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Right after the Sinquefield Cup (Grand Tour), a strong  tournament, the St. Louis rapid and blitz invitational, took place in chess-conscious  St. Louis, USA.

Philippine national men’s basketball coach Jong Uichico said Thai-American Tyler Lamb will provide a new look to the Thailand squad that Gilas will face in their SEA Games opener at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur tonight.

You go where the work takes you.

If it’s any consolation, Gilas’ 118-86 loss to South Korea at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon the other night wasn’t the worst trouncing the Philippines has ever absorbed in 24 head-to-head meetings since the tournament was inaugurated in 1960.

Bowler Lara Posadas will compete in her third Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia and her goal is to bring home at least a gold medal. There are 11 events in the sport which will be played at the Sunway Mega Lanes of the Sunway Pyramid Mall in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, on Aug. 20-25.

Asian cage legend and South Korean head coach Hur Jae struck out one of his sons to bring back veteran Park Chan Hee on the national team for stability at the FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon.

It’s widely known in FIBA circles that there are only two countries in the world where basketball is the No. 1 sport – Lithuania and the Philippines. Football is king in most countries on the planet but Filipinos and Lithuanians proudly declare that their love for hoops is like no other.

Open water swimming is not only the loneliest sport, it is downright dangerous, as you have no control over your environment. Long distance swimming simply multiplies the hazards.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won his final round game, and the 2017 Sinquefield Cup Friday in St. Louis (Missouri), USA, finishing a half point clear of Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen, for his first grand chess tour title.

Regardless of the outcome of Gilas’ game against Qatar tonight, the Philippines is assured of pole position in Group B and an automatic ticket to the eight-team quarterfinals in the ongoing FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon.