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Why FIBA Asia Cup is vital
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The FIBA Asia Cup used to be known as the Asian Basketball Confederation Championships with a frequency of once in two years.
See Us Stronger
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
For more than 10 years, the MVP Group has supported the journey of Filipino athletes to achieve excellence and bring honor to the flag, investing millions in the quest to celebrate a golden breakthrough in the ...
Mike shares PBA memories
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Mike Singletary has played basketball as an import in Belgium, Uruguay, Greece, Montenegro, Italy, Japan and the Philippines for eight years.
Remembering Boss Danding
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Ambassador Eduardo (Danding) Cojuangco Jr. would’ve been 86 today. He passed away on June 16 last year, six days after turning 85. In his home province, Boss Danding will always be revered as a proud son who,...
Nerves of steel
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 9, 2021 - 12:00am
For a teenager, Fil-Japanese parbuster Yuka Saso displayed unbelievable nerves of steel to capture the US Women’s Open championship in sudden-death fashion over Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, a winner of three...
Carey leaves inspiring legacy
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s unusual for a pro basketball player to stay for as long as 17 years with just one franchise but Harvey Carey did that in a PBA career that started in 2003 and ended in the Clark bubble last year.
SBP rises from Graz fallout
by Joaquin Henson - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Finishing 20th and last at the recent 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Graz, Austria, wasn’t the result Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas envisioned but under the circumstances, who’s to blame?
Roach’s last victim was Pinoy
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, the coach, who has brought several Filipino boxers, including super WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, to world acclaim, was once a fighter himself and his last victim in the ring was a...
Toroman concedes Gilas’ slight edge
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Coach Rajko Toroman yesterday conceded that the Philippines has a 60 percent chance of upending Indonesia when they clash in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark on June 18. But the Serbian who once...
No quarantine for visiting teams
by Joaquin M. Henson - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
There will be eight teams coming to the country to participate in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window involving three groups in the Clark bubble on June 16-20 and SBP has facilitated no quarantine for the visitors...
Donaire to unravel new tricks
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Nonito Donaire Jr. wouldn’t reveal what he has in store for defending WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France when they clash at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson City, near Los Angeles,...
Why doubt the authority himself?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Manny Pacquiao is in a unique position as a reigning world boxing champion and a senator.
Why is Spence called the Truth?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The man whom super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao will face in Las Vegas on Aug. 21 is called the Truth.
All about timing
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The news that super WBA welterweight champion-in-recess Sen. Manny Pacquiao would fight WBC/IBF ruler Errol Spence in Las Vegas on Aug. 21 came out of nowhere when it was announced early Saturday morning.
PBA targets June 25 opening
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The tentative date to open the PBA’s 46th season is June 25 but it’s far from set in stone as the launch will depend on approval from IATF and that’s contingent on the smooth proceedings of 5x5...
Ilocos Norte opens door to PBA
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Sports has a special place in Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc’s heart and when he saw that the PBA was at a standstill with NCR Plus in lockdown, he immediately reached out to offer his province as...
Cool Cat’s hoop odyssey
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Mike Cortez didn’t know what to expect when he arrived in Manila from Los Angeles in June 1999.
Eumir’s journey to Tokyo
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
With two months to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, middleweight boxing qualifier Eumir Marcial finds himself embroiled in a media brouhaha where he’s portrayed rightly or wrongly as a victim left...
The first Tokyo Olympics
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
In July, Tokyo is scheduled to host its second Olympics under circumstances extremely different from when Japan’s premier city staged the Summer Games nearly 60 years ago.
Is Floyd up for Manny rematch?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Floyd Mayweather is back in the gym, training for a “special exhibition” with YouTube crackpot Logan Paul over eight rounds at the 75,000-seat Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on June 6.
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