IOC confident of successful Tokyo Games despite public opposition

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.

Siew, Suelo banner QC team in PCAP tourney

SINGAPOREAN Siew Kai Xin and Filipino Robert Suelo, Jr. will be put to the test as they lead the Quezon City (QC) Simba’s Tribe in the GM Wesley So Cup of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP), which kicks off on May 15.

Hawks mind-set

Solomon Hill checked into the match with a little under three minutes left in the first quarter. By all accounts, he played solid defense over the next eight minutes. The rest of his game was unremarkable at best; he missed both of his three-point attempts and had a rebound offset by a foul. Which was probably why he didn’t see action until the final 24.4 seconds of what turned out to be a playoff-clinching victory against the Wizards; he was the 10th man for a reason, with his season norms of four and a half points, three rebounds, and one assist reflecting his importance — or lack thereof — to the Hawks.

LA Lakers nip Knicks in overtime

TALEN Horton-Tucker hit the decisive three-pointer with 21.1 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-99 victory over the visiting New York Knicks on Tuesday.

National volleyball team  pool members announced

THE country’s national volleyball team program took further form on Wednesday after the local federation for the sport announced the members of the national pool.

PHL rowing federation rallying behind Olympic-bound Nievarez

THE Philippine Rowing Association (PRA) is rallying behind the country’s lone representative for the sport in the Tokyo Olympics in 21-year-old Cris Nievarez.

Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League adjusting plans for its new season

THE Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is currently in the process of adjusting its plans for its new season as it continues to be affected by the prevailing conditions with the pandemic.

Manchester City crowned Premier League champion again

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Manchester City was confirmed as Premier League champion for the third time in four seasons after second-placed rival Manchester United lost (2-1) at home to Leicester City on Tuesday.

Hideki Matsuyama says quarantine in Japan allowed Masters victory to sink in

TORONTO — Hideki Matsuyama said on Tuesday that the two-week coronavirus quarantine he underwent upon his return to Japan after his Masters triumph last month allowed him a chance to absorb the magnitude of his momentous victory.

Djokovic fumes at umpire in rain-affected Rome opener

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.