PRAYERS and tributes poured in following the death of two-time Olympian and former PBA player Alfonso 'Boy'Marquez on Wednesday.He was 82.Former teammates and contemporaries extolled Marquez for his contributions to Philippine basketball as a member of the national ...
Apr 17, 2020
TWO time cycling Olympian Domingo Villanueva passed away on Tuesday following a heart attack.He was 55.His daughter Isack Villanueva posted about the death of the former cycling standout on her Facebook page.Villanueva represented the country in the 1988 Seoul ...
Apr 7, 2020
OLYMPIAN Michael Christian Martinez was conspicuously absent from the Philippine delegation competing in ice skating in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Skating Union president Josie Veguillas explained that it was Martinez himself who begged off from participating in the biennial games." ...
Nov 29, 2019
THE Philippine sports community is mourning the loss of 2016 Olympian Ian Lariba, who passed away late Sunday night after battling leukemia. She was only 23.Philippine Table Tennis Federation president Ting Ledesma confirmed the devastating news to SPIN.ph early Monday ...
Sep 3, 2018
FORMER boxing Olympian Leopoldo Cantancio died on Friday night following a motorcycle accident in Bago City, Negros Occidental. He was 54.Cantancio represented the country in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1988 Seoul Olympics.He reached the quarterfinals of the LA ...
Apr 21, 2018
ANOTHER great basketball player from the past died peacefully on Sunday.The country mourns the passing of Olympian and former PBA player Elias Viray Tolentino, whose exploits in the 60s and early 70s made him one of the household names in Philippine ...
Nov 20, 2017
MICHAEL Christian Martinez turned heads when he became the lone athlete from the Philippines to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.Now, the 20-year old Filipino Olympian who captured the hearts of his countrymen and the world by being ...
Jan 10, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Carmelo Anthony had one last thing to teach his young teammates.On the podium wearing his third Olympic gold medal, Anthony, who led this inexperienced U.S. team from the moment it first gathered weeks ago in Las Vegas, ...
Aug 22, 2016
PBA
FORMER Senator and Olympian Freddie Webb has always been supportive of the basketball career of his son Jason that he wasn't going to miss the chance to see his PBA coaching debut with the Star Hotshots on Wednesday.Webb, 72, ...
Oct 22, 2015
MMA
LOS ANGELES - Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke."It&# ...
Mar 2, 2015
PHILIPPINE Olympian Michael Martinez is set to compete in the Hilton Honors Skate America on October 24-26, the first of six events in the prestigious Grand Prix world skating competitions.Martinez is the only Filipino and Southeast Asian to compete in ...
Oct 23, 2014
FILIPINO Olympian Michael Martinez finished sixth in the recently Lombardia Trophy in Mila, Italy.The 17-year-old Martinez had a final score of 199.92 points to place in the upper half of the standings in a field of 13 skaters. ...
Sep 23, 2014
MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.The 22-time Olympic medalist lost to Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).Lochte touched ...
Apr 25, 2014
CUBAN Olympian Regla Bell will reinforce the national women's squad in the 2014 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship set in Nakhonpathom, Thailand on April 17-25.The 43-year-old Bell, a member of the Cuban team that ...
Mar 14, 2014
PRETORIA, South Africa - Blood on the stairs, walls and furniture, a cocked 9 mm pistol, bloody towels, fallen wall tiles. Like pieces of an unfinished puzzle, the photos of the blood-splattered interior of Oscar Pistorius' home gave a fragmented picture ...
Mar 14, 2014
WHAT does it take to become a successful national athlete, we asked Allyson Felix, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and eight-time world champion.The 27-year-old American track star can definitely attest that government support - financial or otherwise - is ...
Nov 6, 2013
REIGNING Milo Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista and Cristabel Martes ruled the elimination run of the 37th National MILO Marathon in Baguio City on Sunday.Two-time Olympian Buenavista started strong and finished at an impressive 1:12:39, Cesar Castaneto came in ...
Nov 4, 2013
JUDGING by the way Nonito Donaire Jr. and Guillermo Rigondaeux did their staredown, expect sparks to fly when they finally meet inside the ring Saturday (Sunday morning, Manila time).The two engaged each other in an intense eyeball-to-eyeball gaze during ...
Apr 11, 2013
NONITO Donaire Jr. isn't about to be deceived by the limited fights Guillermo Rigondeaux had as a pro.Despite the Cuban having fought just 11 times since turning professional in 2009, Donaire admitted he's not taking his chances against the ...
Apr 10, 2013
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