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  • With future of PH sports at stake, NSA’s elect new POC officials
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    With both predicting clear triumphs for themselves, incumbent Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino of cycling and challenger Atty. Jesus Clint Aranas of archery will leave their fate to the wisdom of the electorate when they dispute the presidency of the powerful sports body Friday in polls that would hopefully be orderly at East The post With future of PH sports at stake, NSA’s elect new POC officials appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Major carrier’s role in repatriating 150,000 migrant workers during pandemic cited
    by Roy Mabasa on November 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    While the operations of most of the world’s airlines are partially stalled since the COVID-19 pandemic began early this year, a major carrier in the Middle East has reached a milestone and played an important role in repatriating over 150,000 migrant workers and seafarers, majority of them overseas Filipino workers ...

  • Military chopper crashes in Lanao del Sur, 1 dead
    by Martin Sadongdong on November 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    A military helicopter carrying a soldier who got wounded following an explosion in Lanao del Sur crashed in Madalum town on Thursday afternoon, killing the soldier and injuring several others including the pilot and a flight nurse, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) reported. A report from the WestMinCom said a ...

  • Carlos Yulo meets Olympic chief Bach during visit to Tokyo Games facilities
    by blozada on November 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Filipino Olympic gymnast Carlos Yulo was part of the athlete delegation that met with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach during the official’s visit to Tokyo and the city’s Summer Games venues. Yulo joined judoka Ono Shohei and Paralympian swimmer Kimura Keiichi of Japan, and Venezuelan judoka Elvismar Rodriguez during the meeting with Bach The post Carlos Yulo meets Olympic chief Bach during visit to Tokyo Games facilities appeared first on […]

  • Liberate Audio Experiences with Huawei’s Latest Flagship True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones
    by Len Amadora on November 26, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    HUAWEI took its True Wireless Stereo (TWS) game a step further this year and launched the HUAWEI FreeBuds Pro. Huawei’s latest flagship True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones is the world’s first intelligent dynamic noise-cancelling earphones that aims to redefine how people listen to their music, conversations, and other aural activities. The ...

  • Squabbling badminton leaders each insist on right to vote at POC election
    by Manolo Pedralvez on November 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    A general assembly Thursday allowed the national federations of tennis and badminton to vote in the POC elections on Friday, despite being beset with issues.  

  • ‘Diego is eternal’–Messi says of Maradona
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Wednesday by calling him “eternal” after his fellow Argentine died of a heart attack. “A very sad day for all Argentines and football,” Messi wrote on Instagram. “He has left us but he will never leave us because Diego is eternal. I will keep all the beautiful The post ‘Diego is eternal’–Messi says of Maradona appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • House of Representatives pays tribute to Del Mar
    by Charissa Luci-Atienza  on November 26, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Current and former members of the House of Representatives and some members of President Duterte’s Cabinet paid their tribute to the late Cebu City 1st District Rep. Raul Veloso Del Mar, whom they described as  a “venerable legislator”, “an exemplary public servant,” and “a man of integrity and principle”. House ...

  • House lauds Senate for timely passage of national budget
    by Ben Rosario on November 26, 2020 at 11:41 am

    The House of Representatives on Friday lauded the Senate for its timely passage of the proposed P4.506-trillion national budget for 2021. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said the House bicameral conference committee is prepared to sit with their Senate counterparts possibly starting next week “to come up with a common version ...

  • House declares climate emergency; PH may now pursue int’l justice
    by Ben Rosario on November 26, 2020 at 11:38 am

    The House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency, thus, giving government the justification to pursue climate justice from the United States, China, and the world’s industrialized countries that are being blamed for the massive pollution of the environment which has triggered destructive climate change ...

  • New Digital Signage Displays for Manila City Hall
    by Len Amadora on November 26, 2020 at 11:32 am

    To assist the City of Manila in relaying important information to its constituents while in City Hall, LG Philippines recently made a generous donation of two digital signage displays. Worth over PhP 800,000 the two 75UH5E-B displays will be used in Manila City Hall to present important announcements, infographics, and ...

