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The following is a list of notable events and developments that are related to Philippine sports in 2018.
- 1 Events
- 1.1 Basketball
- 1.2 Baseball
- 1.3 Boxing
- 1.4 Collegiate Sports
- 1.5 Cockfighting
- 1.6 Cycling
- 1.7 Football
- 1.8 Golf
- 1.9 Horse Racing
- 1.10 Ice Hockey
- 1.11 Mixed Martial Arts
- 1.12 Motorsports
- 1.13 Multi-Sporting Events
- 1.14 POC and PSC
- 1.15 Swimming
- 1.16 Tennis
- 1.17 Volleyball
- 1.18 Other Events
- 2 Awards
- 3 Sports television specials
- 4 Deaths
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- January 25 – The inauguration of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League were held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
- March 12 – The Senate Defenders bagged the first championship title of the UNTV Cup Season 6 after they won against Malacañang-PSC Kamao in the Game 2 of the Finals series at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, 84–64. Senate Defenders won the P4 million cash prize for their chosen beneficiary
- April 6 – The San Miguel Beermen claims the 2017–18 PBA Philippine Cup title after beating the Magnolia Hotshots in 2OT, 4-1 in the Finals. and June Mar Fajardo named as PBA Finals MVP.
- April 19 – The Batangas Tanduay Athletics defeat the Muntinlupa Cagers, 68–66, in Game 4 of the 2018 MPBL Anta Rajah Cup Finals, also to win the series, 3–1, to be crowned as the league's first inaugural champions.
- May 3 – The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas pulled off a rare five-game sweep after outclassing Mono Vampire, 102-92, in the 2018 ABL Finals at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Santa Rosa, Laguna.
- May 28 – NLEX rookie Kiefer Ravena has been suspended by FIBA for 18 months after he shockingly tested positive for three banned substances.
- June 12 – The 2018 MPBL Datu Cup officially opens at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, in Quezon City. 26 teams including sixteen new expansion teams will compete in the tournament.
- August 8 – The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel were crowned as the champions of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals after beating San Miguel Beermen in the Game 6 of the finals series, 93-77. Scottie Thompson was crowned as the Finals MVP
- August 25 — The Inauguration of the National Basketball League, an amateur basketball league was opened. 
- December 16 — CJ Perez from LPU Pirates, was picked as the first overall selection from the Columbian Dyip in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft at the Robinsons Place Manila.
- December 19 — the Magnolia Hotshots defeat the Alaska Aces in six games to win the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title. Mark Barroca was named finals MVP
- March 2 – The Ateneo Blue Eaglets won their second championship in 3 years in the UAAP Season 80 Junior's Basketball. Finals MVP is Kyle Zachary Sotto and the Blue Eaglets won their school's 19th UAAP juniors title.
- November 12 – The San Beda Red Lions are the kings of NCAA men's seniors basketball for the third straight year after defeating Lyceum Pirates in Game 2, 71-56, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
- December 5 – The Ateneo Blue Eagles were crowned the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball champions after clinching a 99-81 against the UP Fighting Maroons in a Game 2 for the 2nd straight title at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
- July 2 – A bench-clearing brawl broke out between the Australia and Philippines men's national basketball teams during the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier in Bocaue. With Australia leading by over 30 points with just over 4:00 left in the third quarter, play was halted for a foul. Australia's Daniel Kickert then swung his elbow at Roger Pogoy, immediately leading to both benches clearing and a melee spreading from the bench to one of the baskets. When order was restored and game officials reviewed video of the incident, a total of 13 players were ejected—four from Australia (including Kickert) and nine from the Philippines. This left the hosts with only three players to resume the game; after two of the remaining Philippines players fouled out, leaving that team with only one player, the officials called the game, with Australia winning 89–53.
- July 19 – Ten Gilas Pilipinas players got suspended from international play for figuring in the infamous brawl that marred the FIBA World Cup Asia qualifier match between the Philippines and Australia last July 2 at the Philippine Arena.
