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  • As Metro Manila reverts to GCQ, will PBA then hold practices in NCR?
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    The PBA has been planning to hold scrimmages outside NCR Plus, including Batangas and Ilocos Norte, to get its preparations for the 46th season going.  

  • Football: Spanish court asks for EU ruling on UEFA's position over Super League
    by Agence France-Presse on May 13, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    The European Court of Justice (CJEU) will have to decide whether UEFA is abusing its dominant position by opposing the Super League project, a quasi-closed tournament, promoted by several major European clubs. 

  • NBA creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar social justice award
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on May 13, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award was unveiled by the league on Thursday.

  • NBA: Knicks seek better playoff spot; Spurs look to hang on to theirs
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on May 13, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    For the first time in eight years, the New York Knicks have clinched a playoff spot. With three home games remaining, the Knicks hope to improve their positioning in the Eastern Conference starting on Thursday when they host the San Antonio Spurs.  

  • Pinoy pool masters rally from 0-5 down to stun Americans
    by Olmin Leyba on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Jeff de Luna and Roberto Gomez snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, rallying past Americans Skyler Woodward and Billy Thorpe, 7-5, to clinch a quarterfinal spot in the $250,000 World Cup of Pool in England.

  • Saso seeks to regain form in Fukuoka
    by Joey Villar on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Struggling a bit as of late, Yuka Saso hopes to regain top form as she takes another shot at breaching the Y100-million mark in Japan LPGA money earnings in the No Mado Ladies Open which unfurls today in Fukuoka.

  • Letran Knight joining Valientes with special GAB permit
    by John Bryan Ulanday on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    fter signing up veteran gunner Mac Cardona, Zamboanga City has also acquired the services of Letran ace Fran Yu to further beef up its roster for the Mindanao leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup starting on May 30.

  • Chooks-to-Go backs NBL, WNBL
    by John Bryan Ulanday on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The National Basketball League and WNBL have inked tieups with sports backer Chooks-to-Go for their inaugural pro seasons.

  • Final swing for Olympic hopefuls
    by Joey Villar on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Filipino athletes are bound for various destinations in the next few days in the homestretch of the chase for Olympic berths.

  • Don’t forget Gaballo
    by Joaquin M. Henson on May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    It’s crowded at the top of the bantamweight division in pro boxing with four world champions actively jockeying for pole position as the ultimate king.

  • NBA creates award to recognize social justice efforts
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    The NBA is set to announce on Thursday a new award that will recognize a current player for pursuing social justice and upholding the league’s values of equality, respect and inclusion. Named after one of the most accomplished players in NBA history, the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award winner will select an organization to The post NBA creates award to recognize social justice efforts appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Pole vault star Duplantis ready for Olympics like no other
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Sweden’s world pole vault record holder Armand Duplantis can barely wait to make his “childhood dream” come true of competing in his first Olympics this summer in Tokyo, he told AFP. Duplantis will have enormous pressure on his 21-year-old shoulders in Japan, but he said he was learning to live with the expectations that exploded The post Pole vault star Duplantis ready for Olympics like no other appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • National team coach Mamon excited to work with ex-Olympian de Brito
    by blozada on May 13, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Coach Odjie Mamon will be getting valuable help from Brazilian mentor Edson Souza de Brito as they steer the women’s national volleyball team this year. The former University of Santo Tomas women’s head coach will not only develop the 16 players already in the pool but he will also be choosing the squad’s additional The post National team coach Mamon excited to work with ex-Olympian de Brito appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA: Pistons finalize extension for coach Dwane Casey
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on May 13, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Despite owning the second-worst record in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons finalized a contract extension for coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday.  

  • Fear Of Missing Out keeps athletes onside for Tokyo Olympics
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    SYDNEY—Ten weeks before the start of the Olympics, Tokyo remains in a state of emergency, 60% of the Japanese people do not want the Olympics to go ahead, and only around 3% of them have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Yet the message from the International Olympic Committee, local organizers and the Japanese government has been The post Fear Of Missing Out keeps athletes onside for Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Football: Champions League final moved from Istanbul to Porto due to COVID-19 risks
    by Simon Evans, Reuters on May 13, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29 has been moved from Istanbul to Porto to allow English fans to travel under COVID-19 restrictions, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Thursday.

