Sports — International

President Duterte congratulates winning PHL athletes for bringing honor to country, gives them cash incentives

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte met Filipino athletes who gave pride and honor to the Philippines, congratulating them for their show of excellence in their respective fields of sports. Among the athletes whom President Duterte received in Malacanang were 19-year Carlos Edriel Yulo who recently won the country’s first ever gold at world artistic gymnastics championship, Nesthy Petecio who won the gold at the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, and Ernest John Obiena […]

NBA Wizards ink All-Star guard Beal to two-year extension

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two-time NBA All-Star guard Bradley Beal signed a two-year contract extension worth the maximum $72 million with the Washington Wizards that begins with the 2021-22 season, the team announced Thursday. The 26-year-old American playmaker led the NBA in minutes played per game last season, on the court for 36.9 minutes on average in playing all 82 games for Washington, which went 32-50, the club’s worst record in six years, and […]

NBA boss Silver losses in China row ‘substantial’

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has suffered “substantial” losses following its dispute with China. “I don’t know where we go from here,” Silver said at Time magazine’s Time 100 Health Summit in New York. “The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic.” Chinese firms suspended lucrative sponsorship and telecast deals with the NBA after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support […]

New Clark City Sports Complex to be ready for 30th SEA Games — Go

(Eagle News)–The New Clark City Sports Complex will be ready for the Southeast Asian Games, Senator Bong Go said. “As planned and promised, the construction of the sports complex is right on schedule,” he said. The  30th SEA Games, a biennial multi-sport event, will be held in the country from November 30 to December 11. Go had said President Rodrigo Duterte himself will grace the opening of the international sports event. In a statement,  Go […]

US boxer Day dies from brain injuries: promoter

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — American boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday after suffering a serious brain injury during his knockout defeat to Charles Conwell last weekend, promoter Lou DiBella said in a statement. The 27-year-old super welterweight had undergone emergency surgery after being knocked out by Conwell on Saturday at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena. “On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and […]

PCOO hails Carlos Yulo for “truly historic win” at world artistic gymnastics competition

(Eagle News)–The Presidential Communications and Operations Office has hailed Carlos Yulo for his “truly historic” win at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the 19-year-old has  not only made his country proud by being the first Filipino to win a gold medal in the event but also made the  sport of gymnastics in the Philippines proud. “We expect great things from this talented young man at […]

Nets beat Lakers to bring merciful end to tense China tour

by Dan Martin SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 91-77 on Saturday to conclude a pre-season China tour that leaves behind big questions over the future of a key market worth billions of dollars to the NBA. The two-game tour was thrown into disarray, with all public appearances canceled other than the matches, after the league found itself at the center of a raging US-China dispute over democracy and […]

19-year old Yulo wins historic gold for the PHL at world artistic gymnastics championship in Germany

  (Eagle News) Filipino teenager Carlos Edriel Yulo made history as the first Filipino to win a gold medal at the world gymnastics championship on Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. With the win, the Philippine national anthem was played for the first time at the podium during awarding ceremonies at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships late Saturday, Oct. 12. Earlier this week, Yulo had also qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is also […]

US fighter Day in coma after vicious KO: report

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — American Patrick Day was in a coma after suffering a serious head injury Saturday night following a vicious knockout by unbeaten Charles Conwell during a boxing card in Chicago, US media reported. The 27-year-old Day was unconscious when he was taken from the ring in a stretcher and loaded onto a waiting ambulance at the Wintrust Arena. Fight broadcaster DAZN said Day suffered a seizure in the ambulance and […]

Crunch Japan-Scotland World Cup match gets go-ahead after typhoon

by Richard Carter Agence France Presse Rugby World Cup organisers gave the go-ahead for Japan’s crunch match against Scotland on Sunday despite the fall-out from Typhoon Hagibis, which swept through Japan causing widespread flooding and left at least seven people dead. The crucial game in Yokohama near Tokyo will determine the eighth and last quarter-final place and had been at the centre of an ugly war of words between organisers and Scotland who threatened to […]

FIFA to organize ‘big event’ in fight against AIDS, malaria and TB

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — FIFA are organizing an event to raise funds and awareness to tackle AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, their president Gianni Infantino told AFP on Friday. Infantino said the idea was in response to Thursday’s announcement that governments, philanthropists and private firms had pledged just over $14 billion for a plan to save 16 million lives. The money was promised at a replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, of the Global Fund to Fight […]

Turkey within Trump red line, US seeking ceasefire: official

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Turkey’s assault on Syrian Kurdish forces has not breached a red line declared by President Donald Trump, a US official said Thursday, as he added that Washington wanted to broker a ceasefire. Trump, in a week of mixed messages, initially voiced understanding for Turkey before criticizing the offensive and warning of sanctions if the operation is not “humane.” Asked to define what actions would violate Trump’s vague warning, the US […]