- March 16 – The Adamson Soaring Falcons beating the De La Salle Green Batters in the finals of UAAP Season 80 baseball tournament marking the twelfth championship title.
- February 3 – The Philippines’ Jerwin Ancajas made a huge splash in his much-awaited US debut by knocking out Mexico’s Israel “Jiga” Gonzalez in the 10th round to retain the IBF junior bantamweight crown at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
- February 25 – Longest reigning Filipino champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes pulled off an impressive victory in front of American fight fans by stopping his Argentinean challenger Juan Carlos Reveco in 7 rounds of HBO’s “Super Fly 2” in Inglewood, California.
- April 21 – Carl Frampton kept his undefeated fight record after he had defeated Nonito Donaire via unanimous decision in a match held at the SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- May 26 – Reigning IBF world super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas made a fifth successful title defense following a highly dominant performance over fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan at Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California.
- June 10 – Albert Pagara won the WBO Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Championship title by gutting out a hard-fought decision against Laryea Odoi. of Ghana at the main event of Pinoy Pride 44 at the Maasin City Sports Complex, Maasin City, Southern Leyte
- July 15 – ABS-CBN, GMA Network and The 5 Network aired the boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Argentinan boxer Lucas Matthysse, billed as the "Fight of Champions" which took place at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The boxing match was also broadcast live on pay-per-view through ABS-CBN's subsidiary company Sky Cable and The 5 Network's sister company Cignal; with rebroadcasts on the former's sister network S+A. The three networks was have previously involved in the roadblock airing of his match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. billed as "The Fight of the Century", or the "Battle for Greatness" with Solar Entertainment Corporation in May 2015. Manny Pacquiao defeated Lucas Matthysse in the seventh-round by knockout to win the WBA World welterweight championship at the main event of 'Fight of Champions" at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- July 15 – Manny Pacquiao won via technical knockout against Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse to retain WBA welterweight title in Malaysia.
- October 7 – Milan Melindo has failed in his bid to become a world champion again after losing via technical knockout to Ken Shiro of Japan in their World Boxing Council light-flyweight bout in Yokohama, Japan.
- November 3 – Nonito Donaire was crowned himself as the new WBA "Super" bantamweight champion and marked his successful return to the 118-pound class after he defeated Irish boxer Ryan Burnett in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
- December 31 – Donnie Nietes won via vacant WBO junior-bantamweight title against Japanese boxer Kazuto Ioka at the Wynn Palace, Cotai Arena in Macau, China.
- March 16 – The NCAA Season 93 cheerleading competition and closing ceremonies were simultaneously held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
- July 7 – The 94th season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as hosted by the University of Perpetual Help System Daltas Was Commenced at the Mall of Asia Arena.
- September 8 – The 81st season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) as hosted by the National University was Opened at the Mall of Asia Arena.
- November 17 – NU Pep Squad reclaims the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition crown held at the Mall of Asia Arena
- March 27 – The Philippine Azkals has made history at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium after beating Tajikistan, 2-1, to clinch their spot in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
- April 5 – De La Salle Lady Boosters claimed their 10th Championship title of the UAAP Women's Football tournament.
- May 3 — For the second time in three seasons, University of the Philippines (UP) has ruled the UAAP men's football tournament.
- November 8–December 15 – The Philippines will be the co-host of the 2018 AFF Championship along with nine Southeast Asian Countries.
- May 16–19 – The Philippines hosted the 2018 World University Golf Championship held in Lubao Pampanga.
- April 3–8 – The Philippines hosts its first International Ice Hockey Federation-sanctioned event, the Top Division of the 2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink in Pasay, Metro Manila. Mongolia emerged as champions with Thailand finishing in second place. The host third in the tournament despite tying in points with Mongolia and Thailand due to goal differences.
Mixed Martial Arts
- May 18 – Eduard Folayang retains his ONE lightweight championship in a unanimous decision over Kharun Atlangeriev at ONE: Unstoppable Dreams held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
- November 8 – Fighters from Team Lakay has brought honor to the country after dominating the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards.
