SPORTING CHANCE
PBA Governors’ Cup finals by the numbers
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
After nearly a week since Barangay Ginebra clinched the PBA Governors’ Cup finals with a pulsating 105-93 win over Meralco in Game 5 of the best-of-7 series at the MOA Arena last Friday, fans are still talking...
Claret enhances football legacy
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
For over 50 years, Claret School of Diliman, Quezon City, has consistently produced a long line of prominent alumni who became well-known in their fields.
All about national pride
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The book “50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All-Time” will be launched in grand fashion at the Sheraton Manila Hotel Ballroom on Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, tonight and with the featured sports heroes...
Third quarter storm
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
In the PBA Governors Cup finals that ended last Friday, Barangay Ginebra ruled the third quarter throughout the five-game series.
A tribute to PBA’s own
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Since the end of the recent Southeast Asian Games, the PBA has been paying tribute to the Filipino athletes who’ve brought honor to the country in the Philippines’ most successful campaign ever in the...
ALA’s new breed
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
It was in 1985 when Antonio Lopez Aldeguer, known as ALA, established a boxing stable in Cebu and gave an opportunity for Filipinos to make a living out of the sport.
Stability in POC
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Take it from triathlete Nikko Huelgas who just won a second four-year term as member of the Athletes Commission attached to the POC.
Missing Rock ‘N’ Roll
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Meralco’s long-limbed Raymond Almazan went down with a banged-up left knee early in the first quarter of Game 3 of the PBA Governors Cup finals and never returned to the floor, clearing the way for Barangay...
Black’s antidote for Brownlee
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Ginebra guard Stanley Pringle’s nemesis Chris Newsome sat out nearly the entire third quarter in Game 2 of the PBA Governors Cup finals in Lucena last Friday and with his Meralco defender at the sidelines nursing...
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...
Lightning nearly struck Ginebra
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
As expected, Game 1 of the PBA Governors Cup finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco went down to the wire at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Tuesday.
Boxer of the Decade
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s a fierce debate that’s raging on who deserves to be Boxer of the Decade with WBO lightheavyweight champion Saul Alvarez, undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., undefeated Andre Ward and super WBA welterweight...
Cone traces passion to Meralco
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Ginebra coach Tim Cone recently disclosed that he was about 12 years old when his eyes were opened to basketball and the love for the game was kindled by, of all teams, Meralco back in the day. It’s ironic...
Big J in finals shadows
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a strong sense of nostalgia behind the PBA Governors Cup finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco because Philippine basketball’s Living Legend has roots in both teams.
Top 10 hoop stories
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In yesterday’s column, we listed the first five of the top 10 local basketball stories of 2019. Here are the next five.
Top 10 hoop stories
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
There were lots of impactful storylines in Philippine basketball last year. Here are 10 of the most memorable hoop happenings of 2019.
New Year’s Resolutions
by Joaquin M. Henson - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the first day of the first month of the New Year and there’s no better time than today to put down in writing our resolutions.
Lucky 7 for New Year
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial and PBA marketing director Gelo Serrano had a big surprise for the PBA Press Corps during the media group’s Christmas Party at Sambokojin, West Avenue, last Saturday night....
Sense of responsibility
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
For a while, Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta thought of not running for another term. Maybe, it was time for others to take over. He was designated interim PFF president to replace Mari Martinez...
Blockbuster finals coming up
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Meralco and import Allen Durham wouldn’t be denied a third chance to battle Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Governors Cup finals starting Jan. 7 with the possibility of the best-of-7 series resetting the pro league’s...
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