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Almazan’s absence a damper
by Joaquin Henson - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It could’ve gone to a Game 7 if only Raymond Almazan didn’t get hurt. That was the candid assessment of Meralco forward Cliff Hodge, who took over Almazan’s spot in the Bolts’ starting lineup...
Mayweather needs Manny to stay relevant
by Joaquin Henson - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has announced that he’s coming out of a third retirement to fight this year and there are hints that Money is considering two events with UFC president Dana White in his team.
LA says it’s force vs force in Game 5
by Joaquin Henson - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Barangay Ginebra is a win away from clinching the PBA Governors’ Cup championship and the closer could come in Game 5 of the best-of-7 finals at the MOA Arena tonight. But guard LA Tenorio isn’t counting...
Obiena lays out blueprint for Tokyo
by Joaquin Henson - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Olympic pole vault qualifier EJ Obiena took an afternoon flight out of Beijing yesterday after a 10-day training camp and will return to his Italian base in Formia to consult an osteopathic doctor regarding pain...
WBC resets deadline to fix Donaire bout
by Joaquin Henson - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The deadline to negotiate WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali’s title defense against mandatory No. 1 challenger Nonito Donaire Jr. has been reset from Jan. 3 to Jan. 17 and if both parties fail to reach...
Retired champ OFW in Tokyo
by Joaquin Henson - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Four-time OPBF welterweight champion Rev Santillan lives alone in Tokyo and makes an honest living as a trainer working from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Shakujii gym to send nearly P20,000 a month to his parents and only...
Huelgas pins Olympic hopes on Kims
by Joaquin Henson - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Two-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas isn’t ruling out Philippine participation in triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics this year but called it a “very sprint finish” for two hopefuls...
Will Malonzo join PBA 3x3 draft?
by Joaquin Henson - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Former La Salle one-and-done star Jamie Orme Malonzo looms as the top pick in the PBA 3x3 draft, tentatively set on Feb. 17 and he could send in his application because it’s a fast-track to the PBA without...
Pinoys built for baseball
by Joaquin Henson - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
American coach Bill Picketts is convinced that with the right direction, Filipinos can excel in baseball based on his impressions from several days of scouting the national and random varsity teams at the Rizal Memorial...
SBP to build naturalized pool
by Joaquin Henson - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers next month, Gilas will tap either Christian Standhardinger or Stanley Pringle to play for Gilas as a naturalized citizen even if both are considered duals under...
Full circle for Pumaren
by Joaquin Henson - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
It was a sentimental homecoming for Derick Pumaren at the De La Salle University men’s basketball quarters on Agno Street behind the Taft campus the other day as the newly-appointed Green Archers head coach...
Pantino sets priorities for new year
by Joaquin Henson - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Rising tennis star Iggy Pantino will migrate to the US with his parents and a younger sister by June, setting the stage to play at the next level now that he has outgrown the 18-and-under junior division.
Philippine baseball picks up steam
by Joaquin Henson - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine Amateur Baseball Association president Chito Loyzaga said yesterday big plans are being laid out to promote the sport this year coming off a gold medal finish with the men’s team at the recent Southeast...
JD expects dogfight in finals
by Joaquin Henson - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Ginebra forward Jared Dillinger isn’t revealing what battle plans coach Tim Cone has laid out for the PBA Governors Cup finals against Meralco but while he’s not disclosing any secrets, it’s clear...
Caguioa says defense will decide finale
by Joaquin Henson - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
For veteran Mark Caguioa, the PBA Governors Cup finals won’t be a battle between Ginebra’s offense and Meralco’s defense.
Jamie sets Olympic goal
by Joaquin Henson - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Jamie Lim never expected to extend her stay as a national karateka beyond the recent Southeast Asian Games but after winning the kumite gold in the +61 kg category, she’s now setting her sights on qualifying...
It’s a toss-up in finals
by Joaquin Henson - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Barangay Ginebra has beaten Meralco in two PBA Governors Cup finals but in their third best-of-7 title series starting Tuesday, all bets are off as the Bolts shoot for a first-ever championship since joining the...
Mexicans, Aussie in line to face Jerwin
by Joaquin Henson - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
It will be a busy new year for Jerwin Ancajas as prospective challengers are lining up to challenge the IBF superflyweight champion who has so far made eight successful title defenses since wresting the crown from...
Danny top candidate for Manny Pacquiao
by Joaquin Henson - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It looks like former super WBA/WBC lightwelterweight and WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia may emerge the leading contender to challenge super WBA titlist Sen. Manny Pacquiao in April but the Philadelphia-born...
Pastor’s son in first-ever PBA finals
by Joaquin Henson - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s not often that a PBA rookie is branded the X-factor in his first-ever finals appearance but Meralco’s Bong Quinto is a rare exception as the pastor’s son takes a major role in the Bolts’...
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