'Joy to watch'

ROB Johnson, who is working with Kai Sotto at The Skill Factory's basketball program in Atlanta, believes that the young center can become the first full-blooded Filipino to play in the NBA.

Four top Pinoy athletes bringing act to Japan

"Of course when Filipino athletes talents are being recognized abroad, it means the our sports programs are slowly getting better. It takes a lot of guts and will power to be in another country alone, but these athletes are hungry to get better and that's their fuel to be mentally tough," saidMossy,  a former national women's volleyball standout in the late 80s.

Good luck, Thirdy

Thirdy Ravena will bring his high-flying act in the Land of the Rising Sun as the Japanese professional basketball league (B-League) team San-En NeoPhoenix yesterday announced that it has signed the former Ateneo shooting guard for the 2020-21 season.

‘Blessing in disguise’

But to some, COVID-19  gave some athletes enough time to recuperate from their injuries sustained as they made their bids to qualify for the Games, which was reset for next year in the wake of the pandemic that's troubling almost the entire world.