ORGANIZERS of the World Cup in Qatar are concerned that many fans won't be able to afford traveling to the tournament in 2022 if the coronavirus pandemic causes a global recession.Many countries around the world are expected to suffer ...
May 21, 2020
UNCERTAIN as the times are, Chris McCullough's desire to soon be a naturalized player for the Philippines never wanes.The charismatic former San Miguel reinforcement continued to entertain fanarts, posting and retweeting drawings of him in Gilas Pilipinas jersey from ...
May 8, 2020
CHOT Reyes is rarely at a loss for words, but the multi-titled coach said he was exactly that upon hearing about Ranidel De Ocampo's decision to retire.De Ocampo was a 15-year veteran who won six PBA championships ...
Apr 14, 2020
HIDILYN Diaz hopes to prop up his world ranking in a bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as she competes in the IWF Roma World Cup in Italy starting this week.The 28-year-old Filipina left for Europe last week ...
Jan 26, 2020
ANDRAY Blatche is set to get a shot at redemption, this time with Mighty Sports Philippines.Gilas Pilipinas' naturalized player is set to represent the country anew as a member of the Mighty side competing in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball ...
Dec 20, 2019
BACK when he was still active in bowling, Senator Tito Sotto bared he and fellow bowlers like four-time World Cup champion Paeng Nepomuceno spent hours in the lanes because a game then only cost P2.Today a game in bowling centers ...
Dec 3, 2019
INTERNATIONAL Federation of Association Football (Fifa) president Gianni Infantino believes it's only a matter of time before the Philippines has a real shot at realizing a dream of participating in the World Cup.Football's most powerful man, who was in ...
Oct 23, 2019
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground.The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn't yet received ...
Sep 18, 2019
BEIJING - Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about ...
Sep 16, 2019
BEIJING - Fiba will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare ...
Sep 15, 2019
SAO PAULO - More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time) to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC.The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender said the move aims to keep ...
Aug 7, 2019
NEW YORK - Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal.Penguin Press announced Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020. Penguin is calling the book a "perfect ...
Jul 26, 2019
By DEMETRIS NELLASATHENS, Greece - Giannis Antetokounmpo will play for Greece at this year's basketball World Cup in China, saying Friday he can play any position.The Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA MVP said he hasn't "talked to the ...
Jun 29, 2019
FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation.FIFA President Gianni Infantino's hopes of expanding ...
May 23, 2019
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina star Lionel Messi admitted on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) to being upset with constant criticism in his homeland, saying in an interview that even his 6-year-old son asks why his countrymen attack his performances for the ...
Mar 30, 2019
MADRID - Lionel Messi's international return didn't do much to help Argentina regain top form.Messi was back on Friday for the first time since the 2018 World Cup but couldn't stop his team losing 3-1 ...
Mar 23, 2019
LONDON - A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and ...
Mar 12, 2019
ZURICH - Qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup will begin in Asia in June, though political tensions between Qatar and its neighbors means FIFA's push to expand the tournament is still uncertain.FIFA's committee for organizing competitions confirmed ...
Mar 5, 2019
LONDON - Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!"Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's ...
Feb 13, 2019
LINDSEY Vonn transcended her sport in a way only a handful of Olympic athletes could even imagine. She was about more than skiing. She was about more than medals. She was about more than winning.She was often in the spotlight, appearing ...
Feb 2, 2019
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