Malacanang salutes Filipino athletes in 28th SEA games; Phl gets 7 golds so far

JUNE 9 (Eagle News) — Malacanang saluted Filipino athletes competing in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, and congratulated a triathlete who won the country’s first gold medal in the ongoing SEA games. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., in a radio interview, said the President congratulated all Filipino athletes who won medals for the country, and made special mention of triathlete Ma. Claire Adorna for winning the first gold medal for […]

FBI extends FIFA scrutiny to World Cup host bids of Russia, Qatar

(Reuters) The FBI’s investigation of bribery and corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how soccer’s governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official said. Russia and Qatar have denied wrongdoing in the conduct of their bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, which were not the subject of charges announced by U.S. prosecutors a week ago against FIFA officials that stunned world soccer. The U.S. law enforcement […]

Sports world shocked by the news of Sepp Blatter, FIFA president resignation

JUNE 3 (Reuters) —  Sports world shocked by the news of FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, resignation on Wednesday (June 3). The 79-year-old Swiss, who beat challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan in last week’s vote, resigned on Tuesday (June 2) in the wake of a corruption investigation that reportedly may include the embattled chief himself. In Japan, Kozo Tashima, the Vice President of the Japan Football Association, called for urgently needed reforms and […]

Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

(Reuters) The corruption charges engulfing world soccer’s governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the widening scandal. With FIFA facing the worst crisis in its 111-year history, Michel Platini, who heads Europe’s soccer confederation UEFA, said he had told Blatter to go “with tears in my eyes”, but the 79-year-old had refused. “I said, ‘I’m asking you […]

Philippines basketball team ‘expect to win’ at Southeast Asian Games

MAY 22 (Reuters) — The Philippine men’s basketball team is in full preparation for the Southeast Asian Games in June and they’re aiming to dominate the competition. At a basketball gym in the Philippine capital, Manila, the twelve member team has been preparing almost every night, doing various drills and mock matches to stay on top of their game. Team Coach, Tab Baldwin, said Malaysia and Singapore will be the toughest competition this year, but […]

Former tennis star Bob Hewitt sentenced to six years for rape

Former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court in Pretoria on Monday (May 18) after being found guilty of two counts of rape and a charge of sexual assault of minors. The Australian-born Hewitt, 75, was found guilty of assaulting three under-age girls during his time coaching children in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. Before sentencing, Hewitt pleaded with the court […]

Rockets enter West Finals

MAY 18 — In the National Basketball Association (NBA), Houston Rockets entered the West Finals after its win against the Los Angeles Clippers, with a score of 113 – 100. (Houston, USA) (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Dexter Magno, MRFaith Bonalos) [youtube id = RCOb9xAyTR0]

Djokovic wins against Federer

MAY 18 – World’s Number 1 Novak Djokovic won the Italian Open Finals against Roger Federer with scores 6-4, 6-3. This is the Serbian player’s 4th Rome title. In the woman’s finals, Russian Maria Sharapova won against her opponent, Spain’s Carla Suarez, with a score of 4-6, 7-5, 6-1. (Rome, Italy) (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Dexter Magno, MRFaith Bonalos) [youtube id = HZnJSnFZMso]

Murray wins against Chardy in Rome Masters

MAY 14 — In tennis, third seed Andy Murray beat French Jeremy Chardy in the Rome Master tournament after two sets with the scores of 6-4 and 6-3. (Rome, Italy) (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos) [youtube id = lXTxdOWpAa8]

Pacquiao returns to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, May 13 (Eagle News) — “Pambansang Kamao,” Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao returned to the Philippines early this morning and conducted various activities like a press briefing, motorcade and courtesy call to President Benigno S. Aquino III. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos) [youtube id = KPdvCrycW7A]

Mayweather, Pacquiao fight smashes pay-per-view records

MAY 13 (Reuters) — The “Fight of the Century” between boxing greats Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao generated record pay-per-view revenue in the United States of $400 million from 4.4 million buys, cable networks Showtime and HBO said on Tuesday (May 12). The May 2 fight in Las Vegas that saw Mayweather beat Pacquiao in a unanimous decision cost $99 to view in high definition. With additional revenue from ticket sales, international TV distribution […]

NBA’s Lebron and Irving undergo treatment

CLEVELAND, United States of America (Eagle News) – In NBA, two members of the Cleveland Cavaliers undergo treatment due to various injuries. Cavs supertar Lebron James twisted his left ankle while Kyrie Irving suffered tendonitis in his left knee. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, Vince Alvin Villarin) [youtube id=aiJgqE5TZ_I]