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Making EASL happen
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Matt Beyer is the driving force behind the East Asia Super League, set to be launched in October next year with eight clubs, two each from China, South Korea, Japan and the Philippines.
Family life in pandemic
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
If you’re wondering how some of the country’s power couples in sports are coping with this pandemic, check out Episode 3 of The Philippine Star’s sports talk show “Beyond The Game With The...
Collective conscience in NBA ‘bubble’
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Dallas Mavericks scout and former PBA TV analyst Jim Kelly is confident the NBA “bubble” won’t burst at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, because of the “collective...
Will PBA testing be postponed?
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It wasn’t easy to nail down a schedule for nine of the 12 PBA teams to line up for COVID-19 swab testing at the Makati Medical Center because of the long queues but somehow, the pro league got it done.
Staying relevant in pandemic
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The NBA has taken a lead role in staying relevant during this pandemic not just by restarting its suspended season last Thursday but also by delivering a strong message that the league is committed to uphold social...
John Vic’s unforgettable match
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
It was a match that will forever be etched in Philippine sports history as a turning point in men’s indoor volleyball with national team skipper John Vic de Guzman recalling the details of the semifinal showdown...
NBA is back home
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The long wait is over and the NBA will finally be back on Philippine TV.
Missing the Jones Cup
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
There have been 40 men’s basketball competitions in the Jones Cup since its inception in 1977 as Chinese-Taipei’s tribute to the late Renato William Jones who served as FIBA’s first secretary-general...
Volleyball fiesta tomorrow
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
We’re calling it a volleyball fiesta as five of the country’s most outstanding players come together as guests in the second episode of The Philippine Star sports talk show “Beyond The Game With...
Casimero may settle for another foe
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 25, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s still not certain when super WBA/IBF bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue will arrive in Las Vegas and his appointment with WBO titleholder JohnRiel Casimero remains in the wait list but MP Promotions head...
Smooth or rough sailing in POC?
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 24, 2020 - 12:00am
What the POC Executive Board attempted to resolve but ran out of time to settle in a Zoom meeting last Monday will be tackled in a continuation of the video conference at 9 this morning.
Let’s not forget Garcia
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am
A press release from Las Vegas quoted Olympic boxing qualifier Eumir Marcial the other day setting his career goals as capturing the Philippines’ first gold medal in the Summer Games and becoming the first...
Clearing the road to Tokyo
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Signing a contract to turn pro with MP Promotions has assured Olympic middleweight boxing qualifier Eumir Marcial a clear path to Tokyo with Sen. Manny Pacquiao himself declaring he’ll do whatever he can to...
Desert of doubt
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Paris is scheduled to host the 2024 Olympics and four years later, Los Angeles will take its third turn to stage the Summer Games.
No offense meant
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Several days after making the shocking announcement that the Blackwater PBA franchise is for sale, Ever Bilena CEO and team owner Dioceldo Sy is singing a different tune.
Appeal for help
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The good news is pro boxing referee and judge Virgilio Garcia will likely be discharged from The Medical City in Pasig this weekend after recovering from COVID-19 but the bad news is he’s hard up to pay his...
It was a blast
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The inaugural episode of The Philippine STAR’s sports on-line talk show “Beyond The Game With The Dean” was a blast last Monday with over 25,500 views registered on The Philippine STAR and Pilipino...
Pinoy pugs in demand
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
More and more Filipino fighters are being lined up for fights in the US but WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero is still waiting for a date when to battle super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue while staying in...
Winners in Everyday Heroes contest
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 10, 2020 - 12:00am
From seven to 19 to finally, 27. The Benjamin Canlas Courage To Be Kind Foundation initially thought of choosing seven winners for Ben’s Grant-A-Wish contest to discover “Everyday Heroes” in this...
Did IATF overlook boxing?
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 9, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a cloud of doubt whether the IATF approved the restart of pro boxing under GCQ during a video conference that involved GAB chairman Baham Mitra last week.
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