More and more pro athletes are turning to politics at the end of their playing careers to take advantage of their media visibility in translating name recall to votes. In the US, the list of former and active politicians includes former NBA cagers Mayor Dave Bing of Detroit, Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Congressman Tom McMillen and Sen. Bill Bradley, former baseball player Sen.
Now that the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs are done, the Shakey’s V-League will take over the local sports spotlight and is expected to bring in record crowds as defending back-to-back first conference champion Ateneo battles National University in the best-of-three Finals starting today at the MOA Arena.
Barako Bull is off to a rousing start with three straight wins at the eight-team 2nd Al Shabab Clubs Invitational Tournament in Dubai but coach Rajko Toroman expects rough sailing in the road to the finals. The basketball joust began last Friday and ends this Saturday.
With the chance for any UFL silverware now up in smoke, the Loyola Meralco Sparks return to Singapore today, May 24, that is the site of some of their greatest victories and most terrible defeats.