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…

ABS-CBN shutdown leaves leagues without TV partner

Cedelf P. Tupas 05/07/2020

The UAAP and ABS-CBN failed to come to terms to a contract extension before the television giant was shut down by the government following the expiration of its franchise on Tuesday night. ABS-CBN has been airing UAAP…

PSC chief bats for activities under GCQ

June Navarro 05/06/2020

There’s a handful of sports that can readily spring into action once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair William Ramirez suggested to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases that…

No more national games for rest of year

June Navarro 05/01/2020

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has initiated several cutback measures to preserve government support for the national athletes and at the same time help the country in fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Chair William “Butch” Ramirez said…

Unity at last?

Marc Anthony Reyes - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/23/2020

The only thing bigger than the success women’s volleyball has had in the past few years commercially is the discord between two major forces of the sport: The progressive Philippine Superliga (PSL) and the pioneering Premier Volleyball…

Holding out hope

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 04/22/2020

The pessimism surrounding the staging of the Tokyo Olympics in 15 months is “disconcerting,” a Philippine sports official said on Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped some of the country’s brightest hopes for a medal in the Summer…

Triggerman’s trials

Musong R. Castillo - Reporter / @MusongINQ 04/16/2020

No one dared pull the trigger on this guy for more than two years, as he bounced around from school to school looking for a home where he could play some hoops and get a good education.…

Playoff basketball

Cedelf P. Tupas 04/09/2020

The Philippine Basketball Association has announced a shortened 45th season when it resumes on June 1 at the earliest, and NLEX coach Yeng Guiao expressed support while throwing in his two cents’ worth to make it worth…

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…

Cheers to the year that was

Francis T.J. Ochoa 01/01/2020

There was a fast start. There was a false start. There was a lot of flak before the actual start. But, as in life, the journey was great. The destination? Greatest so far in the country’s participation…

Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics

Agence France Presse 12/15/2019

  Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony — with a host of special features to beat the feared heat. Built on the site of the…

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