Sports

2016 Rio Olympics will push through despite Zika virus outbreak

Despite the Zika virus outbreak, the 2016 Rio Olympics is still a go, with the city implementing several precautions to ensure the safety of the athletes like daily inspections that will guarantee the cleanliness of the venues. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

2-time Filipino olympian Carlos Loyzaga dies at 85

Carlos “The Big Difference” Loyzaga, the two-time Olympian who led the Philippines to third place at the 1954 FIBA World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, has passed away at the age of 85, according to reports. Chito Loyzaga, who along with his brother Joey followed his father footsteps, confirmed the death of his father in a radio dzBB interview on Wednesday. Few years after leading a Philippine team to a bronze medal finish in 1954, […]

Authorities to review anti-corruption unit after match-fixing scandal

Tennis officials on Wednesday (January 27) launched an independent review into their anti-corruption practices after allegations the sport’s watchdog, the Tennis Integrity unit (TIU), had been ineffective in stamping out corruption in the game. The announcement at the Australian Open came in the wake of media reports on the first day of the tournament that 16 players, who have been ranked in the top 50 had been repeatedly flagged to the TIU over suspicions they […]

SBP hopes Fajardo may play in FIBA Olympic Qualifiers

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is strongly hoping that Cebuano basketball player Junmar Fajardo will recover from his knee injury and that he will able to join Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Olympic qualifiers. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Bradley aims to give Pacquiao a hard fight

LAS Vegas, Nevada, United States of America – American boxer Timothy Bradley said that “Pambansang Kamao” Manny Pacquiao will face a stronger and more intelligent opponent this time and that Pacquiao should expect a hard fight as Bradley now knows all of his moves and techniques. The match between Pacquiao and Bradley will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 9. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay […]

New York Knicks, most valuable NBA team

In a list released by Forbes, New York Knicks took the top spot as the most valuable National Basketball Association (NBA) team with a value of $3 billion compared to Los Angeles Lakers’ value of $2.6 billion. Also included in the list are Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Philippines, one of the hosts for Olympic basketball qualifier

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is very happy that the country was chosen as one of the hosts of the Olympic basketball qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics. The Philippines was chosen out of 15 countries, with Italy and Serbia chosen as well. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Pacquiao happy to hang up gloves after third bout with Bradley

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao” is almost ready to retire, but before he does he and Timothy Bradley have some unfinished business as they get ready to reprise their roles as rivals for the third time inside the ring. Pacquiao, an eight-time world champion and five-time world champion Bradley each promised that things would be different this time as they stared down each other on Tuesday (January 19) in Beverly Hills during a media luncheon, where it […]

Serena and Djokovic ease though at Australian Open

Defending champion Serena Williams dispelled any doubts about her fitness and form after a four-month break from the game with a tense 6-4 7-5 win over feisty Italian Camila Giorgi to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday (January 18). The world number one had barely swung a racket in anger since her U.S. Open exit last September and entered a sweltering Rod Laver Arena to face the highest-ranked unseeded player in […]

Philippine Azkals: Pinoy by heart

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 18) –  Baltazar: “My blood is not Pinoy, but my heart is Pinoy.” Foreigners or half-Filipinos playing for a sport team is not new in the Philippines or in other countries, for that matter. Other countries are also recruiting other players from a different ethnicity. In our country, where being able to speak good English is a source of pride, still, there are some who are raising issues against someone being a half-Filipino […]

Athletics-IAAF ex-chief “organised conspiracy and corruption” while officials looked away – report

(Reuters) — The former head of world athletics, Lamine Diack, ran a clique that covered up organised doping and blackmailed athletes while senior officials looked the other way, independent investigator Dick Pound said on Thursday (January 14). Pound’s report for the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added to a rapidly growing scandal involving organised doping and its concealment that has rocked world athletics and drawn comparisons with a corruption and governance scandal […]

David Beckham’s humanitarian efforts honored by UNICEF

Joined by an “A-list’ crowd, David Beckham worked the red carpet on Tuesday night (January 12) at an elegant Beverly Hills gala, where he was honored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for his strong humanitarian efforts. The former soccer great, who looked in mid-season form, was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award for his extraordinary support of UNICEF’s work to put children first program. “My job was important to me but […]