ABS-CBN Sports

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ABS-CBN Sports
ABS-CBN Sports logo 2014.png
Division of: ABS-CBN
Key people: Dino Laurena, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports Head
Peter Musngi, Vice president, Integrated Sports Division
Headquarters: Quezon City
Major Broadcasting Contracts: UAAP, NBA on free TV, Philippines national football team, Nonito Donaire Fights, Top Rank, ALA Promotions boxing matches, among others
Parent: ABS-CBN Corporation
Sister networks: ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Balls
Website: ABS-CBN.com

ABS-CBN Sports is the sports division of the Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation, which airs some of the notable sports events in the Philippines.

ABS-CBN Sports began in 1998 as the main broadcaster for the network-backed basketball league Metropolitan Basketball Association which introduced the home-and-away play format in the Philippine basketball landscape. Simultaneous with that (shortly before the MBA collapsed), it acquired the broadcast rights to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines) (NCAA) collegiate basketball leagues, which bolstered Studio 23's ratings and at the same time aligned further toward the said channel's programming thrust to the youth.

ABS-CBN Sports also supplant contents to a sports channel ABS-CBN Sports+Action and Balls.

Former logo used from 2000 to 2013.

Program line-up[edit]

Current programs[edit]

Past programs & notable coverage[edit]

Sports broadcasters[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

  • Mike Abasolo (NCAA commentator)
  • Marco Benitez (UAAP commentator)
  • Pia Boren (Samsung NCAA Hoops host, ABS-CBN sports courtside reporter)
  • Dyan Castillejo-Garcia (Sports Unlimited host, ABS-CBN & ANC Sports reporter)
  • Andrei Felix (Samsung NCAA Hoops host, NCAA presenter)
  • Gretchen Fullido (HardBall replacement host)
  • Boom Gonzales (UAAP Lead Play by Play, ABS-CBN News & ANC alternate anchor)
  • Allan Gregorio (NCAA commentator)
  • Bob Guerrero (Football commentator, Billiards/Pool commentator) (Currently freelancing.)
  • Darren Hartmann (Football commentator)
  • TJ Manotoc (UAAP Lead Analyst, ABS-CBN news & ANC Sports reporter)
  • Mark Molina (UAAP Play by Play)
  • Ronnie Nathanielsz (Boxing commentator)
  • Toff Rada (NCAA presenter)
  • Jude Roque (NCAA commentator)
  • Anton Roxas (NCAA presenter, UAAP presenter)
  • Boyet Sison (HardBall host, NCAA presenter & current Philippine Basketball Association announcer )
  • Chris Soler (NCAA commentator)
  • Eric Tipan (UAAP Play by Play)
  • Bill Velasco (HardBall host, ANC news anchor)
  • Sid Ventura (UAAP commentator)
  • Atty. Ed Tolentino (boxing commentator)
  • Tonichi Yturri (NCAA commentator) & (current Assistant coach of De La Salle Green Archers)
  • Phoemela Baranda (NCAA & UAAP presenter)
  • Randy Sacdalan (UAAP commentator)

On-air guests[edit]

  • Ian Laurel (UAAP Volleyball Commentator)
  • Mozzy Ravena (UAAP Volleyball Commentator)
  • Ann Remulla (UAAP Volleyball Commentator)

Past on-air staff[edit]

  • Pia Arcangel
  • Mico Halili
  • Ira Panganiban
  • Jinno Rufino
  • Alex Santos
  • Jude Turcuato
  • Bobby Yan
  • Manny Dandan
  • Danny Francisco
  • Trish Chiongbian
  • Pal Marquez
  • Sharon Yu
  • Chiqui Roa-Puno
  • Aaron Atayde
  • Chinggay Andrada
  • Sev Sarmenta
  • George Rocha
  • Cesca Litton
  • Hazel Aguilon
  • Rheena Villamor
  • Micky Deles
  • Ryan Gregorio
  • Tracy Abad
  • Ronnie Magsanoc
  • Butch Maniego

See also[edit]

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