Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he didn’t want to lose salary or a chance to compete for a championship with the Brooklyn Nets, but was doing “what’s best for me” by refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Nets decided Tuesday that Irving wouldn’t be with the team because he isn’t eligible to play in home games, where a New York mandate requires professional athletes on one of the city’s teams to be vaccinated to practice or play in public venues.
The Brooklyn Nets look like such a title favorite that James Harden felt the need for a reminder they aren’t a title team.
“We’re not the target. The defending champions are the targets,” Harden said. “They won last year. We’re trying to catch them.”
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• Jamel Herring 129.8 lbs vs. Shakur Stevenson 130 lbs
(Herring's WBO Junior Lightweight World Title — 12 Rounds)
Judges: Glenn Feldman, Ed Kanner and Rocky Young
Referee: Mark Nelson
Longtime heavyweight contender Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas hopes unbeaten knockout artist Ryan Rozicki is not a bridge too far.
Rivas and Rozicki will clash this Friday, Oct. 22 at L’Olympia in Montreal, a 12-round showdown to crown the inaugural WBC Bridgerweight world champion (weight limit: 224 pounds). Rivas has fought as high as 251½ pounds, while Rozicki has spent the entirety of his five-year pro career as a cruiserweight.
Undisputed junior welterweight world champion Josh Taylor's title defense against top contender Jack Catterall — originally scheduled for Dec. 18 at The OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland — has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 26 at the same venue due to a knee injury Taylor suffered in training.
Ticket and undercard information will be announced at a later date. The bout will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports and streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S.
Rising South Korean heavyweight star “Mighty Warrior” Kang Ji Won has rapidly built a reputation as an upset-machine in ONE Championship.
Since joining the Singapore-based martial arts organization, the 26-year-old Kang has put together two stunning finishes in the Circle, stopping highly regarded Iranian wrestlers in Mehdi Barghi and Amir Aliakbari.
There’s no questioning the pedigree Jeremy "The Jaguar" Miado holds, with the Filipino repeatedly asserting his claim as one of the most intriguing strawweights in ONE Championship.
But as lethal as his MMA game is, plaguing Miado’s ascent to the top has been his inconsistencies, with him yet to string back-to-back wins in ONE Championship since joining the promotion in 2017.
Jeremy "The Jaguar" Miado's run in ONE Championship has definitely been a roller coaster ride.
Since joining the promotion in 2017, the Albay native has been inconsistent to the point that he has never won back-to-back fights in ONE.
Can Miado's move to Marrok Force MMA in Bangkok change his fortunes?
MANILA---Grandmaster Rogelio "Banjo" Barcenilla Jr. destroyed World IPCA Champion Fide Master Sander Severino in their rapid duel to power Laguna Heroes to a 12-9 thrashing of Paralympic in the third conference Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Wednesday, October 20,2021 virtually held at Chess.com Platform.
MANILA---Chester Neil Reyes dominated the Mariz Manalo Free Registration Online Chess Championship virtually held at lichess.org. platform Sunday night, October 17, 2021.
Reyes scored 118 points to rule the Arena tournament and receive the top prize of P2,000 in this 296 player's field backed up by Mariz Manalo, niece of International Billiards and Snooker Champion Marlon Manalo.
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” -Muhammad Ali
NEW YORK CITY -- Every time I worked with controversial former Australian National Boxing Federation (ANBF) president Brad Vocale in the past, our favorite topic was the "Thrilla in Manila" and why the boxing world continued to be agog over that spectacular boxing bout until today.
MANILA, Philippines - Papangunahan ni Carlo Biado ang roster ng Filipino playersna magtatangka sa top honors sa Abu Dhabi Open 9-Ball Championship na sasargo sa Nobyembre 8 hanggang 11, 2021 na gaganapin sa Power Break Billiard Hall sa Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Mindanao State University (MSU) Marawi Campus conferred Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez for his contribution to the Mindanao Sports for Peace movement yesterday at the MSU Convention Center, Lanao del Sur during the university’s celebration of its 60th founding anniversary.
MSU System President Habib Macaayong led the awarding of the academic recognition to Ramirez, together with Executive Vice President Rasid Paca, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Alma Berowa, and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Alizedney Ditucalan.
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