Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lebanon may join Qatar and Jordan in Manila ‘friendlies’

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA—Aside from Qatar and Jordan, Lebanon might come over to the mini training camp put up by Smart Gilas Pilipinas for its final push to the Fiba Asia Championship.

Pacquiao trains early for Marquez fight

Source : Ronnie Nathanielsz Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA—Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao says his “hunger and interest in boxing remain” and that is one of the reasons he started training as early as Monday for his showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 12.

Richard Del Rosario named Bmeg Llamados interim head coach; Alaska denies parting ways with Tim Cone

Source : JVP, GMA News
Richard Del Rosario was named as the B-MEG Llamados' acting head coach in time for the opening of the PBA's All-Filipino Conference on October 2.

US open 2011 Day 2 Results

Source : Yahoo Sports Tennis
Here are the results of Day 2 of US Open 2011.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Juan Manuel Marquez' schedule in Manila

Source: NICK GIONGCO Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines — With the Manila Hotel serving as the official residence, Juan Manuel Marquez will arrive in the country Thursday morning along with his handlers and a powerhouse cast from Top Rank led by big boss Bob Arum.

NBA owners, players meet this Wednesday [ US Time ]

Source : BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP)—Two people with knowledge of the plans say the lead negotiators for the NBA owners and players will meet Wednesday for just the second time since the lockout began.

PBA imposes "player-friendly" rule

Source : Musong R. Castillo Philippine Daily Inquirer

HONG KONG—Gone are the days when teams in the professional Philippine Basketball Association league owned right-of-first-refusal over their players, virtually making them career-long commodities with practically no right to negotiate with other squads interested in their services.

US Open 2011 Day 1 Results

Source : Yahoo Sports Tennis
After the first day of action in the last tennis Grandslam of the Year, here are the results.

Monday, August 29, 2011

[ BLOG OWNER ] Idea on how can the PBA bring back excitement

The first time that I heard about the PBA was when I was 5 years old when my mom used to watch Jaworski’s games about 20 years ago. And when I learned how to play basketball, I followed the PBA since that day when I was 10. I watched the old Ginebra team battle it out with their prized rookie Marlou Aquino. My favorite player back then was Vince Hizon. I hated Alaska because they always beat Ginebra those days. At that time, excitement in the PBA I believe was still at it’s peak.

14 Filipino Boxers to train in England

Source : Kristel Satumbaga Manila Bulletin Sports

MANILA, Philippines — A delegation of 14 boxers, three of them women, plus six officials, five of them coaches, leave for Sheffield, England Monday for a two-week training as part of the boxers’ preparation for a possible stint in next year’s London Games.

Ron Artest's name change postponed

Source : Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports

LOS ANGELES – World Peace is on hold, at least for a few more weeks.

Manny Pacquiao retiring soon

Source : Dennis Gasgonia,
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said he is considering retiring after a couple of fights to concentrate on his duties as public servant.

Philippine Volcanoes wins 2nd game in Shanghai Sevens

Source : ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Volcanoes won 2 games at the Shanghai 7s Rugby Tournament last Saturday in Shanghai.

Smart Gilas' training for FIBA Asia 2011 delayed

Source : Joey Villar (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines - Smart Gilas Pilipinas will have to wait for another week before it starts practicing as a whole for the FIBA-Asia Championship beginning on Sept. 15 in Wuhan, China.

[Video] Usain Bolt gets disqualified in the 100m Final in 2011 World Championships

Source : Chris Chase Yahoo Sports
Usain Bolt had another stunning performance in the world championships. This time, it didn't involve him crossing the finish line in the fastest time ever recorded.
The world's fastest man broke out of the starting block early in Sunday's 100 meter final in South Korea and was disqualified from the race, providing an abrupt end to the dominance he's maintained in track's biggest event since the Beijing Olympics.

