PHL netter Alcantara triumphs in Thailand

  MANILA, Aug. 9 — Top seeds Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines (in photo) and partner Yuichi Ito of Japan survived their equally-talented rivals on Tuesday in the men’s doubles competition of the USD15,000 PTT-LTAT Academy Men’s Circuit 2 in Nonthaburi. According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) website, Alcantara and Ito scored a … Read More

PH sepak takraw team eyes 6 medals in 2017 SEA Games

  MANILA — The all-out support of the Philippine Sports Commission to the athletes joining the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) next month is reason enough for them to be optimistic. The PSC headed by William Ramirez has funded the training camps and international and local tournaments of SEAG-bound athletes. According to Karen Tanchanco-Caballero, president … Read More

Pantino bows out of Vietnam tennis tournament

MANILA — Top seed Filipino Arthur Craig Pantino absorbed a shocking defeat to seventh seed Chinese Zicheng Zeng in the singles semifinal of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Becamex Cup at the Community Sport Center on Saturday. The Cebuano netter fought hard throughout the match but he failed to overcome the equally-talented Zheng, who … Read More

Libranza, Astrolabio are new Minproba champs

DAVAO City — Stablemates Genesis “Cobra” Libranza and Vincent Astrolabio of the MP Davao Boxing Gym are now both champions in the Mindanao Professional Boxing Association (Minproba) after beating their respective opponents in the “Bakbaka sa South Cotabato” last Monday at the South Cotabato Sports Center in Koronadal City. Libranza needed only two minutes and … Read More