  • Duterte names ex-President GMA as Clark programs adviser
    by Argyll Cyrus Geducos on November 26, 2020 at 11:07 am

    President Duterte has named former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as his adviser on projects and programs in Clark, Pampanga, Malacañang confirmed. In a text message to reporters on Thursday afternoon, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said the Chief Executive tapped Arroyo as Presidential Adviser on Clark Flagship Project and Programs. Arroyo had served ...

  • DFA reports 19 new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad
    by Roy Mabasa on November 26, 2020 at 11:02 am

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday recorded 19 new confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) cases and 4 new recoveries among Filipinos abroad. No new COVID-19 fatality was confirmed based on reports received from countries in Asia and the Pacific region. To date, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 ...

  • Senators assure 2021 budget responds to recovery from pandemic, calamities
    by Vanne Elaine Terrazola on November 26, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Senators assured that the 2021 budget bill they passed on Thursday will address the country’s needs to respond and recover from the COVID-19 crisis and other calamities that hit the country this year. “The budget we have approved is responsive and compassionate enough to hurdle us through the path to ...

  • NDRRMC eyes creation of committee to supervise water release in dams
    by Aaron Recuenco  on November 26, 2020 at 10:53 am

    The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is planning to create a new committee that will supervise the release of water in the dams amid reports that the alleged ill timing in the release of waters from Magat Dam resulted in the massive flooding in Cagayan and Isabela ...

  • Role players also deliver the goods for TNT in crucial win
    by blozada on November 26, 2020 at 10:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines—TNT may be filled with bona fide stars but the team’s role players are just as ready to step up. That’s what happened when the Tropang Giga survived Phoenix, 102-101, in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday at Angeles University Foundation. Poy Erram and Troy Rosario struggled mightily with both their The post Role players also deliver the goods for TNT in crucial win appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • There is enough funds for NG needs, says Security Bank
    by Lee C. Chipongian on November 26, 2020 at 10:51 am

    The cash-rich banking system has the available funding for National Government requirements such as continued anti-pandemic response, according to a bank official. Security Bank Corp. executive vice president and treasurer, Raul Martin Pedro, said the financial system is also deep enough to soak up government borrowings, both from domestic and ...

  • BETTER BE BOHOL: We found the safest hotels for your stay
    by Vianca Gamboa on November 26, 2020 at 10:44 am

    When the province reopened for leisure travel, the Department of Tourism and Bohol LGU also required hotels and resorts to ensure their guests’ safety.

  • Palace lists hospitals where RT-PCR tests are cheapest
    by Genalyn Kabiling on November 26, 2020 at 10:41 am

    The public can avail of coronavirus testing at cheaper rates in several hospitals and laboratories across the country, Malacañang announced Thursday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has shared anew the list of 15 medical facilities that offer reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for coronavirus that range from P1,750 to P2,000.  The ...

  • Are your kids playing these adult-oriented games?
    by Ellson Quismorio on November 26, 2020 at 10:32 am

    What do Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V, Mobile Legends, and Roblox have in common? These are video games that your sweet and innocent six-year-old is probably playing right now. These are also games geared toward adults and/or teenagers, in case you didn’t know. National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT) Executive ...

  • Real Madrid back on track after win over 10-man Inter
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Zinedine Zidane praised his side’s performance as one of the best this season as Real Madrid closed in on the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win against 10-man Inter Milan that pushed the Italians to the brink of elimination from the competition. Eden Hazard put Real ahead with a penalty after The post Real Madrid back on track after win over 10-man Inter appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Pandemic no excuse for not getting enough exercise – WHO
    by Agence France-Presse on November 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

    The UN health agency stressed that exercise was vital to physical and mental health, while sedentary behavior can have serious repercussions.

  • Job order, contract of service workers of Manila LGU to get P5k cash aid
    by Minka Klaudia Tiangco on November 26, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Job order and contract of service workers of the Manila city government will each receive a financial assistance of P5,000 following the signing of a city ordinance.