- November 9 – A new king in the bantamweight division has been crowned following a split decision victory by Team Lakay's Kevin Belingon over Bibiano Fernandes to capture the ONE bantamweight world title in the main event of 'ONE: Heart of the Lion' fight night at the Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
- April 15–21 – The Vigan, Ilocos Sur province hosted the 2018 Palarong Pambansa.
- April 22–27 – Bohol will hosted the 2018 PRISAA National Games held in Tagbilaran City.
- May 19–21 – The 2018 Philippine National Games It will be co-hosted by the City of Cebu and the Province of Cebu, Philippines from May 19 to 25, 2018.
- August 18 – September 2 – The Philippines send a delegation of 272 athletes in 31 sports to compete at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. The Philippines place 19th overall in the medal tally of the games with 21 medals won, including four gold medals from weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the women's 53 kg event; golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Lois Kaye Go in the women's team event (as well as one other from Saso in the women's individual event); and skateboarder Margielyn Didal in the women's street event.
- August 21, Weightlifting – Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines' first gold medal in the Asian Games, capturing the women's 53-kilograms event at Jakarta International Expo Hall A in Indonesia.
- August 26:
- Golf – Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso captured the Philippines' second gold medal after ruling the women's golf tournament in the 2018 Asian Games at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Indonesia.
- Golf – Yuka Saso together with Bianca Isabel Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go won another gold medal, this time from the golf women's team event in the 2018 Asian Games at the Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Indonesia.
- August 29, Skateboarding – Athlete Margielyn Didal barely broke a sweat to rule the women's street skateboard competition at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, securing the country's fourth gold medal.
- October 7 Swimming (Men's 200-meter Individual Medley) – Para swimmer Ernie Gawilan has made history for the Philippines, as he delivered the country's first ever gold medal in the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- October 8, Bowling – Bowler Kim Ian Chi gets the second gold medal of the Philippines at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- October 10, Chess – The Philippine chess team wins 3 golds in a 6-medal haul in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- October 14 Sailing: – Philippine Kiteboarder Christian Tio won the Philippines' first silver medal in the Youth Olympics, capturing the boy's IKA Twin Tip Racing event at the Club Náutico San Isidro in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- November 2, Gymnastics – Carlos Yulo became the first Filipino gymnast ever to win bronze medal in the men's floor event of the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.
POC and PSC
- February 23 – The Philippine Olympic Committee held elections for the post of President and Chairman after the 2016 elections results were declared null and void by the Pasig Regional Trial Court. The court required Ricky Vargas and Abraham Tolentino to be candidates for the post of President and Chairman respectively. Vargas and Tolentino won over incumbents Peping Cojuangco and Ting Ledesma.
- February 19 − The Arellano Lady Chiefs seals their third championship title in the NCAA season 93 women's volleyball against the San Beda Red Lionesses in 2 games. Regine Anne Arocha acclaimed the Finals MVP title
- February 22 – The Perpetual Altas claims the NCAA Season 93 men's volleyball title after beating Arellano Chiefs in a four-setter do-or-die match, 25-23, 25-27, 25-19, 25-23. Perpetual Help's Rey Taneo, Jr. hailed as the Finals MVP.
- May 2
- The National University Bulldogs are once again the kings of UAAP Volleyball after they defeated the Ateneo Blue Eagles, in four hard-fought sets, on Game 2 of the best of 3 series. The final score was 25-20, 31-29, 22-25, 33-31.
- The De La Salle University's (DLSU) Lady Spikers won their 11th championship title, 3rd consecutive title in the season 80 of the UAAP Women's Volleyball Tournament against Far Eastern University's (FEU) Lady Tamaraws in three straight sets: 26-24, 25-20, and 26-24. Dawn Macandili was named the finals' MVP.
- May 5 − The Petron Blaze Spikers sealed their fourth championship title in the 2018 PSL Grand Prix Conference against F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in 4 games. Lindsay Stalzer acclaimed the Finals MVP title.
