FOR MANY professional athletes, the pandemic has forced drastic adjustments. But Fil-Japanese karateka Junna Tsukii still knew how to make the most out of this year. Stuck in Japan for most of the lockdown, she took classes online. Now, the Southeast ...
3 days ago
EVERYONE called him "Big O." Even at eight years old, NBA rookie Onyeka Okongwu lived up to this nickname, especially as he was surrounded by much smaller Filipino kids during the early days of his career. Just this Tuesday, Okongwu officially signed ...
Nov 27, 2020
FILIPINA baller Vanessa de Jesus was quick to announce her arrival in the US NCAA after steering Duke University to its first win of the season on Thursday morning (Manila time). As the sole freshman in the team, De Jesus opened her ...
Nov 26, 2020
SHOULD the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) have made a run at including Kai Sotto for the Gilas Pilipinas squad in the upcoming second window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers?Without a naturalized player in tow and the Philippine team ...
Nov 23, 2020
PATRICK Aquino hopes Jack Animam can hit new heights and capture the MVP award in her maiden Taiwan stint."Sana mag-MVP siya," the Gilas Pilipinas Women and National University mentor told Spin.ph.But more than the individual accolades, Aquino only ...
Nov 22, 2020
CHICAGO -- Inside the cozy confines of his $5.8 million suburban mansion in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, Jordan Clarkson spent Friday anxiously waiting for word on his free agency.On a busy day in the pandemic-altered offseason, ...
Nov 21, 2020
NBA
CHICAGO - If you have ever streamed a movie on your handheld device, imagine doing it while on a dizzying roller-coaster ride. Nearly impossible to keep up. Which is exactly what it feels like covering this ongoing NBA preseason.Kelly Oubre Jr ...
Nov 20, 2020
CAN lightning strike twice in Doha?Manila Chooks TM sure hopes so as it braces for war in the 2020 Fiba 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters on Friday.And the Filipino contingent is coming in with guns firing, even against a familiar ...
Nov 20, 2020
FIVE games in and Thirdy Ravena has already convinced San-En NeoPhoenix coach Branislav Vicentic that he can be an integral part of the B.League team."He's a highly energetic guy and very skilled. He had a good skill ...
Nov 20, 2020
FILIPINA tennis prodigy Alex Eala has capped off her first W25 pro tournament a little early, losing in the second round of the Spain ITF. But she's keeping her head high, knowing she's gained more than she lost. ...
Nov 20, 2020
GILAS Women's top player Jack Animam never finds it difficult to break the ice. Good thing, too, that her colleagues and coaches in her new Taiwan home responded in kind. "When I met my teammates, I felt the warmth agad, ...
Nov 19, 2020
JACK Animam bucked her early foul trouble to help Shih Hsin University remain unbeaten in the University Basketball Association with a 99-57 victory over National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Wednesday at Taiwan Tech Gym.The Gilas Pilipinas Women stalwart ...
Nov 18, 2020
JACK Animam and the rest of Shih Hsin University showed no let-up in pulverizing Southeast University of Science and Technology by 115 points, 135-20, on Tuesday in the University Basketball Association at Taiwan Tech Gym.The Filipina center continued her ...
Nov 17, 2020
JACK Animam admits that she really is feeling the pressure in Taiwan.But it isn't because of the hype surrounding her but rather a self-inflicted one, wanting to deliver Shih Hsin University the same success she brought to National ...
Nov 16, 2020
JACK Animam was quick to show her worth, steering Shih Hsin University to a 71-point decimation of National Taiwan University of Sport, 115-44, in the University Basketball Association Monday at Taiwan Tech Gym.Despite having a seven-month layoff, the ...
Nov 16, 2020
THIRDY Ravena's misery against Alvark Tokyo continued on Sunday as San-En NeoPhoenix suffered a 23-point beating, 88-65, in the 2020-21 B.League on Sunday at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi.The three-time UAAP Finals MVP bucked an ...
Nov 15, 2020
THIRDY Ravena had a forgettable first road game to Japan's capital as defending champion Alvark Tokyo bulldozed through San-En NeoPhoenix, 94-76, on Saturday in the 2020-21 B.League at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi.The 23-year-old high- ...
Nov 14, 2020
NBA
CHRIS Paul fully understands that these are imperfect times. And that means perfect solutions for issues that the NBA and its players are dealing with, he said, aren't likely to be found.Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association ...
Nov 13, 2020
MMA
THREE Team Lakay stars will be buoyed by one thing or another when the previously recorded ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX III airs this Friday, 13 November.Former World Champions Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon and Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio, and fifth-ranked strawweight Lito " ...
Nov 12, 2020
THE coronavirus pandemic initially clouded Luka Garza's decision whether to stay at Iowa or leave for the NBA. The uncertainty of the 2020-21 college basketball season and NBA draft made a tough choice even tougher.Once Garza decided to ...
Nov 12, 2020
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