PBA
TnT Katropa will still own the signing rights to veteran forward Kelly Williams should he decide to come out of retirement and resume his career.The league cited precedents involving Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Keith Jensen, who, like the 38-year old ...
Sep 21, 2020
PBA
KELLY Williams finally reached out to TnT Katropa management, explaining why he left the team bubble in Calamba, Laguna and, subsequently, retired from the PBA.TnT team manager Gabby Cui confirmed on Monday that Williams replied to a letter sent to him ...
Sep 14, 2020
PBA
VETERAN big man Sonny Thoss won't be joining Alaska when the team and the rest of the PBA start team workouts next week.As to whether that would lead to the 38-year-old center formally hanging his playing jersey remains ...
Aug 22, 2020
PBA
DANNY Ildefonso almost quit basketball while still at the prime of his PBA career.For the love of the game, he took a very big risk.Ildefonso admitted he once tried not to tell the true extent of a right ankle injury ...
Jul 6, 2020
Farewell tours will be a prevailing theme in the upcoming PBA season.Prior to the 2020 basketball calendar, a handful of veteran PBA basketball players have been reported to be hanging their jerseys up by either conference or year's end. ...
Mar 5, 2020
PBA
CHRIS Tiu was an integral part of Ateneo's first of five straight UAAP men's basketball championship under Norman Black.And the experience certainly ranks high on Black's memorable moments with the heady guard, who played his final PBA game ...
Nov 3, 2018
NBA
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 years in the NBA.The 37-year-old Collison announced his decision Thursday (Friday, Manila time) through the team. The Thunder said Collison is among five NBA players to have ...
May 11, 2018
BARCELONA, Spain - Andres Iniesta, the midfielder who embodied Barcelona's creative attacking style and helped the team win dozens of trophies, is leaving the Spanish club after 16 seasons.In an emotional news conference attended by most of his teammates, his ...
Apr 27, 2018
PBA
THE PBA just lost another of its 'senior citizens.'Big man Mick Pennisi decided to finally call it quits after 17 seasons of playing and will relocate in Thailand to mind his poultry business.Both Globalport alternate governor Eric Arejola and team ...
Sep 2, 2017
PBA
JEFF Chan had been with Rain or Shine long enough to think that he would not wear another uniform, but he found out that things don't always work out the way you want them to.After spending almost nine seasons with ...
Aug 8, 2017
BERLIN - Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).The decision ends an era when the Klitschko name alone could guarantee one of the biggest fights of the year. At their peak, Klitschko ...
Aug 4, 2017
ROME - Francesco Totti will end his illustrious playing career with Roma when the season finishes next month.The 40-year-old forward will have the opportunity to assume a director's role at the club where he has spent his entire ...
May 4, 2017
MELBOURNE, Australia - Bob and Mike Bryan are retiring from Davis Cup play after 14 years representing the United States.The 38-year-old twin brothers made the announcement on their Instagram account, saying that clinching the 2007 Davis Cup final was "one ...
Jan 23, 2017
MMA
FEW athletes are more eager to bury 2016 in the past and get a move on into 2017 than Ronda Rousey.The former UFC women's bantamweight champion, once touted as the 'most dominant athlete on the planet,' sought to end the ...
Jan 14, 2017
PBA
YOUSEF Taha has bid the PBA goodbye.In a tweet posted on Friday, the 6-7 center said he is coming home because 'I need to be with my family' after a journeyman career that saw him play for four ...
Nov 18, 2016
ENGLEWOOD, Colorado - A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he's going to retire.The person, who was briefed on the matter, spoke to The AP on condition of ...
Mar 6, 2016
NEW YORK - Mike Piazza's No. 31 will be retired by the New York Mets this summer.The Mets said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) the number will be retired on July 30 before a game against Colorado, part of the ...
Jan 26, 2016
NBA
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks will retire Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 next season, about two months after he is enshrined into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.Mutombo, the shot-blocking, finger-wagging center, spent five seasons with the Hawks. Hawks ...
Sep 2, 2015
BOSTON - The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch.Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script.Calling his former catcher out to join him in the center of ...
Jul 29, 2015
SURGERY for a torn rotator cuff, the possible suspension of his boxing license, and criminal and civil charges for his failure to fully disclose his true physical condition for the so-called 'Fight of the Century.' Defrocked World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight ...
May 6, 2015
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