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Battle for crown jewel
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 3, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s known as the PBA’s most prestigious championship and what makes this conference even more significant is the Philippine Cup stands as the last battleground of the season with the Governors’...
Mission possible in Latvia?
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Gilas’ mission is to book a ticket to the Paris Olympics through the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Riga, Latvia, on July 2-7 but coach Tim Cone’s squad faces almost insurmountable odds in making it...
Pinoys lined up for title shots
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Jerwin Ancajas failed in his bid to end the country’s world boxing title drought last Saturday but more Filipinos are in the queue to fill the void.
Introducing the new Gilas
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
After demolishing Hong Kong by 30 and Chinese-Taipei by 53 in the FIBA Asia Cup first qualifying window, Gilas proved it has the potential to go far in international play with the right system, right players and...
Inoue quicker on draw
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
Defending WBA bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue and Filipino challenger Jerwin Ancajas were like gunslingers on a lonely Wild West street facing each other at the Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sumo Arena in Tokyo last...
No Linsanity for Taiwan
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Nine-year NBA veteran Jeremy Lin and brother Joseph won’t suit up for Chinese-Taipei against Gilas in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifier at the PhilSports Arena tonight.
Jerwin used to defying odds
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Jerwin Ancajas hopes to follow in the footsteps of 10 Filipino fighters who won world boxing championships in Japan when he takes on WBA bantamweight ruler Takuma Inoue in a scheduled 12-round bout at the Ryogoku...
Right man for job
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Gilas head coach Tim Cone will be the first to insist that Chot Reyes deserves recognition for laying the groundwork to build the foundation for the national squad whose four-year goal is to make it to the 2028 Los...
Rethinking All-Star Game
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
There has to be some serious rethinking if the NBA hopes to bring back fan interest in the annual All-Star Game. It’s not as if the NBA isn’t doing anything to make the contest more enticing.
Will Jerwin jinx Inoue?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
WBA bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue has never lost to a Filipino in five fights while challenger Jerwin Ancajas has never lost to a Japanese in two. When they clash in a scheduled 12-round title bout in Tokyo...
Will Lin play against Gilas?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Nine-year NBA veteran Jeremy Lin is eligible to play for Chinese-Taipei against Gilas in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifying window game at the PhilSports Arena on Feb. 25. He could suit up as a naturalized “import,”...
Will Hotshots toot for Jericho?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
In the Bible, there’s a story of how the Israelites marched around the city of Jericho for seven days with the priests blowing their horns until the walls collapsed.
No doubt about CJ
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
There’s a raging debate on who actually deserves the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Import award after Phoenix’ Johnathan Williams bagged the accolade when the hot favorites were Magnolia’s Tyler...
Rocking the Boat
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s not like they’ve never matched up before. Magnolia’s Tyler Bey and San Miguel Beer’s Bennie Boatwright have dueled since their NCAA days although not on a marquee platform.&nbs...
Why Cebu for EASL Final Four
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 8, 2024 - 12:00am
No PBA team advanced to the EASL Final Four with both TNT and Meralco finishing at the bottom of their group standings but Cebu will host the two-day race to the throne just the same.
Keeping Magnolia at Bey
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The theory is if the opposing imports cancel each other out, then the locals will decide the outcome of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals. But what if the imports don’t perform as expected, can the locals...
Welcome back, JB
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Justin Brownlee has returned home to his adopted country after a four-month wait in Los Angeles wondering when FIBA would hand out its decision on his suspension for testing positive in a drug test after the Asian...
Opening win not a cushion
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Game One of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals is over and San Miguel Beer is a win up over Magnolia in the race-to-four series.
No rest for weary
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Top-seed Magnolia and No. 2 San Miguel Beer slug it out in the best-of-seven Finals for the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title starting tonight at the MOA Arena with both teams hungry for victory.
No special treatment
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 1, 2024 - 12:00am
There was talk that two players asked for compensation more than what was given to others in suiting up for Gilas at the Asian Games in Hangzhou last year.
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