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Six karatekas seek Tokyo slots
by Joaquin Henson - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Six kumite specialists, three men and three women, will attempt to represent the Philippines when karate makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo this year but it won’t be an easy mission as they’ll go through...
Cuarto to fight like Manny
by Joaquin Henson - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Challenger Rene Mark Cuarto plans to use super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s fighting style and technique in attempting to dethrone IBF minimumweight titleholder Pedro Taduran in their scheduled...
GAB hails world title fights here
by Joaquin Henson - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Since the pandemic breakout last year, the Philippines staged only four boxing promotions, two in Mandaue with Omega and two in General Santos City with Sanman.
Lofty goals for Yulo
by Joaquin Henson - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s a challenging but surmountable grind for gymnast Caloy Yulo in the coming Tokyo Olympics as he sets to capture the gold in floor and at least the silver in vault with the added goal of making it to the...
McGregor out in two
by Joaquin Henson - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
If ever super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao faces MMA fighter Conor McGregor, Los Angeles-based Australian strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said yesterday it’s over in two rounds...
Ramirez on value of sports
by Joaquin Henson - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
PSC chairman Butch Ramirez presided in a zoom meeting of the screening and review committees of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame the other day, preparatory to the fourth induction tentatively set on May 29.
Prince at home in Ginebra kingdom
by Joaquin Henson - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It took a journey of over three years involving four teams before Prince Caperal finally found a place to roost in the PBA.
ABAP eyes 7 more Tokyo tickets
by Joaquin Henson - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The window is slowly closing on more boxing qualifiers for the coming Tokyo Olympics but ABAP secretary-general Ed Picson said yesterday he’s hoping things will open up once training resumes at the Inspire...
Pringle enters Best Player poll
by Joaquin Henson - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
A decision to allow the highest-ranked players from each bubble finalist beyond the top five in statistical points has opened the door for Ginebra’s Stanley Pringle to make it a six-way battle for the PBA’s...
FIBA ready for third window
by Joaquin Henson - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It will be make up time for 13 teams that skipped the FIBA Asia Cup second qualifying window last November as they race to complete their assignments in the third elimination phase on Feb. 18-22 with the Clark bubble...
Pro boxing review: Five Pinoys reign as world champs
by Joaquin Henson - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippines fell one man shy of duplicating the record for most Filipino world boxing champions in the same year, but under pandemic conditions, it was still a remarkable feat as super WBA welterweight champion...
The man named Manulat
by Joaquin Henson - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Back in the 1950s, there lived a 6-1 Filipino-Cuban-Spanish basketball player whose specialty was defense.
Another Pinoy next for Inoue
by Joaquin Henson - December 30, 2020 - 12:00am
It won’t be WBO bantamweight champion JohnRiel Casimero battling super WBA/IBF titlist Naoya Inoue next but another Filipino who’s been waiting over a year for his chance of a lifetime. IBF No. 1 contender...
Bowling’s back but alleys restricted
by Joaquin Henson - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Four-time World Cup bowling champion Paeng Nepomuceno said yesterday only four alleys have reopened under strict safety and health protocols but he’s hopeful the sport will continue to thrive when the pandemic...
EASL invites PBA as founding member
by Joaquin Henson - December 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A long-term plan to create a platform of player development built on a positive ecosystem in a win-win relationship has gained lift-off with the first step on the ground after the East Asia Super League recently...
Refuge for the prejudiced
by Joaquin Henson - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
For decades, we’ve come across sad stories of pro athletes exploited by unscrupulous agents and carpet-bagging promoters.
When Manny won his 1st world title
by Joaquin Henson - December 23, 2020 - 12:00am
It was 22 years ago and Manny Pacquiao was 19, less than two weeks before his 20th birthday.
Gaballo seizes moment
by Joaquin Henson - December 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Late replacement Reymart Gaballo of Polomolok seized the chance of a lifetime and made it pay off as he fought like a man possessed from start to finish in pounding out a split 12-round decision over Puerto Rico’s...
Mama was paid but not Sultan
by Joaquin Henson - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Jayson Mama arrived in South Africa last Wednesday to challenge IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane only to be told the fight, scheduled today, was cancelled.
Donaire ready to move on
by Joaquin Henson - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
It would’ve been the stage to showcase his rediscovered killer’s instinct and new-found fountain of youth but Nonito Donaire Jr. said yesterday he’s not griping over the cancellation of his fight...
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