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Football journey continues for the Younghusbands

THEIR PLAYING DAYS may be over but the journey in football by Phil and James Younghusband is not about done.

Fernandez buckles down to work as PSC interim head

COMMISSIONER Ramon Fernandez began work as officer-in-charge of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) this week, looking to accomplish as much as he can while temporarily at the helm.

College of Saint Benilde chooses to keep 250 scholar-athletes

WHILE SPORTS continue to take a hit amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the College of Saint Benilde (CSB) is choosing to go against the tide by keeping the scholar-athletes in its fold.

Jimmy Alapag: From point guard to coach

ONE of the best point guards to parade his wares in the local basketball scene, Jimmy Alapag is now making a name for himself in coaching, a transition he said was somehow “natural” after all those years he spent as a floor general.

Reigning ONE lightweight champ Lee sees Folayang a great challenge

HOLDER of the lightweight title in ONE Championship for over a year now, Singapore’s Christian “The Warrior” Lee said a lot is still in store for him as champion and that he is ready to take on all-comers, including former champ Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.

Team Liyab signs strength and conditioning coach

WHILE there is no denying that having a sound mind to craft strategies goes a long way in succeeding in esports, still complementing it with proper physical fitness adds further dimension to one’s drive to excel in the sport.

ABAP confident of adding more boxers for Olympics

THE COUNTRY is assured of at least two boxers competing in the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 but the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is confident more could be added to that number once qualifying tournaments resume.

SBP welcomes rescheduling of 3×3 Olympic qualifiers

THE SAMAHANG BASKETBOL ng Pilipinas (SBP) welcomed the rescheduling of the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament to May next year as it gives the team from the Philippines added time to prepare.

Local football making adjustments for possible return

While waiting for the go-ahead for the community to resume activities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, local football officials have started the ball rolling in preparation for a possible resumption by crafting guidelines to follow.

TNT KaTropa’s Rosario, Pogoy making most of forced break

HAVE NOT FLEXED their basketball muscles as much as they wanted to for the past three and a half months because of the “forced break” brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, TNT KaTropa stalwarts Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy said it has been tough for them but they are finding ways to make the most out of it.

‘No Surrender’ to mark ONE Championship’s return in July

THE RETURN OF ONE Championship from COVID-19 pandemic-induced break has been set for July 31, with an event titled “ONE: No Surrender” happening in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thirdy Ravena ready for the challenge that awaits in Japan

RECENTLY inked a one-season deal to play in the B. League in Japan, collegiate standout and national team player Thirdy Ravena said he is looking forward to the new journey he is about to take along with the challenges that await him there.

Poirier outlasts Hooker in tight fight in Las Vegas

AMERICAN Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier outlasted Dan “The Hangman” Hooker of New Zealand in a tight lightweight fight that went the full route of five rounds at the “UFC Fight Night” event held at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s APEX facility in Las Vegas on Sunday (Manila time).

Mineski tapped to handle SEA qualifiers of WUCL 2020

MINESKI GLOBAL was tapped to handle the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifying stage of the World University Cyber League (WUCL) 2020, which kicked off at the weekend.

Veteran footballer James Younghusband calls it a career

JAMES YOUNGHUSBAND is following his brother Phil to retirement after the former announced on Thursday that he was hanging up his boots.

TNT KaTropa throw an assist to Mandaluyong fire survivors

PHILIPPINE Basketball Association team TNT KaTropa came to the aid of those in need, recently providing financial assistance and helping in the distribution of hot meals and grocery packs to families affected by a fire in Mandaluyong City.

ONE Esports partners with Toyota for GR Supra GT Cup Asia...

ONE Esports has extended its offering, recently partnering with Toyota Motor Asia Pacific to present the GR Supra GT Cup Asia 2020 — Regional Round.

Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena heads to Japan to play in B. League

COLLEGIATE standout Thirdy Ravena of the Ateneo Blue Eagles is heading to Japan to play for San-en NeoPhoenix in the B. League, the team announced on Wednesday.

Ancajas ready anytime boxing resumes, open to different possibilities

SIDELINED for months now because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Filipino world boxing champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas said he is not letting the “forced” break go to waste as he continues to train in preparation for boxing’s eventual resumption just as he said he is open to different possibilities as far as future opponents is concerned, including against compatriot Donnie “Ahas” Nietes.

Austria to host FIBA 3×3 Olympic qualifiers in May 2021

FROM Bengaluru, India, 3-on-3 basketball teams, including one from the Philippines, vying for a spot in the Olympic Games will trek to Graz, Austria, instead for qualifiers slated for May 2021.

NCAA dealing with impact of the pandemic head-on

ADVERSELY AFFECTED by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the National Collegiate Athletic Association finds itself needing to be creative in finding ways to forge ahead, particularly in staging its Season 96.

POC reaffirms support to athletes as it celebrates Olympic Day

IN LINE with the celebration of Olympic Day this week, the Philippine Olympic Committee reaffirmed its support to Filipino athletes especially during these trying times with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Marcial determined not to let time spent in boxing go to...

