Sports — International

EBC commemorates EBC Sports International, 100th episode

By Alexandra Megia Eagle Broadcasting Corporation QUEZON CITY, Philippines (EBC) — Since 2018, EBC Sports International (EBCSI) has been giving insight and highlights to some of sport’s biggest and brightest stages. Starting as volunteers and growing into professional reporters, “it’s been a great journey to cover various sporting events that truly inspire us,’ says Rob Potes, EBCSI corespondent. Being fans and interacting with professionals creates a unique opportunity Potes also states. Creating an opportunity, to […]

NBA loses ‘hundreds of millions’ in China over Hong Kong tweet

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Saturday the league expects to lose “several hundred million dollars” due to a row with China over a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. The NBA’s Chinese sponsors cut ties in a fierce mainland backlash following Morey’s tweet in October, just before two NBA teams played pre-season exhibition matches in China. State broadcaster CCTV also stopped […]

Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double overtime

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Jayson Tatum scored 39 points, two off his career-high, and Marcus Smart added 31 on Thursday to lift the Boston Celtics over the Los Angeles Clippers 141-133 in double overtime. Tatum hit 14-of-23 from the floor, 5-of-10 from three-point range, and grabbed nine rebounds in more than 47 minutes while playing tough defense against Kawhi Leonard to send the Celtics into the NBA All-Star Game break as winners. “This was […]

Fury ready for ‘war’ in Wilder heavyweight title rematch

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Britain’s Tyson Fury vowed to deliver a career-best performance in his upcoming heavyweight title rematch with American Deontay Wilder, expecting a “war” in their February 22 showdown at Las Vegas. The 12-round battle of unbeaten fighters for Wilder’s World Boxing Council crown is a rematch of a thrilling 2018 draw at Los Angeles. Fury was knocked down twice by Wilder in the first fight but the 31-year-old Englishman plans […]

Aussie Simmons scores triple double to power Sixers past Clippers

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Australia’s Ben Simmons delivered his sixth triple-double of the season as the Philadelphia 76ers won their 25th home game with a 110-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. Simmons, of Melbourne, finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and American center Joel Embiid had 26 points and nine rebounds for the Sixers, who extended their win streak to three straight. Embiid shook off some boos […]

Woods weighs in on golf’s distance dilemma

by Rebecca BRYAN LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Tiger Woods says “bifurcation” in the rules of golf to allow recreational players to use different equipment from professionals should be considered in the quest to curb ever-increasing hitting distance in the game. “It’s on the table whether we bifurcate or not,” Woods said, noting that differing equipment rules could keep the game more enjoyable for the less-skilled while still limiting the distance professionals could hit […]

James, Durant, Curry in US basketball Olympic pool

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James and injured superstars Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were named on Monday in a 44-strong pool of players in contention for spots on the United States Olympic basketball team. A statement from USA Basketball named three-time Olympic champion James and Los Angeles Lakers team-mate Anthony Davis in the player group, which will eventually be whittled down to a 12-man roster. “This is the first step in USA […]

Number one defense in NBA smothers Magic; Bucks win 112-95

By Robert Beltran EBC Florida Bureau ORLANDO, Fla. (Eagle News) – The number one defense, Milwaukee Bucks proved to be too much for the Orlando Magic, defeating them 112-95. The Bucks out-rebounded the Magic 52 to 36 and held them to only 37.8% field goal shooting and 25% from beyond the arc. “You know overall, I think the defense for four quarters to hold them to 95 is what we want to do. We had […]

Walker scores 27 as Celtics win seventh straight

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kemba Walker scored 27 points and hit a pair of clutch three-pointers late in the game as the Boston Celtics stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 112-111 win over Oklahoma City. Walker hit two threes from almost the exact same spot in the final three minutes to seal the win for Boston in front of a crowd of 18,200 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. With the […]

Clippers land Morris for playoff push at NBA trade deadline

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Los Angeles Clippers, pushing to improve at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, obtained power forward Marcus Morris from New York on a busy day of dealmaking for league clubs. Trade information was all from multiple media reports as clubs worked to make deals involving several teams or decided not to change the roster with just over two months remaining until the playoffs. The Clippers, powered by 2019 NBA Finals […]

Howard returns to Slam Dunk event at NBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Former Slam Dunk Contest champion Dwight Howard, NBA All-Stars Damian Lillard and Trae Young and Toronto’s Pascal Siakam are highlight entrants into the All-Star Saturday Night festivities announced Tuesday by the league. The 35th Slam Dunk event, 34th 3-Point Contest, and 17th NBA Skills Challenge will top festivities on February 15 in Chicago on the eve of the 69th NBA All-Star Game. Eight-time All-Star Howard, who returns to the […]

Brooklyn Nets lose Irving for a week with knee sprain

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving will be sidelined for at least a week after an MRI exam Sunday revealed the extent of a right knee injury, the NBA club announced. Irving suffered a medial ligament sprain in his right knee, the MRI revealed, sidelining him until a scheduled re-evaluation in one week. The injury came in the fourth quarter of Brooklyn’s 113-107 loss Saturday at Washington. Irving became […]