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Stage 2 ng Le Tour de Filipinas 2016 mula Lucena City hanggang Daet, naging kapana-panabik; Team Kazakhstan, nanguna

Daet, Camarines Norte – Pinangunahan ng Team Kazakhstan sa ilalim ng Team Vino 4-Ever SKO ang ikalawang yugto ng nagpapatuloy na Le Tour de Filipinas 2016 mula Lucena City hanggang Daet, Camarines Norte na mayroong distansyang 205 kilometro. Bandang hapon kahapon (Pebrero 19, 2016) nang unang makarating ang 22 taong gulang na si Oleg Zemlyakov sa Finish Line ng Stage 2 ng kumpetisyon. Hindi biro ang pinagdaanan ng mga kalahok dahil na rin sa mga matatarik at zigzag […]

There should be formal complaint regarding Pacquiao fight – COMELEC

MANILA, Philippines – Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista declared that the COMELEC will not initiate any action regarding the issue of the fight between boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Thomas Bradley unless a complaint was filed. It should be remembered that a former congressman protested said fight during the official campaign period because it will give Pacquiao undue advantage. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by […]

Philippine Sportswriters Association honors legendary coach Ron Jacobs

By Ben Bernaldez (Eagle News Sports) The Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) gave awards during the annual awards night at Pasay City. Ronald Charles “Ron” Jacobs was honored a posthumous award during the Philippine sportswriters Association (PSA) annual awards night at one Esplanade, Pasay City. Jacobs was a former coach of Gilas during 1980s, where they won six titles including the 1985 ABC championship now known as the Fiba Asia championship. He also became coach of […]

Nike removes Pacquiao as endorser

MANILA, Philippines – International sports brand Nike removed Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as an endorser due to his negative comments regarding same-sex marriage. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Ex-NBA player banned in Philippines for cursing commissioner

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — The Philippines’ professional basketball league has banned former NBA player Ivan Johnson for life after he cursed at its commissioner during a game, a spokesman said Sunday. Johnson, who plays with local team Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters, was banned mid-game after he used “the F-word” in an argument with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Narvasa, said PBA media officer Willie Marcial. Talk ‘N Text were playing the Meralco Bolts […]

Philippines’ Pacquiao says gay couples ‘worse than animals’

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has sparked a firestorm of criticism in the Philippines after describing gay couples as “worse than animals”. Nearing the end of a glorious decades-long boxing career, the 37-year-old is reinventing himself as a conservative bible-bearing politician ahead of the country’s May elections, when he is running for a senate seat. Gay marriage is outlawed in the Philippines due to strong opposition from the Catholic […]

Japan’s synchronised swim team aims for dominance once again

  TOKYO, JAPAN (Reuters) — Japan’s female synchronized swimming team is determined to restore their nation’s dominance in the sport as they practiced on Thursday (February 12) in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Japan won bronze when the team event was added to the program at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and took silver in Sydney and in Athens four years later. They also won duet bronze from 1984 to 1992 and […]

NBA: Bryant feels the love in record-setting All-Star Game

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — The 65th NBA All-Star Game was a love-fest for Kobe Bryant, who teamed with the Western Conference’s best in a record-shattering 196-173 victory over the Eastern Conference in the annual mid-season exhibition in Toronto. In a free-wheeling offensive showcase, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Bryant scored a modest 10 points in his 18th and final turn as an All-Star before he retires at the end of the season. Oklahoma City Thunder guard […]