BARCELONA, Spain - Shrieks of joy rang out on Sunday in the streets of Spain as children were allowed to leave their homes for the first time in six weeks, while residents of Italy and France were eager to hear their leaders' ...
Apr 26, 2020
ROME - It was the biggest game in Atalanta's history and a third of Bergamo's population made the short trip to Milan's famed San Siro Stadium.Nearly 2,500 fans of visiting Spanish club Valencia also traveled ...
Mar 26, 2020
NBA
SAO PAULO - For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy, the player that amazed him as a child was a skinny and half bald Brazilian guard that often beat his father's teams with long-distance shots.Oscar Schmidt, one of ...
Jan 29, 2020
HIDILYN Diaz strengthened her bid for an Olympic spot after winning the gold in the Rome 2020 Weightlifting World Cup in Italy.Diaz lifted 212 kilograms after a 93 in the snatch and 119 in the clean and jerk to win the ...
Jan 28, 2020
HIDILYN Diaz hopes to prop up his world ranking in a bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics as she competes in the IWF Roma World Cup in Italy starting this week.The 28-year-old Filipina left for Europe last week ...
Jan 26, 2020
OFFERS are already coming from overseas to secure the services of Thirdy Ravena.But the three-time UAAP Finals MVP is putting everything in consideration before making a decision."We're still trying to see kung ano yung final plan. We&# ...
Jan 14, 2020
ROME - Two years after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy's turnaround could not be more emphatic.The Azzurri overcame Greece's defensive tactics for a 2-0 win Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) and qualified for the 2020 ...
Oct 13, 2019
CHICAGO - Moses was still wearing short pants when Snow Badua started covering the PBA. A veteran reporter, he commands a vast network of sources and has served more scoops than an ice cream shop Snow is no flake when it comes to ...
Sep 4, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - Yeng Guiao has gone out of his way to make himself available for interviews, painstakingly explaining the Philippines' circumstances, goals and position to every single media person that approached him.In the face of mounting criticism over two blowout ...
Sep 4, 2019
ITALY clinched a spot to the next round as it clobbered Angola, 92-61, on Monday in the Fiba World Cup at the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Arena in China.Picking up from where they left off after a 108-62 ...
Sep 2, 2019
Everyone's scrambling for positives in Gilas Pilipinas' 46-point blowout loss to Italy over the weekend, but it appears that we don't have to look far to find one area where the Pinoys gave the Italians a ...
Sep 2, 2019
CHICAGO - Utter defeat is such a powerful force. It makes the strong kneel in weak surrender. It also humbles the proud.After Italy scrubbed the Philippines all over the GBA Sports and Recreation Arena floor two days ago, Andray Blatche bared his ...
Sep 2, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - Don't bother telling Robert Bolick that he made quite an impression in his 2019 Fiba World Cup debut, Or that he proved to be one of only a few bright spots for Gilas Pilipinas in a terrible 108- ...
Sep 2, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - It's easy to understand why Gilas Pilipinas struggled to hit the mark in its 2019 Fiba World Cup debut against Italy on Saturday night.It's best shooter was in civvies on the bench."It hurts, just ...
Sep 2, 2019
THE worst-case scenario for Gilas Pilipinas happened in its 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup opening match against Italy.The Italians showed everyone why they're ranked No. 13 in the world as they picked the Filipinos apart with near-perfect ...
Sep 1, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - The morning after Gilas Pilipinas' 46-point loss to Italy, national coach Yeng Guiao and his boys did not even have the time to mope.With a game against powerhouse Serbia that could make or break its Fiba World ...
Sep 1, 2019
ANDRAY Blatche was quick to take full responsibility on the pounding Gilas Pilipinas suffered at the hands of Italy during the opener of the FIBA World Cup in Foshan, China.The 33-year-old naturalized player said the 62-108 loss dealt ...
Sep 1, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao admitted Italy proved too hot to handle on this night, but rued that a confluence of bad turnovers and abysmal three-pointers made the setback a lot worse than it already was.Sharp with their ...
Aug 31, 2019
THE stat sheets won't really paint the whole picture, but in the 21 minutes June Mar Fajardo played on Saturday, he was a positive presence for Gilas Pilipinas.Bullish in the paint and active in setting up picks for the ...
Aug 31, 2019
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