'Ililibing nang buhay'?

September 03, 2019
They’re both coming off horrible defeats, with the Filipinos absorbing a 67-126 shellacking from Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and Serbia and the Angolans getting a 61-92 whipping from Italy on Monday night at the GBA International Sports and Cultural Center.

Perez, Bolick continue to impress

September 03, 2019
“Sobrang proud ako kasi nga, for me sila ‘yung maglalaro for the next generation. So nakikita ko na, ‘pag ganyan ‘yung nilalaro nila natutuwa ako,” Guiao told Filipino sportswriters after the Gilas-Serbia game on Monday night.

Another game, another problem

September 01, 2019
Unless Nikola Jokic and Co. play blindfolded, or fall terribly ill before tip-off, or suddenly take the first available plane back to beautiful Serbia instead of proceeding to the venue, there’s no way Gilas Pilipinas can beat the Serbians tonight.

Angola? puwede nating ilibing nang buhay

August 07, 2019
But the President is right when he said the Filipinos will need more than luck and prayers to hurdle the 13th-ranked Italians, who are expected to be represented by a team built around NBA veterans Danilo Galinari of the Oklahoma Thunder and Marco Bellineli of the San Antonio Spurs.

Bambol or Popoy?

July 27, 2019
Disputing the top post in the country’s highest governing Olympic body are Philip Ella ‘Popoy’ Juico of track and field and Rep. Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino of cycling and chess, both old hands whose first order of business once elected is to make sure the 30th Southeast Asian Games will be a success.

Vargas steps down

June 18, 2019
But barely 16 months after taking his oath as head of the highest Olympic body in local sports, Vargas has resigned, a decision that could somehow hamper for the nth time the country’s preparations for the 30th Southeast Asian Games set this December.

Kicked out

FED UP with a certain group which “sees me an interloper and an outsider,” Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas yesterday cracked the whip, removing several officials from key committees led by the man he beat in a hotly-contested election in the country’s governing body in sports last year.

Kill him, Manny

January 19, 2019
SAYING he feels young at the age of 40, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring today to fight American challenger Adrien Broner in a bout he wants to win like crazy as he eyes another crack at Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Hidilyn’s lament

September 12, 2018
This was the observation of Rio de Janeiro Olympic silver medalist and Asian Games champion Hidilyn Diaz as she felt dejected over the poor state of what is known as the home of Filipino athletes.