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Cebuana Didal among Forbes Asia’s “30 under 30” list

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 04/03/2020

National athletes Margielyn Didal and Carlos Yulo are still making strides even after the wave of cancellations and suspensions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The pair of 20-year-old Filipinos made Forbes Asia’s famed “30 under 30”…

No report of viral infections among national athletes, coaches

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/02/2020

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced on Wednesday that it has not received any report of national athletes exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection, three weeks into the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on Luzon…

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Associated Press 04/02/2020

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the All England…

Magis Eagles send heartwarming messages to COVID-19 frontliners

Mars G. Alison 04/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Student-athletes in Cebu are not staying idle in their homes just because school got cut short and sporting events were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. On the contrary, they…

‘The Last Dance’ look at Jordan’s last title starts April 19

04/01/2020

The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN and Netflix announced…

USC athletics coach challenges athletes, fellow coaches to stay in shape

Mars G. Alison 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Return with muscles in your abdomens or suffer the consequences of not getting your allowances.  This was the challenge that University of San Carlos (USC) athletics coach, Arvin Loberanis, has put up for his athletes…

How Cebuano athletes are handling the quarantine situation

Immae Lachica 03/29/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Now that almost everyone is required to stay at home, have you ever wondered what our athletes are up to? Athletes are usually the ones we always see in the gym or in…

Ex-Tigers remember coach who was also like a father to them

Musong R. Castillo 03/27/2020

Close to 2,400 kilometers away, Gerard Francisco heard the heartbreaking news. “He was like a second father to me,” the former Sta. Lucia star in the PBA and member of two University of Santo Tomas champion teams…

Kai Sotto pushes on for NBA dream

03/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto’s desire to play in the NBA is common knowledge and his journey to the United States has been the stuff of sporting headlines in the Philippines for several months now. The 7-foot-2 center has…

LeBron: ‘No more high-fivin’ after this’

03/27/2020

LeBron James has different handshake rituals with all his teammates.  It’s common for him to remember them and keep using them for years, even when those teammates become opponents later after they go through trades or free…

The Olympics may have flamed out, but Filipino athletes, officials keep gold medal hope afloat

Cedelf P. Tupas, June Navarro 03/26/2020

The flame has been put out and the Olympics will be moved to next year. The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic may have shut down the biggest sporting event of the year, but Filipino optimism continues to…

Delayed Olympics will still be called ‘Tokyo 2020’— governor

03/25/2020

The postponed Olympics will retain the name “Tokyo 2020” despite being held next year, the city’s governor said Tuesday. “The name will remain Tokyo 2020,” Yuriko Koike told reporters after Japan’s prime minister said he agreed a…

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