By Beth Celis
I WASN’T sure if I was to take the text message lightly since it came from someone inside Manny V. Pangilinan’s inner circle. “Ricky Vargas is going to join show biz very, very soon,” the message read. “This is a scoop you might want to write in your Sunday column, but please don’t mention where it came from.”
Disgraced US cyclist Lance Armstrong, who confessed last month to doping after being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year, tops the new Forbes magazine list of most disliked US athletes.
A PHILIPPINE media union demanded Thursday that Manny Pacquiao punish two members of his camp after they allegedly assaulted a photographer moments after his brutal knockout by Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas last Sunday.
Australian media carried unconfirmed and sketchy reports Friday that David Beckham could be the next football superstar to play in the A-League.
The impact of doping allegations leveled at cycling great Lance Armstrong do not end on the cycling circuit. The fallout encircles Livestrong, the charity he founded after recovering from cancer.
By Percy D. Della
He preferred an Olivetti over an Underwood when PCs and notebooks were mere glints in their makers’ eyes. He ripped and read news and sports stories straight from the AP teletype, a necessary evil in the high-pressure world of broadcast news.
By Manolo R. Iñigo
BREATHLESS publicity, whether on television, radio or in the written press, will continue to play an essential role in sports. The sports community as a whole depends on it as does the survival of the Olympic Movement.
By Anne-Laure Mondesert
With less than two weeks to go before the Olympic Games, hordes of competitors are pouring into London from across the globe and limbering up – but they’re not athletes.
US baseball frenzy inspired a Southern California newspaper to field scores of reporters as part of a “news mob” to cover the Los Angeles Angels opening season game on Friday.
US sports network giant ESPN says it has fired an employee responsible for an ‘offensive’ headline about National Basketball Association star Jeremy Lin.
By Philip C. Tubeza
While millions of Filipinos will be glued to their TV sets on Sunday to watch international boxing icon Manny Pacquiao slug it out with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, a Catholic prelate reminded the faithful on Saturday that the live telecast of the fight indirectly promotes violence.
Economic issues are going well for the US PGA, tour commissioner Tim Finchem said Wednesday, even with Tiger Woods injured, and top-ranked European stars skipping most US events.
By Musong R. Castillo
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Basketball Association’s board of governors will discuss in an emergency meeting on Wednesday a new offer by TV5 of P800 million to assume the television franchise for the next five years. TV-5 new offer represents a P100-million cut from its original offer of P917 million for five years. Representatives of [...]