RIO DE JANEIRO - Mike Krzyzewski is heading out, Gregg Popovich is coming in and maybe LeBron James would even come back.It's a time of transition for both the U.S. Olympic team and international basketball and it starts, as ...
Aug 22, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The words, scrawled in marker on the tops of his sneakers, remind Kevin Durant why he started playing basketball in the first place.Even in the Olympics, it's just a game.On his left sneaker, Durant scribbled, " ...
Aug 19, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - As the last one standing for the Philippine team in the XXXI Olympiad here, Kirstie Alora is hoping to end the country's campaign in a blaze of glory.Alora keeps her eyes on the prize despite the ...
Aug 18, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Simone Biles, the biggest breakout star of the Rio Olympics, was starstruck. Understandable - despite four gold medals, the gymnast is still a 19-year-old meeting movie star Zac Efron.But Efron might be an even bigger fan of ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Lovesick. Goofy. Flamboyant. Not usually words you'd associate with China's Olympic team.In Rio, however, a new generation of Chinese Olympians are breaking the mold and shaking up social media.There's diver Qin ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - When he wakes up in the morning, Kyrie Irving first looks at the scar stretching across his left knee, an enduring symbol of his journey over the past year.It's been quite a climb."It's ...
Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - When a BBC announcer suggested that a Brazilian broadcaster needed to shut up at the start of a swimming race at the Rio Olympics, he was voicing the feelings of many in the host country.Considered the Bob Costas ...
Aug 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - You love them now, right America?Mike Krzyzewski and Geno Auriemma may have their haters in college basketball, but this is the Olympics. This is when patriotic pride trumps school spirit, when there is no Tar Heel blue, only ...
Aug 16, 2016
THE latest Olympic hero for China is not even a gold medalist.Fu Yuanhui is popular for simply being herself - unafraid to show her unfiltered, wacky facial expressions and candid words.Her smile lit up the deck as she took a victory ...
Aug 12, 2016
EMELITA Diaz broke down in tears after seeing her daughter Hidilyn for the first time in months at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.The elder Diaz never felt prouder for her daughter following her silver medal-winning feat in ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO-Jasmine Alkhaldi finished a strong third in heat two of the women's 100m freestyle on Thursday, but not enough to reach the semifinals of the event, ending the campaign of the Filipino swimmers in the XXXI Olympiad at ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - They say love conquers all, and that is very much true for couple Delfin Llagas Jr. and Ann Sophie Nepomuceno.Llagas and Nepomuceno got married on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) at the famed Christ the Redeemer here under the ...
Aug 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Two windows were shattered on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) when an Olympic bus carrying journalists was hit by an unknown projectile. There were no serious injuries."We don't know yet if the bus was shot, or it ...
Aug 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - It's match point at the Copacabana beach volleyball venue, and a spike catches the line for the winning point.Or does it?While one side celebrates an apparent victory, the would-be losers turn to the first ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Ahoy there, Captain K.Mike Krzyzewski has warmed up to staying on a cruise ship during the Rio Olympics.The U.S. men's and women's Olympic basketball teams are being housed on the 196-cabin, ...
Aug 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Hidilyn Diaz thought this year's Olympics would be her last. But after her silver medal finish here, Diaz hinted that her Olympic retirement plans could be on hold."Hindi ko alam. Magre-retire na ako pero hindi ko ...
Aug 8, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - There is no perfect gift for a mother on her birthday than an Olympic silver medal.Diaz said she found it fitting that she won a silver medal in the Rio Games - the country's first medal in ...
Aug 8, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Hidilyn Diaz plans to use part of the incentives that she stands to receive for her silver medal in the Rio Olympics to put up a weightlifting gym in her hometown.Diaz, the first Filipino weightlifter to win an ...
Aug 8, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Juan Martin del Potro is back, and Novak Djokovic is gone.The top-ranked Djokovic was swept out of the Olympic tennis tournament in the first round Sunday by the 2009 US Open champion, 7-6 (4), 7-6 ( ...
Aug 8, 2016
SOME of the world's best athletes gathered at Maracana Stadium, with Greece leading off the parade of nations and Filipinos taking a share of the limelight on Friday in Brazil (Saturday, Manila time).The Philippine delegation was led by table ...
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