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Olympic champ proud half-Pinoy
by Joaquin Henson - July 29, 2021 - 12:00am
It took fencer Lee Oropilla Kiefer a third Olympic appearance in individual foil to finally bag a medal, striking gold here last Sunday to become the first American ever to top the event. She was fifth in 2012 and...
Yulo’s setback happens to best
by Joaquin Henson - July 28, 2021 - 12:00am
For an Olympic rookie, gymnast Caloy Yulo experienced a setback that isn’t uncommon among first-timers in the quadrennial conclave.
PBA shortens test cycle
by Joaquin Henson - July 26, 2021 - 12:00am
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday the league has instituted a new testing protocol, reducing the cycle from 10 to seven days with teams required to submit to PCR swabs every Monday. Marcial explained...
A father’s wish for Obiena
by Joaquin Henson - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s a long shot for pole vaulter EJ Obiena to land a podium finish in the Tokyo Olympics but his father and assistant coach Emerson said anything is possible if the stars are aligned when the 6-2 Tondo bet...
Marcial favored to strike gold
by Joaquin Henson - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
The Associated Press has predicted that three Philippine athletes will land a podium finish in the Tokyo Olympics with middleweight boxer Eumir Marcial the only gold medalist. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and featherweight...
Then there were 19
by Joaquin Henson - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s the Philippines’ largest delegation of Olympic athletes in 17 years as a contingent of 19 nine men and 10 women are staking their claim to glory in the extraordinary Tokyo Summer Games destined to...
Philippine athletes on weight
by Joaquin Henson - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Discipline comes hand-in-hand with maintaining the proper weight for high performance in sports and licensed nutritionist Jeaneth Aro, who looks after seven of the country’s 19 Olympians in Tokyo, said yesterday...
Injury hits Paalam foe
by Joaquin Henson - July 21, 2021 - 12:00am
A freak accident in the ring has struck out Thai boxing contender Thitisan Panmod from competing in the men’s flyweight division at the Tokyo Olympics, leaving 27 hopefuls in the fray, including Filipino Carlo...
Hidilyn’s advice to Ando
by Joaquin Henson - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Hidilyn Diaz was 17 when she made her Olympic debut in the 58 kilogram division of women’s weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
ROS upbeat on chances
by Joaquin Henson - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s reason to be optimistic that it’ll shine more than rain for Rain or Shine in the PBA Philippine Cup and the Elasto Painters proved it by beating NLEX, 83-82, in their season opener at the Ynares...
Gilas heading to Jordan?
by Joaquin Henson - July 17, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s a possibility that Gilas will play in the King Abdullah Cup in Amman, Jordan, on July 26-Aug. 3 preparatory to the FIBA Asia Cup scheduled in Jakarta on Aug. 17- 29 but nothing is final at the moment...
Nothing’s changed with Manny
by Joaquin Henson - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s like déjà vu for Manny Pacquiao as he gets ready for his showdown with WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 21. MP Promotions head Sean...
Mikey ready to do it all
by Joaquin Henson - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
TNT rookie Mikey Williams said yesterday he won’t shy away from anything coach Chot Reyes wants him to do on the court and can’t wait to play in the PBA. He wasn’t in town when TNT picked him on...
Hidilyn copes with pressure
by Joaquin Henson - July 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The expectation is high for women’s 55 kilogram weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz to capture a gold in the Tokyo Olympics but she’s learned to cope with the pressure, staying connected with God, doing yoga to...
Who will stay for closing rites?
by Joaquin Henson - July 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The cast of the Philippine delegation participating in the opening parade of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23 is set but POC president Rep. Bambol Tolentino said yesterday it’s still not sure who will join the...
Mitra backs PBA launch
by Joaquin Henson - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
GAB chairman Baham Mitra said yesterday he fully supports the PBA’s proposal to start the 46th season and is now awaiting IATF approval for the launch which could happen this month.
PBA awaits IATF OK for launch
by Joaquin Henson - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday the ball is in IATF’s hands as to when the league’s 46th season will start at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig and the Ynares Center in Antipolo but he’s...
Pogoy ready for Gilas
by Joaquin Henson - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
If ever TNT guard RR Pogoy gets a call to rejoin Gilas, he’ll do it in a heartbeat. Of course, that would depend on clearance from TNT, PBA and SBP. But assuming the go-signal from all approving parties, Pogoy...
Flagbearer protocols awaited
by Joaquin Henson - July 5, 2021 - 12:00am
POC president Rep. Bambol Tolentino and chef de mission Nonong Araneta are still in the dark as to the protocols of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games related to flagbearers in the...
Gilas faces ‘busy, tough’ road
by Joaquin Henson - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan said yesterday the road ahead for Gilas will be “busy and tough” as the countdown leading to the FIBA 2023 World Cup builds pressure on coach Tab Baldwin’s...
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