  • Farm-to-market road in Zamboanga del Norte paved to support farmers’ livelihood
    by Betheena Unite on November 26, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Farmers in Labason, Zamboanga del Norte now have a better way of transporting their agricultural goods to the market after a road connecting two villages in their place was recently paved.

  • ONE: Kingad looking for 2nd round knockout vs Akhmetov
    by blozada on November 26, 2020 at 9:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Danny Kingad is regarded as one of Team Lakay’s most technical martial artists with his methodical pacing often resulting in unanimous decision wins in ONE Championship. This time, however, Kingad is predicting a knockout win when he faces Kairat Akhmetov in their flyweight match in ONE: Big Bang on December 4 at Singapore Indoor The post ONE: Kingad looking for 2nd round knockout vs Akhmetov appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Football: 'Passionate about everything': Pumas coach pays tribute to Maradona
    by Agence France-Presse on November 26, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Diego Maradona epitomised what it meant to wear the Argentina jersey, the nation's rugby coach Mario Ledesma said Thursday, remembering him as "passionate about everything".

  • Football: Argentines mourn Maradona, 'the most human of Gods'
    by Liliana SAMUEL, Agence France-Presse on November 26, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Stunned Argentines were plunged into grief Wednesday by the death of the country's favorite son Diego Maradona, a sublimely gifted sporting hero they saw as "the most human of Gods."  

  • PBA: TNT coaches confident Rosario, Erram will overcome struggles
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 9:10 am

    Coaches of the TNT Tropang Giga are not losing their faith in Poy Erram and Troy Rosario, even as the two big men have struggled mightily in their PBA Philippine Cup semis series against Phoenix Super LPG.

  • Top Chooks 3×3 players to join PBA Draft
    by blozada on November 26, 2020 at 8:59 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The top 3×3 players of the Philippines are set to jump to the PBA with Zamboanga City’s Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Santi Santillan, and Troy Rike all declaring for the Rookie Draft. Munzon, the no.1 3×3 player in the country, has been a staple of the half court circuit with Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines The post Top Chooks 3×3 players to join PBA Draft appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • KO’d by COVID-19: World champ wrestler Staebler struggles to recover
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Germany’s three-time wrestling world champion Frank Staebler says he is struggling to recover from a lung problem caused by the coronavirus, which has forced him out of next month’s planned World Cup in Belgrade. Staebler won the third gold of his career in the 72kg category when the 2018 world championships were held in Budapest. The post KO’d by COVID-19: World champ wrestler Staebler struggles to recover appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: Now healthy, Cliff Hodge giving Meralco hustle, heart
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Quietly, Cliff Hodge has put together a fine campaign for the Bolts in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, where he established himself as their best defender.

  • Saso upends Furue but Hara wrests control
    by Dante Navarro on November 26, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Yuka Saso toughened up at the back then pounced on Ayaka Furue’s late meltdown to gain in their hyped up duel with a 70 but Erika Hara took the spotlight with an eagle-spiked 67 in the opener of the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup.

  • Young Gilas cagers brace for experienced Thais
    by Joey Villar on November 26, 2020 at 8:00 am

    The Nationals, who will be spearheaded by Kobe Paras, Isaac Go, Dave Ildefonso, Dwight Ramos and brothers Juan and Javi Gomez de Liano, are scheduled to tackle the Thais at 9 p.m. (Philippine time).

  • PHISGOC's financial statements will be completed 'very soon,' says Tolentino
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 7:21 am

    POC President Abraham "Bambol" Tolentino says the much-discussed audit of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be submitted "very soon."

