SAITAMA, Japan - Yuki Abe scored a penalty with two minutes left to give J-League side Urawa Reds a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Chapecoense in the Suruga Bank Championship on Tuesday.Referee Kim Jong Hyeok awarded the spot-kick ...
Aug 16, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain - Eight months after surviving the plane crash that killed most of his Chapecoense teammates, Alan Ruschel played his first minutes of football on Monday when his Brazilian club met Barcelona in a friendly.Ruschel and two teammates were the only ...
Aug 8, 2017
THE camp of Donnie Nietes denied the newly-crowned world champion plans to move up in weight again after a slight struggle with the scales prior to his title fight against Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand over the weekend.Lead trainer Edito Villamor ...
May 1, 2017
CEBU - Donnie Nietes went through the hard way, but still good enough to join an elite cast of Filipino fighters on Saturday night.The longest-reigning Filipino world champion edged Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand via unanimous decision to claim the vacant International ...
Apr 29, 2017
KOMGRICH Nantapech is convinced he could do to Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes what countryman Srisaket Sor Rungvisai had just done against the fearsome Roman Gonzales.The 27-year-old Thai expressed confidence about stunning Nietes for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight ...
Apr 15, 2017
FEARSOME as Roman Gonzales may be, the team of Donnie Nietes has long held the notion the Nicaraguan warrior is always beatable.And Srisaket Sor Rungvisai proved them right after scoring a stunning majority decision against Gonzales to wrest the World Boxing ...
Mar 25, 2017
PBA
DONNIE Nietes gets another crack at a world title when he faces Komgrich Nantapech of Thailand for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight crown.The bout, set for 12 rounds, will be held on April 29 in Cebu City as the ...
Feb 23, 2017
CHAPECO, Brazil - Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope.As the Chapecoense club rebuilds after the air crash that killed 19 players and nearly all members of the staff and board of directors, so is the town ...
Jan 20, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, which lost most of its team in an air crash in November, will make its return later this month for a friendly match against defending league champion Palmeiras.The match will be held on Jan. ...
Jan 6, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil football star Neymar says taking the last penalty of the shootout against Germany in the final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was the most nervous moment of his life.Neymar converted the kick to give Brazil its ...
Dec 30, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Colombia and Brazil will play a friendly match on Jan. 25 to raise money for the victims of the air crash last month that killed 19 players from Brazilian club Chapecoense.The match is set for Rio de Janeiro&# ...
Dec 20, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - A soccer player who survived an air crash that killed most of his teammates has returned to Brazil.Doctors say goalkeeper Jackson Follmann of the Chapecoense team is well enough to have back surgery on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) ...
Dec 14, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona says it has extended an invitation to host a friendly match against the Brazilian soccer club involved in last week's plane crash.Chapecoense was on its way to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, one of South ...
Dec 9, 2016
ASUNCION, Paraguay - The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing body of South American soccer.In a statement Monday, Conmebol said it awarded the ...
Dec 6, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil will play Colombia in a friendly match at the end of January to help victims of the air crash that killed most of the players, staff and directors of soccer club Chapecoense last week.Spokesman Douglas Lunardi also ...
Dec 6, 2016
CHAPECO, Brazil - The president of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was buried on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club's history.Club president Sandro Pallaoro was on ...
Dec 4, 2016
MEDELLIN, Colombia - Authorities prepared Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to transport home the bodies of dozens of victims of this week's air tragedy in Colombia as grief turned to anger amid indications the airliner ran out of fuel before slamming into ...
Dec 2, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Twenty journalists are among the dead in the airline crash that devastated a Brazilian football team, officials said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).Colombian aviation authorities said 21 of the 77 people aboard the charter flight were journalists covering ...
Nov 30, 2016
PBA
RABEH Al-Hussaini fell victim to the heavy traffic caused by the APEC Summit in Metro Manila.The Meralco slotman arrived late at the Alonte Sports Arena on Tuesday, way past the Bolts' call time ahead of their match against Barangay Ginebra ...
Nov 17, 2015
NEVER underestimate a golfer's resolve.In the midst of the monstrous traffic jams that hit the metropolis during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, one golfer apparently stuck in a gridlock found a way to get in swing - in the ...
Nov 17, 2015
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