Sunday, July 31, 2011

Roger Mayweather : Amir Khan also in steroids

Source : JVP, GMA News
Roger Mayweather in a scuffle with the police
The Mayweathers are at it again.

Mark Muñoz ranked top 5 in UFC Middleweight

Source : Mikkel Bolante Interaksyon Sports
Mark Muñoz
The USA Today/SB Nation Consensus MMA Rankings for July 2011 were posted recently, and there’s good news for Pinoy fight fans. UFC middleweight Mark Muñoz found himself inside the Top 5 of his weight class just behind UFC champion Anderson Silva, top contenders Yushin Okami and Chael Sonnen and Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Azkals most improved team according to ELO Rankings

Source : Roy Moore GMA News
The Philippines became the most improved team in the last year, jumping 25 places and boosting their rating by 177 points, based on the current World Football ELO Rankings.

Philippine Dragon Boat Team : THE UNRECOGNIZED CHAMPIONS

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippine Dragon Boat Team
MANILA — Left out in the cold, the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation and its world-class team have managed to keep their head above water even without government support.

Smart Gilas' William Jones Cup schedule

Smart Gilas
Manila - As preparation for the upcoming FIBA Asia 2011 that will serve as a qualifier for the 2012 Olympics Basketball event in London, our National Team, the Smart Gilas-Pilipinas, will be joining the annual William Jones Cup tournament held in Taiwan.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Issues for USA Basketball

Source : Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo Sports
Kobe Bryant wearing USA jersey
USA Basketball is still waiting on official announcements from some NBA superstars whether they will play in the 2012 London Olympics, but the global stage and shoe endorsement responsibilities ultimately dictate their inevitable participation. This is the rite of passage for the league icons now, even a chance for those without rings to grab a championship for themselves.

Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter joins the 2011 PBA Draft

Source :

Lassiter and Lutz

Pilipinas Smart-Gilas stalwarts Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz lead the first 10 applicants to the
2011 PBA Rookie Draft even as the PBA Commissioner’s Office has set August 18, 2011 as the
deadline for both homegrown and Fil-foreign players to submit their application and other

Eric Spoelstra to return for NBA Fit

Source : Joey Villar Philippine Star
Eric Spoelstra
MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Am Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, an NBA Fit team member and NBA Fit Ambassador to the Philippines, will arrive in Manila on Aug. 1 with his Heat coaching staff to lead a special NBA-style basketball camp for elite athletes of the Energen Philippine Under-16 national team.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Ultimate Allstar experience

Source : Charles Tiu Philippine Star

Kobe vs. Tiu
(Note: Charles Tiu, brother of Smart Gilas skipper Chris Tiu, shares his thoughts on Smart Gilas playing Kobe Bryant and company in the Ultimate All-Star weekend)

MANILA, Philippines - “Marcus get McGee, Japeth take Kobe, Chris Lutz guard Durant because he plays more outside and Kobe plays inside, Chris Tiu get Rose, Mark get Paul” – those were the final instructions of coach Rajko Toroman at the dugout before the big game.

Tiger Woods' incredible backyard

Source : Shane Bacon Yahoo Sports

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods might not be teeing it up for the rest of the season, and yes, he seems to be falling down the rankings faster than the likes of David Duval, but that doesn't mean the 14-time major winner is going to stop plans on his $55 million house in Florida, complete with a four-green practice facility that makes most golf courses look like your local putt-putt course.

Azkals' World Cup dreams ends

Manila- Our National Team came out fighting. They gave their best. But it wasn't meant to be.
Phil Younghusband

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MVP's next goal : Pacquiao fight in Manila

Manny V. Pangilinan

MANILA—Businessman-sportsman Manny V. Pangilinan, fresh from a successful hosting of once-in-a-lifetime hoop extravaganza, is now plotting yet another major event—this time in boxing.

Usain Bolt Case Study

Usain Bolt
Source : thepostgame.comOne year from now, the 2012 Olympic Games will begin in London, where all eyes will be on the incomparable Usain Bolt -- the Jamaican sprinter who is more than living up to his name.

Incredible Aussie Football/Rugby Catch!

Kevin Love turning to Volleyball

Kevin Love
Source : Kelly Dwyer Yahoo Sports
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love(notes) gave interviews to several outlets on Tuesday as part of a sponsorship deal with a prominent brand of tequila (you can probably guess which one by the T-shirt posted above). I don't know if he's sneaking pops of the supply, or just getting more and more upset with the NBA's lockout because apparently now he's all but asking to be on the Pro Beach Volleyball series.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

UFC President Dana White likes Pacman, Mayweather, NAH!

Dana White
Source : Jaemark Tordecilla InterATKV
Mixed martial arts fan know Dana White as someone who isn’t afraid of speaking his mind. But while he’s taken some shots at boxing over the years, White had always gushing affection for our pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.

