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PBA chair Vargas remains hopeful about league restart

MARK GIONGCO 07/01/2020

PBAMANILA, Philippines — PBA chairman Ricky Vargas remains in high spirits about the resumption of the league’s 45th season despite the country’s struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Vargas believes the situation “will improve soon,” making it…

Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

06/26/2020

Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, June 25, 2020, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because…

Tab out of TNT

Cedelf Tupas 06/26/2020

One stint came to an end even as another continues to chug on at the TNT camp. Gilas Pilipinas project director Tab Baldwin was relieved of his duties as assistant coach of the KaTropa in the wake…

Athletes tell Sunrise Events: Be ‘humane,’ show ‘compassion’

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 06/25/2020

Two more groups are seeking a refund of registration fees for the postponed Ironman Philippines race in Subic, with one of the groups appealing to the “humanitarian” side of organizers Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI). The calls came…

NBA, NBPA say sparking social change will be goal of restart

06/25/2020

NEW YORK  — The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday, June 24, 2020, that dealing with racial matters will be a shared goal during the resumed season. The league and union announced they will…

French Open not considering event behind closed doors

06/19/2020

French Open organizers have “absolutely” rejected the scenario of playing the tournament behind closed doors, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Wednesday. Bernard Giudicelli said all of the tickets sold for the tournament in…

Suzuki Cup to ditch home-away format

Cedelf P. Tupas 06/19/2020

The AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup—the most prestigious football tournament in the region—is pushing through in November, possibly in a centralized venue as Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, continue dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Although…

‘E-Gilas’ Five a ‘Dream Team’ in Fiba Esports Open

Louie Greg A. Rivera 06/18/2020

In this basketball game, height won’t be a problem for Filipinos. When the dribblers of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ (SBP) “E-Gilas” squad take the court in the Fiba Esports Open on June 19, they won’t be physical…

Fans savor return of stadium sport in virus-free New Zealand

Associated Press 06/14/2020

DUNEDIN, New Zealand — They call one section of the stadium The Zoo, and it’s easy to see why: thousands of university students in team colors standing on their seats, steadying trays of beer, swaying to music…

POC looking to host Asian indoor and beach games

June Navarro 06/12/2020

Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said the Philippines will bid to host the Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games (Aimag) and Asian Beach Games on local turf after missing the deadline to submit a bid…

Duterte signs National Sports Academy into law

Leila B. Salaverria 06/11/2020

President Duterte signed the law creating the National Academy of Sports that would offer a secondary education program integrated with a special curriculum on sports to develop better athletes, Malacañang announced on Wednesday. The National Academy of…

PSC personnel, national coaches and athletes to be tested

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/11/2020

Aside from its workforce, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) would rather have all athletes and coaches in the national pool tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before returning to the playground. The agency will jump-start the testing…

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