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So leads Olympic team with Barbosa, Sadorra

After ruling the Capablanca Memorial 2014 in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, Grandmaster Wesley So’s next calling is to spearhead the Philippine team to a lofty placing in the coming Chess Olympiad.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Boxing hero Villanueva laid to rest

Olympic silver medalist Anthony Villanueva will be laid to rest today at the Loyola Memorial Park chapel along Sucat Road in Parañaque City, where his body has been lying in state since his death last Tuesday.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Professional,Section | Read More »

Wladimir Klitschko eyes Olympic return

Wladimir Klitschko AP File Photo

Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine has said he wants to compete at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported Monday.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

US hope Andrew thrilled by return of idol Phelps

Michael Phelps starts the 50-meter freestyle preliminary heat during the Arena Grand Prix swim event, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps' second competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York)

No one watched Michael Phelps’s return to competition this week with a keener eye than Michael Andrew, the 15-year-old already tipped as the Olympic swimming legend’s likely successor.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

At least 5 Asiad golds this time, says Garcia

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Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia Friday predicted at least five gold medals in six sports for the country in the Asian Games set later this year in Incheon, South Korea.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

Michael-Phelps

Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of competitive swimming pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. AP

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, is coming out of retirement to swim next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Youth Olympics gold ‘ripe for the taking’

Hungry for a first-ever gold medal in the Olympics, the Philippines will settle for a victory even in the Youth Olympic Games.

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

Pollution muddies Rio 2016 waters

The Rio 2016 Olympics logo is seen on a wall of the future Olympic Park in construction in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AFP FILE PHOTO

Waters polluted by sewage off the coast of Rio remain a concern for organizers of the 2016 Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee insisted Friday that the sea will be safe for competition.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Stirring the national passion

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The slew of articles and columns about the formation of Gilas Pilipinas for the Fiba World Championships reminds many of us in middle age about how much brouhaha and hoopla surrounded the selection of the national basketball team in the past.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius, puts his hands to his head while listening to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court on the fourth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 6, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AP

As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Russia ousted in Olympic men’s hockey quarterfinal

Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin skates off the ice after the 3-1 loss to Finland in the men's quarterfinal hockey game in Bolshoy Arena at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP

The home team is out of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US beats Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey thriller

USA forward T.J. Oshie prepares to take a shot against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during a shootout in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Oshie scored the winning goal and the USA won 3-2. AP/Mark Humphrey

A full 65 minutes of intense hockey weren’t enough to decide the latest chapter of Russia’s Olympic rivalry with the United States.

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

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