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For the first time since colliding in the FIBA Asia Championship in China, Asian powerhouse Iran and Gilas Pilipinas will clash in a lighter setting as the two teams play in a pair of friendly matches in preparation for their participation in this year’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT).

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Cignal went to Ysay Marasigan, Lorenzo Capate Jr. and Raymark Woo once again and stormed past Navy, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15, yesterday to claim the first semis berth in the Spikers’ Turf Season 2 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

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The Philippines absorbed a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Thailand on Sunday to settle for a runner-up finish in the ASEAN zone of the AFC U-14 Girls’ Regional Championship at the Chao Anouvong Stadium in Vientiane, Laos.

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NBA: Warriors take 2-0 edge

Golden State’s quest for back-to-back championships after a record-setting season moved a step closer as the Warriors ran away in the second half to beat Cleveland 110-77 on Sunday, taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals.

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Blackwater came through with a flurry of three-point shots from its bench players in the second quarter and rolled past Thailand Pea Basketball Club, 89-76 in the 2016 Penang Chief Minister Cup International Basketball Invitational Championships Saturday at the Han Chiang Indoor Stadium here.

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Muhammad Ali: ‘The best friend I ever had’ – George Foreman

George Foreman no longer wonders why a devastating defeat at the hands of Muhammad Ali in the fabled Rumble in the Jungle of 1974 proved the catalyst for an enduring friendship.

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