- July 11 – the Creamline Cool Smashers won their first championship in the Premier Volleyball League during the league's reinforced conference. Jia Morado was awarded the best setter and finals' MVP, Myla Pablo received the conference MVP honors.
- September 12 – the University of the Philippines Fighting Lady Maroons ended a 36-year title drought by winning the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference championship. Isa Molde won the conference and finals' most valuable player awards.
- December 8 – the Creamline Cool Smashers won the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference championship against the Ateneo-Motolite Lady Eagles thus making it back-to-back titles in the second season of the Premier Volleyball League. Alyssa Valdez was awarded the conference MVP and a back-to-back finals' MVP award for Jia Morado.
- December 14 – the Philippine Air Force Agilas captured their fourth championship title by winning the 2018 Spikers’ Turf Open Conference. Alnakran Abdilla was awarded the finals' MVP and Bryan Bagunas received the conference MVP award.
- April 28 – May 6 — The 2018 World's Strongest Man was the 41st edition of the World's Strongest Man competition. It was held in Manila, Philippines from April 28 to May 6.
- December 30–31 - Ultimate Fighting Championship ends of its 3-year broadcast rights with The 5 Network's sports division ESPN 5 and pay television network provider, Hyper. Their final broadcast on both networks was UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2. After this, It was announced that S+A will be the new home for the UFC starting in the following year; the distribution of their subscription service UFC Fight Pass will be transferred to S+A's parent division ABS-CBN Sports will also be part of their move.
- February 27 – 2018 PSA Annual Awards
Sports television specials
- February 2 – Barry Pascua (b. 1962), sportscaster, columnist
- February 25 – Danny Florencio (b. 1947) basketball player
- September 2 — Ian Lariba (b. 1994), first Filipina Table Tennis olympian, Philippine flagbearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
- September 27 — Rolly Manlapaz (b. 1960), Popular Coliseum Barker for UAAP, NCAA, PBA.
- October 31 — Rutger Acidre (b. 1994), NAASCU Player (CUP Eagles), brother of Bacoor Strikers Guard Rocky Acidre.
- "Manila will host 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup". ABS CBN News. November 18, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
- "Grassroots Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League tips off on ABS-CBN S+A". ABS CBN News. January 25, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- "Senate Defenders win UNTV cage crown, P4M for charity". The Standard. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
- "San Miguel bags 4th straight PH Cup title in double O.T." Rappler. April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
- Sarmenta, Yoyo (May 3, 2018). "Alab Pilipinas wins ASEAN Basketball League title". ESPN 5. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- "Kiefer Ravena suspended by FIBA over banned substance". ABS-CBN News. May 28, 2018. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
- Luarca, Roy (June 12, 2018). "MPBL: Expansion teams, new faces and stars headline Datu Cup curtain-raiser". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
- "'Complementary league' to PBA, MPBL tipping off on August 25". ABS-CBN Sports. August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
- "San Beda captures third straight NCAA men's seniors basketball title". CNN Philippines. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "NCAA: San Beda sweeps Lyceum for third straight crown". ABS CBN News. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
- "Ateneo Blue Eagles clinch UAAP basketball championship". The Manila Times. December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
- "Brawl breaks out at Australia vs Philippines World Cup basketball qualifier". UK Independent. July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
- "10 Gilas players suspended, SBP fined for FIBA brawl". Rappler. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- "UAAP Baseball Finals: Adamson comes back and clinches title vs DLSU". ABS-CBN Sports. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- "Jerwin Ancajas knocks out foe to keep world title in strong US debut". ABS CBN News. February 4, 2018. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
- "Donnie Nietes defeats Argentinean challenger to remain world flyweight champ". ABS CBN News. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "Nonito Donaire Jr. comes up short against Carl Frampton". ABS-CBN Sports. April 22, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
- "Jerwin Ancajas outclasses Jonas Sultan in all Filipino world title fight". GMA News. May 27, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
- Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown
- "Pacquiao to fight Lucas Matthysse in July". GMA News. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- "Pacquiao TKOs Matthysse in 7th round in dominant win". GMA News. July 15, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- "Boxing: Milan Melindo loses title challenge in 7th round stoppage". ABS CBN News. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- "Donaire captures WBA crown after Irish foe suffers freak injury". ABS CBN News. November 4, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