  • Ronaldo reaches 100 goals for Juventus in vital win
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 11:46 am

    REGGIO EMELIA, Italy—Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th goal for Juventus in all competitions helped keep alive his side’s hopes of a top-four Serie A finish after a 3-1 win at an impressive Sassuolo on Wednesday. The result was not easy to come by for Juve, with returning goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saving an early penalty, but goals from The post Ronaldo reaches 100 goals for Juventus in vital win appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Firefighters who photographed Kobe Bryant crash scene to be fired
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Two Los Angeles County firefighters accused of taking pictures of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash scene have been notified that they would be fired and a third was given a suspension notice, according to a filing in a lawsuit brought by his widow. Bryant, 41, a retired, 18-time all-star for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles The post Firefighters who photographed Kobe Bryant crash scene to be fired appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Chelsea’s Champions League push hit by loss to Arsenal
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 11:36 am

    LONDON—Chelsea slipped up in its push for a Champions League spot when they lost 1-0 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday with Emile Smith Rowe’s first-half goal settling the London derby after a defensive mix-up by the hosts. The visitors capitalized on a wayward back pass by Chelsea’s Jorginho to goalkeeper The post Chelsea’s Champions League push hit by loss to Arsenal appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Football players affected by tear gas in Colombia
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Players and staff from Colombian side Junior and Argentina’s River Plate were left rubbing their eyes in discomfort after police fired tear gas at protesters outside the stadium ahead of their Copa Libertadores match in Barranquilla on Wednesday. Demonstrations fuelled by outrage at a now-canceled tax plan have grown in Colombia over the last two The post Football players affected by tear gas in Colombia appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Jordan Clarkson tells Kai Sotto: Just keep on grinding
    by blozada on May 13, 2021 at 11:15 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Jordan Clarkson had one simple piece of advice for young center Kai Sotto in his NBA dreams. And that’s going out there and leaving it all on the line. “I just want to tell him to go out there. Work hard, don’t put any limits on yourself. And just put the time and keep The post Jordan Clarkson tells Kai Sotto: Just keep on grinding appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: Chua pushes for short breaks to fit in 2 conferences amid pandemic
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 11:12 am

    San Miguel Corp. (SMC) sports director Alfrancis Chua is pushing for shorter breaks in between PBA tournaments to cram in two conferences in Season 46.

  • IOC: Olympics can bring world together
    on May 13, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Lausanne, Switzerland—The International Olympic Committee insisted Wednesday that it was fully focused on implementing the Tokyo Games, calling them a “tentpole moment that can bring the world together”.

  • MLB roundup: Yankees ace Gerrit Cole conquers Rays
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    New York’s Gerrit Cole crafted eight brilliant innings to finally solve Tampa Bay in the regular season, and the Yankees secured another series Wednesday night with a 1-0 victory over the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cole (5-1) yielded only four hits, struck out 12 and did not issue a walk in moving to 1-4 The post MLB roundup: Yankees ace Gerrit Cole conquers Rays appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hawks, Knicks clinch playoff berths; Lakers edge closer
    on May 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Los Angeles—The Los Angeles Lakers raised their 2020 NBA championship banner Wednesday, then scraped a 124-122 victory over the hapless Houston Rockets to keep alive their hopes of direct entry to the 2021 playoffs.

  • Sangalang sees similarities with North Pole race, The Apprentice
    on May 13, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Back in 2018, multi-sport athlete and cancer survivor Luisito “Louie” Sangalang was full of confidence when he flew to the northernmost point of the Earth  as a sponsored athlete from the Philippines.

  • Chooks-to-Go continues support for regional cage leagues
    on May 13, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Continuing its mission to support regional basketball leagues, Chooks-to-Go will back the 2021 season of both the National Basketball League-Pilipinas and the Women’s National Basketball League-Pilipinas.

