NAPLES, Italy - Italian club Napoli renamed its stadium in honor of former captain Diego Maradona on Friday.The Naples city council unanimously approved the change of name from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona."Napoli is delighted about today' ...
Dec 5, 2020
BERLIN - The German soccer federation is sticking with Joachim Löw as coach of the national team despite the 6-0 loss to Spain.The federation said Monday that its management agreed in a conference call that Löw, who has been ...
Dec 1, 2020
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Diego Maradona, the Argentine football great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was ...
Nov 26, 2020
CALIFORNIA-BORN Brian Goorjian will take the Australian men's basketball team to a third Olympics after he was hired as head coach of the Boomers on Friday.Basketball Australia said the 67-year-old Goorjian will lead Australia at the ...
Nov 13, 2020
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Striker Edinson Cavani is the most notable absentee in Uruguay's squad announced on Friday for the two opening rounds of World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Ecuador.Cavani's contract with Paris Saint-Germain ended in June. ...
Oct 3, 2020
CHICAGO - I'm a cereal killer. That's what I do each morning, wolf down a big breakfast.But a SPIN.ph headline left a bad taste in my mouth two days ago when a foreigner inflicted verbal assault and ...
Jun 14, 2020
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
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