Tokyo unveils heat-busting stadium, 7 months before Olympics

by Kyoko HASEGAWA Agence France Presse Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony — with a host of special features to beat the feared heat. Built on the site of the former national stadium used for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, it has five floors above ground and two below, with greenery planted on the decks to provide shade from the […]

‘It’s been an honor’ says emotional Woods after Presidents win

  MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) — Tiger Woods has won 15 majors and a record 82 US PGA Tour events all over the world but the US superstar admitted Sunday there was something extra special in winning the Presidents Cup. Woods became only the second  playing-captain to lift the biennial match play trophy after Hale Irwin in the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994, juggling both roles seamlessly. The 43-year-old won all three matches he played, skipping only the […]

NEU sports official wins SEA Games bronze in Jiu-jitsu

  (Eagle News) — A ranking official of the New Era University sports department won a bronze medal in the Jiu-Jitsu Men’s 120 Kg (240 Lbs) category in the 30th South East Asia Games held at the Laus Convention Centre in Clark, Pampanga on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Peter Lawrence Meimban is part of the Philippine Team which won five golds, three silvers, and three bronze medals in Jiu-Jitsu. He fell to Noor Muhammad of Indonesia […]

Bayern hoping to boost flagging confidence against Spurs

MUNICH, Germany (AFP) — Bayern Munich are already through to the Champions League last 16 as group winners, but interim coach Hansi Flick wants his side to beat Tottenham on Wednesday to boost their confidence after back-to-back defeats. “We need a win in front of our fans and we want to show them a good performance. That’s why tomorrow is an important step for us,” said Flick, who has been put in charge as caretaker […]

PHL seals mark as sports leader in ASEAN region with hefty 149 gold medal haul at 30th SEA Games

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines is the over-all champion of the 30th Southeast Asian Games with a hefty gold medal haul of 149, dominating the biennial regional sports meet, while second placer Vietnam has 96 golds as of evening of Dec. 10. The host country thus makes a dominating presence in the biggest SEA games in history with a total medal haul of 385. Aside from the 149 golds, it had 117 silvers, and […]

Gilas Pilipinas’ gold at SEA Games basketball, a show of power with 34-point lead over Thailand

PHL wins 13th consecutive SEA games’ gold for men’s basketball   (Eagle News) — Gilas Pilipinas won the gold for men’s basketball at the 30th SEA Games with a dominant 34-point lead over Thailand, final score of 115-81, Tuesday night, Dec. 10. This is the Philippines’ 13th straight gold for men’s basketball at the SEA Games, and the 18th gold for the country in the men’s hoops at the multi-sport biennial meet in the region, […]

Gilas Pilipinas gets SEA Games gold with blowout of Thailand

(Eagle News)–Gilas Pilipinas went on to clinch the gold in the men’s basketball event of the 30th South East Asian Games on Tuesday, Dec. 10, after obliterating Thailand at the Mall of Asia Arena. The final score was 115-81. The Filipinos led by only nine   points at the half, but pulled away in the third quarter. Their win came after the Philippines’ women’s basketball team made history after winning the country’s first-ever gold in  that […]

PHL wins first-ever SEA Games gold in women’s basketball

(Eagle News)–The Philippines women’s basketball team made history on Tuesday, Dec. 10, after winning the country’s first-ever gold medal in the biennial sports event. The Filipino players routed Thailand with a 91-71 blowout  at the Mall of Asia Arena. Jack Animam and Janine Pontejos led the Philippines’ offense  against Thailand led by Tiffany Bias. Indonesia copped the bronze after defeating 2017 gold medalist Malaysia, 70-59.  

PHL clinches silver in men’s volleyball after falling to Indonesia

(Eagle News) — The Philippines’ men’s volleyball team clinched the silver medal on Tuesday, Dec. 10, after a loss to Indonesia. The Filipinos trailed the Indonesians in three sets– 25-21, 27-25, 25-17—despite best efforts and loud cheers from the mostly Filipino crowd. The Philippine team lost to their Southeast Asian neighbor after an upset over powerhouse Thailand over the weekend. This was the Philippines’ first finals appearance in decades.

Russian sports minister says athletes can dispute WADA ban via sports arbitration court

  MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday, following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) ruling to ban Russia from sports for the next four years, that Russia athletes could dispute the agency’s ban through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Earlier in the day, the WADA Executive Committee decided to ban Russian athletes from participating in the Olympic Games for 4 years. WADA decided to admit to the next Olympic […]

Filipino boxers rule the ring in SEA Games finals

  by James EDGAR Agence France Presse CLARK, Philippines (AFP) — Filipino fighters punched their way to seven boxing golds at the Southeast Asian Games’ very own Thrilla in Manila in front of a raucous home crowd on Monday. The fifth and final day of the boxing program climaxed with 13 medal bouts at the Philippine International Convention Center Forum in the capital, and the boxing-mad host nation was not disappointed. Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, […]

PHL set to be 30th SEAGames over-all champ with wide gold medal lead; 137 golds won as of Day 9

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines is set to be the over-all champion of the 30th Southeast Asian Games as Day 9 ends with the host country grabbing 137 gold medals and a total medal haul of 345. The country also has 102 silvers and 106 bronze medals as of late evening of December 9. Thailand grabbed the second spot with 84 golds, 91 silvers and 102 bronzes, while Vietnam is third with 79 golds, […]