  • Campaign for national athletes gains momentum
    on May 13, 2021 at 10:30 am

    AYUDA SA ATLETA, a campaign to help national athletes in this time of the pandemic, is gaining momentum as more individuals and companies pledged help both in kind and cash.

  • Anderson Silva: ‘I think MMA for me is done’
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Anderson Silva said he is content to leave the Octagon in his rearview mirror. The former UFC middleweight champion told ESPN that his career as a MMA fighter is over. “I think MMA for me is done,” Silva, 46, told the network. “Because it’s hard to train MMA. It’s hard to stay training in a The post Anderson Silva: ‘I think MMA for me is done’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tennis: Djokovic sweeps into Italian Open quarter-finals on front of Roman crowd
    by Agence France-Presse on May 13, 2021 at 10:21 am

    World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday with a straight sets wins over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators who were allowed to watch in the Foro Italico for the first time.

  • Garcia to look for another opponent if he doesn't get Pacquiao soon
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 10:12 am

    It seems that former four-division champion Mikey Garcia is getting frustrated with the way the negotiations have been going for his proposed bout with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao. 

  • Olympics: Japanese towns drop plans to host Olympic athletes - Nikkei
    by Eimi Yamamitsu and Ju-min Park, Reuters on May 13, 2021 at 10:09 am

    TOKYO - Dozens of Japanese towns have abandoned plans to host Olympic athletes because of concern they will overburden stretched medical resources amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.

  • Billiards: De Luna, Gomez pull off massive comeback to enter QF of World Cup of Pool
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Down 0-5, Filipino bets Jeffrey de Luna and Roberto Gomez rallied to stun the American pair of Billy Thorpe and Skyler Woodward, 7-5, and formalized their entry to the quarterfinals of the World Cup of Pool. 

  • Cardona headlines Zambo team in Super Cup Minda leg
    on May 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Zamboanga City will bring a loaded lineup to the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup's Mindanao leg.

  • PBA: Meralco Bolts ready to start training by next week
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Be it in Metro Manila or Ilocos Norte, the Meralco Bolts are ready to begin training for the upcoming PBA season by next week.

  • Dana White says UFC wants no part of Jake Paul
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 9:50 am

    UFC president Dana White said he doesn’t want anything to do with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul. Paul made a scene at UFC 261 last month in Jacksonville, Fla., when he got into a heated exchange with ringside announcer and former UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Paul, 24, knocked out former MMA fighter Ben Askren in a boxing The post Dana White says UFC wants no part of Jake Paul appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Eumir Marcial: Monthly allowance not enough for Olympic preparations
    by blozada on May 13, 2021 at 9:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Eumir Marcial, one of the four boxers who will represent the Philippines in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, lamented the state of government support he received heading into the Summer Games. In a Facebook post, the middleweight said that the P43,000 monthly allowance he receives is not enough to cover his expenses especially when he The post Eumir Marcial: Monthly allowance not enough for Olympic preparations appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NLEX's Jericho Cruz to play for Guam in FIBA Asia Cup
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

    NLEX's Jericho Cruz will be playing for the national team. For Guam, that is.

  • Jordan Clarkson tells Kai Sotto: Don't put limits on yourself
    by ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Kai Sotto got words of encouragement from NBA's Sixth Man of Year candidate, Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson, regarding his NBA dreams. 

  • Ahead of FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, Kouame already scouting Ratliffe, Prosper
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on May 13, 2021 at 9:12 am

    He has yet to be officially named to the Gilas Pilipinas roster, but Ateneo center Ange Kouame is already doing his homework ahead of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers.

