BANGKOK - Sri Lanka has reimposed a countrywide 24-hour curfew after a surge in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them navy sailors who were hunting those evading quarantine.The 46 new infections on Friday were the highest in a ...
Apr 25, 2020
In the city where it all began, Wuhan health officials revised the city's official death toll, reported the state-run Xinhua News Agency. Previously at 2,579, authorities now say that the death toll is at 3,869 - a 50% increase ...
Apr 18, 2020
BEFORE it became known as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Wuhan had long been conquered by Paul Lee.For the Magnolia Hotshots star, the capital city of Central China's Hubei province was where one of his biggest moments as a ...
Apr 17, 2020
THE first set of protective gear that San Miguel Corp. promised to medical frontliners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country on Wednesday aboard a chartered Philippine Airline Boeing-777 flight from China.The first 40,000 ...
Apr 15, 2020
IN the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began ...
Apr 15, 2020
FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation have postponed three of the Philippine Azkals' Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022/AFC Asian Cup China 2023 preliminary joint qualification second-round matches due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).According to an advisory by the ...
Mar 9, 2020
THE Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) is taking a wait-and-see attitude in its campaign in the coming Asian Qualification Tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The two-day event set April 10 and 11 will be held in Wuxi, China, where ...
Feb 6, 2020
LONDON - Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country.China is the ...
Dec 16, 2019
MARCELLO Lippi resigned as coach of China after it lost a World Cup qualifier to Syria 2-1 in Dubai on Thursday.China's first defeat in Group A left it five points behind Syria only halfway through the group stage of ...
Nov 15, 2019
PBA
IS the NBA's loss the PBA's gain?League Commissioner Willie Marcial is set to travel to China this week to discuss and negotiate the possible airing of PBA games in the country.The development comes in the heels of the ...
Oct 20, 2019
NBA
LEBRON James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response ...
Oct 17, 2019
NBA
SHANGHAI - Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving left the team's preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers about one minute after tip-off after taking a hit to the face.Irving was attempting to play through a facial fracture, an injury that ...
Oct 10, 2019
NBA
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ...
Oct 10, 2019
NBA
INDIANA - As the U.S. editor of NBA.com Philippines back in 2013, I was invited to a meeting with league officials and other country editors at the opulent Hyatt hotel in downtown Houston where the All-Star weekend was staged.There ...
Oct 8, 2019
NBA
TOKYO - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China's state broadcaster canceled plans to show a ...
Oct 8, 2019
NBA
NBA commissioner Adam Silver stood his ground in the face of backlash in China over a tweet by the general manager of the Houston Rockets backing the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.In a statement sent out shortly before he was ...
Oct 8, 2019
NBA
BEIJING - Chinese state broadcaster CCTV will no longer air NBA preseason games set in China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that supported anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.CCTV also said Tuesday in a statement posted to ...
Oct 8, 2019
NBA
BEIJING - China's basketball association said it will suspend cooperation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.The Chinese Basketball Association said on Sunday on ...
Oct 6, 2019
THE Philippine Blu Girls bowed out of contention for a spot in the Olympics after being blanked by Australia, 7-0, on Friday in the super round of the WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania qualifier in Shanghai, China.The Blu Girls only had ...
Sep 27, 2019
GILAS Pilipinas Womens succumbed to its second lopsided defeat in the 2019 Fiba Women's Asia Cup, losing to powerhouse China, 104-57, on Wednesday at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.After Janine Pontejos' trey put the ...
Sep 25, 2019
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