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Philippine Olympians begin quest for elusive gold

Philippine Olympians begin quest for elusive gold

In pursuit of a first Olympic gold medal for nearly a century now, the Philippines could finally nail it in a Summer Games like no other behind a lean but crack team bannered by a world champion gymnast, a champion [...]

July 23, 2021 Sports
Tough talk led Suns to sacrifice and build an NBA contender

Tough talk led Suns to sacrifice and build an NBA contender

When Phoenix coach Monty Williams yelled after an early season loss that the Suns had the NBA’s worst starting five, the group sat down and had a long, hard talk. That conversation set the stage for sacrifices, acceptance of roles [...]

July 8, 2021 Sports
Gilas gallant stand falls short against mighty Serbia

Gilas gallant stand falls short against mighty Serbia

A tough and gritty fight from the all-cadet Gilas Pilipinas just couldn’t overcome World No. 5 Serbia, 83-76, in their opening game at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time). An 8-point run by NBA player [...]

July 1, 2021 Sports
At least 19 Filipino athletes to vie in Tokyo Olympics

At least 19 Filipino athletes to vie in Tokyo Olympics

The Philippines will have at least 19 athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8. Golfers Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdangan have joined men’s qualifier Juvic Pagunsan in the quadrennial event as they kept their places [...]

June 29, 2021 Sports
Pacquiao-Spence fight in peril

Pacquiao-Spence fight in peril

Filipino boxing great Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s fight against World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. may not push through. The bout set on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada could not [...]

June 28, 2021 Sports
New Zealander selected as first transgender Olympian

New Zealander selected as first transgender Olympian

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was confirmed as the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the Olympic Games Monday when Kiwi officials named her in the squad for Tokyo next month. New Zealand Olympic Committee chief Kereyn Smith said [...]

June 21, 2021 Sports
Gilas PH opens vs bitter rival Korea

Gilas PH opens vs bitter rival Korea

Gilas Pilipinas steps onto the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers at Angeles University Foundation on Wednesday night, holding reminders of the past in one hand and building blocks in the other. The Nationals take on South Korea at 6 p.m., playing [...]

June 16, 2021 Sports
Trae Young shines as Hawks rally past Sixers

Trae Young shines as Hawks rally past Sixers

Trae Young poured in 25 points and added 18 assists as the Atlanta Hawks rallied Monday to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in game four of their second round Eastern Conference playoff series. Young shot eight of 26 from the floor [...]

June 15, 2021 Sports
Chris Paul-led Suns sweep Nuggets, advance to West finals

Chris Paul-led Suns sweep Nuggets, advance to West finals

Chris Paul scored 37 points, Devin Booker had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the visiting Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets 125-118 on Sunday night to sweep the best-of-7 Western Conference semifinal series. Nuggets star Nikola Jokic, the NBA [...]

June 14, 2021 Sports
Filipino Olympic bets training abroad to get vaccinated

Filipino Olympic bets training abroad to get vaccinated

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino is hoping all the country’s Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes training abroad will get their COVID-19 vaccines in time for the next month’s Summer Games. “Although vaccine is not mandatory in the Olympics, we cannot [...]

June 10, 2021 Sports