  • De Luna, Gomez stun American pair to enter World Cup of Pool quarterfinals
    by blozada on May 13, 2021 at 8:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Filipino pair Roberto Gomez and Jeff De Luna came from the brink of defeat and stunned the American duo of Skyler Woodward and Billy Thorpe, 7-5, to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2021 World Cup of Pool at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England. Gomez and De Luna were down 0-5 in their The post De Luna, Gomez stun American pair to enter World Cup of Pool quarterfinals appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Damian Lillard scores 30 as Trail Blazers down Jazz
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Damian Lillard scored 30 points, CJ McCollum added 26 and the Portland Trail Blazers led the entire second half en route to a 105-98 win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night. Carmelo Anthony also played a key role in the victory with 18 points off the bench to help Portland The post Damian Lillard scores 30 as Trail Blazers down Jazz appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Filipino athletes gun for more Tokyo Olympic slots
    by Joey Villar on May 13, 2021 at 7:53 am

    The Philippines’ search for more Olympic berths goes into a final windup as Filipino Tokyo Games hopefuls from various sports plunge into action in their respective qualification tournaments in different parts of the world in the next few weeks.

  • Heat guard Victor Oladipo to undergo season-ending surgery
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Miami Heat guard Victor Oladipo will miss the remainder of the season after deciding on a second surgery on his right quadriceps tendon in two years. The procedure is scheduled for Thursday in New York, with no timetable for his return. Oladipo, 29, originally ruptured his quad tendon in January of 2019 as a member The post Heat guard Victor Oladipo to undergo season-ending surgery appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Zamboanga taps Fran Yu for VisMin Super Cup
    by John Bryan Ulanday on May 13, 2021 at 7:49 am

    After acquiring veteran scorer Mac Cardona, Zamboanga City has also scooped up the services of Letran ace Fran Yu to further boost its title contention in the Mindanao leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup starting on May 30.

  • Cavaliers end 11-game skid with win over scuffling Celtics
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Kevin Love posted season-highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds as the host Cleveland Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 102-94 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Love finished 10-for-16 from the floor, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Cleveland (22-48) came into the contest with the longest active losing The post Cavaliers end 11-game skid with win over scuffling Celtics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Mavericks eliminate Pelicans from playoff contention
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Luka Doncic scored 33 points as the host Dallas Mavericks moved closer to clinching one of the top six spots in the Western Conference and eliminated the New Orleans Pelicans from play-in contention with a 125-107 victory Wednesday night. Doncic bounced back from a 12-point, 4-of-16 shooting performance in a loss at Memphis on Tuesday The post Mavericks eliminate Pelicans from playoff contention appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Nets defeat Spurs as James Harden returns from injury
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 7:19 am

    James Harden collected 18 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in his return from a strained right hamstring as the Brooklyn Nets posted a 128-116 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night in New York. Harden came off the bench for the first time since April 22, 2012, when he was a member The post Nets defeat Spurs as James Harden returns from injury appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Lakers win third straight, edge Rockets in final seconds
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Kyle Kuzma drove for the decisive layup with 6.9 seconds remaining to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 124-122 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Talen Horton-Tucker contributed 23 points and 10 assists, Andre Drummond recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds and Kuzma had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as The post Lakers win third straight, edge Rockets in final seconds appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • McGregor tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list
    by ccolina on May 13, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor was the world’s highest-paid athlete over the last year ahead of football players Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the annual Forbes list released on Wednesday. During the 12-month period ending May 1, 2021 McGregor earned $180 million, a figure which includes $158 million from endorsements and the recent The post McGregor tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Yuka Saso resumes Japan LPGA bid
    by Joey Villar on May 13, 2021 at 5:39 am

    Yuka Saso seeks to breach the Y100 million-mark in money earnings as she resumes her Japan LGPA campaign in the No Mado Ladies Open, a Y120-million event slated to unfurl Friday in Fukuoka.

  • Hawks rally to beat Wizards, clinch NBA playoff berth
    by ggaviola on May 13, 2021 at 3:57 am

    LOS ANGELES  – Trae Young scored 33 points to propel the Atlanta Hawks to a 120-116 come-from-behind victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday and into the NBA playoffs. John Collins, fed by Young, drained a go-ahead three-pointer with 24.8 seconds left to play as the Hawks erased a 13-point third-quarter deficit and secured the The post Hawks rally to beat Wizards, clinch NBA playoff berth appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 'Lawyer's Gambit' chess tourney benefits Cebu community pantry
    by Rick Olivares on May 13, 2021 at 2:56 am

    A chess tournament for lawyers was conducted online by the Cebu Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in conjunction with the Toledo City Trojans of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines last May 8.