- "Boxing: Donnie Nietes looks to end 2018 with world title win". ABS-CBN Sports. December 31, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
- "NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown". Rappler. Rappler. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
- "HISTORY! Azkals beat Tajikistan to enter AFC Asian Cup". ABS CBN Sports. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- "UP beats UST to rule UAAP men's football". ABS CBN News. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- "World University Golf Championship begins May 16". The Manila Times. May 12, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- "Ice on the prize". Philippine Daily Inquirer. October 1, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
- "PH's Team Lakay wins big at 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards". CNN Philippines. November 9, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
- "Kevin Belingon dethrones Bibiano Fernandes in Singapore". GMA News. November 10, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
- "PSC and Cebu seal PNG hosting". ABS-CBN Sports. April 19, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- Bigtas, Jannielyn Ann (September 2, 2018). "PHL finishes 19th with 21 medals at 2018 Asian Games". GMA News Online. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
- "Asian Games: Hidilyn Diaz wins first gold for Philippines". ABS CBN News. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
- "Teen golfer Yuka Saso nabs 2nd PH gold". Rappler. August 26, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
- "Women's golf team gets third gold medal for PHL". GMA News. August 26, 2018. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
- "Asian Games: Margielyn Didal claims gold in skateboarding". ABS CBN News. August 29, 2018. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
- "Swimmer produces PH's first gold in Asian Para Games". ABS CBN News. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
- "Bowler gives PHL its second gold in the 2018 Asian Para Games". DZRH. October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
- "PH chess hauls in 3 gold medals in Asian Para Games". Rappler. October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
- "Gymnastics: Historic bronze for PH's Carlos Yulo at world championships". ABS CBN News. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- "PH gymnast Carlos Yulo nabs historic bronze in World Championships". Rappler. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
- "Pasig court declares Peping Cojuangco victory in 2016 POC election null and void". Spin PH. December 20, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
- Reyes, Marc Anthony (February 23, 2018). "Ricky Vargas beats Peping Cojuangco for POC presidency". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
- "NU reclaims UAAP Men's Volleyball crown". GMA News. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus savors his 11th UAAP championship". ESPN 5. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
- "DLSU Lady Spikers bag third straight crown". GMA News. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- Escarlote, Mark (July 11, 2018). "PVL: Cool Smashers sweep way to breakthrough crown". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
- Escarlote, Mark (July 11, 2018). "PVL: Pablo, Espejo cop MVP honors". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
- Escarlote, Mark (September 12, 2018). "PVL Finals: UP makes history, rules Collegiate Conference". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
- Escarlote, Mark (September 12, 2018). "PVL: Molde claims MVP recognition". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
- Escarlote, Mark (December 8, 2018). "PVL: Cool Smashers crush Lady Eagles, rule Open Conference". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
- Escarlote, Mark (December 8, 2018). "PVL: Valdez earns Open Conference MVP honors". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
- "Agilas wins Spikers' Turf crown". Manila Bulletin. December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
- "Agilas snare S Turf crown, edge Power Hitters in 5". The Manila Times. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
- "PH to show off tourist spots in World's Strongest Man hosting". ABS-CBN. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
- "Teammates salute late Jake Rojas, great court-general of '60s PH national team". Rappler. February 5, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
- "So long, Jakero". The Philippine Star. January 31, 2018. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
- "Sports broadcaster Barry Pascua passes away". ESPN 5. February 2, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
- "PBA Legend Danny Florencio passes away". Manila Bulletin. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "Volleyball fans in shock after SBC's James Gonzales passes away". June 30, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
- Former Iloilo Megavoltz player dies
- "Olympian Ian Lariba passes away". ABS-CBN News. September 3, 2018. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- "Longtime barker Rolly Manlapaz passes away". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
- "Naascu player Rutger Acidre, 24, dies a week after gun attack". Spin.ph. October 31, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.