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Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

07/10/2020

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week. They’re getting a more realistic glimpse this week as teams begin holding scrimmages. Yes,…

LVPI requests permission for volleyball players’ training resumption

Marc Anthony Reyes 07/10/2020

It’s Philippine volleyball’s turn to seek government approval to allow its stars to resume training amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) submitted a 13-page document to the government outlining its own measures…

PBA commish to meet with coaches and managers for return-to-practice measures

Musong Castillo 07/10/2020

Coaches and team managers of all 12 PBA clubs will meet with commissioner Willie Marcial on Friday, July 10, 2020, to fine-tune—if needed—the return-to-practice guidelines the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF)…

PSC, POC to seek IATF ok for Olympic hopefuls

June Navarro 07/09/2020

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, they will now move to seek the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases…

Amateur sports now await IATF green light

June Navarro 07/06/2020

After professional sports got the green light to resume trai­ning, amateur sports are now eagerly waiting for the go signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to troop back to…

Basketball, football teams may now resume training sessions

Darryl John Esguerra 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allowed the resumption of training sessions for basketball and football teams. In a televised press briefing Friday, July 3, 2020, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging…

Road to Olympics now clear for PH karate bets

June Navarro 07/03/2020

The path to the Olympics is now clear for Southeast Asian Games karate champions Jamie Christine Lim and Junna Tsukii, who could book a flight to Tokyo with a podium finish in next year’s qualifying tournament. “They…

Cone: Slaughter not responding to calls

Cedelf Tupas 07/03/2020

From all indications, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone knows getting Greg Slaughter back is a long shot. “We don’t know if he’s coming back. He has not responded [to calls],” said Cone, referring to Slaughter, who has…

PBA optimistic on resumption even as social media video shows apparent violation of health guidelines

Cedelf Tupas 07/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines–The PBA remains optimistic that it can still salvage its suspended 45th season even with Metro Manila placed under general community quarantine once again for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. League commissioner Willie…

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

07/02/2020

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finish. A season that saw political unrest between the…

Lakers add veteran J.R. Smith for Orlando championship push

07/02/2020

LOS ANGELES  — J.R. Smith has joined LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers for their championship push. The Lakers announced their long-anticipated signing of Smith as a substitute player Wednesday, the first day allowed under the…

Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

07/01/2020

NEW YORK  — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday, June 30,2020, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing…

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