NBA pioneer, legend Bill Russell headlines latest Newsmakers | Inquirer Sports

NBA pioneer, legend Bill Russell headlines latest Newsmakers

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 07:21 PM August 01, 2022

MANILA, Philippines—NBA great Bill Russell, who left a lasting legacy as an absolute champion on and off the court, banner the latest edition of Newsmakers.

Russell, the leader of the Boston Celtics’ 11 NBA championship runs, has passed away at 88 years old.

In the UFC, Amanda Nunes exacted revenge against Julianna Peña to win back the bantamweight belt in the main event of UFC 277 in Dallas, Texas.


Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also made headlines after playing his first game back at Manchester United.

The Meralco Bolts, meanwhile, ended their playoff curse after toppling rivals Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings in the 2022 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.

In Formula One, Sebastian Vettel, one of the most successful drivers in F1 history, is retiring at the end of the season.

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