HAVING INVESTED much time and effort doing the sport of boxing, Filipino amateur boxer Eumir Felix Marcial said he is determined for these not to go to waste, including doing well in the Olympic Games and establishing a steady professional career after.

PHL among inaugural winners at FIBA Esports Open

THE FIRST-EVER staging of the FIBA Esports Open concluded last Sunday with the Philippines among the inaugural winners.

E-Gilas says preparation and teamwork key to good showing

TEAM PHILIPPINES churned out dominant performances in its first four matches against Indonesia in their five-game series in the inaugural FIBA Esports Open on its way to claiming the Southeast Asian conference with one game left to play later on Sunday.

Ateneo’s Tolentino committed to PVL squad, still undecided on UAAP

CURRENTLY in Canada to be with her family amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Ateneo volleyball star Kat Tolentino said she is still in contact with her Premier Volleyball League team here and remains committed to it but is undecided on her future in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

PHL takes on Indonesia at FIBA Esports Open 2020

TEAM PHILIPPINES battles its counterpart from Indonesia when the inaugural FIBA Esports Open rolls off today.

SBP pays tribute to hoops ‘titan’ Danding Cojuangco

RECOGNIZING his invaluable contribution to the growth of Philippine basketball in the last 40 years, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) joined the local hoops community in paying tribute to Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr., who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 85.

Registration for World Vision’s virtual run for children extended

THOSE who want to take part in the first-ever World Vision Virtual Run for Children still have time to sign up as registration for it has been extended till the end of June.

Cojuangco, who built Southeast Asia’s biggest food empire, dies at 85

PHILIPPINE billionaire and San Miguel Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eduardo “Danding” M. Cojuangco, Jr., who built Southeast Asia’s oldest and largest food and drink empire, has died. He was 85.

Team PH out to make waves at FIBA Esports Open

THE INAUGURAL FIBA Esports Open unfurls at the weekend with Team Philippines all set to compete and make waves in.

Despite GCQ extension in Metro Manila, PBA remains optimistic; TNT KaTropa’s...

WAITING FOR a breakthrough that would allow it to squeeze in some activities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Basketball Association remains optimistic despite the general community quarantine (GCQ) setting in Metro Manila being extended till the end of the month.

Striegl not about done doing combat sports

PARLAYING his wares as a combat sports athlete for more than a decade now, Mark “Mugen” Striegl said he is not about done and continues to look for the next mountain to climb.

UAAP looking at a full calendar for Season 83, officials say

DESPITE THE CHALLENGES presented by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines is looking at having a full calendar of events when Season 83 unfurls.

Asian promotions signal intent to return when already allowed

CURRENTLY sidelined by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Asian mixed martial arts promotions ONE Championship and Brave Combat Federation said they are raring to get back into action and intent on going for it when given the go-ahead.

Running continues to thrive even amid COVID-19, ASICS study shows

NOT EVEN the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could stop people from turning to running to stay fit, this is according to a study made by global footwear and sports equipment maker ASICS.

TBH: Candid conversations with ‘maverick’ UAAP stars

SOME of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines’ independent-minded volleyball stars take on a new platform as they are featured in the new talk show, TBH (To Be Honest),

PBA young guns Perez, Bolick still hopeful of league’s return

AMONG the headliners in last year’s season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) because of their stellar plays as rookies, CJ Perez and Robert Bolick lament that they are being made to wait to build on what they had started with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic still a going concern.

Filipino brand pushing ‘green beauty’

“GREEN BEAUTY” using products that are not harmful to one’s health and the planet is what one local company is pushing for with its range of soaps.

Diaz: Staying the course in Olympic return mission

WHILE HER PREPARATION and journey for a possible return to the Olympic Games were greatly disrupted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, decorated Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz said she remains undeterred of seeing her mission through, doing everything she can to stay the course.

Inaugural FIBA esports tourney unravels this week; PH team named

ALL IS SET for the staging of the inaugural FIBA Esports Open this week, which will feature various national teams, including that from the Philippines.

Local basketball community mourns passing of pioneering coach Jorge

THE LOCAL basketball community is mourning the passing of respected and pioneering coach Nicanor “Nic” Jorge, who died in his sleep on Saturday. He was 78.

NCAA pushes start of Season 96 to next year

SEASON 96 of the country’s oldest collegiate league will start next year after the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Thursday moved to defer its opening in response to the continued threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Razer seeks to sustain gains of Southeast Asian esports scene

A KEY PLAYER in the continued growth of esports in Southeast Asia, global gaming lifestyle brand Razer is seeking to sustain the gains of the region in the sport by continuously coming up with platforms to showcase what gamers in this part of the world are capable of.

Import-less PBA conferences in the immediate future

TOURNAMENTS featuring foreign reinforcements in the Philippine Basketball Association may be sidelined for a while as the league finds its way back from the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.