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North Korea’s capital hosts international marathon

Runners pass under a pedestrian bridge in central Pyongyang during the running of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP

The streets of North Korea’s showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pyongyang opens marathon to tourist-runners

In this April 14, 2013 file photo, runners compete at the start of the 26th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon at Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Stadium as North Korea hosts the sports event to mark the birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung on April 15. For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap. Tourism companies say they have been inundated by requests to sign up for the April 13, 2014 event, which this year will include amateur runners from around the world. AP

For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ceres-USLS lands tough President’s Cup bracket

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National champion Ceres-La Salle has home-field advantage in the AFC President’s Cup, but will have its hands full against what is considered the strongest bracket of the tournament scheduled May 6 to 10 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

North Korea to participate in Asian Games—media reports

North Korea Hitting the Slopes

North Korea will participate in all events at the Asian Games to be hosted in South Korea’s western port city of Incheon later this year, reports said Monday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman out of rehab: ‘I’m not an alcoholic’

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is followed by journalists as he arrives at the Capital International Airport in Beijing from Pyongyang, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says. AP

Dennis Rodman checked into an alcohol-rehabilitation center to reevaluate his life, not give up drinking.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Dennis Rodman checks into alcohol rehab—report

Dennis Rodman AP FILE PHOTO

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman, facing a backlash for a series of visits to North Korea, has checked himself into an alcohol-rehab facility, according to US media.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman checks into rehab center

Dennis Rodman recently traveled to North Korea along with other retired NBA players to play an exhibition game. AP

Dennis Rodman has checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center to treat his long-time struggle with alcoholism, his agent says.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman apologizes for not helping US missionary

Dennis Rodman AP FILE PHOTO

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologized for not being able to help an American missionary detained in North Korea during his trip there to play in a game to celebrate the birthday of leader Kim Jong Un.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Agent: Rodman did not accept North Korean money

Former NBA players and North Korean players play an exhibition game which North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, his wife Ri Sol-Ju and former US basketball star Dennis Rodman watched at Pyongyang Gymnasium, January 8, 2014. AFP

Dennis Rodman’s agent says the former NBA star did not take any payment from the North Korean government during his trip this week to the country.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Rodman and N. Korean boy leader: Let them have their lollipops

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Like Kim Jong-un in a basketball game, Dennis Rodman on North Korean soil is a child in a candy store.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Basketball,Commentary,Headlines,NBA,Section | Read More »

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 »

Dennis Rodman apologizes for Bae comments

Dennis Rodman AP FILE PHOTO

Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments about captive American missionary Kenneth Bae in an interview with CNN.

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

Rodman sings happy birthday to North Korean leader

Dennis Rodman waves to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, after singing Happy Birthday to Kim before an exhibition basketball game with US and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday. AP

Dennis Rodman sang “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before leading a squad of former NBA stars onto the court Wednesday at a Pyongyang stadium for a game Rodman said is part of his “basketball diplomacy” with the North that has been heavily criticized in the United States.

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

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