Sports

Alapag ready to re-join Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA, Philippines, August 5 (Eagle News) — Due to the several injuries experienced by Gilas Pilipinas players, retired basketball player Jimmy Alapag said that he is ready to return to the national basketball team if ever he is called. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

ICYMI: Here are the highlights of the first-ever Unity Games International!

Members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo from all over the globe gathered for the first-ever Unity Games International. Said sporting event marked the end of the centennial year of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. In an astounding show of sportsmanship, camaraderie and brotherhood, the 2015 International Unity Games truly is proof that the members of Iglesia Ni Cristo remain united under the Church administration and ready to face the challenge of the new century.

Sjostrom sets women’s 100 meters butterfly world record

AUGUST 1 (Reuters) — Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom set a world record for the women’s 100 meters butterfly at the world championships in Kazan, Russia on Sunday (August 2). Sjostrom’s time of 55.74 seconds in the semi-final broke the previous record of 55.98 set by Dana Vollmer of the United States at the 2012 London Olympics.  

Rio racing against the clock in one-year Olympic countdown

(Reuters) — Rio de Janeiro is up against the clock to finish preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games as the one year countdown begins amidst construction setbacks and the discovery of harmful viruses in the water at one of the main venues. The first of three phases of test events is already underway. The test events focus on open-air events for athletes to acclimatise to conditions similar to those of the August Games and is […]

Beijing to host 2022 winter Olympic Games

  (Reuters) — ┬áBeijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday (July 31), becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games. The Chinese capital beat Almaty, Kazakhstan in a secret ballot of 85 IOC members, held at a convention centre in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with IOC president Thomas Bach opening an envelope to announce the decision. Beijing bid officials, towered over […]

Beijing makes final presentation ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics vote

JULY 31 (Reuters) — Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid officials highlighted the nation’s ability to deliver on promises as the Chinese capital, the frontrunner in the race, made its final pitch to the International Olympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday (July 31). Beijing, seeking to become the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Olympics, is up against the Kazakh city of Almaty, who had presented their plans to the 85 […]

NBA stars attend basketball workshop in Johannesburg

JULY 30 (Reuters) — As Africa nears the first National Basketball Association (NBA) game on the continent, several international professional basketball players hosted a clinic on Wednesday (July 29) for a group of South African boys and girls. The clinic was hosted at the American school in Johannesburg as part of the Basketball without Borders (BWB) program, run by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the NBA as part of a global outreach program. The […]

Spurs ready for All-Star challenge

JULY 29 (Eagle News) — Tottenham Hotspur face a Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star team in Colorado on Wednesday (July 29) and are expecting a tough match. The annual All-Star game will be held this season outside the mile-high city of Denver (5,280ft, or 1610m, above sea level) just 10 days before Spurs open their Premier League season away at Manchester United on August 8. “First thing is with the altitude we’re in. It’s good […]

Viloria plans for bigger fights

MANILA, Philippines, July 27 (Eagle News) — After his latest victory, the camp of four-time world champion Bryan Viloria plans to arrange bigger fights for the boxer. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Fans and athletes celebrate Opening Ceremonies of Special Olympics World Games

JULY 27 (Reuters) — Thousands of fans watched 6,500 athletes from 165 nations march into the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games Saturday (July 25) night. The gathering was the largest for a single event in Los Angeles, surpassing the 1984 Olympic Games. The athletes paraded in before the lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. U.S. athlete Destiny Sanchez carried the torch over the final distance and then […]

ICYMI: More highlights from the 2015 International Unity Games

QUEZON City, Philippines – The 2015 International Unity Games featured 12 sports events in 14 different locations, held simultaneously. Such a massive and epic event is sure to leave a lot of good memories. Here are more highlights from the 2015 International Unity Games. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, Vince Alvin Villarin)

ICYMI: Highlights of the 2015 International Unity Games

BOCAUE, Bulacan – A major part of the Iglesia Ni Cristo centennial closing ceremony, for the first-time ever, the worldwide edition of the Unity Games was held this year. The 2015 International Unity Games featured teams from all over the world.Here are the highlights of the said event. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, Vince Alvin Villarin)