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NBA poised to approve 22-team return for coronavirus-hit season

06/04/2020

The NBA is finalizing details of a plan which is expected to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors on Thursday, paving the way for a return from the coronavirus shutdown. The board is poised to…

Guidelines released as swimmers get back in the pool

June Navarro - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/04/2020

Given the green light to return to the pool, Philippine swimming will carefully tread the water and ensure nobody will end up catching the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Swimming chief Lailani Velasco has released a set of…

‘Upbeat’ PBA submits guidelines to IATF, eyes resumption of practices

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 06/04/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The optimism was palpable as the PBA moved a step closer into the possible resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the meeting, the board approved health and safety guidelines to…

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

Associated Press 06/04/2020

The NBA has told the National Basketball Players Association that it will present a 22-team plan for restarting the season to the league’s board of governors on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The…

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)…

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