Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rondo teaches his moves

Source : AKTV

Rajon Rondo conducted a basketball clinic for top young college and high school players in San Juan on Tuesday, and he said Filipinos have as good a shot as anyone else at making it to the NBA

Donaire gearing up for Nishioka

Source : ABS CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – World super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire is well aware that Japanese boxer Toshiaki Nishioka is a dangerous fighter who is capable of stopping his 28-fight winning streak.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Manny Pacquiao opponent could be known this week

Source : AKTV

Bob Arum is presiding over a press conference Monday (Tuesday in Manila) to formally announce the October 13 world super-bantamweight battle between Nonito Donaire and Japanese Toshiaki Nishioka in Los Angeles.

Rajon Rondo arrives, wants to be the greatest Celtic point guard

Source : AKTV

Barely four hours after landing in Manila, NBA all-star guard Rajon Rondo took time to unwind at the Titan 22 barber shop at The Fort.

Japeth Aguilar trying out for LA D-Fenders

Source : Manila Bulletin

Aguilar with Smart Gilas
MANILA, Philippines — Talk ’N Text’s athletic forward Japeth Aguilar is scheduled to have a tryout with the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA Developmental League next week, which may determine his next move as far as his PBA career is concerned.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Smart Gilas beats US for the 2012 Jones Cup championship

Source : AKTV

Against an American team with superior size advantage, it was the smallest man on the Philippine side who stood tallest.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rajon Rondo to visit Philippines next week

Source : Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – After Brooklyn Nets starting center Brook Lopez, one more NBA star will pay a visit to the country and hopefully not the last one before the league tips off in November.

Azkals vs. Singapore in November

Source :

CEBUANO football fans will finally see the Philippine Azkals up close when the national team takes on the Singapore Lions for the third time in three years in an international friendly set on Nov. 16 at the Cebu City Sports Center football field in Cebu City.

Pacquiao re-schedules next fight Dec.1, revives Mayweather speculations

Source : Manila Bulletin

In an intriguing development, Manny Pacquiao has decided to delay his ring return to December 1 instead of November 10, raising speculations that a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. might see the light of day.

Monday, August 20, 2012

NBA : Ibaka gets extension from Thunder; more

Source : Yahoo Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder took a big step toward sticking around as an NBA championship contender.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bradley : Pacquiao is afraid of me

Source : AKTV

Timothy Bradley is getting tired of waiting for Manny Pacquiao’s decision.

Pacquiao hasn’t made up his mind yet who among Bradley, superb Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez and rejuvenated Puerto Rican banger Miguel Cotto will be his dancing partner on November 10 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Gilas 2.0 targets medal finish in Jones Cup 2012

Source : AKTV

The 34th William Jones Cup sheduled on August 18-26 in Taiwan is important for the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national program as the first major competition for the PBA-backed elite pool, a debut of sorts. But the team also knows that the stakes aren’t very high, not at this early stage of its inception.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chris Tiu sees good fit for Petron, Meralco

Source : AKTV

Chris Tiu swears that he has no particular preference whichever team picks him in Sunday’s rookie draft.

“I hope I get picked,” Tiu said. “Maski saang team naman ako as long as I will able to play. That’s the main reason why I decided to enter the rookie draft. Gustong-gusto ko kasi makalaro.”

MOA Arena impresses top FIBA Asia official

Source : AKTV

FIBA Asia secretary-general Hagop Khajirian flew to the Philippines this week to inspect the SM Mall of Asia Arena and came away impressed.

Toshiaki Nishioka ready for Donaire

Source : Examiner

“Since the end of last year, I have been training for the bout with Donaire" -- Toshiaki Nishioka

Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka, rated the #1 jr. featherweight by the Ring, and the WBC's Champion Emeritus, held a press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 15th, in Tokyo, to address his Oct. 13th showdown with Filipino-American Nonito Donaire, Jr., who reigns as the WBO and IBF jr. featherweight champion at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pacquiao to train early for November fight

Source : AKTV

Baguio City will no longer host the first phase of Manny Pacquiao’s training camp, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said.

PBA : Mikee Romero gets nod for PBA entry?

Source : Philstar

MANILA, Philippines - Mikee Romero pursues his bid to acquire a PBA franchise as he is set to submit to the PBA office today the deed of assignment in his proposed purchase of the Powerade Tigers team..

In case you missed : Dwight Howard traded to Lakers

Source :

At long last, Dwight Howard got what he wanted.

So did the Orlando Magic. A new beginning for both awaits.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Barriga ploting Olympic comeback

Source : Inquirer Sports

LONDON—As he licked his wounds following his controversial loss in the round of 16 of the boxing competitions in the 30th Olympic Games here, Mark Anthony Barriga started plotting his Olympic comeback with the help of officials and supporters.

Jordan, NBA players to raise money for Obama

Source : Yahoo Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is joining NBA legend Michael Jordan and an array of basketball stars to raise money for his re-election campaign later this month.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Youngest Olympic athlete

Source : Inquirer Sports

LONDON – Togo’s 13-year-old swimmer Adzo Kpossi, the youngest competitor at the London 2012 Olympics, trains in a hotel pool and wears costumes bought on sale at the market.

NBA : Pierce not signing extension

Source : Yahoo Sports

Paul Pierce has played all 14 of his NBA seasons with the Boston Celtics, but he is not seeking an extension on his current contract, preferring to become a free agent when it expires, according to the Boston Globe.