IN the eyes of his daughter Jamie, basketball legend Avelino 'Samboy' Lim is simply daddy."'Nung bata ako tapos lumalabas kami ni daddy, lagi may nagpapa-picture sa kanya," the SEA Games gold medal winner recalled to SPIN Life. "As a kid, ...
Jun 8, 2020
DESPITE the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam will push through, according to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Rep. Abraham 'Bambol' Tolentino.Tolentino said Vietnam SEA Games organizers have not indicated about the possibility of postponing the biennial ...
Jun 3, 2020
THOUGH Philippine sports is on an extended hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's still a long list of champions who've spent their time off the sporting battlefield to face an even bigger fight.One of them ...
May 8, 2020
In Spin.ph's 'Before Lockdown' series, we take a look at the "last two minutes" before sports was completely shut down around the globe. Athletes from the few games that were played this year look back on the ...
May 5, 2020
IF there's one skill a student-athlete picks up over the years, it's having an A+ time-management skills.So perhaps in this period of quarantine, their natural skills were put to good use with the amount of free time ...
Apr 27, 2020
A CLOSE contact sport became an opportunity to get even closer.With a million ways to find love, Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Arven Alcantara and fitness enthusiast Kristina Lopez have built a new home together, with taekwondo as its heart.And ...
Apr 23, 2020
THERE are defeats that hurt more than the others. For the national basketball team, there's the 1989 loss in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur - the Philippines' only loss in a SEAG basketball final - and, most recently, the ...
Apr 5, 2020
FILIPINO world-champion gymnast Carlos Yulo and skateboard ace Margielyn Didal made the 2020 Forbes Asia '30 under 30' list under the sports and entertainment category.Of the 3,500 nominees all over the continent, the two Pinoy athletes were included in ...
Apr 2, 2020
LAST year, during the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Filipinos showed that we can win as one.Three months after the festive celebration that followed the Philippines' rise to the top of the biennial sports conclave, Filipinos are once again enjoined ...
Mar 26, 2020
IT'S going to be a busy 2021 for Philippine sports.Top Filipino athletes will have their hands full campaigning in the Tokyo Olympics and the 31st Southeast Asian Games one after the other following the decision to have the Summer Games ...
Mar 25, 2020
IT WAS a class roll call unlike any other. SEA Games medalists Agatha Wong, Cheska Altomonte, and Nikko Huelgas. Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood. Creamline's Jia Morado. The International Olympic Committee's Mikee Cojuangco. UAAP executive director ...
Mar 25, 2020
MIKEE Romero is wearing many hats nowadays, including being the Deputy Speaker of the House and party list representative of 1-Pacman. But prior to being a public servant, Romero was and still is a sportsman where he enjoyed immense success in ...
Mar 21, 2020
IN JOSEPH "Epos" Falcone's assessment, the downhill skateboarding event of the Southeast Asian Games was a David versus Goliath match-up. The Goliath, of course, was the Philippine national team."Overqualified po tayo," he said of Philippine longboarders. According to Falcone, ...
Mar 3, 2020
WHEN Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez was appointed chef de mission of the country in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Philippine sports was in turmoil.With only months away before the country would host the SEA Games, the Philippine Olympic ...
Feb 18, 2020
WHENEVER Roger Casugay gets on top of a longboard, you know you're in for a show."Depending kung anong klaseng board ang gagamitin mo, kung single fin o thruster," he said about the way he rides. He's been surfing the ...
Feb 11, 2020
IT'S easy to attribute Jamie Christine Lim's success to her genes.Her athletic excellence shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, she's the daughter of PBA legend Samboy Lim. And her academic brilliance? Well, ...
Feb 7, 2020
PBA
AS stunning as the June Mar Fajardo was, it wasn't as if there were no warning signs.Considering the work that Fajardo had to put in for the past year while shuffling between San Miguel and Gilas Pilipinas duty, it ...
Feb 6, 2020
THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is recommending the postponement of the Asean Paragames slated to be held March 21 to 27 due to the novel corona virus (nCov).PSC chairman William Ramirez made the announcement during a press conference at the Rizal ...
Feb 6, 2020
PBA
THE Mall of Asia Arena was the scene for two title victories for Tim Cone and most of the Barangay Ginebra players that occurred in a span of a month.Last December, Cone engineered a gold-medal victory for Gilas Pilipinas, the ...
Jan 19, 2020
SHAQ Delos Santos has been retained as head coach of the Philippine women's volleyball team, at least for this year.Delos Santos retained the national coaching job for the third straight year despite a disappointing finish at the 30th Southeast Asian ...
Jan 17, 2020
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