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 Brazil´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)

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 […]