MALACANANG approved the Philippine Sports Commission's request for a 10-workday lockdown starting on Tuesday after 63 persons tested positive in its latest round of testing.Both the administrative offices at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the Philsports ...
3 days ago
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers have called off a water polo test event set for this weekend, Japanese media reported on Tuesday.National broadcaster NHK and national news agency Kyodo both cited unnamed officials. Organizing committee officials declined to confirm the reports.The ...
Apr 6, 2021
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic.A ...
Apr 6, 2021
NBA
DALLAS Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle missed Friday's game at the New York Knicks (Saturday, Manila time) after testing positive for COVID-19 the morning of the game.Carlisle says he has been fully vaccinated since January and wasn't ...
Apr 3, 2021
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has begun to crisscross Japan with 10,000 runners. Organizers say they are mitigating the risks, but some medical experts aren't convinced."It is best to not ...
Mar 30, 2021
THERE won't be any bubble setup for the NCAA this 96th season, although the collegiate league is still looking to stage basketball skills competitions.NCAA Management Committee (Mancom) chairman Fr. Vic Calvo of host Letran ruled out the possibility of ...
Mar 23, 2021
NBA
NEW YORK - Derrick Rose rejoined the New York Knicks on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), though it's unclear when he will play again as he recovers from COVID-19.Looking tired, Rose detailed his struggles on Monday, saying his kids also ...
Mar 23, 2021
ALLEN Hershkowitz won't use the word "safe" because there is no certainty in life sciences. But the 65-year-old Ph.D. with decades of environmental science experience says he would feel comfortable going to a socially distanced indoor sporting ...
Mar 17, 2021
NBA
PARTIES may be part of NBA All-Star weekend next month.They just won't include NBA All-Stars.Players taking part in All-Star weekend in Atlanta will largely have to remain in their hotels when not at the arena, ...
Feb 16, 2021
By Marina VilleneuveALBANY, N.Y. - Large arenas and stadiums in New York can soon reopen for sports and entertainment at 10% of their normal capacity under a plan announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time), despite concern from public ...
Feb 11, 2021
NBA
MIAMI - Miami guard Avery Bradley went nearly two weeks without seeing his wife and children after testing positive for COVID-19, a brutally hard part of his ordeal with the illness.The sacrifice was worthwhile, though: None of them got the virus. ...
Feb 10, 2021
NBA
LOS ANGELES - Kawhi Leonard, MVP of last year's All-Star Game, suggested the NBA is prioritizing money over the health of its players in planning to stage the midseason exhibition in March."We all know why we're playing ...
Feb 7, 2021
By Joseph B. FrederickNEW YORK - Yankee Stadium was opened as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) by officials trying to boost inoculation rates in surrounding Bronx neighborhoods hard hit by the pandemic.The megasite is being restricted ...
Feb 6, 2021
MELBOURNE - All competition at six Australian Open tuneup events scheduled for Thursday was called off and 520 people who flew to Melbourne for the year's first tennis major were ordered to isolate after a worker at one of the tournaments&# ...
Feb 4, 2021
BARCELONA, Spain - Eden Hazard scored and set up Karim Benzema for his first of two goals as Real Madrid eased to a 4-1 victory at Alavés in the Spanish league on Saturday, ending a winless run in a match that ...
Jan 24, 2021
NBA
THE Washington Wizards say they've been cleared to return to practice after a COVID-19 outbreak on the team led to the postponement of five of their games. The team tweeted that it was going to be allowed to practice ...
Jan 21, 2021
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23. Interestingly, Tokyo organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right now. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under ...
Jan 19, 2021
THREE coronavirus cases have been detected from charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne for the Australian Open, forcing 47 players into strict hotel quarantine. The players from the two affected flights - arriving from Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi - ...
Jan 17, 2021
NBA
By David BernalSACRAMENTO - For a moment, it almost felt normal.Sitting in the lower bowl of Sacramento's Golden One Center, looking down at the players gathered at attention for the singing of the national anthem, it's easy to ...
Jan 16, 2021
NBA
NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving's absence from the Brooklyn Nets has become a costly one. The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 (around P2.4 million) on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) for violating its health and safety protocols, and said ...
Jan 16, 2021
TOKYO - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be "safe and secure" and tried to disconnect the state of emergency from ...
Jan 14, 2021
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