ON paper, John Riel Casimero is listed as the "interim" bantamweight champion (118 lbs.) of the World Boxing Organization (WBO). It is really a half-baked championship, more like a temporary belt, but one that can pave the way for a shot ...
Sep 20, 2019
FILIPINO Johnriel Casimero will have to go to London to legitimize his claim to being a three-time world boxing champion.The camp of regular World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight champion Zolani Tete won the purse bid for his next title defense ...
Sep 15, 2019
NBA
LONDON - When Bradley Beal felt his legs go out beneath him, likely ending his chances of scoring the go-ahead basket for the Washington Wizards, he spotted Thomas Bryant standing alone in the lane.Beal dropped the ball off to Bryant, who ...
Jan 18, 2019
LONDON - Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era.Let ...
Jul 13, 2018
NBA
LONDON - If Adam Silver learned one thing from his latest trip to London, it's that the appetite for more NBA games remains huge around Europe - and the rest of the world.And while the league commissioner would love to satisfy ...
Jan 12, 2018
NBA
LONDON - Ten seasons ago, the Boston Celtics came to London and won. They went on to win the NBA title.As they repeated the first half of that feat with a comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night (Friday, Manila ...
Jan 12, 2018
LONDON - A day after the ATP Finals lost Rafael Nadal to injury, Roger Federer lifted spirits at the O2 Arena by extending his stay to the weekend.The 19-time Grand Slam champion guaranteed his place in Saturday's semifinals by ...
Nov 15, 2017
LONDON - One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday.The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke Jack Sock at the start of his 6- ...
Nov 13, 2017
LONDON - Roger Federer's wait for No. 8 at Wimbledon is over.He is once again the champion of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, now more often than any other man in the history of an event first held in ...
Jul 16, 2017
LONDON - Vehicle barriers along the roads around the All England Club were the most noticeable changes as Wimbledon began on Monday under beefed-up security after a series of attacks around London in recent months.Richard Lewis, the club's chief ...
Jul 4, 2017
NBA
LONDON - Italian star Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets made themselves right at home at O2 Arena.Gallinari scored 18 points and had what coach Mike Malone said was easily his best game of the season to help Denver beat the Indiana ...
Jan 13, 2017
LONDON - Novak Djokovic edged a bit closer to the year-end No. 1 ranking.The second-ranked Serb beat Milos Raonic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) Tuesday to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP finals and improve his record against ...
Nov 16, 2016
JOHNRIEL Casimero scored a 10th round technical knockout over Charlie Edwards on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time) to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight title at the O2 Arena in London.The Filipino ended the upset bid of the British ...
Sep 11, 2016
LONG before she won an Olympic medal, Hidilyn Diaz was already breaking down barriers for the Filipina athlete.Getting into weightlifting came naturally for the Zamboanga City native as she grew up in a known hotbed of the sport where the likes ...
Aug 9, 2016
NBA
INDIANAPOLIS - The NBA has announced that the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will play in London on January 12.The game will be played at The O2 arena, league officials said Thursday (Friday, Manila time). Denver will be considered the home team ...
Jul 29, 2016
KIEFER Ravena hardly skipped a beat in his return to Gilas Pilipinas practice on Friday after going away for almost a week on vacation.Feeling the effects of jetlag after going on a trip in London and Paris with girlfriend Alyssa Valdez, ...
Jun 3, 2016
NBA
LONDON - After a long trip overseas, the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic went the extra mile to entertain an international audience.Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Cory Joseph added 19 and the Raptors beat the Magic 106-103 in overtime Thursday night ( ...
Jan 15, 2016
NBA
LONDON - Commissioner Adam Silver says Paris could be the next destination for an international NBA game.Speaking before the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic played in London on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) in the sixth regular-season game in the United Kingdom, ...
Jan 15, 2016
NBA
LONDON - The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14.It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London ...
Jul 22, 2015
SUDDENLY, Amir Khan has been added to the mix.Manny Pacquiao caught up with his former sparmate and stablemate in London and briefly talk about a potential fight this year if and when Floyd Mayweather Jr. turns down a May 2 showdown ...
Jan 24, 2015
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