Sports — International

E-sports events debut at 30th SEA Games

(Eagle News) – E-sports events made their historic debut at the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday, December 5, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Metro Manila. There are six medals to be contested in the events which should all conform to the standards of the International Olympic Committee that the selected games should not “should not promote the culture of violence and gambling.” The games are under three categories: PC, console, […]

Westbrook triple-double fuels Rockets over Raptors

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Toronto Raptors clamped down on Houston’s NBA scoring leader James Harden Thursday, but his Rockets teammates filled the void in a 119-109 win over the reigning champions. Forward Ben McLemore led Houston with a season-high 28 points and Russell Westbrook contributed a triple-double of 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists as the Rockets bounced back from a controversial double-overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. […]

PHL continues to dominate 30th SEA Games with 63 golds after Day 5

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines continued to dominate the 30th Southeast Asian Games after Day 5 with 63 gold medals, 45 silvers and 32 bronze medals. The host country now has a total medal haul of 140. Second is Vietnam with 31 golds, 35 silvers and 41 bronze medals, or 107 medals in all. Third is Indonesia with 27 golds, 36 silvers and 39 bronze medals, or 102 medals in all. Fourth is Singapore […]

LeBron socks it to critics

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Los Angeles superstar LeBron James Thursday defended the late-game celebrations that saw him hop off the sidelines in his stockinged feet to cheer as his teammates wrapped up an NBA victory in Utah. James, his work over for the night after he scored 20 points in just under 30 minutes on court, had autographed his shoes and handed them over to two young fans as the game wound down. […]

Antetokounmpo scores 35 as Bucks win 13th straight

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 35 points propelled the Milwaukee Bucks to a 13th straight NBA victory on Wednesday, a hard-fought 127-103 win over the Pistons in Detroit. Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, powered through an often testy encounter, pulling down six rebounds and handing out nine assists as the Bucks continued their domination of the Pistons and improved their league-leading record to 19-3. Milwaukee, whose eight wins over Detroit […]

After Olympic Council of Asia’s positive views on SEAGames, Cayetano eyeing bid for PHL hosting of 2030 Asian Games

(Eagle News) – The country bidding for the next 2030 Asian Games is now a possibility after the Olympic Council of Asia said it was impressed with how the Philippines had handled so far the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who chairs the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), said he would write a long memo to President Rodrigo Duterte asking him if the country can submit a […]

Tearful weightlifting gold as SEA Games bounce back from typhoon

by James EDGAR MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Philippines weightlifter Kristel Macrohon claimed a tearful Southeast Asian Games gold medal as the regional Olympics got back into full swing on Wednesday, a day after being battered by a deadly typhoon. Macrohon posed alongside her “inspiration”, Olympic silver medallist Hidilyn Diaz, after winning the women’s 71-kg category in Manila in front of cheering Filipino fans. The 56-sport SEA Games resumed a full program on Wednesday, organizers said, […]

PHL still on top after Day 4 of SEA Games with 119 total medals, 56 of them gold

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines continued to dominate the 30th Southeast Asian Games after Day 4, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, with 56 gold medals, 41 silver medals and 22 bronze medals. The Philippines now has a total medal haul of 119. It is followed by Vietnam with 27 golds, 32 silvers and 33 bronze medals; Malaysia with 21 golds, 12 silvers and 22 bronze medals; and Singapore with 18 golds, 12 silvers, and 20 […]

Harden dunk debacle confounds Rockets

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Officials admitted they got it wrong in disallowing a James Harden dunk in Houston’s double-overtime loss to San Antonio, but it wasn’t clear Wednesday if the NBA would grant the Rockets a replay they reportedly want. Rockets star Harden soared to the basket and slammed the ball through the hoop so hard that as it left the bottom of the net it spun back toward the rim and bounced […]

P600,000 matatanggap ng atletang Pinoy na mananalo ng gold medal sa 30th SEA Games –PSC Commissioner

QUEZON CITY (Eagle News) — Tatanggap ng kabuuang P600,000.00 na insentibo ang bawat atletang Pilipino na mananalo ng gintong medalya sa SEA Games 2019. Ito ang ipinahayag ni G. Ramon Fernandez, komisyoner ng Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) sa isang media interview ngayong araw. Ayon kay Fernandez, P300,000 ay magmumula sa PSC, batay sa isinasaad sa ‘Athletes Incentives Act’ para sa SEA Games, at P300,000 din ang ibibigay ng Philippine Olympic Committee. Aniya, ang halagang ito […]

Socceroos to face Argentina at Copa America

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AFP) — Australia will face Lionel Messi and Argentina in next year’s Copa America after being drawn alongside the tournament co-hosts on Tuesday. The Socceroos, one of two guest teams invited to the South American football championship, will also face Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay and Chile in Group A. In Group B, Asian champions Qatar, the other guest nation, will face Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, with all games taking place in Colombia. […]

PHL recognized as best SEA Games organizer by Sports Industry Awards Asia

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) has been recognized as the best organizer of the Southeast Asian Games after the staging world-class opening ceremonies at the 55,000 seater Philippine Arena that has gained the admiration of viewers all over the world, as well as for organizing the biggest SEA Games so far, with 56 sports comprising 530 events. The recognition comes from the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia, considered as […]