  • Coronavirus and conflict threaten Copa America one month out
    on May 13, 2021 at 12:45 am
  • Serena Williams suffers shock loss in 1,000th match
    by ggaviola on May 12, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    ROME – Serena Williams, playing the 1,000th Tour-level match of her glittering career, suffered a shock 7-6(6) 7-5 defeat by Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the the Italian Open second round on Wednesday. Playing her first competitive match in nearly three months, the 23-times Grand Slam champion twice came back from a break down but struggled The post Serena Williams suffers shock loss in 1,000th match appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition
    by ggaviola on May 12, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it supported Japanese measures to counter COVID-19 and was confident the Tokyo Olympics would be a “historic” event, despite wide public opposition. With less than three months to go before the Games begin on July 23, Japan is battling a surge in coronavirus infections. A majority of The post IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Olympic spots at stake as PH surfers see action in world tournament
    by clopez on May 12, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    John Mark Tokong has tamed waves almost thrice his size off the coast of Australia’s surfing haven. The adventure can work wonders for the two-time national champion when the six-man Philippine surfing team sees action in the 2021 International Surfing Association World Surfing Games (WSG) in El Salvador from May 29 to June 6. At The post Olympic spots at stake as PH surfers see action in world tournament appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Outlook bleak for LVPI bid to reclaim ‘debt’ paid to FIVB
    by clopez on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) is scrambling to recoup money it shelled out when it gained provisional recognition from the sport’s international federation, but it faces a tough climb and can expect little help from the newly-created Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF). The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has responded to the LVPI letter demanding The post Outlook bleak for LVPI bid to reclaim ‘debt’ paid to FIVB appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Spieth makes PGA return at full strength
    by Agence France-Presse on May 12, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    WASHINGTON: Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth, who tries to complete a career Grand Slam at next week’s PGA Championship, said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) he is just back to full strength after contracting Covid-19. Spieth snapped a four-year win drought since capturing the British Open by taking the Texas Open last month then shared

  • Bieber extends own MLB strikeout record
    by Associated Press on May 12, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    CLEVELAND: Shane Bieber pitched out of some early trouble before extending his strikeout record and César Hernández hit a two-run homer, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Bieber (4-2) struck out eight and has now fanned at least that many in 20 consecutive starts,

  • Djokovic dominates Fritz in Rome rain
    by Associated Press on May 12, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    ROME: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic shouted at the umpire before regaining his cool to see out his rain-delayed second-round match against Taylor Fritz at the Italian Open on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). With conditions worsening during the second set and rain getting heavier, the defending champion’s temper boiled over and he roared, “How much more do

  • Nadal uncertain about playing in Tokyo Olympics
    by Associated Press on May 12, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    ROME: Rafael Nadal joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing in the Tokyo Olympics. The third-ranked Nadal, in Rome for the Italian Open, said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) his status for the Tokyo games is uncertain. “I don’t know yet. Honestly, I can’t give you a clear answer because I

  • Why this year’s NBA Playoffs is more exciting
    by Mike Asis on May 12, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Gilas is gearing up, the PBA is still looking for a home, and the college leagues are still in limbo. The pandemic hit sports the hardest, and a contact sport like basketball would need tons of precautions. Thus, the only actual basketball action we can witness at the time being would be the NBA, and

  • Brazil to start vaccinating Olympic athletes
    by Agence France-Presse on May 12, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    SAO PAULO: Brazil will begin vaccinating Olympic athletes and other members of its Tokyo-bound delegation against Covid-19 this week, officials said Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The hard-hit South American country is struggling to secure enough vaccines for its 212 million people, but will be able to immunize its Olympians thanks to donated doses from pharmaceutical

