Basketball’s governing body FIBA on Thursday handed down hefty fines and suspensions over an ugly on-court melee in Manila between the Philippine and Australian national teams during a World Cup qualifier.
(MANILA, Philippines) – On Saturday, June 30th, 2018, sixteen teams, finalists from the previous Qualifiers (Manila A, Manila B, Last Chance), went head-to-head at the Red Bull Reign Finals at Taft Food by the Court in Pasay City. Phenom emerged as the tournament winners and earned the chance to represent the Philippines at the Red Bull Reign World Finals.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
BOCAUE — Australia retained leadership in Group B of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers after it defeated the Philippines, 89-53, in a highly emotional match at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, that saw a fight break in the third period that eventually halted the contest.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas through its Legal Counsel, Atty. Aga Francisco, conveyed to Fiba during the technical meeting for the Philippines-Australia match on July 1, a very diplomatic but strong message about the UNIRATERAL AND UNCALLED FOR tampering of the stickers on the hardcourt of the Philippine Arena by the Australian team.
27 JUNE 2018
MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) – Nineteen current national champions are among the 56 teams which will take part in the 2018-19 Basketball Champions League which gets under way on 20 September with the first of three qualifying rounds ahead of Regular Season tip off on 9 October.
JUNE 27, 2018
BEIJING, China (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019) - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and its Global Partner, Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited (BG), on Wednesday held a signing ceremony for the creation of a first-ever Basketball Academy in Beijing, China.
STUTTGART – Continuing to improve by leaps and bounds, Carlos Edriel Yulo joined elite company in placing 10th overall in the men’s all-around finals of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle here on Friday.
"Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people."
By Alex P. Vidal
WE have no idea if the wishes of Iloilo Governor Arthur "Toto" Defensor Jr. that the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge project be specifically mentioned by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22 was fulfilled.
“In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.”
By Alex P. Vidal
SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KOs) 12-round split decision win over hitherto WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) on July 20 in Las Vegas was considered to be more glorious and exciting compared to his victories over Lucas Martin Matthysse (TKO7) and Adrien Broner (UD12) combined.Read more ...
By Alex Vidal , Sportsmanila
NEW YORK - 1 Power: Thurman is clearly the bigger man and a better pure power puncher, thus his "One Time" moniker. The problem, however, has been his inability to sit down on his punches and finish opponents the more he has evolved as a boxer. Not counting fights that were stopped due to cuts or injury, Thurman hasn't recorded a true knockout since 2013.Read more ...