pilipinas lost to Korea in Semis

Facebook page Smart Gilas Pilipinas, has been posting updates of the games of our Energen Pilipinas Under 16 National Basketball Team in Vietnam. Tonight was no different. Since it is a semifinal match, most basketball fans are aching to know what is happening. Especially the opponent is, SOUTH KOREA.

Confirmed : Beckham coming to Manila in December

Source : Ryan Fenix, InterAKTV

One of football’s biggest superstars, David Beckham, is coming to Manila.

Allen Iverson on NBA return: I'll play for anybody

Allen Iverson
during his last tenure in the NBA
Source : Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports

It doesn’t matter if it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves – or any of the NBA’s other basement dwellers. Allen Iverson will take your call. If you’re an NBA team and you have a spot open on your roster, Iverson is willing to talk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PBA Wednesday [October 26, 2011] Results

James Yap
Photo by

Source : PBA Official Website
A LITTLE freedom can go a long way, as B-Meg head coach Tim Cone just pleasantly found out.

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Energen Pilipinas enters semis ; faces Korea next

Source : Mikkel Bolante, InterAKTV

The Energen Pilipinas Under-16 national team is through to the semifinals of the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championships in Nha Trang City, Vietnam.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Donaire retains WBC and WBO bantamweight titles

Source : Yahoo Sports Boxing

NEW YORK (AP)—Nonito Donaire retained the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles, unanimously outpointing Omar Narvaez on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

PBA Sunday [October 23,2011] results; latest team standings

Sol Mercado
Photo from
Source : PBA Official Website

ONE more able body for Meralco can go a long way, especially if that player is Sol Mercado.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Energen Pilipinas demolishes Qatar

Jordan Heading
Source : Mikkel Bolante, InterAKTV
The Energen Pilipinas Under-16 national team are stamping their class on their side of the bracket in the second round of the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championships in Nha Trang City, Vietnam.

NBA Lockout Update : More games in jeopardy

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—NBA owners have their priorities, and playing games isn’t first on that list.

Report : Azkals vs LA Galaxy lead by David Beckham in February

Source : InterAKTV

The Los Angeles Galaxy, led by football glamor boy David Beckham, will visit Manila on December 4 to play against the Philippine national men’s football team at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

PBA Saturday : Ginebra scores come from behind victory against Powerade

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Barangay Ginebra eked out a thrilling 73-72 victory in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup’s out-of-town game in Victorias City on Saturday night.

Friday, October 21, 2011

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Energen Pilipinas gets top seed in next round

Jordan Heading
Source : Renee Fopalan/JVP, GMA News

The Philippines marched into the second round of the 2nd FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship holding the top seeding in Group F in the 2nd FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship.

PBA Friday Results [Oct.21,2011]

Source : PBA Official Website

TAGGED with a favored billing for the first time in the PBA Philippine Cup, Barako Bull was hardput
getting any lift against Friday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Energen Pilipinas beats Indonesia

Source : Jasmine W. Payo Philippine Daily Inquirer

NHA TRANG—The Energen Pilipinas Under-16 squad hit the floor running to dump Indonesia, 93-30, at the start of its campaign in the Fiba Asia U16 tournament Wednesday night at the Khanh Hoa Sports Center here in Vietnam.

PBA Wednesday [October 19, 2011] Results

Source : PBA Official Website

Fired-up by a near fight at the end of the first half, Rain or Shine went on a searing third-quarter
breakaway and held on for an 89-84 win over Meralco in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart
Araneta Coliseum Wednesday night.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NBA Lockout Update : Latest meeting lasted for 16 hours

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—NBA players and owners spent a marathon 16 hours meeting with a federal mediator and planned to return early Wednesday to continue the talks.

Georges St. Pierre injured; out of UFC 137

Source : MMA Weekly via Yahoo SPorts

The UFC 137 fight card just took a major hit as UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been forced off the card with an injury.

Will Smith becomes part owner of Philadelphia 76ers

Source :

Philadelphia, PA – October 18, 2011 – The purchase of the Philadelphia 76ers from Comcast-Spectacor by a group led by Joshua Harris was completed yesterday after having been approved by the National Basketball Association’s Board of Governors.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meralco Bolts sign Lister as skills coach, May work for Smart Gilas

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Alton Lister, a 16-year NBA veteran who spent the last three seasons with the San Miguel Corporation, has switched camps.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Marvin Sonsona beats Carlos Jacobo

Source : Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star)

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Marvin Sonsona can keep his monicker.

FIBA Asia U16 2011 : Fil Aussie recruit try to lift Energen Pilipinas

photo by Inquirer
Source : Jasmine W. Payo Philippine Daily Inquirer

NHA TRANG—He wasn’t exactly named after one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
But 15-year-old Jordan Heading got into the sport, anyway, and just excelled quite naturally.

PBA Sunday [October 16,2011] Results and Latest Standings

Gary David
Photo from AKTV, PBA
Source : PBA Official Website

Gary David, last season’s scoring champ limited to 14 points in their last game, came back with
his guns ablaze, rifling in 26 to lead Powerade to a 79-67 win over the Alaska Aces in the 2011-12
PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

UFL : Loyola Meralco and Kaya FC win

Source : Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—National team strikers Phil Younghusband and Nate Burkey sparkled as Loyola Meralco Sparks and Kaya Cignal scored contrasting victories Saturday in the United Football League Cup at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

PBA Saturday : Meralco beats Bmeg

Chico Lanete
Thanks to PBA for the photo
Source : PBA Official Website

Meralco continued to play well though crippled by injuries, scoring a second straight win in the
2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup with an 84-78 upset of B-Meg Saturday night at The Arena in San Juan.

