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SPORTING CHANCE
Boxers as collateral damage
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Russian Umar Kremlev has been reelected under questionable circumstances as IBA president for a four-year term and it may sound the death knell for the sport in the Olympics.
On track for top 3
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Philippine delegation Chef de Mision and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez said yesterday with only a few more days before the end of the Hanoi SEA Games, the country is on track to finish inside the magic circle...
Dubious changes in Hanoi
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
In a midnight hour series of changes, the Hanoi SEA Games organizers scrapped the 69kg and 75kg divisions in women’s boxing, leaving four fighters without a chance to lace their gloves. The decision struck...
Disaster in 3x3
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
From gold to zero was the Philippine women’s 3x3 basketball pathway in this year’s 31st SEA Games in Hanoi.
Gilas to pre-select draftees
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
There is no special Gilas lottery in the PBA rookie draft at the Robinsons Place Manila this afternoon but SBP will pre-select up to four players for nomination to the national team in the future.
Aiming for another gold
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 13, 2022 - 12:00am
It hasn’t been a smooth run-up to the Hanoi SEA Games for -61kg kumite specialist Jamie Lim who suffered fractures in both hands last March, missing the World Karate Federation premier league in Portugal the...
Lim expects karate surprises
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation president Ricky Lim said yesterday he expects kumite specialists Junna Tsukii and Jamie Lim to strike gold at the Hanoi SEA Games, adding the national team of 18 karatekas will...
One or two more?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, UP now has a twice-to-beat advantage over Ateneo in the UAAP men’s basketball finals and nobody would’ve imagined the Blue Eagles in this predicament when they raced to a 13-0 record...
Lions roar back
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
San Beda has won eight of the last 10 NCAA men’s basketball championships and before yielding the crown to Letran in 2019, took the last three so the Red Lions are in strange waters, battling to survive one...
Dynasty or destiny
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
UP could’ve easily not been in the UAAP men’s basketball finals this season.
ABAP passes on Dagle
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 6, 2022 - 12:00am
There would’ve been a heavyweight in the Philippine boxing team at the Hanoi SEA Games but ABAP secretary-general Marcus Manalo held back in enlisting Ormoc City southpaw Wendell Dagle until he proves himself...
Beware of unregistered agents
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
The PBA draft is scheduled on May 15 and with the deadline to submit applications falling two days from now, unattached eligible prospects are being heavily courted to sign up with agents to represent them in negotiating...
Play-in won’t be back?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 4, 2022 - 12:00am
The NBA introduced a play-in system during the pandemic-interrupted and shortened 2019-20 bubble season where the No. 8 teams in both the East and West carried a twice-to-beat advantage over No. 9 in determining...
Surprise, surprise
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
It seemed like a sweep was inevitable, considering Ateneo’s dominance in the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball competition.
Down to the wire
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
The UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball tournament double-round elimination stage ends at the MOA Arena today with the results impacting on the playoff picture. In the bill are Adamson facing UE, UST taking on...
Rematch for Ancajas
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Jerwin Ancajas is determined to regain the IBF superflyweight crown he held for six years and has decided to exercise the rematch option in the fight contract with Argentinian Fernando Martinez who dethroned him...
Brownlee back for Coms Cup
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
It’s likely the PBA second conference or Commissioner’s Cup will allow teams to once again bring in imports of up to 6-10 in height as has been the recent practice.
Cone’s thrill and honor
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Now that the PBA Governors’ Cup trophy is safely tucked in Barangay Ginebra’s possession, coach Tim Cone opened up about what happened in the title series that ended in Game 6 at the MOA Arena last ...
Caloy ready for SEA Games
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
World vault titleholder Caloy Yulo ended his final competition at the 76th Japan Artistic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Championships in the Tokyo Municipal Gymnasium, Shibuya, last weekend before plunging into...
Ginebra wouldn’t be denied
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone made sure there would be no Game 7 in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals and closed out the best-of-seven series, 4-2, before 20,224 fans at the sold-out MOA Arena last Friday. ...
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