Mike Tolomia

Alone at the top: Tolomia's heroics help Tamaraws outlast La Salle

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws are no longer just another team in the hunt for the UAAP title.

  • 'Citizenship' hurdle to Philippine Asian Games' dreams

    'Citizenship' hurdle to Philippine Asian Games' dreams

    15 hours ago
    'Citizenship' hurdle to Philippine Asian Games' dreams

    The Philippines said Thursday their hopes of winning their first Asian Games basketball medal in 16 years have been put in doubt over the eligibility of their NBA star Andray Blatche. Incheon Asian Games organisers on Monday demanded proof of citizenship for some of the 149-member Filipino contingent including US-born Blatche, and two other male basketball players, the Philippine Olympic Committee said. "All these players are eligible as far as we are concerned," committee spokesman Joey …

  • Basketball: Spain out to upset under-manned United States

    2 hours 59 minutes ago

    Hosts Spain and the rest of the field must believe they finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off on Saturday. The United States were clearly the better team at the 2012 Olympics when LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and company knocked off Spain in the final in London. …

  • Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

    9 hours ago

    BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest. …

  • Blatche done and gone?

    10 hours ago

    The worries over the eligibility of naturalized NBA player Andray Blatche could have been avoided had basketball officials exercised due diligence in reading and properly interpreting Olympic of Asia rules regarding athletes’ qualification. South Korea, which is hosting the Asian Games next month, wants to know if Blatche has satisfied the three-year residency required of foreign athletes before they can be made a member of another country’s national team. “The SBP(Samahang Basketbol ng …

  • Batang Gilas clobbers Kazakhstan

    10 hours ago

    Five players scored in double figures as the Philippines defeated Kazakhstan, 86-74, Wednesday night to move a win shy of finishing fifth in the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship at the Al-Gharafa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Paul Desiderio of the University of the Philippines topscored with 19 points as Batang Gilas arranged a meeting with Japan. The Nationals, who failed to qualify for the World Championship after a heartbreaking 90-86 loss to Taiwan in Tuesday’s quarterfinals, and the Japanese are …

  • Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

    Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

    14 minutes ago
    Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday. Rooney, who succeeds Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, will lead his country in a friendly against Norway on September 3 and their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on September 8. "To be named as England captain is a dream come true for me personally and, of course, for my family," Rooney, who has scored 40 goals in 95 international appearances, said in a statement. "As a kid I always loved the …

  • Klopp urges Dortmund to show their true colours in Augsburg

    2 hours 42 minutes ago
    Klopp urges Dortmund to show their true colours in Augsburg

    Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has called for his team to show their true colours in Augsburg on Friday following their defeat against Bayer Leverkusen last weekend. Augsburg also lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim in their opening Bundesliga fixture, meaning that the home side and Dortmund prop up the standings ahead of their game at the SGL Arena. Roman Weidenfeller should start in goal for Dortmund for the first time this season but fellow German international and World Cup winner Mats Hummels …

  • On to Burnley, Van Gaal needs a Man United win

    3 hours ago
    On to Burnley, Van Gaal needs a Man United win

    LONDON (AP) — From the World Cup semifinals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months. …

  • Donaire to defend WBA title against knockout artist in October

    Donaire to defend WBA title against knockout artist in October

    21 hours ago
    Donaire to defend WBA title against knockout artist in October

    Nonito Donaire (33-2-0, 21 knockouts) will defend his WBA featherweight title this October against the power-punching Nicholas Walters (24-0-0, 20 KOs) of Jamaica on October 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. …

  • Klitschko set for November heavyweight title defence

    Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:38 PM PHT
    Klitschko set for November heavyweight title defence

    Undisputed heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on November 15, the Ukrainian said Wednesday. "I'm glad to announce November 15th for the new date of my fight against Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg. This will be his 26th world title fight having previously held the WBO title for two and a half years after beating American Chris Byrd by unanimous decision in October 2000 before losing the belt by second round technical …

  • Klitschko-Pulev fight rescheduled for Nov. 15

    Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:07 PM PHT

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Wladimir Klitschko's management says his heavyweight title defense against mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for Nov. 15 in Hamburg. …

  • McIlroy enjoys lengthy presidential lunch with Clinton

    McIlroy enjoys lengthy presidential lunch with Clinton

    2 hours 10 minutes ago
    McIlroy enjoys lengthy presidential lunch with Clinton

    Having displayed mainly regal form on the PGA Tour in his last four starts, Rory McIlroy benefited from some presidential advice ahead of this week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts. Two days after finishing in a tie for 22nd at The Barclays in New Jersey, where his brilliant run of three successive wins came to an end, McIlroy enjoyed a lengthy lunch with former U.S. "It was a cool afternoon," Northern Irish world number one McIlroy, 25, told reporters on Thursday on the …

  • McIlroy targets Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank

    3 hours ago
    McIlroy targets Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank

    (Reuters) - In-form Rory McIlroy has set his sights on dislodging Hunter Mahan from the top of the FedExCup standings after this week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on a course he says is ideally suited to his game. Two years ago, McIlroy won the elite FedExCup playoff event held at the TPC Boston in Norton during a sensational PGA Tour campaign highlighted by four victories, including a second career major, and player of the year honours. After a dominant run of golf in recent …

  • Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

    4 hours ago
    Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup. …

  • Raonic blasts way into U.S. Open third round

    Raonic blasts way into U.S. Open third round

    36 minutes ago
    Raonic blasts way into U.S. Open third round

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fifth seed Milos Raonic blasted his way into the third round of the U.S. Open, pounding 26 aces past Peter Gojowczyk on his way to a 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-4 7-6 (3) win on Thursday. Raonic, who became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam semi-final at Wimbledon in July, produced a muscular display on a gusty evening at the U.S. National Tennis Center. Along with his 26 aces, Raonic fired 64 winners in the three hour scrap with the German qualifier. Raonic will next meet …

  • US OPEN SCENE: Shirt is not a hometown advantage

    37 minutes ago
    US OPEN SCENE: Shirt is not a hometown advantage

    NEW YORK (AP) — Simone Bolelli says branding wasn't at play when the Italian wore a shirt with the Stars and Stripes on the sleeve for his second-round match Thursday against Tommy Robredo. …

  • Murray advances past Bachinger in straight sets

    37 minutes ago
    Murray advances past Bachinger in straight sets

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the U.S. Open. Murray, the 2012 U.S. champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he rolled to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in his first meeting against the German. The Briton, never broken in the one hour 46-minute match, ripped 36 …