PBA Rookie Draft 1st round recap

Manila - The first round of the 2011 PBA Rookie Draft has concluded. And there was no surprise who the top pick is.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Philippine Volcanoes to compete in Shanghai Sevens tournament

Source : Karen Valeza | Yahoo! Newsroom

The controversial billboards showing them in the briefest of briefs had people buzzing.

Vietnam turns down Azkals invite for friendly

Source : Cedelf P. Tupas Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA-—Southeast Asian powerhouse Vietnam has also turned down the invitation of the Philippine Football Federation for a friendly duel with the Azkals on October 9 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

Pacquiao tapped to promote Darts in the country

Source : Dennis Gasgonia,

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao’s iconic status will help promote the sport of darts in the Philippines, according to English darts legend Rod Harrington.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Manila hosting 3 billiards events in September

Source : Reuben Terrado/JVP, GMA News

It will be a busy September for Philippine billiards with the country hosting three major international tournaments.

Anderson Silva fighting for legacy in UFC 134

Source :
MANILA, Philippines – UFC's undisputed middleweight champion will not just be defending his title on UFC 134 – he will be defending his legacy inside the octagon.

Homeless World Cup : Philippines beaten by Poland

Source :

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) - The Philippine team lost to Poland in the knockout stage of the 2011 Homeless World Cup on Thursday.

Ron Artest might not push thru to play for Cheshire Jets

Source : Mark J. Miller Yahoo Sports

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Ron Artest(notes) made it clear a few weeks ago that he was planning to play in England for the British Basketball League's Cheshire Jets, but now it's looking like Artest's journey back to Merry Old England may not even happen.

Smart Gilas finalizing tune up games for FIBA Asia 2011

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA—Smart Gilas manager Frankie Lim Wednesday confirmed that a series of tuneup matches against Qatar and Jordan is being planned for September 8 to 11 in Manila.

Homeless World Cup : Philippines beats Croatia

Source :

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines defeated Croatia in the knockout stage of the 9th Homeless World Cup in Paris, France on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Air 21 to be renamed as BARAKO BULL next PBA season

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Prior to the end of the 36th season of the PBA, the Lina Group of Companies made waves by buying the Barako Bull franchise.

[Original Article]Smart Gilas to scout for new players

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[Manila] We will be seeing a revamped Smart Gilas National squad after FIBA Asia 2011.

Homeless World Cup : Philippines enters knock out stage

Source :

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – The Philippines advanced to the knockout stage of the 9th Homeless World Cup in Paris, France by winning on Day 3 of the tournament.

Alvin Patrimonio & Billy Ray Bates to be enshrined in PBA Hall of Fame

Source : Musong R. Castillo Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA—Alvin Patrimonio, the top local in the 1990s, and Billy Ray Bates, arguably the best import to ever play in the Philippine Basketball Association, will be enshrined in the league’s Hall of Fame in October.

MLB player leaves game because of an insect

Source : 'Duk Yahoo Sports
Of all the various afflictions that have sidelined big league ballplayers this season, there isn't one that will leave you more squeamish than what happened to Matt Holliday(notes) on Monday night.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Homeless World Cup : Philippines scores upset win over USA

Source : Jojo Malig,

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Philippines pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the ongoing Homeless World Cup tournament in Paris, France by defeating the United States, 4-3, on Monday.

PBA Draft : Clickers asking for more picks

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

The Clickers, the newest franchise in the PBA, has asked for concessions from the league’s Board of Governors to be able to form a more competitive team.

Nonito Donaire plans move to Super Bantamweight division

Source : Ronnie Nathanielsz Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA—Nonito Donaire Jr. will be fighting as a bantamweight for the last time on October 22, possibly against undefeated super flyweight champion Omar Andres Narvaez of Argentina.

Chinese team willing to pay Kobe just to be in warm ups

Source : Kelly Dwyer Yahoo Sports

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant(notes) can't play in the Chinese Basketball Association this season, whether the NBA's lockout of its players extends for the rest of this week or the rest of Barack Obama's administration (second term, or not).

