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Bruno Mars was a star of the game

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It was notable that TV5 allowed local sports fans to take a peek into the hoopla of the Super Bowl. Pro football as played in the US is not exactly one of our regular sports fare but a sizeable following of those who have experienced the tailgate parties in America or have been caught in the frenzy continue to follow the game here in any way they can.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Super Bowl 48, Bruno Mars show set records for TV viewers

Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The half-time show headlined by hit singer Bruno Mars, with guests the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a record breaker with an estimated TV audience of 115.3 million.  AP PHOTO/BILL KOSTROUN

Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Seahawks’ Fil-Am receiver goes to the Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin Jr.

Filipino-American Doug Baldwin Jr. carried an upside down Philippine flag into the football field last November to show that his team, the Seattle Seahawks was at war with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Super Bowl awaits Filipino-favored teams

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I tried but failed to get hold of PBA great Abe King last night to spur him into a friendly wager. So I ended up making a fun bet with my town mate Joey Antonio, a resident of the Seattle area like Abe—the former San Beda and Toyota Tamaraws stalwart—on the outcome of this Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) match pitting the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

NFL: Seahawks rumble past Saints, 23-15

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs past New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) to score on a 31-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns the Seattle Seahawks downed the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the National Football Conference divisional playoff game Saturday.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NFL announces dates of 3 London games in 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne hands the ball off to running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Jones-Drew scored a touchdown on the play with a 6-yard run. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NFL: Bears edge winless Giants 27-21

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte (47) tries to bring down New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) In the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago. AP

Chicago extended the New York Giants’ miserable start to the NFL season by winning 27-21 on Thursday, with quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall combining on two touchdowns and Tim Jennings making three interceptions.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tim Tebow biggest name among NFL cuts

File- This Aug. 16, 2013 file photo shows New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) looking to pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, right, in the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. Tebow was among those who got the dreaded call telling him to come see the coach and bring in his playbook. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

After a restless night, hundreds of NFL players nervously checked their cellphones Saturday morning, cringing every time it buzzed. Tim Tebow was among those who got the dreaded call telling him to come see the coach and bring in his playbook. Teams had to whittle their rosters to the 53-man maximum Saturday, and although his [...]

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Tim Tebow’s game gets POC OK

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WE’VE read and heard so much about Philippine-born American football superstar Tim Tebow, probably the most evangelical and among the more philanthropic of the world’s athletes.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Other Sports,Section,Southpaw | Read More »

Ravens QB Flacco signs NFL’s richest contract

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco speaks at a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md., Monday, March 4, 2013. Flacco agreed to a contract that will make him the richest quarterback in NFL history after leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers. AP /Patrick Semansky

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed a new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over six years, making him the highest paid player in NFL history.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

ESPN interviews Te’o about dead girlfriend hoax

In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o points to the sky as he leaves the field after a 20-3 win against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. In a shocking announcement, Notre Dame said Te'o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose "death" from leukemia was faked by perpetrators of an elaborate hoax. AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher

Manti Te’o gave an interview to ESPN in which the network says he answered questions about the dead girlfriend hoax that exposed the feel-good story of the college football season as a bizarre fabrication, and left many wondering if Notre Dame Heisman Trophy runner-up participated in the scam.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Alabama’s Lacy, Milliner, Fluker enter NFL draft

Alabama's Eddie Lacy holds up the championship trophy after the BCS National Championship college football game against Notre Dame Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Miami. Alabama won 42-14. AP

Alabama tailback Eddie Lacy, cornerback Dee Milliner and right tackle D.J. Fluker are entering the NFL draft after helping lead the Crimson Tide to a second straight national title.

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NFL: Jaguars no longer want hometown hero Tebow

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Tim Tebow. AP Photo

Tim Tebow won’t be playing for his hometown team.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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