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5 Pinoys in Miami
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
WBO bantamweight champion Johnriel Casimero isn’t the only Filipino fighter staying in the US during the pandemic.
October or nothing for PBA
by Joaquin Henson - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday while he’s careful not to preempt the Board of Governors in deciding whether to resume or cancel the 45th season, it’s unlikely that games will be back this...
D-League exemption likely for draft
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Even as there is still no certainty if the PBA will resume or cancel its 45th season, the next draft appears to be a sure thing.
Hero or heel?
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Jerry Krause has gone down in NBA history as the villain who destroyed the Chicago Bulls dynasty when he declared coach Phil Jackson wouldn’t be signed to a new contract before the 1997-98 season even began,...
‘Forever woman behind the man’
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Boxing fan, election lawyer and champion of senior citizens Romy Macalintal reached out the other day to express his condolences to the Elorde family on the recent passing of Flash’s widow Mommy Laura.
MJ’s five greatest games
by Joaquin Henson - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that ESPN’s widely-acclaimed docu series “The Last Dance” has been aired in full all over the world, let’s review Michael Jordan’s five greatest games in the NBA.
Mental toughness in shooting
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
PBA legend Allan Caidic is optimistic that sooner than later, the Philippines will roll out a new generation of pure shooters to shake up the basketball firmament here and abroad.
Asian hoops coming back
by Joaquin Henson - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
East Asia Super League CEO Matt Beyer said the other day basketball in the Asian region is slowly getting back on its feet with new health protocols now under study for compliance once games return to the court...
Victims of hibernation
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Former POC president and now Fencing Confederation of Asia president Cito Dayrit said yesterday elite athletes can’t afford not to train even during this pandemic, calling on government authorities to consider...
Local or imported?
by Joaquin Henson - May 14, 2020 - 12:00am
The raging debate in local hoops today is whether the SBP should recruit a Filipino or a foreigner to take over the Gilas reins, looking forward to the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
Only the best for Paris
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines secretary-general Ed Picson said yesterday the team to represent the country in the World Olympic Qualifiers in Paris will be made up of the cream of the crop, the...
One or none
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
It appears that only two options remain for the PBA in determining what to do with the 45th season that was suspended after only one game last March.
Cloistered sports
by Bill Velasco - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida had a scary moment, because Brazilian middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and two cornermen tested positive for coronavirus.
Staying in touch
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The PBA is launching a show on the league’s Facebook page tonight to keep players, coaches, staff and fans in touch with each other during this pandemic.
Home judging ill-advised
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The WBC is seriously considering remote or home judging as a new protocol for fights with the pandemic still not under control.
Legends in their own time
by Joaquin Henson - May 7, 2020 - 12:00am
They were born 51 years apart yet the late Laura Sarreal Elorde and super WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao had something in common that tied their generations together.
Luc out of ‘Last Dance’
by Joaquin M. Henson - May 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The man who unfairly accused former Gilas coach Chot Reyes of instigating the brawl with Australia in a FIBA World Cup qualifying game at the Philippine Arena in 2018 was left out of the spotlight in the ESPN 10-part...
GAB restudies protocols
by Joaquin Henson - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Games and Amusement Board chairman Baham Mitra said yesterday the government agency has submitted an 18-point proposal to the Department of Health for a set of interim medical protocols to stage professional sports...
Big question mark
by Joaquin Henson - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine Paralympic Committee president Mike Barredo is in a quandary.
Fil-Greek star reaches out
by Joaquin M. Henson - April 30, 2020 - 12:00am
In yesterday’s column, we asked the question “Who is Lolita Lymoura?” in reference to the Fil-Greek star who was described by Olympiakos player development coach Mike Kalavros in a recent web seminar...
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