Lee Van Corteza wins Malaysian Golden Break 9-Ball Asian Invitational

Lee Van Corteza
Ronnie Nathanielsz Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Philippines’ Lee Van Corteza subdued Chinese-Taipei’s Ko Pin-chung, 13-8, on Sunday to win the Malaysian Golden Break 9-Ball Asian Invitational tournament at the Golden Break Snooker and Pool Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Homeless World Cup : Philippines bounces back in 2nd game

Source : Bong Agustinez, ABS-CBN News Europe Bureau

MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATED) The Philippines' Homeless World Cup team bounced back from their opening day loss against Slovenia by winning their 2nd game of the tournament.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Franz Pumaren signs with Clickers[PBA]

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

Franz Pumaren, one of the most-heralded contemporary college coaches, will finally make his Philippine Basketball Association head coaching debut next season.

Usain Bolt confident to retain title in World Championships

Usain Bolt [ left ]
Source : Interaktv from Reuters

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, predicted Saturday he would retain his world 100 meters title in Daegu, South Korea, easily this month provided he gets a decent start.

2011 Homeless World Cup : Philippines lost first game

Source : Bong Agustinez, ABS-CBN News
MANILA, Philippines – The 9th edition of the Homeless World Cup kicked off last weekend in Paris, France, with 64 countries participating in the tournament.

Toroman : 5 tune up games w/ PBA reinforcement enough for FIBA Asia

Source : June Navarro Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA—After pulling out of the pocket tournament in Qatar, Smart Gilas Pilipinas is aiming to put together a pair of tuneup games against Jordan and a couple more in China for the PBA stars to blend in before the Fiba Asia Championship.

Floyd Mayweather craves for Pacquiao

Source : Manila Bulletin Sports
Floyd Mayweather continues to suspect that Manny Pacquiao is into something and the only way a superfight in May 2012 can take place is if the Filipino star agrees to Olympic-style drug testing.

Petron Blaze Boosters takes PBA Governors Cup Championship

Source : InterAKTV

Petron Blaze slammed the Grand Slam bid of Talk ‘N Text.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Smart Gilas pulls out of Qatar mini tourney

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV
The SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team will no longer travel to Qatar for a pocket tournament.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fonacier, Reyes to join Smart Gilas

Source : Joey Villar (The Philippine Star)
MANILA, Philippines - Smart Gilas Pilipinas is tapping two more Talk n Text players in Larry Fonacier and Ryan Reyes to backstop its campaign in next week’s pocket tournament in Doha, Qatar after Dondon Hontiveros quit the team and with Chris Tiu and JV Casio hounded by injuries.

[Video]China-US Goodwill exhibition game ends in a brawl

Source : Jeff Eisenberg Yahoo Sports

At the same time as Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Beijing in hopes of improving relations between the U.S. and China, another group on a goodwill trip from Washington encountered an unexpected diplomatic hiccup.

Kobe Bryant helps laid off Lakers employees

Source : Kelly Dwyer Yahoo Sports
Since pro athletes began earning millions of dollars for a season's work, the idea of a "playoff bonus" seems almost quaint. The reward for making the playoffs, or even winning a series or two, numbers in the tens of thousands; but when you're potentially making eight figures a year those bonuses hardly seem like a big deal.

Talk and Text ties PBA Gov Finals 3-3

Source : InterAKTV
Talk ‘N Text won’t give up its Grand Slam bid just like that.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dondon Hontiveros pulls out of Smart Gilas

Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV

A day after seeing most of its best amateur players apply for the PBA draft, the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team was stung by news that Dondon Hontiveros, who has been on loan from the Air 21 Express, is leaving the team.

No turning back for JV Casio

JV Casio
Source : Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV
Jayvee Casio is playing in the PBA next season.

WWE stars says Pacquiao tough enough to be in WWE

Source : Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – Stars of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) expressed their admiration for Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao during the recent Summer Slam pay-per-view in Los Angeles.