Friday, October 14, 2011

PBA Friday Results [Oct.14,2011]

Dylan Ababou
Thanks to PBA for the photo
Source : PBA Official Website

Seemingly showing its true potential in its second game in the season, Barako Bull checked a long
12-game slump with an 88-75 drubbing of Barangay Ginebra, 88-75, in the PBA Philippine Cup at the
Araneta Coliseum Friday night.

Mark Muñoz will face Chris “The Crippler” Leben in UFC 138

Source :

MANILA, Philippines – Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz continues his quest for the UFC middleweight title when he faces Chris “The Crippler” Leben in November.

Azkals to set core players based in the Philippines

Source : Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—With their Europe-based standouts’ availability uncertain in important tournaments next year, forming a stronger core based in the Philippines will be the utmost priority of Azkals coach Michael Weiss and manager Dan Palami.

Philippine Wushu team bags first medals at Wushu World Championships

Parantac at the 16th Asian Games

ANKARA, TURKEY—Young tai chi master Daniel Parantac nailed the Philippines’ first medal and five of eight sanda quarterfinalists on Wednesday barged into the elite round of four of the 11th Wushu World Championships.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

[Video] US President Barack Obama sad about NBA Lockout

US President Barack Obama, a big basketball fan, has expressed his sadness that the NBA season has been delayed. He said that he is "heart broken" about the situation and hopes to see the players back on court soon. Click to see the video.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PBA Wednesday [October 12, 2011] Results

James Yap
Thanks to for the photo
Source : PBA Official Website

Coach Tim Cone earned his first win outside the Alaska Milk organization at the expense of Alaska
Milk itself.

PBA met SBP about National Team [ Smart Gilas 2.0 ]

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

The players of the next incarnation of the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team will be known soon, as the Philippine Basketball Association and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas engaged in talks last week regarding the formation of the squad set to represent the country in the FIBA Asia Championship in 2013.

Pacquiao spars on first training day in Wild Card Gym


MANILA, Philippines — Even though he was not scheduled to spar on Monday – his first day of training at the Wild Card Boxing Club – Manny Pacquiao was ordered to lace on his gloves and put on a headgear by trainer Freddie Roach.

Smart Gilas-Pilipinas : Toroman as consultant, Reyes as coach & Black as TNT coach?

Source : Jasmine W. Payo Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—Norman Black is set to make a return to the Philippine Basketball Association as a coaching rigodon is expected to be formalized this month involving teams bankrolled by business tycoon-sportsman Manny V. Pangilinan.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FIFA Friendly : Philippine Azkals crush Nepal 4-0

Source : Dennis Gasgonia,

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – The Philippines Azkals outclassed Nepal, 4-0, in their friendly match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.

Pacquiao stronger than ever

Source : Joaquin Henson The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - At the peak of his boxing career, WBO welterweight champion and the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Manny Pacquiao is stronger than ever with no signs of slowing down, trainer Freddie Roach said before leaving Manila to fly to Los Angeles last Saturday.

Coach Louie Alas passes up Patriots's extension offer

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV
The Philippine Patriots are still without a head coach in next season’s Asean Basketball League.

NBA Lockout Update : Meeting on Deadline Day

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP)—Facing a Monday deadline to reach a deal or have regular-season games canceled, NBA owners and players have resumed talks toward ending the lockout.
Commissioner David Stern said last week he would cancel the first two weeks of the season Monday without an agreement on a new labor pact. Opening night is scheduled for Nov. 1.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hotdog attack on Tiger Woods

Source : DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP)—A strange year for Tiger Woods took another bizarre twist Sunday when a fan was arrested for running toward the seventh green at CordeValle and tossing a hot dog in Woods’ direction.

Billy Ray Bates signs with ABL's Philippine Patriots; gets new endorsement deal

Bates during his playing days
Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

The Black Superman is back in Philippine basketball.
Billy Ray Bates has signed a deal to become part of the coaching staff of the Philippine Patriots in the ASEAN Basketball League, his manager Sheryl Reyes said on Sunday.

PBA Sunday [October 9,2011] results; latest team standings

PHOTO courtesy of PBA
Source : PBA Official Website

ANTIPOLO -- Barangay Ginebra established control towards the end of the third quarter and roared on
to pull off an 83-72 win over the Alaska Aces in the 2011-12 PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports
Center here Sunday.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

WNBA Finals : Lynx win championship via 3-0 sweep

Source : CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP)—Seimone Augustus and the Minnesota Lynx turned up the defensive pressure on Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream.

Kobe Bryant tells a story about Kwame Brown

Kobe Bryant was teammates with center Kwame Brown a few years ago. The big man who was a number one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft did not turn into a star. And he is the subject of Kobe's story.

Donnie Nietes wins World Boxing Organization (WBO) light-flyweight title


BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — Donnie “Ahas” Nietes of the Philippines became a two-division world champion late Saturday night by scoring a unanimous but unpopular decision over rugged Mexican lefty Ramon Garcia at the St. La Salle Coliseum.