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Arabian knights shock Korea, Australia in Asian Cup

Milos Degenek’s defensive howler handed UAE a 1-0 win, and the Qataris beat South Korea by the same score to set up a semifinal buzzing with regional tensions because of the Gulf blockade of Qatar.

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End of road for Neymar?

PARIS (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain talisman Neymar has suffered a fresh injury to his right metatarsal, the club said Thursday, marring the holders’ advance to the last 16 of the French Cup with a 2-0 win over Strasbourg. A fractured metatarsal curtailed the Brazilian’s last season, and the recurrence comes just three weeks ahead of […]

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Retooled football league eyes sustainability

By Jonas Terrado Sustainability is what officials of the rebranded national football league now dubbed the Philippine Premier League hopes to attain ahead of planned start of the 2019 season in late-March. PPL Commissioner Bernie Sumayao said he has set plans to assure that the rebooted domestic competition will be able to avoid the pitfalls […]

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Ronaldo avoids jail after settling tax case

MADRID (AFP) – Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay $4.1 million for committing tax fraud when at Real Madrid, part of a broader 18.8-million-euro (over $21 million payout). Sporting sunglasses and a smile, accompanied by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo arrived at the court […]

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NU booters reach final

National University secured its first-ever finals appearance after battling titleholder Far Eastern University-Diliman to a scoreless draw in the UAAP Season 81 juniors football tournament Sunday. The Bullpups still sit on the top of the league table with 15 points, while the Baby Tamaraws rose to 14 points in second place. Ateneo, meanwhile, overwhelmed De […]

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Kyrgyzstan ends PH Azkals hopes

The historic playoff bid of the Philippine Azkals in the AFC Asian Cup ended disappointingly Wednesday after losing to Kyrgyzstan in their final Group C match, 3-1, of the AFC Asian Cup at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Vitalij Lux shone brightest for the White Falcons as he scored a hat-trick that […]

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