  • Nadal leads tennis world in paying respect to Maradona
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Spaniard Rafael Nadal led the tennis world in paying tribute to Argentine football great Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. “Today the world of sports in general and football in particular has a void,” Nadal, who is tied with Roger Federer for a record 20 The post Nadal leads tennis world in paying respect to Maradona appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • NBA-All-Star Game postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 7:04 am

    The NBA All-Star game scheduled for Feb. 12-14 in Indianapolis has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for 2024, the league said on Wednesday. “While we are disappointed that the NBA All-Star Game will not take place in Indianapolis in 2021, we are looking forward to the Pacers and the city hosting The post NBA-All-Star Game postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Thompson undergoes surgery, expected to make full recovery
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 6:52 am

    LOS ANGELES—Golden State Warriors’ All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson underwent season-ending surgery to repair his torn Achilles on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery, the team said. “Klay Thompson underwent successful surgery earlier this morning to repair a torn right Achilles,” the team said in a statement. “The surgery, performed by Dr. The post Thompson undergoes surgery, expected to make full recovery appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hassan Whiteside signs one-year deal with Kings
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Hassan Whiteside apparently is headed back to the place where his NBA career began. The free agent center reached a one-year agreement with the Sacramento Kings, ESPN and NBC Sports California reported Wednesday. Per NBC Sports California, Whiteside will make the veterans’ minimum salary in the 2020-21 season. Whiteside, 31, was selected by the Kings The post Hassan Whiteside signs one-year deal with Kings appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Football world mourns death of Argentina great Maradona
    by ccolina on November 26, 2020 at 6:37 am

    BUENOS AIRES–Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60. Beloved in his homeland after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986 The post Football world mourns death of Argentina great Maradona appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bernardo on a roll, powers Filipino chessers past top-seeded Poland
    by Joey Villar on November 26, 2020 at 6:37 am

    The win sent the third-seeded Filipinos in a tie with second seed Germany, Israel, Ukraine 1 and 3 and Croatia at No. 3 with eight match points apiece in the tournament where the top four after the seven-round elimination advanced to the semis.

  • Bolts temper emotions after series-extending win over Gin Kings
    by Luisa Morales on November 26, 2020 at 6:26 am

    The gritty Bolts, who were the ones to eliminate the erstwhile six-peat seeking San Miguel Beermen, are aiming to barge into their first Philippine Cup finals in franchise history.

  • A trip down Maradona's Naples
    by Rick Olivares on November 26, 2020 at 5:59 am

    I can only imagine what it is like now (outside his native Argentina) in Naples after Diego Maradona passed away in the evening of November 25 due to a heart attack.

  • MMA: Kingad wants to finish off Akhmetov in 2 rounds
    by ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Danny Kingad is eager to test his skills against a man he's called out for so long.

  • Pele, Messi lead tributes as football world mourns Diego Maradona
    by Luisa Morales on November 26, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Widely regarded as one of the greatest to play "the beautiful game," Maradona died of cardiac arrest at the age of 60. He underwent brain surgery earlier this month.

  • NBA: Kings reportedly agree to deal with Hassan Whiteside
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on November 26, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Hassan Whiteside apparently is headed back to the place where his NBA career began.

  • Nominations for PH Sports Hall of Fame extended to January
    by ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 4:26 am

    The nominations for the fourth enshrinement of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame (PSHOF) has been extended until January 31, 2021.

  • 3x3 quartet to declare for PBA Draft
    by ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 4:05 am

    The quartet of Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike, and Santi Santillan are set to declare for the PBA Rookie Draft after a successful stint in the 3x3 circuit.  

  • Remy Martin, Arizona State off to winning start in US NCAA
    by ABS-CBN News on November 26, 2020 at 3:29 am

    Filipino-American guard Remy Martin and the Arizona State Sun Devils opened their NCAA campaign with a tough 94-88 victory over Rhode Island in the Empire Classic.

  • Alex Eala gets early boot in Canary Islands pro tourney
    by Luisa Morales on November 26, 2020 at 2:27 am

    Filipina tennister Alex Eala failed to reach the second round in a pro tournament for the first time in the W15 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria on Tuesday.

