THE man Manny Pacquiao beat on the way to achieving legendary status just passed away.South African Lehlohonolo Ledwaba died on Friday of COVID-19 while on his way to the hospital, according to a report by South African-based television channel ...
Jul 3, 2021
SPORTS may not be one of the hallmarks of former President Benigno Aquino III's administration, but people who knew the late Chief Executive swear he's a mean shooter in the firing range and an avid e-sports player. Former Philippine ...
Jun 25, 2021
PBA
ONE of the few remaining links from the fabled Crispa franchise has passed on.Antonio 'Tony' Uichico, father of Gilas Pilipinas coach Jong Uichico, died on Wednesday (May 26) at the family residence in North Greenhills due to a lingering illness.He ...
May 27, 2021
PBA
FORMER PBA chairman and La Tondena Inc. president Bernabe 'Ber' Navarro passed away last Tuesday after suffering from cardiac arrest.He was 81.Navarro is survived by wife Virginia Navarro and children Dada Navarro, Joy Ng, and Beng Feliciano.A private ceremony ...
May 27, 2021
FORMER Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President and one time Commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Celso Dayrit passed away Wednesday night due to health reasons.He was 69.Dayrit served as head of the country's Olympic governing body from 1999 ...
Apr 29, 2021
GENEBERT Basadre, a bemedalled member of the Philippine amateur boxing team, has died days after collapsing in a basketball pick-up game. He was 35.The bronze medalist of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar collapsed at home after a pick- ...
Apr 25, 2021
PBA
PBA pioneer Lucrecio 'Luke' Dacula, who later became known as Luke Dator, passed away last April 7 due to cardiac arrest.He was 72.Dacula was part of the original Noritake (later Mariwasa) team that was among the founding franchises in Asia' ...
Apr 22, 2021
THE first month of 2021 has yet to reach its halfway point, but two more sportsmen passed away one after the other just this week.Former PBA player and UP Fighting Maroon Alberto 'Bert' Ortiz and cycling official Moe Chulani both died ...
Jan 12, 2021
PBA
RUMOR: Former Ginebra San Miguel star Cresencio 'Dondon' Ampalayo died after helping the PBA's most popular ballclub win the 1988 All-Filipino championship against Purefoods.FACT: Nine years before Michael Jordan, Ampalayo had his own version of the 'Flu Game,' as ...
Jul 28, 2020
PBA
FORMER PBA player Junel Mendiola, a member of the 2002 Purefoods champion team, passed away on Tuesday due to a lingering illness.He was 45.Mendiola had just undergone lung surgery last May 29 at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center and was ...
Jun 16, 2020
NIC Jorge, a veteran coach and official who founded the basketball school that became the launchpad of the careers of several hoops stars, died in his sleep on Saturday. He was 78, friends of the family said. Jorge was the coach of ...
Jun 13, 2020
THE grand matriarch of Philippine boxing passed away on Sunday.Local sports is in a state of mourning anew following the loss of the well-beloved Laura Elorde, widow of Filipino ring great Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde, who died due to a lingering ...
May 3, 2020
MMA
DELRAY BEACH, Florida - Police in Florida say mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons has died three days after a hit-and-run crash.Delray Beach police say in a post on their Facebook page that the 25-year-old Parsons was crossing ...
May 5, 2016
PBA
CEBU CITY - Rizzini Alexis Gomez, daughter of former PBA player Rhoel and muse of Alaska back in the pro league's opening in 2012, died on Tuesday morning after a long bout with lung cancer.She was 25.News of her ...
Oct 13, 2015
NBA
Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force.The guest was Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder. The entertainer is blind, ...
Aug 28, 2015
REY Mysterio Jr. keeps a collection of his vibrant outfits and masks lined up in a closet, doubling them as works of art.Even in the wake of tragedy, the 5-foot-6 high flyer and wrestling great is in no rush ...
Aug 8, 2015
CINCINNATI - Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both.The 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University died at a hospital on Friday, the co-founder of ...
Apr 10, 2015
ORLANDO, Florida - Morgan Hoffmann's day began with news that his 97-year-old grandmother died Thursday morning. It ended with his first lead on the US PGA Tour.Hoffman began his round with a 35-foot birdie putt on No. ...
Mar 20, 2015
BRISBANE, Australia - A 23-year-old Australian boxer died on Monday, two days after losing consciousness following a loss to a Filipino boxer in a 10-round featherweight bout.Family spokesman James O'Shea confirmed Braydon Smith, who was in the ...
Mar 16, 2015
TEARS flowed amid the fun and laughter during a tribute game for the late former San Beda Red Cub Coi Mendoza.Mendoza's parents, Roger and Louie, were overcome with emotion and could only express their gratitude to the college basketball stars ...
Mar 1, 2015
NBA
BRISTOL, Connecticut - Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, has died at age 49.The network says Scott died on Sunday and had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, remaining dedicated to ...
Jan 4, 2015
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