Sweden hands Spain first World Cup qualifying defeat since 1993

Reuters 09/03/2021

STOCKHOLM —Sweden recovered from a goal down to hand Spain their first World Cup qualifying defeat for 28 years with a shock 2-1 victory on Thursday. Alexander Isak and Viktor Claesson produced sumptuous finishes to cancel out…

Virus expected to last long-term despite global vaccine rollout

Agence France Presse 02/13/2021

STOCKHOLM, Sweden  – The head of the EU’s disease control agency warned Friday that the novel coronavirus could last indefinitely even as global infections slowed by nearly half in the last month and vaccine rollouts gathered pace…

Tennis: Alex Eala claims first pro title

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 01/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala captured her first professional title on Sunday night. At just 15 years old, Eala topped the ITF W15 Manacor Tournament after a sterling 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 win over Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers of Spain…

The children, the children

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 01/06/2021

It happened one summer, some 60 years ago, when I was in a boat that nearly sank in a freak accident. We were four kids, with three adults — a boatman, an uncle, and my maternal stepgrandmother.…

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

Associated Press 09/25/2020

At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel…

Band of brothers: Younger Antetokounmpo looks to further career in Spain

Agence France Presse 07/30/2020

If by any chance the four Antetokounmpo brothers face each other on the basketball court, for whom would mother Veronica cheer? NBA MVP Giannis or Thanasis of the Milwaukee Bucks, Kostas of the Los Angeles Lakers or…

OFW from Spain not allowed entry in Maasin City

Jani Arnaiz 04/29/2020

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) supposedly from Spain was not allowed entry in the city after he failed to present the proper documents from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for returning…

Untouchable: The baby born to a mom with coronavirus

Agence France Presse 04/03/2020

Madrid, Spain — For 10 days after giving birth to her first child, the mother was not allowed near him after she tested positive for coronavirus, for fear of infecting her newborn. And even though she has…

Filipino prelate named papal envoy to Spain

Tina G. Santos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza as apostolic nuncio to Spain and Andorra less than two years before the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines…

Gasol gets historic double, Spain dominates Argentina for Fiba World Cup gold

09/16/2019

BEIJING — Spain has captured its second World Cup championship, defeating Argentina, 95-75, on Sunday, September 15, 2019, to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year. Tournament MVP Ricky Rubio scored 20 points and Sergio Llull added…

Argentina ousts France, plays Spain in Fiba World Cup final

AFP 09/14/2019

Argentina is one win away from its first Basketball World Cup title since 1950 after it brushed aside France 80-66 on Friday to set up a final with Spain. Earlier, NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain as…

USA opens Fiba World Cup quest, undaunted by doubters

AP 09/01/2019

SHANGHAI — Kemba Walker sees an irony in the notion that USA Basketball is vulnerable going into the World Cup. It might be new for the U.S. program. It isn’t that new for these U.S. players. The…

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