Joaquin M. Henson
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TNT, Bolts ready for EASL
by Joaquin M. Henson - October 1, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s all systems go as EASL’s first home-and-away season reels off on Oct. 11 with PBA Governors Cup champion TNT taking on the Chiba Jets at the Funabashi Arena, less than an hour’s drive from...
Three boxers pursue advance
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Tokyo Olympic boxing medalists Eumir Marcial and Nesthy Petecio hope to clinch quarterfinal berths while John Marvin is looking to advance to the semifinals in three critical bouts at the Hangzhou Asian Games today....
Exceptions to the rule
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
There were at least 16 naturalized players listed in rosters at the recent FIBA World Cup with Gilas’ Jordan Clarkson and China’s Kyle Anderson among the few exceptions as “imports” with blood...
Cone not taking chances
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
It could be the most problematic Gilas team ever but no matter the odds, coach Tim Cone is armed for battle with a band of brothers determined to fight ‘til the final buzzer of every contest at the Hangzhou...
Chaos in weightlifting
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Taking off from last Sunday’s column on the confusing lack of uniformity in weight divisions for boxing at the SEA Games, Asian Games and Olympic levels, let’s now look at a similar chaotic situation...
Why confuse athletes?
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s every athlete’s dream to scale the heights, one level at a time.
Rethinking Gilas approach
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 22, 2023 - 12:00am
The fiasco that tormented the Gilas team preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games should never be repeated.
Quitting not an option
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The confusion that has ruined Gilas coach Tim Cone’s timetable to get ready for the Hangzhou Asian Games is no reason to consider withdrawing from men’s basketball.
PBA dream draft
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
At least 12 blue-chip prospective PBA rookies are playing here and abroad. Imagine if they all decide to join the PBA draft at the same time. They could turn the league upside down and for sure, the clamor for expansion...
Sweep for OnTour grads
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 19, 2023 - 12:00am
The 13 rookie applicants from the recent PBA OnTour series made it a clean sweep of the Season 48 draft at Market! Market! in Taguig last Sunday as they escaped being among the 45 players left without a team. The...
PBA draft by numbers
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The PBA draft will take place at Market! Market! in Taguig this afternoon and with the expectation of a bumper crop, the No. 1 overall pick is anybody’s guess. It could be Stephen Holt of St. Mary’s College...
PBA draft a rich harvest
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Phoenix assistant coach Willy Wilson said the other day he expects a bumper crop of rookies to emerge from the PBA draft at Market! Market! in Taguig this Sunday and predicted three rounds deep of high-caliber choices....
Hard road to Turkey
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines faces a tough challenge in trying to finish among the top four at the 16-nation FIBA U16 Asia Cup in Doha on Sept. 17-24 for a ticket to the FIBA U17 World Cup in Turkey on June 29-July 7 next y...
Breakthrough for Germany
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 12, 2023 - 12:00am
There have been only 10 sweeps in 19 FIBA World Cups and Germany’s brooming this year is the fifth straight. Team USA accounts for four unblemished marks set in 1954, 1994, 2010 and 2014. Spain was...
Will Germany stay unbeaten?
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Germany has never won a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup and the closest Der Mannschaft came to the top was a bronze finish in 2002, the same year that Serbia won it all. 
Fighting through pain  
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Two undefeated Pinoy fighters recently displayed exceptional courage under fire in critical bouts far away from each other and their common desire to win for the country against all odds was resplendent.
What to expect in Hangzhou
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 6, 2023 - 12:00am
No doubt, the Philippines faces a severe challenge in men’s basketball at the Asian Games in Hangzhou on Sept. 23-Oct. 8.
Rematch possible for Final
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Eight teams are left standing on the runway leading to the FIBA World Cup Final and the list doesn’t include world No. 1 Spain, No. 3 Australia, No. 5 France and No. 9 Greece, all of whom were eliminated in...
Beware of Lithuania
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Two unbeaten teams face off in the FIBA World Cup second round of 16 at the MOA Arena tonight and it could be a preview of a final showdown if stars align. Team USA and Lithuania tote identical 4-0 records entering...
Reconnecting with Ma Ming
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Ma Ming would’ve played for the Ateneo men’s basketball team in the UAAP in the late 1990s except he couldn’t pass the math exam.
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