  • Juve in danger as doubt surrounds Pirlo, Ronaldo futures
    by Agence France-Presse on May 12, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    ROME: With their nine-year reign in Serie A ended and club president Andrea Agnelli roundly criticised for his role in the aborted European Super League, Juventus now risk missing out on next season’s Champions League. Juventus was knocked out of Italy’s top four last weekend following a 3-0 home defeat by AC Milan, leaving coach

  • Yilmaz, Mbappe and Neymar nominated for Ligue 1 player of the year
    by Agence France-Presse on May 12, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    PARIS: Lille striker Burak Yilmaz and Paris Saint-Germain pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been named among the five nominees for the Ligue 1 players’ player of the season award, the French league (LFP) announced on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder and Lyon forward Memphis Depay make up the list. Turkey

  • PH set to host Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships
    by blozada on May 12, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines is set to host the 2021 Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Asian Senior Women’s Championship from August 27 to September 5 at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. This will be the third time that the country will be hosting the tournament after staging the competition in 1997 in Manila and in 2017 in The post PH set to host Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tryout-absent volleyball stars can still make national team pool
    by blozada on May 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Players who skipped out on the women’s national team tryouts will still be given a chance to enter the pool. Ramon “Tats” Suzara, Philippine National Volleyball Federation President, said it will be up to head coach Odjie Mamon and his staff to decipher and dissect the players’ performances in past games and in the The post Tryout-absent volleyball stars can still make national team pool appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Controversial Cardona making comeback with Zamboanga Valientes
    by mgiongco on May 12, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Former PBA star Mac Cardona is making a comeback after joining the Zamboanga Valientes, who are set to see action in the upcoming Mindanao leg of the VisMin Super Cup. The Valientes recently updated their profile picture on Facebook featuring Cardona clad in a Zamboanga jersey. Cardona last played in the Maharlika The post Controversial Cardona making comeback with Zamboanga Valientes appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • X-ray inconclusive after Kyrie Irving exits with facial injury
    by ccolina on May 12, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving left the Nets’ Tuesday game against the Chicago Bulls early in the third quarter with a facial contusion after a hard collision under the basket. An X-ray was “inconclusive,” and he was scheduled to have another Wednesday morning, coach Steve Nash said. With about 10 minutes remaining, Irving took a hard The post X-ray inconclusive after Kyrie Irving exits with facial injury appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PH beach volley bets to train in Pagudpud
    on May 12, 2021 at 11:50 am

    The national men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams will start going into physical training next week under a more relaxed quarantine protocol settings in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.

  • Last-gasp LA Lakers delay Knicks’ playoff goal
    on May 12, 2021 at 11:40 am

    LOS ANGELES—Talen Horton-Tucker drained a clutch three-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime as the Los Angeles Lakers snatched a thrilling 101-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

  • PBA teams could all resume training by May 20; Mid-June opening eyed
    by mgiongco on May 12, 2021 at 11:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines — It seems that things are now starting to look up for the PBA as the league remains hellbent on possibly opening its 46th season in mid-June. League commissioner Willie Marcial said one PBA team can finally practice as early as Saturday provided everything falls into place. “Meralco was the first team to The post PBA teams could all resume training by May 20; Mid-June opening eyed appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Vera, Bhullar all set for colossal clash
    on May 12, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera and top contender  Arjan “Singh” Bhullar both exhumed confidence in the lead-up to their World Title clash. 

  • Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes before Tokyo Games
    by ccolina on May 12, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Japan plans to vaccinate its Olympic athletes before the Tokyo Games, domestic media reported Wednesday, a move that would place them ahead of the general population as the government faces pressure over a slow rollout. There was no immediate comment from Olympic organizers or Japan’s Olympic Committee on the reports in the Nikkei and Yomiuri The post Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes before Tokyo Games appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Chinese teams score own goals in ‘outrageous’ bid to lose
    by ccolina on May 12, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Two Chinese football teams purposely scored own goals to try to lose a farcical match in what has been described as “an unbelievable” scene and “a smear” on the game. Widely shared footage of the game between the over-35 sides showed them strolling about and kicking the ball into their own nets unchallenged with the The post Chinese teams score own goals in ‘outrageous’ bid to lose appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Marcial wishes Thirdy well in extended Japan stint amid ‘draft dodger’ issue
    by mgiongco on May 12, 2021 at 10:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — PBA commissioner Willie Marcial confirmed that Thirdy Ravena had sent him a letter with regard to his new contract with the San-en NeoPhoenix in the Japan B.League. Marcial, however, cleared that Ravena’s letter had nothing to do with the PBA’s “draft-dodger” rule where the league can ban a player who misses the The post Marcial wishes Thirdy well in extended Japan stint amid ‘draft dodger’ issue appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Dwight Ramos set to join Gilas bubble
    by mgiongco on May 12, 2021 at 10:12 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Dwight Ramos is expected to join Gilas Pilipinas’ training camp at Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna soon. Ramos, who recently arrived from the United States, is just undergoing health and safety protocols before being cleared to enter the Gilas bubble. “I’m just getting this quarantine. Just waiting for a week, get The post Dwight Ramos set to join Gilas bubble appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 22 members of Thailand women’s volleyball team infected with COVID-19
    by dlejano on May 12, 2021 at 9:58 am

    BANGKOK — Twenty-two members of Thailand’s national women’s volleyball team have tested positive for Covid-19 after being exposed to four infected sports science staffers, the Thailand Volleyball Association announced on Wednesday. The four staffers had been training the athletes at their camp in Nakhon Pathom province before they fell sick and were tested for Covid-19 The post 22 members of Thailand women’s volleyball team infected with COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • SEA Games medalists headline beach volleyball national team pool
    by blozada on May 12, 2021 at 9:43 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines’ bronze medal winners in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games are back for another go-around in the beach volleyball circuit. Sisi Rondina, Bernadeth Pons, Dzi Gervacio, and Dij Rodriguez are the leading names of the women’s beach volleyball pool for the 2021 SEA Games while Jude Garcia, Jaron Requinton, James Buytrago, and Ranran The post SEA Games medalists headline beach volleyball national team pool appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Nadal casts doubts over Olympic stint with wait-and-watch approach
    by ccolina on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Rafael Nadal has raised doubts about his participation in this year’s Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying on Tuesday that he has to be flexible and cannot give a clear answer until he organizes his schedule for the year. Japan has extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the The post Nadal casts doubts over Olympic stint with wait-and-watch approach appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Djokovic fumes at umpire in rain-affected Rome opener
    by ccolina on May 12, 2021 at 8:46 am

    ROME—World number one Novak Djokovic was furious with the chair umpire for not suspending play as rain trickled down during his Italian Open second-round match against American Taylor Fritz on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Serb made his feelings clear after he was broken when serving for victory in the second set. “How much do you wanna The post Djokovic fumes at umpire in rain-affected Rome opener appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Man City crowned Premier League champions again
    by ccolina on May 12, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Manchester City was confirmed as Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after second-placed rivals Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday. United’s defeat means City is 10 points clear with both sides having three games left to play. City’s coronation had been delayed after Pep Guardiola’s side The post Man City crowned Premier League champions again appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Westbrook breaks NBA record as Wizards fall to Hawks
    by Associated Press on May 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    ATLANTA: Oscar Robertson’s NBA record of 181 triple-doubles had stood since 1974 and was once thought to be untouchable — until Russell Westbrook surpassing it became inevitable. Westbrook got it done on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), hardly a surprise given he’s averaging triple-doubles this season and this was his 36th, including seven in his last

  • After Olympic qualification, Nievarez vows to train harder
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on May 11, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Astonished. That’s how Cris Nievarez felt when he learned on Sunday he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in July. Nievarez, 21, finished fifth in the semifinals of the Asia Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Japan joined by 11 other rowers and did not advance to the finals of the men’s single sculls, where the top

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