Belgium tops first FIFA rankings since pandemic shutdown

Associated Press 09/17/2020

ZURICH — The first FIFA men’s world rankings for five months were still led by Belgium on Thursday after the shutdown of European teams during the coronavirus pandemic ended in September. Belgium leads an unchanged top four…

Face-to-face elections for Olympic body set Nov 27

June Navarro 09/17/2020

Holding virtual elections online due to the ongoing COVID-19 health dilemma seems impractical for the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), as the local Olympic body has decided to push through with a face-to-face conduct of its Nov. 27…

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

09/17/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday (Thursday, September 17, 2020, Philippine time) as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking…

Murray, Jokic help Denver stun Clippers in Game 7

09/16/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Denver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2009. Murray scored 40 points,…

Bam! Adebayo’s block helps Heat win Game 1 over Celtics

09/16/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Jayson Tatum thought he had a dunk to tie the game. Bam Adebayo had other ideas — and in the biggest moment of his young NBA career, Miami’s All-Star big man more…

Furious Neymar alleges racism as five sent off in PSG storm

Agence France Presse 09/14/2020

Neymar insisted he had been the victim of racism as he was one of five players sent off in a mass brawl at the end of Marseille’s 1-0 win over Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.…

Liverpool wins wild opener, Arsenal coasts as EPL begins

Associated Press 09/13/2020

Adopting his trademark crouching position in the technical area, Marcelo Bielsa closely studied the mayhem unfolding in front of him on the Anfield pitch. Bielsa’s first English Premier League game as a manager was barely a half-hour…

Neymar seals Puma sponsorship deal

Agence France Presse 09/12/2020

Neymar has sealed an endorsement deal with Puma, the German company announced on Saturday, two weeks after the Brazilian superstar left his long-time sponsor Nike. “Welcome to the fam @neymarjr #KingIsBack” Puma tweeted alongside a photo of…

Davis, Lakers run past Rockets for 3-1 West semifinals lead

09/11/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Anthony Davis was the biggest player on the floor, and the Houston Rockets had no answers. Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds, LeBron James finished one assist shy of a triple-double…

PBA sets review of ‘bubble’ options

Cedelf Tupas 09/11/2020

The PBA board of governors is set to review proposals for the “bubble” environment that will be mounted in the hopes of salvaging the league’s 45th season. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial will present the options available for…

Leonard, Clippers beat Nuggets 96-85, take 3-1 series lead

09/10/2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida — Kawhi Leonard has the Los Angeles Clippers a win away from the franchise’s first-ever trip to the Western Conference finals. They’re not celebrating anything just yet. “We’ve got a lot of work…

Same story for Bucks: Super regular season, painful playoff

09/10/2020

MILWAUKEE — Posting the NBA’s best record once again couldn’t help the Milwaukee Bucks win a conference title, let alone a league championship. The top seed in the playoffs will spend the rest of the postseason wondering…

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