SPORTING CHANCE
Future is bright for Gilas
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Three things stood out in Gilas’ twin wins over Thailand in the recent FIBA Asia Cup second qualifying window in Bahrain.
Walking the talk
by Joaquin M. Henson - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
For reelected POC president Rep. Bambol Tolentino, the majority victory of his Team Performance ticket was a vindication of the principles he swore to uphold during the campaign that turned ugly with court cases...
Battle of the bubble
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
From 12 teams to eight to four and now, only two are left standing in the fight to the finish for the PBA Philippine Cup crown in the Clark bubble.
Another Calvin joins Gilas
by Joaquin Henson - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s a Calvin in the Gilas pool assembled for the FIBA Asia Cup second qualifying window in Bahrain and he’s not Abueva.
Will POC ever be united?
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Tomorrow, the POC will hold elections to finally end a bitter campaign that has threatened to leave the body sworn to uphold the principles of Olympism in tatters with some candidates turning the process into a combative...
FIBA cancels Indonesia game
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A plan to pit Gilas against Indonesia in the second FIBA Asia Cup qualifying window was recently ditched after the SBP raised a red flag to question the propriety of advancing the game from its original schedule...
Boxing back in business
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, JC Manangquil of Sanman Promotions staged a boxing event with five fights in General Santos City in a bold and heartful effort to keep the sport alive in this pandemic.
Finishing stronger
by Joaquin Henson - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The storyline was similar in both Games 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals in the Clark bubble last Friday.
Out-of-the-box tricks
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Phoenix coach Topex Robinson called it “out-of-the-box” thinking and credited assistant Jamike Jarin for coming up with wild ideas to unsettle opponents.
Rajko to unveil ‘stronger’ Indonesia
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A late schedule change has made life a little more difficult for the Philippines in the second window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in Bahrain on Nov. 27-30.
Something special
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Winning the PBA All-Filipino or Philippine Cup title is nothing new to coaches Tim Cone and Norman Black but it’s been a while since either has captured the most prestigious of all jewels in the league.
TNT, Phoenix in showdown
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Two hungry dogs will battle for the right to vie for the juiciest bone of all in one of two PBA Philippine Cup best-of-five semifinal series starting at the AUF gym tomorrow.
Challenge to defend
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Is San Miguel Beer’s stranglehold on the PBA Philippine Cup trophy about to end? It’s been an incredible run for San Miguel, winning the last five championships and June Mar Fajardo lording it over the...
It could’ve been historic
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Phoenix spoiled what would’ve been historic in the PBA’s 45-year annals.
Why Manny still sells
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Boxing experts are heralding the dawn of a new Golden Age in the 147-pound welterweight division.
Ginebra untouchable at no. 1
by Joaquin Henson - November 11, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s a chance that two teams will end the PBA Philippine Cup bubble eliminations with identical 8-3 records, tying for first place.
Who’s hot, who’s not
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
There are some interesting revelations that pop out in going over the scoresheets of every PBA bubble game up to last Sunday. Here they are:
Will BPC be MVP?
by Joaquin Henson - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
With the PBA’s 45th season reduced to one conference instead of the usual three because of the pandemic, some fans are wondering if the Best Player of the Philippine Cup will automatically be the MVP for the...
National philosophy on sports
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s been a life-long mission of former POC legal counsel and former Philippine Fencing Association president Atty. Victor (Toto) Africa to verbalize a national philosophy of sports as a step towards the creation...
NLEX the giant-killer
by Joaquin M. Henson - November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
For a team that started out like a wimp in the PBA bubble, NLEX has suddenly been transformed into a giant-killing fighting machine by coach Yeng Guiao.
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