A GOVERNMENT-imposed ban on travellers from certain countries owing to a new COVID-19 variant first recorded in the United Kingdom has put a cloud of uncertainty over the Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers which the country will host next month.The ...
Jan 14, 2021
By Gabby Alvarado"Cricket, yung may sound sa gabi. Kuliglig."That was Jennifer Alumbro's initial thought when she was invited to try the game of cricket.Three years later, Alumbro has become proficient with both bat and ball as a ...
Jan 5, 2021
By KEVIN MAYNES, Basketball RepublicSHANA Mae Latoza used to work as a domestic helper in Hong Kong. But that didn't stop the 28-year-old Filipina to still do what she loves and continue the quest for her childhood dream- ...
Dec 14, 2020
By Gabby AlvaradoIT'S the kind of July weather that can drive a Hong Kong visitor to tears and want to rip up his holiday itinerary, with bursts of glorious sunshine broken repeatedly by heavy showers that stop as abruptly as ...
Jul 17, 2020
ABL
THE Asean Basketball League (ABL) has postponed a number of games as a precaution as the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) grips the region.San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' game against Saigon Heat in Vietnam set this Sunday was among ...
Feb 28, 2020
NEW CLARK CITY - For a job well done, a grand reward awaits the Philippine arnis team.Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, president of the Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation, announced that he'll be treating the entire team to a Hong Kong trip ...
Dec 4, 2019
By Gabby AlvaradoLIZA Avelino was at the lobby of a Kathmandu inn, waiting for a companion to join her and some new friends on a sightseeing tour, when the ground began to shake violently.They rushed out to the street while around ...
Oct 29, 2019
NBA
HOUSTON - A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets' season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).Houston general manager Daryl Morey angered China with ...
Oct 25, 2019
While Hong Kong's mass protests against China have made headlines around the world, no one expected it would affect the sports and esports landscape in a major way - but we thought wrong. Leagues are treading on thin ice after being caught ...
Oct 21, 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
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.In ...
Oct 15, 2019
NBA
IF the NBA really wanted to make a statement it should have never issued a statement, much less two.No need to complicate things when two team owners had already genuflected to the irate citizens of China. Or when James Harden took ...
Oct 10, 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
By Gabby Alvarado"WE will try to get to the podium in Dbay," the message read."Fingers crossed."The hopeful tone of Liza Avelino's message shows just how far she and the Filipino Dynamo team have come less than two years ...
Jun 26, 2019
AT age 48, a decade and a half removed from his glory years in the ring, and now tipping the scales at lightheavyweight, Luisito Espinosa is back in the gym and loving it.The two-time world champion is not getting ready ...
Oct 18, 2018
MIKE Chan of Hong Kong ruled the men's open round 1 finals by a slim margin at the 2nd PBF Pagcor Philippine International Open at the Coronado Lanes at Starmall in Mandaluyong City.The 2014 Asian Bowling Federation Tour champion rolled ...
May 14, 2018
PBA
THE healing process for the PBA board continues as the league's top officials hold an informal, three-day meeting in Hong Kong starting on Wednesday.Board chairman Ricky Vargas and Commissioner Willie Marcial will lead the group that will leave ...
Apr 17, 2018
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