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Thai junta wants free World Cup broadcasts in ‘happiness’ drive

A groundsman cuts the grass at the 2014 soccer World Cup venue at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. AP

Thailand’s junta said Thursday it wanted all World Cup matches to be broadcast on free-to-air television, in an effort to improve the national mood after seizing power in a coup last month.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: Chiangmai Classic postponed after Thai unrest

Chinese tourists take photograph with a giant Buddha image while touring Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The drama of Thailand's military takeover has played out mainly in the political arena. While the army detains political leaders and issues stern warnings on TV, tourists are kicking back on the country’s famed beaches and sightseeing in Bangkok. The main impact on visitors for now is a 10 p.m. curfew, which forces nightlife to close four hours earlier. AP

The $750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic, originally scheduled to take place in Thailand next month, has been postponed, organisers announced Wednesday.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Power Pinays yield to Japan in Asian Women’s Club volleyball

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Philippines’ PLDT Home TVolution fell to a superior Hisamitsu Springs Japan side to bow out of the Asian Women’s Volleyball Club championship Wednesday in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Volleyball | Read More »

Language not an issue as Thai coach gets message across to Lady Eagles

Thai coach Anusorn "Tai" Bundit. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Thai coach Anusorn “Tai” Bundit could barely speak in English. A man of few words, he didn’t even have to construct a sentence to make his point across.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Volleyball | Read More »

Ardina fires eagle-spiked 68, tops Thailand Singha

Dottie Ardina fired an eagle-spiked four-under 68 to post a 4-stroke victory in the Thailand Singha-Sat LPGA Championship late Thursday.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Golf,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Thai shows way with 73

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Asian Ladies Tour veteran Amoikan Phalajivin of Thailand fired a one-over-par 73 Wednesday to take a two-stroke lead over amateur Sam Martinez after the first 18 holes of the ICTSI Q School at Aoki layout of Eagle Ridge in Cavite.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Philippines pulls out of Thai boxing tournament

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The Philippines pulled out of the Asian Youth Championships set in Bangkok, Thailand due to the political tension there, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) announced Friday.

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

Poor SEA Games finish reflects PH’s meager sports budget

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Athletes and officials from the Philippine contingent wave as they parade into the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Myanmar laid on a spare-no-expenses opening ceremony for the Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday, part of efforts by the government to convince the world it's open for business following a half-century of brutal military rule and isolation. AP  FILE PHOTO

Thailand had a “war chest” equivalent to P13 billion, tiny Singapore worked on a P6.5-billion budget and both Indonesia and Malaysia set aside at least P4 billion each for sports last year.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Azarenka fighting to get fit for 2014

Victoria Azarenka AP file photo

World number two Victoria Azarenka said Friday she was battling to get her fitness back on track after a disappointing 2013 as she prepared to face world number one Serena Williams in Thailand.

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

Thailand tops SEA Games medal tally

Thailand's Mingkamon Koomphon, left, and her teammate Panwat Gimsrang celebrate with Thai national flags after winning the bronze medal and the gold medal, respectively, during the women's hammer throw competition at the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. AP

The 27th Southeast Asian Games wrapped up Sunday with Thailand topping the medals table with 107 golds, ahead of host Myanmar with 86.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Thailand grabs SEAG overall title

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Striking big in medal-rich events like athletics, swimming and boxing, Thailand reclaimed the overall title of the 27th Southeast Asian Games in runaway fashion here.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Rower Cordova averts golden shutout anew

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For the second straight Southeast Asian Games, rower Nestor Cordova came through just when it looked like Team Philippines was headed for another gold medal shutout Monday.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Asian Games,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Sinag dribblers show worth, rip Thailand

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Sinag Pilipinas, playing with more fire on both ends, demolished Thailand, 100-68, Friday at Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium to move within two victories of clinching the gold medal that matters most to the country.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

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