  • Gilas women prospect De Jesus shines in US NCAA debut with Duke University
    by Luisa Morales on November 26, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Starting in her US NCAA debut, de Jesus finished with a stellar 13 points, four assists, three rebounds and a block against Longwood in Duke's 94-64 win in the Cameron Indoor Stadium.

  • 'I represent the nobodies': Maradona, the 'barrio' boy in Naples
    by Agence France-Presse on November 26, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Few places will mourn the death of Diego Maradona as much as Naples.

  • Football: Bayern, Man City through to Champions League last 16
    by Agence France-Presse on November 26, 2020 at 2:09 am

    Bayern Munich joined Manchester City in qualifying for the last 16 with two group games to spare.

  • NBA: Warriors' Klay Thompson undergoes surgery, expected to make full recovery
    by Reuters on November 26, 2020 at 1:46 am

    LOS ANGELES - Golden State Warriors' All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson underwent season-ending surgery to repair his torn Achilles on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery, the team said.

  • NFL postpones Thanksgiving Day clash due to Ravens' Covid-19 outbreak
    by Agence France-Presse on November 26, 2020 at 1:45 am

    The NFL's Thanksgiving Day showcase has been slammed by the coronavirus.

  • Pele mourns Maradona: ‘I hope we’ll play together in the sky’
    by ggaviola on November 25, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    SAO PAULO, Brazil  – Brazilian football great Pele mourned his fellow legend Diego Maradona after the Argentine died Wednesday, saying he hoped they would “play together in the sky” one day. “Sad news today. I have lost a dear friend, and the world has lost a legend,” Pele wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of The post Pele mourns Maradona: ‘I hope we’ll play together in the sky’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Bolts force no-tomorrow match vs Gin Kings; TNT triumphs, too
    by clopez on November 25, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    They say the greatest two words in sports are “Game Seven.” For a Meralco squad that faced the end of its season twice in the stretch, Game 5 sounds just as sweet. The Bolts, after all, have had a pretty good record in do-or-die matches inside the bubble. And they got themselves into another no-tomorrow The post Bolts force no-tomorrow match vs Gin Kings; TNT triumphs, too appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 10-year-old prodigy makes national youth squad
    by clopez on November 25, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    There are scenes in binge-favorite show “Queen’s Gambit” where the lead character, then a child prodigy, would imagine chess moves on the ceiling in the dead of the night. The country’s very own young chess wizard, 10-year-old Al-Basher Buto, had finished watching the hit series. The candidate master claimed he can also maintain a mental The post 10-year-old prodigy makes national youth squad appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Aranas mission: educate, train new PH sports leaders
    by clopez on November 25, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Archery chief Jesus Clint Aranas has no intention of staying in power for long if he wins the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) elections. And part of his strategy, according to the World Achery Philippines president, is to develop great leaders who can succeed him after four years in office. “I just want to set up The post Aranas mission: educate, train new PH sports leaders appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Diego Maradona, 60: Argentine soccer genius saw heaven and hell
    by Alexander Magno on November 25, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    World soccer great Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday less than a month after his 60th birthday, was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball, but his demons almost destroyed him. Maradona had died after suffering a heart attack at his home in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, those close to The post Diego Maradona, 60: Argentine soccer genius saw heaven and hell appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Title over individual awards
    by John Bryan Ulanday on November 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Winning Rookie of the Year honors is not the main objective for strong candidates Aaron Black of Meralco and Arvin Tolentino of Ginebra entering the tailend of the historic 2020 PBA Philippine Cup.

  • Will POC ever be united?
    by Joaquin M. Henson on November 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    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 exercise.

  • Bolts stun Gin Kings, force deciding Game 5
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Not just yet.

  • Almazan continues to prove worth for Meralco as last line of defense
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Meralco knew what it was getting when it traded for Raymond Almazan last year. And the lanky center is showing exactly why he’s the missing piece for the Bolts in the Philippine Cup semifinals against top seed Barangay Ginebra Brought in for his defensive prowess, Almazan proved his worth with a game-saving The post Almazan continues to prove worth for Meralco as last line of defense appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tyson under control as he prepares for bout with Jones
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    London---Boxing great Mike Tyson says he has learned to protect that “kid always in me” as he prepares to return to the ring for an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr on Saturday.

