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Athletes tweak Olympic training
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Qualified athletes are guaranteed their slots in the Tokyo Games which have been rescheduled for July 23-Aug.
Proud of ‘little brother’
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Ria Bautista, a songwriter and drummer/vocalist with the pop rock band Paramita, was on the phone talking about her “little brother” who died in the Lionair, Inc. jet explosion on the NAIA runway last...
Recalling Johnny’s close NBA call
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 27, 2020 - 12:00am
It was in 1997 when Charlotte Hornets foreign consultant and scout Joe Betancourt met with Johnny Abarrientos, his Alaska coach Tim Cone and his adviser Anton Montinola at a suite in the Manila Peninsula Hotel to...
Better late than never
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Pressure from the sporting community to postpone the Tokyo Olympics finally brought IOC president Thomas Bach to buckle and heed the call of athletes from all over the world. T
Stay home to stay safe
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 20, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s heartening to know that the world has come together to battle a common enemy.
Elorde Awards Night reset
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The 20th Gabriel Elorde Memorial Awards Night, scheduled at the Okada Manila Hotel on March 25, has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s not over for Nesthy
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 13, 2020 - 12:00am
AIBA world women’s featherweight champion Nesthy Petecio was touted to easily nail an Olympic slot at the recently-concluded Asia/Oceania qualifiers in Amman, Jordan but came up a win short of advancing to...
Tokyo insists Olympics will proceed
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga isn’t entertaining notions that the coming Tokyo Olympics will be scrapped or postponed or relocated or staged behind closed doors. The Games organizing committee...
FIBA should restudy eligibility rule
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The FIBA rule requiring a player with at least two citizenships to submit the passport of the country he or she hopes to represent in international competitions as a “local” before turning 16 has a loophole...
Mixed predictions
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 28, 2020 - 12:00am
At the PBA pre-season media conference in the Conrad Hotel last Tuesday, the microphone went around the table as each team governor shared insights on what to expect in the Philippine Cup opening on March 8. There...
Norman’s blue suede shoes
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Meralco coach Norman Black will never forget what the late Kobe Bryant’s father Joe did for him after playing against each other in the Baker Summer Basketball League finals in Philadelphia in 1979.
Champ cites Jeo’s heart
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 26, 2020 - 12:00am
WBO superbantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete applauded Filipino challenger Jeo Santisima’s courage in absorbing heavy punishment but never going down as the Mexican retained his title via an 11th round...
Guarded optimism
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 25, 2020 - 12:00am
There were bright and not-so-bright moments for the Philippines in Gilas’ 100-70 win over Indonesia in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in Jakarta last Sunday.
Baptism of fire
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
It won’t only be a baptism of fire for five rookie players but also for interim head coach Mark Dickel when the Philippines battles Indonesia in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers at the Mahaka...
Greg deserves fair treatment
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s clearly unfair to even speculate that Ginebra center Greg Slaughter’s decision to take a sabbatical from the PBA was prompted by rumors of an impending trade. He deserves a lot more credit than...
Will Santisima’s chin hold up?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The odds are so lopsided that anyone who bets for ALA fighter Jeo Santisima to dethrone WBO superbantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete in their Las Vegas bout this Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time),...
Two fights for Manny this year?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A plan is now being worked out for super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao to fight two more years with three or four bouts on the table.
Carlos, Jones claim dunk titles
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The Chooks To Go/MPBL All-Star showcase took place at the MOA Arena last Thursday while the NBA held its All-Star extravaganza at the United Center in Chicago last weekend.
Back to La Salle for Noy
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The call from Derick (Manong) Pumaren came three days before last Christmas.
Call for sobriety
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The suggestion by the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines to reprimand Capas Mayor Rey Catacutan for objecting to the use of the Athletes Village in the New Clark City as a quarantine zone should be withdra...
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