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SBP delivers message of hope
by Joaquin Henson - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
It didn’t seem possible at first. The Philippines was supposed to host eight teams from Groups A and C in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window in Clark last Feb. 18-21 but that was cancelled when the government...
Ratliffe by any other name
by Joaquin Henson - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
In South Korea, former two-time Purefoods import Ricardo Ratliffe is known as Ra Gun-ah, the naturalized import whose job is to provide interior presence for the national team. Call him by whatever name, the 6-8...
Karatekas moving forward
by Joaquin Henson - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
There were six Filipinos who competed in kumite and two in kata at the World Olympic Karate Qualifying Tournament in Paris last weekend but none found the luck to book a ticket to Tokyo in a finish that Karate Pilipinas...
3 Pinoy refs picked for FIBA bubble
by Joaquin Henson - June 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Three Filipino referees will join six others from different countries in the officiating pool to work 11 total games in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window for Groups A and B at Clark on June 16-20. Bong Pascual,...
Two more to hit 20
by Joaquin Henson - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Archery, windsurfing and karate are in the wait list of sports that may provide at least one qualifier each to bring the Philippine delegation to 20 athletes in the Tokyo Olympics but at the moment, the cast of 17,...
Watanabe awaits Tokyo Games OK
by Joaquin Henson - June 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Fil-Japanese judoka Kiyomi Watanabe is awaiting final confirmation from the IOC to book her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics as an Asian continental quota qualifier in the 63-kg half-middleweight division despite a second...
Ramos confident of Gilas’ chances
by Joaquin Henson - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Young gun Dwight Ramos said recently he realizes Gilas will be up against a souped-up Indonesian team in the coming FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark but is confident of bringing down coach Rajko Toroman’s...
Kai ready for war
by Joaquin Henson - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Kai Sotto’s dream of playing for Gilas at the men’s level will soon come true as he looks forward to suiting up for the Philippines at the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window in Clark on June 16-20...
Manny expects ‘hard’ fight at MGM
by Joaquin Henson - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao said the other day he expects a “hard” fight against WBC/IBF ruler Errol Spence Jr. when they square off in a scheduled 12-round unification showdown...
Outdoor training OK for NCR+
by Joaquin Henson - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday at least one team intends to avail of outdoor individual training in limited batches allowed by IATF in NCR Plus under GCQ “with restrictions.” NorthPort...
SBP rises from Graz fallout
by Joaquin Henson - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Finishing 20th and last at the recent 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria, wasn’t the result Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas envisioned but under the circumstances, who’s to blame?
Philippine wrestlers brace to bounce back
by Joaquin Henson - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Wrestling Association of the Philippines president Alvin Aguilar yesterday shrugged off the disappointment of failing to send four athletes to the World Olympic Qualifiers in Sofia, Bulgaria, last May 6-9 because...
20 Olympic qualifiers possible
by Joaquin Henson - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
With the Tokyo Olympics less than two months away, Philippine delegation chef de mission Mariano (Nonong) Araneta said yesterday there’s still a possibility to qualify 20 athletes to the Summer Games despite...
Nothing personal, says Donaire
by Joaquin Henson - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Newly-crowned WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. said yesterday he prefers not to fight a fellow Filipino, referring to WBO titleholder John Riel Casimero, in his dream to become the undisputed 118-pound...
Donaire back with a bang
by Joaquin Henson - May 31, 2021 - 12:00am
It didn’t take long for Nonito Donaire Jr. to figure out how to break down defending WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali’s defense and when the Filipino Flash saw the light, the end came like a...
Pacquiao: I’m stronger, faster
by Joaquin Henson - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
It was early yesterday morning, at about 5:30 Manila time, when Sen. Manny Pacquiao declared he’s stronger and faster than WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence.
Tough challenge for Gilas ahead
by Joaquin Henson - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Gilas project director Tab Baldwin isn’t inclined to be distracted by factors not under his control and said the other day other people’s expectations are irrelevant as his only focus is to get the young...
Donaire stronger than ever
by Joaquin Henson - May 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Nonito Donaire Jr. expects to be stronger than ever with Mexican mixed martial arts guru Tony Diaz as his trainer when he takes on defending WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France in a scheduled 12-round...
‘Make-or-break’ phase for PBA
by Joaquin Henson - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Now more than ever, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday the players, coaches and staff of every team’s 25-man lineup must exercise extreme caution to make sure practices in areas under at least GCQ...
NLEX back to gym Tuesday
by Joaquin Henson - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
With NCR+ reverted to GCQ starting today, NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said the Road Warriors will restart practice at the UP gym on Tuesday and Guam national player Jericho Cruz is expected to join after he completes hotel...
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