Sports

World Cup winning women’s team returns to US

JULY 7 (Reuters) — The US women’s national soccer team returned home Monday (July 6) following its victory over Japan to claim its third Women’s World Cup trophy. The team arrived early in the evening at Los Angeles International Airport, led by defender Christie Rampone who held aloft the Women’s World Cup trophy as she disembarked the plane. The squad defeated Japan 5-2 during Sunday’s World Cup final in Vancouver, British Columbia avenging their loss […]

Cavs’ Kevin Love, now a free agent

JUNE 26 (Eagle News) — Cleveland Cavaliers star player Kevin Love opted out of his ten-year contract for said team, with many other (National Basketball Association (NBA) teams wanting to add Love inĀ  their roster. (Cleveland, United States) (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Top basketball prospects speak ahead of the NBA Draft

JUNE 25 (Reuters) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected make versatile big man Karl-Anthony Towns of Kentucky the top pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft where a deep pool of U.S. College and international talent are up for grabs. Towns, who can play power forward or center at 6-foot-11, can shoot from the outside, score inside and is a superior defender — readymade for the NBA wars. One day ahead of the draft, during media availability […]

Oscar De La Hoya wants to return to the ring

JUNE 24 (Eagle News) — Boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya said that he wants to return to the ring at the age of 42 shortly after saying that he does not plan to return to boxing. De la Hoya added that he missed boxing and is feeling great after his rehabilitation. (United States of America) (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Great Britain rules in the pool

JUNE 24 (Reuters) — Great Britain won three gold medals in a second day of success in the swimming competition at the European Games on Tuesday (June 23) in Baku. Abbie Wood dominated the 400m individual medley with the winning time of four minutes 41.97 seconds. Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato was second and took silver 2.04 seconds behind Wood with Abja Crevar of Serbia third, trailing by 3.87 seconds. Holly Hibbott claimed first place in the […]

Philippines to host FIBA 3×3 World Tour in August

MANILA, Philippines, June 23 (Eagle News) – According to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, the Philippines will once again host the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3×3 World Tour this coming August 1 and 2. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

PSC to increase national coaches’ salary

MANILA, Philippines, June 22 (Eagle News) — The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is planning to implement an increase on the salaries of national coaches as a solution to improve the performance of Filipino athletes in sporting competitions like the Southeast Asian Games (SEA GAMES). (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Spain win mens’ road cycling race at the Baku Games

(Reuters) Luis Leon Sanchez Gil won gold for Spain in the men’s road race at the Baku 2015 European Games on Sunday (June 21) in a time of five hours, 27 minutes and 25 seconds as Andriy Grivko secured silver for Ukraine and Czech Republic’s Petr Vakoc took bronze. The climax came of the race happened as Sanchez Gil joined a final lap breakaway that denied the sprinters the mass finish they were hoping for. […]

Seppi and Monfils to meet in Halle quarter’s

(Reuters) Andreas Seppi and Gael Monfils win their matches at the Halle Open so will meet in the quarter-finals. Andreas Seppi beat fifth seed Tommy Robredo on Thursday (June 18) to reach the quarter-finals of the Halle Open. The Italian defeated the Spaniard 6-2 6-7(6) 6-3. Seppi will next face Frenchman Gael Monfils, who defeated Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets. Fourth seed Monfils beat the Kazakh 7-6(1) 6-4.

Warriors sets tie against Cavs, 2-2

CLEVELAND, United States (Eagle News) – With a score of 103-82, the Golden State Warriors proved that they are the number one NBA team in the Game 4 of the NBA finals. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Dexter Magno, Vince Alvin Villarin)

Philippine Azkals win over Bahrain in World Cup qualifier

BOCAUE, Bulacan (Eagle News) – In the World Cup qualifier held at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan, the Philippine Azkals won what was touted as historic victory against the much stronger Bahrain with a score of 2-1. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Dexter Magno, Vince Alvin Villarin)