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Philippine futsal stories: Girls from Pontevedra, Negros Occidental put their town on the map
by Rick Olivares - November 30, 2020 - 2:54pm
Three young girls are helping put this seaside town back on the map — this time for futsal.
Ex-Ateneo Eagle and PBA great Bogs Adornado's son Joma now a doctor
by Rick Olivares - November 27, 2020 - 11:38am
The younger Adornado is one of the 3,538 examinees who passed the 2020 Physician Licensure Examination held this month of November. 
A trip down Maradona's Naples
by Rick Olivares - November 26, 2020 - 1:59pm
I can only imagine what it is like now (outside his native Argentina) in Naples after Diego Maradona passed away in the evening of November 25 due to a heart attack.
Four Pinoy fighters look to make World Lethwei splash
by Rick Olivares - November 25, 2020 - 2:12pm
Jean Claude Saclag, Ariel Lee Lampacan, Ryan Jakiri and Fritz Biagtan are ready to represent the country in the fastest growing mixed martial arts competition in the world – WLC.
Philippine pro chess body bares plans for maiden tourney
by Rick Olivares - November 23, 2020 - 1:04pm
The Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) is launching the first professional chess tournament in the world on January 15, 2021.
Pacquiao mobile app game coming soon
by Rick Olivares - November 21, 2020 - 1:03pm
The only eight-division world champion who has won 12 world boxing belts will be featured in a new mobile game “Fighting Pride: The Manny Pacquiao Saga,” which is set for an early 2021 worldwide rel...
Former Azkals striker Rudy del Rosario passes away
by Rick Olivares - November 20, 2020 - 3:50pm
Rudy del Rosario, former striker for the Philippine men’s football team and Kaya FC passed away Friday morning, November 20. He was 51.
Philippine Futsal Stories: Putting hold a life-changing move for another life-changing move
by Rick Olivares - November 18, 2020 - 4:52pm
Now all Pia Bokingkito hopes is to help provide that life-changing experience not only for herself, but also for Philippine futsal.
PVL: Turning pro was a four-year process
by Rick Olivares - November 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
The Premier Volleyball League turning professional is four years in the making.
V-League to make comeback
by Rick Olivares - November 16, 2020 - 12:42pm
In the light of the Premier Volleyball League turning professional, Sports Vision President, Richard Palou informed this writer last Sunday, November 15, about a new development — the return of the V-Leag...
Magsayo relishes opportunity to train with Freddie Roach
by Rick Olivares - November 11, 2020 - 1:39pm
Magsayo’s newfound focus and technique saw him notch his 21st win in as many bouts. He also waxed ecstatic about the opportunity to train under the auspices of Roach and in the fabled boxing gym. 
Bolts' Newsome points to newfound game maturity
by Rick Olivares - November 9, 2020 - 3:42pm
Meralco Bolts swingman Chris Newsome is playing some of the best basketball right now as he has helped his squad to a 6-4 record — good for fifth spot in the 12-team PBA Philippine Cup.
GAB lauds successful Chooks 3x3 bubble
by Rick Olivares - November 5, 2020 - 11:09am
Games and Amusements Board Chairman Baham Mitra lauded the Chooks to Go 3x3 League President’s Cup that was held from October 14-30 at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna.
Futsal legend Vic Hermans to develop Philippine futsal
by Rick Olivares - November 3, 2020 - 12:33pm
Victor Jacobus Hermans, the legendary Dutch national futsal team player and multi-titled national coach, has agreed to help lay the groundwork for Philippine futsal and form a structured program from the grassroots...
Delay aside, Schrock focused on PFL title
by Rick Olivares - October 26, 2020 - 12:12pm
The 2020 PFL season, delayed or not due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, is in Stephan Schrock’s gunsights with United City.
Tanquingcen appointed NU head of basketball operations
by Rick Olivares - October 22, 2020 - 1:17pm
He joins a squad that is picking up the pieces after losing two head coaches and key recruits and players over the last 11 months. 
5 things to look forward to in the upcoming PFL season
by Rick Olivares - October 21, 2020 - 1:58pm
Professional football is back. The new Philippines Football League will kick off this Sunday, October 25, all the way from the Philippine Football Federation National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite.
Premier League 2020-21: In topsy-turvy land
by Rick Olivares - October 19, 2020 - 2:18pm
If you said that teams that were hovering above the relegation last season and the team from the Championship would be lording over the English Premier League a month in, we would have said you are crazy.
All systems go for new PFL season
by Rick Olivares - October 15, 2020 - 6:11pm
The new Philippines Football League is a week away from kickoff with a triple header to knock everyone’s socks off. 
Exciting times ahead for Philippine futsal
by Rick Olivares - October 14, 2020 - 4:21pm
Since 2016, the PFF has collaborated with the Henry V. Moran Foundation, the Department of Education, the Philippine Sports Commission, and the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational in a shared effort toward...
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