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Postponed French Open topics: Rafa’s 20th? Serena’s 24th?

05/28/2020

If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now — instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic — Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s…

Step by step

Cedelf P. Tupas 05/28/2020

Kai Sotto continued to take significant steps in his goal to become the first homegrown Filipino player to reach the NBA. A week after signing with high-profile agent Aaron Goodwin of Goodwin Sports Management, the 7-foot-2 Sotto…

Gomez plans hosting own virtual pentathlon tilt

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/28/2020

Buoyed by its success on the virtual stage, the Philippine Modern Pentathlon Association is toying with the idea of holding an international online laser run event of its own. Modern pentathlon chief Richard Gomez has been exploring…

Fiba moves 3×3 Olympic qualifiers to 2021

Bong Lozada 05/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines—With the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021, Fiba has also decided to move the 3×3 Basketball Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to next year. Fiba announced that it is pushing through with the 3×3 OQTs before…

Sisi Rondina: UST was a dream come true

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On May 19, 2019, Cebuano volleyball superstar, Cherry “Sisi” Rondina, laced her shoes for the last time in her dominant and inspiring college career. A year later, the Estaca, Compostela, Cebu native has…

Michael Jordan in the eyes of young Cesafi cagers

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/21/2020

Cebu City, Philippines – For basketball players and fans who grew up watching Micheal Jordan during his prime in the 80s and the 90s, the former Chicago Bull star is an inspiration, a hero, even considered a…

LVPI chief: No easy reboot for volleyball

Marc Anthony Reyes - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/21/2020

Aby Maraño and Grethcel Soltones said they have never stopped working out with their teammates via Zoom. The same goes for fellow superstars Alyssa Valdez and Mika Reyes. They swore they are keeping themselves in shape during…

Cesafi to give aid to staff affected by COVID-19 crisis

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — ”The Cesafi announced on Friday, May 15, 2020, that it will provide food baskets to referees, officials, coaches and utility personnel as a way of helping them during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Kai Sotto on G League move: Best route for me towards NBA dream

05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto’s decision to join NBA G League was a bold move, but the 7-foot-2 graduate of Ateneo High School said that entering the developmental circuit was the best option for him in fulfilling a dream. Playing…

‘A lot of regrets’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka says shyness is holding her back

05/15/2020

Former world number one Naomi Osaka has admitted having “a lot of regrets” and said she’s soul-searching during the coronavirus lockdown for ways to become more assertive. The 22-year-old Japanese, who stormed to prominence by winning back-to-back…

Mantilla excited to represent Cebu for MPBL

Gerard Vincent Francisco 05/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former CESAFI MVP Jaybie Mantilla has confirmed reports that he will be returning to the Cebu Casino Ethyl Alcohol for the next season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. The 5’8 Guard told…

Kobe Bryant’s sports academy retires ‘Mamba’ nickname

05/13/2020

LOS ANGELES— The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon’s death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna…

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