NEW YORK - When Jonas Sultan slips into the ring at the Hulu theater inside the famed Madison Square Garden this Sunday, he will assume a familiar role.A heavy underdog.His opponent, Carlos Caraballo from talent-rich Puerto Rico, is an unbeaten ...
Oct 29, 2021
JONAS Sultan fights under the bright lights of New York this weekend, taking on unbeaten and dangerous Puerto Rican Carlos Caraballo in one of the biggest tests of his career.Sultan arrived in the Big Apple on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) and ...
Oct 27, 2021
JONAS Sultan will definitely have his hands full in his next fight.The Filipino bantamweight will be pitted against rising Puerto Rican Carlos Caraballo in the undercard of the Jose Zepeda-Josue Vargas light-welterweight showdown on Oct. 30 at the Madison ...
Oct 1, 2021
FORMER world title challenger Jonas Sultan opted to remain in the US for a possible late October ring return.And as he tries to keep in shape while waiting for his next fight, he also dabbles as sparring partner to the son ...
Sep 8, 2021
SERBIA continued to roll in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, taking down Puerto Rico, 102-84, on Saturday at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall to books its spot in the final.Euroleague MVP Vasilije Micic had 21 points on 9-of-10 ...
Jul 4, 2021
ITALY found its stroke from deep in the second half as it held off Puerto Rico, 90-83, in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade Friday (Manila time) at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Serbia.Achille Polonara fired 21 points on 4- ...
Jul 2, 2021
GILAS Pilipinas' Olympic hopes hinge on its game against Dominican Republic on Friday morning (2:30 a.m., Manila time).Stakes can't get any higher for the Filipinos in their second game in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in ...
Jul 1, 2021
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo turned himself in to federal agents on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) just hours to face federal charges after authorities identified the body of a dead woman as his 27-year-old ...
May 3, 2021
KALEI Mau is set to make a brief detour to Puerto Rico to play as an import for Changas de Naranjito's professional volleyball league before proceeding to the Philippines to join F2 Logistics in its pro debut.The club announced ...
Apr 27, 2021
IT took the Philippines 36 long years before it got a chance to return to the Fiba World Cup in 2014 - and four decades to get another win.That's how long the drought was for the Philippines from the last ...
Sep 4, 2020
GILAS Pilipinas has had its fair share of close shaves in the 2014 Fiba World Cup.But for coach Chot Reyes, the losses to Croatia, Argentina, and Puerto Rico were all equally painful."I always look back at the endgame of Croatia, ...
Aug 12, 2020
WASHINGTON - USA Basketball is off to a rolling start in the qualifying for next year's Fiba AmeriCup.Kyle Fogg scored 18 points, Justin Anderson added 17 and the US defeated Puerto Rico, 95-73, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to ...
Feb 24, 2020
SERBIA continued its rampage, demolishing Puerto Rico, 90-47, on Friday at the start of the second round of the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in Wuhan.Nemanja Bjelica scored 18 points and Boban Marjanovic posted 16 points as the world' ...
Sep 6, 2019
PUERTO Rico couldn't even begin qualifying for this World Cup at home two years ago, forced to move its opening game to Florida because of the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island.It was undeterred then.It is in ...
Sep 5, 2019
PUERTO Rico rallied back to pull off a stunning victory over Iran, 83-81, on Saturday in Group C of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Guangzhou, China.Javier Mojica had eight points and scored the game-winning jumper with 0.1 ...
Aug 31, 2019
VIC Saludar came to the lion's den practically alone and paid dearly for it.Without his regular trainer in his corner and his manager by his side, Saludar was left on his own and lost against Wilfredo Mendez on Sunday and ...
Aug 26, 2019
FORMER PBA and ABL import Renaldo Balkman has been included by the Puerto Rican basketball federation to be part of its pool for the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup.According to a press release by the Federacion De Baloncesto De Puerto Rico, ...
Aug 18, 2019
TEAM USA completed a sweep of group play with a 115-71 victory over Puerto Rico on Tuesday in the Fiba Under-18 Americas Championship on Tuesday in St. Catharines, Ontario (Wednesday, Manila time).Quentin Grimes showed the way for the US ...
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Jun 13, 2018
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The U.S. remained unbeaten with a spot secured in the second round of qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup, beating Puerto Rico, 83-75, on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).The Americans got big shots down the ...
Feb 28, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. - For USA Basketball, the first World Cup qualifying test is out of the way.Jameel Warney and Reggie Hearn each scored 17 points and the United States opened qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup with an 85-78 victory ...
Nov 24, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. - Jameel Warney and Reggie Hearn each scored 17 points, and the United States opened qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup with an 85-78 victory over Puerto Rico on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).Xavier Munford scored 12 points ...
Nov 24, 2017
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