  • Kingad targets big win over Akhmetov
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Danny “The King” Kingad is trying to scale the loaded flyweight division, and a win next Friday, 4 December, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium could boost him up the ladder.  

  • Barcelona, Juventus join Chelsea, Sevilla in last 16
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Paris---Juventus, Chelsea, and Sevilla all claimed last-gasp wins as they qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Martin Braithwaite grabbed a double in Barcelona’s 4-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev as they also secured a place in the knockout rounds.

  • Murray backs compulsory vaccine initiative for tennis tournaments
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    London---Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments.

  • PH Sports Hall of Fame nominations extended
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Nominations for the fourth enshrinement of the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame is extended until January 31, next year.

  • PBA: Parks carries TNT past Phoenix to force decider
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Bobby Ray Parks Jr. put TNT on his back as the Tropang Giga extended their stay in the bubble after a 102-101 win over Phoenix in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday night at Angeles University Foundation Gym. TNT rode Parks’ heroics in the crucial stages and the versatile The post PBA: Parks carries TNT past Phoenix to force decider appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Heavyweight champ Joshua to face Pulev
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    London---Anthony Joshua is set for his first fight in over a year after the world heavyweight champion said Friday he would defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev at London’s O2 Arena on December 12.

  • Diamond League to start in Morocco
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Paris---The calendar of elite Diamond League meetings for the Olympic year of 2021 was released on Monday with the season starting in Rabat, Morocco on May 23 and concluding in Zurich in September.

  • Golovkin to battle Szeremeta on Dec. 18
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Los Angeles---Boxing champion Gennady Golovkin will face Kamil Szeremeta next month in Florida in a middleweight title bout originally scheduled for February but postponed due to the coronavirus.

  • Volleyball unity still a dream
    on November 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a column wishing for unity in Philippine volleyball---both at the national sports association and club levels.

  • IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from London Games
    by ccolina on November 25, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Three Romanian weightlifters, including two medallists, were on Wednesday disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics after fresh analysis showed their urine samples to be tainted with banned substances, the IOC announced. The weightlifters were named as Razvan Martin, a bronze medallist in the men’s 69kg category, Roxana Cocos, a silver medallist in the women’s 69kg The post IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from London Games appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • No slowing down for record-breaking Hamilton
    by ccolina on November 25, 2020 at 11:41 am

