LONDON - Sam Kendricks will soon step on the podium as a gold medalist and hear the only song he knows by heart - "The Star-Spangled Banner.""The anthem is something near and dear," said the Army reservist and pole vault world champion. " ...
Aug 9, 2017
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - An Ethiopian athlete has been banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn't make the team for next month's world championships in London.Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman Sileshi Bisrat says 21- ...
Jul 28, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - After years of silver medals, Mireia Belmonte has developed a taste for gold.At the world championships on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), Belmonte added the 200-meter butterfly title to her Olympic crown."What mattered the most was winning, because ...
Jul 28, 2017
SAO PAULO - A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against US swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The court confirmed in a statement this week that ...
Jul 16, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Almost a year after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Brazilian organizers are asking for help from the International Olympic Committee to satisfy creditors who are still owed about 130 million reals (US$40 million).Mario Andrada, a spokesman for ...
Jul 6, 2017
THE Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) formally cut ties with Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, who it said has been causing disruption and divisiveness within the federation.Patafa president Philip Ella Juico said he has already given up on the 27- ...
Jun 5, 2017
MORE than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to US Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to games organizers, who will replace them due to flaking, black spots and other damage, the USOC said Tuesday.The ...
May 24, 2017
RIO Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz is the consensus choice as Philippine flag bearer in its coming campaign in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan.Monsour del Rosario, the country's chef de mission to the September ...
May 23, 2017
Carrying the hopes of an entire nation starved for Olympic glory on her shoulders, Hidilyn Diaz delivered a weightlifting silver medal from the Rio Games to become the Philippines' biggest sports hero of the year. Diaz is SPIN.ph's ...
Feb 4, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - The power remains off at Maracana Stadium in a fight over who will pay a $1 million electricity bill.Electricity was shut off a week ago and, on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), electric utility Light said it would remain ...
Feb 3, 2017
MIGUEL Tabuena is taking his act from Asia to Europe this year.The 22-year-old Filipino is looking to play half of his 2017 schedule on the European Tour following a breakout year in the Asian circuit that saw him land ...
Jan 4, 2017
ALL year long, Philippine sports was marked with events that captured the nation and sparked different emotions, from euphoria to misery.There are the grandest victories like weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz's historic silver medal win in the 2016 Rio Olympics and Ginebra ...
Jan 2, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil football star Neymar says taking the last penalty of the shootout against Germany in the final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was the most nervous moment of his life.Neymar converted the kick to give Brazil its ...
Dec 30, 2016
CLEVELAND - LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland's streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn't supposed to happen.James looked at his ...
Dec 27, 2016
HOPE Solo says she hopes that someday she can return to the U.S. women's national team, but in the meantime she vows to keep fighting for equal pay for the players.The goalkeeper was handed a six-month suspension ...
Dec 23, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Almost four months after the Olympics ended, Rio de Janeiro organizers are unable to pay some of their bills, including US$3.7 million owed to the International Paralympic Committee.IPC spokesman Craig Spence told The Associated Press on ...
Dec 14, 2016
MIES, Switzerland - Basketball's world governing body has suspended Brazil's national federation for failing to finance and organize the sport.Fiba says its executive board "expressed its regret for the situation of basketball in Brazil just a few months ...
Nov 15, 2016
MELBOURNE, Australia - Usain Bolt is set to compete and lead a team in the new Nitro Athletics concept that will kick off with a three-night series next February.Bolt, who won the 100- and 200-meter sprints and the 4x100 relay ...
Nov 4, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Nearly two and a half months after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, hundreds of workers still haven't been paid and are planning to sue the local organizing committee to get their money.Among those late getting paid ...
Nov 1, 2016
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