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Rodman’s birthday song to Kim ‘like Marilyn’—witnesses

Dennis Rodman blows a kiss to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game with US and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. AP

Dennis Rodman singing “Happy Birthday” to North Korean regime chief Kim Jong-Un was akin to Marilyn Monroe performing for JFK, tourists who watched the performance said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman in North Korea angered by question on jailed American

Dennis Rodman speaks with fellow US basketball players during a team meeting at a Pyongyang, North Korea, hotel Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Rodman came to the North Korean capital with a team of USA basketball stars for an exhibition game on Jan. 8, the birthday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Asked by CNN if he would take advantage of the event to make the case that jailed American missionary Kenneth Bae should be freed, Rodman grew angry.  AP/DAVID GUTTENFELDER

Basketball star Dennis Rodman angrily refused to answer questions about an American compatriot jailed in North Korea on Tuesday, complaining that criticism of Pyongyang’s rights record had overshadowed an exhibition game he has organized.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman says he loves North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives at the capital airport for a flight to North Korea, in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. AP/Ng Han Guan

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman headed to Pyongyang Monday with a group of former NBA players, saying he will not raise concerns about repression in North Korea because leader Kim Jong-Un is his friend and he loves him.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Gilas ‘un-invited’ to Jones Cup, says Chot Reyes

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Gilas-Pilipinas’ buildup for the coming Fiba-Asia championship takes a huge blow as the Philippine team gets “un-invited” to the 2013 Jones Cup in Taipei, according to head coach Chot Reyes.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman worms way into North Korea

Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is surrounded by journalists upon arrival at Pyongyang Airport, North Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The American known as "The Worm" arrived in Pyongyang, becoming an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. AP/Kim Kwang Hyon

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman brought his basketball skills and flamboyant style — tattoos, nose studs and all — to the country with possibly the world’s strictest dress code: North Korea.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

World leaders, VIPS flock to London for Olympic ceremony

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A passenger boat passes a reflection of Olympic rings on the River Thames in London,  Monday, July 23, 2012. The summer Olympics in London will start on Friday July 27. AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Thousands of VIPs including some 120 national leaders will jet into London for Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony, with guests ranging from Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama to the king of Swaziland.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Senate seeks recall of envoy to Argentina over attack on Filipino boxer

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The Senate on Wednesday sought the immediate recall of the Philippines’ ambassador to Argentina and an explanation from the Argentine ambassador in Manila to explain a post-fight attack on victorious Filipino boxer Johnriel Casimero by an angry mob in Argentina.

Posted: February 15th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Legend Abdul-Jabbar named US cultural ambassador

NBA all-time scoring leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a legendary retired center, was named a global cultural ambassador on Wednesday by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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