    MANAMA— Lewis Hamilton heads into Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix as the most successful driver in Formula One history, and now a seven-time world champion, but the Briton will not be slowing down as he aims to round out a record-breaking season in style. The Mercedes driver clinched the title at the previous race in Turkey The post No slowing down for record-breaking Hamilton appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Thailand to play Gilas without Tyler Lamb
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 11:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas will have one less thing worry about heading into its clash against regional rival Thailand in the second window of the Fiba Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in Manama, Bahrain. A young Philippines side plays Thailand on Friday and Monday with the Thais missing their crack guard Tyler Lamb. The 6-foot-5 The post Thailand to play Gilas without Tyler Lamb appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Meralco escapes Ginebra to force semis Game 5
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 10:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Meralco drew heroic plays from Reynel Hugnatan and Raymond Almazan late to top Barangay Ginebra, 83-80, and force a deciding Game 5 in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday. Hugnatan nailed the go-ahead jumper, 81-80, off a set up by Chris Newsome with 15.5 seconds left while Almazan rejected Stanley Pringle’s potential The post Meralco escapes Ginebra to force semis Game 5 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • ONE: Kingad draws praise from Akhmetov ahead of crucial bout
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 10:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Former ONE flyweight world champion Kairat Akhmetov heaped praise for Filipino rising star Danny Kingad ahead of their showdown in ONE: Big Bang on Dec. 4 in Singapore. Akhmetov admitted Kingad, who is the second-ranked contender in the flyweight class, is a “complete fighter” who is as good in striking as he The post ONE: Kingad draws praise from Akhmetov ahead of crucial bout appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Feeling ill, De los Santos still claims 23rd eKata gold
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 9:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — James De los Santos added another gold medal to his collection after topping the Golden League Karate eTournament Series #3 on Tuesday. De los Santos proved why he’s the top eKata athlete in the world by picking up his 23rd gold despite not being in his top form. The 30-year-old karateka bested The post Feeling ill, De los Santos still claims 23rd eKata gold appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • ONE: ‘Underdog’ Torres hopes to surprise, end slump vs Indian prospect
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 8:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Filipino atomweight Jomary Torres hopes to finally snap out of her slump against Indian wrestling champion Ritu Phogat in ONE: Big Bang on Dec. 4 in Singapore. After starting her career with four straight wins, Torres has gone downhill, dropping four of her past five bouts. Her last fight against Jenny Huang The post ONE: ‘Underdog’ Torres hopes to surprise, end slump vs Indian prospect appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • UAAP: Aldin Ayo case remains ‘status quo’
    by mgiongco on November 25, 2020 at 6:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The case of former University of Santo Tomas head coach Aldin Ayo for his involvement in the “Sorsogon bubble” remains status quo, as per UAAP executive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag. The UAAP has yet to tackle the appeal made by Ayo following his indefinite ban from the league. “I know there have The post UAAP: Aldin Ayo case remains ‘status quo’ appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Mets expect Tebow to return in 2021
    by ccolina on November 25, 2020 at 5:17 am

    New York Mets president Sandy Alderson said he expects Tim Tebow to return to the organization in 2021. Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner who played three seasons in the NFL, signed with the Mets in 2016 but has yet to play in the big leagues. He was invited to spring training earlier this year The post Mets expect Tebow to return in 2021 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ingram, Pelicans agree to max $158M contract
    by ccolina on November 25, 2020 at 4:32 am

    Forward Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a maximum five-year, $158 million contract extension, ESPN reported Tuesday. Ingram, 23, had a breakout season in 2019-20 — his fourth in the NBA. In 62 games, he averaged career highs in points (23.8), rebounds (6.1) and assists (4.2) and was voted the league’s The post Ingram, Pelicans agree to max $158M contract appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hawks complete acquisition of Gallinari from Thunder
    by ccolina on November 25, 2020 at 4:27 am

    The Atlanta Hawks officially acquired forward Danilo Gallinari and cash considerations from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional 2025 second-round draft pick. The sign-and-trade deal ends Gallinari’s one-year stay with the Thunder. Gallinari agreed to a three-year, $61.5 million deal with the Hawks on Friday, according to ESPN and the The post Hawks complete acquisition of Gallinari from Thunder appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Kings won’t match Hawks’ offer for Bogdanovic
    by ccolina on November 25, 2020 at 4:23 am