Filipino Jins grabbed 21 medals in World Taekwondo Expo

Source : Bryan Regalo ABS-CBN News
Taekwondo Jins
MANILA, Philippines – Eleven members of the Philippine Taekwondo Association (PTA) – Ilocos Sur chapter won 21 medals in the 5th World Taekwondo Expo in Muju, South Korea last July 8-13.

Smart Gilas felt victory despite loss

Source : Joey Villar Philippine Star
Smart Gilas
MANILA, Philippines - After a learning experience at the hands of a stellar NBA cast it played in the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Smart Gilas Pilipinas has shifted its focus to the William Jones Cup slated Aug. 6-14 in Chinese Taipei.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Smart Gilas gives a good fight to NBA Allstars

Kobe Bryant
Source : Mikkel Bolante, InterAKTV
Compared to the PBA selection, the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team was expected to be more competitive against Kobe Bryant and his band of basketball superstars. That proved to be true, although the Philippine team still fell short against the SMART All-Stars, 98-89.

Azkals gets a spanking from Kuwait

Kuwait - Our National Football Team just got a wake up call.

[Video]NBA vs. PBA: 2nd Half Highlights

Manila - This is some highlights of the PBA-NBA game. Kobe's team won 131-105 in game filled with highlights. PBA players turned into fans on the court as the best players in the world did their stuff.

The Scores:

SMART (NBA) ALL STARS 131 - McGee 25, Durant 22, Williams 19, Evans 17, Harden 16, Bryant 12, Paul 11, Rose 9, Fisher 0.

PBA ALL-STARS 105 - Santos 25, Cabagnot 9, Pingris 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Mercado 8, David 8, Norwood 7, Reyes 6, Thoss 4, Castro 4, Caguioa 4, Seigle 4, Intal 4, Fonacier 3, Tenorio 2, Yap 0.

Quarters: 30-26, 66-50, 107-78, 131-105

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Philippines chosen to host 2013 Centennial Asian Games

Source : June Navarro Phil Daily Inquirer
MANILA — The Olympic Council of Asia has designated the Philippines as host of the Centennial Asian Games celebration in 2013.

Azkals ready for Kuwait in tonight's game

Source : Olmin Lebya Phil Star
KUWAIT – To say that the Azkals are in for the biggest match of their lives against Gulf power Kuwait in the second round of the 2014 Fifa World Cup Asian Qualifiers is an understatement.

Smart Gilas will take the game seriously

Source : Nelson Beltran PhilStar
Smart Gilas
MANILA, Philippines - Smart Gilas Pilipinas will have the 2011 Fiba Asia championship in mind in taking on the Kobe Bryant-led NBA selection Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

PBA Players excited for tonight's match up

Source : Nelson Beltran, Phil Star
James Yap
MANILA, Philippines - For the PBA as an organization, being a part of the Ultimate All-Star Weekend is an honor and a privilege.For the PBA players, it’s an experience of a lifetime.

Friday, July 22, 2011

NBA Players in the Philippines

[L-R]Chris Paul, Derek Fisher, guy in grey,
Javale McGee and Tyreke Evans
Manila - NBA Players arrived this morning. Here are some pictures

Martial Arts Fest at SM Mall of Asia

Source : SM Prime
Boxing was the first featured martial art in the event
THE Adidas Martial Arts Festival, which will feature competition in seven different disciplines, kicks off from July 22 to 24 and from July 29 to 31 at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia.

NBA Players officially arrive

Javale McGee's eye view of their arrival
Manila - Reality has set it. NBA starts have arrived in Manila. [a correction to my claim yesterday that they arrive thursday.]

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NBA Stars set to arrive today!

Source : Joey Villar Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Majority of the star-studded NBA team playing a PBA selection and Smart Gilas Pilipinas this weekend in a blockbuster two-game series dubbed the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend at the Araneta Coliseum are expected to hit town on separate flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco today.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dwyane Wade undergoes eye surgery

Dwyane Wade
Source : Ben Maller,

Would you trust your doctor with your livelihood?

Bahrain sees deal with Azkals

Source : Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANAMA—Impressed by the huge turnout in the friendly pitting the Philippines and its Under-23 Olympic team, the Bahrain Football Association (BFA) is eyeing a bigger partnership with the Azkals, including more training camps here and the possible staging of a four-nation tournament.

NBA releases 2011-2012 Season sked, if season pushes through

Source : RAF/JVP GMA News
Even with a lockout and players leaving for jobs abroad, the NBA released a full schedule for the 2011-2012 season.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Michael Jordan Dunks [at age 48]!

Highlights of Bahrain U23 vs Azkals

Kevin Durant now part of NBA Select vs. PBA, GIlas

Source : Joey Villar, Philippine Star

Kevin Durant
MANILA, Philippines – “The Durantula” will be coming to Manila as well.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Manny Pangilinan interested with Atlanta Hawks?

