Philippine poll body says no block on broadcast cover of Pacquiao bout

MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) — The Philippine election commission said on Tuesday (March 27) that it cannot block TV and radio coverage of Manny Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight fight against Timothy Bradley because nobody has filed a formal complaint against the Filipino boxer, who is currently running for a seat in the Senate. A rival politician last month wanted the poll body to declare the boxing match a violation of election rules as it would give the […]

Philippine Sports Stadium, new venue for Suzuki Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation chose the Philippine Sports Stadium in Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan as one of the venue for the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup which will be held on November 2016. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Rio’s international airport will complete developments one month before the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (Reuters) — A new pier at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport will open fully just a month before the start of the Olympic Games, authorities said on Thursday (March 10), after a series of setbacks. The new Southern pier at the Tom Jobim airport, otherwise known as Galeao, was initially set to be completed by April, authorities responsible for the developments said in November. The 2-billion-real (500-million-U.S.-dollar) project to expand the […]

NBA: Kobe Bryant’s Lakers shock mighty Warriors

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Los Angeles Lakers posted one of the biggest upsets of the NBA season Sunday with an unlikely 112-95 victory over the reigning league champion Golden State Warriors. Pre-game hype Sunday was all about Kobe Bryant’s final contest against the Warriors, but the crowd of 19,000 at Staples Center arena got more than they wished for with a rare win by the cellar-dwelling Lakers. “This helps out our team’s […]

COMELEC Chief: We can’t stop Pacquiao fight

COMMISSION on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Andres Bautista admitted that the COMELEC might not have the authority to stop the fight of Manny Pacquiao with Timothy Bradley in April. These amid petitions questioning how campaign rules would apply to the Filipino boxing champ, who is eyeing a senate seat. In a press briefing, Bautista said he personally believed that the COMELEC, despite having omnibus election powers, could not stop the boxing match from taking place at […]

NBA: Record-setting Heat scorch Bulls

LOS Angeles, United States (AFP) — The Miami Heat were on fire on Tuesday, connecting on a club record 67.5 percent of their shots in a 129-111 NBA victory over the Chicago Bulls. The Heat’s shooting percentage was not only the best in franchise history, it was the best in the NBA this season. Miami center Hassan Whiteside had a career-high 26 points with 14 rebounds and four blocks — all game highs. It was […]

MTRCB gives PG rating to Pacquiao-Bradley fight

MANILA, Philippines – The Movie Television Review and Classification Board reminded the public that the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. was given a “Parental Guidance” rating with the MTRCB reiterating that boxing and other forms of contact sports should be watched by children with guidance from parents or elders. Said fight will be on April 9 at MGM Grand Las Vegas. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by […]

2026 World Cup bidding process to open soon, says Infantino

Zurich, Switzerland (Reuters) — New FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on his first full working day that he expected the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup, delayed last year by a scandal which has engulfed FIFA, should begin in the next couple of months. The 2018 and 2022 tournaments, to be staged in Russia and Qatar, had to be the “best in history”, he added. Speaking after an informal match with FIFA employees and […]

New president Infantino opens FIFA museum

ZURICH, Switzerland (Reuters) — New FIFA President Gianni Infantino opened the FIFA World Football Museum to the general public on Sunday (February 28) in Zurich’s Enge district. It was Infantino’s first official duty after winning the presidential election on Friday (February 26). The museum, under the guidance of director Stefan Jost, has been two years in the making, renovating and reconstructing a building in Zurich to create three thousand square metres of space for exhibits […]

Rio 2016 reveals route for Brazil’s Olympic torch relay

(Reuters) – The Olympic torch will visit 329 cities across each of BrazilĀ“s 26 states and the Federal District, the Rio 2016 organising committee announced on Wednesday (February 24) in a colourful ceremony at its headquarters in the centre of Rio de Janeiro. One of the greatest symbols of the Olympics will arrive in Brazil’s capital from the Games’ heartland in Athens on May 3, and will be carried 20,000 kilometres (12,430 miles) across ground […]

Kazakh cyclist, wagi sa 2016 Le Tour de Filipinas

CAMARINES Norte, Philippines — Isang siklista sa Kazakhstan ang itinanghal na kapeon sa 2016 Le Tour de Filipinas. Tinanggap ng 22 -year-old cyclist na si Oleg Zemlyakov ng team Vino 4-ever ang trophy sa pangunguna ni Albay Governor Joey Salceda at Legazpi Mayor Noel Rosal. Mapapabilang naman si Zemlyakov sa World Team na Astana para naman sa gaganaping Tour de Fance sa susunod na taon. (Eagle News Service)