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Floyd Mayweather is ESPN’s top-paid athlete

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Floyd Mayweather Jr  AP FILE PHOTO

International sports network ESPN billed American boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather as 2013’s highest-paid athlete with the Pretty Boy raking in $73.5 million.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

Oscar Pistorius, left, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014. The murder trial of Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, the judge said Friday. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AP

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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

Pistorius shot gun out of car and at cafe—friend

In this photo taken Monday March 10, 2014, Oscar Pistorius cries as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AP

A friend of Oscar Pistorius testified in the Olympian’s murder trial Tuesday that the athlete twice fired guns for which the double-amputee is charged with firearms violations.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Usain Bolt laughs off idea he’s ‘past it’ after loss

Jamaica's Usain Bolt greets fans after the men's 100m event at the Golden Gala IAAF athletic meeting, in Rome's Olympic stadium, Thursday, June 6, 2013. American sprinter Justin Gatlin handed world-record holder Usain Bolt a narrow defeat in the 100-meter race at the Golden Gala meet on Thursday. Gatlin clocked 9.94 seconds and Bolt crossed second in 9.95. AP/Andrew Medichini

Usain Bolt laughed off suggestions he may be ‘past it’ on Tuesday and said he is looking forward to defending his world titles at 100 and 200 meters in Moscow in August.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Other Sports,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pistorius involved in shooting at home, woman dead

Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius. AFP

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong says ‘sorry,’ accepts blame for doping

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. The two-part episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air nationally Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 2013. AP/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Aguilar, Bernardino and Mendoza UAAP’s top athletes

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Adamson's Raizza Bernardino, UST's and La Salle's Johansen Aguilar recieve their trophies for UAAP's Athlete of the Year. Photo by Celest R. Flores

For La Salle swimmer Johansen Benedict Aguilar, excelling both in school and sports is not difficult at all.

“It’s more of discipline and time management,” said Aguilar, who bagged the UAAP Season 74 Athlete of the Year award.

Posted: March 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,UAAP | Read More »

Vargas exhorts PSA awardees; Orcollo, Donaire share Athlete of the Year honors

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On a night when the country’s finest athletes basked in the familiar spotlight, some of the leaders behind their success also shared their glory.

Boxing and billiards claimed the lion’s share of honors in the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards on Saturday night, proving once again that they produced the most number of success stories in 2011.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Champion gymnast’s downfall shocks China

BEIJING – A champion gymnast forced to turn to begging after injury ended his career prematurely has become a media sensation in China after a fan recognised him eking out a living on the streets of Beijing. Zhang Shangwu’s case throws the spotlight on the plight of top athletes in China, who are taken from [...]

Posted: July 18th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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