Source : Philippine Star
Manny V. Pangilinan
Manila, Philippines - After admitting the giant Smart-PLDT group of Manny V. Pangilinan has talked to former owners of the Philadelphia Sixers, the conglomerate is now sitting down with potential owners of the Atlanta Hawks for a possible acquisition of a franchise which owned NBA stars Josh Smith, Al Horford and Joe Johnson.

PBA Trade : Willie Miller to Air21, KG Canaleta to BGK

Source : Renee Fopolan, GMA News

Willie Miller
Barangay Ginebra Kings' Willie Miller has been traded to Air 21 for Niño Cañaleta and a 2012 first round draft pick.

Derrick Rose completes NBA select team against PBA, Gilas

Source : Joey Villar. Philippine Star
Derrick Rose
MANILA, Philippines - Reigning MVP and former Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls is the eighth and last member of the stellar NBA cast playing Smart Gilas Pilipinas and a PBA selection in a dream two-game series on July 23 and 24 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shaq joins TNT crew

Source: Sekou Smith,
Shaquille O'neal
During a raucous retirement party at his Florida home in June, Shaquille O'Neal promised that his next step would be a "big one."

Azkals [Blue] vs. Bahrain tune up game highlights

Kuwait Football Officials "surprised" by Azkals' surnames

Source : Ronnie Nathanielsz, Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA—The names of some of the stars on the Philippine Azkals football team have surprised the Kuwaitis, who will play the Azkals in the opening match of their home-and-away series in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers at the Mohammad Al-Hammad Stadium in Hawally on July 23.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

GSP happy for Pacquiao winning ESPY Fighter of the Year

George St.-Pierre
Source :
MANILA, Philippines – Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Georges St.-Pierre congratulated boxing congressman Manny Pacquiao for winning the 2011 ESPY Best Fighter Award.

Azkals - Kuwait game in danger of not pushing thru

Source : FRANCIS SANTIAGO Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — The Kuwait Football Association (KFA) has threatened to pull out its national team from the 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament following a dispute with its government over funding, according to newspaper reports.

Derek Fisher joins NBA Select Team against PBA, Gilas

Source : JONAS TERRADO Manila Bulletin
Derek Fisher
MANILA, Philippines — Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher has been added to the list of NBA superstars that visit Manila for a two-game exhibition slated this weekend at the Araneta Coliseum.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Kobe, Chris Paul heads NBA Line up against PBA and Smart Gilas

Kobe Bryant
Source : Renee A. Fopalan GMA News
Early this week, Los Angeles superstar Kobe Bryant described the Philippines as his "home away from home." It didn't take long before he decided to come back.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Talk and Text stranded in Dubai

Ali Peek (right, seated) showing what he feels
Source :
Today I learned a shameful news - The Talk n Text Tropang Texters team were stranded in Dubai Airport. Thanks to the promoter Mr. Ramon Pizzaras who left them out after the celebrated games.  According to a reliable source, the organizers missed to pay the hotel bills of the teams and their return tickets.

Azkals demolish Sri Lanka

Chieffy Caligdong, Photo by Yahoo Phil
Manila - The game that supposed to make history for Philippine Football came Sunday. And our National Team did just that.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Smart Gilas vs. NBA All-Star team?

Smart Gilas
MANILA, Philippines - Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ plan of playing a couple of tune-up games against a star-studded NBA selection team could be in the offing after the NBA decided to lock out their players indefinitely after failing to come up with a new collective bargaining agreement.

Azkals confident to win tomorrow

Source : Francis Santiago, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — The German coach of the Philippine football team admits he’s not happy, but is not about to cry over spilled milk.

Alcano loses in World 9-BAll Championships

Ronnie Alcano
Source : Mark C. Giongco Phil. Daily Inquirer
Filipino bet Ronnie Alcano’s resilient course toward a third world crown ran into a brick wall.

Michael Jordan highschool love letter

Michael Jordan
Source : Dan Devine Yahoo Sports
Michael Jordan's tough-guy reputation will no doubt survive this revelation, but it's no less surprising and not the least bit less charming that a recently revealed high school love note Michael penned in 1980 shows him to be just as smitten as we all were, when gathering our thoughts as we prepared a note meant for the object of our teenaged affection.

Lebron James dunks on his camper

Alcano vs. Orcollo in semis of World 9 Ball Championships

Source : Celest R. Flores Phil Daily Inquirer Sports
Alcano - Orcollo
MANILA, Philippines — At least one Filipino is assured of a finals berth in the 2011 WPBA World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Sharapova makes it to the Wimbledon Finals; Men's Finals Set

Maria Sharapova
Wimbledon - Here are the results of last night's Wimbledon match ups

PBA Dubai games update

Jimmy Alapag
These are the results of the two games that have been held in Dubai, UAE.

NBA goes into a lockout

Source :
NEW YORK -- The National Basketball Association announced that it will commence a lockout of its players, effective at 12:01 am ET on July 1, until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached with the National Basketball Players Association.