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Thinking out of box
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 16, 2024 - 12:00am
In this sequel to last Sunday’s column, coach Norman Black reveals that SBP’s ultimate goal in its nationwide grassroots program is to develop players who could graduate to become competitive pros and...
Full circle for Black
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 14, 2024 - 12:00am
For Norman Black, life has been a ball.
Nermal nearly opted out
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
NLEX rookie Jhan Nermal never imagined he would someday play in the PBA back in his high school days in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, when even cracking the intramural lineup was a challenge.
Much Ado About Nothing
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The reference to Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing” is comically deliberate.
Preview of play-in KO game
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The NBA regular season is winding down and the race for playoff seedings is intensifying.
Dear Hidilyn
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
You gave it your all to qualify for the Paris Olympics but the new weight classification wasn’t fit for you.
One more for Gilas pool
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Gilas coach Tim Cone has added two players to the Gilas pool from which to choose who will suit up for the country in the coming international competitions starting with the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in...
Big J’s last playing game
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
There appears to be some confusion as to when was Robert Jaworski’s last playing game in the PBA.
Apolinario bout in Japan or Mexico
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 4, 2024 - 12:00am
After Melvin Jerusalem ended the Philippines’ world boxing title drought in Nagoya last Sunday, another Filipino fighter hopes to follow in his footsteps and deliver a second championship to the country.
Did Bulner blunder?
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
In 1998, Malcolm Bulner was the referee when Manny Pacquiao knocked out Chatchai Sasakul in the eighth round to wrest the WBC flyweight crown on the Phuttamanthon campus grounds just outside of Bangkok.
PBA’s explosive sixth men
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
In the PBA Philippine Cup, there are 11 players averaging in double figure points without starting a single contest.
Monchet’s PBA memories
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 31, 2024 - 12:00am
For four PBA conferences from 1996 to 1997, Ramon (Monchet) Carballo was Ginebra San Miguel/Gordon’s Gin team manager and with Robert Jaworski as playing coach, he saw history unfold before his eyes
Gathering of champions
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The stars descended on the Okada Grand Ballroom last Sunday as former world boxing champions gathered to celebrate the launch of the 1st Pacquiao-Elorde Awards Night with WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman as guest...
Avoiding the play-in
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The NBA regular season ends on April 14, meaning only 20 days are left to determine which teams from the East and West will figure in the dreaded play-in tournament.
Who’ll be All-Star Game MVP?
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 24, 2024 - 12:00am
Scottie Thompson, nursing a bad back, won’t be able to play for coach Tim Cone’s Team Japeth against coach Jorge Gallent’s Team Mark in the highlight of the PBA All-Star extravaganza at the University...
Stemming the tide at Terrafirma
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
It hasn’t been exactly a joyride for Terrafirma since joining the PBA in 2014-15. In 21 of 22 conferences, the Dyip failed to advance beyond the eliminations with the 2015-16 Governors Cup the only exception...
Yap the sentimental pick
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The PBA All-Star Weekend will unveil for the first time ever two Long Distance Three-Point Shootouts, one for bigs and one for guards and wings, at the University of St. La Salle gym in Bacolod City this Saturd...
Sulaiman to grace Awards Night
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman arrives here tomorrow in a sentimental visit to the country where the governing body traces a lot of its roots.
Another honor for D’Flash
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 17, 2024 - 12:00am
The late great Gabriel (Flash) Elorde is one of three Filipinos enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York with the first Asian world champion Pancho Villa and impresario Lope (Papa)...
Keeping the faith
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It took five years for Dominick Fajardo to convince himself that he could play in the PBA.
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