By Jan Carlo Anolin Having a champion athlete as a father and coach probably puts a lot of pressure on a son. That was the case for Jhanlo Sangiao, who at a young age felt that same sensation for his father Mark, the famed coach of Benguet’s Team Lakay. Despite that, Jhanlo saw the silver […]
By Jonas Terrado PBA chairman Ricky Vargas of TNT KaTropa accepted the apology of its former assistant coach Tab Baldwin for comments that caused stir among members of the local basketball community more than two weeks ago. Vargas, however, admitted that he felt that Baldwin’s apology wasn’t sincere when the American-Kiwi explained that his comments […]
By Nick Giongco Mike Plania, the first Filipino fighter to return to the ring during the coronavirus era, is scheduled to arrive in the country on Friday, according to the hard-hitting prospect’s chief handler. Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Plania upset world No. 1 Joshua Greer via split decision during a Top Rank show. […]
By Waylon Galvez Local athletes with Olympic qualifiers set next year will be training at the Philippine Sports Complex (formerly ULTRA) as the Philippine Sports Commission finalizes details of the schedule after the venue undergoes disinfection. Philippine Sports Institute head Marc Velasco said yesterday that disinfection procedure is set at the athletes’ quarters in preparation […]
By Nick Giongco Boxing chief Ricky Vargas believes he might end up with a broken heart if the Tokyo Olympics gets scrapped altogether. “Masyadong malungkot if hindi matuloy,” Vargas, who heads the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP), said during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum webcast yesterday. Vargas believes the current batch, led […]
By Kristel Satumbaga Ricky Vargas said Tuesday they hope the Philippine Olympic Committee’s (POC) constitutional amendment prohibiting officials aged 70 years old and above to run for executive position will be finalized before November’s target election date. “Ang objective sana is sa November. Wala namang masyadong changes. The only main discussion is the age limit,” […]
By Jonas Terrado The Philippine Football Federation has set up multiple guidelines on the potential return of football competitions in the professional and amateur scene once the government eases its community quarantine regulations. Among the protocols mentioned by the PFF are the ones submitted by the Games and Amusements Board regarding how the Philippines Football […]
By Nick Giongco An alliance involving business conglomerates, the government and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) is in the offing as it aims to uplift the country’s sporting affairs. POC chairman Ricky Vargas said during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum webcast yesterday that the establishment of the Philippine Business for Sports Development (PBSF) is a […]
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Orlando Magic star Evan Fournier is confident that it will be safe to play when the NBA season resumes in Florida next month despite a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the region. Florida has emerged as one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, registering a dramatic […]
Nick Kyrgios let rip at “selfish” fellow tennis star Alexander Zverev Monday after the German was seen partying despite promising to self-isolate following Novak Djokovic’s coronavirus-hit Adria Tour. Zverev was part of the exhibition event organised by the world number one where social distancing was minimal, matches took place in front of thousands of fans […]
Los Angeles (AFP) – Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who launched kneeling protests during US national anthems to protest police brutality and racial injustice, will be the subject of a six-part series, Netflix announced Monday. “Colin in Black & White” will focus on the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s high school years, formative time that led to […]
By Jonas Terrado Ranidel de Ocampo will make his return at TNT KaTropa under a different role as one of the team’s assistant coaches. Team manager Gabby Cui confirmed the appointment of De Ocampo, who two months ago announced his retirement after playing most of his 15-year playing career with the KaTropa franchise. “Coach Ranidel […]
By Jonas Terrado Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela said the stint of forward Kenneth Tuffin in New Zealand’s National Basketball League will be beneficial in the Tamaraws’ campaign in the 83rd UAAP season which could start in early 2021. Tuffin is off to a good start Down Under with averages of 12.0 points, 5.0 […]
Yuka Saso put on another explosive round but settled for a four-under 68 to finish in joint fifth in the rain-hit Earth Mondahmin Cup Monday at the Camellia Hills Country Club in Chiba, Japan.
Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) president Ricky Vargas serves as the special guest in the regular Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum webcast on Tuesday.
“It’s a very good way to keep the sport going, keep on promoting it,” said actor-politician Richard Gomez, president of the Philippine Fencing Association (PFA), in a phone interview Sunday with Manila Bulletin.
PBA legend and Magnolia assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos is pulling for 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto to finally fulfill the country’s dream of seeing a homegrown Filipino play in the NBA.
The Rizal Memorial Coliseum is ready for a round of disinfection and repairs following the release of the last COVID-19 patient over the weekend.
As Filipino Olympic qualifiers and hopefuls struggle to keep in shape on home soil owing to the pandemic, the Japan-based judokas are back on training mode, the Philippine Judo Federation (PJF) leadership said Monday.
Rain or Shine superstar James Yap said he is constantly checking on PBA updates from where he is with his family in Milano Marittima, Italy, particularly on the league’s plan to return next month starting with practice sessions for the 10 ballclubs.