SPORTING CHANCE
PBA history in the making
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The coming Clark bubble will mark a first in the PBA’s 45-year history and the pro league’s marketing arm EXCITE is opening the doors for sponsors to join the journey that is destined to break viewership...
’54 star once sued PBA team
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Tony Genato was honored in a virtual jersey retirement ceremony by Rep. Eric Martinez at the Bahay Alamat in Valenzuela last Sunday with the 91-year-old only known living survivor of the Philippine basketball team...
When will FIBA windows reopen?
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
FIBA recently announced that the Continental Cup qualifiers scheduled this November and February next year will be held in a bubble but there were no details as to the site or dates of the windows.
Déjà vu for Lakers?
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Are the Los Angeles Lakers headed for a repeat of the 2009 NBA Finals? In the ongoing Orlando bubble playoffs, L.A. has raced to a 9-2 record, losing only the openers of the Portland and Houston series.
Home for the holidays?
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Tokyo Olympic pole vault qualifier EJ Obiena may not know it but there are plans for him to spend the coming holidays with his family at home. He’s been based in Formia, Italy, where the Olympic Training Center...
Opener not an indication
by Joaquin Henson - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Miami got the drop on Boston in Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals at the Florida bubble yesterday but the hair-raising 117-114 overtime win is no indication as to how the series will end. Openers aren’t...
Genato, ’54 team to be honored
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Rep. Eric Martinez will host a virtual jersey retirement ceremony to honor Tony Genato, the only known living survivor and captain of the Philippine basketball team that took the 1954 FIBA World Cup bronze medal...
Magsayo awaits new foe
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
IBF No. 4 featherweight Mark Magsayo will face a still unidentified opponent at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 3 but couldn’t care less whom he battles after original foe Jose Haro backed out...
Dogfight in the East
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Defending champion Toronto has been deposed in the NBA playoffs. The top two Eastern Conference seeds are gone.
Ayo takes the brunt
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The UAAP has spoken. UST coach Aldin Ayo has been suspended indefinitely from participating in any league activity for “endangering the health and well-being of the student-athletes under his charge when he...
Challenge rule unlikely in PBA
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
The NBA is experimenting with the coach’s challenge system on a one-year trial basis this season and has so far gotten mixed reactions.
Falling in love with threes
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s an old saying that someone too immersed in details loses sight of the big picture, that he can’t see the forest for the trees.
Taking the high road
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The UAAP may be a victim of its own doing.
The Butler did it
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Miami is up 2-0 over Milwaukee in the second round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs and the Bucks, who finished the regular season with a league-high 56-17 record, are in a pinch. But while the Heat is unbeaten...
Will UAAP withhold sanctions?
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The UAAP Board of Managing Directors will be convened today to take up alleged IATF violations by the UST men’s basketball team and NU women’s volleyball team.
NBA injuries a concern
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial isn’t rushing the restart of the season, conscious that a hasty resumption could lead to a rash of injuries because of a limited training period for players.
Accountability is essential
by Joaquin M. Henson - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
A meeting is set today involving the IATF, PSC, GAB, CHED, DOH and UAAP to take up the issue of the UST men’s basketball team that recently trained in Sorsogon in violation of government guidelines regarding...
Bike for balut vendor
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Courage To Be Kind Foundation gave away 46 bicycles to “everyday heroes” in a heartwarming awarding ceremony at the Halcyon Medical office on Buendia yesterday and one of the winners was a 65-year-old...
Kindness never out of date
by Joaquin M. Henson - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
We’re all talking about the new normal and how the world is changing because of the pandemic, how our lives are adapting to the reconstituted order of things.
Relief in boxing distress
by Joaquin Henson - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The pandemic has jeopardized WBO No. 1 flyweight contender Giemel Magramo’s bid to fight for the vacant throne as his battle against No. 2 Junto Nakatani at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo is postponed indefinitely...
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