    The Sacramento Kings will move on from restricted free-agent guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, electing not to match a $72 million offer sheet from the Atlanta Hawks, ESPN reported Tuesday. The Hawks made their four-year offer to Bogdanovic on Sunday and the Kings had 48 hours to match and keep the sharpshooter in Sacramento. Last week, it The post Kings won’t match Hawks’ offer for Bogdanovic appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • With Finals slots at stake, Game 4 takes on different meanings
    by besguerra on November 24, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    A victory in Game 4 of the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday would mean tickets to the final dance for two squads. But for the other half of the semifinal cast, it’s a fighting chance they will make the most of. Barangay Ginebra and Phoenix are on the doorstep of making the Finals of this The post With Finals slots at stake, Game 4 takes on different meanings appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Gilas vows best fight despite lack of preparation
    by besguerra on November 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Gilas Pilipinas landed on Bahrain on Sunday, passed its COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements the day after and plunged back to practice on Tuesday to prepare as best it could for Thailand as it resumes its Fiba Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers bid in a bubble setting in Manama. “We’re going to give it everything we The post Gilas vows best fight despite lack of preparation appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tolentino, seeking full POC term, offers to host SEA Games again
    by besguerra on November 24, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Given the opportunity, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino wants to stage the Southeast Asian Games all over again even before the country’s turn comes up in the rotation of hosts. Tolentino, who is seeking a full term in Friday’s POC elections, said he will propose that the Philippines take the place of any The post Tolentino, seeking full POC term, offers to host SEA Games again appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • New documentary puts spotlight on 14-gold arnis champs at SEA Games
    by Alexander Magno on November 24, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Fourteen golds, four silvers, and two bronzes. That sums up the unprecedented achievement of the Philippine National Arnis Team in the 30th Southeast Asian Games held last year right here in the Philippines. The team members had been expecting to compete in this year’s World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation Champions. But then The post New documentary puts spotlight on 14-gold arnis champs at SEA Games appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Injury-hit PSG looks for Mbappe to get back
    by The Manila Times on November 24, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain continues to be plagued by injuries, but coach Thomas Tuchel is optimistic the fit-again Kylian Mbappe can make the difference in Tuesday’s (Wednesday in Manila) vital Champions League encounter with RB Leipzig. PSG hosts the German club at the Parc des Princes having lost two of their opening three matches in Group

  • NBA players discuss social justice with Pope
    by The Manila Times on November 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), lauding them as “champions” and saying he supported their work on social justice. The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players’ union Executive

  • Lakers retool, Heat all-in for Giannis
    by Mark Rabago on November 24, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    The way free agency unfolded these past several days, newly minted NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers have taken the pole position as far as the 2020 NBA season is concerned and are seemingly headed for back-to-back titles. This, after replenishing their ranks with former all-star and 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol,

  • PFF names futsal legend Victor Hermans as technical consultant
    by Niel Victor Masoy on November 24, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) appointed futsal legend Victor Hermans as its technical consultant for the sport. PFF announced the development on Monday in a virtual press conference. PFF president Nonong Araneta spoke highly of the Dutch Herman, whose futsal coaching resume highlights include four-straight AFF Futsal titles (2012-2015), a 2013 SEA Games gold medal,

  • Women coaches lead PSC web series fourth episode
    by The Manila Times on November 24, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) underscores the importance of coaches and trainers in the development of a vibrant Philippine sporting community in the fourth episode of their web series “Rise Up, Shape Up.” PSC-Women in Sports’ Rise Up, Shape Up features two of the country’s top female coaches to share their coaching experience and journey

  • Montrezl Harrell: Lakers wanted me more than Clippers did
    by Associated Press on November 24, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    LOS ANGELES: Montrezl Harrell did not make the trip lightly when he moved down the Staples Center hallway last weekend to join the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year realizes the gravity of his decision to leave the Los Angeles Clippers after three seasons – and to leave them for

  • Krystkowiak, 8 Utah players test positive
    by Associated Press on November 24, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Utah men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak and eight Utes players have tested positive for Covid-19. Krystkowiak announced the positive tests on his weekend radio show. He said five players who tested positive were living in the same house and three were living in another. Utah’s women’s basketball team also announced it was pausing basketball activities

  • Billy Evans, 88, member of 1956 gold medal US team, dies
    by Associated Press on November 24, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky: Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88. The school announced Evans’ death on Sunday (Monday in Manila) upon confirmation from his family. He had 716 points and 549 rebounds in

  • NFL expands mask mandate, threatens to discipline violators
    by Associated Press on November 24, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the league’s updated Covid-19 protocols. The league told teams in a memo on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) that players who are not substituting or preparing to enter the field of play and are not wearing

  • Can Guardiola arrest Man City decline?
    by Agence France-Presse on November 24, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    LONDON: Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the long term but for the first time in his managerial career, results may determine the Catalan’s future rather than his desire for a new challenge or break. City’s board showed how fully they remain committed to the Guardiola project by extending his contract to 2023

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