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SPORTING CHANCE
Trade frenzy in the PBA
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Never in the PBA’s history has there been so much activity in terms of player movements during an offseason as what’s happening now with the draft coming close on March 14 and the season tipped to start...
ABAP team ready to go
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
After a tedious process of finalizing travel arrangements, an ABAP team of 10 fighters is set to leave for training camp in Thailand this Wednesday and will stay about 1 1/2 months before possibly relocating to another...
Focus is FIBA World Cup
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The recent invitation for the Philippines to participate in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade on June 29-July 4 has precipitated a frenzy of planning sessions to prepare for what appears to be a long...
Magsayo on track
by Joaquin Henson - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
A world title shot is coming soon for Tagbilaran’s Mark Magsayo who’s ranked No. 4 by the IBF, No. 6 by the WBC, No. 8 by the WBO and No. 9 by the WBA in the featherweight division.
Fresh mandate for Philippine squash
by Joaquin M. Henson - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Philippine Squash Academy president Bob Bachmann yesterday presided in the organization’s annual general assembly that culminated with the election of a new Board of Trustees, certified by POC membership and...
Journey counts most
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
From out of the blue came the good news that the Philippines would replace New Zealand in the six-team Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade on June 29-July 4.
Why not Gilas in EASL?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 26, 2021 - 12:00am
If the PBA isn’t able to resolve a conflict in schedule issue with EASL, maybe an option to keep the Philippines in the eight-team, four-nation regional league is to enlist the Gilas pool split into two squads...
Sotto’s in good hands
by Joaquin Henson - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s a lot of speculation surrounding Kai Sotto’s exclusion from the Ignite team in the NBA G-League.
Melecio excited, nervous for draft
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s less than three weeks before the PBA draft on March 14 and rookie hopeful Aljun Melecio is anxiously waiting for D-Day. “I’m excited but nervous,” says Melecio.
Boxing moves on
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Since the pandemic struck last year, seven pro boxing shows have been staged and there’s another coming off the wraps in General Santos City this Saturday.
Wave of the future
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday, the London School of Economics Student Union conducted a virtual panel discussion on “The Rise of Asian Sports Business” with host Yuyang Cao and academic chair Dr. Xiaoran Hu presiding...
Positively negative
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
I must admit I was nervous taking my first swab test since the pandemic struck last year. You’ll never know what could turn out.
IOC axe leaves out Suarez
by Joaquin Henson - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Three-time SEA Games gold medalist Charly Suarez’ hopes for a return to the Olympics were dashed when the IOC Boxing Task Force decided last Monday to cancel the world qualifying tournament which would’ve...
Can Gilas rock the PBA?
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The PBA Board of Governors’ invitation for Gilas to compete in the league as a guest team with the right to win the championship is a challenge to the 12 pro franchises not to be outplayed by the national pool...
Paradero ignores stats
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Robert Paradero is unbeaten but the record shows that 12 of his 18 victims had more losses than wins so his pristine mark of 18-0, with 12 KOs, may be deceiving.
Heart full of soul
by Joaquin Henson - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
The title of today’s column is appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
WBA disrespects Manny
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
When we were kids, my classmates and I used to joke that recess was our favorite subject in school.
Bayno hopes to visit soon
by Joaquin Henson - February 11, 2021 - 12:00am
There were disturbing reports from the wires that Bill Bayno had resigned as Indiana Pacers assistant coach for “personal and mental health reasons” last Monday.
Geographical anomaly
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
In qualifying for 5x5 basketball in the Tokyo Olympics, the seven best teams from five continents out of the previous FIBA World Cup gained automatic tickets.
No same mistake for Saludar
by Joaquin M. Henson - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Former WBO minimumweight champion Vic Saludar swears he’ll never make the same mistake twice in his boxing career.
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