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Physicality a byword in VisMin Cup
by Joaquin Henson - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
There won’t be a shortage of physicality in the Visayas leg of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup which kicks off under strict bubble conditions in Alcantara, Cebu, tomorrow as league chief operating officer Rocky...
Pinoys in title bids
by Joaquin Henson - April 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Two Filipinos are lined up to fight for world titles as Nonito Donaire, Jr. takes on WBC bantamweight champion Nordine Oubaali of France on May 29 and Michael Dasmarinas battles super WBA/IBF bantamweight king Noaya...
Nietes back on track
by Joaquin Henson - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
It didn’t seem like Donnie Nietes hadn’t fought in over two years as the former WBO minimumweight, WBO lightflyweight, IBF flyweight and WBO superflyweight champion displayed the polished skills of a...
Another bubble for PBA?
by Joaquin Henson - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
With the surge of COVID-19 cases raising alarm levels throughout the country, the PBA will likely delay the opening of the 46th season to late this month or early May but commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday...
PBA 3x3: External teams bared
by Joaquin Henson - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
There are four “external” teams so far confirmed to join the PBA 3x3 season with one or two more in the pipeline as PBA 3x3 committee chairman/Alaska governor Dicky Bachmann said yesterday the Philippine...
Parks ready to step away
by Joaquin Henson - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Pilloried by fans in social media for refusing to sign a max offer renewal with TNT, Bobby Ray Parks may step away from basketball to be “at peace” and find another job where his character isn’t...
Setting records straight
by Joaquin Henson - March 24, 2021 - 12:00am
For some reason, Little Dado has been ignored by record keepers in listing feats of Filipino boxing champions.
Must-win for Ancajas, Magsayo
by Joaquin Henson - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and IBF No. 4 featherweight Mark Magsayo aren’t leaving anything to chance when they take on dangerous opponents at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut,...
Defense key for PBA rookie
by Joaquin Henson - March 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Barangay Ginebra rookie Brian Enriquez knows that to survive in the PBA, defense has to be a major part of what he can do and it’s high in his priority list of things to work on before the season opens next...
Kai begs off from bubble
by Joaquin Henson - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Kai Sotto isn’t joining the Gilas bubble at Inspire in Calamba to focus on training and development in the US but it’s still not decided if the 7-2 center will play in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying...
Meeting Marvelous Marvin
by Joaquin Henson - March 17, 2021 - 12:00am
It was in 1988 when Marvelous Marvin Hagler stayed 26 days in the Philippines filming scenes for the Dino De Laurentiis movie “Indio” where he played the role of Sergeant Iron.
Japan joinIng pocket tourney?
by Joaquin Henson - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s a possibility that Japan may play in a pocket tournament with Gilas and two PBA teams before the start of the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark on June 14-20 if its group is confirmed to...
Vargas clears air on Marcial
by Joaquin Henson - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
ABAP president Ricky Vargas put the elephant on the table the other day and threshed out issues of concern regarding Olympic middleweight boxing qualifier Eumir Marcial’s road to Tokyo in an hour-long zoom...
PSC names Hall of Famers
by Joaquin Henson - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
PSC chairman Butch Ramirez yesterday described the selection process of the fourth Sports Hall of Fame class as “a journey of discovery” and said it was “an enriching experience” to study...
Challenge for new kids
by Joaquin Henson - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
It wasn’t the original plan to send a Gilas team without PBA reinforcements to the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window, reset to early June, and the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade on June 29-July...
Araneta or Ynares for PBA?
by Joaquin Henson - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
With the IATF guidelines still pending whether to do a bubble or closed circuit, the PBA is studying options of where to hold the games once the 46th season starts tentatively on April 11 with the Araneta Coliseum...
Brickman wooed for 3x3
by Joaquin Henson - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
Two teams are bidding for Fil-Am guard Jason Brickman’s services in the upcoming PBA 3x3 league but it’s not certain if the US NCAA two-time assist leader will agree to sign up as he’s now in Israel...
Big J turns 75 but who’s counting?
by Joaquin Henson - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Robert Jaworski turns 75 today but to his legion of fans, the Living Legend is ageless. Never has there been an athlete to impact the game like the Big J. He remains the oldest basketball player ever to see action...
Saso in line for Tokyo
by Joaquin Henson - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Fil-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso will wait until June 29 to officially claim her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics but there’s no doubt she’s in line to play at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama where...
Philippine Arena to host Manny’s last fight?
by Joaquin Henson - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
The plan is for super WBA welterweight champion-in-recess Sen. Manny Pacquiao to fight twice this year and if socio-economic conditions allow, the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Bulacan could be the site of his...
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