THE world of boxing is filled with sob stories of fallen champions leading miserable lives at the end of their careers.Don't make the mistake of including Malcom 'Eagle Eye' Tuñacao among them, even if the former ...
Jul 16, 2020
MARK your calendars: Thirdy Ravena's B.League debut is set on October 3.San-En NeoPhoenix unveiled its first set of games in Japan's pro league through its social media accounts, beginning at home against the Chiba Jets. ...
Jul 13, 2020
FOR officials of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), young Filipino stars spreading their wings overseas speaks volumes of how Philippine basketball has grown as a whole over the past few years."It's an honor and we should be honored ...
Jul 7, 2020
IT was not that long ago when a Filipino athlete first made it to a top pro league in Japan.While Thirdy Ravena is the first Filipino basketball player set to play as an import in Japan, four Filipino volleyball players have ...
Jun 27, 2020
IT really wasn't that hard of a decision for Thirdy Ravena to choose Japan as his next destination as he begins an international career."Hindi naman siya ganon kahirap. We really just waited kung ano talaga 'yung interest ko ...
Jun 27, 2020
TO play beyond borders has always been the Ravena family's big dream. Just a few days ago, Thirdy finally made it happen as he joins Japanese team San-en NeoPhoenix as an import in the decorated Japan B. League.Thirdy's ...
Jun 26, 2020
THIRDY Ravena said the presence of formidable imports that includes former NBA players was one of the things that lured him to the Japanese B.League.The former Ateneo star said he is ready to be challenged once he joins San-en ...
Jun 26, 2020
BEN Mbala wanted to end his college career on his own terms. That's exactly the reason why the Cameroonian opted out of La Salle and turned professional in 2017."Having to go through what I went [through], I feel like ...
Jun 6, 2020
BRYAN Bagunas has arrived from Japan but he's still holed up in a Quezon City hotel waiting to get clearance to join his family.He's trying to stay patient.Bagunas decided to come home since the coronavirus (COVID- ...
May 21, 2020
THE Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is keeping a positive mindset as it restarted preparations for the next FIBA World Cup which the country will co-host in 2023.SBP president Al S. Panlilio hopes everything will be back to normal by ...
May 19, 2020
COMING out with the scheduled dates of the 2023 FIBA World Cup staging to be held in the Philippines somehow soothes whatever negative vibes gripping the country brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.On Monday, the FIBA Central Board announced that the ...
May 11, 2020
THE 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup is scheduled to take place from August 25 to September 10.The dates of the competition were confirmed following consultations with the Fiba Central Board and recommendations by the Fiba Competitions Commission.The competition website was ...
May 11, 2020
BANGKOK - Sri Lanka's government has partially lifted a monthlong curfew and declared the coronavirus outbreak under control.The Indian Ocean island nation had been under a 24-hour curfew since March 20. It was lifted during daytime hours in more ...
Apr 20, 2020
BANGKOK - South Korea on Sunday reported eight more cases of the coronavirus, the first time a daily increase has dropped to a single digit in about two months.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the additional figures took the ...
Apr 19, 2020
MARI YAMAGUCHI and YURI KAGEYAMATOKYO - Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people as the country struggles with surging coronavirus infections and its emergency medical system collapses.In one recent case, an ambulance carrying a man with a fever and difficulty ...
Apr 18, 2020
TOKYO - Hanshin Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and two teammates have become the first professional baseball players in Japan to test positive for the new coronavirus.Fujinami was examined at a hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a doctor recommended he have a ...
Mar 27, 2020
TOKYO - The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the Games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister ...
Mar 24, 2020
By HARUKA NUGA and KOJI UEDAMATSUSHIMA AIR BASE, Japan - The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan.The flame, carried in a special canister, touched down amid growing ...
Mar 20, 2020
BRYAN Bagunas is set for play for another year with Oita Miyoshi and make his return in the Spikers' Turf in the offseason of Japan V.Premier League.The National University standout has returned to Japan on Wednesday after receiving the Philippine ...
Mar 11, 2020
TWO years after her UAAP career ended, Jaja Santiago continues to help out National University in whatever way she can.Fresh from her stint in the Japan V. Premier League, Santiago showed up at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday to ...
Mar 8, 2020
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